Wednesday, 30 November 2011

What are you going to do with all that felt lol???

This really is a quick post I just wanted to show my latest creation......Kerry asked the question so I felt I needed to explain.......

I have only just made this one tonight and photography isn't great - but the story goes 'I made myself a felt Poppy for Remembrance Day this year - and it spiralled out of control from there - people were stopping me in the street to ask where I'd bought it !!! Since then friends have bought the flowers - as didn't think Poppies were appropriate after - so I die cut a Tim Holz flower die and have since sold in excess of 150 !!!!! '

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments....


Susan x

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Blue Christmas....

Quick post today - John goes to Kentucky tomorrow and we are all stressed MIL has had an awful weekend but hopefully once the hospice have her meds sorted she will be far more comfortable.

I took an order today for a few Christmas cards and here are a couple I came up with.....same card different wording....

Sizzix Reindeer die cutter
Card - Brothersleep
Bow from stash
Backing paper created on SU MDS then sprayed
with Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle - irl it's gorgeous.
Pearls and diamantes

I would like to enter this into LCI Challenge - Winter Blues


Susan x

Saturday, 26 November 2011

SU Mini Pack........

Just a short blog today - my MIL has now been taken into Wisdom Hospice to monitor her and to try and get her medication right - she has been so poorly this week it's just not fair.....

My SU demonstrator sent me a mini pack with my last order and this is what I came up with......

...... I am making a picture book for my MIL as she is very low and wanted to remind her of all the good times we've had over the years - and found this little one of Lewis and Eleanor (who are now 12 and 10) and so wanted to rewind time :D

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments - I love receiving them all :)

Much love

Susan x

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Throwing my rattle out....

......this is my third attempt to post this so let's hope it's third time lucky !!!

I have tried to make a Christmas card that will not be charged as a 'large letter' because of embellishments etc .....but still wanted to add 'depth'.....:@

Here is what I came up with......

Backing Paper - Nitwits and Funky Hand
Image - Bugaboo - Ava Mistletoe Fairy
Coloured in using my Promarkers
Glittered with Cosmic Shimmer in red and green
Spellbinders Nestabilities

I made the top 3 in last weeks LCI Blogaversary Blog Hop challenge - I was truly made up :)) - and to make my day even better I won Pami's blog candy - how happy and lucky am I ???

I would like to enter this into LCI challenge ....
......and thank everyone for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments - I'm sorry that I've not been a faithful blogger but my husband is away at the moment and my MIL is deteriorating and am finding it all very exhausting.....but am still crafting so do please stop by and brighten up my day.
Susan x

Monday, 14 November 2011

Happy Blogaversary to LadyBugs !!

I haven't really crafted this week but desperately wanted to enter Kerry's First Blogaversary Blog Hop Challenge ( try and say that !!!) ... so here goes

Backing Paper - SU
Image - LCI
Coloured in using Promarkers
Ribbon - LCI
Felt Flowers Die - MFT
Spellbinders Nestabilities

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments


Susan x

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

What would I do......

......without crafting.....went on an 8 mile power walk this morning to clear my head - and got back home and swear if I didn't craft I would have just gone back to bed and slept until school pick up time - but instead went into my craft room and my mood turned around pretty quickly. Listening to Take That it was 3.10pm before I knew it :)

My card today is simple but I thought it came out quite nice....

Backing paper - SU
Nikki stamp - LCI
Coloured in using Promarkers
Prima Flower - Sarahs Cards
Spellbinders Nestibilities.

Thank you for stopping by and taking time to say hello


Susan x

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Something completely different....

A few years ago I began to make jewellery - as John works away alot and found myself with two young children going to bed at 7pm and me being alone all evening. I had been making cards for sometime and a friend just said 'have you ever tried jewellery?' so I took the plunge and thought I would share a some with you ......hope you don't mind.

Thank you for dropping by and your lovely blog comments


Susan x

Monday, 7 November 2011

A Card for Down Under....

A beautiful frosty morning here today minus 0.2 degrees
 - the heating was certainly on today......
I have had a major sort out in my craft room today
and still a long way to go....will need to be stronger in future when it comes to buying things 'that I can't live without'

My Aunty who lives in New South Wales, Australia will be 73 next week - I have made this card for her - hope she likes it. Again I used my SU colour guide for the colours combination and love it.

Stamp - SU
Backing papers - SU
Ribbon - SU
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Thank you for stopping by - and leaving your comments


Susan x

Sunday, 6 November 2011

A New Beginning......

Just got back from a weekend in Kent caring for my in-laws - I always feel very low when I get back :(

So to brighten myself up I decided to enter blog heaven - I have also managed to upload a card that I made for one of my friends who has had a really tough couple of years and has had to move out of her beautiful family home to a much smaller one - but she is so much happier without the financial pressure...:)

Backing Paper - SU
Ribbon from Ladybugcraftsink
Digistamp - Digi Boutique
I added the name of the road using my SU MDS
Coloured in using Promarkers
Red Felt flowers - MFT Dienamics Die

Thank you for stopping by and saying hello....


Susan x

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Christmas preparations.....

I don't know about you but every year I leave my Christmas cards to the last minute and make a resolution I won't do it again next year - but guess what ???!!!

So last week I spent a whole day digi-stamping and colouring - glamour dusting, glossy accenting and feel much happier - just need a day to tie ribbons and stick stick stick and at least then I will know where I'm up to.

Here is one creation using an LCI digi stamp - I sparkled the icing on the Christmas pudding and flocked the Santa's hat and was really pleased with the result.

I would like to enter this into LCI Challenge of the week.

Backing Paper - Nitwits
Magnum Digistamp - LCI
Coloured in using my Promarkers
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments

Happy Crafting

Susan x