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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Fab n Funky DT - Black, White & 1 Other

Hello everyone. Wednesday today and that means its time for a new challenge over at Fab 'n Funky. and what a fab n funky theme, lol. We would like to see:

'Black, White and 1 Other'

Thats all, nice and simple and I have chosen a fabulously nice and simple sketch to follow too, lol. Now, since all my craft stuff is still packed up, I have had to borrow some of my mums for this one. I will, however be unpacking my own stuff this evening because not only do we have no internet now...we also have no tv - GRRRR. Don't ask and I'm not going to tell either apart from to say they are all useless and I have booked a whole new install for next wednesday...internet will be 2 weeks after though! So, I can only apologise for not leaving as many comments as normal and keep myself busy with making cards to post when the service gets fixed.

Ok, onto the card:



Ingredients:
Image: Demure from Sugar Nellie;
Medium: Distress Inks;
Paper: Pink Frosting with Sprinkles by Imaginisce;
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts;
Ribbon: Mums stash.

Challenges:
Sugar Bowl: Fab Sketch;
Creative Card Crew: Bloomin' Marvellous;
Charisma Cardz: Anything Goes;
Allsorts: Plain and Simple;
Wild Orchid Crafts: Ribbons and Bows.


That's it for today, I will try and catch up on some commenting this evening. Please stop by and check out the rest of the DTs fab work. And don't forget to come back on Friday when there will be a wee bit of candy up for grabs

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Suzanne

Monday, 27 September 2010

Crafty Catz DT - Stitching

Hello everyone. Another mad rush post from me today and a late one again too. Still trying to get broadband sorted. So, it was my turn to choose the theme over at Crafty Catz this week and I would like to see

'Stitching'

That's it, some sort of stitching...machine, hand or even fake. And, since we had a bit of a mix up with our sponsors this week...Lindsey has very kindly stepped n and is offering a fab stamp set to one lucky winner. Pop over to the challenge blog to take a peek and get busy crafting. Looking forward to seeing your creations again this week.



Ingredients:
Image: KARS Stamp Set;
Medium: Promarkers;
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley;
Papers: Crafts House - Winter Wonderland;
Other: Ribbon from stash and doodled stitching.

Challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar: Anything Goes;
Allsorts: Plain and Simple;
One Stop Craft: Snowflakes in September.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and please check out the rest of the DTs fantastic work. Don't forget that the challenge blog is celebrating next week with a hop and lots of prizes to be won.

Hugs
Suzanne

Friday, 24 September 2010

Fab n Funky DT - 1st Card

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all having a better one than I am. I moved house on Wednesday and was informed yesterday that I will have no internet for at least 10 days and even then, it could take another 2 weeks to be put on - I am not happy!!! Why are these things never simple - are they sent to test us?

Anyway, I am visiting my mum and using her pc just now because, this post should have been on 2 days ago! My first DT card and already I am running late - sorry girls. However, better late than never!
This week, the theme over on the Fab n Funky Challenge Blog is:

'Quote me happy'

That's right, use a quote on your cards, either as the main focal point or along side an image. I did start off with it as the main point but didn't like the card so...changed it around and added an image.



Ingredients:
Image: Stamposaurus;
Medium: Watercolour Pencils;
Papers: K&Co;
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts;
Quote: PC generated;
Other: Ribbon from stash and glamour dust on wings.

Challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar: Anything Goes;
Charisma Cardz: Anything Goes;
Secret Crafter: Anything Goes;


That's it for today. I am off to see about mobile broadband now. Be back tomorrow with my Crafty Catz DT card

Hugs
Suzanne

Friday, 17 September 2010

Dropping The Shopping

Evening everyone. I made this card following the sketch over at Lili of the Valley. Shouldn't really be sitting here playing but I started it along with my Crafty Catz DT one so thought I may as well finish it, especially since I wanted to use another of my new stamps.



Ingredients:
Image: Dropping the Shopping from Lili of the Valley;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: MME - I Believe collection;
Flowers: Handmade;
Tools: Cuttlebug and circle nesties;
Other: Papermania Mini Brads, Stickles, Opal Dust.

Challenges:
Lili of the Valley: Sketch;
ABC: 'D' Is for Distressing;
Sarah Hurley Challenges: Polka Dots or Circles.

Well, that's it for today. We did manage to get lots of packing done today but still plenty to do. However, I am off to make my first Fab n Funky DT card now! Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Suzanne

Crafty Catz DT - Chocolate and Green

Morning all. Busy time here this weekend...we are moving house on Wednesday and I have to try and get everything all packed up by Monday as I won't have a chance after that! And, I have to try and get my DT cards done before I pack the stuff up, lol! Anyway, it's Friday which means time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz. It was Lindseys turn to set the theme this week and when I saw it, I actually groaned out loud. Lindsey would like to see:

'Chocolate & Green'

What on earth was I going to do with this colour combo?! However, I saw a lovely paper and ribbon at Hobbycraft the other day then I found this fab sketch and added one of my new Lili of the valley stamps and the card made itself, lol. Loved it!!

So, get your fingers moving and let us see what you come up with and you won't want to miss out on the chance to win our fab prize being offered by our sponsor this week, Lilac Lemon Designs.



Ingredients:
Image: Party Pup Christmas Pressie from Lili of the valley;
Medium: Watercolour Pencils;
Papers: Bo Bunny - Tis The Season Carol;
Tools: Fiskars Punch, EK Success border punch;
Ribbon: Hobbycraft;
Other: Flat backed pearls.

Challenges:
Cupcake Craft: Fantastic Sketch;
CRAFT: Colouring Pencils only (hope water ones are ok);
Fussy and Fancy: Christmas Colours;
Sarah Hurley Challenges: Snowflakes (big one in centre - like we all use dto make in school, lol).

Well, that's it for today...I must go and do some packing. Thanks for stopping by and please check out the rest of the DT's fab work too

Hugs
Suzanne x

Thursday, 16 September 2010

3D Cards DT Card - Bouquet of Flowers

Hi everyone. Time for another challenge over at 3D Cards today and we are lucky enough to be sponsored by 3D Nadia with a fab prize:



So, if you want the chance to win that gorgeous stamp set with the flowers and stickles then just pop over to the challenge blog and join in the fun. A nice simple theme this week. We are asking for:

'A Bouquet of Flowers'


That's right we just want you to create a project with flowers on it. Nice and easy, the only rules are that your project must be new and that you must either use a decoupage or a stamped image which is layered up (at least 3x). So pop over and join in the fun - wish I could enter, lol.



Ingredients:

Image: Decoupage Sheet;
Papers: I am a bit stuck here - possibly MME - sorry;
Ribbon and flat backed pearls from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and please be sure and visit the rest of the Dt and see their fab work

Hugs
Suzanne

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Some Fabulous News

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well. I have some brilliantly, exciting funky news to share with you all. if you are a regular reader of this waffling, you will know that I entered a DT call over at Fab n Funky last week. I was absolutely delighted to be given a place on the team along with four others...Shelley,Heidy, Sharon and Karen. So, thank you to all the 'oldies' (lol) for giving us all this fab opportunity and I hope we do you all proud. And that also means we all get to proudly display this fab banner



Also, wanted to say Hi to Aunty Sue who has been ill recently and hope you get better real soon x

Thanks for stopping by to share my news everyone. I am off to try and get this card done now as Eastenders took over last night, lol

Hugs
Suzanne

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

AAARRRGGGHH

Can you believe that I came straight home to my own house tonight (mum babysat here) and I still forgot to take a photo of what I cooked at my class!!! I could scream - honestly, lol. Well...I will just have to make them over again tomorrrow because...THEY ARE GONE, lol
Yep, I made 2 Lemon Drizzle cakes and a chocolate covered swiss roll. One of the lemon cakes is half eaten, the other has gone home with mum and the swiss roll is totally gone!

Never mind, at least they haven't gone to waste! Stop by tomorrow when I have something totally fab to share with you!! I am off now to make my DT card for this weeks Crafty Catz challenge. Just been and got some nice ribbon and a lovely sheet of paper to match from Hobbycraft.

See you tomorrow

Hugs
Suzanne x

Monday, 13 September 2010

Chocolate fudge and malteser cupcakes




Hi everyone. Thought I would show you the wee cupcakes that Steven and I made yesterday. Think they were meant to have wee mini eggs on for easter but we thought we'd use maltesers instead. These were a huge success with everyone. Unfortunately I have just packed up my cake stand so they had to be photographed on top of the tin lid, lol.

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Suzanne

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Mums Birthday Cake

This is the cake I made for Mums birthday. Not the first time I've made a cake but the first time I have used ready to roll icing! Not my favourite type of icing. I think the problem here was to much icing sugar when rolling - never mind, practise makes perfect - at least I hope it will, lol.
I cut the flowers out with my new blossom cutters and the piping round the bottom is a piping tube from Morrisons. The bit lace was from my cardmaking stash.








Well, that;s it. The cake was lovely even=if a bit lopsided, lol. Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Suzanne

Friday, 10 September 2010

Crafty Catz DT - Paper Piecing

Hello again everyone. Bit unusual for me to have two posts in one day but, it's a busy day today, lol. So, it's Friday and since I don't want to let the rest of the team down then I thought I had better get my post done for Crafty Catz challenge. It was Dianne's turn to set the challenge this week and she has chosen the theme of:

'Paper Piecing'

So, Get those stamps out AND all those gorgeous papers that we know you have been hiding so you don't have to cut them up, lol. We are lucky enough to have a fab sponsor again this week...Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps and more and they are very kindly offering one lucky winner...5 digital stamps or paper kits of their choice! Now, when you've finished here be sure and pop over and check out the rest of the girls fantastic work.



Ingredients:
Image: Wild Rose Studio;
Medium: Promarkers and design papers;
Sentiment: Rub-on;
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts;
Embellishments: Heart Pin from Tabbycrafts;Ribbon and pearls from stash.

