Friday, 25 November 2011

Friendly fun x

Today it is time for another new challenge over at stampin' for the weekend. This week the challenge theme is "friends".

And believe me this is one challenge you do not want to miss as we have not one but two fantastic sponsors firstly we have Lili of the valley and secondly In2stamps both are offering a gift voucher to spend in their store so there will be two winners for this challenge - I wish I could enter !

I have used a cutie image from one of my fav' digi designers Melissa at Meljens designs which I coloured with promarkers and also done some paper peicing on the smaller elephant.

All the DP's are from the little yellow bicycle baby safari edged 6 x 6 paper pad and the stickers and sentiment are from stash x

I have used the fab sketch at Pink {ink} sketches - thanks girls it's a great sketch x

Thanks for visiting me today I hope to see your entry at stampin' up for the weekend soon x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Sparkle and shine x

Good morning to you all and happy Thanksgiving to all my visitors from across the pond x

Today is time for another challenge at paper crafting journey and this week we have a super easy peasy challenge for you with an anything goes theme - so no excuses not to join in this time !

Our sponsor this week is the fab digital delights by Louby Lou who is offering the winner 3 digital stamps.

I used the anything goes excuse to add to my Christmas card pile and also the opportunity to use some of the peices of a kit I got ages ago and still haven't touched !

So the DP and the diecut image are both from that kit - Kanban's elegant Christmas collection.

I used some gorgeous ombre ribbon that has been waiting for the right project ! I pulled the wire on both the top and the bottom of the ribbon, to ruffle it up, and tied the wire at the ends - I love the opulent feel that it gives the card - it seemed like the perfect embellishment to that beautiful foiled diecut.

I wrapped the ribbon with some neutral button twine and added a stacked foil snowflake made with my marianne creatables die and topped it off with some extra bling !

Inside I have added the diecut sentiment from the same kit - it says "Wishing you a sparkling festive season" - I didn't get a pic of the inside as my camera died - I'll try to get one later today and add it asap x

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Papertake weekly challenge
- Christmas cracker
Ribbon carousel - Holiday hoopla
Shopping our stash - Christmas or winter
The house that stamps built - Repeat Impressions DCC1123 Designer’s Choice Challenge - Christmas with a snowflake
Little red wagon - Christmas
Scrapbook sisters - Christmas time

Thanks for visiting today and for all your comments x
((hugs))) Suzie xoxo

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Rocking reindeer

Well today I have a card to show you using a digi {patchpal reindeer from clear dollar stamps) that I have been wanting to use for ages and just not found the time ! But when I saw the deconstucted sketch this week I knew I just had to pair them up !

I have also used my new fav' digi papers from the merry & bright paper collection by creativity by Crystal @ jessica

I love the combination of the fun sketch with these equally fun papers and such a cute digi stamp here is a closer look at the image.

My digi image was coloured with promarkers and spica glitter pens then paper peiced. I also added some highlights with my white gel pen.

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Deconstucted sketch
- Sketch # 28 Such a fun sketch - thanks Jen x
Winter wonderland - Awwww what a cutie !
Just us girls - Red, white & green
4 crafty chicks - Paper peicing
Digi doodle shop challenges - Red & green
Little red wagon - Paper peicing

Thanks so much for visiting me today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday, 18 November 2011

Flake out !

As I hinted earlier today is time for a couple more new releases over at the Jellypark store.

I have chosen to showcase this gorgeous skating boy stamp {this set aso includes the little tag too} - and let me tell you I LOVE HIM !

I have 2 sons and it can be really hard to cute images for their cards - there is soooo much more choice for the girlies in our lives ! But Claire, the genius behind Jellypark, has changed all this for me she has a lovely range of stamps for boys and they are sooo FUN ! Check out all her digi stamps and more at the store here.

So I coloured this little cutie with my promarkers and added some sparkle to his clothes with my spica glitter pens. I also added a couple of skate lines and edged my middle die cut layer with some stickles !

All the DP's {except my paper pleated border which is Creative cottage and is discountinued} are from the gorgeous merry & bright collection by creativity by Crystal @ Jessica
All the layers are distressed with brown ink and the 2 rectangle panels are hand stitched too. This was my 1st try at paper pleating and refered to the fab tutorial over at splitcoast stampers so if you fancy a go and want to see how it's done you can check it out here.

I also added a stacked snowflake made with my Marianne creatables dies, some DP & glitter card and a button tied with some button twine.

I hope you liked my card today - I had so much fun making it.

To see the rest of the DT showcasing the new digi stamps just hop over to the Jellypark friends blog and if you want to see this and loads more yummy digi's you can check out the jellypark shop.

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Sketch & stash - Gorgeous sketch - thanks {new stash is my DP's & image}
Moving along with the times - Let it snow
Creatalicious challenges - Christmas with sparkle
Cooking it up with Katie - Diecut, tag & Christmas
Fab n funky challenges - Baby it's cold outside
The paper shelter - Snowflakes
Bearly mine challenges - One for the boyz
Marianne's design diva's - Sparkle & shine

Thanks for visiting me today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thank YOU !

I am here - although a little later than I should be - sorry - I had some family stuff to deal with this week which has ended up with me being just a little late x

Anyway back to the fun stuff{!} this Friday it is time for a new jellypark friends Fiday challenge and some new releases too {check back later - *wink}. This weeks challenge is to 'Give Thanks.'
You can make a Thanksgiving project, a thank you card, or any papercrafting project that recognizes something for which you are thankful.

My card has been made for the super fabulous Jellypark team and all of you who visit my blog. I have found a whole bunch of new friends since I have been blogging and I treasure you all and all your lovely comments - so "thanks" x

I have used the gorgeous little bunny available at the Jellypark store here she is coloured with prisma's.
My papers are digi's from the fall 2 paper pack by Sherry K designs available on My grafico I also used some rouge coredinations card and some kraft paper. The kraft paper and the DP on the bottom have been crimped to get some extra texture - to be honest I came across the crimper while I was looking for something else and so it was used for the 1st time in ages !!

All edged have been inked with brown and the red and kraft has had a light "swish" with my white acrylic paint dabber.
The twill {from sew sweet} was bought for Halloween projects and in the end I wrapped it around a huge halloween flower arrangement and made a big bow - so now I get to use it on my cards !

The stitched felt flowers are from my, much neglected, sticker folder and the button is a recycled on from one of the boys shirts !

Well I hope you like it - after all it is for YOU !

Hop over to the Jellypark friends Friday challenge to see all the rest of the gorgeous DT creations and get all the details and I hope to be visiting to see your creations soon x

I would like to add this card to the following challenges;

Get hippity with Ippity - Sketch - I adore this sketch "thanks"
Desert island crafts - Use 3 from the itinerary (I used ribbon, button & trees-well leaves !)
Digistamps 4 joy - Colour tic tac toe (I used red, yellow & gold)
Crafty purple frog - Use orange
Play date cafe - Colour combo - Maroon, copper & tumeric
My grafico challenges - Autumn

Thanks for visiting - I hope you find some time to get crafty today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Pinky promise !

Good morning to you, thanks for stopping by my blog today x

I have a new card to show you today which I made for the new colour challenge over at colour create. This weeks colour combination chosen by Kerry is a gorgeous one pink, white and gold with the optional extra of bling. Here is the inspiration pic' for you

This week we have another great sponsor - Michelles scrapbooking & more who is offering the winner a $15 gift voucher
I chose to add to my Christmas card stack and used this super cute image from Whimsy & stars studio at Etsy which I coloured with my prisma's. I added lots of glitter for my bling - diamond sparkles for the wings and gold for the stars and the trim on her dress. I also added some flock to her dress and boots - I've had this in my cupboard for ages and keep forgetting about it.

For more bling I used a little gold mirror board and tied the card up with a super sparkly ribbon !

Don't forget to pop over to the colour create challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT cards - they are just beautiful - and you'll find all the details and rules there too x

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Whimsy & stars studio - Gratitude blog hop (I am so very thankful for my family esp' my cheeky little boys)
Digital Tuesday challenge - Christmas time (I used digi papers and a digi image)
Catered crop - I used Christmas, pencils, die cuts, circle, ribbon and layers x
Paper sundaes - Digital images
C.R.A.F.T challenge - Stars in your eyes
Paperplay challenges - Shaped card

Thanks for visiting me today - I hope you liked my card and you can get crafty today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Emboss it !

Hello again it is time for another challenge over at papercrafting journey and this fortnight we want to see your projects with embossing on them. This could be dry embossing or wet embossing the choice is entirely yours x

We are sponsored this week by the fab Jehanne at just some lines who is offering the lucky winner a huge $15 to spend in-store.

My card features a super cute JSL digi image called Gab in the groove available at the store here. She has been coloured up with my prisma pencils and layered onto some glitter card.

All of my DP's are from the gorgeous basic grey, sugar rush, paper pad.

I have used my cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder to emboss my border punched panel (MS) and added some soft pink bias binding, some swirls and a big bit of bling for my bow !

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

C.R.A.F.T - Cute
Dutch dare card challenges - Punches & dies
Creative belli blog - Paper piercing
Truly scrumptious - Bingo (Glitter/Punch or die cuts/Ribbon)
Party time Tuesday - Bling it on

Don't forget to hop over to paper crafting journey for all the details and to join in x

((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Sparkle and shine

I have a little surprise for you this morning - a little Jellypark treat to tempt you !

Jellypark is sponsoring a fab challenge over at Crimbo crackers so some of the DT have made projects to inspire you.

The challenge over at crimbo crackers this week is "sparkle"

I have used the cute snowman {or snowlady in this case!} available here at the jellypark store and added lots of diamond sparkles and then double mounted her on glitter card. I also made some snowflakes with my Marianne creatables die out of more glitter card !
And here is my **TOP TIP** I didn't have enough glitter card in these colours so I die cut my snowflakes out of the centre of my sparkly mounts - these are stacked so you can't see there is a bit missing and the snowflakes peeking out from under the image are only half snowflakes but you'd never know it !

I coloured the button twine with alcohol inks so it matched my colour scheme & I even added a gem to my bow for even more sparkle !

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Fetch a sketch
- Gorgeous simple sketch perfect for Christmas cards - thanks x
Party time Tuesdays - Bling it on
Tip top Tuesday - Anything goes (as long as it's Christmas)
The paper shelter - All in pink
CHNC - Bright colours and sparkle

Thanks for visiting me today - I hope you have a lovely day x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday, 4 November 2011

Kick start your crafting with a sketch.

Oh my how the weeks are flying by !

Just look at my Christmas countdown thingy in my sidebar - how scary is that ?!

It is already time for another challenge over at Stampin' for the weekend.

This week we are sponsored by Simon says stamp and the lovely Rebekah has prepared a fabulous sketch for you.

For my card I used a greetings farm image which I colured with my prisma's and then added lots of glitter & glossy accents to my image and the MME DP.

The dry embossed panel was produced with a new addition to my stash the craft concepts woodgrain embossing folder - it gives a really lovely deep impression. I also used a really old punch to notch the corners of this panel - thought it matched the wood theme nicely :)

So what are you waiting for hop over to the stampin' for the weekend challenge blog for the details and get stampin' !

((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Rockin' rudolph !

Happy Friday !!

We've got a busy weekend coming up with our youngest son being Christened on Sunday. He is so looking forward to what we have called his party in the church and I am looking forward to day surrounded by our closest friends and family.

Today is time for a new challenge over at Jellypark friends Friday challenge and another fabulous new release from Claire.

This weeks challenge is to make a non traditional Christmas project. I have used non traditional colours, blue & red and one of Claires new images boy in reindeer costume available here at the Jellypark store.

I have used digi papers from the new wintertime paper pack from Echo park and my new snowflakes die from Marianne creatables along with plenty of stickles to bling it up a bit !

Hop over to the Jellypark friends Friday challenge to check out the rest of the fabulous DT cards and the new release images - you will not be disapointed :)

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

Mariannes design diva's - Dying to die cut
Charisma cardz challenge - Cutesy
Crimbo crackers - Anything goes
Card makin' mama's - Cut it out
Winter wonderland - Glitter

Thanks for visiting me today - have a great weekend x
((hugs)) Suzie

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Corker of a colour combo !

I have some exciting news and a card to show you today. First my news is that I have been asked to join the colur create DT !

I, of course, said yes and my card today is my very first DT card for them.

So this fortnights colour combo is dark pink, turquoise & ivory and the optional extra is glitter. The glitter is optional but hey how many cards do we make without a bit of glitter on them ?

We have a fantastic sponsor this fortnight - Bunny Zoes crafts who are offering the lucky winner a gift certificate worth £10 to spend instore.

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For my card I have used some free DP from this months Papercraft inspirations magazine and a pink cat studio Lily & Tweet rubber stamp(which is available at Bunny Zoes here) I coloured the image with prisma pencils and added loads of stickles and glossy accents for some bling ! I have also used my Marianne creatables rolled rose & leaf die with some lovely soft felt from Sew sweet.

I hope you'll join us for this fortnights challenge with this gorgeous colour combo - hop on over to the colour create challenge blog for all the details and loads more beautiful inspiration from the rest of the DT - you will not be disapointed x

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

The ribbon reel - Hot pink, turquoise & cream
Ladybug crafts ink challenge - Non traditonal and/or distressed Christmas (I included both!)
By the cute & girly Challenges - Christmas girls
Mariannes design diva's - Dying to diecut
The craft garden - Christmas with a twist (no red or green)
Card caravan challenge - Homemade flowers
Catered crop - Follow the recipe (Girl stamp/Pink & burgundy colours/Christmas theme/die cuts/gem stones/glitter)
Craft your passion - Bingo (Flowers/free choice (felt)/bling)

Thanks for visiting me - I hope you find some time to craft today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo