Thursday 21 April 2016


Good morning everyone out there - although we are having 'April showers' (lots of the bloomin' things!) we do seem to be getting the sunshine through too.  Went shopping yesterday to McArthurGlen 'Designer' Outlet 'cos the maestro wanted a new jacket for his hols!   Needless to say there is also a Cadbury Factory Shop so I had a little peep and a sniff in the doorway - of course I didn't have any!   Okay okay only some Buttons - it would have been rude not to!!!  In the end - no jacket - however we now have two new purple suitcases, one pair of shoes for the maestro and one superbly gorgeous handbag for moi - and  ... the maestro told me to buy it!!!  How positive is that???

Well - I'm here to post my next card for the Through the Purple Haze challenge DT.  Our theme is to use a number - I wanted to be able to use my card for any birthday so with a little thinking outside me box (coo that hurt!) I used a '2' instead of a 'to' in my sentiment.  I can see a number so it's not cheating!!!

Our sponsor this time is 

The image I used is called Shaylee - isn't she a cutie?  I wanted to use pink for my base card but didn't have the 'right' shade so I took a piece of Crafters Companion Centura Pearl card in Fresh Pink and folded it at the 7" mark and the bit left was exactly - yup exactly - the right size for the front of my design.   Naturally I had to cut a strip off the top to make it a 7" square blank.   I haven't used any punches for quite a while now so I found a Martha Stewart border punch for the edge and some Nellie Snellen punches for the flowers and foliage.  Only two actual dies used - am getting withdrawal symptoms already methinks!!


7" x 7" pink base card - 'fashioned' from a sheet of A4 Centura Pearl card
Digi image - 'Shaylee' from Art by Miran
Pierced Rectangle Stax die - Die-Namics Dies
Pierced Circle Stax die - Die-Namics Dies
Edge punch - Martha Stewart Punches
Flowers and Foliage punches - Nellie Snellen Punches
Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics
Lace, net, pearls and twine - Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Supplies on FB
Holographic foil for sentiment - Heidi Swapp

In case you wondered - I managed to use my Minc machine again - it's a corker!!

I know the whole team (me included) would love to see your creations entered into our challenge, so why not play along??

Take good care of yourselves and enjoy the weather (providing it's sunny) wherever you are.

Big hugs to you all

Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges - 

Crafty Boots Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Sunday 3 April 2016


Good afternoon to you all - it's a really lovely sunny and warm day here so that makes me very happy!   I just love all the colours and flowers in the garden right now and ..... we have two wood pigeon nests and a blackbird's nest in the trees so that means more mouths to feed!  Lol!!

Right onto my next card for the OSAAT DT - our theme this time is AG with Distressing, now I love getting out me bits of sandpaper and Core-dinations card so I enjoyed meself!  

I 'chewed' the edges of the lilac pieces of card but they aren't really visible on the picture.   


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Lady Jane' from Stitchy Stamps at Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet
Purple Paper - 12" x 12" huuuuuge pad by Brenda Walton at K and Co
Lilac Card - 12" x 12" Ebony and Ivory Collection by Core-dinations
'Beaded Fanfare' Embossing Folder from Creative Expressions
Pinpoint Scalloped Circle die from Memory Box Dies
Pin Dot Circle die from Tattered Lace Dies
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens
Lace from Brenda's Ribbon and Lace Supplies
Flowers from WOC

There's a prize of digis from the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet worth $10 so we want to see your creations - you have two weeks to enter!!

Popping off now to get a coffee - take care and enjoy what is left of the weekend.

Big hugs to you all

Love Sue xxx

I'd like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -

Art by Miran Challenge No 55 - Anything goes (2)
As You Like It Challenge - Bingo - Lace, Purple and Dies/Punches  (everyone knows that my favourite colour is purple, I adore dies and have hundreds of them and as far as lace goes - I spend far too much on it and hate to use it, preferring to stroke it instead!!!) 
Brown Sugar Challenge No 192 - Anything goes (2)
Simply Create Too Challenge No 106 - Use Purple and Green

Saturday 2 April 2016


Good morning to you out there in blogland.  I am hoping that you are all feeling quite well and enjoying these little bits of sunshine!  Graham has planted some daffodils in troughs on a ledge just outside the kitchen window and they are growing so big and strong that I can hardly see over them.  He's about a foot taller than me (at 6' 3") so has no problem whatsoever - duh!  Mind you those flowers are really cheering me up no end so I'm not complaining.

Anyway I'm just posting my card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month, where our theme is the extremely popular Anything Goes.  We have two fabulous sponsors this month so you've guessed it - that means two prizes!  Corking!!!

I don't make too many green cards but I coloured my little fairy on her toadstool and was drawn towards the citrus green for her dress and then I found the green citrus card to match and just went with it.   The daisy paper is from a huuuuuuge pad of 12" x 12" papers (I've lost the front sheet so don't have a clue who they are by) and they really are gorgeous.

Right on to our sponsors - we have All Dressed Up  

and Fabrika Fantasy 

Two fantastic prizes - their digi images are wonderful.


7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Magical Woodland' from All Dressed Up
12" x 12" daisy papers and green card found in stash
Spellbinders Dies - A2 Matting Basics A die
Spellbinders Dies - A2 Curved Borders One die
Spellbinders Dies - Fancy Framed Tags One die
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Mini Leafy Flourish Mirrored Pairs dies
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Butterfly Flourish die
Wild Rose Studios - Little Butterfly die
Stickles Stardust Glitter 
Gems from my stash
Lace from Brendas Ribbon and Lace Specials
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens (on her wings)
Sentiment typed and then Minc'd to within an inch of it's life!!  I love that machine!

We are looking forward to seeing all your creations on the challenge - it's such a great theme and don't forget you don't have to stop at cards.  There are loads of crafts out there so just show us what you can do!

Well I'm off now 'cos it's almost bedtime and I'm absolutely shattered.  Take care all of you and I'll catch you later.  Oooh in case it has crossed your mind - I've scheduled me post to appear at 9.00am on Saturday morning!   I'm doing this Thursday very late evening!

Big hugs and love to you all

Sue xxx

I would like to enter the following 10 challenges

Art by Miran Challenge No 55 - Anything goes (1)
A Beautiful Mess Challenge No 1 - Anything goes (1)
Brown Sugar Challenge No 192 - Anything goes (1)
Creatalicious Challenge No 88 - Things with Wings
Scrap-Creations Challenge - Green Projects