Monday, 31 August 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 22

Here's my entry for this weeks SSC.
The theme this week is:
Scallop Mania!
I think I've used a few!!!
All card stock and stamps are from Craftwork cards - this set of stamps are great - soooo glamorous!
Papers are from Polka Doodles CD, Jingle Jangle - I know, I know - they're Christmas Papers - but hey - artistic license and all that!
Gems and ribbon were in my stash - my neat and tidy stash I might add (for now anyhow)
In fact, and here's a confession - I've tidied up so well I cant remember where I've put the envelopes!
I'm sure I'll have an Eureka moment at 2.30am!

Hope everyone had a great Bank Holiday!

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Baby Card.

I have made this card for two challenges:

Sketch Saturday - sketch is here, and
Stamping for the Weekend which has an "Anything Baby Goes" theme!

Papers - BG, Cupcake
Stamp is from Jolly Nation
Greeting stamp is from the Stamp Bug
Buttons from stash, twine from B&Q!

Lunch beckons!

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Getting in the Christmas Spirit on August Bank Holiday !

I made this yesterday evening but was too tired to post!
I saw this challenge from Create 4 Fun on blog buddy Penni's site and decided to have go myself - thanks Penni!
I used the sketch from PolkaDoodles to decorate the front.
All papers/card and stampies are from Jingle Jangle CD from Polka Doodles (I am def. loving these CD's, they are so versatile) , snowflakes are from K&Co, ribbon in stash!
I will def. make these again - what a great idea for a Christmas gift filled with homemade goodies!

Have a great Bank Holiday Monday!

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Sunday, 30 August 2009


Here's my entry for this weeks MMCS challenge 16
The sketch is here.
I am trying to get into the Christmas Spirit - the bad weather is helping and I keep reminding myself of how many Chrimbo cards I'm going to need!
All papers are from the Artylicious CD, Seasons Greetings from Graphicus, the stamp is also from Graphicus, Stocking and Bauble Script.
Pearls are from Kanban and the snowflakes are a very recent treat from K&Co.

Well, its late and time for some R&R!
Until later

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I am entering this card into 3 challenges:
PBSC - the theme is Christmas
Colour Create - to use the colours RUBY, CREAM and GOLD
Sunday sketch and stamp - the sketch is here

Papers used - Artylicious Seasons Greetings CD from Graphicus and DCWV Christmas Wishes
Stamp is Penny Black from T-transparent "Joyous" and the sentiment is from a set of HOTP stamps.
Scalloped card is from Craftwork cards - I really like these :-)
Pearls are from Kanban.


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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Just a quickie today - life has been very stressful these past few days - so much so I didn't even have the mojo to be creative!
Anyhow yesterday a friend asked me to make a card for her God-Daughters birthday, so I sat down and made this, I thought lets make it simple but once you start...........
Now, I know its not a card but I thought it was very girlie.
I hope she approves otherwise its back to making her a card!
All papers and embellies are from Polka Doodles CD's - Candy Doodles and Jingle Jangle.

Off to visit my mother...............we're shopping!!!!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

No Day Off For Me Then!!

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Well, so much for my promised day off to craft!
I spent the morning washing the walls in the hall and then cleaning up the wood on the landing floor (its a good size!) ready for staining!
One of the cats, Midge (seal point Siamese in picture) has had such a good time on the wooden floors, running and jumping about just like Pepe Le Pu with his tail up in the air, I think he enjoys the sound of his pawsteps on the hard floor - very funny! It sounded like a herd of elephants from downstairs!
I am exhausted!
In fact its easier going to work! LOL, but don't tell them that, its our secret!
We have stained and varnished the floors this afternoon, and in between drying times I have managed to make this card- I had to bring supplies down into the dining room to do this - upstairs is sooooooo out of bounds!
The cats are all being catsat - I have two asleep in the rocking chair in the dining room and the rest are entertaining teenage son in the kitchen!
I'll be glad when its done!
I have entered this card into two challenges, Polka Doodles which has a great sketch to follow and Stamping for the weekend which is to use the colours pink and grey!
Papers all from Polka Doodles Candydoodles and Sugar Birdies CD's, stamps used are MME, Bloom and Grow, and Simon Says Stamp, Sentiments.

