Friday, 16 March 2018

Thank You

Hello to all who pop over for a visit.

Firstly I have to say a huge thank you for all the lovely comments left on my last post it really meant a lot to me.   Sending you all hugs my special bloggy friends.

Well,  seems the forecast says we should expect some more snow this evening sometime which is really not what I wanted to hear. My friend is supposed to be taking me to Birmingham for the craft show on Sunday so I have everything crossed that it won't arrive or if it does it disappears just as quickly. I really need that day out!!!

Hope all you mums had a super Mother's Day.
Mine was a family day at home with Daughter's and Grandsons.
My two year old Grandson even made me a card, bless him, complete with foam rabbits and carrots.
I'll have to get my Daughter to upload a pic as my phones camera is rubbish and I can't find my camera anywhere. (she's been given the job of official pic taker and uploader as I'm rubbish at both.
Oh I wish I was more techy.
You wouldn't believe the notes I've written myself as she's taken me through each stage of adding things onto here, cropping them, adding my name etc.
Don't know who's more amazed, her that she's shown me how or me that I've actually managed to do some myself with the aid of my little note manual.

It's an age thing!!!!  well that's my excuse.

So here's my card.
Late or early whichever way you look at it.

I'll add a list of items used later.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Sue.

Monday, 5 March 2018


Hello to all who pop by to visit.

Well wasn't really sure if I would ever be posting on here again or maybe just close it down.

It's been so long since I've posted and the reason is I lost my lovely Sister suddenly and have not really been able to concentrate on anything for very long without feeling overwhelming sadness.
She was older than me and was always there for me no matter what and I'd never had a day in my life that she wasn't there. I know there will be a lot of you out there who've lost a loved one and will know how it affects your life.
So here I am, encouraged by my daughter, with a card I'd made before.
This reminds me of Yvonne. 
She went to a New Years Eve party in an outfit made by herself and I did her hair and make-up,
we had a right old giggle getting her ready.

This is the pic of my Sister.

Hopefully this will spur me on now I've posted again.


Kokechi Tilda -  coloured with distress inks, cut our with spellbinders floral frames
Crafters Companion edger
Poppy die - party banner
Tailored Expressions - key and lock
Magnolia doohickey - leaf swirl
Flourish and bird and cage - The works (I think)
Chic Butterflies - Crafters Companion
Cream rose I made using wired ribbon
Lace and flowers - WOC
LOTV - sentiment
Pearls and glamour dust from stash


Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolia - Favourite Colours
Magnolia Forever - Ribbon, Lace and Pearl
Creataliscious - Anything goes with optional girly

Hugs, Sue.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Divine Tilda

Good morning all you lovely crafters.

Loving the sunshine but would love it even more if I didn't have to go to work. Boy does it get hot with dryers on etc. in the salon.
My craft room is in the loft too and even with the velux open there has been no breeze and it's just been too hot to craft up there even with a fan on!!

Had a funny request this week too. A client asked me if I'd wash her hair with my fingers ??!!
Bit disappointed really, I'd just kicked my shoes off..... ha ha

So onto my card.


Divine Tilda coloured with Spectrum Noir Aquablend. Just love this Tilda, I've made a few with her so she'll pop up again.
Card shape using Tattered Lace Hearts and craft card embossed with shabby beige frantage
Papers, cut out using Tattered Lace Ornamental Torn Edge Hearts
Crafters Companion - Rustic Lattice edged with walnut stain, Filigree flourish,Weathered window, Chic butterfly
Tattered lace - Spring into summer butterfly die and stamp
Nellies - Romantic bird die (fence)
Natural sisal under the satin rolled roses
Brown and cream lacy rolled flowers is a free die
Ivy - Cottage Cutz die
Metal bird charm, pearls and ribbon from stash
Love die - ebay


Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias - Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image
Magnolia Forever - Things With Wings
Simply Magnolia - Garden and Blooms
All About Magnolia Challenge -All About Anything Goes
Magnolialiscious - Anything Goes (Option Masking)
Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet Magnolia - A Special Date (Birthday)
Paradise Of Magnolia - Anything Goes

Off to check out some of your beautiful blogs now peeps.
Hugs Sue .XX

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

So Sad

Good morning all.

I usually like to post the funniest things that happen during my weekly journey but don't have anything much to say today. I'm still reeling over recent events as I'm sure so is everyone else.

My heart goes out to all in Manchester.

So my card
I wanted to add my candle to all who have lit theirs.


LOTV  christmas angel (I think) -  coloured with distress inks cut out using Arched Window nesting dies from Once Upon A Stamp,  matted onto  Marianne - petra oval LR0240
Papers - Wild Rose Studio Holly Lane
GoKreate - xxl frilly 5 for base card.
Magnolia Doohickey - cute wings, sprawling ferns and dream tag
Dove - Apple Blossom die (free from magazine)
Ivy die - Cottage Cutz harvest fall corner
Flowers and ribbon - WOC

Challenges - TBA

Big Hugs

Friday, 12 May 2017

And Another One.

Hello all you lovely crafters. 

Well we've had some super sunshine this week, just loved it, but today it's dull and it's been a bit showery  and windy. just in time for the weekend!

Ever had a 'wish I'd have stayed in bed' sort of day, ... yep,... well I had one of those yesterday.
Thought I'd have a cup of tea, the canister was empty so went to the cupboard to get the box down to fill it up and hubby (bless him) had put the box on the top shelf. So off I went to get the buffet and I still could't reach, so climbed back down and got the longest wooden spoon I could find and was still on my tiptoes trying to hook it down, reached too far lost my footing and fell off the buffet,  good job the derriere is well padded!! On the up side down came the teabags. So after picking myself up went to fill up and why are they in twos?  mmm.... yes.. split the teabag and covered the top in tea leaves, great, oh well popped one in my cup, filled with water, stone cold I'd not even boiled the kettle!  Start again you fool, then got the sugar down and it needed filling up too cos there was maybe a spoon and a half left in, as I opened up the bag of sugar, the canister knocked over and spilt the remaining sugar! OMG, I didn't know sugar could travel so far, it was everywhere, so back to the brush and pan. Went off the idea of a cuppa altogether.  So off I went to do a Ladies hair at home cos she'd just been in hospital, turned up the wrong road and had to turn round in a tiny cul-de-sac with builders vans parked everywhere and caught the bottom of my car on a high kerb, with all the builders watching.... thank god for sunglasses!! Got to my Ladies house about twenty minutes late and I'd not packed the dryer... I was nearly crying by this time. Don't worry she says I have one you can use, believe me, that dryer was on strike, I could have blown it quicker myself and this was all before 11am.!!

So onto my card.
It's another Christmas one for the pile.
It's an easel card but for some reason I haven't taken a pic of that.


Snowy Tilda -  coloured with distress inks. Magnolia Jingle Jangle snowflakes stamped on background and glittered with glamour dust, cut out using Tattered Lace deckle edge dies
Doohickey dies -  Ferns, So Wrapped Tilda Lace tag, Lamp, Flowers
Precious Marieke - snowflake border
Sue Wilson, festive collection - poinsettia border.
Tattered Lace -Severn die
Memory Box -grape vine
Find It Design - leaf and swirl die
Yvonne creations - poinsettia
Marianne - flower die
Cottage Cutz - Reindeer Mini
Stamps, bells, twine and kraft card from stash


Enjoy your weekend peeps.
Hugs Sue.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Doing Well, One More.

Good morning all you lovely crafters.
 Hope you've had a nice break.

  I didn't realise it was another holiday. So hubby and I decided to sort out the garage and dispose of all unwanted rubbish that one accumulates over time. Oh my.... so much stuff..... and so many spiders!! Thank you God.... they run faster than me.

I also found boxes of crafty stuff that I'd sorted to go and do you know looking through it there was some things that I can't even remember having and I picked some stuff out to re-use. Well, when I some stuff, there was quite a few, cos we all know how styles and moods change, I'll get a box says me....... So hubby threw me out and wouldn't let me back in, not even when I knocked on the door bearing gifts (coffee and cake) I had to leave it outside and he only opened the door when I was safely inside, .... big meany.  I'll sneak back later.

I've got another Christmas card to share with you today (I love making them cos you can really glitter them up) and I love the bigz poinsettia too.


Magnolia Tilda in cosy coat -  coloured with distress inks, then stamped magnolia snowflakes onto the background and cut out using  Precious Marieke - Snowflake Circle   
Papers, LOTV and sentiment
Flowers, Bigz poinsetti and rolled roses Marianne die LR0163
Magnolia doohickey fern die and fairy tale tag die
Large snowflake is a Sarah Davies one I think and other various ones popped behind
Tattered Lace star tuck-ins
I O - bell die
Ribbon and lace from the Ribbon Girls
Pearl embellishment from Chloe
Off to check out the garage now Ha Ha, mustn't forget the box.
Ta ta for now.
Hugs Sue xx

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Never Too Early

Hello all you lovely crafters, hope you've all had a super week.
We've had a cold and windy week here although the sun is shining this afternoon and it's nice to see it. 
I haven't had much time to craft this week more's the pity as I'm beginning to look forward to it again, just wish the mojo would catch up!!

How many of us sit playing for hours and have nothing to show for it in the end. I have a huge bag of die cuts 'that will come in' for later and when I go to use one, find it's not the colour I wanted or just the right size etc,,,,,,think I'll donate them to the school where my sister works, the kids will have a field day.

I did have an arrgggghh monent the other night. Having cut all the pieces I wanted for my card I placed them where I wanted them to be, and oh yep it looked just right soooo I slipped them all to one side ready to glue them down....... and lost a butterfly.  HOW.... I hadn't move from my chair, it was no-where to be seen, not on the table, not on the floor (although the floor does looks a bit of a collage) not on me, not up my sleeve,  JUST CUT ANOTHER ONE..... now I remember why I don't put things back, it's in case I need it again.  Well finished and went downstairs for a cuppa.
Hubby asked me ......'.What have you stuck a butterfly to your glasses for.....'
OH MY GOD....!!!!!
Good stuff that glue.

I made a few Christmas cards a while back so I'm sharing one of those.
A Tilda of course.
I stamped onto textured linen card and I quite liked the grainy effect when I coloured her in.


Cozy Tilda, coloured with Aquablend pencils cut out using Spellbinders ovals and inked around the edges with walnut stain.
Background stamp, magnolia snowflake.
ferns, magnolia doohickey.
Tim Holtz, poinsettia, bigz die. and on the edge  snowflake die.
memory box snowflake
Marianne, rolled roses
papers from stash
sentiment from LOTV.
pearls and ribbon from the ribbon girls.

Ta ta for now.
Hugs Sue.