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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Birthday Week!

Yes it was my birthday on Friday! but I've had a fantastic WEEK! sharing my time with my wonderful family and fantastic friends. I've had a great time, meals ,trains, shopping,  some wonderous crafty prezzies, and some wonderous non crafty prezzies, gossip (friendly)  and coffee, not to forget all the gorgeous cards... thankyou to every one xx     
Yesterday I attended my first journal workshop... whew! I loved it. Above is a picture of my first ever completed journal pages or is it page :-) now I can't wait to do more!  I do have other pages ready for the next layer... but thats on going.. pickies to follow. One of em is bright green and orange.. not my colours at all...  but I can't wait to complete it . 

 The workshop was held at the Cubby Hole Shop,   by Sarah Anderson. check out her blog..
 The art of moodling,  the lovely owner of the CH, Carol,  kept us supplied with copious cuppa's.

take care
xx Sue B xx

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Sad time

 Snowdrop stamp from Elusive Images  coloured with  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils, flower heads painted with Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent water colour paint. Flourish stamp from creative expressions, Ivy set stamped in grey Stazon as is the sentiment and little snowdrop that hasn't scanned too well. The edges have been smudged using the green and the yellow ends of the Big and Juicy,Happy Birthday pad. I used a piece of kitchen towel to smudge with and I'm quite pleased with the result. 

  take care
 xx Sue B xx 

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Day Out

Joe and I had a day out in North Wales on Tuesday, the weather was warm..ish.  We had a the car :-) by Bala lake then drove up to Lake Vernwy which is a Victorian dam and this is a picture of the Straining  Tower. We also had a memorable moment or two strolling around admiring the views in the high mountains , very peaceful, picturesque, and still some snow.. well ice actually but it looked like snow.. and NO I didn't take any piccies! :-(.
This tower from other vantage points can look magnificent and from the Lake Vernwy Hotel which is high in the hills tho whole scene is devine... no I don't have shares just an ambition to stay there ... one day.
xx Sue B xx

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Enchanted wood?

Just played with these stamp images by Lavinia Stamps ie: tree, fairy, doorway and mushrooms , the leaves and grass images are by Art Impressions from the Stamp Man.
 My daughter loves fairies, unicorns and the moon! .Its her birthday in May & this was a bit of a practise ........ so before I make her a card that she will love, think I might have to play some more! ...any excuse.   Mind you she bought me some wonderful Tim Holtz stamps.. how good is that!
xx Sue B xx

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Card commission for a young woman who loves music

Paper, tag and photo aged with Distress Inks, brushed corduroy,scattered straw and tattered rose.Torn paper is from color-core card stock, whitewash collection. The lovely lady picture printed on photo paper  is a free download from ..The Graphics Fairy.
xx Sue B xx

Butterfly Bliss.. changed!

Now  which is better?...

Thank you Graphicus Guild ladies for all your lovely comments ..but look what you started :-)   
 I do remember you Jo.. will you be at HSNW this year?

xx Sue B xx

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Butterfly Bliss


The butterfly stamp is from.. oh gosh I can't  remember. I appear to have thrown out the packaging,
 thats the trouble when I tidy up, know where everything is (well almost)  when in a mess. It comes from the same pack as the owl.. bought it at the weekend. Carol at the Cubby Hole will know. The silk flowers have been stamped with the butterfly image... not sure its workrd all that well. The backing paper and sentiment are from Artylicious Butterfly Bliss CD.The butterfly was stamped onto another experiment with distress inks onto card which I didn't think I would be able to use so just played with the stamp... now I wished I'd embossed the butterfly.. never mind next time. I've enjoyed playing.

 xx Sue B xx

ps.. the flowers just look dirty don't they?  might have to change em!

Me and muddy and the morning after!

Muddy Owl!
Morning after owl!

I've been playing with distress ink pads aka Tim Holtz... Well I did what he said and ended up with MUD and a bleary eyed owl... not sure what I'm going to do with them... I was going to say all suggestion welcome... on second thoughts perhaps not!
After this dissapointment I  found some thing lovely I'd forgotten about... you guessed it .... A Cream Egg!
I'd hidden it in one of my craft drawers... you know how it is when your trying to be good... well it failed I've just been very bad!... it was yummy! I'll feel bad about it in a couple of minutes, honest!

xx Sue B xx

Quick & pretty..

Another quick card this time from Polka Doodles Back to nature CD. The papers on this CD are gorgeous.

xx Sue B xx

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Pink Petticoat


A couple of quick pretty cards as requested by, believe it or not  some younger people.

DP and digi stamps from Pink petticoat. Images coloured with pro markers and glittered with Glamour dust. Embellishments from my stash... you know that stuff that we (crafters ) don't have much of ...not!

I  love pink and green together.

The backing papers have scanned a bit on the blue side... they are def.  pink and green. lol
 xx Sue B xx

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Gothic Arch challenge..Beach Bathing Beauty

I enjoyed doing this.. especially as this type of "art " work isn't my usual thing.. but  I admire the work of others and wanted to have a go!
xx Sue B xx