Friday, 28 June 2013


Well hello ladies and blog friends!  A very good evening to all my followers, you are all wonderful - especially my new followers, I do hope you know what waffles you are letting yourselves in for!  I have a qualification in waffling, rambling and warbling on and on and on!


I might not have posted for a while, but I have been making cards for my DT Challenge blogs and they will be on my blog in July.  Talking of DT challenges I have some excellent news - I am now on the DT for One Stitch at a Time, they have weekly Challenges so I do hope to see you over there!  I really am pleased about this,  there have been some lovely Challenges on there!  Looking forward to their future posts.

Here I am today posting two little Twinchies, this lovely Challenge was closing ........ but Sylv has taken it over - yay!!!!!!   I know my entries have been left a little late but it is open until 30th June so you still have time to do a little 'Summer at the Seaside' Twinchie.    Please help keep this challenge going, it is lovely and it would be such a shame if it closes down.  You can find them here -

Here is my first entry - 

I saw the two surfboards and thought of the time Graham and I went to Perranporth in Cornwall on his Lambretta - yup we were Mods - stop guffawing Sue (Ollie's Mam)!  Anyway he tried his hand at surfing, wearing all the gear of course, but the pic I have of him in his wet-suit makes him look like a tadpole on stilts - lol!!!  Bless him 6' 3" and 12 stone of muscle - well knots in cotton.  Coo I can still see him now.  His scooter did have about 40 mirrors on it at one point but they were pinched when we parked in a cinema car-park - boo hoo!   I'm not sure whether to post two pics of us in Cornwall outside the caravan we had hired.  Let me know what you think - if you are in favour I will post the pics for you to chuckle at.

Anyway I will close this and do a separate post for my next Twinchie - no waffles though, just a Twinchie - well perhaps a little waffle (Jenny L is catching up on the waffle stakes)!!!

Hugs to you and thank you for any comments you might like to leave on my blog.

SUE xx


Hello again mes amies!  Here is my second Twinchie entry, this one makes me think of a holiday we had at Ingoldmells when I was about 6 and my sister was 2 (bro was only a twinkle in his dad's eye!!)  I can see meself on the beach in me green cozzie - can you remember those elasticated ones, where the elastic ran both upwards and across in squares and I looked like a little green blackberry!  Picture it please!  I can still see the plaster on me heel where me new sandals had rubbed.   Aaahhh those were the days.

Sorry I said there might be a little waffle - oops

Second Twinchie coming up!  This is the site -

I'll be orf now 'cos I need to wash my hair and have a shower.  Well a girl has to keep up appearances!

Hugs to all of you out there.

Have a lovely weekend and I hope you will be crafting.

SUE xx

Thursday, 20 June 2013


Good afternoon blog peeps!  I would like to wish my new followers a huge hello and welcome to my wafflings and warblings!  Thank you so much for following my blog, I do hope you enjoy reading wot I have writ - I may not always make sense to you - but I do make sense in my head!  lol!!!

Well here is the first card I have made as a member of the Christmas Card Club.   Kerry chose 'Baubles' as the theme this time, even though I have only used one!

I used Spellbinders Nestabilities for the bauble and then cut a snowflake and two stars out of the shape itself.  I popped the snowflake, which I shaded in light blue chalk ink, underneath the bauble then used 3mm foam pads to give the bauble some dimension.  I had found some embossed and glittered card blanks in my stash and chopped one in half.  These are quite pretty but I like bigger cards so I layered this onto a 7.5" square card.  Edit:  to those eagle eyed bloggers out there I had a senior mo and this card is no more 7.5" square than I am!!!  It is, in fact 5.75" x 8.25"!!  Just send me back to Majorca!"  I put everything together and added a Christmassy sentiment.  I added a few 'poils'  (pearls lol) to the front and then my trusty sidekick and photographer took the piccies for me. 

Because this is me, I decided I wasn't too sure about the lilac sparkly ribbon - although Graham said it was just right (bless him).  I changed the ribbon to pale blue so that it complimented the light blue card layer and light blue chalk ink.  I'm still not sure so I have posted both cards to see what you think.

Hope you like it - one down, three million to go - as they say!!!

The piccies don't really show the fact that the snowflake is underneath the bauble as are the pearls in the middle of the stars.  I probably should have had a piccy taken from the side but David Bailey - sorry, my hubster - is busy watching something to do with motorbike racing so I won't disturb him!  You see I can be soooo considerate.

I will check out some challenges and may enter this one - then again I might forget if I digress!

Hugs to you all and thank you for checking out my blog.  I hope you have time to leave a word or three but there is no pressure at all.

I am just editing this to add my card to a few Challenges -

Dutch Dare Card Challenge No 222 -
Happer Campers Challenge No 18 -
Inky Impressions Challenge No 113 -
Paper Crafting Journey -
Penny's Paper Crafty Journey No 132 -
Pollycraft Challenge No 1 -

Thursday, 13 June 2013

HE'S H-A-P-P-Y!!!

Hi there  blog friends - it's me here still on me jollies!  This card makes me laugh 'cos it looks quite miserable.  A few months ago a friend from work asked if I had a card that he could buy for a friend.  Graham took several in for him to choose from and, as they lay on the desk, some of the other peeps asked if they could also buy them.  Must admit I was chuffed to bits!  One of the girls bought my cheery little bumblebee girl and when she showed it her boss he said he thought it was too twee!  She told him he was always too serious and hubby (bless him) said "We can do serious!"  Coo don't you just lurve the Royal 'we'!   Anyway 'the boss' birthday is next month so I've made a miserable card for him.

My friend sent me an image to colour - not sure where she bought it from - but I thought I would use 47 shades of grey plus a neon yellow, neon orange and red (for the tie).  I do remember that some of these papers are from First Edition but everything else is in my little book back in the UK.

I have given him a happy little song to sing!  I hope you like it - just a little - 'cos it did make me smile!    I would again like to thank you for stopping by and  if you have the time to leave a comment then you are a star indeed.  I am going back to the UK on Friday so I will be catching up with you asap.

Big hugs to you all.


Saturday, 8 June 2013


Hello there peeps!  I'm still here in the villa on me hols and it is a tad cloudy today so I thought I would post my other card for Lady Anne's "Stamp Anything Goes" Challenge. This challenge is being sponsored by Oak Pond Creations, the images are lurvely and it is open throughout June.  Once again I hope you find the time to enter the challenge!

You all know that I am not a "quick" card maker, it can take me ages to make a decision as to the backing papers alone!  However I made this one in an afternoon - tres vite pour moi!   I found the papers first and just had to use them because they felt "watery" to me.  Whilst sorting out my craftroom I found this silver mesh type material and popped some under my image - the image is called "Anchor under the Sea" from OPC.  I also found this little treasure chest on t'internet but it had 'things' in it which I didn't like so I went over the 'contents' with a Versamark pen and heat embossed it in glittery gold emb. powder.  I did leave the necklace where it was though.  I then glued some teeny tiny jewels and pearls on it - also popped some 'diamonds' onto the necklace.

The shells I picked up from places near, ie Cornwall and far, ie Bora Bora and the Maldives.  Even the diddy bottle has tiny shells in it!  Just goes to prove I enjoy myself once I am there! Lol.  I can't give any more information on the ingredients though 'cos, as mentioned in the last post, my book of knowledge is back in the UK.

This is a close-up  of the treasure chest which I altered.

Again I hope you have a go at this challenge, we love seeing your creations.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I lurve your comments and you make me chuckle loads.  Oh by the way this post took me - and the hubster - 5 hours because I lost the pictures!  I had put them on a draft post back in the UK and we had to dig deep into our few grey cells to find out how to get them back!  Cor blimey he has the patience of a Saint - bless him!

Hugs to all of you and I hope you enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, 5 June 2013


Hi there blog friends!  I hope you haven't given up on me yet, I was feeling better then my holiday crept up on me!!   If you knew me you would realise that this is a huuuuuge event 'cos  I stress about everything, being a real home bod I lurve my home soooo much and hate leaving it.  I love it when the packing is sorted (and weighed! ) and the flying is over.  We're  in a gorgeous villa in north Majorca - never having been to Majorca or Spain before and, now we're here, I am enjoying myself!   Sorry am I rabbiting on a tad?

Anyway this is a card I made for Lady Anne's Challenge no. 4. The theme is to do with 'The Great Outdoors'.   This challenge runs throughout June and is sponsored by Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps. You can use anything to do with gardens, lakes, rivers etc.  and the prize is a $10 gift certificate to use in their store.

I used peaches and brown's for this one but, as there is some blue in my paper, I gave her a blue rinse!!   Hence I wanted to call her my Blue Hairy Fairy but Graham said "No".  He is sooo masterful at times!  I usually put in the ingredients for my cards but I forgot to pack my  little book of knowledge in my case -  duh!!

Please enter this challenge if you can, I think it is a great theme!
I do hope you like my card - I loved this image and had to add a little wooden peg with a rose to it.

Well that's all for the moment friends, I have two other cards I need to post.  One is for Lady Anne's -Stamp Anything Goes challenge and the other is for a colleague of Graham's, and will need some explaining!!

Big hugs to all  and thank you for the e-mails and e-cards.  They have helped me along no end!  Back soon to check your blogs but please be patient 'cos this has taken me almost three hours to post on a 'tablet' as opposed to my trusty purple laptop!