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Monday, 23 March 2015

Fifty Shades of green

It's time to turn green for the challenge at Make My Monday  
This week chosen by Joan would like you to use the colour 
The first card was done after I'd finished the one below which I wasn't all that happy with, as usual! :-)
I wanted to experiment with backgrounds and seeing as I had lots of  different shades of green on my desk  I had a play!
This is the result
Which I decided to turn it into a card for the MMM DT inspiration. I used the same sentiment which I think goes well with the main image.
The first photograph is a more accurate colour representation. I do find it difficult getting accurate colours on my photographs.  .
Not sure who you could send this card to! other than some one who loves green. It might have been better in a journal which is some thing I want to play with.
This is the first card i made using a stamp set which I recently acquired ;-) from Art Gone Wild by Suzanne Corrillo.
 I love this set and couldn't wait to have a play.

It's a Christmas stamp set but there are a couple of elements that can be used at any time, bargain!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day.
 I'm off to meet bessie mate in the lovely historical town of Nantwich. No doubt lots of mooching around the shops, coffee and lunch, no wine I'm driving!
See you soon
Suzi B xx

Monday, 9 March 2015

It can be yours :-)

Good morning and welcome to this weeks Make My Monday challenge which is

Building Town or City
I struggled with this theme for a wee while. I had a quick peruse of Pinterest for inspiration which led me to make this card using a set of freebies from Get Stamping magazine. The bird is from another free set this time from Creative Stamping. The word believe is from Inkadinkado Special thoughts inches.
So in the end this theme was quick and simple
Thank you for looking, have a good week.
Suzi B xx

Monday, 2 March 2015

New challenge, new blog!

Good morning and welcome to not only the first  Make My Monday challenge for March but also the first challenge on the new MMM Blog. The theme is:
Girly Birthday.
 My card is for a more mature "girly", cos we all, well most of us girls, like pretty things. 

 I was experrimenting on Saturday with stenils and grunge paste. I've been dying to have a go with the grunge paste which I bought must be a couple of years ago, how time flies!, maybe thats the reason it was a bit thick and stiff! The base of the card is the result after coloiuring it with various Distress Inks, spraying with water and generally having fun.

 Crafters Workshop Template : Mini Specimens. I used all of it ... I was playing!
Paperartsy : grunge Paste
Hot Off the press: artful collection vintage and floral images.
Pink Paisley: Spring jubilee.
Stampendous: Butterflies.
Docrafts: Postal frame
Distress Inks: squeezed lemonade, picked rasberry, peacock feathers. I used  water colour technique to paint the flowers.
Versafine: Vintage Sepia.
I stamped the butterflies onto left over backing and cut out.

 Thank you for looking, have a good week.

 Suzi B xx

Challenges:  must include a sentiment.; Mothers day/anything goes.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Tags, tags and more tags.

Hello and welcome
 Today  I'm sharing my DT piece for the Make My Monday challenge which is for your entry to display either individual or like mine lots of
I've used a Crafty Individuals stamp which consists of lots of tags!
Thank you for looking ..have a great week
Suzi B xx

Monday, 16 February 2015

Colour combo

Good morning and welcome to this weeks challenge at  Make My Monday which this weeks is all about your two
Favourite Colour Combination
 I decided to make a CAS card with my new SU Painted Petals stamp set coloured with American Crafts Stamp Markers. I love this stamp set ... this was a quick and easy card.
One of my favoirite colour combos is Pink and Green.
I needed a quick thank you card ... so continued the theme
I enjoyed playing with this stamp set... as you can tell from below, although I'm not that happy with them, but I'll show you any way.
Thank you for visiting, have a good week
 Suzi B xx

Monday, 9 February 2015

Captured Heart

Good morning, thank you for stopping by, lovely that you did... I appreciate all your visits and comments.
 It's Monday and you know that that means it's time for the new 
Make My Monday challenge which this week is:

I've taken my inspiration from the Less is More 4th birthday celebration challenge which is to use the colours 
Pink & Grey.
Happy Birthday LIM

I used Dina Wakley heart stamps from Collaged Hearts, stamped with, Versafine: Smokey Gray and Color Box Q: Rosebud. I bought these hearts with the intention of using them in a journal!.... never happened.... one day :-). To add a bit of dimension I added  Glossy Accents to the small heart and dropped a pink heart gem into it. My Glossy accent glue is not as clear as it should be, due to the hatpin I use to stop it from clogging up!  I read about some one using silicone babies bottle teats on their glue,which sounds like a good idea but I can't find the link!  ... 
I'm sure lots of you are making Valentine cards at the moment so why not  show us your creations. Pop across to MMM to see the lovely inspiration from the design team.
Have a great week..... lets hope it's not quite as cold...especially no more biting winds!
Suzi B xx

Monday, 2 February 2015

Hearts and Flowers

Hello and welcome, the challenge chosen by Joan this week at 
 Hearts and flowers
Here's my Design Team  piece which will hopefully inspire you to join us.
We would love to see your interpretations.

