Thursday, 23 December 2010

Oh Christmas Tree!

Well seeing as I have finished hubby's card with 1 day to spare,
I thought I would share it with you all! HOORAY!...... it was
inspired by this one by Terry, wow what a fab job she has
made of her tree!!! I hand drew and cut out my template
for the tree and then placed it onto a square card with the
fold at the top. Punched a hole at the very top then
threaded the ribbon to hang it from. Wow there are an
array of so many stamps on this that it would take me
ages to name them all so if you would like to know just send
me an email, all stamped and distressed with TH Vintage
Photo, I have used shrink plastic for the wording at the top
and made some little holly leaves and berries, then added
some crimbo Dress It Up! buttons; candy cane, robin, snowflakes
mittens and heart. Heart and Dove punch MS.

Hope you like it and hubby come to that!! TFL Sue xx

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

Hello lovely bloggers, the days just seem to be running away
with me, I have been admiring and am completely inspired by
all of your work, you are all such a talented bunch!
I have been creating but have had little or no time
to post them, I will try and be a better blogger next year, I
hope Santa does not hold it against me and decides not to leave
me any crafting goodies this year!!!
I wish all of you a Wonderful Christmas and a Healthy and Happy
and Creative 2011! xxSuexx

Friday, 5 November 2010

Pretty Polly!!!

Wow have you seen these fantastical Big Ben landmark tights
designed by Henry Holland for Pretty Polly? don't you think
they are just fab! they have some other great designs here
at my including, Paris, New York along with other
designs, go take a peek! TFL, Sue xx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Magical Christmas.....

Hello to all you lovely crafters! Well this is my first Christmas
Card for 2010. After seeing all the lovely creations over on Simon
Says Challenge
I just had to play along, Simon Says are you All
White! which means everything on your card has to be White
apart from your image which can be coloured! I have used this
beautiful little image by Leanne Ellis, it is a fundraiser stamp
and 100% of the profits go to Breast Cancer, it's available here
at Funky Kits. I have painted my image with water colours then
drew around the image on the front of the card and cut out an
aperture with my craft knife. I have set the image inside the
card but once the card is closed wanted it to look like she was
daydreaming out of the window, she is set onto a lovely doily
and I have used lots of stickles Star Dust to make her sparkle.

For the front of the card I have punched these fab branches
to look like a snowy wisteria growing up the front of the house
just outside the window and also punched these lovely snowflakes
from glitter card and added some crystal stones to the centre.
I have also added lots of Star Dust stickles to the branches but it
has not shown up that well!

Finally I have stamped and embossed the sentiment with
Colour Box MetaleXtra pigment ink and embossed with Stamp n
Stuff Kaleidoscope embossing powder then heat set.
Punched my little eyelet and added a LLB Tassel. I am also
entering this card into the ABC Christmas Challenge this week
which is W for Winter Wonderland. TFL. Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Imagine, Create, Inspire!

Hello to all you beautiful bloggers out there, I hope your day is
a happy creative one, I made this little tag today which is made
from some handmade paper, that I actually made!!! Whooo hoo
I went on a paper making course in the summer, only for a couple
of hours and produced a few sheets of beautiful paper from
tea bags, leaves and things you would never ever think of putting
into your paper! I then distressed it with an Antique Gold embossing
pad from Encore!
Little close up of that cherub!
I added some different scraps of paper and hessian fabric,
flowers, ribbon and embellishments, all from stash and
hey presto!
The sentiments have been created on the computer.

Hope you like it and it gives you some inspiration,
TFL,Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Friday, 29 October 2010

Clayton's Bookmark...

.....and Card!

Hello Blog land, yes it's me again, well my creative fingers have
been really busy so has my brain, does anyone else get this where
there is not enough hours in the day to complete all the different
ideas that are flowing through your brain and you don't have
enough hands either???? well that's my problem at the moment
hence my craft room looking like a bombs hit it!! Hee hee,
Here is a little bookmark I have made today with this beautiful
image from Sugar Nellie,

isn't it gorgeous? It is for a neighbour who had a little boy
I think about 3 months ago now!! tutt tutt, nothing changes,
well I have finally finished this little gift and card for him. He
can probably read by now!! Now this book mark has been made
using lots of different card stock from my bits and bobs box so
I have no idea where they are from!! Sorry! My image has been
water coloured with paints, ribbon is from stash. The design is
from Marlene's sketch over at the Sugar Bowl so I will enter it
into that Challenge which also has the theme "One for the boys"!
I am also entering this into YNS (Your Next Stamp) challenge
blog as they asking you to create a bookmark! So head on over
to these fab blogs and check out the goodies on offer and join
in the fun!
A little close up of the pram with Clayton's name popping out
on the heart.
TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Double Double, Toil and Trouble.......

.......Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble.

Hello lovely crafters, I hope your hands are busy and your
creativity is overflowing. I thought I would make a Halloween
card today as it is nearing that Spooky time of year again!
Don't you just love this little Tilda with that cobweb between
her hat and broom.
I have coloured her with my water colour paints and am
really pleased with the effects of the three colours together,
purple, black and orange. The bat and pumpkin in the corners
are just sequins from a pack. The little book of spells I made
up from some purple glitter paper for the cover and inside some
white card which I have handwritten spells and added two
punched stars.

This is the black backing card I made by just drawing the web
with stickles Stardust, what a fab effect don't you think?

I also made the orange backing paper by printing Shakespeare's
Double Double toil and trouble onto it from the Computer/

here is a little close up of Tilda's book of Spells!
I hope you all have a Spooktacular Halloween, TFL Sue xx

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Just a Note!

Hello lovely bloggers I just had to give this little Tilda an inking
she has been sitting there waiting patiently playing a little tune
every time I see her; so I have followed this fab sketch by
the lovely Jacque over on Friday Sketchers. Tilda has been
water coloured with paints and Le Plume II water colour pens,
all papers are K & Co recycled apart from worded paper which is
K & Co Life's Journey, lace, flower and pearl heart from stash,
sentiment done on computer onto music paper from photo bucket.
Think that's it have a lovely Wednesday, TFL, Sue xx

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

17th Wedding Anniversary Card

Good Evening to all you lovely crafty bloggers, thought I would
share with you the wallet card I made for Hubby for our
17th Wedding Anniversary!!! I was surfing the net as
you do and found this beautiful poem which in turn
inspired this card.....

Front of wallet (which I made from a piece of A4 craft card)
stamped with the swirl stamp from PM Summer Bloom in
Collection with Jet Black Staz On, heart border punch is from
Fiskars and the pretty heart punch is Martha Stewart.
Distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo

Hearts on inside are drawn freehand and cut out from two
complementary papers, fixed with eyelets and tied together
with string.

All wording printed from PC with the words I wanted to
emphasize in Red.

Here is the beautiful poem,
Back of card insert.

TFL, Sue xx

Monday, 25 October 2010

Fabulous Fifty!

Here's my card for the Papertake Weekly challenge this week
which is stick a number on it! this fab image is a digi
download from Bugaboo Stamps they have some really fab
fun images and if you play along will get the chance to win
7 images of your choice!! What are you waiting for???
I watercoloured my image and added stickles Star Dust to
her party outfit! Isn't she fabulous Dharling!!!
This leopard print paper is from an old
DCWV pad but the front has come off so don't know which
collection, Sorry! I drew around a template for the 5 and o
and cut out with scissors, heart punched from same paper.
Here's a glittery close up! Ooh that looks painful, eat your
heart out Felicity Kendal
Think that's it, Happy Crafting, TFL, Sue xx

Pretty In Pink!

Hello Blogland, hello to all my lovely patient followers too, sorry
it's been so long!!!! Well this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge has
got to be one Not to miss! October is Breast Cancer Awareness
Month and as some of you know the lovely Jacque who is a
member of the design team is also celebrating beating the disease,
"What wonderful news", she is one amazing lady and her cards
are the most beautiful creations! So please do join in the fun,
there are lots of goodies to win and also over on Jacque's blog
she is offering the chance to win some pink sweet stuff too!
She wants everyone to be made aware! so please remember
"The Best Protection is Early Detection"!
Onto my card ingredients, this little lacey lady is so pretty
don't you think? I have used watercolours to paint Tilda, papers
are from PM Rose Garden collection. Roses, lace and ribbons from
stash. Sentiment computer generated butterfly stamp from
Time Out Holland??? or my local craft shop!!! hee hee,
Here's a little close up, still can't see all the sparkly dust
on her!! never mind!
I hope you are all fit and well, happy crafting to you all.
TFL Sue xx

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Things to make you smile :o) !

Hello Blog land sorry for my evasion but my hands have been
busy, I will post the cards I have been making next week!....
Meanwhile, back at the ranch!!!........
"COME ON ENGLAND"!!! we have everything crossed and
may the best team win!
Thought I would post some piccies I have been
taking along the way.....
We visited our local Goat Farm.....

...where they also breed Alpacas for their wool, it is the
softest wool too! Smile!...........
"Hey! who turned the lights out? this one looked as though he
was from the seventies!

Does My Bum Look Big In This?

Now you see me.... you don't!

This is one of their goats, I think he was creating his own
Totem Pole!!! hee hee. Here is a link to the farm, it has
a Tea Room now too!
also please visit this wonderful blog, I am always inspired
and warmed by Martha's lovely creations
enjoy the rest of the sunny weekend, Happy Crafting,
Sue xx

Monday, 7 June 2010

Niece to meet you!.....

Hello all you lovely bloggers, hope you all had a fab week last
week, well the weather was just gorgeous and I managed to
wash everything in sight...quilts, pillows, cushions, tablecloths,
etc; anything that could be washed, was...... and dried, in no
time, thanks to the lovely weather!
Thought I would share this little piccie of our gorgeous little

who we met for the first time on Saturday, this is Seven
month old Cassie and this is her face after I fed her!! hee hee,
you should have seen the state of me as well, it looked as though
we had both been tangoed!!!! Have a lovely day, TFL, Sue xx

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Grace Kelly....

Style Icon....hello crafty bloggers a happy rainy Bank
Holiday to you all, it goes without saying, when there
is a BH in England you can guarantee rain!! Well no card
today I have been out sightseeing, shopping and absorbing
lots of inspiration for my cards! well that's my excuse
anyway. On Wednesday I visited this fab exhibition at
my all time favourite museum the Victoria & Albert and
what a wonderful place to spend the day

how fabby do it this pile of bricks then!!!! the entrance
well....."entrances you"!
just look at this gorgeous creation, nice colour combo
for your cards ladies?

so this is just as you enter, you can imagine the amount
of inspiration in this place you must go if you haven't been!

I also did a bit of elephant spotting, they have some fabulous
designs, there are over 250 scattered around London this link
explains the reason behind it.
Now whilst shopping I saw this Ted Baker dress.............

and have been dreaming about it ever since..ahhh....happy sigh! but it's £199.00 and I am trying to justify buying it!!! also the fact that I am only 5'2" and it will make me look even shorter!!! mmmmm but it's gorgeous!!! so know I have a ring thing at the moment...I bought this.............

from Miss Selfridge, lots of peachy colours seem to be in at the moment! I also got this one.....

from Topshop...just to satisfy my butterfly thing. I did buy a beautiful dress as well but I don't want anyone
to see it yet!!! it's hubby's 40th in August might be for
his party, haven't decided yet!! Well I have my sister and family here for the weekend, so eating, shopping, drinking and being merry, is the order of the w/e, I hope you all have a fabby BH, TFL, Sue xx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Chocolate Ice cream and Making.....

...daisy chains, (see necklace and chocolate mush)...

Picking Dandylions.......

and making wishes......

Hello crafter's and a very happy Monday to you all, we had
the pleasure of the company of our beautiful little niece this
weekend for a sleepover and what a fab, fun, time we had, here
are some photos I took and then made into a little book as a
keepsake reminder of her stay with us....

The card is a small 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 aperture card, I folded
an extra smaller piece of white card and taped to the
inside to hold the photos which I stuck on with glue dots.
Added the cotton daisies to the front and corners of the pictures.
Enjoy your day, TFL, Sue xx