Wednesday 29 September 2010

"Bling it on !"

Good morning and welcome to my blog.

This morning I am sharing with you my DT creation for this weeks Creative cottage challenge.
I was lucky enough to choose the theme this week and I am requesting that you "bling it on! " we want to see some sparkle and bling from you.

You do not have to use creative cottage products but we love it when you do.
If you haven't got any why not head over to the brand spanking new store and pick out one of Tracy's fab kits or pick up one of the freebies - there is loads to choose from there and all are fantastic value x

Well onto my card which I made using the first kit I purchased from Tracy - Something sweet - it's choc full of yummy colours and images you can check it out for yourself here (talk about value it is only 2.99 !)

For my bling I have added a gorgeous and very blingy swirl which I purchased from capture the magic.
For more bling I added some stampendous glitter onto my cupcake (thanks scrapbook sisters for my fab prize x) and then I also added some shiny beads too for bling overload !

I have used the fantastic sketch over at waltzing mouse which does feel a little like cheating but I couldn't resist - it is such a fab sketch. So thanks to you all over there for the inspiration x

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Scrapbook Sisters - Diamonds are a girls best friend (got diamonds and friends here !)
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Pink & brown
Sentimental Sundays - Let's see some dimension
The Crazy Challenge - No ribbon or buttons
A Spoonfull Of Sugar - Spots & stripes
Creatalicious Challenges - Pink brown & green

Thanks for looking I hope you come over and join in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog we love browsing through your entries x

((hugs)) Suzie xx

Wednesday 22 September 2010

Blog hop finished - are you a winner ?

*For the new cooking it up with katie post please scroll down x

Good morning to you all - thanks for joining in with us at the hop and helping us celebrate the creative cottage new shop launch - I hope you got some time to look at the gorgeous kits on sale there as one of you who commented on my blog will be winning one !!

Yes I was hiding a kit here and have used the random org thingy to choose a lucky winner - it chose comment number 14 - that is you Meera @ Craftolicious.

Congratultions please contact Tracy with your choice - yes you get to choose which kit you want !
Congratulations to all the other winners too - I know you will enjoy using Tracy's kits they are gorgeous x

((hugs)) Suzie xx

Katies recipe - sweet somethings !

Good morning to you, I hope you are well.

Well of course wednesday means that it's time for a new recipe over at cooking it up with Katie and this week we want to see something sweet from you !

Here's the recipe ingredients :

Something Sweet

This week we are lucky enough to be sponsored by the fantastic digital delights who have a massive amount of gorgeous digi's to choose from.
I have used birthday pippin isn't he just super cute and that cake looks so yummy.

I hope you will visit all the DT girls for more inspiration and while you are there don't forget to leave them some love x
Well what are you waiting for - go and get started creating something sweet - can't wait to visit and share it with you x

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

Aly's Sunday Challenges - Sparkle & glitter
Corrosive Challenge - Use your old stash (bookplate & paper clips)
Totally Gorjuss - Animals
Raise The Bar - Something yummy
Stamp Something - Use a digi

Card details;
Base card - Bazzill bling, patterned paper - Making memories (cheeky collection), image - Digital delights coloured with Lyra aquacolor crayons and pencils, paper clips, book plate and ribbon - stash, all glitter - stickles.

If you fancy having a go at a zigzag card like this you can find a great tutorial here.

Thanks for looking I hope you like it x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Monday 20 September 2010

Hop along !!

Hooray the day has finally arrived - for those of you who haven't been here before let me tell you what all the fuss is about !

Today is the long awaited launch of the new Creative cottage shop and to celebrate we are having a great blog hop with lots of prizes up for grabs.

So if you haven't come here from the creative cottage challenge blog go back and start again to be in with a chance to win some goodies. Make sure you leave a comment on all the DT blogs for your chance to win some "hidden" prizes and also leave a final comment at the last hop destination, the new store, to win the grand prize.
Ok so here is the hop list - good luck to you all x

Blog hop list

Thanks again for popping, or hopping, over !
Good luck to you x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Sunday 19 September 2010

Witch kit today ?!

Good morning and thanks for popping in for the last of our week of Creative cottage sneak peeks.

Tomorrow is the begining of the blog hop to celebrate the launch of the new creative cottage store so don't forget to hop over to the challenge blog in the morning where we will be hopping off from !

Todays card is made using the trick or treat paper pack and the halloween toppers.
This is a super simple card made with acetate - but it looks very effective in real life.

I do hope you like it and that you'll join us tomorrow for some hopping good fun x

((hugs)) Suzie xx

Saturday 18 September 2010

Trick or treat treasures !

Good morning to you - yes you guessed it - it's another creative cottage sneaky peek for you !

And this morning all the DT are bringing you halloween treats ! Now there is more than one halloween kit so make sure you visit all the girls and the creative cottage blog to see more.

