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Friday, 9 November 2018

Patterned Papers

With Christmas rushing towards us so fast now I thought it would be nice to put something on here that was not Christmas related. I made this card using images and papers from Debbi Moore's Decadence CD, I've used gold mirri card for the matting and the corners. The corner dies are from Tonic and I made some flowers in matching pearl paper using a Crealies die, adding some matching flat backed pearls to the middles to finish. I'm going to enter this into Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge, which is all about using patterned papers.



Tomorrow my Crafty friend and I hit the road to travel to Crafters Companion's Craftaganza retreat. As we both live here in the south of England it's going to take a few hours to reach Durham and the hotel where the retreat is being held. Once there we are in for three days of crafty fun (this is our second year attending this event). As we are also going to a Graphic 45 retreat the following weekend with Clare Charvil (My Creative Spirit). We decided rather that driving all the way home on Wednesday just to turn around Friday and drive back up to Kenilworth we're going to take our time driving down to there, stopping for some crafty shopping on the way at various shops we've only seen on the Internet. I hope to have lots to show you when we return after next weekend.

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

Sue

Monday, 5 November 2018

Embossed Christmas Card

Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month is Embossing Heat or Dry so this card that I've made using Crafters Companion's embossing folder should be just right. I started with a piece of Sheena's stamping card first embossing it and then with three different shades of blue distress oxides covered the card. I then sprinkled some water over and blotted off before adding some silver gilding wax to the raised area. I added a couple of sprigs of holy die cut using a Tattered Lace die. Finally I added to a piece of silver wrapping paper that I bought in Lidl but was just too nice to use as wrapping paper and added to a white card base. I'm also going to enter this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge which is anything goes with the option of glitter.



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

Sue

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to you all. This is about as far as I go celebrating Halloween, but I really enjoy creating spooky cards. I belong on a group that exchanges Halloween cards (well 10 of us do) so all together I've made 9 different ones. However I did not remember to take photos of them all, those that I did have been shown on here now, this is the last one. I used all Lavinia Stamps for this card and am going to enter it into the challenge over on the That's Crafty blog which at the moment is Spookalicious, this should fit in just right. By the way Lavinia has some wonderful new stamps launching today on the website, I got my order in nice and early.



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

Sue

Thursday, 25 October 2018

October Rudolph Days

Wow, I can't believe that it's nearly the end of October already and time for the Rudolph Days Challenge. There's only one more now before Christmas. I have a selection of cards made using the Creative Expressions Papercuts Christmas Dies. I've used various backing with these cards, the top one is wrapping paper bought at Lidl, the second is Glitter card and the last one is Wall paper from The Range. All of the sentiments were made using dies from The Papercraft Boutique.





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

Sue

Monday, 22 October 2018

Halloween

Where did last week go to, it flew past me at a very fast rate. I was busy crafting among other things, I just didn't get around to posting anything. This is one of the cards that I made last week, not that I'm into Halloween but I do love making Halloween themed cards and belong to a group where we exchange Halloween cards. I made this card using dies from The Papercraft Boutique and although I hate spiders I love these that I made using the die included with this set.. I also used stamps from Chocolate Baroque to decorate the card. I'm off to enter this into the challenge over on My Time To Craft, which this time around is Halloween or Cats.



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

Sue

Friday, 12 October 2018

Wedding Day

As I'm sitting here at my PC writing this post Princess Eugenie and her groom are standing at the alter. My wedding outfit is hung upstairs ready for me to change into as today is also the day the my Niece gets married. I just wish that the weather was a little kinder to them both, especially after the wonderful weather we had at the beginning of this week. My card that I've made for the wedding is an 8x8 card base and silver card for the layering. I then used white card and Tonic dies along with stamps and dies from the Heartfelt Creations Dogwood collection. The swirl die cuts are from Tattered Lace. All my good wishes go to both Brides and Grooms for a long and happy life together.



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

Sue

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Saturday Workshop Makes

Just a quick post from me today as I have a busy week ahead. On Saturday I went to a workshop at The Art Of Craft in Farnborough, the workshop was with the very talented Martine Smith, using dies from John Next Door. In the morning we made these beautiful lanterns with the flowers being made with silk foam. This was the first time that I had made flowers with this medium and I must admit to falling in love with it. Unfortunately the lantern did not travel home very well in the car.



In the afternoon we made this card again using dies from John Next Door  and the silk foam again. I had a fantastic day with like minded people.



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

Sue

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Spooky Journey

My card that I'm sharing with you today I have entered into this month's Challenge over at Lavinia Stamps. Now I must admit that I made this card back in June when I had Maureen Kane (Scraps Of Life By Scrappy Mo) staying for a couple of days. We had great fun get inky and playing with distress inks and Brushos, while our hubby's were off playing Golf. This card was made while playing with water colour card and Brushos along with Lavinia Stamps. I had not posted this before in the hope that there would be a Challenge that it would fit into. This month's challenge at Lavina Stamps is Hocus Pocus. It also fit the Challenge at Back To Basics And Beyond which this month is Watercolours, the Brusho background fits right into that one.



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

Sue

Monday, 1 October 2018

Autumn Glory

The new challenge over on the Allsorts Challenge blog this week is Autumn Glory. My card for this challenge uses one of the new Lavinia Stamps and some from my stash along with some ribbon that I bought the other week on a trip to Costco. I fell in love with it as soon as I spotted it, however it did mean that I had to buy the reel which was 50 meters long. I think that this will be lasting me a long time. I teamed my colours for the background to the top leaf on the ribbon and then over stamped once I had made it. All of the seasons have some wonderful things to show us, but I think that the colours of Autumn have to be my favourite.



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

Sue

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Rudolph Days September

I can't believe that we are at the end of September, I've just returned from Cornwall where despite having awful weather to drive down in we had the most glorious week. We went with my Daughter Son-in-law and grandson and managed the beach most days. I even managed to get sun burnt. Anyway enough of that, as it's the end of September it's time for the Rudolph Days challenge which I'm just going to have time to enter this month. I prepared these two cards before going away knowing that I would not have time to make them when I got back. Both cards are made using Heartfelt Creations Merry and Bright collection and the Poinsettia stamp die and flower mould. The sentiment dies are from the Sue Wilson collection for this Christmas.



 The stamped and die cut images were either coloured with Pencils or with distress inks and mini blenders.


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

Sue