Saturday, 31 July 2010

Crafty Catz DT - Material Girl (or BOY in this case)

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunny weather we have been getting recently. I have once again had a mad week and feel like I have been rushed off my feet yet don't seem to have done much - if you know what I mean, lol.

I am late again with my DT card for the Crafty Catz Challenge blog and I must apologise to all the other girls. Hopefully, things will settle down this weekand I 'll be a bit more organised (at least, that's the plan, lol).

Anyway, without further ado, it was Lindseys turn to set the challenge and she has chosen the theme of 'Material Girl' - to use material somewhere on your project. So, I have used some lace around my project. My uncle and his girlfriend had another baby on Wednesday so I thought I would make them some 'Baby Jam' - a complete baby outfit jammed into a jar!

Babygro, vest, mittens, hat and bib from Tesco;
Plastic container from Sainsburys;
Lace and Flowers from Mum's stash;
Nesties and Cuttlebug.

Cute Card Thursday: Textin' Crazy;
Paper Play: Anything Goes;

I actually got the idea from a shop I was in the other day in Stockbridge area in Edinburgh. They had lovely wee jars and they just had a plain label and a wee baby outfit jammed into them and they were lovely ( and very expensive, lol) so I thought I'd give it a go, but I had to use some of Mums stash because I had to do it as soon as I got back from the shops, lol.

The bottom of the jar has a label with the 'ingredients' list. and Jack very kindly, pointed out to me that I have put the wrong birthdate on the top - oh dear. Will need to fix that.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and look. Please check out the rest of the DTs fantastic work and I can't wait to stop by and see what you create to play along with us this week.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Crafty Catz DT - Summer Time

Well, I amn't really sure where all my time is going at the moment but I just seem to be so disorganised and unable to get anything done on time. I think it must be the school holidays having a bad effect on me and I think i must be sleeping to late in the mornings and that is probably why I feel like I am chasing the cows tail, lol! I am determined to get up nice and early tomorrow and get stuck into this house! I done the bottom ahlf this evening so it's just upstairs to do in the morning.

I went to the gym for the first time the other night and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I wasn't too sore either, lol so, supposed to be going again tomorrow...we will see what happens, lol!
On Saturday, My friend and I went to Gasgow with Steven and my friends wee girl, Sophie to see MIckey Mouse and his camper van tour. What a laugh - NOT! The queue was right out the centre and all round the square. I think it was about a three hour wait. We were very lucky that we didn't have to queue that long-I don't think Steven would have managed...he didn't even want to wait the half hour that we waited!!! AND, when we got to the front of the queue...he was scared!!! I don't know why I bother sometimes. I will try and post some pictures soon!

Anyway, onto the card. Firstly, though, I must apologise to the rest of the DT because I am soooo late in posting should have been done on Friday. But, better late than never. I thought I'd go for something a wee bit different this week. The theme is 'Summer Time' at Crafty Catz this week and we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Sew Many Cards who are offering one lucky winner a choice of 5 Digi Images from their shop. Now, when i think of summer, I always think of lots of lovely flowers> Now, I seen one of these made in a shop the other day and thought I'd give it a go so, I found a tutorial for it and set to work.

Flowers: Hand Drawn;
Papers: MME Quite Contrary (free with Cardmaking & Papercraft mag);
Embellishments: Beads from my jewellery stuff and ribbon from stash;
Tools: MS Doily Lace Border Punch.

Stampavie: Anything Goes;
Charisma Cardz: Anything BUT Square;
Fussy and Fancy: Scallops and Sparkle;
Create4Fun: Use Flowers;

Well, that's it for tonight. I hope to try and get back on track and start leaving some comments soon. Thanks for stopping by to look.

Suzanne x

Friday, 23 July 2010


Hello again everyone. I didn't get a chance to join in with WOYWW on Wednesday so, I thought I would join in quickly now whilst I was posting my next DT card. I don't always get the time to read all the blogs of the people who join in and I certainly don't always get a chance to comment on them all but I do have a quick nose round them all and I love this part of the week, lol.

So, here's mine on Thrusday instead of Wednesday:

Thanks for stopping by


Thursday, 22 July 2010

3D Cards DT Card

Hello everyone. I haven't been around much this week. I don't know why, I just can't seem to get 2 minutes to sit in peace, lol. Anyway, this card is my DT card for 3D Cards Challenge and the theme this week is 'sport'. There is a fantastic sponsor and all the other DT memebers have made some fabulous cards so be sure and hop over to check them out and join in the fun with us. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and then we will be having a bit of a break for the summer. The next challenge will be at the start of September. So, onto the card:

Image: Paper Nations decoupage sheet;
Papers: Paper Nation backing sheet;
Tools: MS Border Punch;
Others: Ribbon from stash.

Sketch and Stash: Sketch and decoupage sheet which I have had for ages;
Stampavie: Anything Goes.

Well, thats it for tonight. I am not having much luck with Mr Mojo just now so hope he returns real soon because i am really missing him, lol. Thansk for stopping by


Friday, 16 July 2010

Crafty Catz Dt - Anything But A Card

Good Morning everyone. Another horrible day today but never mind, am off out to a surprise birthday party tonight so that should cheer me up.

As it's Friday, it@s time for another challenge over at Crafty Catz. The theme this week has been chosen by Carol and she has chosen thte theme of 'Anything But a Card'. The sponsor this week is Lilac Lemon Designs and they have a fab prize up for grabs so stop by the challenge blog to check it out.

I had no ideas for this one! Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of items lying in my cupboard that could be altered but I just couldn't get my brain going then...when I was blog hopping yesterday, I found a tutorial for a gorgeous wee baby box on the Whiff of Joy Inspirational Blog. Such a cute wee box...I just had to have a go at making it. Sadly, I don't have any WOJ baby stamps but, I did have a gorgeous wee decoupage image that worked perfectly.

Image: Marianne Design - Eline's Babies 2;
Papers: Craftwork Cards Baby Boy pack;
Cuttlebug; Circle Nesties;
Other: Ribbon and CS from my stash.

Creative Card Crew: To Die For:
Stampavie: Anything Goes;
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Babies/Children;
Create 4 Fun: Anything But A Card;

Well, think that's about it. There should of course be a wee pair of socks or something in the box but I will need to buy these first, lol. Thanks for stopping by. Please take a moment to check out the rest of the DTs fantastic creations. And, I am looking forward to seeing what you all come up with for this week


Wednesday, 14 July 2010


Morning everyone. I hope that you all have got better weather than I have here. It is pouring down and it looks more like a day inthe middle of winter than one in summer!! Never mind, an excuse for another lazy day, lol.
Wednesday today, halfway through the week and time for another WOYWW. I really enjoy this, lol. I think it's because I'm such a nosy parker, lol.

Not much different from last week, I'm afraid. Some different papersw out, a new Docrafts magazine, a bunch of cards that need put away, a set of mini screwdrivers (steven keeps pulling the curtain pole down in the bedroom) and OMG - a whole load of peel offs!!! I needed a sentiment fast the other day so hauled these out, lol - they do come in quite handy.

Anyway, thats it - I am off to have a nose round everyone else's space
Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Good evening everyone. Hope you are all well. Nothing new going on here. Apart from being nearly 2 weeks into the holidays, lol. Went out for a we bit shopping this afternoon and to pick up my copy of Docrafts. Apart from that, we have been quite lazy the last week or so.
The kids needed a birthday card for their dad for today so, here it is:

Image: Colouring page from Google search;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: TPC Studio - Transportation;
Tools: Cuttlebug; Oval Nesties;
Other: Ribbon and CS from stash.

Passion for Promarkers: Animals;
Friday Sketchers: Sketch;

Thanks for stopping by and any comments you may leave are greatly appreciated.
Suzanne x

Friday, 9 July 2010

Crafty Catz DT - Sketch Time!

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well. I don't know what has happened to the sun but...I decided last night to catch up on the washing and did about 4 it'll have to all go in the dryer which really annoys me, lol.
Anyway, It's Friday today and that means it's time for another fab challenge over at Crafty Catz. This week, Trish was choosing the theme and she decided to have a go at drawing her first ever sketch - brilliant. A great sketch and really enjoyed making my card this week. So, thanks Trish.

And, this week, we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Ruth at 'A Passion for Cards'. Ruth is very kindly offering 4 digi images to one lucky winner and has also joined us as a Guest DT this week with a lovely card so be sure and hop over to the blog to check it out.

Image: Dixie Daisy by Kenny K;
Medium: Promarkers, Stickles;
Papers: Pink Petticoat;
Flowers: Magnolia;
Sentiment: PC generated;
Tools: Cuttlebug, Bug Corner Die.
Other: Pearls and Pin from stash.

Creative Card Crew: To Die For;
Magical Crafts: Flowers;
Crafty Angels: Circles and Squares
(Spotty paper and image mounted onto squares);

Well, that's it for today. I am off to do some of the dreaded *H* word now. Can't wait to see what you come up with using the fab sketch from Trish. Please stop by the rest of the DT blogs to see their fab work. Thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave are greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

3D Cards Challenge #5 - Birthdays

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well. We, in Edinburgh, are now one week into the summer holidays...only 6 to go, lol. It is quite difficult trying to think what to do to amuse them all the time. And, I have a big gap age gap between all mine so they all like different things which makes it even more difficult. Never mind, I am sure I will manage,lol.

Anyway, enough of my waffling. It's time for another challenge over at 3D cards today and we are lucky enough to have a kind sponsor once again this week, so be sure and stop by and check out this weeks challenge and prize details. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome on board our newest DT member... Stefanie, who makes some fab cards and other creations and whom we are looking forward to working alongside. So, the theme this week is 'Birthday' so we would like to see a lovely birthday card. NThis one has already been given to my Gran as it was her birthday on Tuesday so that timed itself very nicely, lol. ow, I am expecting a huge response to this one because, it couldn't be easier. The only rules being that it must be a 3D image, decoupage sheet or stamped image, and also, that you only link to new work please. Thsi makes it fair to everyone taking part. So, onto the card.

Image: Penny Black Slapstick Range - stamped 4x:
Medium: Watercolour pencils and Stickles;
Papers: Pink Petticoat - Little Big Dots (Crimson and Navy);
Ribbon: American Crafts:
Flower: Prima E-Line coloured with Promarker;
Pearls from Stash.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Red, White and Blue;
Allsorts: Creat a Scene;
Sketch Saturday: Fab Sketch;
ABC: Y is for 'You & Me';
Creative Craft Challenges: Summer Lovin' (summertime picnic).

Well, think that's it for today. I am off to my Grans for lunch now and will prob stay there and blether most of the afternoon. Can't wait to hop by and see what you all come up with. Please stop by and check out the rest of the DT's card as they are all fab.

Thanks for stopping by and any comment you may leave is greatly appreciated
Suzanne x

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


Afternoon everyone. I am in lazy mode today. I just can't get myself motivated at all. I got up this morning and made breakfast for me and Wee Steven and then took it back to bed. Steven watched cartoons and I read my book until...well, I won't tell you what time I ventured out of bed again, lol. You would be ashamed of me, haha. I have since cleaned the bathroom and my bedroom and put some things away into the attic but...I have now done the worst thing possible...sat down at the pc again, lol.

So, whilst I am being lazy, I thought I would join in the fun over at WOYWW again this week. But, there's not really much different on my desk from last week...

There is a card in progress there but I am really going to have to be strict with myself this evening and force myself to make it, lol.

Some images I printed out last night and some papers here.

This one is the shelf unit that sits to the left of my desk and really needs a tidy up.

This is the left side of my desk and again, needs tidied up, lol.

This is my new storage space, lol. A spice rack from IKEA. Have actually had it for about 7 months now but have only just got it up and still haven't put my things on it properly, lol.

So, that's it today. Off to have a snoop around everyone elses desks and storage ideas now.
Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, 6 July 2010

One Large Egg and One Smaller Egg

Good afternoon everyone. I don't have a card to show today as I went off on a jaunt on Sunday and when I got home on yesterday, I was absolutely shattered. My friends and I had sat up very late on Sunday evening chatting and then when we did go to bed, Kim started to feel sick and, being the drama queen that she is, lol...she needed me to rub her back for her - at 2.30, 4.30 and 6am - then it was up, washed and dressed at 8am!!! Needless to say, there was no actual sickness adn she made a dramatic recovery when everyone jumped into the swimming pool yesterday morning, lol.

I have made a card but it's for my Gran for her birthday and also covers my DT card for 3D Cards on Thursday so I will keep it till then. So, I thought I would leave you with a couple of pics from our jaunt. We were only in the caravan park half an hour when Steven fell and crashed into the concrete creating HUGE egg no1 and then 5 minutes later Egg no2 - thankfully much smaller than the first.

Egg #1:

Egg #2:

Didn't stop him being Spiderman though, lol:

My Big Boy:

My friends daughter, Sophie:

My Big Girl:

We had a lovely time though, despite the eggs, and can't wait for the next time.

Sadly, the fun must end and I am off to a friends funeral today so , I will leave you with my pics and hope to have a card tomorrow.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Off on a jaunt...

Good afternoon folks! Hope you are all good. I did have a card to show today but thought I would give it to the recipient before I post it on my blog. And, since she is in Berwick upon Tweed for the weekend, I guess that means I will need to go down and spend the night, lol. So, chucking myself and the kids some pj's and clean clothes in a bag and then off to join my friends in their caravan for the night.
Just wanted to say Happy 4th July to everone in usa. See you all tomorrow night when I get backhome

Suzanne x

Friday, 2 July 2010

Crafty Catz DT Card - So Distressed!

Good afternoon everyone. I hope you are all well. It's Friday today and that means it's time for another new challenge over at Crafty Catz. We had a huge amount of entries last week and I know that I didn't manage to get round to everyone. I did comment on a massive number but I am sorry to the few that I never made it round to seeing (yet).

So, the theme this week was set by Suzie and she would like to see your 'Distressed' projects. Well, believe me when I say that she had me well and truly distressed at the thought of this - could be one of the reasons why my card is so late, lol - just joking! We are lucky enought to be sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads this week so be sure and enter your project through Mr Linky to be in with a chance of winning. Now, you can rip,shred, ink the edges...the possibilities are endless, the main one have fun.

And, for someone who was as scared as I was with this challeneg, I actually had a great time making this card and am extremely pleased with the end result. So, don't get yourself tto distressed about joining in, lol.


Image: decoupage sheet;
Papers: Craftwork Cards Paper pack;
Flower: Prima e-line plain flowers coloured with Promarker;
Tools: MS heart border punch;
Others: Ribbon, brad, jump rings, metal charm and silver peel off from stash.

The Sweet Stop: Fab Sketch;
A Spoonful of Sugar: Animal Crackers;
Papertake Weekly - In Stitches;
Simon Says Stamp: Check It Out;
ABC: X is for Xtra Dimension;
Charisma Cardz: Metal Mickey;

Well, that's it for another day, lol. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Please pop over and visit the rest of the DT and see their fab creations too. Looking forward to coming by and seeing what you come up with

Suzanne x

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Candy Gift Bag and Summer Holidays

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well. Today, I have a gift bag I made for Jacks teacher as today is end of term and he is getting a new teacher next term.

Now, in answer to your question, Linds - we are so lucky here in Edinburgh with the fact that our children get 7 wonderful weeks of summer holidays, lol. They finish up today and go back...wait for it...on the 19th August!!! I think I can safely say that unless I pack them all off to summer school then I will be ripping my hair out by the end of this weekend never mind the end of the holidays, lol.

Anyway, I followed Bevs tutorial over on Whiff of Joy Inspirations Blog to make the bag and I have filled it with Galaxy Counters. This made for a really quick and economical gift.

Image: Willow with Basket from WOJ;
Medium: Watercolour pencils, H2Os, some stickles and some opal dust;
Papers: Papermania - Henbury Lane;
Tools: Cuttlebug; Pain and Scalloped Oval Nesties;MS Lattice Border Punch;
Flowers form Hobby Craft;
CS and ribbon from my stash;

One Stop Craft: Pink and Brown;
Stampavie: Sparkling;
Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes;
Bunny Zoe's Craft: Nice and Girly;
A Pocket Full of Posies: One for the Girls;
Quirky Crafts: Ribbons;
Magical Crafts - Flowers.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit. Any comments you may leave are much appreciated.

Suzanne x

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