Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Horray!! I'm finally in, and thanks Dr. Phil, your book came in real handy, he! he!

Hello to all my lovely blogging pals :)

So sorry for my recent lack of blogging, but I've had a nightmare with blogger these last few weeks, which has ment that I have not been able to either update my own blog, or indeed, comment on yours :(

Anyway, after weeks of trying (and nearly giving up!) it finally let me in today, horray!!!

Soooo, moving swiftly on(to all things crafty) I thought I would show you what I've been up to, whilst I've been away (so to speak).

It's been a hectic last few weeks, but with lots of nice things too :)
Which included a visit from one of my lovely sisters last week, and a trip to the Cotswolds, plus, I had my colours done last Friday too!
Not sure what that means?
Well nore did I, lol! But basically it meant a girly night out with lots of drinks and nibbles and colours being put up against your face and finding out what colour pallete suits you best.

Would you beleive, I was a tricky one, there's a surprise, he! he!
And rather than the 80% of people who tend to come under a season of colour, eg. Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter. I come under everything Light? Which basically means all soft light colours, but NO black, of which I were a lot of, yikes!!!

I've also been kept very busy with lots of crafty things, as some of you know, I'm currenly running a goody bag swap over on the Do Crafts Website, and our goodies are due to be sent this week, yikes!! (again)

I had set the swap to include, handmade flowers, tags, cards, and embellishments, then ofcourse came the challenge of trying to find inspiration, gulp!
Then... as if by magic, my lovely crafty friend Carole, told me about this wonderful website called Pinterest, OMG!!! all I can tell you, is that I'm hooked!!!
And yes Carole, that is all your fault, lol!

Anyway, having discovered so many wonderful and inspiring craft ideas from this magical website, I set to work, and hit my stash, big time!!!

One of the things I have most enjoyed is discovering how to make paper roses.
I noted from the pictures I had seen (which inspired me to do this) they had used old books.
Now, I don't know about you, but I just can't quite bring myself to rip up a lovely old book, there's just something so charming about them.

Sooo, decided to take a peek at any "not so old" books that I may alreay have lying around.
After much searching, I came across the perfect book, Dr. Phil's "The ultimate weight solution", lol!
It was gathering dust on my shelf (just like all my other weight books, which promised to make me a size 10, but never did, lol!) so decided to put it to some good use, so happily tore into it and made loads of paper roses :) the pages were even slightly aged too, perfect for that shabby chic look, lol!
So thanks Dr. Phil, your book came in reeeaaal handy!!!

I've also included a few pics of some mini albums I've started to work on. I purchased a wonderful mini album kit from my lovely friend Alyson, and have had great fun playing with that too!
Not finished yet, but thought you might like to take a peek at how they're coming along, I have including a few bits and bobs from my stash too, which mix and match really well, along with a few stick pins I've been busy making ,oh yes, forget to mention, I adore making them too!

So, all in all a very crafty few weeks. I promise to try and catch up with all your wonderful blogs, and hope too that you've all managed some lovely crafty time also.

Suzie xxxxx :)


SusieJ said...

Ha,ha - the perfect use for Dr Phil's book!! I do rip up really,really old books (ie. ones that are literally falling apart.
Love all your crafting and it's good to see you back.
Hugs xx
p.s. I had to install Google Chrome to solve my blogger problems. :(

Fiona Keel said...

you have been busy Suzie, and I agree with Susie, Dr Phil finally became useful and creative!! except not in the way he planned. all your projects are stunning, love the mini album and tags, and those hat pin decorations are exquisite! Fi x

jakamoo said...

Hiya Suzie,
welcome back to bloggsville!!! My haven't you been busy! Luvin' those flowers and mini albums! How spooky that only this afternoon, literally half an hour before I got your latest comment over at my paperymash blog I had been mooching around Pinterest and hit the invite me button. Looks really inspiring and I can't wait to get started! I'm trying out a few cards and bits and bobs with mini bunting just now and oooh I've been a bit naughty by ordering myself a Big Shot die cutting thingy from craft superstore - my birthday's coming up next month and there'll hopefully be money coming my way! Can't wait to get it and play!

Carole said...

WOW! Loving your crafting Suzie - well worth the extra long wait! Really love your birdie tags (I so NEED that punch!) and your mini albums are just delightful ... and I can easily see how your hat pins could become addictive (hummmm, why haven't I had a go at those yet?!!!)

So glad you love Pinterest - knew you would!!! On this occasion, I will happily accept the blame because it is bringing you joy!!!

You never know, one of these days, we might actually get to have a long overdue chat!

Hugs and sparkles

Carole xxx

Sam Wright said...

WOW you have been full of busy. glad your back missed your posts! Wanted to thank you as well as I have made some new lovely followers thanks to your blog posting my updates!! Whats that tool called because ill put it on mine! I know what you mean about defacing nice old books hehe! Again glad to see your back xx

Svjetlana said...

Fantastic work Suzie, you have been very busy, love all your creations.

craftattack said...

Lovely work, Sue! Take care, Valerie
PS I have changed my browser to Google Chrome and the problems with Blogger have ceased!

DGgirl said...


How lovely to see you back in the land of bloggers. You have been a busy lady, haven't you!

Your crafty work is just lovely. Care to tell me the name of the bird punch?

Also I'd love it if you could share the secret of paper roses - I just can't seem to find a method that works for me.

How's Barney by the way?


♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Such gorgeous work (as usual) x Leigh x

Felicia said...

Hi Suzie, you are so funny! I was wondering how Dr. Phil fitted into crafting! you have been so busy, all of this is gorgeous I especially like the bird tags and the pin cup cake. are you settled in your renovated home?
Have a lovely summer,
Felicia x

Hi I'm Maria... said...

had to smile as I too was trying to work out how Dr Phil helped you, lol....

fab crafty work and welcome back, thanks for your kid words on my blog...xx

maria xx

crafting to stay sane said...

Wow Suzie, love those tags and the roses so pretty!
Great job with the mini albums too, look forward to seeing them finished!
Hope all is well with you and yours!
hugs Alyson x

Jennifer said...

Hi Suzie! What gorgeous makes. Looks and sounds like you've been very busy! Have a great weekend xx Jenny xx

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh lots of gorgeousness. loving those tags and those roses. beautiful makes !!
Hope you have had a lovely weekend
Hugs June xxx

tea_bag said...

ROFLMAO the perfect use for Dr Phils book indeed and such fabulous results Love those roses and tags hugs alma xx

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SueB said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. I'm afraid I have had a number of recent problem with blogger, hense the reason I have not been able to comment on your lovely blogs, and also unable to update mine.
Fingers crossed everything should be up and running again now.

DanGilbert66 - thank you for your comment. I am unable to reply to you via your name, is it possible that you could give me an e-mail address and I will ofcourse answer your question if possible.

Many Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzie! Great to hear from you on my blog! Loving the things you are making, and what a great use of Dr Phil! Keep crafting! CCx