Monday, 26 August 2013

Christmas Cutie


It's rare these days I make a card as a just because, they are normally for challenges, or specific occasions (and I guess today's is for a specific occasion, just not with a specific person in mind!), so it's quite nice to just play and see where I end up :-D

Now I admit going a bit mad with the decoration on this one.  It's certainly one of my More-Is-More cards, LOL!  There's die cuts, gems, ribbon, muslin, two stamps, lace, flowers, glitter, twine and a charm on here!

I'm blaming Laurie wholeheartedly for introducing me to Live and Love Crafts - all I can say is yum!  I was after some muslin for ages, but couldn't find it in any local craft shops, and Laurie suggested I try here, and I'm so glad I did!  The papers and embellishments are lovely, Scandinavian in style, and I was very impressed at the speedy service!  So much so I've already placed a second order :-)

The main image is a Lili of the Valley one from a couple of years ago, coloured as always with my trusty copics

and the "Happy Christmas" I think is an Inkadinado Inchie one, again from a couple of years ago.  I'll admit not really having inked this one before now, but I think it looks great stamped in Cocoa Momento ink, coloured, and cut out, then holes punched in the top and bakers twine threaded through to  create a loop that hooks on under the bow.

The inside is decorated in some music sheet paper that I had in my odds and ends box, which has been distressed at the edges with the same Antique Linen distress ink that is on the main image on the front, and on the sentiment inside.  The sentiment and baubles are from a set - MME Lost and Found Christmas.

OK that's one Christmas card done, about 50 more to do!  I need to speed up!!

Please may I enter these challenges
C is for Challenge - Animals (hope the dog in the image is OK!)
Bunny Zoes - Bingo (Ribbon, Sparkle, Charms)

Have a great week

Sue xx

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Like... uh... whatever...


How's your week going?  I've been mega busy at work so far this week - it feels like it should be Friday already, but no, only Wednesday... boo!!

Never mind, just two more days to get through and it's the weekend :-D

I thought I'd make an non-challenge card for a change, and picked one of my favourite Saturated Canary images - Pink, just never get tired of colouring this one up :-D

I used more of the Simple Stories Summer Fresh papers, cutting them up here and there, lifting some bits up on foam pads.  I'll probably put this in the post to one of my friends, just to say Hi and brighten their day!


That's it from me today, thanks for stopping by


P.S.  Please can I enter these challenges.... thank you xx

Sunday, 11 August 2013

F is for... Final Southern Girls Post


Hope you have had a great weekend, I've been busy sanding my garden furniture (See how much I live the high life!) as it was getting a bit tatty, but is still sound and not ready to be replaced.  I'm quite pleased with it so far, just got to get some new canvas and make some new seat things and it's done... probably just in time for the sun to disappear :-D

Anyway, in between doing all that , I have been making a few cards, and this is a bit of a sad one as it is my final card for Southern Girls Challenge  :-(.  I've been on the SG team for a while now, but the time was right to step aside and make way for some new team members.  I'm really going to miss all the team, as they have been a great group to work with, and it was a really tough decision to make.

Anyway, the challenge is F is for...

I used Inky Impressions 'Clothespin Fairy',  and I did F is for - Fairy, Fussy Cutting, Fabric, Flowers, Flying Things... and Final

I used papers from the Simple Stories "Summer Fresh"  6x6 pad, and got chopping!

Please may I enter my card into these challenges

More soon 

Sue xx

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Colourific at LCI


Where has the month gone... I'm not doing very well at blogging again, work is busy, kids are being ferried around here there and everywhere - I need a Taxi sign for the roof of the car!  The garden is growing faster than I can mow it, and somewhere in amongst all the other stuff I need to sleep and eat, so apologies for not being about so much :-) Having said that we were away last week, I did take some crafty stuff with the idea that I might get a bit of colouring done, not a chance, what with day trips, the beach and the glorious weather we had in the UK, still the kids loved it :-D

Anywhoo, this months challenge at LCI is a colour challenge, inspired by the pic below...


I don't know why, as my image isn't especially summery like the image, but I've gone for the colours... maybe I'll have another go next week and see what happens!!

 I just wish my ironing pile was as complete as this!

I used an ages old Basic Grey paper pad, I'm trying to use up some of my older stash... makes me feel less guilty when I buy new stuff!

That's it from me today, before I go, please may I enter these challenges

Sue xx