Saturday 18 December 2010

Homely hues.

Hello all thanks for stopping by.
I haven't blogged for over a week - actually it's more like it 2 weeks. I don't usually get ill but I have been sooo unwell with some sort of virus.
I've been left with a horrid head cold and a hacking cough but I am def feeling alot better than I was last week.
So I am hoping to be all better in time for Christmas.

I didn't do any crafting while sick apart from finishing off this card which was all ready to be stuck down and tweaked and I actually only done that because our friends finaly moved into their new house !
So I was thrilled when I finally turned my computer back on and found that I'd got a top 3 spot at Ellephantastic in my absence and also that one of my cards had been picked as one of the favourites from the YEAR over at a crafty little place so thanks to them for brightening my day and my mood. It also kick started my crafty mojo and I set straight to work on a card which I'll show you in a couple of days - so pop back !

For this card I used some beautiful papers from Crate Paper and a digi frame from Whimsy stamps Dressed up shapes set 2 with a sentiment from Ann aka raindrop echo.
I also made a little lacy rosette by gathering up some lace and adding a button.

I love the colours of this card and it was refreshing to make something other than a Christmas project !

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog
- Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Your choice (# 38 Lets go digital)
CES Challenges - Anything goes

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

Wednesday 8 December 2010

A Christmas cracker with Katie this week !

Hello yes I'm back again with my DT card for Cooking it up with Katie.
This week Katies recipe is a real Christmas cracker. Here are the ingredients you'll need ;

Make it Red
Add some Layers
Show us some Christmas!

This week we, at Cooking it up with Katie, are sponsored by Stamping Dragon Designs who very kindly provided the images which all the DT have used in this weeks challenge.
Please pop over and visit the rest of the DT girls and leave them some love - they have made some stunning samples for you this week x

For my card this week I have used papers from the super sweet gingerbread lane kit from The Creative cottage and some gorgeous gathered ribbon that I purchased from my local craft store - Capture the magic.
I also used the fab sketch over at Create 4 Fun - thanks for the inspiration ladies it is a gorgeous sketch x

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

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Christmas
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Christmas cards
Color Throwdown - Red, brown/kraft and green

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you'll join in with us this week at Cooking it up with Katie x

((Hugs)) Suzie xx

Creative cottage challenge - In the bag !

Good morning I hope you're all feeling better than we are in my house !
We've all got heavy colds and coughs and Aidan, my youngest son, seems to be getting one thing after another - poor little mite x
So I'm keeping everything crossed that we are all healthy for christmas.

This week's challenge at the creative cottage was set by the gorgeous lindyloo and she has asked us all to create a matching bag and card set - perfect challenge with christmas just round the corner I'm sure you all have someone special you can make a gift for x

I have to admit to struggling, again, with this challenge as I don't usually make little bags etc and felt a little out of my depth but I (eventually) came up with this sweet little set which I am really pleased with. Here is a link to the tutorial for the little bag/treat holder - thanks good ole splitcoast !
I have used the super cute jungle fun Christmas Toppers (just 80p for 6 toppers !!) for my project and also paper from the gingerbread lane kit click on the links to find out more about these fab kits and find loads more too x

This is our last challenge before christmas so we'd love you to join in with us. I would also like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a fab new year x

I would also like to add this project to the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room
- Create a holiday gift/gift set
Pile It On - It's all in the wrapping
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - Christmas gifts
Paper Sundaes - Gift it !
Mami Doodles - Handmade gift item

Thanks for stopping by again x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Thursday 2 December 2010

Tagalicious recipe challenge !

Hello and first let me apologise for my extremely late post for this week's recipe challenge over at cooking it up with Katie.

This week Katie has challenged us with another fab recipe. Here are the ingredients :

Use some Green
Make a Card Set or Tag Set
Style it a little Vintage

I haven't made tags before and I'm not very good at vintage so I was a little wary of this challenge but I have thanked Katie for pushing me out of my comfort zone as I really enjoyed making these.
They were super quick to make and a fab idea to use all those little scraps of patterned paper so from now on I plan to make a gift tag to match the card when I give a gift !

This week at cooking it up with Katie we are sponsored by the fantastic Prairie Fairy who very kindly provided the DT with the fab images I have used on my tags - for more please visit my DT buddies - you will not be disapointed x

I would like to add this tag set to the following challenges;

Our Creative Corner - Tag you're it
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y for yuletide
Little Red Wagon - Christmas tag or bag
Bunny Zoes Craft Challenges - Christmas but not a card
Creative Craft Challenges - Tag it
Keep It Simple - Joy

Thanks for looking I hope you will join in with us at cooking it up with katie x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Tag die - Sizzix Bigz, Patterned vellum - scraps from stash, Images - Prairie Fairy, Coloured with - Promarkers, copics and copic spica glitter pens, Other stamps - Holly HOTP, Circle greeting personal impressions.