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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Le Fleur

Hello glad you popped by it helps soo much when you do I enjoy reading your comments Thank you :-)
 Today I thought I'd share a card that I meant to make for MMM but it wasn't ready in time.  Actually on Monday morning it was still in my head! I was inspired by an article by Kay Carley in July's Craft Stamper magazine using Brushos.

It is similar but different to Kay's but I liked the way she created a light brusho background.. My brusho backgrounds are always on the dark side or way too much intense colour. I end up using loads of water to wash the paint away!
All the colour on this card as been achieved with Brushos. I enjoyed playing  with experimental ways of using the paint. It was a cold, miserable, wet day on Monday so it was an ideal day to spend in my craft room .  I only popped out to Make Dave ( The landscaper building my new deck area) cups of tea.
 Although I enjoyed making this card there are elements of it that "bug" me, mainly to do with positioning. I've added some black dots in a straight line from the sentiment to help with  the balance.

 Hope you like it.
Suzi B xx

Monday, 27 July 2015

Everythings coming up roses

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks challenge at Make My Monday which chosen by me and inspired by the colours in the garden is

 I used a freebie embossing folder with  Core'dinations Whitewash card which I  sanded lightly to darken the embossed area. I glammed it up with ribbon, gems and sequins. The card is a commission for a 10th wedding anniversary. which in old money would be celebrated with tin but the modern version is diamonds hence the "diamond" heart  and some tiny crystals on the sequins. the colours are favourites of the lady this card is intended for.
the tiny glittery bits are the centres of the sequin's.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely week...  despite the, brrr cold! here in the UK
Suzi B xx

Monday, 20 July 2015

Steampunk at MMM

Hello it's time for a new challenge  at Make My Monday. This week the theme  chosen by my teamie Joan is
I  decided to complete a page in my Steam Punk journal.... this is my favourite, but sadly neglected journal.. It was started years ago at a workshop run by Sue Roddis at the Cubby Hole craft shop in Crewe, Cheshire.
 I mostly used "stuff" that was in my Steam Punk box...Left over Graphic 45 bits and pieces, word stamps from various companies, digital downloads from an Etsy co. Vectoria Designs, a Stampendous flying machines stamp which you can just see  behind the bird and a TH ideology cogs mask and  the tiny tunnel stamp is from Chocolate Baroque.
The inchie images are part of  the digi downloads mounted behind waste from something or other... :-) coloured with DI walnut stain and rusty hinge. The swirly fragments are  discarded failures from TH Thinlits dies... just added for movement and texture.
I've been a very poor crafter and Blogger for the last 18months or so..... but I hope to sort myself out and get crafting! I think it stems from a very poorly "organised"  (NOT) craft room... I spend for ever searching for stamps etc! not good! One day I'll get round to having a good clear / sort out out!
 Back to MMM , hope you can join us we love seeing your creations.
 Have a lovely week
Suzi B xx

Monday, 6 July 2015

All at sea

Hello and welcome it's time for another challenge at Make My Monday.
This week the challenge is
The Sea
This was another frustrating challenge for me, my imagination went into lock down. So once again I browsed the downloads on my PC and came across these download images from  Cemerony etsy shop
 Hope you like my take on this challenge.

It's my youngest sons birthday this month  and this card will be for him.. he doesn't read my blog so no fear of him seeing the card. Whilst Paul was researching our family history he discovered that way back when one of  his ancestors was a ships captain. This card will be paying tongue in cheek homage to that Captain! It makes a change from the cards I usually make for him with golfers, fishermen etc.
I used a script stamp from Kaisercraft and the little round map stamp is in a jar of travel stamps I bought From TK Max
The England map is part of the download. I covered this and a couple of other images with Glossy Accents.
 the background paper is from  a Tim Holtz Ideology 8x8 paper pad.
 I roughed up all the edges and then aged with DI walnut stain.

Do you like the sailors knots? I had to google knots and how to make them! This is a figure eight knot.
Thank you for looking  :-)
Suzi B xx