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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Thinking Pink

Just popping in with a card for a couple of challenges today. First for the Allsorts Challenge this week which is Think Pink and the second is Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge. For the card I've used Tattered Lace Charisma Dies and Countryside Garden Collection using the pink option for the flower colour, which I've teamed up with some Fuchsia coloured card for the matting.



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

Sue

Monday, 16 October 2017

Friday's Playtime With Friends

Very often on a Friday I have a couple of friends who come for the day and we have a crafty play. Both are quite new to crafting so sometimes we end up doing something they have not tried before. This Friday we ended up decorating these expensive Mirrors from the Swedish shop, I'm going to make a couple of these for Christmas presents so now I've made this one I only have one more to go. I'm sorry that my hands have got in the way on the photo. I'm going to enter this into the Challenge over at Pixie's Snippets Playground this week (I've not been for a play for a few weeks now as I've been so busy) as the embossed pieces used on this are all from the scrap box, also most of the home made chip board pieces have been made with scraps too. As everything gets a coating of black gesso it really does not matter what colour the card is that you use. I'm also going to enter the More Mixed Media Challenge too, which is Anything Goes with an option to use orange.



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

Sue

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

All Hallows Eve

My card today has been made to enter into the Lavinia Challenge this month which is All Hallows Eve. I made the background using Distress Inks and then over stamped using Lavinia Stamps and a white pen. We have our grandson all week this week rather than the normal Monday and Tuesday that we normally have him. Last night he stayed the night as well, as it was his mummy's birthday and daddy took her out. Normally he's up at 6.00 a.m , so we feel really privileged that he slept until 8.00 a.m this morning.


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

Sue

Monday, 9 October 2017

Autumn Sun

I've made this card with two challenges in mind, first Stamping Sensations who are asking for cards on the theme of Autumn Glory and the second is the Allsorts Challenge who are asking for cards with the theme of Trees and Leaves. I started by blending distress inks in autumnal colours over my background and then stamping over the top with Lavinia stamps. I then popped it onto a piece of black card stock before putting onto a 6x6 card base.



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

Sue

Monday, 2 October 2017

October, Already

Right own up who stole September? Not quite sure where September went, I can't believe that it's October already and hopefully it won't go as fast as last month. I'm rushing in today with a card to add to the NBUS challenge over on Darnell's blog, I made this card using a stamp from Chocolate Baroque which I bought a couple of years ago and have only just go around to using. It's stamped onto Kraft card and embossed with white embossing powder then coloured using pencils. Of course I made the normal four to go into the box ready for December which is approaching rapidly now.



I'm also going to enter this into the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/ Option Black, White and one other colour
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes

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

Sue

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

A Very Special Weekend

So back track a few weeks and you would have seen myself and fellow UKSN member frantically trying to get onto the Art From The Heart website to obtain ticket for a workshop with Tim Holtz. After 2 hours of trying we both managed to complete checkout getting 3 tickets each. However then came the news that the website had crashed and they were re-releasing the tickets later on in the week. However we had been lucky and had managed to complete as the website died. So fast forward to Saturday and four very excited ladies were driving up the M1 towards Harrogate getting ready to first meet up with two other members who were making their own ways there and attending the final workshop on Sunday afternoon. The photo below shows us waiting to go into the workshop.



All to soon the four hours were over and we had all managed to make 10 tags using distress inks, distress paints, distress crayons and not forgetting the new distress oxides. Tim was a wonderful teacher and had us all laughing most of the time too. Mario worked away in the background clearing away any rubbish that was made during the class and then handing out the goodies that Tim had bought over for us too. Below is a photo with Tim and the six of us that attended and underneath that
a photo of myself with the Tim.














We even managed to get three of us with Mario too. Six ladies went home on Monday very happy.


My card today was a order that someone had asked me to make, It made me feel old as I know the person that I made it for and he used to be a former Scout when I was a Scout leader many years ago.
It was made using stamps from Stampscapes, some masking, brushes and distress inks.


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

Sue

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Rudolph Days

Sorry I seemed to disappear off the face of the earth, but I spent a week in Cornwall while my Husband and Son were fishing. Normally I can get the Internet while we are there but this time the reception was awful. I then rushed home on Friday for an extra special weekend, but I will tell you about that later, for now I have this card for the Rudolph Days Challenge. I have used another image that I found on the Internet, I printed onto some matt photo paper and mounted onto gold mirri card. I then ran another piece of paper through an embossing folder and coloured with some red distress ink. I then added some gold guilding wax and mounted onto an A5 card base. The sentiment is from Crafters Companion and the die used was from The works.



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

Sue

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

My Weekend Makes

At the weekend I headed up the M40 to Redditch and a Crafting Retreat that was held by Thompson's Craft Supplies. Although most of the people stayed at the hotel where the retreat was held there were four of us that stayed at another hotel near to the venue that was a bit cheaper. Our first project was to cover a very ordinary looking A5 notebook. We used all sorts of bits and pieces to achieve the finished result, including metal embellishments, chipboard and Lindy's stamp gang sprays. Once we finished these we made flip books using 6x6 scrapbook papers.



  The following day we started with a 6x6 by 4 inched deep white boxes and we covered these in a winter theme. There were some stencils provided for our use but I had taken my own Christmas stencils so decided to use these instead. Different embellishments were provided for decoration but it was put together very much the same way as the book.After lunch on the Sunday we were given kits and instructions to make a couple of shaker cards and star wands on a Halloween theme. All too soon the weekend came to an end and it was time to drive home again.


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Sue

Friday, 8 September 2017

Another For Christmas

I thought I would post this while I'm waiting for a friend to arrive, then we are off to a retreat for the weekend in Redditch. This is being run by Thompson's Craft Supplies. My card is for the Addicted To Stamps challenge which this month is Christmas. The main die I used is by Poppy Stamps and the embellishment by Tattered Lace. The background is distress inks then stamped with Lavinia Stamps, I then die cut it with an oval to match the main die and stuck together before mounting onto a card base. The Sentiment is from Crafters Companion.



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

Sue

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Indigo Blue and Butterflies

The new challenge over on the Butterfly Challenge blog is S is for Silhouette and/or the colour Indigo. So for this challenge I decided to go with some new dies I bought recently from Tattered Lace, the beautiful Barley and Butterflies and The Pearl Square. The butterflies are from All Occasions Dies and I carefully removed the Butterflies from the die without disturbing the bits that would normally drop out making them silhouettes. The background was made with Sheena's Stamping card and distress inks. I've not added a sentiment as I'll pop this card into my box for later.



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

Sue