Saturday, 20 December 2014

Yet another Christmas Fairy...


Yes, I know I've been using this image quite a bit in the last week, but I like her, and my printer ran out of ink, and my momento has gone a bit dry (I don't think leaving the lid off of it the other week helped... oops!!), so I've been having to use what I had :-)

I popped her on a tag this time, distressed and with some shabby embossing powder added just for effect. 

I made another signpost with a drinking straw, and stamped the sentiment and popped some crackle paint over the top, although this hasn't shown up too well in the picture

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xxx

Friday, 19 December 2014

Bearly in time for Christmas


I just had to colour Barry up again, although I kept this one a bit more simple than some of my recent cards :-)

I debossed a panel to use as a background with a swirly snowflake embossing folder, and popped Barry on top :-)

Simple but I love him ;-)

Thanks for stopping by

Sue  xxx


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Keeping it simple


I've been making more CAS cards - not my normal style, but needs must!!

In all honesty this looks SOOO much better in real life than in this photo!! 

Anyway, a short and sweet post from me today... hope you are having a great week. more tomorrow I hope

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Fairy Magical Christmas

 Hello again ;-)

I have been colouring my new Saturated Canary Image again!  I know she isn't really a Christmas image, but I think I can get away with it!

I've teamed her with some more papers from Live and Love Crafts, and a snowflake die cut, plus a charms, lace, button, gems and ribbons from my stash

Just love colouring this image, and I'm getting there colouring transparent fabric :-)

I also love the velvet ric rac at the bottom, its scrummy!!

 During my last little spend up at Live and Love, I got some drinking straws.  I wasn't quite sure what to do with these, but they are more sturdy than the ones I remember from my childhood, and I thought lent themselves to being a signpost quite well!!

 Anyway, that's it from me today, hope you have a great week

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Beary Happy Christmas


I know, three posts in three days, whatever next!!

Anyway... I thought I'd share this card

I have to say, this card is one of my favourites!   I've used more papers from Live and Love Crafts, along with another Barry the Bear image, which I have coloured out and popped on a die cut circle which has been distressed with distress inks, over stamped and dotted with shabby embossing powder.  The panel behind the circle has been de-bossed with an embossing folder

There's lace, a charm, ribbon, and a button on here too, and I have glittered parts of the fence die cut to make it look frosty too

The sentiment has been stamped on the edge of a spellbinders die cut. and the edges distressed, I punched snowflakes out and added pearls here and there, and stitched all of the main panels, and some cheesecloth behind the image panel

As I said, I'm really happy with how this one turned out :-)

Please may I enter these challenges

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

Monday, 15 December 2014

Frosty Fairy


I've been busy in the last couple of days making all the Christmas cards I should have done already... I'm soooo up against it, but hey nothing like a bit of pressure to get the creative mojo going :-)

Here's the first one - using some lovely papers and lace from Live and Love Crafts, some silver organza ribbon, a die cut, with some dome shaped gems

and some chunky embossing powder, accenting the Saturated Canaary Image

and an oversized sentiment (Bo Bunny I think) from a couple of years ago... I put some glitter here and there, but it's not really visible in the picture... humf!!

oh and some pins, a charm and a sparkly button

I really love the feel of this one - really frosty and wintery

Please can I enter these challenges

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, 14 December 2014

Simple Christmas Cards


I've been busy this weekend, bulk making Christmas cards... I left it a bit late, and have had to go down the quick and simple route for the majority of my cards.

I had some mini (well 9 x 9cm) card blanks in my drawer and I got cracking, bulk making cards...

I think they look lovely, with a background stamp stamped on top of the green card stock with Bundled Sage distress ink, and the sentiment added to the pennant (I don't have a pennant die cut, so cut my own - I did make a template first though, to make sure I got the dimensions right!) I found a couple of snowflake dies from years ago... I rarely reach for these, but they are a lot quicker than dies when making in bulk!  Some co-coordinating twine tied in a little bow finishes these off .  Actually, all the cardstock I used was scraps - far too small to be usable on a big project, so these have been made for next to nothing :-)

And once I got going I had 14 made quite quickly.  The bonus of hand cutting the pennants is that I had a reverse too!!

I really like how these turned out - quick, simple, but stunning...

Please may I enter these challenges

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week

Sue xxx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Inspiration from your Home with Top Tip Tuesday

Hello... can you believe another two weeks have gone by and it's time for another challenge at Top Tip Tuesday... which is to be inspired from something in your home.

It's a bit more is more. with lace, ribbon, buttons, pearls, pins, charms, cheesecloth, a doily, and die cuts on here, along with some lovely papers from Live and Love Crafts. And my inspiration is this teddy, which is my son's (yes both of them have one each, it saves arguments)

His scarf , hat and nose, just reminded me of this little fellow from the now sadly closed Stamp Fairy, and I have fussy cut him out after colouring him with my copics, and added some lovely shabby embossing powder to the panel at the back.  Just a touch of glitter to his hat... just love him :-)

I decorated the inside to match, nothing fussy... I think I'd run out of steam after the front :-)

I tucked a hidden tag in here too

And stamped a Stampin' Up sentiment onto white card, cut it out and plonked a load of crackle glaze on top :-)

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xxx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Skating Along...

Hello!!  How are you?  OK I hope?  It's got mighty chilly here in my little corner of the UK this week... brrrr...

Anyway, it's made me get cracking with my Christmas cards, starting with this little cutie from Lili of the Valley.  Again, its a fairly basic design, perfect for quick mass makes

The image is coloured with my trusty copics and blinged up just a little bit :-)

I will try to post again this week, but you know what I'm like :-)

Thanks for stopping by

Sue  xxx

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