Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Christmas Cake and New Baby Pics

Hi everyone. I am armed with lots of pics so beware, lol. The first is the Christmas cake I made for my mum and then the rest are all the pics of the new baby. The cake may look gorgeous but it was an absolute nightmare. First, I had the oven a bit high so I had to cut the bits off that were slightly overdone. Next, I couldn't understand why the marzipan wasn't sticking...until I found the wee pot of apricot jam still unopened on the worktop, lol. So, I had to take all the marzipan off, spread the jam, roll out new marzipan and then ice and decorate...A sprinkling of edible glitter to finish.

Now, I would like to introduce Finlay. My cousin Ryan and his partner, Lisa's son. He was born on the 21st - 4 days late. He weighed just over 7lb and he is absolutely gorgeous.

I could've just cuddled him all day long but sadly... I had to come home again, lol.

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, 28 December 2010

3D Cards DT - Snowman

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and got lots of wonderful goodies from Santa. I was thoroughly spoilt and had a really lovely time.

I should have came on here last Thursday to post this card but, as it always does, time ran away from me before Christmas and since then, I have just been too exhausted.

Anyway, we have a new challenge over at 3D Cards and the theme this time is 'Snowmen'. I needed something for Jack to give to his teacher so I got these instructions from here and made this wee cup and filled it with some of my favourite sweets - chocolate eclairs.

Image: Colouring Image from Google;
Medium: Promarkers;
Paper: MME;
Tools: Scoreboard;Glamour Dust.

Paper Play: Anything But A Card;
Fussy and Fancy: Snow;
Allsorts: Anything Goes;
Crafty Emma's: Anything Goes;
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes;
Simon Says: Anything Goes;
Pile It On: It's All In The Wrapping.

I am now off to catch up on all my soaps then have an early night. Tomorrow, I am going to see my cousins new baby for the first time so I will be back after that with lots of pics and I'll show you my Christmas Cake.

Thanks for taking the time to look


Thursday, 23 December 2010

Gingerbread Cookies and Gift Box

Good Morning everyone. I hope you are keeping well (and warm). Is everyone organised for Christmas? Can you believe that I still have a card to make yet? I am the same evey year. I should just give up trying to be organised, lol.

I have just popped on to show the wee box of cookies that Steven took to nursery last week. He was suppose dto have his party yesterday but he didn't want to go. I think he may possibly have damaged his ear drums with all the screaming he does... he doesn't like loud music or any loud noise really - apart from his own voice,lol.

Papers: MME;
Tools: Score Board; Nesties; Cuttlebug;
Other: Ribbon from stash.

Winter Wonderland: Wrap It Up;
The Crazy Challenge: Let It Snow;
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goew;
Simon Says: Anything Goes;
Paper Play: Anything But A Card;
Allsorts: Anything Goes;
Crafty Emma's: Anything Goes.

Well, that's me. I am off to put my grandads wee tree down at the crematorium, then to gran's for lunch, pick up and drop mum and Jack off at Hairdressers and then hit the barbers with wee Steven. Also still have one thing to buy and do the grocery shopping, lol. You should see the state of this house too, lol.

Have a great day everyone

Suzanne x

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Crafty Catz DT - Your Choice

Evening everyone. I hope you are all well. I am just about to go off to bed but thought I'd better post this card now - just incase I forget again, lol. The challenge theme over at Crafty Catz this week was chosen by Dianne and she has decided that it's to be

'Your Choice'

Just take a look back over all the previous challenges and choose your favourite or, why not do the same as some of the DT have done and combine a couple. This week we are lucky enough to be sponsored by

and Emma is very kindly offering this fantastic prize to one lucky winner

Also this week, we have not one but two fabulous guest designers. Both of whom I am sure are very well known to everyone with their gorgeous creations. Thanks so much to both of them for finding the time in their already busy schedules to join us. Now, onto my card, but please do check out the challenge blog for the rest of the DTs creations and the Guest DT work.

I have chosen 2 of the previous challenges - challenge 60 (Christmas) and challenge 16 (Love)

Images: Tilda; Edwin; Bench;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Holiday Joy from Paper Adventures (both from QVC possibly 4 years ago, lol);
Sentiment: PC Generated;
Flowers: Punched flowers; Papermania Paper Roses;
Tools: Retro Flower Punch;
Other: Brads, Ribbon, Glamour Dust (all from stash); Heart Pin (Tabbycrafts).

Stamp With Fun: Christmas;
Passion for Promarkers: Anything Goes;
Stampin For The Weekend: Christmas;
Allsorts: Anything Goes;
Sweet Stampin: Celebrations;
Crafty Emmas: Anything Goes.

