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

Friday, 21 May 2010

Dish of the Day!!!!

No Cooking Required!! ha ha, Have you seen that new
Sports presenter on GMTV? Well I dreamt about him last
night!!! I don't even like sport!!! Why do you think
that was? I can't think for the life of me!! hee hee
anyway thought I'd show you my finished Star Wars card

added a little pop up 40, sprinkled some gorgeous stamp n stuff
in kaleidoscope, this embossing powder is so fine and just sticks
to the paper and me and the cat without a hint of glue in sight,
so great for the galaxy backdrop, silver star peel offs added too!

I cut out this 40 from PC template in black card using a craft
knife, can you see the card I made to make my 40 "pop up"? I
would have normally cut this feature into the card but
this was an after-thought so made this separate one and
stuck it on, it works just as well! Also printed backdrop
to match the one from the film, with the name and date
of his birthday etc;

My finished horse card, complete with pink ribbon and card
and some lovely diamante studs around the horseshoe.
Also made this yesterday...

pink champers bottle, all from my own template. For the
foil top I used silver foil and stuck pink tissue paper to it,
wow what fun that was and I love the effect!
Happy Friday everyone, TFL, sweet dreams!! Sue xx

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Girls Aren't Complicated......

hee hee, I love this little saying, found it on the Internet and
thought how appropriate for the Magnolia Challenge this
week, which is...One for the Girls....
I love this little image, probably one of my favs, along with
all the others, hee hee, fav papers too, PM Rose Garden
water coloured my Tilda and used my "One and only COPIC"
EOO skin white, for her face, oooooh I need so many more
they just glide on and no blobs or fussing. Do you like her
little tie dye top, I know they are back in fashion so gave
it a little colour mixture. This lush ribbon just goes
so well, found it on my "recycle pile" from an Easter Egg.
Hearts punched and added gems. Larger heart stamped
with rose stamp (no name sorry)!

The beading came from the "recycle pile" too, it was the
chain for my glasses which broke, so this is part of it! ha ha.
Little heart charm from stash, butterfly MS.
Think that's everything, TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx


Hello to all you lovely crafters, happy Wednesday to you all and
what a glorious day it is too!! Here is my desk today, a few things
going on, no baby cards this week! This little Tilda is my work
in progress for the Magnolia Challenge this week, better
get my skates on! (nice stewed cup of tea to the left)!
Her little cheeks are as rosy as the paper!
The fabric hearts are going to be filled with lavender
to make little heart pillows

The horse and horseshoe I have done in Photoshop, this is
going to be made into a a card for a horse lover

and finally, this was tucked underneath......

this card is for a 40th Birthday for a Star Wards fan, I got the
image from the internet and have highlighted certain areas with
Glossy Accents, I am really pleased with the result.
Now for my "Bargain of the week"........... this fabby book on Water Colours, 50p! Whoopee!! Thank you
very much! Come and share your creative mess with the world
of bloggers here, TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Saturday, 15 May 2010


...Put the flags Out!!
Hello to all you lovely crafter's working away on a Saturday,
although it doesn't feel like work! cause we love it soooooo
much!! Right? Right! Here is a little card I have made for a
neighbour who has been waiting 11 months for his wife
to return! and she finally arrived on Friday!
so made this little card with the saying at the top as I
thought it appropriate.
Here it is in the making.....Hooary????
Papers are from that lush PM Rose Garden, can't get
enough of those. Think I might have to decorate the
bedroom with them!! ha ha, don't think hubby would be
too pleased waking up to all those roses around him somehow!
Shame, might have to convince him it would be like bringing
the garden inside!!
Stamped letters are from Hero Arts stamped with Fushia
Pink Staz On. Scored at the top as you can see and fixed
to ribbon with ds tape. I have used 3d foam pads on the
back of the flags for effect. Sentiment done on P.C.
Now I have just been informed by a reliable source (Thanks
Haze x) that over on Daring Cardmakers Blog their challenge
this week is called A Bunting we will go and that's want they
want to see on your cards, so am going to enter this card.
Now whilst I'm here I must show you all this fabby doo
idea that I found whilst blog hopping and I have tried
and tested it and it is the easiest thing to make and must
be shared...
So what you do is find an old favourite T that you have
had since way back when that you can either no longer
fit into or just not the appropriate attire any more!, but
you just can't bear to part with it, right!!! See below...
Then turn it inside out and sew along the bottom of the T.
Turn back to right side and cut off arms including seams and
also neck, pull bottom of T holding onto new arm holes and the
seams will automatically roll under.
Voila! a fabby, trendy piece of nostalgia for you to hoard
or carry all your craft shopping about it in!!
Oh look who popped into view, can't miss a photo of my little
As I was saying, Voila, holds lots and lots of things too.
TFL, enjoy your weekend, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Crazy In Love!