I perused many of my flower and heart stamps deciding to use the Poppy Heart stamp by IndigoBlu, thinking it would kill two birds with one stamp, ha ha. From that initial thought came the above. My work always evolves and never ends up anything like my first thoughts!  I did cut out a couple of poppies from the poppy heart stamp! I used the quote from Chocolate Baroque's lovely Rose Stem Script  added onto a heart shape made using a Woodware punch. I also punched out another heart from red card which, can hardly be seen :-)  over stamped with a script stamp from Prima, which was also used in the background.

Pop across to the MMM challenge blog to see the lovely inspirational pieces from my fabulous teamies!
 Thank you for stopping by, have a great week.
Suzi B xx

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

better late than never!

I'm late with my DT submission for the Make My Monday challenge which this week has been chosen by the fabulous Fliss. She wants to see:
 Bright and Cheery Colours

The tag is waste from practising with die cuts! I have a new machine, an Xcut Express, I love it! up until now I've been a reluctant user of die cutting machines, even though I had two... now I have three! but the Xcut is by far my favourite and easiest to use!
 Pink Paislee: spring jubilee
Hot Off the Press: vintage and floral images, batch 5917.
SU: French Foliage
Hot off the press: freebie feather stamp and die
Versafine:Onyx Black
 Distress inks: squeezed lemonade.wold honey,scattered straw,salty ocean and tumbled glass.
Martha Stewart; Hydrangea punch.
Kraft card
Twine: which I tried to colour slightly with DI's.... not sure it worked all that well :-(

 Hope you can join us in this lovely challenge, it's not too late you have until Saturday evening.
 Enjoy the rest of your week 
 Suzi B xx

Monday, 19 January 2015

20th Century style

Hello and welcome it's time for another challenge at Make My Monday and this week Marina wants to see your
20th Century Style.
Here's mine:
 two for the price of one :-)

I'm very short on time this morning so no "products" list but if there's anything you wish to know please ask
thank you for looking
Suzi B xx

Monday, 12 January 2015

Winter Birthday

Good morning from a very dark, blustery, wet Cheshire! a perfect day to spend in the craft room. It might mean I manage to get ahead with craft projects instead of always being on the last minute!
The challenge theme this week at Make My Monday is
 Winter Birthday
 The image is the waste ink from the flip side of the stencil placed onto thick cartridge paper.

Crafty Products :)
Dream Weaver Tree stencil.
Various spray inks
Sixxix alterations: tiny tabs and tags
The Artistic Stamper: Birds of a Feather: bird and sentiment
Hot Off the Press: birthday sentiment
Ranger Archival Ink: coffee.
American Crafts: Twine.
The stencilled image after being sprayed... I'll be using this on something , some day! :-)

I scribbled some spots and splats to ground the bird but not sure it looks right.
 I've now added some water to blend the colours... what do you think?
Thank you for looking, enjoy your day.
 Suzi B xx

Monday, 5 January 2015

A New Beginning

Hello and welcome. After a couple of weeks off Make My Monday is back with the first challenge of 2015 which is
New Beginnings.
I've made a wedding card ..... Marriage is very much a new beginning.

Products... not many :-)
Artemio: Stamp ref no. 10001198
Sentiment: Hot off the Press
Woodware square punch
Versafine Onyx Black
Encore Ultimate metallic: copper 
Gold embossing powder
Stickles Xmas red.
Close up of the heart showing the Stickles... I smeared a very small amount across the image.
Hope you can join us, do pop along to the MMM challenge to see all the lovely and varied inspiration from the design team.
Thank you for popping by... best wishes to you all
 Suzi B
 Less Is More: Black, metallic + one

Monday, 15 December 2014

Last Make My Monday challenge for 2014

Jacqueline our talented Make My Monday leader  has chosen for the final challenge of 2014 the lovely and appropriate  theme:

Stampendous 157: Nativity scene.
DI: stormy sky
Docrafts: Blue ink pad
Debbi Moore Designs: Peace stamp.
Glamour Dust.
You can just about see the glamour dust glittering .
 MMM is having a couple of weeks off then back in January 2015 with some fabulous new challenges.
 Thank you for looking
Suzi B xx

Monday, 8 December 2014


Hello and welcome.  I'm a bit late with the Make My Monday challenge  inspiration, where this week it would be lovely to see as part of your project some
 Here's mine, a very quick  Christmas card.

Creative Expressions: Herald Angel
Glamour Dust
White and blue card stock
Mini 8 punch: Vine

Close up of the glitter
As you can see a very simple but I think an effective card.

This version is even quicker :-)
The blue card I used is very dark but its photographed a lot lighter?
Have a great week
Suzi B xx

Monday, 1 December 2014

The first fall of snow

Good morning, December already wow! How time flies. The challenge at Make My Monday has been chosen by the lovely Laura whose theme is 

Glimmer mist: various shades of blue, green and silver
Sticky Finger sprays: silver
Artemio stamps: trees
Crafters Companion : The Snowman: sentiments.... love these, plus I got them for half price... bargain!
white marker pens
Thick cartridge paper.
Twine, another bargain pack from TKMax
Snowflake charm.

  Here's Missi getting in on the act as usual when I retook photos this morning..... so this post has been edited from an earlier edition with older photos which I wasn't happy with.
 thank you for dropping by, have a great week
Suzi B xx
Christmas card Challenge: week 53 anything goes
Fashionable Stamping: Winter Wonderland
order of the opus Gluei: let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Less is More 200!

A quick card to help celebrate Less Is More's 200th challenge. Although I've not had time to join in with the LIM challenge lately, I was there at the beginning ... it is one of my favourite challenges.
The theme this week is appropriately
Not a brilliant photo... it's getting quite dark
 Congratulations to Chrissie the LIM Queen! .
Here's to another 200 challenges!!
 Suzi B xx
Edited later that evening lol
 I decided to add some bling ... well if you can't have bling at 200 when can you :-)
Still iffy photos will try to improve them tomorrow in the day light.
Suzi B xx

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A card for Maureen

This card is one I made for my special friend Maureen.... The images are downloads from Cemerony and or Dezinaworld. I cant remember where the Friends stamp came from. It's one of my favourites that I've had since I first started rubber stamping, may have been from QVC. the text stamp is by Stampendous, another favourite. I wanted to use blues because thats her favourite colout but some how it ended up green! but at least it has butterflies... also one of her favourite things.

 Enjoy your Tues evening
Suzi B xx

Monday, 24 November 2014

A little bit of RED

Hello and welcome. Its my  turn to host the challenge at Make My Monday I would like to see your creations in
Black and white with a dash of RED

 I love this cat stamp from Katzelkraft.stamped with Versafine, onyx black coloured with Whispers strokes with an added touch of Glimmer Mist.

 I can't remember which set of Christmas stamps this little bauble is from... cute though!

The second card is made with one of my favourite La Blanche stamps.

The cheery Father Christmas has been raised up on sticky fixes all jazzed up with Christmas red Stickles. Sentiment on both is from the  Penny Black: Wonder set.
I find this idea a quick and easy way to get loads of Christmas cards , or any cards, done and dusted.
 See you soon
 Suzi B xx

Monday, 17 November 2014

Lets get Glittery!

 Hello and welcome.. Today its the turn of our leader,  Jacqueline to host this weeks Make My Monday challenge with the theme
 Now what could be better, especially at Christmas, we all love glitter, well I do :-) on our Christmas cards.
I have two cards to share with you... but I'm sure there will be more!

This is made with Stampers Anonymous: Christmas Time, coloured with Tim Holtz Distress  markers:barn door and peeled paint. the greeting is from Penny black: Wonder collection and of course, red and gold glitter. Hope you can see the glitter!

for the second one I used stamps from Holly Bird by Stampendous coloured id the same way with added glitter and Shabby White Frantage.
I quite like this little bird... even though I gave his tail a red stripe! only noticed it when it was uploaded. Its now been coloured out..ish :-)

have a great Monday... see you soon
Suzi B xx

Monday, 10 November 2014

Berries and Foliage

Hello and thank you for popping in to see me.
 Today Make My Monday has a lovely challenge theme chosen by  our fabulous  leader, Jacqueline.
 Berries and Foliage
This is a great theme to get me into the Christmas card making role!  I think I'll use it as a theme this year, thank you Jacqueline. I have made another card along this theme but I messed it up big style! although I usually display my mistakes not this time! :-)

All stamps: Stampendous : Holly Bird
Water colour painting with Distress Inks
Stickles.Versafine: Onyx Black

 As usual I look forward to seeing your creations, have a great day... have a great week!
Suzi B xx

Christmas cards all year round: No patterened paper

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