Friday, 14 January 2011

Pay it Forward 2011

I've just entered a "Pay it Forward" at Dawn's Crafting, so here I am "Paying it Forward"

I promise "Something Handmade" to the FIRST 5 people to comment on this post! However there is a catch!!! You must repost this status, offering "Something Handmade" to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be "Handmade" or "Homemade" by "YOU" and it must be sent to you 5 other people some time in 2011.

If you'd like to play along please leave a comment below!!!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

And the winner is......!

Well I've been having a lovely birthday with my family. My youngest, Theo cooked dinner with Daddy - smoked salmon and prawn salad followed by pasta in garlic and prawn sauce!! They are just decorating a cake just now!
Nienna drew out the name of the blog candy winner... Drum roll please!!..... The winner is Jude! Well done!! I'll be in touch to get posting details!  
To say Thank you to everyone who follows my blog and entered the blog candy draw here's a little present for you! It will be available as a free download for a limited time only, but after that you'll be get it at Card Making Downloads and Crafty Card Making.

Suz x

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Sonic The Hedgehog Hoopla!!!

Every Friday night. my friend and I have a night in with the kids (we take turns at each other's house). We have a natter, some tea, some fun and lots of giggling!! We make each night a different theme and my littlest, Theo decided last night's theme - Sonic the Hedgehog!! We had lots of fun! My favourite bit was the Sonic the Hedgehog Hoopla game I made!! Some photos follow!!

Hedgehog (and mouse, cat, rabbit, alien and snowman!!) breadrolls the kids made!!

Everyone enjoying their hedgehog themed food - mostly on cocktail sticks and stuck into oranges!!

You can see the food a bit better here!!

Sonic the Hedgehog Hoopla!! Made by wrapping a large juice bottle in some blue shiny paper - colouring the ends of some kebab skewers (for points scoring!) and sticking then in (used sharp scissors to make a little hole first) - printed off a Sonic face and stuck on the fron. Hoopla rings made from kitchen foil rolled and secured with sellotape!

Theo playing Sonic Hoopla - he loved it and is now very good at it!! I'm rubbish - I'm lucky if I get one hoop over the nearest spikes!

Night all
Suz x

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Blog Award From Dawn

I'm very happy to share with you this award from Dawn! Thank you so much Dawn!
As you may already be aware, this is not just ANY blog award! This one comes with a fab $5 Gift Certificate! How cool is that????

In order to qualify for the $5.00 Digi's With Attitude! Gift Certificate you must state 3 things that makes you different from everyone else and you must nominate 5 blogs, then let those 5 blogs know you nominated them. Lastly, you must display the Blog Award Badge (above) in your sidebar and link it back to the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog
For all the details please visit THIS LINK
Ok so 3 things that make me different from everyone else! hmmmm....
1. I love Tolkiens Middle Earth books, especially Lord of the Rings. So much that all my children are named after characters from it - Lorien, Nienna and Theo (short for Theoden).
2. I trained as a Nursery Nurse and was a Playgroup manager at the age of 21!
3. I slept out in my back garden when I was 13 to raise money for homeless people!!

Ok now 5 blogs to pass this award onto....
1. It's All a Fiddlefart - I love the ideas Helen comes up on this blog. And she loves Poundland like me!!
2. Wishing On a Starr - Loads of lovely graphics - and lots of freebies.
3. Sliekje Digi Stamps - beautiful Digital Stamps
4. A little Bit of Magic - I love the photos Natalia has on this blog
5.Cards By Jackie - Lots of cards to give you inspiration.

So Thank you again Dawn.

Suz xx

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Octagonal Boxes, some cards and another Freebie!!!

Well here is the photo of my new octagonal gift box and a little freebie from my Design Team!

The download for this box is available here!

To get the freebie from Nienna just click here!

Here are some cards I've made today...

Hugs and Best Wishes
Suz, Nienna and Theo x

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

My Very Own Little Design Team!!

Well I decided today to make Nienna (my 8 year old Daughter!) the first memebr of my design team and Theo (7 year old son!) the second member upon his request!!! I'm going to get them working on some projects soon and as I'm teaching them how to design digital sheets I will get them to make some for you all as freebies!
Nienna helped me to test out my new box template which will be available on Card Making Downloads and Crafty Card making in the next few days. I will take a photo and upload it tomorrow! I didn't get time today as I had to rush over to my mum's as she was struggling to cope since breaking her arm just before Christmas. My brother was here until Sunday to help but has now gone home.
Sleep tight everyone
Suz x

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all! A wee bit late I suppose but I have been busy with the family!
I hope you've all had a great festive time and are looking forward to the rest of the year!
Took the tree down today whilst the littlies were at their friend's house - Emma and Melissa, their friends stayed over last night - Emma's first sleepover (shes 5). All went very well and we had no tears even though Theo was up til 1:30!!
Well I thought I'd kick the year off with a little freebie for you - some gorgeous shopping lists made with a few of my Nitwit Collections sets.

You can find nitwits here. These are personal use, just for you as I'm sure you'll needing to stock up after the shops were shut for two whole days over christmas and new year!! It always makes me laugh how much we buy for the festivities and in this house we are usually still force feeding ourselves christmas chocolates at Easter, just in time for more!!

You can get the freebie here.
Keep checking back I'm hoping to get a few more freebies up on my google site this year.

Suz xx