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Monday, 28 November 2011

Week 26 at Make My Monday

Morning everyone time for a new challenge at MMM. Thank you to all the people who entered last weeks challenge with some wonderful creations. Looking forward to seeing your entries for this week which is...
Make or decorate a box. 
It's called, oh yes it has a name lol, Bringing in the Tree
This could be any old box you have lying around that you can decorate or you can make one.
Here's mine It's for a little girl I know.
It was originally a gift  box  full of  natural type toiletries saved from last Christmas.

Products used in the making of this little scene.
Tattered Angels Frosty Memories Glimmer Chips. These were in one of Chocolate Baroque's (formally Elusive Images) stash boxes and I'd forgotten all about them.
DecoArt Snowflake White acrylic paint... used to paint inside and outside the box.
Artemio Christmas tree stamp in the background
DI Stormy Sky in the BG
Stampendous  Shabby White Embossing Enamel
Heat it Up Snowflake  Tinsel EP
Promarkers and Inkssentials Glossy Accents : on the lantern.
Bits and pieces from my stash... 

Wish I'd put the tree on the R side so that the robin on the broom would be looking into the scene instead of away from it. If only I planned these things instead of just letting it evolve from the original idea.. you know how it is :D

Here's a couple more little boxes.
A pillow box  from Pink Petticoat download ... a couple of years ago not sure if it's still available. It was part of a huge collection of patterns.. fabulous  although I forget I've got it. I also used PP Christmas papers from Fairy Lights and  Tis The Season download paper collections.

I printed both sides of the card with two different designs.  The outline was printed onto the card which was to be the inside of the box.

This triangle box template was blog candy from PP

The inside of the triangle box.. 
As if you couldn't guess tee hee.

and this is Missi about to run off with it.. she loved the ribbon I had to rescue it twice. It's now well out of her reach!
 There is some amazing Inspiration at the Make My Monday challenge blog can't wait to pop round your blogs to see what you come up with.. you always make some fabulous creations.

We are proud to announce two new members of the DT .... drum roll.....
welcome to you both.
  Mynette and Val commence as DT members  for the  new MMM challenge in Dec which is only a week away.
It was a very difficult choice to choose between the applicants who all produced wonderful cards.

Take care 
xx Suzi B xx

Creative Inspirations Paint anything but a card.
Gingerloftchallenge Christmas/Winter
Craft your passion  Tis the season.
Hookedoncrafts Winter Wonderland

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Week 43 Recipe - A Bit of Bling

Chrissie and Mandi want to see some 
The photograph is terrible but if I wait until tomorrow that means coming into the Making Room in the morning and I've promised myself  (threatened actually) that I must get some, shh whisper, HW done.
 I get stuck into things when I get in ere! esp if ideas are rattlin around me ead!:D

 This card is for a very special friend... I had been wondering what to do Then LIM showed me the light! although I started off with a Christmas theme ... looking through my stash gave me this idea.

I have no idea where the border stamp is from but I'm pleased the join is barely visible.. mind you bet you keen eyed LIMettes will see it! lol.
 The sentiment is from Kaiser Craft Life Sentiments.The lovely ribbon is from a set or two I bought from a Chatsworth House gift shop. I think I've been very conservative with my bling hope it's enough... normally for LIM I'd be thinking "oh gosh is that too much!"

Enjoy your week
xx Suzi B xx
Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog Clean and Simple.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The joys of crafting with a six month old kitten

There was an almighty crash and this was the result of me forgetting to close the Making Room door when I left it... Missi is not allowed in there when I'm not... now you can see why... She loves roaming around  and moving things with her paws and nose.. and me not being the tidiest crafter means there are  lots of things for her to play with plus she disappears behind cupboard and drawers  and goes to sleep... then I can't find her!!
Here she is on my bathroom windowsill... mmm angelic?!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Silouhettes at LIM

Another attempt at silhouettes for LIM  adhering to a definition of  "Silhouette"

Wikipedia Dictionary:
 The dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background.
 Chrissie and Mandy have another definition on their LIM Challenge Blog which you can find here  why not pop along and have a go.
Fourish and sentiment: U Mount Birds.
Flying Bird: Debbi Moore
Martha Stewart border punch.

