Sunday, December 12, 2010

l'm Back !

Good morning everyone, We finally made it to the uk on the Monday the 6th, we had to fly into Manchester airport then we booked a coach to take us down to Birmingham,3 and half hours.What a weekend we had trying to reschedule our cancelled flight on Saturday the 4th.We were so upset when we heard that the spanish airtraffic controllers had just all walked out ! We had heard nothing at this end, untill the spanish news informed everyone on the friday evening..We had all our cases packed and ready to leave the following morning, so we started to panic thinking we may be effected too..and we were right ! the follwing day all hell broke loose at all the spanish airports as it was a another massive walk out.. But, at least we got away monday.. We arrived back from the Uk yesterday afternoon.We had a lovely time seeing Marcos and Sam.Little Bella,their puppy is a sweetheart ! They were working whilst we were there, so Amanda and l had a wonderful girly few days shopping , shopping and more shopping hehe!We also visited the 'German christmas market' thats held in Bimingham every year.It was so pretty and we picked up a few glass tree ornaments. It was very cold, but we loved it !It certainly didn't deter us LOL...Didn't get to visit any craft shops,as was too busy getting christmas pressy's for everyone and checking out M&S and BHS..we don't have those stores here...l will be visiting your blogs very soon to see what you have all been doing..Today we are out to lunch with my sister and family for a catch up ! Wishing you all a lovely Sunday and happy crafting! Hugs Susan x

Friday, December 3, 2010

See you all soon !

l am off tomorrow to brave the artic weather of the UK ! l will be visitng my son and his GF in the Birmingham area.They have recently got a beautiful little puppy named 'Bella' so l am so looking forward to meeting her and looking after her for the week ! No crafting for me, but l do hope to visit a few craft shops and have a lovely time 'touching' the goodies,( and buying! hehee) something that when ordering on the websites is impossible, and really takes the fun out of craft shopping. See you all in a weeks time, when l pop around for a blog catch up ! Hugs susan x

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bah! Humbug !

This is the last week of the Bah!Humbug ! Christmas challenge...its been so much fun this year and l will be joining them again next year ! The theme this week is ' Feeling Blue ' so l thought l would enter this card ! Well done girls on providing us all with lots of inspirational makes and fab challenges during the this year ! Hugs susan xxx

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Spot Prize from Bah!Humbug!

l would to thank Irene, Ann & Max for this amazing 'Spot Prize' that l was lucky enough to have won. l was thrilled to have been pulled out the hat, so to speak !hehehe... l would like to thank the ladies for all the hard work they have put in to make the Bah!Humbug! challenge blog so enjoyable and very popular during their first year. Looking forward to joining in again next year ! Hugs Susan xxx

Monday, November 22, 2010

Morning all

Hi everyone, Hope you had a nice weekend ! l would have liked a bit more time to craft, but family life takes priority.Amanda has tons of exams these coming weeks so gave her a helping hand with revision..Its her birthday on Wednesday, she will be 17, how time flies .....She wants to go to see Justin Beiber the pop star, in concert. He will be appearing in Birmingham next march, his first UK tour dates, ( apparently ).She has pleaded with me, and said she doesnt want anything else for her birthday or christmas,she just wants to see him !!! l can't really say much as l must of been one the 'Bay City Rollers ' top ten fans heheehe.....So we spent yesterday looking for tickets and flights from here to Birmingham..very difficult in march as there are no flights from here..Will try to get it all done by today, so l can put all the details inside her birthday card ! Now on to my card .... Today , l have made this little card for my spanish neighbour. l have said that spanish people are not really into the 'card ' sending , but she expects it now, even though all she does is put it back into the envelope and then into a drawer !! hehe.. Over at Bah!Humbug!, the theme is ' Lovely in Lilac ' so l will enter this card in their challenge... wishing you al a nice day..Hugs Susan x

Friday, November 19, 2010

Few pics !

Evening everyone, We had such a lovely time in Andorra. We were delighted that the sunny , warm weather that we had arrived to Saturday turned to the the first snow fall of the year.By Monday we awoke and opned the curtains to find the mountain with snow, then by Tueday this is what we had !..It was so beautiful ! Sara is in the Pink ski jacket and Amanda is in the white jacket ! Thought l would just share these...Thanks for looking ! hugs susan X

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Karen's candy !

Morning everyone ! just to let you all know that Karen has two lots of candy up for grabs ! Doesn't it all look great ! see my side bar for link back to her blog, it will stay there untill the date of the draw..Lets see if we can get her up to 50 followers!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lovely surprise !

Evening everyone , l arrived back from Andorra last night feeling quite sad as l said goodbye to Sara,my daughter. She will be working there for the ski season.We went over to settle her in .We had a lovely time while there,and tons of snow !We went on saturday, which happened to be my birthday ! So we had a lovely dinner in a very nice restaurant. The lovely surprise l got, was when l arrived home and decided to check my mail and blog etc..l was so surprised to see that l had been picked out the hat for a 'Spot Prize ' over at Bah!Humbug!. l am absolutely delighted !and this really cheered me up ! Talking about Bah!Humbug!,the theme this week is 'Rudolph-reindeer'..so here is the card l am entering, its the last day tomorrow, so you still have time to enter..l will back tomorrow with some pics of Andorra and the girls, maybe, just maybe, one of me , but don't hold your breath hehe.. Have a nice evening everyone X

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hi from a chilly day in Mallorca !

Afternoon everyone, Been to Palma this morning with Sara, My daughter. We are starting to prepare the things she will need when she goes to work in Soldeu, Andorra for the ski season.She will be at a 5 star hotel on frontdesk .She is quite excited that she can get some skiing in on her days off. l will be going with her on Saturday , then l will return on Tuesday. There's not alot of snow there at the moment, so Soldeu is saved from my ventures on the 'Pistes'..That is.. till christmas !! hehe Anyway.. the card l am showing today is a card for little 'Bella' ( my son & his GF's Puppy, pic on my sidebar )l have added a little origami tree which l saw on Ann's blog from 'Just for Fun' details of which are on the post below this one... For this card l have used a Topper, snowflake embossed paper, sentiment from Kanban Silver mirri card, gems, ribbon and card blank from my stash l am entering this card at Bah!Humbug!,the theme is 'Fancy Folds '. Over at Pile it On, the theme is ' Furry Holiday Cards '..OSAAT has a 'Winter Wonderland ' theme this week ..Over at Charisma cardz the theme is 'With love at christmas' ...At Artful INKables the theme is 'christmas sentiment'... Wishing you all lovely afternoon ! Hugs Susan x

Monday, November 8, 2010

Little Christmas Tree's !

Hi everyone, Over the weekend l found these little 'Origami' style tree's featured on Ann's lovely blog.She has also given step by step instructions, very easy to follow ! As you can see l have had a little go at this...its very addictive ! l am thinking of using these on some cards and as a little banner across the kitchen window,which l will make using gold and red papers...Pop over to see how easy it is to make them..l have even got my girls involved ... Have fun ! Hugs Susan xxx

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Busy weekend !

Its been a lovely weekend ! We had a friend of Sara's ( my daughter ) come to stay from saturday till this morning. She flew over from San Diego to spend a few days in Germany and then come over here to Mallorca. The weather wasn't up to much, but it didn't deter her from wanting to sightsee and try out the local cuisine! Didn't manage to do alot of crafting, but did get a few cards completed...On the card shown here,l have used a Sugar Nellie stamp called ' Santa's little helper ' and l used watercolour pencils.The Dp's are from K&CO ( swell Noel ) Card stock , ribbons , gems, corners all from my stash. Two types of gold mirri card were used for matting. The 'snowflake' corner punch is from X Cut...Challenges l am entering with this card are ....Bah!Humbug!, The theme this week is ' Presents '.Over at OSAAT, the theme is 'Christmas'.Creative Card Crew have a theme of 'Lets Punch it '..Over at Top Tip Tuesday the theme is ' Christmas ' Take a look over at Stamping Vacation, The theme there is 'Lots of Paper '.... See you all soon..Hugs Susan xxxxx

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Give this a name !

Can you give this new stamp a name...pop over to DaisyDoodles...lovely prize to be had, if you are the lucky winner!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lets get crafting !

This card is quite simple, but still very festive.. All items have come from my stash.the little peel off , sparkly tree was from a RAK and l have decoupaged the little christmas scene topper,which is also from a RAK...l am so pleased that l am trying to use up all the bits and pieces that l have already got ! l am going to enter this card into the following challenges... Bah!Humbug!, Their theme this week is ' Elegance '..Over at OSAAT ,the theme there this week is 'All Celebrations ' ...Craftycatz , has a colour challenge this week 'Black & White +one other colour '... A new challenge blog has started this week...'Crafty Purple Frog ' see my side bar for link to them...the theme for their 1st week is ' anything goes ' wishing you a lovely afternoon of crafting ..Hugs Susan xxx

Introducing ' Bella ' ahhhhhhh !

Very windy day here again, its so unsettled at moment..The summer here has now come to an end and all the hotels start to close and people start thinking towards the very quite winters that we have here.l can't complain as l have already booked to go to see my son and his GF who live in Birmingham, we are going for a week in December, so looking forward to that ! They have just sent me the pics of the puppy that they have bought, they pick her up next week, so l can't wait to be introduced to her whilst we are there.She is the black , mixed colour puppy, isn't she gorgeous !She is going to be thoroughly spoiled hehe...just as it should be !

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hello everyone !

l have had quite a busy morning, but got everything done ! The plan this afternoon is to do some crafting and come over to visit some of your wondeful blogs... Over at Craft your Days Away the theme this week is a 'Recipe' set by Jackie. The Stamp Man has the theme of 'Autumn'.. So here is the card l am entering.. Wishing you all a lovely afternoon ! X

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hi everyone !

Hello to everyone from a lovely sunny October day here in Puerto Pollensa ! The summer heat has finally finished and lovely crisp mornings are now the norm. We have had alot of rain this week too, much needed l add! This of course allowed for alot of crafting afternoons.... This morning the girls and l went for our 'Saturday Morning Tradition' of crusty, warm baguettes and Latte's in a wonderul little place close to the sea...well, onto business hehe.... Over at Bah!Humbug! , the theme this week is 'Vellum'. For this card l have used green card stock from my stash and wrapped the card in a sheet of A4 vellum. l secured it with DS tape behind the ribbon strip and the very festive , sparkly topper, that l have decoupaged, from Kanban.Silver bow, pins and sentiment are from my stash.Silver mirri card was used to mount the topper and sentiment. Wishing you all a lovely afternoon...l will continue doing a bit more finishing off on some halloween cards.. Hugs Susan xxx

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

l'm Back !

Afternoon everyone ! l am finally starting back in the challenges...its been a long time, too long ! lets hope l remember what to do hehe... Over at Bah!Humbug! , the challenge this weeks has been 'Cuties' so l thought l would enter this little cute card.You have untill tomorrow to participate, if you have'nt already.. Wishing you all a lovely afternoon .... Hugs Susan xxx

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Evening everybody !

Hi to all my lovely blogging friends ! This week l am determined to start back with the challenges and updates.l know l said that before, but l have missed not entering into the challenges and participating in the Blog Hops. l have however, been catching up on what you have been up to etc.Lots of you now getting busy with the festive cards.Not long to go now till christmas, l believe its about 75 days ! l can't believe so much has happened this year in my life and how quickly this year is passing. Thank God we have good health ! and l hope that all of you and your loved ones are in good health too...On that note, l wish you all a lovely evening and hope to be back very soon ! Hugs Susan XXx

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Evening everyone !

l can't believe its been a month since l last updated my blog,l am so sorry ! Hope everyone has been fine and in good health... We had a nice holiday but the temperatures this year in Spain have been very high.Its been the longest, hottest summer that l can remember..Had alot going on at home over the past few months too...Lots of decorating that l have now finally completed upstairs.Its been a huge job, changing bedrooms etc , which means all wardobes sorted out, nothing was left unturned !!l wished l had done it in the winter months,instead of now, but its all finished and,l must say that all the rooms look fabulous ! Next week l will start the makeover on the guest bathroom downstairs,that will be a re-tiling job on the floors and walls etc....wish me luck ! Hopefully this week l will upload some cards that l have made recently and start to get back into the challenges etc and more importantly, catching up on what everyone has been up to ! Wishing you all a lovely evening X

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Have fun and be good !

Morning everyone, Just updating that l will be away on holiday untill the 13th.l hope when l get back to resume taking part in the challenges etc and updating my blog more.. Hoping everyone is well and enjoying the summer ! hugs susan x

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sad News..

Morning all, Yesterday we had to put my lovely little dog, Chispa,to sleep.Her back legs went the night before and l sat up with her all night, praying that it was just stiff muscles or even a trapped nerve, but l think l knew deep down that it was more serious.In the morning when she tried to get up, the other leg had gone too.The vet said that Chispa's nervous system was failing and that she has had a fabulous life but it was now time to say goodbye....so we let her go, as we love her too much to see her suffer. She was nearly 17 and had never had a days illness in her life, thank God. This is the first morning without her and l am so overwhelmed with sadness,as we all are.Its never an easy time to lose a much loved pet, but today is my nieces birthday, Sara my daughter has her birthday and graduation this week too... We will be fine once we realise we did the right thing, but its just so hard at the moment... So , if l don't visit or comment for a few days, you know why.l will get back into the challenges as soon as l can , but for now l need to have some me time..Here is a pick of her still guarding the house and basking in the sun ! Wishing all my lovely friends a nice day ! Hugs susan x

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mad Rush...as usual !

Hi ladies, l nearly forgot to upload my card the challenge at Bah!Humbug! The theme this week is 'Father Christmas', so here is my card for this week..Sorry this is such a short post , but l am a tennis fan ! wimbledon beckons hehe.. Hugs susan x

Friday, June 25, 2010

A bit Late !!

l have just made this weeks challenge over at OSAAT The theme this week is ' Seeing Double '..So l am hoping that this card with the image by ' Hope Jacare ' ( Flower Pots )covers the criteria...the two small flower pots are the same ,so crossing my fingers ! wishing you all a good day ! Hugs Susan X

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Good morning all

Beautiful morning here in sunny Mallorca ! l hope the weather stays good in England for the 2nd day of Wimbledon.Andy Murray's first match today, so l will be looking forward to that. Thoroughly enjoyed Federer's match yesterday..and also , well done to Spain on their win too, not exactly a great performance, but a win is a win l suppose ! Amanda has finished school now for the summer,over here they have 3 months hols ! Sara has another exam this morning so she will be off to Uni shortly.Marcos on the short list for a couple of jobs in the UK, although he is working at the moment ,translating. l have work this morning, but hoping to get some crating done later...This week over at Bah!Humbug! the theme is 'a child's christmas' All materials were taken from my stash box and the image is a 'Tilda' stamp..looks like she has asked Santa for lots of pressy's, judging by the size of the letter !! Hehehe Wishing you all a lovely start to the day ! ...Hugs Susan xxx

Monday, June 21, 2010

Good morning everyone !

l am so looking forward to this week as its the start of 'Wimbledon' and l am a huge fan of tennis !l have been enjoying the World Cup too, seeing all the underdogs do well against all the so called favourites !! looking forward to Spain playing this evening though, lets see if they can score ! hehe... Well , on to crafting ..and over at C.R.A.F.T this week the theme is a a fab ' Sketch ' so here is my entry..wishing you all a lovely day ! Hugs susan x

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Good Morning all

Pouring of rain here this morning.Infact, its not really stopped all night.Great for the garden, saves me a job !...off to work soon,not got too much on ... Here is my entry for this weeks challenge over at Bah!Humbug! ,the theme this week is a nice easy one ' Anything goes '.. Wishing you all a nice day X Hugs Susan x

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday !

Good morning all, Another weekend here,time seems to be flying by...Its a beautiful morning here in Mallorca,so that means a nice walk into town is on the agenda ! The girls and l will have our Saturday morning ' Tradition ' of warm, crusty baguettes and coffee sitting outside a little coffee shop admiring the view ! Lifes little pleasures ! My plan for this afternoon is to start another James Patterson book,l have just read ' Cross Country ' l really enjoyed it. l will start on 'Swimsuit' next.l also need to make a few ATC's and a couple of birthday cards too, so a bit crafting is in order.Talking of crafting...Over at C.R.A.F.T the theme this week is Fathers day /mens cards .l have made a gift tag to match with the card. Wishing you all a nice day ! Hugs susan x

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Evening everyone !

Just a quick Hi !from me as l want to try and get a couple cards started before the drama that has been showing this week on BB1..'Father and Son' l am really enjoying it , its quite exciting.Been watching the Tennis at 'Queens' too, cant wait for Wimbledon to follow...Anyway, over at OSAAT the theme this week is 'Boys to Men' .. Wishing you all a lovely evening ! Hugs Susan X

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Good Morning all !

Hope everyone is well ? need to pop into the office this morning and get my desk clear of paperwork.Shouldn´t take too long, hopefully !! Over ar C.R.A.F.T the theme this week is 'Newsprint'.l have given my card a bit of a spanish twist..as the flowers have been punched from a local newspaper hehe.. Wishing you all a nice day ! Hugs Susan x

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday Afternoon !

Hi everyone, l seem to get later and later in updating my blog ! Its been a hectic week, visits to the University in Palma, the hospital for Amanda etc. l have also had quite a lot of work on too, being the end of the month .Hopefully, l will be able to slow up a bit next week and get to update my blog . Beautiful summer's day here, drove over to Alcudia this morning via the coast road, it was stunning watching the sparkling sea and the mountain scenery in the background..l had the roof back on the car and the breeze was wonderful, its amazing how simple pleasures can make you feel glad to be alive ! Well, onto this weeks challenge at Bah!Humbug ! the theme this week is 'Acetate'..so l have made this very simple aperture card..The 3 little stars are actually adhered to the acetate.Sorry , it seems the flash has reflected on the acetate... Wishing you all a good start to the weekend.. Hugs susan x

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Afternoon...

Hi everyone, Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, we went to the beach this morning, we always go out of town and its so peaceful! just right for reading a good book , and enjoying the warm,summer breeze coming in off the sea...Bliss ! l am not a sun worshipper, but, l do enjoy the beach for the odd couple of hours early morning or late afternoon...We had lunch in the garden and l have continued reading my James patterson book, Cross Country, l can't seem to put it down..l love all his books, he always seems to captivate the reader ! anyway, before l return to my book, l wanted to upload this .... l had a lovely time creating this card...l happen to love the colours Blue and Green and over at C.R.A.F.T , the theme this week is using those colours... Also, over at OSAAT, the theme this week is 'Use something new' ..Everything about this card is new ! The image and background papers, ribbons too, so l am entering this card in for their challenge too. Hugs susan x

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

C.R.A.F.T Blog Hop !

Morning Everyone, l am running late this week as l was in Palma yesterday for most of the day....I had alot of fun joining in the fun over at the CRAFT ( See side bar )blog hop, to celebrate their 1st blog anniversary ! There is still time to pop over and have some fun! great prizes too ! Here is my card for this weeks challenge, the theme is 'Birthday/Celebration 'l have used one of Claire's ( Hope Jacare ) fabulous images ! Stampavie and More have a fab challenge this week the theme is 'Flower Power'.....Ooh La La Creations, challenge blog have the theme 'bright and Cheerful' ... Hugs susan x

Bah ! Humbug !

Morning everyone ! This weeks challenge theme over at Bah! Humbug ! , is Ribbon so l have made this quite simple card, using up the last bit of my favourite christmas ribbon that l got whilst on holiday last year in San Diego. l love ' Michaels ' its a fab store for crafting and l always pick up some fab crafting bargains...The ribbon was only .99$ for 3 mts !! wished l had got more now...The little embellishment is actually made of wood.. Have a nice morning everyone ! Hugs susan x

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Good morning all

l think l have out done myself ! hehe... This week l have managed not only to update my blog two days on the trot !l have managed to make quite a few projects too, so l am very pleased ! l haven´t been over to ' Magical crafts ' challenge blog for ages ! The theme for this fortnightly challenge is 'Black, White and one other colour ' So l thought l would enter this card...l have made a jacket for the card using the B+W polka dot backing paper,(sorry that it looks a 'browny' colour in the pic, its the sun through the blind ) and the flowers and ribbon are from my stash ! Wishing everyone a nice day & Happy crafting ! Hugs susan x

Monday, May 17, 2010

Another sketch Challenge !

Hi everyone, Over at C.R.A.F.T, they have a sketch to follow.As l so enjoyed the sketch a few weeks back, l was looking forward to following this one too. Over the weekend, sitting in the garden in the warm sunshine, l made this card..l took the card at an angle as it's so difficult to take pics of mirri card without having a reflection.. Hugs susan x

Afternoon Everyone !

Had such a lovely weekend ! The weather was sunny and warm....Saturday the girls (Sara and Amanda) and l went for our saturday morning ' Tradition '. Around 11 we head into town and have a coffee and crusty, baguette's in one of the little coffee places along the beach road..Its so lovely to just chill out and chat in the sunshine..Then it was back home to the housework and school work etc..Sunday , we had a BBQ lunch in the garden, l made 'Margaritas' with lots of ice...it was just the four of us, and it was so relaxing..later, l painted some images and made some cards on the patio...and then cut out some decoupage, after reading that over at OSSAT , the challenge this week is ' Anything but a card ', so this is what l am entering ...this topper for the box has been decoupaged with 6 layers..no easy feat after 2 'Margaritas ' hehehe... Hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to get some crafting done too ! Hugs susan X

Bah!Humbug!

Hi everyone, Over at Bah!Humbug!, their challenge this week is 'Punched Borders'..l fancied going all gold this week, and l had this lovely backing paper sent to me in RAK ..the border punch is fiskars and corner punch X Cut, cream card stock,Gold mirri card and embellishments & ribbon are all out of my stash... Hugs susan x

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Morning all !

So sorry not to have updated since last week ! l can´t believe it...Its been hectic, with family stuff going on..marcos and Sam were over for the weekend , to celebrate his birthday, it was so lovely seeing them both and we had a nice time !The airport here in Palma reopened Sunday morning which was good, as their returning flight to England was in the evening. l have alot of work to do this week,accounts stuff mainly, but its taking up alot of time, especially with family tax returns etc to do this month . Still decorating at home too, bit by bit..Sara has her final exams for Uni, she graduates next month. Amanda has her school exams ,tense time for the girls at the moment...... Not done too much crafting ....but have managed to make a card for OSAAT (or see side bar )...The theme this week is ' Going Dotty ' They still have a great sale on through this month , see my side bar for details.... This weeks challenge over at Creative Inspirations has the theme of 'Fairies' , so l thought this also covered their criteria too... Have a nice morning everyone, sending you big hugs ! Susan xxxx

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Good Morning Everyone !

Hi all, What terrible weather we are having at the moment ! Its not stopped raining for 3 days. we have had terrible flooding and road closures..hopefully things will start to improve soon. Marcos ( my son ) and Sam ( his GF ) are flying over tomorrow from Birmingham. They are coming till sunday night as its his birthday weekend.l am now worried about this 'volcano' problem, l do hope there flight can leave in the morning , as we are so looking forward to seeing them ! Its been a busy week for me so far.We have been decorating etc at home and busy with work too, so l have not had alot of time for much else...However, l have managed to make this little card, Sorry the pic is a bit dark, the weather is so dreary at the moment...Over at C.R.A.F.T the theme this week is a 'shaped' card.. Over at OSAAT the theme this week is 'children' plus, they also have a fab sale going on during the whole of this month..see my sidebar for details..fabulous creations by very talented artists, why not pop over and take a look... Hugs Susan xxxx

Bah!Humbug!

Morning ladies, Bah!Humbug! have a theme this week of 'Snowflakes'..There´s still time to enter, you have untill noon tomorrow! l had some lovely snowflake ribbon and of course out came my trusted snowflake corner punch ! The stamped Magnolia image is coloured in with my water colour pencils..Its such a dreary and wet day here today, not stopped pouring for nearly 3 days ! so the pic is a bit dark..This card is my favourite to date ! Hugs susan x

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Family Update entry !

Afternoon everyone, Its been a beautiful day and very warm too. Popped into town this morning for some bits and pieces. l got up straight yesterday workwise, which was good as Sara didn´t have Uni today . She was thankful to have a bit of a rest after her 3 and half hour exam yesterday in 'Accountancy' . We decided to go and have a coffee in the lovely sunshine and chat about the plan for after graduation in June.. Marcos ( my son who now lives with his GF in the Uk since march ) rang to say he was coming home for his birthday in May for the weekend with Sam his GF, l am so pleased ! l miss him so much,we all do .l know he is 23, soon to be 24, but, ..well you know what l mean ..its a 'MUM ' thing, right ? l can´t wait to see them ! This afternoon l have been looking at a fabulous recipe book that my lovely friend Laverne, who lives in N.Ireland sent me in a RAK..its brilliant ! Its put together by the employees of the 'Northern Bank' which is where she works too, and the recipes are fab..the proceeds go to the 'Northern Ireland Cancer fund for children'.A very worthy cause....... Amanda my youngest (16) dragged herself away from her iPod, and to listening to 'Justin Beiver '! her singing hero of the moment..l swear l know all the words to his CD as it is constantly playing in the car! to which l change for 'Michael Buble' BUT, only when she exits, hehe...l rule, well im theory LOL !! Anyway, she has been jotting down all the new recipes that she fancy's to try this weekend !... Does it seem like l am always eating and drinking coffee LOL! Wishing you all a lovely evening..Take care my friends.. Hugs susan X

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Afternoon everyone,

What beautiful weather we are having today ! It was a real joy to walk into town this morning, have a coffee and visit the bakery for some lovely warm crusty bread and a few ( well, more than few...)breakfast pastries...delicious...Yes ! a few did arrive safely at home for the girls to enjoy ! There´s nothing nicer than a walk back along the beach munching ( out of sight ) on a danish pastry ! l had to duck and dive away from the swooping seagulls, but hey , thats life hehe...and Yes, l did give them a bit, even if it was the crumbs out of the bag....something is something , right ?......... C.R.A.F.T have another fab challenge this week.The theme is using the colours ' Brown and Pink ' why not join this week and have some fun !... This week over at OSAAT the theme is ' Flowers ' so l thought this cute little card fits the criteria, why not pop over and have a look at whats going on there, they also have a super store to check out too...... Well, thats all from me for today, wishing you all a lovely Sunday Evening ! Hugs Susan X

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge ...

Evening all, This weeks theme over at Bah! Humbug!, is ' Pretty in Pink ' l actually like pink christmas cards, so this did not cause me any problems..All materials used on this card are from my christmas stash.l love that cracked ice effect on the silver card. Hope you are all having a nice evening ! Night night everyone.. Hugs susan x

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Good morning all !

Just saw on the' C.R.A.F.T ' challenge blog ( see side-bar ) that l have won this weeks 'sketch ' challenge # 46 ! ! l am absolutely delighted ! l have never followed a sketch before, so l really enjoyed taking part again this week..Plus, there was a great prize too ! What a great way to start the day ! Just off to have another cup of tea and sort out my day, l have not got much on this morning, workwise. Its raining here and a bit chilly, so nothing can be done in the garden.Great for the new plants though, saves me a 'watering' job later on, so l think l will head into town and get my groceries,run some errands, then start on the housework and prepare lunch..and hopefully get some crafting done in the afternoon ! Did l say l didn´t have much on today !!! A womans work is never done ! hehe... Wishing all a good start to the day... Hugs Susan x

Monday, April 19, 2010

Coffee and cream !

Hi everyone, Yes, what a delicious combination ! but , l am afraid its not the real thing that l am offering, its the colours l have used in my card for this weeks challenge over at OSAAT..The theme this week is Thank You ! As l had to make an elegant style 'Thank You' card for one of my clients, l thought l would also enter it in the challenge...l loved the rich,textured feel of the flocked backing paper.l set it off using the gold mirri card and a cream card blank.. Hugs Susan x

Santa Paws !

No , l have not gone mad ! and yes , l do know we are in the month of April ! but over at 'Bah!Humbug!', the theme chosen for this week is exactly that,Santa Paws ! its still not too late to get that christmas card box filled up ..and there are some lovely, surprise pressy's along the way too! Heré is my card for this week .. Hugs susan x

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday !

Afternoon all, Beautiful day here in Mallorca ! l have spent alot of time in the garden this week, clearing up mostly..my hands are looking, and feeling like 'sand paper' they are so rough and in need of some TLC ! Yes, l could wear gloves, but there is nothing nicer than getting dirty hehe ! Anyway, l have managed to get a few cards done too ! Over at 'C.R.A.F.T ' ,the theme this week is a sketch, its nice and easy ( triangle and a circle). At One Stop Craft Challenge, their theme this week is 'Things with Wings'... Hope you all have a good start to the weekend, l will be back later with the other card, but 'silly Susan' can´t find the challenge details..l think l am getting worse hehe Hugs susan xxxx

Monday, April 12, 2010

Another Challenge !

Thats pretty good for me, especially this week as life has been a bit hectic ! OSAAT have another great challenge this week, the theme is 'Torn-Distressed-Shabby' so l thought that this card covers the criteria.. Over at C.R.A.F.T , the theme this week is 'Buttons', pop over and see whats happening there.. Over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge the theme is 'spots-and-Dots', so l think this card covers their criteria too ! Happy crafting everyone ! Hugs susan Xx

Hi from Sunny Mallorca !

Its been a beautiful couple of days, so l have made the most of it cleaning up the garden. Its a bigger task than l originally thought, so l am doing it in stages. Its nearly all done, and starting to look nice. Still needs more pot plants but l will get around to that later in the week. This afternoon popping around my sister's for a coffee as she and her girls have been to Brighton for a long weekend...Shopping ! l managed to get a few cards finished so here is the one l am entering into the challenge over at Bah!Humbug!, the theme this week is 'Tags and Labels'.l am getting into the swing of making a christmas card a week and l am really getting stocked up ! Hugs Susan x