Wednesday, 30 June 2010

What is it with teenagers?

Afternoon everyone. Another post from me today - I know...shock, horror. I don't post for ages and then you can't get rid of me, lol.

Now, this is actually a gift box to be filled with some chocolates for one of my daughter, Kimberleys teachers who is leaving. And, is it just me or are teenagers a total nightmer when it comes to preparing for anything? LOL! Kim decided on Monday evening at about 11.15pm that she needed a gift box for her teacher wait for it...Wednesday!!!! I suppose it could have been worse - she could have told me last night..although. she would have been just as well to because thats when I remembered, lol.

Anyway, here it is:

Image: Tilda again;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Papermania - Henbury Lane;
Flowers from a craft fair;
Pearls, ribbon and cs from my stash.

One Stop Craft: Pink and Brown;
Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes;
Creative Craft Challenges: Stamp It Up;
ABC: X is for Xtra Dimension;

Well, that's it. I am off to collect Jack from school now and then after dinner, I suppose I better get something made for his teacher as tomorrow is his last morning of school and he is getting a new teacher next term...And I say that Kimberley is unprepared...wonder where she could take that from, lol
Thanks for stopping by



Morning everyone. Not got much get up ang yet after my late night last night so thought I'd spend a bit of time in blogland. Was having a hop around and after visiting Kath, decided to join in at WOYWW...since I didn't actually have to move to take part, lol.

So, what's on my desk? All the usual rubbish, lol. A pack of Papermania papers that I have only managed to use once. They are gorgeous papers but not my usual so finding it quite hard to use them. A finished card, a work in progress in there somewhere too, lol. Oh, and a craft knife that I better close...and...all my rubbish from last night that I haven't yet cleared away.

And now, I am off to have a look round everyone else's desks. Thanks for stopping by. Any comments you may leave are greatly appreciated.

Suzanne x

Make a wish...

Hello everyone! A card for a couple of challenges and a quick post from me tonight because it is really quite late and I have to get up for the school run tomorrow. I'm not very good in the mornings at the best of times, if I'm honest - never mind when I've not had much sleep, lol.

Image: Tilda (not sure what she's called);
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Papermania - Rose Garden;
Tools: Cuttlebug, plain and scalloped oval nesties;
Flowers: Prima e-line;
Ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Sketch and Stash: Sketch;
Stamp With Fun: Birthdays;
ABC: X is for Xtra Dimension.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and look.

Suzanne x

Friday, 25 June 2010

Crafty Catz Challenge DT Card

Morning everyone. I hope everyone is well. Wee Steven has come down with something and he has slept since 11.30 yetserday morning. He woke at about 6ish last night but was sleeping again for 8.15 and still sleeping now. The house is soooo quiet, lol. Actually, I think I'd rather have him being a onster really. Hope he gets better soon.

Anyway, it's Friday today and that means it's time for challenge #38 over at Crafty Catz. This week we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Digital Delights who are very generously offering the winner a gift voucher to spend in their store and who very kindly gave the DT some images to play with. And, to go in with the sponsor, and because she loves this theme, Aunty Sue has chosen a theme of 'Lets Go Digital'. So. get your printers turned on and your craft stuff out and join in the fun. Can't wait to pop over and see all your fabulous work. There was some amazing entries into our Shaped Cards theme last week - brilliant. Now, enough's my card:


Image: Digital Delights Digi Image
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: TPC Studio - Transportation Strip & Transportation Dots;
Other: CS and Buttons from my stash.


Crafty Cardmakers: Cards For Men (kids and babies too);
Passion for Promarker: Favourite Things (definitely my car - I LOVE driving);
Papertake Weekly: Sketch #43;
Charisma Cardz: For The Boys;
Cute Card Thursday: Reuse, Renew, Recycle (my buttons);
One Stop Craft: One For The Boys;

Phew, plenty challenges this week, ehh. LOL. Ok, thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. Please check out the rest of the DTs fantastic creations and I look forward to popping over to your blogs to check out your entries.


