Saturday 28 July 2012

Less Is More week 78 (#2)

Hi all, here is another (second) card which I would like to enter in the Less Is More challenge this week (see my last post for the sketch).

I made the border by running some paper through the Sizzix Embossing Boutique and adding some colour.

All papers are from the Chanteuse collection by Kaisercraft, sentiment stamp by Stampendous.

Sue x

Less Is More week 78

Good evening, all. Less Is More has a sketch challenge this week. 

I stamped the bird and grass images onto a piece of white card and embossed in white (stamps by Craftwork Cards), dabbed some distress ink onto my non stick craft sheet, sprayed with a little water and rubbed the piece of card into the inks. When dry, add a little more colour with a distress tool and voila! A little punching by Martha Stewart and sentiment stamp also by Craftwork Cards.

Sue xx

Addicted to Stamps sketch challenge 1

Hello everybody, Addicted to Stamps have a sketch challenge this week and here is my interpretation of their sketch.

The top section is a card on a card which opens to reveal the message "May your day be as bright as a flower". 

The flower stamps are by Hobby Art and message stamp is by TPC.

Sue x

Make My Monday colour challenge 4

Hi everbody, Make My Monday colour challenge this week is to use analogous colours light blue, turquoise and dark blue.

To make my card, I cut out a little envelope using a Judikins template, inked it and stamped with a flower stamp by Hero Arts. The crackle background stamp is also by Judikins.

I did struggle with this challenge and am not that pleased with the resulting card!

Have a lovely weekend. Are you enjoying the Olympics?

Sue xxx

Saturday 21 July 2012

Addicted to Stamps CAS challenge #1

Hello everyone, Addicted to Stamps challenge this week is CAS challenge #1

The rules for this challenge are -
A card with minimal elements and few or no embellishments.
Areas of white space and nice clean lines.

Stamps used are by Hunkydory (Enchanted Garden set).

Hope you're having a nice weekend!

Sue x

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Make My Monday Colour Wheel Challenge 3

Hi everybody, Make My Monday Colour Wheel Challenge 3 is to make a card using the colours yellow and purple.

I've used stamps by Imagination Crafts to make my card. Have a great day!

Sue xx

Tuesday 17 July 2012

18th birthday card

Hello everbody, I was asked by someone to make an 18th birthday card and this is my creation. Most of the diecuts and papers are from a set by Kanban, the name of which I cannot now recall. I have also used a Craftwork Cards embossed frame and the centre panel with the "18" on it was cut from white card using a Craftwork Cards nesting template. Have also made a box and decorated the lid (my first attempt at making a box for a card).

Sue xx

Monday 16 July 2012

Addicted to Stamps blue challenge 1

Hi everybody, Addicted to Stamps challenge this week (Addicted to {blue} challenge 1) is to make a card using the colour BLUE.

So here is my offering. :)

1. Take a piece of white card and colour all over using Colorbox multi-color pigment ink pads and applicator.
2. Stamp vase and flowers image in black Memento, paint image using Tim Holtz distress inks and water brush, overstamp the whole thing with crackle background and distress edges with Tim Holtz distress ink and distress tool.
3. Cut two pieces of Coredinations card, emboss one piece with Sizzix Embossing Boutique and stamp the other with swirl stamp and dye ink.
4. Attach all pieces to card blank, add some little flower embellishments, glitter glue and nice threads. Voila!

Whoops, nearly forgot the credits, flowers and vase stamp by A Stamp in the Hand, crackle background by Judikins, swirl stamp by DeNami.

Sue x

Hello and welcome ...

to new members, Bernadette and Beverley. Thank you so much for joining.

Sue x

Sunday 15 July 2012

Less Is More challenge week 76 (entry no 2)

Hi everybody, this is my 2nd entry for the Less Is More challenge week 76. This time I have stamped three butterflies, embossed with gold embossing powder.

Butterfly stamp by Penny Black, word stamp by De Nami.

Sue x

Less Is More Challenge week 76

Hi everyone, week 76 of the Less Is More challenge is to make a one layer card using THREE of something.

I have used three peel-offs, coloured in with Sakura gel pens.

Sue xx

Friday 13 July 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends challenge 115 (no 2)

Hi everyone, I've made a second card to enter into the Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 115 to make a blue and green card.

Large stamp and word stamp by TPC.

Sue x

Thursday 12 July 2012

Welcome, Karen!

A warm welcome to my new blog follower, Karen.

I do hope you will visit her fantastic blog, Craft-Card-Alicious, as she is a wonderfully creative lady!

Another recent member, Victoria, also has a beautiful blog Furry Tales Cards and Crafts

Sue x

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends challenge 115

Hi everyone, this is a card I've made for Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 115 to make a blue and green card.

I had in mind to make something completely different using a new stamp I bought recently and some vellum, but as I needed to make a quick thank you card for someone, I made this. Hopefully I will have time to do my original idea later!

All materials by Craftwork Cards.

I used the Spring Fling template to cut some flowers and leaves out of embossed card from the Sweet Pea collection, stamped the butterflies using Tim Holtz distress ink, added a little banner with a stamped sentiment and some Card Candi.

Sue x

Monday 9 July 2012

ATS Theme challenge #1

Hi everyone, this is week 1 of Addicted to Stamps theme challenge:-

Christmas in July!!

This is my card for the challenge. Card blank, diecuts, papers and Candi all by Craftwork Cards. I coloured the diecut with Promarkers, added some glitter and coated with Glossy Accents (not sure if this shows up in the photo).

I was hoping to have time to make another Christmas card too - might have time tomorrow.

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately - I was trying to get things ready for a small local art fair which took place at the weekend.

Sue xx

Thursday 5 July 2012


Hi everyone, this is my first entry in the Paper Pretties challenge, #46 to make a Summer card and use some glitter.

Also entered in the Craft A Scene July challenge to make a card with a Summer scene.

1. Elegant card blank and Card Candi by Craftwork Cards.

2. Blue and white background paper by Teresa Collins.

3. Table and chairs stamp from Garden Silhouettes set by Sheena Douglass, embossed in white.

4. Glitter in the centre of the little flowers in the embossed card frame.

Sue xx

Pink Paislee gift bag

Hi everyone, I have made this gift bag using the Pink Paislee April project kit from Craftwork Cards. Its based on an 8"x8" card with a compartment inside to put the little cards which I made the other day plus envelopes.

Sue xx

Sunday 1 July 2012

Word Art Wednesday challenge 34 (no 2)

"Faith, Hope, Love"

Hi everybody, here is a little tag I have made for a second entry in the Word Art Wednesday challenge #34.

Word and face stamps by Hampton Art, background word stamp by Paper Inspirations, leaf stamp by Bo Bunny.

Sue x

Pink Paislee

Hi everyone, Craftwork Cards offer their members the opportunity to purchase a monthly project pack and an inspirational video is available on their website to learn new techniques and instructions on how to make your project.

Above are a few little cards which I made with the Pink Paislee project pack  There are also gift bags to make to present a set of little cards to a friend as a gift. I haven't made mine yet, but hope to do so sometime this week.

Sue xx