Sunday, 30 October 2011

Pretty in Pink....

Italy was perfect - just what we needed as a family.....

John, Lewis and Eleanor at the Spanish steps in Rome - Lewis sporting his new Ferrari hoodie and holding his Ferrari store bag !!

We took a detour to Maranello - which is the birthplace of Ferrari - and we took him to the Galleria Ferrari - he was so overcome with emotion when he walked into the room where all the Ferraris were kept he began to cry and it made it worth the extra journey......

Mummy put too many bubbles in the jacuzzi - but it was
so worth the fun they had !!!

Now onto my creation for this weeks LCI challenge - oh did I mention the excitement I felt when I got home and had made last weeks Top 3 - thank you so much Lady bugs !!

Paper - Funky Hand Paper Factory
Image - LOTV
Coloured in using my Promarkers
Ribbon - both from my lovely Kerry @ LCI
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Fimo Flowers - my stash
Border Punch - Martha Stewart

Thank you for looking and leaving your lovely comments


Susan x

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Two times 40 !!

Two of my close friends both turn 40 within a couple of weeks of one another and they decided to throw a double party......

Here is my card for each of them - don't you just absolutely love this image !!
I 'stole' the inspiration from Kerry @ LCI - hope you like them Kerry !!

I glamour dusted Nikki's tops and IRL they are just gorgeous......

How clever am I - set this up to send on Sunday as I will be in Italy - did I tell you that I was going - lol !!!

Paper - SU
Image - LCI
Coloured in using promarkers
Felt Flower - Felt - LCI - Flower Die - MFT
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
40 - LCI Sentiments and Numbers stamp

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Susan x

Friday, 21 October 2011

Nikki again :D

Two posts in two days - wow I am excelling myself - lol !!!

Another request for a card today led me to my faithful Nikki stamps - I lifted out my SU colour guide to see what colour to go with the hot pink - and it suggested this blue - I would never in a million years have teamed them up but love the outcome ......

Paper - Stampin Up
Image - Nikki from LCI
Coloured in using Promarkers
21 stamp - LCI
Sentiment computer generated and punched with SU punch
Ribbon - my stash

Thank you for all your kind comments yesterday - my MIL managed a walk around the block today arm in arm with my FIL - not sure who was helping who ......but how lovely this time must be for them......

Thank you for stopping by - and leaving all your lovely words....


Susan x

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Me time......

Well what a fabulous surprise my husband sprung on me !! We are off to Italy for a week - fly into Venice for a couple of days, then on to Florence and finally Rome where we fly home from.....and then to Kent to see my MIL and FIL.... who incidentally has had a really positive week.....even managed a walk around the country park on Sunday - she hasn't walked for 4 months :) We all know what is around the corner but are trying to give her as many good times as we can - and selfishly to help us as much as her......

Here is a card I was asked to make - the lady loves to read so I chose this Nikki stamp and she absolutely loved it.
I am entering this into this weeks LCI Challenge - Circles, Pink and Chocolate

Paper - Funky Hand Papercraft Factory CD
Lace punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - LCI
Image - LCI
Coloured in using Promarkers
Nikki's top glittered using Glamour Dust
Computer generated sentiment -
punched with SU punch
Spellbinders Nestabilities

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments


Susan x

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Another Stepper Card....

Just a quick one today - I am really enjoying stepper cards at the moment and made this one last night for one of my friends birthdays today.

Hope you like it.....

Bugaboo Digital Stamp
Coloured in using Promarkers
Backing Paper - SU
Ribbon - Old Olive SU
Buttons - my stash
Charm - also my stash 

Thanks for stopping by


Susan x

Friday, 14 October 2011

Oh Christmas Tree....

I haven't been around alot recently my MIL had her chemotherapy stopped last week and it has knocked us all for six.....although we all know the time is near, to be actually told that anything she wants to do - she needs to do now - was quite a blow. Still amazes me how brave she is :)

I took a look at LCI TLT blog this week and decided it was just the thing I needed - so hear is my card......

I glossy accented (is that a word ??!) the baubles and irl they are fabulous.......

Image - LCI Digital Images
Glossy Accents on baubles
Coloured using Promarkers
Ribbon - LCI
Papermania Embossing Folder
Computer generated sentiment punched with SU punch
Backing paper is a digital one but can't find it anymore :(
(if anyone recognises it please let me know !!)

Thank you for taking time to stop by - and for your lovely comments


Susan x

Monday, 3 October 2011

White Wedding....

Well I think our mini summer left here today - quite windy with a bit of a nip in the air tonight....and did read snow was promised for Friday - bizarre ?!?!

A close Bulgarian girl friend asked me to make her a wedding card for her step-daughter and husband to be and wanted nothing but white on the card........I absolutely loved the end result of this card ......the flowers are new from Spellbinders and are HUGE !!!

.....aren't the flowers scrumptious ??!!

Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder
White Felt - LCI
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Spiral Blossom One
Heart punch - SU
Sentiment computer generated punched with SU punch
Ribbon - SU

Thank you for passing by and leaving your kind comments - I love reading them all !!


Susan x

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Autumn decided to wait......

Well how surprised are we all with this weather ??

I had a charity clear out a couple of weeks ago and along went 90% of my summer clothes as they were looking tired - and out came my 13.5 winter tog duvet - never in a million years did I imagine we would be baking in 27 degrees on 1st October !!

I was asked to make an engagement card this week and decided to make one using a stamp that hadn't seen ink in sometime......and enter into the LCI challenge - Fall and/or Fancy Folds

Stamp - LCI Nikki and Ben
Coloured in using promarkers
Backing Paper from my ever increasing stash
Ribbon - LCI
Charm - my stash
Sentiment computer generated
Die cut using Spellbinders nestabilities

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Susan x