Monday 29 August 2016


Hello my lovely crafty friends!

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying life.

First of all I would like to thank those of you who have sent kind wishes to me and my family.
After a few very difficult months I am extremely pleased to say that my daughter is making an excellent recovery. Her strength and determination is amazing and we are so proud of her.

So, thankfully I now have some spare time for crafting. However, I have decided to spend less time blogging so that I can concentrate on the magazine commissions that I am very lucky to be  asked to do. The design teams that I have been part of have been incredibly understanding and I hope to be back to designing regularly for DigiStamp Boutique and Pink Gem Designs soon.

I thought I would share a couple of cards that I made recently for Papercraft Essentials Magazines.
I may share some more magazine commission cards with you soon but I really don't want to bore you with them or for you to think I am boasting at all, I just wanted to update my blog and to let you know what is going on!

Digi-stamps - DigiStamp Boutique Thank you cats and Love you cats
coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Echo Park and Lawn Fawn
Dies- Die-Namics Stitched Mini Scalloped Rectangles
Die-Namics Stacking Stars
Die-Namics Wonky Stitched Rectangles
Sentiments- Clearly Besotted Stamps

Thank you so much for stopping by to look at my blog today. I hope to be back really soon.

Bye for now


ALI said...

Lovely cards Sue, well done on the mags and I'd love to see whatever cards you make.
Glad to hear your daughter is doing better!

Hannelie said...

I saw one of your cards in the magazine the other day and was so excited about it Sue!
Awesome to see you again and to know things are looking better with your daughter's health!
Love both this dotted and striped cards!

brenda said...

So nice to hear from you Sue and to hear positive news on your daughter, I pray it continues and you get more time to enjoy what you do so well.

B x


Gorgeous cards Sue and so glad to hear your daughter is on the mend have missed you take care
Dianne xx :)

Lisa xx said...

Hi wonderful to see you again, have thought of you! Very good news that your daughter is returning to better health.

Hope you will still share your work here from time to time....definitely not boastful or boring!!!

~@ngie~ said...

two fantastic cards & super cute images & I love the dies on both cards too :) xXx
My Blog Angie's Craft Hideaway

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue and welcome back, it's good to see you here and to learn that your daughter is making a good recovery. Obviously it's been a very difficult time for you and your family, hope it's onward and upward from now on.

Two lovely cute cards, great little image and lovely colours, take care, Kate x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely to hear from you Sue you have beef missed and so pleased to hear your daughter is making good progress
Two gorgeous creations and pleased to hear you are making some cards


KraftyKoolKat said...

So lovely to see you Sue. Fantastic news about your daughter she has been in my prayers. I am so glad they seem to have worked along with everybody else's I imagine.
I am afraid my prayer's didn't work for my beloved Tony, I lost him 25th June. I miss him so much and can not stop the tears. There isn't a day goes by that I don't shed them.

Your cards are so cute.
I wish you and your lovely family all the best, you have been through so much.

Wendy L said...

Nice to see you back and these two cards are lovely and bright, xxx

Chrissy said...

Welcome back Sue, so glad to hear your daughter is doing well..adorable cute cards and congratulations on your magazine commissions...


Rainey's Craft Room said...

It's lovely to see you here again Sue and we all love it when you share your creations. Two very sweet cards here today.
So glad your daughter is improving too.

Marlene Atkinson said...

Hi and welcome back, I have missed you and the blog. Great news to here your daughter is making a good recovery, I hope it will be onward and upwards from now on.

Gorgeous cards, gorgeous images and colours. Marlene

cotnob said...

It's so nice to see you Sue, such good news that your daughter is making an excellent recovery and that you are managing to find a little time to craft.
Your cards are adorable, such cute images and lovely colours.
My Personal Blog: Crafting with Cotnob

Redanne said...

I cannot tell you how pleased I am that you are back with us and that your daughter is making such a wonderful recovery. It must have been such a difficult time for all of you but I am also pleased that you are finding time to craft too! Both cards are adorable - oh, and, you are not boastful at all and I never tire of seeing your wonderful creations, in magazines or here! Big hugs, Anne xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

So pleased to hear that things are getting a bit better Sue, still sending healing thoughts for your Daughter, these cards are adorable and its nice to see you showing your work again
Kevin xx

pam said...

Hi Sue, how lovely to see you back! wonderful news on your Daughter, hope things continue to improve.
Beautiful cards so happy you are getting the credit you deserve..
I for one would love to see your beautiful creations and I do not think anyone would think you are are not the type..
Hugs Pam x

Wendy said...

Oh what a wonderful surprise to see your post in my reading list Sue, so pleased to hear your daughter is making a good recovery :) love your cards, they are gorgeous as always... have really missed you!
Wendy xxx

Karen said...

Oh be still my heart... what a joy to see a post from you, Sue. I think of you and your daughter often, praying for you both and sending healing love her way. I'm grateful to hear she is on her way to recovery. It has been such a long journey. I am proud of her! Your cards are sweet and beautiful, filled with joy that dances straight into my heart. The magazines are blessed to have you. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well this is great news and how strange, I woke up this morning thinking about you and planning to email you this morning to see how you are doing. Super cute cards and you don't bore us at all with showing them. If you look at other mag designers we all blog some of our mag cards, promotion for the mags and they like us blogging about them. It is always lovely to see your cards in the mags. Take care and keep us updated xx

Pat said...

Two lovely cards Sue, so nice to see you posting again and wonderful news to hear that your daughter is doing so well.

Pat xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So lovely to see you back blogging Sue. Great to hear your daughter is doing well. Sue x

Lorraine said...

Hello Sue, good to see you here and fabulous to hear about your daughter.
Love your cards and would love to see the ones from your magazine commissions on your blog too.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Lovely to see you sue and to hear that things are looking good for your daughter, long may it continue xx

Pia S said...

Welcome back, you've been missed. Great to hear there's good news about your daughter's recovery.
Sweet cards, thanks for sharing.

Jane Savage said...

So nice to 'see' you, Sue and your gorgeous creations! So very glad to hear that your daughter is recovering well! Many hugs to you and your family! xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Sue! YIPPEE! I have been so concerned, and am thrilled to see you posting again! It's really great news to hear about your daughter, and am so glad to know she is making headway. Sue, I do hope you will share your cards designed for publication when allowed. It's really nice even if you consolidate your posts. These are adorable. I surely needed my "Sue Fix" and this is the best news ever seeing you back! And just like Hurricane Hermine roaring her rainy head - you came in with lot of energy in your cards - SO HAPPY YOU ARE BACK! hugs, de

pinky said...

Yah so nice to have you back with us Sue, even if only now and then. I am so glad to hear the news about your daughter, onwards and upwards!! Your cards are adorable, lovely, bright and clean designs. Keep them coming!

crafty-stamper said...

Was just thinking about you and came to check-delighted to see you back and your daughter is making a good recovery-would be delighted to see your cards and boasting doesn't even come into it-you have really been missed--oops almost forgot to mention your beautiful cards and cute images
Carol x

Marilyn said...

My apologies for not having been by lately Sue and I am so glad to hear your daughter is on the mend.
I love these cards! So cute and very, very cheery and simply sweet 'feel good' cards.

Tracy said...

Hi Sue! I've been on an extended vacation and am just getting caught up with what I missed while I was gone. I'm so happy to hear that your daughter is doing so well. Attitude is so important in recovery. :-) Congrats on those magazine commissions! That's an awesome accomplishment. These two cards are great examples of why you were asked. Hugs to you and yours!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Super cute creations hun, love t h bright colours

So glad to see you back with us hunnie & the news that your daughter is improving is wonderful
Huge hugs Shell xx

Donna said...

Hey Sue, great news to learn that your daughter is making a full recovery and its lovely to see you back blogging again too. I've missed your lovely cards and these little cuties are adorable...looking forward to seeing many more of your magazine commissions :) Donna ♥ x

Squirrel x said...

Fabulous news about your daughter, I am so relieved for you both! Wow, these are two gorgeously super cute cards, love them both very much. Who could resist such cute kitties?! Not me, that's for sure. So glad to see you back, I hope you are able to share your work with us occasionally, it would be a shame not to see what you are up to when you make such stunning pieces. Hugs hunny. Mwah xx

*Vicki* said...

Hello there my crafty friend! I've been wondering how you're doing and how your daughter was coming thank you for the updates on that! So glad she is doing much better now! Sending hugs to your whole family! :) Congrats on your special magazine news too!! You make lovely designs and I'm sure they're thrilled to have them! :) So glad to see you back crafting my friend! HUGS


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