Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Old fashioned pink and white

This card i made yesterday ,  love the way it has turned out ,  the picture does not do it justice at all , all made with spellbinders , a punch for the small flowers , and topper from a Hunky dory kit i have had for ages , all leaves were cut on my Cameo , and ribbon is seam binding in pink and white ,  the pearls are from my stash . 

Monday, 27 February 2012

Feeling a little blue

Feeling Blue....

Morning ,  well what a weekend i have had , really did too much the other day and was shattered all weekend ,  then my pc decided it had done too much and needed a break , so it was turned off and i got my laptop from my son , then last night son decided to have a look at pc only to find its the monitor that is playing up , keeps turning itself off , anyway fingers crossed it will start playing nice now .

I made this card on saturday early hours of the morning , i decided to go with the blue and white colours , and played about with my spellbinder shapes , cutting into them and joining them up with other shapes and this card is the result , i ruffled the ribbon but then realised i only had a 1and half inch piece of the ribbon left so threaded it through a cutout shape tand made a flower and stuck that on top with a pearl in the centre . The pearls around the card are from using cosmic shimmer glue and i threw some glitter at it and thought that was enough ., What do you think ?.

Thanks for dropping by , please call again soon .....hugs Sue xx

Friday, 24 February 2012

New Baby Gift .....

Hiya ,  this is just a quick post , i was feeling a little better this morn but me being me had to start doing stuff and i am shattered now ,  so am going to rest for awhile .

So here is a baby pram and gift box i have made for my sons friend ,  she had a baby girl a week ago so i have made these for her ,  there is also a card and envolope to match . 

Hugs Sue xxx

Thanks for dropping by .............

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Pink N White

Hiya my blogging friends , firstly i would like to say thank you to all who have up until now left comments on my blog , they are very much appreciated .
Right down to business , i havent blogged for a few days i havent been well and was told to rest , but i have been trying to make a few cards while resting lol, so here is what i have done this week , inspired by Christina again .
so heres what i did , i made an 8x8 card blank from white card , i overlaped the join of the card at the front and ran the 2 inch join through my caliber using the bordability die and a cutting die, to get the fancy edge then glued the card together , on the right hand side i repeated the last steops so it was symetrical , i then took some pink card and did the same and matted that onto my bard base .I ran a thin strip of the pink card through the tiny hearts on the border and glued it into the back . I wanted to put a round doily on the front but the ones i had wasnt big enough so i got a big oval and cut it down to make it round and glued that into the middle of the card . I cut out pink and white foliage on my cameo , and cut flowers from a die and made them up , i painstakingly glued the hearts that popped out of the border die onto the corners , i cut some shaped from my parisian accent dies and placed those in the middle , stamped and embossed the top one with a greeting in white . Then was the fun bit placing the leaves and swirls and roses and pearls (hey i am also a poet and didnt know it lol) well thats it all done . I am really pleased with this one , the picture isnt very good , with it being so light i had to hold it up against the light from the window.
Thanks for dropping by and please do leave a comment , hope to be back soon .
Hugs Sue xx

Monday, 20 February 2012

Monday morning again

Hi everyone , well here we are another weekend over , the weather has been quite nice here this weekend but its turned really cold this morning , with a bit of a breeze blowing , just hope the snow keeps away .
I was tinkering about this weekend with an idea i got from a lovely lady called Christina from she has given me so much inspiration this last few weeks since i came across her website and blog , and i am ever so grateful to her . I have totally changed my views on card making , i have come well out of my comfort zone and am now trying things i would never have believed i could do , and enjoying every minute of it .
In making these cards i am pushing myself to try and use all the tools and equipment i have spent a lot of money on over the years but have been pushed to one side cos i didnt really know what they were capable of doing , especially my spellbinders , and this weekend my stamps .
So here is a card i made on friday night , but i wasnt really sure about the colours , but my eldest son and brother said they liked it and i should post it and if i get bad feedback then i know i was right and they were wrong lol
I used cardstock from my stash folded in half made a a5 card , its a bronze shimmer cardstock i matted and layed some lemon and patterned paper from my stash , i cut some shapes with my spellbinders and stamped best wishes onto the top one , i made a tag inked the background with distress inks then stamped images from the Papermania Urban stamp set that i won from docrafts (these are a gorgeous set of stamps ) . To decorate i made some roses from co-ordinating paper and some flowers i put pearls inside added leaves i cut on my Cameo , and a ribbon . .............still not sure about this card but maybe you could tell me otherwise ......

Friday, 17 February 2012

Loving this new way with card making .....

Hiya , i was working till the wee small hours making this card , i finished it this morning , so here it is ,

The camera doesnt do it justice , the colours are dark purple, lilac and white , handmade flowers , leaves cut with Cameo , topper is from Hunkydory, (ive had ages) some pearls and the rest is cut with spellbinders .

I have been told that i have word verification on my blog , i have tried everything to turn it off but still its there , if anyone has any ideas please let me know ...

As always leave a comment please...

Have a good day Hugs Sue xx

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Just getting this in today ,  i have been working with my spellbinders again ,  following instructions from  Christina at she has some brilliant tutorials on her site and her cards are fantastic ,  she really has inspired me these last few days . So here is another card ive made ,  i am quite pleased with the way it turned out , the colours are brown orange and cream , its all made with plain card that i have embossed and cut with different spellbinders ,  i made the roses from co-ordinating paper from my stash , and the leaves were cut on my Cameo , I coloured the ribbon with my promarkers to match , i think i will add some bling in the form of pearls then i think its done .

Thanks for dropping by ,  and please feel free to add a comment ......

Hugs Sue xx
I really must try to post every day ,  but i have not been feeling too good ,  but have tried to keep my mind off it with a little crafting ,  i have moved out of my comfort zone and been messing around with my spellbinders , i have been watching a brilliant lady on vidoe show how to use the spellbinders to there fullest effects , she is marvalous check her out here ...
.      . so i made this card following her instructions ,  with a little twist from me .  i love how its turned out and think i will give this to my sister for her birthday . 

The card was made from silkart card , everything was cut from my spellbinder dies ,  i made the roses from paper to compliment the colours , and added ribbon , headpins, skeleton leaves,  and pearls from my stash .  The colours are burgandy and cream , the photo doesnt do it justice (have to get a new camera ) .

Thanks for dropping by ,  and please do leave a comment ,  good or bad they all help ....

Hugs Sue xxx

Monday, 13 February 2012

Morning folks ,   well the snow has finally all gone ,  but its cold and windy here today  so make sure you keep warm wherever  you are .

I managed to make a couple of cards this weekend ,  this  one was made from an hunkydory shaped card blank , i found somne plain white embossed cards that i had had for ages but too flimsy for a card base so cut one up and layered that on top of the base card ,  i chalked some of the design to make it stand out a little more ,  then printed a topper from my Me To You cds and stuck that on foam pads , then used ribbons , fibres and gems to embellish it ,  also a butterfly , the greeting is from my stash .  I really like the muted colours of this card ........

Me To You card

I will add the others later i have to get on now ,  as we have some surveyers coming to look at the house today and feel i need to put some of my crafty stuff away tidy ,  i have only just got it so i know where it all is after Christmas tidy up ......

Will be back later so you all have a nice day ..

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment ........

Hugs Sue xxx

Friday, 10 February 2012

Hiya ,  i havent been around for a few days ,  i have been feeling a bit  down , so just plodded along with my crafting trying to sort myself out ,  and i think it worked .
I have been making mothers day cards , that my family and friends asked me to make for them ,  i had lots of ideas on these ,  but they wanted what they wanted so had to make them there way ,  (with a bit of a twist from me )lol . 

Here are the cards , i had some card packs from ages ago and never used them ,  so i got them out and embellished them with Tatty Teddy , greetings and gems and i think they turned out ok .

Well thats it for today .........

Please call by again ,   and feel free to leave a comment ...........

Hugs Sue xx

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Good day ,  well we had snow yesterday and through the night , we woke up to at least 4 inch of the stuff ,   must admit it does look nice ,  and it warmed up somewhat . 

Right i have made a Me To You card ,

I used a dl card blank and embossed it with cuttlebug ,  i decoupaged the image and layered onto some pink polka dot paper , which i cut out with my spellbinder die , then added a greeting and some small gems ,  the insert was made from the Digi designer software .....

Thanks for looking and please feel free to leave a comment .....

Have a good day................ Hugs Sue xx

Friday, 3 February 2012

Hiya folks ,  i got a very happy suprise when i came on here today i had been given an award , The Liebster Blog award ,   For those of you not in the know, it is only given to blogs with under 200 followers, and is passed from Blogger to Blogger, with each new recipient deciding who to award this to. So it was a huge surprise to be awarded it!This was given to me by a lovely lady and friend Lou , from LOOpy's craft creations blog , it was a real shock ......
Thank you Lou .....

The Liebster Blog Award originated in Germany. Liebster means dearest or beloved, and Liebe is love.

In accepting the Liebster Blog Award, the recipient agrees to:
*Thank the person who gave them the award and link back to that person’s blog
*Copy and paste the award to their blog
*Reveal the 5 blogs they have chosen to award, commenting on their blog to break the news!
*Hope those people in turn pay it forward by accepting and awarding “The Liebster Blog Award” to bloggers they would like to honor.

I have chosen some wonderful blogs, which though small and new, are excellent sources of inspiration. They are l
lovely creative ladies, each and everyone of them, and my nominations are:  as follows   ....................
I have only jusst started to follow these blogs ,  but i think they are all very talented people and the crafty items they turn out are just so inspirational ....
I hope they will accept this blog award and pass it on to others .
Everyone who comes to visit my blog please take the time to check out the other blogs in my list ,  and leave a comment .....
Thank you  , please call again soon ...... Hugs Sue xx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Valentine card for MCS forum challenge

Hiya folks ,  i made this card for the MCS forum challenge ,  i went over the top somewhat ,  but i like the finished design , 

I used a red cardstock , cut at 10x12 ,  scored down centre , I then cut on my new Cameo cutter , the black trellis like background , the swirl , 2 interlocking hearts ,  large hearts , flowers and borders out of red and black cardstock ,  i printed the greeting  from the digital designer .
I asembled everything layer it all up using foam pads , and wet glue , and embelled useing brads, gems , a feather , some skeleton leaves and a couple of hat pins ...

The colours are stunning ,  but really do think i overdid it , but its for valentine so you are allowed to go over the top lol.....

Thanks for looking ,   please call again soon .....hugs Sue xx