That's it for me. I will try and pop back tomorrow to show what Wee Steven has had me busy with. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for any comments you may leave


Friday, 17 December 2010

Fab n Funky DT - Quick and Easy Christmas

Hi everyone. How cold is it out there again today! I hope you are all set for the wee fat man in the red suit coming...because the way the weather is looking...nobody is going to be getting much more done this weekend, lol. I'm actually quite organised for a change...only a couple of bags of pressies to wrap, a few more still to buy and, y cards need a greeting stamped inside. Ok, I'm not as organised as I thought, lol.

So, a bit late again but... I wouldn't be me if it wasn't, lol... it's time for a new challenge over at Fab n Funky and this week the theme is:

'Quick and Easy Does It'

We would like to see your quick and easy projects. So, anything you like as long as it doesn't take a long time to complete. Just what we all need at this time of year. We are lucky enough to have a fantastic sponsor again this week. Stitchy Bear Stamps are offering one lucky winner a selection of digi stamps. Pop over and have a look at whats one offer.

Now, here's my quick and easy card. For lots more fantastic inspiration, stop by the rest of the DTs blogs too.

Image: Sticker (had it ages - no idea where from);
Papers: Nitwit Collections;
Ribbon from stash.

Top Tip Tuesday: Christmas Inspired;
Truly Scrumptious: Sketch;
Crafty Purple Frog: It's Christmas (nearly);
Allsorts: Last Minute Christmas.

That's all from me today. We are off to Falkirk to see Santa this afternoon. Unfortunately, the barge trip had to be cancelled but I am sure Steven and Jack will enjoy seeing the grotto and elves.

Thansk for stopping by


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Gingerbread House and Christmas Cake

Hi everyone. Just a wee post to show my college work. It was brilliant to be back last night after missing two weeks due to the weather. But, that's it now till 10th Jan! Anyway, this is what we made last night. The cake is very simple but, in my opinion, effective. I love the house and I plan to add some windows and doors and decorated it with sweets - with Steven's help of course. Will pop a photo on when we get round to it.

That's all from me tonight. I will be back tomorrow with another Fab n Funky challenge. We are a bit delayed this week but should have a new challenge tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by to look


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Crafty Catz DT - Birthday Bear

Hello everyone. What an awful blogger I have been recently! First of all, can I apologise to the rest of the girls at Crafty Catz because I just realised today that I had forgotten to post my card - it must have slipped my mind because I was late with it and obviously thought it was done. So, I am sorry. I am still chasing my own tail this week, even though the schools and nurseries are back open (my youngest two were home all last week too because the school roof was damaged). I am SOOOO glad that its fixed, lol. Not so much Jack but Steven is VERY hard work! Thank you for all the lovely comments regarding sleep. I have managed to get some sleep but he is still playing up! Its Jack I really feel for because he has to share a room with him (going to buy him some ear plugs) and I'm not kidding!

Anyway, the theme this week at Crafty Catz is 'Birthday Bear' and we are sponsored once again by I did it creations. Again, a fab prize on offer and the DT were given some images to play with so here's mine.

Image: I Did It Creations;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Pink Parfait by Forever Friends;
Flowers: WOC;
Sentiment: PC;
Tools: Nesties and Cuttlebug;
Other: Ribbon (stash).

Cute Card Thursday: Floral Frenzy;
Stamp Something: December Digi Day;
Crafty Emma's: Anything BUT A Christmas Card.

Well, that's it from me today. Thanks for stopping by. See you all tomorrow (hopefully) with another card


Friday, 10 December 2010

3D Cards DT - Santa

Hello. Quick post from me today. Thanks to everyone for the kind comments on the no sleep situation. I didn't go back to sleep the other day...cleaned house instead, lol. The last 2 nights have been a bit better again so hopefully I will catch up on sleep, lol. I am way behind this week and this card should have been posted yesterday but, better late than never.

This one is for the new challenge over at 3D Cards Challenge and the theme this week is 'Santa'. I really enjoyed making this card. Maybe it was the new image or the great sketch or maybe both! I have taken two photos because the main one didn't show the sparkle on his beard and fur so... a close up of the image was needed!

Image: Classic Santa by Whimsy Stamps;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: DCWV Christmas Stack;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Other: Ribbon (stash); Flatbacked Pearls (Kanban); Stickles (Silver); Glamour Dust.

