Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Billie Bear has arrived at LCI

Wow we had a lot of gorgeous entries to our last challenge - so do go over to the challenge blog and see if you are one of our lucky winners.
This fortnight's challenge to coincide with our brand new release is

I'm just in love with my image
Sweet Treat Billie
which is available today along with all the other new Billie Bear images
at £1.75 each

When I received it I just knew I wanted to see him in patchwork so off I went and googled digital patchwork papers and came across this gorgeous blog
Kym's Crafty Cards where she designs papers - they are just fabulous and not expensive too !!

I paper pieced Billie with the papers and just know he will be one of my favourites.
A closer view

a closer view of the banner that you would not believe how far it has
travelled to arrive on my doorstep.

a sneaky peek at the inside
a compilation
Hope you love the new release as much as we all do.
Please do go over to all the team and give them some ladybug love.
Susan xx

Monday, 25 March 2013

LCI New Release Sneaky look.....

A very quick post to show you a sneaky peek of the new image I was given by Kerry for the new release tomorrow.....you will not be disappointed....it's gorgeous.
Excited ?? I am !!!
Do take the banner and share on your blog and hopefully see you tomorrow.
Susan xx

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Happy Birthday to my BIL Tony...

Today is my sister's husband's birthday - I am lucky to be blessed with such a lovely person - he always manages to make me laugh.

Lynn & Tony have gone away for the weekend but up to now we haven't heard whether they got there or not....or back !!

Here is the card I made from Lewis and Eleanor - LCI Magnum and add-ons beer mug and balloon, coloured in using my Promarkers, ribbon from Stampin' Up

a sneaky peek at the inside

and the card that I made from John and I.
The stamp is a Stampin' Up and I scanned it into my laptop
 and added 'Brother-in-Law'

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments.
Susan xx 

Saturday, 23 March 2013


After seeing on lots of blogs that Google reader is disappearing - I have transferred all the blogs I follow into Bloglovin'.
It was so easy to do and took me minutes......I would love it if you could all follow me here as would hate to lose any of you.
If you would still like to follow me you can click here
Or click on the button on my side bar
Thank you
Susan xx

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Spring Challenge Reminder

How fast are the weeks going by - really frightening - I used to think it was an age thing - but even Lewis and Eleanor are saying it !!
We are just over mid-way for you to enter the challenge
For my card today I have used Ladybug Garden Delight and coloured it in using my Prismacolour pencils, and added Glossy Accents onto each ladybug.
The papers are a digital paper from Pink Petticoat and the ribbon from May Arts.

a sneaky peak at the inside

the stunnalicious bow

a closer view

a combination of everything

oh and before I forget MORE exciting news from LCI central
AND 4 amazing guest designers ......
Thank you for stopping by and don't forget just 6 days until the challenge closes.
Susan xx

Monday, 18 March 2013

Happy 21st.......

If only it was me again - what would I do different - would I do anything different - hmmmmmm sure I would tweek one or two things....LOL !!!
I took Eleanor to see One Direction on Friday night at the MEN Arena - and boy I'm glad I'm not a teen again - I've never heard screaming so loud in my entire life - my ears were still ringing on Saturday morning !! I have to admit though One Direction were exceptionally good and for a change they could actually sing and perform......wasn't impressed though when Eleanor pointed out that Harry would prefer me to her as he liked OLDER women !!!!

I have used the same layout as yesterdays card - as it was clean and simple looking but equally quite classy.
The image is LCI Killer Heels - Leopard and I coloured it in using my Promarkers and again the sentiment was computer generated.

a closer view

Don't forget to call back tomorrow for my LCI midway Spring challenge card - and some exciting news !!!
Take Care everyone
Susan xx

Sunday, 17 March 2013

A little bit of glamour....and a cutie...

I've had a lovely weekend down in Kent with my new baby nephew - and although the journey was miserable both ways it was more than worth it.
Here's the gorgeous little man.......how cute is he ??!!

My card today is for a lady who loves clothes - I've had this image for sometime and decided to put it to use !!
I paper pieced the dress with a digital paper from Pink Petticoat and I was very pleased with the result......the sentiment was computer generated.

 a sneaky peak at the inside....
Hope you've had a lovely weekend - and take care this week, I believe more snow has been predicted for some parts of UK. :0(
Susan xx

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

LCI Spring Challenge

We had some lovely cards entered into our 'Add a Number' challenge - do go over to the challenge blog and see if you are one of our lucky winners.
This fortnight's challenge is mine - and I have chosen
when I decided on this challenge it was mid-winter and Spring seemed so long away - last week we did have a glimpse but today we have had snow - what an unbelievable country we live in.
I have used Wellies Delight coloured in with my Promarkers, Stampin Up backing paper , crochet ribbon from LCI and a free embossing folder from a magazine.

a closer view




a sneaky peek at the inside

a combination
Hope you enjoy our challenge - please do go and take a look at the other ladybugs and give them some love....
Susan xx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day...

Did you know ???

         In UK, Mothers Day celebrations started by the name of
Mothering Sunday, several years before the tradition found its roots in UK. Mothering Sunday came to be celebrated following the practice in UK of 17th century wherein children of poor families were send to work as apprentice and domestic servants with the rich. These children were allowed to visit their 'Mother Church' or the Cathedral of their home town annually in the middle of the fasting month of Lent. Children met their mothers after visiting the church and presented them with flowers and special 'Mothering Cakes'. The custom received a set back with the advent of Industrial Revolution when the lifestyles changes. American soldiers contributed in the revival of the tradition after the World War II.

