lavender and roses

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Decorated Recipe Card Swap

This is the decorated recipe card I made for Natalie's Recipe Card Swap kindly sponsored by One Crazy Stamper Inc  This is the first time participating in this swap .. and it sure was fun and very inspiring ... Natalie is always inspiring :)  .  I hope you will consider  joining us at Natalie's next recipe card swap which she hopes will be in Spring.

The recipe tag pulls out of my decorated card. It has my mother's handwritten traditional  cookie recipe for Christmas Cinnamon Balls... and it was sent to Bibiana who also participated in the swap.

Look at the adorable decorated recipe card that I received from Trish Coogan  .. the Santa is so joyful!  Trish's recipe is for Bourbon Balls which Trish says is a must in her house at Christmas time .. they sound amazing! I will be making these at Christmas and displaying her beautiful decorated recipe card too.  Thanks so much Trish :) .

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

,,, you're special

I made this card for another very special person, the husband of one of my dearest friends.  I'm very grateful for the wonderful friends I have made over the years.
We have snow on the ground here .. very pretty but the city is cold and windy with flurries that don't stay around too long.
Thank you for your visit. I'm hoping you keep warm and safe.  Hugs , Susanne

Sunday, November 30, 2014

you're special

Lots of HA stamps here .. made for a very special friend that I've known since we were children.  Not much contrast with the background in this photo but it was late when I took the picture. 

We don't have any snow right now .. it kind of looks like late Fall weather. 

Sending warm wishes to you. Thanks so much for visiting .

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gothic Arches

I had some fun creating these Gothic Arches for  Mail Art Envies trade.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

You're Sew Special

'You're Sew Special' is the sentiment stamped inside of this little card.  I embossed my cream coloured cardstock and used one of several beautiful French wine labels, a gift I received from my special friend Jacqueline. The stamped image of the pretty blue dress form was cut out, painted with bees wax, polished and attached to the card.  Viola .. :)  
Thank for visiting.  Enjoy this beautiful walking weather .. and keep warm .

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

my heart journal

A few changes made in my heart journal . You can view other pages in previous postings. 

Beautiful Autumn weather here, leaves are starting the change colour ... my favourite season.  I hope you are enjoying this season too !  sending you warm wishes. Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, September 7, 2014


Ave Maria , an altered book inspired by Franz Shubert's beautiful opera                      

Ave Maria , a book of prayers , was altered from an old hymn book I found stacked on a shelf in an antique furniture store.  I've added only one small drawing in this book. I've used prayer cards, altered images, found objects, lace, bees wax and made three small beaded roseries which sit in the embedded drawers at the bottom of the book.
Thanks so much for visiting.