Sunday, 26 January 2014


Hi all,

I hope your Sunday is a bit sunnier than it is here.  We have horrible wind and rain and it's very dark and dismal. Definitely a day for staying in, so with the ironing done, I've managed a little bit of crafting this afternoon.

Inspired by the RSPB bird watch that we participated in this weekend, (thank goodness we did it yesterday as there are absolutely no birdies flying about today!), I've made a card that fits 3 Challenges ...

Less is More - Sketch challenge
CAS on Sunday - Lovey Dovey
CASology - Contrast


Supplies Used
DP is Indigo Bleu cut with SU Framelit
Foliage Flourish is a Cheery Lynn die
Sentiment is Hobbycraft, gold embossed
Birds are Memory Box die, cut from gold miri

And some birdies from our garden ...

Mr Robin

Okay, that's me for today, thanks so much for popping in.

Suze xx

Monday, 20 January 2014

New Baby

Hi all,

Well, it's been a couple of weeks since I posted, but my craft room is now tidy(ish) and I can finally breathe and work in it again.

After all the Christmas fairs, my card stock is severely depleted, so I've kick started it again with a baby card (gee, I'd almost forgotten how long it can take to make one card!) for the following three challenges:

Less is More - New Baby

Supplies Used:
Little Chick: cut with my Silhouette
Sentiment: Woodware
Gingham stamp: Wendy Vecchi, SU Basic Gray Ink
DP & Ribbon from stash
Circle, Heart and Oval Punches

Thanks ever so much for popping in, hope to see you all again soon.

Take care

Suze xx

Monday, 6 January 2014

Hello Bear!

Hi everyone and may I wish you all a Happy New Year!  I hope this year will bring you all good health and happiness.

As for New Year resolutions, well I don't usually make any but I would like to get a bit fitter and trimmer (this middle aged spread malarky is no laughing matter!) and I would like to do more regular crafting and sewing and get back to entering more challenges.

Anyways, I'm here today with a card for the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.  We've actually undergone a bit of a revamp and we are now "Crafty Cardmakers and More".  We will still have our usual fortnightly challenge but we're also starting a new bi-monthly mixed media challenge.

Our theme for this fortnight is "BEAR WITH ME",  hosted by Feebsy.  She would like to see a teddy bear, or more realistic image of a bear as the MAIN focal point of your project.

I don't have any bear stamps so I went for a punch art bear ....

I punched out the oval and round shapes from kraft card and inked lightly with Vintage Photo DI.  The bear's blanket is Stampin Up's top note die and the baby letters are from Papermania.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is:

Thank you so much for popping in, I know I've been very lax in the blogging department of late, I think part of the problem is the complete and utter disaster area that is my craft room. I am going to have to have a MAJOR clear out as I can barely find a path to my desk, never mind find a bit of clear space to be creative in.  Hopefully I will get this done sometime in the next week and then I will be raring to go! Lol.

Take care and hope to see you all soon!

Suze xx