Thursday, 29 December 2011

Butterfly thanks x

Yes I am back again !
I have been having a total blast playing with my crafty stash after a bit of time off - I am really fired up and raring to go. I've even been dreaming of crafty projects !

This card is inspired by another of my favorite challenge sites, Case study. This week they are asking us to case this gorgeous card made by the amazing Amy sheffer over @ pickled paper designsI started with a pre-scored card with a scalloped base.

Then added strips of my DP's (green polka dots - scrap works skinny aloe numetric all other DP's are from a cosmo cricket kit not sure of the name of it - sorry !)

I added some button twine and one of my NEW tattered angels frames - OMG I am in love with these, they've been on my wish list for sooooooo long !
The butterflies die is a crealies creative available (with free worldwide p+p) from Joanna Sheen.

I left this fairly clean and simple and just added the thank you sentiment on a skinny banner. I really wanted to add a spritz of classic calico color mist but I just daren't !

Sorry about the dreadfully dull photo but it is December in the UK so Ce la vie !

I would like to add this card to the following challenges;

Case study - Amazing card to case thanks x
Shopping our stash - Tie it up
Crafty creations challenges - Card/gift of thanks
Flutterby Wednesday - Open challenge
I brake for challenges - Vintage
Simon says stamp - Anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you get some time to craft today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Something old, something new x

I got some yummy new craft stash for Christmas and I have been itching to get some time to play with it !

So when I saw the amazing new sketchbook Saturday challenge over at Random acts of creativity I just couldn't resist !

So my new stash on this card is the kraft card - which is a yummy dark shade the patterned paper, both the nesties {oval and the picot edge circle}, the buttons and the chalk which I added to the butterfly wings !

The gorgeous lace stamps {Anna Griffin} are old but I really do not use them enough and I am so very glad I dug them out of the drawer along with the EP and heat gun. I love the way they look against that darker shade of kraft.

The sentiment is from the basic grey too sweet stamp set and the butterfly stamp is from pink paislee.
The butterfly is coloured lightly with my new inscribe pastels then I added some liquid pearls and edged it with a gold pen to make it pop a little.

I hope you got some new crafty stash for Christmas or maybe you are waiting for the sales !

I would like to add this card to the following challenges;

Sketchbook Saturday challenge # 43 - Yummy sketch and amazing sample - thanks
I brake for challenges - Vintage
Little red wagon - Something new {my stash !}
Ladybug crafts ink challenges - Bingo {I used buttons/dies/pearls (liquid)}
Paper creations ink - Something old/something new

Thanks for visiting me today - leave a comment so I can visit you too x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Pink wine = pink tag !!


Hello I wanted to show you the project I made for the Jellypark sponsored thank you challenge over at the crafters cafe's open house.

I made another bottle tag using the freebie available to members of the Jellypark group over at the crafters cafe if you are not already a member it's easy to join - no initiation ceremony required !
I coloured the super cute freebie with my prisma pencils before adding MS glitter and lots of glossy accents {I glittered the shoes especially for my friend Jen who loves a sparkly pair !}

I pleated some striped DP - I love how the pleating looks on stripes and added some ribbon and bow and a button.

The DP's are all from the merry and bright collection from Creativity by Crystal available at Jessicasprague.com I love this set and it will def keep giving ALL year not just at Christmas !
I also distressed the paper edges with my pink adirondack paint dabber.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas with family and friends and wish you all the very best for 2012 x

I would like to add my project to the following challenges;

The shabby tea room - Gorgeous photo inspiration + use pink{or red}, blue, yellow and green.
Cooking it up with Katie - Anything goes
Crafting for all seasons - Fairies
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open but use a butterfly, fairy or angel
Whoopsi Daisy challenge - Sparkle & shine
Ohh la la creations challenges - Anything but a card
Karens doodles challenges - Spots & stripes
Kaboodle doodles challenge blog - Angels or fairies

Thanks so much for visiting today - I hope you get some crafty time today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Last minute rescues !


Well firstly let me apologise - I have been a very bad DT member !! I thought I had scheduled my posts for over the Christmas holiday but apparently I hadn't !

So this is my {late} post for Friday's Stampin' for the weekend challenge which is an anything goes theme - so there is no excuse to not play along - I know you have all got new crafty stash to play with !

