Monday, 28 May 2012

Have been having a phaff !!

Well it's been a beautiful weekend but I haven't quite been myself and I've had very lil concentration (dumb Thyroid does that to do) and sitting down to do something just didnt really happen ... so I went to bed early last night ..... and yep ..... I was up at 3.30am this morning ...... I may start to flag a lil later on so I thought I'd best post this while I'm still kicking it !!

It's really just a heap of embossing on this card (stamps from Chocolate Baroque and Creative-Studios) and the image was a freebie off the net ..... who for some reason I named Steampunky Penelope ....... just thought I'd jazz her up abit with some cogs and a bit of ribbon .... hope you like it :o)) xx

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Misty Morning !

As usual I was up at the crack of midnight .... well ok .... 4am ish ..... was watching the daylight appear, listening to the burdies doing their rendition of 'Oh What A Beautiful Morning' and thinking that the foggy mist was really quite romantic ....... so I came up with this for you all to take a peek at .....

hope you all like it ...... and all the stamps used on this make are new from the lovely Sam Poole who you can find here @


Now everyone that knows me knows that I play up a bit online .... it's all for fun and too keep you all smiling ..... the other day I was having a conversation with Chris and she was having a bit of a worrying time .... so while that conversation was going on I was also talking to Lindsay (yes I can multi-task!) and I aked her ..... nay .... demanded that she come up with an image for me to send to Chris's husband for his birthday ...... well here you go ........

MANY MANY THANKS TO LINDSAY  for her fantastic digi image !!!!   .... hope you like what ive done with her :o)) xx

pop on over to Lindsay's site and check out this Digi image plus heaps of others

DT Post for Christine's Digi Adventure !!

It's Wednesday...... It's 10am ..... It's .... SHOWCASE TIME !!! 

I can't believe it's already Showcase 3 over at Christine's Digi Adventure !  .... pop on over to   ...... check out what the rest of the DT have come up with this week ....and have a mooch round Chris's Digi Shop while you're there !

Here's my make for this Showcase ......


Chris's fantastic digi does all the work on this card .... I just simply printed it out 3times, painted it all in Perfect Pearls, decoupaged it up .... ran some backing card through the Shotty using an embossing folder.... added some lace, ribbon a sentiment (Creative-Expressions) and some sparkly winged bumblebees ...... hope you all like it ! :o)) xx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Christmas Caterpillars

No you're right ! there is no caterpillar on this card but there was one sat on my lap in the garden as I was crafting !!!.    I just thought he deserved a mention as well as these fab stamps Ive been using from the lovely Sam Poole ...... pop on over to .... take a look around the shop & check out all the goodies they're just YUM !!

Well as it was a gloriously hot day and I've had me days & dates mixed up I thought I'd go for broke and carry on being confused .... so what was going to start out as a beautiful Summertime card became .... err .... Christmasy !!! .

Mucho Thanks to Callum The Caterpiller for his company n 'Bah Humbug' to the gust of wind that blew me glitter away !!

and also ....... I cant work out with background it looks better on !!


but before I do .... i've entered this card into this weeks Challenge 'BINGO' over @   

DT Post for LEJ Designs ... 'Anything But A Card'

Well ... I had grand designs for this 'Anything But A Card' Challenge for LEJ Designs ..... until Lindsay pointed out to me at 2pm yesterday that I hadnt added my post to the DT Blog ..... n why hadn't I ... because I'd forgotten all about it n got mixed up with me days ...... so I had to do a very quick 30 minute for it !!! ......    I grabbed my mate Mozpoz tittivated him up a tad with Promarkers...... cut a tag, used loads of textured background stamps both The Artistic Stamper & Creative-Studios with embossing powders, Perfect Pearls and Distress Stains over Alcohol Inks ..... it feels like a Dragon's skin (I know about these things!) ...... am hoping it might it look like it lol

How about you all pop on over to 

There's 3 lots of prizes going on for this challenge ..... so instead of me waffling click on the link above and come see what's up for grabs !!!  xx

Monday, 21 May 2012

DT Post for CBN ... Challenge # 22

                                                        'SPOTLIGHT STAMPING'

Challenge #22 has started over at Crafty Bloggers Network and the theme this fortnight is 'Spotlight Stamping' ......  it's a fab theme to do and a really lovely way to pinpoint a focal point on a card.

All I have used on this card is basic black/white/cerise pink cardstock, ..... the stamp I used is called Butterfly Dreams from Chocolate Baroque .... the spotlight section has been painted with Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls ..... simple easy card to create.

Come and join in the challenge over @

Friday, 18 May 2012

DT Post for Creative-Studios

 It's a really quick post from me this evening .... am having sooooooo much fun with these new stamps that I can't stay on here chatting when there's much creating going on on my workdesks !!

   All the stamps on this piece of art are from Sam Poole who you can find over @

Hope you all like it ....... gone back to getting mucky paws ! :o))

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

DT Post for Creative Studios

 Good Evening All .... thought I'd introduce you to my 'Steampunked Suzee' .... well actually she's really known as Butterfly Girl and comes from one of the brand new sets of stamps from Sam Poole   who you can find here @ ........   I thought I'd showcase all the new stamps and then let you pop on over to Sam's shop at Creative Studios n have a mooch round :o))

      On this project I've used stamps from all four sets .... lots of gold & copper embossing powder, added heaps of cogs, lots of glitter and some of Sam's beautiful ribbon ... hope you all like it ! :o))

 you can find these fab goodies over at

DT Post for Christine's Digi Adventure !

It's Wednesday..... it's 10am (well ok a lil after 10, was doing me nails n almost forgot to be here!) ....... It's ..... SHOWCASE DAY over at Christine's Digi Adventure !! .

I loved working with this digi from the lovely Christine ..... anyone who knows me knows i'm a Florist and have a passion for flora & fauna (and yes ... worms!) and I can't help but smile when I see Pansies ..... just look at their wee faces eh !! ......   to be honest this digi speaks for itself and all I did was paint them with Distress Inks, decoupage them up, added a few extra leaves, some pretty mesh butterflies, a satin bow and some backing paper from Papermania ....... I hope you all like it :o))

 Please pop on over to     check out what the other DT members have come up with too ...... and have a mooch round Chris's Digi Shop while you're there !!!    :o))) xx

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

DT post for LEJ Designs ... Challenge 3

Challenge 3 =   'Lots of Layers' !! .

New Challenge starts today and there's 2 prizes up for grabs again .... the 1st name drawn will win 3 digi's of their choice from

and the 2nd name picked will win a £10 Gift Voucher for Joanna Sheen's website which was kindly donated to us by Vee Cassidy  (the gift voucher that is not the website!)

So here we go .... here's my contribution for the Challenge

I didnt want to do a card/tag/atc etc etc so i went for a canvas ..... piled on layers of paint, added layer upon layer of embossing powder (all stamps used on the background are from( .... I then mat & layered the 'I am' sentiment ( ..... I used the Tattered Florals Die and just kept adding layers until I was happy with the flower .... added a brilliant blue jewel brad to tie in with THE GOOD WITCH's eyes n odd sock !  Hope you like my make ! ...... pop along and join in the fun !  :o)) xx

 oh yes meant to say cause i forgot ... plz visit    it will save the lovely Lindsay shouting at me for being a numpty :o))

Saturday, 12 May 2012

DT Post for Creative-Studios

I had a lovely wee package arrive yesterday morning with a couple of items in it .... a new stamp which I cant show you as yet (tis still a secret) and a bag of Vintage Buttons ...... which I have to say are to die for and I thought lets take a button make it the focal point of the card and give it a modern twist ......

 I loved the colours on this button so I started with some lime green cardstock as the base, mat & layered some white cardstock on top, I did the resist technique with the Dotty Mask from Creative Expressions and Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

The flower was made using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, which I spritzed with Cosmic Shimmer and lightly stamped with one of the sentiments from Creative-Studios 'Art Phrases' stamp set, the lollipop stick was embossed with a texture stamp from 'Butterfly Girl' stamp set and finally the wooden flowers and ribbon are from my own stash ..... hope you all like it ! :o)) xx

Products used :

Vintage Button Set
Art Phrases Stamp Set
Butterfly Girl Stamp Set
Cosmic Shimmer
Bakers Twine

are all available @

Friday, 11 May 2012

DT Post for Fatpages With Attitude

 It's Challenge 13 over at Fatpages With Attitude and this fab digi called Isabella is from Anita's Digital Designs .... the theme this month is Anything Goes/Butterflies and Blooms.

I loved doing this design lots of brayering, stamps from Chocolate Baroque and IndigoBlu and glitter for Isabella .... hope you like it :o))

Please come and join in the fun and take part in the Challenge over @ ..... there's some fab prizes up for grabs ! xx

DT Post for ATCs With Attitude

 It's Challenge 13 over  ATCs With Attitude !!

