Friday, 30 April 2010

Some News

Hello again everyone. I am back with another quick post - I still feel quite awful...My lovely Doctor gave me some antibiotics today for my throat and chest so I will go to the chemist for them tomorrow...then hopefully, I will feel better.

Anyway, the reason for my may have heard that there is a new challenge blog starting soon (13 May - I think) called 3D Cards Challeneg Blog. It is being run by Renate and there will be a new challenge every fortnight on a Thursday. You must use a 3D image. It sounds like lots of fun AND...I am proud to announce that I am one of the lucky people to have been chosen to be part of the design team. I am absolutely delighted and am really looking forward to working with Renate and the rest of the team. I just hope that I can rise to the challenge, lol.

Well, I am off to bed now. Thanks for taking the time to look. And thanks again to Reate for this wonderful opportunity.


Pollycraft Surprise Candy and Special Fundraising Ronnie Digi

Hi everyone. Another quickpost just to let you know that Paula has some surprise candy on offer over at the Pollycraft Designs Blog. Be sure and hop over to check it out.

Paula has also drawn a special digi image to help raise funds for a very worthy cause. You can find out all the details on Paula's friend, Emma's Blog - who is also running a competition for anyone who helps by buying the image - and you can buy the image from either Emma directly or from Pollycraft Designs. Not only will this help to raise some much needed cash for a great organisation but also a brilliant image for all those hard to make men cards. A massive steal at only £1.50.

Now, I have some good news...but can't share yet so...will be back soon hopefully!


Thursday, 29 April 2010

Candy from Rach

Hey everyone. Very quick post again tonight as I am feeling awful - think I have a throat infection -yukk! Just wanted to post about the lovely candy that Rach is kindly offering until 2 May. So be sure an dhop over to enter and to check out her new blog and latest fab creations.

Suzanne x

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Lots of Challenges

Hi everyone. Very quick post as I'm very tired tonight and have had a bad headache since about 3pm so, I am off to bed straight after this - too many late nights blog hopping.

Made this last night for my sisters birthday - hope she doesn't look till after it or I'll need to make another one, lol.

Image: Tilda (don't know her name, lol);
Medium: Watercolour pencils;
Design Paper: Karen Neuburger (had it forever, lol);
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts (coloured with Promarkers);
Other Stuff: Pearls and cardstock from stash, stickles.

I added frosted lace stickles to her hair and cheeks to give it a bit of sparkle and some pink to the wee dots on her dressand to the buckle on her shoes. Used purple, green and pink for the flowers in the basket.

Sketch Saturday: Fab Sketch;
Just Magnolia: Anything Goes;
One Stitch at a Time: Flowers;
Creative Card Crew: April Showers Bring May Flowers;
Our Creative Corner: Blooming Blossoms.

Well, that's it for tonight - at least, I hope it is - not sure my brain is working properly as I am so tired. Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, 25 April 2010


Hello everyone. Hope you are all well. I don't know what is going on with this weather - one minute it's lovely sunshine and the next it's pouring down - what a joke ehh.
Anyway, I've not got anything crafty today because my mojo seems to have gone walkabout - funny, it seems that everyone is feeling the same way at the moment...either not making stuff or not liking what they do manage to make!

So, for as bit of a change, I thought I'd stick a few pics up of non crafty stuff...

This is one I managed to catch of Kim when we were out at the park for a picnic a couple of weeks ago - stuffing har face, lol

This is the lovely box of chocs I got from my friend, Lizzie, for my was at the start of the month but I only see her now and again. Although I love the chocs...I REALLY love the box, lol.

Now, for the last pics, I got a lovely cake stand a few weeks ago at Dunhelm Mill and never got round to using it yet...I thought it was going to be another one of those things that sit about doing nothing and then I saw these fab mugs at Dobbies Garden World and I just had to buy them, lol.
So, I have been making some wee cupcakes to go with the stand and my new mugs...

No laughing at the icing on the's the first time I've used a piping bag...and Wee Steven done a couple too, lol.
Thanks fortaking the time to look...If you see my mojo on your travels send him home please - I miss him
Suzanne x

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Just Magnolia, Passion for Promarkers and Simon Says Stamp Challenges

Hello everyone. Ihope this is going to be a quick post because I have so much to do and so little time! Steven had the child health clinic this morning for a check up, then pick up mum at 12, nursery drop off at 12.15...Mum at hospital at 2.10...Pick Kids up from Gran and drop them and mum off...then drop the car at the garage so as it can get serviced tomorrow...Phew. And all this from someone who spend the afternoons making cards and blogging, lol.

So... Just Magnolia is celebrating their 1st blogoversary and have a fantastic blog hop going on with super prizes so... since the sketch for their challenge was gorgeous and I am loving this wee Tilda at the moment...