We have some amazing prizes up for grabs from 2 fantastic sponsors The pretty little ribbon shop and also Bugaboo stamps.


I used the opportunity of the anything goes theme to make a couple of last minute easy peasy cards both using the same layout - simple but cute and as I made them little mini's {4in square} I was able to use up some bits and peices from my scraps drawer.

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas time with friends and family and wish you all a happy and prosperous new year xx

((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday, 16 December 2011

Dress it up !

Hello again - yes this is my second post of the day - try and contain yourself !

I am back to show you a brand spanking new release digi stamp from Jellypark.
This gorgeous and super girly image is called dress shop and you can get it here at the jellypark store.

I paper peiced the dress and bag in the window and then coloured the rest with promarkers and added some stickles and lots of glossy accents to the window and door. Now I am looking at it finished I think I'll add more stickles to the awning too !

I have used lilybee papers {Head over heels} and a just the edge border strip from bazzil - I always buy these in white then colour up with acrylic paint/ink or promarkers that way I always have the right colour for any project. This one is painted with my pink acrylic dabber (ranger) and then given the sparkly edge with stickles and glossy accents.

I also added lots of prima swirls - oh I just love these - if I get any money for Christmas I am going to treat myself to some more as I'm nearly all out ! *I have also vowed to buy more tulle - I love the yummy girliness of if and i think it looks great wrapped around a card*

Voila one super girly card - perfect to celebrate those January sales !
Don't forget to hop over to the Jellypark blog to check out the other new release and the fab DT cards too x

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Samuel Taylors December blog challenge
- Anything goes


Color throwdown - yummy colour combo this week x



Cupcake craft challenges - Don't look at the light !

Thanks so much for visiting me today I hope you get some time to play with your craft stash today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Tag you're it !

Good morning - once again it is Friday - wow they come around quick don't they ?!

Well today is a fun Friday as it is also tome to reveal the brand new challenge over at Jellypark friends Friday challenge. This weeks challenge is perfect for getting all those little Christmas gifts ready and those tags made as it is an anything but a card challenge.

I have to admit that I do not make many altered or non card {!} crafty items so I was pretty sure that I would make a tag set for this challenge until, that is, I saw a little tutorial for a wine bottle tag at whiff of joy.

My father in law loves a good bottle of wine and we have got him one as a little extra Christmas gift so I thought this would be perfect.

Can I just tell you I had such fun making this project I got out loads of my messy craft supplies and had a blast !

The base of this tag is actually a peice of scrap thick cardboard, which I knew would come in handy, and I started by painting the edges with my white acrylic paint dabber then sprayed it with some spray and sparkle.

The papers are digi's from the Echo park wintertime set and I have done a little bit of doodling on the edges (told you I had fun !) The 3 paper strips on the main section are also doodled and then i also glittered and glossy accented the edges too - I am sorry that the pic doesn't show the beautiful glimmer but I love the touchable goodness of it !


The super snow fella is, of course, from jellypark you can find him in the store here. He is coloured simply with promarkers and spica glitter pens with some diamond dust added for sparkle !

Anyone who ever recieves a bottle of wine from me from now on will be getting it with one of these - I am converted - they are so much nicer than those bottle bags !

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT inspiration these girls will never let you down - just hop over to the jellypark challenge blog here x

I would like to add this card to the following challenges;

Skipping stones design - Gorgeous sketch and fab DT inspiration x
Dutch dare challenge - Bingo (I used distressing/digi image/ribbon)
Cooking it up with Katie - Anything goes
I love promarkers - Blue & white
Inky impression challenges - Winter fun
Anything goes challenge blog - Anything but a card (optional tags)
Shopping our stash - Tag it krafty
Top tip Tuesday - Gifts
Try it on Tuesday - Gift tags galore !
Charisma cardz challenges - Last minute Christmas makes

Thanks for visiting me today I hope you are feeling good and Christmassy (I am typing this post while listening to my Mr Buble Christmas CD (phwoar now that is yummy !)
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Feeling frosty

Today it is time for the new challenge over at colour create and this week it is the super talented Sharon's turn to choose our colour combo.

Here is the photo inspiration for you

so the colours are blue, white and silver and the optional extra is embossing.

