Monday 27 June 2011

Pretty parasols !

Good morning, thanks for stopping by today x

Well summer sneaked back this weekend and wow it is HOT !! Now I am not complaining {I love it !} but it is always a bit of a shock here in the UK when we get a hot spell !

Anyway the weather inspired me to use this gorgeous digi stamp by Wax fruit company - ah I wish I was on that beach !

CAS was def' the dish of the day, as I spent most of the day playing with the kids outside so I didn't get much time to play with my crafty stash, but this image is so gorgeous that it really needs little else !

I found this gorgeous stripey paper at Two pea's in a bucket. It's a freebie, which is a bonus, and I thought it was just perfect for those parasols.

I coloured the rest of the image with a mixture of copic's and promarkers and added some stickles to the waves breaking on the beach.

Voila - simple but effective I think x

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

Less is more - Sketch
Sparkles forum challenge - At the beach
4 crafty chicks - Clean & simple
Dutch dare card challenge - Clean & Simple
Moving along with the times - Clean & simple

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

Friday 24 June 2011

Glam gold !

Today it is time for a brand spanking new challenge over at Easy craft projects.

Our theme this week is gold. I can't wait to see how you'll interpret this I'm thinking lots of vintage cards and maybe even Christmas cards but also hoping that you'll surprise us - I'm quite excited - remember we accept any craft projects not just paper crafts so if you're a jewellery maker this could be perfect for you !

I have used some gold mirri board which I embossed with a cuttlebug folder and a wide chiffon ribbon for my gold elements and then girlied it up a bit with some pink plaid paper and this gorgeous digi image from A day for daisies which I coloured with a combination of promarkers and copics and highlighted with stickles.

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

The corrosive challenge
- Ribbons & bows
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Fairies
House of Gilli - Ribbons & bows
A spoonfull of sugar - Ribbons & bows

I do hope that you will join in with us at Easy craft projects this fortnight x

Thanks for visiting x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

What are your favorites ?

Today on Stampin' for the weekend our new challenge for you is a delight !
But before we get to that can I just tell you that I was amazed at the talent you showed us with our lemon and lime challenge - huge thanks to you all.

You'll love this weeks challenge because we want you to make a project showcasing your favorite things !

Oooooooo if you're like me this might be more difficult than it sounds as I have too many favorites - how on earth would I get them onto one card or project ?!
So I had to show some self control and limit myself to my "most" favorite favorites !!

Therefore I chose this gorgeous colour combo along with butterflies, bunting and pearls. Yes it's all very girly again today I think it's a backlash against last weeks fathers day !

My butterflies and bunting is from a digi kit { } and that lovely sentiment is from the lovely Ann at Raindrop echo designs, I just layered them up in microsoft word.

So no excuses this week girls {and boys too !} get out your fav' stash and get crafty. I can't wait to see what you will create this week x

((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday 23 June 2011

**Hop around our summer fete**

Yay summer is here although you wouldn't always know it from our Great British weather !

Anyway to celebrate all things summer we at paper crafting journey are having a summer fete blog hop. Each DT member has their own *stall* on their blog and all you have to do is hop around them all and leave some love along the way.

Prizes ? I hear you ask ! YES masses of prizes are up for grabs - 13 in all from 13 fabulous sponsors - who said 13 was unlucky !

My stall is a good ole English tea stall - no summer fete in the UK would be complete without one.
I absolutely ADORE these gorgeous vintage tea cup images by Made By Janet who very kindly agreed to sponsor me on my hop stop - thanks so much Janet x

Check out her Etsy store - her digi collage sheets are beautiful and don't forget to leave me some love here for your chance to win a fab digital collage set all of your own.

The rules are simple and you can do these in any order, as long as they’re all complete – we will be checking! {hehe}
  • Enter the challenge – easy theme of Anything Goes – with a direct link to your project
  • Leave your blog link on the linky widget at each stop mine is at the bottom of this post
  • Leave a comment at each stop after the main challenge blog
Here is the hop list


You have until 12:00 BST on 6 July 2011 to complete all three steps above (you can simply enter the challenge without entering the blog hop if you wish). Winners will be announced on Thursday 7 July 2011

Happy Hopping!

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

Stamps r us - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments {Flowers, pearls and a doily}
Lexi's creations - No sentiment
Digi design house - Pearls & lace

Hooked on craft - 1st challenge woo hoo ! Anything goes
Crafts 4 eternity - Embellishments beining with R {ruffled ribbon}

Thanks for hopping on by and don't forget that you're next stop is at Wendy's blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Another boys card !! {yawn}

Thank goodness that fathers day only comes once a year - I hate making mens cards !
I have to admit that I was sooooooooooo tempted to go out and buy some fathers day cards {gasp!} but I was saved by the sketch over at card patterns this week which now has pride of place in my "fav sketches" folder.

What a super duper versatile sketch - I love it - many thanks to the card patterns girls for being a fab source of inspiration {again} this week.

My simple card uses DP from the DCWV stack Nana's kids and I used coredinations card to cover the chipboard star and scuffed it up a little with a nail file !
The letters {super sparkly !} are thickers from American crafts - hey even men like a little sparkle and if not it's tough !!

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

Card patterns - Sketch
The Sisterhood of crafters - Celebrating dad
Little red wagon - For Dad
For fun challenges - Summer fun {summery brights colours}
Bows n berries - Masculine
Cupcake craft challenges - Boy, oh boy
Partytime Tuesday - Fathers day

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

Monday 13 June 2011

Super star x

Hello I hope you all had a lovely weekend mine was full of gardening, ironing (yawn !), family visits, yummy roast dinners and crafty spring cleaning.

Yep it was busy and the only crafting I done was to colour this adoreable image with my new prisma's (Rebekah I still can't believe they are mine - thank you again x).
Then this morning when hubby was out of the way I set to and made his fathers day card.
What do you think - is my colouring improving ? I finally recieved my sansodor and I must say that it does blend the pencils so much easier than the baby oil I was using. I just love the colouring process - it's so satisfying.

I used a DP from DCWV Nana's kids card stack and my cuttelbug star embossing folder.
The letter stickers and hearts are velvet coated and a lovely rich chocolate colour (mmmmmmmmmmmm chocolate !) and very tactile.
That cute chipboard button is from K & Co and just matched in perfectly - I love it when a plan comes together !!

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

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Fathers day
Paperplay Challenges - Fathers day
Samuel Taylors June challenge - Males
The stamp man challenges - Boys & men
Creative inspirations challenges - Fathers day
Stamp, scrap & doodle - Fathers day
Fussy & fancy Friday - Man cards !
Come & get it challenges - colour challenge
Bows and berries - Masculine
Cupcake craft challenges - Boy, oh boy !

Thanks for visiting today
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday 10 June 2011

Join us to brighten your day !!

Easy crafting projects have a brand spanking new challenge for you today and this week we have a fab inspiration picture to spark your mojo.

Isn't it gorgeous - I just can't wait to see how you will all interpret the picture and what fabulous projects you will show us this week.

My card is a clean and simple one but I just knew what image I wanted to use as soon as I saw the picture.
It is a digi stamp from digital delights which I just printed and glittered up for a bit of bling !

I added the sentiment using microsoft word - simples !

Please accept my apologies for the terrible photo it has been quite dull here recently, and this photo just does not show the sparkle and vivid colours at all - if I get a chance I'll retake it and edit later x

Pop on over to the easy craft projects blog for more inspiration from the fab DT and all the details.

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

Crafty sentiments - Add some sparkle
Digi doodle shop challenge - No patterned paper
Crafty creations challenges - Over the rainbow
Truly scrumptious - Summer sparkle
KB cute monday - Bright colours
Corrosive challenges - Summer colours

Thanks for visiting x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Rosy apple x

Hello again - I have finally got some time to post some of the cards that I made "just for fun" NO DT requirements" just pure joy !

So the housework can wait {again !} and if all goes to plan there may be a few posts today - you'll be sick of me later !!

This card is based on the sketch challenge at splitcoast stampers(SC 336) - I don't usually enter these as I am toatally intimidated by the sheer brilliance of the other entrants but I just adore this sketch so I thought I'd give it a whirl !

My image is a digi stamp from the fabulous Arielle @ The wax fruit company I just adore her images and she always inspires me with her clean and uncluttered style.

I decided to paper peice the stamp with some digi papers from a kit that I purchased a while back and haven't had a chance to use until now - gorg aren't they ? The kit is called apple of my eye from Vinnie Pearce available here from 2 peas.

A simple card but I love the colours - unfortunately I just cannot get a good picture with my camera at the moment - does anyone have any idea how/what to clean my lens with ? I think it might just be dirty as my pic's seem cloudy.
It's not a posh camera just a Canon but as I can't stretch to a new one at the moment I'd appreciate any help x

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

Splitcoast sketch SC 336
A spoonfull of sugar - Here comes summer
Clear it out crafts - Paper peicing
Digital Tuesday Challenge - In the garden
Diva's by design - Florals
Freshly brewed challenge - Use yellow
Scrapbook sisters - English country garden

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

Lovely lemon and lime x

This week on stampin for the weekend our challenge is to use lemon and lime - yes show us that citrus zing !

I tried to make a card that was more "fresh" but I just had to use one of these paper peiced trees from My scrap chick. I've had them ages and not used them and this card has been "growing" in my mind recently so here it is !!

I have added lemon to my lime in the patterned paper, layering and stitching but I also wanted to add a little pop and the pink delivered that !

I hope you like it and that you will play along with us - there is a fab prize up for grabs as we are sponsored by simon say's stamp so pop over to the stampin for the weekend blog for more gorgeous eye candy from the DT and all the details x

Thanks for visiting today - have a great day whatever you're doing

((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday 9 June 2011

Feathered friends off on a journey

Good morning I must firstly apologise for going AWOL !

Last week Issac was off school and hubby off work so we had some days out - a super busy week but we all had a blast and enjoyed some family time. I'll get some pictures posted later x

Well this morning I have another DT card to share with you as it's time for another challenge at papercrafting journey.

This week our challenge theme is "our feathered friends" and we want to see your cards and projects with a bird theme.
Our sponsor this week is Glitterbabe Digi's who provided the images that the design team have used this week. They are also offering 3 digi stamps to the winner - and you get to choose if you win.

So pop on over to papercrafting journey for more inspiration and to join in for your chance to win.

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

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Yummy inspiration

Hello hope you are well - we are having a very busy week with Issac off school for half term and hubby on holiday for the week.

The boys went fishing yesterday and we spent today on the beach, tomorrow we are off to the zoo and on Friday I'm taking the boys to Framlingham castle {Issac has been learning about castles at school and I just know that they will LOVE it !}
Needless to say that there is not a great deal of time for crafting this week as I am exhausted by the time my bum hit's the sofa in the evening !!

But I do have a Cooking it up with Katie DT card to share with you. Our recipe this week is a romantic one. Here are the ingredients you'll need to include;

Make it romantic
add some embossing
and some ribbon

This week our fabulous sponsor is designed to delight and the DT got to choose our own images to play with this week. I went for this gorgeous cupcake - who can resist a yummy cupcake - not me ! The sentiment is also from designed to delight.

Here is the picture that inspired me to use tyhese colours - a gorgeous necklace from The romantic garden - O how I love this necklace you can see it on etsy here

I coloured my image with promarkers and added some blinging glitter glue to the sprinkles then shadow cut it.

My embossing is subtle but it's there and was created using my sizzix texture plates and bigshot, then inked up with first white then pale pink ink.

The scalloped ribbon is velvet and soooooo touchable - I love a tactile element on a card.
The paper is from a Brenda Pinnick kit which just seems to go on forever, I love the colours and they matched the cupcake so perfectly !

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

Crafts & me - Punch it out (butterfly punch)
I {heart} promarkers - Sparkly bling
Bows n berries - colour challenge {pink, turquoise and yellow}
Crafty cardmakers - something for someone you love
Paper playtime - Digi with a love theme
Aly's Sunday challenge - Cupcakes
Pile it on - Sprinkles
Cupcake inspirations - Photo inspiration {I used the colours}

Thanks for visiting me today - I hope you enjoy the rest of your week x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo