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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Wedding

The current Challenge over on the My Time To Craft blog is Wedding, Anniversary or Engagement. I always have room in my ready box for a wedding card so with this in mind I made this card for the challenge. I used an 8x8 card base and silver card for the matting and some of the die cuts. The backing paper is from a Joanna Sheen CD, Holly Pond Hill and the stamp is an old one from Lily Of The Valley. I coloured the image using colour pencils and then cut and mounted onto a Spellbinders die cut. I've used a Marianne die for the corners and some flowers that I won sometime ago from another challenge. The sentiment was made on the PC.


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

Sue

Saturday, 7 July 2018

In My Garden

I'm sure that I'm one of many woman who when they were younger imagined that there were Fairy's living at the bottom of the garden. In my garden they lived in the rockery behind the fish pond. The pond is no longer there but I'm sure that the Fairy's are there somewhere. I was asked to make this card by a friend and having just finished it found that it would fit with both the Allsorts Challenge this week, which is In My Garden and also the Lavinia challenge this month which is Childhood Dreams. I've used and 8x8 card blank for this card, I then cut out one of the cutting files from Lavina and made a scene to go behind the cut out and also a scene to go around the cut out, using Lavinia Stamps, distress ink pads and pro markers. I finished by adding glitter to the wings, sparkle pen to some of the flowers then adding a little white to the bottom flowers and the background.


I not done much crafting the last couple of weeks as I have been organising  Carer's and meals on wheels for my mother who very suddenly was finding it hard to cope. Hopefully now that things are set up and in motion I can get back to normal.

I've just remembered that the Challenge over at Stamping Sensations this month is also In My Garden so I'll pop along there and enter this card there too.

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

Sue

Monday, 25 June 2018

Rudolph Days

Wow, the Rudolph Days Challenge has come around super fast this month. Like last month my card (or should I say cards as I made 6 all the same) comes from a stamp set bought from Imagination Crafts during a sale. After stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black I coloured using Spectrum Noir pens. I decorated the base card with one of the smaller stamps from the set before sticking the topper on. Should I tell you all now that I bought about 10 different Christmas stamps in this sale and all of them have not been used before. I must admit it is strange making Christmas cards while we are going through a heatwave.


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

Sue

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

A Dirty Weekend

Friday morning saw hubby hopping out of bed at 6.30 and off he went to play golf all weekend with his mates. So while hubby was away "a friend" and I hopped into my car and trundled off for a "dirty weekend". The venue was the Holiday Inn hotel at Coventry and the dirty weekend was with about 20 other ladies and a workshop with the wonderful Kay Halliwell-Sutton from Indigo Blu with the help of Louise Withers. We met with another friend who was travelling from a different part of the country and had a wonderful time creating an A3 canvas using fantastic products from Indigo Blu. At the start of the workshop Saturday morning when presented with these blank A3 canvases and being told what we were going to be making, my thoughts were, never in a million years will I end up with a canvas that looks like it has a face on it. But by the end of the day I admitted that I was wrong and am quite pleased with the results. She still needs a bit of finishing, like adding some shoulders and maybe a bit of sparkle. We decided that she has a bit of a mermaid feel to her, so I think I shall go with that theme.



Sunday saw us return to the classroom where we altered these little ring binders again using  wonderful Indigo Blu products. All to soon the weekend had come to an end and we found ourselves back on the motorway and making our way back home. I dropped my friend off and pulled up onto the drive just as hubby was getting out of his car, that's what I call excellent timing.


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

Sue

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Ladies Night Out

My card today is for the Allsorts Challenge which this week is Ladies Night Out. This is one of a couple of cards that I have just made for a friend who asked if I could make some cards for a lady who is about to turn 80. It was from a bundle that I downloaded from Craftsuprint and is very decoupaged. I finished by just adding a little sparkle pen to the wings of the butterflies.


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

Sue

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Bumble Bee

The challenge over on the Allsorts blog this week is Insects, Bugs, Bees and Butterflies and as I had this wonderful bee stamp from Indigo Blu sitting on my work space waiting to be used it would have been rude not to join in. I started with an A 5 card black which I rounded the corners off. Next I blended a background using distress inks and a stencil that looked like honeycomb (I think this came from Bee Crafty but there are so many similar ones out there it's hard to remember) . I then stamped the bee and added the flowers, which came from Inkylicious at the bottom and a sentiment , that came from Chocolate Baroque at the top. I stamped the bee out again on a piece of scrap and coloured it with sparkle pens after fussy cutting it out. I then used a little glue gel just to lift it slightly off of the card. I also added a little highlighting with a white gel pen.



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

Sue

Friday, 25 May 2018

Rudolph Days

I can't believe that it's the 25th of the month already so it's time to head over to the Rudolph Days Challenge. I did manage to be a bit more organised this time and have a card ready to post. This time last year I had quite a big collection of cards ready for the big day in December, this year I am way behind. This prompted me to make 8 all of the same of this card. I bought the stamp that I've used about two years ago in a sale over on Imagination Crafts, along with a lot more (the price was really good) and have to admit that this is the first time that the stamp has been inked. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Pro-markers. I then fussy cut around the outside of the image. With a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card base and one of the smaller stamps in the set I randomly stamped over the card before sticking the topper onto the base.



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

Sue

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Butterfly Challenge

My card today has been made for the Butterfly Challenge, but after I made it I realised that it also fitted the Pixies Snippets Playground challenge too as all of the card stock except for the base came from the snippets/scraps box. I started with the Hunters Green card and then the Hot Pink, deciding that this was a bit plain on it's own I had another delve into the box. I found a piece of patterned card that went perfectly and after cutting everything to size I cut out a butterfly with the waste Hot Pink. I stamped and embossed Happy Birthday onto a piece of the Hunters Green waste. Next I stuck the patterned paper to the plain card and cut out another butterfly through both layers. I then stuck the Hot Pink and patterned piece onto the Hunters Green card this left a lovely green silhouette butterfly. I stuck the greeting to the bottom of the card and took the pink butterfly I cut earlier and placed this into the silhouette but only stuck the body down so that I could lift the wings. Then finally I added some antenna to the butterfly with a black liner pen. The butterfly die that I used was from Stampin Up

I used Hot Pink, Hunters Green and Heat Embossing from the Butterfly wheel.


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

Sue

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Happy Birthday

I'm back again with another card for Father-in-law's 90th Birthday. This time with a card that I made for my son to give to him. He grew up in the countryside of Cornwall, so I thought this card might bring back memories of his youth. I used Creative Crafting World's CD - Pollyanna Pickering's Sketchbook Collection - Chapter 5. I also used an 8x8 craft card as my base.



I'm going to enter this card into the current challenge over on the Allsorts Challenge blog which this week is Happy Birthday.

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

Sue

Monday, 21 May 2018

Allsorts Challenge 9th Birthday

This week sees the Allsorts Challenge blog's 9th Birthday, so their challenge is Birthday Cards. Now this card has a 9 in it but not on it's own, however I'm sure that it will be perfect for the challenge. This has been made for my Father-in-laws birthday in a few days time, over the last year or so he has become more unable to get around under his own steam. When out he uses a wheelchair but around the home uses a walker. So when I saw this image I knew that this was what I would use to make his card. I'm glad to say he has a great sense of humour. The image comes from a La Pashe CD that has images from the former website Just Inklined.


Happy Birthday Allsorts and may you have many more.

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

Sue