Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Double Trouble at Top Tip Tuesday


This time at Top Tip Tuesday the theme is 

This is open to interpretation, and if you need some more ideas then head over to the challenge blog for more explanation or ideas!

The challenge is being sponsored by All Dressed Up, and I used the Love My Sister image as a starting point for my card

I used some old papers from my stash - I think they are Echo Park from years ago!    I coloured my image with copics, although annoyingly I think I used the wrong card as it bled out horrifically!!  I have obviously mixed up my cardmaking cardstock with my stamping cardstock... oh rats!!  I kind of rescued my image by going round it with a blue pen, hmmm... 

Anyway, that's it from me for today, hope you are able to join in with our challenge this time

Thank you for looking

Sue xx

Monday, 20 April 2015

Dotty... Crafty Cardmakers and More


This week at Crafty Cardmakers and More the theme is 

Well it didn't take me long to find several papers in my stash that met the theme, so I was grateful to be able to be able to use some up!  The great thing with the black and white colour scheme is that you can use up odds and ends of your stash!  The papers are a mix of manufacturers, and all had been cut into previously, but with little/no tonal differences (as I often struggle with with coloured papers) they work well together)

Once I had picked my papers, I turned my attention to which image to use, and it seemed quite retro to me, so I went with Retro Selfie from Kenny K

I coloured the image with my copics and added some velvet ric-rac along the bottom, for a bit more of a vintage feel :-)  Along with the big satin bow I think it works well, although I did cheat a bit and use a pre-printed sentiment as I wanted to use a round sentiment to go with the dotty theme, but for the life of me can't find my round sentiment stamp!!!  It will turn up when I'm not needing it and looking for something else no doubt!

The white paper behind the image is a script one, but has grey dots on it too, and I could not resist using the fishnet paper too as it seemed to go with the image ;-)

Anyway, hope you are able to join in with the challenge this time

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Tripple trouble at Top Tip Tuesday


This fortnight at Top Tip Tuesday the theme is Three of Something which is my sort of challenge...

So... I started with three papers to make my card

I can't find my distressing tool anywhere, so just used my scissors... hmmm probably not the safest thing to do, but hey!!  

I coloured this Saturated Fairy image with my copics... I am quite happy with how this turned out!  I'm not quite sure how I got her dress like that, but it looks OK in the picture but looks even better in real life :-)

I then got a bit carried away with the whole three things, and put thee embellishments on (pearls, charm and button...

Then I spotted I had used three ribbons, (well, two and a lace...)

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xxx

Monday, 13 April 2015

Better late then never... Things are Flying at Crafty Cardmakers and More...

Hello!!  I am a week late for this fortnights challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More... my excuse was that I have cracked my ribs after having the flu and then a cold, and have been in agony.  So was not as organized as I should have been before going away for the Easter weekend (more on that later...)

Anyway the theme is Things with Wings, so I chose to use a not-seen-ink-in-ages stamps which is a Marianne Crafts one (I think!!), and some Nitwits papers from my stash

Quite simple for me, but I just LURVE that little froggy!!   I used a banner sentiment cut in two then popped it on a straw to make a kind of signpost...)

 I decorated the inside to match

Anyway - so my little break - well I took the kids to Battle, which is just outside Hastings... on the site of errr... the Battle of Hastings... we took a wander round the Abbey that was built on the site.  We took a wander round the battlefield which had an audio tour that was pretty good, but the kids one was a lot better... even if my youngest (he's 7) kept telling his 13 year old brother that they were on the Bloody Battlefield... cheeky monkey, his brother kept telling him not to swear, but he pointed out that he was being accurate as the battlefield was covered in blood (in 1066... I didn't see a drop when we were there, I think modern health and safety would take a dim view of that sort of thing at a visitor attraction these days)... knowing full well what he was saying... honestly for a child that struggles to read and write he is too smart for his own good somedays!   Anyway, the area is well recommended, although the medieval house that is now a tea room that stands opposite is most definitely not (the service was like a cross between Kitchen Nightmares and Fawlty Towers... which was hilarious and made for a memorable lunch for all the wrong reasons!)

Anyway, thanks for stopping by

Sue xxx