Thursday, 31 May 2012

MAWTT Challenge 151 - Cool Britannia (Red, White & Blue)


Morning everyone!  it's Thursday again and so time for a brand new Challenge over at 


This week the lovely Laurie is our host and has chosen the fab theme of.....

'Cool Britannia (Red, White & Blue)'

Well ... what better way to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee !! It's amazing to think that Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 60 years!! It doesn't have to be a card as long as you follow the red, white and blue theme - so lots of scope with this one.... we look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations...


I thought I'd have a bit of fun with this theme and also celebrate UK's Jubilee year. So I've filled the bus with Top 12 Greatest Britons of all time.... as voted by the people of Britain in 2002. See how many passengers you can recognise!! 

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Digi My World 

who are very kindly giving this week's winner a $10 Dollar Voucher to spend in store!!

Annie over at Digi My World very kindly gave us some fab images to play with... the set we've used is called England and includes a bus, a grenadier guard, Union Jack flag (as seen on the bus), a telephone kiosk, a rose and a girl dressed in union jack dress! You can also buy the set pre-coloured if you wish..


I've coloured the London Bus digitally and even found some authentic wheels on the net! then found photos of the Top 12 Greatest Britons and placed them behind the windows. Digitally added the Cool Britannia sign. Also digitally coloured the flags and the little Grenadier Guard and popped him on top of the bus LOL - isn't he a brave little soldier!! - just hope the bus doesn't go under any bridges en route ROFL.... 

The two little flags on top of bus are from Nitwits Tour of London Set.

Scrummy Papers are Papermania Portobello Road and were a birthday gift from my daughter. I've finally broken into them and they are gorgeous!! I made the little 2012 and Jubilee Banners.

Finally as it's a Diamond Jubilee - I added two crystal gems.

It's quite a 3D card in real life but it's not showing up in the photos. I decoupaged the flags, wheels of bus. Used 3D foam pads on bus and banners.

Hope you like it.... and do pop on over to MAWTT and check out my teamies creations - they are all wonderful !!! and don't forget to check if you were a winner in last week's challenge!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 172 - 'Colours of Your Flag' ends 2nd June 2012
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 165 - 'Looking Through the Window' ends 2nd June 2012
One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 115 - 'Red, White and Blue' ends 2nd June 2012
Cupcake Craft - Challenge 194 - 'Royalty' ends 3rd June 2012
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Anything Goes' ends 4th June 2012
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 11 - 'Dimension' ends 4th June 2012
Creative Craft Challenges2 - 'Red, White and Blue' ends 4th June 2012
Divas by Design - Challenge 37 - 'Anything Goes' ends 5th June 2012 
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 123 - 'Celebrations' ends 5th June 2012
My Mum's Craft Shop - 'Red, White and Blue' ends 5th June 2012
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes' ends 5th June 2012
Craft Your Days Away - Challenge 46 - 'Red, White and Blue' ends 8th June 2012

Not long until the weekend.... and before I go ... I would like to wish our lovely boss Hazel a very Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day hun! 
Thanks for all your lovely comments! I will catch up with you all very soon.
Love and Hugs

Monday, 28 May 2012

My Crafty Heart - DT Card - Dancing Willow

I can't believe it's Monday again! The weekend passed by so quickly. I hope you all enjoyed some sunshine! I went to stay with some friends and we went to see Sister Act at Liverpool Empire - it was a really good show! Fab singing, lots of humour... so I had a really nice relaxing weekend. We watched the end of Eurovision - how embarrassing for UK!! but I suppose it was better than 'nil points' LOL. But we started to remember some of those wonderful Eurovision oldies... Une Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue and Ding-a-dong.... remember... ah they don't make them like that anymore!! 

Anyway, here's a card that has my favourite Whiff of Joy image called 'Dancing Willow' and she's available from My Crafty Heart.


I took a load of photos but the colours don't look as nice as in real life... hate it when that happens!

Flowers and Handbag Charm


I love this paper - it looks like lace! I've used my favourite 'delicate vine' die and my favourite Prima Rose trim... I've coloured Willow with Promarkers and a touch of Prisma Pencils for shading.

all available from My Crafty Heart.....

STAMP: Whiff of Joy - 'Dancing Willow'
PAPERS: Basic Grey - 'Little Black Dress'
DIES: Memory Box - 'Delicate Vine'
FLOWERS: Prima Rose Trim - 'Natural' and Prima Miss Godivas - 'Pebble'
GEMS: Hero Arts - 'Small Mixed Gemstones'
HANDBAG CHARM: 'Accessories Charm Collection'

The LOTV Sentiment is new. I've had the 'Dreamy Days' Sentiment set for ages but also wanted this 'Happy Circular' set .. it has always been out of stock when I went over to buy. I had a look the other day when they had 10% off and Yay! they had it in - so grabbed it !!! :-))

I've coloured Willow with Promarkers and a touch of Prisma Pencils for shading.

Don't forget My Crafty Heart has 10% discount on all Designer Pads and all Tim Holtz Distress Inks... until 9.00 am GMT on 1st June.... !!! 


and ... just in today... some gorgeous new Summer Memory Box Dies and Stamps.... ooh you are going to love them!!....so do pop on over ... go on... you know you want to... LOL 


I couldn't resist buying some DP Pads. I think I need to go to DPA .....LOL - "Hi - I'm Sue and I'm addicted to buying Designer Pads ...."

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Passion For Promarkers - Week 150 - 'Birthdays' ends 28th May 2012 
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 133 - 'Something New' ends 1st June 2012
(New LOTV Sentiment)
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 106 - 'Make it Girly' ends 10th June 2012
Whiff of Joy - Challenge 130 - 'Add Some Metal' ends 12th June 2012
(Metal Handbag Charm)
Hotshot Craft Challenge - Challenge 8 - 'Die Cuts'
(Nestie Frame and Delicate Vine Dies)

Hope you are all well. Thank You for all your lovely comments! I will catch up with you all soon... I know I'm a bit behind!! 
Love and Hugs


Saturday, 26 May 2012

My Crafty Heart - Special Offers....

 Hi All.....

Just to wish you all a very Happy Weekend !!!!!

and just had to let you know....




has 10% discount on all .....

Designer Pads

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads

until 9.00 am GMT on 1st June.... !!! 

Lots of new goodies in store including new embellishments from Mei Flower.... Marianne Designs, Anja Corner and Leaves.... and much, much more....

I am off out for the weekend but will be back on Sunday afternoon....  so see you very soon!

Enjoy your weekend!!
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 24 May 2012

MAWTT Challenge 150 - Celebration - NOT Birthday


Morning everyone! Hope you are all well this Thursday - if not then I really hope things improve for you very soon. I hope you can join us for a brand new Challenge over at .....


This week the lovely Kim is our host and has chosen the fab theme of.....

'Celebrate but NOT Birthday'

So we want to see your creations celebrating a special event but NOT a Birthday! It could be New Home, New Baby, Anniversary, Wedding, Engagement etc. It doesn't have to be a card.. it could be a tag, gift box, bag.. etc. as long as it follows the theme. 


I decided to do a 'New Baby' card and have chosen this mega cute image from Pink Gem Designs called appropriately 'Baby Girl in Pram'.  I've coloured it with Promarkers. The gorgeous digital Gingham Papers and 'New Baby' Sentiment are also from Pink Gem designs. I've digitally paper pieced the gingham on the sentiment to match and then coloured the pink bits. Stars are from stash and I've had them for I don't know how many years - think they were free with magazine!!!! so nice to finally use them!
  
 Coloured with Promarkers:-
Skin: Putty and Sunkissed Pink
Pinks: Rose Pink and Blossom
Greens: Apple and Meadow Green
White: White Gel Pen
Stars: Silver Sakura Metallic Pen

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Crafty Emmas Store which  is sadly closing down soon.  We would like to thank Emma for her generous sponsorship over the years and wish her all the best for the future!!


The fab prize this week is a £10.00 Voucher (excluding P & P) to spend in-store and as there are some huge reductions in the sale -  lots of crafting bargains to be had!!

I hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the Challenge and to take a look at my Teamies gorgeous creations! Lots of variety this week to inspire you... and don't forget to check if you were a winner in last week's challenge!

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 114 - 'Anything Goes' ends 26th May 2012 
Bearly-Mine - Challenge 36 - 'Anything Goes' ends 28th May 2012
SweetStamps - Challenge 66 - 'Anything Goes; ends 28th May 2012
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 77 - 'Dig Out the Old' ends 4th June 2012 
(Dug out Old Stash: Pearl Heart Embellishments)
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 164 - 'Anything Goes' ends 29th May 2012
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 122 - 'A New Beginning' ends 29th May 2012

Thank you for all your wonderful comments! I will hopefully be catching up with you all today. Hope the sun is shining again for you all....
Love and Hugs

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

My Crafty Heart - DT Card - Willow with Flower Basket

This gorgeous little lady is 'Willow with Flower Basket' by the wonderful Elisabeth Bell, and is part of a new range of Whiff of Joy Stamps now available at My Crafty Heart. Isn't she adorable...


The background 'Park Bench for Two' is from Make it Crafty. I've coloured Willow and Background with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. Then cut Willow out and paper-pieced her with matching paper.

I'm not totally happy with this card - it's a little too busy !!!! I tried putting Willow against a plain background but ... my daughter and mum both said that they liked the little garden I had done for her !! :-) so I went with the garden.... LOL

I was feeling tired and so thought I'd have a look in my stash box of sentiments that have been lying there unused for years. I found this LOTV one and it was mounted on the same card!! and edged with gold - perfect!! don't you just love it when that happens... 


STAMP: Whiff of Joy - 'Willow with Flower Basket'
PAPERS: My Mind's Eye - 'Saffron' (Ooh these papers are gorgeous!!!)
FLOWER: Prima Cloissone - 'Jewel Box' ( I do love these flowers!!)
GEMS: Hero Arts - 'Sunshine Mixed Accents' & 'Small Mixed Gemstones' (butterflies)
BUTTERFLIES: Prima Flutter Bits - 'Fairy Belle'


All the above are available from My Crafty Heart.... and some new stock has just come in... some gorgeous MeiFlower embellishments...hearts, gems and bows...


Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Background image: Make it Crafty


All the colouring is Promarkers and Flexmarkers.


I'm sorry about the spacing and gaps. Blogger is playing at silly b*****s again!! keeps changing my font size and leaving gaps... Arggh!!! doesn't it just drive you nuts...



I've decorated inside using digital paper. My mind has gone completely blank and can't remember where it is from at the moment ... :-( and I only did it yesterday!!!! Edit: Paper is from Design House Digital and is part of a Set called 'The Sweet Life' by Karen Funk. I didn't know until Teresa said but you can also get this paper with My Mind's Eye pad called 'On the Bright Side 2'. Thanks hun for jogging my memory!!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 217 - 'A Touch of Sparkle' ends 23rd May 2012
Crafty Catz - Challenge 133 - 'Let's Hear it for The Girls' ends 24th May 2012
One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 114 - 'Anything Goes' ends 26th May 2012
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 164 - 'In The Garden' ends 26th May 2012
Bearly-Mine - Challenge 36 - 'Anything Goes' ends 28th May 2012
Crafts & Me - Challenge 85 - 'Fabulous Flowers' ends 29th May 2012
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Challenge 61 - 'Something with Wings' ends 4th June 2012
Oldie but a Goodie - 'Things With Wings' ends 28th May 2012
(Dug Out Stash: LOTV Sentiment)
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 77 - 'Dig Out the Old' ends 4th June 2012
(Dug Out Stash: LOTV Sentiment)
Passion For Promarkers - Week 150 - 'Birthdays' ends 28th May 2012
(Birthday Sentiment shown inside)
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 11 - 'Dimension' ends 4th June 2012
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 24 - 'Anything Goes' ends 10th June 2012

