30 Jun 2010

Life's A Beach @ Die cut Dreams Challenge blog !!!

Oh yes it is !!! lol
This week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is "Life's a Beach" so we would like to see lots of seaside theme cards and projects
Here's mine I hope you like it and you'll come over and join in the challenge , pop over and see whats on offer as a prize this week, plus the DT cards are amazing also this week we have the lovely Lori over as Guest designer come and see what great creations they all made for this sizzling challenge theme.

Also don't forget tomorrow is the start of my Totally new "Totally Tilda Challenge " blog so pop over and see what we have in store for you in the first challenge and the great prizes you can win. See you all there , have fun ...................Sweet dreams Hugs Susie xx
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28 Jun 2010

The Truth is Out There !!! & A Candy Girl

Hi Hope you've had a great weekend , here we go with this weeks winners post, I left it a bit late tonight sorry about that girls.
The lie (which is the right answer!! ) was #3 "Garry is my 3rd husband".....OH NO HE'S NOT !! lol, Garry is my second husband, my 1st husband /father of my children sadly passed away when the boys little so Garry is #2 and there's not gonna be a 3rd !! lol I'm looking after Garry, I doubt I'll find another man who's as interested in craft as much as him or one who will do my die cutting for me , bless him!!
All the other statements were true;
You all know I love Tilda.
I did diet in 1991 and lose 11 stone 5lb's then got married (the 1st time)and my weight goes up down up up down up up !!!lol no willpower
My grandma and her mother (My great grandma) both lived to 98 years of age it seem the women in my family have longevity on their side let hope I do too !!
My first car was a brand new VW Polo in 1986.....boring !!
And sadly I do have Asthma like my mum.
So the this weeks winner is .................. sammie@paperlily cards
Congrats darling please email me your address darling and I will get your prize posted to you.
Thanks to you all for your lovely comments over this last week everyone, I hope you'll come back to see what I have for you Friday....................in the way of candy and lots more lies !!! he he, have you noticed I'm alternating between find the lie & find the truth so next week you will have to find the truth amongst all the lies !! lol I like teasing you girl !!
Have a fun week , sweet dreams
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Simply Summer Shoes

Hi Girls another fab sunny day and this time at the Ooh La La Challenge blog this fortnight the theme is "Simply Summer" here on my DT card I have used a Floral shoe image from the "Shoes in bloom"CD this as you may have guessed by now is my favourite CD it has so many lovely floral shoes and sentiments and is available from Oh-la-la Creations on-line shop
The die cuts I used for the sentiment are available from my shop Die cut Dreams
I hope you like it and I hope you will pop over to the Ooh La La Challenge blog and join in the fun you don't need to use Ooh-La-La products to join in the challenge but if you have then we would love to see them in your creations.
I have also entered this card into these challenges
Corrosive challenge Flowers
Magical crafts Challenge Flower power
Crafty Catz Challenge Digital
Stamp something challenge Vintage with flowers
Well I hope you have a lovely day I'll be back later with my DCD DT card and again this evening with the winner of my lies & butterflies !! oh look at that it rhymes !!! lol until then have fun
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27 Jun 2010

One I Made Earlier !!!

Morning girls I thought I would show you something I made a while ago (with the help of my first husband) without the aid of any die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams !!!lol
This is my grown up son Reid, OMG he makes me feel old, it seems like only yesterday he was a baby and now look at him.
Yesterday he went across to Gunwharf Quays on the boat with his friend Lianne to buy his first suit 4 hours and £200 later he came home laden with bags to give me a fashion show ...........he looks so grown up and he's only 16 (17 in September)!!! I'm so proud of him and so would his dad be.
Well that my proud mum bit done....sorry I had to do it as this is one of the two best thing I ever made , it's just a shame there's no challenges he'll fit today !!! lol

26 Jun 2010

Arctic Winter in June !!!

This week over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge we have the theme "Arctic Winter" and we are lucky girls as we are sponsored by the lovely Roberta over at Prairie Fairy Designs
Roberta is going to give the winner 5 of her lovely digital stamps of your choice.
Hop over to the Prairie Fairy Designs website and see all the fab images
Roberta was also kind enough to let the design team use some of her new wonderful digital images for this weeks challenge samples so pop over to the This week over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge and see what the talented DT girls have made.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Alphabet challenge I- Icy colours
Craftalicious Challenge Monotone
Crafty Catz Challenge lets go digital
Daring cardmakers Challenge ice & snow
Allsorts challenge embossing , I used a Martha Stewart Embossing punch
Ginger snap challenge Shades of Blue

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24 Jun 2010

Fit For Princess Anya !!!


