Sunday, 5 July 2015

A Birthday card

 It was my lovely BIL 's Birthday yesterday- How fab to have a birthday on the 4th July !
I used the photo of him below, for inspiration for his card.

He was very busy working on his birthday as he is a photographer and spent the day taking photographs in Norwich at the Mayors parade. I do hope he takes some "me" time today .
HERE is a link to his photography website .

Soojay xx

Friday, 3 July 2015

Tag Swap - June

 The eagle eyed people who saw my WOYWW a couple of weeks ago, will have seen these tags in progress. They are for a swap on UKS. I have to say that I REALLY enjoyed making them  and will be joining in with the July swap too.

 There was lots of ink involved - some stamping , die cutting and I also cut out the stamped butterflies.

 The  Butterflies were coated with a shimmer glaze.
I posted them off last week and look what arrived back yesterday ...

...These beauties :D Thank you ladies xxx

Soojay xx

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


wow it's Wednesday again already!! My desk is still full of the beginnings of  things. I was playing with inks on Sunday and have some new backgrounds to play with now. I had to hide the start of a card for my BIL under the red card although I doubt very much he will look at my blog.
Not sure when I will get chance to get back here but hopefully before the weekend.
I was at year 11 prom on Monday night - it was miles away and I finally got to bed around midnight and have had grumpy argumentative year 10's all day on Tuesday - lets hope its quiet at school to day.

If you would like to join in with the WOYWW hop , please visit JULIA HERE  with all the details.

Soojay xxx

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Distress inks and a butterfly

 After my class at the beginning of the month with Jane, I have been really enjoying playing with my distress inks.
The card started out as a postcard that was inked and stamped . I coloured the stamps in with distress inks and stains.
 I also stamped and cut out some small flowers and popped them up with 3D foam. 

I added glossy accents to the middle of the butterfly and dragonfly and the die cut sentiment.

I dotted a some liquid pearls around the flowers.

Soojay xx

Friday, 26 June 2015


 I love the Bereavement quote" When you see a Butterfly , Think of me" .
Missing a few family member a bit more than normal this week so I made an Artist Trading Card while memories were flowing.

 Mica spray and alcohol inks . A stampendous butterfly stamp.

A doodled edge.

Soojay xx

Inspiration Interrogation no. 3

The next set of questions from Michelle . If you would like to join in , HERE is the link . You have until 9th July .
Here are my answers:

1. When did you last sing out loud and do you remember the song?
 Last night year 13 prom - Girls just wanna have fun . My boss and I go to every prom and sing and dance our hearts out ( she doesn't usually know the words though)- poor kids ! ;)
I sing whenever there is music playing and I know the words ha ha - I am always being told off at home !


2. What was your favourite book as a child?
That's really hard - I love books and have been reading for as long as i could. I guess the chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis - The lion the witch and the wardrobe being my fav. (It didn't hurt that one of the main characters was called Susan )

3. Roller skates, stilts, bike or skateboard what did you have? Or maybe still have?
Ha Ha - I was such a wimp and always like to be 100% in charge of where I am going so no to the stilts and skates. I had a bike and was really annoyed when my sister Steph ( two years younger) was able to ride it without stabilisers as the same time as me!

4. Name of your first pet and what was it?
We had a tortoise called Freddy when I was about 6 . ( we didn't "do" pets ) - i have to say that living in a small house and having three children with additional needs - we don't have pets.

5. Which film have you watched more times than any other?
 There are LOADS of films that I LOVE, mostly for the feel good factor . I love 1980's brat pack films like Say Anything, some kind of Wonderful, pretty in pink. I also love musical films and because my eldest daughter does too , I have to say it would be Dirty Dancing.


Soojay xx

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Not very much today I am afraid! Just got back from Debden House craft weekend on Sunday and work all week :(  Some of my makes from the weekend are in previous post . My butterfly tags have gone off to be swapped ( will show you them when they have been swapped) .
Silly season at school - two proms to go to in the space of four days ( both school nights!) and I have some CP training to update so I haven't got time to sit here and create.
The stamped tree was done at the weekend and the stamp belongs top my sister - yummmy eh?
The book/planner was made for me by my dear friend Jen and I have lots to look at ( we will re visit i feel) 
Right if you haven't a clue why I am showing you my mess of a desk , look here and join in  :)
I am NOT organised and need to get ready for work, so will hop round to see you desks later tonight.

Soojay xx