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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Another Mixed Media Tag

I so enjoyed making my last mixed media tag for the Allsorts Challenge that I decided to make another one, which I'm also going to enter into the More Mixed Media Challenge which is Anything Goes with Optional Brights. I started with the same size tag as last time but gave it a coat of white gesso this time. I then used a different Tim Holtz Stencil with some texture paste and this time I sprayed with distress sprays in three different colours. As they looked quite dull when they were dry I popped the stencil back over and coated the exposed with versamark ink and put some clear embossing powder on top, this gives it a bit more depth in colour and makes it nice and glossy. I added some lace, flowers a metal leaf and a butterfly button from my stash to finish.



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

Sue

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Celebrate in Style

This card has been made for my Mother to give to my Niece on her Birthday and it's been made well in advance as her Birthday is not until October, but it fitted with the current theme over on the CD Sunday blog this time around which is Celebrate in Style. It's been a while since I joined in with one of their challenges (sorry Ladies) so it was the perfect excuse to make this now. I've used Debbi Moore's Art Deco Summer Moments CD and one of the design sheets and backing papers. The flowers are made with a Crealies die and had been made sometime ago (I have quite a collection in different colours) with a flat backed pearl popped into the middle. The corners are made using a Tonic die, again these were ready in a box. I finished it off with a sentiment made on the PC.



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

Sue

Friday, 3 August 2018

Mixed Media Tag

The current challenge over on the Allsorts Challenge blog for this fortnight is Tags and I had great fun making this for the challenge. I have a pack of grey board tags that I bought from Tando at a retreat earlier this year so taking one of the largest I started by giving it a coat of black gesso. Next I added so texture paste through a Tim Holtz stencil, when this was dry I added some colour using some Luscious from Indigo Blu (although you can't see a lot of it). Then I added a little guilding wax in gold over the stencilled part before adding some hessian and a little cardboard. Finally I had a rummage through my box of metal embellishments and added these over the hessian and cardboard. I added some thread that I've had for some years to finish the tag (this was left over from my Machine Knitting days).



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

Sue

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

July Rudolph Days

Due to Maureen's recent visit to the UK July's Rudolph Days challenge is running a little late, from today until 7th August. So if anyone thought that they had missed the July challenge you still have time to take part. My cards this time have been made using the new Paper Cuts dies from Creative Expressions (I fell in love with the dies as soon as I saw them). I've cut them out in just plain white card but teamed them up with some wallpaper (yes you have read that right WALLPAPER) that I found while on a recent visit to The Range. They have it in several different colours and it on the expensive side, but hey they don't charge for samples, so I had samples in all of the colours they had in the store. I even managed to find some card in one of my drawers that matched the wallpaper so I used this for matting.

 I feel another visit to The Range in coming up soon.


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

Sue

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.


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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.


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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

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Weekend Playtime

Last weekend saw Hubby loading the car and going off for a golfing weekend with his pals. So with this in mind I had a friend around and we had a crafty play. We had both wanted to try Acrylic Pouring and some time ago bought kits from Indigo Blu to try. We had also been watching You Tube video's and found lots of different ways of doing the Acrylic Pouring. So with lots of ideas running through our heads we retired to my Craft Shed (for all things messy) and had a play. By late afternoon and trying the technique we had seen at Ally Pally by B J Crafty we were sat watching paint dry, at that point it was pouring with rain outside and we had run out of room inside. We left the canvases to dry over night and started again on the Sunday this time trying the technique by Indigo Blu and also one we had found on You Tube. Below are some of the many canvases that I did using all of these techniques, they all dried slightly different but I love the results. Drying on Sunday was far easier too as it was sunny outside so we just covered the patio table with the canvases.


Some of my canvases were quite pale in colour and as soon as I saw them dry I thought of adding fairy scenes to them. This one below I made using the stamps only, the trouble with this was that it was a little patchy in the middle and I had to go over with a black marker. I also added some stickles.


 This bottom canvas was made using stamps around the outside and using a stencil in the middle and Archival ink. I added clear sparkle pen to the wings and some stickles around the fairy. Now all I need to do is find something to seal the canvases with.


We had a wonderful time and the only problem we found was the space to leave the canvases to dry while searching for the next thing to pour onto. If you are thinking of trying this please bear that in mind because it is addictive.

