Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Christmas Table Decorations

Here's a picture of some of the boxes I made for the Christmas table (12 in total). All had matching chocolates with names on and a bag of Reindeer or Snowman poop!! The family were very impressed and are all planning on keeping them for next year so I'll have to think of something else to make - hmmmm maybe personalised crackers!!

Suz xx

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Vey quick post just to wish everyone a very merry Christmas!! I hope you're all where you want to be and with those you love.

Have a great day - off to make Christmas lunch with my brother at my mums because she broke her wrist last week so can't do much!! She'll do anything to get out of making christmas dinner!!


Thursday, 23 December 2010

Blog Candy

Well I've finally got everything together for my first blog candy!!!

£5 voucher for Mad About Cards
3 Daisy and Dandelion Xmas Sticker sheets
With Bunches Of Love Daisy and Dandelion Stamp
Little Frog Prince Stamp
Stamping mat
Paper Mania Motifation - Spring
Chipboard Tags
Pack of tiny foam pads (2mm square)
1pack of wire butterflies (pink and purple)
Handmade 3D birthday stickers
Moon and star embellihments
7 sheets of peel off stickers - various designs and colours
Stack of Card
My own special Design CD - with exclusive designs!!!
Do-Crafts magazine (December Issue)

And now how to enter!! I thought the simplest way would be if you leave a comment after this post with your name and click to follow me (that way I can get in touch with you without you having to publish your email address!). If you don't want to go down the whole following blogs route then simply email me with your details at
I will pick the winner on (or as close to) 12th January 2011. All names will get put into a hat and I'll ask one of my kids to pick out a name!!

Finally I'd like to say Merry Christmas to everyone. I hope the festive season is a happy one for you and anyone suffering with weather problems is able to get to where they need to be or at least stay safe and warm at home!

Suz xx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Update on Blog Candy

I'm still searching for a few extra items and I'm also doing a couple of exclusive designs to go on a disc for the lucky winner. I'll hopefully get it all together soon but busy making christmas cards atm!!
So far the candy contains: lots of card, a couple of embellishment packs and some peel off stickers as well as the Design CD!
 Suz x

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Blog Candy at Crafts International

This is what one lucky reader will win.
1 6x6 Memory Box Paper Pad ...
(my fav this year is also Mistletoe highly recommend) ,
1 large Vintage Christmas Stampin Up Wooden Stamp Brand New
1 Bottle Of Sticklers "Holly"
1 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad "Pine Needles"
assorted green ribbons and Fibers from Capture the Magic.
So if you fancy getting hold of this lot of brand new crafty items .
Good luck and the draw will be made on Dec 12th

Blog Award

Thank you Dawn for this award!

These are the rules for this award - Im off hunting for blogs to follow and be inspired by so I can fullfill this bit!!

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this - Done!

2. Share 8 things about yourself - Done!

3. Pass it on to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered - Done!

4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards - Doing and will be done very soon!

Right, 8 things about me....

1) I'm trained as a Nursery Nurse
2) As a child I moved round a lot because my dad was in the army.
3) I love chocolate and tea!!
4) I'm the youngest of 3 - sister 4 years older and brother 9 years older.
5) I've had 3 poems published - the first when I was 14 and it about my mum (awww!!)
6) I used to do modern and tap dancing when I was younger.
7) I enjoy cooking especially with my children.
8) My teenage daughter and her friends call me Midge - because I'm only little!!

The bloggers I'm going to pass this award onto are:

1) Ali - I met Ali on the CMD forum and we've had lots of chats about kids as both our youngest are autistic.
2) Denise - I also met Denise on the CMD forum.
3) Lorriane - Another friend from the CMD forum! Lorraine is a fellow designer on CMD.
4) Kris - And another from CMD forum! Kris does fantasic work raising money for charity.
5) Cards by Jacki - Just been looking at this blog and liked it so here you are!! Look forward to getting to know you!
6) Crafts International - Another blog I've just found. I always have great respect for people who cope with illness and still manage to do something for others - Jude raises money for Alzehimers.
7) Digis With Attitude -
8) The Creative Cottage - This blog looks lovely!

Well thank you again.

Suz x

Blog Candy

Well as I'm new to all this and looking forward to Christmas like a big kid (I can sleep well and am nearly always the first up itching to get everyone else up!!) and to my birthday a couple of weeks after Christmas I decided to offer my own blog candy!! I love getting freebies (don't we all?!!) and it's quite amazing the feeling you get when you give to others.
I will post again soon with further details as I'm still hunting down goodies to add to the stash and working out what it is I'm actually doing!!! If any of you seasoned bloggers out there want to offer friendly advice I'm all ears!! I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon but please bear with me for the time being!!

Suz x

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Award From Dawn!! And Surprise Anniversary Gift!

Well I got home after a short weekend away to celebrate my anniversary to find I had this award from Dawn at Thank you so much Dawn.

I had a lovely surprise from my husband for my anniversary (and joint christmas and birthday) of golden tickets to see one of my favourite bands, 30 Seconds to Mars! We got in early and were given a bag with goddies in! Then we got to meet the band - very briefly and get their autographs (which I've given to my daughter and her friend as I'm not really fussed about that kind of thing - just squiggles anyway!!). After that we had our photo taken with the band and then got to watch them at the side of the stage before going on stage for the last song!! Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but I guess I'm a rock chic at heart!! After all that we stayed at a nearby hotel and ordered our cooked breakfast with croissants and trimmings in the hotel room!! So I'm feeling very spoilt at the moment!!

The children are still at my mums so I'm spending the evening crafting and wrapping presents!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

New to this!!

I'm Suz. I have 3 children and a wonderful husband who doesn't mind my obsession with crafting!! Well he's usually busy playing the piano whilst I craft!! I used to run a couple of local playgroups but gave up work last year to care for my youngest who has been diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (NOS) with Autistic tendancies.
I've been making cards since I was 10 when I used to trace pictures from books and then colour them and add them to the front of cards! My mum says I was cutting up bits of paper and drawing and generally being crafty as the child too!
I started designing and selling craft downloads online earlier this year - at and also
I've decided to start a blog as I see so many on my trawls of the net searching for new graphics to play with. One of my favourite sites is I just love the cute graphics on this site - really appeal to the kid in me!!
I'm not sure what I'm doing and not sure where I'll find the time but hey, I'll give it a go!!

Suz x