Here is the card I made for my Mum using LCI Floral Delights coloured in using my Promarkers and paper and ribbon from my stash.

a closer look

Wishing all Mum's all over the world (although we don't share the same day ?!?) a wonderful Mothering Sunday.
Susan xx

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Weekend again.....

How quick are the weeks going by - 3 weeks until Easter - which reminds me of lambs and budding flowers.....but looking through my window today that doesn't look likely.
Todays card is made using LCI Floral Delights coloured in using Prismacolour pencils and glamour dust and glossy accents for the look of water in the vase and the ladybugs.
The ribbon is from Country Baskets and the embossing folder is by Darice.

a closer view

I'd like to enter into

Polkadoodles & Studio 12 - Spring Flowers

Have a lovely weekend


Susan xx

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Happy 1st birthday....

Hello and welcome to my new followers - I will visit your blogs very soon ;0)

A very quick one today - have been visiting my Dad who is undergoing Chemotherapy and although he has been a fantastic patient - he is struggling this week.....

My card is very clean and simple - using another image from the LCI Through The Ages release - Billie is one (flowers) coloured in with my Promarkers and then flittered !!!

a close up view

Hope you are having a great week - thank you for stopping by.
Susan xx

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

A Productive day.....

Since Christmas I haven't done any power walking due to Asthma and Bronchitis but yesterday I went for a slow four mile walk - although on the way back my chest did get tight I felt great.....but today I've struggled but ho hum am going to try again tomorrow - maybe a little bit shorter......
Isabelle, my friend's daughter, wanted to do something different (and cheap as she's only 15) for her Mum this Mother's day so as I was looking after her last night - we came up with the idea of a coupon book.....so today I set to and made one - my very first !!
I made it to match the card I made for her too.

a closer view of the image from Digistamp Boutique
and Pink Petticoat paper
a closer view of the computer generated sentiment (Simply Glamorous font)

a sneaky peek at the inside

and altogether....

the coupon book ........

I perforated each page so that she can pull each page out..
......and Isabelle can decide what she is going to do for each one

Hope you like my new idea as much as Isabelle did -
 and hopefully her Mum will too.
Thank you for stopping by
Susan xx

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Mid-challenge reminder....

Just a quick reminder that you still have one week to enjoy the blog hop
and enter the challenge

- we have had some gorgeous entries so far.
To start the Blog Hop, and enter the challenge
- visit the Challenge Blog HERE
I have used '50 (flowers)' image which is available here at £1.75
I paper pieced the image and mounted it onto Spellbinders nestabilities....flittered the roses and glossy accent on the heart which you can't really see here but it's fabulous in real life.

a sneaky peek at the inside

Thank you for stopping by.
Susan xx

Monday, 4 March 2013

Yeah 51 followers and 1 lucky winner.

So.........I got to work first thing this morning and wrote all my followers on bits of paper

and picked out one piece.........

The lucky winner is........
Congratulations Susan
 please can you send me your address details so I can get the candy to you straight away.
Many BIG thank yous to all my new followers and I hope you continue to follow my blog - and who knows when the next blog candy will be ;0)
Susan xx

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Hey Jude....

Here is a photograph of my beautiful new nephew
- Jude -
just 10 hours old.
Very cute and a lovely way to end a lovely day.
Susan xx

What a beautiful day !!

Hello and welcome to my new followers - dare I say it - only 1 more to go !!!!
Well the sun is shining - it's weekend and I am an Auntie again today.
Carly, my sister-in-law had a baby boy at 6:50am weighing 8lb 15.5oz, Jude Peter (Peter after Carly's father who passed away 5 years ago with cancer., and also my BIL's name.)
Carly is only small and she had a really tough time and sure is glad it's all over...
.....photo's to follow.
Today's card is for a friend of Eleanor's using LCI Birthday Nikki , coloured in using Promarkers and printed the numbers direct onto the card.

a closer view of Nikki

a sneaky peek at the inside

I'd like to enter the following challenges
4 Crafty Chicks - #131 You've got me in [Stitches]
Thank you for stopping by and hope you are enjoying the sunshine.
Susan xx

Friday, 1 March 2013

50 Followers Candy.....

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Happy Weekend to all my Followers....

I have made a decision to give away my very first blog candy - but I am adding a twist..I currently have 26 followers - so my candy starts with 26 items and for each new follower I will add 1 more item until I reach 50 - yes - 50 so that means 50 items.....could take some time - but will be worth the wait for 1 lucky follower.

Current followers are already in the draw :0)
All I ask is

i) that you begin to follow me and regularly comment on my blogs....
good or bad !!

ii) comment on this post
iii) copy and paste the candy badge in your sidebar and spread the word.

I will post a photograph of the candy so far in a couple of days.....

Good luck and thank you for following me....


Susan xx

Fantasy/Fairy tale .....

It's Friday afternoon - I was just taking a look at blogland and I noticed a challenge at Polkadoodles that made me think of a stamp that I haven't used in a very long time.
It's LCI Swinging Ruby - isn't she just gorgeous.

a closer view

a sneaky peek at the inside

a combination of everything

Today I have used

Backing Paper - Stampin' Up
Button - Stampin' Up
LCI - Swinging Ruby
Glossy Accents for the labybug
Glamour Dust for Ruby's wings

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend

Take Care

Susan xx