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

Friday, 7 October 2011

Jellypark gems !

Hoorah it's time to join in with us at Jellypark friends Friday challenge again - wow where did that fortnight go ?!

This week, in recognition of breast cancer, we want you to add pink and a ribbon to your crafty project.
It can be a little or a lot of pink as long as there is some there - pop over to the challenge blog to check out the fantasic DT inspiration all made with Claire's yummy jellypark images and don't forget if you use a jellypark image you get an extra entry into the challenge.

I have used the girl and christmas stocking digi available here and made a Christmas card ( I need to get on with some Christmas cards - I did not keep up the Christmas card a week/fortnight/month challenge I set myself !)
She is coloured with my promarkers and I have added lots of diamond sparkles to make the image sparkle !

My papers are from the K & Co peppermint twist paper line - I'm still trying to use these up from last year !

I hope you'll play along with us at jellypark friends this week - I can't wait to see what you'll create this fortnight !

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

Cooking it up with Katie
- Fabulous, fun & ..... festive
Crafts & me challenges - Use a digi
Digi stamps for joy - Think pink
Bah humbug - Glitz & glitter

Hope you have a great weekend - thanks for popping in !
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Autumnal antics !

Yay it's FRIDAY !!!!!!!!!!!

And today is also time for another challenge for you at stampin' for the weekend. This week we want to see your craft projects with autumnal colours.

For my project I have used some of my fav papers (again !) from cosmo cricket and a sentiment from Raindrop echo designs which I've layered with a digital engraving from Katie Pertiet and highlighted with a gold spica pen. The lovely bloom is, of course, Prima.

I used this weeks gorgeous sketch from Chupa over at Sketchbook Saturday (check it out here) - hope I've done it justice x

Don't forget to visit the stampin for the weekend blog to see all the other fabulous DT inspiration and get all the other details too.

Thanks for visiting me today - I hope you have a great crafty weekend !
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Saturday, 1 October 2011


It is time for the very last challenge over at the easy craft projects challenge blog :(

We are so pleased that so many of you have played along with our challenges so our last challenge is rather aptly thank you and/or autumn colours.

We also have more than one prize ! Pop over to the challenge blog for all the details.

My card is a thank you card as you can see. I have used HOTP papers and a Kanban bird & cage stamp. I made the scalloped ruffles by layering die cut circles and I love how it looks.

I added some hand stitching (yes it's wonky !!) and a little gold bow and decorated the inside too.

I hope you will join us for our grand finale at easy craft projects - see you there !

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

Die cutting divas
- Vintage/shabby chic
Crafty catz - Things with wings
Fun with shapes and more - Shabby/vintage
Fussy & fancy - Try a new technique (layered circles border)
Glitter geeks - Shabby chic
4 Crafty chicks - Anything goes

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