Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Introducing Cassie, one of the new Girls at LCI!


Did you like the first 6 of the new   released last week?  Today sees the release of the second set of ladies, and I have been given the glamourous Cassie to play with.

I just love monochrome cards, and couldn't resist using some of my black and cream papers for this one!

I couldn't resist using a pop of red though :-D  And she looked like a blingy sort of a girl to me, so I went a bit nuts with the crystals and pearls all round her, and glitter on the boxes and on her red shoes!  I just wish I could get the camera to calm down and take a decent picture when there is quite a bit of sparkle on a card... it can't be operator error :-D

Have a great week - I'm hoping to post something soon, but it might not happen - I'll see how I go!!

Thanks for looking, Sue xx

Please can I enter these challenges
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Sparkle and Shine
Top Tip Tuesday - Black and White and a Splash of Colour (my top tip is to try not to be too ordered when you are placing as many gems as this - make it random!)

Getting Spooky for Through The Craft Room Door


I quite often enter the challenges at Through The Craft Room Door, and one challenge I thought "oooh, they are asking for GDT, why not pop off a little email and see what happens!

I was pretty stunned when Sandi came back to me, and asked me to join in with today's challenge, but I really enjoyed working with this gorgeous Paper Shelter image Was Not Me, you can just imagine the cats expression!

I used some Bo Bunny papers from an age ago, some lime green ribbon and a witches broom die cut I found in my stash, along with a TH die cut - I don't use this one enough!!

Do you think the cat has knocked over her hair die... lol!!

Many thanks to Sandi and all the team for inviting me to join in with the fun this week

Sue xx

Please may I enter these challenges

Friday, 18 October 2013

Magnum and Lily's Winter Wonderland


Ladybug Crafts Ink are Sponsoring this weeks Winter Wonderland Challenge, and Julie and I agreed to do a card as a Guest Design spot.

As the theme is Carol Singers we just had to use Carolling Magnum and Lily... just love the antics of these two - and not just the Christmas ones, have you seen the day-to-day stamps, and a few that are only available as digi's here and here.

Anyway, enough waffle from me, here's my card

I was umming and ahhing about if there was enough decoration on here - you know me, more-is-most-definately-more, and I'm in recovery after my very CAS card earlier in the week!!

I couldn't help but go for a tabby look for Magnum again, and got busy fussy cutting the image

I really like how fussy cutting the image has made the door really look like it's coming towards you!

Papers and Cheesecloth are from Live and Love Crafts, Magnolia Doo-Hickey tag, Memory Box snowflake wreath, Pins, Ribbon, Lace Charm, Gems and Button from my stash

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Take 3...


I hope you are laying down!  This is my third card in a week, can you believe it!  No, me neither :-D

I made this card a little while ago for a magazine article featuring the Ladybug Crafts Ink Killer Heels collection - I think I'm safe to show it now!

I'm really sorry about the poor picture quality - I took a quick snap to send to head Ladybug, and then took some more using my lightbox later, but HB appears to have deleted those ones from the memory card... and as it has long been posted, there is not a lot I can do about it now!

The image is Killer Hearts, and the obvious thing would have gone for red or pink, but I like breaking with tradition and went for browns and creams :-).  I wasn't sure it would work, but was really pleased with the outcome!  Just goes to show that a great image will colour up in any shade and still look fabulous!

Love this La-La Land heart banner die and the twiddly one from Memory Box, the papers are from my Simple Stories "Documented" 6x6 pad, and the ribbon is from my stash, and I went round the edge of the image with some guilding flakes

That's it from me today, more tomorrow!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...


I thought I'd share yet another Chistmas card today, another one using one of the many Lili of the Valley images in my collection

I've had a count up of the number of cards I need and I will probably still be going in February at this rate!  I think I'm going to have to do a few quick and simple ones to bump up the numbers!

I used some of the lush papers I got from Live and Love Crafts, the lace is from there too - it's stunning, it took me quite a while to cut this one up!  The charms, brads, pins and flowers are all from my stash, and the snowflake die cut in the corners is by Memory Box

The sentiment (magazine freebie) has been stamped on a scrap of paper before being stuck to some chipboard, then die cut with a Sizzix die and distressed to show some of the chipboard, pinning it onto the card with a brad

I coloured these cute little pengiuns up with my copics, then spread some snow-tex around the base of the igloo, then shook glitter over it while still wet.  I'm not totally sure I like the effect, but maybe I just need a bit more practice!

I decorated the inside with more of the same papers, and some assorted stamps

Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Meet Hillary and the Skinny Malikies at LCI


I've been a bit tardy posting on here recently... apologies!

Today is a special day at LCI, as we are celebrating the release of a new range of digi images - have a look at the store to see the first 6 in the release!

I've used the rather fabulous and stylish Hillary

Now anyone that knows me will be a bit shocked by the simplicity of this card, but I thought this image would be great to send to a friend as a simple hello, plus I've been itching to try colouring on Kraft for ages, but never been brave enough!

Anyway, I quite like it, and it certainly took me less time to do than the more-is-more style that I usually go for!

I don't have any prisma pencils, so just used my copics... hmmm I can see an addition to my Christmas list coming soon!!

Anyway... you need a letter from me...

Cos I'm Nice, I'm Not goiNg to make you huNt for it too much :-D

Thanks for stopping by


P.S.  Please can I enter these challenges