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Saturday, 12 January 2019

21st Birthday

I was asked in December to make a 21st Birthday and must admit that it made a nice change to Christmas themed things. I did not find time to blog it when I made it but when I saw today's challenge over on the Allsorts Blog it popped right back into my head. I used Katy Sue's Fabulous Fashion for this decoupage card, the flowers were some that I'd had made in advance, I just colour tinted the ends of the flowers. I also added a key from some that I have in my stash. Both the flowers and leaves were cut from dies from Crealies.



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

Sue

Friday, 11 January 2019

Mixed Media Project

I spent last Saturday with some friends celebrating a 60th birthday with one of them. As a Crafter this person decided that she wanted a crafty party for this big birthday so invited four friends to help her celebrate. We arrived and after a cup of coffee we started on this project, following an online course by Andy Skinner and using Deco Art products to decorate a paper mache book box. We had a great day with sandwiches and birthday cake at lunch time and then after continuing with the crafting in the afternoon. Later we went for a Thai meal in the evening to finish the day. I bought my project home and finished it with some embellishments that I had in my stash.



I'm entering this into the challenge over at the More Mixed Media Challenge blog, which at the moment is Anything Goes with the option of Blues. There's plenty of blue on my box so fits perfectly.

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

Sue

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Christmas Trees

So much to do and so little time. I feel a bit like a headless chicken at the moment, I'm rushing here there and everywhere and not really getting anywhere. I've just noticed that the new challenge over on the Allsorts Challenge blog this week is Christmas tree's and I have just the card to enter into the challenge with. The background was made with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and then splattered with white gesso. I mounted it onto some silver mirri card and added the die from Spellbinders. The sentiment is one from Chocolate Baroque. It was a nice quick and easy one to make so needless to say I made more than one. Well I must dash still so much to do for the big day.



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

Sue

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Fairies

I've made this card to enter into the Allsorts challenge this week, which is Fairies, Fantasy and Magical. Just up my street but I nearly forgot to post it with all the things to do for Christmas. The background for both of the flower shapes was made some time ago when I used them to mop up some left over ink on my work surface. It was just a case of deciding which stamps to use with them and for me there was only one choice, Lavinia Stamps of course. I must admit it made a change from Christmas.



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

Sue

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Retreat Photos

When I went away recently it was to the Craftaganza Retreat that Crafters Companion hold every year, I said I would post photos of what I made when I returned. Well I spent the whole week away with a Crafty Friend doing Crafty type things. These included looking around some Craft shops we came across in magazines, attending a colouring workshop with Sandra Rushton, a workshop with Phil Martin and then another Craft Retreat with Clare Charvill from My Creative Spirit. My post today is to show you what is finished from the Craftaganza Retreat, I say whats finished because I still have about 4 cards to finish yet. The rest I will show you another day or when they are finished.

We had a great time with classes from, Sue Baker, Lizzy Curtis, Fiona Clayton, Debbie Fisher, Leanne Chivers, Sheena Douglas and Sara Davies. All with something different to show us. Sara's workshop was using the new Gemini Foiling machine. I have to say that I was very impressed with this and am currently waiting for mine to be delivered.













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

Sue

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Last Rudolph Day of 2018

Wow, I really can't believe how fast this year has flown by and here we are with the last Rudolph Days challenge of 2018. Just one month to go until the big day, with so little time and so much to do.
Anyway here is my card for the last challenge this year, I've used a Crafters Companion Embossing folder. First I embossed some white card and then coloured with some distress oxides in three different colours, I then added some water droplets onto the background. Next I rubbed a little silver guilding wax over the raised areas then got out the Lavinia Stamps and made a little scene. The matting is some wrapping paper that  bought in Lidl, inexpensive but very effective.



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

Sue

Thursday, 22 November 2018

CAS Christmas

Well I made it back from my Crafty travels, but have yet to take photos of my makes so today I'm sharing a card that I finished just before going away. It fits into the current challenge over on the Allsorts blog this week. I made a background using two colours of blue sparkle pens and a Die that I bought from the Internet and came from China. I added a sentiment from Chocolate Baroque, a small bow made with some thin organza ribbon and matched the matting to the bauble.



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

Sue

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