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Monday, 28 January 2013

One for the Boys

It's time for another challenge at MMM and this week we want to see something for the male of the species
here's mine
Main image:
Wherever You Go Paperbag Studios stamped with Docrafts Artiste Pigment ink blue onto cream watercolour card.
The card was torn and edged with DI Antique Linen and Versafine Vintage Sepia

Background Images.
Love Letter: Lisa Pevelka Textured Stamps
Hobby Craft A6 Map Background......Both stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia  onto cream watercolour card
both backgrounds torn
Map stamped again in the blue ink concentrating on the compass which was  heat embossed with detail clear EP before being cut out
Both backgrounds torn and edged as above.
Over stamped with a lovely corner vine which was a freebie from Crafty individuals as was the circle Tree of Life stamp... I think it's the Tree of Life, weell  it is on this occasion :o)
This little bird Image soaring away to new heights is from Cavallini Birds and Nests, stamped directly onto the card then again onto the cream card stock which was cut out and decoupaged 
The colour of the  heart charm was changed with Alcohol inks, Slate and Terra Cotta
As usual the girls at MMM have produced some gorgeous but very different pieces for you to enjoy,  go take a look, be inspired and join in... hope you do, we'd love to see you :o).
Enjoy your day
xx Suzi B xx

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Sketch at MMM

 Brrr it's cold here in the UK , hope you're keeping safe and warm. It's Jacqueline's time to host this weeks challenge at
  and she would like us to follow this
 CAS sketch.
 CAS or Clean and Simple - that means (for this challenge) clean, crisp stamping and clean cut paper and card stock - no distressing this week please!
Here's mine

 Products No 1
Inkadinkado Flower garden inches
Craft Stamper free flower stamp

Crafty individuals tag stamp
Versafine Onyx Black
Spectrun Noir marker pens
Glamour Dust
Woodware square punch
Cream and yellow card stock
 I only used the word special and part of a flower from the tag.

No 2

Products No2
Dark Room Door freebie from Craft Stamper

Jodie Lee digital download DP

Tim Holtz  Boundless Flight postage stamp
Heat resistant acetate
Black EP
Spectrum Noir pens
White card stock
 Not sure the second card is classed as CAS... :o)

The entries for last weeks Die Cut challenge were amazing, well done to all... it's going to be hard to choose just three...

Do pop across to MMM to see my teamies fabulous inspiration pieces and join in with the fun... we would love to see your sketch interpretations
Have a good day
xx Suzi B xx

Thursday, 17 January 2013

New camera!

I have a new camera .... bin playing with some of the effects available on it... not photoshopped! just a bit of fun ;o)
 Super vivid
 Oh dear this could be addictive... 
keep warm
 xx Suzi b xx

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


I started this flat canvas quite a while ago... In fact I've just checked it was August 2012!.. I never liked it so the other day I sat and played, pulled it apart added new bits and now It's OK.... just OK ;o) but here it is for you to peruse

This is what it looked like in before I started playing.. I'm hoping you tell me it looks better now ...
The original , didn't have enough depth I wasn't sure how to introduce depth once the Stamp Bord had been attached. In the end I just went for it... I dabbed and stroked DI's Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen in the spaces. Added more stamp bord images, changed the lace added more gold EP and other bits and pieces.
In this photo you can just see the delicate pattern stamped onto tissue paper. The gem stamped onto SB is an extra added image  to the original
If you wish, you can see the original post here
 I'm entering this into Simon Says Stamp and Show... Lace
Hope you're all managing to keep warm... no snow here at the mo .... but lots to come Fri!... ooh I wonder if the roads will be soooo bad I won't be able to get to the dentist!... here's hoping.
Take care
xx Suzi B xx

Monday, 14 January 2013

Die Cuts and/or Punches

Good morning all and welcome to MMM second challenge of the year, this week is hosted by the lovely Fliss who would like to see 
Die Cuts and or Punches

here's mine
I thought I'd make something other than a card and decided to have a go at altering this heart shape.. not sure where I bought it, probably the Pound Shop or Home and Bargain,some shop along those line. I know it didn't cost much :o)
Here it is before the change
First of all I added paint, acrylic and tester pots of emulsion in white, then two shades of gold.  I added lots of glue with a paint brush pushing it through to the bits underneath then sprinkled Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel all over and heat embossed. next I did the same with Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter.
The flowers were made from Prima 12x12 DP Natures Garden Collection and  Tim Holtz Shabby Floral Die  enhanced with the same Embossing Enamel and pearls from stash.
Before adding the embossing enamel to the flowers I used DI Aged Mahogany and Worn lipstick  to add depth of colour around the edges etc.
I also used a Martha Stuart punch for the flower centres and to scatter smaller flowers here and there. You can just see one or two in the photo above.
Then I added  a bow in two complimentary shades of ribbon.  The heart is quite sparkly and shimmery but it doesn't show all that well in the pics
Thank you to every one that joined in last week with  your fabulous embossing projects It was very difficult  choosing  the top three.
 Pop across to MMM take a look at the DT's fabulous work  for this week and join us in the fun.
 Thank you for looking 
xx Suzi B xx

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn.

I've decided to join in with the Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn.The first letter in the challenge is V
 here's mine..
She's fleeing from the virgin description.... that's not who she is..  ;o)
I've decided to alter an old dictionary which is falling apart..
.Lots of learning curves in this challenge for me... so a good thing
Freebie stamp image from Do Crafts Creativity magazine.
Letters?... will fill in later cos I can't remember.. but I know a woman who will ...know
Staedtler Ergo Soft pencils.
Pilot Hi Tecpoint pen
thank you for looking... I appreciate it!
xx Suzi B xx

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Mid Week Motivation at MMM

Hi everyone it's my week to give an idea for Mid Week Motivation on the MMM challenge.
The idea came to me when I was searching through my12x12 papers trying to find inspiration for my Granddaughter's birthday card. I came across  the paper pictured below from DCWV: Latte Stack which I must say I've had for quite a while and never used any of it!! ..

I cut out the shapes and embossed them with various embossing folders. Then played around on a 15cm square card base until I was happy with the arrangement, I then added bits and pieces from my stash to give interest. I think if I had used a with love sentiment this could be an understated Valentines card... especially for a man.

As the DP went through my Cuttlebug it took some of the colour off here and there giving it a slight aged look ... I liked taht look You can just see it on this photo.

See you soon
xx Suzi B xx

Monday, 7 January 2013

First of the MMM 2013 challenges

Good Morning! how are you? fine and dandy I hope. 
It's time to recommence the MMM challenge  after a short Christmas break.
 Things have changed a , just a little at MMM we are no longer having a monthly theme. From now on it will be a weekly challenge hosted by one of the DT. To start us off it just happens to have fallen to me and I would like you to use
 in your project... simples!
Here's mine
Embossing folders: Cuttlebug and Sizzix Birds and Wreaths
ColourCore card stock from the Vintage collection
Cream textured card stock
White card stock
Marianne Creatables LR0137
DI's: Antique Linen and frayed Burlap.
Tag Stamp: Stamping All Day
The card measures just over 7"x7"... that's how it worked out... :o)

I sanded the image and added a tiny bit of shimmer with a clear Sakura Jelly Roll pen... As usual there is variation in the colour reproduction in the photos.. it's in between the two! :o)

I made two of these little bird dies and cut the wings from one to give a bit of movement and dimension.
 I hope you'll join in the fun  don't forget to pop across to MMM to see the DT's fabulous creations.
Thank you for looking
xx Suzi B xx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

LIM no. 2

Here's another quick and simple card for LIM  following the theme for the week Black and White with a hint of Colour.
I wanted to be more "arty" this year but I seem to be getting more "simple"... tee hee.. now don't go quoting me.
 thank you for looking
xx Suzi B xx

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Just a note!

The LIM team would like us to use Black and White with a hint of colour.

Dark Room Door  free stamp from Craft Stamper this month
Sentiments HOTP
Derwent Pastel  Pencils
Sakura Jelly Roll clear
Tri- Boss Post card embossing folder
Versafine Onyx Black
White Linen effect card stock.

 The layered image and you can just make out a tiny amount of shimmer
Thank you for looking :o)
 xx Suzi B xx

Allsorts Challenge  which this week is CAS

Friday, 4 January 2013


I thought I'd share this photograph of Missi asleep om my desk top guillotine! I have bought her all manner of luxurious beds along the way and she has spurned them all.. in favour of places like this
and this outside in the wall
More desk top chaos

xx Suzi B xx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Time for a cuppa updated

 I thought the LIM card looks a bit too plain...oh no  squeal the CAS people .. Oh yes says I.. Panto!?
 Any way it took me away from clearing away the Christmas decs... I get into such a mess, stuff everywhere! a lot like my craft room... the other thing I'm trying to avoid is all the gorgeous Christmas goodies lying around...  I must resist, I MUST resist... my new mantra! ;o)...

I Pulled the original card apart and reassemble it. I'm a bit happier with it now... and yes I  did mean to show the debossed area ... Oh yes I did... wink wink.
 Materials etc.
Darkroom Door  Doilies
See-D's Vintage
Stamping all Day Sentiment Tag
White EP
 Heat Resistant velum
Light green card stock
Cream card stock
Scraps of backing paper left over from Christmas

I'm joining in with the Simon Says Stamp and Show mad Tea Party challenge... but I have a feeling this may not be mad enough! although they do say anything goes.
Thanks for the heads up Buttons

Thank you for coming by... I love to see you
xx Suzi B xx