30 Apr 2009

Embossed Acetate

One of my crafty friends made a fantastic tag for a challenge on the craftbubble site she cut a primitive heart shape out of acetate and then dry embossed it with a swirly patten and coloured the patten in from the back with sakura gel pens Lauren then added flowers and leaves which looked lovely but although she gave me her permission to copy her idea I thought I would change mine a bit so this is what I came up with I added some gems to the my scalloped acetate heart before adding it to my card, to view Lauren lovely award winning tag that gave me the idea click Here

Friends .......Always !!

Lets hope we are !!! lol this little card I made for ....yes you guessed it a friend !! he he
I made this one using die cuts from my shop www.diecutdreams.com


29 Apr 2009

A touch of the Orient

I made this card this afternoon I was a bit bored so started to make a few little paper folded kimonos out of some MM patterned paper and then I added one to this card, I was quite pleased with the end result ....what do you think ?

Thoughts for Sandie


I made this card for my Friend Sandie who has just come out of hospital and was recuperating nicely when yesterday her elderly dad who she adores was taken ill so Sandie who is always taking care of others has had to put her own recuperating on the back burner while she worries about her poor dad so I just wanted to let her know I am thinking about her and wish I could do more to help, So I hope you & your dad make a speedy recovery Sandie xx

Three more for May




Three more cards for crafty buddies who's Birthdays fall in May, so many creative people born in May myself included !! he he




S is for everything Special !!!

This card is a lovely young lady who's birthday is coming up real soon here name starts with S and so does everything about her she is Stylish, Sisterly & Special, her cards are Sophisticated & Spectacular, and She is Simply Sooooo ......... ?? Sassy !!

28 Apr 2009

Gorguss Orange

May is a busy month for birthdays here is another card I made today , hope you like it.
I used; Paper from the DCWV citrus collection , the image is from the Gorguss girls collection#2 I coloured her with Promarkers , flowers and brad from Recollections, the ribbon is from Chatterbox, the Gems from Martha Stewart's Birth stone collection (available in my shop http://www.diecutdreams.com/) and so are the die cuts I used for mat & layering.


Initial Birthday Card

I made this card for a friends birthday .....guess what her name begins with "D" !!
I used the sizzix Bigz die to cut the letter and I embossed it with one of the new Sizzix embossing folders
The silk flowers and brad are by Recollection bought from the USA
The ribbon is from May arts
I also used my Martha Stewart edge punch, the paper I used is Basicgrey Sugared
The charm is from my stash
and the other die cuts used are from my own range

Dolly double

This is my entry for this weeks Challenge at "lets get stamping" on the Craftbubble site we were asked by the lovely Karen the guest designer this week to make a card from her sketchie and to include some sort of embossing and use a charm .....plus make a matching book mark so this is what I came up with
I used papers from DCWV Latte collection, the image stamp is Daisy with dolly I coloured her with my Promarkers, the sentiment stamp is from 7Gypsies, Hydrangea flowers by Prima, Brads from MM,
ribbons from American crafts, Die cut card and die cuts shapes are from my own range available at www.diecutdreams.com

27 Apr 2009

Forever Friends Flower Tag

This is a tag I made for a new challenge over on the CraftBubble site "Craft with Anna challenge", we had to make a tag using flowers so this is my attempt .

Newly Weds

I made this card for the Trim craft challenge 24 wedding theme. Its 6"x6" decorated front , back and inside , the front is decorated with a die cut layered wedding cake from my own design die range and I have decorated the cake with tiny die cut glittered flowers , I have used K&co scrapbook paper and a silver pen to doodle for a little extra detail .
Hope you like it Hugs Susie

26 Apr 2009

10 Minute card !!

Just a quickie !! really it is , this card just took me 10 Min's to make , how quick is that !!
Die cuts for layering from my shop http://www.diecutdreams.com/
Ribbon is from American crafts
Flowers by Auntie Sarah's Bloomers
The adhesive pearl is from Martha Stewart's birth stone collection available in my shop http://www.diecutdream.com/
Button Brad from my lovely friend Vikki ( vikki's albums blog) who was kind enough to share with me .....she is such a sweetie , thanks Vikki xx

24 Apr 2009

Love Cupcakes ??!!


