Saturday, 24 December 2011

This Angel is Sent to Bless.........

.....your Christmas home with Kindness, Love and Faith!
A little card for all you lovely crafters out there, to all my
followers old and new, thank you for all your kind words and
inspiration, I want to wish you all a Wonderful
Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2012, I hope your
Christmastime is filled with Good Friends, Good Food,
Good Wine and Good Times :0) xx
I still have lots to do, wrapping and cooking!
hubby has been moaning because I have found lots of other
exciting things to be doing! like these fab props I made last
night .....

they are so easy, I found a template on google and printed,
then drew onto firm card and stuck felt and furry fabric
to make these moustaches, the sticks are bar b q skewers,
make sure you take the pointy bit off as this is quite sharp
especially for little ones, the glasses are old cinema 3D
ones that I just poked the plastic out; there is card ones
too that you can print. I will pop these along with the silly
hats and antlers into a big bag and people can pick a prop
for their photo, I will post the photos in the new
year....I also made these Nordic place cards last night..

The bag on the right is filled with Lavender from my garden, mmm
can you smell it :0)
and finally some cards, here are a few of my last minute

Ooooooh I just adore this stamp, have coloured him with
water colours

This lovely stamp again, as this was for a boy and a girl I
stamped this image twice and cut one out and used foam
pads to 3d it, so we have a pink coat and a green one :0)

Bauble is from punch with wooden stag, I used the punched
snowflakes to ink stencil on bauble, papers from
DCWV Christmas glitter stack

I got the idea for this one from the lovely Mandi over at
Enchanted Occasions she runs a less is more challenge
which I struggle to do as you can see, it did start off all
white, then I had to add snowflakes and twine and glitter,
bell etc; hop on over if you want to play along.

and finally I made this old favourite from punches which is so
So that just leaves me to get the sherry out and start
wrapping, have a Wonderful time everyone and see you all in the
New Year, TFL, Sue xx

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Amazon Christmas.....

Hello Blogland,
Well just thought I would post you this little piccie of Belle today,
she wasn't sent from Amazon you see, she has been with us
for about four months now; although I am thinking of posting
her somewhere near the Amazon!!! far far away from the Christmas
tree that is shedding it's pine needles every time she starts tapping
at the baubles!!! ahhhhhhhhhhh I can hear you all saying!!!!
I had a little play on print shop programme and produced this....

I suspect quite a few people are having an Amazon Christmas!
they are sooooooo good!
here is a piccie of my tree before it goes bald,
bit like the ones on corrie last night! Here's the fireplace all cosy and festive.
and my Dickensian window! ha ha, it's amazing what a bit of black insulating tape and some fake snow can do! Can you see my little poem I made last year, you can see how
I made it here ....... (last year!!! OMG! it was three years ago, WOW!
Christmas Belle who would not wear the hat!!!
and not forgetting....... the long suffering

cutie pie Milton!........ when are you sending her off!
TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


Hello lovely bloggers it's that time again, think it has come
around doubly quick this week, what with all the festivities,
decorating, shopping, socialising, writing cards, wrapping
shopping, crafting etc etc! you know how it is;
Yes, of course you do!
Well here is a little snoopy doop on my desk today; bit of a
dumping ground really, apart from those lush mmmmmm
Wasabi peas, hot, hot, hot! my latest snackeroonie :0)
if you want to have a little looksy at all those other crafters
creative mess hop on over to Julia's blog where all will be
revealed! here is a couple of cards that have passed through
the mess on their way to pastures new.
Ooooh this beautiful Charlie's Ark Stamp, have made quite
a few of these but they have not had time to stop for a photo
shoot! this gorgeous little stamp is available here

Those lookie likie Robins, complete with Santa hat,
Gingham ribbon and sparkly heart, :0)xx

Here they all are looking very surprised, don't know why?

and lastly a little furry Stocking, happy WOYWW one and
all TFL, Sue xx

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Hello lovely bloggers and welcome to my desk on this windy
Wednesday; if you want to share your creative goings on please
hop on over to Julia's blog. As you can see I am getting in the
Christmas mood with my Robin cards, OH YES THEY ARE!
wait until you see the finished effect, they really do look like Robins!
hee hee I think the one on the left, fell out of his nest!
I shall soon have him straightened out.
Now last weekend our Art group held an exhibition in our
local Church and I thought I would share some of my paintings
and some from our talented Art group too, I hope you enjoy my
little blog exhibition, it's free too

Watercolour - Venetian Spectrum

Watercolour - What's New Pussycat?

Paper Rose, I drew and coloured this with my Polychromo's
it was done on some handmade paper which I made last
year on an Art trail!

Painted on Acrylic - Cheese on Toast

Watercolour - Ballerina

Here is some of our Art exhibited

Those colourful boats sold

Love this Mad Hatter

The tiger is done in pastels on a kind of velour fabric, it
really gives the impression of soft fur, the lady that did this
also does pet portraits and I need to give her a big Shout!
because she is sooooo talented, you can find her here

Hee hee, this goat picture should be called "Before the Kids"
don't they look all loved up? there's my little pussycat :0)

TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Mabel Lucie Attwell

Hello lovely bloggers and happy Tuesday to you, I hope you are
all happy crafting with the heating on! brrrrrrr; fffffff freezing!
Hooray! I can now show you the cards I have made with a new
CD which has the most beautiful illustrations from the talented
designer Mabel Lucie Attwell, her gorgeous images have been brought
back for us crafters and is available from the fabulous Katy Sue Designs
I really had lots of fun with this CD, the amount of different
images and papers that are available on this CD are just
amazing....well take a looksie for yourself and see just how cute
and fun they are...

This little pop up card is from the design kit 7

How cute? and so easy to make too!

This one I added glossy accents to show the wet umbrella,
they are soooo cheerful, this one reminds me of my aunts
farm when I was little, I am sure my mum used to make
me wear a plastic scarf that folded up to about an inch
and came in a little bag? do you remember
those? :0))))))))))))))))))))))

Are you smiling yet? this one has got to do it!

This one is a digi which I watercoloured, every image
on the CD is also on there as a digi!

Ooooh, one of my favourites, love this bubble backing paper!

Inside shows the pop up, so easy again to make, I made a
little mirror and bathmat to compliment the scene.

Oooh another favourite, this is also a digi which I have
watercoloured; Grinning from ear to ear now? knew you
would be! and a few ahhhs too?

and finally these papers are great for school cards.

Inside, pop up again, she is too cool for school!
I hope you enjoyed these beautiful images and my cards,
I just have to add, that they were showcased on
the Create and Craft Channel today too, whoo hoo!!!
TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

I Love WOYWW ......

so will you, hop on over to Julia's blog if you want to play along,
you get to see what all those other crafters have been making,
stamping, inking, baking, sewing etc etc, you need to go take
a is my desk today, I also love fabric, what do you think
of these remnants I bought, aren't they just crazy cool ,the frog
one is for my frog loving friend Sharon, :0) hee hee, not really,
she despises them, I was going to make some place mats and
thought she may just get this froggy one when she misbehaves!
now also on my desk, top the right you can see my lovely up-cycled
Nutella jar, mmm I also love Nutella..... :0) it a great supplement
when there is no choccie in the house ......

spread a little (lot) on a digestive biscuit and, well,
mmmmmmmm, try it and see :0)))))))))))))

I also love letters, they make wonderful quotes,sentences
romantic poems wonderful words and books, they come in all
shapes and sizes. I also love painting......

so painted this for one of my German student who kindly
introduced us to this wonderful stuff :0)))) thank you Larissa!
Now you can also see my glue pot that I keep forgetting to put
the top back on, so it's rather gunged up and sorry for itself as
is the brush! last but by no means least you can see a rather cute
little baby card perched against the wall, well this is by a British
illustrator from Mile End named Mabel Lucy Attwell, you can
find out more about her here, the good news is that she is coming
back to the craft world via Katy Sue Designs, see details here
although the items are not available to the public until 6th
December, I have been having a little play with the new CD and
designing some cards and I must say they are the cutest! it is
also being showcased on the Create and Craft channel (671 sky)
on the 6th December 10.00 am.
Phew! think that's everything, now hubby gets fed :0)))
TFL , Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Monday, 28 November 2011

I LOVE U ......

Hello lovely crafters, Happy Monday to you all,
I hope your fingers are not too cold to craft!
the temperature has definitely dropped as my knees
are not working like they do when it's warm!
not to mention a few other things!
Well thought I would make hubby a Christmas card with
that lovely Charlies Ark stamp, available here
as you can see I have written my own little message in
the heart shape :0) xx

I stamped the imaged with Staz On London Fog and then used a
grey Marvy Le Plume II water colour pen to write my message.
Just think of the possibilities, Merry Christmas could go in
there, Happy New Year and lots more! Image has been coloured
with water colour paints, I have used my branch punch to form
the heart shaped around the image, just by building up layers.
Snowflakes from punch with little red diamantes for centre.
Flowers ribbons and papers from stash. Sentiment from pc
with eyelets either end to fasten.
TFL. Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Monday, 21 November 2011


Hello to all your lovely bloggers, I hope you are well, I just had
to show you this stamp, isn't this the cutest? Oooh I loooove it!
definately going to be my favourite this Crimbo!
It is from the Charlie's Ark Range of stamps available from
Katy Sue Designs . I have stamped my image using Staz On,
London Fog and then painted it in water colour. Teal blue
card and ribbon (my fav colours too) :0) xx snowflake punch
and MS snowflake border punch, pearl dots and butchers twine
from stash. I have also added stickles in Crystal and for the
heart I have added Ruby Flower Soft from their Diamond
Range. Now over on the Flower Soft blog the challenge
this week is called Winter Blues and they want you to make a
winter themed card using blue in some way, so I think this
card fits the bill nicely, you could win some of their beautiful
fluffy puffy stuff in Polar White & Delphinium Blue, just the
ticket for Christmas cards and my lovely stamp, hee hee, so as
the saying goes, "You've got to be in it to win it"! so head on
over there and take a peek and join in the fun.
TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx