Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Feathered Friends

oh now this weeks theme is right up my street....
Feathered friends,
anyone who knows me will know I have a birding husband who is always out and about with his camera and taking great shots all the birds he see's. check out his blog here 
so making a bird card was just perfect for me.
the brd stamp is one from Joanna sheen which ive had for ages but I still love using it. I used my copics and some distress ink.
the feather die came free with a magazine, great timing!
I used a border punch but cut it up to ad a little detail to the oval.
please come and join us for this challenge at creative inspirations so I can be inspired by all you talented crafters as I have to make lots of birdie cards for family members. I need all the idea's I can get.
I'll comment on as many of your entries as possible.
hugs for now
Suzanne x

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Lets get Sporty

its time to get sporty at creative Inspirations
we would love to see your sporty creations so please come and join us.
here is my card
I used a cute little stamp from crafters companion and used my polychromos
I do love my pencils!
also used is gokreate dies and the rosette was made from just a small strip of paper and a score board.
I enjoying making male cards but that because I have more males in my family than girls.
ok, over to you now.....
lets see your sporty makes.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Anything Goes

Hi friends,
I've got another card to show you today which is for the challenge at Creative Inspirations

we have a great sketch if you would like to use it but that's optional.
I've used the sketch but kept my papers white and used various embossing folders.
I used punches for the flowers.
the cute image is from this weeks sponsor, Time4tea. I've used copics and polychrome pencils
you could win a freebie from them so please come and join us.
I love seeing all your creations.
over to you guys now.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Something Old

Hello, can you believe its March already? boy this year is passing so quickly.
we have a new challenge over at creative inspirations today and this weeks challenge is to use something old.
we all have stuff tucked away in our stash that we haven't used for ages so this is the perfect opportunity to dig around and find something to use and fall in love with again.
for me it was this adorable little Newton Bear stamp.
He came free with the first craft magazine I ever bought in 2008
I remember it well because I needed a card for my son's birthday and couldn't find anything special enough so I thought maybe I could make him one. I've always been creative but never made a card before. The first step was to google handmade cards and it too me straight to DoCrafts. I spent a long time browsing and then drove straight to hobbycraft for some paper and glue.
If only I had known how expensive that trip was going to end up being.....
anyway, in hobbycraft I looked at the magazines and this little bear stamp jumped out at me and I had to have him. I had no idea about inks and markers back then so he sat in the draw for a long time but the lovely ladies on DC gave me all the help I needed.
Oh it makes me sad to think about DoCrafts now and how their stupid 'update' ruined their site.
thank goodness for dc refugees on FB!
so anyway..... I dug out Newton Bear again and used him on this weeks DT card..
I also used my Dimensions Fourth alphabet stamps that are pretty old now.
I used GoKreate dies to cut the card shape and I coloured my little bear with polychromo's
I hope you like him.
this is my mum's favourite colour so I'm sure she will be happy with it.
what have you got in your stash that you haven't used for ages?
we would love to see your creations and if you don't want to use old stash you could make a card with an old vintage feel to it instead.
I'll be checking out your cards and leaving a few comments and of course there is a prize up for grabs so please join us.
hugs Suzanne x