Monday, 29 October 2012

Published !!!!!!

Hello I hope you have all had a great weekend - we've been busy here with pumpkin carving and lots of family time - it's been a really fun weekend :)
To top it off my, soon to be 13, niece came round with her (early) birthday present this afternoon - a new puppy !!!!!! Oh my goodness we all turned to absolute goo - ooh-ing and ah-ing at him.

Please meet Chase 
I bet you just said "ahhhh" didn't you ?!
Expect regular updates about this l'il guy as I am totally smitten !!

Right back to the reason I am posting tonight - I have had 2 cards published in this months Paper craft essentials here in the UK.

It's all thanks to the fabulous new Christmas digi images from the amazing Claire at Jellypark. If you haven't checked out the new Christmas range you can see them in the store here and see lots of inspiration for using them here at the Jellypark blog.

So the card above uses the super cute polar bear digi stamp

and here is the other card I made using the Robin & birdhouse digi stamp

 It is so very exciting to see them in print - if you get a chance to get the mag please take a look and let me know what you think x

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

Polar Bear card
Crafty Anns challenge blog - Christmas in October
The crafty pad - Christmas is coming
52 {Christmas} Card throwdown - Die cuts & punches
ABC Christmas challenge - U for up to you

Robin Card
Crafty Anns challenge blog - Christmas in October
The crafty pad - Christmas is coming
52 {Christmas} Card throwdown - Die cuts & punches
ABC Christmas challenge - U for up to you

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

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Starry eyed !

It's time for another challenge over at Stampin' for the weekend. And this challenge promises to be another busy one - yep it's an

Anything Goes :) challenge

A fabulous challenge needs a fabulous sponsor and we have just that for you too ! This week we are sponsored by The pretty little ribbon shop
For my card I used the inside of a tissue box (!) which had that gorgeous rich kraft colour- yummy. I die cut a star from the lower right corner then rolled it though my paper crimper for a little bit of texture.

More stars were die cut and glittered up with my doodlebug sugar coating along with a chipboard "50". I actually used the same colour glitter but because I used different colour card they look different while still coordinating (love this effect).
Just a little twine with a button and a banner complete this CAS card.

Here's another look at my card

Don't forget to check out the stampin' for the weekend challenge blog to see all the amazing DT inspiration and get all the details for the challenge.

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

Catered crop - Another fabulous challenge set by the lovely Linda - Mwah x Use the negative space 
created by a die cut, punch etc
Dream valley challenges - Glitter or bling
Here come the boys - Die cuts/punches
Pile it on - For the birthday boy (this one is for my Brither in law)
CAS-ual Fridays - Use Kraft
Paper crafting journey - Ribbon or twine (Hello girls xx)

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

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Halloween witch

Hello and happy Wednesday :)

Wednesday is, of course, the day that we set you all a brand spankin' new challenge over at MMCS challenge blog.
This week we want to see your "So spooky" projects.

We are lucky enough to be sponsored this week by the fabulous Elizabeth bell and also our very own My mums craft shop.

For my card I used this super cute Jellypark digi stamp and coloured it with my prisma pencils.

Instead of using design paper I embossed some core-dinations card and sanded it to reveal the great purple centre of the cardstock.
On the morning that I made this card I received some purple, orange & black curling ribbon for my Halloween balloons. The colours matched my card so perfectly that I wrapped some around my card, tied it with a bow, and anchored it with a brad. 

All edges are distressed and I added some glamour dust to edges of the images.

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

Sketch Saturday - Another fabulous sketch this week - thanks x
The pink elephant - Halloween
Live & love crafts - Halloween colours
Color throwdown - Fabulous colour palette this week - thanks x
Crafty creations challenges - Halloween spooks
Paper craft star - Witches
Digital Tuesday challenge - Halloween/spooky

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

Friday, 19 October 2012

Happy Halloween mummy !!

Yes I am a scatter brain and a very bad blogger ! This card should have been posted last Friday ! Well better late than never ?! I hope so !

So this card was made to tell you about the new (last week !) challenge over at stampin' for the weekend but there is still another week for you to play along so consider this a mid challenge reminder !
Our current challenge is 
Something Spoooooooooooky !
so lets see all your fab Halloween creations. 
We have 2 great sponsors this challenge they are bugaboo stamps (who created the super sweet stamp that I used)

and also Simon says stamp

Simon Says Stamp

Don't forget to hop over to the stampin' for the weekend and check out all the great DT inspiration and get all the details of the challenge.

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

Simon says stamp challenge - Eerie photo inspiration
Ribbon carousel blog - Halloween spirit
Shopping our stash - Trick or treat
Card making Mama's - Time to get spooky 

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

A, B, C................

Happy Friday to you :) Firstly I wanted to say sorry for being a bad blogger ! 
I have been spending alot of time creating and getting ready for a Christmas fair where I will be selling some cards and lots of other crafty stuff ! But my blog has suffered - I must do better !

So back to the important stuff !
 I am here to share my project for this weeks Jellypark Challenge which this week is ABC - anything but a card :) 
What a great excuse to show us the crafty Christmas gifts that you are creating for your friends and family x
I can't wait to see what you are creating and I'm hoping for some inspiration from you all !

I made a gift bag which I envisage will be filled with chocolates (of course !) I used the super thank you tag from Jellypark to make my little bag into a sweet thank you gift.

Here is a pic of the inside

Don't forget to head over to the Jellypark challenge blog to see all the fantastic inspiration and get all the details of the chalenge x

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

Make it Monday - Anything goes as always :)
Inky impressions challenge - Anything but a card
Clear it out challenge - The gift challenge. I have used some V old freebie papers from a magazine and a recycled ribbon :)
Crafty sentiments designs - Bows & ribbons

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

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Pink puppy :)

I do not know what is happening with me and blogger at the moment we seem to be having a disagreement ! I scheduled a post for yesterday morning but instead of posting it blogger seems to have eaten it ! No post anywhere to be seen - it has totally disappeared !!

So better late than never here is my MMCS challenge post ! This week at the MMCS challenge blog we want to see tickets on your projects.

We are sponsored this week by Di's digi downloads who are offering the winner 4 digi's from the store.

Don't forget to check out the MMCS challenge blog to see all the other fab DT projects and get all the details that I have forgotten to tell you about !!

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

Card mania - Happy birthday
Paper make-up stamps - Think pink
Stamps & fun = creativity - Sketch
Crafty ribbons challenge blog - Childrens birthday
Paper play challenges - Simply cute

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

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Happy World Card Making Day :)

Happy world card making day :)
Yep it's time to celebrate our fabulous pastime and to celebrate, the lovely and uber talented, Claire over at Jellypark is offering this fabulous digi stamp to YOU absolutely FREE !!! But only for a limited time so be quick and hop on over to the jellypark challenge blog to pick it up.

 I have also signed up for the blog tour over at Paper crafts magazine to celebrate WCMD and if you have hopped along from there - THANKS - leave me a comment so I can pop by and visit you too :) To see the list of all blogs on the tour click here.

So here is a couple of pics to get a closer look at that image

I coloured this little cutie with my pro-markers and then added some shading with my prisma pencils. I paper peiced the dress and added some glitter to her little jacket.
I also used last weeks clean & simple sketch for inspiration.

Thanks for visiting me today - and if you are taking the tour "Happy Hopping !"
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday, 5 October 2012

Pretty in pink

Over at Jellypark in recognition of October being breast cancer awareness month we have re-named October "Pinktober" and we want All projects throughout the month to be or contain lots of pink to celebrate all things pink and girly :)

Claire has also released 2 new digi stamps with all the proceeds going to Breakthrough Breast cancer so, if you can, please support them.
Here they are

For my card I have used the song in my heart image and coloured it with both my pro-markers and prisma pencils. I left the layout quite simple with just some ribbon/button twine and a handmade flower  as my embellishments. The paper I used came free with a magazine that hubby bought me while I was poorly last month (ah bless him !)

Here's a closer look at that image coloured up

Don't forget to check out the Jellypark challenge blog for all details of the "Pink it up" challenge and all the pretty in pink DT cards x

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

Frosted designs fabulous Friday - Doilies
Crafty Ann's challenge blog - Card inspired by a film title (pretty in pink)
Flourishes timeless Tuesday - Think pink
Cute card Thursday - Lots of ribbon
In the pink - Pink + 1 (green)

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

Monday, 1 October 2012

Joyful colour combo :)

Hello I hope you had a good weekend unfortunately mine was spent looking after my poorly little boy :(  Poor little mite - I hate it when they are ill and there is nothing you can do to help. He is off school today and I might keep him off tomorrow too as he still seems a bit spaced out !
So as I write this post we are watching scooby doo (really old ones the same ones that I watched when I was his age !) all cuddled up on the sofa with blankets ! 

After dinner last night I went out for a {power} walk to get some fresh air and honestly just to get out of the house for 45 mins ! When I got back I felt so much better and decided to tidy-up some of craft stash. While tidying I came across this embossing folder which I picked up a while ago and had totally forgotten about ! 

I have been seeing this lovely teal/red colour combo all over blogland and decided that I wanted to give it a go myself - I love the result !

Supplies used
Embossing folder - Xcut strictly Christmas
Dies - Marianne Creatables pointsettia, Spellbinders ovals, Joycraft swirl
Stamps - Inkadinkadoo "Joy to the world"
Other- Fired brick distress ink, gems

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

Dynamic Duo's - Colour combo 
Ink on my fingers Sunday stamper - What makes you happy (Christmas :)) and this fab colour combo !)
Polka doodles challenge - Favourite holiday and add teal

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