Have a great day
xx Suzi B xx

Monday, 21 November 2011

MMM Week 25. Christmas foliage, flowers or snowflakes

Mornin all you lovely people.. how ya doin?
Well what a lovely theme we have for you this week... even if I do say so myself... seeing as it was my choice
 Take a look at the fabulous art work the DT  have made to inspire you  at  Make My Monday
 Here's mine
The image is a gorgeous download from either Graphics Fairy or Deezinaworld
( sorry I wasn't very organised when I  downloaded this image I now have individual folders) 
It's mounted onto silver holographic mirri card

Christmas Roses are one of my favourite flowers and these are in the Ivy set from U-Mount.They have been stamped onto one of the sheets from Anita's Christmas Silver Vellums then heat embossed with Heat It Up Snowflake tinsel EP.  The roses where very difficult to shape ... the EP kept popping off! so they do look a bit flat.
The background paper is  from Anita's Christmas Black Papers. 
The leaves are a Marianne Creatables die.
They have also been sprinkled with the same EP
Here's a close up of the vellum flowers.
and this one shows up the sparkle... terrible photo but you get the idea.. 
The lace is from my stash bought from Carol at the Cubby Hole.

 Have a great Monday followed by a happy week
 take care 
 xx Suzi B xx

Sparkles Forum Vintage Christmas
Daisy Doodles  Christmas must use a digi.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Week 42 - Theme. Silhouettes

Quick and simple... but I like it! 
Pop over to LIM and join in the fun. Think I might have to do another :D

Close up of sequins and beads.

Have a great weekend... dark and dismal here :(
I feel another card coming on... or should I  have a waltz around with the Hoover... No contest lol
take care Suzi B xx

Added later that same day : D
Oops! when is a silhouette not a silhouette?... when it's green!.. I'll make a "proper" silhouette tomorrow.
Sue xx

Thursday, 17 November 2011

LIM Leaves .

I was messin with this embossing folder and DI's.  The ink was picked up with a hard stubby paint brush and stippled onto the card...what do you think? The photograph doesn't do the colours justice.. but thought you might like to see it.
I'll enter it to LIM but not sure it qualifies.
Enjoy today
 xx Suzi b xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Shhh Don't tell any one and LIM leaves

I promised a friend, you know who you are ;D.  I would blog the CAS cards that never made the grade there are one or two others in the bin!..

This one was intended for the Make My Monday challenge which this week is Christmas with the emphasis on the Sentiment... It didn't maker it cos I got glitter glue where it shouldn't be and the sentiment is wonky... I'm known for getting things wonky! lol
It's my turn to choose the theme for November which is Christmas with a different option each week. I got the idea for this weeks option from the  LIM challenge which I love joining in with when ever I can... most weeks actually!

close up of the tree.

 the card is mounted onto green  card which is red on the other side... very Christmasy! spelling??

Now to    LIM    Week 41 One Layer - Leaves

This is the one that didn't make it!

and this is the one that did! lol even though Chrissie and Mandi might not be happy with the holly on the ribbon's a charm !  I think I'll probably add some gems to the holly. Unfortunately the lovely glitter on the embossing isn't showing its Heat It Up Snowflake Tinse. the stamps are by Chocolate Baroque (formally Elusive Images)
 take care and have fun
 xx Suzi B xx

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Make My Monday Christmas

Mornin every one it's time for another Christmas challenge at  Make My Monday  and this week it's CAS (clean and simple) with the sentiment as the focus.  Take a look at the fabulous inspiration the DT have done.

Here's Mine
It's a very simple card 
I used  the sentiment from Inkadinkado Christmas Silhouettes clear stamps and the the trailing flowers from the soaring reindeer around the edge stamped with aged mahogany. The flowers are Tattered Florals cut from shrink plastic and coloured with DI aged mahogany after shrinking. I then added Shabby White embossing powder by Stampendous to the flowers, the sentiment and the edges.

Have a  great Monday I look forward to seeing your Christmas Cas cards. 

 Don't forget  That Jacqueline is looking for two more members of the design team..   It's a great group to be part of and a every one is helpful and supportive. Go on have a go especially if you  like challenges.

take care 
xx Suzi B xx

Edited Tuesday15th.
 Correction! The embossing was done with: Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel! not embossing powder. It was applied with a Versamark watermark pen.  Thank you Lynette for raising the query.
Sue x

The Craft Barn Blog Candy

The Craft Barn is celebrating achieving 600 followers with some amazing blog candy.
Check it out here  

Good luck.. I'd should say hope you win..but I want to ;D
take care
xx Suzi B xx

Thursday, 10 November 2011

LIM Red and Orange no. 2

Two quick cards for LIM
Red and Orange

Marvy Blending Blox: shades of Orange
Personal Impressions Stamps  Marion Emberson designs: On you Special Day
Natural twine pulled through the ink

