Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Midway Reminder ......

Hi everyone - hope you've had a good week.....
 
We have already had some wonderful entries into this fortnight's challenge
 
'NO SQUARES ALLOWED'
 
Today I have played with the bubble numbers and add-on Christmas hat image - cute ???
 
 
 
a closer view

 
Hope you enjoy our challenge - and remember use a LCI image for an extra chance of winning a stamp of your choice.
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Happy Birthday Paul....

Happy Sunday all !!
 
Todays cards are for my walking partner's husband - he loves boats !!
 
My image is from Pink Petticoat and so is the backing paper.....very simple but effective.


 
a sneaky peek at the inside

 
 
Paul had an incident in the summer where he reversed into his speed
 boat - eeeeek £3000 worth of damage to his car plus boat !!!
Allison decided that she wanted me to create a card with this in mind ;0)

 
I watermarked the image into the middle of the card
 
 
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine where you are.
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Anything but Square challenge

Our lovely Lindsey has set a challenge for this fortnight
 
'No squares allowed'
 
 
When I saw this challenge I thought - 'oh no !! - I don't do anything but square....'
so I went to check my blank card collection to see if I had anything there before I started to think about die-cutting a card and yes - I did - I must've bought these such a long time ago I had forgotten.
From Craftwork cards I think !!
 
For my card today I have used 'The Wrinklies' - it is a perfect card for my FIL's birthday - think I have used it before but ho-hum it's certainly different.
 
I embossed the card blank before I started to layer etc and have to say think it looks good.
The DP is a new purchase from Stampin' Up called 'Sweater Weather' - gorgeous.....and embellished with a few small wooden buttons from my stash.
 
 
a closer view


a different view
 


an inside view
 

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

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Sew Beautiful.....

 
Happy Saturday to all !!
 
Haven't had the best of weeks as my Dad has found out after having a PET scan that his bowel cancer is back - with this being his primary cancer they will sort this out first before they do his liver operation. It came as a huge shock as we were told that his bowel was clear of cancer in June.
He goes into hospital on Monday for more investigations and hopefully we will know more then.
Just feel so sorry for him.
 
I have been super productive with my card making this week - made a dent in my Christmas cards plus a few orders....
I absolutely love this one - love the colours - the ribbon/bow - papers - not often I fall in love with a card like this !! and I'm happy to say the lady I made it for loved it too :0)



 
 
I would like to enter into the following challenges
 
 
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a lovely weekend
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Winter Wonderland Challenge Reminder


Can you believe a week has already gone by ??

DON'T FORGET !!!
We are giving you a chance to win ALL 10 images.
All you need to do is comment on the challenge blog and one random winner will win ALL 10 images - yes ALL !!!
 
Today I have used another one of the new Silly Snowmen releases Feathered Friend
- easy peasy to colour !!



 
 
 
The challenge is
 
so why not join us and where possible use a LCI image to be in with a
chance of winning a stamp of your choice.
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx



Friday, 6 September 2013

Bellissimo Italy....

Happy Weekend !!
 
Lewis and Eleanor returned to school on Wednesday and so far so good.....;0)
For today's card I used Bucket of Roses and this time coloured it in yellows - bright and beautiful.
It is a delight to colour.

 
a closer view

 
 
We went to Lake Garda for the last week of the summer holidays - it was so beautiful.
 
This is John, Lewis and Eleanor on the bridge at Desenzano del Garda.
 



and John, Eleanor and me......we had a lovely time and lots of memories made.

Thank you for stopping by - wishing you all a lovely weekend !!
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

LCI Silly Snowman New Release....

Happy September and what a way to begin a new month -
a new release from Kerry..
 
Silly Snowmen !!
 
There are 10 new images at £1.75 each. 
 
Our challenge this fortnight is

 
I know it's difficult to think of when we are being promised an Indian Summer
but think how good it will feel that you have actually made a start to those Christmas cards !!!
 

 
My image is 'Snowball' - I just love it as it is so quick and easy to colour and we all know when making Christmas cards that's just what you need.
 
 
 
a closer view

 
 a sneaky peek at the inside
 
 
 

 
We are giving you a chance to win ALL 10 images.
All you need to do is comment on the challenge blog and one random winner will win ALL 10 images - yes ALL !!!
 
Take Care and hope you enjoy the Ladybug's creations - they are fabulicious !!
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx