Friday, 30 November 2012

Christmas with Love

hello, I'm here with my first DT christmas
the challenge is to make a christmas card. how difficult can it be? lol
please come and join us as we love to see all your beautiful creations.
this calendar card was an absolute joy to make thanks to Norma for her inspiration.
please pop over to her blog for a template.
I'm fast becoming a Norma fan, her blog is amazing and she is one very talented lady.
I decided to use a Whiff of Joy stamp called Willow with Lantern. she isnt a new one but she really is so lovely.
I've used copic markers and i do have a note of which shades i used so please feel free to ask if you want them, I don't want to bore you with a long list if its not interesting. lol
the date tags are a simple woodware heart punch and GoKreate Leeds alphabet dies set for the numbers. i used antique linen and forest moss distress inks.
the flowers are marianne dies in two sizes.
oh and i used nestabilities decorative labels 8
i love this set!
right, over to you now, i'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this great challenge.
thank you for any comments you may wish to leave.
hugs suzanne x


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Meet Snowy my favorite snowman

today i decided to play with Snowy. he's a penny black stamp that i have had on my 'wants' list for two years.
I managed to get him at a bargain price on ebay in september.
today i inked him up and he was as adorable as i had remembered him to be.
sorry about the poor photography again.
I've made a sidestepper blank in sky blue.
Snowy was stamped onto white cardstock and cut out using my newest dies Resplendent Rectangles, available from oysterstamps here
watch my blog for more cards using these dies, I've made a really pretty frame to use next. There are so many option with this mix and match set.
I also used a sizzix die for the 'let it snow' sentiment.
the snowflakes are from marrianne. and I layered them up before adding some stardust stickles.
I put two of the snowflakes on clear acetate danglers but they dont show too well in the poor photo's.
finially I used Decoart Snow Writer to add the dimentional snow dots.
Snowy from penny Black was coloured with copics.
well this has really got me in the christmas mood so i'm off now to make another christmas card.
thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to leave.
hugs suzanne x

Sunday, 25 November 2012

pretty poppies

i am really excited about this post as i have been asked to be a guest design team member for Joanna Sheen challenge blog.
i was really honoured to be asked and wanted to make something special so i dug out my favorite poppy stamps and my copic markers.
here is my first card
i've used red and black cardstock to cut the shape using sizzix 3D accordian die. its much easier than it looks.
I also used scalloped labels 1 and labels 1 from spellbinders nestabilities.
Joanna sheens Favorite Flowers, wild flowers, Dancing Poppies can be found here
these flowers really are a delight to colour.
i chose copic markers this time but i often use promarkers.
the lovely sentiment can be found here
they are Sheena Douglas A Little Bit Sketchy, poppy and daisies.
I used a little Bundled Sage distress ink round the sentiment, leaving the labels 1 die in place to give me the nice white border.
this is the front of the card, its all folds down nice and compact so its a lovely suprise when its opened out.
I've added plain card to back panel so that i have somewhere to write my message.
my final photo is a top view to give you an idea of the shape a little better. its not easy to take pictures of this shaped card. (ok, im a rubbish photographer) lol
if ive missed anything please feel free to ask, im happy to help if i can and thank you for any comments you may want to leave.
Please come and join us at joanna sheens challenge blog.
please come back and see what i can come up with for my next dt card, just in time for christmas. aww is that a clue? lol
thank you for stopping by, i really appreciate your visit.
hugs suzanne


Saturday, 24 November 2012

christmas greetings

hello, thank you popping in to my blog. i know its been neglected for awhile but hopefully i am on the mend now so i will be a better blogger.
today i have a quick card and my first christmas card for 2012
i'm sorry about the poor photo. these dark days are killing my photography skills.
i have used some green cardstock from my stash, im not sure where i got it from.
the frame is a sizzix embossing folder called Loving Thoughts and can be found here
i cut it out twice and layered it up using 3D sticky pads.
the sentiment is from papermainia. i wish it was slightly bigger though, i need to look for some sentiment stamps now.
the flowers are marianne poinsettia, i used the large set and the small set
the pine leaves are a martha steward punch which is really difficult to get hold of so i dont have a link, sorry.
i made the little fir cones from a sizzix die called Bitty Blossoms i cut the smallest size from brown cardstock and rolled half of it to make each cone.
they are not perfect but do look ok. if anyone knows of a nice little cone die or punch i would love to hear from you.
i'm not entering this into any challenges but i still wanted to add it to my blog.
thank you for looking.
suzanne x

Friday, 2 November 2012

Flowers and pearls

hello, its been a busy time for me with hospital appointments but i still managed to fit in a little crafting.
this card is my DT card for fussy and fancy challenge blog.
this week is flower and pearls.
what girl doesn't like flowers and pearls so please come and join us and let us see all your lovely creations.
here is my card
of course its another easle card, i told you its my favorite style!
i used some plain pink cardstock embossed with the Tied Togther embossing folder.
the frame is decrotive labels eight from spellbinders.
i used matching stamps from JustRite but my pink ink was too pale. i'll have to seach for a different pink one as i think i will be needing it a lot more.
the sentiment is from the same set of stamps.
the flowers were white card cut using the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster dies.
the leaves are from the same set and ive coloured both with copics.
for the finishing touch i added some pearls and lace that was kindly sent to me from PaulineJ over at docrafts.
thanks pauline, i can me making lots of lacy cards now.
thanks for stopping by to see my card and im looking forward to seeing what you come up with now. good luck with the challenge!
suzanne2 x