Followers.... thank you xx

Friday, 29 July 2011

Exciting News!!

I've been dying to let the cat out of the bag for a week or so..... Jacqueline owner of the Make My Monday Challenge Blog has asked me to become a DT member!!  how good is that ! I said yes of course... but I did wobble (have wobbled ) a bit ..a lot! :))

I start as part of the team on Monday... blimey me a DT member... weh hey!

 Here is some very sneaky peeks... don't want to spoil the reveal for the start of next months challenge theme which begins on Monday.... but I couldn't wait to tell you.
Look forward to seeing you joining in the fune over at the MMM challenge blog.

tc xx Sue xx

Monday, 25 July 2011

BUTTON OR RIBBON (or plurals thereof) LIM

This was supposed to be a quick card using this fab stamp I bought on Friday at The Cubby Hole from Carol's "bargain basket" it was half price ie: £3.50... I love it cos its quirky and  Steampunky!
but quick it wasn't... I finally got it straight after five attempts!!
Is it straight? :)

Stamp: Blue Cat Toys
Ink: Archival Jet Black
 Button and ribbon from stash

tc xx Sue xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Winning numbers! I wish :)

Second entry for the LIM circles challenge.

I should be concentrating on my exhibition canvasses for the Cubby Hole Exhibition... nothing even started yet!! boo hoo... needs to be in for August... more boo hoos.

Stamps:  PaperArtsy Minis. MN28
               Studio g.  i.cling sentiment
Ink:        Adirondack: Woodlands...  brayered onto shiny card
              Memories Dye: Black

Weather looking a bit brighter here lets hope it stays that way for a few days at least..pretty please :))

Thank you for dropping in to see me enjoy your day.

tc xx Sue xx

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Paul's 40th

I was struggling with my youngest sons 40th B/D card... i was stuck with golf and fishing and my creativity was zero! until I saw Stampingmatilda's blog this morning... its his B/D today by the way!!!! I'm not seeing him until 4pm when we will be having a family birthday cake tea. he had a big B/D bash on Saturday... fabulous! lots of food, friends and laughter.
So the above card is direct take from ..
so thank you Stamping Matilda for getting me out of a fix... I love her work!
 Paul is very much into photography... don't know why I blanked it out!!


can't remember the name?! hoping one of you will know :)

Thanks people It is a Sam Poole design from Creative Expressions.

Distress inks: Shabby Shutters and Stormy Sky
Versafine: Onyx Black
Memories: Black
Crafty individuals: various miniatures

tc xx Sue xx

Monday, 18 July 2011

Time to Eplore!

The theme over at LIM is circles.
This is the first time I've crafted for a week or so.. last week was an emotional roller coaster of a week... but all OK now :)

I'm hoping to have a few minutes to catch up with comments on the  LIMettes  fabulous  entries.. there are sooo many already no idea how Mandy and Chrissie keep up! or the LIMettes that manage to visit every entry...
Added at 18.30
I've been sat at my computer looking at the original card thinking... somethings not right.... so i decided to mount it onto black card after cutting it in half and resizing ... I prefer it now1 but I'm sure you'll let me know which you prefer... thank you in advance lol.

leather look card stock from stash I've no idea where I got from etc... sorry :( It's representing an old fashioned leather travel bag ;).
Stamps: Tattered Angels: Time Traveler.
Ink: Versafine, Onyx Black and Toffee.
Woodware circle punch
 Copic marker: black.

tc xx Sue xx

Monday, 11 July 2011

MMM Challenge 6 Vintage Embossing

Hi hows you? It's been lovely here in Crewe today. Even managed to sit outside with visitors and enjoy the sun and garden.

This week over at Make My Monday the theme is still vintage but this week with embossing.
 I've chosen dry embossing with the cuttle bug using two different plates.
I'm enjoying this challenge It's helping  me have a go at different styles , techniques etc.... can't be bad!.
Hope this qualifies as vintage.


