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Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and I am on a few Design Teams.I am taking art classes with Kit and Clowder, and Make it Crafty. I hope maybe you will get some new ideas here or you can leave comments and links so I will be picking up new ideas from you. Anyway I will put on the kettle and have some cupcakes at the ready...
Monday, 1 October 2012
Well..it seems as though it took forever for the family to adjust to the loss of Colin's brother and father, I'm afraid everything went on the back burner for several months but now Colin is back playing bowls and I am back blogging. I am just putting the finishing touches to my DT card for the Forever Friends challenge blog and of course to update my sidebar with all the details. Everything will be ready tomorrow (Tuesday) Thank you for your patience.
Monday, 25 June 2012
We are keeping busy at the moment to help cope with Colin's loss. Both his brother and his father died within just a couple of weeks and I do thank those who knew for your kind words. I apologise to the rest of the design team on Forever Friends challenge blog and to Chris on her blog as I haven't been able to keep up with my commitments but by the end of the week I hope to catch up with you all. Sue x
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Todays Knight is a digi from Christine it is certainly a very useful one to have in your collection when you get tired of the same old 'male' images. Printed onto watercolour cardstock coloured with promarkers, backing paper from m.c.s., swirl made with my cuttlebug and charm from stash.
I do hope you have better weather than we have here and manage to keep warm this week.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
At last I can tell....I am now a member of the design team at the Forever Friends challenge blog!!!! We were told a few days ago but had to wait until today to post it on our blogs. I am so chuffed about this and looking forward to using the cute images. I was bursting to tell this news but will post more later today.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
This lovely Spring image is a digi by Christine printed onto watercolour paper coloured with promarkers with a free digi frame from cuddlybuddly. The branches are made with my cricut and the flowers are of course from wild orchid crafts. The cardstock is from my stash...one of those wonderful 12 x 12 pads. Christine is on a roll with these lovely images, well worth a look. I hope you have a peaceful evening and I just know tomorrow is going to be a good day...the shopping is delivered around mid-day so rockbuns for tea!
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Anyway back to this lovely digi from Christine printed onto watercolour paper, coloured with promarkers. The dragonfly was in amongst my birthday pressies from Lisa, flowers from wild orchid crafts and ribbon from stash. The Martha Stewart border/corner punch is amazing! It is my first punch from MS, Colin bought it for me from Hobbycraft...I guess his retirement isn't going to be too hard after all. I do hope you have a very nice Wednesday, I'm off to see if the carrots can be saved.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Colin 'I was going to take you out to lunch but it might be a bit late'
Me 'That's ok, maybe get a chinese or fish and chips tonight'
Colin'I will have to see what I feel like, meaning said chinese or fish and chips'
Me 'ARRGGGGHHH!!! Is it me??? men!
This weeks lovely image from Christine very easy to colour so I've made a couple of cards in different shades. The pansy's are printed onto watercolour paper, coloured with promarkers. Butterflies made with a Martha Stewart punch and swirls and ladybird made with my cricut. Tied tape from stash and the greeting and frame from my craft studio.
I hope you have a really nice day today, the sun is out already here in Norfolk so I hope it is good warm'ish weather for you too. I have entered this into the challenge at
The Paper Shelter Challenge 64 Birthday http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.
Friday, 11 May 2012
Anyway, back to today's card. This is one of my favourite digi's from The Paper Shelter. She is so easy to colour and I do think my shading is getting better, I know I have a long way to go yet but there has been some improvement! She has been printed onto watercolour paper coloured with promarkers...there is a link on my sidebar. Layered onto mirriboard and then onto Henbury Lane papers (I think) Swirls from my cricut and flowers from wild orchid crafts. I hope you have a very good weekend, I'm off to join in the docrafts bloghop, I hope to see you there.
I have entered this in the Paper Shelter Challenge 63 'Anything goes' http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/
DYSU #71 - Use A Flower http://doyoustackup.blogspot.co.uk/
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
This 'convertable' image is going to have many uses, I have already found three. This is printed onto Daler Rowney Bristol Board which is my favourite for printing digi's, coloured with promarkers, background papers and sentiments from my craft studio, flowers and ribbon from w.o.c. There are some lovely digi's on Christine's blog that I just know you will have fun with.
It's another soggy day here so I may have Colin home which means the dreaded housework will have to be done! Just another two sleeps till he retires and we can't wait! We will be off in the caravan with my pens and digi's stashed away in a locker. Colin can go fishing and I will be cosy with all my 'stuff'.... heaven. Right...I will have to leave this and go and make Colin's sandwiches, I can smell the new bread so I might just have to have a crust...quality control...
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Happy Saturday everyone...I'm staying in my craft room for a while today. Colin is listening to football downstairs, Norwich v Arsenal. I am an Arsenal supporter and guess who Colin supports? Ho hummm. I will just listen out for any cheers or boos, really, anyone would think he scored the equalising goal himself, and I am sure I am not responsible for any of the Arsenal tackles!!!
Colin is retiring next Friday the 11th so I downloaded a digi from Mo's pencil and printed it onto watercolour paper, I think this is Tom and Tilly coloured with promarkers (my hair is purple) someone said the image looked like us right down to the size of bum! I really enjoyed colouring this, I do adore her images. I backed it with papers and images from my craft studio printed onto matt photo paper.
I think I can hear mutterings from downstairs so I will bloghop for a while and go down when the coast is clear. Have a good weekend and keep warm.
Saturday, 28 April 2012
Anyway, today's card is 'Rose and Felix' by the amazing Sylvia Zet over at Wee Stamps. Her images are just gorgeous! I think I have almost every one of her digi stamps and I wish the her normal 'rubber' stamps could be produced as digi's as well. The cardstock is from my stash, the backing paper and frame from my craft studio, the image is printed on watercolour cardstock and coloured with promarkers, the lovely flowers from wild orchid crafts of course and the double bow is just ribbon from my stash. Any extra swirls made with my cricut. Colin has made some bread for our sandwiches and I am sure he stood at the bottom of the stairs to let that wonderful scent drift up to me...like in the supermarket suddenly there is the lovely smell of fresh bread and everything stops!!! mmmm.... the kitchen is going to be very tempting this afternoon as I have already made some rock buns which are cool enough to eat. Do you think that one rock bun and one sandwich would be counteracted by some gardening in the rain? If I really dash about maybe I'll burn off some of the calories...why do calories taste so good?
I am entering this in the
Saturday, 21 April 2012
I haven't posted on my blog for a few weeks...bloghoppers know why and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their support and kind messages and I am now able to rejoin the hops.
The primrose nursery is flourishing...it seems like every time it rains more grow-I am not complaining, every one I have transplanted has grown and the toadstools I found growing in a bag of compost are so pretty and they are growing quite happily on a tree stump I dragged over an old manhole cover...I will post some photos here next week.
I hope you all have had a good week, keep warm this weekend...it's certainly chilly here. I'm off to do some hopping with a large mug of hot chocolate, I will visit you all soon.
I have entered this in The Paper Shelter 'Wings and Things' challenge.
Saturday, 7 April 2012
Well...it's still raining here but I am not really complaining, I have found a secret area between my weeping cherry and the patio where primroses grow. They are growing there without so much as a 'by your leave' and I am digging them up and replanting them in the borders...then it rains and I find more baby ones, then I dig them up, replant and then more grow!!! it's amazing and I love it! Anyway must dash...we're off to Lisa's to play with the kids. Just one more thing....can anyone let me know please, if I still have that awful verification robot thing on the comments-I dislike it so much on other blogs now I am worried I still have it on mine. Here's wishing you a great weekend.
Friday, 30 March 2012
Our newest grand daughter has arrived. She is gorgeous and I can't wait to get to know her. The last couple of weeks has been so unbelievably frenetic with visits and looking after Jaydn and Jasmine with their different timetables...I don't know if I'm Arthur or Martha! (That was just for my father-in-law who sometimes visits my blog and doesn't leave a message!!) Young mums now-a-days dash about all over the place with all the extra clubs and things as well as the normal mum stuff...I'm sure I would have been in a heck of a muddle if I had been left in charge. Anyway, this little mite is the reason for the nappy cake and my lack of blogging news.
The weather here has been glorious and I have been working in the garden every morning till it gets too sunny. I have made friends with a couple of blackbirds (well...the missus is brown but you get my drift) it has been unbelievably peaceful sitting in the dirt just listening to nature...I hope Colin doesn't read this as I should have been able to write 'I have been working so hard getting the garden ready for the Spring' but sometimes you just have to sit back and smell the roses! I hope you have a great weekend and I will be hopping around the blogs tomorrow.
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Friday, 9 March 2012
Friday, 2 March 2012
Saturday, 25 February 2012
It was a beautiful day here Thursday and Friday so I was out in our garden. I made a start on our veg patch which was so weedy. I must admit I sat on the ground listening to the birds, it was so peaceful, I didn't get very much gardening done but I made up for it yesterday. Colin cut back the hedge and I weeded round my bulbs. I think the ground was warming up, I did pay for it later and almost dozed through Friday evening. Today is looking like another fine one. We are off round to see Jasmine our grand daughter...she had her third birthday during the week so we can play with playdoh to our hearts content. Hope you have a good weekend.
Friday, 17 February 2012
I have entered this in the Wild Orchid Challenge, wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com I hope I have done this correctly, any hints and tips would be very welcome.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
I also was a busy bee yesterday. Apart from shopping of the boring kind I am re-purpled, I visited the local hairdresser and had a very nice couple of hours with enough chat and hot chocolate to unwind ready to face the ironing. Hmmm...didn't work so I will face the ironing today perhaps with Haven on tv. I had finished a commissioned card for the hairdresser but would you believe it...I made a Diamond Anniversary instead of a Silver, oh well...that will go into stock and the Silver one will be finished hopefully later today. Good job she has a sense of humour. I woke up this morning with my hair all over the place but my fringe is looking pretty good! The garden is still covered with snow so I have Colin at home with me...lovely, means I get cups of tea made (I just cannot make tea that's drinkable) I hope you all manage to keep warm, sue x
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Friday, 27 January 2012
Todays card is made with a really pretty digi stamp. Although my colouring still isn't as good as I would like...I am still enjoying working with digi's and this one is from Cuddly Buddly. Printed on watercolour paper, coloured with promarkers which hobbycraft have on sale at the moment, and embellished with flowers and leaves from w.o.c. the bud roses coloured with promarkers. The greeting is from my craft studio, swirls from my cricut with home decor cartridge and the image cut out with my cuttlebug. The ribbon and dragonfly are from my stash. The background paper from a selection called 'Neighbourwood'. Colin and I have been away all week staying with Lisa and her children. Manwai is away for the week and as Lisa is five weeks away from having a baby we stayed overnights just in case. I am pooped! I sat down in front of the telly last night still with a rather bent halo on my head. I had to sit down as the children had thought it a good idea to grab hold of my legs when I tried to pass them. The next thing I knew I was tumbling (I would have said flying but really it was more of a tumble) through the air to land heavily on my knees. It was rather like in star wars when those huge mechanical vehicles were stomping through the desert till Luke or Aniken wrapped the cables round the legs and they came crashing down. Not very elegant! I am home for the moment tucking into a slice of Lemon Drizzle cake. I think I deserved it. Anyway, the weekend is here, Yippeeeee
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
It is quite mild out today but dull and drizzly so I think I will be making boxes and inserts for the cards...after I have done loads of housework of course (that's in case Colin reads my blog) Anyway, I hope today is a good day for you. Keep warm, love Sue x