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Sunday, 11 December 2011

A quick update

Well hello all you lovely crafty peeps, long time no see, well speak, well you know what I mean.

Just a quick update on whats been happening over the last few months. As you may remember I have been looking after my brother who was diagnosed with the big 'C' in June of this year. I am heartbroken to tell you that he lost his battle last month and died at home surrounded by all his family.

I still havent gotten round to doing much card making and blogging, but am hoping perhaps in the New Year I can start getting back to normal and maybe crafting and blogging again.

But for now, I'll just wish everyone an early Merry Christmas and all the best for a bright New Year.

Bye for now

Hugs Sue xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

ABC challenge Blog hop

Over at ABC we have decided to extend our Birthday blog hop for another week. That gives anyone who hasn't  joined in yet, time to do so. If you start at the ABC challenge you'll find all the details and the blog hop order there. We have some amazing sponsor prizes on offer and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment on all the blog hop participants. Easy!!!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Happy Birthday !! ABC challenge

Good morning everyone!
  Well, it's The ABC Challenge Birthday!!! And to celebrate we are having a massive blog hop,along with this weeks challenge, with lots of fabulous prizes up for grabs!!
The Hop will run for nearly 2 weeks and end at 6pm GMT Monday 18 July! So, you have plenty of time to join in the fun!!


Both Design Teams, A and B will be joining in with the challenge and Blog Hop along with a few previous Design team members. We have lots of fantastic sponsors for our hop who are offering loads of amazing prizes. To qualify for a prize, you must visit and leave a comment on all Hop members blog posts.

 You should have come here from the very talented Karli's blog, if not or if you get lost along the way...Just head on back to The ABC Challenge and see who's next!!

We are also having a DT call, you can find all the details on the ABC challenge blog

Good Luck to all !!

On to this weeks challenge
Y is for Yesterday - use a favourite image from the past, or a previous ABC challenge or even a vintage theme, its that easy.!!

For my card, I decided to use two images, both digis. The first is Fairy Tree House from Make it Crafty. I coloured with Copics and used Distress inks to create the sky. 

The other image comes from a sheet containing four beautiful images by Whoopsi Daisy, again I coloured with Copics and added a little Stardust Stickles to her wings for a glittery effect..
I used flowers from Wild Orchid

and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley, tinted with a little Distress Ink and some more Stardust Stickles.

 Your next stop on our Blog Hop is the wonderfully talented Lols.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sunday - Anything goes
Whoopsi daisy - Hot hot hot (summery scene ?)
Make it Colourful - Category 5 entry
Scrappy Frogs - Summer flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Open challenge
Crafts and me - Favourite image
Stampavie and more - More than 3 layers

Thanks for looking !!
Hugs Sue xx

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Two cards, and an explanation...

Good morning lovely crafters, I hope you have a lovely weekend planned.
Before I show you my cards for todays challenges, I think I need to explain something, My posts lately have been quite quick ones and they might become quite infrequent over the next few weeks.
 My brother was diagnosed with lung cancer and a brain tumour a few weeks ago. He has spent the last couple of weeks in hospital, and yesterday I brought him home. As he lives alone I will  be spending alot of my time helping to care for him over the next few weeks. I do hope that you will understand and forgive me for not keeping my blog upto date, but I fear that I may not have much time for crafting and family must come first.

Now on to the first of this weekends challenges....

Totally Gorjuss Challenge #86 Ribbon and Lace
our sponsor for this challenge is Fantastic Ribbons   
My card was made for one of the dinner ladies at my daughters school, who was giving up her job to have a baby. I had to make quite a large card to enable all the other dinner ladies and staff to sign it.
As you can see I used papers and images from a forever friends CD. I printed out a few various designs and sizes and decoupaged them to look like a group of bears.

I used a strip of of ribbon and lace across the card and finished off with some tiny buttons and button brads.
I do hope you will join in and dont forget to pop over and get some more inspiration from our very talented team.

Second challenge card today is for
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday  its a sketch challenge
Our sponsor this week is Robyns Fetish 
They very kindly gave the dt images to use, I chose this cute image Five little froggies.

I used papers from a papermania pad

 and printed the sentiment off the computer. I finished off with a strip of braid from stash.

Thanks for looking.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sue x

Sunday, 19 June 2011

SSDS DT card - Photo Inspiration

Good morning, I am so sorry I am late posting this card, should have done it yesterday, but life got in the way.

At Stamp, Scrap and Doodles Saturday we have a photo inspiration challenge for you.

For my card I used some Kanban toppers and card and a ribbon bow. Nice, quick and simple!

I am entering it into these challenges
Delightful challenges - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Die cuts and Punches

I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations this week.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Totally gorjuss - Challenge #85

Good morning all you lovely crafters, its time for another challenge over at Totally Gorjuss.
This week Challenge #85 - Pearls and Swirls
and we have Simon Says Stamp as our sponsors.
Heres my card
I used swirly papers from Papermania matted with deep red card.

This image is one I chose as a winner from Delicious Doodles, its called Mushroom Fairy and isnt she just gorjuss.
I coloured her with Copics, naturally and I must say she really is a pleasure to colour.