Crazy 4 Challenges: Sketch;
Secret Crafter: Christmas;
CRAFT: Colour Pallette Challenge;
ABC Christmas: Y is for Yuletide;

That's it from me today because I am so late with my next DT card...The challenge is up and I haven't finished the card. I'm off


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Fab n Funky DT - Christmas for the Kids

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well and staying warm. Or, at least feeling a lot better than I do,lol. Right now, I have the headache from H%$£ and am absolutely exhausted! Infact, as soon as I have posted this card, I am off for a snooze. My four year old has always been what some people would class "difficult"...SPOILT in my own professional opinion. And me, well, I am far from the most patient person...especially when I am not getting enough sleep!!! Steven never eats, sleeps or talks. He manages to survive on the least amount of sleep and food possible and this is probably the reason for the constant squealing (like a stuck pig) rather than talking. I think I can count on one hand the number of full nights sleep I have had in the past 4 years - honestly! So, last night, he says he's had enough tea...half an hour later he is squealing - he's hungry! reheat the dinner, feed him the whole lot and get ready for bed - whilst listening to him moaning and crying about going to grandads and his toy car keys that he can't find, etc, etc. He is obviously exhausted so, read his story and get him into bed - at roughly 8 o clock, possibly just before 8. Only to listen to him screaming for 3 hours... His bed is itchy, Jack's making the bunk beds move, he's too hot, he's too cold, he wants to go to grandads...need I go on??? He eventually falls asleep at about 11pm - you think that's it, don't you? NO...1 am - "MUM"! This went on for 3 hours and he finally drops off again at 4am - only to awaken again at 8.15am!!

Sorry for going on but I think I am seriously ready for the loony bin (mad house). And, there is no school today!!

Anyway, on a much happier note...It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at Fab n Funky. This weeks theme is 'Christmas for the Kids' and we have a fab sponsor again this week so be sure and stop by the challenge blog to check it out. The challenge will be posted a little later as we need to give all the girls time to sort out the winners of their blog candy. And don't forget to visit all the rest of the DT girls and see their fantastic work too.

Image: We Made A Snowman by Softpecil;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: DCWV 'Winter' Scrapbook Kit in a Stack;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Other: ribbon and stickles from stash.

Sketch and Stash: Sketch;
A Spoonful Of Sugar: Christmas Card;
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes;
Papertake Weekly: Red and Green must not be seen;
Passion for Promarkers: Anything Goes;
Crafts and Me: Moody Blues;
Simon Says: Christmas with NO red or green;
Cute Card Thursday: The Blues;
Delicious Doodles Challenge: Use a Digi;
Digital Tuesday: Baby, It's cold outside.

Right, I am off to watch a dvd and fall asleep! See you tomorrow for another DT card

Suzanne x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A Wee Note

Hi everyone. I am posting this very quickly as I am running so behind with everything that i really shouldn't be on here at all. Did you all see Corrie last night? Oh My Word...but, will have to save that for another post.

As a member of a couple of design teams, I am aware that quite often, some old work is linked up to fit new/current challenges. This is why on all the challenges I work on, one of the rules is that 'only new work' should be submitted' this is to make it fair on all the people who take the time to make a card specifically for certain challenges.
However, I have only just realised that it may be possible that people are not actually backlinking! Last night, I started to write up this post (monday) when I was ready to upload my image, I couldn't find it on the pc so...I saved my post. This morning, I took a new photo of my card, added it to the saved post and published it...never realising that it still had yesterdays date on it!!

So, I apologise to everyone on the challenges I have entered. This was a genuine mistake. But, I just want to urge everyone to check the date in the post options before hitting publish

Thanks for stopping by. Off to see if it will let me fix the date now.


A Couple of Challenges...

At last, lol. I managed to squeeze in a challenge card at the end of last week but this is the first chance I have had to post it. I loved this sketch when I saw it and I really wanted to use this new image which is from a set I won over at Sketch Saturday a few weeks back. The only problem here is that I'm not sure I like the end result. But, here it is anyway, lol.

Image: A fantastic prize from Sketch Saturday Blog;
Medium: Promarkers;
Sentiment: Bits of Ivory Digi Tickets by Cuddly Buddly;
Papers: DCWV The Christmas Stack and some printed foil card from stash;
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; Leaves from Hobbycraft;
Other: Stickles; Glamour Dust; Flatbacked Pearls from Kanban;
Frame: LOTV free template.

Simon Says Stamp: Domi's Fab Sketch;
Stamp Something: Christmas Colour Combo (red and green for me);
Allsorts: A Candle or other Light (candles on tree with pearls for the flame);
ABC Christmas Challenge: Y is for Yuletide (holly & berries; red & green; candles - I used all 3!);
Secret Crafter: Christmas;
A Spoonful of Sugar: Christmas Cards;
Passion For Promarkers: Anything Goes (mega Christmas Challenge);
Lollipop Crafts: Winter Theme.

Well, think that's about it for now. We have had awful weather again yesterday and school is closed AGAIN. Steven hasn't been to nursery for about a fortnight now and there was no college last week and there will be none tomorrow...just as well I went shopping with Mum on my own on Saturday or I would be driven mad, lol. It was a lovely stress free day as well!! Ok, I am off to finish my DT card for tomorrows challenge

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, 5 December 2010

LOTV Candy Winner

Good morning. Sorry this is so late but I decided to get the Christmas Tree out last night waiting on mum coming to fix it, lol.