So for my card, from the base up, I used my spray and sparkle glitter to add some silver sparkle on the card base. Next I embossed 2 layers - a layer of card and a layer of vellum - with my cuttlebug embossing folder {thanks Mum x} and inked the top vellum layer with some blue ink just to highlight that yummy embossed pattern.

The doily was inked too and then sprayed with spray and sparkle I then sprayed it again with spray and shine so it has a super sparkly sheen to it.
The rosette is made from a patterned vellum - I haven't used vellum since last Christmas and here I am using it twice on one card !

The snowflake was diecut with my mariannes createables die and I added a large clear gem for a bit more bling then just added a stamped sentiment - Voila !

I had a great time making this card so I hope you like it and will join in with us at colour create for our last challenge in 2011.

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Crafting for all seasons
- Christmas card/project
Crazy amigo challenge - Embossing
Everybody art challenge - Blue & white
Cupcake craft challenges - Sparkle, shine & gleam
Heart song inspirations - Snowflakes and doilies
4 crafty chicks - Christmas cards
Crimbo crackers - Embossing (Hi Ruth !)
DYSU - Winter projects

Thanks for visiting me today hope you find some time to get crafty today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday, 9 December 2011

Wonderful winter friends x


Hi di hi campers hope you are feeling fine and dandy today I am feeling good - YAY IT'S FRIDAY !
This Friday it is time for a new challenge at stampin' for the weekend and this week we want to see your Christmas creations.

We are sponsored by the fantastic Simon says stamp who is offering the winner a $20 gift voucher - so what are you waiting for ? Hop on over to the stampin' for the weekend challenge blog and see all the fab DT cards and get all the other details.

For my card I have used a new digi stamp from Whimsy and stars studio called winter friends - I adore this super cute image and ended up colouring it up with my prisma's. As you can see I gave the reindeer a little wooly jumper - I just couldn't resist it !

My DP is from the digi kit santa's sleigh from Carina Gardner available at Jessica Sprague.com.

Thanks for visiting me today - I hope you are feeling good and Christmassy by now - take care friends x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Celebrate


How quickly is Christmas creeping up on you ?! Super fast here - I have gone from being quite organised quite early to suddenly realising that I still have some way to go before I will be ready.
So hopefully by this time next week I will be done and feeling a little more relaxed !

Anyway back to todays card - it is my DT card for papercrafting journey. Our challenge for you this week is to create a christmas themed papercraft project.

We are sponsored by one of my favorite digi designers Meljens designs. I used the beautiful Prancer digi stamp - I just couldn't resist him ! Look how happy and proud he is - a total joy to create with :)

You can check out Melissa's other fab digi's at her store here. I coloured up the image with my promarkers and spica glitter pens and added lots of glossy accents and stickles for bling !

I have used digi papers from 2 different kits - Merry & bright collection by creativity by Crystal and Santa's sleigh by Carina Gardner Inc bith available at Jessica spraque here.

I added one of my doilies (which I finally found - these have been awol for weeks and I have missed them so !) some ribbon which I ruffled with purposely large conspicuous stitches. I used the same ribbon to create a knot which is sandwiched between the button and the felt snowflake poking out behind the doily edge with the sentiment banner.

I must also tell you that the fantastic layout is not my own - I used the sweet Sunday sketch from last week - I know it is too late to enter it now but I adore the layout and think I will def be using this one again - so thanks Karen.

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Creative craft challenges - Stitching real or faux (stitched ribbon)
Passion for promarkers - Celebrations
Color throwdown - Colour combo - Burgundy, caramel, Suede & olive
ABC Christmas challenge - Anything Christmassy goes
Creative belli blog - Winter & Christmas
Divas by design - Anything goes
My mums craft shop challenge - Traditional Christmas
The paper variety - Inspired by a Christmas song (Rudolph the red nosed reindeer)

Thanks for visiting me today - don't forget to check-out the rest of the gorgeous DT's creations over at the paper crafting journey challenge blog x

((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday, 2 December 2011

Kiss me quick !

Hello and thanks for visiting today oh and of course happy Friday !

It is time to celebrate with another jellypark friends Friday challenge and some new jellypark images.
Our challenge this week is to use felt on your project - easy peasey !

For my card I have used one of the new release jellypark images - isn't it cute ?! It's called couple kissing under the mistletoe and it's available here at the Jellypark store. I coloured it with promarkers and copics and paper peiced it too. Then I added lots of glitter to her dress and, of course, her shoes !

