Welcome through the doors of the "Making Room" the name, given by my ( grandaughter when she was a little girl, she struggled to describe my craft room, she also said it was very messy! and it still is!
Good morning people, I thought my MMM post would be late, very late!
today cos I should be on the train on my way to Chester for the day
with my buddies, Maureen, Jenny and Joan but here I am am sat at home
with my morning coffee after a horrid night caused by coughing spasms. I
am way behind with all my projects especially my Circle Journal for
the Cubby Hole which should have been ready Saturday.! I finished it
12am last night I'll give more information about the Circle Journal
later this week.
Here's my MMM project which was finished well on time
I'm still having problems uploading photographs, see previous post I've had to copy this from the MMM Blog....It's a little ATC booklet made with Dylusions Spray inks... and you know I've only got three lol.
The other side is made from the waste ink mopped up onto card... I prefer it... sorry I know you can't see it. Maybe I'll be able to sort the uploading problem out and add the other photos later. I used lots of different stamps... wish I'd scheduled the post (which would have had the stamps listed ) at the time of making these ATC's then maybe I wouldn't be in this pickle! lesson learnt... never stop learning do we?
This post looks a bit messy because I had to make the image extra large for you to see it because it wouldn't enlarge as usual once posted onto the blog... can't you tell I'm having a bad day :o(
Don't forget to pop across to MMM to see the fabulous projects the rest of the DT have made.
Have a good day, I'm off for another coffee and a lie down :o)
xx Suzi B xx
If you would like to see all three photos here's a link to my face book page click on the thumb nails for a bigger picture. xx
Edited Tues 30th
After much investigating and resoring my PC back an earlier date I've managed to upload the missing photos but I think it's a blogger issue
This is the reverse side of the booklet using up the waste ink... I prefer this side.
Good morning people, I thought my MMM post would be late, very late! today cos I should be on the train on my way to Chester for the day with my buddies, Maureen, Jenny and Joan but here I am am sat at home with my morning coffee after a horrid night caused by coughing spasms. I am way behind with all my projects especially my Circle Journal for the Cubby Hole which should have been ready Saturday.! I finished it 12am last night I'll give more information about the Circle Journal later this week.
Here's my MMM project which was finished well on time.
Arrrrgh!!! I'm having Blogger Bother!!
I can't upload the photographs ... and whats more I've misplaced the project so I can't even scan it!... what the heck have I done with it?!!
Good morning all and welcome to this weeks MMM challenge which is to show some fancy folds on your cards or projects.
Stampendous Jumbo Cling
Dylusions Ink Spray: fresh lime, lemon zest and bubblegum pink..... I only own these three but can't wait to get more.
Viva Pearl pen: black
Green fine wire
I blanked off the top of the card before stamping with Archival black. I then stamped the hydrangea onto cartridge paper that had been prepared with dylusions ink which I'd spritzed onto a craft sheet then mopped up with the paper. I then cut out the flower head. I also stamped onto the reverse of the paper and cut out... then stamped again in a random fashion onto the coloured side of this so that I could cover the back of the flower... sounds a bit jumbled but I think you'll get the picture
I stamped the image onto green prepared paper and cut out the stem and leaves.
The butterfly was stamped twice and layered for dimension. The sentiment is from a mystery bag of homeless stamps ... I put the strays into this bag when I have lost the original packaging :o)
The team have as usual provide you with lots of inspiration do pop across to MMM have take a look.
Congratulations to everyone who joined in last weeks "make your own background" challenge you were awesome ... it was sooo difficult choosing just hree...
Thank you for stopping by, your visits are important to me and are much appreciated. I hope this week I get round to visiting you.
Have a good week
xx Suzi B xx
Hello and welcome... tomorrow is my older sisters birthday it just so happens to be Primrose Day as well. My dad always used to say to Anne ( my sister who is 5yrs older than me and a fabulous artist ... jealous? who moi?.... just a bit ..) that her birthday was also Primrose Day. I never gave this a second thought until I decided to google... this is from Wikipedia Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, on 19 April 1881. The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House.
She sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral. On this day Disraeli's
statue in Parliament Square, London is decorated with primroses, as is
his grave in Hughenden, Buckinghamshire.
I then searched the Internet for a Primrose rubber stamp and found one by Hobby Art. here's the card.... which I am not too keen on..
To be honest... this is the updated version
I cut out the leaves and shaped them to add more dimension
Here is the original
Now I'm thinking perhaps I should've left it alone....I know you lovely people will say which you prefer but I don't have time to redo it. I'm off to see Anne tomorrow. She lives a couple of hours away in a place called Warsop near Mansfield. Nottinghamshire. We used to have a lot of fun together, travelling around etc etc
but since she became ill with severe heart and lung problems, it has all been curtailed.... I miss our times together but when we do get together although less frequently we have a great time with many laughs.. especially when our younger sister, Eileen joins us.
Here she is the last time we spent a few days in North Wales, in fact in the same year (2007) she was confined to a wheel chair... This photo was taken at the bottom of Mount Snowdon, North Wales. I made a srap book for her with all our escapades in glorious colour.. lol
Especially as it's time for another Make My Monday challenge. This week Caz would like you to use the colours
Brown and Blue
I found this a quite tricky... not colours I normally use or put together... so thank you Caz for making me "think".
DP: Blue: Hot off the press
Beige and Brown: The Scrap cake
Stamps: SU Fresh Vintage
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Bits and pieces from stash.
The gorgeous scrap of coffee coloured guipure lace came from Fougeres Northern France... the shop I bought it from was amazing, full from top to bottom of wonderful, expensive lace etc.I am too mean to use more than a scrap... I love it. The team at MMM have as usual made some stunning pieces to inspire you pop across and take a look.
I would like to congratulate all who took part in last weeks make your own background paper you produced some amazing art... our job choosing the top three will be very difficult...
Look forward to seeing your brown and blue creations. have a good week
Hello and welcome it's been a lovely, partly sunny, pleasant day here in Crewe , hope its been good where you are. It was my grandson, Shaun's birthday on the 7th...
here's his card.
The awful thing is , Shaun hasn't had his card yet or his gift... I was ill last week and am only just about catching up.. tut tut.
Actually looking at this card now... perhaps he should have had it when he was 12! :o)... it will make him smile I'm sure... it's all tongue in cheek. Shaun is waiting to go in the air force as an aeronautics engineer. he has wanted to work with aeroplanes... especially jet fighters since he was just a small boy.
I'm sure his dad or himself will come up with a better way of closing the little booklet.
Stampendous: Flying Machines
Delta: Travel map
IndigoBlu: sentiments and tickets
The Stampsmith: Catolina Postal: postcard.
Paper Artsy: Minis.scientist, numbers and cogs
Craft Stamper: Pocket watch and Tempus fugit
Hobby craft: aeroplane.
Couture Creations Embossing folder: Ascension.
DI: Vintage Photo
Verasafine: vintage sepia.
Light green paper from an old Management Co. folder
I can't remember where the letters for "Shaun" came from.
Thank you for looking... I really appreciate your visits and look forward to reading your comments.
xx Suzi B xx
Morning all... It's that time of the week again at MMM ... time for a new challenge. the lovely Fliss is our hostess this week and she would like you to
Make Your own Background...
no patterned papers must be used.
I used a Crafters Workshop template over watercolour paper then spritzed
with various Glimmer Mist and Sticky Fingers ink then sprayed with
water, left to dry before removing the template. I then adhered it to
white card , then onto a Kraft Card base.
The butterfly is from a Marianne Creatables die, cut from backing paper
made with a Tim Holtz mask and DI's. To give a little sparkle I sprayed
it with Plasticote gold sparkle. the body is made from a small hatpin
and seed beads. It is adhered to a Marianne Craftables doily type die
Backing paper made with TH mask and DI's
There are lots of inspiration and different techniques for making backing papers over at MMM. Hope you join us we'd love to see your designs and techniques.
have a great Monday ... guess what it's sunny here in Crewe at the moment... hope it stays around :)
Hellooo and welcome again to the Make My Monday challenge which this week is hosted by Jacqueline and she would like to see a
One layer CAS card
A quick and simple card from me this week.
All images from Chocolate Baroque stamped onto pale cream water colour paper with Archival black ink then coloured with Derwent Inktense water colour pencils.... Sentiment and Ladybird added...voila... done!
Thank you for looking, pop across to MMM to be inspired by the fabulous artwork from the DT
Hope you have all enjoyed the bright but cold ( here in the UK) Easter. I over did the chocolate!... did you?