 I chose to use this fab digi called Flower Child by Fresh Brewed Designs .... Ive kept the ATC as simple as possible as I wanted my wee hippy to stand out .... the background was created with alcohol inks and the All you need is love sentiment was a freebie from a magazine .... hope you all like it .... pop over to ..... come join in the challenge and check out the fab prizes !! :o)) xx

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Have had to keep this news under wraps for a few weeks now n it's almost killed me keeping this secret but it's sooooooo worth the wait !!! .......

Please pop by and see the lovely Sam Poole @ ..... check out her blog, her new DT, .... have a mooch around her shop ..... come take a look at her BRAND NEW STAMPS .... and here's the very 1st post ive done using these beauties !!!!

This lovely lady is from the 'Artful Ladies' stamp set ...... they're just perfect to work with and so versatile .... ive used a couple of the texture stamps from the 'Butterfly Girl' stamp set along with Cosmic Shimmers, Vintage Ribbons and a sentiment from the 'Art Sayings' stamp set ...... all are now available @

 Hope you all like her !!! :o))) xx

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

My 1st DT post for Christine's Digi Adventure

A couple of weeks ago the lovely Christine sent me an email saying ... ' No argument Suze you're on my DT' ....... this was hotly followed by some fab digi's to play with ..... and I'm proud to post my 1st design !

If you pop along to you'll see all of Chris's DT makes plus you can have a mooch around her Digi Shop :o))

Well done Chris am so glad you took the plunge and Thank You for having me on your team !

  Hope you all like what I have done with Chris's Vintage Car Digi ! :o)) xx

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

DT post for LEJ Designs Challenge #2 -- Things With Wings


                                                                      ' Tattered Beauty '

      The new Challenge this week at LEJ Designs is 'Thing With Wings' ...... and as we have 2 sponsers this week .... that means 2 prizes up for grabs !! .... the 1st drawn name will win 3 Digi's of their choice from LEJ Designs @    and the 2nd drawn name will receive a mixed bag of 20charms from I'm Charmed @  ......... pop along over and join in the crafty fun @

     Hope you like my Tattered Beauty ..... I had much fun with the brayer, the Big n Juicy inkpad, backing papers from Papermania Capsule Collection (Heather) and stamps from IndigoBlu and Chocolate Baroque ...... oh and of course the glitter pot :o))  xx

Monday, 7 May 2012

DT post for Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge #21 -- Decoupage

 Well here we are today with Challenge #21 over @ and the theme for this fortnight is 'DECOUPAGE'.

   I thought i'd do something different from a card on give a cheapo frame (found in that shop that sells everything for a quid, but I still ask 'ooh how much is this please'!! )  a new (but vintage) lease of life ..... these lovely ladies were found on the internet and ive just distressed them (very easy for me to do lol) crackle glazed them and decoupaged them onto the frame ...... hope you all like it .... and hope you'll all come take part in the challenge ! :o)) xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

DT Post for Emma's Crafty Challenge

It's the 1st of the month and Challenge #4 has started over at Emma's Crafty Challenge ....

    This month the theme is 'MONOCHROME'  and there's a £10 voucher up for grabs for the winner from our sponsers 'Craftsuprint'

   For any of you who may struggle n have a panic with the word Monochromatic just remember .... Monochromatic colours are all the colours (tints/tones/shades) of a single hue and it doesn't have to be black/white !

   I chose to do my project using as many shades tints etc of orange that i could find ..... the stamp is from Chocolate Baroque Fragrant Honeysuckle ......... hope you all like it ! :o)) xx

DT post for the very First Challenge at LEJ Designs !!

EXCITING NEWS !!!  Brand New Challenge Blog launches today at LEJ Designs !!!

  Am so excited about this new venture for the lovely Lindsay Elise Jolly, as part of Lindsay's DT we've been given the most amazing digi's to work with (and you will be seeing so many over the coming weeks) ....... but this image that Lindsay's created came about from a conversation I was having with her when I was ill and grumping that I couldnt get in the garden and that my worms would be missing me ...... and so 'SuzeJo and her Worms' appeared !!! ........ I just adore her (and yes I am biased) and cant Thank Lindsay enough for making me smile ..... it's a real honour to have someone turn you into a digi ! lol :o))

  Please come and join in the 1st Challenge we have two sponsers LEJ Designs and Mishelflo Creative Crafting ..... that means 2 prizes up for grabs !!!! 

   I think the card speaks for itself to be honest ..... ive just created a background scene with Distress Inks and stamps from IndigoBlu..... added a bit of sunshine, some swirling birds who are after my worms and The Early Bird sentiment ....... hope you all like it ....... and please come and join in the challenge !!!     you can find it here @     :o))) xx