Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Ive been having a bit of a play today!!

Ive been busy with a few Challenge cards today first up if for " Eye eye, keep it Natural" and also for
  • PP ~ Cosmo Cricket " Honey Pie"
  • Bloom's, Brads & Stamps ~ Lakeland's
  • CS Papermania

Next is for #50 at

As above

And this is for Card Sketch 41 by

Finally for April #4

  • PP ~ As before
  • Stamps ~ As before and All Night Media
  • Ribbon from Stash

I Love my CB friends........

..........They send me such nice things! These Atc's Come from Sara aka Fairy Princess and Jo Nevile aka Boot's the Monkey. They were made for the April "Dot's" Swap and This Gorgeous Bookmark is from Jule aka Devonbunny also at
I so look forward to recieving these swap's. I'm the host for the May Swap, the theme is "Butterflie's" come and join in with us over at CB

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Tag your'e it!!

I'm really getting in to all this Tagging lark, this week at is to use a picture slide on your tag.

  • Picture slide~ from a kit from Poundland.
  • CS ~ Papermania.
  • Stamp ~ Whisper's.
  • PP ~ "Cup Cake" Basic Grey.
  • Grommet ~ Making Memories.
  • Watercolour Pencils ~ Derwent.
  • Ribbon from Stash

Caardvarks "Black & white +1"

The latest challenge for Caardvarks is to Create a card using Black & White + 1 other colour,
  • CS ~ Papermania
  • Watercolour paper ~ Daler-Rowney
  • Stamps ~ QKD
  • PP ~Dovecraft Amythest Floral Prints
  • Rbbon ~ Recycled from Xmas Gift
  • Ink ~ Stazon, Black. Pretty Colour , Red

DCM " Most Distressing"

I just love distreesing bit of paper.......... Challenge was to produce a card with a bit of wear and tear to it. Ive used this weeks sketch from
  • CS ~ Papermania.
  • BP ~ Cosmo Cricket " Honey Pie"
  • PP & Grand Adhesion Butterfly ~ K&co "Mira"
  • Inks ~ "Spiced Marmalade" Distress Inks, Tim Holtz & Colorbox Queue Chalk Ink.
  • Birds and Swirls ~ Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.
  • Stamp ~ All Night Media.

Arty Girlz - Handmade Background

At Arty Girlz this week the challenge has been set by Guest Designer Paula from Mini Book Pixie blog who says:

"I love patterened paper very much but it is far too easy to whack on cards etc. So for my theme, I want to see handmade backgrounds. Get those fingers inky & painted & make a custom piece of paper/card for your design" Ive used

  • cream Hammered finish CS ~ Papermill shop
  • "Brushed Cordroy" & "Peeled Paint" Distress Ink ~ Tim Holtz
  • Archaic PP ~ Basic Grey
  • Dino Stamps ~ Basic Grey
  • Alphabet Shape Cutter ~Fiskar's
  • Make-up Sponges ~ Poundland
  • String from Stash

I made the background by sponging the ink directly on to the card. Has some blog candy which asks to create something you don't usually make well this is my first door hanger so I think I can count this!!

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Di Hickmans Sketch April #4

Here's a couple for Di's latest sketch . For the 1st card I've used;
  • Basic Grey "Sugared" PP & Chipboard
  • All Night Media Stamp
  • Colorbox Queue Chalk Ink
  • Ribbon and string from Stash

This card is also for the "Tutti Frutti" challenge at The 2nd card is made with;

  • Cosmo Cricket " Honey Pie" PP
  • "Dinky Dolly" Stamps from Lakelands
  • and more of that lovely Bias binding ( I managed to get approximately 45yrds in 10 different colours for £4.00 ........Bargain or What!!!!!!!!!!)


For #61 at ive used;
  • Cosmo Cricket "Honey Pie" PP
  • Heart Stamp Lakelands "Dinky Dolly" set
  • Bias Binding from all good Charity Shops!!!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Magnolia~ Girly but Blue

My 1st Daughter being a red-head made dressing her in pink quite difficult ( it looked awful) Girly and blue came quite easy, She looked (and still does) lovely in all shades of blue and green! So for this challenge I made Tilda a Red-Head Ive used #14 from too!
  • Stamp - Magnolia
  • watercolour pencils - Derwent
  • Bloom - Imaginese
  • Brad - Dovecraft
  • PP - English Paper company, Seafoam
  • Butterflie's - Freebie from a magazine

Papertake Weekly, Katharina's Sketch #2

This weeks challenge for Is this gorgeous Sketch from Katharina . I got these lovely Cosmo Cricket Paper's today , couldn't wait to play!
  • PP - Cosmo Cricket, Flueriste
  • Blooms - Imaginese
  • Brad - Dovecraft

I Heart 2 stamp!!

April 19th sketch at
  • Stamp - All Night Media
  • PP Basic Grey, Sultry.
  • Chipboard, Basic grey.

