Tuesday, 31 March 2015

They call me Mellow Yellow...


This weeks challenge over at Top Top Tuesday is Mellow Yellow...

Which I think is perfect for this time of the year, when all the flowers are coming into bloom in my part of the world :-)

Anyway, I decided to go for pale yellows and to use one of the first stamps I ever bought - one of the Gorguss Girl images.

I used some papers from Maja Design Spring Basics pad, then added creamy lace, and lemon pearls, and cream and yellow flowers, then stamped some tickets and a sentiment onto cardstock, then cut out and distressed with antique linen and tea dye distressed inks, which gave a nice yellow hint to them :-) The image is coloured with copics, and I added a touch of blue to her hair, to give it a bit of shine.

Hope you like it

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

Monday, 23 March 2015

Spring has Sprung at Crafty Cardmakers and More...


So sorry I've not been about over the last couple of weeks... I had the flu and am still reeling from it :-(  I'm up and about now, but have been left with a nasty cough, which has in turn caused my ribs to crack again - an old injury from a car accident - and every time I cough (which is A LOT) I'm in agony!!  I've not slept properly in over two weeks and am completely knackered!!  A visit to the doctors proved futile as there is nothing I can do about my ribs, but I've not got a chest infection... yet... let's hope it stays that way!!  Hopefully I'll shift the cough soon then my ribs will start to heal :-)

Anyhoo... This fortnights challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More is Spring - and there is lots of lovely inspiration over on the DT blog...

I went for bright spring colours to and a Nitwit image to make an Easter card ;-)

 I found a cute flower charm in my stash that I thought went with the images I have used

 Lots of details on here, from all the fussy cut images, to the distressed die cuts

 And this oh so cute image :-)

I don't often use the accent stamps you get with stamp sets, but thought the flowers, leaves, carrots and watering can would look good as accents rather than adding ready made flowers etc...

The fence is curved off the card to add a bit more interest.  I use glossy accents to stick one side down then use a wooden peg to hold it in place, then curve the die cut and stick the other end down, securing with a peg and leaving until they are both dry - wooden pegs are great to use to secure things while glue dries as we all have them, and they are strong enough to hold things in place, but the wood doesn't mark the card :-)

And a slightly different angle - like how some elements overhang the card, although goodness knows how I'll get it in an envelope!

That's it from me, hope you like my card, and are able to join in with the challenge this time

Sue xx

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Action!!! At Top Tip Tuesday


I am sooooo late with my card this fortnight - I've no excuse except for being crazy busy at work and then my eldests 13th birthday, then me getting the flu!  

Anyhooo, this fortnights theme is Action Images, and I think this little cutie from Lili of the Valley counts :-)  

I used a cloud die to mask out the clouds then went round them with some distress ink.  I've not done this before but I like how it looks!!

Thanks for looking

Sue xx

Monday, 9 March 2015

For a Special Lady at Crafty Cardmakers and more...


This week at Crafty Cardmakers and More the challenge is for a special lady, so I decided to make my Mum something a bit different this coming Mothers Day...

I've had some of the boxy picture frames from Ikea for ages, but not done anything with them, but really love how this has turned out!  I think if you bought this in a shop it would be quite expensive!!

Some close ups... the butterflies have been cut out and layered on those on the base, after a liberal covering of glitter...

 Just had to pop some gems on here!

The postcard and vintage style receipt have been lightly distressed round the edges

I know the birdcage is not really in proportion, but I like it!

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx