Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Buttons or Bows at Top Tip Tuesday

Hello - how has two weeks gone past so quickly?  It's only a month until Christmas and I am pleased to say I'm doing quite well, and I'm hoping that this year I won't be in the disorganised rush that I normally am in!  

I've been cracking on making seasonal cards too - and just love this one that I have made for this fortnights Top Tip Tuesday challenge

I used some scrummy papers that I got last year from Live and Love Crafts, and teamed them with Bunny Christmas Lights from this fortnights sponsor Zlatoena.   I've used a sentiment I found in my stash - no idea when I got it or when, but it's a wooden one so must be quite old!

Why are Christmas lights so complicated, and how is it mine always end up tangled no matter how carefully I put them away! :-)  He's coloured with Copics, and I've dotted glossy accents on the bulbs

The inside has been decorated to match

That's it from me today - hope you can join in with this fortnights challenge

Hugs, Sue

Saturday, 22 November 2014

I found Barry!!!

Hello again :-)

There is a little tale to today's card.  As some of you know we were burgled earlier in the year, and one of the things that was taken were laptops.  Now it didn't occur to me to check that all my digi images had been backed up at the time, there was so much going on and I just didn't think of it.  Then the insurance paid out, and still I didn't think... it was only when I started making my Christmas cards that I suddenly realised that I couldn't find some of my Christmas images that I got last year... irritating, but not the end of the world, as I could rebuy the ones I wanted right?   Including The super cute Barry the Bear from Stamp Fairy

Wrong!! As Stamp Fairy had closed their doors the week before... my timing was dreadful!  Lamenting the loss of Barry I started trawling through every memory stick and hard drive in the house I could find, in the hope that Barry would re-appear.  And there he was, backed up on HB's work hard-drive... no idea how he ended up there, but I was very pleased to see him again.

Anyhooo, here's Barry, getting ready for a skiing adventure :-)


I have to say, he doesn't look super confident!!

You can just see the ski charm I got from Live and Love Crafts tucked away in there

The ticket sentiment is from Stampin' Up!, and I've covered it in crackle paint, before popping layering it over a Memory Box snowflake

The tag is tucked away behind the image - I couldn't resist using Indigo Blu guilding flakes to create the Christmas tree (image and greeting were freebies from a Magazine)

The papers are from Live and Love Crafts, love the Scandinavan feel to these papers,  I've embossed the panel behind the sentiment, and got the distress inks out again :-)

Thanks for looking

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Sue xx

Still love this image....

Hello!  I'm still doing Christmas cards - I've no idea how many I've done, or how many I've left to do!  But I am having fun :-)

I used some MME papers from a 6x6 pad for this card - love the colours of this pad, and it seems eternal, as I've had it for ages and it's still got loads left in it! 

The image is from Ladybug Crafts Ink (sadly now closed) and she's a real cutie to colour.  I will admit to having a wobble when I stamped the postmark as that line on the bottom one isn't meant to be there... I was really cross with myself as I had already coloured and glittered the image, but then I thought that it kinda still worked - if I hadn't pointed it out would you have noticed?!

The inside is decorated using the same papers.

Anyway. hope you like it :-)

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

Monday, 17 November 2014

More layers required...


I couldn't resist making another card with lots of layers, as it is the challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday

There are layers on the inside too :-)

I embossed the background behind the sentiment, then got busy with my sanding block - love the kraft core cardstock

But back to the front...  there are two sentiments on here, the Joy sentiment is a freebie from a magazine, stamped onto paper that is stuck onto chipboard and the edges filed back, then attached with a sparkly brad 

 The second is a Stampin Up one which has been stamped onto Kraft, then covered with clear crackle paint

The image is a Lili of the Valley one from a couple of years ago, coloured with my copics and glittered up

Hope you like it :-)

Please may I enter these challenges

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Layering Up at Top Tip Tuesday


Welcome to my post for this weeks Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - this time we would love to see your layers... I don't know about you but its got rather chilly here, so layers seems more than appropriate... anyhoo... three or more papers is just what we would like to see... :-)

Wow, this challenge has been made for me, being a more is more kinda girl :-)

There are four papers on my card, love these neutral colours for an unusual and striking Christmas card, which is layered onto a kraft card base, and brown cardstock matting.  A Memory Box die cut, some gorgeous Berrisfords ribbon in an antique gold, some gold pins and a charm from Live and Love Crafts (love these!!) finishes the card off

The Reindeer image and the sentiment is a freebie from a magazine, stamped in Brown Momento, and lightly coloured with my copics.  A dash of white pen gives the impression of hoof prints in the snow

Although the more-is-more style is very me, the image is a bit of a departure, but I love this card ;-)

Please may I enter these challenges

Thank you for stopping by

Sue xx

Monday, 3 November 2014

Just for a change... two posts in a week :-)


This hasn't happened in quite a while... two posts in a week, and this one is a just for fun card :-)

I made this for a friends son... both he and his Dad appreciated the humour :-)

I think this is a Dustin Pike image... tee hee :-)


I just could not resist decorating the inside of the card too :-)

 Although I left it quite boyish... using a ticket style tag for the inside, I could not resist picking this set up along with the paper pad the other week :-)

Right, that's it from me, I need a little lie down now, two posts in a week has kinda taken it out of me...

Before I do, please can I enter these challenges

Thanks for stopping by...

Sue xxx