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Monday, 25 November 2019

November Rudolph Days

Well this year has certainly flown by, I can't believe that this is the last Rudolph Days challenge before Christmas. Firstly I want to apologise as I'm not going to be around for a couple of weeks to comment on your blog posts. My card/s for the challenge this time have all been made using Tattered Lace dies and Charisma decoupage called over the Mantelpiece, even the large sentiment dies are from Tattered Lace too. All are 8x8 cards and have several layers, it's a good job that these are going to hand delivered. I do hope that you can join in with the last challenge this year, I know that Maureen has a wonderful prize for the lucky person chosen at random at the end, so do pop over and check it out.









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

Sue

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Unicorn

I'm back from my week away, I had a great time but it's now back to reality with a bang. I have so much catching up to do including taking my Mum to get her Flu jab later this week. This is a card that has been made for our Great Niece who turns 18 next week. I will admit that since photographing this card I have added 18 Today to the card. It was made using an 8x8 card base and the stamp which is from Pink Ink designs. I then coloured using very pastel shades and then inked around the edges using matching colours.



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

Sue

Friday, 25 October 2019

October Rudolph Days

Just popping in quickly this morning with my entry for this months Rudolph Days Challenge. Once this is posted I'm off for a few days away. I found some gorgeous wide ribbon in my local Costco recently and decided to make some cards using it. The ribbon is 2 1/2 inches wide, so makes quite a statement. I cut the ribbon to length and then placed around some white card before adding a sentiment to a base card and then adding the piece with the ribbon. Quick to make so I made 5 of each to add to my collection this year.





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

Sue

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

There Be Dragons

I'm here today to share a card made for my Eldest Niece's birthday earlier this month. It was made using Lavinia stamps and Distress Oxide sprays. I tend not to put sentiments on the front of these type of cards as I know that a lot of people that I've made them for have kept them out all year round. I do like the new dragon stamps that were bought out recently, especially when making cards for more adult cards.



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

Sue

Saturday, 12 October 2019

A Workshop Or Two

Last weekend saw me up at the crack of dawn, no I lie it was still dark when I got up, as I was off to a one day workshop with a friend. It was just outside of Coventry and held by Clare Charvil from My Creative Spirit. Where we made a lovely Travellers Notebook using the beautiful papers from the Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope Collection. It was going to take about 2 hours to reach the venue from home, which involved a trip up the A34 between Newbury and the M40. Then along the M40 for some way. I'm just glad to say that the weather was better than today. When we got onto the M40 and joined there were hundreds of Motorcyclist on the road, and when I say hundreds we drove past 22 miles of them, it was quite a sight to see. We found out later that it was the Ride To The Wall. (I've linked the last bit for anyone who wishes to find out more). We arrived with time to set up and grab a cup of coffee before the day started at 10.00 am.



Only a picture of the front of my Travellers Notebook as I've not taken any of the inside yet. We finished up the day by having a meal with a friend that we met up with for the day before heading from Coventry over to Kettering for the night. Where on the Sunday we were off to another one day workshop.



Sunday saw us finding our way to Brigstock  Village Hall, were we attended the first ever workshop to be held by Pink Ink. We were greeted by Mel and Kathy on our arrival and were made to feel very welcome. We were split into two groups and the first half of the day we spent with Kathy learning how to stamp and paint onto fabric. This was something that I had wanted to try for sometime, but was a bit nervous of trying it. I hope you'll agree that my first attempt didn't turn out bad. In the afternoon we moved over and had a wonderful time With Pauline Butcher using paints, ink and water colour brush pens and made the decoupaged card below. I used the same stamp for both of my projects, the new Donkey stamp that has just been released. This was given to us as part of the workshop (the choice of one of the four new stamps that were released the previous week), although we did have the choice to work with any of their beautiful stamps. I'm glad to say that we had a fantastic weekend and the weather even stayed fine for the journey home.



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

Sue

Friday, 11 October 2019

Busy Month With Birthdays

It's been a busy month so far with lots of celebrations going on. First it mine and hubby's 39th wedding anniversary on 4th, then on the 5th it was my eldest niece's birthday closely followed by her younger sister on the 8th. Then yesterday it was my Daughters birthday. My mum has 4 grandchildren and the 3 girls are all born within days of each other although on different years. Which brings me to my card today which was made for my Daughter using another of my favourite company's stamps, Lavinia. The background was made using distress oxide sprays, then some shading and hills added using distress ink, I used three different shades of browns for the leaves on the trees to give the feel of Autumn. I'm off now to join in the challenge over at Stamping Sensations which this month is Trees, Leaves and/or Autumn.



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

Sue

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Whale Hello

This week over on the Allsorts Challenge Blog they want to see things for Boys to Men. This card is for a friend who's birthday is tomorrow and as he doesn't look at my blog I'm fine to post it on here early. Again I've used a Pink Ink stamp and this time the beautiful whale. I've been whale watching twice now and on both occasions was lucky enough to see these magnificent creatures. The second time was with the friend this card is for, hopefully it will bring back memories of the great time we had. The background was created using Distress Oxide Sprays in various colours of blue and green, then when dry I over stamped using similar colours around the edge and then stamped the main images in black. Finally I stamped the large whale again and coloured then fussy cut it out and stuck over the top.


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

Sue

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Trees And Leaves

I'm here today with a card for the Allsorts Challenge, which this week is Trees and Leaves. A perfect excuse to use this happy chappy from Pink Ink - Merryfall. I stamped him onto some white card that I picked up at a show in a pack, it's very smooth so I was a bit worried about how well it would stamp and would I be able to colour using Alcohol pens. I shouldn't have worried as it was wonderful, the pens didn't even bleed through the card. You can bet that I will have trouble finding that same card next time. After stamping the main image and colouring I stamped around the edge with the leaves taking them off of the page slightly, then also stamping onto the left over bits from the A4 sheet and cutting out the leaves.  Then I after mounting the card I placed the cut out leaves over the top and off of the edge slightly. I'm sure you'll agree that he looks like he having great fun falling through the air and landing on what must be a pile of leaves on the ground. Or maybe that's my over active imagination making up stories.



I'm also going to enter this into the Cards For Guyz Challenge which this time is - Trees or Leaves or both.

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

Sue

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

September Rudolph Days

Wow September already and not only that it's the 25th which means that it's time for  the Rudolph Days Challenge over at Scrappy Mos. For my card/s this month I cased a card that I had seen over on Eileen Godwin's Blog, she was teaching the technique at her workshops at the beginning of September. As I knew how to do part of the technique and also had the stamp that she used I decided to see what I could do. The background is made  with a score board and then distress inks pulled gently over the top, I then stamped the large bauble from the wonderful set by Pink Ink  and coloured with Alcohol Markers, then finally I added a sentiment which was from a set by Crafters Companion. I must admit to being please with the results and I now have nine more cards to add to my stash. I do hope that you have time to pop over to Maureen's blog and see what the DT have to inspire this month and come and join the fun, there's even a prize for one lucky person chosen at random.


 Below are the different colour combinations that I tried.


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

Sue

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Anniversary Card 2

A couple of weeks ago I showed the card that I had made for my Sister-in-law and Brother-in-laws Wedding Anniversary. I'm back again today to show you the card that I made for my Father-in-law to give to them. For this card I used the downloadable papers from the Tattered Lace magazine Issue 68 and the die that matched the Charisma download. I'm glad to say that she loved both of the cards that I made them and they had a great day celebrating 49 years. The card is 8x8 and uses two matching background papers along with several layers of the decoupage. As I used downloadable papers and a graphics program for this card I'm off to join in at CD Sunday this time.


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

Sue