Thursday, 30 July 2009

Craft Against Cancer for the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign


Michele of Extremely Crafty is calling for all crafters to participate in a Craft Against Cancer Challenge.
This is for theRoyal Marsden Cancer Campaign, "We plan to help more children with cancer become children without cancer."

Couldn't think of a more worthy cause!

Michele has made this event such fun for crafters by raising money in a crafty raffle to fight cancer.She has 20 donated prizes so far!

View some of them here.

Please donate generously. All donations go directly to the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign.




With love, SuzyX

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 17


This weeks challenge is "Inside - Out".

I suddenly thought of a blank paper mache book that I have sat on the shelf in my little hide away, just the thing for this challenge!
It has taken me all day, I might add, the family have not really seen me except to wash the mess off my hands, brushes, mats, sponges and anything else that got in the way!
Its quite an Autumnal look - sub-consciously I think the bad weather has affected my choice of paint and paper!
I used Anita's Antique white acrylic paint to cover the whole thing and then distressed the box with inks and metallic wax.
The papers used are from K & Co and the flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The stamps are from Graphicus and are Elusive Images, Tall Trees stamp plate and the butterflies are from Clarity Stamps.
My little butterfly chipboard is ScarpFX - beautiful chipboard products - Graphicus sell them too!

Well, thats the weekend over, the "W" thing tomorrow - keeps me out of the shops though!
although not quite true - the internet is open anytime!!!



TTFN - everyone have a good week.

New Challenge Blog - Bizzie Becs



Starts 15th August and anything goes - that sounds good to me - happy to try my hand at just about anything! See my sidebar for links.
There's Candy to be had too :-)))I will certainly be having a go!
SuzyX

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Cupcake - heaven or hell!


After seeing these gorgeous cupcakes in and around blogland I just had to get the HOTP template to make them myself!
Well............I am soo female - the spatial logic of putting them together threw me - it took me the best part of the morning to work it out, even with the aid of the online video for HOTP!!!!!
Anyhow here it is and now that I have the knack guess what people are getting for pressies!!!!!
I do so love cupcakes - yummy!
SuzyX

Sketch Satuday Challenge 61



Great Sketch this week, I turned it roundI just had to use this stamp from Funky Kits - it appeals to my sense of humour and makes me smirk! Couldn't resist.!
LOL
Papers used DCWV, Stamp is from Funky Kits, Diane Duda, Shaken not Kissed! (says it all!)
Until tomorrow!
SuzyX

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 59 and Sunday Sketch and Stamp 7

This weeks recipe challenge on PBSC is

3 Ribbons....2 Flowers.....1 Pin/Charm
Here's my take on it!
I used the Sketch from SS&S
Papers used Basic Grey, Marrakech and stamps used are from Critter Party coloured with Sakura Pens.
Going back to play now that I have posted this!
TTFN
SuzyX

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Stamp Something Challenge


Found this challenge blog today and after all the stresses of the week so far, I decided I needed to relax and be creative with this sketch that they have challenged.
I used one of my new Stamps from Funky Kits, a Diana Duda stamp called upside down and decided the only way to go was pink and girlie!

TTFN
SuzyX

Just a quickie......

Simon Says Stamp are giving away a whole new stamp set on Friday, see my candy sidebar or check it out here
Have a good day everyone!
SuzyX

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 16, Plus Bonus Fun!


Well this has certainly kept me busy today and I think my OH thanks you for it - hes been glued to the TV watching the Golf Open (yawn!).
Have only been nattered for food related moments!
The challenge this week was to make a Shapetacular card so here's my take on it - this is the first time I have made this particular shape - great fun and will def. use it again!

All stamps are from Elusive Images (Graphicus) Harlequin Rose, Birthday Words and Filigree Blocks. Papers are Basic Grey, June Bug.



The Bonus Fun is Build - a- card by visiting all the DT blogs for the 10 elements, I think I have them all! (although not wonderfully clear on the photo - my flowers sparkle with Glamour dust!)

Stamp on the front is from Funky Kits and the sentiment inside is from Elusive Images, Loving Sentiments and the papers were in my leftovers stash!
Thanks for looking!

TTFN
SuzyX

Saturday, 18 July 2009

My Messy Craft Space!




I love looking at everyone elses craft spaces - yup - I am nosey!
So here's mine this afternoon!
Glad to say its a wee bit tidier now!
Come on everyone lets share our messes!!!!
LOL



With love to all Crafty Bloggers
SuzyX

Colour Create 23 and Saturday Sketch 60
















I decided to combine these two challenges.
The theme for Colour Create is blue and white, with the optional extra of a vintage theme.