Hello, back again with my finished project; Get those sunglasses
out ladies!! and I don't mean for the sun! - here is the mess too,
ha ha

this was my only tidy desk as well!! as you can see, different mug
too, didn't have time to wash the other one up!! tee hee, thanks
for all your lovely comments, it did make me laugh that nearly
everyone commented on my crisps!! there are a lot of crisp
lovers out there!! uh huh!
So getting back to my card this fab stamp Drucilla, is a
Kraftin' Kimmie available here at Bunny Zoes, isn't she
wonderful, looks a bit madly in love to me, I pity the poor bloke
who that love voodoo doll is for!!! Hope he doesn't have a

I have water coloured my image, papers are from K & Co recycled
range, ribbon from stash, heart image also comes along with this
stamp, little bead hearts from £1.00 shop.

Words stamped with Hero Arts "letters" using Black Staz On.

I have used this fab sketch by Kellie over at Tickled Pink Stamps
Monthly Challenge Blog and will enter this months challenge,
why not hop on over and play along.
TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx


Hello crafty blog land, well I can't believe it's that day of the week
again! where does the time go, I have so many things to make and
there are just not enough days in the week or hours in the day!!!
Quote from self! :- You have the same amount of time as Einstein!!!
ha ha ha, Well he was obviously more organised than me, disciplined,
bigger brain etc; I could go on!
Anyway getting back to my desks....note the plural, thought I'd show
you around my room this week, you can see just how messy I am and
why the cat can't come and play any more, there just isn't any
room for him!!ha ha.

Desk 1- Pretty tidy I'd say!

Desk 2- mmmm bit more mess
Desk 3 - mmmmm dumping ground - I can't find anything
Now getting back to desk 1, this has the Work In Action on it,
you can see I have my cup of VIP Tea to get me through the
morning; How big is that mug? well I bought it for hubby and
then figured it was easier to bring a big mug up than keep going
up and down the stairs for another cup!!! More time to craft!!

Zooming in on my bargains of the week. This gorgeous Life's
Journey Set from Inkadinkado, how much?........£3.99
WOW WEE - it retails at £15.99, blimey made up for my
expensive Copic!! Have you heard of Home Sense, it's an
outlet of TK MAXX only a bit more organised, they have lots
of Arty and Crafty Stuff as well as fabby doo things for the home,
shhh don't tell everyone or there'll be nothing left!!
Now I seem to have a ring thing going on at the moment
I spotted this gorgeous Enamel ring in Boots yesterday and
well, it just screamed "I'm Gorgeous" how can I resist, I
did think mmm could by me a rubber stamp for that?? does
anyone else do this?? I used to be such a fashion victim!
now it's mmm shall I get rubber or buy those new shoes?
then I think, No, who's going to see them in my craft room!!
ha ha ha!!
and last but not least, did you spot this crisp packet?
they are from yesterday, bit early for crisps, even for me!
I have a really bad addiction to them!! tut tut, well this
flavour is mmmmmmmmmm mouth watering.
So there you have it, I will be posting my little card
which I'm working on later today, can you see those fab
colours, blue, pink and green, with that crazy Kraftin
Kimmie Image, and also paying a visit to your creative
corners, TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx
P.S. If you want to play along, (I think you should let the
world see your creativity) visit our lovely leader here!

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Ruby Wedding Card

Hello all your lovely crafters, busy with your nimble fingers
creating magic. hope you are all well. I thought I would
share this Ruby Wedding card I made for a commission
It was from her friends at work, they wanted these photos
of, the Church they were married in, the wedding pic (centre)
and to the side the actual Aisle they walked down ahhhhh.
I photo shopped to edit the shape and size etc;
The little poem down the side was from the Internet.
They also requested a little money wallet for her collection.
All of these hearts I have punched twice and each one has
a small punched heart with a letter which put together spells
"Ruby Wedding". On the reverse is the white heart which I
tinted with TH tattered rose, so each person could sign their
name and add a small message. Before fixing the two hearts
together I placed the long strip of ribbon in between to form
the heart chain, which is attached to the card.

Here is the front, all papers were from the PM signature
collection. Ribbon, Roses and card from stash.

Here is the whole ensemble with the eleven hearts tucked
into this side ribbon which I fixed under the papers before
sticking down. TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Monday, 10 May 2010

From Both of Us....

Hello everybody and a very happy Monday to you all.
Over at Magnolia this week it's their special monthly challenge
which is being sponsored by Simon says Stamps, they are asking
for two or more Magnolia images on your card, well as I don't have
any background stamps yet! (I love, love, love that Magnolia tree)!
I have used these two cuties for my card. I have coloured my
images with my Le Plume II pens this time are they just
the cutest? The papers are from DCWV Garden Party which
are just gorgeous all glittery and embossed which saved a bit
on the background stamping. I really do love this blue think
its my favourite shade

this is from a K & Co. recycled pad.Ribbon and ribbon rose are
from stash, the sentiment has been printed from PC and
mounted onto the hardboard oval (sorry can't remember where
from) and embellished with these blue metal roses.
Have a fabby day, TFL, Sue xx