Followers.... thank you xx

Friday, 29 April 2011

Royal Wedding Fest!!

I've been in Oxford for a couple of days .. came home yesterday.Then got busy preparing for today by making two chocolate biscuit cakes, putting the  champagne on ice, making sure  me  outfit   fitted!! putting a big flower on me hat!
Shortly I'll be in the taxi going to my friends house with a few others, dressed to kill to enjoy the wedding. Have a great time whatever you're up to. catch up with you all soon.
tc Sue xx

Sunday, 24 April 2011

LIM week 12 Off centre

It took me all afternoon.... nuff said! :)

No offence taken  Mandi Deva... it was the ribbon that caused me no end of problems, colour?, position?, with? without! etc etc.
Here is the card with the bow on the opposite side. I agree it is better balanced on the right.
In actual fact the original card is now  in bits!
The bow was actually hiding a smudge :( 
I should,ve just made it again  :))
 The colours on the image are slightly different, why? cos I had the ink pad the wrong way!!
But I like the effect.
Stamp: Rubber Stamp Concepts
Ink: Kaleidocolor
Glamour dust

tc Sue xx

Thursday, 21 April 2011

The Cubby Hole April Project.. Mannequin sneak peaks

just to get you guessing! what my over all  interpretation is..
think of AS Byatts book The Children's Story!
The folk who belong to the book club may guess immediately
 All will be revealed soon

Enjoy the fabulous weather we're having here in the UK.
Hope its good where you are.
 Have an enjoyable, relaxing Easter

tc Sue xx

Monday, 18 April 2011

LIM Week 11 Acetate

This was hard!.... it bugged me... why oh why did I come up with this idea?..... after several attempts here it is....  Silver fairy dancing in the flowers.
 I wont go into why it became difficult,  suffice it to say keeping it LIM ... unable to hide things, glue! having to use ribbon in the end... :o)
This was supposed to be a quick card!
The card is embossed with a Cuttlebug the acetate is heat embossed and made into a wrap around the card. i.e. two layers
THEN... photography!!!!... what a  ******  *****!!  fill with which ever expletive you like LOL
eventually took photos outside after failing.... several times indoors.

Added 20th April
Hi again folks,  I took a new photograph, following Monica's kind advise.  I think it's an improvement
thank you Monica xx

 My skills improve continuously with the hints, tips, tutorials and helpful advise from this friendly LIMette community. TFS xx

and this is the one that got away.

It is a bit breezy out there :o)
Lavinia Fairy Stamp
Craft Concepts Embossing Folder: Flutterby
Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Embossing Powder
Matt Black card ...
Heat resistant acetate

tc Sue xx

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Christening card for Felix

Emma , Felix's Aunty asked me to make a word book for Felix,  I printed the pages from Funky Hand Paper Craft Factory.This is the quickest way I know of to make a wordbook  and I only had today!... 

Although I did cut the card out at about 2am this morning! Me head was buzzing, with ideas for the Cubby Hole's,  April project...  my failed, seasons  wall plaqu,  my sisters birthday on Tuesday and this book! So when I couldn't sleep Up I got  and came  into TMR. Went to bed eventually at 3am..but I did write down my CH project ideas!!  I was also curious about the Less is More Challenge which goes live each Saturday at 0800. but that will have to take a back seat for now... but dying to have a go.
So add acetate to the above list of ideas buzzing around...
I'll never get the H/W done :))

The plain oval with the bible is  for the sender to write their greeting 

tc Sue xx

Monday, 11 April 2011

LIM week 10 no. 2

 I like this pretty little card :) It measures 14x11cm. I like the effect of stamping onto textured card.

This is without the flower scroll... Mandi thought it detracted from the sentiment...thank you Mandi..
I see what you mean :) I left off the shading on the flower border as well.
This card stock is cream the one above is white.

DI Antique Linen
Adirondack: Latte
Paper Inspirations celebration stamp
Flower Flourish stamp?... Suzanne help? I know it's one of your favourites :)
Martha Stewart Hydrangea Border punch.

Here it is embellished a bit


I like this one too... I know a gorgeous 10yr old this is just perfect for :)

Inkadinkado Be good stamp
Stampington Unruly girls stamp.
Archival ink

I have a huge list of stuff I should be doing!! not least... commissions!... but the washing, hoovering etc etc is now calling . I want to come and comment on all the gorgeous art at LIM ...  I'll be back! xx
tc Sue xx

Sunday, 10 April 2011

LIM week 10

This week the challenge at LIM is ; one layer card with the focus on the sentiment..
 Not sure I like this .... some thing not right, but thought I'd share it any way :))
I did it very quickly this morning
just before  I left home to go North Wales for a day out with Joe in Llandudno...

We had a great day.,
( I went to Craft Llandudno for a short time( yes it was!)  got some bits and pieces ) had fish and chips on the Great Orme, Mr Softee ice cream on the sea front at Colwyn Bay... we were very naughty with our gastronomic delights.. ooh forgot to say on the way to Llandudno we stopped at Rhug Farm  for the best Eccles cake in the whole world!
So tomorrow I'll be moaning about how fat I am ... and starving me self!
tc Sue xx

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Fiskars Texture plates

I have six double sided Fiskars texture plates that were earmarked for the charity box because it's  so difficult to get good results. then I read on someones blog, you know what it's like when blog hopping,  they had used the texture plates in the Bug, so today I had a go, here's the results: above is the embossed side below: debossed
Suffice to say They are no longer in the charity box.

 Base plate
 Texture plate
 Tan embossing mat
 C plate.

tc Sue xx

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Blackbird Eggs Day Three

She appears to lay the eggs in the morning about 10ish.
This photo was taken by Joe in the early evening yesterday (Tuesday.)
Fingers crossed all goes well.... not many cats around at the mo...
tc Sue xx

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Blackbird Eggs Day two

Taken by Joe this morning. There's usually mud in a black birds nest but maybe there's non cos its been so dry lately??  I watched her building the nest last week. she was very comical in her actions to secure  
stubborn bits and pieces. Never thought to take photos :(
tc Sue xx

Monday, 4 April 2011

LIM touch of red no.2

Large Butterfly stamp: Paper Artsy
Tiny Butterfly: Butterfly Kisses
Deco Art Glamour Dust
Whispers Strokes: red

I'm waiting to see what you LIM addicts, that includes me,
think of this...
I know, I know,  does it need the ribbon?  or the glamour dust. :o))
I resisted the urge to add gems!
tc Sue xx

Sunday, 3 April 2011

LIM week 9 A touch of red

 This has become my favourite challenge site! must be cos I manage to have a go every week!
most unusual for me... I can be a bit hit & miss with challenges..
Thank you to Chrissie and Mandi and all the people who leave a comments on all of the posts  ...

Image: La Blanche
Sentiment: Anna Griffin
Whispers Strokes

tc Sue xx