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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

LIM Sketch Wk 34

Mandi and Chrissie would like us to use a sketch this week. I've kept this very simple and Christine B this is for you with  hugs and kisses! Thinking off


Bravura Stamp: Songbird
Encore ultimate metallic Ink:Sweet Dreams.
Martha Stewart border punch: Hydrangea.
Anns Grifin sentiment.

tc xx Suzi B xx

Monday, 26 September 2011

A Potential Rocket Scientist's Little Tin Of Treasures

 Good morning  everyone... hope your day started well and continues to be so as they say in USA  "have a nice day"  you'll have to imagine the accent. :o)
It's the last week of Steampumk
at Make My Monday
and this week  Cath would like us to make   ANY THING BUT A CARD

I bought this tin in Llandudno in North Wales
I think its a tobacco tin :o)
I thought I'd taken before photos,  in fact I'm sure I did but can't find them on the poot! It was originally a silver tin with a picture of Elvis on the front!...with  apologies to all Elvis fans... he was scrubbed off... :o)


This photo shows the underside of the tin and the inside of the tin lid.
Now I'm looking at the photographs I think I should've aged  all the papers and stuff... why didn't I do that ?!   hey ho.    


     I managed to add some distress using cotton buds and kitchen towel... now looks oily :))                                                                                          


  All I will say is thank goodness for tissue tape, my box of SP goodies picked up from places like eBay and  markets including a French one ooh nearly forgot  the 50p box in B& Q.
A 1918 book of Land and Mine Surveying also came in very handy, there's not much difference is there? between a rocket scientist and a surveyor LOL. You need maths for both !  ;o)

Being a member of the fabulous Make My Monday Design Team as certainly got me out of my comfort zone. This is a first for me... I only usually alter things at workshops!

Looking forward to visiting your Blogs to see what you all make...

tc xx Suzi B xx

I've also entered this into:
Simon Says Stamp and Show MEN ONLY

Friday, 23 September 2011

LIM 1000 no. 7

Still trying to help reach the magic total 1000... come on folks have go! Its Clean and Simple Anything Goes.
 Sentiment and Image from PaperArtsy.. ink is Paris Trunk, Sepia... one of my favourite inks.
Photograph not brilliant :o(

Close up of vellum wings!

tc xx Suzi B xx

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

LIM 1000 Bookmarks part 2

See previous post... two posts done to help with the total.  fingers crossed...thank you Chrissie and Mandi for managing to comment on all the submissions! what a task!!

tc xx Suzi B xx

LIM 1000 Bookmarks

Using scraplings to make bookmarks all in the name of 1000!   

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

LIM 1000 No 4

Another card to help Chrissie and Mandi reach 1000!  I'm getting some christmas cards done this way.... perhaps C& M you can do it again !! I'll have loads of Christmas cards done without the last minute stress! lol
The sentiment is from the EI Christmas Follage set, the snowflakeis made with a Provo Craft die.
I was playing around the other day with inks and things trying to make some Christmas backing paper. I didn't like it much and it ended up in the bits long as I don't use too much at once it looks ok?!
Actually the bit above is all  I have left lol. .. wasted quite a bit when the die  had a wobble :-)

I'm disappointed with the white ink... I never have much success with white ink! I used Adirondack Snow Cap...  do you have any tips to help me achieve crisp white stamping?
 Tc xx Suzi B xx

Monday, 19 September 2011

LIM 1000 no.3

A quick post.
All images from Elusive Images  Christmas Foliage set coloured with whispers strokes and spritzed with water... one of my favourite techniques at the moment :) not too happy with the corner foliage, looks as if it's flying lol.

 Added later that same day! lol
I found this little holly stamp on the same IE set ( missed it before)  I like it better now :)

Tc xx Suzi B xx

Metal and Steampunk at MMM

Hello all you MMM  fans hows things? it's the 3rd week of  Steampunk at make My Monday which is to use some metal on your projects
I wanted to get away from brown... my usual colour of choice when it comes to  Steampunk.

 Products and Method 

Mirri card: embossed with Sizzix embossing folder, sorry can't remember what it's called and coloured with Alcohol inks
 Unembossed mirri card and mirri paper also coloured with alcohol inks.
Alcohol ink colours: Pool, Raspberry and sunshine yellow.

White card: embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder Cogs. with Adirondack ink.
Adirondack ink: Watermelon, Lemonade an Hazelnut.
Stamps: Artistic Stamper Tick Tock Butterflies; stamped onto unembossed Mirri cut out and decorated with metal bits and pieces from my stash.
Lace from stash..
Two strips of embossed Mirri placed on each side of a 14.5 square card, white embossed card placed in the middle on sticky pads after lace attached.
 Large butterfly stamped with Perfect medium onto unembossed Mirri card and heat embossed with black embossing powder.
Small butterflies stamped and embossed in the same way one onto Mirri card, one onto mirri paper to hopefully give dimension when attached to the bigger butterfly.
both butterflies decorated with metal bits and pieces
Looking forward to seeing  Metal on your  Steampunk  projects.
 Have a great week
 xx Suzi B xx

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Another LIM 1000 card

Hello again another quick card for LIM in the hopes they make a 1000 entries although this card might be more rather than less :)
 Hero Arts Silhouette flower
Adirondack Ink: Shell Pink and Cool Peri
Image stamped with two colours then lightly spritzed with water before stamping.
Tiny bit of Baby Blue Stickles
Tc xx Suzi B xx

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Week 33 - 1000 Challenge - Anything CAS Goes

Chrissie and Mandy of LIM fame wants to see if they can get a 1000 entries... see if Blogger can cope! lol
 This is my first ...hope to do more The theme is Anything Cas Goes  so if you fancy making a LIM card  have a go and play along... lets help Chrissie and Mandi do it... Good luck!
 I have a huge box of ribbon bits and bops.... I can't resist ribbon. I've decided to try and use some of this ever growing supply...
 I used the "wrong" side of this ribbon cos it was more appropriate for this card.
 I cut round the swirl stamp in two places and threaded it through...
The ink is from Marvy: Blending Blox shades of orange. The  swirl stamp is Anna Griffin, not sure where I got the sentiment but I thought it suited the challenge. I was going to re-do the card when I smudged the border ink ... but decided I quite liked it, so smudged it a bit more  lol.
 Have a great W/E  folks.. hope to see you over at LIM... not sure I'll manage to visit 1000!...   do me best.
Take care xx Suzi B xx

Monday, 12 September 2011

Second week in Steampunk Month at Make My Monday

... and the challenge this week is ..
(use any colour as your main then shades of that colour)
 As you can see for this card I chose shades of brown using different shades of brown card and brown ink...
 I used old shower curtain hooks hanging from copper and silver coloured eyelets to hold the sentiment in place.
 Rubber stamps:
IndigoBlu: Grand Tour 1 : air ship. tickets, sentiment and man
Kaiser Craft: Grunge, background
Chocolate Baroque: Antiquities: map. background
 Paper Artsy: Cogs, background

Distress Inks:    Walnut stain, frayed burlap and tea dye
Archival Ink:     jet black

Bits and pieces from Joe's oddments workshop box. thank you Joe... I'm  going to have another root in that box, it's huge! there 's bound to be more metal bits and pieces I can use :).

 Pop across to the Make My Monday challenge blog 
and see what the rest of the talented DT have come up with to inspire you.

 I'm also entering this into Simon says Stamp and show... some Steampunk!

Edited 10.55
photograph replaced with more accurate colour shot... light is better this morning.

have a great week
 Take care
xx Suzi B xx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

A quick card for Less is More


Missed LIM last week for the first time since it began! 
.I was in France staying with  friends having a fabulous time
So  now it's time to get back into the swing of things..

 This is a quick card to ease me back into crafting lol.
I'm not too happy with it and I'll probably have another go later this week.
 Can't remember where the image came from ( not a brilliant stamp ... but suited this fun card ). image coloured with Whispers Strokes, sentiment from Inkadinkado just a touch of Glamour Dust, ribbon and gems.

I've also entered this into Paper Play challenge, use two or more stamped images   

Enjoy your week
 take care
xx Suzi B xx

Monday, 5 September 2011

New Month New Theme

 For the month of September at  MAKE MY MONDAY  Challenge blog. 
Cath would like to see your Steam Punk creations. The first week begins with ATC'S. I've done three using different mediums but you can always mix and match, look out for appropriate images in magazines, papers, posters etc.

Here's my interpretations...
it was quite a challenge because I have never made an ATC! I know hard to believe.
This one uses Graphics 45 papers and a cogs stamp from Paper Artsy.
This one is made using Rubber stamps and an embossing folder.
 Mirri card embossed with Cuttlebug, Cogs embossing folder which has been coloured with Alcohol inks then scratched with sand paper.
 Stamps: Recycled rubber art stamps: Steampunk Accessories 1,silver  polish bottle and chimney stamped onto metallic silver card ( not sure what the correct name is, it's like Mirri card but not shiny).
 Measure and text stamped onto white card and coloured with DI's.
This one has been made with digital downloads

I've used images from Cemerony and Deeznaworld. Their links can be found in my side bar should you wish to take a peek.
 I'm in France at the moment so here's hoping my scheduled post has worked.  I boobed last week :((
I'm back in the UK on the 9th so will come to see your Steampunk creations after then... can't wait!

See you soon
 take care 
xx Suzi B xx