Sunday, 30 September 2012

Gems and Glitter....

We had a lovely weekend and was great seeing my niece Opal - so cute at 19 months......and of course my BIL and SIL !!!
 
We reached the hotel and they had double booked our room - I was not a happy chicken and poor Lewis and Eleanor had to sleep on Z beds - Eleanor's was so bad you could feel the Z through the bed and she's bruised all down her right side....:0(  Poor thing ended in with John and I.......
 
Today's card is one of my very very favourite LCI stamps.....the backing paper is Pink Petticoat digi paper - I paper pieced the sofa and pooch's cushion !!

 
Very glittery and lots of gems......



 a sneaky peek at the inside.....
 
 

 
 
Thanks for stopping by
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Golden Wedding.....

We are off to Balsall Common today to celebrate John's mums cousins Golden Wedding Anniversary - he helped so much and travelled to Kent so often to see Brenda we decided it would be lovely for him for us to make the journey to celebrate with him.....

Brenda and John (another John !!) were seperated when they were young and John did a family tree and found her three years ago - unfortunately Evelyn, John's mums sister had already passed away but it was lovely watching them reminisce - shame it was short lived.

Here is my card I made for them.......

The backing paper is from Stampin'up - it is reversible so I used both sides to give it a contrast.....



the absolutely stunning ribbon is from American Crafts from Sarah's Cards
 
 



a sneaky peek at the inside....
 

 
 
a compilation .......
 
 
 
 
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have an enjoyable Saturday ;0)
 
TTFN
 
Susan xx

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Long time .....

I have got so many stamps that don't see the light of day - it's ridiculous....so when I was asked to make a card for a friend's daughter I decided to dust down one of my stamps that hasn't seen the light for a long time.....LCI Cupcake Cutie....which was quite fitting as my friend makes cakes for a living.....


The backing paper is from Nitwits - I just love their papers. The ribbon is one one I found in my stash which I bought ages and ages ago from a little company called Tapestry of Delights.....the nestie is one of my purchases from a craft show I went to whilst I was in Australia - it is gorgeous....

A paper pieced cupcake wrapper and dress - can you believe I hadn't paper pieced up until joining LCI - now I love it !! Lots of pink and lots of glitter just what a 6 year old little girl needs....

 
a close up view




 
a sneaky peek at the inside.....
 



 a compilation ...
 

 
I hope you like my card today - do please leave me a comment as I love to read them all.
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Bingo with a twist at LCI....

Where on earth did that last two weeks go ??

I hope you enjoyed the Blog Hop - do check over at the challenge blog to see if you are one of our lucky winners......

Today's challenge is 'Bingo with a Twist' - the twist being pink.....

Take any line you wish and enter your creations during the next two weeks on the challenge blog...

Die Cuts
Pink Gems
Butterflies
Pink Ribbon
Stitching
Pink Buttons
Swirls
Pink Flowers
Lace


My card I have used one of the 'new' Nikki digi stamps - well not truly new but new to the digi world...Slobbing Nikki

I followed the middle line : Pink Ribbon, Stitching and Pink Buttons

The backing paper is from Nitwits collections, the ribbon and buttons from LCI, a gorgeous Spellbinders nestie, computer generated sentiment punched with my SU punch.....and it's a shame you can't see the stitching clearly it is a new one I found on eBay - Gutermann Sulky - totally stunnalicious.



Nikki was coloured in using my Promarkers, paper pieced the sofa, her turban was 'fun flocked' to give it a fluffy towel look.....and her slippers were glitzed and glamoured with Glamour Dust.


 
a sneaky peek at the inside.....
 
 
a compilation ....
 
 
Thank you for stopping by, please go and give some ladybug love to all the team....
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx
 
PS Don't forget to grab yourself a bargain at LCI before Sunday 30th September.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Blowout Sale...

 
Just a quick note today to tell you that Kerry at Ladybugcraftsink has gone mad - take advantage of her madness whilst she's away on her holidays !!!
 
 
60% off ALL cling stamps from now until
she returns on Sunday 30th September.
 
 
 
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Feeding Missy....

My good friend Jane has gone to London for a girly weekend (where was my invite ???!!!)  and I have been left with cat duties. Missy is insulin dependant so it's quite important she gets fed and injected at the right time-ish - so Saturday morning and I'm up and out by 9.00 - totally unheard of for me.....but this morning I feel like I've had a full day already !!

My card today is very clean and simple - a friend asked for a understated birthday card for a new neighbour's daughter.....my card fit the bill and she was extremely pleased with it.

The balloons were punched out on scrap paper I had left over......joined together with a tiny bit of jute twine and diamantes between each . I thought the green and lilac looked lovely together......


 
a closer view.....



a sneaky peek at the inside.....
 

 
 
Thats all from me today -
 don't forget you only have 2 days to join the LCI Blog Hop
 


TTFN

Susan xx

Friday, 21 September 2012

'Fore' you

 
How cold is it outside ......absolutely freezing.
 
John returned home this afternoon from Kentucky and said how warm it was - and he's off to San Francisco on Monday for the week.....so not fair.
 
Today's card was for a friend's husband who is a keen golfer - love this simple image from Digistamp Boutique, coloured in with my promarkers.,the backing paper is from Nitwits.
 
 

a sneaky peek at the inside.....

 
Thank you for stopping by - hope you have a wonderful weekend.
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

LCI Midway Blog Hop Reminder.....

Morning Everyone....
 
Just a quick post today to remind you that you only have
1 week to do our Blog Hop.
 
New Release, 4 Guest Designers - come on join in the fun !!
 
Full details here at LCI TLT Challenge Blog.
 
Today I have used
 
 
 
 
a close up view .....



a sneaky peek at the inside.....


 
 
and finally a compilation....
 

 
 
Please go and show all the Ladybugs some Ladybug love....
 
Thank you for stopping by
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Naming Ceremony

Well the sun shone today and was quite nice when the clouds weren't blocking it .....but tonight there is a definite nip in the air....and how early did it go dark..!!

Today's card is a clean and simple naming ceremony card for a boy....the sentiment was computer generated and the stars are the tiniest star nestie....a few gems and a little stitching and here it is.....

 
a close up of the stars.....
 
 
.... a sneaky peek at the inside
 


a combination ...
 



Thanks for stopping by today....

Hugs

Susan xx

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Mojo on it's way back :0)

 
I think I left my mojo in Australia but it's finally come back.....made so many cards today catching up on orders, requests and my own cards that I need to send - I'm really chuffed.
 
I also managed a cuddle with a neighbours 6 month old baby.....;)
 
I played a little bit with this card and am quite happy with the outcome....
 
The papers are Nitwits and the Star nesties are Spellbinders
I think the star circle doily thingymajig is Nellie Snellen but I've had it for ages and never used it.....
 
 


 
 a sneaky peek at the inside.....


                                                           a combination.....



Thank you for stopping by....

Hugs

Susan x

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

LCI TLT Blog Hopping New Release.....

Hello Everyone !!
 
Exciting new release, a brand new challenge, a blog hop AND not ONE
 but FOUR Guest designers !!!
 
So here we go.......
 
The challenge for this fortnight is a fabulicious photo inspiration
from the lovely ladybug
 Lisa
 
 
Blog Hop Rules
 
1. Leave a comment on each of the DT and GD posts as you hop
2. Leave a comment on the Challenge blog letting us know which image you like best
3. Display our badge in your side bar to spread the word.

The overall winner of the hop will receive all 6 Snowman Delight images and there will be 5 winners of 1 image each.
Of course there will be the usual Challenge Winner,
Winner using an LCI image and Top 3
The winner will be chosen at random!
 
To start the Blog Hop you will need to go to the Challenge Blog by clicking HERE

You should have arrived here from the lovely
 
and at last here is my creation from one of the newest
digi releases
' Happy Holidays'
which you can purchase here
 

a close up view......
 

 
 .....scrumptious felt snowflakes

 
a sneaky peek at the inside.....
 

 
and a compilation........
 

Hope you like it.
 
 The next stop on your hop is
 
Pami


Enjoy the hop and good luck

Hugs

Susan x

Monday, 3 September 2012

Time flies....


Where on earth has the past few weeks gone ?? Arrived home early last week and haven't had chance to craft nor blog - with school shoe shopping, ironing, naming items of clothing I haven't had any time. All will change tomorrow when Lewis and Eleanor go back to school - and Eleanor start high school - eek !!

Our time in Australia was mega-amazing and so wish we could turn back the clock - I would certainly have emigrated .....my cousin and family were a delight to be with and my Aunty was fantastic putting up with us !!

I'm sure I will bore you over the coming weeks with photos but here is a little taster.....plus a card that I managed to do today as a favour for a friend....



 
 
I made a card for the Ladybugs Challenge using paper piecing and I think I'm hooked......
 


 
 
 
Challenges I'd like to enter :
 
 
Many Thanks for stopping by
 
Hugs
 
Susan x