Random thingy picked number 16 which is you, Fiona. Drop me an email with your address and I'll stick it in the post for you.

Thanks to everyone who entered and don't forget to enter the Fab n Funky birthday challenge this week where you have the chance to win lots and lots of fab prizes


Saturday, 4 December 2010

LOTV Stamp Giveaway

Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I know I am. Yesterday afternoon, I went to see The Gruffalo with Wee Steven and although he finds it VERY difficult to sit still for more than five minutes at a time and the man in front was giving us some funny looks, we still thoroughly enjoyed it and are so looking forward to next month when we can see The Gruffalo's Child. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I am also taking Jack with me next time because it is aimed at the whole family and was hilarious.

Then this afternoon, I was off to the cinema with my niece to see Alpha and Omega. Another lovely afternoon and another great watch.

Oh, and to top it all off, I switched the radio on this morning and there was a competition going on...yep, I won a family pass (6) to take the boat cruise to Santa's Secret Village at the Falkirk Wheel. I did say I was having a good weekend, lol

So, I thought it was a good time to share some of my happiness, lol. I bought this stamp at the SECC a couple of weeks ago and didn't realise that my sister had also bought it for me as a wee gift so...I thought I would give it away as a mini candy on here. I will also include some stamped images, a bit of ribbon and a few Christmas papers too. (I will get a photo up tomorrow or Monday).

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment below and if you wouldn't mind, post it in your side bar. The draw will close at 6pm on 4th December and the winner will be announced shortly after.

Thanks for taking the time to look


Friday, 3 December 2010

Crafty Catz DT - Happy New Year

What a nightmare this weather is. Finally got the car out of the driveway last night and took Jack to try and get some wellies - sold out EVERYWHERE. So, up bright and early this morning and four hours later - still no wellies. We did manage to get a pair of walking boots so at least his feet will be dry - just need some waterproofs for him now.
Was just sitting here ready to do my post and there was this really loud bang and a sort of whoooosh - all the snow ell off the roof of the house!! More to try and stomp through now, lol.

Anyway, time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz today and the theme this week is

'Happy New Year'

We would like to see your cards or any other project to celebrate the New Year. Hasn't it been a fast year? Or am I just getting old, lol.
We hav a fantastic prize on offe from our wonderful sponsor

this week. The prize is this gorgeous stamp which is just a new release. So, you know what you have to do to be in with a chance of winning!!!

So, here's my card for this week and don't forget to check out the rest of the DTs fab creations.


Image: Forever Friends;
Medium: Watercolour Pencils;
Papers: Blue Starlit - 'Once Upon A Time' collection from Magnolia;
Sentiment: PC Generated;
Other: Flatbacked Pearls from Kanban; Ribbon from stash.

Pile It On: Feathers and Fur and a DT Call(taking the furry option);
Forever Friends Challenge: A Card in 45 minutes or less;
A Crafty Little Place: Anything Goes;
Papertake Weekly: Sketch #51;
Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Gos;
Cute Card Thursday: The Blues;

Ok, that's all from me. I am off to try and get some heat into my body. Have a good weekend everyone

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Fab n Funky 1st Birthday Blog Hop

Fab'n'Funky Challenges is celebrating its 1st birthday this week and we have decided to have a "Birthday Blog Hop" to celebrate. There will be the opportunity to win 17 prizes in total as the Challenge Blog has prizes galore to offer and each of the F'n'F DT has a special prize on their blogs too. Now you should have hopped over from . . Jenny and collected her letter but if you have arrived here first, please go back to the start over on the Challenge Blog. Wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the chance of any prizes.

My blog is being sponsored by

and they are generously offering the following prize

So, to celebrate our birthday this week, we would like you to create a project with a BIRTHDAY theme. Here is my birthday card using a digi image from my sponsor. Please leave a comment on my blog to be in with a chance to win this great prize.

Image: Fairy Gifts by Squiggle Stamps;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Gingham and Solids (Smoke & Blossom) by Pink Petticoat;
Tools: MS Lace Doily Border Punch;
Other: Flat backed Pearls by Kanban.

Friday Sketchers: Lovely Sketch;
Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Goes;
The Crazy Challenge: On The Go;
Passion for Promarkers: Old and New (new image and old papers);
Charisma Cardz: One for the Girls;
Cute Card Thursday: A Blast From the Past - Challenge 80 (A Pinch and a Punch - celebrate a first);

So, to win the prizes over on the Challenge Blog collect the letter from my blog . . guessed what that letter is yet, lol...It is the letter Y and once you have collected all the letters from each DT and there are 2 on the Challenge Blog, unscramble them to form a phrase leaving your answer and a link to your birthday creation on the Challenge Blog post. The winners will be announced next week.

Now keep on hopping to win more prizes and hop next to . .The Challenge Blog to collect any remaining letters.

Thanks for stopping by and joining in the fun and Good Luck

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