Followers.... thank you xx

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Thank You Cubby Hole Friends

I received some amazing cards and gifts from friends a
 The Cubby Hole.
"The Cub" as it is affectionately called is my local craft shop...
 more than a shop!
 it's where I meet wonderful, talented, inspirational, kind, supportive, generous  people

I simply want to say
Lots of you will recognise the elements in this card :o) 
 Bits and pieces from workshops that have been in one of my many "bits Boxes" for an age.

thank you lovely friends
xx suzi b xx

I'm entering this into the LIM Challenge which is to Take Three Challenges.
 The challenges I have chosen
1. week 55. Punches or Die cuts... flowers and butterflies
2. week 56 Don't scrap it.
3.week 2. flower or tree.

Monday, 26 March 2012

MMM .. Spring.. New Life/New Beginnings

Hi every one, sorry I'm a bit late with my post but I hope you've all had as lovely a day as I have. Its my birthday and I've been out for the day in Chester with five of my girl friends and I forgot to schedule this post ... oops :o(.
This week at Make My Monday we would like to see your New Beginnings/ New Life cards . I chose new life as in.. spring time birds building their nests and looking after the eggs ready for the "new life" to emerge.
Stamps: Main Image: Stampendous
Spring is Coming: Chocolate Baroque
Sentiment: Kanban
Tim Holts Distressed Doily
Roses: Marianne Creatables
EP: ... not sure who's.. lol
 I stamped  the Spring is Coming sentiment onto the  brown paper (it is brown wrapping paper), and onto the cream card  with Versamagic. The edges of of the brown paper have been embossed with the blue EP as has the doily which I also coloured with water colours.

 I have had great day with my wonderful friends... and probably drank too much red wine... lol
tc xx suzi b xx

Fashionable Stamping  Spring is in the air.

Monday, 19 March 2012

LIM Masking

Chrissie and Mandi would like us to do some "masking" but still leave lots of white space...
I enjoyed doing this.... hope it fits the bill :o)
I'm very tempted to add a ribbon or something down the left hand side of the card.... eeek! I hear you all yell ..

I deliberately cut the mask larger than the image ..
I wanted this white outlined appearance against the negative background. No prizes for guessing what I used to colour with!

 Script stamp: Ecogreen Crafts, Petal party 
  Flower: Chocolate Baroque, Floral DL Lily

I added this little chap because without them, there bee no flowers :o)

I think it unbalanced the design ...but I like him.

Enjoy your day
xx suzi b xx

Spring... in more ways than one!

 At Make My Monday this week Jacqueline would like you to make a "SPRING FOLD CARD"  using the very easy to follow instructions that Jacqueline has provided on the blog.

 So your card will be Spring in style (springs up when removed from envelope) and "Spring Time" in theme... does all that make sense? :o)

here's mine...  the first one is my favourite.
DP: Life's Journey
Thank you Stamp: Chocolate Baroque.
 Glitter: Deco Art Glamour Dust

The postcard and some of the Pansies have been decoupaged.

DP: Chocolate Baroque, used on the main body.
Stamp: Chocolate Baroque
Flower Boarder: Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch
Ribbon from stash.
Derwent Water Colour Pencils
Glamour Dust
Stamp: Chocolate Baroque  Floral Spray
Silver EP
Derwent water colour pencil
I hope you can see the background stamping done with Versamark

POP along to the Make My Monday Challenge Blog and see all the great inspiration from the DT
have a good week

lets Ink it up: Show us your Flowers

take care
xx suzi b xx

Friday, 16 March 2012

For Jacqui from Ellie

Hello to you all
My  10yr old Grandaughter (the youngest and only girl) asked me to make her Mum a Mothers day card in blue, Jacqui's favourite colour.
I was inspired this morning by Jacqueline of  Deezines Art  gorgeous CAS card. 
Now I know mine isn't CAS but 10yr old girls want as much bling and glitter as they can get... so in that case I think I've been quite restrained :o).
 I was also inspired by the Lovely Mothers sentiments by Liz at Pink Petticoat.

 DP.  Pink Petticoat Hydrangea download. and Plain in Ocean
Sentiment.  Pink Petticoat Lovely Mum Sentiments download.
Flower Stamp: B-C-E.
 Ink: DI Chipped sapphire
 White ribbon pulled through DI of the same colour.
 Bits and pieces from my stash

have a good day
xx suzi b xx

Monday, 12 March 2012

MMM Spring..

Spring is firmly in our minds for March at MMM especially with the warmer weather that we are experiencing at the moment.. makes you think  ooh not long now before we're sitting outside looking at the stars... slurping wine and smelling BBQ's, :o)
 This week, Jacqueline our leader at Make My Monday wants us to continue using  Spring as a theme for our Mothers Day or Thank You cards.
here's mine.
This is a Chocolate Baroque Stamp coloured with my ever favourites Derwent Inktense water colour pencils with a touch of Glamour Mist on the flowers.I must admit that this was intended as a small card using the white scalloped card.. but hey ho I made a mess up  (after I'd coloured it ) I decided I didn't want to waste it so cut the card in half and fixed to some dark green card... It doesn't look green here does it?
I used Sticky pads to attach the white card.
Hope you can see the Glamour Dust!
Don't forget to pop across to the Make My Monday Challenge Bog to check out the DT's fabulous inspiration pieces.. visit their Blogs and say hello ..
 take care 
xx suzi b xx

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Less is More wk 58 One layer card including

I didn't intend this for LIM but I'm hoping it fits the bill... might not be enough white space... hope so :o)
The flower is from Paper Artsy HP1011EZ, coloured with Derwent Inktense water colour pencils, stamped over script which is from The Stamsmith: Cartolina Postale. I added seed beads and gold glitter to the centre. The sentiment is from Stampingallday.
A few more beads threaded onto crochet cotton..
 I have a load of the textured card I used for this ... no idea where I got it from or what I had in mind :$ but it has given the flower a bit more detail especially on the black parts... I quite like it

 Have a lovely week end
xx suzi b xx

Thursday, 8 March 2012

so very much for all the lovely comments on the "For Rebecca" post. It means a lot.. the rainbow picture is for  all of us, for whatever reason we might need a rainbow. xxxx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

For Rebecca.

My nieces 19yr old son was killed in a car accident over the week end... words fail me.
2012 has been an awful year for me personally... but nothing compared to this.

suzi b.

Monday, 5 March 2012

week 39 Spring is Coming...

Our new theme for March at Make My Monday chosen by our leader Jacqueline is
with the sub heading for the first week of:
 Spring Flowers

The bluebell stamped image is from Chocolate Baroque  A6 Snowdrop Script set stamped onto off white water colour card and coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils... ( I found them... ) edged with a Promarker and mounted onto yellow card. this was the mounted onto dark blue HOTP paper pizazz card which had been cuttled to one side with Provo craft embossing folder which was then sanded to reveal a bit of the white inner core.The blue was mounted onto yellow card and then all mounted onto an A5 off white textured card. Ribbon and bits and pieces added. the tag stamp is a Craft Stamper freebie.
 I used the same image for a second card which I distressed and mounted onto part of a  K & Co 12x12 paper that I've had for ever. I'm trying to use my papers and not just "collect" them. I cut out elements of the paper and mounted and distressed with DI colours Tea bag and Antique Linen..

Showing the distressed edges.

due to the fact that i was away in Dartmouth for a few days i was unable to visit many of last weeks entries so i will do my best this week to pop across to see your Spring Flowers.
 take care 
xx suzi b xx