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.


Sunday, 16 March 2014

Singing In The Rain (as it water's the flowers)

Hi all, hope you're all well.
Well hasn't the last week been great, seeing the sunshine has really been more like spring if only the wind would die down.
This posting is a little late as I've been to Harrogate at the craft show. I really didn't want to go (ha ha ) but my friend insisted, oh and she's sooooo persuasive.!!
We had a lovely day and although I didn't need anything I sure came home with a bag full of goodies, can't wait for a play with them now.
 
So today's posting is my DT card for

Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet Magnolia

and the new theme for the next two weeks is
 
Flower Power
 
How easy peasy is that.
Who doesn't love flowers and up for grabs is a GDT spot for the winner..
 



 
I used London Tilda, I love her. I just imagined her singing in the rain so added the music paper and musical notes, cos let's face it, we expect these showers usually for our spring weather.
 
Recipe
 
Magnolia - London Tilda, coloured with distress inks.
Go Kreate - Frilly 7 for the card base
Spellbinders - Opulent Ovals
 Memory Box - musical notes
Magnolia - wrapped so lovely heart and swirl doohickey
Rolled Flower - Marianne LR1063.
Other flowers by WOC.
Pearls, pearl ribbon and lace - The Ribbon Girls
 
Challenges
 
 
 
Have a super week.
Hugs Sue Xx.


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Week 3 Fahionista - Shabby Chic.

Hi al, hope everyone is well.
Well after months of worry and tests my Daughter has been given the all clear.  She has extra heartbeats and has been having pains in her chest and has passed out several times.
She has low blood pressure, which is causing the fainting but it seems more fluid each day should sort that out, antibiotics for the Bronchitis and hopefully things should improve no end.
And she's the one that has never had anything wrong with her, it's my other Daughter that has all the problems!!
Kids... who'd have 'em!!!
We've just purchased a treadmill too cos we've all decided we need to improve our health and stamina.
OMG.. when we got it home it was too big to go in through the door!!
So it's been set up in the garage.
It's a fair thing and of course hubby had to have the first go. He started to walk at a steady pace with a smug smile on his face, so a few taps on the speed soon stopped that.... ha ha.. never seen his little legs run so fast, my Daughter  had to push him from behind to stop him from flying off the back.!!!..
So funny.. nick named him road runner
 
It's week 3 over at Fahionista of our theme
 
Shabby Chic
 
We'd love for you to join in
Just use a 'no nose' creation and all your wonderful inspiration,
can't wait to see them.
Here's mine
 




 
Challenges
 
 
Bit late posting but better late than never.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sue Xx


Monday, 17 February 2014

Love or Hearts.

Hi all, my it's taking me a while to get back into the swing of things. I just don't know where the time goes but I did manage to get into the craft room yesterday and I enjoyed myself.
But when I went to add my DT card I realised I had made it for the wrong theme, 'der' so off I went to make another.
So without further ado, here is my card all be it late, sorry ladies, my DT card for
 
'Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet Magnolia'
 
and the theme for the next two weeks is
 
Love or Hearts.
 
So here is my card with the right theme.
The cards by the DT are amazing, I just love to see what ideas everyone comes up.
Pop over and join in, we love to see you too.
 



 
 
Challenges
 
 
 
I'll add the details later.
Off to check out what I've been missing.
Hugs Sue Xx.


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Week Two At Fashionista, Magnolia and More.

Hi all, hope you're all well.
First post of the year for me, I just seemed to have lost my mojo since Christmas but I've pushed myself back into my craft room and tinkered about a bit so hopefully I'll get back into it.
I've even got the new Christmas Magnolia stamps still waiting to be inked!!!
This is one of them, she's sooo cute. I've used her for my DT card for
 
 Fashionista, Magnolia and more.
 
 So if you have a 'no nose' image join in the Challenge.
It's week two of our Challenge theme
 
'Anything Goes'
 
With some fabulous sponsors
and wonderful inspiration from my teamies.
 



 
 
I'll add the details later, just haven't got myself that organised yet!!
Got to catch up with you all too and see what I've been missing.
Hugs Sue Xx.


Friday, 13 December 2013

Only Twelve More Sleeps.......

Hi everyone, hope all is well.  Getting closer to Mr Whiskers paying us a visit, I'm getting a bit giddy. Even though my girls have grown up we still enjoy the whole thing and it's so nice for us all to be at home together. We always get a game to play in the evening too although I haven't seen one yet so if anyone has any ideas let me know.
 
It's time for another challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and the theme for this week is
 
'Christmas Using Non Traditional Colours'
 
I love blues on Christmas cards and it goes so well with brown.
 
 



 
Recipe
 
Stamp - Sugar Nellie, Christmas Garland, coloured with copics with lots of glamour dust.
Papers - LOTV, Winter Wishes
Spellbinders - Grand Nestabilities for card shape
Magnolia -fence and snowflake die
Whimsy - winter's jewel 1 snowflake
Memory Box - Giovanna snowflake
Joy craft - snowflake 2018
Whiff of Joy - Heart Banner
Marianne creatables - Ivy LR0244
Message - Labels ten, wording by My Sentiment Exactly, Winter Sentiments.
 
Hope you have a super weekend.
Hugs Sue Xx.