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

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Hello lovely bloggers, I hope you are all fine and dandy and
busy with all your lovely creations.
Firstly, I couldn't play along last week on WOYWW
(hop on over to Julia's desk and have a little looksy at her
work in progress and while you're there, take a look around
at all those other creative work spaces too)!
last week as I had a wonderful day out in Cambridge to visit
the Fitzwillian Museum ......have you ever been there?

It's wonderful......

....with so many amazing things to see...

plus this exhibition was on

I would certainly recommend it!
Now, WOYWLW (Last Wednesday)! was this

I made this pressed flower card and laminated it.
I wanted to show you it, it was so easy to make.

I picked these Forget Me Nots from my garden
around May time and put them in my little ol' flower press.

Spelt out MUM with them on one side, then printed off some
little pictures and put them into heart borders
It's for my friend who lost her Mum in February,
the Memorial Service Sheet had a picture of these beautiful
flowers. I hope you are inspired!
TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WOYWW and some,,,,,,,,,

Hello my lovely bloggers, I hope you are all busy crafting away on
this beautiful day :0) I have quite a few things on my desk today
and also lots of things that have been and gone through the week..... starting with .................

all of these lovely Tequila Girls painted and ready to be
put onto cards, I think this has to be the most requested
card of all time now.........
can you see my new Vintage Typewriter stamp from
Creative Expressions in the background, ooh I am
itching to have a play with that one!)
Here are two of those girlies I made earlier.....

I would also like to give a Great Big Shout! to the lovely and
wonderfully talented Jan, AKA Lunch Lady Jan
please pop over to her fabulous bloggeroonie and see all
the lovely fabric goodies she makes, here are the ones she
made for me, well I ordered one scrummy Tote bag and
liked it soooooo much I ordered another one! and she
threw in my lovely bunting to boot! so I have a little festive
corner going on already, how fab is that?

Now, I must also add that her delivery of my order could not
have been any faster than if I had asked for it to arrive
yesterday! that's how fast it was; really! so if you feel like
treating yourself or your friends or family they make a
beautiful prezzie, ideal to carry your cream cakes round to
your friends houses :0)
So hop on over and take a peek at her gorgeous fabrics and all
the lovely things she makes.
Now just trying to get in on the act is my little Butterfly Garden
I made.....

Most of the papers are from K & Co and the punches are
various hearts and butterfly all mixed together with a lace
panel background and a wired organza ribbon, what do you think?
Next to pass through the conveyor belt (my desk) is another of the
Ballet slipper cards which is also proving quite popular, this
one is a bit smaller than the last...

Deep breath whooooooooooooooooo are you all still with me?
I Hope you all had a spooky creative Halloween, we had
friends over for dinner, one was a bit off colour though, as
you can see, so we decided to close the curtains and eat all
the sweets ourselves! IS THAT WRONG???

See how I turned my friend into a pussycat!

Impressed? just a twitch of the nose and
Voila! : *) xx
Now in the background there you can see one of my
paintings, I only finished it on Sunday, here is a
close up....

arrrrgggg....lots of faults................

......but you have to say right that's it, otherwise you are
faffing about forever! It's for my friend who is now a
and Finally! We celebrated our 18th Wedding Anniversary
last weekend, ahhhhh, I received these beautiful tropical
flowers from hubby :0)))))))))))))))) so he's in my good
books this week :0)

Wow, they were just beautiful, then we headed up to my favourite
place for inspiration....

To go and see.......

So we took the tube to.....


Walked along the South Bank.....

Big Ben Rocks at Three...

..made our way to

...Tate Britain for a bit of Culture

photographed our Inititals for future project

made our way back over Lambeth Bridge

..along the embankment again

Big Ben Rocks at Six! Waterloo Station to see a brilliant production
of the Railway Children, the set is actually on the station
platform, it was really amazing when the Steam Train
pulled in, Wow who thinks up these wonderful ideas?

Saw this great sculpture of the Artist Terrance Cuneo who
painted steam trains and was also commissioned
to paint Queen Elizabeth II Coronation
then headed home past the London Eye

St. Pauls

and then our train home

Well I hope you had a fun journey, we certainly did,
Thanks for looking, I hope you are inspired, Happy Crafting
Sue xx
PS you need to hop on over to Julia's blog to play along :0)