Saturday, 29 December 2012

More New Dies

Hi Friends,

The festive cards are all finished now so on with some work for my classes. I've been playing with the heart framelits which I treated myself too just before Christmas. Iwas going to do a Valentine card with them I still am but this is what happened a doulble easel card for a 40th Anniversary. The gold is from the champagne glimmer paper so gorgeous you only need such a small amount to give a card some real bling.I love it! I've done a wedding card using it too.

i hope you've all amaged to escape the lergee, I haven't so thats why I 've not been posting so much but feeling much better now so hopefully more posts real soon. I've entered this in the Make my Monday challange

Monday, 3 December 2012

My New Dies

Sorry for not posting but life has just been so busy, out demonstrating my drunken robin christmas cakes stampin up classes christmas shopping to mention a few. I did have time to do this telescopic card using my new dies together with the paper pricking mats I love them. I will be putting a mark to let me know where I  started though but generally I love the effect they leave.This is my favourite stamp set this year as everything on this card is using that one set called Beautiful Season. I've used my pens to colour the bird image and them painted the images with my aqua pens as this highlights and emphasis's the pictue. The writing is done using earky expesso and to finish off my new stampin up splonges to distress the edges.Hope you like this.

Sunday, 11 November 2012


After winning the challange last week at I was inspired to enter the challange for this week which is flowers.So here is my choice which one shall it be? I made these on friday evening after my frustrating day off workoing all day and not being happy with anything I'd made but then I had two cards I'm pleased with. I'm going to go for the bottom one. Wish me look but don't expect to win anything twice. Have enjoyed once!Well off I go to enter right now.

Friday, 9 November 2012

I'm a Winner!

Did you see my card I entered for the challange at to my surprise I won.This is the first time I've entered the challange ther so am well chuffed . Thank you so much for recognizing my work. All I've got to do now is work out how to put the badge on my blog.I'm off to look for a flower card to enter this weels challange.

I've had a bit of a frustrating day worked all day and not much to show for it so no pics today sorry.Sue

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Stampin up Convention 2012

I missed Convention this year for one reason or another and by all accounts I missed a treat, but at least I can hear the  I Am song click to have a listen its very catchy even got my husband smiling and dancing.          We have a fuddle in december so will be playing this during my Prize Patrol. if you'd like to come e'mail me and I'll let you have the details.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

A New Challange for Me

I've just seen this challange on Dezinnes Blog here its a Bingo card chalhange here.  ttp://   and I thought this was ideal so here goes something i haven't done for a while.  Its a bingo challange you pick which row you want to do. I've done Orange sponge birthday. have a lookn what the others have done I know he second pictures sideways but I couldn't manage to change it!Sue

Friday, 2 November 2012

Enough of Christmas for Today

I seem to have been doing Christmas cards all the time so thought it was time for something else. as I'm supposed to be doing UFO's(unfinished objects) at the moment. I decided to make this telescopic cards for Birthdays . I,ve really enjoyed doing them although a little time consuming i love the end results. be careful where you put the brads so that they don't obscure your stamping and they are in line.
Relly missing not going to convention this year as I keep wondering what the girls from my team are up to. I've made my mind up T'll be there next year and hopefully it will be in England!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

One Sheet Wonder

One Sheet Wonder I've wanted to do one of these for ages. well finally I did it! although I used some patterned paper I've had for years I used stampin up punches and my favourite cherry cobbler background. Some punches and cherry cobbler ribbon. the patterned paper was only 8" x 8" so well pleased eight cards should have been nine but hey ho love these anyway.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Take Two

I thought I'd have a go at making this card without dies and my Big Shot. well i did it and i love the result it uses only one stamp set beautiful season which is my favourite this year. Always artichoke, Cherry Cobbler aand early expresso inks with sponged edges.I've used my Aqua Painter just to fill in the leaves and berries. hope you like this card .

Monday, 22 October 2012

Beautiful Telescopic

Well I've been dying to make this little telescopic card it fits in a 4 x envelope because it spirals togetther. Soo cute I've used Cherry cobbler and Always artichoke for my colour combo and Beautiful Season Stamp Set. i like the works with this set as not everyone will be happy but Thinking of you fits better. I've got to have a go at making this with some SU dies but they've only just come. i am wondering if you can do it with squares as not all my ladies can run to a big shot. I've used my inks to colour in the images and sponges to soften the egses of the white. Off to make my sons birthday card now. back ASAP

Sunday, 21 October 2012


Hi Everyone Some little friends to share Owl paperclips! I've made these for a craft fair decided to atrtend soon. Thet have been very popular in the past. i've made them using the Stampin Up Owl Punch and scraps of DSP paper quick easy and very eye catching.Hope to have more to post soon this week.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Ideal Stocking Fillers

I've been making more shopping list pads! I think these will make ideal stocking fillers, I've made quite a few as I 've got one or two craft fairs before the great event. I've used the mixed bunch stamps and punch for these a die for the leaves and a small flower punch.  Just colours the centres with a marker pen. Designer paper glued onto thicher card  for the cover and background. Used up papers i wasn't too keen on and they looked great. I will be doing some more with owlsand branches . Its lovely and sunny but crisp here today so off to do some washing because I think it will dry well today.

Monday, 1 October 2012

DSP Snowflakes

Been trying all morning to follow my uplines instructions to add the wonderful new catalogue to my blog. Phew i've done it at last. Really pleased with myself. Now what would be your favourite thing in the new cattalogue. I've been really good so far and have only ordered the Be of Good Cheer DSP papers but they are gorgeous. It was Team Training for our team last Saturday and just look what I made with it. It wasn't my original idea but from a demo I swapped with last year in paris at convention, you never know what will happen in the future. Her blog is fab i look quite often .take a look at

If you'd like me to show you how to make these decorations come one of my classes or I'd be delighted to do a party for you. just get in touch. More soon Sue

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Mixed Bunch for Christmas

I've been to my caravan in yorkshire for a few days and as the weather wasn't so good rained for about 24hours solid not just raining but pouring. fortunately i'd taken my craft stash with me and this is one of the things i made yesterday. i'd seen it on Sally Jo blog and loved it so much just had to have a go. it was quite time consuming but I do love it. as I haven't got any stampin aplphabet stamps I've improvised with some I had years ago but it was good to practice with. The snowfakes are stamped using mixed bunch this is such a versatile stamp set. the roses are made from the centre cut out into a spiral and rolled up again securing on the base with glue.
Hope to be back real soon with more projects.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Golden Wedding


Sorry I've not blogged much this week had another cake to do.i have only been able to use my old computer which doesn't upload photos, hopefully everything is back to normal now. It took as long to do as the wedding cake last week but it is my favourite sort of cake. Royal iced embroidery flowers and dropped loop work. there were a few hairy moments when I had to turn the ckae upside down to achieve the upper loops on the side of the cake but it all went to plan and I'm very pleased with the results.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Wedding Cakes this week

Good Morning!

Phew don't know where last week went life just took over together with not having my prpoer computer. I had this wedding cake to do for Friday am so that kept me pretty busy as the bottom two tiers are sponge and I didn't make them until monday afternoon so no presure. i much prefer to do rich fruit and have it well on its way by the last week. Anyway it was all done and dusted on time so hope the wedding went well.

We had a produce show as well on Tuesday night at my WI so I neede to bake a lemon drizzle cake, cheese scones and jam tarts. I entered some runner beans atomatoes and my longest bean. We had a fun night enjoyed by all. Well I have got a golden wedding cake to do this week but hoping to get some cards done aswell so see you soon.


Thursday, 30 August 2012

Mixed Bunch Butterflies

Hi stampers ,
My card for today is made using the mixed bunch stamp set i do hope its in the new catty as I've used it quite a lot and my ladies wwill wish they boought else. The butterflies were coloured using the daubers and Concord crush will have to fall in love with Eggplant when this is finished at the end of the month. The swirls are using Everything Eleanor in old Olive and small flowers using Season of Joy. Hope you like it i do as its a bit different for the flower stamp you can either hand cut or use the punch for ease and quickness. Back soon Sue

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Marry Me Eleanor

This is my favourite wedding stamp (Marry Me), although it is retired I have kept it for me until I can buy a new current one i like. I hadn't got any wedding cards in my box and when a freind needed to make a couple we decided to craft together.We had a lovely time together mine were very different to her beautiful vintage style ones but thats what its all about to me each of us have our own unique style even though we use the same things. nothhing is the same. Everything Eleanoe is so useful on every sort of card wedding birthday or just to add a little something on the edge of a card.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Mixed Bunch for Christmas

Good Morning Stampers,

As you can see I've been playing with my mixed bunch stamps and I found they are not just for now, but you can use them for Christmas. I wanted to try and mak one of the gate type cards with a punched folde aperture and I've done it. I use my favourite christmas colours old olive and cherry cobbler. Well I've got to go and make a fruit cake for a golden weding and a wedding cake so although I'd much rather stamp have to make those cakes today.Speak soon, Sue

Monday, 20 August 2012

The Open Sea

a Simple card today using the Open Sea stamps available till the end of Auguast a super set which can be used easily with single stamp Sail away. I used a little bakers twine to connect the anchors.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Summer Celebration

These are the pictures from the W I Summer Celebration at Staffordshire County Showground today. It was a lovely day meeting and sharing a day with other crafters making and taking together with demonstrating Encaustic Art using Stampin Up stamps we had a few suprised faces seeing a Stampin up stand in Staffordshire not many people had seen one before so much chatting and networking with other craft groups and organizations. So hoping for some dates to put in my diary for demonstrations or parties.Well off to tidy away some more of my craft stash before an early night. I used some of my Swaps from last years convention.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Good Morning,

Been since 5am today, my husband says its because I'm planning and can't sleep. Theres a Summer Celebration run by the WI at the County showground in Staffordshire next Thursday. I'm going with a display for Stampin Up a make and take table doing the shopping pads and a demonstration of Encaustic Art. so its setting up on wednesday work on Thursday. my good friends are helping me and were all looking forward to it. it should be a great day with plenty happening.

I thought I'd demonstrate the mixed bunch stamp set using the punch as well this is one of my cards I shall be using for my display.It is difficult to photograph with the black on red stamping it looks all black. anyway back to work know to design some more mixed bunch cards.See you soon Sue

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Zooming Along

This is one of my favourite masculine cards, and quite simple . I cased it but am sorry i can't remember where from as it was a while ago. I've scored the background and then cut a piece of card wavy and sponged with pale blue ink whilst moving the card around. the planes are from need for speed stamp set stamped and cut out the painted with basic grey ink and finished with poppy parade pen. Speak soon. Sue

Monday, 6 August 2012

Back to Blogging


Back to work this morning after a short break in my caravan, but I always take a bag with some stamps and inks with me and whilst I was there I made these cards with the A la Carte stamp Sail Away and early expresso ink, card and a couple of punches. I sometimes like to limit myself with my supplies so beginners aren't using too many things and it doesn't cost them too much to buy the products. If you look close i have decoupaged the sails. the sky is coloured by cutting a template of curvy card and distressing on too the sail away card. hope thats clear. I've painted the sea with an aqua brush and ink.hope to have more posts soon. Sue

Monday, 23 July 2012

Having a Short Break


Iam taking a short break from blogging back early part of august..Thanks for taking a look though.


Saturday, 21 July 2012

Shopping List Pads

Hi Friends,

At Leeds training I forgot my notepad! So Helen my upline gave me a lovely little one she'd decorated. I used it that day but as soon as I had chance I decided to buy some and decorate myself. thay are loved by all my friends and make a super little gift. so this week I've bought some shopping list pads and decorated them. I've used some old DSP papers and teamed it with the mixed bunch stamp set and the bird punch. instead of using the punches for the flower I have cut it by hand. I think I'll invest in the punches though its much quicker if I am to make a lot.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Spring Owls

Hi Blogger Friends,

So sorry Ihaven't blogged for a few days but life really has got in the way.i've had a nasty ear infection ans so haven't felt like crafting . Anyway feeling a lot better now so had some pictures for you.
These are some simple and super quick cards using everyday enchantment the scallop oval punch butterfly stamp and some bakers twine.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Good Morning
Just thought I'd let you know that I am having serius computer problems at the moment will be back as soon as possible. Sue

Thursday, 28 June 2012

My Favourite Punch


This is using my Favourite punch. the owl hes so versatile and quick. I've used my new simply scored to make the spring card. cut card to 28cm x 14cm, score on 7 and 14cm fold on these lines. mark at 21cm turn 90deg and mark at 7cm and again at 7cm . Score diagoamlly from first crease 7mm to 21cm mark both sides. use the big shot and the little leaves or leaves from the two step bird punch to make branches.
See you Soon

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Just had to share this with you using up some scraps from stampin up patterned paper stack.I made some origami boxeslast year and these are the off cuts. Weave together a selection of your choice, die cut or punch someflower petals I've used the daisy die and little leaves sizzlits and to finish off Happy birthday from Create a cup Cake and some dots from the same set.


Friday, 8 June 2012

Today I have made this card for the for a fathers Day or Mans Card. i've used my favourite new stamp set from the summer mini called The Open Sea teamed with Tha large oval punch and the border punch and Sincere Salutations.I've used early expresso ink card and patterned papers as they all co ordinate so well together. Pop along and have a chat with us we would love you too. I'm the only one from the UK at the moment so it would be good if others came to join me.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

These are the items we've been making for my sons wedding last Friday at last i get to put them on my blog. the favour box was made using the candy wrapper die and the oval scallop punch from stampin up and a very od punch of mine from Anna Griffin and a little purple sparkle on the butterflies.the label on the order of the day was the decorative label punch.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Damian and Claires Wedding Cake

Hi Everyone,

This is the cake and flowers i made for my sons wedding last Friday. we had a fantastic day everything was wonderful! a day we enjoyed was overwhelmed by and was a very very proud Mum and Dad.
The theme was purple and butterflies . Boy have I made a few about 25 on here and at least 140 for the favours,another 140 fr the onvites 140 for the order of the day booklets and some to fly in the tulle and on the wall decorations think I'm butterflied out so don't think i'll be doing any more for a while!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Sons Wedding

I've been busy all morning making this card for my sons wedding on /friday you know how it is when you want something spacial it just doesn't happen. I started it yesterday but only managed to do it today. Hope he likes it! I think it will be next week before I am able to blog again as we have Jubilee celebrations on Sunday at Heath House and we are helping to fundraise there.

Have a great weekend and I'll be back next week.

Hugs to you all,


Friday, 25 May 2012

Sneak peak


This is a peak at the top part of the flower to go on the wall under the lights in the reception at the wedding after wedding i will post the whole thing.just thought you might like a peep.It measures 9" diameter and i cased the idea from my friend at I've been so busy with the preparation for this event i havn,t had time to blog! sorry.


The Wedding


As some of you know my son is getting married next Friday and we will be there at this time next week. so i've been very busy making things for it. The cake favours invites etc.I made these this morning just for the special guests(Bridesmaids, and Ushers). they match the invites and order of service etc.

Monday, 21 May 2012

I made this recently for a hostess of n SU Party.I've used the top note die with the two step bird punch for the leaves and the dasisy Die for the flowers.

Thursday, 17 May 2012


These are two cards I demonstrated at a recent stampin up party. i limited myself to one stamp pad one image stamp and a set of words. for the first one and one extra image set for the second.

I was trying to stay simple for beginners and a little more advanced for some more experienced ladies. Last year when I went to Convention they pointed out how much some cards would cost if we added up all the ink paper and equipment we used so I kept these to a minimum. using painting with ink and a pen to colour the butterflies . It was quite refreshing not to have too much to choose from. I have also done some mens cards with the Open Sea which I'll shared with you soon.


Thursday, 10 May 2012

Cute Mini Daisy Card


Just finished my swaps for Regoinal training Day on 19th May at Leeds. i decided to so something simple so I have made mine 3" x 3" spring cards with the daisies flower on. I think they are soo cute really enjoyed making them.I got eight swaps fom a 12" x12" piece of old olive and cut the whisper white into strips to get more from a sheet. the centres were punched using my two step owl punch and all held to gether with a dimension a brad looks really good but I didn't have enough so i thought of these. I know you could have used the die but it was quicker to use my owl punch.

Have a Lovely Day