Tomorrow is another day, a crafty one I hope!!!!!! [hysterical laughter]

Keep well

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

What is a week off for?

Well, we are decorating, the hallway and upstairs landing, and I have to admit, I HATE IT and, so do all the cats, their world has been disrupted. There is a cubby hole at the top of the landing where their beds are and these have had to be moved, this equals 6 not happy at all cats and they are very vocal with it!

Consequently I have not had as much time as I had originally planned this week to play, so I have stomped my feet and had a hissy fit and I have now been assured that I can have the day off tomorrow!!!!

We'll see!

Anyhow I have managed to sneak off this afternoon and make this card for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge which this week is 3D. I decided to try my hand at a pop-up card, I kept it simple as this was a first for me!
This is the front on the left and

this is the inside.

Stamps used - Penny Black, Neighbours, letters and words are from Dimension Fourth.
All papers and stampies are from Polka Doodles CD,s Candy Doodles and Sugar Birdie.

OK - off to make my presence known!

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Sunday, 23 August 2009

Still fettling........

..........I thought it wouldn't take me long to tidy up my craft space - how wrong can you be!
Its still in progress but at least I now have space to create - and more than I had before - still, I managed to spread out into it whilst making this card!

I have entered it into 3 challenges:

PBSC - to use stitching somewhere on your card
SS - sketch is here - great sketch!
Basic Grey - to use the colours pink, yellow and brown.

I used papers form BG Stella Ruby, the stamp is PB Love Nip, flowers are from Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is American Crafts.

Onward........still loads to do!

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Saturday, 22 August 2009

I'm having a fettle....

My crafty space is a mess - I share a room with teenage son - he does homework (supposedly) here, but since he finished school I've kinda taken over!
So, sleeves up, duster out and OMG I've got tooooooooo much stuff!
Found things I had forgotten about - had a bit of a "stroke" at some lush paper, drooled over some lost stamps, and in between all this I had a mini-adventure finding Craftwork Cards who were having a Summer Fun day - and of course nearby is the Range...........ever growing stash just got bigger!
The gist of this is I wanted to offer some Blog Candy - I noticed the other day I had gone over 2,000 hits - Now I know that's not much compared to a lot of peeps out there but to little old me it is!
Watch this space - when I finally finish fettling! (Barnsley term - so the girls at work tell me!)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Mad Friday!

What a day - don't seem to have got much done but have been so busy!
Still, I had time to make this!

I have used the sketch this week from MMCS and, following this months challenge theme at Graphicus on complementary colours - red and green.

Stamp used - from Harlequin Rose theme plate from Graphicus, stamped onto card I had previously sprayed with glimmer mists - also from Graphicus.
The image was coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils.
The papers are from Artylicious CD,s Damask Delights and Seasons Greetings
Ribbon was a find in my ever growing stash!

You may have noticed here my love of all things Graphicus - especially their stamps and glimmer mists - lovely and messy!

Nighty night peeps - lets hope tomorrow is a calmer day!


Thursday, 20 August 2009

Sunday Sketch and Stamp 9

Evening folks!
Great news is I've finished work for the week!
So "a crafting" I will go.........
I had already stamped and coloured in this wee mouse and framed it ........what to do with it!
The challenge at SS&S seemed to fit it well!

DP's are from Bearly Mine Designs CD's
Stamp - House Mouse
Frame - Craftwork cards, coloured with Blingz and Viva Pearls
Ribbon - I think is Craftwork cards and the sentiment is from Lilypad

Sleep well everyone!

Monday, 17 August 2009

Sour cream containers.

I made these today from ends of A4 DP's that were heading into my scrap box of odds and ends - cant throw anything away!
Soooooooo easy to do and they look cute - they are a little" battered" as I have crammed them full of goodies - 2 of the girlies at work have birthdays coming up and I wanted to give them something handmade!
The tutorial on how to make these sour cream containers is here!
The papers are from Polka Doodles CD's, as are the tags and embellies!


