Sunday, 13 July 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hello.... hope you are all having a nice weekend!  I  thought I'd pop by with this card that I made a couple of months ago for Hazel's Birthday and somehow never got around to showing you....

 I loved making this card...everything just seemed to fall into place...
I used a Saturated Canary image but decided to crop it as I wanted to fit quite a few dies onto the card.  


Image: Saturated Canary - 'Canary Love'
Papers: Wild Rose Studio - 'Always and Forever'
Die: Memory Box - 'Large Parker Number Set'
Die: Memory Box - 'Precious Hearts'
Die: Memory Box - 'Party Lanterns'
Gems from Stash

I coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers... added some liquid pearls and tiny gems for her earrings... 

I'm having a 'holiday at home' for few weeks, to see if I can recharge my batteries... still feeling very tired... but some days are better than others. Just bought some herbal teas..... Restoring Echinacea & Raspberry and Warming Camomile & Spiced Apple... mmmm... they not only taste delish but smell gorgeous!

Have you seen the new Downton Abbey Teaser Trailer for this Autumn? ...  it doesn't give much away... a leaf falling, some cutlery being strategically placed, a servants bell ringing…. and Carson saying that things are changing!! ah well, better than giving everything away I suppose!! can't wait for new series!

Thanks for all your lovely comments and a big welcome to my new followers!
I will catch up with you all in next few days.
Take Care
Love and hugs

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Moving Along with the Times - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Hello... I hope you are all well today... firstly a Huge thank you for all your lovely comments and for entering our challenge and blog hop last week... so many lovely entries!  I used Random Org to pick a Winner of my Blog Prize... it chose...

No. 14  - Cathy at  KraftyKoolKat

Congratulations hun!! ... if you could email me your snail mail address to khufuschild@gmail.com then I'll get your prize posted out asap.

don't forget everyone, to check on the main blog here whether you are a winner too!

and so onto this week's challenge....  at  Moving Along With the Times

our lovely Janice has chosen a fab theme this week of....

'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'

so we want to see all your lovely Girly creations this week!! :-))

I knew straight away which image I'd use for this theme... Stamping Bella - Eve Under the Mistletoe... isn't she gorgeous!! lots of Star Dust Stickles on her fur trims and around edge of image... I've kept things fairly CAS on this card....


Image: Stamping Bella - 'Eve Under the Mistletoe"
Paper: Freebie with magazine
Sentiment: from MME Pad - 'Winter Wonderland'
Snowballs: 'Mark Richards Glitter Domes'


I hope you can hop on over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's gorgeous girly creations this week!!

Will catch up with you all soon!
Take Care
Love and hugs

Thursday, 26 June 2014

MAWTT - Buttons, Bunting and Birthdays - Blog Hop!!!!

Hello... hope you are all well today! This week it's a special Celebration at 


 it's our 5th Birthday!! Yay!! so we really hope you will all join in with our Challenge and Blog Hop as there are lots of fab sponsors and prizes to win both on the main blog here and also on the individual blogs of my lovely teamies. So do pop over to visit them and leave a comment, collect a letter, and then you will be in with a chance of winning a prize! 

Our lovely Susan has chosen a fab and very fitting theme this week.....

 Buttons, Bunting and Birthdays!

 So we want to see your creations using any or all of these things!

If you are partaking in the Blog Hop.... then the letter you have to collect from me is....
 A
you should have arrived here from our lovely boss  Hazel (Didos) 
and then go from here to the mega talented Pami

To be eligible for the Prizes you must visit all the blogs and collect a letter from each.  
Then email Hazel at didosdesigns@yahoo.com with the word you have made,  putting the Blog Hop Word in the Subject Line.  You must send the word to us to be in with a chance of winning!!!! 


Above is a list of the Blog Hop order... or you can go back to the main blog here and start again. Good Luck everyone! hope you enjoy playing along with us! :-))

One of our fab Sponsors is Hobby House  and so I've used one of their gorgeous Elisabeth Bell Toppers, and some of their pretty Patterned Cards for my creation. I made this special card for my good friend Lynn... it was her Birthday a couple of weeks back and so it was lovely to have this theme as inspiration for her card. I also got to try out my new Joy Crafts 'Banners' Die! thank you Laurie.. I really love it! :-)


Image: Hobby House - 'Elisabeth Bell - Summertime'
Patterned Card: Hobby House - Love Me Spot and Spring Hearts and Spring Blossom
Die: Joy Crafts - 'Banners'
Flower: Prima
Buttons: Papermania


I'm really disappointed with the flower in these photos... it has come out really peachy... but in real life it is a lovely dusky pink that matches the pink in the rest of the card... Grrr!! and they say the camera never lies!!! 

I am giving this prize on my blog....

(sorry it's in two photos...  but it is all one prize)


Some lovely Hobby House Toppers and Papers
Marianne D Vintage Lace
Joy Crafts - Vintage Flourish Die

all you have to do to win it 
 is leave a comment and visit all the blogs collecting a letter from each
You must email the word putting it in the Subject line - to Hazel at didosdesigns@yahoo.com 
to be in with a chance of winning!!!! 
I will announce the winner of my prize here after the closing date.


Phew, quite a long post this week... thanks for bearing with me... hope I haven't forgotten anything. I'm really looking forward to seeing all your lovely entries for this exciting challenge!
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week! :-)
I will catch up with you all soon
Love and hugs

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Divas by Design - Your Favourite Stamp

Hello.... hope you are all doing ok today. Sadly this is my last challenge with Divas. I've not been feeling too well recently so I've decided to cut down on my DT work. Nothing serious, I'm just feeling very tired and keep picking up infections one after the other. So think I need to make some changes to my lifestyle.
I will miss my Divas ... thank you Rebekah and the girls for having me on your wonderful Team... I've loved working with you all !!

We have a wonderful theme for you this week of....

'Use Your Favourite Stamp'

Wow! it's really hard to pick a favourite stamp isn't it!! I have so many favourites... but decided to go with one that I use often... this adorable Nellie Snellen: 'Sweet Eline's - Flower'. So many reasons why I love this image... it's delicate and pretty and can look very different depending on how you colour it. It's also quick to colour if you are in a hurry. Also think it can be used for almost any occasion apart from male cards! and I have used it on Get Well Cards, Birthday Cards, Thinking of You Cards... so that is why it is a big favourite of mine.


Image: Nellie Snellen 'Sweet Eline's - Flower'
Papers: Bo Bunny - 'Sweet Tooth'
Border Punch: Tonic Studios - 'Vine Strip'
Flower: Bo Bunny


Here's a close up of the sparkles... :-)


Image coloured with Promarkers and Copics

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Stamp and Create




I hope you can pop on over to our main blog at Divas by Design and see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations!!! :-))

Thanks for all your lovely comments and get well wishes. My horrid cold is finally getting a bit better... at least I can sleep now... and I've got my appetite back. My mum has been very ill with it too... but thankfully she is now on the mend too.
Went to a friend's house at weekend for Pizza night... so that cheered me up.
Mr Blogger is still playing up big time... think he must have heatstroke!! some very weird things happening with comment boxes!!
I'll be back tomorrow with something very special... so hope you can pop back !! ;-)
Take Care
Love and hugs

Friday, 20 June 2014

Good Luck for Sunday Janice!

My lovely blogging friend Janice is doing a Run For Life this Sunday 22nd June .... in aid of Cancer Research UK

I want to wish her the best of luck!!

if anyone wishes to make a wee donation then here is the link.... here

or click on the link below


Hope all goes well for you Janice!
Love and hugs
Sue xxx