Today I have been working hard to complete another category in my shop http://www.diecutdreams.com/ and I have just finished listing all our "matting & layering shapes" and I have made a quick card using the elegant rectangle shapes and the medium scalloped/plain circle die cuts for the sentiment. Sorry the photo is not so good , I have made so much mess today I have no clear space to get my little portable photography studio out and the light is bad here.
Hope you all have a great weekend


23 Apr 2009

More Shoes!!??

Just a quick last minute card for this weeks craft bubble challenge
The girly stamp is from Rubber Romance and I coloured it with my Promakers, I also used Prima flowers , Dew drops from the Glitter pot, Bazzill card and the die cuts come from my own range available from http://www.diecutdreams.com/ soon and the tag stamp "More Shoes" is from http://www.stampingallday.co.uk/
hope you like it


I would love to say thanks to Yvonne from yvonne's creative cards blog for being so kind and giving me this lovely award for my blog , Thank you so much Yvonne .
If you haven't visited Yvonnes blog yet you much she makes beautiful card and I totally recommend you pop over to yvonne's creative cards and take a peek.
I would love to pass this award on to
Jacquie from Jacquis Cards
Dianne at crazycraftshed
Beverley at beestamper
All these lovely ladies have fantastic blogs and well worth a visit to view their lovely crafty creations
I hope you all have a lovely day thanks for popping by

22 Apr 2009

Let this be a warning !!

Don't make the same mistake as me, I don't suppose anyone out there is as silly as me but I thought I would let you know about the silly mistake I made today which lead to me ruining 2 of my new stamps and made me Grrrrrrr!!!
when I am stamping a pile of images I normally pile the used inked stamps up face to face, back to back face to face and so on in a pile and clean them all when I have finished, well today I was doing just that as normal but when I can to clean them immediately after using them 2 of the stamps had stuck together back to back and I had to practically rip them apart to separate them one was my new Stampavie bear stamp which now has the skin off the back of one of my new Tilda stamps stuck to the back of it so it wont cling to the acrylic block and the new Tilda stamp wont cling to the block either as the cling back is on the other stamp, Boo Hoo !!!! I hope this doesn't happen to anyone else, and I know I will be more careful next time !!

21 Apr 2009

And the Winners Are.......!!??

Here are the winners of the blog candy that I offered to celebrate the opening of me shop at www.diecutdreams.com Please let me have your addresses and I will get them in the post to you tomorrow ;
1st prize goes to Craftyanny
2nd prize goes to Chrissie
and last but not least 3rd prize goes to CRAZYCRAFTSHED
Thank you every for taking part , don't be sad if you didn't win I have another blog candy just starting today over on my other blog http://doesmycraftybumlookbiginthisblog.blogspot.com/ to celebrate my Birthday so please come and join in.

20 Apr 2009

My first attempt with promarkers .........

Normally my friend Jo and I swap a fat page (or as Jo kindly re-named it a cuddly page as she knows I don't like the "fat" word !! he he) but this month I have made a roundie to send to her instead it was on an Easter theme .....but as usual I am late and Easter has come and gone.
I used my new promarkers to colour the Tilda, not sure I like the promarkers as much as my copic markers but this only the first time I have used the promarkers so they may grow on me and I only have 10 to play with I bought the 2 sets of skin colours but I have ordered 14 more colours so I will have a bit more or a selection tomorrow then I will see how I get on with them.
Well I am off to get weighed at 1pm so I will let you know how I have done in my first week at Slimming world later on over on my other blog Does My Crafty Bum Look Big In this Blog ?!!!

15 Apr 2009

Thanks heavens for little boys


Last night to keep my mind off eating (as I started slimming world) Isat down to craft and wanted to make something that would keep my mind occupied longer than a card would so I decided to make a chipboard album and by the end of the evening I had managed to make this book without the aid of any chocolate at all !! lol
I hope you like it