Thursday, 28 February 2013

It's getting closer......

....... 3 followers to go - how exciting :0)

As I said in my earlier post it was John's 50th birthday on Tuesday and as promised here are his cards....we had a lovely day - a nice lazy lunch in one of our favourite restaurants, and friends for a Chinese takeaway in the evening......

A friend made (and I paid for !!) him 50 cupcakes - they were absolutely fabulous.....

The birthday boy !!!

Here is the card I made from Lewis and Eleanor
- using a brand new image from LCI Through the Ages

a closer view

a sneaky peek at the inside

and the card I made from me

here is the little poem I wrote for him !! - it is said like 'Roses are Red....'

and a sneaky peek at the inside

I'm sure the celebrations will go on for many weeks - it's not every year you reach a milestone is it ???!!!!????
Thank you for stopping by and if you are not already a follower don't forget I only need 3 more followers for one lucky person to receive all 50 pieces of candy.....
Susan xx

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Through the Ages....

Good Morning Everyone !!

What a fabulous challenge and how we all love pink....we had some fantastic entries - Congratulations to all the winners - have you checked the challenge blog to see if you are a one of them ??
This fortnight to celebrate
 a brand new release we are having a blog hop
2 wonderful Guest Designers.
You have 2 weeks to enter to try and win some prizes. 

Blog Hop Rules

1. Leave a comment on each of the DT posts .  

2. Leave a comment on the Challenge blog and let us know which new image is your favourite. 

3. Display our badge in your side bar to spread the word.  

There are 20 images in the Through The Ages release - WOW!
 The winner of the blog hop will get to choose 6 of the new digi's
 and 5 runners up will get to choose 3 of the new digi's. 

Not only do we have the hop but we also have a new challenge chosen byQueen Ladybug Kerry

which is very appropriate for me today as it's John, my husband's, 50th birthday but my card isn't for him today - I will share his cards with you later in the week ;0) 

Okay so lets get started - you should have arrived here from

if not please return here to find the full order of the hop.

We have all used a new image and we haven't seen one anothers yet so we are as excited as you !!

The image I have is used is Teddy Boy 2
and is available for just £1.75 now.

a closer view

a sneaky peek at the inside

Gorgeous isn't he ??

Now you need to hop on over to the wonderful Julie who I know won't dissappoint you.

Have fun and don't forget to let us know which is your favourite new image.


Susan xx

Sunday, 24 February 2013


......and welcome to my new followers - I am so excited - only 6 more to go and one lucky follower receives my candy!!
Don't know what I'm talking about ??? Please read my post
Today's card I have used my favourite LCI Killer Heels image - Rose coloured in using my Prismacolour pencils and embellished with Hotfix rhinestones.
The backing paper is Stampin' Up and webbed ribbon from my stash......I computer generated the sentiment.

a closer view

the sentiment ;0)
Thank you for stopping by - hope you've had a lovely weekend.
Susan xx

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Engagement wishes....

Weekend again - can't believe how fast the weeks are flying by.
Lewis has cricket and golf today so I am going to take Eleanor to do a little bit of shopping.....and then tonight John and I are out with friends to celebrate John's 50th - eeek !! It is his birthday on Tuesday - what a day to have a BIG birthday :0(
Today's card is for a friend who proposed at The Grand Canyon - didn't realise he had it in him !!! ( She did say yes !)

a sneaky peek at the inside

Today I have used
Backing paper - Pink Petticoat
Computer generated sentiment - MFT die
Kraft Hearts - MFT die
Large heart - Spellbinders nestabilities
Jute - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Pearls - stash
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Hope you have a lovely weekend whatever your plans.
Susan xx

Friday, 22 February 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Hello and welcome to my new followers :0)

After four days in Kent I am happy to say we are back home.....John went off to Belgium  ( I told him to keep an eye out for any stray diamonds !!) this morning for a couple of days and I am going to catch up on household chores and orders which I have received whilst away.

Todays card is very pretty and simple - a 21st birthday card.

a closer view

a sneaky peek at the inside 

Today I have use
Craftwork cards backing paper
Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Circle nestabilities
Patchwork embossing folder
Computer generated sentiment
Accucut numbers
Hope you have a fabulous day
Susan xx
PS Don't forget to read my blog candy post - only 8 more followers !!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Midway Reminder....

Morning Everyone - just a quick reminder that it's midway for the

'Pink + 1'
challenge at Ladybugcrafts ink.
I was introduced to this Sizzix die by Julie Ladybug - and absolutely love it I have made a card using this before but decided for this one to make it smaller and just love the result.
I purchased some Stampendous Embossing Enamel and I sprinkled the  entire card with it and think it looks lovely.

oday I have used : 
Thank you for stopping by and don't forget just under 1 week to enter the challenge.
Susan x

Friday, 15 February 2013

Shopping Nikki has gone digital......

Thank Goodness it's Friday !! And after two long weeks John is home........sat snoring next to me on the sofa :o/
I'd like to thank the Southern Girls for choosing me for their Top5 in their Get Krafty challenge - absolutely thrilled !!
Today's card is a new LCI digital stamp - Shopping Nikki - she was originally a cling stamp with a tiny poodle but she has decided to adopt Buttercup and take her shopping instead !!!
The backing paper and buttons are from Stampin' Up, I created my own sentiment and coloured in Nikki with my Promarkers and flittered her with Glamour Dust.
The ribbon banner die is from Memory Box.

a closer view of Nikki


a sneaky peek at the inside

a combination
Please can I enter the following challenges
Lewis and Eleanor finished school today for half term and we are heading to Kent to care for my FIL for a few days.
Hope you have a great weekend planned.
Susan xx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New Fortnight New Challenge at LCI

Good Morning Everyone !!
What a great blog hop and gorgeous new images....we had some fantastic entries - Congratulations to all the winners - have you checked the challenge blog to see if you are a one of them ??
This fortnight our challenge has been chosen by our
very lovely ladybug Laurie
PINK + 1 other colour
I have used an image that Queen Ladybug kindly gave to us all and although ideal for Valentine's Day - I had already made mine - so decided to leave it blank and maybe at a later date add a sentiment.
The lush ribbon is also a gift from Kerry - I think she was very happy with us all that day ;0)

a closer view

the lush ribbon

a sneaky peek at the inside

a compilation

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments
 - please go and give all the other bugs some love.
Susan xx

Sunday, 10 February 2013

only 9 to go....

....yes only 9 more followers and some lucky follower will receive my candy.....

Today my card is another image from LCI Killer Heel release - I printed it, coloured it and only at that point did I realise that it wouldn't fit my normal square card - eeek !!!

I must say though I do think the DL card suits this image and sentiment......the ribbon is from Berisford Ribbons - just gorgeous.

a close up of the image

computer generated sentiment

a combination
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.
Susan xx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

LCI Midway Reminder....

Just a quick reminder that you still have one week to enjoy the blog hop - enter the challenge and collect the letters
- we have had some gorgeous entries so far.
To start the Blog Hop, and enter the challenge - visit the Challenge Blog HERE
I have made a card using the beautiful Rose killer heels, coloured in using Flexmarkers.
The backing paper and ribbon are from Stampin' Up and the gorgeous nesting die is cArt-Us Nesting Dies - Frame Tabs
a close up view

a sneaky peek at the inside

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to visit the challenge blog.
Susan xx

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Less is more.....

.......and it certainly is with this card.

Before I go on I'd like to say 'Hello' and 'Thank you' to my new followers.....just 11 more to go and the candy will be finding it's way to one lucky person.

John travels around America for the next two weeks therefore missing Valentine's day so I had to make his card early so that I can sneak it into his case.

The 2nd Birthday challenge at Less is More this week is Kraft and Kreme so I thought I'd have a go.....

I used my Die-namic alphabet dies to create the simple Love on the cream card and added a couple of kraft hearts.

on the inside I did the same technique with just the 'U'
Hope you've had a fabulous weekend......
and thank you for stopping by.
Susan xx

Friday, 1 February 2013


Hello and welcome to my new followers - my blog candy is slowly growing ready for that one lucky follower to receive :0))

For those who don't know what I am talking about - take a look at my earlier blog post

I have been plagued with a migraine for 4 days this week and still I have the muzzy feeling about my head....and although haven't done alot I did manage to make a couple of cards today.

I have used one of my many favourite images from Ladybugcrafts ink - Winestool Nikki.
The backing paper was sent to me by Diane Ladybug - it is beautifully flittered - which I stitched to SU purple cardstock. The ribbon is from my own stash...

a close up view

a sneaky peek at the inside

a combination

I would like to enter the following challenges
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great weekend
Susan xx