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Friday, 2 December 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground

I didn't think that I would have time to make anything for Pixies Snippets Playground this week, but I finished the washing earlier than I expected (still have the ironing to tackle yet) so I had a quick rummage in the box and soon found a piece of black card and a piece of white linen card. I knew that I had this die handy so set about making this quick and easy card. I cut out the die with the black card and with the white I blended some distress inks in orange hues, trying to recapture the warmth of last week. I drew around the outside of the die and cut around the inside of the pencil line to fit the background behind the die, this was mounted onto a 6x6 card base. The stamp comes from Chocolate Baroque and the Die from Lavinia Stamps.



 Below is a group photo of all but one of us on the family holiday, eight of us from the UK and twelve from Canada. This was Tulum Mexico.


Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Allsorts Challenge - Anything Christmas

Wow, what a shock to my system this cold weather is, I've been sunning myself in 25c or above in Mexico for the last week. We arrived home yesterday morning with the announcement on the plane that "the good news was the sun was shinning the bad news was it was -1c". I have finished the washing and had to post this card now so that I would be in time to take part in the Allsorts Challenge which closes tomorrow. I've used Tattered Lace Charisma Robin Redbreast for this card along with some Christmas Tree tuck ins and Holly dies cut in gold mirri card, also from Tattered lace. The backing papers are from My Craft Studio from one of the Christmas CD's



Just a quick post for now as I have dinner to cook, something I've not had to do for over a week.
Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Allsorts and Pixie's Snippets Playground

I've managed to cover two challenges with one card today, Allsorts Challenge which this week is O Christmas Tree and Pixie's Snippets Playground which is to use snippets/scraps on your card. The stamp I used was from Chocolate Baroque, Gift Of Christmas stamp set with the sentiment coming from The Family Christmas set. It was stamped using Black Onyx and coloured using pro markers, I then added some gems and gold sparkle pen and inked around the card using Worn Lipstick and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks. The green card and Red card were from my larger scraps box. I am going to be very quiet for the next week or so as we are off to the warms climate of Mexico with my Daughter, Son-in-law and Grandson. My Son-in-law comes from quite a large family and they have reunions quite regularly, we have been lucky enough to be invited to join them. I hope to catch up with everyone's blog when we return at the end of the month.



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Friday, 18 November 2016

Turkey Anyone?

I realised this morning that the card that I posted yesterday I also meant to link into the Stamping Sensations Challenge as well. As I had forgotten I made this one to enter instead (that's the good thing about Christmas cards, you can never have to many). I bought this stamp in a set earlier this year after seeing them on TV, they are from Hobby Art, I had popped them into the cupboard and almost forgot about them.  I stamped the image in Onyx Black and then coloured using pro markers, mounted onto some green card stock then onto a 5x5 card base. I love the sentiment that came with this stamp set too, the C word must have every Turkey in the land quaking at the moment.



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comment which are always appreciated.

Sue

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Feature A Creature

The challenge over on the Allsorts Challenge blog this week is Feature A Creature. Today I found time to get my Lavinia stamps out and make this card for the challenge. I started with a 13 x13 cm piece of card and dust all over using Stormy Sky DI, then stamped, using the same colour ink pad, the moon in the top right hand corner. I then masked the moon and added more ink with brushes. Next using a mask I placed some hills building up the same colour blue. I then stamped  the badger, trees and sentiment using Black Onyx ink. I then went around the outside using a blending tool first with Stormy Sky and then with Faded Jeans DI's and then finally I flicked some watered down white acrylic paint to create the snow. I then mounted the finished piece onto some navy card before putting it onto a 5x5 card base.



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Sunday, 13 November 2016

One Card Two Challenges

Time for a new challenge over at Pixie's Snippet's Playground and this card also covers the current Challenge over at Stamping Sensations. Yesterday while the weather was terrible outside it was just right for giving my craft room a bit of a clear up (I had got to the stage where every surface was covered). While clearing up and making room in the cupboards I found a box full of larger sized offcuts and a box full of flowers and leaves stamped and cut ready to use. This card was the result of using only stuff from these two boxes, with the exception of the card base and the pearls. The Poinsettia and leaves are from Heartfelt Creations and were sat in the bottom of the box already stamped and embossed just begging to be used, all I had to do was ink around the edges of the flowers and leaves. The Winter Wishes was cut earlier at the beginning of the Autumn, (from a Tattered Lace die) also from off cuts of mirri card. The backing paper was some that I printed out a couple of years ago and set aside then not used. the gold mirri matting was from some that I had gutted from a larger project and the green matting was out of the box of larger offcuts, I'm not sure what I used the other part for. I have enough flowers and leaves left to make another couple of cards similar to this one, only I'll have to cut into some new mirri card for these.



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Workshop Results

I've had a busy few days, starting with a trip around the M25 to one of Eileen Godwin's monthly workshops on Saturday. A great day was had by all and we came away with a small collection of cards and a couple of technique tags. Last month I was unable to make the workshop as I was ill, but the ladies made Tag covers for their technique tags, something that Eileen is going to be building on during the next year. I will have to wing it and make mine at home. After the weekend I had my grandson for my normal two days and yesterday I went to London with my Grandson's godmother and saw the Bodyguard, a wonderful show staring the wonderful Beverley Knight and Ben Richards. It's back to reality with a bang today with washing and ironing to do and hopefully some time in the craft room. Below are the cards and tags that I made at the workshops, I'm not going to go into details how they were made as that would be unfair on Eileen.




 





Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Monday, 7 November 2016

Pixies Snippets Playground.

Time again to visit Pixies Snippets Playground and this week I have a card that was a request from my Sister. Its an 8x8 card base and the image is a Lili Of The Valley stamp (one from the bundle that my friend got for from the Car Boot Sale), stamped in Black Onyx and coloured with pencils. I then cut out the image using a Spellbinders die and cut another using a fancy edged die also from Spellbinders. I printed the backing papers from  a Sue Smith CD that I've had for years and used a fuchsia coloured card stock for the matting and corners. The ribbon is some that I've had in my stash for sometime and this was the last of it. The flowers have been made using Tattered Lace trio dies and some white card off cuts from my scraps box, I just went around the outside of the petals with a pink blending sponge. The fern is also a Tattered Lace die and also used some more off cuts from the scraps box.



As well as entering this into the challenge over at Pixies Snippets Corner, I would also like to enter this into the current challenge over at Artistic Inspirations which is Anything Goes.

Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Friday, 4 November 2016

Father Christmas

The current challenge over on the CD Sunday blog at the moment is Father Christmas. As soon as I saw this challenge it had me reaching for Debbi Moore's Santa Clause 3 CD. It's taken me all week to get it made but here is my card for the challenge. I started with an 8x8 card base and printed off this wonderful Father Christmas to decoupage, he hangs over the edge of the card slightly, but I don't mind that. After matting the backing paper onto some gold mirri card and placing the decoupage on top I look around for some embellishments to add. These parcels are some that I cut out of some scraps last year from a Tonic die and didn't get around to using, so I added some of these. Finally I added the Seasons Greetings which was cut out from a scrap of red mirri card using a Britannia Die.



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Allsorts Challenge

This week the challenge over at the Allsorts Challenge blog is Let's Make A Start On Christmas. This is something that I have been doing since the beginning of the year, but there is still room for more. For my card I have used stamps and dies from Sue Wilson by Creative Expressions, which I bought at Ally Pally in September. I stamped onto some white card stock with Memento ink and then cut out and coloured the images using pro markers. Next I cut a square of white card and stamped a branch onto the card using Gathered Twigs distress inks. I then mounted onto some red and green card stock and finally onto a 7x7 white card base, then mounted the flowers and holly with glue gel. Finally I added the Merry Christmas which was a Crafters Companion die from the Traditional Christmas collection.





I am also entering this into the Perfectly Created Chaos challenge which at the moment is Anything Goes.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue xx