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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