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Monday, 14 May 2018

In The Pink

Well I've managed to get back in less that a week this time. My card today is for my Grandson's God Mother, who loves fairy's. What a good excuse for me to make this card using one of the cutting files from Lavinia. I blended distress ink onto the card base in the centre using a mask and then adding some foliage using the stamps. Next I popped the cut out over the inked area and flooded the wings with glue and added some glitter.


I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts .. In The Pink
A Bit More Time To Craft .. Anything Goes

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

Sue

Thursday, 10 May 2018

AWOL again

I don't know what's wrong with me at the moment, I just can't seem to get my act into gear. I've gone another week without posting anything on here, so today I'm going to post two cards. The first is for the Stamping Sensations challenge this month which is Close To Nature. This was a perfect excuse for me to get the Stampscape stamps out and inked up. Below is the result, I coloured the scene with pencils and added a little clear sparkle over the water (it doesn't show in the photo I'm afraid). I've not added a sentiment yet as I'm not sure who is going to receive it.



Next up is my card for the Allsorts challenge which is Fancy Folds this week. It's not a very fancy fold as I just folded back the front of the card. I had a lot of off cuts left over from a Graphic 45 project I made earlier this year which were calling out to be used. So after rummaging through the off cuts this is what I came up with. As it was using off cuts it also qualifies for Pixies Snippets Playground challenge, which is to use snippets/off cuts somewhere on your card. I added some clear sparkle pen to the fairy wings, a little glitter on the borders and a few gems on the front as well.


Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.
I promise to try harder and blog more often too.

Sue

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Where Did That Week Go

I can't believe that a week has passed since I last posted on here. I've no excuse this time either. I did have a busy weekend starting on Friday evening where I attended a Powertex workshop at the local Hobbycraft store, where I made the canvas below. This was my first play with Powertex and it will make a great addition to my Mixed Media stash.


 Then on Saturday myself and 2 other friends headed up the M3 to Feltham and spent the day crafting with Powertex at another friends house. This is where I covered the Hobbycraft Scrapbook, I really enjoyed making the canvas and decorating the front of the Album, now all I need to do is buy some Powertex of my own.


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

Sue

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Allsorts Challenge - Use Pearls

I'm showing off now and back with my second post today. This card is for the Allsorts Challenge which is to use Pearls. This is a card made for my Sister-in-law for her Birthday. I've used Heartfelt Creations and the Petunia Collection. I've used one of the backing papers with one of the toppers and some of the beautiful Petunia flowers and dies. I coloured the flowers and leaves using a blending tool and distress inks and then added Pearls to the centres.



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

Sue

Rudolph Days

Two days on the trot, anyone would think I'm trying to make up for being absent for so long. My card today has been made for the Rudolph Days Challenge. Last week while feeling sorry for myself I saw this CD shown on Hochanda. It's by the talented Sarah Hallam (Peerless Designs) and called Purely Pencil, it's full of beautiful drawings of wildlife from around the world. As soon as I spotted this gorgeous stag on the disc I knew that I had to make some Christmas cards with it. I printed off 4 toppers and 4 backing papers and now have 4 cards to add to my small collection for this year.


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

Sue

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Graphic 45 Retreat

Firstly please let me say sorry for being away for so long, I wish I could say I had a nice holiday but I've been unwell and finally it took a course of Antibiotics to get well again. Last Thursday, at long last I felt like myself. I was so glad as I thought I was going to have to cancel my weekend away at Clare Charvil's (My Creative Spirit) Retreat in Kenilworth. The doors opened on Friday evening at 6.00 p.m and most of the retreater's were there ready to start on their chosen projects. There was a small amount of people who joined us on Saturday morning. Below is my finished project using the wonderful new papers Sun Kissed from Graphic 45, when I say finished I still need to go through and add glossy accents in some places. This I can do here at home where there is plenty of time and space to let it dry. I plan on giving this to my Daughter for her Birthday in October and putting photos of her as a child, when she spent so many Summer (and Winter) holidays with my In-Laws who lived in Cornwall, playing on the beach. Anyway enough rambling from me, hope you enjoy my photos.











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

Sue

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Black and White

Just a quick post from me today. Last week I made this card for the Allsorts challenge. I had finished it on Wednesday in the morning and before I had a chance to post it on here and enter it into the challenge, I went down with the dreaded lurgy. Over a week on and I am just beginning to feel a bit better. The stamp I used was from Inkylicious with the sentiment from Chocolate Baroque. Needless to say the challenge has been and gone and it was never entered, it does make a nice addition to my ready cards though.



