Tuesday, 26 May 2015

It's all about the hair colour at Top Tip Tuesday


I really loved making my card for this fortnights challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday - not just because the sponsor is the fabulous The East Wind, and I could crack out my previously unused Aurora Vine image.

The challenge is 

So I went for the sort of colour that I would have loved to of had when I last had mine done a couple of weeks ago, just that I can't because of work (boooo!!!)

I used some papers by Echo Park that have been in my stash for ever... I kept it quite neutral as I wanted the image to pop :-)  No idea who made the rose stamp to the left of the image, but I thought it went quite well with the card!

I decorated the inside of the card to match

In preparation for my recent colour change (I've gone a bit red ombre... well it was red ombre when I had it done... it seems like my hair did not want to be red as most of it has washed out already.... humf!) I did a bit of searching on Pinterest to get some ideas, and found these lush pics

ahh! LOVE love love love! so many amazing colours. The grout in her bathroom though... lol! No white towels!Warning: These 20 Purple Hairstyles Will Make You Want to Dye Your Hair via Brit + Co.
Warning: These 20 Purple Hairstyles Will Make You Want to Dye Your Hair via Brit + Co.

 If you like the purple look this is a great source of inspiration

 I coloured her dress in greys, and added a pop of pink here and there, and a dash of glitter to her headdress, shoes, and glove thingys (I'm sure there is a proper name for them, but I have no idea what it is!!)
Please can I enter these challenges
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - All Layers/No layers (I've gone for lots and lots!!)
Come and Get It Challenge - Tic-Tac-Toe (Die Cut-Design Paper-Ribbon)
Suzy Bee's Challenge - Anything Goes w/twist - Make it Girlie
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Wags and Whiskers - Lots of layers

That's it from me today - have a great week


Sue xxx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Animal Magic at Top Tip Tuesday


This fortnights Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday is


which has been generously sponsored by Crafty Sentiments

Actually, I'm a week late as I had an issue with my phone line and have been without internet access except on my phone for the last week - the kids have driven me mad!!

I used the oh-so-cute Couples image to create an Anniversary card

I used some old papers - I think they are Prima!  The heart dies are by Memorybox, and thefence is an Ooh La La, and the butterfly is from Joy Crafts.  The had-it-in-my-stash for ages ribbon is by Bo Bunny which has been layered on some lace.  The sentiment is from Woodware. I decorated the inside to match

The image is adorable to colour - I used copics, but I think any colouring medium would work, especially some of the aqua pens that I keep looking at and telling myself I really can't justify buying - lets see how long my resolve holds out ;-)

That's it from me today - but before I go, please can I enter these challenges

That's it from me today - have a great week

Sue xxx

Monday, 18 May 2015

Shapes a plenty at Crafty Cardmakers and More


This fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers and More the theme is

Shaped Cards

So, as no squares or rectangles are allowed (my go to shape, and I'm sure I am not alone in this!!) I went all 3D and went for a collapsible box card.  These always look fabulous and are well received, but are ridiculously easy to make  - if you've never made one before why not have a look at one of the many tutorials on the internet and give it a go :-)

I used one of my Ladybug Crafts Ink images, this little cutie and the sentiment are from the Baby Baby Set, and is one of my all time favourites, but sadly no longer available as LCI closed last year :(

The die cuts are from Memory Box, and the papers are a Hunkydory freebie that came with a magazine

I decorated the tabs in the box with a cute little baby vest that was from another freebie and a second sentiment that is from a set by Papertreyink

Anyway, that's it from me today

Before I go, please can I enter these challenges

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

Monday, 4 May 2015

Make your own - Crafty Cardmakers and More


This fortnights challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More is to 

While my first instinct when making a card is to reach for my (rather large) stash of papers, it is great to make your own unique background from time to time - and it's good when you can't quite find the colour paper you are looking for too!!

Anyway, here's my card

I started by stamping the lines (from a Stampin' Up Grunge set) with versamark and clear embossing powder, then layering up Peacock Feathers and Bundled Sage distress inks, then overstamping this with a Dictionary Stamp with the Bundled Sage and a splodgy stamp (also Stampin' Up, the latter is also in the Grunge set), then a diamond stamp in a very light dusting of weathered wood.  

My image is from Saturated Canary, and I coloured her in similar colours, but did her eyes in a lilac blue, and very contrasting hair!

I'm not sure who will be the recipient of this card, so will add a sentiment later (probably about 5 minutes before I need to post it!!)

That's it from me today!

Have a great week, and hope you can join in with the challenge this time

Sue xxx