Friday, 30 December 2016

The eye

I hand drew these eyes after watching Sheena Douglass drawing an eye on Hochanda

I used spectrum noir markers and a couple of colorista markers in the neutral tones

I had made the backgrounds awhile ago with the
I thought the eye would look great peeping through the hole.

 Hope you like

Just need to think what I can make with the green eye now.

Thanks for looking

Love Susanne x

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Scruffy little kitten card

Here's a sneak peak of a recent make
For a birthday looming very soon

Coloured with spectrum noir illustrator markers
image from scruffy little kitten

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Happy Christmas

Heading up north tomorrow to spend Christmas with my husbands family in Scotland so I thought I would post this card to wish you all a 

Happy Christmas

For this card I used all crafters companion items

Gold mirror card
Die'sire create a card star die
Sheena Douglass festive lights embossing folder

Thank you for looking
Have a wonderful Christmas

Susanne x

Friday, 16 December 2016

It's Christmas jumper day

here is a card I made esoecially for crafters companion
To celebrate Christmas Jumper day

This card was made using core'dinations dark 12 x 12 cardstock
Die'sire Christmas sentiment stamp set
Core'dinations sand it kit

I hope this has inspired you to make yours

love Susanne x

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Create a card birthday garden

Here are two cards made with crafters companions brand new

This is a 5x5 fabulous versatile intricate die

There are so many ways to use this die, the two cards I have made are also using crafters companions new card blanks these card blanks  will cut out all the hard work measuring your cardstock.

The above card is made using the 8x8 centre fold back card blanks in white card.
I also used downton abbey paper pad, gold mirror card, Sara Signature English Country Garden Grand Floral dies and gold and brown aquatint inks to colour the flowers which I made from copier paper.  I used brushed cordruoy distress ink around the edges of the card.

For the above card I used the Diorama kraft cardstock, downton abbey paper pad, Empire gold Pebeo gilding wax, sara signature English Country garden grand floral dies, copier paper for the flowers,
matching envelopes come with these card blanks so there is no worries that your card will not fit in an envelope.

Thanks for looking

 Susanne x

Crafters inspiration 12 cards

Here are two more cards made using

I also used spectrum noir  alcohol pens BT2, BT4, BT5, BT7

Anniversary chocolate box

I made this box for my husband for our 17th wedding anniversary

I filled it with the chocolates he loves.

Downton abbey cardstock

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Crafters inspiration 12

Its crafters companions 11th birthday

What better way to celebrate than the launch of the

Here is a card I have made using freebies from the magazine

Welcome to Autumn

Where has the time gone!

Sorry I haven't posted for awhile

Here is a card of the moment, a lovely autumnal card made using freebies from crafters inspiration 11

I also used aqua tints to colour the leaves, and colorista pens to colour the stag.

Thanks for looking 

Monday, 5 September 2016

Back to School

Back to school project for crafters companion

A4 Homework folder

Keep all your homework organised with this folder made using the Big score and centura pearl downton abbey card stock to give your school work a touch of elegance.

Items used
big score, Centura Pearl A3 downton Abbey above stairs cardstock,  Diamond Press Alpha dies, gold mirror board, 

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Mdf wedding keepsake

A beautiful gift for the bride

a keepsake for her wedding day

Please take a look at the tutorial for a more in depth list of items used.

I also made a box for the heart using the big score 

Made using papers from the download of the month for July from crafters

Thank you for looking

Monday, 15 August 2016

Crafters inspiration mag 11

Here are two Autumn themed cards using freebies from the crafters inspiration magazine 11

I just loved using all the Autumn themed colours

For the above card I used strips of coloured card from the coredintions dark paper pad and embossed with the leaf vine embossing folder, I sanded the embossed images, then weaved the coloured strips to form a checkerboard sort of pattern.  I used the polymer stamps for the centre.

For the above card I die cut the leaves onto neena classic white card then coloured the die cuts with aqua tint inks, i used the landscape  and gold from the essential set, I used an embossing tool and mat to draw in veins on the leaves whilst ink was slightly wet, so when they dried they retained their shape.  I also used coredination dark cardstock and gold mirror card.

Thank you for looking

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Verity Rose using aquablend pencils

Verity Rose ( moonstruck)  cards

Here are two makes for Crafters Companion, using the beautiful verity rose collection.

I used papers from the verity rose cd.  The base card can be made by viewing My tutorial tab above, as I used the same base card as the one I used for the blog hop....see earlier post.  I used moonstruck stamp and cupcake stamp accessories to make this card and the stamped images were coloured in with spectrum noir aquablend pencils.  I also used the doily die from the verity rose collection and organza ribbon to make the bow.

This card I used moonstruck stamp again and the moonstruck die accessories.  I used the traditional colour for moonstruck the purple which just happens to be my favourite colour too.  I think this is why I have been drawn to the moonstruck character.  Again I used papers from the verity rose cd.  The card base was a simple two fold card, when closed allows the owl to be seen but the sentiment hidden.  Spectrum noir aquablend pencils were used to colour the stamped/ die cut images.

Thank you for looking

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Blog hop

Welcome to my very first blog hop hosted by Sara Davies at Crafters Companion.

The Inspirers design team are so excited for the brand new launch of Saras Signature Contemporary Christmas collection on the 6th August 2016,  I am so privileged to be part of this team and able to join in the crafters companion blog hop.  You can join in with the fun too and preview the new collection for yourself and if you are lucky you can win an item from Saras new Contemporary Christmas collection, one lucky person will win the entire collection.

This card was made using Sara's signature Traditional Christmas collection.

Thank you to everybody who took time out to comment on my blog. the competition is now closed and a winner has been chosen 


To make this card I used crafters companion Big score, A3  centura pearl Snow White with a hint of gold card stock, Paper from Saras traditional Christmas 6x6 paper pad, also, from Saras traditional Christmas collection the merry Christmas festive greeting and the entwined holly decorative die, and the Diesire Classique Christmas poinsettia die, gold mirror card, collall all purpose, tacky and 3dimensional glue.  From my stash I also used embossing tool and mat and 3dimensional faux pearls.

I have also added the tutorial on how I made this card, which you can find in the tutorial tab at the top of this page.

Thanks for looking, feel free to comment which will enable you an entry to win the Sara Davies contemporary Christmas die below and good luck.

I am so glad you have popped along to view this project on my blog to be in a chance of winning this fantastic die from Sara signature contemporary collection you need to join in with the fun.   The blog hop begins on 28th July at 12.00 pm on Saras own blog follow all the links to the blogs, and just for taking a look at my project and leaving a comment you could be the lucky person to win yourself this fantastic prize from Sara Davies signature contemporary Christmas collection a fabulous holly die.

All winners will be announced on Crafters Companions Facebook page on 5th August 2016.

The next blog you need to hop along and visit is Julie, here is her link

Other members of this blog hop are:
Here is the Blog Hop Order

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Pebeo dyna paints

Finally I have had some time to play.

I was inspired by watching pebeo paints being demonstrated on hochanda last week that I thought I must get mine out and have a play

Slate coaster using Sheena Douglass stamps

A 8x8 canvas

Friday, 8 July 2016

Candle holder and gift box

Here is another make for crafters companion.

The gift box was made using the Big Score and the gift box tutorial from the tutorial DVD.

I used A3 double sided centura pearl card stock from the downton abbey collection to make the gift box.  English country garden floral vine edge die for the candle holder, and the matching English country garden floral duo dies.  The embellished flowers were cut from centura pearl Snow White card with a hint of gold.  The sentiment was with love from the die'sire essential die collection.  This project I was able to use my brand new Spectrum Noir Aquatint inks essential collection in gold to colour the centura pearl card, heat resistant acetate was used for the window.

The candle holder was made by re using an empty Nutella jar. A Yankee candle votive was used inside the candle holder to make a beautiful gift.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Every Rose 6x6 card project

Hi every one, sorry for the delay in posting.

 For this card I used Sheena Douglass Every Rose stamp and the fabulous spectrum noir aquablend pencils.  I used the primary and natural set.  The stamp was stamped onto Neenah classic white card.
 From the primaries I used verdant green, bright green, ruby, red berry, grapefruit and sapphire pencils and from the natural collection I used clay, sorrel and wheat colours.  I used a waterbrush to blend the pencils and tore around the image.

I also used 12x12 core'dinations dark paper pad for the background which I sanded with the core'dinations sand it set.
The sentiment  just for you stamp was from diesire sentimental love is all you need stamp set, I used spectrum noir bt9 to ink up the stamp.  I mounted the background onto centura pearl Snow White with a hint of gold card stock.ii

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Postman has been

ohhhhhh, look what has arrived this morning........ I can't wait to play........

Spectrum noir aquatint inks the essential set, gold and silver.........yay!

Essential aquatints

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Making cards freebie

I made this card today for a work colleague who will be retiring this Thursday.
The card has been made using some freebies from making cards magazine July issue.  Girls just wanna have fun collection. I just love the bright and funky colours and the retro feel, great that you can add your own text in the speech bubble too!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

First DT post for crafters companion

I am delighted to share with you my first DT post for crafters companion.

Inspiration comes from the crafters inspiration issue 10 magazine.  I used the taste of India and sugar and spice collection from the cd, also the hexagon metal dies and the exclusive stamps.  I love these colours together.

also used, centura pearl snow white card, collall tacky glue, and organza white ribbon, distress ink and pearl gems.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Latest makes

Here are the latest card makes, I have been struggling with this blog so this is the reason I haven't posted on here for awhile.

Here are some more cards