Image: Sitting Tilda with Bee;
Medium; Promarkers;
Design Papers: Best Creation Inc - Once upon a dream (double-sided) from Craft at Home;
Flowers: Magnolia from Stampaholics in Perth;
Punch: Martha Stewart Pop Up Butterflies Border Punch;
Ribbon and sticky gems from my stash;
Other Stuff: Twinklets (bees wings);Glamour Dust (butterflies wings on punched strip).

Just Magnolia: Sketch;
Passion for Promarkers: In The Garden;
Simon Says Stamp: Things with Wings.

Thank you for taking the time to look. Please leave me acomment so I can return the visit


Friday, 16 April 2010

Charisma, ASOS,CCC,One Stop Craft & CCT

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. Just a quick post from me today. Kids are all back to school and nursery today so that means that I get some peace this afternoon...but...only if I get all the housework done first, lol.

So, here's the card, which I made for the kids to give to Gran for her Birthday, and all the info:

Image: Sitting Tilda with Bee;
Medium: Copics;
Tools: Plain and Scalloped Ovals;Cuttlebug;
Lace and Pearls from my stash.

Charisma Cardz: Monochromatic;
A Spoonful of Sugar: Birthdays;
Creative Card Crew: Happy Birthday;
Cute Card Thursday: Touchy Feely;
One Stop Craft: Things With Wings;

Well, that's to get Steven ready for nursery and whizz round with a hoover and duster...maybe see you tomorrow if I can get another card done this afternoon.
Thanks for taking the time to look, please leave a comment - it's very much appreciated.


A New Home

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. We have had a very busy couple of days. Yesterday, we visited Bothwell Castle. It's the only thing that all the kids enjoy together now. Jack likes the history, Kim enjoys the quietness and Wee Steven loves to climb and explore. There was a mini
trebuchet yesterday which was set up with millions of wee pebbles around it and directed at a holi in the wall. Wee Steven was in his element - he would've stayed and played with it for hours, lol. Sadly, I never had the camera with me, though. We joined Historic Scotland when we were there so today...Linlithgow Palace. I love Linlithgow - it's a beautiful wee town - and the kids love the palace, loch and, of course, the park. So, tonight, I will be lucky if my legs will carry me up the stairs to my bed,lol

Anyway, onto the card. My aunt has just moved into a new home so I made this for her.

I started the card with a Pepper and Friends clear stamp but I don't like the wat it stamps so changed my mind. I have no idea where this one came from - from a lot I bought at a boot sale once...I think...was actually there to sell off all the kids stuff they no longer wanted - don't think I came home with any money though after I found the stamp stand, lol.

Image - Home and Heart Stamp Collection by Create-It;
Medium - Watercolour Pencils;
Papers - Basic Grey, Green at Heart 6x6 Pad
Tools - Plain and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Cuttlebug;
Punch - Martha Stewart, Pop-Up Butterfly Border Punch.

Stamp With Fun - Sketch from Emmi41;
Stampavie - Butterflies;
Stamp Something - Something Layered;

That's it - I think! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and look. Please leave a comment so I know you've been and I can return the visit.


Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Amazing Sweet Stuff for You

Hello everyone. A very quick post from me tonight. I have just popped on to tell you about the absolutely fantastic sweet stuff that the absolutely wonderful Jacque has running right now. She is celebrating her one year blogoversary and has put this fabby candy together to offer to one of her followers to thank them for their support.

Now, if thats not enough to tempt you over then I have to tell you that on this blog not only will you find that fab candy, you will also find the most amazing cards - gorgeous!

Also, this lady never fails to amaze me. She gives me constant inspiration and not only in the cardmaking department. It seems to me that she is one of the bravest and kindest people ever, no matter what life throws at her, she comes back at it with a smile and tries her best to cope with it!

So, hop over and show the amazing Jacque some love, check out her fantastic work and find out how to enter this fab candy. Good luck Jacque - I am thinking of you.


Friday Sketchers #97

Hello everyone. I hope you have all been enjoying the lovely sunshiney weather. Saturday was a glorious day and unfortunately, we didn't go anywhere or do anything really. I was decorating the bathroom and then off to my mums to see my sister and her 2 daughters. On Sunday, we went to North Berwick..a wee bit chilly but nice all the same. Jack swam in the sea a bit with his friend, Kieron - they must have been freezing, lol. Wee Steven ventured in to paddle and fell face first...He wasn't impressed with the taste! the older ones went off for a game of putting and me and mum took Steven to the carousel and trampolines...then it was time for an ice cream and home. Yesterday was quite nice too and Jack was going swimming with his friend in the afternoon so me, my sister, Kim and Wee Steven went to the park and for a walk in the woods. Today, I am having a very lazy day. I done a quick whizz round with the hoover at lunch time, some dishes and stuck the washing machine on and...I have spent the rest of the time blogging!!!! Terrible I know, lol.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings. I have been dying to make a card all weekend but Mr Mojo seems to have disappeared. I don't think he's returned proerly yet but I did manage this one. I plannd to use my new stamps I bought last week but it wasn't going to work with the sketch so I chose this one instead.

Image - Sarah Kay 'First Kiss'
Medium - Watercolour Pencils
Papers - Bo Bunny Back to Backs 'Love Bandit NUTS 4 U & WHOO LOVES U
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Flower - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon - stash

Friday Sketchers Challenge #97 - Sketch by Beatrix
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie (something cute)

Thanks for taking the time to look and please leave me acomment if you stop by so I can visit you in return


Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Sketch and Stash Challenge

Hello again Peeps! This is my second post for today - don't be too amazed now, lol! This one should actually have been posted last week...and in more ways than one. This is actually the card I made for my Gran for Easter and never sent. You see, my gran was away at the weekend and I was meant to put the card through the door on Sunday night...well, being as tired as I was, I thought I would put it through on Monday since she doesn''t get home till Tuesday! NO! She came home on Monday, lol...So, I'm sorry it's late Gran and hope you like it!

The image is Bumble Bunny - a new digital image from Pollycraft Designs. I have coloured it with copics. The design paper is new also and is MME Quite Contrary. The flowers are punched using the retro flower punches and cardstock from my stash. I have added some card candy from Craftwork Cards to the centres. Pearls are also from stash. The top strip is a Martha double. I have added some pink stickles to the corners of the image. I think the sentiment is a stamp.

I can enter this into the following challenges:

1. Sketch and Stash - Sketch, new image and paper, pearls and cardstock from stash.
2. Fab n Funky - Spring is in the Air
3. Cute Card Thursday - Easter or oval shape ( I went for Easter)
4. Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Easter

I have also just realised that I entered my box into Digital Tuesday the other day and I hadn't even done anything digital - my brain just isn't with it just now. So...apologies to everyone for that, lol.

Now, Thanks for taking the time to look


Sweet Stop Sketch

Hi everyone. Hope you are all well. I am enjoying the easter break just now but, I think it makes me really lazy, lol. Can never seem to get motivated when the kids are on holiday.
Anyway, this card is for the kids to give thier Gran for her birthday tomorrow. I had just bought these new stamps and she likes dalmations so I thought this was a good card.

The image is a Pepper and Friends clear stamp set and is coloured with watercolour pencils. It is then cut out and mounted onto foam pads on a circle which was cut on the Bug with Nesties. The flowers were punched with retro flower punches and some cinnamon stickles added to the centre. The design paper is a double sided one from the Fancy Pants range called Fairytale. The ribbon is from my stash. I have stamped the wee bee from the set and made it look like he has caught the dog's attention - or at least thats what it's meant to look like, lol.

I can enter this into the following challenges:

1. Sweet Stop Sketches - Fabby Sketch
2. My Time to Craft - On the Spot (Dalmation image)
3. ABC - R is for Red
4. Charisma Cardz - Animal Magic
5. Secret Crafter - How Does Your Garden Grow - garden related images

Thansk for taking the time to stop by and look. Please leave a comment if you can so I know you've been and can return the visit


Saturday, 3 April 2010

Friday Sketchers

Hello everyone. Hope you are all well. I have had a lovely day out shopping with my mum. It was my birthday on Thursday so I went to Stampaholics in Perth today to do a wee bit of crafty shopping. It was really nice and relaxing and i got some lovely papers, some yummy tilda's and gorgeous Magnolia flowers.
Yesterday we spent the day looking for a vaccuum cleaner for Wee Steven as he had seen Daddy Pig with one on tv and wanted one too - not the upright one he has but a cylinder one, of course, lol. We did also get some nice wee householde things, too.
I am off for a night out tonight - hope fully not as wild as last weeks girls night, lol. Don't think I can manage 2 wild ones in a row.

This card is for Kimberley for her easter. I have used Tilda with chicks coloured with promarkers. The cardstock is from my stash and the wee light purple bit has been through the Bug with the stylised flowers embossing folder. The green paper is a glitter one from Doodlebug. The pearls and ribbon are from my stash. I can enter this into Friday Sketchers since I followed their lovely sketch - had to change the oval though - hope they don't mind.

I am off to get myself all dolled up now and that takes quite a bit of time - I can tell you, lol. Thanks for taking the time to look and for any comments you may leave as I love to read them

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