Saturday, September 26, 2015

Few cards...

Evening everyone,
Hope you are all having a nice evening...l thought l would share a couple of cards..Both were for Sara , my daughter who had a birthday back in July.They were made with things l had in my stash..Thank you for taking a look..
Susan xxx. P's l hope these load up.l have completely forgotten how this goes hehehe..Oooppps l have a to follow ...Looks like l got it to sync after all...not great pics they are from my phone.l need to hunt my camera

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Its been a while....

Hi everyone, l have spent the afternoon nosing about on your blogs and seeing what's been happening...some of you, like myself have had other things going on but it was so lovely to see that alot of you are still crafting and posting and have even moved into different styles .It amazes me how l had the time to post and enter into lots of challenges..l so enjoyed it ! I have been making my cards but just for personal use. This past few years has seen me become a grandma to Olivia she is 20 months and l love her to bits ! July 4th saw my son get married..Oh what a beautiful wedding it was..makes me smile when l think about it and l guess like most of us mum's we would love to live that day all over again...l now have a little doggy called Canela .she came from the local dogs centre .she was two months when we got her and we have had her now for a year and half. We are all so in love with her ,she is a little angel. Friends tell me she is a lucky little dog to have us, but l say we are the lucky ones to have her..little love.
Anyway that's enough from me..over the next week l will come by and leave a comment on your blogs and hopefully add some new pics of the family and of some cards.. Let's hope l remember how to load up this post   , it has been that here goes..wishing you all a nice day..
Susan xxx

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hi Everyone !

Hi everyone,
Just popped on to say hi and hope everyone is doing well..I have been  in  Orange County, California getting my daughter settled.She has a new job at the Hyatt regency hotel in Huntington Beach. So we have been helping her look for a place to live and getting the furniture sorted out etc. We had a fabulous time over there and just returned this week.I am hoping to get back into making some cards very soon and joining in the challenges. I will be getting around to visiting you all over the weekend and seeing all your wonderful makes...
Susan x

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Taking the opportunity.......

To say hi to everyone and l hope that you are all enjoying the festivities.I would like to take this opportunity to wish  you all  a Happy New Year..stay safe everyone !
Susan x

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Birthday !

Hi everyone,
This side step card was made cutting up an A4 sheet of patterned card stock. The topper and butterfly dies are from Dawn Bibby , when she use to be on QVC. Just shows you how much stash l still need to use up, but l am getting there !  I have also used some mirri card as an extra layer and added a punched border .Very simple and easy  to create when you need a card in a hurry !
I am entering this card into the following challenges.....
Hope you are all enjoying your day ! Hugs Susan x

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cute Little Reindeers !

Hi Everyone,
The card l am showing today is a 5x5 Blue card blank.The design paper is from K and Company. This is such a quick and easy card to create. I covered the front of the card with the DP, then cut the front panel off and placed it on the inside.I added a little border and snowflake peel off from my stash.To finish l just added the little  santa die cut  and a peel off sentiment !
I would like to enter this into the following challenges..
Wishing you all a lovely evening and for those in the path of  ' Sandy ' please keep safe !
Hugs Susan x

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Girls trip

Evening everyone,
Just a quick update....
Tomorrow Sara, Amanda and I  are off to Barcelona to pick up all  of Sara's things from her apartment , and at the same time do a bit of early christmas shopping and re visit  a few of our favourite sights and restaurants..We will be back friday evening, so  it will be a nice couple days with my girls !
See you all good !
Susan x

Monday, October 22, 2012

Traditional card

             Hi everyone,
Another christmas card from me ,but this time using more traditional elements. Its  a 6x6 white card blank.The dp is from the Raspberry Road paper stack l got free with  Quick Cards magazine (october). Which l matted onto gold mirri card. I have used another kanban topper that l got last year ( still trying to keep to the 'use it up' pledge ) .The ribbons and sentiment are from my stash.I used stickles to highlight some of the tree ornaments.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Wishing all a lovely day ! Hugs Susan x

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Morning everyone,

The card l am sharing with you all  today has a pink card base.I have cut off a strip from the front of the card and matted it with ivory ribbon (meiflower ) and used on the inside of the card. I embellished with snowflakes and pearls. On the front of the card l have used a piece of satin finish card stock and run it through a snowflakes embossing folder. Sentiment and snowman topper are from Kanban and the fluffy/ multi coloured twine/cord ( not sure what you would call it hehe) has just been tied around the card and finished with a knot. I added a bow made of the same ivory ribbon...
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges..
Wishing you all a lovely day ! Hugs Susan x

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sweet Treats !

Hi everyone,
My card share today is a 6x6 white card base and l have used a stamp that l got a while back from LOTV, and l have coloured it with promarkers and added different coloured stickles. The design paper, card candy and doily are from my stash. Ribbon is from Meiflower. the border punch is from X-Cut ( flower doily ).
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Susan x

Friday, October 12, 2012

At last !

Afternoon everyone,
At last l am posting a card ! I am finally getting my mojo back.. The image is a golden oldie, called 'Daisy' by Sugar Nellie stamps. Its one of my favourites. I have coloured the image using water colour pencils.I used the Sage distress ink pad to distress around the image. I also added gold stickles to the little flowers . The papers, gold mirri,organza red ribbon, a 3 gems are all from my stash.The white card base is a 6x6. The gold heart will be used for writing a little sentiment.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....
Wishin you all a lovely evening ..Hugs Susan x

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hi !

Evening everyone,
Just popped in to say hi and hope everyone is doing well..I am gradually getting around all your blogs. Sorry for my lack of blogging, but now autumn is here , I hope to get back on track again..
Sending hugs to everyone..
Susan x

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Someone needs cheering Up !

Evening everyone,
Just been reading about a very brave little girl, whose name is Alana and she is 9 years old. She is battling a terrible illness...details are on Donalda's blog here
If any of you could manage to send her a card to cheer her up,please go onto Donalda's blog and contact her for the address where you can send it to...Please keep her and her family in your prayers..
hugs Susan x

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bouquet of flowers

Hi everyone,
The card l am sharing today is side step card .I have made a small bouquet of flowers and secured them with 'sage'satin ribbon from Meiflower Ribbons.The flowers, corners, pearl pin head are from WOC. The white butterflies are double layered and were a gift.The silver butterfly peel offs were put onto the dp and cut out then placed on the card. The tag is from a topper sheet as is the sentiment.I have used diamond stickles to add more detail.    Everything else is from my stash...

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Sending you all hugs...Susan x

Friday, August 17, 2012

Birds and Butterflies

Hi everyone,
Thought l would share this side step card with you. I have used  a sheet of toppers and tags.I have matched the colours on the tags to some purple dp and orange card stock then used a border punch. I matted the tags and topper onto  the orange cardstock and added some purple organza and satin ribbon. The  two tone roses are from WOC. The double layered butterflies are from a very kind friend and the silver peel off butterflies are layered onto  the purple dp and cut out.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Hugs Susan x

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Hi everyone,
I have not been around for a week  or so,  as l have had Marcos ( my son )and Sam (Gf) over from the UK  for a week. Its been lovely seeing them and catching up. Sara  even managed to fly over from Barcelona  for 5 days .It was so nice having all the children home at the same time !
The card l would like to share is a centre step card. The image is a stamp from LOTV , l have coloured the image with promarkers and applied different coloured stickles to all the cupcakes and the edges of the card. All other items and DP are from my stash.
I would like to enter this card into th following challenges..
Wishing you all a lovely evening ..Hugs Susan x

      Sunday, July 29, 2012

      One for the men !

      I really enjoyed the opening ceremony to the Games I hope you all did too !  Its all very exciting !Looking forward to today's events too...

      The card l am sharing is one for the men....its a 6x6 white card blank. I have used  navy and sky blue backing papers and  a Kanban ,silver embossed frame to create a base for the image.
      I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
      Wishing you all a lovely day ! hugs Susan x

        Monday, July 23, 2012

        Its about time...

        Evening everyone,
        l think its about time l posted a card..Although l have been busy with other things,l have still been  making cards.So l would like to share this A5 card with you....
        Here is a House-Mouse image that l have decoupaged.I think they are so cute  enjoying their ice lolly hehe..The papers were given to me a while ago, so not sure of their origin.I have used some pretty satin ribbon with stars, green twine and some pink gems..
        I would like to enter this card into the following challenges..

        Wishing you all a lovely evening  .. Hugs Susan x

        Saturday, July 14, 2012

        Hi everyone !

        Hi everyone,
        Just touching base and hope to be back in the fold very soon !
        Trying to get around to all your blogs and just say 'hi' and see what you have all been up to ...
        Wishing you all a lovely weekend and see you all soon..happy crafting everyone !
        Susan x

        Thursday, June 14, 2012

        Hi everyone !

        Just popping in to say hi to you all !
        Its been ages since l lasted posted and showed a card..I have had quite alot going on of late, so somethings had to be put on the back burner..Sara has been over for 4 days, so that took priority. Summer is always busy for us over here, so trying to cover every base is quite a task.
        I have been trying to leave a few comments on your beautiful creations, but l still have more  blogs to catch up on..Hope you are all keeping well  ? and l look forward to getting back on board very soon..Hugs to you all...Susan x

        Tuesday, May 29, 2012

        Hi everyone !

        Hi everyone,
        Sorry to have been MIA ..We have been in Barcelona,visiting Sara ( our daughter ). We had a smashing time and never stopped ! It doesn't matter how many times you go there, you always discover new parts etc.This time we travelled over to Tarragona and visited the PortAventura theme park for a day.We have been a few times over the years. We had a great time at the park ! We got soaked numerous times on the water rides..and it just added to the fun. They have a new rollercoaster there,' Shambhala' and all l can say is ..It was an Experience !!! hehehe...( see it on YouTube !)  Sara was free from work for 2 days , so it was great that she could join us...Back to routine now though, and just caught up with everything! So , l will be visiting you all soon to see what you have all been up to !
        Hugs Susan x

        Wednesday, May 16, 2012

        Another for the box

        Evening everyone,
        Sara, my daughter left this morning to go back to Barcelona. It is always lovely when she comes home for a few days.Thankfully, the flight is only around 30 mins, so we get to see her alot !
        The card l am showing you today has a 6x6 white card blank.The image is another that l have decoupaged, and is from the 'Big One' CD.The DP's , silver studs are all from my stash.The inside is decorated with a smaller version of the main image .
        I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
        Thank you for taking a peek at my post today, and l wish you all a lovely evening..Hugs Susan x

        Sunday, May 13, 2012

        House Mouse

        Afternoon everyone,
        Hope you are all enjoying your weekend break ..Happy Mothers Day ! to all those celebrating today, l hope you all have a lovely, special day !
        My card share today is using a  House Mouse  image, that l have decoupaged. These cute little creatures are always having fun  ! l have folded an A4 piece of card stock in half  to make a A5 base.l have used some sage green DP as a base for the image and sentiment. I have put card candi in the corners.  A few ribbons and beads  and a button on the ' Happy Birthday' sentiment, which l have put foam pads on to give a bit more dimension.. All items are from my stash !
        I am entering this card into the following  challenge..
        Wishing you all a lovely evening ! Hugs Susan x

        Friday, May 11, 2012

        Woof !

        Evening everyone,
        Its been a busy few days  ! I am looking forward to the weekend .My daughter ,Sara, is coming over on Sunday from Barcelona until Wednesday ,so it will be nice for her to have a break from her work and wonderful for us to have her home to spoil hehe. The weather over here has been fabulous this week,so l hope it continues over the weekend.
         I started a new James Pattereson book last weekend, and its so exciting, but I have not had time this week to read anymore, so l am hoping to get in the garden this weekend and enjoy my book...

        The card l am showing you this evening is a 6x6 card blank. I have used some distressed brown DP and a blue DP for layering and matting.l used promarkers to change the colours of the kennel and the 'woof ' die cut.l also used a dark blue and  a white pencil for outlining. The coredinations brown card stock has been put through an embossing folder and lightly sanded afterwards. As l wanted this to have a rather male look to it,l have added 4 staplers just for decoration... All dies have foam pads to give them a 3D look and all materials are from my stash.
        I would like to pop this card into the following challenges...
        Wishing you a lovely evening and good start to the weekend

        Sunday, May 6, 2012

        Feliz dia de la Madre !

        Good morning everyone,
        Happy Mothers day to those who are celebrating today. Here in Spain,  its Mothers Day today, and l am very lucky as l get to celebrate two mothers days  . A bit greedy l know ! l got some beautiful, sweet smelling roses from the kids .  Sara  texted ( she is in Barcelona )  and a text from Marcos who is holidaying in Thailand at the moment.We are out to lunch today,which will be lovely..a nice paella !
        Weather this morning is horrible ! thundery storms and  rain..No spanish sunshine today hehe..Not complaining though ! It means some crafting in the afternoon is in order..hehe

        The card l am sharing today is a 6x6 white card blank.I have used some powder blue , silky smooth DP, and the same DP in pale yellow..l love these 12x12 sheets a good friend sent me over in 5 different pastel colours..l have used  the 'flower Doily' border punch from X-Cut. The ribbons, pearls,tiny butterfly (looks like he's trying to fly away !) card candi and little flower are all from my stash..
        I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
        Wishing you all a lovely day ! Hugs  Susan x