Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Mid-Challenge Reminder....


Morning all - just a quick reminder that it's midway for the

'Need a P'
challenge at Ladybugcrafts ink.

My card today was for a friend's birthday - I look after her dog twice a week as she works and Buttercup looks just like Maisy ;0)

My 'P's' today are Pals and Pooch !!

I used LCI Best Friends Nikki stamp, coloured in using Promarkers
Spellbinders Nestie stamp, Etsy digital papers, LCI sentiment and ribbon from my stash.


 
a closer view
 


 
a sneaky peek at the inside
 


 
Thank you for stopping by and remember you have one week to enter this challenge.
 
Hugs
 
Susan x

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Weekend - where did it go ??

Weekend, Half term - so quick....

Have been feeling low this past couple of days - organising Christmas without Brenda has really got to me.....my chest has been quite bad, John arrived home on Friday but goes back to Japan until Saturday, Lewis and Eleanor return to school tomorrow so all in all a bit rubbish :0(
 
We went to a 40th party last night - which was more than an eye opener - I have never seen such a broad range of characters in all my life !!!
Was nicely tucked up in bed for midnight though so was able to take advantage of the extra hour......
 
I have used LCI Make a Wish Nikki, the sentiment/numbers are also from LCI.
The backing papers were another digital purchase from Etsy. The ribbon is an old Stampin Up one from my stash....and finally Spellbinders nesties....

 
a close up view



a sneaky peek at the inside
 


a combination

 
I'd like to enter
 
Simply Create - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
 
 
Thank you to everyone for stopping by - please do take the time to leave me a quick comment....it truly cheers me up....
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Paper Piecing, Purple - need a P Challenge.

I hope you enjoyed Julie's Challenge -  I loved browsing all your blogs and some fantastic entries - do check over at the challenge blog to see if you are one of our lucky winners......

Today's challenge is from our lovely tanned bug Laurie

I need a P !!

now it's up to you how you interpret it !!  - Pink, Purple, Patterns, Pearls, Polka Dots, Paper Piecing...

Here's my card - I have used purple and paper piecing....the image is our lovely Nikki and the backing papers are a digital paper pack I bought from Etsy - gorgeous papers aren't they - and I'll never run out !!! The felt flowers are a Cheery Lynn die - miniature rose.



a close up view
 


a sneaky peek at the inside
 


a combination
 

 
Thank you for stopping by, please go and give some ladybug love to all the team....
Hugs
Susan xx

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Magnum hits the beer.....

John finally arrived home last night - 1hr 45 min delay meant that he missed his connection in Frankfurt - so instead of getting home at 17:30 - he landed at 22:45......and today he has gone paintballing with Lewis ALL day......I honestly don't know how he does it.
 
It's my nephew's birthday on Friday - he lives in Cardiff and I don't know if you read the news yesterday but he lives near where the horrendous hit and runs took place - he said it was beyond belief - people were just down everywhere.
I certainly hope the driver gets what is coming to him - what a senseless act....and one poor family is now without their mother, wife......why ????
 
My card for Simon is made with an extra add-on made especially for LCI's Magnum - I flittered the beer glass and balloon and although very simple - just love it.
 

a close up of the beer mug




 a sneaky peek at the inside....



 
a compilation

 
Enjoy your weekend !!
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Midway Challenge Reminder.

Morning all - just a quick reminder that it's midway for the

'Flowers and Embossing'
 
challenge at Ladybugcrafts ink.

I missed a very important piece of information last week :
 
Queen Ladybug Kerry is offering 6 more prizes this fortnight - it's very simple you only need to leave a comment on any of the Ladybugs Blogs to be in with the chance of choosing a digi of your choice from the new release. Even the Ladybugs don't know which of the ladybugs comments will be chosen.
 
 

 
a close up view



the gorgeous button.....
 


 a sneaky peek at the inside
 

a combination
 

 
Don't forget for each comment you leave the higher the chance of you winning one of these lovely new images.
 
Thank you for stopping by
 
Hugs
 
Susan x

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Warm Wishes....

Happy Sunday everyone.....

I received an email from a man wanting me to make a card for the staff at his local Starbucks that is closing down and they are being located to three different locations.......he will miss them all terribly :0(

Here is the card I came up with.......he was over the moon....

The backing paper I bought from Etsy as a digital package, the image was a DSB that I played with adding Starbucks logo.......the button and the embroidery thread are from my stash.






the verse he asked me to add on the inside

 
a combination 
 
 
TTFN
 
Susan xx

Saturday, 13 October 2012

2 Saturdays in 1 week !!!

I spoke to John in Tokyo this morning - it was his late afternoon - he was just about to get on a 10 hour flight to California.......and when he lands it will be Saturday morning so he gets 2 Saturdays !!! How great would that be ?!?!?
 
My card today is just one of the many Christmas cards that I have made this week......the embossing folder is new from SU and I just love it.
The image and ribbon are both from LCI - I thought it was very simple yet effective.
I flittered the tree with glamour dust but unfortunately the photo doesn't show it.
 
 

a close up view....
 



the stunnaliscious ribbon
 

 
a compilation of all.....
 
 
 
Just dreaming of that second Saturday in one week :0)
 
Thanks for stopping by
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Home Alone.....

Well John left on Monday for a trip around the World - sounds very exotic but will be from meeting to meeting and little time to himself.......both Lewis and Eleanor are on sleepovers tomorrow night so another night for me alone.......hmmmmmmm more Christmas cards ???
 
In between my Christmas cards this week I was commissioned to make an anniversary card.
I enjoyed making this card and hope you like it too.
 
The backing papers are Nitwits, the nestie is from my collection I purchased in Australia, the heart is a Cheery Lynn Die, and of course the image is a TeddyBo !!
 

a close up image - I just love love love how the umbrella turned out....totally glamour dusted ;0)

 
 
a sneaky peek at the inside
 
 
I'd like to add this to Teddy Bo Challenge - Anything goes
 
Thank you for stopping by and leaving all your comments - I really do appreciate you taking the time.....
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Floral Delight Too Release and Challenge


I hope you enjoyed the Bingo Challenge - do check over at the challenge blog to see if you are one of our lucky winners......

Today's challenge is from our lovely bug Julie - her challenge is an easy one for most of us  'include Flowers and Embossing'- can be dry embossing, heat embossing whatever you wish.....

My card has been made with one of the new digi 'Floral Delights Too' release - which are available from here today.

Isn't it just fabulous ?!?!  It is my sister's anniversary on Bonfire night so I thought I would make the card for her.....

I glossy accented the bottle and a few 'dew' drops on the roses - glamour dusted the champagne and the cupcakes......added a bling or two and added a computer sentiment.


a closer view - you really can't appreciate the glitter and glamour - need lessons on photography I think .....
 
 
the stunnalicious loopy flower from MFT
 

a sneaky peek at the inside - using paper from Nitwits..
..and a tiny shot of the main image


a compilation

 
Now don't forget you have until midnight tonight to grab yourself a bargain at the LCI store - 60% off ALL cling stamps.....
 
Thank you for stopping by
 
love and hugs
 
Susan xx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Girls Girls Girls

Happy Weekend to all my blogging friends.......and the sun is shining :0)

Plans to make a large dent in making my Christmas cards and tidying the garden whilst it's dry.....John goes away on Monday for two weeks and my goal is to have finished all Christmas cards by then - which will give me a clean slate when I take orders.....wish me luck !!

My card today was for Eleanor's BFF Charlotte - she turned twelve last weekend - which is bizarre as Eleanor not long ago only turned eleven...

The backing paper is from Nitwits and my gorgeous webbed ribbon from Australia. The image is from LCI - and yes 60% is still off ALL cling stamps - be quick !! Coloured in using Promarkers, MFT die rolled flower made with felt from LCI. The nestie is from Spellbinders.....

 
a closer view


 
a sneaky peek at the inside....
 
 
I'd like to enter this into A Gem of A Challenge - For the Girls
 
Thank you for stopping by - have a great weekend.
 
Hugs
 
Susan x

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Mid-way LCI Challenge Reminder...


Morning - just a quick reminder that it's midway for the bingo challenge at Ladybugcrafts ink.

For my card I have followed the diagonal line......Die-cut, stitching and lace

Die Cuts
Pink Gems
Butterflies
Pink Ribbon
Stitching
Pink Buttons
Swirls
Pink Flowers
Lace
 

The backing paper I have used is Nitwits, the nestie die-cut is another one that I purchased in Australia at the craft show I went to and the 'lace' also from Australia., and the gorgeous MFT felt flower.

The image isn't amongst the new digi images but another Nikki favourite of mine, which if you are quick, you can purchase here with 60% off - yes 60% - what are you waiting for ???




a closer view

 
a sneaky peek at the inside
 


and a compilation....
 



Don't forget one week left to enter your bingo creations onto the TLT blog and not sure how much longer 60% will be off cling stamps so nip on over right now without delay.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx

Monday, 1 October 2012

Monday again ??

Can you believe how quick the weeks are flying by ??  In three weeks Lewis and Eleanor finish for half term !!
 
I've made a card today for my neighbour's son whose birthday is on Thursday....the image is LOTV, coloured in using Promarkers - the backing paper is Pink Petticoat digi paper.....the buttons are from my stash.
 

 a closer view



a sneaky peek at the inside....
 



a compilation ....
 

 
Well I hope this week slows down as I have too much to do !!
 
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments
 
Hugs
 
Susan xx