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.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Loving the sunshine

Good morning all you lovely crafters.

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. Well goodness me, we've had a really sunny couple of days.
So off we went to the toy shop to buy swings and slides and sandpits and anything else that would fit in the car and boy was it a struggle. By the time we loaded up with seats down etc I just had enough room to slide in with my legs to the side and a huge box on my knee. Good job we didn't have too far to go, took me fifteen minutes to straighten up when my hubby unloaded me from the back of the car!!!
It was worth it though when I saw my Grandson's face light up when he saw his 'playground'.
The slide was a huge hit.
Oh my, to have so much energy.

Next purchase...... a comfy padded chair for a well earned rest (and forty winks) haha.

My card for today.
Just for a change... not,'s another sweet Magnolia Tilda.
This one is Divine Tilda.
I really love this stamp.

I coloured her in using my Aquablend, Spectrum Noir pencils.


Divine Tilda
Spellbinders Ovals
Sara's Shabby Chic Collection, chic butterflies, graceful edge, aged rose flower, filigree flourish, antique frame, cherished memories stamp
Wooden butterfly and added pearls, wooden heart button and added twine, from stash
ribbon and pearls from the Ribbon Girl
extra flowers from WOC.


Off to check out what you've all been up to and see those lovely creations.
Hugs Sue xx.

Monday, 3 April 2017

'I Can't Believe It'

Hello all you lovely crafters.
Hope you are all well.

 I can't believe I'm actually posting a card. I've been trying to get back to my blog for some time but such a lot has happened since I was last on here.

I had an operation and it knocked me for six really. I expected to bounce straight back but don't know if it was an age thing but I just couldn't pick myself up  and the downslide on my crafting began.
I seemed to lose all interest and everything just sat there gathering dust.

Then nice things began to happen.

I'm now the proud Nanna to two beautiful boys. 
Both my Daughters have had babies and they are sooo gorgeous.
 Finley is 20 months old now and Archie is 5 months old and as I look after the eldest one three to four days a week and work the rest I've found leisure time a challenge as I'm sure most of you Nanna's and Grandma's will relate to that, (we do come in handy ..... and cheap eh!!)

And here they are.
Mwah,  Love em!!
Tomorrow is my youngest Daughter's birthday, she'll be 24.  How the time has flown.
Don't care for this getting old 'malarky'

Well onto my card.

Still really love my Magnolia Tilda's.
This one is Tilda with Lace Pants.

I've stamped onto Canson Montval watercolour paper and coloured with Distress Inks and Spectrum Noir pencils, then cut out using Antique Frame from Sara's Shabby Chic range. The flourish and the Lace Doily are also from this range.
The card shape is Pin Dot Decorative Rectangles from Tattered Lace
Papers are Pretty Pastel Creations design pad.
Heart - Marianne die
Butterflies  - Cheery Lynn
Ribbon, twine, pearls, stamens and flowers are from the Ribbon Girl.

That's it for now. Off to see if I still remember how to enter the challenges!! and have a look around to see how many familiar faces are still out there.
Enjoy the rest of your week .

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.
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
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)

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.