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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Vintage Travel Mid Week Motivation

Hello every one it's Suzi b here and its my turn to provide the mid week Make My Monday.
I thought I'd have a go at making tissue tape using masking tape. OK so masking tape isn't tissue paper, but it could do a similar job!  Lets have a go.

I wanted to make  mail art using this envelope but of course being a vintage theme I needed to cover the red lettering. I covered it firstly with two layers of masking tape that had been blended over with DI Vintage Photo and Tea Die. I then did the same to a third piece of masking tape and over stamped with a vintage travel map stamp.
This is how it looked before I peeled  the tape off the craft mat
Close up
The finished envelope is much more grungy than I intended so it's Steam Punk Vintage Travel !
Have a go at using masking tape to make your own tissue tape.. then it can be any colour any theme. 
 I've no idea what other people use when making tissue tape
 perhaps I'll pop across to You Tube to find out.

I've been having a play!
Sorry :o(  lots of pictures 

Products/ method
SU Whisper White applied to tape.
SU Rollergraph. Impress: Old Rose
Adirondack: Snow Cap applied to tape.
CB lace stamped in Archival black

White acrylic paint (from Home and Bargain ) stippled to give texture

Images stamped with Archival Jet black


Adirondack Mushroom blended onto tape. Butterflies stamped with Versafine Onyx Black

 Have fun, I did :o)
  xx Suzi b xx

Monday, 24 September 2012

MMM Vintage Travel

Good morning every one, it's week four of Vals vintage theme at 
 and this week she would like to see some  
VINTAGE TRAVEL on your projects
here's mine
Visible Image: car and script stamp.
Clear Choice Stamps: Globe and text.
Impressive Images: Postcards
Versafine: Vintage Sepia
DI: Antique Linen
Brown EP... sorry  it doesn't have a manufacturers mark :o(
The car image was stamped again onto card stock, 
embossed, cut out and layered.
As usual the DT have produced some great inspiration for you. 
Please go take a look and join us on our vintage journey.
Thank you for for all your lovely comments
take care 
xx suzi b xx
My Time to Craft:   Transport.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Sad Times

I was recently asked to make some simple sympathy cards. 
Crafty Individuals CI-185 Flower Stamps
 Papermania corner stamp
Flowers loosely coloured with  Derwent water colour pencils.
Encore Ultimate metalics.
Words Like Honey stamps coloured in the same way.
Sentiment: Anna Griffin
Versafine: vintage sepia

I'm struggling taking decent photographs at the moment... can only get better... can I ?! :o)
take care
xx suzi b xx

Monday, 17 September 2012

week 85 at Less is More

Mandi and Chrissie of LIM say
"For our theme this week we have a really easy project for you... simply incorporate an
into your design somewhere... what could be easier?"
mmm.... so they say! lol

I've struggled to get a decent photograph... must be the time of day, nothing to do with my lack of photographic skills :o)
The "ovals" have been decoupaged and more colour added.
 Di's Antique Linen and Tattered Rose.
 stamps: postmarks from KaiserCraft
sentiment was in a freebie pack from Crafty Individuals.
 I love to read your comments it's so much appreciated... thank you :o) 
  if you don't comment thank you for visiting it's great to know you came by.
xx suzi b xx

Sweet Memories

It's week three of Septembers VINTAGE theme at
Make My Monday
and this week Val our host would like to see your creations showing
Fifth  Avenue DP... backing paper cut out images and post card
Crafty Individuals CI-188 Sweet Memories Image
Pinkpaislee Spring Jubilee.. postage stamps
 XCut Square die
Tri -Boss EF... post card
Provo Craft stamp die
Versafine Vintage Sepia... me new favourite ink :o)

 I distressed the post card EF around the edges then with an emery board across the surface to highlight words and images.
 I added tiny beads to the centre of the flower which was painted with DI: Worn Lipstick

The lovely little heart and the flower centre are both from The Cubby Hole craft shop here in Crewe.

the DT have made some fabulous inspiration pieces for you so pop along, take a look and join in, we'd love to see you.

I'm sorry  if I didn't get to visit your blog last week ... apart from the fact that I was in France on holiday    life is still throwing up horrors for the family... it will improve we know, eventually, fingers crossed :o)
take care 
xx suzi b xx

Monday, 3 September 2012

Buttons and bows and furbelows!

Hello,  we're back!  
It's wonderful to be back into the swing of things at MMM after having a months break.
 Val is our host  for the month of September and she has chosen VINTAGE as her theme
 For the first week Val would like us to display
Here's mine..I struggle with vintage! no idea why, cos I love it... so all this month I am going to be really challenged! lol
The main image is Lady Jude from Kaiser Craft stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia. the lace stamps are from CB and the little doily is from Dark Room Door all stamped onto DP from Craftwork Cards Shabby Vintage with Di Stormy Clouds.
This lovely little badge was a freebie form Crafty Individuals. It was quite difficult getting the pin off the back... nearly ruined the badge!

A dress form cut out from a digi download designed by the fabulous Ceremony, link on side bar.

I bought this gorgeous little charm which has been rubbed over with blue Stazon from my favourite crafty place the Cubby Hole.
The hair grip is from Home and Bargain!
All other odds and ends from stash.

By the way this 8x8 card started life as a tag! a  Tag (Shabby tag by Crafty Individuals) but it didn't look quite right.. :o)

I'm looking forward to seeing your fashionable creations and will visit as many as possible before I leave for France on Friday to visit my friends Jean and Bill ... much red wine, food, fun and laughter !  so I may not get to you all.
 Thank you for visiting me here in the "Making Room " the name given by my grandaughter when she struggled to describe my craft place, she also said it was very messy!.. good job she can't see it now... she'd think a bomb had gone of!
take care
xx suzi b xx

Addicted to Stamps   Lots of Bling!
Dream Valley Challenge  Something old, something new. Lady Jude and the hair grip are new, everything else is old.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

LIM week 83... Colour

and the Colour at LIM is:
Brown & Pink
Here's my very quick offering, made with the fabulous SU Very Vintage Stampin around  using Versafine , Vintage sepia and Impress, Old Rose.
 So glad I managed to find time to do this challenge, a favourite colour combination  ... life is very hectic and stressful at the moment lots of family stuff, mostly very sad..  why do these thing always come in multiples?!... sent to make us stronger so they say :)
 So glad you popped by... It's very much appreciated, thank you :o)
xx suzi b xx