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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Brown, Grey and Silver PDCCC #57

I haven't been able to make  PDCCC for a couple of weeks and wasn't sure I'd make this one.. especially as I desperately need to make Christmas cards and I didn't think this colour combination would work... but it has... I like it!....

 Inkadinkado Clear Stamp
Anita's snow flake, music, Merry Christmas DP's from Classic Christmas Black paper pack.
7 gypsies Morocco journey brown DP
Silver Embossing Powder... No name on it
DI Frayed Burlap
Cuttlebug Snowflake
Bits and pieces from  the ever growing stash! :)

tc Sue xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Cubby Hole Project

 Carol  of the delightful Cubby Hole craft shop in Crewe gave a few of us (design team lol)  one of the new 12x12 papers from PaperArtsy. Each of us had a different DP

Addition to original post
Apparently, just discovered this in Suzanne's blog,  (Teamie) :)) the Design Team is to be called...wait for it!.. Collaborative Craft Team Volunteers....CCTV's
  mmm volunteers?

Although I liked mine ... I hated using it... not my colours, didn't know what to do with it!! and the fact that I was..(am)  in a craft desert, didn't help!!.  So I kept things simple...  and then messed up!... but hey know what it's like... the good , the bad and the ugly!..  you get to see it all!

The images are stamped onto acetate and embossed with a glittery embossing powder... mistake! ... wasn't delicate enough. .The idea behind using acetate was an attempt not to obscure the DP.
If I'm not frozen in tomorrow I'll nip back to the Cubby Hole where I took the revamped card and take a photo of it.

For this one I decided to use the paper only, to illustrate that with lovely DP nothing else is needed!

I can't wait to see what the others come up with.. the projects will  probably be amazing! cos they are such a talented bunch!

tc Sue xx

Just want to say I am really sad and emotional that the Government is scrapping the Harrier Jump is my favourite jet! I remember seeing it on TV when I was a young woman I was  amazed and fascinated.. It stuck in my mind but I didn't see it until about 6yrs ago when I saw it at Cosford air show... I have seen it several times since. When  the pilot dips the front of the plane as in a bow to the crowd, at the end of his display... he's doing it just for me...  he  is!!!
This is a photo of the Harriers leaving Ark Royal for the last time.... so sad!!

Hope we remain safe and free from regrets and never have to say ... we  need an aircraft carrier with jets!....

 Sue xx

GORGEOUS... no not the pilot!

Monday, 22 November 2010

For Carol who loves owls

This is a belated... very belated birthday card for Carol of Cubby Hole fame. I'm not giving it to her until tomorrow... so I hope she doesn't do any blog hopping tonight.   I just wanted to show that I have been crafting!!  the other stuff I've produced I am unable to display cos they're for a Cubby Hole project.. don't think I'll be able to post them until the end of November. No doubt Carol will put me right about that :)
If you do see this Carol... I'll see you tomorrow xx (Tues)

I'm not happy with the composition... I always discover anomalies when its displayed on the blog!! too late then :))

tc Sue xx... phew a card at last!!

Thursday, 18 November 2010


No Mojo!, no crafty fairy, no muse, .... nothing going on in TMR... weeell.....lots in me head and lots of disastrous practises.... I'll reveal all when success happens I have managed a bit of colouring... very therapeutic!
 I know you're all enjoying some crafty time cos I've seen  all your wonderful projects. So thanks for the  inspiration... I'll keep at it. I haven't had such a long crafty dip for some time... hey ho that's how it is... and still no Christmas cards!! ... not even a whimper of an idea!!... ok ok may be an idea or two....

tc Sue xx

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Embossed Metal Books at the Cubbyhole

 I had a great time at the workshop yesterday. I've never  worked with metal in this way...loved it! even though it did make my wrist and fingers ache! I had trouble getting the metal onto my book which is, The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter. In fact the metal already looks battered!! but I like it. I shall be adding bits and pieces to the inside of the book as I go along.

This is the lovey Little Sue's book. I absolutely love this design....gorgeous.

There were 10 of us at the W/S and all produced very individual, fabulous designs. Unfortunately I didn't get more photos :(
 I believe the weather is getting stormy tomorrow so enjoy today! It's crisp and sunny here in Crewe.

tc Sue xx

Friday, 5 November 2010

Listening to Puccini...

No projects to show today. I've been working on a commission for a wedding card but its not happening! So I've put it to one side and will have another go on Sunday or may be tomorrow evening.
I enjoy listening to Puccini so am going to have a long soak  with  a glass of red wine and madame Butterfly belting out. Well as much as I dare before upsetting the neighbours.  I've misplaced my favourite Puccini CD... miss it very much. Its helped me through lots of sad, happy, melancholy times as well as helping me study :)

 Tomorrow I'm going to a  metal book workshop with Sarah Anderson at the Cubbyhole. I'll take photos!
tc Sue xx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

For Ellen

A pretty card for a lovely little girl.
The digi image is from A day For Daisies
there are some gorgeous  images here I'll be buying more! ...
I  got the link  from Sarah Anderson..
thank you Sarah...lovely stuff!
The DP are from Pink Petticoat
where you can also see some great digi designs.
Thought you might like to see...
some wonderful Autumn pictures taken by Joe from the World Heritage Site of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct near Llangollen in North Wales. The aqueduct is 126' above the river Dee.

The Autumn colours are just fantastic!

 This is a photo gives an idea of how high  the aqueduct is. Can ou see the people walking on the tow path?  :)

 Colour in my garden photos taken by me this week!
 The gorgeous Acer

 Honeysuckle and Clematis in November!
tc Sue xx