Sunday, 18 September 2011

Another weekend gone.....

John left on Thursday morning with an agenda most people would be exhausted reading.......he will be back from his last leg Bangalore on Friday night :)

This means I have spent the weekend amusing Lewis and Eleanor - we went to the cinema yesterday, with tea at Frankie and Benny's , today has been homework and sorting out cupboards and wardrobes......don't you feel better once you've achieved something like that. 

We sold old DVDs on a website (musicmagpie) and made £70 - some only worth pence but we would never watch them again and eBay is so saturated - we decided to go ahead.

Today I made 36 Baptist invites for a customer - and the words were in Spanish - she had sent me the image that she wanted on it - here is what I came up with.......

and a birthday card for a friend's daughter who loves animals but allergic to them so can never have one of her very own :(

 I would like to enter this into LCI - Challenge #37 - Flowers

 a gorgeous flower.....

For the birthday card I used

Buttercup stamp - LCI
Coloured in using Promarkers
Ribbon - LCI
Backing papers - Nitwits
Flower cut using MFT Dienamics
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Thank you for looking at my blog and for all your kind words.


Susan xx

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


Lewis and Eleanor have followed tradition and called my FIL 'Grumps' ever since they were born and to be honest I can't imagine him as anything else !!

I am very ahead of myself as his birthday isn't until October but was desperate to ink this stamp !!!!

I received my parcel from LCI last week and only got time today to actually get one inked - it was such a lovely stamp to play with, I think I will be using this one often......

Backing Paper - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Computer generated
Sentiment Punch - Stampin Up
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Coloured in using Promarkers
Crochet ribbon - LCI
Bakers Twine - Sarahs Cards

Thank you for looking and all your lovely comments.....


Susan xx

Monday, 12 September 2011

Grumpy Old Man

Lewis has settled into high school - we have had a little chat and have told him unfortunately the world is full of people who say nasty things because they think it's funny - he is such a worrier and takes to heart everything that is said.....a tough lesson coming from a tiny church school where everyone wouldn't say boo to a goose :?

I was asked a couple of weeks ago by my friend who lives next door to make a card for a man at work who is turning 60 and is grumpy and likes a pint !

I had this Bugaboo image on my hard drive and decided it would fit the bill - I did check that the sentiment was okay before I added it !!

I used my glossy accents for his glasses and am so happy with them.....not photographed as well as I would have like but never mind.

Paper - Stampin Up
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Image - Bugaboo
Coloured in using Promarkers
Button from my stash

Thank you for looking and for taking time to leave your lovely comments.


Susan x

Sunday, 11 September 2011


Had a peaceful weekend - with children's homework - who has a phobia of sticky back plastic ???!!! - backed so many books don't think I could face another piece !!!

Had a few chores around the house but did find time to make a card for a friend this week.

I would like to enter this into LCI Challenge - Anything Goes

Image - Bugaboo Stamps
Coloured in using promarkers
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Sentiment - computer generated
Punch - Stampin Up

Thank you for looking and all your kind comments - I enjoy reading through each and every one of them.


Susan x

We remember....

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Lewis' New Chapter....

My son started high school yesterday - he was walking around in a daze last night and just couldn't get any sentence out without tripping over his words ....tonight he is teary someone has said something quite hurtful - it's such an emotional a parent you want to protect them but you know that they have to go through it......horrible :(

Here are Lewis and Eleanor on there way to school yesterday morning......

I made Lewis this card yesterday morning - not quite high school boy but he loved it.

Papers - Stampin Up
Image - LOTV
Coloured in using Promarkers
Sentiment - Computer generated
Sentiment Punch - Stampin Up
Edge Punch - Martha Stewart

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Monday, 5 September 2011

Autumn Term begins......

Said my goodbyes to Eleanor this morning - you'd think she'd gone away for 6 months not 6 hours the way I feel !!!!

Taking Lewis and a friend into town today - they have lots of Wii games that they want to trade in - you know the games that were fine in July when you were at primary school - but oh so uncool to have in your collection at high school !!!!

One of the ladies who orders alot of cards from me moved house on Friday and thought it only right that I send her a's my creation.

Backing Paper - My Minds Eye
Spellbinders nestabilities
Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Felt Flowers - MFT Rolled Flower Die
Felt - my stash
Digital Image - Digistamp Boutique
Coloured in using Promarkers 

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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Who lives here ??

Well Eleanor goes off to school tomorrow - have felt sick all day - what will I feel like on Tuesday when Lewis starts high school......just have to make a huge dent in making my Christmas cards to keep me occupied :)

Here is a card I was asked to make today for a couple who are moving in together and he is Australian so she asked me to to try and incorporate it somehow in the card.

I haven't tried 'bunting' before but think I've found something that will be going onto alot of my cards......

I made the backing paper using 'julesdingz' font - capital H - and alternated it in red and blue - I was very happy with the result :)

Bunting - Spellbinders Nestabilities
Airmail Bakers Twine - Sarah's Cards

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