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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Whew!!!... 34mins to go for The PDCCC


and all because I couldn't sleep!

I'd been playing with paints at the beginning of the week ( see below) intending to enter the PDCCC. Family events over took me and nothing came of it. Then whilst I was tidying my craft space at 02.30ish!! I looked at the papers and thought I'll see what I can do.  If it was too late to enter at least I'd had a go... plus keeps me from tidying!!
Lo and behold there was 34mins to go before entry submission closed... talk about skin of yer pants!

I've now added it to a white base card. Its not scanned very well.. I'll take a photo later when there's more daylight.

New photo
You can just about see the silver Glimmer Mist spritzed onto the dark blue.

Whats left of the swooshing and spritzing, I coloured both side but I'm sure you don't want to see any more. Take note of the piece  at the bottom left... nearly mud!.. I'm so good at mud :)) 

 Think I'll go get a coffee ... don't think I'll get back to sleep now :)
Tc Sue xx

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Just because!

I love this stamp..only bought it last week!!.. I have been dying to use this "ribbon"? don't know what it is but I love it. It goes well with Kraft card which I  also like using . I like the black and white look with the Kraft card.

This is a commission.. it's the sort of card I used to make when I first began  with this obsession!  I've learnt so much since those first stumbling beginnings... mind you I still stumble along...

Tc Sue xx

Sunday, 26 September 2010

The Worlds Biggest Coffee Mornig

Carol owner of the Cubby Hole organised the coffee morning in support of MacMillan Cancer relief on Friday and Saturday.These are my make and take cards with inspiration from Suzanne Brookfield..see her blog...Scrappy Suzanne on my side bar ... for some wonderful inspiration.

and this is  a magnet bookmark from the inspirational Sue Roddis.. see her blog also on my side bar.. Jabberwocky.

Oh blow! will have to finish this later ... family problems... need to dash!.

I've also had scan problems !will sort out later.... life's a riot! :)

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Art Journal

Hi folks, how you doin? It's a beautiful day here in Crewe I should be outside somewhere in the sun, but I'm here in TMR having fun with paint and stamps .

Stamped Images: Elusive Images, Damask Sqaures A4 theme plate and Spring DL theme plate.
Script: Creative Expressions, Birds
 Acrylic Paints: Royal and Langnickel:Almond. Adirondack: Pink Sherbet and Hazelnut.

I'm off to sit outside and have some lunch. Bye for now
Sue x

Monday, 20 September 2010

Waiting For Mr Right!

Latest Steampunk Debutante Page

Remember that lovely bit of lace I was using as a fastener on the journal? poor thing has not stood up to the rigours of Steampunk Debutante so it has been replaced.. with something not quite as glamorous.. not quite?  definitely not!. It's a piece of elastic! coloured with one or two DI's then swooshed with gold acrylic paint. I'm hoping it will be sturdier as I'm sure the Victorian ladies would have wished their elastic to be good and strong! ;)
This is how the lace ended up after a very short time. have no fear i will use it inside.. in a place of honour.

This is what the front of the journal looks like now
I didn't do any crafting/playing at all last week because of family illness/problems.. all unexpected and worrying but everyone OK now... thank goodness.

tc xx Sue xx
Forgot to say I'm off to look at all the fabulous entries into this weeks PDCC I didn't have time to enter ...  but I love looking at all the other entries.
Sue x

Sunday, 12 September 2010

PDCC Colour Splash... a bit of fairy fun!

I've wanted to do something along these lines for some time but never thought it would end up black and white.. with a dash of pink!
I stamped the mushrooms and the fairy but moved the fairy stamp slightly by mistake! so instead of abandoning the project ,singing mushrooms and a dancing fairy came to be :) She's really "rocking"
I would like to make it more atmospheric but not sure how and if I start swooshing and splashing I'll end up with the dreaded mud!

 Not sure about entering it .. but here goes.

tc xx Sue xx

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Another commission

Desi requested a card for her son-in-law who will be 40yrs on the same day as her Dad who will be 90yrs (card done.. not displayed) and her grandson David.. see previous post. Desi likes the cards she gives to have the persons name displayed on the front.. I like to please :)

I think my creative thingy:) has done a bunk cos it took me all afternoon to do this card!.. I cuttled some mirri card then tried to colour it with various mediums... but ended up with MUD!  I'm good at mud!! gave up on that even after a trip to utube for help with the technique..

  Not in the mood for listing  inks and stamps used etc.. gosh think I might be sulking! or am I just tired..  think  the card is self explanatory anyway.. If you want to know any thing just ask.. I wont sulk I'll just answer the query nicely :)

nite nite
 Sue xx

Playing with gesso and acrylic paint

I was thinking of the colour splash over at Play Date Cafe and inspired by Sue Allan ( Sue does wonderful art with  natural materials ..Mines nothing like Sue's :) ) when I was playing yesterday, trying to keep things simple. I just sloshed some gesso onto black paper stamped onto it, stamped the butterfly using acrylic paint. Although you can't see them I've stamped little butterflies onto the black card in black ? mmmm :)  Didn't know what to do with it so made it into a card. I quite like the end result ( a friend did, she's taken it! )
Wish I'd roughed up/feathered the edges of the gessoed (? spelling :)  paper, not sure how that could be achieved ... but will have a go another time

tc xx Sue xx

Friday, 10 September 2010

and now for some thing completely different

As it says ... for David.

