Tuesday 27 June 2017


Good afternoon and happy Tuesday. The wonderful Bibi over at Rubber Dance has sponsored a couple of challenges at CASology and as I do like a challenge I'm having a go. Before I start I have to say CAS does not come easily to me, so please be gentle. This weeks cue word is Fly, and this is what I've made.

I've used Phone Home, and Fly from Flying Ink Bottle. If you need any Rubber Dance rubber remember to quote SDFreeShip on anything 15 Euros and over for free P&P.

I'm entering this into the Happy Little Stampers CAS 'smoosh' challenge. My flying girl has been stamped onto smooshed Brusho's.
I'm also entering her into the That's Crafty Keep It Simple challenge.
Have a fun week, and thanks very much for looking x

Sunday 25 June 2017

Rudolf Day In June

Good morning and happy Sunday. Well we're another month nearer Christmas, it doesn't seem like two minutes since I was sharing my last Christmas card. I must admit I do like a bit of a prompt when I have cards to make, so when I saw that Happy Little Crafters had a 'trees' challenge I was very happy to go along with that.

So we have Dylusion papers and stamps, fussy cutting (yawn) and glitter.

This is the stamp, I've just stamped and chopped the layers, and coloured with Paper Artsy paints.

I'm really pleased that I've made a card each month this year though I know some people will have made hundreds by now. In fact I must have enough stamps and papers to make a thousand without repeating myself. Don't tell Neil but I've already bought more of both for this year lol.

Have a great weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Friday 23 June 2017

Dream It, Wish It, Do It

Good morning and happy Friday. The Happy Little Stampers have started a new ATC challenge, and as I haven't made an ATC for ages (and ages and ages) I thought I would join in. The first theme is flowers, and this is what I've made.

All the stamps are by Rubber Dance.

I've used acrylics and brusho's.

And Textured Flowers, and Think Again. These are available in the store and if you add SDFreeShip the postage is free on orders of 15 euro's and above.

I really enjoyed making these, I'll not leave it as long next time!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Not My Circus

Good evening and happy Wednesday from a very hot and sticky Pontefract.  If horses sweat, gentleman perspire, and ladies gently glow, my 'glow' will be seen from outer space! Is that too much information?...
I'm here to share my last 'Things With Wings' piece for Lost Coast Designs.


This has two of my favourite things, on the same piece, this quote, and flying monkeys. I had no idea Leonardo said this first, but it says so here so it must be true!
This has been made with Leonardo's Accesories, Steampunk Pony, Fish and Heart Set, from Lost Coast, and Flying Monkey and Not My Monkeys from Carmens Veranda.
So we now have two challenges for you to join in, Postcards  and Things With Wings. I hope to see you over on the portal with yours.
Have a great evening, and thanks very much for looking x

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Art Dreams

Good afternoon and happy Tuesday. As promised I'm back with the second page for my new small art journal.

This also has a DOX background, and I've used Loopy Calligraphy and Art Doll, both from Lost Coast Designs.

These are both pages together.

And in the album.

So please join in with our I Can Fly challenge. You don't have to use our stamps, but it's always more fun if you do.
Thanks very much for looking, and see you again tomorrow xx

Monday 19 June 2017


Good afternoon and happy Monday. There's a fun event over on the Lost Coast Portal To Creativity called 'We Can Fly'. This is what I made.

I've used a DOX background, and Lynnea, Loopy Calligraphy, and my favourite Miscellaneous Words. This will be a page in my mini journal. 

If you pop back tomorrow I'll show you how it looks inside. 
Have a great day, and thanks very much for looking x

Sunday 18 June 2017

King Of Dads

Good morning,  happy Sunday, and happy Father's Day.
I'm very lucky because I have the King of Dads, and here's the card to prove it.

Have a great day whatever you are doing, and thanks very much for looking xx

Friday 16 June 2017

Los Tres Caballeros

Good afternoon and happy Friday, the weekend starts here! Continuing our postcard challenge at Lost Coast Designs I have my 3 friends. 

I've used Skull Flourish and Tres Caballeros

Then I got to thinking what if....

You can't beat a pair of googly eyes :-)
Come on over and join in, the only rule is that it must be 6x4 inches, how simple is that.
Have a great weekend and thanks very much for looking x

Thursday 15 June 2017

We're All Going On A Summer Holiday

Good morning and a very happy Thursday. We're halfway through the month already, so it's time for a new challenge at Rubber Dance, and in keeping with the warmer weather, we've chosen Summer Holidays. Here's my holiday postcard.

I started by colouring a postcard with sprays and Distress Oxides. This was my first real play with the DO's and I was very impressed.

Then I started with the stamping, I've used Retro Beach and some bubble wrap and gesso for texture.

Obviously a postcard needs a stamp, so I've used a Norwegian one from Bibi that was on the envelope that my stamps came in. The postmark is from Artfully Stamped

These images are all from Retro Beach. I've made a Distress Oxide background, then stamped in a DO and sprayed again with water. I really do like the vintage effect.

Here they are all sewn down.

This is the nearest you'll ever get to a holiday postcard from me - it used to spoil my holiday thinking what to write on a card - a phone call is much easier :-)

So please get in the holiday mood and join in with our challenge, you may win some wonderful Rubber Dance stamps. 

As always the stamps are P&P free on orders 15 Euros and above by quoting SDFreeShip. Have a fun day, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday 14 June 2017

A Birthday Sausage

Good morning and happy Wednesday. I had to make the dreaded male card recently, and as everyone had crazy cats and dogs last year, I 'needed' a new stamp - it's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! Here's what I made.

