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.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

LHOSM, Autumn Colours.

Good morning and hello to all you lovely crafters, this feels like my very first post it's been so long since I've added a card I've nearly forgotten how to do it!! Seeing as it's a new computer too and I can't seem to remember which key does what I just hope something shows up!
I've been missing for quite a while as I had an op in June which didn't quite go to plan and I had to be re-admitted with a huge infection which took it's time to heal and left me for the first time in my life feeling weak, vulnerable and unable to work for weeks and as someone that's never ill or off work came as a BIG shock to the system. Even crafting didn't appeal to me. But the body is a wonderful thing is it not, and although it takes time, heals itself from within and hey presto I'm back.
Boy did it feel strange when I sat at my desk to make this card and you know that feeling of  'not really as good as I wanted it' well that's how I felt about this, think I'm rusty!
I suppose we are our own worst critics.
Today sees the beginning of a new challenge over at
and we would love to see your fabulous Autumn colours
and a GDT spot is up for grabs.

Go Kreate - Frilly frames 5 for card shape.
LOTV -  Raspberry Road Designs, Antebellum
Magnolia - Tilda with corn, coloured with distress Inks
Magnolia swirl and cloud dies
Shabby beige frantage
Flowers - WOC and others
Love these leaf dies, but not sure who they are by
Lace from stash.
Off for a catch up now.
Take care.
Sue Xx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Lots of Layers at LHOSM

Hi all.
It's been a while since I posted as I lost all interest in anything just lately.
My Daughter has been in a car accident. Thankfully she was not seriously hurt though god knows how, the car she was in was a right off. She was taken to hospital in an Ambulance but after XRays was allowed to come home, suffering whiplash and bruising.
(It was her birthday a few days later too, poor kid.)
Then the day after my Husband got a call from his partner. He'd just arrived at work to find they'd been broken into and had everything taken, not even a spanner left. Thirty years worth of equipment gone. They'd smashed through the roof, smashed the alarms and trashed the place.
I've never seen my Husband so crestfallen. For two pins I think he'd have walked away and not gone back.  Trying to make lists of things missing was a headache. It took a whole day just to sort out the invoices that had been thrown everywhere. Boy did I swear!!
What a shame they didn't fall off the roof .
2014 is turning out to be a c...p year so far.
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at
The theme for the next two weeks is
Lots Of Layers

Magnolia - For You Tilda, coloured with distress Inks
Jus Cutz - Nested Decorative Shapes 5, for card shape, and photo strip die
Papers - Papermania Madame Payrauds
Spellbinders -Ovals
Magnolia doohickey - Swirl and Butterfly
Shabby cream frontage
Flowers - WOC and others
Pearls and ribbon,  stash
Hope to get round to seeing what I've been missing.
Hugs Sue Xx.