Thursday, 29 March 2012

Purple patch

Hello I hope you are all well x
I am here today to share tell you about the new challenge over at colour create.

This week Julie chose our new colour combo of deep purple, green and white/cream with the optional extra of adding bows. Here is the beautiful picture she gave us for inspiration

I didn't realise how little I have in the way of purple's in my paper range so I went for another CAS card with a strip of DP with the colours on and using ink's and cardstock to incorporate them further.
The flowers & leaves were stamped with my Ippity now & always stamps and cut out and layered up with foam pads.

Don't forget to hop over to the colour create challenge blog to check out all the other amazing DT projects and all the details for the challenge.

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

Stamps & Fun = creativity - Make your own flowers (M)
Creative belli challenge blog - Use 3 shapes (my old stash is the pretty button) (W)
Craftroom challenge - Bling & glitter (pearl pins and glitter) (T)
Shopping our stash - Cirlcles or dots (old stash is the button, seam binding and strip of DP from scrap drawer) (T)

Thanks for visiting today- I hope you are looking forward to a fantastic weekend :)
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday, 23 March 2012

I scream for ice cream !

Good morning I hope you and yours are well. I'm so pleased you stopped by to visit today !

Today it is time for more fabulous new releases from the lovely and super talented Claire over at Jellypark. I am so very lucky to be on her amazing DT as I just love playing with all of the amazing digi's she creates.

So today I would like to showcase this gorgeous new digi called "Ice cream van".
I have coloured it with my water colour pencils (which haven't seen the light of day for about a year !) my gorgeous DP is from the yummy EP summer days paper pad and the gorgeous die cuts (clouds & pennant) are both MFT available here. I added lots of stickles - those of you who know me will know, by now, that I love a bit of sparkle x

Don't forget to hop on over to the Jellypark blog to check out the other new release (yes you get 2 you lucky ducks !) and also the new challenge which is also set today x

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

Paperplay challenges - Spring colours
Can you dig it ? - Rainbow colours photo inspiration
Papertake weekly challenge - Bingo (I used die cuts, free (take you pick !) and glitter

Sorry for the short post but we have a family funeral this morning so my time will be spent with family today x

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

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Girly glitter

We have another gorgeous colour combo to challenge you over at colour create.

This week the lovely Sharon has chosen pink, blue & sage with white or cream and the optional extra of using something ripped or torn.

I have used a gorgeous day for daisies digital image coloured with my trusty Pro-markers and highlighted with my spica glitter pens.
The DP's are from a new paper pad called my private happiness from The scrapcake - I fell in love with these and couldn't find a stockist in the UK so ended up ordering them from Poland !

I spent ages thinking about the "ripped or torn " element of my card and had actually stamped and torn a sentiment for my card and then I had one of those nights when loads of crafty inspirations came to me while I slept and ended up producing these pretty little torn flowers.
I have to admit to being quite pleased with them - think I will make more of these soon - you might even see a little tutorial !

As you can see on the picture there is alot of sparkle on my card - yes I was covered head to toe ! Thank goodness for my glitter clean-up cloth (thanks for the tip Joanna Sheen) check it out here ! This time I chose diamond sparkles butterfly trails for my glitter - just love the twinkle it gives.

I hope you will play along with us at colour create this fortnight - don't forget to hop over to the challenge blog and check out all the amazing DT creations and get all the details I have forgotten to tell you x

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

The sketchy challenges - Stunning sketch and fab inspiration too - thanks xx
Paper sundaes - Feminine flair
2 sisters challenge - Spring colours
I love pro-markers - Anything goes
Little darlings challenge - Colours of spring
Papertake weekly challenge - One for the girls
The pink elephant - Fab photo inspiration (M)

Thanks for visiting me today don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Pastel parade

It's time for a new challenge over at Paper crafting journey and this fortnight we want to see those pretty pastels !

We are sponsored by Kenny K this fortnight who are offering the winner some goodies - hop on over to the paper crafting journey challenge blog for all the details and also to check out the rest of the fab DT projects x

For my card I have used a LOTV stamp that I got for my birthday in February and it still hadn't seen ink ! I stamped it with staz on and coloured with my prisma's and sansodor then added some stickles for a bit of glitz !

My DP's are from the MME Hoody doody paper pad (yes again !!). I used several
die's & punches - spellbinders scalloped rectangle and decorative photo corners and also my MS daisy fan deep edge punch.
I have also used two different ribbons a chiffon wrapped from top to bottom and a beautiful peach colour grosgrain (although it looks orange in the pic') and a pretty carnation to top it off.

Hope you will join in and play along with us at paper crafting journey this fortnight.

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

Stamptacular Sunday challenge - Fab sketch - thanks Springx (SU)
Little darlings challenges - Colours of spring (Bi W)
Crafty ribbons challenge - Birthday (TH)
Cute card Thursday - Happy birthday (TH)

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

Mum's the word !

This week over at My mums craft shop challenges our challenge for you is to show us your cards and projects to celebrate your mum or a special lady in your life :)

We are sponsored by the fabulous Day for daisies and I have used their gorgeous "A special flower" digital image on my card isn't she pretty ?!

I coloured her with my Pro-markers and highlighted her with my spica glitter pens then mounted her on a gorgeous spellbinders fleur de lis die cut which I cut out of engraving art board - do you remember those scratch art pictures you used to have as a kid ? Well you can buy the plain sheets which run perfectly through the big shot and create great embellishments and die cuts just rough it up after you run it through to reveal the metal underneath.

I used papers from the Authentique Uncommon paper pad and just a few pearls, a little tag and a ribbon so that the gorgeous image and frame remained the star of the show !

I hope you'll join in and play along with us this week at MMCS x

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

Dream valley challenges - Mothers day (SU)
Paper sundaes - Feminine flair (SU)
Crafts 4 eternity - Special Mum (F)
The ribbon reel - Newsprint/bookprint & a ribbon (M)
Celebrate the occasion - Any occasion with metal (T)
Digital Tuesday challenge - Think spring with a digi (image) (T)
Going grey with scrap creations - Ribbons & pearls (M)

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

Friday, 9 March 2012

Can you choose one favourite ? Me neither !

Hooray it's time for another Jellypark friends Friday challenge !

This week we are celebrating National craft month by asking you to show us your favourites. It could be your fav' technique, colour combo, paper pack or why not use your fav' Jellypark digi ?! The options are endless !

Right onto my card ! Firstly my fav's here are the absolutely adorable digi (which is one of the charity stamps available here) another fav' is a colouring images - I have always loved it since I was a child and my mum and I used to sit for hours colouring in pages and pages in my colouring books !
I love using lots of different mediums - pens and glitter pens, chalks and as I used here my yummy prisma pencils.
Other fav's used here are glitter, bunting and ribbon - everything really !!

I used papers from Stampin' up and the cute bunting was die cut (with the paper scraps) using my MFT fishtail banner.

Heres' a closer look at that yummy stamp

I hope you'll play along with us at Jellypark friends Friday challenges this fortnight we love to see all your beautiful creations x

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

Timeless Tuesday @ flourishes - Gorgeous photo inspiration (use at least 3 colours I used Orange, green & brown) (T)
Diva's by design - Favourite things (W)
Just inspirational challenges - Fantastic photo inspiration (TH)
Sarah Hurley Challenge blog - Birthdays (TH BI)
Totally papercrafts - Favourite things (F)

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

Helene's beautiful inspiration.

Hello and happy Friday !!

This week over at stampin' for the weekend the lovely Helene has provided a gorgeous photo inspiration to fire your mojo and we'd love to see what you'll create using it as your inspration.

Here's the pic
I can't wait to see what you'll create this fortnight x

My card is another CAS card using strips from the Echo Park Victoria gardens paper pack and a sentiment from the same range. A couple of HOTP brackets stamped in white onto the kraft card and some chiffon ribbon with a few blooms completed the look. Simple !

Hope you'll join us at stampin' for the weekend this fortnight for a chance to win a shop voucher from the super duper Simon say's stamp.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

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

The shabby tea room - Use aqua, pink & green & a tag (M)
Lollipop crafts - CAS (M)
Truly, madly, crafty challenges - Colour inspiration pic (Monthly 1st M)
Kathy's Lily pad palette @ Lily pad cards - colour inspiration (TH 15)
Crafty catz weekly challenge - Special lady (my card is for a friend who is fighting cancer & she is super special x) (F)
CAS-ual Fridays - CAS & make the sentiment the focal point (F)
S J Crafts - Flowers & use pink or red (Monthly)

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

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

beautiful blooms

This weeks challenge at My mums craft shop is "spring colours".

Last week we had a peek at spring here in the UK but this week we have been plunged back into winter with driving rain, freezing winds and even snow !
But there are so many beautiful spring paper pads in the shop now that I do feel a little spring in my step !

This week we are sponsored by the fantastic paper shelter

I have used a gorgeous digi stamp from the paper shelter called let's make a picnic. This little beauty reminds me of one of my childhood toys - strawberry shortcake ? Anyone else remember her ?! I think it's those cute freckles !

I coloured her with my pro-markers and used papers from the scrummy MME Miss Caroline Howdy doody paper pad and those gorgeous flowers are made with the gorgeous MFT prima donna petals die.

I hope you'll join us and play along this week at MMCS challenge we love to all all your beautiful entries x

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

Paper creations Ink - Spring is in the air
Pollycraft - Spring has sprung
The pink elephant - Lots of layers
Passion for pro-markers - For a female relative
Make my Monday - Spring flowers
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Spring/Easter

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

Friday, 2 March 2012

Hip hop hooray !




This post is sticky and will remain at the top until the Jellypark fundraising blog-hop finishes.

If you came here from Stacie's blog you are in the right place on the hop if not hop on back to the Jellypark friends challenge blog where you'll find the start and the complete blog hop list.

This weekend the jellypark DT and our friends are having a hop to show of the gorgeous new images that Claire has created to support the fantastic charity Little havens.

Little havens is an amazing Children's Hospice that cares for life-limited children and their families throughout the journey of their illness please take the time to read about the amazing work they do here and if you can please support them by donating here or by purchasing one (or more) of the amazing digital images Claire has created - ALL of the proceeds - every penny - raised from the sale of these stamps go straight to little havens.

Right so onto the fun stuff - the stamps !

I have used this beauty for my card you can find it at the jellypark store here
I have used papers from Cosmo crickets Early bird 6 x 6 paper pad- one of my fav' paper pads. As you can see I used strips - since this is one of my favourite pads I use it sparingly !!

The image has been coloured with my pro-markers and highlighted with spica glitter pens. I fussy cut round the stamp and mounted her onto more DP and a picot circle die cut (spellbinders). A little row of gems finishes off my simple little card.

I also have a little treat for you - a little hop candy !

To be in with a chance of winning just leave me a comment telling me which is your favourite Jellypark stamp ( you can check them all out at the store here) and I will pick a winner at the end of the hop - good luck my friends x

Now to continue with the hop you should be heading over to

Thanks so much for visting me today - I hope you will join in and support this amazing charity x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Pretty pearls

Today over at colour create we were treated to another fantastic colour combination. This week it is the turn of Mina who chose the yummy combo of yellow, grey, black & white with the added, optional, extra of flowers. Here is her inspiration picture to fire you up......

This month we have a lovely prize very kindly donated by Korthobby check out all the details on the colour create challenge blog.

I was excited when I saw Mina's choice as I had just received the perfect paper pad for my birthday and now had the excuse to have a play with it !

So I used papers from my new Authentique Blissful paper pad and that beautiful laser cut butterfly panel is actually a cupcake wrapper that I slipped into my bag after eating the delicious treat inside (Man O man do I love cake ?!) Well how could I throw away something so pretty - I just knew I would find the perfect use for it !!

The wrapper was inked up with yellow and silver brilliance ink (it has a lovely sheen IRL) and tipped gently with black. I also used the silver brilliance to edge the DP's, the flower and to shadow stamp my sentiment too.

The lovely pearls are clipped from a ZVA pearl oval frame - these came up the perfect shape and size :)

I hope you will play along with us this fortnight - hop on over to the colour create challenge blog and check out all the stunning DT projects the girls have really rocked these colours.

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

The crafty pad - Recycle it (my cupcake wrapper was just too pretty to trash !) (SU)
Allsorts - Anything goes (S)
Paper play challenges - Something old, something new (Old pins/flower and new papers)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Mothers day
DUSU Challenge blog - Things with wings

Thanks for visiting me today I hope you get some crafty time to play along with the challenge x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Join our journey

We have an easy peasey challenge for you today at paper crafting journey - anything goes - we know that you all love these challenges and we do so love to see what amazing creations you enter without any limitations.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous paper shelter who is offering the winner $20 to spend in the store !

For my card I used the super cute and oh so stylish digi image called In the 20's - isn't she just fab ?

I used papers from my new MME Vanity Fair paper pad (yes another new paper pad !) and another Zva pearl swirl, some chiffon ribbon, a flower and yummy velvet leaf. And added a few little punched butterflies with even more pearls !

Don't forget to hop over to the paper crafting journey challenge blog and check out all the fabulous DT creations and get all the details I've forgotten to tell you !

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

Seems a little sketchy - gorgeous sketch - Thanks x (M-BI)
365 cards - 3 flourishes
Crafty creations challenges - Vintage fashion (W)
Simon says stamp - Anything goes (W)
Perfect sentiment challenges - Anything goes with a die cut (W)
Celebrate the occasion - Birthday with bling (T)

Thanks for popping over to day - I love it when you visit :)
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo