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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Candy Winner

Good Evening
Just got back after a lovely meal with hubbie, I have just drawn my pin candy and the winner of the 16 pins and pin cushion is no other than....

Susan Flynn

Second Prize of 2 pins for comments left goes to

Elaine Wheeler

Joint second prize of 2 pins for comments left goes to

Sonia - from Italy

(it should actually have Lindyloo but she makes the most amazing pins and didn't want to enter, just leave me a lovely comment)

Congratulations ladies I hope you all like your prizes and keep your eyes out for my First Anniversay Candy which is coming up next month. 

If you ladies could email your address I will get the pins off to you next week, I am rushed off my feet with work and preparations for my husband's surprise 50th birthday weekend - I am catering for 31 people for the whole weekend, so my mind is full of shopping lists and what to pack, we are in the middle of nowhere so if I forget anything we are in big trouble... fingers crossed I am organised. 

Suzie xx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Anything Goes - Let's not be Square

Good Morning,
Ohhh.. I am feeling my age, I missed the start of the challenge for Anything Goes - I thought it was next week, how did I do that???  Where are the weeks going to???  So I apologise to my fellow DT members and here is my card, good job I was ready with it we are away this weekend for my hubbies 50th birthday so at least it was ready even if I had never loaded it to the site. 

Our challenge this fortnight is Let's Not be Square and I needed to make an anniversary card for my lovely sister-in-law and her equally lovely husband.  I chose my new stamp from Sarah Kay, A Little Bit of Country, yummy....

I used a Martha Stewart PATP, one of my pins, and some WOC flower for the front, but my favourite is yet to come. 

Open the bow and it reveals the inside - I have to say this took me ages only because I could not decide what to do and what flowers to use.  This is a new sort of card for me and I have no idea what you would call it. 

This is a close up of the sentiment.

Left side showing the handmade flowers

More flowers

Close up showing the lovely image and one of my hand-made pins.
The papers are Nitwits - Puppy Love - flowers are Tonic punches and Memory Box. 

Most of things on my card can be bought over at the Craft Den - so go and have a look around. 

I also hope that you will join us on this fortnight's challenge over at Anything Goes and you really must drop by and see the amazing creations from my team mates.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges - circles (spotty paper on the inside)  - Make your own - pins and flowers = Something new - Sarah Kay stamp


Suzie xx

Monday, 23 July 2012

Fashionista Challenge - Baby Pram

Firstly I would like to welcome all my new followers, it is great to see you and the comments you leave really do mean a lot to me :). 

It is a new challenge at Fashionista Challenge and this month it is Baby or Birthday and we also have some exciting news so do pop over to our blog and have a look. 

My choice was baby and I already knew I wanted to make a 3d model as I LOVE doing this sort of thing - so I would like to introduce my pink girlie pram. I had great fun making it and working out the dimension, I have to admit it took me some time, the next one will be quicker. 

I used two Grand Nestie dies, scalloped circles and circles, for the body of the pram.  Martha Stewart punch for the handle and bonnet. 

This view shows the inside with the little blanket and a top view of the parasol, which was made with more nestie circles

This view shows the pram handle which I made with wire and pearl beads, as was the parasol handle.

Hope you like my little creation - and don't forget please drop over to Fashionista Challenge and see our exciting news and see the creations from the rest of the DT which are amazing.

I would like to enter my project in the following challenges - What is your Crafty Passion - models - To Die For - Kids or Babies - Lace - Die Cuts - Circles - Circles = Pink, Pearly
and Pretty - Ribbon & Bow - All Things Girlie - Babies


Suzie xx

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Last Candy for leaving me a comment

Just a really quick post to say sorry I have been a bad blogging friend and not had chance to visit your blogs, life is very hetic at the moment. Life should slow down a little in a couple of weeks. 

This week is the last week of my pins - and I am going to draw the winner next Wednesday, below is the picture of the grand prize. Link to original post here.

Also for two people who left me a comment I will give two of the pins below.  I will add the comments up from the candy posts and put them in one of those random number thingies.  I was really pleased how these pins turned out :) - they look lovely in the flesh.

Hope you all have a great day and I am in tonight so should get around all your blogs for a nosey. 

Suzie xx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Fashionista Top 5 Winners

Good Evening

The Top 5 Winners have been chosen by the Fashionista Design Team for our latest challenge, and as always we like to add a great twist to our challenge...  We want YOU to chose from our Top 5 and tell us

Who will win the

"People's Choice Award"?
and there is more
one lucky voter will win a prize too.
So drop over to Fashionista and place your vote today. 

