Saturday 26 November 2011

Mina's candy

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Mina has some lovely candy on offer. Hope on over to her blog to see it! You have until 26th November to enter. Hugs.Susan xxx

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Sorry for being a bad blogger this week. If it's any consolation, I've also been a bad crafter and haven't really done that much. Over at Sweet Stampin this week the challenge is to use punches/dies! We're sponsored by Pollycraft and I've used one of their images for my card this week. I've used a circle punch embossed with swiss dots and then turned over for his golf ball. I'm stupidly pleased with this bit of the card!! I had an idea to use the Sizzix golf club die but I only remembered once I'd put the card together... never mind. Another time maybe. Hop on over to Sweet Stampin and check out the inspiration my fellow Sweeties have left for you. Hugs.Susan xxx

Saturday 19 November 2011

Happy birthday to you....

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday Sweet Stampin', Happy birthday to you. Yes, over at Sweet Stampin, it's our birthday today and we are a big 2 years old!! To celebrate we're having a birthday theme so get those birthday entries in. And if all the prizes below weren't enough we will be pick a few random winners from the comments left on the own blogs of all the DT! So remember to head over to the blog to check out the fabby work the DT has done to celebrate this big event and then go to their blogs to leave them some bloggy love! Crafty Sentiments -

one lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend in their store. My Creative Classroom - One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a class of their choice. Prairie Fairy one lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in their store Saturated Canary - one lucky winner will receive 2 digis from their store. The Craft Room - one lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher to spend in their store. Tiddly Inks - one lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in their store. This is my card using "Whatcha Doin" from Tiddly Inks - I've cut the Whatcha Doin' part out so I could have her looking over the happy birthday. Clever eh?

Image - Tiddly Inks coloured with Promarkers Cardstock - from stash Paper - My Minds Eye Embellishments - Card Candy, Craftwork Cards Tools - Martha Stewart Birthday punch Hugs.Susan xxx

Thursday 17 November 2011

Something different

In honour of a few of my Stampin Up buddies going to the convention in Disneyland Paris here are a couple of scrapbook pages that I did from when we had a holiday there for my 29th (ahem) birthday there 5 years ago. I am, in fact, still 29 so I must have gone wrong somewhere in my calculations. Hugs.Susan xxx

Monday 14 November 2011


Would have been my Father in Law's birthday. I told Andy last night that I planned to put this song on Facebook but then was busy today that it slipped my mind so I thought I'd rectify this by posting it on my blog as well. This was the song that Andy Snr used to sing at family parties. And I really hope he's singing it today :) I'd like to share it on Marcea's Music Saves My Soul too :) Susan xx

Saturday 12 November 2011

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Over at Sweet Stampin this week the theme is "Gingham" and we're sponsored by Fairy Dust Crafts. Hop on over to Sweet Stampin and see what the rest of the sweeties have come up with - I know you're going to love them. Now this was originally my DT card for this week but then Abi challenged me to make a little girl one too so there's a BOGOF this week on my DT cards ;) I love this wee cutie. It's from a set called Baby Baby which is by Ladybug Crafts, all the stamps are fab but this wee one is my fave.

Image - Baby Baby Set, Ladybug Crafts Ink Cardstock - from stash Tools - Oval Punch, Stampin' Up Right, that's enough of that horrid **** colour. Normal service has been resumed!! Hugs.Susan xxx

Friday 11 November 2011

Elaine's candy

Elaine has some candy on offer, and there is a story behind it. Check it out by clicking on her name. Hugs. Susan xxx

For The Fallen

For The Fallen
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres, There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears. They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. They mingle not with their laughing comrades again; They sit no more at familiar tables of home; They have no lot in our labour of the day-time; They sleep beyond England's foam. But where our desires are and our hopes profound, Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight, To the innermost heart of their own land they are known As the stars are known to the Night; As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain; As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, To the end, to the end, they remain.
Laurence Binyon

Tuesday 8 November 2011

How can it be nearly 10pm already?

I feel like I've achieved nothing today and it's almost bedtime. Well, ish. Look what I found! Made this at the Tartan Stampers Mini Convention at the end of September. Well I don't think I actually did it at the time but finished it at home later. So, it turns out I've made more Christmas cards than I thought..... Mabye I can sit back and relax now?!

All products Stampin Up unless otherwise stated Image -Dasher Cardstock - Real Red, Old Olive Ink - Versmark/silver embossing powder Embellishments - Real red ribbon, rhinestones Tools - Big Shot, Embossing Folder Oh, and the meeting was fine last night! Hugs.Susan xxx

Monday 7 November 2011

Happy Monday

and doesn't this little lady look like she's having a happy Monday. She's clearly been made to wear pink and doesn't like it one little bit! Made this card for the SN Facebook challenge this week and the photo inspiration was of a cake which contained pink layers. Pink? I ask you. Anyway, I had a lightbulb moment of inspiration yesterday and had a wee chuckle to myself and this is what I came up with!!

The Sugar Bowl - sketch Crafty Catz - Anything Goes Dream Valley - Anything Goes Stampavie - Anything Goes Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes Charisma Cardz - Cutesy (not sure she'd be entirely happy being described as cute.... Image - Little Miss Attitude, Funky Kits coloured with Promarkers, No idea where alphabet set is from! Cardstock and paper - from stash Embellishments - Flowers and brads from stash I'm off tonight to my first parent council meeting where I am in charge. Bit nervous. Hope it all goes ok and it doesn't become a free for all!!

Hugs.Susan xxx

Saturday 5 November 2011

Photo Inspiration challenge at Sweet Stampin

Over at Sweet Stampin this week the challenge is to use the photo below as inspiration. Aren't the colours lovely (mainly because there is no pink....) Go over to the blog and check out what my fellow sweeties have created - they are all fabby :) I'm thinking of having a wee crafting night tonight so I might just use these colours for inspiration. Either that or I will break out into a cold sweat trying to enter this week's S N Facebook challenge. Oh yes. It's ****..... Or I will make a start on those Christmas cards, otherwise Abi will nag me ;)

Fi is offering 2 Sugar Nellie stamps as the prize for the winner of this week's challenge.

You have to be in it to win it ;)

I will be off later with the boys to watch the Christmas lights switch on and fireworks in Paisley. Have fun and stay safe.

Hugs.Susan xxx

Thursday 3 November 2011

How can it be November?

Already? Really?! It will be Christmas before we know it ;) Nothing new to share today I'm afraid. Did some crafting the other night at Lorraine's. May even have a prototype Christmas card. Now I just really need to get the finger out and do something. Nagging will be accepted. Hugs.Susan xxx

Tuesday 1 November 2011

And by the skin of my teeth

I have made it in to Tuesday! Didn't mean to be posting so late but the laptop and the internet weren't behaving before I went out this evening. Been a busy couple of days what with one thing and another - think I'll be going back to work for a rest lol. This is a card I was commissioned to do for a wee girl in Craig's class. Hope she likes it! I love Lost in Music. I think I might make some more with her soon.

Image - Lost in Music, Funky Kits, Sentiment from Party this Way, Stampin Up Cardstock and paper from stash Embellishments - Card Candy, Craftwork cards Tools - Big Shot, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Sorry for the short post but the internet connection never lasts for long on the laptop so I don't want to push my luck ;) Hugs.Susan xxx

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Hello.   Time for a new challenge  Sweet Stampin ' and this time our theme is Father's Day/Special Man.  I was struggling with this ...