I added lots of pearls in red and white and more swirls in the form of a die cut and on the ribbon.
I do hope that you will join in with our challenge this week.

Challenges I'm entering
Lexi's creation - No Sentiment
Scrappy Frogs - Simply red - (use red)
Delightful challenges - Anything goes
Cute card Thursday - Birthstone -Ruby and Pearl
Totally Papercrafts - Die cuts and Punches
Delicious Doodles - Things that Flutter (2 entries - used one of their images)
Crafts and Me - Bling it on

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Truly Scrumptious challenge card

You will find this weeks ABC challenge in the post below.

Hi all its time for another challenge at Truly Scrumptious, this week we have a very pretty sketch
and our sponsor is Crafty Individuals.
Here's my card

I used papers from a K and Co pad matted on green card. With ribbon from stash and Card Candy to finish.
I hope you will join in with our challenge this week

Challenges I'm entering
Papertake Weekly - Dads and lads
Delightful - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Blue and green plus 1 - orange

ABC challenge W is for ...

Our sponsors this week over at the ABC challenge are Sugar Nellie / Funkykits

I kept my card simple this week, layering up a pearlescent swirly paper with a gold pearlescent card.

The wedding dress image was stamped onto acetate using white Staz on, with gold leaf applied to the back of the image. It looks really effective in real life, unfortunately it doesnt show up in the photo. I finished the card with a rosebud, pearl gem and gold chiffon ribbon.
I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations.
Challenges I'm entering
Pollycraft - ribbon and flowers
Stamp with fun - pearls and flowers
Delightful challenges - Anything goes
Bye for now.
Please pop back later for the Truly Scrumptious challenge.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Kenny K guest dt challenge card

Morning all, I am very happy to share my card with you today.
 I was asked a while ago to be a guest dt for Kenny K's Krafty Girlz  challenge.
This weeks challenge # Use your favourite colours

My papers are from a set by Docrafts and I just love the colours, black with a vibrant pink, its so lush!

I used this gorgeous image - Penny Pitstop. I coloured her with Copics, naturally!
I might have gone a little overboard with my embellies, but why not? I do love flowers and a bit o'bling!

Hope you'll join in with the challenge, as always there's some fab prizes on offer.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Fathers day at Stamp, Scrap and Doodles Saturdays

Afternoon everyone, hope you are having a lovely Saturday.
The challenge this week at Stamp, Scrap and Doodles Saturdays is
Fathers Day
and our sponsors are 

As you can see I used papers from a Forever Friends paper pad

along with a Forever Friends stamped image. I'm not sure what I used to colour the image as I did it a while ago.

My sentiments are from a great set of digi sentiments by our current sponsors Squigglefly. You can find them here

Hope you'll all join in with this weeks challenge, and I'll look forward to seeing all your wonderful cards and creations for Fathers Day.
Challenges I'm entering
Paperplay - Fathers Day/ Mens card
CRAFT - Fathers Day
Delicious Doodles - Fathers Day
Stamp Something - Something Punched
Delightful challenge - Fathers Day
Crafts and Me - Stamp Something
Fab n Funky - Magnificent men
Creative Inspiration - Card for Dad

Totally gorjuss - Challenge #84

Good morning crafters, todays challenge over at Totally Gorjuss is
Flower Power
We are sponsored this week by Crafters Companion.

Heres my card
I used stamps and papers by Flower soft. Roses from Wild Orchid and a chiffon ribbon bow from stash.

I used Copics for skin and flowers and paper pieced the dress using one of the background papers.
Now its your turn, lets see lots of flowers.
Challenges I'm entering
Crafts and Me - Stamp Something

I'll be back later with my card for the SSDS challenge

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Christening card for SSDS

Good afternoon, I'm back with this weeks challenge at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday
- Use whats on your desk right now.

I had this paper from CUP and topper from Lili of the Valley out as I'd been asked to make a christening card for a one and a half year old boy, who is getting christened this weekend. All my rubber stamps associated with christenings have little babies on them, so I thought this image of a toddler would suit better

I circled the image with card candy and added a couple of bows,

one with a Special Day tag

and the other with a silver cross charm.
Hope you will join in with this weeks challenge and use whatever you have out on your desk right now.
Challenges I am entering
Top tip Tuesday - Wrap it up with ribbon
Hanna and friends - Blue and white
Cute card Thursday - Embellish it
Lili of the valley - Punch it up
The Stampman - Boys/ men

totally gorjuss #83 sketch

Good morning, happy Saturday to all.
Over at Totally Gorjuss this week we have sketch challenge and we are sponsored by Joanna Sheen.
For my card this week I chose an Anya image from The Greeting Farm.
I coloured her with Copics, as always.

I finished my card with a silk ribbon flower, organza bow and some pink heart shaped pearls.

Challenges I'd like to enter
Dutch Dare - photo inspiration
Cute card Thursday - Embellish it

I'll be back later with a card for the SSDS challenge.
Bye for now.

Willowing Art Lessons

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