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Monday, 5 April 2021

Happy Birthday Daughter

 Tomorrow is my Sister-in-laws birthday and this is the card that I have made for my Father-in-law to give to her. I have used Tattered Lace's Natural Collection for this card (I have used this die set before for my Daughter) and the Heart die is from another set. I printed the sentiment onto card before cutting it out with the die. There are several layers to the flowers giving it lots of depth.


I've been so busy over the last week, we have signed the contract to my Mum's house and although we have not exchanged yet it made us realise that we had to get the remaining furniture and her belongings out quite quickly. So I have been backward and forwards taking photos and advertising things for sale and for free and then having to be there for collection. Also the garage still had lots of stuff in from before my Dad passed away back in 2007. It's been quite a roller coaster of emotions for both my sister and myself and it looks as though it will continue for the next week or so too. 


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

Sue

Monday, 29 March 2021

Best Wishes

My card today is one that I have made ready for my Sister-in-law who's birthday is next week. For this card I've used the one of the Grown Together dies from Tattered Lace, it is one of 6 that has the sentiment coming out of the flowers. I printed it out twice (there are 2 on a sheet)  and after placing the first layer onto the background cut out I then cut into the others cutting a little more away each time to form the decoupage. Although it does not look it from the top there are layers there. As I've used a USB and My Craft Studio for this card I'm off to join it with CD Sunday again this week.


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

Sue

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Rudolph Days

 Where did March go, it's flown by far too fast. As it's the 25th today it's time for another Rudolph Days over at Scrappymo's. As always Maureen has a wonderful prize up for grabs for the person who is chosen at random. It's a fun challenge for anyone to enter, all you have to do it make a Christmas card, pop along and join in the fun. As it's not my month to be a DT member I can enter this month too.

For my card this month I've used stamps from Daisy B. I bought these back in 2019 at a show at the NEC which I had won the tickets to go to. It doesn't show very well but there is a lot of sparkle going on with this card. I stamped with versamark and then embossed with wow silver sparkle embossing powder. I then coloured in elements of the snowman before edging the topper with silver glitter and then mounting onto an A5 card base.



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

Sue

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Now You Are 2

Last week it was our youngest Grandson's 2nd Birthday and below are that three cards that I had to make for him. The top one was made using the Monsters digital downloads from Pookadoodles. I printed onto 200gms glossy photo paper and mounted onto irridecent mirri card. The sentiment and numbers were all cut using Rob Addams dies in the same mirri card.


           
The next two cards were made by downloading pictures of his favourite programs that he likes to watch when he comes to Nanny and Grandads house. We look after him normally a couple of days a week. Hubby gets up and makes me a cuppa and brings it up to me in bed and when our grandson arrives he comes up and climbs into bed with me for cuddles and demands to watch TV. After about 30 minutes we have to get up and have breakfast (my first his second).


Like the first card these two have been made using 200GMS glossy photo paper and the same mirri card.


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

Sue

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

50th Birthday

I think I told you in an earlier post that March is a busy month for me Birthday wise, today is our Nephews 50th Birthday, last week was his bothers 48th and Thursday is our youngest Grandsons 2nd Birthday that is just 3 out of the 7 I need to make for. I've had to make cards not only for myself but for my Father-in-law and my son to send. Last week's cards went out of the door so quickly I didn't get a chance to take photos of them. I did manage to get a photo of this one which is the one we sent. I've used the new Vintage Escapades collection from Tattered Lace. A great collection if you get stuck for male themed cards and although I have used foam pads on this card I've still kept it fairly flat as it had to go in the post. As all of the artwork for this card was on a USB and used within My Craft Studio I thought I would head over and join in the CD Sunday challenge this time, it's anything goes.


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

Sue

Saturday, 13 March 2021

A Stamped Image

 A Stamped Image is the new challenge over on the Allsorts blog this week and I just happen to have uploaded this card onto the PC from my camera. It's a 5x7 size card made using a stamp by Phill Martin, Daffodils Medley. It's such an easy stamp to use and all you need to do after stamping is pick out the bits you want to add colour to. I love to see the yellow daffodils coming out in the garden, it reminds me that spring is on its way bringing the butterflies and hopefully the sunshine.


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

Sue

Friday, 12 March 2021

New Home

Three days in a row, what went wrong I hear you saying? I'm here today to share a card that I made for a Crafty friend who recently moved. I've used a topper and a piece of my precious Heartfelt Creations paper for this card and also flowers from the Lush Lilac Collection. My challenge to myself with this card was to keep it fairly flat for posting, normally I would layer up the topper with foam pads rather than just putting directly onto the background and then to build up the flowers. I think I succeeded in keeping it flattish. Its early lunch for me today as I'm off to get my Covid vaccine this afternoon. I'm pleased to be getting it but not looking forward to it either, if that makes sense to you.


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

Sue

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Use Yellow

I'm back again today to share a card that I've made for the Allsorts Challenge this week which is Use Yellow.  I recently treated myself to the Tim Holtz Perspective Butterfly Die and I've been itching to use it. This challenge seem like the right time to get it out and give it a go. The background has been made using oxide sprays in yellow tones, when dry it was cut to size and then I went over it with a Lavinia stencil using Scattered Straw Distress Ink. After cutting the butterfly from 300 gsm card stock I blended Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo Distress Inks over the butterfly, then I inked all over with Versamark and embossed with Wow Clear Gloss embossing powder. I will admit to this die being far bigger that I first though when I bought it. The card base is a 7x7 and as you can see the butterfly at an angle fills the space. I've not added a sentiment to the card yet as I'm not sure where it's going to go.

I'm also going to pop along to the Butterfly Challenge this time. Although my card does not fill all of the requirements it is using a yellow which covers the Jasmine colour and off course the butterfly is there too. And finally as this is new and not been used before I'm going to pop along to the NBUS challenge too.

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

Sue
 

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Mistake Corrected

First let me say sorry for being absent for a while, as well as paperwork relating to my Mum I have lots of Birthdays in March. So I have been busy making cards, most I've remembered to take photos of but a couple fell through the net and needed to be posted out as soon as I had finished them. My busy month started with my Daughter's Wedding Anniversary, you might remember that I admitted to making a big mistake on the card that I had made for her Granddad to give to them and made her a great- granddaughter. Well I managed to fix it. I reprinted the sentiment slightly bigger than the original and then cut down to size and it fitted over the top perfectly. They loved the card and laughed when I told them of the mistake that I had made. I used Tattered Lace Dies from the Keep It Natural Collection and the backing paper from another collection but went with the colour of the flowers.


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

Sue

Thursday, 25 February 2021

February Rudolph Days Challenge

Where has this year gone to already? I can't believe that we are nearly at the end of February but as we are it's time for this month's Rudolph Days Challenge. For those of you who haven't heard of this challenge before it's run by a lovely lady called Maureen who lives in Canada and runs from 25th of the month until the end. You can enter 1 card with any Christmas theme per month and the winner is pick at random at the end of the month. Maureen normally has a choice of 2 prizes for you to pick from should you be lucky enough to win. For my card this month I have used a stamp by Creative Expressions, there were 6 stamps in this set and they are all long and thin. I started with an A4 piece of card and sprayed it with Distress Oxide in greens. When dry I cut the card into three and stamped on each piece using versafine ink, then embossed using fine gold embossing powder. I then mounted them onto some gold card and then an A5 card blank. I'm not sure if I'm going to add a sentiment yet of just let the baubles speak for themselves. These are my first three cards into my box for this year. As many of you already know I usually make my Mum's Christmas cards for her, but as she has recently passed away the pressure has eased this year and I'll not have to produce so many.


Three for my box


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

Sue