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Hello and welcome to my blog, this is my sanctury from real life, a little bit of space for doing what i love, and that's crafting. scrapbook, cards, box's and anything inky. I do follow a lot of blogs as i like the challenges that i find and also the inspiration i get from them, so many talented people with great ideas. So please feel free to leave a comment so i know you have popped by and i can call on you. Sue

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Tea Time at CD Sunday

It's here again, yes it's Sunday and i must be getting old as the week just flies by and every where you look they are telling us how many more days til Christmas. 
But never mind all that because it's time for CD Sunday .
Last week we had so many beautiful cards and Carol will be picking her top three so good luck to all.
We still have our very talented Kevin with us and he made a beauty of a card for you this week, so be sure to check out his blog.
For my card this week i have used two Cd's and a image from the net, i used My craft studio's  Walk in wonderland and Artylicious Floral cd. I have enlarged a couple of the flowers , added a glaze and curled the petals. I hope you will all be joining in again this week and if you have time please  visit our blogs and leave a comment  and we shall be calling on you too.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

time to smell the flowers

This page is for the latest challenge over at Digitally sweet, the theme this week is ribbons so i have enough on this page. again i using an image of my eldest granddaughter Chloe

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Buttons and bows The happy scrappers

I almost forgot about the challenge over at The happy Scrappers challenge blog, it's a monthly challenge so i will just make it in time.
I have used a photo of my granddaughter Chloe for this page, the photo was taken about two years ago,..............  they grow so fast. the theme this month is buttons and bows . So anyone looking for a scrap challenge why not do a page and pop it into challenge, it's only challenge 5 so quite a new one, don't know how i missed it on my reading list,
 here is my entry and a link

Make and Recycle

Do you have any old washing tablet boxes , if you do why not recycle and make use of it. It takes less than two 12x12 sheets of paper, in fact the next one i do will be in old news paper or magazine to keep my word stamps.
This box is just the right size to hold 14 stamp pads, i have not added anything to the top, that way they are stackable too. Time to make , maybe one hour. I have made these for my daughter who keeps all the small odds and ends in, it would also make a nice little sewing box, may do that next............
I have made this card for the challenge over at Charisma cards. This is challenge 38 and it's something for the guys.  I have made a boys card today using The Guys 'n' Gals cd from Crafter's companion , it reminds me of the where is spot books my kids used to read. All the elements are very easy to cutout on this cd and has lots to appeal to children.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The love of a child

Another page for the challenge over at Digitally Sweet,  You have up to Friday to get your creations in. This page was made in CAP2

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Sketch , Digitally Sweet Challenge

This is a an 8x8 scrap page created in craft artist for a challenge over at Digitally Sweet challenges. this week we have been given a sketch to follow and this in its self is a challenge for me, i usually just play about until i like what i see. The photo i have used is one of my Grandson Jake , it is a group shot taken in school by his teacher at Christmas 2011.  I'm so pleased he had this teacher as all the other classes just had the usual very ordinary photo's taken. Well i hope you can still make out the sketch from this page .
sue-b xx

Cd Sunday Challenge, Awash with flowers

Good morning crafters, Sunday brings us a new challenge from CD Sunday.
This week we have our lovely Carol's choice....Awash with flowers.
Our guest Kevin from McCrafty's cards has done a fabulous card for you this week and all the design team have come up with a great selection to inspire you once again.
your entries last week where inspiring to me, loved them.
For my card i have used a 6x6 scalloped edge in a tent fold, the silhouette image is from Joanna Sheen's Dancing with shadows. I have also used a couple of craft artist cd's from the Butterfly range, 5 cd'd in total, i have picked the backing paper from them and also the flowers and butterflies. 
Had a lot of fun doing this card as apart from printing out the elements i wanted, there was a lot of cutting out, painting with cosmic shimmer water colour paint. Adding liquid pearls (copper) and stickles and also using colour box cats eyes Fancy blue for the edges.

I hope you like what the team and guest have brought to you this week and you will come along and join us. Remember you only need to use a small item from a cd and tell what cd you have used for your creation, it doesn't have to a card, it could be a scrap page , or an item you have you decorated using something from a cd. Whatever you make i look forward to seeing what you come up with this week.
sue-b xx

Saturday, 22 September 2012

forest fruits

Well i have had a busy week but unfortunately not with crafting, in fact this is the first page i have completed this week, and i also need to get a couple of birthday cards done as soon as possible, but for now i'm happy just to play and relax.
This page is the start of my relaxation, love the the autumn colours, the kit was a freebie a collab called Forest Fruits, really beautiful.
8x8 scrap page made in serif craft artist.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Hush little baby

I have made a new page for my Granddaughter Izzy who was born in May this year.
this is an 8x8 page , I like to do this size it's easier for me sending books. I have used Serif's craft artist and also a craft artist  kit "Butterfly garden " . The butterfly kits are gorgeous, 5 in total, this one is a pale kit so just right for a baby.
I hope you like it.
sue-b xx

I will be entering this into the following challenges
Digitally sweet : Anything goes with flowers.

Digitally 'sweet' challenge no2 A rose

It's time for challenge no 2 over at Digitally 'sweet' challenges and the theme this week is  "Anything goes with flowers".  I have been trawling through my kits, but as you know most have flower in them, any way i came across this one BCS Marissa, i don't know how long i have it or where i got it. The photo was with it's files but not too sure if it is part of the kit or not, sorry just been back and yes it is , it's called a charm.
 I love dark backgrounds and grungy ones so is what has attracted me to this kit. 
i hope you like my page with it .

CD Sunday ,Feline friends DT

Morning all,  yes I'm late today, i have been distracted , must say it doesn't take a lot to do that.
Thank you for your lovely entries last week, had quite a few thinking outside the box and i love that.
This week at CD Sunday it's all about feline friends, big cats, small cats, any cats you like.
Just to remind you to use a cd, it need only one item or piece of paper, even a tag or button and tell us the CD you have used.
We still have our lovely guest Kevin and his card this week is just so lovely,  and all my team mates have made super cards to inspire you. So please be sure to pop over to CD Sunday to check them out or visit their blogs.
For my card i have used the Moorheads animals - crafters companion and an image that i love from i no not where, had it ages .  I have used a 6x6 white scalloped edged card in a tent fold. I used a promarker to colour around the edges and a very fine silver peel-off. 
I hope you can join us this week, i think that you will find this a very easy challenge to do and look forward to visiting you and seeing your designs.
good luck,  sue-b xx
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges.
Craft punked Pets
The Corrosive challenge blog.... animal companions

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Need for speed

What a beautiful week we have had, i have really enjoyed this sunshine and hope we can have some more please.
Well it's sunday so time for a challenge at CD Sunday.
We had fabulous cards and an exploding box last week, so thank you all for joining in.
Our lovely guest Kevin made a  beautiful  word book last week and this week he has another beauty for you.
The theme this week is " Need for speed " and all the design team have made fabulous cards to inspire you.
Remember you  have to something from a CD even if only a small piece of paper or tag and just tell us what Cd you have used.
For my card i have used Tinkering with steam punk from My craft studio and an image from the net. 
Most of our creations seem to be male themed so it would be great to see what you come up with, with a more girly theme .

Saturday, 8 September 2012

A page for Izzy

A page for Izzy my Granddaughter, this is 8x8 scrap page, i prefer to do this size for printing as only have a standard size printer and i can pick up cheaper frames for this size. The kit i used is from Gracie and Tracy Designs " and called The Mix, you can get this from e-scrapeandscrap.net . I have used Serif Craft artist to  make this page and will enter it into Digitally sweet challenges
I hope you like, you can enter as many times as you want as long as you do not have a sponsor.

When i grow up

Just made a quick page of Jake with his beloved tractors and trucks, so far this is his ambition to drive all these monster machines.
This is an 8x8 scrap page made in Craft Artist and using cutout studio, i will enter this into the new  Digitally  'sweet' Challenges

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Teenage card

I have just been to look around the paper shelter and found this lovely digi stamp set, two images, one colour, a backing paper and a backing paper with the coloured image already on it.  I have used the backing paper and the coloured image from the set and added a further two papers also some word art and embellishments.  I have CAP to compile it and then printed it out flat for ease of postage . This will be going to one of my nieces for her birthday.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Allsorts Funkyhands

Sunday's are coming around so fast or am i just getting old.
Well we have had to say goodby for now to Michelle who has given us so many beautiful cards through August, so a big thank to you Michelle, I'm sure she will be back soon .
This month we have a new guest for you and I'm sure many of you will have seen his creations on many a blog challenge, it is the much talented Kevin of McCrafty cards.
This month we are being sponsored by Funkyhand, we have been given a CD to play with, the one i used is Wishes and Kisses,  for your special occasion crafting. With New baby, New job Engagement , new home , get well to name but a few, I'm sure there is something for each occasion . You have backing papers, digi stamps, word art, bunting and tags   and a built in work platform to arrange your work that makes it so easy to use.
My card is for a new baby boy and i hope you like it and that it gives you a small gimps of what is on this Cd. I have made an a5 tent fold on white card, picked one of the papers in blue and lemon. The pram and stork where printed out a couple of times and i have decoupaged them up and placed the pram onto a scalloped mat, added a ribbon and a few sequins . 
So why not pop over to funky hand and all the DT's for more inspiration 

Saturday, 1 September 2012

The MIx from D&G designs

A page for my Granddaughter Izzy who was born in may this year.  I have used the new kit from Gracie and Tracy called The mix.https://www.e-scapeandscrap.net/boutique/https://www.e-scapeandscrap.net/boutique/, and its a brilliant mix . I am just loving the kits these girl make, two talented ladies who became friends on daisy trail and the rest is history as they say

After a day of clearing out the garden and removing the old shed, and having to rescue my plants from Ray who doesn't know a plant from a weed, i really felt in the need to to scrap a page and calm myself.
I have used a lovely kit called Dream catcher from Gracieandtracydesiigns.blogspot.co.uk. Take a look on their blog for some fabulous inspiration and beautiful pages. You can purchase the kit at e-scrapeandscrap .

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