Followers.... thank you xx

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Dezinaworld Big Celebratory Collage give away.

Check out the lovely June of Dezinaworld who is celebrating reaching her 500th follower with some great digital collage sheets she giving away. Some lucky person  (or persons if June makes it to 550 followers) can win just by adding your blog link and becoming a follower.
Pop along to Junes Blog and see her and her design teams  wonderful artwork

tc xx Sue xx

Monday, 27 June 2011

LIM Sketch No. 2

and I'm still not happy... what is it with me and LIM Sketches... just can't hack hoo.
 Don't think I like sketches :)
tc xx Sue xx

Sunday, 26 June 2011

LIM Wk 21 Sketch

I've been playing this morning but not all that happy with the results but thought that I'd share them any way.
Can't remember  much about any of the flower stamps I've used apart from, I bought them when I first started stamping about 3 tears ago (roughly)... I've no idea whose they are... sorry :(
The sentiment is from Crafty Individuals.
The more I look at those beads the more I don't like em.... they'll be coming off :)

Up date... Most of the beads have gone! ... just a few on the periphery still in situ!
I am so unhappy with these I haven't done any thing with em... the flowers remind of crabs scurrying around :))

 But look at these two ... aah wood pigeons in love!... taken last night about 21.30. they are on my neighbours three storey house  chimney... hence the poor quality photo ( taken with me little Canon Ixus 130 on digital zoom)

tc xx Sue xx

Friday, 24 June 2011

Make My Monday Challenge 3 ...Tags

This is my entry for MMM challenge.  This week we are to use tags but still in this months theme of flowers.

Stamp: Hampton art water Colour Flower, coloured with Brushmarkers , spritzed with water.
DI: Worn Lipstick, Antique Linen, Tattered Rose and  Spun Sugar
Backing Paper: Chocolate Baroque printable download: Love letters, printed on draft setting at A5 size onto cream parchment paper.
Charms etc: from stash

tc xx Sue xx

Monday, 20 June 2011

Mail Art

The cry from Carol of Cubby Hole fame this week is.....
send me your Mail Art and make the post man smile!
Not sure the post man will smile but I quite like it.
I wanted vintage grunge.... think it qualifies :)
This will be posted tomorrow.

Back View
 Since taking this photo I've distressed the TH tape, it doesn't look so stark now :)
This is the first draft, which I actually prefer but I didn't want to stick a stamp on the air ship :(

Stamps: Viva Decor:Background  Script and large Flourish
              Royal Brush: Journey.
              IndigoBlu: Grand Tour 1
              My Mind's Eye: Wild Asparagus
              Chocolate Baroque: Mail Art
Ink:        Paris Trunk Sepia  ( me new favourite ) DI Walnut Stain.
TH tape.
 Envelope: GPO.

tc xx Sue xx

Saturday, 18 June 2011

LIM WK 20 Monogram

Tee hee... M =  Mellors waiting at the bottom of my garden!.... naughty!

Elusive Images: ( now Chocolate Baroque) Texture Plate and Monogram.
Crafty Individuals: Main Image
 Ink: Paris Trunk Sepia.

tc xx Sue xx

Monday, 13 June 2011

A couple more.....

No more I promise... these two just popped onto cards whilst I was tidying and putting crafty stuff in boxes ready to take to my sisters  i used what was lying about ...

tc xx Sue xx

Oh I just want to say I may not have time to visit your work whilst I'm away... I'll try to keep up on my little net book... but time will be a problem. have fun!
Sue xx

In shades a pink and blue

For my younger sister Eileen. This just happens to fit the Make My Monday challenge.. see side bar for link and join in the fun. This week it's all about die cut flowers.

Tattered Florals Die
 DI's : Broken China, Spun sugar
 Martha Stewart punch
Provo Craft embossing folder.
Bits and pieces from my stash.

tc  xx Sue xx

LIM no. 2.

I'm still trying to use Ink as the frame...  :))
My car is fixed... whew! so off to my sisters tomorrow. taking lots of crafty stuff with me... although Anne's the real deal... a brilliant self taught artist! ... she can draw. paint... etc etc...  We will be having fun with the techniques that I have picked up using inks, baby wipes, kitchen towel, cardboard and all sorts of other house hold bits and pieces. We will have fun, my problem is I don't have a trailer to take all my stash... lol

tc  xx Sue xx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

LIM One Layer in the Frame

Didn't think I'd be entering LIM this week because I should be over in Nottingham helping my sister for a few days whilst her  daughter and son in law are in Greece...  but my car decided to play up on Friday evening and  is off the road until I can get  it for a diagnostic test tomorrow..  drat and double drat! 
I won't tell you how many attempts and different options I did with the above  stamp  ... should've given up ... think I'm tired. Thought I'd share the best of the bunch... I'm not happy with it but here it is.
 If I  have time this week,.... read that as my car not being fixed :(
I'll  have another go. 
tc  xx Sue xx

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Mish Mash Mosh!

