Thursday, 26 April 2012

Girly goodness !



It is time for another colour combo over at colour create and this one is a yummy girly one !

The beautiful Kerry has chosen pink, kraft and white with the optional extra of masking for her very last colour combo challenge as part of our DT - Kerry we will miss you and your wonderful creations :)

I LOVE this colour combo and went all out girly for my card ! I used the lovely sketch over at waltzing mouse sketch challenge as inspiration (I always drool over the cards on the site and decided it was time to join in with them !) *EDIT can't play along as I don't have any WMS products :( * 

I layered up bazzill card with Kraft card and cream mount board to create lots of dimension on the base then added more with my picot edge die cut circle. The picot edge circle was cut from mount board (I had to run my scissors around the edge to get it out as it was too thick to cut it right out) then I popped the smaller picot edge circle on top (face down) and ran it through my big shot again to give me the impression in the centre (well nearly the centre !) I inked around and through the nestie with pink distress ink (not too sure if I can actually call this masking or not !)

The punched border down the centre of the card is MS Infinite loops deep edge punch and the embossed image and frame are both SU (Loving these - aren't they cute ?) my sentiment is also embossed in white.


A satin bow with a button/gem combo and some blooms finish my card off nicely.

Don't forget to hop over to the Colour create challenge blog to see all the amazing DT creations and get all the details of the challenge and please leave our Kerry some love on her last challenge too x

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

Catered crop - Use kraft (my 2nd entry hope that's ok x) (SU)
Stamptacular Sunday challenge - Loaded with layers (SU)
Crafts and me challenge - Embossing (W)
Divas by design - buttons & bows (W)
Ruby's rainbow challenges - Pink & brown (W)
Going grey with scrap creations - It's a girl thing (T)
Flourishes timeless Tuesday - BINGO (I used bling, die cut & Embossing) (T)

Thanks for visiting have a great day x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Vintage ?!


It's time for another challenge over at paper crafting journey and this fortnight we would like to see your vintage creations.

This week we are sponsored by Elizabeth Bell who treated each of the the DT to an image to use. This is my very first Elizabeth Bell digi and I am hooked - yes I want more !! You can check out all the fabulous digi's at the store here.

Firstly let me tell you that I struggle with "vintage" - I love it but it is just not my own style and so it does not come naturally to me !
While I am very happy with my card I cannot tell you if it is "vintage" or not ! How so ever it is my take on vintage so that will have to do !

I coloured that beautiful image with my prisma's and die cut it with my circle nestie and layered it onto a picot edge circle (also spellbinders).

My DP's are from my Kaisercraft sweet nothings paper pad - and I done a little bit of hand stitching on the scalloped border to add a little more detail. The layers are wrapped with chiffon ribbon and embroidery thread and tied with a bow - I love the subtlety of chiffon ribbon especially paired with the silky sheen of the embroidery thread. I topped the bow with a button/gem combo.

That beautiful flower is from a Websters pages kit and I just added a little bit if ink so it looked more worn or vintage ! Then added some of my favorite Zva pearl swirls.

Hope you like it - I had such fun making it. Don't forget to check out all the DT inspiration over at the PCJ blog and get all the other details for the challenge.

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

Cupcake craft challenges - Material girl (flower) (M)
The crazy challenge - Girly (M)
Whoopsi daisy challenge - Use a flourish (SU)
Crafty creations challenge - That's what little girls are made of (W))
Diva's by design - Buttons & bows (W)
Truly scrumptious - Distressing & die cuts (W)
Paper & such design blog - Just for the girls (T)

Thanks for visiting me today - I love it when you do :)
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Time to celebrate


I pinned this sketch over at Sketchbook Saturday to my taskbar as soon as I saw it ! I knew I just had to create something with it - I love the balance that Iwona's sketches have they always make a great base for your papers and creativity.

I used one of my Anna Griffin clear lace stamps for the background (kraft) panel and embossed it with some white embossing powder. The striped DP is from SU and the spot is from EP Victoria gardens.
I also embossed the "celebrate" sentiment (HOTP).

Dies used are Spellbinders picot edge circle & circle dies. And also Crealies creative butterflies die.

Sorry about the terrible picture I tried to shine a bit of light onto the card without changing the colours too much - I am sooooo fed up with the rain and am very much looking forward to a bit if sunshine - must be some coming soon surely !

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

Sketchbook Saturday - Beautiful sketch x (S)
The shabby tea room - Photo inspiration with ribbon & flowers (M)
The crazy challenge - Girly (M)
Paper pretties Monday challenge - Pink & green (M)
Craft room challenge - Ink it (T)
Creative card crew - Ribbon (T)
Flourishes timeless Tuesday - Bingo (I used pink, ribbon & die cut) (T)

Thanks so much for visiting me today - I had better brave the weather and get the kids from school !
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Birthday boy


Wednesday already but the good news is that it means that it is time for another fun challenge over at My Mums craft shop challenge blog.
This week the theme is "outdoors" so get rummaging through those stamps and digi's and show us what you've got !

