Saturday, 28 September 2013

Less Is More week 139

Hi everyone, the inspiration at Less Is More this week is a sketch.

I've used two dies and a punch to create my snowflake. The largest was made using an long strip panel cut three times with white card, the middle layer with a medium snowflake and white glitter card which is difficult to see on the photo.  Here's a close-up.

Dies by Joy Crafts, sentiment stamp by Hobby Art.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sue x


Hi everybody, it's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. Our code word is Autumn/Fall selected by the lovely Sylvia who will be our hostess for the next fortnight.
Our generous sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls who will be offering a generous prize to our CAS Perfectionist. 

Here's how I made my autumn leaves:

1. Take a piece of double-sided sticky sheet. Peel the backing off of one side, stamp your image onto the sheet with black Archival and then place a piece of clear acetate sheet over the top.

2. Trim roughly around the image, turn the piece over and peel off the backing on the second side.

3. Apply mica powders/glitter to that side of the sticky sheet, cut out your image and attach to your project.

Leaf stamp by Me and Carrie Lou, word stamp by Inkylicious, mica powders by Pearl-Ex. The sheen and sparkle on the mica doesn't show up at all well on the photos.

TIP: clear/mother of pearl sequins can be coloured with Promarkers or other alcohol pens to match your project. 

This card is also for CASology and CAS-ual Fridays.

Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspiration by the other talented DT ladies at Addicted to CAS. We look forward to seeing your beautiful creations and visiting your blogs.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for taking the time to stop by today!

Sue xx

Thursday, 26 September 2013

CASology week 63, CFC115 and Make My Monday

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.

For my card today, I started by creating the background using duster brush and TH distress inks. The trees, birds and leaf were stamped with brown Archival, colour was added to the leaf with TH inks and water brush, and the trees were given leaves with a little stencil brush.

This is for three challenges:

CASology: Autumn
CAS-ual Fridays: Fall colours and a leaf
Make My Monday: Flowers or trees

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sue xx

Trees stamp: Art Impressions
Word stamp: Inkylicious
Birds stamp: Hobby Art
Leaf stamp: Judikins

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

ATSM #64 and CTS #46

Hi everyone, and welcome to new members, Deepti and Flo.

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week's theme is CAS.

Our generous sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls who will be offering a fab prize to our Top Addict.

For my DT card, I stamped the background with TH distress ink and the stitched edge with black Archival. The flower was stamped on DP, cut out and the centre highlighted with white gel pen. 

This card is also for CAS(E) This Sketch. 

Stamps used: check background by Waltzingmouse, all other stamps from Stitched Frame set by Hero Arts. 

Sue x

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More #63

Hello everybody, it's time to start a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week we have some fabulous colour inspiration.

Our generous sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls and our Top Addict's prize will be a $25 gift voucher.

For my card, I've used a freebie Pink Petticoat stamp, sentiment by Hobby Art, diecut and paper piercing template by Stampin' Up.

Kylie is having a DT call this week. Please add DT after entry if you would like to be considered or email Kylie at with a link to your blog.

Please do check out all the fabulous DT creations at ATSM and we hope you've been inspired to join in the colour fun.

Sue xx

Saturday, 14 September 2013

ATCAS #22 - Get Well

Hi everyone, there is a new Addicted to CAS challenge and here is my DT card (stamps by Waltzing Mouse). The code word is GET WELL, chosen by our very creative DT member Sandie who is our hostess for the new two weeks.

The generous sponsor for this challenge is Paper Nest Dolls who will be awarding a fab prize to our Top Addict.

Don't forget to check out all the spectacular DT creations!

Have a lovely weekend.

Sue x

Friday, 13 September 2013

Merry Monday #74

For Merry Monday Christmas Card Club #74

Large fern die: Marianne
Small fern and poinsettia punch: Nellie Snellen
Woodgrain EF and circle dies: Sizzix
Small flower punch: Woodware
Sentiment stamp: Hobby Art
Lattice die: Tonic

House of Cards - CAS

Hello everyone, I've made this for House of Cards. This month is colour inspiration, and the theme this week is CAS.

Stamps: Quilled Elegance by PTI
Markers: SU Perfect Plum, Calypso Coral and Wisteria.

Sue x

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

DD69 and CTS44

Flower stamps by Paper Smooches. Sentiment by PTI.

Sue x

Addicted to Stamps and More #62 - Make Your Mark

Hi everybody, hope your week is good so far! We were blown away by the all your beautiful creations entered in last week's Anything Goes challenge, thank you to everyone who joined in.

Here is my DT card for this week's Addicted to Stamps and More challenge: Make Your Mark - make a card using colour pencils, crayons, marker pens, water colours.

Our fabulous sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls who will be offering a prize to our Top Addict.

My card was made using stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals set, coloured in with SU! markers and a little strip of Bo Bunny paper.

Don't forget to check out all the creativity from the other members of the DT at ATSM and we hope you've been inspired to join in the fun!

Sue x

Monday, 9 September 2013

ColourQ #205 and FBW #251

Hello everyone, this is for ColourQ and here's this week's lovely line-up.

Also for Flutter By Wednesday: Anything goes. 

I cut my flowers out by hand, some from SU card, some from white colour-washed with SU markers and over-stamped with various background stamps. The leafy swirl by Marianne, bird cage and butterfly stamps by Kaisercraft, corner punch by Martha Stewart. 

Sue xx

Friday, 6 September 2013

Merry Monday #73

Hi everyone, this is my first entry ever on Merry Monday Christmas Card Club: use red, green and kraft on your card plus ribbon or twine.

Stamps from Bells and Boughs by PTI, inked with SU markers (Wild Wasabi, Real Red and Crumb Cake) and some Crumb Cake card. It's a stamped ribbon, hope this is OK.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Sue xx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More #61 - Anything goes

Hi everyone, it's time for the start of a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week it's Anything Goes.

Our fabulous sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls who will be offering a prize to our Top Addict.

For my DT card, it's another silhouette design. I had made this background a couple of weeks ago while playing around by colouring a piece of white card using some Cut N Dry foam and a few different TH distress ink colours and then splashed it with water. Thought my new Sheena Douglass stamps would be good to go, so stamped the flowers and butterfly in black Archival, sentiment by Hobby Art. Was going to mount it on a coloured card but I think white looks better ...

Don't forget to check out the gorgeous inspiration from the other DT ladies at the ATSM challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sue x

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

OLW155, DD68 and LIM135

Hi everybody, hope you are all well.

I made this card using the acrylic block watercolour technique with SU! Perfect Plum and Marina Mist markers. Flowers (Sheena Douglass), birds and sentiment (Hobby Art) stamped in black Archival and I drew the frame.

Would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Less Is More: Use a stamp with option of watercolouring (2nd entry)
One Layer Wednesday: silhouettes
The Dynamic Duos: Perfect Plum plus Your Choice
Thank you for looking!

Sue x

Less Is More 135 and 52CCT week 5

Hi everyone, this is for Less Is More: use a stamp with the option of water colouring and 52 Christmas Card Throwdown: pick a previous sketch AND colours. I chose the July sketch and colours.

The stamps (Waltzing Mouse) were inked with SU markers and then sprayed lightly with water for a watercolour look.

Thanks for taking the time to look!

Sue x

Sunday, 1 September 2013

House of Cards

For House of Cards: shabby and vintage with sketch.

Butterfly dies by Sizzix, bunting die by Simon Says, leafy scroll stamp by Dawn Bibby Designs.