All the patterned papers (incl the paper peiced ones) are digi papers from the Merry & bright collection by creativity by Crystal at Jessica Sprague and the felt and ribbon are from stash. I also added some glossy accents to the background paper - it's one of those little things that makes you "have to" touch the paper..

Please pop over to the Jellypark friends Friday challenge blog to check out all the jellypark DT cards and all the details of the challenge as well as the other fantastic new release and I hope to see you joining in soon x

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Whimsical designs - Layer it !
Simon says stamp - Anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - Polka dots
CCEE stampers - CCEE1148 Snowflakes & bling
Southern Girls Challenge - Ribbon madness

Thanks again for visiting today. I hope you have a great weekend x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Tis the season alright !




Good morning to you and happy December - not long now !

We had a flurry of excitement in our house this morning as the children opened the first doors on their advent calendars and the surprise on their little faces when they realised that they were allowed to eat that little chocolate at breakfast time was precious x

Almost makes all the tantrums and horrid behaviour of the last week bearable - almost !!

Anyway this morning it is time to reveal the new colour combination over at colour create and this week it was the super sylvia's turn to inspire us with this gorgeous combo and inspiration pic.So our colours this week are red, white & green and our optional extra is snowflakes.

Our sponsor for this challenge is High hopes rubber stamps who are offering our winner this gorgeous set of stamps.I went for the clean & simple aproach this week - it just seemed right with this image which I coloured with my sons crayola pens !
The background is also made with the crayola's and a wet paint brush and then I added loads of crackle accents. This is the 1st time I have used this - it is sooooo easy you just squeeze it on and it crackles itself !

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Craft your passion challenges
- Tis' the season
Digi stamps 4 joy - Christmas with NO animals

Thanks for visiting me today. I hope you'll hop over to colour create and play along with us x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday, 25 November 2011

Friendly fun x

Today it is time for another new challenge over at stampin' for the weekend. This week the challenge theme is "friends".

And believe me this is one challenge you do not want to miss as we have not one but two fantastic sponsors firstly we have Lili of the valley and secondly In2stamps both are offering a gift voucher to spend in their store so there will be two winners for this challenge - I wish I could enter !

I have used a cutie image from one of my fav' digi designers Melissa at Meljens designs which I coloured with promarkers and also done some paper peicing on the smaller elephant.

All the DP's are from the little yellow bicycle baby safari edged 6 x 6 paper pad and the stickers and sentiment are from stash x

I have used the fab sketch at Pink {ink} sketches - thanks girls it's a great sketch x

Thanks for visiting me today I hope to see your entry at stampin' up for the weekend soon x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Sparkle and shine x


Good morning to you all and happy Thanksgiving to all my visitors from across the pond x

Today is time for another challenge at paper crafting journey and this week we have a super easy peasy challenge for you with an anything goes theme - so no excuses not to join in this time !

Our sponsor this week is the fab digital delights by Louby Lou who is offering the winner 3 digital stamps.

I used the anything goes excuse to add to my Christmas card pile and also the opportunity to use some of the peices of a kit I got ages ago and still haven't touched !

So the DP and the diecut image are both from that kit - Kanban's elegant Christmas collection.

I used some gorgeous ombre ribbon that has been waiting for the right project ! I pulled the wire on both the top and the bottom of the ribbon, to ruffle it up, and tied the wire at the ends - I love the opulent feel that it gives the card - it seemed like the perfect embellishment to that beautiful foiled diecut.

I wrapped the ribbon with some neutral button twine and added a stacked foil snowflake made with my marianne creatables die and topped it off with some extra bling !

Inside I have added the diecut sentiment from the same kit - it says "Wishing you a sparkling festive season" - I didn't get a pic of the inside as my camera died - I'll try to get one later today and add it asap x

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Papertake weekly challenge
- Christmas cracker
Ribbon carousel - Holiday hoopla
Shopping our stash - Christmas or winter
The house that stamps built - Repeat Impressions DCC1123 Designer’s Choice Challenge - Christmas with a snowflake
Little red wagon - Christmas
Scrapbook sisters - Christmas time

Thanks for visiting today and for all your comments x
((hugs))) Suzie xoxo

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Rocking reindeer


Well today I have a card to show you using a digi {patchpal reindeer from clear dollar stamps) that I have been wanting to use for ages and just not found the time ! But when I saw the deconstucted sketch this week I knew I just had to pair them up !

I have also used my new fav' digi papers from the merry & bright paper collection by creativity by Crystal @ jessica sprague.com.

I love the combination of the fun sketch with these equally fun papers and such a cute digi stamp here is a closer look at the image.


My digi image was coloured with promarkers and spica glitter pens then paper peiced. I also added some highlights with my white gel pen.

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Deconstucted sketch
- Sketch # 28 Such a fun sketch - thanks Jen x
Winter wonderland - Awwww what a cutie !
Just us girls - Red, white & green
4 crafty chicks - Paper peicing
Digi doodle shop challenges - Red & green
Little red wagon - Paper peicing

Thanks so much for visiting me today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday, 18 November 2011

Flake out !


As I hinted earlier today is time for a couple more new releases over at the Jellypark store.

I have chosen to showcase this gorgeous skating boy stamp {this set aso includes the little tag too} - and let me tell you I LOVE HIM !

I have 2 sons and it can be really hard to cute images for their cards - there is soooo much more choice for the girlies in our lives ! But Claire, the genius behind Jellypark, has changed all this for me she has a lovely range of stamps for boys and they are sooo FUN ! Check out all her digi stamps and more at the store here.

So I coloured this little cutie with my promarkers and added some sparkle to his clothes with my spica glitter pens. I also added a couple of skate lines and edged my middle die cut layer with some stickles !

All the DP's {except my paper pleated border which is Creative cottage and is discountinued} are from the gorgeous merry & bright collection by creativity by Crystal @ Jessica Sprague.com.
All the layers are distressed with brown ink and the 2 rectangle panels are hand stitched too. This was my 1st try at paper pleating and refered to the fab tutorial over at splitcoast stampers so if you fancy a go and want to see how it's done you can check it out here.

I also added a stacked snowflake made with my Marianne creatables dies, some DP & glitter card and a button tied with some button twine.

I hope you liked my card today - I had so much fun making it.

To see the rest of the DT showcasing the new digi stamps just hop over to the Jellypark friends blog and if you want to see this and loads more yummy digi's you can check out the jellypark shop.

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Sketch & stash - Gorgeous sketch - thanks {new stash is my DP's & image}
Moving along with the times - Let it snow
Creatalicious challenges - Christmas with sparkle
Cooking it up with Katie - Diecut, tag & Christmas
Fab n funky challenges - Baby it's cold outside
The paper shelter - Snowflakes
Bearly mine challenges - One for the boyz
Marianne's design diva's - Sparkle & shine

Thanks for visiting me today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thank YOU !

I am here - although a little later than I should be - sorry - I had some family stuff to deal with this week which has ended up with me being just a little late x

Anyway back to the fun stuff{!} this Friday it is time for a new jellypark friends Fiday challenge and some new releases too {check back later - *wink}. This weeks challenge is to 'Give Thanks.'
You can make a Thanksgiving project, a thank you card, or any papercrafting project that recognizes something for which you are thankful.

My card has been made for the super fabulous Jellypark team and all of you who visit my blog. I have found a whole bunch of new friends since I have been blogging and I treasure you all and all your lovely comments - so "thanks" x

I have used the gorgeous little bunny available at the Jellypark store here she is coloured with prisma's.
My papers are digi's from the fall 2 paper pack by Sherry K designs available on My grafico I also used some rouge coredinations card and some kraft paper. The kraft paper and the DP on the bottom have been crimped to get some extra texture - to be honest I came across the crimper while I was looking for something else and so it was used for the 1st time in ages !!

All edged have been inked with brown and the red and kraft has had a light "swish" with my white acrylic paint dabber.
The twill {from sew sweet} was bought for Halloween projects and in the end I wrapped it around a huge halloween flower arrangement and made a big bow - so now I get to use it on my cards !

The stitched felt flowers are from my, much neglected, sticker folder and the button is a recycled on from one of the boys shirts !

Well I hope you like it - after all it is for YOU !

Hop over to the Jellypark friends Friday challenge to see all the rest of the gorgeous DT creations and get all the details and I hope to be visiting to see your creations soon x

I would like to add this card to the following challenges;

Get hippity with Ippity - Sketch - I adore this sketch "thanks"
Desert island crafts - Use 3 from the itinerary (I used ribbon, button & trees-well leaves !)
Digistamps 4 joy - Colour tic tac toe (I used red, yellow & gold)
Crafty purple frog - Use orange
Play date cafe - Colour combo - Maroon, copper & tumeric
My grafico challenges - Autumn

Thanks for visiting - I hope you find some time to get crafty today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Pinky promise !

Good morning to you, thanks for stopping by my blog today x

I have a new card to show you today which I made for the new colour challenge over at colour create. This weeks colour combination chosen by Kerry is a gorgeous one pink, white and gold with the optional extra of bling. Here is the inspiration pic' for you

This week we have another great sponsor - Michelles scrapbooking & more who is offering the winner a $15 gift voucher
I chose to add to my Christmas card stack and used this super cute image from Whimsy & stars studio at Etsy which I coloured with my prisma's. I added lots of glitter for my bling - diamond sparkles for the wings and gold for the stars and the trim on her dress. I also added some flock to her dress and boots - I've had this in my cupboard for ages and keep forgetting about it.

For more bling I used a little gold mirror board and tied the card up with a super sparkly ribbon !

Don't forget to pop over to the colour create challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT cards - they are just beautiful - and you'll find all the details and rules there too x

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Whimsy & stars studio - Gratitude blog hop (I am so very thankful for my family esp' my cheeky little boys)
Digital Tuesday challenge - Christmas time (I used digi papers and a digi image)
Catered crop - I used Christmas, pencils, die cuts, circle, ribbon and layers x
Paper sundaes - Digital images
C.R.A.F.T challenge - Stars in your eyes
Paperplay challenges - Shaped card

Thanks for visiting me today - I hope you liked my card and you can get crafty today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Emboss it !


Hello again it is time for another challenge over at papercrafting journey and this fortnight we want to see your projects with embossing on them. This could be dry embossing or wet embossing the choice is entirely yours x

We are sponsored this week by the fab Jehanne at just some lines who is offering the lucky winner a huge $15 to spend in-store.

My card features a super cute JSL digi image called Gab in the groove available at the store here. She has been coloured up with my prisma pencils and layered onto some glitter card.

All of my DP's are from the gorgeous basic grey, sugar rush, paper pad.

I have used my cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder to emboss my border punched panel (MS) and added some soft pink bias binding, some swirls and a big bit of bling for my bow !

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

C.R.A.F.T - Cute
Dutch dare card challenges - Punches & dies
Creative belli blog - Paper piercing
Truly scrumptious - Bingo (Glitter/Punch or die cuts/Ribbon)
Party time Tuesday - Bling it on

Don't forget to hop over to paper crafting journey for all the details and to join in x

((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Sparkle and shine

I have a little surprise for you this morning - a little Jellypark treat to tempt you !

Jellypark is sponsoring a fab challenge over at Crimbo crackers so some of the DT have made projects to inspire you.

The challenge over at crimbo crackers this week is "sparkle"

I have used the cute snowman {or snowlady in this case!} available here at the jellypark store and added lots of diamond sparkles and then double mounted her on glitter card. I also made some snowflakes with my Marianne creatables die out of more glitter card !
And here is my **TOP TIP** I didn't have enough glitter card in these colours so I die cut my snowflakes out of the centre of my sparkly mounts - these are stacked so you can't see there is a bit missing and the snowflakes peeking out from under the image are only half snowflakes but you'd never know it !

I coloured the button twine with alcohol inks so it matched my colour scheme & I even added a gem to my bow for even more sparkle !

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Fetch a sketch
- Gorgeous simple sketch perfect for Christmas cards - thanks x
Party time Tuesdays - Bling it on
Tip top Tuesday - Anything goes (as long as it's Christmas)
The paper shelter - All in pink
CHNC - Bright colours and sparkle

Thanks for visiting me today - I hope you have a lovely day x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday, 4 November 2011

Kick start your crafting with a sketch.


Oh my how the weeks are flying by !

Just look at my Christmas countdown thingy in my sidebar - how scary is that ?!

It is already time for another challenge over at Stampin' for the weekend.

This week we are sponsored by Simon says stamp and the lovely Rebekah has prepared a fabulous sketch for you.

For my card I used a greetings farm image which I colured with my prisma's and then added lots of glitter & glossy accents to my image and the MME DP.

The dry embossed panel was produced with a new addition to my stash the craft concepts woodgrain embossing folder - it gives a really lovely deep impression. I also used a really old punch to notch the corners of this panel - thought it matched the wood theme nicely :)

So what are you waiting for hop over to the stampin' for the weekend challenge blog for the details and get stampin' !

((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Rockin' rudolph !

Happy Friday !!

We've got a busy weekend coming up with our youngest son being Christened on Sunday. He is so looking forward to what we have called his party in the church and I am looking forward to day surrounded by our closest friends and family.

Today is time for a new challenge over at Jellypark friends Friday challenge and another fabulous new release from Claire.

This weeks challenge is to make a non traditional Christmas project. I have used non traditional colours, blue & red and one of Claires new images boy in reindeer costume available here at the Jellypark store.

I have used digi papers from the new wintertime paper pack from Echo park and my new snowflakes die from Marianne creatables along with plenty of stickles to bling it up a bit !

Hop over to the Jellypark friends Friday challenge to check out the rest of the fabulous DT cards and the new release images - you will not be disapointed :)

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

Mariannes design diva's - Dying to die cut
Charisma cardz challenge - Cutesy
Crimbo crackers - Anything goes
Card makin' mama's - Cut it out
Winter wonderland - Glitter

Thanks for visiting me today - have a great weekend x
((hugs)) Suzie

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Corker of a colour combo !


I have some exciting news and a card to show you today. First my news is that I have been asked to join the colur create DT !

I, of course, said yes and my card today is my very first DT card for them.

So this fortnights colour combo is dark pink, turquoise & ivory and the optional extra is glitter. The glitter is optional but hey how many cards do we make without a bit of glitter on them ?

We have a fantastic sponsor this fortnight - Bunny Zoes crafts who are offering the lucky winner a gift certificate worth £10 to spend instore.

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For my card I have used some free DP from this months Papercraft inspirations magazine and a pink cat studio Lily & Tweet rubber stamp(which is available at Bunny Zoes here) I coloured the image with prisma pencils and added loads of stickles and glossy accents for some bling ! I have also used my Marianne creatables rolled rose & leaf die with some lovely soft felt from Sew sweet.

I hope you'll join us for this fortnights challenge with this gorgeous colour combo - hop on over to the colour create challenge blog for all the details and loads more beautiful inspiration from the rest of the DT - you will not be disapointed x

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

The ribbon reel - Hot pink, turquoise & cream
Ladybug crafts ink challenge - Non traditonal and/or distressed Christmas (I included both!)
By the cute & girly Challenges - Christmas girls
Mariannes design diva's - Dying to diecut
The craft garden - Christmas with a twist (no red or green)
Card caravan challenge - Homemade flowers
Catered crop - Follow the recipe (Girl stamp/Pink & burgundy colours/Christmas theme/die cuts/gem stones/glitter)
Craft your passion - Bingo (Flowers/free choice (felt)/bling)

Thanks for visiting me - I hope you find some time to craft today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Ice cool !

Good morning I hope you are well today and thanks for visting me today !

My card today is for the new paper crafting journey challenge which this week is to use a digi - Easy peasy huh ?

We are sponsored this week by glitterbabe digi's so to be in with a chance of winning just create a papercraft project using a digi and link it up at the paper crafting journey challenge blog - you've got a fortnight to complete your project.

Card details Papers - Pink petticoat digital
Digi Image - Meljens coloured with prismas and highlighted with glossy accents & stickles. Outside shaded with chalk.

Snowflakes - Sizzix & spellbinders Sentiment - Personal impressions (heat embossed)

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Clear it out - Trims
Going grey with scrap-creations - Digi image & digi paper too
Crafting when we can - Christmas come early
Christmas inspirations - Die cuts or punches
Simon says stamp challenge - Anything goes
Scrapbook sisters - Anything goes

Thanks again for visiting today - don't forget to check out the paper crafting journey blog for all the details and all the other fantatstic DT projects x

((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday, 21 October 2011

More spooky stuff !


A new challenge over at Stampin' for the weekend is the order of the day and what else could we tempt you with ? Of course it had to be a spooky Halloween challenge !

