Saturday 31 December 2011

My 5 favourite cards of 2011

Inspired by my lovely friend Cathy I've chosen cards - not sure if they're really my top 5 but I don't seem to be able to find some photos... never mind. Next year I'll be a bit better organised on the cards/photo front (maybe, I'll probably last until this time tomorrow). This is a card I made for the SU retirement event I helped Jen at in September. It was made using the now retired Plane and Simple set from SU. It's a great set and I've teamed it with the Newsprint paper and some of the neutrals cardstock.

I bought this stamp last Hogmanay from Ladybug Crafts. It was bought with this specific birthday in mind - it was for my friend's wee girl whose birthday is in August.... not like me to be organised eh?

Love this stamp - City Girl from Funky Kits. And I've used my favourite (retired) SU paper Elegant Soiree. I can hear Cathy falling off her chair (because I cut it) as I type this. It's her favourite too!
Another favourite Funky Kits stamp - Luv a Latte. And I do ;)
And this is a new favourite Funky Kits stamp - Strike A Pose. Teamed with a stamp I got cheap when Craft at Home closed their bricks and mortar shop earlier in the year.
I enjoyed looking having a trawl through my cards trying to find some favourites. I hope you enjoyed it too.
Here's wishing you all the best for 2012. Whatever you're doing this evening, have a safe and happy time. Hugs.Susan xxx

Thursday 29 December 2011

Ha ha

This is the face of the happy boy who has now worked out how to get into my laptop by himself!

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Only one more to go after this...

and I will have run out of Christmas cards to show you, I may need to get crafting again ;) This is a card I created a couple of years ago but there were a few left so they were used this year. I can't remember the name of the stamp I used though!! Hugs. Susan xxx

What a horrible day

The wind and rain have returned. It is hideous outside.

Andy is at work today and as there are no trains has taken the car. I was full of plans to do something with the boys but I am not going anywhere in that.

So, housework or staying in pjs then?

Tuesday 27 December 2011

A simple card

Now if only I had started making these earlier I could have made about 20839283498234 of them! A lesson for next year. Simple cards are the way to go! Image - Sentiment from Contempo Christmas, Stampin Up Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Stampin Up Ink - Early Espresso, Stampin Up Embellishments - Glamour Dust Tools - Star Nestie, D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Big Shot Just catching up with Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and laughing a lot! Andy is back at work tomorrow. What will I do to entertain the children..... answers on a postcard please!! Hugs.Susan xxx

Happy boys (eventually)

Well we tried to go to Braehead but the traffic queue even just to get onto the road was massive so we decided against a trip there. That decision however made a couple of boys very unhappy so we ended up getting underground into Glasgow instead.

Scott got the 3ds game he was after and I found some Pokemon cards in Waterstones so we have 2 happy boys again. Luckily there were 2 packs of cards in the reduced box so peace has been restored.

Monkey Boys

Look what I found on the sofa when I got up this morning!

Scott wants to go shopping to spend some Christmas money. I have to say I'm not keen although I do wonder if the craft shop is open ;-)

Monday 26 December 2011


Just trying to blog from my phone. Downloaded an app earlier so just trying to see if it works!

Happy Boxing Day

Poor old Boxing Day, it's a bit of a comedown from the excitement of Christmas... it's just full of leftovers! Might go and look for some leftover chocolate now. Just realised that it would have been more appropriate to post this card on Christmas Eve, when it was the night before Christmas.... ah well, never mind. Came up with the protoype for this card a few weeks ago at Lorraine's house but she has the inkylicious ink dusters which proved far easier to create the effect with than the cut and dry foam I have in the house. In fact I have the link open for them as I type.... just hovering over the buy button now ;) You will notice that there is some of my very favourite colour in this card. You have no idea how hard it was to do. I *even* had to go to Craft World to buy a Spun Sugar DI pad. Wonder if it will ever see the light of day again.

Image - Inkylicious Stamps Cardstock - Night of Navy, Pink (can't remember which one), Whisper White, Stampin Up Ink - Stormy Sky, Spun Sugar, Tim Holtz DI pads, Night of Navy, Stampin Up Embellishments - Glamour Dust I was going to post another Christmas card or two but decided that will at least give me more blog post material until I get crafty again. Hugs.Susan xxx

Sunday 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

everyone! Coming to you from Craig's new netbook! Think I'm having more fun than he is. Kids have been spoiled rotten and am now just about to settle down to my lunch, a cuppa and the Broons annual.... See you tomorrow - will be back on my own laptop with some Christmas cards to share with you. Have a wonderful day. Hugs.Susan xxx

Saturday 24 December 2011

It's almost time

The to do list is shrinking... very very slowly. Although there are just some things that are not going to get done! The kids are excited and tracking Santa's progress through the world. We've got the Christmas family service at 7pm and I've get to decide whether to go to the Watchnight service later - depends how the list is..... As promised here, is the Christmas card I received from Lis. Isn't it gorgeous?! I wish my colouring was as good as hers. Wishing you and your families a very Happy and Blessed Christmas. Much love. Susan xxx

Friday 23 December 2011

2 more sleeps

and still so much to do! I have even taken to not putting the laptop on of an evening so I don't fritter the entire night away on Facebook and Twitter. Hopefully I shall get some stuff done tomorrow - if I manage to get up early. Couple of things to share today - couple of gift bags I made for our Secret Santa recipients at work, I was really pleased with them. Think they were more exciting than the gifts to be honest ;)

Image - Miss Claus, Funky Kits Cardstock - Old Olive, Stampin Up, other card and paper from stash Embellishments - Craftwork Cards Tools - Big Shot, Lacy Oval Nesties

This card is one that I made for my lovely friend Cathy. Over on the SN Facebook group we had a feel good Christmas card swap. I received a gorgeous card from the lovely Lis (which I shall share tomorrow) and I was due to send one to Cathy. Unfortunately I was a bit behind so it only got posted the other day. Hopefully she's received it by now......

Image - Funky Kits Cardstock - from stash Paper - Bo Bunny Embellishments - Sentiment brad, flowers and leaves from stash Tools - Cropadile Image - Miss Claus, Funky Kits Cardstock - Old Olive, Stampin Up, other card and paper from stash Embellishments - Craftwork Cards, Flowers from stash Tools - Big Shot, Nesties, D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder

Hugs.Susan xxx

Saturday 10 December 2011

Sweet Stampin Challenge

Over at Sweet Stampin this week the challenge is "Things With Wings"... and this week we're sponsored by Bugaboo I've used Winter Birds - Snowman. I bet you all thought I'd make a pink, fluffy, glittery fairy type card didn't you..... Aren't they fab? Just love this wee snowman and his Robin friend.

Go on over to the blog to check out the Winged inspiration that the DT has left for you and then go and leave my fellow sweeties some bloggy love. I'd like to enter the card in the following challenges Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes Crafty Catz - Anything Goes Creative Inspirations - Snow Much Fun Paperplay - Snowmen Totally Gorjuss - Let it Snow CYDA - Snowmen Make it Monday - Anything Goes Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes Image - Winter Birds - Snowman, Bugaboo coloured with Promarkers, sentiment stamp, Paula Pascual Card - Old Olive, Stampin Up Paper from stash Tools - Oval punch, Stampin Up Have a happy Saturday whatever you're doing. Hugs.Susan xxx

Friday 9 December 2011

Sugar Nellie Christmas Candy

Oooh lookie here, Sugar Nellie are having some Christmas Candy - you have less than 24 hours so go now, run like the wind over to their blog and enter!! Hugs.Susan xxx

Thursday 8 December 2011

Cathy's Christmas Candy

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My lovely friend Cathy has some very sweet Christmas candy on offer on her blog! Pop over and take a look, you won't regret having a look at her blog! Candy closes on 8th December. Hugs.Susan xxx

Friday 2 December 2011

Debbi's Sassy Candy

Another bloggy friend Debbi is giving away some candy on her blog too. This is for Cinders from the last ever Simply Sassy release from Sugar Nellie. Candy closes at noon on 2nd December. Hugs.Susan xxx

Thursday 1 December 2011

Wooohoooo it's December

It's nearly Christmas. And no. I haven't made any Christmas cards yet. Should really get a move on shouldn't I?! And so tonight my friend Cathy and I were going to have a cyber crafting evening. We got all set but then one of Cathy's girls was sick everywhere so I think I probably got the better deal... Cathy got to clean up sick and I actually did some crafting for a change. Ellie, if you're reading this, I hope you feel better soon sweetie. Tim Holtz has started his 12 tags of Christmas season. Now mine looks nothing like Tim's but hey, it's a tag and I'm quite pleased with it. Image - Dasher, Stampin Up, Ticket, Tim Holtz Cardstock - Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Stampin Up Embellishments -Sizzix Swirly, Pearls, Stampin Up, ribbon from stash Tools - Big Shot Hugs.Susan xxx

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