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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Still doing Christmas cards

Mmmmm .... I wanted to produce minimal...Mmmmm didn't make it :) next time ...tee hee

Sue xx

Monday, 20 December 2010

Adolescent Boys !

Its one of my grandsons birthday on Wednesday 22nd... I find cards for males quite a trial but adolescent boys!!! are even worse.. 
apologies to the male of the species :)

I was thinking about this card wondering what to do etc etc, I was getting desperate, Wednesday is fast approaching. I don't have many stamps suitable for teenage boys... me thinks I'll have to have a closer look at Stampotique!
Then I remembered my polka doodles
"Not for girls definitely for men" CD
whew! thank goodness... all the images and DP are from this CD.
I had decided to go with the black and white theme (trying to be cool insert wry grin)
It looked a bit dull, needed some colour so I added yellow
  ( hope this isn't a rival teams colours ... I know nothing! ) 

So now I am entering  it into the PDCCC colour splash ... which is black and white with a splash of yellow.

Hope your all keeping warm and safe..its minus 12 on my garden thermometer!
Sue xx

 The yellow is much brighter than is showing on the blog. 
It hasn't scanned well and its too dark  out side for a photograph

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Traditional Christmas

 I've made this card with a tag I made at the beginning of Dec 
which used a Dezinaworld  download image. Its for my son and his partner ....  he likes traditional snowy scenes  It's not quite his thing but I'm hoping he likes it... I'm putting a bigger version of the Santa image on the inside so that his partners little girl can read the's a bit small on the front :)

Hope your preparations for Christmas are well under way.... mine aren't :(     loads to do!

I've entered this into Pear Tree Designs  challenge 30 .. Christmas

Sue xx

Friday, 10 December 2010

Pistyll Rhaeder North wales

This is the wonderful Pistyll Rhaeder waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains in North Wales. It is a magical, mystical place at any time of year...if you've not guessed its one of my favourite places
The waterfall is 240' high and the tallest in the UK. I've used one of the close up photo's for my header... I hope you enjoy them ...

The photographs were taken by Joe one day this week. apparently the car park was a treacherously covered in ice.

Sue xx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Waiting For Santa!...she's been a good girl

You know the stamps, you can see what I've done..nuff said...except that I can think of lots of ways of doing this card with glaze, charms, paper etc etc but this is a batch card.
It will probably metamorphose ( is there such a word?) as I go on.

I've entered this in the Tuesday Taggers "the stockings were hung" challenge.
See link in my side bar.

Sue xx

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Spray inks

I should never be let loose with sprays  cos I always over do it. My idea is to just have a smattering of paint  just where I want it! of course that never happens so instead of getting a fresh piece of card and doing it again  or saying I like that, I'll use it as it is ... I carry on & on spraying... I love the gentle smattering of colour idea...I will master it!

Enough moaning... here is a card I produced at the Cubby Hole at a workshop last Saturday. It was a last minute Christmas card W/S with Sarah Anderson. Sarah had some lovely cards for us to make and every one cracked on and produced a megalithic amount of wonderful interpretations of the cards. .. except me!!! I don't know what was wrong with my head but I just couldn't get going. I had a great fun time with fabulous people...but didn't really like what I produced... no change there then:))

It was a great day I really enjoyed it. Thank you to all the CH work shoppers, Sarah and CH owner Carol  who poor thing was pounced upon when the new  Stampotigue order was a big box full of goodies!

Here's another one I did at home...just to prove what I

Sue xx

Just noticed the card looks a bit is white.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

First time tag!

I've had a go at a collage type tag....not sure it's quite right so I'm relying on you talented people to give me the heads up!..

 I like the background It's a manila tag painted ....   ( well you know covered)  with gesso then when dry stamped with the snowflakes using DI faded jeans..

At the bottom of the Santa image is a lovely little rhyme...On Christmas day with luggage gay Father Christmas comes to stay.

The lovely father Christmas is from Dezinaworld (where you will find some fabulous images and more)  who is running an "Every one wins Challenge... " pop along and have a look at all the gorgeous inspiration.

Do you like the snow?...  the real bit :)

Added later same day:)
I've also entered this into Tuesday Taggers competition Ive been blog hopping and TT's challenge is to use Father Christmas so this fits the bill nicely. See link in my side bar.

This is a photo taken on the snow on my garden table... just to prove that we here in Crewe have had snow!... no where near as much as some of the UK...  we have not had any transport problems or school closure much to the disappointment of the children.

tc Sue xx