Thursday, 24 June 2010

3D Cards Design Team Card

Hello everyone. Hope you are all well and enjoying the glorious weather we have been having. I am sorry I haven't been around for a couple of weeks. I was on holiday last week and to be honest, this week I am exhausted and just can't seem to get back into the swing of things. On top of that, I had some issues with my laptop and then photoshop and then the printer and camera...remember? Well, believe it or not, went to post this card last night and the pc wasn't working!!!! Tried restoring it and it didn't work so hadto copy al my stuff to an external harddrive and wipe the whole thing and reinstall EVERYTHING!!! Fially got to bed at 1am this morning so I am not in the best frame of mind today, lol.

Anyway, today is Thursday and it's time for a new challenge over at 3D Cards Challenge Blog. The theme this week is 'Fairies' and we are lucky enough to be sponsored by 'Ge-We Hobby' so make sure you hop over and check out this weeks challenge and see the fab prize on offer.


Image: Freebie decoupage sheet (Cardmaking & Papercraft mag);
Papers: Karen Neuburger;
Embellishments: Ribbon and mini pearls from stash.

Well, that's it for today. Off for luch with mum before her hospital check up. Thanks for taking the time to look and any comment you may leave is greatly appreciated. Be sure and checkout the rest of the DT's fab work and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with


Friday, 18 June 2010

No 1 Dad

Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all well. I have scheduled my post for today as I am in Sunny (hopefully, lol) Scarborough this week with my mum and the kids. Its Friday and time for another challenge over at Crafty Catz. Another fabulous sponsor this week - Lilac Lemon Designs - with a fab prize so be sure and stop by and check it all out.

It was my turn to choose the theme this week and I went for 'Shaped Cards', so no square or rectangle cards this week. Sometimes, it's nice to see something a bit different for a wee change.

Image: Wild Rose Studio;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Forever Friends 6x6 male pack;
Sentiment: PC generated;
Tools: Plain and Scalloped Circle Nesties ; Cuttlebug;
Embellishments: Iron-on Transfer from Craft Fair.

Crafty Cardmakers: Cards for Men;
Cupcake Craft: One For The Boys;

Thanks for taking the time to look - if Mr Blogger has done his job right, that is, lol! Please stop by a see the rest of the DT creations


Thursday, 10 June 2010

Pink Princess - Crafty Catz DT Card

Hello again everyone. Friday today and time for another challenge over at Crafty Catz. The theme this week is Embossing - dry or heat- and was chosen by Lindsey. Fab prize again thsi week - 5 images of your choice *excluding the bonus ones from our sponsor Sew Many Cards. So, what you all waiting for hop over and join in the fun. The design team were given some images to use this week but due to massive computer probs, I haven't managed to use one of them.

Image: Tilda (don't know which one);
Medium: Promarkers;
Tools: Swiss Dots embossing folder; Plain and Scalloped Circle Nesties;Cuttlebug;
Other: Glitter CS from stash and lots of Opal Dust on image.

Passion for Promarkers: Pink Birthday;
Cupcake Craft: Dazzle Us;

That's it! Thanks for taking the time to look. Please hop over and check out the rest of the DT cards for some fantastic inspiration


Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Beach Party - 3D Cards Challenge DT Card

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well. Today is a new challenge over at 3D Cards Challenge and we have a fab prize this week from our sponsor, Nellie Snellen. The theme for this week is 'The Beach'. I found this very difficult because I don't usually do summer themed cards - you know - beaches, barbecues, etc. In the end, I went for Hawaiian Tilda and some bright summery coloured papers.

Image: Hawaiian Tilda;
Medium: Watercolour Pencils;
Papers: HOTP Citrus Cardmakers Pack;
Flowers: Small assorted pack from Nutcrafters;
Pearls: KanBan.

Stampin For the Weekend: Summer/Travel Theme;
Paper Sundaes: Summer Fun;
Crafty Cardmakers: Least & Most;
Papertake Weekly: Sketch;
ABC: W is for Weather.

So, what are you waiting for? Come and join in the fun...Looking forward to seeing what you all create. Please be sure and check out the rest of the DTs work. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and look

Suzanne x

Monday, 7 June 2010

New Shoes

Good afternoon everyone. Hope you are all well and getting lots of crafting done since the weather is too bad to go anywhere nice. I went to the Artstamps Scotland fair on Saturday morning and had a lovely relaxing time. I got some new stamps - Wild Rose Studio and Stampasaurus; some promarkers; flowers; buttons; only 1 pack of papers and also some textile medium stuff for decorating fabrics and some opal dust. Not much to show for the money I spent but never was good fun and I am using the things I bought.

After that we went to the Corstorphine summer fair. It was a gorgeous day but since the fair isonly run every 2 years, it was VERY busy. Lots of LONG queues and moany children who were all hot and bothered...and tired lol.

By the time I got home at 5ish, my feet were killing me. I got up on the bed and lay and watched tv with Wee Steven for a while until I could stand any pressure on my feet then I set to work, lol

I have made a card with one of my new stamps but its a DT card so I can't show it yet. I can, however, show you in progress, lol...these are hand decorated with paper napkins and have dried overnight band had opal dust added to the flowers but they still need another coat and more drying before they are finished. Think they will go fab with some summer shorts or dresses. Bright summery colours, lol

Paper Napkins;
Textile Medium;
Opal Dust;

Cupcake Craft: Dazzle us (glittered flowers);
My Time To Craft: Wild Thing (flowers);
Papertake Weekly: Fun Fun Fun ( fun in the sun);
Charisma Cardz: Flowers;
Paperplay: Flowers and Sparkle;

I hope you all like them. I think they are a brillaint idea - not sure if anyone would wear them but, nice all the same lol

Thanks for stopping by to look

Suzanne x

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Morning everyone. How bad is the weather today? Well, it's bad here anyway. This is a quick post as I am off to pick up a couple of things for my new project. Went to the stamp fair yesterday and got some bits and pieces but I'll tell you all that later.

This is another very quick card. I bought these KanBan sheets a while back as I loved the images and this one has been lying about doing nothing. Well, i have finally managed to make up a card with it. I also wanted to use the wee tag that came with it so, I made up a pair of earrings and added them through the hole of the tag along with a bit pink ribbon.

Hope you like it. Thanks for taking the time to stop by

Suzanne x

Friday, 4 June 2010

Black and Red - Crafty Catz DT Card

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. Still a glorious day here in Edinburgh. Friday today, which means it's time for another challenge over at Crafty Catz. Dianne has chosen the theme of 'Red & Black' this week. Quite challenging for me - not colours I normally use. However, I quite like the end result. Which is amazing actually after all the hassle I had trying to make it.

You would not believe the hassle I had yesterday. First of all, the laptop broke - won't switch on. Think it could be that battery which is about 50 quid to replace. Next, the pc froze and wouldn't do anything. Then when I did finally get it working, it wouldn't read the photos from the camera. I thought, ok, I'll restart it and see if that helps. It froze again. Got it going again and then...the printer wouldn't work!!!!! I was nearly screaming I can tell you. There were quite a few choice words coming out of my mouth. But, finally got there in the end, lol.

Image: Decoupage sheet;
Tools: Cuttlebug and Star Nesties; MS Punch around the page - Layered Arches;
Sentiment: PC;
Cardstock: Stash.

Simon Says: Father's Day/ Male Card;
Allsorts: Black, White & 1 Other;

Ok, think that's it for today. Be sure and check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs for lots of wonderful inspiration.

Just been checking out all the challenges and realised that I have been awarded top 3 over at Stamping for the Weekend. WOOHOO. Thanks, Ladies - off to pick up my banner now.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit. Please me a comment so I can return the visit. Have a great weekend everyone

Suzanne x

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Finished bedroom/craftroom and WOYWW

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. I am well and enjoying this wonderful warm weather we are being lucky enought to have just now. I went to the cinema last night with my brothers girlfriend to see Sex in the City 2 - hilarious, I LOVE Samantha, lol. Even the men that had been dragged along with their partners were laughing.

Anyway, I have finally finished my bedroom - well, apart from clearing out all the rubbish, lol - and have taken a few photos of it. I have also wanted to join in with Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday but never done it before because the room needed decorated. SAnd, I know I'm a day late but...better late than never, lol. So, here's the photos of the room and the photo for WOYWW.

A quick post again because I am off to visit my Gran for lunch and I still have to make my DT card for tomorrows Crafty Catz challenge.

See you again tomorrow
Suzanne x
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