Friday, 21 December 2012

So glad this week is over......

Well what a week......and to top everything off my heating has broken down tonight......British Gas coming tomorrow......lets hope it's not too cold tonight.

I wrapped all my presents today - I love wrapping presents normally but Christmas presents I get soooooooo bored. The first present is neat, tidy and cut to precision and by the time I'm finished can't even be bothered with tags and bows !!!!

My card today was made for my bestest friend, Jane.....she has had a tough year but things are finally turning a corner ;0)

The main image is from Pink Petticoat, the backing papers free from a craft magazine and the gorgeous ribbon from LCI

a closer view

Just a quick note today - so sending hugs to all
Susan x

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Anything Goes at Ladybug Crafts Ink

Good Morning Everyone - Well it's a new fortnight and a new challenge at Ladybugs craft ink.....but before we go on - have you checked over at the challenge blog to see if you are a winner ??

This will be our last challenge until February as the
LCI Design Team are taking a break but do check our blogs as we will be still posting cards using LCI images.
The LCI sale on cling stamps is still on so do go on over and grab yourself a bargain before everything goes :0)
Todays challenge is
Anything Goes
and I have used my favouritist stamp Winestool Nikki
The backing papers are from Stampin Up, the ribbon is also Stampin Up...I coloured the image with my Promarkers then flittered the dress and shoes.

a close up view

a sneaky peek at the inside

Thank you for stopping by and keep checking back for more creations and news.
Susan xx

Sunday, 16 December 2012

I am a Music Man......

This week has brought another few days of my plans being disrupted - set Thursday and Friday aside to write all my cards and wrap all the presents......but Lewis came into my craft room on Tuesday night complaining that his back was hurting......on Friday he had come home from school with what looked like insect bites on his back so I sprayed them with Solarcaine and gave him antihistamines....again on Saturday and Sunday - but when he lifted his T-Shirt I just knew it was Shingles......felt so guilty. Took him to the Doctors on Wednesday morning and she said 'Oh it's good to see something other than coughs and colds !!' - had to laugh as my poor son was in agony !!!

He is much better and hopefully will return to school tomorrow as all blisters have scabbed over and no weeping.

On to my card today I made for someone who regularly asks me to make cards for her......

The music sheet in the background is actually the sheet music to 'Happy Birthday' and the inage is one that I had downloaded from the internet sometime ago.

a sneaky peek at the inside

Hoping you are all organised for Christmas and looking forward to not making Christmas cards for a while !!
Don't forget to share my '50 follower candy' in your sidebar.
Susan xx

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Midway LCI Challenge Reminder......

Hello all - yes I am still here but had one of those weeks where I felt I was walking up a one way street the wrong way.....I'm sure you all have them.....

Again today I have used Nikki running with Buttercup which is available less 70% - what are you waiting for ??!!

The backing papers are from Pink gorgeous mesh ribbon purchased on my travels in Australia.

a closer view

a sneaky peek at the inside

a combination of everything....

Now you know how much you love glitter and bling - enter your creations here now...
love and Hugs
Susan xx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

** Sparkilicious at LCI **

Good Morning Everyone - Well it's a new fortnight and a new challenge at Ladybugs craft ink.....but before we go on - have you checked over at the challenge blog to see if you are a winner ?? And wow how many entries - apologies for anyone we didn't get to......!!

Well on to todays challenge which has been set by
our lovely Princess Bug Lisa

and we all used Nikki running with Buttercup which
you can buy here HUGE 70% off

Please do go to all the ladybugs and give them some love - they need lots at this time of year as they are all very stressed and their little wings are worn out.....
Thanks for stopping by
Susan xx
PS Don't forget to become a follower to be in with a chance of winning my candy ;0)

Sunday, 2 December 2012

WOW card.....

Wow - my second post in one day !!

I have ironed, I have cleaned, called in to a friend for coffee AND been treated to my dinner out - what a lovely day.....AND even had time for a little crafting....

My card today is a simple birthday card with a new image that I got free from Flat Friends Challenge Blog and decided to make my card to fit their challenge....

I embossed the backing card and scored lines with my new Stampin' Up scoring tool and tied a simple white satin bow.

The nesties are from my Australian purchases and to finish off two simple white buttons......

I used the Stampin Up Score tool to score lines on the
insert paper - it looks fab !!

I would like to enter this into
Thanks for stopping by
Susan x

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..... spare room ensuite is now locked to Lewis and Eleanor - too many little surprises for them in there !!

All my Christmas cards are made - just need to sit down and write them....a job for one night this week.

Haven't put our tree up as we have our niece, Opal, staying next weekend and felt it was too much of a temptation for her and to be honest it was a perfect excuse as I really don't like my tree up too early.......

My card today was made for my friend's daughter - the same girl that the sweet treat was made for.......

I printed off the digital paper from my Craftwork Cards CD, the image is a Bugaboo - which I just love.....I paper pieced the dress, flittered the gloves and boots and added a May Arts ribbon and there you go........

Hope you like it :0)
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to spread the word about my candy......
love and hugs
Susan x