Enjoy your crafting
xx Suzi B xx


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

LIm week 40 Red and Orange

Oh gosh peeps I really struggled with this one! and I'm still not happy with it not even sure it counts as LIM, but hey ho here it is anyway.
 Chrissie and Mandi of LIM fame wanted us to use red and orange in this weeks challenge. 
I didn't think I'd have time and yet I've spent most of the morning trying different themes etc etc..  sighs in exasperation! I was determined to join in. I haven't even visited many of the LIMettes blogs to wow and thrice wow at all their art work.. I'll stop moaning now :o)
Products Used
Inkadingado Winter Birds
Sticky Fingers Spray inks: Orange Liquid Lustre, Poppy and Buttercup.
 Promarkers for the edges.
take care
xx Suzi B xx

Monday, 7 November 2011

Better late than never!! for MMM Vintage /Traditional

I'm so sorry guys that this post is sooo late..This card is my original inspiration piece but I'd forgotten to take photos before  I gave it to Carol for display at the Cubby Hole  because it's also a CCTV piece.. DUH!  I didn't realise until I came to upload on the MMM blog yesterday that I hadn't taken a photo!! and because of visitors and other commitments I couldn't collect it from Carol until this afternoon.... so here it is.

 Course the lights not brilliant now!
 Any way here's a close up of this lovely stamp from Stampendous in an effort to show the Glamour Dust.

The greeting is also from Stampendous.

The large snowflake is a from Provo Craft and the little one's are a punch of unknown origin : D. Hope you can see the Glamour Dust
The background was made from cream card distressed with Antique linen  as all the pieces are then a music image is stamped with Frayed Burlap then over stamped with snowflakes in Aged Mahogany.. hope you get the gist feel like I'm burbling along. The gorgeous shaped mount was in a lucky bag from the lovely June of Deezinaworld. In fact \I'd love to know where she got it! I want more! lol.

Pop along to Make My Monday and join in the Vintage fun.
Dont forget that Jacqueline is looking for two more Design Team members click here if you would like to join this  lovely team.  Sue xx


Sunday Stampers - Week 179 - The First Noel.  Christmas

 ABC Christmas Vintage

This is the card I put together quickly yesterday so there would be something from me! it makes it worse cos this is my month to choose the themes!
This card was made entirely from Graphics 45 paper.. good job I had it had just bought it Friday from the Cubby Hole... whew! made life much easier.
Take care
xx Suzi B xx

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Ella Bella and Gold Leaf

Hello,  happy weekend to you all.
 I've been playing with  Gold Leaf and Ella Bella from IndigoBlu
It's the first time I've used GL  I'm not sure about how this has turned out.. thought I'd share it any way.

I wanted to use the swirls from the stamp around the image but it comes in a square format
 which made it difficult to use around the edges of the card. This stamp is on loan from IB to Carol at The Cubby Hole if it belonged to me I would cut out the image. I used one of my favourite leaf swirl stamp from La Blanche instead.

I have the rest of the weekend to play with this stamp before I return it to Carol on Monday. Here's a couple of images waiting for inspiration  

See you soon
xx Suzi B xx

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Marianne Creatables update

Morning folks how you doin? well and happy I hope

I wasn't too pleased with the bendy light weight  Kraft card used for Tuesdays post so have now added it to a slightly larger white card... that's better!  don't you think  the design now "pops" ?

  I have another card ready to show you... but it will have to wait until next Monday cos it's just right for the new make My Monday Challenge which will start then... it's also for the CCTV at the Cubby Hole and Carols not seen it yet  ;o)

xx Suzi B xx

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Exciting news at Make My Monday.. DT call

Jacqueline the owner of  
Make My Monday 
    would like to increase the design team by two!     

This is the first DT I've been a member of and was filled with trepidation when Jaqueline invited me to join.. but it has been amazing and I urge you to have a go. Belonging to this fabulous team has encouraged me to be more creative and to try new things... no bad thing!  It is a friendly supportive team ..               

The theme for you to use if you're interested in being a member of this talented team is:
you can find the details   here

xx Suzi B xx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

My new Marianne Creatables

A quick card I made after I'd been playing with my new MC LR0192 using card that was in the bin after I'd used it to stamp off onto.. ( doesn't sound right :D ).  so the discard made this simple little card.

The craft card which is a bit thin  has warped a bit after I'd sprayed it with Glimmer Mist, Auburn and Rose Tea then added bits and pieces from my stash.

I fell for this creatable when I  first saw it on Facebook and luckily I was able to buy it from Carol of  Cubby Hole fame.

That's all for now it's lovely and sunny here at the mo.. lovely!..  have a great day wherever you are.
I'm at my friends house tonight for a " Girls Night In "

Take care
 xx Suzi B xx

 Updated version... original mounted onto white card stock
Suzi B xx

This card ie entered into