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Friday, 7 January 2022

Happy Birthday

Another year has come and gone and now we start a new one. At least we are not in lockdown this year, although we might as well be with all of the warnings they are giving us. Any way that is not why I'm here. This year I want to get my Mojo back and to start blogging more regularly, let's hope that I can keep it up. My first card for this year was made for my Crafting Friend who's celebrates her Birthday at the end of December. For her card I used Carnation Crafts Lots Of Love collection. I love the richness of the colours in this collection, so different to the other collections that have been coming out recently. I used a 7x7 card base along with one of the coloured card stock and matched it to the colour of the flowers. After matting with some white card and a backing paper from the collection I printed onto a sheet of white card and lined the die up so that the sentiment would be visible. The flowers have about four layers to them and the humming bird two. I'm pleased with how it turned out and am glad to say that my friend loved it.

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

Sue
 

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Using A Die

 I subscribe to The Tattered Lace Magazine and have done since they started the subscriptions. Every month I receive the magazine and a Die along with papers to match. The die on this card was on the front of the November issue of the magazine and was just too nice not to use straight away. So I made three identical, very simple A6 cards and used two layers of the die cut images on the front. It just so happens that the Allsorts Challenge blog this week are asking that you use Die Cuts on your cards. So I am going to pop along and join in the fun.



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

Sue

Monday, 25 October 2021

October Rudolph Days

Wow what a year and its flying past so quickly too. Well it's the 25th of the month again and time for another Rudolph Days Challenge. Only one more to go this year. As normal Maureen has a wonderful prize for the person chosen at random but you have to be in it to win it. 

My cards this month were made with Carnation Craft's Dies and I will admit to casing the idea of popping a scene into the middle from someone on Facebook. Unfortunately I can't remember the ladies name and was unable to find it again to give her credit. But if it's you and you are reading this thank you for the great idea. I used Joanna Sheens CD of Thomas Kinkade, I'm sure that you'll agree that they go together so well. I really enjoyed building up the decoupage on these cards too. I made two of each of the designs this time but I'm sure that I'll be making more. Even if it's for next year rather than this one. I do hope that you can pop across and join in the fun this month at the Rudolph Days Challenge.





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

Sue

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Embellish It

 Well it's been super busy around here the last couple of weeks. Between clearing Father-in-law's house, making the Orders of Service for the funeral and the Birthday cards that are needed to be made there is hardly time to draw breath. This is one card that I did make, for our Daughters Birthday last weekend. I used the Carnation Crafts Above the Clouds Collection and the beautiful Butterfly. I also used the gorgeous Flourished Floral to embellish the bottom of the stand which was a limited addition die from Carnation Crafts. The sentiment is from Robert Addams. I'm glad to say that she loved it. I'm going to join in the Challenge at Allsorts this week which is Embellish It and also CD Sunday which is Anything Goes.

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

Sue
 

Sunday, 26 September 2021

September Rudolph Days

I must apologise for being so late with this post for this Month’s Rudolph Days Challenge. After a bad start to this year with the passing of my Mother who had just celebrated her 90th Birthday, this week my Father-in-law passed away aged 93. I know they were both a great age and these thing are expected at sometime but it does not make it any easier. So having just finished clearing and selling my Mothers house and finally getting all the bits that I bought home put away, we are having to do it all over again.

Any way onto this Month’s Rudolph Days Challenge, Maureen has a wonderful prize for the person who will be picked at random, anything goes as long as it’s Christmas so you have nothing to lose by joining in. For my cards this month I have used just one set of Pink Ink stamps and I really enjoyed colouring them in with my pencils. I made 12 cards altogether, 4 in each design. Please pop over and take a look at the wonderful cards that my fellow teamies have made for your inspiration.

 





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

Sue 

Friday, 20 August 2021

The Last 50th Birthday Card

 Two days on the trot, I won't be able to keep it up though. I'm back to share the last of the 50th Birthday cards that I had to make. Again I used Carnation Crafts Dies but I can't remember the collection name that these shoes came from. The backing paper was a patterned one from Carnation Crafts but it doesn't show up the photo. I then printed the shoes onto glossy photo paper and decoupaged them both. The numbers and words are also from Carnation Crafts. When I had finished I added a some gems from my stash. I just wish I could still walk in shoes like these but I think I would break my neck these days.


 Again I'm going to pop across to CD Sunday and join in the fun. 

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

Sue

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Yet Another 50th Birthday Card

Just popping in today to show yet another of the 50th Birthday cards that I had to make recently. This time I used Carnation Crafts Natures Grace Collection that was released earlier this year. I glad to say that all of the cards were loved. I been busy the last few days trying to make some sense of my rather messy craft room. I think the lesson to be learnt is not to let it get in such a mess again, it's going to take another week or so before I have it all sorted.

I'm going to join in the fun over at CD Sunday this week which is Anything goes.

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

Sue
 

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Another 50th Birthday Card

What a bad blogger I've become, I really must try harder to get stuff posted. Today I have another of the 50th Birthday cards that I had to make. Today is the recipient's birthday and I hope she is having a lovely day with her family. For this card I used Debbi Moore's Summer Moments CD, The lady was decoupaged and I used one of the scenes from the CD as a backdrop. The flowers are from Phil Martin Dies and cut out from a backing paper from the CD then edged with distress inks and the 50 was cut from a Tattered Lace die set.  The challenge at the moment over at Allsorts is Anything Goes so I thought I would go and join in the fun.


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

Sue

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Hello

Sometimes you just need a card to send with a little note and that's how this card came about. I used 2 Sheena stamps for this card, the first was the Robin sitting on the blossom buds and the second was open blossom on another stamp. However I have only used the corner of that stamp. I then coloured with pencils and went around the outside. We were lucky to have a Robin nest in our garden this year, and it was lovely to watch the chick fledge. It done this over a couple of evenings, the first it was on our path for a long time before flying back to the nest, then the next evening while watch TV with the patio doors open it flew into our lounge and landed on a picture frame. After doing a lap of the living room it found its way back out of the door into the garden.  I think that's why I chose to use this stamp, because it reminded me of the baby Robin. I'm taking this card to join in with a few challenges, first is Allsorts who would like anything Feminine, Stamping Sensations who would like anything For a Lady. Next Chocolate Baroque who would like Beautiful Blooms and finally River of Creativity who want No Hearts or Mushy Stuff. I'm also going to pop over to Try It On Tuesday who want Feathered Friends.

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

Sue
 

Friday, 25 June 2021

June Rudolph Days

I can't believe how fast this year is flying by and that we are half way through the year already. Dare I say it, just 6 months until Christmas? Anyway onto the reason why I'm here today and that is that it's time for this month's Rudolph Days Challenge. For my offerings this month I'm showing you what I made with the new dies and USB from Tattered Lace. I fell in love with these beautiful Bauble dies and Charisma as soon as I saw them, so when they arrived I had to get them out and play with them straight away. There are 6 different scenes and I've made one of each, I'm sure you'll agree that they are very pretty. I also treated myself to the new Scan-n-cut (DCX 1200) with the automatic blade and made the bottom card using the Scan-n-cut and the Carnation Crafts Christmas USB. In no time at all I had all of the pieces cut out and ready to put together on a card blank. All I add was a generous helping of glitter. Anyway onto the challenge, I do hope that you can pop across to the Rudolph Days Blog and join in the fun this month. Maureen has a wonderful prize ready to send to the person who is chosen at random as the winner this month.






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

Sue