Sunday, 16 August 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 20

The challenge on SSC this week is:
"BEARY Special"
A project using a bear!
Well - I don't really "do" Bears and my heart sank! - LOL - so dramatic!
Anyhow not one to give up - I suddenly remembered I have some Forever Friends stamps -so dusted 'em off and this is the card I made.

All papers and stamps are Forever Friends.

Well that's the weekend over - off to watch some TV with the family - I wonder if they remember who I am!

Work tomorrow! Must admit, I do enjoy my job - I work with some very special people!


Sketch Saturday 64

Here's my take on this weeks sketch!
Papers used - Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies CD, as is the cupcake stampie.
Cherries and greeting are from U-mount Cupcakes.
All done with glossy accents! YUM!

Note to self - must stop this obsession with cupcakes!

Off to finish another project!


Penny Black Saturday Challenge 62

This weeks challenge is to use the colours:


I decided to alter the front of a jotter notebook (was a Tescos Jotter Pad)- 2 work colleagues have birthdays next week - I wanted to give them something homemade! So, here's 1 present! You cant see it very well but it says "Wishes" at the top! Must improve my photography skills!

Papers used - Nitwit Collections - Winter Wishes
Stamp - from "Bubbly"
Letters - from Pink Petticoat, Tiny Typed Alphas
Ribbon - in my left-overs stash ( I am trying to use up all my off-cuts - impossible - its huge - cant throw anything away!)

Bye for now!

Dont try new ideas when you've had a drink............

Well - now here's a story - I found a tutorial on You Tube for this card and wow - I love it - however this is not what I was saying on my 3rd attempt! Completely made a total and utter mess!

I will use it again - now I have the knack!
Heres the inside of the card when folded out and I decorated the back also

I have entered this card into two challenges:

Stamping for the weekend no.11 - Days gone by
Polkadoodles - to make a card with at least 2 folds!

Papers used - Papermania Boutique by Jesse Edwards
Stamps used - flower and butterfly set of foam stamps from QVC, sentiment from Elusive Images at Graphicus
Pearls are from Kanban

Until later!

Saturday, 15 August 2009


Another new challenge for me to try.
Loved doing this sketch - I have some rather large stamps which are just perfect for it!!

Papers used - Artylicious CD's (Decadent Brocade and Fantasy Floral)) from Graphicus
Stamp used - from a set of 3 huge foam stamps I got in QVC sale, stamped in Versafine
Ribbon - American Crafts from a huge set form QVC
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
Pearls - Kanban
Punch - Fiskars
Sentiment stamp inside - Elusive Images Loving words from Graphicus.

Ok - off to a wedding now - must rush!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Thank you Penni

Look what I received - thank you soooooo much Penni!
I shall wear it with pride!

Now my dilemma is who do I pass it on too? There are so many lovely, lovely people out there - thinking cap on ............

Until later.....

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Stamp Something for the Weekend 10

My first Christmas card this year - YIKES!
I followed the sketch on this weeks challenge - its taken me since Sunday to put it together - life just keeps getting in the way!
Papers used - Nitiwt , Winter Wishes Collection
Digi-stamp - from Digistamp Boutique, Winter Sophie, coloured with Sakura pens - you've just gotta have glitter at Christmas!


Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Crafting for Cancer

Jak Heath is selling a digi-stamp and papers download, with funds going to the Royal Marsden Hospital, Crafting for Cancer - see the link a the top of my blog for the link to this worthy cause!
What a great idea and very generous!


Sunday, 9 August 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 19

This weeks challenge is :


a project that uses THREE brads, TWO different pattern papers, and ONE flower!

Well I am fed-up of making cards (never thought I would say that!) this weekend so decided to try something different.!
So here's a bird house

- the papers, the template, the flower and the stampies are all from my new and much cherished Candy Doodles CD - Nikky if you ever read this - it is one of the most wonderful Cd's I have in my collection and def. will be ordering the Christmas one!
The brads are front and back (hearts)

and holding on the cherries at the front, 2DPS - one for the roof, the other for the body of the house and one flower on the side of the roof! Incorporating the brads was a toughie!
The stamps are from U-Mount Cupcakes (cherries) and the wording is from Elusive Images Oliver Twitter available at Graphicus.

What fun - I will be making another - so easy to do!


Saturday, 8 August 2009

Polka Doodles Challenge 7 August

This weeks challenge is a sketch!
Very round - am not good at round I have to say but I had a go and this is what I came up with using the Sugar Birdies CD.
I decorated the inside too and left my "mark" at the back!

The flower designs on the CD are great!
I used a circle compass cutter on a square card and on the papers - am not that brill at keeping the "thing" still in the centre - and then you have to cover the hole!
Still - it was a sharp learning curve!

Sleep time!
Night all

Basic Grey Challenge 1

Here's another challenge for me to try - must try and broaden my horizons - so easy to get comfortable with what you know!
The challenge is a sketch and, is of course to use at least one item from Basic Grey!
I do have a love of all their papers - never had a set yet and thought urgh! They are totally gorgeous!
Papers used -BG cupcake, the image is a stampie from Candy Doodles CD - its so hot at the moment - must have thought this ice-cream would cool me down!

Cheerio for now

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 61

This weeks challenge is a sketch by Beth!
Love to do this kind of challenge and great sketch too! - although I do have a bit of a problem with ovals - the nearest I had was on the Slice - can feel a shop coming on..................
Papers used My Minds Eye, Stamp is from "Bubbly", and flower is from Candy Doodles CD from Polka doodles.


Friday, 7 August 2009

Colour Create 24 and Polka Doodles Challenge 31st July

Well this is a new challenge for me - I saw Nikky from Polka Doodles on Create and Craft the other week demoing her CD,s and fell in love with the designs!
The challenge for week commencing 31st July was to make something you could give as a gift, so here's a favour box!
Such fun to do!
It also follows the colour combination for Colour Create, pink, orange and green!

Papers used are from Sugar Birdie CD - as are the flowers - which I doodled on with a white Sakura gel pen
Ribbons and buttons found in my stash!


Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Wedding Gift Card

One of the girls at work is getting married next weekend and has asked for money contributions towards her honeymoon.
So a whip round is underway and I have been asked to make a gift card to put the Euros in .
So here it is!
I decorated the inside too, and put a large blank so that everyone could write a message!

Am loving these My Minds Eye papers and decoupage - and I'm not much of a decoupage girl - would rather play with my stamps any day! But these are a little different and great fun!

Bit of a squeeze doing this in the week, but really enjoyed doing it
Until the next time
Keep well everyone, SuzyX

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 18

This weeks theme is childs-play!
Each week the theme remind me of some object/stash that I have bought thinking "that'll come in useful for such and such" - you know the kinda thing!
Anyhow, I have remembered some jigsaw blanks I bought at Clarity stamps in June , the idea being to make a friends daughter one for her on her birthday - well lets do it now!
She is such a girlie girl and very pink - so here you are Sarah, just for you!
Of course I am still in love with my cupcake stamps and have had a wonderfully messy day colouring in, and spraying glimmer mists - def. got pinky fingers now!
Papers used - DCWV, Stamps used are U-Mount, Cupcake, coloured with a mix of cosmic shimmer paints, glimmer mists and Marvy pens! I then sprayed it all over with a thin layer of varnish to seal it!
Yum Yum Yum
Of to make cake!

Cheerio for now

Sunday Sketch and Stamp 8

A better day today thankfully! All is well and peaceful chez moi due to full tummy's all around!
Ahhhhhhhhhhh bliss!
Here's my card for this weeks sketch - I do have a thing for cupcakes at the moment!
So colourful!
Papers used DCWV, Glitter Sweet and stamps are U-Mount, Cupcakes!
I coloured them with cosmic shimmer paints and added liquid applique for the trimmings! Yum! LOL!
Time for a cuppa tea.


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