We are sponsored this week by pink gems designs

This week I have been busy cuddling my 3 year old who has the dreaded chicken pox - bless him he is covered they are everywhere even his mouth and hair :(

So I made a quick gift box to show you using some creative cottage digi paper (discontinued) and a stamp from the bottom of my drawer (sorry I have no idea which brand it is !) I highlighted the webs with stickles and tied the whole thing up with some ribbon - Yes V simple !
For more inspiration pop over to the stampin for the weekend blog.

Thanks for visiting x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Trick or treat .... smell my feet !


Happy Friday to you - I'm so glad you came to visit today x

I have a card to show you this morning made with an adoreable jellypark image.

This is my card for our brand spanking new challenge over at jellypark friends Friday challenge which is, rather aptly for this time of year, costumes. I have used the cute little witch digi stamp available here at the jellypark store.

I have coloured her in with my prisma pencils and added a subtle sparkle with my spica glitter pens - I'm really happy with how she turned out.

The backing papers (apart from the large orange spots) are from the Picadilly lily (Etsy) Halloween boutique paper pack.

I heat embossed my sentiment with bronze EP and then added some to the punched border strip (MS of course !). I added some bling with part of a prima gem swirl ( **TOP TIP** always chop these up and never ever run them behind an image you would be amazed how much further they go) and then I coloured some pearls with my orange promarker to match.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

Color throwdown - fantastci colour combo again - thanks girls x




Top tip Tuesday - Layer it up (For tip see blurb !)
Diva's by design - Something spooky (Boo !!)
Charisma cardz - Embossing (heat)
Crafting for all seasons - Halloween
Papertake weekly - Spooky hues
Totally papercrafts - Layer upon layer
Fussy & fancy Friday challenge - 3 B's (black, border punch & bling)

Don't forget to jump over to the jellypark friends Friday challenge and check out the rest of the DT cards this week - they are AMAZING !

Thanks for visiting - see ya soon x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Trick or treat

Wow is it me or is the time whizzing by faster the closer we get to Christmas ?! It certainly feels like it !
It is already time for another challenge over at paper crafting journey and this week it is a colour challenge.
This colour combo is perfect for those Halloween goodies you are all creating at the moment but it can be any theme as long as it includes these colours.

We are sponsored by 2 cute rubber stamps for this challenge and we were lucky enough to be able to use one of their fantastic images. I love this cute kitty dressed up in his pumpkin I really enjoyed playing with him x

I have used lots of dies/punches on this card - 2 circles and a scalloped circle (spellbinders), the border is Martha Stewart's branch punch and that rolled rose is the Marianne D creatables chinese rose.
I love how the orange glitter (doodlebug) looks on the black rose I think it looks like it has been dipped in sherbert !

The orange ribbon is a peice left over from last years Halloween projects it was perfect for this card and my pearls were coloured with my promarkers to match.
The sentiment is stamped and embossed with bronze powder and it catches the light really nicely.

Don't forget to pop over to the paper crafting journey to check out the rest of the DT inspiration and for all the details of the challenge.

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Colour Q - Colour combo











Clear it out challenge - Halloween
Creative card crew - Spooky fun
Cupcake craft challenges - Halloween
Stamps + fun = creativity - Halloween
Bows & berries - Gorgeous inspiration pic x
Cutie pie challenge - Bingo (Glitter/2 patterned papers/flowers)
Anything goes challenge - Die cuts and/or punches

Thanks for visiting me today leave me a comment so I can pop over to yours for a visit x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Love birds

Hello I hope you are well x

I have been sooooo busy this week as it's my sons 3rd birthday tomorrow and I am also orgainising his Christening which is in early November so there really hasn't been much time to play with my crafty stash.

BUT (there is always a but !) I was very naughty and bought this beautiful die (I can't wait to make my own Christmas decorations with this - O I do hope it will cut felt) and I just had to play with it straight away. So I made a quick and very simple easel card to show it off.

I used the colours from this weeks CR8 4FN colour challenge as my inspiration


I would also like to add my card to the following challenges;

Catered crop recipe # 22
- I used warm fall colours, kraft, die cuts, hearts and a 3 loop bow.
The kraft journal - To die cut for
Anything goes - Die cuts/punches
Bearly mine challenges - Easel does it !
My Mums craft shop - Inspired by a song (Eva Cassidy - Songbird - such a beautiful song)

Thanks for visiting leave a comment so I can visit you too x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo