Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Uniko New Release

Just dropping by today with my card for

I used Rustic Christmas for my card, added a quick ribbon
 and some SU Dazzling details.


Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Susan xx

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Oh Christmas Tree!

Watching X Factor final with the Christmas tree reflecting on the TV screen 
I couldn't ask for a better night. 
All my Christmas cards made and sent, Christmas presents bought and wrapped...really helped making my personal ones in May!

Today's card is another JOFY stamp which I must add I absolutely love and makes such a quick and simple card.


Thanks for stopping by today and if you like my creations please do follow me..
Hugs
Susan xx


Saturday, 13 December 2014

LIM - SNOW!

Just dropping by today with my card for

I used a JOFY stamp and a snowflake cluster stamp from Skull and Crossbuns.


I spent yesterday with 8 friends at Manchester Christmas markets - 
we had an amazing day but to be honest don't think we saw much of the markets!!
We had afternoon tea in a boutique hotel which was very civilised 
and many mulled wines during the day it was a pity when the heavens opened and we got very cold and wet.

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Susan xx

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Uniko Studio Guest Designer


I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the 
fantastic Uniko Studio team 
this week as a Guest Designer.  

When Beverley invited me I was so excited, how could I refuse?  
I only found Uniko Studio earlier this year and am delighted I did!


Okay I won't waffle on any longer, here are my cards for this month's mid challenge reminder.....

I used the brand new Background Builders: Vines Winter Additions
and for £4.50 what a bargain for such a useful set.




Hope you like them!!

Thanks for stopping by
Susan x

Monday, 1 December 2014

Happy December!

I am very organised for Christmas this year but still can't believe
that it's only just over 3 weeks away - where on earth is the time going?!

Today's card is for a very special friend who IS a very special lady - if we ever need to count our blessings and think life is treating us bad - we could all do with having a little time with this lady....
 you NEVER see her moan or without a smile....I'm sure she has her moments but she is the most wonderful lady who always has time for you and will help out in any way.

How gorgeous is this die from Dienamics??



I'm going to use this card for LIM - Celebrate challenge 
and not only am I celebrating Wendy's birthday 
but also what a fabulous friend and person she is.

Thank you for stopping by
Hugs
Susan xx

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Festive Wreath

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!
I have collected, hopefully, the last of the leaves from my garden today, cooked a roast as John leaves for the week tomorrow afternoon  and now sat with
a well deserved drink catching up on Graceland!!

My card today is for the challenge at Less is More
I have used a JOFY stamp and sentiment which I paper pieced, flittered and added lots of pearls and bling, I then fine-lined by hand the border.



I'm really pleased with the outcome I may even try in a different colour ;0)

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Susan x

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Snowflakes are Winter's butterflies

I absolutely love this sentiment from Uniko Studio 
and have decided to use it for the new challenge 'Christmas'

I have used the stamp set 'Stunning Snowflakes' and
stamped in variations of pink and purple then added a pearl in the centre of each one.



Hope you like it.....

Hugs
Susan x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Less is More ~ More than one tree

Just dropping by today with my card for

I used the Clearly Besotted Modern Christmas die and sentiment
 I attached the negative onto a piece of Anna Marie patterned card and then
 I embossed the die cuts and attached with foam pads.

I have to admit I was really pleased with the outcome.



Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Susan xx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The BIG 4-0!

Happy weekend everyone!!

Today's card was for a friend - I printed a sheet of Pink Petticoat digital paper 
and added a Lil Inkers bow and Accucut numbers.
I was really pleased with the outcome.



I would like to enter the following challenges:


Thank you for stopping by
Hugs
Susan x

Friday, 14 November 2014

Happy Birthday Lewis xx

Lewis was 15 this week and I honestly cannot believe it!!

Here are the two cards that I made for him......



and one from Eleanor



Lewis and Eleanor adore one another and are very best friends - it warms me up when I see how close they are and think to myself if I've done anything right in life it is my children <3

Love them to the moon and back

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Susan xx

Monday, 10 November 2014

Less is More ~ Starry starry night

Just dropping by today with my card for

I used a new SU set - White Christmas and added a Clearly Besotted sentiment.




Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Susan xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

and a gift wallet too

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today's card was an order - the lady wanted lilac and purple flowers and a matching gift wallet.

I was very pleased with the outcome and believe Karen loved it.

The digital stamp is from LCI (which I believe hasn't quite closed it's doors just yet - so be quick and grab yourself that bargain.)





the gift wallet.


Thank you for stopping by
Hugs
Susan x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Less is More - Non-traditional Christmas

Just dropping by today with my card for

I used Woodware Tipsy Tree and coloured it in with Copics adding liquid applique and faux stitching with a fine line drawing pen.



Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Susan xx

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Texture Plus Colour challenge at Uniko Studios - take 2!

Just dropping by today with another card for

I used Flower Power #6 and #5
 in the colours from the challenge.


the textured base card 




and the colour palette


Thank you for stopping by
Hugs
Susan xx

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Teddy Bo Bingo

- I chose Flowers, Patterned Paper and Buttons

Gorgeous Teddy Bea has been coloured with my favourite colour combination
lilac and lemon.
I am not 100% happy with the placement of the flowers 
but used hot glue so couldn't move them (lesson learned!)




the bingo challenge board

Hope you like it!!

Thanks for stopping by
Susan xx

Friday, 24 October 2014

Texture Plus Colour challenge at Uniko Studios.

Just dropping by today with my card for

I used Background Builders: vines 
and the sentiment from Flower Power #2 in the colours from the challenge.








Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Susan x



Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Little Creatures at Less is More


Just dropping by today with my card for

I used Ladybug Flower by Sassy Cheryl's and added a sentiment from DSB (I think!)......
flittered with a bit of glitter - unfortunately the photo hasn't picked it up.


Thanks for stopping by
Susan xx

Friday, 17 October 2014

Add Lace

So so glad it's Friday.
I suffer with asthma and the change in the weather has been tough on my chest,
 I sound like I have smoked 50 a day all my life - when I have never smoked at all!!
It's so tiring I could sleep for England!!

My card today is for the Ribbon Girl Challenge

I have used the LOTV Spring Swing which is retiring very soon - 
and I'm so glad I've got it - it's just beautiful.




Thank you for stopping by - 
and wish you a happy weekend whatever your plans are.

Susan xx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

It's Christmas at Clearly Besotted Stamps

My card today is for the CBS Christmas Challenge.

I have used the Modern Christmas die and a sentiment from the Hanging Around stamp set
- simples!!



Another quick one from me!

Thanks for stopping by
Susan xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Going Going...

....... hurry before they are gone and gone forever :0(

Queen Ladybug has decided to extend the closing down sale due 
to her absence during September and October.

Kerry has designed and had some beautiful cling and digi stamps created over the years and it will be a very sad day when the doors finally close  (28th October) and our wings are hung up - 
so don't miss this opportunity to purchase some of these fantabulous stamps before it's too late.

Share the news with all your crafty friends - great idea for a Secret Santa gift, Stocking fillers or simply because you can!

My card today is using Bride Nikki - such a stunning stamp and I nearly always use this on my wedding cards as it's so simple but classy too...



Share the banner on your blog and let's see Kerry close the doors with a bang!!


Thanks for stopping by
Susan x

All Dressed Up 1st birthday party

Hi all!

My card today is for the ADU 1st birthday party celebrations
Wendy, the designer at ADU, kindly gave the image free along with the hop...
how cute is she??



Short and sweet today.
Thanks for stopping by
Susan xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Two's better than one

Just dropping by today with my card for

I used Cute Robin from Digistamp and typed my own sentiment......
flittered with a bit of glitter - what Christmas card is complete without a bit of glitter?!




Thanks for stopping by
Susan xx