31 Mar 2009

I swear you're getting faster !!!

Well done to sassy this time you win the die cut Heart teddy bears, ......Oh boy you girls are fast, if you send me your address sassy I will post these off to you tomorrow , right that's enough fun and games for today I am gonna take a break and watch the yummy Kiefer Sutherland in "24" enjoy your evening everyone and come back tomorrow , have fun .....sweet dreams

It's that time again !!!!

Yes its that time again !!! for today's "Give away" to celebrate the forth coming opening of my new online craft shop the first person to leave a comment on this post will get a pack of Heidi bear & out fit die cuts free, remember you must be a follower to enter for the "Give ways" (so if you are not already a follower hurry and join)and its only the 1st person to leave a comment on this post who will win die cuts.
Again I didn't design these but I think you will agree she is cute .
The winner will receive a free pack of undecorated die cuts, you will not receive the decorated one in the photo this is just to show you what you can achieve by adding a little chalk and pen to highlight and bring them to life.
Good luck

29 Mar 2009

Little Boy Blue

I made this card using one of the custom Teddy Bear die cuts I will be selling in my shop when it opens next Monday (6th April) its not one of my designs but I think you will agree it it very cute, I have chalked the teddy and added eyes and a nose to bring him to life.
I used K&Company Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy Designer Paper, Prima Hydrangea flowers, MM crystal brad, Silver Boys cap charm from my stash, MayArts sheer baby blue ribbon.
The stamp I used is one of Nicky's many "Sentiment Tag"stamps from http://www.stampingallday.co.uk/ (don't forget to enter Nicky's blog candy at the top of my blog if you haven't already entered) .
I also used 2 of my Martha Stewart punches on this card, the little teddy down the bottom of the card and the train edge punch along the top and lastly the button brad was from the lovely Michelle at Poppicrafts, well long list of ingredients I hope it doesn't look over loaded ?!!

Dino saw us !!! lol

I am always pulling my husband Garry's leg telling him he is a bit of a dinosaur as he is 10 years older than me !! lol and his grandson Jack's birthday is coming up so I made this card for him today from grandad dinosaur and me !!
I uses BasicGrey Archaic papers which I love and the BasicGrey Archaic buttons, fibers were a sample from David & Brenda at Craft Obsessions ,I used the sizzix brontosaurus dinosaur die but I didn't like the head so I cut an egg shape and made my own head and added the eyes and smiley face , the BG papers and the actual card I cut with dies from my own range , I also used sentiment stamps from my own range and the flower is a Prima hydrangea .
I hope you like it

28 Mar 2009

Yippee 400 followers !!!

Hi everyone just a quickie to say I am thrilled that tonight I have reached my 400th follower and it is Christina from Christina's Creations .
Christina you have left me some lovely comments thank you for that.
Well if you have been following my blog you will know that each time I have reached an extra 100 followers (100, 200, 300 and now 400) I have given a small candy to the person that hit the hundred so for Christina I will be sending you 50 mixed stamped images of Tilda theme and Hanglar for you to colour , you will receive what you see in the photo.
Please email me your address and I will get these shipped all the way to the USA to you on Monday thanks for your lovely comments
Also thank you to everyone else for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comments I do appreciate all your kind words.

21st Birthday Hanglar !!! Thanks to Karin

I just couldn't wait to make a card with my new Hanglar stamps that arrived this morning from the lovely Karin at scrap everything which was part of the fantastic candy I won on here blog .
I made this card for the for the "Lets get stamping" challenge run by Sharon Armstrong from Willow designs on the craft bubble site, I coloured the image using distress inks which is a new technique I spotted KarenL using on her beautiful works of art and she kindly showed me how she achieved the wonderful effects she gets using the distress inks with a water brush.
So Thanks for that Karen your a star.
And BIG THANKS to Karin for my lovely candy that arrived safely from Holland this morning I will make another project later using more of the yummy candy.

26 Mar 2009

Wow !! I've been Spoiled again !!!

I must say a BIG Thank you to sassy Sue at Sassys secrets blog for passing me this lovely award I am honoured that you think my blog worthy of such an award , thank you so much.
This award comes with rules, they are that it should be given to 5 people who's blog
1. inspires you
2. or blogs which make you smile and laugh
3. or maybe they give you amazing information
4. or are a great read
5. or are a great design
6. or any other reason which makes them "uber amazing"
You must display this award on your blog,
nominate 5 blogs to let them know they are "uber amazing"
share the love and link to them and the person you received it from
Its a difficult decision to only choose only 5 people to pass the award too I could really do with giving it to about 40 or 50 blogs!!! but I have decided to pass it to 5 blogs that don't already have the award and that I read most days
So I pass this award to ;
Mina for her wonderful blog Pinkpuds which inspires me everyday.
Marcea for her totally stunning Blog Marcea's crafting corner who's cards are wonderful works of art.
Bev for her absolutely amazing blog All the things I love which no one can deny is full of inspiration.
Sue for her super blog ScoopysStuff who makes me smile as her blog is such a good read and I love looking at her cards as well.
Dawn for her amazing "pink"blog All Pink Girl who make the most beautiful card, that are actually more than cards I am sure anyone receiving one would class it as a gift.
All 5 ladies inspire me everyday and I am totally addicted to viewing their blogs , Thank you all .

Girl Power Tilda

Just a couple of Tilda cards I made this morning using 2 new dies I had delivered today so I had to have a little play with them , hope you like them

25 Mar 2009

A Big Thanks to the lovely Sue !! xx

I have been late in doing everything this week , so I must apologise to the lovely Sue over at her fantastic blog ScoopysStuff for the award she presented me with on Sunday I am such a dumdo !!! lol I have only just noticed it , so I am so sorry Sue please forgive my ignorance, when you get to know me better you will come to realize I am such an air head !!! lol
Well thank you very much for the award I am honoured to be given it by such a talented crafter, Sues cards are lovely anyone who hasn't visited Sues blog ScoopysStuff should pop over to see her beautiful work.
I must pass this award to 5 others so I would like to pass it to
Nicola at Nicola´s Creations coz she takes the time to care & her cards are fabby
Sue at Sassys secrets coz she makes me laugh & her blog is such fun
Vikki at vikkithescrapjunkie coz .........well just because she is always there for me x
Caz at A Load of Old Blogocks! coz her blog is a total inspiration & her cards are little works of art.
Lora at Loras cards coz she is a cheerful happy blogger and it shines though her beautiful cards.
All 5 of you have special blogs and I love to visit them

Hey Cupcake !!!!

I made this card this morning for the "Lets get stamping" challenge run by Sharon Armstrong from Willow designs on the craft bubble site,
I used Tilda with cowberry muffin stamp colored with my copic markers , die cuts from my own range and the "Hey Cupcake" stamp was a present from my lovely friend Nicky lorch at stampingallday, you can buy this stamp and many more lovely stamps at http://www.stampingallday.co.uk/
I hope you like the card

24 Mar 2009

At last a Blog for Tinker & co !!!!

At last my old friend Jo from Tinker & co has gone and got herself a blog, I have badgered her for ages to come and join us all in blog land and she has now taken the plunge you can find her blog at http://tinkernco.blogspot.com/ and if you get on over there and follow Jo's lovely new Blog there are 2 really cute Free !!!! Easter bunny downloads one is Warren the bunny motif's and the other is the matching papers ........... quick !!! hurry !!! go and follow now before they hop away !!! lol
Have fun Hugs Susie xx

22 Mar 2009

.................And the winners are !!!

Well Garry has scrubbed off all the sun oil !! and has dressed for the occasion !!! lol and the winners have been drawn so here they are ;

1st Prize goes to sassy in the midlands

2nd Prize goes to eva in Estonia

3rd Prize goes to Nicola in Spain

Please email your address's to me and I will have your candy in the post ASAP if I don't hear from you by noon on Wednesday I will choose another winner.
Thank you all so much for entering my blog candy,
Sorry you all couldn't win, But !!!!! I have good news tomorrow I will be starting a new blog candy as my good friend Nicky Lorch of Stamping all day www.stampingallday.co.uk has had her on-line shop for one year this month and she has donated a prize for the next blog candy to celebrate the Stampingallday shop's 1st birthday
So please come back tomorrow to enter
Have a great day Love Susie xx

Amazing Amount of entries !!!

Below ;Second Prize !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Below ; Third Prize !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi everyone I have just spent ages writing out all the names for the draw for the blog candy (which Garry will draw as soon as he has showered off all the sun oil that he has plastered himself in while sunbathing !!! honestly , and they say women pamper themselves !!!lol) anyway next time I will find out how to use the random number generator as this has been hard work because there were so many entries. It has been amazing and quite unbelievable just how many entries and I thank you all, I wish you could all win, of course this is not possible but as there were so many entries and therefore will be so many disappointed people I thought I would try to ease the pain a bit !! lol
well it is mothers day so I have decided to increase the Candy and add a second and third prize as well.
The second prize is a selection of packs of stickers etc by Making memories, K&Co, Special effects, jolee's etc and a small set of number stamps all the things you can see in the second prize photo.
Third prize which is actually worth as much as the second prize so if you win think of it as another second prize !! lol anyway its a wooden die from my LTD Edition collection its the "LTD Edition Purr-fection elegant Cat Wooden die " only 10 were made and it was designed by myself from a drawing I did for my mum, I did the drawing about 18 years ago and recently adapted the drawing into a die design to add to my limited edition range, it will work on most cutting machines that take sizzix dies and works exactly the same as a sizzix die.
Here is the drawing I did all those years ago when I was just a young girl !! lol and the design I used to make the die,

Well I am off to hurry Garry up so he can draw the winners, he has the easy bit now I have done all the hard work of writing and folding all the tickets ..................back soon , Good luck everyone

Hugs Susie xx

21 Mar 2009

Spring has Sprung !!

I just made this card today for the Trimcraft challenge it had to be something to do with spring .
I used different colour bazzill bling card, MM Easter egg enamelled brad and a plain orange brad from my stash, Die cut shapes that I have pieced together and chalked , my Cuttlebug embossing folder, the flourish card is from a down load from Pink Petticoats and the spring time boarder was just my own doodling, hope you like it
Love Susie xx
PS Come back tomorrow to see who wins my Blog Candy !!! Garry will draw the winner in the morning and we will announce who the lucky person is after lunch , good luck everyone . xx.

19 Mar 2009

Bella has arrived !!!

Evening all !!! hope you have all had a good day , I have been busy but found time to play with my new craft goodies. Do you remember a week or so ago when I had a big spend on craft goodies and spoiled myself, well in that big spend I bought 10 new stamps from http://www.stampingbella.com/ and they have now arrived from the USA and I am really pleased with them. Although when I first opened them I did think they were smaller than I was expecting them to be but on using them I have found them to be a perfect size for my needs.
So I have made my first card with one this afternoon this one is called Emmybella and I thought it was perfect for this card I needed to make.
Also I took delivery today of 3 new edge punched by Martha Stewart the one I used on this card is called Lattice arch I am so pleased with them.
I also used flowers from Prima and from Poppicrafts, a silver friends charm which I enamelled myself the gem brad is from MM and the flourish deep pink paper is from K&Co and the ribbon is American crafts, I also used my nestabiilities curved rectangle set.
Hope you like it , happy crafting
Love Susie xx

18 Mar 2009

Wow !!! yippeee !!! I won Karins Candy !!!

I am over the moon I have won Karins lovely candy over at her wonderful blog scrap everything and in the amazing candy amongst lots of other lovely goodies is 2 !!!! yes 2 Hanglar stamps !!! oh how I love them !!! and I love Karin for picking me as the winner of them thank you Karin soooooo very much
Love Susie xx

Spring Goodies for Chris the 300th follower !!!

Today I have reached 300 followers, I couldn't say anything until it happened for obvious reasons but I had decided that the 300th person to follow my blog would get a little treat of some Spring Blog candy as its such a lovely spring day today.
So I have put together this little kit of;
5 metres of spring coloured gingham ribbon one meter each if rose pink, lilac, aqua blue, fennel green and chick yellow.
12 pretty large daisy flowers from poppicrafts
12 button brads from poppicrafts
6 layered stamped toppers ready for you to colour and decorate.
Well it Chris from A Wellnifty Place Blog who became my lucky 300th follower.
So I will be sending these goodies off to you Chris as soon as you Email me your address.
Thanks to you and all my other followers for following my Blog.
Enjoy your weekend, Happy Crafting
Love Susie xx

17 Mar 2009

"Tres Chic"

Just a quick card I whipped up tonight, sorry for the poor quality photo I left it a bit late to take it and the light was not good. Tres Chic a card for a real sassy lady !!
Hope you like it.
Love Susie xx

16 Mar 2009

Ooh la la !!!

Oh what a naughty girl I am !!! lol , Ooh la la !! I have been playing with my copic markers again I love them, need a bit more practise yet but I am having fun playing !! he he

Love Susie xx

Love Letters !!!

I had another go with the copic markers today this was one of my attempts, I am quite enjoying colouring it is very relaxing.


15 Mar 2009

A Journal for Mum

As Mothers day is approaching fast I thought it would be nice to make a little something for a mum to jot down thoughts of special times spent with children , things to look back on, moments to be savored and revisited through memory and after all a mother would not be a mum without the thoughts and memories of times spent with the most precious things she ever created .......her children.
So I made this book for myself to use as a journal to write down those special memories & moment spent with my wonderful sons.
Susie xx

14 Mar 2009

A peek inside my "Fabulous Darling" Book

These are the 20 pages inside my book I have used die cuts from my own range to make the book , I cut 2 chipboard covers and covered them with Acid and lignin free white card and then die cut 10 black acid & lignin free card pages, I decorated the pages with die cut plaques that I had stamped with Stamps from my own range and then added Prima flowers and flowers I bought from Michelle at Poppicrafts, I also used Doodlebug brads and gems and some Heidi Grace glittered cardstock stickers and some die -cut shoes from my own range too. I bound the book using my Bind-it-all machine and added MayArts ribbons in various colours which I bought from Ribbon oasis http://www.ribbonoasis.co.uk/ and as I said in my last post the image that I have used on the cover is a download from Charmed cards and crafts (see last post for details).
I hope you like it
Love Susie xx