Thursday 27 September 2012

Happy Halloween

I wanted to share with you a card I made last weekend using the gorgeous sketch over at Clean & simple sketches. Of course I have had a hectic week and am posting it at the last minute but at least it made it onto the blog !

I just adore this simple but oh so striking sketch and it has def' been filed in my "fav sketches" file.

As the name of the challenge suggests I kept it simple with white CS on foam pads over a fabulous damask digital DP from Piccadilly Lily and added a halloween sentiment with orange brads.

When I saw this bright beautiful satin ribbon in my ribbon box I just knew it had to be included so I tied bow and attached behind the main panel.

Hope you like my interpretation of the sketch :)

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

Clean & simple - Fab sketch - thanks x
Raise the bar - Damask & swirls
Twisted Tuesday challenge - Back to basics (no machines !)
Oldie but a goodie challenge - Show us your ribbons (my ribbon is my old stash)
City crafter challenge - An early boo
Little red wagon - Fab inspiration photo
Craft us crazy - Halloween

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

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Dad you're the best

Happy Wednesday to you ! Of course Wednesday means another new challenge over at MMCS challenge blog.

This week we want you to show us projects with "Stars" and Kitty over at the MMCS shop is offering one winner at fab £10 voucher to spend in store :)
For my card I used DP's and a topper from the wellington range by Do-crafts. I done a bit of recylcling as the topper is matted on a peice of cardboard from the muller yoghurts multipack ! It was such a lovely "kraft" card colour I couldn't throw it away ! I didn't have an oval die the right size so just tore it by hand and inked it up !

I added "dad" to the image with rub-on letters and stars from my button stash. I don't usually use pre-printed toppers but, I must say, they are great for a fast card - and to be honest I would rather be making a pretty girly card so for "male" cards they are a great cheat !

I used the super sketch over at Sketch Saturday - thanks for the fab inspiration.

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

Sketch Saturday - Fab sketch 
Just us girls challenge - photo inspiration
Tuesday throwdown - Fall colours

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

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Floral frenzy

Well you should have seen this card last Friday but naughty blogger has magic-ed it to who knows where and I have only just realised so I am re-writing and posting it !

So this card is to tell you about the new challenge over at stampin' for the weekend which is
"feeling floral" so bust out those flower DP's, stamps and embellies and get creating :)

We are sponsored, for this challenge, by In2stamps and you have 3 weeks to create a project.

On my card I have stamped and fussy cut my flowers in rich warm colours which reflect the chocolatey sentiment ! And added doodling on all the elements (DP's, flowers, swirls, pennant - everything) with a gold gel pen - you can see it if you click on the pic to enlarge it.

Don't forget to check out the stampin' for the weekend challenge blog to see all the other fab DT projects and get all the details for the challenge x

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

Stamptacular Sunday challenge - Bling it on
The crazy challenge - Spots/stripes
Digital Tuesday challenge - Say it with flowers (Papers & sentiment digi's x)
Deep ocean challenge - More than 2 colours

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

Friday 21 September 2012

It's begining to feel alot like ......... Autumn :(

Today it is time to set a new challenge over at the jellypark challenge blog and to celebrate world gratitude day which is today we want you to make a card or gift to say thank you to someone special :)

We all have so much to be thankful for - family, friends, health and our fabulous hobby of crafting to name but a few - so lets take the chance to remember these blessings and be grateful :)

I have made a card with the super cute girl with a speech bubble jellypark digital stamp available at the store here. This is another of Claire's fab images which can be used for so many different occasions.

All DP's are from basic grey and I done some heavy distressing with ink, scrunching and tearing and roughed up edges for a more "organic" feel ! And added some muslin, lace and button twine along with some flowers, pins and die cut butterflies to complete.

I hope you will hop on over to the jellypark challenge blog to check out all the amazing DT creations and get all the details for the challenge - don't forget to check out the new releases while you are there.

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

C.R.A.F.T challenge - Children
Delightful challenges - Distressing
Crafting for all seasons - Things with wings
Crafts & me challenges - Roses
Creative belli - Autumn
Ink it pink challenges - Use material

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

Wednesday 19 September 2012


Hello I hope you are well today :)
Another Wednesday has rolled around which means that it is time to tell you about the new challenge over at MMCS challenges.
This week we want to see projects with hearts and flowers on them. We are sponsored by 
For my card I have used digi papers from the Thrifty finds digital kit by Mari Koegelenberg available at
I  must confess to being thrifty myself as the ribbon I used came from an old pair of PJ's !

The text image, which I used as a sort of tag, is a freebie but I cannot remember where from - I am sorry - if anyone knows email me and I will update this post x

*Top tip* The die cut border was white (I did not have any red cardstock - it is now on my shopping list !) so I used the boys crayola crayon to colour it in - I love how it brings the texture out and almost looks like woodgrain. I also used the same crayon to edge the sentiment strip so it "popped" a little more against the kraft heart.

The heart was die cut with a Nellie Snellen die and embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder. Flowers, ric rac and pins are all from my stash.

Here's a closer look at some of the details

I am really pleased at how the crayon looks - I'll def' use this technique again :) 

I hope you'll play along with us at MMCS challenges this week - don't forget to hop over to the blog and check out all the fab DT creations and get all the details of the challenge.

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

Make it Monday with Kraft outlet - Lavishly layer
Creative craft challenges 2 - Anything goes
Going grey with scrap creations - Embossing
Oldie but a goodie - Ribbons (Ribbon, flowers and pins all more than 6 months old x)
Shopping our stash - Embossing (All items from stash - nothing new to see here !!)
Tip top Tuesday - Recycling (ribbon from old PJ's !) See above for top tip x
Simon says stamp - Embossing
Little red wagon - Thinking of you

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

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Buttoned up !

Yay it's Wednesday (and my post isn't late !) which means that it's time for another challenge over at MMCS challenge blog. This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Tiddly inks.

This week our challenge to you is to show us how you use buttons on your creations.

I have been wanting to try this technique, which I have seen all over blogland, for ages. 

So I started by die cutting my cardstock with my heart die. I used the heart die cut as the base to adhere my buttons to and then positioned the cut panel over the top (does that even make sense ?!).
 I then added the heart frame around the heart "window" and added the sentiment & flowers with brad.
All of this was then added to the base card using dimensional adhesive.

Here's another pic for you

I hope you'll join in and play along with us over at MMCS challenge. The DT has made some amazing projects to inspire you so hop on over to the blog and take a look.

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

Shopping our stash weekly challenge - 3, 2, 1 (3 words - I love you, 2 flowers, 1 brad & using button stash)
Top tip Tuesday - Recycle it (buttons)
The pink elephant - Wedding/anniversary
Going grey with scrap-creations - Pick 3 from the list (I chose red, die cuts & buttons)

Thanks for visiting me today and thanks for all your lovely comments x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Saturday 8 September 2012

Sympathy tree

Here is a card I made for a very good friend of mine who sadly lost her father this week.

This is the first sympathy card I have made and knew I wanted to keep it simple with very little embellishments. So I went in search of a suitable image.
I came across this tree vector image here and knew it was just perfect. 

I added a beautiful sentiment from Clear dollar stamps and added a button twine bow. The dark brown matt is pearlescent and adds just a hint of glimmer.

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

Color throwdown - Beautiful colour palette
My craft spot challenges - Hope is rising (sympathy & encouragement) 
Clearly inspired challenge sponsored by Clear dollar stamps - Leaves
Papertake weekly challenge - Anything goes + non square card base

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

Friday 7 September 2012

Birthday beauty x

Oh my goodness I am so excited to share this super new release from Claire at Jellypark this week.
Isn't she just the cutest ?!

I printed this image twice once onto pink DP and then again onto my normal cardstock then coloured the image with my pro-markers and added some shading with my prisma's and highlights with a white gel pen. Then I cut out the girl and balloon pieced it onto the pink DP.

This is just one of 2 new releases this week - hop on over to the Jellypark challenge blog to check out the other and all the fab DT creations made with them :)
If you would rather just hop over to the Jellypark shop and purchase this beauty you can find her here !

The DP's are from the Snow bunny digital kit from all other items from stash.

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

Crafts & me challenges - Add a flower
Ladybug crafts ink challenge blog - Paper piecing
Oldie but a goodie challenge - 1 image, 2 DP's & 3 flowers (flowers, pins & sentiment all over 6 months old)
Tip top Tuesday - Birthday gifts (happy birthday tip toppers :)
Tuesday morning sketches - Fab sketch - thanks x
Charisma cardz - Seeing double (2 pins, 2 DP's & 2 trims - lace & twine)
My heart pieces digital stamp challenges - Layers, layers, layers

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

Bad blogger :(

Once again I am a bad blogger :( I totally forgot to post this weeks MMCS challenge card so here it is !

This weeks challenge over at the MMCS challenge blog is ANYTHING GOES sponsored by the super fabulous saturated canary who is offering the winner two digis :)

For my card I used a new border die that I got recently - actually I went die cutting crazy (!) as the border, flowers, leaves and swirl are all die cut and the butterflies are punched !

All I needed to do was draw a frame (with my fineliners), stamp a greeting and add some pearls ! Super simple :)

Here's a closer look at those yummy flowers

I hope you'll join in and play along with us this week at MMCS challenge I love seeing all your creative projects x

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

Crafts & me - Add a flower
Charisma cardz challenge blog - Seeing double (2 flowers, 2 leaves, 2 butterflies & 2 colours)
Digi doodles shop challenges - Handmade flowers
Paper crafting journey - Anything goes (Hello girls :)
Southern girls challenge - All about flora

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

Die-namics Prima Donna petals die & Fancy flourish both from MMCS
Memory box Tessatina border die
MS Butterfly punch (from stamp & punch set)
Sentiment HOTP