We are sponsored by the fabulous Pollycraft digital stamps who create the cutest digital stamps - if you haven't seen them yet hop on over to the store here - you won't be disapointed :)

I used "my ride" from the swings & slides collection - isn't he sweet ?! I coloured the image with my prisma's and chalked up the cloud background using my MFT flat bottomed cloud die cuts.

The DP's are from the basic grey life of the party paper pad and those stars are cut using my sizzix framelits. The sentiment tab is also die cut using the smallest spellbinders nestie labels 10.

I took inspiration this week from a fabulous sketch over at The Bloggers Challenge Sketch Challenge - thanks Lisa x

Don't forget to check out the other amazing DT inspiration and all the details over at the MMCS challenge blog.

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

Bloggers Challenge Sketch Challenge - Fabulous sketch x (F)
Crafty Ann's challenge blog - It's a man thing (F)
Paper sundaes challenge blog - Let's get cute (SU)
Send a smile 4 kids - For the boys (BI S)
Totally gorjuss - Boys toys (S)
Crafty boots challenge - No girls allowed

Thanks for visiting me today hope you get some crafty time soon :)
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Monday, 23 April 2012

Butterfly kisses


Good morning - well it's Monday again - don't they come around far too fast ! 

I had a great crafty day on Saturday - one of those days when it all flows really nicely and I made 3 cards that I was really pleased with.
My 1st 2 cards were DT cards and you will have to wait to see those (!) but this card was inspired by the fabulous Case study card this week. 
When I saw the gorgeous card made by this month's muse Laurie Schmidlin I immediately thought of this DP that I have had ages. I'm not even sure what brand it is - sorry ! I love the country feel to it and wanted to keep it relatively simple with a sort of shabby feel to it.

I chopped a doily in half and stamped it with my butterfly garden clear stamps from pink paislee then added some stamping off the edge of the DP too (see top left side and top right corner). Then wrapped with some twill and topped with a bow & button combo. 
The butterflies are die cut with my crealie creative die and my cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder then inked them up with some worn lipstick distress ink. The sentiment is HOTP.

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

Case study - Fab inspiration card by Laurie Schmidlin
Catered crop - Use Kraft
Our creative corner - Butterflies

Thanks for visiting me today I hope you get some time to craft today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxox

Friday, 20 April 2012

Jellypark new release


Well after a little break we at Jellypark are raring to go with lots of challenges planned for spring. Today see the start of a new challenge so don't forget to get all the details and check out all the DT inspiration here at the challenge blog.

We also have a fab new digi release for you today called baby tags.


I have used them to create a couple of  tags one for a boy 


and one for a girl ! Aren't they cute ?!


The elements in this set are great to break up and use on lots of projects, not only tags, but cards and scrapbook pages - any of your crafty projects. As with all digital elements they can be resized to suit your project whatever it may be.

Don't forget to check out all the other projects created with the new releases over at the Jellypark friends Friday challenge.

I would like to add these tags to the following challenges;

The pink elephant - Colour photo inspiration (M)
Crafty creations challenges - Yellow + one other colour (Yellow & blue tag) (W)
More than Favors wacky Wednesday - Baby theme (W)
Shabby Tea room - Photo inspiration - aqua, pink & neautrals and flowers (the photo inspired my girly tag)
I brake for challenges - Anything but a card (W)
Card & scrap challenges - Use flowers (BI Monthly 1st/15th)
Creatalicious challenges - Butterflies & flowers (Monthly 15th)
The pretty little ribbon challenges  - To die for (Monthly)

Thanks so much for visiting me today - I love it when you stop by x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Sparkle & shine


Happy Friday to you all ! Today it is time for a new challenge over at Stampin' for the weekend. This week we want to see lots of sparkle & shine on your projects :)

Our sponsor this week is The pretty little ribbon shop who is offering the winner a fab stamp - check out the SFTW challenge blog to have a little look see !

For my card I used a super sweet pollycraft image and I coloured her with my pro-markers and spica glitter pens and added lots of glitter.
I used my MFT die-namics cloud die to create the background with my chalks then added them to my card as looked so nice and waste not want not ! On the subject of re-using let me confess that I din't make that sweet fabric flower it came off a dress !

My papers are from the back of the drawer ! These were actually a free MME sampler pack from a magazine and I had totally forgotten about them but I love the yummy colours and sweet little patterns.

I added more glitter to the doily although I'm not sure it shows up ! Here's a closer look -


Don't forget to hop on over to the Stampin' for the weekend challenge blog and check out all the great DT inspiration and get all the details that I have forgotten to tell you !

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

The paper shelter challenges - Wings & things (TH)
Paper pretties Wednesday challenge - Cards for girls (W)
The craft garden - Pastel colour photo inspiration (Monthly)
Creative stamp friends - Bingo ( I used button, flowers & dots) (M)
Kaboodle doodle challenges - Recipe 1 button, 2 patterned papers & 3 Colours (pink, blue, green) (M)
Tuesday throwdown - Recycle (I reused my fabric flower)
Crafty sentiments - Use a digi (my image) (T)
Totally papercrafts - Button it up (F)
Raise the bar - Cloudy skies (chalked background on my image)

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

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sweet Sixteen

This week over at MMCS challenge we want you to share with us your favourite song or movie reflected in your card or craft project.

We are sponsored by the amazing Krista over at Saturated canary who is offering the winner 2 digi's of their choice .... wish I could enter !

My card uses the super cute Ivy available here at the saturated canary Etsy store and my song inspiration is a hairbrush classic Beautiful by Christina Aguilera - if you fancy a sing-a-long click on the video below !


I made this card for my BEAUTIFUL niece Leanne who turned 16 last week - I love you Leanne :)
The fab image is coloured with promarkers and highlighted with stickles and glossy accents (on her glasses !) and I layered her on beautiful DP's from the Prima Madeline paper pad, spellbinders diecuts and a pretty doily.

Don't forget to hop on over to the MMCS challenge blog and check out all the fantastic DT inspiration and get all the details that I have forgotten to tell you about !

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

One stop craft challenge - 3 circles (Image is mounted on 3 ! 1 circle, 1 scalloped circle & circle doily) (S)
Crafty sentiments designs challenge blog - Use a digi (image & sentimnt both digi) (T)
Digital Tuesday challenge - Distressing (T)
Bunny Zoes challenge - Ribbon or twine (Monthly)
Craft your passion challenges - Punches & die cuts (used both here) (M)
Made especially for you challenge - Use 3 flowers (on my leaves) (M)
Tammys scrapin' corner - Anything goes with a splash of green (M)
Cooking it up with Katie - Green, gorgeous & in the garden theme (W)
Joanna Sheen challenge blog - Someone special (My lovely niece) (Monthly)

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

Monday, 16 April 2012

Thanks for "swinging" by !


Hello hope your day is going well :) I have finally found some time to post this card I made using last weeks mojo sketch (of course I am too late to enter the challenge AGAIN !)

I used DP that I got from the stampin up Sale A Bration and a gorgeous rubber stamp, which is also from stampin up, and stamped it with my pear pizzazz stampin pad.
I die cut the image with my spellbinders picot edge circle die and used 2 different cuttlebug embossing folders on the centre panels. All were distressed with brown versafine for a more aged/vintage feel.

Hope you like it - I had tons of fun putting it together - while my mojo is still struggling I am having fun playing around with my craft stash and I think it struggles less with each project I complete.

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

Lets ink it up - Distressing (Monthly)
Pile it on - Pop it up (SU)
Dream valley challenges - Earth tones (SU BI)
Craft your passion challenges - Die cuts & punches (I used both the circle is a die and the butterfly a MS punch) (M)
Tammy's scrappin' corner - Anything goes with a splash of green (M)
Allsorts challenge blog - Buttons & thread (S)
Sweet stampin' challenge blog - Girly but NO pink ! (S)

Thanks for visiting today - have a great rest of the week x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Something new !


Ah I have had a lovely morning playing with my craft supplies. I got 2 cards made - one is a DT card and you will have to wait for that one !
But I was so pleased with it, especially since I have been having some trouble with my mojo, that I decided to have a bash at the gorgeous cards I have been seeing lots of lately using the negative die cut technique (not sure if that is what it's called - but it is in my head !)

I haven't cut into my MME love me paper pad so this was a great excuse and I thought the small print pattern would work really well.
I used my Nellie Snellen multi hearts dies to create the windows - all layers are popped up on foam dots to give lots of dimension and then added a banner stamped with a HOTP clear stamp. Thought I'd save this for hubby - perfect for our anniversary - so that's me sorted for July !!

Hope you like my CAS card - I am quite pleased with it :)

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

Paper pretties - Use 2 or more patterned paper
7 kids college fund challenge blog - Die cuts/punches (using MME DP from the store)

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

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Get out those DP's ......


This week at paper crafting journey we want to see your paper craft projects using 3 or more patterned papers.

Easy peasy !

We are sponsored by Robyns fetish today who is offering the winner 5 digi stamps/4 digi stamps & 1 digi paper set.

I used the mojo Monday sketch this week to help my wonky mojo here it is

I have made 2 cards with this gorgeous sketch - I'll post the other when I get a minute later.

For my card I used papers from the basic grey Picadilly paper line and my woodgrain embossing folder for the back ground. I tea dyed a doily as the white looked too stark and added a simple distressed circle flower.

Don't forget to checkout the new paper crafting journey challenge blog (we've moved and had a face lift !) to see all the other fab DT projects and get all the details for the challenge.

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

Mojo Monday - Fab sketch
Paper pretties Wednesday - Use 2 or more DP's

Thanks for visiting me today - hope you get a little crafty today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Fresh colour combo


It's time for a new challenge over at colour create and this week it was Sharon's turn to pick a yummy colour combo for us. She chose yellow, blue & white, here's a pic to get those creative juices flowing !

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Bunny Zoes crafts shop

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Who is offering our winner this £10 voucher for the store - wish I could play along !
I have been suffering from a total loss of mojo recently so for inspiration I turned to my spellbinders so I apologise if I went a little over the top with die cuts on this project - I used no less than 7 diecuts and 5 dies for this card ! The peice at the bottom with the ribbon weaved through it is actually 2 spellbinders border dies linked together (thanks Mum for letting me borrow it x).

The lovely yellow gingham looks lovely in real life as it's vellum gives a real soft look to the background which just doesn't come across in the photo x

Don't forget to hop over to the colour create challenge blog to check out all the other fabulous DT inspiration and get all the details that I have forgotten to tell you about !

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

Paperplay challenges - Things with wings
Crafty ribbons challenge - Things with wings
Crafting when we can - Things with wings
Desert Island crafts - Chose 3 items fro the itinerary (I chose no glitter, CAS & die cut embellies)
Anything goes Challenge - Anything goes !

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

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

It's a celebration

Wednesday means, of course, that it is time for another challenge over at my mums craft shop challenges and this week our challenge theme is "celebrations".

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Elizabeth Bell who is offering the winner 2 digi stamps from the store.

I have been having some problems with my mojo for the last month so I went with a CAS card inspired by this card by the amazing and ever inspirational Cheryl over at she stamps.

The papers are freebies from a magazine and the gorgeous butterfly is a felt diecut from papermania (had these ages actually and had forgotten about them). The celebration stamp is from a HOTP clear stamp set.

Don't forget to hop over to the MMCS challenge blog to get all the details and check out the other DT creations for more inspiration :)

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

The squirrel & the fox - Things with wings
Crafty sentiments challenge blog - Spring creations with pastel colours
Bunny Zoes crafts - Ribbon or twine
Stampin' sisters in Christ - Make a joyful card (something celebratory)

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

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Tag it x


Hello hope you are well.
This should have been posted last Friday (!) I think I was so relieved to get a project started and finished that it completely slipped my mind to actually post it - sorry I am not quite sure what is wrong with me at the moment !

So anyway the challenge for the fortnight at stampin' for the weekend is "Ready teddy go !" - Yes we want to see your cards and projects with all those cute teddy stamps. We are sponsored by two fab sponsors bugaboo & simon says stamp so there is two reasons that you should join in with us this time :)

I made a tag with a cute Helz Cuppleditch rubber stamp that I got in the January sales and hadn't yet used I coloured the image with my prisma's and added some gems and a double bow with a button & raffia to finish.

I hope you will play along with us at stampin' for the weekend we love to see all your amazing entries x

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

A gem of a challenge - Photo inspiration
Totally papercrafts challenges - Bingo (I used Flowers, diecut & blue)
Bunny Zoes crafts - Ribbon or twine
Here come the boys - Anything but a card
The crafty pad - Just Die-delicious

Thanks for visiting today - have a great week x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Easter wishes x


Hello again I am back from a great long weekend away with the kids (and hubby of course !) we are all tired and feeling lazy after such a busy time but it was fun :)

Today is time for another challenge over at MMCS and this week we want to see your Easter creations.

We are sponsored by the fabulous Di's digi downloads who is offering the winner 4 (yes 4 !) digi stamps from the store :)

I have used an adorable digi stamp from Di's digi downloads and coloured it with my promarkers and spica glitter pens then added some stickles for even more sparkle :)

My papers are freebies from an old magazine - yes I am still trying to clear the scrap drawer !

The gorgeous butterflies are made with an embosslits die and the super sentiment is a freebie from Nettys cards here - thanks Annette x

I hope you'll join in and play along with us at MMCS this week we love looking at all your amazing creations x

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

Paper sundaes - Happy Easter
My craft spot - Easter (love the blog makeover girls :) )
Really reasonable ribbon - Buttons & bows
Through the craftroom door - Spring is in the air (must use a butterfly)

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great Easter break we are having a BBQ with lots of cocktails (for the girls) and an Easter egg hunt (for the kids!) so I'm hoping for dry weather x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo