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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, 29 December 2013

We are Sailing

I hope you all had a special and merry Christmas and that the awful weather did not cause you and your loved ones any distress. I really  think this year has just flow by, they say its a sign of old age when you say that so i must really be getting old . So today is the last challenge of the year with CD Sunday and i hope you will have the time to join in with us this week,  it's team mate Sue T who has chosen the theme and it's We are Sailing, quite apt really as we sail into the 2014 .
For my card i have kept it simple , the backing paper is from Paddington collection Volume 1 and the toppers are from Kanban that i had in my stash, i have torn the paper to hopefully give a feel of waves and really i did not need to do any more so as i say this is quick and easy card to end the year.
That just leaves me to wish you all a very happy New Year

Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Three D's

Lovely cards for our challenge last week, so thank you to all who took part. 
This week is Carol's choice and that is The Three D's,  DL, die cuts and Decoupage, once again you have two weeks to enter our challenge. I know it's nearly Christmas and that is why we are doing our challenges over two weeks .
My DT card was made using a CD i got from ebay at a bargain price of £2:99 and is full of decoupage pages so very handy.
I will be using this card i think for my Grandson in January once i have made the insert  and i have also taken a photo of the cd so if you do come across it on ebay it is well worth getting. 
Well that just leaves me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas , so have fun everyone. xx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Home sweet home

Good morning crafters, i hope you have all had  a good week.
 Last weeks entries where fabulous and Caz will have her work cut picking a winner from them.
 This week it is Beryl's turn to choose and she has picked Home sweet home.
For my card i have gone with another Christmas card as i still playing catch up and trying to get as many done as i can over the next couple of weeks.
I have used Crafter's  companion Vintage Christmas and various elements from my scrapbook kits, the card is a white 8x8 and has been compiled in craft artist and printed off. The sentiment is digitally generated and the whole card has been finished off using stickles icicle . I love stickles and with all the Christmas cards i am  running out fast of my favorite colours and will have to restock.
I look forward to seeing what you come with week and the team have given you plenty of inspiration to hopefully get you thinking.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

F is For at CD Sunday

What a great week for our simply square last week, so good luck to Jenny picking her top three out of all them.
this week is the turn of team mate Caz and her choice is ...F is for so again a good choice giving you plenty to choose from too.
I was late doing the DT card this week and so as i had made a Christmas card last night i have used that, so in this case F is for Frosty. This was made using the Crafters inspiration issue 3 winter edition. I hope you like all the inspiration from the team and we will be looking in on all your creations.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Simply square

This weeks choice has been chosen by Jenny and that is Simply  Square, this should be a good one as it only has to be square and the rest is up to you, Christmas , Birthdays , new baby, so we are hoping to see lots and lots of your lovely creations this week.
For my card i have used a Joanna Sheen cd called Daisy and friends at Christmas. A nice simple card for Christmas, all so easy to do .Print and cut and added some bling with stickles.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Pennant Parade CD Sunday Challenge

We had fabulous cards entered into the challenge last week so i hope to see the same for this week too. If you want enter just click the this link for the Challenge at CD Sunday
This week it is me to choose and i have chosen Pennant Parade. The pennants are very popular at the moment and do make lovely cards, they can be used on there own or included with images and both work so well.
For my card i have used a Joanna Sheen's - Faye Whittaker Collection CD, i have come back to this  CD many times as its images are so lovely and can be used for so many occasions. 
So good luck everyone and i look forward to seeing what you come with.

Sunday, 3 November 2013


We say a big thank you to our lovely guest designer Wynn for the lovely creations she brought to the challenge last month,she really is very talented and we hope to be seeing her again really soon.
This weeks challenge has been chosen by Jocelyn and she has picked Stripy, now i think this a challenge everyone can do so we hope to lots of great creation from you this week.
For my card i have used 2 Polka doodles CD's , Bonbon Belles and Paper Boutique., always lovely colours on polka doodles and something for everyone. I have not put a sentient on this card as up to now i don't know who will be receiving it or for what occasion .

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Travels Abroad CD Sunday Challenge

We had lovely entries for our Fox and friends challenge last,some really beautiful images of fox's, so thank you all who took part.

We still have the lovely Wynn with us as our guest for the month so do pop over to see what she has to show you this week.
This weeks choice is Christine's and her choice is Travels Abroad.
I have used a Debbie Moore CD called Art Deco Rome.
I have made a large tent fold card, printed out the image of the back ground and mounted on to the card, i have used a gold textured mirror card and used a tonic die to make a frame. I have printed out the lady,  cut her out and placed her over the frame, down the side i have used another tonic tag die and threaded the gold organza ribbon through it and added the sentiment.
I know you will all have lots of ideas for our challenge this week and i look forward to seeing them all and visiting you  

Saturday, 26 October 2013

A 4x4 card for the challenge at Fat-tastic tuesday, this week it's it's ribbon it, so i have made my card using a digi image and compiling it in craft artist. For the ribbon element i have used black ribbon to the front of her corset top and a red one for her hair.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Fox and friends

Good morning and welcome to this weeks challenge at CD Sunday.
This week is the turn of team mate Sue T to do the picking and Sue has chosen Fox and friends , now it's up to you to decide who his friends are, but the team have created lovely cards to inspire you, so click the above link to go there now.
We still have the lovely Wynn with us  are guest designer  and another great card from her again this week.
For my card i have used a backing paper from MCS Floriography CD 2, i have gone with 2 stamps this week , the sentiment was a free gift with a magazine and the other is from gor juss and called Little foxes, this has been coloured using pro-markers and i have added a die cut butterfly.

Friday, 18 October 2013

I don't know just where this week has gone but i finally got around to doing a card for  Fat-tastic tuesday , the challenge this week is Autumn. 
I have used a 4x4 piece of card stoke and the the paper i chose is from a Crafty individuals background papers pad, some lovely papers in these pads, i have used two stamps from Creative Expression's Dandelion Wishes and cut out the leaves with a small punch 
Once again i apologise for the poor quality of the photo

Sunday, 13 October 2013


 The Challenge this week at CD Sunday is going to be a very popular one...and this has been chosen by our Wendy, Butterfly , I think everyone loves to see them.The team have once again put together some very beautiful inspiration for you, so clink the link above to see them all.
For the CD elements on the card i have used  Glenda Waterworth's Artiylicious and also the sentiment is from Wishing on a star .

Here are some very pretty visitors we had had this year

Friday, 11 October 2013


must apologise for the poor photo, taken in poor light and hurrying as it's getting late. 
I love the sentiment , it reminds me of one of my sisters, wont name here but when she see it she will know, love her. Have added 4 gems, earrings and ring and one on the coffee cup. I have made this for Fat-Tastic tuesday  great new bolg so get on over and see for yourself.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

To the Moon and back

A new challenge at CDSunday and it's TO THE MOON AND BACK.
First a thank you to our guest Anne for  last month and all the beautiful creations she brought to us.
Today we have a new Guest and that is Wynn, now Wynn has been our guest before so most of you will how good her work is, so do please pop over to say hello.
Now the team have been sponsored this month by CREATIVE CRAFTING WORLD, and Linda Chapman has very kindly given the team a set of files to work with.
I have made one of the box's and I'm really pleased with it and also pleased at just how easy it was to make, this is going to my Granddaughter Chloe and she can keep all her hair accessories in it.
To the moon and back conjurers up so may images and I'm sure you will have fun with this challenge and I look forward to seeing just what you come with.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Fattastic tuesday's challenge this week is add a flowers, so i'm hoping this will count .My card is a 4x4 white base and dark blue strip of card, i have used a flower stamp and used ranger distress ink ,stormy sky, the sentiment is a simple stamp...Just a note. I love this challenge as it's perfect for using up my small card that i have in my stash.

Monday, 30 September 2013

A small 4x4 card for a new challenge blog called Fat-tasic tuesday 4x4 challenges. All you need to do this week is make a 4x4 card and use a charm. I have used a 4x4 blue card base and a strip of white card that has been embossed in a Swiss dots folder added a popper and sentiment and a knapsack charm . This will make a winter birthday card for one of nephews. 

Sunday, 29 September 2013

The 1950's

This week at CD Sunday it's all about the 1950's and the theme has been chosen by Carol.
Anne has been our guest for the month and sadly the month is up, but do think we will asking her back in no time at all, so thank you Anne for the wonderful creation we had had from you this month.
For my card i have used My craft studio's The classic collection, i found some great images on this CD.
The main image has been decoupaged and the backing paper is one from a polka doodles CD,
I do hope you will be able to join in with us this week and also do check back around mid week to see just who has hit the top three for snow people.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Little boys

This week at CD Sunday it's all about the boys....well little boys in fact, this week is the turn of team mate Caz to do the choosing and she has picked Little boys.
The team have lovely inspiration for over at CD Sunday so do pop over and take a look.
For my card i have Moreheads People cd from crafters companion 
I have used a dark blue card in a tent fold, used a large image and a smaller version for the side panel, the larger image has been layered onto a paler blue card, both images are edged with red peeloff's , this is part of my using up things from my stash, added a sentiment and number 2, a quick and easy card this week and it may go my Grandson who will be 2 next month.
I do hope you will be able join in this week, i think you will find it an easy challenge and enjoyable, i will be looking in to see what everyone come with and visit you . 

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Shop til you drop

Good Morning all, it's time for a new Challenge at CD Sunday and it has been chosen by team mate Jenny of StarcycrackersShop til you drop and we hope you can all join in.
We have our monthly guest designer with us and that is Anne of Stargroves and I'm sure you will agree that Anne's card last week was a beaut.
I have two cards to show this week, thats not not because i love to shop, it''s because i had a lovely stamp i also wanted to use.
 This is made the Crafter's Companion CD Frou Frou, the CD is very easy to use and i made it in Craft Artist, again another program i love to use. All elements  to this card are totally digital and
layered up in craft artist and printed off, so you can make  a totally flat card ready for postage .
My second card was made using this lovely stamp from Redonkadoodles and i have coloured her with Promarkers, feximarks and a new alcohol marker to me called Touch from ShinHanart. The CD element for this is the backing paper printed from Artylicious Fantasy Floral, i have placed a large mat over that and layered the stamped image onto glitter card and added a couple of flowers. I hope you can all join us this week and please remember you must use something from a CD and give a credit in your write up, I look forward to visiting you and seeing your creations.

Sunday, 1 September 2013


The weeks are going by so fast and once more it's time for new challenge at CD Sunday. Before we get onto the challenge I'd like to thank Linby for the wonderful creations see brought to us last month, as it's a new month we have a new guest designer and that is the lovely Anne who is a regular at CD Sunday and  her blog is Stargroves so be be sure to pop over and say hello.
Now with a new month we have a new sponsor and that is Jems designes who have very kindly sponsored once again  and the team have been given the lovely Scentimental  CD to work with, now as the name imply's scent, there are so many thing that can conjurer up and i do look forward to visiting and seeing just what you have come up with. 
 this week i have made a shaped card and used the lilly of the valley file , the border was made using gilding flakes, all the elements have had a coat of glossy accents, the CD is very easy to use and has some very beautiful images so you will be spoilt for choice.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

On the Beach

Not a good week for me, got a letter telling me i had to pay £70 to Parking eye for being in a Aldi car park for more than the allotted time, fuming now, then i went to get my new glasses and i couldn't see through them at all, so another wait and another trip to collect them and to top it off while doing some gardening i got stung by a bee, a small wild bee who has left my wrist swollen ,red and very sore, i think i have a hive in the pampas grass. So i hope things will now settle down,.

OK on to this weeks Challenge at CD Sunday and it's On The Beach and has been chosen for you by Caz. We still have Linby with us who has brought you some amazing cards this month, so do pop over and visit her blog at Crafty Linby.
 For my card i have used Sharon Duncan's Embossibilities Elegance for the back paper and the image is one i found on the net, the sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a sizzix die, i have used a spellbinder die for the corners and added flat back pearls, so hopefully they look like shells, i hope you like it and can join in with us this week.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Add a Number

Fabulous cards for our challenge last week, now all i have to do is pick a winner, not that easy so many beautiful cards , but please look in next Wednesday for my top three.
Now then this week we have Add a number, now this has been the choice of Jocelyn and i think it will prove to be very popular indeed.
We still the lovely Linby with us and has once again made a beautiful card for your inspiration.
for my card i have gone for a Christmas card as i would like to get some made , i have used a Polka doodles CD called Jingle Jangle Christmas , for the main image i have used a kanban topper from my stash, it's a lovely topper with red foiling, this is mounted onto a red parchment with gold font, not very obvious from the photo. The tag was made with a stamp using red ink and embossed and cut out with a die. The frame was cut with a spellbinders die using a polka doodles paper.
I hope you can join us this week, and please remember to give a credit to whatever CD you use.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Quick and cute

We had lovely entries last week for Linby's Transportation theme and if you look in on CD Sunday around mid week you will see who has won and they will receive that fabulous CD from Debbie Moore. 
This week it is my turn to choose a theme and it's Quick & cute, so a nice and easy one this week, i think we all have cute stuff in our stash.
For my card i have used Polka doodles for the BP on a 6x6 white card, the image is from Do Crafts Tulip and friends. The image has been printed out three times so it is decoupaged and placed on a white circle edged with cats eye ink pad, the sentiment is computer generated and i have used a die to cut it out, this is also edged with cats eyes ink pad to match. Once mounted to the card they have been placed on scalloped edged mat. I have used faux pearls and a small white ribbon to finish off and in keeping with trying to use things from my stash i have added silver peel off's as a border.
   I hope you all like this weeks theme and join use for the Challenge at CD Sunday challenge blog.
Please remember to use something from a cd , as this a CD challenge. 

Sunday, 4 August 2013


A new month and a new Guest Designer, this month we have the pleasure of having Linby with us, you can just click on her name to go her blog. Not only Linby our guest designer for the month , she is also our sponsor and will be giving the winner of this weeks challenge a CD , the CD is  Debbie Moore's shabby chic Mechanical. What a fabulous prize for someone, so i hope we have lots of entries for Linby to pick her winner from.
This week the challenge is Transportation and i have used a my Craft studio CD called Tinkering with steampunk, it had to a be a very quick and easy card this week as i only just realised i had not made a DT card for this challenge, I am still playing catch up after my holiday.
The bp is from the CD, the main image has been compiled in craft artist and printed off as one page 
and mounted on tan card, the sentiment (Time is a great storyteller) is also on the CD, .
I know it's the summer holidays and a lot of you may not have a lot of time to craft if you have children or Grandchildren as i do, but i hope you will still be able to join us this week for our Challenge and a chance of that fabulous prize from Linby.
As always please remember to use something from a CD and give a credit in your write up.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Garden pleasures

hello and welcome to another challenge at CD Sunday. 
This weeks theme Garden Pleasures has been chosen by Christine and a love choice it is too.
I'm sure you will all have your own ideas on this and i look forward to seeing just what you come up with.
we didn't have as many entries as usual for last weeks theme but I'm thinking that's because of the children being on holiday and the weather so lovely, so I'm sure many of you have been spending time in your gardens.
For my card i have used House mouse and several items from my serif kits, i have also used a punch and stamp for the sentiment.
The whole card was put together in craft artist and printed out and put onto white card and then i just added the pink border with peel off's, I have not used them much lately but i do intend to try and use as much from my stash as i can before i buy any more, and that's not an easy thing to do as i keep seeing things i need.
Please look in at the blog to see if your in the top three for last weeks challenge, and as always what ever you use from your CD's please give it a credit in your write up. 
Tess has been with us for the month as our Guest Designer and brought us fabulous inspiration in all her work, sadly this will be her last week with us , for the time being anyway as i'm sure she will be back with us soon. So a big thank you Tess it was wonderful having you on board this month. 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Dreams and Dragons

Dreams and Dragons.
This weeks theme at CD Sunday is Dreams and Dragons and has been chosen by Sue-T, a great pick sue.
We still have our wonderful guest designer Tess and once again she has a wonderful card for this this weeks theme.
For my card i have used one of my favourite CD's from Peerless designs called Woodland Fantasy. I have only added some rangers glossy accents to the berries, some stickles for the wings and Jones Tones glitter for the heart.
I must also apologise for my lack of comments over the past few weeks as i have been to Canada visiting family. I have had a wonderful time catching up and meeting all the new additions to the family and seeing the sights. Home now and back to reality and looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this weeks Challenge on CD Sunday.
sue xx 

Sunday, 16 June 2013


Good morning all, a mixed bag of weather this week but that didn't stop you sending in some fabulous cards.
This week the challenge is Kimono chosen by Caz, so get your thinking caps on and show us your oriental delights. 
Just like to wish our puple crazy Wendy a very happy birthday
We have fabulous cards
 from out guest designer Wynn, and the rest of the design team so i'm sure you will have plenty to get you thinking.
For my card i have used M C S's Magical metallic's cd1 for the backing paper and i'm thinking it was oriental dreams for the image.
I may not be able to make any comments over the next few weeks as i'm off on my holidays, but i do hope to be looking in and if i can will comment.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Fine Plumage

What fabulous weather we are having at the moment, i do hope that you have all been able to take advantage of  it.
Last week we saw the first card from our guest designer Wynn, beautiful yes and this week she has another for you, I think our weather this week could rival that of Cyprus and many other holiday destinations .
Lovely cards again last week so do check back on the blog later in the week to see who made the top three.
This week we have Fine Plumage and i have already seen what will be coming up on the blog, great inspiration for you.
For my card i have used My Craft Studio's Magical mystical Metallics, i love the papers on this CD. The image is one i found on the net and have looking for reason to use it . I have made an 8 x 8 card , cut out a mat and lightly inked the edges with Tim Holtz ink pad, on the image i have clear embossed the face and feathers and added some stickles to the feathers , finished off with card candy and a ribbon.
I look forward to seeing what you come with for this challenge and please remember to use something from a CD and give it credit in your write up.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Faithful Friends

Hello and welcome to another Challenge at CD Sunday.
Last weeks challenge (Aged to perfection) was my choice so after looking again at all the fabulous entries my top three will be put on the CD Sunday challenge blog.
This month we have for you a new guest designer and that is Wynn from "sunshine cards & creations ". Wynn's first card this week is a beauty and i know your going to love it.
This week we are being sponsored
The theme is faithful friends and the team have very kindly been given some files to play with, mine is a beautiful Yorkshire terrier,  
I found Ooh La La's very easy to work with and was so impressed with the variety of papers and images. Anyone who loves  dogs will be in for a treat with this CD.
So get your thinking caps on as not all faithful friends are dog's . And please remember to tell what CD you have used .

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Aged to perfection

Good morning all, and I do hope it's going to be a good day.
This our guest designers last week with us and I would like to thank Gloria (misty's mum) for the brilliant job and cards she has created for us this month, Thank you Gloria and I'm sure we will be asking you back at a later date.
This week it is choice and the challenge is " Aged to Perfection ". Now I have gone down the obvious road but there is a lot of scope for this challenge as you can see from the design teams creations, it could be wine , a majestic tree etc. I do look forward to seeing just what you can include for the theme. 
For my card, and this has been made for my friend who has just hit 60, I have made an easel card and the CD's I have used are My Craft Studio's Magical Metallics and M.C.S  A very important date. So the backing paper is from two CD's but the image is one i found on the net and thought it suited my friend who has a good sense of  humour. I have added some green pearls a small bow and the tea cups are also from " A very important Date " and we have shared many a cup of that together.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Go Green

We had lovely cards entered for last weeks challenge and it will take some thinking about the top three as they are very beautiful indeed.
This weeks Challenge is Go Green,
this is Jenny's choice for the theme this week.
Now this could mean recycle or green in colour and it's going to interesting to what you can come with this week. 
For my card I have taken the easy option of making a card in colour green, now our guest and team have all been busy and have beautiful cards to get you thinking.

I have used Moorheads , Animals CD for my card and as you can see there is plenty of green going on in there. I really like these Cd's,  the images are lovely and so easy to put together and do make beautiful cards.
I look forwards to visiting you all again this week to see what you have been up to.
sue-b xx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Ornate blossom

This weeks challenge at Cd Sunday is Ornate Blossom and has been chosen by Christine.
For my card i have used a My craft studio CD called Floriography Cd 2. I do tend to use this CD a lot for the lovely papers that are so easy to mix and match with so many things.
I have used a backing paper and matching topper from the CD and the topper has been mounted on a lilac card, added a whit ribbon and four glass flowers to the corners, the verse is one from William Shakespeare that i like very much. The flowers are not to deep so should be able to go into the post as normal.
Our guest this month Gloria ( misty's mum) has again done a beautiful card, so do be sure to pop over and see what else she has been up too.

Sunday, 5 May 2013


As its the start of new month we have to goodbye to Margaret as our guest for April. Thank you Margaret you have done us proud with all your beautiful creations the last month and hope that you will be able to join us again soon.
This week at CD Sunday it's all about Weddings and the the challenge has been chosen by Sue T. Now Sue picked this theme as this months guest designer Gloria (misty's mum) has recently got Married herself and all the team wish her all the happiness in the world.
We would like to welcome Gloria as our guest designer for this month and please do pop over and give here a visit 
For my card i have a CD Called (working Ele). I purchased this Cd quite a few years ago when i started making cards, i got it from ebay  and think it cost about 99p, i remember thinking if no good i have not lost a fortune , but it's full of great images and papers so i did get a bargain.
Once again our Guest Gloria and the team have come up amazing cards for your inspiration and i look forward to seeing yours.
I would also like to enter this into the paper shelter challengehttp://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Purple Paradise

This weeks challenge at CD Sunday is Wendy's choice and she has picked Purple Paradise and as you know Wendy it makes perfect sense.
We saw some beautiful creations for our Majesty challenge and the top three will put on the blog around Wednesday, so do look in to see if your one the lucky ones.
Margaret has been doing  splendid work as our guest designer and this weeks card is wowser.
for my creation i have used a Peerless Designs CD called Woodland fantasy and i have to say i love the art on this.
I have used a large MDF blank heart ( from Joanna Sheen, they come various sizes) and covered it in backing paper, the images have been cutout and glued, i have used die-cuts, liquid pearl, stickles,  cut out flowers and seed beads for the center, the sentiment was computer generated and added purple ribbon.
I hope you like it , it is now hanging in my mums house as i had made it for Mothers day .
Well i do hope you will join us this week and i will visit you too.
Happy crafting xx

Sunday, 21 April 2013


What beautiful cards we had last week for our Thank you challenge chosen by Beryl, so a big Thank you to you all for playing along at CD Sunday, and good luck Beryl picking a winner out of all that talent.
This week our teamie Carol celebrates a special birthday, one with an 0 at the end, So have a very Happy Birthday Carol and a wonderful Day with your family and friends.
Our Guest designer Margaret has made another fabulous card for you this , so do go over and give her a visit.
So this week we challenge you with Majesty, the team have fabulous cards to start you thinking and i hope joining in with us.
Here is my Card
I have used a cream card for the base, then a layer of copper paper, the next layer is from Jayne Netley mayhew disc 1, another layer of copper paper and then the fabulous image , i have used Xcut dies and stamped the sentiment and attach using brads.
so i hope you can play along this week and i will be looking forward to visiting you all.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Thank you....

Another CD Sunday challenge, yes it's Sunday again.
This week it is Beryl's choice and that is ...Thank you,.
Last weeks entries where so good and carol will have a hard job picking a winner. 
We have Margaret with us this week as our guest designer, she gave you a lovely card last week and this week another beauty, so be sure to check out the blog.
For my card i have made a thank you card for a male, most of the thank you cards i see in shops are very feminine.  The background paper is from a MCS, Floriography Cd 2. The topper is from Kanban and i have just added a button and some bakers twine, the sentiment is computer generated.
Please remember to some from a Cd and give it a credit, i look forward to seeing what make this week.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

A friend asked for a card with mini mouse for four year old Charlotte, she has moved on from pepper pig and Mini is her new love. I have used polka doodles for the backing paper and mini is a google image that has been printed out three times so i could decoupage , the insert has another image of mini and it has been faded out so the verse can be seen, on the back of the card i have put a line drawing of mini so Charlotte can colour her in.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Through the window

Morning crafters, we have some changes this week but first let me thank Marina for the fabulous creations she gave us as our Guest  designer for March, now into a new month and we welcome Margaret of Margarets designer cards who is our guest designer for April.
We also have a new team member on the design team and that is Sue from Sue's crafty corner   , i know a lot of you will know Sue and her beautiful cards and the team all look forward to working with her.
As you know from last week Jenny (Starcyl's daily doings) is taking some time off from the design team for a well earned rest and we hope she gets plenty of that and will be back with soon. Carol has steped up to the bar and will be taking up the post, so thank you Carol.
This week it is Through the window, chosen and sponsored by Carol who has a special birthday this month and the winner of this challenge will get a CD of their choice to value of £15:99 , so take a look at what the team have come with and get your entries in.
For my card i have used a Crafter's companion cd Adorables, so many lovely images on this.
Please remember to use some something from a CD and say what you have used,

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Sugar and spice

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another CD Sunday challenge.
Last week we had Bundle of joy and i have visited all the blogs and i must say i am really pleased with what you all came up, so please look back on wednesday on the main CD Sunday challenge blog to see who get the tp 3 spots.
This week the challenge for you is Sugar and spice chosen by Jocelyn, now you should all enjoy this one. I have seen what are guest designer Marina and our have come up to inspire and i'm wondering what you can add.
For my card i have used craft artist to build up my card, i have used a Polka doodles Cd, Jingle Jangle Christmas and also some grahics from Cheryl Seslar.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Bundle of joy

What a week of weather we have had, our village was cut off by the snow on friday, but we have such good neighbours, all the local farmers have been out on tractors with ploughs to keep us up and running, poor Ray returning home was greeted by police at the top of the lane to be told no way through, he thought he was going to have to walk a mile and half to get home. Luckily some the ploughs had come through the back lanes so he was able to drive home.
Back to the matter in hand, last week we had wonderful wings and your entries where lovely, so thank you all, i look forward to seeing who will get the top spot, so do check on wednesday, it could be you.
This week it is my turn to pick a theme for you and i have chosen Bundle of Joy, i know the obvious choice would be baby, but it could be a kitten or puppy.
We still have the lovely Marina with us and once again she has given us a lovely card as have all our ladies.
for my card i used Polka doodles, candy doodles collection Cd. I have used 6x6 white card , printed out the backing paper and topper and the word baby, the topper is mounted onto white card edged with pink, added a polka dot ribbon and buttons. 
i hope you can all join in with again this week and i look forward to seeing your work.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

CD Sunday challenge ..Wonderful wings

What a week for changing weather this has been, talk about blowing hot and cold.
Last week Carol ask you for Land of the pharaohs and you came up with creative and imaginative cards so she will have her work cut out to select one winner from the lovely entries.
This week it is Jenny's turn to pick and she has chosen Wonderful Wings and after looking at the Teams cards i'm sure you will have plenty of ideas running through your head.
For my card i have used a Peerless Designes CD called Woodland Fantasy, i love this cd so full of original fantasy themed artwork, just fabulous. I have used a 6x6 scalloped edge card, the backing paper is from the Cd, the image is mounted to blue card and the sentiment was made using the same card. Only the sentiment is raised so should prove no problem with posting.
I hope you all enjoy this weeks challenge, i certainly did, trying to decide what type of wings i wanted to use. 
As always please use something from a CD and give the CD you used a credit , i look forward to visiting you all and seeing what you come with.
sue-b xx


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Land of the pharaohs

Good morning crafters, not so hot today but the sun always shines blog land. We had had beautiful entries last week for our butterflies what a crafty lot you are. Don't forget that winner will receive that fabulous prize from Caroline, so good luck to you all.
This week it's Carols choice, and she has chosen Land of the Pharaohs, so get your thinking caps on and root through your CD's and show us what you came up. We have Marina with us again this week, I'm sure you where all pleased with her debut card with us, so beautiful and you will not be disappointed with her creation for this week.
I have used a Joanna Sheen cd called ivory cats, this a lovely cd if you like cats and i do but can not have one as i have two dogs, but hey ho i love my dogs.

Countdown to Christmas