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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Old Cardboard

I've been trying to get this posted all week but just had not managed it until now. On Saturday I had four crafty friends around to play, one who does exquisite parchment and sat doing that all day while the rest of us got messy. I always save any decent pieces of cardboard with the intentions of using it, so Saturday that was what we did. We all used the same stamp (from Indigo Blu) and flower dies (from Heartfelt Creations). We also used some tissue paper and Tattered Angels sprays and needless to say we all ended up with something different. I got the Cricut out and cut some words out and the butterfly was added right at the end and was a Tim Holtz Sisix die.


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Sue xx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Sing

This card was made while at Eileen's workshop last Saturday, well when I say made  the topper was made but not mounted onto a card base or matted up. So after a tidy around my craft room yesterday (it was defiantly a case of where is my workspace, rather than what's on it),I got around to finishing it off. I'm going to enter this into the Stamping Sensations challenge this month as it's Anything Goes. It was made using Visible Image stamps and Distress Inks plus a little water on a stencil.



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Sue

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

CD Sunday - Anything Goes

I made this card for my Father-in-law to give to our Son for his Birthday yesterday and as the theme over at CD Sunday this time is Anything Goes I'm going to enter into the challenge. I've used Pollyanna Pickering's A Walk In The Wild CD from Creative Crafting World. Her wonderful images of wildlife are fantastic for making male themed cards. I often find myself reaching for these CD's when I have to make one. I have no Grandson to mind today and all my housework is either done or can wait so I'm off to play in the craft room.



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Sue

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Red, White and Blue

The challenge over on the Allsorts blog this week is the colours of your flag, so I didn't have to think to hard on what to choose. But just in case anyone should be any doubt as to what country my colours are from I decorated the card with appropriate stamps. I used the London set of Stamps from Stampers Anonymous and also the Bitty Grunge stamps also from Stampers Anonymous and then a little bit of white Acrylic paint and a couple of bottle tops.



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Sue

Monday, 7 August 2017

Workshop Results

Today I have my makes from Eileen's workshop on Saturday. It was a great day with the weather and the roads being kind to us on our journey to Kent, it takes about 2 hours from where we live in the top corner of Hampshire. We used 4 colours of Distress inks for all of the cards here. Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and just for the centre of the eye we used Peeled Paint. Visible Image stamps were used for two of the cards and an Inkylicious stamps for the middle card. Lots of white dots were added to the top card using a white pen.



 On this next card I added some raindrops using a stamp by Ryn.


 This last card was using the same colours as the top two cards but used very differently.


All to soon it was time to get back into the car and travel home. The road was a lot busier and the heavens opened at one point, but we made it home safe and sound.

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Sue

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Pixies Snippets Playground

Well I made it back again today with a new card, this one is for Pixies Snippets Playground. Everything except the base card came out of the scraps box. The wood effect background is from packaging, the black matting and sentiment card was from the scrap box along with the piece of silver card that I put behind the sentiment. The image itself was stamped and embossed with black embossing powder about two years ago and had sat in a box uncoloured until today. I coloured it with pencils and then cut it to size using a Crealies die. The stamp was from a set by Chocolate Baroque.



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Sue

Friday, 4 August 2017

Kay Carley Stamps

My poor neglected blog, I've been so busy the last few weeks I really don't know where that time has gone. The card that I have to show you today, I made while having a crafty play at a friends house a couple of weeks ago. The stamps I bought at the Newbury show at the beginning of July after standing and watching Kay Carley demoing with them. She was making the backgrounds for her cards using water colour paints and a 1/2 inch paint brush by just splodging the colours across the card. Then layering stencils and stamps on top. The backgrounds were so quick and easy to make and I think look very effective too. Tomorrow I'm off to Kent in the morning for a day's workshop with the wonderful Eileen Godwin, hopefully I'll have something to show you on Sunday or at least at the beginning of the week.



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Sue

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Rudolph and Pixies

I've called this post Rudolph and Pixies, because it fits the challenges over on both of these blogs. It's the 25th of the month so it time again for the Rudolph Days Challenge and also time again for a new challenge over at Pixies Snippets Playground.  I started with a 6x6 card base and the Stag which was cut out from a Lavinia cutting file on the Scan-n-cut and sized to fit the card. I then embossed a slightly smaller piece of card using a snowflake embossing folder from Crafters Companion. I coloured the embossed card with distress inks and then rubbed silver gilding wax over the top. I then mounted onto some silver mirri card and placed some ribbon around the middle. Next with a piece of white card I cut a circle slightly smaller than the stag topper and coloured with the same two coloured distress inks. I then stamped and embossed with silver embossing powder and added some gems and glitter before mounting onto the card. To finish I stamped the sentiment and embossed with silver embossing powder and made a small poinsettia with an Elizabeth die. The poinsettia was made from scraps of card from my ever expanding box.



 Normally this is where I say that I made 4 the same, only this time I made 5.


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Sue

Friday, 21 July 2017

Butterfly Challenge

The current challenge over on the Butterfly Challenge blog is Matching Pairs and/or the colour of Orange Peel, I think I have managed both with this card. The card started of with the background which was made with an Obsession Impression cover a card stamp. I bought this stamp at the Newbury Show earlier this month, I stamped it out and coloured it in with no thoughts as to what I would do with the finished piece. I cut it down to get rid of the unfinished white bits and also to fit onto a 6x6x card base. I mounted onto some gold mirri card and found the ribbon, already tied into a bow (left over from another project that it didn't get used on) so popped that onto the bottom. The next logical step was to add a couple of butterflies, it was only then when looking at it that I realised that I had managed to fit the challenge without even trying. Just off now to join in.



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Sue

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Lavender and Lace

This week the challenge over on the Allsorts challenge blog is Lavender and Lace, and I'm rushing in at the end of the week with this card for the challenge. The card has a better Lavender colour in real life but for some reason I could not get a better photo than this today. I used a 6x6x card base and gold mirri card for the matting. The paper has been travelling around my worktops in my craft room for so long I can't remember where it came from anymore, only that it was free with a magazine. But it was just the right colour for the card. The lace is from my stash and the flowers left over from a recent workshop using Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies (again these were just the right shade).  The die cut circles are from Tonic and the pearl swirls from Tattered Lace.



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Sue