Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Carol Singing Snowmen

For this Christmas Card, I started with a square base card and covered it with the gorgeous snowflake paper from Carol Wilson Fine Arts. The image was coloured with inktense pencils and watered with lots of stickles added and mounted onto purple card with all corners rounded. The flower is Prima.

Suzanne x

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Another Christmas Card!

For this card, I used some silver pearl card and made it a 13x13cm square. I stamped the image with white pigment ink onto black card and then, using a glue pen, went over all the swirls and then sprinkled it with silver, fine glitter. I have mounted it onto same colour card as base and rounded the corners. The ribbon across the middle is Anita's and the small snowflakes are peel-offs. The image is from Dimension Forth. Hope you all like it. Thought I would go for an unusual one for a change.


Suzanne x

Honey's Snowman

This card is for my sister for Christmas. I can now safely post this lol. I have used a piece of card from a QVC Kit. I mounted the Honey's snowman image, from Sugar Nellie by Elisabeth Bell, onto lilac mirror card and coloured with inktense and watered. Lots of pink stickles added. The snowflakes are from K&CO. The photo does not do this card justice. It is much nicer in real life.


Suzanne x

Friday, 19 December 2008

Whiff of Joy - Herb with Christmas Pudding

I received my wonderful gift from Katharina over at Whiff of Joy on Tuesday and I got straight to using it. Herb with Christmas Pudding is probably my favourite stamp at the moment. He is so easy to stamp and fabulous to colour. Thank you once again to Katharina.
For these cards, I have used the same layout, greeting and image on all three. I have only changed the colours. Really enjoyed making these. They were quick and easy and I loved the way they turned out.

This first one was made with Doodlebug and DCWV winter kit in a stack papers and some sparkly trim from Papermania. The image is inktense pencils watered, as are the images on the other two cards. I have used a glue pen and added silver glitter to the swirls on Herb. The greeting is printed on the pc and mounted onto some blue mirror card. The greeting reads "Oh, bring us some figgy pudding..." on inside and "and a cup of good cheer" on the inside.

For this one, I have used a spotty paper and one with Christmas greetings on it. I can't remember what they are called but I think something about figgy pudding, funnily enough. The ribbon is Anita's. Image and greeting is mounted onto green mirror card.
This one is a paper from K&Co with the same ribbon as the last one.

Suzanne x

Thursday, 11 December 2008


Wow! How lucky am I? I am absolutely delighted today as I have won some gorgeous candy over at Whiff of Joy. Katharina is very generously hosting an advent calendar and every day a new window opens and another lucky winner is chosen. I am the lucky winner chosen today and will soon receive the fabulous Herb with Bird. I am also spending my Christmas money on these stamps as I adore them. This excellent prize means that I can now choose a doifferent one to add to my orde. It is just so difficult to choose between them though. Thank you so much for this fab prize.

Suzanne x

Monday, 8 December 2008

Sketch #28 - Sketch Saturday

Todays card is my entry to Sketch Saturday Challenge #28. A gorgeous sketch from Mariska. I started with square base card and covered one half with 'Baby Powder - Hiccups' and the other half with 'Baby Powder - Tiny Tantrum' both by Imaginisce. I used some white ric-rac to cover the join. The image is Forever Friends coloured with inktense pencils and cut with oval nesties in the bug. This is mounted onto pink card and stuck to base card with foam pads. The flowers are from WH Smith, as are the brads. The sentiment is from a K&Co kit my mum got from QVC as a gift for me about 3 years ago, I think. This is fixed to card with eyelets from my stash. Really enjoyed making this card. I will probably use this sketch lots in the future.

Suzanne x

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Another one for Whiff of Joy

This one is another one for Whiff of Joy Design Team Call. This one is Herb with Bird coloured with water colour pencils. I have mounted the image onto silver mirror card and used foam pads to mount onto main card. The papers are all Dovecraft Christmas Papers and the snowflakes are K&Co. The small snowman is Herb coloured same as main image on shrink plastic. Sorry about the quality of the photo.

Suzanne x


At last I have used my new stamps. This one, Lizzie with muff, is my favourite. I thought I would enter the Whiff of Joy Design Team Call. Katharina is looking for a guest designer. You need to make a card using the sketch and 1 Whiff of Joy stamp to enter. Not that I expect to win but I thought I would have a wee go anyway. I have colored the image with water colour pencils and cut around her. I next ran a small piece of white card through the bug with the snowflakes embossing folder. I attached Lizzie to this and mounted it onto a shiny grey and then black card. The strip across the bottom is DCWV The Christmas Stack, as is the base paper, and the strip down the side is pink card put in the bug with swiss dots folder. The greeting is from a sheet I got last year. The flowers are Paper Cellar MIY Range with a pink brad from my stash. So, I will now keep my fingers crossed.

Suzanne x

Friday, 5 December 2008

Wedding Card

This card is one I was asked to make. The image is Forever Friends coloured with inktense and watercolour pencils, with some stickles added. It was mounted onto silver mirror card and the corners were rounded with a punch. The wording is done with silver peel-offs on white card mounted same as image with corners rounded again. Both of these are mounted onto a square of backing paper with words on (devotion;love;passion;etc) with a piece of ribbon on that says 'to love and to cherish'. The paper is slightly smaller than the base card and I have cut two corners of silver mirror card on the bug and finished off with these. Unfortunately the paper was stuck to the card before I checked the name of it lol.

I hope the girl who wanted it likes it!

Suzanne x

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Weekly Giveaway

Sally over at Bootiful Stamps is now hosting a weekly giveaway. This is the same as the free stamp every day except you now have a week to enter. Check it out here!

Suzanne x


Have bought lots of lovely goodies recently and not managed to make anything. On Friday night, my daughter was in shower when it went freezing cold... Boiler had decided to pack in. Not to worry, it was only -2 outside. Finally got a plumber on Saturday morning after some phoning around. What happened to wanting to earn money??? He said it needs a new part... will arrive on Monday or Tuesday!! Wonderful- we'll just freeze in the meantime! Plumber phones at lunch on Tues and says he will come in afternoon. Five hours later, he phones again to say he's not managed to pick up the part and the merchant is now closed. He will come first thing in the morning. Ha!! It's now 11.15 and we are still sitting with scarves and gloves on in front of the fire. (Thank goodness for gas fires, ehh). On top of the house being freezing and having to go visit my mum to have showers, both boys have came down with viral infections over the weekend! Could things get any worse?!! Oh Yes!! I managed to smash the inside pane of my sitting room window last night whilst fixing the curtain pole! Had to phone a glazier out at 11.30 at night so it was 3 am before I got to bed only to have to fight with my youngest for some covers for 4 hours then get back up to put fire on for them all getting up!!!
Such a boring post but at least I have had a moan and feel slightly better! I suppose 'Things Can Only Get Better' lol!!!!

Hopefully I will get some crafting done today and that will cheer me up.

Don't forget to enter the Whiff of Joy Advent Blog Candy. Join in here!
Also, Vicki over at Stamped Smiles has the most fabulous candy ever! Check it out here!

I think I will just sit here and look at everybody else's gorgeous work today. That will definitely cheer me up!

Suzanne x

Monday, 1 December 2008

Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar

There is a fab advent calendar over at katharinas blog. Every day for advent, a new window will open and one lucky blogger will get an extra christmas gift. Check it out over here.

Good Luck Everyone.

Suzanne x
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