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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

Monday, 21 June 2021

Parent and Child

This week it's my Brother-in-laws Birthday and as I know he doesn't blog or even own a computer I know I'm safe to post this here now. He's very awkward to make for as he has no interests really. He does like to watch wildlife programmes on the TV though so I reach for the Tattered Lace Wondrous Wilderness collection for inspiration for his card. This is what I settled on in the end. I printed off the charisma and die cut the tiger and cub out and then found a suitable background on the USB . It's all been put together on a 7x7 card base. I going to pop over to the River of Creativity with this card as they are asking for cards showing Parent and Child and also to CD Sunday which is anything goes as long as you've used a CD or USB or digital image.

 


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

Sue

Sunday, 6 June 2021

50th Birthday

Sorry I've been absent for a little while, but between completing the sale of my Mother's house and then grabbing a few days away with hubby and friends in North Yorkshire things have been quite busy. Also my mojo has been on a long walk about for months now, but I'm glad to say has been making a comeback this last week and I've actually made quite a few cards over the last week. It includes this one which is an order from a friend, in fact it's part of an order as I have to make four 50th Birthday cards for the same person for August. I know the person this is for does not read my blog so am quite safe in posting this now. I've used dies and digital downloads from Carnation Crafts for this card so will be dropping into the challenge over on the CD Sunday blog, where the challenge is anything goes.

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

Sue

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

The Age Of Steam

I have another card from the Tattered Lace Vintage Escapades for you today. This one was made for my Father-in-laws 93rd Birthday which he celebrated at the beginning of this month. This Collection is fast becoming my favourite go to for masculine themed cards, there is quite a lot to choose from. Everything was printed onto glossy photo paper before being matted onto some pearlised grey card stock.  


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

Sue

Thursday, 13 May 2021

70th Birthday

Just popping in today to show you the card that I made for Hubby's birthday which was on 23thApril. It was made using the USB and dies from Tattered Lace, Vintage Escapades. This is a beautiful collection just right for masculine cards. In 2016 we went on an Alaskan Cruise and were lucky enough to see a whole field full of these magnificent birds all just sat. They were a lot bigger than I thought they were and look just like little old men hunched down. Glad to say that Hubby loved his Birthday card even if we couldn't celebrate properly because of lockdown. As I have used a USB for this card I'm going to pop across to the CD Sunday Challenge and take part this time. It's Anything Goes.

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

Sue
 

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Happy Birthday

I've been very taken with Carnation Crafts die sets since they launched a couple of years ago and recently bought the set that this gorgeous die set, it's called Moments in Time. When it arrived I knew that I wanted to make a card for a friend who celebrated her Birthday last month. I printed out the Charisma onto gloss photo paper and die cut all of the pieces that I needed and I also cut the base layer in gold mirri card. I then used and 8x8 card blank for my base and built up the layers using glue gel for the flowers. I'm glad to say that it was well received.

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

Sue
 

Sunday, 25 April 2021

April Rudolph Days

 The 25th of the month is here again and that means it's time for the Rudolph Days challenge over at Scrappymo's. It my turn on the DT this month and my card for you has been made using the New USB by Sheena Douglas. I've used this gorgeous digi stamp of a beautiful Robin sitting on a branch. I really enjoyed getting the pencils out and losing myself for a couple of hours colouring 8 of these and then making them up into cards ready to go into my box for Christmas. The base card is A5 and the silver matting is from some wallpaper that I found in the DIY shop prior to lockdown last year. Not sure that I would want it on my walls but it looks great as a backing card. I do hope that you can come and join in the fun this month, Maureen always has a wonderful prize for the person who is chosen at random as the winner.



 Hoping that this finds you all keeping well and staying safe.

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

Sue

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