Papers both DCWV, Text prints and Retro prints.
Dimension 4th alphabet stamps, coloured with Promarkers
Diamond card craft number template.
 Bits and pieces from stash.

tc xx Sue xx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Not another SPJ page... fraid so

I've not been too well these last couple of days so have been popping into TMR doing bits then popping out again. Popping makes me sound lively...not! but hope to be so soon.  I even cancelled my hair appointment  (keeping the white at bay!) new one booked for tomorrow, so fingers crossed I make it.

I  finished this page off with a bit of stamping, painting, masking and swooshing! I've painted gold acrylic paint, mainly on the page on the right I was trying to get it to look like gold leaf,tarnished and coming off here and there, if you know what  mean :)  can you see it? I took this photo outside in artificial light it shines!

Hope you're not getting bored with all this Steampunk... I've got loads more pages to finish... when we made the pages in one Sarah Anderson's workshops I happened to end up with a thick book!.. so be careful which books you choose.. good job I'm enjoying it ;)

tc xx Sue xx

Birds in a gilded cage!

Another couple of pages from my SPJ.
Images from Graphics 45 Steampunk Debutante collection.
Stamped images : Cavallini Birds and Nests rubber stamps
I've roughed up the pink pin since the photo, looks more vintage now. 
I've been very spare with the watch parts..cos unlike Sue Roddis I only have a few... insert cheeky grin.. :)

tc xx Sue xx

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Steampunk Debutante update

Some quick photos to show you what I'm up to in my SPJ.. I love this theme... 

These three shots show the front and back of the journal. I didn't know how to fasten the lace at the back.  I didn't want to use any thing modern ( lol you know what I mean, Velcro or such like) I came up with using this dragon fly embellishment bought in Chester at the indoor market So now I just thread the lace through the wings. Don't know how long it will hold

Here's some pages in the journal. Some finished some not!

tc xx Sue xx

 My PC does need a new video card .. Joe has installed a temporary one that's not quite right  but at least I'm online! A big thank you to Joe ... you saved my life, well ££££ any way :))

Monday, 6 September 2010

Better late than never/ PDC colour challenge

In a rush this morning... or rather I should be but had a quick go at PDCC instead,. My friend will be rushing from the hospital and I'm not even dressed yet... therefore information... if I can remember  :)  to follow later today. 

I love the phrase  Autumn .... the year's last loveliest smile.
The colours have not scanned well in reality its much warmer.
 See you later
 Sue x

Later much later..
.Oh boy! I have major PC problems my desk top is capput! well we (royal we I have no idea Joe's the PC guy) think the graphics card has gone! Well I hope that's what it turns out to be.. Joe has has spare graphics card, he'll  try it  tomorrow. It's at his house in Wales and he's here with me in Crewe. Fingers crossed that it works in my PC.

Thank goodness for this lovely little note book other wise I would be in an Internet free zone :(
Two of the things I hate  are problems with my car and PC.. cos I don't  have enough knowledge to put them right!

Info about card
All images and sentiment from Elusive Images, Design a Tree and Natures Peace theme plates.
DI's aged mahogany, scattered straw, wild honey, antique linen and tea dye.
Kraft card
Lace etc from stash..

The leaves at the bottom were inked with two DI's to give the impression of changing colours.

Tc xx Sue xx
Keep your fingers crossed that I don't have to buy a new PC :))

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Busy time

Gift for grandchildren who get dressed up and do the Halloween thing!

No crafty projects to show you... Lots in me head, some of it not attainable! cos I can't, lol, nothing on paper:). but I have been busy with friends and family...LOVELY!

I've  been shopping with Desi for our friend Jeanie's 60th B/D prezzie, (correct spelling? I'm never sure) can't show you that, she might see it! We are pleased with what we bought even though its not what we had in mind. Bought a couple of  other bits and pieces ... a selection below.

I renewed my membership with  the Graphicus Guild and this is my choice of free stamp sheet. I needed a script stamp and I thought the other images would work well for steam punk and male themes.

 Here are some other  purchases.. 

a little gift for my sister Anne a talented, self taught artist, who through ill heath is at home most of the time.


These are for me!! naughty! 

  I struggle with adequate  light in the MR.. I got this for £14.99 ... bargain!

 and I just love these rubber stamps that arrived with other exciting stuff this morning. First seen on some ones blog, sorry can't remember which one, you know what it's like when blog hopping! I  love the tin! as well as the stamps! I got them  of eBay for £6 .50 another bargain.. tee hee.They are  by Cavallini and sell on Amazon for about £22 can't remember the exact amount.  Cavallini do some gorgeous note books, post cards etc.

Other exciting stuff?
 New camera.. very small easy to carry around... look out for more photos
Vodafone dongle,  for note book!  hooray!
Picked up my daughter and son-in-law from Liverpool airport last night... not me favourite journey!  got to bed at 02.15. I've suggested they fly from Manchester or East Mids next time :)
Finally but most definitely not least a gorgeous, precious gift to me from my daughter Leesia ..

whew! what a long post!
tc xx Sue xx