Monday, 24 November 2014

Use those die cuts

Hello all, hope it's not getting too cold where you are.
Christmas is getting closer and I'm still trailing behind with the cards I've made or not made as the case clearly is!!
I do love to see all your Christmas cards though, so many clever ideas and gorgeous arrangements.
 
We have a new addition to the family this year.... my Daughter has a new puppy.... aww
a tiny teacup Chihuahua called Skylah
She's so tiny and cute with attitude ha ha!
Have to get some pics loaded.
So there will be three doggy stockings on the mantle this year.
 
Well I'm a bit late posting this card as it should have been on yesterday but I was at a friends Birthday party and well time just seemed to fly, as it does when you eat drink and fall asleep in my case, oh my, must be my age tee hee!!
 
Yesterday saw the beginning of a new challenge at
and the theme for the next two weeks is
Use A Die Cut
how easy peasy is that
Don't we all love our dies
I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
 
 
Only one pic this week, afraid I got waylaid and didn't quite finish the inside
(my next job)
Will be back shortly with list of what I've used.
Keep warm peoples.
Mwah
Hugs Sue Xx


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Sparkle, sparkle and more sparkle

Hi all, hope you're having a super weekend.
Well it's sure getting colder, even sorted out some thick tights and my boots!
 
Another busy week helping my poor overworked Hubby decorate my Daughter's house, oh I must be getting old, I woke up with so many aches and pains afterwards and it definitely tests your patience.
 
It's another challenge over at
 
 
and the theme for the next two weeks is
 
Sparkle
 
Oooooh
lurve sparkle and glitter 
and what better than a Christmas card with lots of sparkle
pic doesn't really do all the sparkle justice cos believe me I glittered everything
 including the dog (ha ha)
 



 
Recipe
 
Magnolia - Snowy Tilda, coloured with Spectrum Noirs pens and pencils with added glitter cut out with Spellbinders Label Ten
Card shape - Go Kreate frilly frame 5
Papers - LOTV, Nit Wit Collection, Snow Princess
Snowflakes - Joy crafts and Memory Box, Lindeman
Small Luxe Poinsettia and Outline and Marianne small poinsettia LR0142
Magnolia - fence and slender firs
Sue Wilson - filigree bow
Cosmic shimmer - Glitter jewels
Lace and gems from stash.
Back later hopefully if I don't fall off the ladder!!
Hugs Sue Xx.




Sunday, 26 October 2014

LHOSM, Autumn Colours.

Good morning and hello to all you lovely crafters, this feels like my very first post it's been so long since I've added a card I've nearly forgotten how to do it!! Seeing as it's a new computer too and I can't seem to remember which key does what I just hope something shows up!
 
I've been missing for quite a while as I had an op in June which didn't quite go to plan and I had to be re-admitted with a huge infection which took it's time to heal and left me for the first time in my life feeling weak, vulnerable and unable to work for weeks and as someone that's never ill or off work came as a BIG shock to the system. Even crafting didn't appeal to me. But the body is a wonderful thing is it not, and although it takes time, heals itself from within and hey presto I'm back.
 
 
Boy did it feel strange when I sat at my desk to make this card and you know that feeling of  'not really as good as I wanted it' well that's how I felt about this, think I'm rusty!
I suppose we are our own worst critics.
 
Today sees the beginning of a new challenge over at
and we would love to see your fabulous Autumn colours
and a GDT spot is up for grabs.
 



 
 
Recipe
 
Go Kreate - Frilly frames 5 for card shape.
LOTV -  Raspberry Road Designs, Antebellum
Magnolia - Tilda with corn, coloured with distress Inks
Magnolia swirl and cloud dies
Shabby beige frantage
Flowers - WOC and others
Love these leaf dies, but not sure who they are by
Lace from stash.
 
Off for a catch up now.
Take care.
Sue Xx
 



Sunday, 27 April 2014

Lots of Layers at LHOSM

Hi all.
It's been a while since I posted as I lost all interest in anything just lately.
My Daughter has been in a car accident. Thankfully she was not seriously hurt though god knows how, the car she was in was a right off. She was taken to hospital in an Ambulance but after XRays was allowed to come home, suffering whiplash and bruising.
(It was her birthday a few days later too, poor kid.)
Then the day after my Husband got a call from his partner. He'd just arrived at work to find they'd been broken into and had everything taken, not even a spanner left. Thirty years worth of equipment gone. They'd smashed through the roof, smashed the alarms and trashed the place.
I've never seen my Husband so crestfallen. For two pins I think he'd have walked away and not gone back.  Trying to make lists of things missing was a headache. It took a whole day just to sort out the invoices that had been thrown everywhere. Boy did I swear!!
What a shame they didn't fall off the roof .
2014 is turning out to be a c...p year so far.
 