Challenges:
Sweet Stop Sketches: Sketch;
Crafty Emma's: Floral Frenzy;
Wild Orchid Crafts: Pearls & Pins;
Cutie Stampers: Glitter;
Fab n Funky: Whateva and a DT Call.


And I think that's about it. Apart from to tell you that Fab n Funky Challenges are having a DT call and the challenge this week is 'Whateva' - a brilliant theme. So, since I would like to be considered for this, please keep your fingers crossed for me! And, pop back tomorrow to see the cake I made for mum for her birthday - nothing special but not bad for a first attempt!

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Suzanne

Birthday card for Gran

Morning everyone. Hope you are all well. How awful is this weather - wish it woulod make it's mind up. I get the thermals out and the sun comes out, put them away again and it's bloomin freezing, lol. Anyways, this card is for my mum from the kids for her birthday today ( you can pop over and leave her some good wishes if you like...I'm sure she would like that..this is her blog HERE). I thought I would post this first and then I will be back later with my DT card for Crafty Catz Challenge.




Ingredients:
Image: Free digi by Pollycraft;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: 'Rose Garden' by Papermania;
Sentiment: PC;
Tools: Cuttlebug and Spots & Dots embossing folder;
Other: Flat backed pearls; Stickles.

Challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar: Animal Crackers;
Cute Card Thursday: A Play On Words;
Secret Crafter: Clean & Simple;
Crafty Cardmakers: Clean & Simple;
Truly Scrumptious - Sketch;
Fab n Funky - Whateva;
Passion for Promarkers: Sweet Treats.

Well, I think that's it. I suppose I better get some work done before Steven gets home from nursery. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check back later to see the one that was hiding under everything on my desk the other day!

Hugs
Suzanne

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

WOYWW

I thought I would join in with WOYWW today as I have 5 minutes spare to do a quick post. I might even have a chance to be nosy too, lol.





So, what's on my desk? Well, today I have last weeks DT card, one for next weeks 3D challenge, Jack's front cover for his school project and also, I am hiding what is this weeks Crafty Catz DT card under those gorgeous BG Rub-ons (Got these for £1 at Stampaholics the other week). Can't show that till Friday - especially since it's Mum's birthday Card too, lol. Off to give Steven some lunch before his swimming lesson - apparently he has slept all morning at nursery so I think he might be coming down with something (again), then a quick nosy round some crafty spaces.

Hugs
Suzanne

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Piece of Cake!




Hi everyone. Just a quick post toshow my cake from my college class tonight. Well...to show HALF my cake, lol. I had to pick the kids up from my mums so everyone got stuck in before I had a chance to take a pic, lol. Will take the camera with me next week.

Hugs
Suzanne x

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Cake Decs - 1st attempt

I thought I would show you the wee figures I made at my college class the other night. Please remember though, that these are a first attempt, lol.









Mum and I paid a visit to Hobbycraft today and I got some new goodies for college. Hopefully, I will get better with practise!I am quite looking forward to Tuesday night now.

Hugs
Suzanne

Friday, 3 September 2010

Crafty Catz DT Card - 3,2,1

Morning everyone. Friday today, which means it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz. Carol has chosen our theme this week and she has decided that we are cooking! Ha, ha - just a joke...we have a recipe challenge for you. Carol would like to see:

"3 embellishments;2 papers; 1 image"

So, put it all together, add a bit of love and join us for this weeks challenge. You could win this fantastic stamp which is supplied from our sponsor Crafts & Me if you take part.



And, here's my card for the challenge. I was a bit stuck on this one because I don't usually manage 3 papers! THEN, I went back and read the challenge again and realised that I only needed 2 papers, lol...so everything was ok in the end.



Ingredients:
Image: Decoupage sheet;
Papers: Bo Bunny - Peacock Lane (1) stripe and (2) parade;
Sentiment: Handwritten;
Tools: Cuttlebug and Star shaped Nesties:
Embellishments: (1) Stars (2) Button (3) Flat backed pearls.

Challenges:
Sketch and Stash: Fantastic Sketch ( old decoupage sheet);
A Crafty Little Place: Anything Goes;


That's it for today again. Thanks for taking the time to look and please check out the rest of the fantastic work from the DT

Hugs
Suzanne

3D Cards DT Card - Card For A Child

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. I am being kept quite busy just now. Hopefully, I will get 5 minutes to relax tomorrow night. I just wanted to post my DT card for 3D Cards Challenge so that everyone knows we are back from our break and also so I don't let the rest of the team down by being too late.

So, the theme this week is to make a card for a child. Remember, your image must be either a decoupage or an image which has at least 3 layers. We have a fantastic prize on offer so I hope we get lots of entries and please don't forget to check out the rest of the DTs fab work.



Ingredients:
Image: Disney decoupage sheet;
Papers: Cosmo Cricket;
Other: Ribbon and Buttons from my stash.

Well, that's it from me for tonight. I am off to bed as I am absolutely shattered! Thanks for taking the time to look and I hope you can find time to join in with our challenge

Hugs
Suzanne
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