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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Happy Christmas!

I would like to wish every one that came by a

Happy Christmas and a Wonderful 2010.

love and best wishes to you all
 Suzi B xx

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Paper Pizazz Wedding

A quick wedding card for my grandson to give to his teacher who has invited her class to the wedding ceremony... wow!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Finished card... & updated version... 3 more like this to go!!

It hasn't scanned well... in "real life" the images are more pronounced .. and its pretty.
Love n' hugs
Sue B xx


Friday, 4 December 2009

Sue Roddis Inspiration..with a Glenda Tree

Have been playing after being inspired by Sue Roddis on her blog Jabberwocky .The background was made using sticky fingers spray ink in bluebell and silver then stamped over with various bits & pieces in silver then doodled with an opaque white pen . There are some christmas words under the tree image from Lavinia stamps they don't show up well here in fact  non of the background detail shows up very well.. I don't normally do blue for Christmas I'm a traditional red,  green  and gold girl.. but  I love this ...
 Love n' hugs
 Sue Bx

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

One Christmas card!

Managed to make ONE! Christmas card today and then watched a silly Christmas film. should've bin up here crafting away. My time to craft seems to be best in the late afternoon or early morning ie when I can't sleep! ha ha not that I try to sleep in the afternoon...
Love n' hugs
 sue x

Sunday, 29 November 2009

I have received this fabulous award from Crafty Suzy- thank you so much.
The rules are:

I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.oooh not sure about that!

So here we go:

1. Where is your cell phone?... here
2. Your hair? reddy brown (covering some thing unmentionable !)
3. Your mother?…with my Dad
4. Your father?…in heaven
5. Your favourite food? …everything
6. Your dream last night?…errr
7. Your favourite drink? … coffee
8. Your dream/goal?… good health for all
9. What room are you in?… making room
10. Your hobby?… stupid question! Hazard a guess! ..ditto
11. Your fear?… memory
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?… still around
13. Where were you last night? …with Joe
14. Something that you’re aren’t?…selfish
15. Muffins?…none
16. Wish list item? …Copics
17. Where did you grow up? … mining village near Sherwood Forest
18. Last thing you did?…played with stamps
19. What are you wearing?…scruffily relaxed
20. Your TV?…have one
21. Your Pets?…Cats
22. Friends? …love em
23. Your life?…retired
24. Your mood?…up/down
25. Missing Someone?…my brother.. he's with my Mum and dad
26. vehicle?… Punto... Sporting!
27. Something your not wearing?…Bra... hate em
28. Your favourite store? …Cubby Hole
29. Your favourite colour?…Pinks thro to reds
30. When was the last time you laughed?…just
31. Last time you cried?…yesterday... reading a book
32. Your best friend?… Joe
33. One place that I go to over and over? …here!
34. Facebook?… rarely
35. Favourite place to eat?…..  with friends ... long and leisurely

two people I would like to give this award to are Suzanne & Nigel.. two of my Cubby Hole buddies.. thx for being supportive guys.  No probs if you 're not into this kind of thing
 Sue B x

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Get Funky Challange

This is a card for the get Funky challange... Autumn Woodland. I have never done a challange before  & not sure how to go about it... don't think I've got very long to submit but even so I enjoyed making this card.The background is printed onto acetate  it's from Funky seasons Cd the leeves are stamped  & embossed onto paper printed from the V Funky CD, the sentiment is from Ilusive Images, natures peace theme plate .Over to the Get Funky site to see what I have to do.
 Love n' hugs
 Sue B x

To brighten the day

My Mojo's gone!!!!.. so changed the background put an old card (not a card yet actually). on the blog in the hopes that  some inspiration might follow... I have so many cards to do!... Christmas cards not started yet, birthday cards half done,.. boo hoo Christmas shopping not started yet! boo hoo again. Normally by now I'm well on my way with lists coming out of my ears & gifts hidden away... wrapped & everthing!... No lists , no plans
 no NOTHIN !! boo hoo hoo. 
Maybe its because I have no work/time pressures any more & I've become lazy! lol

 Not really feeling sorry for my self  just need to get me finger out!

 Love n' hugs
 Suzy B x

I've altered the text colour now I can't put it back!! boo (B) hoo!!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Sad home coming

A bereavemnt card for Desi & husband Paul. Pauls dad died the day before Desi & I flew home from France.
 The inside reads:
When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circle flight

It is an excerpt from the poem " Do not stand at my grave & weep " that Chris from Craftlings Cosy Corner recently reminded me of .

 Thinking of you with love . Sue xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

No craft but a few piccys from France

The Gang !
Bill, Jeanie, Desi,  with the dogs Mad Stuart & Rupert Bear.

Les vaches aux lunnettes
In other words cows with spectacles! they are very nosey!

Autunm Colour

Mistletoe.... depending  on who you're walking with a long snog! or a quick peck... tee hee

Apples waiting for cider!!

 Me & Desi

Christmas colour... can you see the fairy?

Love Sue xx

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Becky's Birthday

Artilylicious Decadent Brocade Cd to the rescue ... again! I also used Elusive Images large flowers stamp. If you think the flower looks a bit odd well it is & it isn't... happy acicident! the first emboss didn't show up so I did it again over the top not exactly spot on but I thought it looked ok esp. as my printer had run out of blue ink. Needed a quick card for Joe to give to his daughter....     I seem to be in my "Blue Period" Although blue is Becky's favourite colour
. Well tomorrow I'm off to France... should be sorting out me wardrobe.. such a problem what to take! what will the weather be like. You know the drill :) last time I was there in May, just after a heat wave it rained every day except the day we arrived & the day we departed... so who knows whats going to happen in November!. Desi was so cold in May she had to borrow one of Bills big fisherman knit jumper!!... mind you she does feel the cold more than most.
Love to all
 Sue B x

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Blue Mannequin

A card for my friend Desi 's birthday to be given to her by my our friend Jeanie!. Desi & I are going to France to stay with Jeanie & her hubby Bill on Friday. We are going for a chill out & gossipy catch up... some shopping too I expect

Backing Paper & mannequin image.... Artilicious Decadent Brocade CD.
Corner Stamps.....Elusive Images.. Butterfly Daisy Collage theme plate.
White embossing powder from Debbi Moore.
Sue B x


Happy Halloween 
 Have a spookytastic time
 Sue B x

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Cubby Hole Haloween Card Swap

A bit of fun... for the shop swap!.... Using Glenda Waterworths free BP download, Elusive Images tree stamp, Inkadinkado spiders web stamp.... ooooh! things that go bump in the night!!
 Sue xx

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Jenny's 60th

This is a birthday card for my friend Jenny, she is 60 today & the image on the stamp reminds me of her. She & another friend , Joan, are off on a  Med cruise tomorrow. I missed Jenny's birthday meal last night cos I was unwell but I hope to see her this evening ... with a bottle! She doesn't do computers so I know she wont see this! lol.  The stamp is from Debbi Moore, Backing  paper from Sharon Duncan every day embossibilities, Cuttlebug script embossing  folder on coredinations whitewash  paper.... can't remember where the HB stamp came from but I love it.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Craft Garden Blog Candy

I've just tried to make a link to The Craft garden blog Candy... guess what haven't been able to do it! so check it out at
Good luck
 Sue B xx

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Just Birthday!

Just a couple of cards  made  with Elusive Images & Aspects of DesignGardening rubber stamps.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Inspiration from Handmade Decorative Books by Sue Roddis

I had to wing it a bit cos I didn't have the same card, inks rubber stamp etc. but I did  enjoy the process of messing about with different inks & card till I came up with some thing I liked! (oooer how did "liked" go like that? was it something I did.. must've bin but no idea what. lol
I used Lavinia dandilion stamp stamped onto a background of white cardstock which had been splodged with die inks, spritzed with water & when dry spritzed with Glimmer mist.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Match box workshop

Sue Roddis Christmas Card Workshop.

These are the product of a workshop at The Cubby Hole with Sue Roddis. We used Cuttlebug snowflake embossing mat, alchol inks, Sticky finger Inks, distress ink pads, lovely stamps ... ooops can't remember whos,Dreamweaver tree stencil. The bird card needs a greeting at the bottom, the leaping reindeer needs to be made into a card. I have another one that is under construction but I'm a bit busy at the mo. My sister & her hubby coming to stay, going to HSNW finishing Jeanies Christmas cards before she goes back to France plus she wants a mixture of birthday cards to take as well .. busy busy..
 Take crae
 Sue x

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Who Me?

Image & backing paper from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew CD. Images mounted onto silver & black card. Little image Embossed with UTEE x 2 .The word  "me" stamped with Fourth Dimension krystal tips alphabet. I've only used UTEE a couple of times ... but  I like the effect so will have to keep up the practise!
 Take care
 Sue x
ps  Joe & I are going to the opera tonight to see The Marriage og Figaro... Joe's fav. opera

Quick Christmas cards

Snow flake card using  snowflake stamp from See D's  Snowy Days set  coloured with Colour Box chalk eyes ink. Inside image from Glenda Waterworths Artilicious Seasons Greetings Cd printed onto acetate glittered with Deco Art glamour dust.

These happy snowmen are  also from the same See D's set I can't remeber who the backing papers aremade by but I remember buying the pad a while ago from a little craft  shop in Llangollen called Crafters Cove. The images are coloured with Stardust pens a tiny amount of Glamour Dust.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

I'm busy making Christmas cards (for my friend Jeanie) so not much time for blogging or other projects so thought you might like a sunny reminder of warmer days ... ok ok it wasn't that much warmer ... but doesn't this photo cheer you up? 
 I hope to have all of them  finished  ( christmas cards that is) before Jeanie returns to France where she lives with her lovely hubby Bill.
 Sue x


Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Joan's Birthday

A birthday card for Joan who will be 65yrs in a couple of days. a few of us are meeting her tonight for a birthday meal at a pub called the Duke of Westminster. We should have a giggle booked!

Monday, 21 September 2009


I think this looks a bit "wooden" (scuse the pun) & especially as I've just seen  Sue Roddis Halloween cards on her Jabberwocky blog... they are fantastic!.. added 29.09.09

I was rummaging through one of my bits boxes.. yes I have more than one & came accross this. I'd done some playing about with the dreamweaver stencil & glimmer mist. I then started playing with the image in photoshop, printed this.... & into the bit box it went!  ... Wouldn't it make a great halloween card... mmmm ...will have to think about this I don't have much halloweeny stuff .. get me thinking cap on.
 I do have a halloween  DVD from Pink Petticoat but not sure .. I'll have a play but really I should be doing Christmas card orders  maybe this can wait a bit...

Finished card .. using  Pink Petticoat Spooky Doodlies DVD

Workshop leftovers

These are the card remnants from my first ever workshop. The workshop was at my local craft shop... The Cubby Hole. It was a matchbox work shop with Sue Roddis. I had a great time, met some lovely people & learnt lots. I plan to "do something " with these bits soon... watch this space. Iwill also put a picture of the matchboxes when I figure out how to get the best photo to display it.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Ties Revisited... Pretty Card?

I was supposed to be making pretty cards to day & this is what happened! Not what I wanted to achieve at all but one of my friends ... Jeanie who lives in France & is coming over to UK on Friday would like  lots of mens cards to suit all ages! Mens cards are not my favourite thing! ... sorry reflection on your lovely selves...

Mind you I seem to be in a blank space at the mo.. too many ideas roaming around in my head & not enough practical application.
Going shopping to Chester on Friday with two of my friends, Maureen & Desi. We are looking for accesories to go with Maureens wedding dress, for shoes especially. We hope to have a smashing  day.
I didn't tell you about our (Maureen, Jenny,Joan & me)  trip to Manchester last Tuesday. We had a great day managed to get Maureens wedding dress,had a lovely lunch. bit of  slurp ( wine) time before we caught the train home. Great train journey on  Virgins Pedalino (spelling?)  first stop Crewe , 2nd stop Milton Keynes then London.The train stopped at Crewe  at 19.30 but the doors we were trying to get out at wouldn't open!  So there we were on our way to MK... Cutting a long story short we were escorted to first class with a free cuppa by the train manager who arranged for us to catch a train  back to Crewe from MK. We arrived back in Crewe at 22.00 . Not bad really & it made us chuckle.
 Sue x

Monday, 14 September 2009

Nick's BD card

Another quick card for a young man called Nick using a Dimesion Fourth tie stamp with backing papers from the Funky Hand Cd Now that's funky. The ties are embossed with detail black embossing powder after being stamped with Versamark.

Thank you card for Lilian

A very quick card for my neighbour Lilian using a bought embossed card , adirondack cloudy blue &  light salmon ink pads& flowers from the stash!