Susie's Scrapblog

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suescraftstuff:- I try to put all sorts of things into order in a scrapbook. mainly family. I Started scrapbooking in 2009 and now am totally addicted. Just recently I started making a few cards, mainly for friends and family, I really enjoy doing this, but there is such a lot more to learn. currently I am learning to use promarkers, they're fantastic!!... I have a cricut cutting machine, but like to embellish with different mediums rather than just the cricut cutouts. I love lace and flowers, also distressing and embossing. This is just one of my many hobbies I've had over the years, a big part of it was woodcraft and painting.The woodcraft bit I got from my dad, him and my mum are my all time favourite people, my dad was so kind and clever, dad, I miss you, because of him I still dabble in the woodwork a bit too. But I am loving putting all my photo's into a scrapbook, and lately making cards, to keep and remember everone in a much more interesting way than a normal photo album .hopefully it will be passed on in later years.



Thursday, 30 December 2010

Eugh !!!!!

This is my dear grandaughter Eloise, her Mummy gave her her first taste of Marmite !! I don't think she liked it very much do you? lol Marmite (for those who don't know) is a yeast extract, like Vegemite in Australia, it's quite a strong taste and one you either love or hate. I think Eloise's face speaks for itself!!
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Monday, 20 December 2010

A Cold and frosty morning

This is the view from my house on a cold and frosty morning in December. The trees looked amazing, but this photo doesn't do them justice. Hope everyone has a Good Christmas and a fabulous New Year.!!!
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Thursday, 9 December 2010

Welcome to my newest grandchild, Zachary (Zac) born on 20/11/2010 a little brother to Harvey aged 2 and a cousin to Eloise aged 1.
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Friday, 12 November 2010

Digi freebies

A few more christmas digi's from Simply cards and papercraft magazine.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Remembrance day 2010

They joined for many reasons- to march, to sail and fly - they went where they were posted but nobody joins to die. Our leaders talk on TV 'what else could we have done?' But those leaders lost no daughters and none has lost a son. So here's to all our soldiers wherever they may be-and... here's to all their families, I raise a glass to thee. Wear your poppy with pride

Happy Baby

November week #2 color combo challenge. using all the above colors and the word 'happy'  I had this gorgeous picture of my darling grandaughter Eloise to scrap and so I thought I'd try it with these colors.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Love comes to stay

The following is a poem I heard on our national radio a month or so ago, it really made me stop and think, as it's about someone who has been living a life alone for a while and come to terms with the fact that they rule their own life, have become sort of selfish on a way and like it that way, then along comes someone that disrupts your life, in a good way? love comes along late in life and creates havoc in the calmness of your life.

Love Comes to Stay
You broke into my house while I was out
and lodged and laughed and cooked and disarranged things.
I find it very hard to tolerate
intruders with the energy to change things.

You cluttered up my home with friends and noise;
stole my entire routine and broke and spoiled it,
wrecked my attempts at dignity and poise,
dismantled old machinery and oiled it.

You heard the song I knew by heart, and learned it,
explored each corner of my home and filled it;
and snatched my dearest prejudice and burned it,
and caught what terrified me most, and killed it.

You hold opinions I don't wish to hear,
make jokes about me which I don't quite get,
break rules, support the cause I least approve,
and fail to see that I'm in charge, as yet.
You barge in without any invitation,
slam doors which I prefer to keep ajar
you go and smash my blessed, slow stagnation.

But, since you’re here, we’ll leave things as they are

© Lucy Berry 

An exercise with promarkers. I'd been trying to use letroset's promarker paper, it's has a sort of sheen to it and does not bleed at all, but the markers just 'lay' on the top of the paper and 'pool' I tried to blend too but they just merged into one color and the effect wasn't good, so this one is on regular paper, and I tried to color just inside the line a little then if it bled it wouldn't overlap. it seemed to work and in my opinion looks better than the paper made especially for the markers.
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Friday, 5 November 2010

Merry Christmas

I LOVED doing this card, these little reindeer just make me grin. colored with promarkers, and embossed with gold and clear, and the white. the eyes and noses are glossy accents !
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Baby Bud stamps

I saw these two images on Lisa (The Purple Place)'s blog. I instantly fell in love with these cute images, so I purchased them immediately! this is what came into my head as I was making them. they are both quotes, the first one I'm not sure who by, but the snowdrop is a quote from Robbie Burns.
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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Snow Fun

November week #1 challenge for SSC, A winter's scene incorporating red, pink and pale blue. this is my effort.
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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

From the dog!!!

A birthday card to my DH from our dog!!! lol this will mean more to him than anything I'm sure.
The image was colored with Promarkers and the paper is a freebie download.
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Monday, 1 November 2010

Birthday card

A birthday card I just had to make when I got this image. brilliant, just love those ladies.
Image colored with Letraset Promarkers. the sentiment was computer written on Vellum,
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Friday, 29 October 2010

OK! who booked the Santa for the kids party?

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A free digi stamp from Imag-e-nation. I thought this was so funny, I can think of several people to send it to.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Fall Leaves

Simply Scrapping Crafts, October Color Combo Week 4.

I used my cricut and sure cuts a lot to cut scallops, grass and tree, the rest were from my stash. using glossy accents for the leaf shine.
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Monday, 25 October 2010

Car Wash

This is my son Steve his Wife Heidi and thier son Harvey at the Cambridge Fire Station's charity car wash day!
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The cat's dinner!!

Another super image used from 'Simply Cards and Papercraft' magazine.
I love this issues freeby it's brilliant. I used promarkers to colour the image and glossy accents on the 'sausages' and the 'turkey' and a tad of gold heat embossing on the crispy roasties.
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Digi images

These images were free with 'Simply card and papercraft magazine'
please feel free to copy onto your desktop by right clicking and 'save as' and print.
I hope you have as much fun with them as I have!! and please credit the magazine!
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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Two cards made with free digi stamps and pp from Cards and Papercraft Magazine

Someone Special

This is for the Simply scrapping crafts week #3 challenge.

This is for my friend who has been going through so much these past few years,
You are always in my mind and you're my 'someone special' my thoughts are always with you.

Someone Special

Color Combo Challenge, Week 3. for 'Simply Scrapping Scrafts'
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Friday, 22 October 2010

Scrap paper christmas card

I made this card with all my leftover scraps from the Christmas pack i bought. I heat embossed the sentiment with gold and finished it off with gold ribbon and stars. I felt quite satisfied doing this, using up all the scraps, it seems such a shame to throw them out.
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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

End of the year

How fast did this year pass? It only seems like yesterday we were celebrating the birth of our grandaughter Eloise last Christmas day, and the first birthday of our grandson Harvey in January. They are both growing so fast, it's a shame they don't stay babies for long, but as each month passes it reveals new and funny little characteristics in them. I didn't know how different it would be having grand children or what emotion I would feel. It seems bringing up your own child flies by so quickly midst the worry, tiredness,illnesses, and the general every day things you endure, having grandchildren is great as you can give them all your love and attention without the other things and hopefully putting all my memories down in my scrapbooks will tell that story and will be something for them to look back on.
Since doing my scrapbooks I have started dabbling in card making, I never had the desire to do this before as it seemed that everyone was doing it and it wasn't different enough and personal enough for me, but since I did my first one, how that opinion changed, I've found my own style and it seems they are individual and different, it's part of me and my creativity that  I am putting into a personal message. I am now as addicted to card-making as I am scrapbooking.    I've also joined an awesome group of fellow artists and joined within that a group of secret sisters, I'm looking forward to finding some nice things to send in dec/jan. for my secret sister. it should be a lot of fun.
The weather here in the UK has turned really cold this week and is typical Autumn now, all the golden and red leaves on the trees falling into the streets and painting the streets copper and gold. I love this time of year when you wrap up warm to go out, cosy up indoors and mainly get cosy in my scrap room and really get down to some good stuff while I watch the season change outside. I will post some new LO's soon of my next grandchild, arriving dd 19th nov.2010. and the birthdays of the other two coming soon.
How I love being retired. gives me all the time to indulge in all this, and a great big special thanks to my wonderful other half for putting up and encouraging me in all I do.