Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Summer Fun at Ladybugscraftsink ...

Good Morning - wow !! now wasn't the 'Christmas in July' blog hop fun, did you guess the word ??
I had so many lovely comments on my new DT - thank you all.

The new 'Christmas Delight' digi images look like they are going to be  popular and there were some stunning entries to the challenge.

Do check on the TLT challenge blog to see if you were a winner.....

Now onto this month's challenge 'Summer Fun' - my creation this month is Magnum and Lily mowing the lawn - not much fun but ho hum !!
Actually Magnum looks like my husband mowing the lawn !!

The solid coloured backing card is from Stampin' Up, the patterned paper is Nitwits....the ribbon is from LCI and the fimo daisys were a purchase from eBay a long while ago.

The blades on the mower have been 'flittered' (ha ha Kerry !!) but again doesn't show on the photo....

a sneaky peek at the inside.....

and a combination of everything....

Enjoy looking at the DTs blogs for inspiration and then link your creation to the TLT blog to be in with a chance of being a winner.


Susan xx

Monday, 30 July 2012

Pink and Turquoise...

 I had a fabulous weekend - met up with Lisa - My Makes"n" Me - a fellow Ladybug and what a wonderful lady she is.....we talked and talked and talked and the funniest thing was, on the way over I was quite nervous wondering if we'd have anything to talk about !!!!!

My card today was an order from the lady who made Eleanor's scrumptious birthday cake and cupcakes......

The image is a Bugaboo digi image, backing papers from Nitwit and my infamous May Arts ribbon....hope you like it.

a close up view.....

a sneaky peek at the inside ;0)

Don't forget tomorrow is a new challenge at Ladybugcraftsink and we will be announcing the winner/s of the Blog Hop.


Susan xx

Thursday, 26 July 2012

A 'Me' Weekend .....

Well - what a weekend I have planned (or not :0) !! ) Tomorrow I am meeting one of my fellow ladybugs - how exciting is that !!! and in the evening catching up with some girl friends for a meal and a drink or two......Saturday - sorting and tidying my craft room and Sunday - well who knows may just stay in bed with Christian ;0)

Have you guessed ?? I am home alone all weekend !!! John and Lewis are off to the Olympic opening ceremony concert in Hyde Park and then on to care for my FIL for the weekend.....and Eleanor is off to Anglesey with her BFF until Monday morning.....is it right to be excited to be spending time on your own ?!?!?

Today's card is for a neighbour whose daughter will be one on Saturday.....I loved this image and decided to paper piece the number one and was very happy with the outcome.

The backing paper and paper piecing is Nitwits, the image is Teddy Bea , Ribbon from May Arts.....

a closer view

 a sneaky peek at the inside

Hope you all have a fabulicious weekend and I will be back to let you know how mine went :0)


Susan xx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Goodbye and Thank you....

The sun is shining Lewis has finished school for the summer but poor Eleanor still has today and tomorrow......can you imagine Lewis' enjoying this one ??!!

Eleanor leaves primary school tomorrow and as a gesture class 6 mums have sent in a selection of cupcakes for the staff.....here is the card I made to go along with them.

The backing papers are Pink Petticoat.....Digital image from Digi Boutique and the gorgeous ribbon from May Arts.

a close up - I coloured in using Promarkers and added Glamour Dust for the blingy look

 a sneaky peak at the inside.....

and a compilation.............

Off to find my tissues for the leavers service later today !!


Susan xx

Friday, 20 July 2012

On your retirement.....

Well where do I begin - week from hell over and happy happy happy - as Lewis and I are sat chilling watching a movie together.... Eleanor at a party sleepover and John with clients at the Open golf in Lymm......spoke to Tiger Woods and got a nice photo for Lewis :0)

Today's card is for a lady who is retiring from teaching after 40 years ......wow - what a lot of children !!

Backing papers I had in my stash and can't remember where I bought it..., the ribbon is from Head Ladybug Kerry and the image Meljen's Design.....

a close up .....

a sneaky peek at the inside......

Hope you have a great weekend


Susan x

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Mid-Month LCI Blog Hop Reminder.....

Thank you everyone for your warm wishes on my LCI DT post - so far so good and loving every minute !!

Today I have a different image to show you
this one is called 'Shoe Tree Delight'
I have flittered the shoes etc but unfortunately
the photograph doesn't show this.

a sneaky peek at the inside....

Now don't forget you only have two weeks left, so join in
the Blog Hop and grab yourself a bargain in store on the way.


Susan xx

Monday, 16 July 2012

My baby girl is 11 !!

It was Eleanor's 11th birthday on Friday - time flies by doesn't it ??

I asked a friend to make a cake plus cupcakes using Jack Wills colours - she certainly did a fantastic job - what do you think ??

Eleanor seems to have grown up so quickly in the last twelve months and when I saw this digital image at LCI I knew it suited her down to the ground.

a sneaky peek at the inside.....

a combination of everything ....

Celeste, my Burmese cat, decided to help - don't think
she was impressed !!!

Backing paper - Nitwits
Ribbon - May Arts
Image - LCI
Coloured in using Promarkers

Thank you for stopping by ....


Susan xx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Teddy Bea Walking

Just a BIG thank you for everyone's good wishes on my Ladybug Crafts Ink DT - have lots of lovely cards I am making with the new images so do keep checking by....

My card today is for my sister-in-law who is a keen walker and just loved this image when I saw it.

Image - Teddy Bo images
Coloured in using Promarkers
Backing papers - Stampin' Up
Xcuts Nestie
Buttons and jute from my stash

I'd like to enter this card into Teddy Bo Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by

Have a great weekend

Susan xx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Ladybug Crafts Ink News !!


Today is such an exciting day for me as it is my debut on the Design Team for Ladybug Crafts Ink - I really don't know how I've contained myself and not told you the news !! When Kerry emailed me I had to walk around the room three times and check that I'd read it correctly....and what a fantastic team to join, everyone has made me so welcome and I know that I've made the right decision :)

The excitement continues........ LCI have a new release of 6 digi images - Christmas Delight and to celebrate we are having a Blog Hop.

You need to follow the simple rules

1. Leave a comment on each of the DT posts as you hop
2. Each DT member will have a letter for you to collect... once you have them all they will spell a word which you then email to lcichallengeblog@aol.com
3. Leave a comment on the Challenge blog letting us know which image you like best
4. Display our badge in your side bar to spread the word.

Grand Prize...All 6 Christmas Delight images
and 5 prizes of 2 images
The winner will be chosen at random!
To start the Blog Hop you will need to go to the Challenge Blog by clicking HERE

If you have already started the Blog Hop you should have come here from the Challenge Blog.

Here is the lovely image that I received - 

Vase of Holly.

Here is your letter....S

Your next hop is.... PAM

If you get lost on the way just pop back to the Challenge Blog by clicking HERE

So lets see your lovely Christmas in July creations.
Enjoy the Blog Hop and good luck!

Ladybug Hugs

Susan xx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

LCI Sale

Has Kerry gone mad ??!!??
- can you believe she is having a summer sale for the whole of July and August on all cling stamps - so go on
over and fill your basket
with Nikki's, Buttercup, Magnum & Lily and the rest
and only pay 1/2 price at the checkout -
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR go on over now ??

If that's not exciting enough there is a
starting on Tuesday 3rd July.....and some very exciting news from me !!! 

Thank you for stopping by

Susan xx