Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Paper Piecing Challenge at Ladybugcraftsink....

This will be my final scheduled post before I get home.....sorry for my lack of commenting during this time but normal service should now begin !!!

The 'Summer Fun' challenge at LCI certainly was a big hit with everyone but then again with the weather this summer in the UK it was our closest thing to it .....

Please do check over at the challenge blog to see if you are a winner.....

This fortnightly challenge at Ladybugcraftsink is


This is one part of crafting I am not 100% fond of - I am just too clumsy with scissors - hopefully you will be better than me !!

The image I've used is called ' Sleeping Baby Baby' and I've paper pieced the blanket and pillow to match the backing paper from Pink Petticoat.
The ribbon is another favourite of mine from LCI , as is the felt for the Die-namics rolled flower die.

 a closer view....

Sorry but for some strange reason I forgot to photograph the inside of the card :0( and had already sent it before I realised.

So really if I can do this so can you......

Enter your creations over on our Challenge blog and you never know - it could be you !!


Susan xx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Mid-month LCI TLT Challenge reminder.

When you are reading this I will be approx 10,563 miles away from home - yes I am spending the summer holidays in Australia.
At the time of writing this I am so excited and trying to think of ways
 of being able to stay longer :0D

Hope everyone is having a great summer and that whether you are home or away that the weather has been kind to you.

This month the challenge over at LCI is 'Summer Fun' so if you haven't already entered you still have until Midday on Monday 27th August, so dust down your craft table and get posting your creations ......

I have used 3 digi images on my card today - Magnum, Add-on Balloon and Bouquet Delight, I glittered the balloon and loved how it turned out.

The backing paper is from Nitwits and the solid backing card and ribbon from Stampin' Up

a closer view

a closer view at the bouquet

the glittery balloon.....

a sneaky peek at the inside

a scrumptious combination....

Hope you are having 'Summer Fun' - will just be back in time for the next challenge and all my photo's from Down Under...


Susan xx

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


Has anyone been watching the drama on channel 4 'Revenge' - I've just got up to date with all my Sky + recordings so that I have enough percentage for all my recordings whilst away - and I could watch it for much much longer - really enjoy it.

While you are reading this I will certainly be in Australia enjoying the relaxed way of life and catching up with my family.....and I have John for 3 weeks - eeeek what will we do think it's the longest I've been with him in years .

My card today is a Bugaboo image - sorry if I bore you with this one but I do love it.
The backing papers are Stampin' Up, Delicious Ribbon from May Arts.

a close up view

a peek at the inside

I just love the colours in this one - purple must be one of my favourite colours.

Thanks for stopping by


Susan xx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Down Under.......

How excited am I ?!?!?! We travel to Australia tomorrow evening for 3.5 weeks :0) My Auntie and my cousins live out there and since I was tiny all I've ever wanted to do is live there - don't think that will ever happen but I love love love going to visit.

We stay with my Auntie who is about 1.5 hours North of Sydney and go from there......my cousin and family live about 10 mins from her.....lots of sleepovers with mine and my cousin's children in order.....just spoken to Peta (my cousin) on Skype and she said it's freezing here - I said oh no - what temperature - 20 -23 degrees !! - and that's Winter !!!!!!

My card today is for a 40 year old avid motorbike fan......the image I had from a while ago and can't remember where I got it from...the backing paper is Pink Petticoat - SU star punch.......

a closer view....

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

I have scheduled a couple of posts so fingers crossed they will work......


Susan xx