Friday, 22 January 2010

Flower Pot Card...

Hello and happy Friday to all you crafty card makers out there,
thought I would share this card that I made, it is in the shape of
a flower pot...the base card is an A5 single fold card, I opened it
out and scored along the top of the card about 5 cm down and
folded over to make the rim.

You can also see I have made a template and cut around it
with my craft knife (one side only) and folded it open to make
a stand when the card is glued together.

The papers are from K & Co, the flowers are from Prima,
all ribbon and lace from stash.

Finally the insert card has two eyelets for the ribbon loop
to pull the card out, I have co-ordinated it to match the pot
and also made a space for the sentiment to be written.
Thanks for looking, happy crafting, Sue xx

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Guest Designer at Making Handmade Cards

Hello and a happy Saturday to you all, I was asked to be a Guest
Designer by the lovely Jo at Making Handmade Cards and would
like to show you the two cards I have made with their fabby
E-Kit papers, the papers used on these two cards are from their
Flower Train Design kit which you can purchase here, I have
kept them as simple as possible and used the basic card-
making ingredients as the papers are just gorgeous,
I have torn several different size circles to achieve this
Vintage Rose effect embellishment, scrunched up and inked
edges, the centre brad is from Dovecraft.

Inside card, heart is drawn freehand and cut out with deckle
scissors as is the white card to write your sentiment. Velvet
Shocking Pink ribbon is from stash.
For this card I have punched and cut out the all of the
sentiments, which are printed onto the papers, using my
medium size flower punch, the fuller one is made up using
several layers and finished with a pearl bead in the centre.
They have a various range of great e-kits to choose from and
if you subscribe to their free Making Handmade Cards Newsletter
they are giving away a gorgeous E-Kit absolutely free!!!
TFL Sue xx

Friday, 15 January 2010


Hello everyone, I thought I would share my lovely Winter Soup
recipe with you, it is so easy and simple and you can put all
your own favourite ingredients in if you wish. This recipe
evolved from all my left over veggies from the Sunday dinner,
a few items I had left in the fridge and the wonderful sweet
tasting Butternut Squash from my dear friends dad who had
a bumper crop this year.....don't you think the colours are
amazing? no additives all natural ingredients and it tastes as
good as it looks. This one had 10 different vegetables in... I
chopped 2 small onions, half a swede (or 1 small one), 2 parsnips,
2 large potatoes, 1 large Butternut Squash, 2 leeks,
2 fresh tomatoes, 2 sticks of celery, 2 carrots and finally a small
tin of sweet corn, I then added 1 pint of Knorr vegetable stock
(1 cube) and added some black pepper, put all this in a casserole
dish and cook on gas 150 for 1 1/2 hours. Get some nice fresh
bread or crusty rolls and enjoy. TFL Sue xx

Thursday, 14 January 2010

A Very Happy 2010!!!!

Hello to all you lovely crafty bloggers, I hope you all had a fantastic
Christmas and that Santa was very generous to you, here is a little
poem I found that I would like to share and to wish you all a very
Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.....
also here are a couple of Christmas cards I made that I didn't have
time to post as I had all of mine and hubbies family this year which
was full on busy, think we have only just recovered!!! but really
worth it, we all had a great time, lots if eating, drinking and being
Firstly these two little Tilda's were made for two Sisters, one a
Pink fan and the other a Purple fan, coloured with my water
colours. Papers, flowers and ribbons from stash, holographic
peel offs used for their names...
and finally these beautiful stamps are from a company called
Art Journey I have stamped these onto
some paper doilies then added some ribbon and a little silver
bell to give the effect of baubles, the star stamp is from rubber
stampede and I have used Encore! ultimate metallic in Gold.
This fab company have some gorgeous original stamps, you must
have a peek at their site; they are based in Holland, I found
their website easy to navigate and they arrived in no time at all,
fantastic service and value for money, what more could you ask for!
TFL Sue xx