Saturday, 5 May 2018

It's time for another.

Hello to all who pop over to visit.

Seems we may have a good Bank Holiday, it's getting warmer here and the sun shone this afternoon  so fingers crossed.

On Thursday it was my Hubby's 60th Birthday (yay... caught me up)
We celebrated with a meal with our girls and family, it's so nice when we're all together, rather noisy, but nice. Then afterwards it was back to ours to blow out the candles on his cake (then open the windows to let out the smoke)  that my Daughter had made for him, very choccy it was too.
 All we had to do then was find his presents again where they'd been hid around the house, funny how even though the girls don't live at home they still have parcels delivered here (well Mum and Dad won't be out .... well where would we go!!!!!)  and some were huge, took some hiding I can tell you.

This week my Grandsons favourite film to watch is Basil the Great Mouse Detective (a fave of his mums too, once upon a time) so everyone this week is dispicable...... which is better than last weeks film  (Moanna) which involves being chased around the house and being whacked with a fish hook!!!!
See what next week brings eh.

And finally, one of my lovely ladies at work was telling me how she'd had an awful week as her smoke alarm had been making strange pipping noises, "Oh it just needs the battery changing"! says I, to which she replied..."My alarm doesn't need  batteries"  Errrr, right, so how does it work then, "It just works" she said, aww bless. I had conjured up a picture in my mind of a very long wire leading to the plug socket, so funny. Well this week her Son-In-Law arrived with a new battery to save another awful week of pipping," amazing" she said, "my other one never had batteries and it worked perfectly, this one mustn't be as good!!!!! And the battery cost £4, daylight robbery.
Note to self, check mine.

So here's my card.

Love this Tilda.
Have a super Bank Holiday peeps.
Hugs Sue xx

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Tilda in Pink

Hello to all who venture over here.

Well managed to get my exhaust fixed on my car only to be told I need a tyre now... what next I wonder?

Hopefully the weather is about to change though so something to look forward to I was frozen to the bone last week.
I try to meet up with my best friend once a week and go for lunch. It was decided we would go for a Carvery locally. We were seated right in an aisle where upon every time the door opened the freezing cold wind blew in. We were getting colder and colder and at one point I was shivering that much I shook my peas off my fork!!!
 'Do you want ice in your drink' the waiter asked, ...... nooo that's fine.... I'll just dip my toe in it!!!!!!!

 It took me till 9:00pm that night with the fire on full before I thawed out. Now I know how Anna felt!! 

Onto my card

I'll list items used later.
Have a good week.
Hugs Sue.

Friday, 6 April 2018

And another one.

Hello to all you lovely crafters.

 Have the diets started now after Easter. Mine has in my head, just not put it into practice yet!
I thought I'd be safely away from chocolate not having kids at home now but didn't factor in the Grandsons arriving with theirs and buying one for 'Nanna'
Aaaggghhh. Too much temptation!!
'Eat up all your dinner be a good girl'  my eldest Finley said  'and you can have some chocolate Nanna'  aww bless, just couldn't disappoint now could I?

Well hope we've seen the last of the snow now. I didn't get the the craft show as it snowed us all in here and I was gutted. I'b been so looking forward to it. I needed some inspiration having not crafted for a while and wanted to see what was new so I've been visiting some really inspirational blogs to get the mojo going again. Boy there is some fab designs out there.

So I hit the web and decided to spend my money online. Bought some new Maggie's and couldn't wait for them to arrive.............. Then my exhaust fell off my car...........Great...
Thank goodness I paid for them before or I would have felt guilty spending as you do and well I would have spent anyway if I'd gone to the show now wouldn't I???

Then my poor Grandson got Chicken pox. Poor soul was covered in spots. It's so hard trying to tell a two year old not to scratch. Good old Calomine, remember being doused in it myself as a child.
He was so proud of his spotty torso and was happy to show it to anyone that wanted to see it,  lil cutie.
So as a treat his mum took him to the drive through at Macdonalds, which he calls the green chicken shop as its painted green!!
'What would you like' the assistant asked, my Grandson said 'Chicken Pox please', soooo funny.

It was my youngest Daughter's birthday on Wednesday too, she is now 25yrs young. I had intended to hand deliver her card but as my car was off the road I rang her to sing Happy Birthday and I pretended to pull her hair 25 times and one for good luck and she said ouch 26 times, you've probably gathered we're all nuts in our family!  She did call for it later in the day though.

Onto my card.

I thought I'd have a play with my pencils and do a monochrome with a splash of colour for a change just to play with the shading.

I'll add a list of items used once I find them all. I really must try to be a tidier crafter ;-)


Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Sue xx.

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