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post!! my daughter really loved the card that I made for her. And thanks for all your birthday wishes for her... she had a lovely day and lots of nice surprises. Good news is that British Gas came on Monday and managed to fix the boiler. It was a part that needed replacing. What a relief. After five days of having to boil kettle to wash pots, clothes etc. it got really tiring...


Ok now I'm really gonna have to switch the laptop off - I've got raging migraine and blurred vision. So sorry if any of the photos that I've chosen are blurred or for any glaring mistakes - just corrected quite a few!! LOL. I need a darkened room.... will catch up with you all very soon...
Love and Hugs
Sue xxx

Thursday, 17 May 2012

MAWTT Challenge 149 - 'Keep it Real'

Morning everyone! Hope you are all well this Thursday - if not then I really hope things improve for you very soon. I hope you can join us for a brand new Challenge over at .....

Moving Along With the Times

This week the lovely Judith is our host and has chosen the fab theme of.....

'Keep it Real'

So we want to see your creations with anything ..... well... real. So NO fantasy figures, NO fairies etc. It has to be a 'real life' living thing - such as human, animal, tree, plants! 


DIGITAL STAMP: Darcy's Diaries 'The Reader'
PAPERS: My Mind's Eye - 'Howdy Doody'
DIE: Memory Box - 'Delicate Vine'
FLOWERS: Wild Orchid Crafts
LACE: Wild Orchid Crafts
SENTIMENT TAG: Made on computer
BERRIES: From Stash

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts!!!! 



and they are giving a very generous prize of £15 Voucher to spend in their amazing store!!!  How cool is that!!!

Hope you can hop on over to MAWTT  and see my Teamies wonderful creations and don't forget to check if you were a winner last week.

As today is my daughter's Birthday .... I would just like to say...

Happy Birthday babes!!

I really love this image and it reminds me so much of my daughter, so .... thought it was perfect to use on a birthday card for her. She is not keen on many of the images that I use on my cards. She likes images that are 'real' so this challenge is very appropriate. As she wants money as her main Birthday present, this is a Gift Card, so have put a pocket inside for money. 

Colouring: Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Skin: Putty and Sunkissed Pink
Greens: Soft Green, Pastel Green
Reds: Burgundy and Crimson
Hair: Vanilla and Tan
Browns: Tan and Cinnamon
Window Panes: Metallic Silver Pen


Paper is 'Ever After' by Gennifer Bursett from Design House Digital.

I can't believe that it is 27 years ago today that my 'baby' was born!!! LOL - it seems like only yesterday.... 


I thought you might like to see some photos of her. She was premature as I had pre-eclampsia and had to have an emergency Caesarian. Luckily she was quite a good weight 4lb 4oz and was only in the unit for about five weeks - I don't know how mums' cope when they have 'Bag of Sugar' babies weighing only 2lb's!!!

You can see how tiny her little toes were! as for me? well I was on a lot of medication!! LOL

We had to dress her in doll's clothes

Aww... bless... I love this photo - it looks like she is praying... 


Hope you liked my photos and a little journey down memory lane .... we have no babies in our family at the moment so it is nice to get the photos out every once in a while.... :-)

I was a very lucky bunny and won the Candy Draw over at Bev's earlier this week and the prize was some gorgeous Label Stamps and Gems. So I would like to say a Big Thank You to Bev!!

My daughter has to go into work today as her draft thesis is due in - can you believe on her birthday!!! she will be back this afternoon though so I can give her pressies. Then later she will be going out with her boyfriend. I'm hoping for a girlie night in with her next week. One pressie I am giving her is a film that was on her wish list - but I really want to see it again too... so thought we could watch it together... Winking smile nudge, nudge, hint, hint.... LOL

Our boiler isn't working at the moment and so no heat and no hot water. We are having to wash up by boiling kettles. We're hoping to get someone to look at it asap but I just hope they can fix it. A new boiler would be really expensive. Hey ho - these things are sent to try us. I won't be going too mad with the shopping sprees then!!! LOL

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:-
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 117 - 'Anything Goes' ends 23rd May 2012
Wild Orchid Crafts  - Challenge 50 - 'Anything Goes' ends 27th May 2012
ABC Challenge - 'P is for Pockets' ends 29th May 2012

I've been a bad blogger yesterday - not sure where the time went. I will hopefully catch up with you all later today. Thank You for all your lovely comments and a warm welcome to my New Followers! 

Love n Hugs

Monday, 14 May 2012

'Flower Power' Emma

I had a wee bit of spare time and so enjoyed having a play and making this card. I've had 'Flower Power' Emma for a while now and thought she would look really good with this gorgeous paper and funky fabric flowers that the lovely Ira gave me for my Birthday.  :-) Thank You hun!
Emma is from Pink Gem Designs. I was going to colour Emma but the pre-coloured image that you get with your digital stamp is coloured beautifully and it just seemed to match really well! :-) So I printed her out several times and layered up the flower and the boots. I've added stickles and it looks very pretty in real life honestly!!! but just couldn't get it to show up in photos.... 

And that's it really - quite a quick card. Sentiment was made on computer using a Sixties type font.

This is the photo inspiration from Fairy Fun Fridays. The colours inspired me but I can also imagine Emma having make up like this LOL. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
C.R.A.F.T. - Challenge 154 - 'Celebration' ends 16th May 2012
Crafty Catz - Challenge 132 - 'Happy Birthday' ends 17th May 2012
Fairy Fun Friday - Challenge 78 - 'Photo Inspiration' ends 17th May 2012
CES - Challenge 85 - 'Anything Goes' ends 18th May 2012
Sweet Stampin - 'Flower Power' ends 18th May 2012
joanna Sheen Challenge - 'Happy Birthday' ends 24th May 2012

I will be back on Thursday with my MAWTT DT Card and it is a very special day - my daughter's birthday! I can't believe she will be 27 !! it seems like only yesterday that she was a baby! and I might share a few photos of Christina as a very small baby (she was premature)!!! My spending ban will be over tomorrow! Yipee !!! I can't wait LOL.

Thanks for all your lovely comments! I will catch up with you all soon.
Love 'n Hugs

Saturday, 12 May 2012

My Crafty Heart DT Card - Sofia Wishes

Here is another gorgeous Stampavie image called 'Sofia Wishes' and it is one of the wonderful Sarah Kay images available at My Crafty Heart. Isn't she adorable!! I've gone for a Little House on the Prairie look with this card and paper-pieced her dress, pinafore and bonnet to match the papers. It was quite fiddly to cut out with all those frills! :-) 


All available from My Crafty Heart....

STAMP: Sarah Kay - 'Sofia Wishes'
PAPERS: My Mind's Eye - 'Howdy Doody' 6 x 6 inch Pad
LACE: The Enchanted Collection
FLOWERS: (bottom - Prima 'Love Note Collection') (top - Prima Cloissone 'Jewel Box Collection')
PEARLS: Hero Arts - 'Sunshine - Mixed Accents'

Sentiment is Lili of the Valley.

Colouring: Promarkers
Skin: Putty, Sunkissed Pink
Hair: Vanilla, Cinnamon
Ribbons & Shoes: Meadow Green, Apple
Flower: Ivory, Lemon

Isn't the Cloisonne flower gorgeous!! I put the other flower underneath to make it tone more with the card.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Creative Craft Challenge - 'Anything Goes' ends 14th May 2012
Digi Doodle - Challenge 107 - 'Bingo' ends 16th May 2012
[Lace, Something New (Stamp), Flowers]
CES - Challenge 85 - 'Anything Goes' ends 18th May 2012
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 80 - 'Anything Goes' ends 22nd May 2012

Hope you are all having a nice weekend. The sun has been shining here today Smile !!! Yipee... hope it lasts. Just had lovely meal of Ham and Pineapple Pizza Mmmmm..... and then Strawberry Sundae which was very scrummy! Smile with tongue
Enjoy the rest of the weekend! 
Love n Hugs
Sue xxx

Thursday, 10 May 2012

MAWTT Challenge 148 - 'Nautical'

Morning my lovelies - it's Thursday again... so time for a new Challenge over at


This week it's the lovely Leesa who is hostess for her very first Challenge and she has chosen the fab theme of ....

'Nautical'

So we want to see your creations with anything to do with the Boats, Sailors, Pirates, Mermaids etc. I felt really off when I made this - just hope it doesn't show in the card!! it's quite a simple design. I've used a Stitchy Bear Stamp called 'In The Harbour'. 


I've tried something a bit different and used some Watercolours that a blogging friend bought me for my Birthday - Thank You so much hun!!! The sky is done digitally - not sure why I chickened out of painting the sky but felt I needed to give myself a head start!! LOL it's not perfect but I'm quite pleased with it. I haven't done any Watercolour painting for about 20 years!! I have to say it was very relaxing - so might have another go very soon!

The gorgeous papers were a freebie from Design House Digital and called For The Boys by Karen Funk. They are lovely papers. The background one is quite velvety but it doesn't show up too well in photo. Sentiment was made on computer. The shells were from Sir Stampalot but not sure if they are still available as I think they were in an end of stock sale. I noticed they have some gorgeous charms in store though. Talking of which....

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Sir Stampalot!!!  




and just look at the fab prize that they have given us for this week's winner!! Ooh I wish I could enter!!!

I hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of our Challenge and to check out my Teamies wonderful creations - lots of fab inspiration!! ;-))

I have been to dentist today (Wednesday) for a filling. Boy am I shattered!!! I had panic attack while I was there and well... have you ever tried to control your breathing while the dentist is holding down your tongue and drilling - and the suction woman is ramming her thingy ma-jig up into the roof of your mouth - Yikes. All I can say is that next time I will be taking a sedative before I go.... My dentist is brilliant though, very calm which I like. I don't know what he injected me with this time but my face was dead on one side for about 3 hours!! I looked like Quasimodo!!! 


Back to my card and I would like to enter it into the following Challenges:-
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 104 - 'Make it Manly' ends 13th May 2012
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything Goes ends 14th May 2012
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 76 - 'Clean and Simple' ends 21stMay 2012
Divas by Design - Challenge 34 - 'One For the Boys' ends 15th May 2012 
Quirky Crafts - Challenge 10 - 'Masculine with Blue and Brown' ends 19th May 2012

Not long until weekend! I really hope the weather improves soon. We should be able to sit outside in garden sipping cocktails at this time of year. I can't believe that it's Wimbledon next month!! 

Thank you for all your lovely comments! I will catch up with you all soon.
Love n Hugs
Sue xx

Monday, 7 May 2012

My Crafty Heart DT Card - 'Friends'

Well the weather outside is frightful - so I thought I'd make a lovely bright and cheery card! This is another of the wonderful Mabel Lucie Attwell images that are available at My Crafty Heart. This one is called 'Friends' and if you look carefully you will see little 'Kylie' again LOL (from Let's Dance card).


I just love this image. I think they are having a good gossip about what they have planned for the Summer Holidays!!  I love the paper too - it has a gorgeous suede look to it. 

Ingredients - all available from My Crafty Heart
STAMP: Mabel Lucie Attwell - 'Friends'
PAPER: My Mind's Eye - 'A Beautiful Life' 6 x 6 pad
FLOWERS: Prima Miss Godivas - 'Pebble'
PEARLS: Melissa Frances - 'Trinkets & Baubles'
GEMS: (on butterfly) - Hero Arts 'Small Mixed Gemstones'
BUTTERFLIES: Prima Flutter Bits - 'Meadowlark'


Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers

My Crafty Heart have some brand new pads in store 'Indie Chic' Summer Collection and they are gorgeous!!! Also some new Marianne Designs and Cheery Lynn Dies and lots, lots more... so do keep checking back to see all the latest arrivals. 

 This is the Photo Inspiration on Cupcake Inspirations

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Bearly-Mine - Challenge 33 - 'Friendship' ends 7th May 2012
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' ends 7th May 2012 
Simon Says - Anything Birthday Goes' ends 8th May 2012
Digi Doodle - Challenge 106 - 'Anything Goes' ends 9th May 2012
Crafty Catz - Challenge 131 - 'May Flowers' ends 10th May 2012
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 159 - 'Photos Inspiration' ends 12th May 2012
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 64 - 'Lace and Ribbon' ends 12th May 2012
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 169 - 'We're Girly Girls' ends 12th May 2012
By the Cute & Girly - May - 'Spring is All Around'

Thank you for all your lovely comments - I really do appreciate them!! Smile I hope you are all having a lovely relaxing Bank Holiday. I am having a very lazy weekend as I felt like I needed to really chill out!! Saturday and Sunday I had my daughter home and so we watched DVD's and today I am hoping to catch up with some commenting and then I might watch something on catch up later.
Enjoy the rest of the Weekend!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xxx

Thursday, 3 May 2012

MAWTT Challenge 147 - 'Summer Sunshine'

Wow! I can't believe we are now in May! and it's Thursday again... so time for a new Challenge over at

This week it's the lovely Claire who is hostess for her very first Challenge and she has chosen the fab theme of ....

'Summer Sunshine'

I have to admit that I struggled with this!!! It was like midwinter when I settled down to make this card!! and my mojo had completely disappeared. I think I had forgotten what Summer actually looked like because I started off making a card that had daffodils on it !!! So I had a rethink and remembered this gorgeous image that I bought a couple of months ago from Mo Manning. It's called 'Lacie with Ice Cream' and I think this really does capture 'Summer'!!! 


The Papers are from Design House Digital and are a Set called 'A Fresh Start' by Karen Funk and they are free!!! I really like them - they are fresh and very Summery!! The sentiment was made on computer and I have added Stickles. I thought I'd give Lacie some sunshine....


The Prima flower is from Bunny Zoes. The gorgeous pearls are Melissa Frances Trinkets & Baubles from My Crafty Heart

Colouring: Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Skin: Putty, Sunkissed Pink
Hair & Stool: Champagne, Cappuccino
Dress & Flip Flops: Cool Aqua, Soft Aqua
Ice Cream Cone: Oatmeal, Blush
Sunglasses: Warm Grey 1 & 4
Flower on Sunglasses: Primrose, Ivory

I've also added some Snow Marker and Glossy Accents to the ice cream which you can see a bit better in this photograph. I am getting more confident with my heat gun at last!!! 

Our sponsor this week is the fab Di's Digis

I hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the challenge and to look at the rest of the Team's gorgeous Summery creations!! :-)) 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-
One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 111 - 'Here Comes Summer' ends 5th May 2012
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Spots or Stripes' ends 7th May 2012
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' ends 7th May 2012
Passion For Promarkers - 'Bright and Light' ends 7th May 2012
Simon Says - 'Anything Birthday' ends 8th May 2012
Mo's Digital Challenge - 'Anything Goes w/a Mo Image' ends 9th May 2012
MishelFlo's Challenge - 'Celebration' ends 31st May 2012


Thank you for all your lovely comments! Not long now until the weekend - and let's
hope it's a sunny one!
Take Care
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx