Saturday, 31 October 2009

Trying to get in the Christmas Spirit!


I do so need to keep up with Christmas Cards – not made nearly enough!

So in keeping with the new  found spirit here's one I made earlier today!

I have entered it into these challenges

PBSC – “White on White”

Colour Create – White

Creative Card Crew – Snowflakes

My Time to Craft - “RIp-it up”

Charisma Cardz – No backing paper

Winter Wonderland - “Open Theme”

Saturday Spotlight - “In so Many Words”

Stampavie and More  - “Blue and Silver”

and I have used the sketch from Carols Sketch for Fun!

Phew!  Its no wonder that I have a headache!

Materials used

Penny Black stamps from “Joyous”

Craftwork Cards embossed cardstock

Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and snowflake die

Lots embossing powder, Glamour Dust and sparkly ribbon!

It is Christmas and I love sparkle.


Friday, 30 October 2009

What a Day!

Here's a card I made for a colleagues birthday this week.IMGP1691

It is the first time I have tried my hand with Angelina fibres!  I will certainly be doing this again!

I have entered into Simon Says Challenge  - All That  Sparkles!

Materials used

DPs from Polka doodles

Stamp is from Clarity Stamp

Card stock and sentiment is from craftwork cards

The day has been slightly traumatic – new washing machine, new dryer and 2 new showers fitted! That's me skint already!

Oh well, will just have to lock myself up in my bunker and create!


Wednesday, 28 October 2009



Not much going on tonight I’m afraid – that work thing gets in the way during the week – but I still try and fit in a little creativity!

There are so many birthdays this week – so I am putting together a quick card and have decided to try some Angelina fibres with my new Clarity Stamps – love it!

As part of my birthday pressie last week I dragged OH to IKEA and this unit is what we came back withIMGP1686  – I’ve roughly put my goodies in there but it is just not organised enough for me yet – but that can wait till I have time!

IMGP1689As you can see I’m taking over the spare room – now any suggestions on how I can get rid of these golf sticks  in the corner – you could get a nice comfy chair in there or another unit??!!!………………………..


GD Spot Funky Fairy Challenge - Touchy Feely!

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IMGP1667 Some great news - well for me anyhow!
I have been asked to be the Guest designer for Funky Fairies Challenge!  Thanks guys  - it was a great birthday "pressie"!
Here is my card for this weeks challenge – Touchy Feely!IMGP1665
I just love these really funky papers, they are so cheerful - and boy do we need that now!
The papers are from Doodlemental download- ITS FREE – yes - you heard right - get them here and go create!
In fact there are sooooooo many freebies here if you look closely!
Now I'm sure some of you will have noticed that I am the Crazy Cat Woman and this stamp set from Woodware, called Groovy Cats,  just goes so well with these papers.
The textures I have added are flocking, (try not to cough or sneeze, or even breathe heavily when doing this - as I found out!) glossy accents and I distressed the cardstock edges - I love to do this - so therapeutic!

I am so looking forward to seeing every ones touchy feely creations"!  Come on everyone lets go create!


PS I am trying out Windows Live writer – this is an apology in case of errors cos I don't think I’ve quite “cracked” it yet!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

On a sad note

The card speaks for itself.
I have used the sketch from this weeks Saturday Sketch and also entered it into this weeks Funky Fairy Challenge which is to use a photo. (sorry about the glare!)
Materials Used
All DP’s are from Funky Fairy download, Hope
Flowers are from Hobbycraft.
Frame from stash.
Suzy X

day of Rest???

Why is that everything seems to break-down at once?

Its going to be an expensive week – both showers have gone kaput, the washing machine wont drain and the tumble dryer has packed up!

Mind you I cant complain, they are all over 17 years old and have never been a problem! But WHY all go at once!!!!

So , today has been an expensive day – but for another reason – I went to Stamp magic at Doncaster – I wasn't going to spend a lot but then of course you are drawn in – I am a sucker for a stamp and a juicy inkpad!

Onto a challenge, well 8 actually!


I have entered this card into 8 challenges: (phew – it took some organising!)

PBSC, Stamping for the Weekend, Cats Corner and Stamp Something all have the theme of Halloween

Crafty Catz wants you to use buttons or brads (brad on the flower)

Lots to Do have a recipe of metal, paint and stamping (charm Twinkling H2O paints and Penny Black stamp from Spooky!

Allsorts theme is a furry friend (cat stamp is just that)

And I have used the sketch from Sketch and Stash!  My new stash are the flowers from Prima – I just love ‘em!

Materials Used

Core’dinations cardstock

Cuttlebug embossing folder

Prima flowers from Hobby House

Charm/chain from Hobby House also

DP’s are from Polkadoodles

Stamps are Penny Black “Spooky”

Off to fill a few hungry tummies!




Saturday, 24 October 2009

Everything's Halloween!

 I have never come across so many Halloween challenges!
There's more to come!
The question is "what on earth am I going to do with all these cards and projects?" LOL
Well - the sweet based ones are an easy answer!!!
The rest I'm not to sure about!

I have entered this into 4 challenges:

Polkadoodles - whose theme is Halloween
Create 4 Fun - whose template I have used to creat this "Fry Box"
Saturday Spotlight - to make "Sweet Treats" container
Cute Card Thursday  - sweet candy based projects

Materials Used
Halloween Download from PolkaDoodles.

Flower Soft for around the web.


Friday, 23 October 2009

2 Things I have Learnt Today......

1. Never send your teenage son out clothes shopping!!!!!
2. Never cough or sneeze when you are flocking!!!!
Both = what a mess!

Until tomorrow!

21 again Birthday Candy Winner!

Sorry, its a little later than I expected!
Because I had to work yesterday - and til rather late - OH took the day off work and took me out for the day with rather a large lunch thrown in (groan of tummy!)
So, after I have checked everyones entries and used random Number generator the winner is.......................drum roll.............................................


Please email me with your name and address as it should be on an envelope and I'll post you your prize (postal strikes willing!)

I hope you enjoy them!


21 again Birthday Candy!

Its my Birthday next week - I will be heading closer to 50! 21!
As a wee celebration I am offering up this candy!

All from Crafty Individuals , they have wonderful stamps, papers and a very talented Jean Hardy who totally mesmerized me at a local show just when I had started to get interested in craft - she is repsonsible for my love of all things inky and messy! Do have a look at their website, the gallery and the projects pages!
Candy contains:
2 unmounted rubber stamps CI-058, CI -0162
Background Papers Book "Christmas"
a book of Minatures "Christmas"

The candy will remain open until Thursday 22nd October at midnight GMT and the winner will be announced on Friday 23rd.

All you have to do to is:

1. Post a link to my candy on your blog in the sidebar

2.Leave me a comment

Also if you would like to become a follower that would be very nice to, but its not compulsory.

However, if you are a follower I will throw in an A4 sheet of glossy paper "Angels 1" if you are the winner!

Just in time to get all those Christmas cards made!!!!

Good Luck Everyone!


Please don't leave multiple comments and only those with an active crafting blog will be entered in the draw.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009


I have been asked (somewhat cheekily) if I would make a card for a colleagues' birthday tomorrow - short notice or what! Thanks Jan! LOL
But I love a challenge!
So this is what came out of the busy busy brain this evening!
Hope she likes it!
I have used the sketch at PolkaDoodles Challenge
Papers are from a Scrapagogo kit, as are the embellies!
Stamp is House Mouse, Dreampuff.
Sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkadoo.

Sleep well everyone!


Have had an interesting and informative day work wise - my head is full of ideas, projects etc, etc!
They're gonna love me at work tomorrow!! LOL
Anyhow, what better way to chill than to create - but it has to start with some paper stroking.......
Thats whats going on here!
Will post my "creation" later!
Pop over to Stamping Ground to see everyones "Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday"!


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Cupcake Delight

I have entered this card into the current SSS challenge!
Bit of a rush - its for a friends birthday!
Materials used
Papers from a Scrapagogo kit
Stamp - House Mouse - Birthday Cupcake
Flowers by Prima

Off to a lecture in Hull tomorrow - seemed a good idea at the time of booking - now I'm thinking "what a long way to go - have to be up bright and early to get there for 9am! Oh well it'll be an adventure!"


Sunday, 18 October 2009


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Here is my entry for this weeks SSC challenge - Spooktacular!

Materials Used
Papers - Pumpkin and Aubergine
Core'dinations cardstock
Stamp set is C.C Designs, Cookie Crumbs Ollie and Griselda from Bunny Zoes Crafts. (its in the sale at the mo.!)
Ribbon is from a wonderful ebay shop that I came across, I just love wide ribbon!
Charm from The Hobby House.

Hugs SuzyX


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This is how my OH feels about life especially a good Sunday Lunch! LOL
I have entered this card into 4 challenges.
I have used the sketch from Create 4 Fun
Lots to Do - which is to make a card
My Time to Craft which is to be Quick and Cute!
Crafty Creations which is to use the colour blue!

Materials Used
Core'dinations cardstock
BG papers - Cupcake
Stamp is from Stampendous - Fluffles the cat
Flowers from Prima
Ribbon, glitter from stash


Saturday, 17 October 2009

Shoe talk!

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I just love this set of stamps!
Such great shoes!
I have entered this card into 3 challenges
Sketch Saturday
Crafty Catz - to use black, white +one other colour and to add ribbon and embellies
Papertake Weekly Challenge - "The dark Side" - Halloween I hope and not some Star Wars thing!

Materials Used
Core'dinations - Black Magic card stock
Martha Stewart border punch Goo Drippy
Papers are from Halloween download at Polkadoodles and Pumpkin and Aubergine
Stamp set is C.C Designs, Cookie Crumbs Ollie and Griselda from Bunny Zoes Crafts. (its in the sale at the mo.!)
Ribbon is from a wonderful ebay shop that I came across, I just love wide ribbon!
Gems from Kanban


Saturday Fun!

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I have entered this card into 3 challenges:
PBSC which, this week is a sketch
Basic Grey Challenge which is to use the colours green, red and blue
and Charisma Cardz Challenge which is to use distressing.

Materials used
DP Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses
Core'dinations cardstock
Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder
Penny Black stamps from "Holly Day Critters"
Some lovely sparkly glamour dust and glossy accents
I intend to go the whole hog with glittery Christmas cards now!!!! LOL

Well, Saturday night is family night - we watch "rubbish TV", have a great evening meal together and then if, there's still room in the tum we indulge in loads o' goodies - funny how teenage son ALWAYS has room for goodies!!!! Its the first question he always asks when shopping is done - "have I remembered to get Saturday night goodies?" I ask you, have I ever let you down yet?!


Friday, 16 October 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend.

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This weeks Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge is a sketch!
Heres my card!
This is a first for me - I brayered over the embossed stamped area - good and messy!
All papers and stamps are from this months Scrapagogo Greetings kit - they never fail to disappoint - beautiful papers, embellies, cardstock and a wee stamp set!
The flowers are from Prima.

Until later!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

My Nieces' 18th!

My Niece is 18 in a couple of weeks!
Can't believe it! Where does the time go?
This, I have made for her, but not sure yet what to fill the box with, will have to seek advice on that one. I'm thinking jewellery - any advice would be greatly appreciated!

I have used Funky Fairy "A Chocolate Covered Christmas" download for all the DP's, sentiment is from Craftwork cards, Scroll stamp was from QVC a while back. The rest was found in stash!
I have entered it into this weeks Funky Fairy Challenge which is "No Image Allowed"


Man Cards!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr - far to many male Birthdays coming up - so I  had a mega session of making "Man" Cards! Probably a mistake cos  - "bring back the glitter and sparkle!",  I'm having withdrawal symptoms!

Thankfully my lovely brand new CD - "Not for Girls" from PolkaDoodles has come in very useful!

This one I am entering for their latest challenge, which is a sketch  - there are 2 circles there if you look hard enough at the card! - little bit of decoupagish!  I also made a box to put it in - I fancied a change from ye olde envelopes!

These are the others I have made - I hope I've not missed anyone out!

Off to do girlie cards now! Glad thats over with! LOL

Wednesday, 14 October 2009


 I love looking at everyones piccies here on a Wednesday as people share their desk spaces, so today  I thought I would do a quick share - so heres mine.
Its not often that theres anything going on, on a Wednesday but today theres a little activity! You might spot my wall - this is where I stick "experiments" that I will probably use later - I did put them in a drawer but its true whay they say "out of sight out of mind" - the wall is filling up!
 On my desk is a project where I am making a co-ordinating gift box and card for my niece - shes 18 next month!
Just as I was about to take a piccie in flew this little critter

and made itself at home on my cutting mat - in fact its still there now!
Its gonna have to (he'll be no use!)


Monday, 12 October 2009

Funky Fairy!

I saw Joannes plea for more entries to this weeks challenge which is to alter something - sorry I'd forgotten all about it folks!
Thanks Joanne for the reminder!
Heres my entry - I altered a CD - do you think they'll leave me alone if I put it on my "hideaway" door?

What? What did you say?


I thought so! LOL
All papers are from the free download on Funky Fairy Blog called Doodlementals!
Appropriate I thought!

Off back to my sick bed!

PS - fessin' up again - I think I need to go back to school - obviously can't spell - realised this morning! Changed it now but def. not happy with myself for having to do that!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Mr Men!

This weeks challenge at SSC had me stumped! It is to include a project with a cartoon character on it!
I have none!
Or, so I thought - I then remembered being given a sheet of Mr Men decoupage at the QVC event I attended on Thursday - so here you go!
Not my thing at all really, but then I suppose thats what challenges are all about!
I tried to make it fun so that it could be given to a child!

Perhaps Mr Messy has helped a little too! LOL

Materials used:
DP from Pink Petticoat printed dierctly onto cardstock.
Stamps - snowflakes from Tim Holtz Mini Holidays and sentiment from HOTP
Pearls from Bunny Zoes Crafts

Ok, the men in my life are hungry - thank goodness for slow cookers!
Off to perform domestic duties!

Paper Love!

Ok - so theres a theme here! I love these papers so much I couldn't put them away!
So heres another card using them!
I have used the sketch from Carols Sketch for Fun and the theme from  Saturday Spotlight challenge  to "dress up those trees"!
Materials used:
All papers and ribbon from a Scrapagogo kit.
Stamp from Graphicus, Natures Peace.
Flower soft.
Flower made following this tutorial.


Autumn is here!

Autumn is here!
I love the colours chosen by Stamping for the Weekend Challenge - green, orange and brown. Welcome back!

I had a go at making a rose from grungepaper following the tutorial here!
What a great mess I made!
I used the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday.
Materials used:
All papers, stickers and ribbon from a Scrapagogo kit.
Stamps used - Studio 490, rose art from Graphicus.
Tiger LiIly Glimmer Mist.

Cough, cough, splutter, splutter!!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Suffering quietly (for now), locked away in my crafty space!

I have entered this card into 4 challenges

Polka Doodles which is  a sketch
 Colour Create which is to use the colours red, yellow, black and white
SSSC  - BOO make a halloween card or project

Am fessin' up here - I was just about to post and then suddenly remembered I had evolved this card and had not made allowance for buttons and bows  - stupid! Quick changes later and ................

Oh well - I am feeling a little sorry for myself and getting more senior with every passing day!

Materials used
DP from Polka Doodles Halloween download
Stamps all Penny Black "Spooky"


Friday, 9 October 2009

QVC Craft Event 2009

Yesterday myself, plus friend were invited to "QVCs' Craft Event 2009"  in London!
What a great day we had!
My friend, who does make her own cards but is not as addicted to the stash as "little old me", learnt loads and was very pleased with her new stash!

We met loads of wonderful people, made loads of stuff, (took piccies of some!) came away with a bag full of goodies each and got to see some of the new kits. We also did a stamping class with Lindsay Mason :-)
There was so much going on we didn't have time to play at everyones stands  - however thats probably our fault - we talk far too much!
All the craft persenters were there - Dawn Bibby, Rosemary Merry, Leonie Pujol, Amy Shaw plus Catherine Huntley (I have to mention here how lovely and gorgeous they all are, TV does not do them justice) and all the generous folk representing their companies who took the time to let us all play and create with their products!
I particularly like the new Martha Stewart stuff they have coming up - not just punches but loads of great glitters and papercrafting for Christmas.
Kanban had new kits too that are great, I really like their new B&W kits and some new great stamps also :-)
Craftwork cards were there also and I'm already a fan of their stuff - I love their Christmas papers. My friend got really excited here since we all made a Christmas gift bag filled with Quality Street - it was the chocolate that drew her in, but I now know what everyone will be getting for Christmas from her!
Oh, and Dawn Bibby has designed her own range with Kanban - cupcakes galore - anyone who knows me will realise that I am now dribbling!
Oh happy days!  All I can say is, that its a good job its my birthday in 2 weeks, I have a "small" list of stash I now want (should that be need?!) LOL
It was a long day, we didn't get home til 10pm and my legs ache this morning and despite a mini adventure on the circle line in London we both had a great time.
Thank you QVC for inviting us!


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