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Saturday, 30 June 2012

LIM Lucky Dip

and this week Mandi and Chrissie would like to see inspiration taken from thier Blog header

This is my take on the challenge. I used the flourishes, flowers and colour scheme as my inspiration
Stamps used
Kaiser Craft: Botanical
La Blanche: Flourish
Pinkpaslee: Sentiment
 Flowers and butterfly coloured with Whispers strokes. The butterfly has decoupaged wings... which I might do again ...they look a bit dark :o(

Thank you for dropping in to my blog I really appreciate it, I love to read your comments it helps soooo much xx.
take care
xx suzi b xx

Monday, 25 June 2012

MMM Colour Challenge

June and Associated Events is the theme at Make My Monday , which event starts today? ... Wimbledon of course , with strawberries and cream... you've guessed it our colour theme is
Red White/Cream and Green
This is my interpretation
The gorgeous poppy image is a stamp designed and made by Jacqueline the owner of the MMM challenge blog. The images are coloured with Derwent Inktense water colour pencils... I just love em :o). I stamped directly onto a water colour postcard with Versafine Onyx Black. All the other images are from the Pink Paislee spring jubilee set...another favourite.  I sponged  DI Shabby Shutters onto the postcard.

I've been dying to have a go with these Postcards but wasn't quite sure what to do... but I'm reasonably pleased how this turned out  :o)

The buttetrfly above has been decoupaged... the R side of the butterfly stamped onto the base card is under the main image.. if you see what I mean
is there such a thing as a red and green butterfly? lol.

There was some amazing entries in last weeks Midsummer Night/ Fairy theme... which made the task of choosing the top three very difficult. Thank you to all of you for joining in and having some fun with fairies.

 I'm out for the day with three of my friends, fingers crossed the weather stays reasonable cos we're going to Barmouth North Wales about a two hour drive away... I'm the driver lol. I will be showing them some interesting places along the way and ending up at the Mawddach Estuary which we will cross via the railway/footpath bridge into the seaside town of Barmouth where no doubt it will be fish and chips on the sand dunes... yummy
here's a  couple of views courtesy of Google
Enjoy your week
xx suzi b xx

Friday, 22 June 2012

woop woop! look what I won

I entered LEJdesigns Challenge Blog, Daddy Dearest/Male Projects which meant I was entered into a prize draw which was chosen by the Random Number generator thingy....... How lucky am I  :o)
here's what I won
No doubt I will be playing later :o) once I've finished commissioned work... which I'm not enjoying at all.

LEJ Designs sells handrawn digital images see them here

 Here's a card I made for my sister's  B/D which is today. It's a design you've seen before but this time it's purple and with slight alterations. Purple is  Eileen's favourite colour..... she loves it! the card that is as well as the colour lol.
It's raining here in Crewe... now there's a surprise!!
Enjoy your day
 xx suzi b xx

I've just read about a new Challenge Blog ... Addicted to Stamps  
I've decided to enter this card, hope it fits the bill. I used  Marvy and Whispers Strokes  pens added directly to the stamp and spritzed with water stamped onto water colour paper.
xx suzi b xx

Monday, 18 June 2012

Midsummer Night's Dream - Dreams and Fairies

Good morning from sunny Crewe oh yes we have sun! hope you do to. Our weather is so diverse and as unpredictable as my mojo  :o))  imagine waking up every day knowing its going to be hot, hot hot.... yea imagine lol

We have a lovely challenge at MMM chosen by Jacqueline ...
Midsummer Night's Dream - Dreams & Fairies
how lovely is that, here's mine and don't forget you have a chance of becoming a guest designer for a month.
This is my Titania, queen of the fairies enjoying a quiet moment with her friends the butterflies. Actually its not mine at all its from a 12x12double sided paper from Prima, which apart from the sentiment, stars and the lace is all that I used for this card.

Beautiful image don't you think?
I cut out the wings of the Fairy and the butterflies and lifted them up, just a little. before attaching the paper to the base card I stamped some little stars  from Lavinia stamps in silver and added Glamour Dust,... ie. fairy dust :o)
I used an SU label punch for the sentiment.
Sentiment is from Lavinia Stamps
I've also sprinkled "fairy dust" and stars around the card and sentiment. I added the tiny butterfly (not on main photograph forgot to take another one :o(  ) after I'd been playing with Stampendous  Shabby white embossing enamel and punched out the butterfly with an Xcut punch, don't try this at home! my punch is now unusable cos I can't get the paper out and the cutting edges are stuck!

I cut out one of the butterflies from the paper which after being blinged was mounted onto a Joy Crafts butterfly cutting and embossing die. I lied earlier didn't I? saying I only used the gorgeous 12x12 paper.

 I await in great anticipation  to see what you do with this lovely challenge. Pop across to MMM and see the amazing inspiration from the DT and our GDT this month Tara .
 Take care, enjoy the sun
xx suzi b xx

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


I've been unable to join LIM for a couple of weeks but I was determined to join Chrissie,  Mandi and the rest of the LIMettes this week.
here's my quick card.
The stamps are all  from the Chocolate Baroque Royal Fleur de Lys A5 Stamp set stamped in Versafine Onyx Black with one or two "Royal purple" gems :o)
thank you for popping by I love to see you and hope you call back soon.
take care
xx suzib xx

Monday, 11 June 2012

Fathers Day/ Masculine Card at MMM

Hello every one, how are you all today? well and happy I hope.
This week at MMM Jacqueline would like you to make a
 Fathers Day / Masculine Card
My card is a quick and simple one cos I'm bogged down with family and friends stuff... you know how it is.
hope you like it...
I was struggling with this theme (mojo void!)  I thought of my son  and this card will be for his 13yr old to give to his dad... well if he likes it lol. The Star bit is appropriate because Paul (my son) as well as being a fantastic Dad to three children, is also a singer :))

  The star stamp is a Craft Stamper freebie coloured with Copics and blinged with Glamour Dust.

The greeting ( two separate stamps) you're a star is a magazine freebie and the Dad ... don't know where I got that, its on a plate of relationship stamps, was stamped onto a separate piece of card cut out  and put in place over  Stampotiques Weasel placard . The whole image was adhered to the square card with sticky fixes. 
Oops forgot to say Weasel is coloured with Copics
Looking forward to seeing your Fathers Day cards, after tomorrow I'll have more time,  so see you then :o)
take care
xx suzi b xx
Craftymonster81; LEJ Designs: Daddy Dearest/Male Projects:

Monday, 4 June 2012

Week 52 at MMM

A new month  means a new challenge theme at Make My Monday,  Jacqueline... the MMM creator  and our lovely leader has chosen this months theme
 June and Associated Events
and to start the month off Jacqueline would like to see some
A Birthday card with PEARLS
Pearls are the birthstone for June.
Crafty Individuals C-2371 as main image. Stamped onto fabric with
Adirondack Watermelon. I cut the fabric to size before stamping, then frayed the edges before adhering to mount board.

 SU  Very Vintage Rollagraph stamped (or do I mean rolled!? ) down the R side of the card in Watermelon.

 La Blanche small flowery scroll stamped in Adirondack, Espresso around edges of the base card.
The greeting also stamped onto fabric and frayed before being adhered to card then fixed in place.  Silk flower added (I have way to many! decided I should try and use some em! ) and a little butterfly also added from stash.

I'm away from home, staying with my sister so this is scheduled for Monday morning and will be back to update the post later this evening.
Enjoy the day
xx suzi b xx