Stamps: Elusive Images: Harlequin Rose stamp plate.
              Viva Decor : Script.
Ink:        DI: Victorian velvet, Antique linen
              Stazon: Dove Gray
              Versafine: Onyx black .
Embossing Folders: Provo craft: Script and Diamond. The diamond embossing plate has been cut out and placed in an haphazard way.
Core'dinations: ColourCore cardstock: used for embossing
Distress crackle paint: Rock Candy
Sequin waste.
Cream card stock

Close up of crackle glaze.
I wanted to make it look like all the bits were crackling and peeling off the page in their extreme age! :)).............. If you're any thing like me you know  what I mean lol.

tc xx Sue xx

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Without Legs I couldn't ride my bike!

LIM no. 2
 One Layer with Legs.

Images: Elusive Images ( Now Chocolate Baroque) Eccentric Edwardian theme plate.
Ink: Paris Trunk: sepia
       Archival Ink: Jet Black

 Don't you just love that big fancy L..  which begins the tale :
Let every day produce some lines
That may commend thy Genius and thy pen
Let all thy Undertakings and Designs
Tend to Gods glory and the good of men......
  tc xx Sue xx

Saturday, 9 July 2011

LIM wk 23. One layer.. Something with Legs

Hi folks... thank you for coming to see me . I really appreciate it :)

This is the mask! ... doesn't he look good... might have to find a way of using him.
I stamped him onto a post it.... but me being me I missed the sticky bit! lol. So decided to hold it in place instead of doing it again..
just about worked :)

Stamp: Paper artsy. Bird and Sentiment
Ink :Marvy Blending Blox; shades of orange
Kitchen Towel.
Dilute bleach            and that's all :))

Hope you're all having a good week end... my washing just got a soaking  from the rain ... suns out again now though .. fingers crossed
tc xx Sue xx

Thursday, 7 July 2011

GC109: Chestnut Theme Challenge - On the Road

This is the first time Ive entered the Gingersnaps Creations challenge
The Chestnut theme challenge this month is Machines and starts off with "transportation"... think  I've got that right :)

Stamps:         IndigoBlu:  Grand Tour 1
                     EcoGreen: Steampunk Accessories 1
                     Stampede: Travel Map 3007F
DI:                Walnut Stain... on the edges smudged
Paris Trunk:  Sepia   
Ranger:         Sepia Accents. now this was an experiment :)
I wanted the cogs to look a bit used.. so I dribbled a tiny amount of Sepia Accents onto the cogs and heated with my heat gun ... well it boiled  and bubbled,  leaving at first a sticky mess... but has now dried and looks a bit like grease.. I like it!
 Oops!  I forgot to say the "cogs" are from Joe's workshop "bits" box... thank you Joe xx

Here's a close up.

tc xx Sue xx

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

MMM Vintage

This month over at MMM the theme chosen by Fliss from the DT is Vintage and this week it is a colour challenge.

It was a real challenge for me cos I'm not all that brilliant at vintage... but I had a go.

 The lovely freebie image is from Dezinaworld
Stamps: Viva Decor: Script and Scroll for the background.
              La Blanche : Tiny script behind main image.
DI: Stormy Sky. Antique Linen
Paris Trunk: Sepia
 Ribbon. lace and charm from my stash

tc xx Sue xx

Saturday, 2 July 2011

LIM In Shades of Blue

It's week 22 and time for a colour theme and this time its shades of blue. I've been feeling a  bit off colour today (no pun intended) lol..... so shade of blue suited!

Stamps: Stampendous Cling Jumbo Hydrangea
              Anna Griffin sentiment
Perfect Medium
Chalks: Craft-T Products
Soft pastels: Wilko
Three colours of blue embossing powder. (soz can't remember whose)
Ribbon from stash

 The main image has been stamped onto card which has been coloured with the remains of ink from a template spritzed with Dew Drop Glimmer Mist  then coloured with three shades of pastels. Once the image had been stamped and embossed I then added more colour with chalks using my finger.

Have a great week end
 tc xx Sue xx

....and now with butterfly... off to watch the tennis :))... Sue xx

Friday, 1 July 2011

MMM wk 4 Sketch

This week over at MMM the theme continues to be flower, but this week use a sketch.


Stamps: Hero Arts Clings
             My Minds Eye: Bloom and Grow
DP:       Joanna Sheen
Punch:  Martha Stewart Hydrangea
Bits and pieces from stash
Flower meaning:  Oxford Dictionary

POP over to Make My Monday
and see the wonderful DT inspiration pieces and join in. There's a prize at the end of each month.

tc xx Sue xx