Well what a beautiful day its been again, lets hope summers here to stay now I really love this weather.
Another Greetings farm card today here I used one of the lovely stamps I lost (Luckily I still have a few images left) I coloured her with Copic markers added a bit of wacky stitching, a Crystal brad and a jewel encrusted Princess crown silk patch and some flowers to make this sassy card fit for any princess even if I do say so myself !!! lol
These are the challenges I'm entering
Anya Ink Challenge Bling
Anyone for Anya Challenge Flowers
Corrosive challenge combo
Cupcake craft challenge Strawberries & cream
ABC challenge Extra dimensions
Have a lovely evening
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Totally Special Anya

Hi girls , I'm off to the Paper mill shop in a while then down the beach where I've been most of this week so far, sitting in the sun crafting, normally I sit down there colouring but this week I have been playing with wire and glass beads and the time has just flown past in fact yesterday I over done it a little and burnt the side of my neck and one shoulder so I'll have to be careful today.
Anyway before I head off here's a card for you, its the sweet Anya stamp that was part of the scrapbook kit isn't she a doll, I've coloured her with Copic markers.
The embossed glittered DP is from DCWV Kitchen stack, flowers from Prima , Glittered brads from Doodlebug Designs , The sentiment is from Autumn leaves.
All the die cuts used are from my shop Die cut Dreams
These are the challenges I'm entering ;
Anyone for Anya Challenge Flowers
Craftalicious Challenge Monotone
Corrosive challenge combo
Cupcake craft challenge Strawberries & cream
ABC challenge Extra dimensions
Have a great afternoon
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23 Jun 2010

Life is a Fairy Tale

Morning ladies another lovely sunny day down here in Gosport, here's bit of a different style card for me today .
To make this one I used a quote stamp from Verses Rubber stamps called "Life is a fairy tale"
the swirl stamp in the background is from Stemplegled and I stamped it in Tim Holts spun sugar pink Distress ink.
The flower I made myself from silk rose petals that I got from the wedding section on eBay I stapled them together with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher tool and then added the big pearl button to the centre , the glass branch I also made myself , hope you like it
I have entered it into the following challenges
Creative Cottage challenge Pearls & Swirls
Stamping sisters in Christ challenge Quote/no image
ABC challenge Extra Dimension
Corrosive challenge black white and one other (Pink in this case)
Lots to do challenge Quotations
Charisma Cardz challenge Bling
Crafty creations challenge Shine
Have a great day !!
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22 Jun 2010

This weeks DCD challenge

This week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is Green & Blue colour combo For a Teenage Boy
*************** and this week we are very lucky to be sponsored by the lovely Roberta over at Prairie Fairy Designs Roberta is going to give the winner 5 of her lovely digital stamps of your choice.
Hop over to the Prairie Fairy Designs website where you will find a gorgeous selection of digital stamps .
Roberta was also kind enough to let the design team use Lewis one of her wonderful digital images that I choose for this weeks challenge samples as I think he's so cute I just fell in love with the little fella !!, we are also thrilled to have Roberta join us as guest designer this week along with 3 of my Designer girls from the DCD Christmas Club Challenge so we have a full house this week over at the Die cut Dreams challenge blog so please pop over and see all the lovely DT creations
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21 Jun 2010

Sweet Pea Fairy Friends

Just a quick card before I have to go make dinner , Here I used a lovely Sweet Pea Stamp and coloured with Copic markers , the stitching was achieved with a Daisy D roller Rub-on very easy to use.
The die cut heart frame is from Sizzix, no sure where the sentiment is from as it was already stamped , the beautiful DP is from Cosmo cricket "Delovely" its nice bright and summery.
The button is BG and the twine is SU.
I hope you like it , i entered it into these challenges
Sweet pea Challenge Stitching
Lots to do Challenge Quotation
Alphabet challenge H- heart
Crafty creations challenge Stitching
Sketchy colour challenge Green, Pink Blue
Ginger snap challenge Fairy
Have a great evening
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Totally Tilda.........

Isn't Tilda a picture in blue nearly as pretty as she looks in pink !!
The die cuts I used here are from my shop Die cut Dreams and I coloured Tilda with Copic Markers
I have entered this one into the following challenges ;
Creative card crew challenge Thank you
C4C Challenge Paper flowers
Rosie-D Challenge Blue
Just Magnolia challengeTilda in the Garden
By the Cute & Girly Challenge something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
Bunny Zoe’s Challenge Nice & Girly
Crafty Catz challenge Shaped card
Fun with shapes Challenge Flowery
Craftalicious Challenge Monotone
Now to tell you a little more about my new challenge blog starting on the 1st of July

You can find us here please come and join as a follower and display our banner for a chance to win a little candy Totally Tilda Challenge Blog

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20 Jun 2010

Its all White now !!

This week over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge we want you to make a card that is mainly white you can use a dash of colour but that's it just a dash, we want to see a creation with lots of white space.
I have used lovely Tilda as Lucia , what an angel she is...... I coloured her with Copic Markers. The Lovely beaded pin is made by my friend Vikki from Posh Pins & Charms it adds a touch of elegance to this card.
I have also used a Cuttlebug folder to add texture to the layers and break up the white space.
The sentiment stamp & punch is from SU and the lace/ribbon I found on eBay.
Lastly the lovely sparkly gems are from MAMBI, if you could see the sparkle you would agree its worth paying the extra for the great quality they are so lovely.
I made this card with my new plate card & stand kit that I designed , you will soon be able to buy the kit in my shop Die cut Dreams the kit will consist of 15 pieces to make 5 plate cards all you need to do is decorate the front surface in your own style, in the kit you will receive 5 x 6" scalloped circle and 5 x 5" plain edge circles to layer or 3D mount onto the scalloped circle as I have here with foam pads to give dimension, the kit also contains the 5 scored die cuts card stands, I designed the card stand die about 3 years ago to go with my book card and a couple of months ago I decided to makes large circle dies to go with it to make my version of a plate card.
Hopefully this time I won't have my ideas copied, as last week I had a number of emails urging me to look at someone selling die cuts on eBay, when I looked I was very surprised to see someone I had once thought of as a friend who I met through blogging had used their Pazzle cutting machine to try to compete with me, selling die cuts exactly the same shape as one of my new shape die cuts, I wouldn't mind so much but this person has a warning on their listing telling people not to copy her work/ Designs !!! lol what a joker can you believe it, I'm only posting this here to let them know I have seen the poor quality copies so have dozens of other people who have emailed and phoned me, When things like this happen its so nice to know just how many lovely caring friends I have out there thanks guys for letting me know.
Anyway this new kit will be in my shop later this week I hope you like them
I have entered this card into the following challenges;
Bah-Humbug Christmas Challenge for a child
Crafty Catz challenge Shaped card
Bunny Zoe’s Challenge Nice & Girly
Corrosive challenge B&W + One
My Time To Craft Challenge Extra special
Magnolia down under challenge Embossing
Totally Gorjuss Challenge Sugar & Spice
Charisma Cardz challenge Bling
Little red wagon Challenge Beads
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday have fun
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19 Jun 2010

See Ooh-la-la Creations on Create & Craft TV Now !!!

Hi Girls I just wanted to remind you to tune into The Create & Craft Channel in a few minutes (10am GMT) to see the Oh-la-la Creations Show, it's dedicated to Watercolour Memories and Shoes in Bloom CD.
This is one of the cards I made for the show, Myself and all of the Ooh La La Challenge DT hope you will tune is to see what great CD's are on offer and to see the fantastic creations the DT have made for the show to demonstrate what can be achieved with these images , so go get yourself a coffee and settle down for a crafty Ooh-La-La hour !!!
To make my card I used the Shoes in Bloom CD and die cuts from my new range of shapes from Die cut Dreams flowers from Prima and the glittered brads are from Doodlebug Designs, you really don't need to add much to these stunning images to make a fantastic card in minutes.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges ;
Fun with shapes Challenge Flowery
StampARTic Challenge flowers
Kaboodle challenge Anything with a dash of purple
C4C Challenge Paper flowers
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18 Jun 2010

Garden Full of Posies for Tilda

Here I used two of my favourite crafty elements Tilda and the colour Pink !! and don't they just go together so well , this is one of the new Tilda images from wedding collection coloured with Copic Markers stamped and mounted on die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams, the silk flowers are from my stash
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Just Magnolia challengeTilda in the Garden
Bunny Zoe’s Challenge Nice & Girly
My Time To Craft Challenge Extra Special
Stamp something challenge Summer
Magnolia down under challenge Swirly swirl (Mines the frame hope it counts)
Crafty Catz challenge Shaped card
Fun with shapes Challenge Flowery
Craftalicious Challenge Monotone
Sweet dreams
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Shoes in Bloom On Create & Craft TV!!!

Hi Girls I just wanted to tell you all that tomorrow morning at 10am (GMT) Oh-la-la Creations have a show on the Create & Craft TV channel, the show is dedicated to Watercolour Memories and Shoes in Bloom CD.
This is one of the cards I made for the show, Myself and all of the Ooh La La Challenge DT hope you will tune is to see what great CD's are on offer and to see the fantastic creations the DT have made for the show to demonstrate what can be achieved with these images , so don't forget tune in 10am Saturday morning
To make my card I used the Shoes in Bloom CD and die cuts from my new range of shapes from Die cut Dreams flowers from Hobby craft and Gems from Doodlebug Designs, you really don't need to add much to these stunning images to make a fantastic card in minutes.
I am entering this card into the following challenges ;
Fun with shapes Challenge Flowery
Charisma cardz challenge Bling
StampARTic Challenge flowers

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16 Jun 2010

Yummy Strawberry & Chocolate Tilda !!