This is the sketch from Saturday Sketch
Stamped image is from a set of large foam stamps from QVC (if anybody is interested they are in the clearance now - item no. 586473 for £7.83).
Paper is from Kanban, and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts - with an added bit of glitter!
The inside sentiment is from a stamp set from Elusive Images, Birthday Words, with added corner stamp from Clarity Stamps.
Thanks for taking the time to have a look!
Have a great Saturday Night everyone!
SuzyX

Dont you just love Saturdays!?

I do!
Challenge time - I am becoming such a junkie!
Here's my entry for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge - to use something

SOFT & SWEET
Here's my card:
Papers are Basic Grey Lemonade, and the stamp is from Critter Party.

Thanks for looking
SuzyX





Wednesday, 15 July 2009

My Altered Heart..........




Here is the result of the mess I made last night - see the previous post!
This was a paper mache heart box which I painted in a metallic pink paint and then, - well the original plan was to spray it with glimmer mist (purple pansy) but it ended up being painted instead!
I stamped and embossed the side and top, put a layer of glossy accents in the bottom, sprinkled diamond dust and decorated with flowers and "fluff"!
Stamps used are from Elusive Images, Delightful Damask and Harlequin Rose
I have decided to enter this into the Graphicus July challenge which is to use two colour harmony - I hope I interpreted this correctly! If not it was still fun to make - if not a little messy!
I also saw the Charisma Cardz Challenge in my blog hop today, which is to alter something and decided to enter this into their challenge also.

I now have purple fingers.......

Last night I needed to craft - work had been so stressful I just needed to relax!
However crafting when tired is probably not a great idea - I was altering a heart box, it was painted a beautiful metallic pink and then I decided it needed to look a little more distressed, so out came the glimmer mists.
Well the spray was blocked, but not to be deterred out came the brushes but, then I accidentally knocked it over - OMG purple everywhere, over my hands, my PJ's and my craft mat, I have to say, is now an absolutely gorgeous and glamorous glimmering purple!
Time for bed I think!
Photos will follow when this object d'art is finished!
LOL.

Have a great day everyone!
SuzyX

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge 59

Here's this weeks sketch!
And here's my take on it.



I have had these images, frames and papers sat around for a while and thought it was about time I used them!
Papers and images are from a QVC kit I bought a while back!

Thanks for taking the time to look.

SuzyX

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 15

This weeks challenge is a sketch.
I have been asked by a friend if I would make her parents a Silver Wedding Anniversary card for next month, so here's my take on it - I'm not sure what her tastes are but if she doesn't like it then I have plenty of time to make another for her!
Here's my card




Stamps use - Elusive Images, Damask Hearts, Papers used are from Artylicious Damask Delights CD, Cor'dinations card stock.

Thanks for looking.
TTFN
SuzyX

Never turn you back on 8 cats.........

I left them alone for 5 minutes, and yes I should know better by now, but in my absence look what they did! (by they , I mean those wonderful cats of mine!)


Anyplace is a bed - how did they manage to open the drawers under the bed!?


In fact I fear a conspiracy as this is what they did to my kitchen cupboard, they decided it needed re-organizing!


Maybe I should change my blog name to Crafty Cats and Suzy!

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Colour Create 22 and Sunday, Sketch and Stamp 6

I have combined these two challenges, Colour create is to use the colours grassy green, apple green, sunflower yellow, lemon and white and the sketch to follow for SS&S is below


Here's my cardAn extra challenge was to decorate the inside of the card, something which I am trying to do for all my cards - its a great way of using up off-cuts of paper!

Papers used are from Raspberry Road Designs and the flower stamp is from QVC, Sentiment stamps are from Hero Arts.
Thank you for stopping by!
Til the next time, SuzyX

Yeah, its Saturday again!

Don't you just love the weekend?
Of course this means its a Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
This weeks challenge is to use swirls - out came the Slice, I have just treated myself to a new design card and luckily it has swirls!
Here's my card




Papers used are Basic Grey, Marrakesh.
Owl stamp is from Penny Blacks, Fresh New Day and the sentiment is from Critter Party.
Thank you for looking!

If you love Penny Black, last weekend I posted this for another challenge, it took an age to do but it was great fun and I am (modestly!) rather proud of my creation. Christmas is coming........

SuzyX

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Catching up........

Why is when you come back from holiday there is sooooo much to do?

After having a restful and very relaxing week off I come back to chaos at work and home?
At last life seems to be gaining momentum again and have finally had time to do what I love the most and have combined two challenges - Sketch Saturday and Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Both are to incorporate red, white and blue with both challenges being posted on the 4Th July!
Out with my favourite papers again and off we go!

This is the sketch from Sketch Saturday

Heres my card:


Stamp used - Purrfect day, Penny Black
Papers used Nitwit collections FQB Americana Collection
Til the next time, thanks for taking the time to look!
SuzyX

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