For my card I have used the trick or treat paper pack and also the trick or treat topper set.

Tracy has even given you a decoupage topper sheet too, and here I have used one of the decoupage images - not sure that I have photographed it to it's full potential - sorry x

I've added some glossy accents and some spray and sparkle to the background which really looks like a starry sky in real life !

Thanks for looking - hope you like it x

((hugs)) Suzie xx

Friday 17 September 2010

Naughty or nice - which are you ?!

Yes it's another sneak peek for you today from the creative cottage who are preparing to open the brand spanking new store on Monday.

The card I am showing you today is made using a gorgeous new kit called Naughty or nice. As with all the creative cottage kits there is loads of goodies included and all are great quality and value x

For more peeks at the kit head over to the other DT members for their lovely cards and projects and the creative cottage blog where the very generous Tracy is giving away a kit every day this week !

Thanks for stopping by see you soon x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Thursday 16 September 2010

Friendship flourishes - Another sneak peek

Well onwards and upwards and ANOTHER sneak peek for you today !
This card was made using the Jia Li friendship kit - you've got to love those pinks, greys and blacks together - they really makes those papers "pop".

The Jia Li image is super super cute and you'll find just as many fab elements in this kit as all the others including the flowers and butterflies you see here.
As with all creative cottage products this kit is super fab value for money and great quality.

I hope you are enjoying our sneak peeks week and that you've been over to both the creative cottage blog (Tracy is giving away a kit everyday this week !!!) and also the new challenge over at the creative cottage challenge blog.

Thanks for popping by x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

PS Don't forget to check out the NEW FREEBIE over at the creative cottage blog, available now.

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Creative cottage challenge # 23

Hey all thanks for dropping in again. We've a break in the sneak peeks schedule today as we are bringing you a new challenge over at the creative cottage challenge blog.
This week it was Shelly's chance to pick and choose and she has chosen - Birthday boy - yes we want to see your male themed projects this week x

I usually dread the male themed challenges but how can I with these fab kits ?
I used the little monkey pirate adventure kit and the matching easel card kit these are super cute and avilable here and here if you want a closer look.
My image is Ocean quest from Pixie dust studio which I paper peiced with papers from the kit and coloured with my watercolour pencils.

I hope you will join us for this challenge - we all love browsing around your fab blogs x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Monday 13 September 2010

Snow fest !

Well as promised I am here with another sneek peek for you - if you didn't catch yesterday's post let me fill you in.
All week myself, and all the other super talented ladies on the Creative cottage design team, are showing you some sneek peeks of the fab new kits that will be available to buy next week in the brand spanking new Creative cottage store.
As well as all the peeking you can do - if you pop over to the creative cottage blog Tracy is giving away a kit EVERYDAY !!!!! (she is very generous you know x)

Then on Monday we've a fab blog hop planned with loads of kits and goodies to give away so make sure you keep posted why not become a follower at Creative cottage or the challenge blog so you don't miss out.

Tracy's kits are choc-o-bloc full of gorg papers, borders,toppers and images and are great value for money. The kit used in this card is called Snow much fun.

I hope you like it - don't forget to check back tomorrow for another peek x

((hugs)) Suzie xx

Sneeky Peeky

Hello and thanks for dropping in today.

This morning I have a special sneek peek of one of the many new kits that will be available at the creative cottage new store due to open on Monday Sept 20th.

Tracy (head honcho and all round artistic genius) has made some fab new kits to celebrate the store opening and the DT are all giving you some sneek peeks to tease you every day this week, so make sure you pop back or become a follower to keep posted !

Then to top it all off we've a super exciting blog hop planned on Monday 20th 'til Tuesday 21st with a great prize for one lucky hopper that completes the hop and also 4 more kits hidden amoungst the DT blogs so make sure you leave us all lovely comments to be in with extra chances to win !

So back to my card - this little beauty is called Jia Li Luck kit - isn't she gorgeous ? The colours of this kit are beautiful but I musn't tell you too much - it is only meant to be a peek !

I do hope you like my card and that you will pop back tomorrow for the next instalment, also that you visit my DT sisters for more tantalising titbits !

((hugs)) Suzie xx

Sunday 12 September 2010

Precious pink princess

Good sunday morning to ya, I hope you are well. I am feeling good - the sun is shining here and we're off to the in laws for a big sunday roast what more can a girl ask for ?!

On top of that I spent last night crafting up a storm - made loads of mess and had loads of girly fun while hubby caught himself up on all the footie - everyone's a winner !

So I was first tempted by the challenge over at scrapbook sisters - I believe this is their 1st challenge so pop on over and help them with their launch - the challenge on this occasion is to use pink and black - I couldn't resist as this colour combo always looks so flipping fab !

I chose an image I've had a while and oooed and ahhhed over loads but not actually used - thought it was just perfect - she is called little miss dress up and is available at pixie dust studio.

I knew I wanted to paper peice her as this is my most fav thing in the world at the mo and puposely chose papers that were all different so she wouldn't match perfectly. Next I coloured the rest of her with my copics then I went a bit crazy with all the stuff I added ! - flock for her feather boa (doodlebug), pearls for her necklace and a fabulous flower for her hat.

I am really pleased with the result doesn't she look just FABULOUS DAHLING !!!

Once the image was done I had a hard job finding some papers which were equally fab and finally settled on the striped paper (black tie optional - imaginisce) and the heart paper (from one of the first kits I ever bought - Dawn Bibby designs) layered up with a gorg sugary pink card stock.

The last fabulous touches was those gorg pink and black flowers (prima - I think) and a blingy gem flower for the centre with some pearl strands as my final flourish !

As well as the scrapbook sisters challenge I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges;

For Fun Challenges - Black, white and One (pink for me !)
Crafty Catz - Paper peicing
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Fashion thru the ages
Craft Your Days away - Girly and glitter
Bee Crafty - Fall into fashion
Stamp It Crazy - Girly girl

I do hope you like her as much as I do. Thanks so much for popping in to have a look x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Tuesday 7 September 2010

Katie's recipe # 28

Happy wednesday to you - I hope you are well.

Today, being Wednesday, it is time for another recipe from Katie over at the cooking it up with Katie challenge blog and this week we want you to use 3 papers, incorporate something clear and use a song for some inspiration.

We are being sponsored by the fantastic Whimsy stamps who kindly let us choose an image and I just had to go with this super cute image of the bunny in the bath.
Now firstly I would like to tell you that the whole time I was making this card I was singing/humming/whistling the Bobby Darin song Splish splash I was taking a bath - and I still can't get that song out of my head ! Even my son has been singing it !!

Ok so here are some details of my card ;
Papers; Creative cottage birthday wishes kit available here (I have printed the dotty paper onto acetate which is also one of my clear somethings!) Glitter card from stash.
Image; Digi stamp from Whimsy stamps available here.
Coloured with; watercolour pencils, spica at you glitter pens and chalks.
Extras; stickles and glossy accents.

I paper pieced the bath with a scrap of the backing paper - I'm loving this technique at the moment.
My circles and my scalloped circle were cut using my trusty nesties and bigshot and I added somemore of the printed acetate to the "bubbles" by glueing with pva behind the spots !

I would like to enter this card into he following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away
- Girly n glitter
Sentimental Sundays - 1 solid paper (glitter), 2 patterned papers and 3 embelishments (bubbles)
Ooh La La Creations - Stripes
Incy Wincy Designs - Celebrate
Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter & Sparkle (spotlight challenge)

Thanks for looking - I hope you like it x

((hugs)) Suzie xx

Friday 3 September 2010

13th birthday cupcake

Today I'd like to share with you a card that I have made for my friends daughters 13th birthday - I think this is a difficult age and was a little stumped at first so I decided to go with a cupcake - who doesn't like cupcakes ?

My image is from Michelle perkett and can be found here. I paper peiced it with some My minds eye papers and added plenty of stickles for some bling !
I used my nesties labels to diecut the image inked up the edges with pink then added some yellow brilliance around the candle flame.

I made the flower by gathering up some lace and joining the ends to make sort of a rosette shaped flower and added a little bow to the centre and some pearl sprays underneath.
All this was layered up on more patterned paper (again My minds eye) and white card then added to a kraft base (bazzill basics) which I inked up with a little pink brilliance ink.

I hope Jade likes it and you too x

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

Cute Card Thursday
- Material girl
Fab N Funky Challenges - Living in a material world
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Happy birthday
Simon Say's Stamp Challenge - Pearls and lace
Anything Goes Challenge - Say it with flowers
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Lets get digital
The Crafty Pad - Simply pearls

Thanks for looking x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Creative cottage challenge - Celebrations

Hello to you and thanks for popping in today.

Well this week at the creative cottage challenge blog it is the uber talented Rebekah's turn to choose the challenge and she chose "celebrations" as our theme.
A great challenge as you can adapt this to most themes so I hope you'll join in with us and let us see what you are celebrating x

I have continued with my christmas cards and made a simple card with the Christmas magic kit available here. This is a great kit with beautiful papers and some gorgeous toppers and images too and as a bonus it's on special offer at the mo - just £1.50 what a bargain !

My cute ribbon came off a pair of pyjama's I recieved last christmas - I just couldn't throw it away !

Hope you like it, thanks for looking x
(Sorry for the quick post today - I'm preparing for Issac's 1st day at school tomorrow - I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with another card I'm currently working on x)

((hugs)) Suzie xx