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

Sue

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Rudolph Days Challenge

My card today is for the Rudolph Days Challenge, it was a very quick and easy make. For the background I used Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens and two different colours of Blue. Then with a paint brush and water just went backwards and forwards across the card, when it was dry I dropped on some big splashes of water and then mopped up with a tissue. When everything was dry I stamped onto the background with Versamark and used a white sparkly embossing powder over the top, then mounted onto some silver mirri card. Two more for the Christmas card box.



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

Sue

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Lavender, Lace, Letters and Layers

My card today has been made for the Butterfly Challenge which at the moment is L giving a choice of Lavender, Layers, Lemon, Letters, Light Blue, Lace and of course Butterflies. I went with Lavender (there is some on my background although it did not photo very well), Lace, Letters (my sentiment) and Layers (my butterfly one solid which has been colours through the die and one lacy also lavender). The background was floating around in my scraps box as it was left over from a previous project, as well as the card that I used to make the butterfly, so this will also qualify for Pixies Snippets Playground. It's been a while since I popped in for a play.



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

Sue

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Crafty Play Day

I belong to a local group of Crafters who meet once every two weeks on a Thursday evening and again once a month on a Saturday. Last Saturday was one of those days and below was the result of some playing with a canvas, texture paste, black card and gilding waxes. We started by putting texture paste onto the canvas and then partly drying it (the aim is to get like a skin on the top) and then pushing it about to get the ripple effect with a palette knife. When this was dry it was painted with a wash of Deco Art paints, I used Red, Yellow and Green on mine, although the green is very pale. While this was drying I cut out from black card, a Bee from a Tim Holtz Sizzix, Texture Fades die and embossing folder. I also cut out some flowers and leaves using some Tattered Lace dies that use the same technique as the bee, again in black card. The Dream die was from Tonic, I cut two of these and stuck them together. I then used Pebeo guiding wax on the Bee and Dream, and Viva Decor Inca Golds on the flowers and leaves (these come in various colours). After sticking everything in place I added some pearls that matched into the centres of the flowers and then some gold leaf around the edge of the canvas.



I'm entering this into the following challenge:

More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes /Optional Green

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

Sue

Monday, 12 March 2018

Mothers Day

I thought that I would show you the card that I made for my Mum for Mothers Day yesterday. I made it using the Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Collection, by cutting into the backing paper and also using one of the toppers in the pad too. I stamped the flowers in a dark Lilac colour before colouring with a lighter colour and die cutting them out. I also used the Lilac spray as a base to put the little flowers onto. The flowers were shaped using the shaping press that was bought out with the collection too, it certainly took the hard work out of the shaping. As I have several cards to make for ladies in the coming weeks I stamped and shaped rather a lot of them. I'm glad to say that My Mum loved the card and we had a lovely day with my Daughter, who cooked us a wonderful Dinner. It was so nice not to have to slave away in the kitchen.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes

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

Sue

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Ladies Only

Just popping in quickly to post this card which is for the current challenge over on the Allsorts Challenge Blog. The theme is Ladies Only and for my card I've used Debbi Moore's Art Deco London CD for the image and backing paper. The flowers were made using a Crealies die and pearlised paper, the colours match far better in real life than in the photo, but this is the best I could get it to look. I've added a bow made from ribbon from my stash and some gems also from my stash.



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

Sue

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Forest Friends At Stamping Sensations

Last month I was lucky enough to win a wonderful prize over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog and was very kindly asked to be Guest Designer for March. The Challenge is Forest Animals this month and the Design team have put together some wonderful cards for your inspiration. My card was made using a Digi Image from Nicecrane Designs, who sadly are no longer trading. I've chosen Squirrels and coloured them with pencils to be Red Squirrels, which are seen so rarely here in the UK although they are native to our shores. I've been lucky and seen these wonderful creatures, many years ago on Brownsea Island in Dorset where they have no Gray Squirrels.



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

Sue

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Butterfly Challenge 95

I made this card for the Butterfly Challenge which currently is P, giving the choice of three things beginning with P. I went with Patterned Paper, Pink and Pearls. The pattered paper comes from a pad that I bought many years ago, but being someone who just strokes their papers rather than use them, the pad is nearly unused. I decided that it was time to stop stock piling the papers and get on and use them. The die was from Crafters Companion, the sentiment from Chocolate Baroque, pearls from my stash and last of all the Butterflies were from a Tim Holtz set from Stampers Anonymous. I also used pink distress inks around the edges of the paper, die cut and to colour the butterflies.



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

Sue

Monday, 19 February 2018

21st Birthday Card

I have a 21st Birthday card to share with you today. It's an 8x8 card made using Heartfelt Creation Classic Petunia Collection. First I stamped the flowers and embossed them with silver embossing powder, then cut them out using the dies. I then picked the background papers from the paper pad and teamed them with silver mirri card. The corners are silver metal bought from ebay. I also used a leafy flourish and doily dies from Heartfelt Creations. I finished the card by adding Congratulations which was a Tattered Lace die and the 21 which was cut by the Cricut.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Allsorts Challenge - Handmade Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Anything With Flowers
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/with the option of Flowers
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

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

Sue

Friday, 9 February 2018

Checks, Cornflower, Corners and Butterflies

I've just realised how long it's been since I last blogged, I'm afraid I have no excuses. My card today has been made with the Butterfly Challenge in mind, which at the moment is the letter C. There is a new format to the challenge called spin the wheel and you have to have three things on there relating to the letter it lands on (do go and check it out). I decided on Checks, Cornflower (the colour) and corners. I'm also going to enter this card into Pixies Snippets Playground, which requires that you use up some of your scraps. Most of this card has been made using scraps so should fit in perfectly.



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

Sue

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Music

I made this card for my Great Nephews 18th Birthday which was a few days ago and I hadn't got around to showing it on here. Then just now I noticed that the challenge this time over a Cardz 4 Guyz was Music. So now would seem the right time to show you and also enter the challenge too. I used distress inks for the background and also a stencil from Sheena Douglas. The sentiment stamp was  a free one from the front of a magazine and the other two are from Visible image. The 18 Today was from All Occasions Dies and all was put together with a piece of Silver mirri card and an 8x8 black card base.



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

Sue

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Cold Frosty Colours

Regular followers of this blog will know that my Father-in-law has been in hospital recently, the good news is that he's been home now for five days. We've had a few mishaps along the way but fingers crossed he's on the mend. This means that I've had more me time to play, although I've spent the best part of the last week clearing my Craft room of the bit's and pieces I'd left out after the Christmas rush it did mean that I could pop some card and stamps into my bag and take to the Craft and Chat group that my Crafty Buddy has set up locally every other Thursday evening. I had great fun playing with the new Lavinia stamps that came out a few months ago. When I was mounting this onto the card base I realised that it fitted in with this months challenge over at Stamping Sensations which this month is Cold Frosty Colours. So I'm off now to join in.



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

Sue

Friday, 26 January 2018

A Rudolph For Rudolph Days

I've never been able to resist a bargain, so when Debbie Moore had 70% off of CD's over Christmas I just had to buy a couple that I did not have in my huge collection. One of them being Rudolph and Friends, so I could not think of anything more appropriate to start off this years Rudolph Days Challenge than Rudolph. I made my card base from some left over card from an A3 piece that I used on another project making a slightly odd sized card at 5 1/2 x 6 1/2, then I printed off a backing sheet and a decoupage topper. Once all of the pieces where cut out I used an off cut of gold mirri for matting  and then stuck the base of the decoupage to the card with some foam tape. Next I built up the layers with Glue Gel and lastly added a Merry Christmas cut out of the left over piece of gold using an All Occasions die.



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

Sue

Monday, 22 January 2018

U R 21

Before Christmas you may remember that I had to make five cards for a 75th Birthday all for the same family, well they now have a 21st Birthday coming up and yes I've been asked to make five 21st cards now. This one fits in with a few of the challenges and I'm safe to post this now as I know that the person receiving this card does not visit my blog. First I sprayed a piece if linen card stock with Dylusion Sprays and put to one side to dry while I got on with the rest of the card. I took an 8x8 white card blank and then folded the front of the card back on itself. I then cut out some flowers from some scraps of card from my box and also stamped the butterfly onto another piece. I used Stampin Up Bermuda Bay to stamp the butterfly which was from Impression Obsession and then with a water brush pulled out the colour. I then used the same ink around the edges of the flowers, before putting them together and adding some gems to the middles. Then with more scraps I cut out the Celebrate and u r 21, the leaf spray's were from some that I had already cut out.  I then cut up the background and popped onto the card using a silver linen effect card for the matting and also some silver ribbon too, then finally adding the flowers and butterfly.



 Below is a photo showing the fold in the card front.


I am going to take part in the following challenges with this card.
Butterfly Challenge - X is for extra fold and/or the colour peacock blue/green
Allsorts - Butterflies
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Pixies Snippets Playground - Must Use Scraps

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

Sue