Mornin folks, I've been up since 4.45 :((... couldn't get back to sleep.
So I blog hopped, window shopped, added to wish list, played with ink, paper, embossing, smooching with with all of the above, cut out new stamps... used em with the ink I had to hand, tore up bits of paper and card, used the stamp Carol from the Cubby hole gave me to play with as part of the CCTV. ended up with this, no idea what I was aiming for,  no idea why really :)  its red cos Fired Brick DI was on the the desk!

 I think I might enter it into Make My Monday a new challenge site with the theme as red flower... think it fits the bill.

 I'm still playing but have now had toast and coffee,
feel loaaads better.
I've cut the front off this card and distressed as best I could with Antique Linen 
( my bestest favourite DI ) 
I think the red flower now "pops" better.
In real life it  looks quite golden and warm,
not showing up so well here.  I'll try for another photo :))...
I'm a lot happier with this now
  just going to  glue it onto another card base.

tc Sue xx
PS added same day but much later!
  The red flower from a short distance looks , in " real life" like a piece of raw silk or some such material.. that's what it says to me any how :))
 Sue x

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Same but Different

3 boys Distressed... added later 13.15..... oh dear, distressed boys!  :))

 3 boys clean and simple.... added later at 13.15.... CLEAN boys?  lol.

 One of these cards will be for my son , Mark . His B/D is on the 12th. He works in the building trade... hence the cogs. He loves growing  veg and things plus he has two chickens... and a dog... Now I don't know which card to give him... decisions, decisions!

This is my card for Jaqui. You may recognise it.  it's an updated version of a LIM challenge card. I cut out the image, layered it ,using sticky pads onto embossed card... otherwise it's exactly the same...I really like it...

tc xx Sue xx

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

For Jacqui... DIL

  I've got so used to LIM this was quite a trial... think I might have over done it... nooo not me the card! It's for my son Paul to give...
I want him to check it out in case it's OTT  ;o))
Jacqui doesn't come to the blog so it's safe to publish... 
Jacqui loves cute, esp teddy bears..
I'm sooo not good at cute,  
wonder why?

Stamps: Hero Arts, celebrations and Stampendous.
TH. tattered Florals Die.
Martha Stewart: Punch
Color Box Q Pigment ink
Kraft card
Viva Decor: Pearl Pen
Ribbon: from stash
tc   xx Sue xx

Sunday, 5 June 2011

and another one LIM mono!

Elusive Images: (now Chocolate Baroque) Wild Meadow stamps
Whispers Strokes: Three shades of green
Water colour card.
Water mister.
Twine: coloured with Promarker.Pear Green.Y635
Creative Acrylics.

LIM Wk 18 Colour. Monochrome

 Hello everyone what you up to today? As if I can't guess :))
Another question, how does your work ..."grow"?, 
do you plan in advance or does it just happen?
In my case it nearly always just happens!... as did this card today.
I was tidying (oh yesI was) my craft room, picked up this stamp ... an idea came to mind....
It "grew" in the middle of a very messy work table. 
  For it to be a true CAS card
I perhaps should have not added the tag
but I'm in dangly mode and I like it!
DI; Black Soot
Flourish: La Blanche
Sentiment: Martha Stewart

Here it is in Adirondack Watermelon! plus a little red heart .... sweet :))

tc Sue xx

Friday, 3 June 2011

3rd Time Lucky?


Tim Holtz techniques with Grungy Monday
This week its Shabby Chic
Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas, 2007, Day 10

 I really struggled with this one!
This is my second attempt at the GM challenge
last week I enjoyed the water colour technique
this week  is a different story altogether!
The above tag is my 3rd attempt...whew!
here's the ones that got away!

The pink one had too much ink... I think
.As I was rubbing and rubbing, it was going down to the card stock
you can just spot it on the photo.
The other one didn't have enough paint!

Have a great  week end. I'm off to a retirement BBQ...
what great weather for it.

tc Sue xx

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Busy week!

Just time to show this card asked for by my daughter...
why is it family always want their cards ....yesterday!
 To busy to chat or blog hop... hope to catch up later tonight,
although that's not looking likely, probably tomorrow.

tc Sue xx