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

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Morning everyone !

Hi to all from a damp,rainy grey day here in Mallorca ! l hope everyone had a fab Easter. We had a great time visiting my son, Marcos and his GF in the UK. As some of you know, my son recently relocated to the Uk to start a new life living with his Gf.It still feels very strange at home without him, and l still set the table for 5 and wander around his room, but his GF is a lovely girl and they are good for each other and they want it to work. l was waited on hand and foot hehe and they took us every where and l even got to visit a craft shop ! l so enjoyed wandering around being able to touch all the lovely crafting stuff, something that over here is basically none existant.l normally have to get everything online,or wait for our trips to the US. A few things flew into the basket, can´t think how that happened ! It very much looks like l will be visiting the UK regulary. l managed to make a few cards last night..here is one for the weekly christmas card challenge over at Bah!Humbug!, this weeks theme is embossing its running until noon today , so l am just in time to enter..Its a simple easy card, but l think we all need a few regular type cards too.. Hugs to all.. Susan xxx