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at
 
 
The theme for the next two weeks is
 
Lots Of Layers
 



 
Recipe
 
Magnolia - For You Tilda, coloured with distress Inks
Jus Cutz - Nested Decorative Shapes 5, for card shape, and photo strip die
Papers - Papermania Madame Payrauds
Spellbinders -Ovals
Magnolia doohickey - Swirl and Butterfly
LOTV -Tab
Shabby cream frontage
Flowers - WOC and others
Pearls and ribbon,  stash
 
 
Hope to get round to seeing what I've been missing.
Hugs Sue Xx.



Puppy Love Tilda

Hi to all, hope you're all well.
 
This post is rather late as I should have added this a week or so ago.
 Rather sad really as this will be my last post for Fashionista as it is to close it's doors.
So tomorrow as usual five wonderful entries will be chosen and then it's peoples choice.
Please go along and vote for your favourite of our Pastels Challenge.
 



 
 
Recipe
 
Magnolia - Puppy Love Tilda, coloured with distress inks.
Card shape - Jus Cutz, Nested Scalloped Hearts
Memory Box - Trulani Wreath
Joy Craft - Heart Border 0252
Spellbinders - Ovals
Marianne - Hearts LR0159
Magnolia - Butterfly Doohickey
Martha Stewart - butterfly punch
Flowers - WOC and others
 
I've sure got some catching up to do.
Hugs Sue Xx.


Monday, 14 April 2014

Just not enouigh hours in the day!!!

Hello all you fab crafters and a special hi to my new followers. Here I am trying to catch myself up again, it's like being on a treadmill and getting nowhere fast!!
 
Just when I thought life was slowing down some from Christmas, my eldest Daughter decided she would like to buy a house and be independent.
Great...... but for the fact that Mum and Dad have to pay the deposit and probably work till midnight every night decorating, pulling down walls, replacing bathrooms and then relinquish all the furniture from our house that she has her eye on!!!!!
And on top of that, as happy as I have always said I would be for her to make a mess in her own place, I really feel so sad about her moving out, (and quite teary if truth be told) How many of you out there have felt this way too I wonder.
Then my baby turned 21, oh where have the years gone. Doesn't seem so long ago when I was pushing her on a swing in our back garden.
So not had too much time for crafting, there's dust on my table would you believe.
 
It's time for a new challenge over at
 
 
and the theme for the next two weeks is
 
Spring
 
with our fabulous sponsor
 
 
who doesn't love this store
So many wonderful things to spend your voucher on
 
My card is one I made a while ago and didn't post but it fits this theme, though I'm not really happy about it as I prefer to use my distress inks for colouring now, my copic colouring leaves a lot of room for improvement.
 
 



 
 
 
Have to add details later cos it's going to take me a while to find them.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs Sue Xx.
 


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Pretty In Pink

Hi all, the sun has certainly left us. It's sooo windy and rainy, don't like it at all.
We sure got spoiled last week.

I should have posted this yesterday as it's my DT card for week two of
 
 
the theme is
 
Pretty In Pink
 
So if you have a ' no nose, no mouth image' pop over and join in the fun
we love to see your creations.
 

 





 
Recipe
 
Magnolia - Special Day Tilda,  coloured with distress inks.
Go Kreate - Frilly 7
Papers - LOTV Always and Forever and First Edition Sweet Owl.
Die Cuts - Die Namites Birdhouse Trio, I. O. - 154A Birds, Taylored Expressions Clip it on , Die Lights - Alphabet. Leaf ,  La La Land - Folding Banners
Marianne - rolled rose LR 0163
Sentiment - Dawn Bibby
Flowers - WOC
Ribbon and Pearls - The Ribbon Girls
Shabby Pink Frantage
 
Challenges
 
 
 
Hope you'll join us.
Off to catch up with you all.
Hugs Sue Xx.