Cartes'Maniak & Ismaki

This card is for Sketch #16 for along with the sketch the challenge gives an extra option this week it was to use 4 different paper's.

  • PP Basic Grey Cupcake
  • Stamps from, Whisper's, All Night Media & Royal Langickle
  • Watercolour pencils- Derwent

Next is for Sketch 49

  • PP & Brad - Aquamarine designer from Dovecraft
  • Ribbon from stash.
  • Colorbox chalk inks

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Papertake weekly & Sweet Sugar this weeks challenge is to use no Patterned paper and for it "All That Glitter's"
  • CS - Papermill Shop
  • Maggie Stamp- Sugar Nellie
  • Glitter Doodle Writer- lakelands
  • Watercolour Pencils - Derwent
  • Floral Fantasy & Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder's
  • Ribbon from Stash

DCM "Hot'n' Spicy"

This K&co Mira Paper really lend's itself to this challenge.
  • PP & Tag- K&co Mira
  • Silk Flower's, CS & Brads- Papermania

Ismaki & Katarina Sketches

I have a bit of trouble with this Sketch it taken me all week to make this card!! #15 Katharina has made this wonderful sketch for us to use .

  • PP Laura Ashley Comtempary- Dovecraft
  • CS -Papermania
  • Ribbon from Stash and Stamp Unknown. running a competition on her Blog so I'm going to entre both of these.

Tag Your'e It/Cartes'Maniak !

This week's Challenge at is no Stamping. Ie made two for this challenge but decided the second is more a door hanger than a tag as it too long!! This card uses Sketch 48 at

  • PP & Chipboard- Basic Grey Sugared
  • Fantasy Floral-Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Brad's- Basic Grey Two Scoops
  • Flower's- Papermania
  • Mustard Seed Ink - Tim Holtz
  • CS- Papermaina & Papermill Shop
  • Ribbon from Stash.

Arty Girlz- Ribbon's

This week's theme at is Ribbon's, Ive used #40 at
  • PP, Adhesive Ribbon & Chipboard - DCVW
  • Brad's - MM
  • CS- Papermill Shop

Basic Grey - Archiac and Sugared

Total obsessed with all things Basic Grey I had to have these lovely paper's. Using Archiac and Sugared I've made these's for April #3 at and April 12th Sketch at

  • PP ,Chipboard & Dino Stamps all Basic Grey
  • CS ,Papermill Shop
  • Miss you Stamp, All Night Media
  • Ribbon and string from stash.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

A pretty productive sunday!! have set their 2nd Challenge and its"Polka Dots", here's my Effort!!! Lakeland blooms and brads, Sakura Souffle pen'sThis card cover's a multitude of challenge's.At it "Ribbons Galore", Both and ask for Fairie's is "In Stitches" and finally I've used #13 from . PP from Dovecraft Retro flower's & Jumbo Brad Whisper's Ink in Pink, "Stylized Flower's" Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Magnolia Stamp. For #60. Basic grey Sugared PP, Ghost Flower from a PFI i recieved earlier this year, Imaginisnce bloom.Ive used Stetch 4/12/08 from . Use's K&co Wild Saffron Products .
The latest Challenge at is "Flight of Fancy" and at it's " Butterfly Flutterby". I've used Fiskar's Butterfly Shape cutter Stencil, Papermania Vintage Designer collection PP , Dove craft Jumbo Brad .The Sketch is #8 from
Finally has a Blog Candy Challenge for a Men's card, I've used the latest Sketch from . I've Dovecraft Masuline Products.
All CS is from Papermania and The Papermill Shop and ribbon ,lace and all other product from my stash!
Susie xx

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Today's offerings!! little extra this week is folding so Ive made these Origami butterflies to make my card for #39 too. Ive used Dovecraft Amythest Designer pp , QKD stamps, Colorbox Queue Chalk Inks and a tad of ribbon. The next 3 are all made with K&co Mira Products and ribbon from my stash! "Pretty as a picture" April #2 "The Sweet Life" an old one of Di's February #4. "Cherish Life" #42 from


I'm hooked ........this is another entry for" Tag you're it" "Shades of blue" Challenge. Ive used the same products for this as I did the other tag,

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

I recieved this wonderful R.A.K. today a handbag charm and ATC from my CB friend Sarah aka Tiggertastic, was totally unexpected and I was competely overwhelmed , Its amazing how these R.A.K. make you feel so special!!!!!!!!! Then Aiden comes home from school with this amazing creation (its a Tile!!)............what d'you reckon ? an artist in the making?

Claudia's Box Challenge

Here is my entry for Claudia's Challenge at this week. I cheated a bit and made mine Half the size so I only used 1 sheet of CS. Except for the ribbon the Box is made entirely of K&co Wild Saffron Products and is perfect for all the lovely ATC's Ive recieved in the last couple of months