He just made me smile as I was colouring him in (tongue out of course) and I promise that he wasn't harmed when I had to cut him in half to get him on the card.
You can't really tell from the photograph, but the 'doggy panels' have been recessed into the card.
That's Crafty have a 'dog eared' challenge running at the moment, so I'm entering 'Sausage' into that. It's a Crufts sort of thing ;-)
Have a great week - rumour has it the sun may make an appearance, and thanks very much for looking x

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Love Rocks

Good morning and happy Tuesday. I'm still in romantic mode and hearts are the order of the day over at Country View Crafts. Here's my second lurrrrrrvely card.

I started by making an 8x8 background using Dina Wakley acrylics, various stencils, and a wet wipe.

I added more colour with red Amsterdam paint, and the Tim Holtz Heart Struck layering stencil. Then I added white through Dot Fade.
I then stamped some Dyan Reaveley heart stamps at the edges.

I stamped the same stamps on some scraps and stuck down.

The main images are also Dina's stamps. The two in the corner have been stamped directly to the card using the Tonic Stamp Platform. I'm not much of a gadget person but I LOVE this. It really does what it says on the tin! It's easy to clean, and you can repeat stamp if you've missed a bit.

The main hearts have been popped up on foam tape and have some twizzly wire behind them.

So that's anniversary card number two made, so I'm a very happy bunny. 
There's still lots of time for you to play along, so please get hearty and join us. Thanks very much for looking and have a happy week xx

Monday 12 June 2017

Summer Sun (In the Rain)

Good morning and happy Monday. Well I'm back from my week away in Sunny Scarborough - who am I kidding, it rained every day, and when it wasn't raining it was blowing, and when we got really lucky it did both! Still we managed to walk loads so my step counter was very happy. 
There's still time to enter the colour challenge over at Rubber Dance, and so to celebrate Summer, I made this.

I've used Owl Do Good, Retro Beach, and Giraffe.

I've also added lots of rain! These owls are so cute, I think they are definitely sheltering from the weather. If you would like them to wing their way to you, don't forget to use SDFreeShip on orders of 15 Euros and over.

I'm entering my rainy owls into the Happy Little Stampers Die Cut challenge.
Have a fun week, and thanks very much for looking x

Monday 5 June 2017

Three Little Birds

Good afternoon and happy Monday. It's the first Monday of the month, so it's time for a new challenge at Lost Coast Designs, and this month we've chosen Postcards. Here's mine

This has been made with 3 Birds, the branch from the Fish and Hearts Set, and Fly from Carmens Veranda's clear stamps.
Please pop over to the Portal of Creativity for lots more inspiration, and then join in yourself. Anything 6x4 is perfect!

We are away for a few days in Scarborough, and the weather forcast doesn't look too good. My pedometer is all charged up, and Neils raring to go lol - hopefully we won't get too wet!

Thanks very much for looking, and I'll catch up when I get back xx

Friday 2 June 2017

Let's Hear It For The Cats

I love cats! There are no two ways about it, cats rule! I'm not an either or person, I like dogs too - it's just that cats are better. (I can hear the sound of dog people walking out and slamming the door lol). So when I saw that That's Crafty had a cat challenge I know that I had to enter. So next I had to choose a cat stamp, but which one? In the end I decided to go with a selection...

This is an A3 board that I painted and stencilled. I thought it would take all of my cat stamps - not even close lol.
My name is Sue and I'm addicted to stamps...

I have Dyan Reaveley cats...

Lost Coast Designs cats...

Stampotique cats...

Smug cats...

Tim Holtz Crazy cats....

Brett cats....

Donna cats...

and the very first cat stamp that I ever bought. She knows she's my favourite but don't tell the others.

So according to Wiki, we now have a 'pounce' of cats. They've all been watercoloured with Spectrum Aqua pens, and Derwent watercolour pencils and crayons.

I'm also entering my mass of moggies into the MMM challenge A Year of choices - I'm going with put a stamp on it.
SSS Wednesday - anything goes,  Happy Little Stampers watercolour challenge, and 
Craft Stamper Magazine TIMI anything goes.

This was such fun to make, and it got the usual response of 'what is it, what are you going to do with it' from Neil, so all is well with the universe.
Have a great weekend, and thanks very much for looking xx

Thursday 1 June 2017

Lazy Days of Summer

Good morning and welcome to my second post for today. It's still the 1st of the month, so it's also time for a new Rubber Dance colour challenge. 

This is our mood board - doesn't it make you want to go there. NOW!

I started by roughly gessoing my chipboard page, then adding some bead texture gel and some Deco Beads in sandy colours.

When this was dry I added washes of colour with acrylic paints, and stamped the Public Bathing Notice from Take The Plunge and the net from Retro Beach a few times.

Then, as it's June, and Summer, I added some sunshine through a stencil - if only you could do that in real life!

The polaroid frame is a die cut that I've colour with Distress Oxides. The 'holiday' is also from Retro Beach. I love how these stamps look like they've been made on a label maker.

The lovely lady has been coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils, and more words from Retro Beach added.

So I now have a double seaside page in my chippie album.

There's lots more inspiration over on our blog page, and if any stamps should happen to fall into your basket whilst you are there, don't forget to quote SDfreeShip on orders of 15 Euros and above.
Have a fabulous June, and thanks very much for looking xx