Suzie xx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Candy - week 3

Hi everyone
So this is week 3 of my pin candy and another 4 pins, so now total of 12 plus my hand made pin cushion. 
These are the 4 new pins, the two outside pins are new extra, extra long pins, I think they were about 4.5 inches - all the other pins are about 2 inches. 

All the pins together now, I am sure you will have fun adding them to your cards. 
Next week I will add 4 more pins and these will be for drawn for 2 people who left me a comment.
So if you haven't already entered please do so here.  Also don't forget it you were already a follower you can enter twice also if you added it to your side bar you can enter for a 3 third time.  Draw will be on 27th July. 
Good Luck
Suzie xx

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Anything Goes Challenge - Relax with Lavender and Lace

Good Morning Blogging Friends,
Today is a new challenge for Anything Goes Challenge Blog and this week our challenge is Relax with Lavender and Lace, such an easy challenge for me as my favourite colour is purple and I love lace and ribbons on my cards.  I made a card some time ago for a lovely lady who was 75 and I thought she would appreciate this type rather than my usual image card. 

I made an easel card with a digital frame I downloaded and cut the center out, I then put acetate over the cut out.  The next step was a smaller frame for the back and an even smaller frame for the sentiment, I then attached them together with pearl brads so the front panel curved... did that make sense...   I am definately going to do this again with an image at the back next time and using my new Grand Nesties will make it super easy. 

I think this view shows the curve of the front panel better, also I made one of my pins and a huge purple bow.

This view shows the bottom of the easel card with flowers, lace and pearls, drop over to The Craft Den, as they have a great selection of flower, brads, lace and pearls. 

I had bought ages ago some little blank cameos from eBay and I fortunately came across them and thought they were ideal for poping a picture of Margaret on, I cover the picture with more acetate which was secured with Glossy Accents.  Unfortunately in the tip I call my craft room I can no longer find them.  I really need to get some time to sort it all out...

Hope you like my card, please drop over to Anything Goes Challenge blog and see the fantastic creations from my other lovely team mates. 

I would


Suzie xx

Monday, 9 July 2012

Chris Brahney - RIP

For those of you who were following my post about a missing local lad.  I am very upset to bring the sad news that Chris has now been found dead in a local canal, my thoughts are with his poor parents and the rest of his family at such a sad time.  A post morten will take place tomorrow which might throw some light on what happened. 
Suzie xx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Please find Chris Brahney

Hello everyone,
My son, our dog and I have spent the morning in torrential rain (we have forecast one month's rain in a weekend) joining a search looking for Chris Brahney, he is a 22 year old boy who has gone missing after a Stone Roses gig at Heaton Park, Manchester last Friday, he lost his mobile phone and also got separted from his friends, then got on the wrong bus and ended up a few miles away, the last time he was seen it was midnight and he was trying to get back to Heaton Park to find his way home. 

There is a Facebook page!/groups/275750745866192/

His poor parents - I cannot image what they must be going through - he is the same age as my youngest son and it really brings it home to you, my other son was at the same gig and said the organisation was terrible and there was no lighting after the concert. 

It will be a week tonight, according to one of his friends I spoke to he was in no trouble at home or at work, and not the sort of boy not to contact his parents or put them to needless worry. 

So this post to just to draw awareness on the off chance he ended up the other side of the country, I cannot see it but all avenues must be pursued. 

Suzie xx

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

This week's Candy

Good Morning friends
Life has suddenly got more hetic than it was before, what free time I had seems to be gobbled up so no card from me, although I have finished a DT project but cannot show you just yet, but it is gorgeous :).

As promised I have made 4 more pins to add to my candy, if you have not yet added your link please go here

This now makes 8 pins, with another 8 pins still to make - I have decided that I will give the winner 12 pins plus my hand-made pin cushion and I will give the remainding 4 pins to 2 lucky people who have left me comments, that is 2 each, hope that makes sense. 

Don't forget if you were already a follower you can enter for a second time, just put 2 after your name and if you have put my picture on your side bar you can have another go too. 

One of the reasons I am have not been able to make a card this week is that I have been making Save the Date cards for my step son and his fiance who are getting married next year.  Sorry picture is poor it was taken with my mobile.  The card is a lovely pearlised cadbury purple colour but just looks black in the pic, sorry. 

Day off today and I am spending it with my lovely mother-in-law who lives about an hour away, we off to a garden centre for lunch and then out for a Chinese tonight with some family and friends - see told you I was busy, but nice busy :). 

Suzie xx

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