Saturday, September 24, 2016

#191 Christmas

Hi,
Well this time it is my turn to choose the challenge over at My Sheri Crafts and as time is marching on towards that busy time of the year for us card makers I thought I'd ask us all to make a Christmas card. However this card must NOT be flat but it must have many embellishments on it (well atleast 3!) lets see lots of lift. 3 months today it will be too late, you will have no more craft time so lets get going. Enter as many times as you like but no back dating please.


Well here is my card for the challenge and this time I decided to do a shaped card too. I made a 6inch tent fold card blank out of bright white using my stitched circle die. I then matted on to that a piece of Christmas seen paper which has the 3 wise men aswell as Mary and Joseph printed on it. I used my new die across the middle and wrapped a length of cream with gold ribbon around it but not before adding a gold mirri stitched circle off to one side. I stamped the 3 wise men in a sand coloured ink and cut out using a SB die. 
The Peace stamp is by Rubbernecker and I've had it for years. I cut out some pointsetia flowers from papers used already and other cream scraps, gold too. The large flower in the middle is from a artificial Christmas flower which fell apart last year and I couldn't throw them out.
So as you can see plenty going on here so now it's your turn to show us your stuff!

Thanks for stopping by, 

Sue

Friday, September 23, 2016

Viva La Verve September #2 challenge

Hello,
I decided to join in with this months viva-la-verve-september-sketch-2. As I needed a second wedding card in pastel shades I thought I'd use the sketch which is so pretty.


For this card I made a A5 card blank and used mostly papers from Kaisercrafts merlyimpressions.co.uk/607-on-this-day-from-kaisercraft paper pad which is no longer in stock but the full 12x12 papers are still there to purchase. The stamp is theirs too, however I did print out the main one.
I have added the hearts embossing folder to the first paper and stitched around the edge of the second adding some seedbeads here and there too. I added pearls around the one circle in the wedding colours and a small pink heart to the banner.
I added flowers from the Ribbon Girl. a new online shop I have found selling the sweetest embelishments I've seen at such great prices too. To them I added some sprightly sprigs by Verve and a few shine bright sequins by them too.

Thanks for calling in today.

Sue

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

How Sweet It Is!

Hello,

I saw over at My Besties International the current challenge is 'anything goes' or extra chances if you use a My Besties Image. As I needed a card I decided to join in. There is also a Design Team call out too.

Here is my card,


I won this image a few months ago, isn't she cute holding that basket of blueberries. I am following the sketch over at Mojo Monday   This week it is a jaunty angle one.

The card is a 6x6 bright white card blank. On to that I have matted a zigzag patterned paper in a pear green. The flower paper is matted on to a Tim Holtz card scrap which I gutted allowing me to mat the oval which has the sentiment on. 
I placed the flower paper down first then added a spotty lavender ribbon. The image I have coloured in using my ProMarker pens, I have added clear glitter to the skirt frill and to the larger dots on the skirt I have added Glossy Accents.
The sentiment is from Verve's Love Everlasting set  which I love. I inked this in a Big and Juicy pad aiming at the purple section of the pad. As I mentioned above I used the scrap of card from below the flower paper. I added 3 gems of which 2 are royal purple and the other green.

I am also entering this card in the 100th challenge over at
Scrapbook Stamp Society challenge

Ribbon Girl September Challenge 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sue

Saturday, September 10, 2016

#190 Travel Time

Hi,
This time over at My Sheri Crafts it is the turn of design team sister Glenda to choose the theme of our fun fortnightly challenge and this time it is one of 'Transport'. You must make a card/project with some form of transport on it.


Here is what I made. the card is a 5x7 tent fold black card base. On to that  I matted a jeans paper, then I took a vintage style Union Jack and put that on to a deep burgundy paper and placed that on a jaunty angle. The image of the scooter is a "Little Claire's" peel off from years back. I coloured it in using Pro Markers and matted that down. I printed out my own sentiment as this is for someone who has a super red Honda bike.
The Happy Birthday stamp is by Verve.

I hope you can play along with us this week. With the children back at school we have a little free time to craft so give it a go and join in with us.
Sue

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Gift Giving at Eclectic Ellapu

Hello again.
Today over at EclecticEllapu its time for a new challenge and this month we (pink team)  have been asked to make a project which includes a gift. It can be a card showing gift giving or even a gift itself.

Here is my card for the challenge

I have made a 6X6 card from white and added a leaf green mat to it. Then I embossed a Tim Holtz paper with a ditsy flower. I cut 2 circles from some left over Graphic45 paper and added a glitter edge to them to match that on the image. I used some seam binding in pale blue to match the door.
I cut the image out using a Spellbinder die and put that down over the circles. Then to bring it all together I added a garden fence cut from some washed out wood paper from Kaisercraft to that I added the cute bird house which I did brush with pale pink and blue chalks but I don't think it shows up very well.
The Happy Birthday is a Verve stamp and the other is from my stash.

I hope you can come and play along this month.

Sue

Saturday, August 27, 2016

#189 National Teddy Bear Day

Hello there,
Well it's that time again for joining in the fun over at My Sheri Crafts  and this time around it is the turn of owner Sheri to choose. Sheri has noticed it is National Teddy Bear Day in the U.S. on the 9th September so she thought it would be fun to use a little guy or two on your projects.

I needed a wedding card for my son to give 2 colleagues at work who are getting married over in Las Vegas in mid September. Here is what I made for him.

The image is one from a pre-coloured sheet by Hobby House using the image by Sylvia Zet. I cut it out using my new stitched square die. I had been making another wedding card at the time and the papers I have used on this were all cut offs from that.

The pastel green has been embossed using Sue Wilson's board and the pastel blue at the top is pearled. I used a pearl pink card to mat the image on to and also cut a pennant trim die the stamp is one of my new ones by Verve from the Love Everlasting set.
The flowers are from a new online shop I have found The Ribbon Girl she has some wonderful stuff on there and great prices too. I added a couple of SB fern sprigs and a little SB corner heart to the flowers to fill it out. My usual 3 gems to the corner and there we are.

Thanks for stopping by today, please pop over to the other girls blogs to see what fun cards they have made and then it's your turn to join in.
Pop back again soon to see the other wedding card I have made. Leave me a word or two so I know you have visited as I love to read them.

Sue

Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello Again,
Well as I said I have 2 posts today and this is the second. It is yet another using the Augusts Viva La Verve sketch #2.
I think this is such a fun sketch to use.

Here is my card.


This card is a 6x6 tent fold card which I matted on to it this wonderful flower paper, I'm afraid I can't remember where it came from but I have kept this small piece for a very long time!
I used some brown with cream dot satin ribbon and a big brown button which I saw one of the Diva's tying the bow behind and thought 'how cute' so I coppied.
The Happy Birthday is a plain Jane but no longer available. I stamped that using Espresso and cut it out with a stiched square die with a couple of mats for good measure. The distressed flower paper on the horizontal strip is also a precious save.
To finish off I added a few blooms and sprightly sprigs, then some dots of Liquid Pearls in platinum.

I am also entering this card in to the challenge over at  lil patch of crafty friends 

Thanks for stopping by.
Sue