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Monday, 29 August 2016

A message for Harry!

Hope you like my interpretation of the new theme, "Back to School" for the Make My Monday Challenge Blog. I  don't have many stamps etc that suited this theme, so it proved to be quite a challenge!
In the end I used the owl and books stamp from Stampendous to make a Harry Potter style card, even though the owl isn't the correct species used in the HP stories/ films.
The sentiment is Clear Sentiments from Kaiser Craft.

 I used Versafine, Vintage Sepia but for some reason the images look black!?
The image below shows the layered images..
I had to flatten out the "scroll" to fit under owls beak! lol.

Hope you can join us at MMM with this fabulous challenge chosen by design team member, Amy.
Bye for now
 Suzi B

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Verdigris ears!

Hello and welcome, so glad you popped by. Today I'm sharing a card I made for my neighbour Chris's birthday. Chris is an exceptionally talented artist. He carves the most amazing  wooden bird and animals.
 One of my favourites was a hare with copper ears.....  which has now been sold.   so here is my tribute to that wonderful wooden hare!

 I love the hare stamp from Crafty Individuals, the little bird behind "Verdi" came as part of a freebie pack  from the lovely Malcolm and Jennie of  CI. the photograph has come out a little on the dark side, it looks a bit glum.  ;-)

Isn't he cute!
 Thank you for looking, hope to see you soon
Suzi B xx

Thought you might like to see Chris ' s fabulous Hare with copper ears!

Monday, 15 August 2016

She sells sea shells!

Hello and welcome  its time for my first challenge as a returning design team member at  Make My Monday. MMM  is now a two weekly challenge and this one was chosen by Shawna. Here's my interpretation of the photo inspiration.

One of my art journals had a couple of pages I'd been playing with some time ago, which I thought suited this challenge.
 I used different stencils, inks and texture paste on this background page to which I added more colour with DI's peacock feathers,chipped sapphire and salty ocean.Unfortunately I forgot to take another photo before I started to add the images etc.
..I hope you can see the gilding wax I added here and there
All the images from Cemerony  are stored on my PC which I printed onto A4 light weight card stock and cut out. I distressed some of the images with DI walnut stain. The words and phrases are from crafty Individuals back ground stamp CI-272..
 thank you for dropping by
Suzi B xx

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Quick post

Hello , thank you for popping by. Here's a quick card I made for my sons, friend who was celebrating her 40th birthday. I decided to include a discrete 40th!
 I wanted to have a go at water colour, not sure I got it right! I used a Penny Black,  slapstick/cling demure stamp, coloured with Derwent  Inktense water colour pencils.
I layered up the blooms
 see you soon 
 Suzi b xx

Monday, 1 August 2016

Exciting News!

Hello and welcome so nice to see you here.
 Some of you will know that I used to be a DT member for the Make My Monday challenge Blog and  as of now I am once more part of the team. My first post for MMM will be in two weeks when the crrent challenge finishes. It is lovely to be backas  part of this talented team. It also ensures dear people that there will be a new post here at least every two weeks. I am ready to get back to challenges and blogging!

Here are a couple of cards I made recently, both fro my youngest son Paul's birthday. ( he's 45yrs old by the way lol)
Paul used to sing in a rock band, excellent band, even if I do say so myself although recognised as one of the best local bands in Cheshire! ( brag over) he also sang  professionally, hence the music balloon!
The bird stamp is from Katzlecraft water coloured with Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils on water colour card.
This second card for Paul was a last minute "commission" from my other son Mark to give to his brother. Mark has always called his younger brother "boyeee"
The word, Boy was cut from back ground card I've had lying about  for months and months. I can't remember what I used to make it with.
The letters have stamped images of Paul's likes and hobbies. The O displays the numbers of a dart board.
Thank you for looking, see you soon.
Suzi B xx

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