This week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is Strawberry and Chocolate Colour combo and we are so Lucky to be sponsored by Stampin'up Demonstrator the lovely Mandi Moore pop over and take a look at the fantastic prize Mandi is so generously giving this weeks winner !!! Thanks Mandi xxx
I have entered my card into the following challenges
Magnolia down under challenge Swirly Swirls
Papertake weekly challenge ice cream flavors
Magnolia Lovers Challenge Fathers day
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14 Jun 2010

Christmas Rose

Over at the Ooh La La Challenge blog this fortnight the theme is Flourish & Pearls here on my DT card I have used a Floral shoe image from the "Shoes in bloom"CD this is my favourite CD it has so many lovely floral shoes and sentiments and is available from Oh-la-la Creations on-line shop
The die cuts I layered are available from my shop Die cut Dreams .
The Pearl Pin is from Vikkis new shop Posh Pins & Charms isn't it fab, they really add a touch of style to your cards etc.
I hope you like it and I hope you will pop over to the Ooh La La Challenge blog and join in the fun you don't need to use Ooh-La-La products to join in the challenge but if you have then we would love to see them in your creations.
I have also entered this card into these challenges
Stampavie Challenge spots
Winter Wonderland challenge Christmas Flowers
Bah-Humbug Christmas Challenge Christmas anything goes
Sweet dreams girls
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13 Jun 2010

Christmas at DCD

I'm back and in the mood to craft !!! and get back to entering all those lovely challenges out there !! thanks again for all your get well wishes and cards its nice to know you care, thank you.
This week over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge we have some changes so please pop over to read this weeks sad news, the theme for this weeks challenge is a Sketch by our Vikki, this is my interpretation of it.
I've used the lovely CC Designs Birgitta Santa coloured with Copic markers and added Ultra fine transparent Art institute glitter to her hat and wings , the glittered DP is from MME, the stitching I did with a Daisy D roller, for the distressed edges I used Tim Holtz old Old paper ink and my Distrezz-it-all Machine, the beautiful sparkly pink gems are by Doodlebug Designs, the sentiment stamp is by SU and last but not least the die cuts are from my shop Die cut Dreams
I have entered this card into the following challenges ;
Our creative corner challenge Decorate the corners
Bah-Humbug Christmas Challenge Anything goes
Stamp something challenge Happy - Christmas
Everybody-Art Things with wings
Colour create Challenge Baby pink & blue
Well I hope you have a great day and the sun is shining for you xx
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10 Jun 2010

Snowflakes at the DCD Christmas Club

This week over at DCD Christmas Club Challenge we have the theme Snowflakes , I'm so late showing you my card its almost to late as the challenge ends tomorrow at noon GMT so you'll have to hurry to catch this one girls
Have a great evening , I hope to be back blogging as normal from tomorrow or Saturday as I'm feeling better now , I would also like to thank everyone who wished me well and sent Get well cards I think I had as many get well cards as I did birthday cards and they are all so beautiful, thank you

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7 Jun 2010

DCD Challenge

This week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is Angels and we are sponsored By I Did it Creations.
The winner of this weeks Prize will get to choose 2 images from the Robyn Fetish Collection,
why not pop over and take a peek at the on-line shop to see the lovely & very cute images they have to offer.
This week our Design team were given Christie Angel and Angie Angel images by Robyn Fetish to work with, if you get time please come and have a look what they all created with the images at the Die cut Dreams challenge blog
I made this Paper Bag book for my Angel friend Jo who has a lot to put up with me as a friend, she emails me and it always takes me no less than 2 week to email her back !! I'm terrible but for some reason she's always there when I need a chat ......I ask myself why does she put up with me !!? sorry Jo .......I'm off to email Jo now as I'm sure its been 2 weeks since she emailed me !!
some of you have asked for a tutorial on making the mini Paper bag albums like this one so as soon as I feel better I will sort out doing one ...I promise
I hope you all have a great day Hugs Susie xx
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3 Jun 2010

DCD Challenge

This week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is to make a Celebration card with a number on, we chose this theme because our lovely DT member Nicola is celebrating her 60th birthday this week, so Happy Birthday Nicola.
I may not be around for a couple of days I'm supposed to be resting , I finally gave in and went to the doctors yesterday as I have had this bad chesty cough for weeks now and feel very weak, I found out I have bronchitis but I have the medicine now so that should clear it up and I'll be back in no time.
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