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Monday, 27 May 2013

Metal Blooms

 Hi everyone, time for another challenge at Make My Monday. This week  our host is the lovely Fliss  and she would like to see Handmade Embellishments on your projects
 here's mine using creative metal to make the blooms :)

Red and Yellow card stock
Versafine Onyx Black.
Creative metal
Alcohol Inks, various colours, mainly red and yellow
Stazon: green and red
Distress ink: Wild honey
Autumn Leaves Doodle Bloom clear stamps
Inkadinkado: sentiment
Black marker pen 
 Sorry I haven't enough time to describe the the hows and what nots, but please don't hesitate to ask if there's anything you wish to know and I'll get back to you, probably on Tuesday :)

Close up of flower bud...  they were a pain to cut out ... nicely that is :)

I used one of the tools in my creative metal kit to embellish the card stock here and there.
This is a metal book cover I made quite some time ago at a work shop run by Sarah Anderson at the Cubby Hole...I've  not really done much  with the metal or the tools... since then...what a waste! so thought I'd see what I could come up with. I don't have many Stazon colours or many alcohol inks so found it hard to reproduce these fabulous colours but you can see where the inspiration for the card came from.
As always thank you for taking the time to visit I look forward to and appreciate your comments
 Have a lovely week see you over at MMM 
xx Suzi B xx.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Green and yellow

Crumbs Mondays get here so quickly...which means it's time for a new challenge at
Make My Monday
This week Caz would like to see the colours
Green and Yellow
on your projects.
Here's mine:
I haven't made a DL card for some time, I seem to be stuck in the square zone! but after I'd been playing with a stencil by Imagination Crafts, distress inks and Glimmer Mist  on what I though I'd use as backing paper the end result cried out for a DL card with the paper as the focus of the card
Because I sprayed the stencil with GM's  the shape of the stencilled image was very "fluid" not well defined, but I like it. I outlined the images with an Inkssentials  Opaque white pen then played with dots!
I only used part of the stencil one of my  purchases from HSNW at Port Sunlight. I first saw this stencil on the lovely Lesley's blog ( Crafty Love n Hugs) and fell in love with it... you know how many times we crafters fall in love... could we be fickle? lol
 Cartridge paper: swooshed and splodged with
Distress ink: Shabby shutters: peeled paint and mustard seed. then sprayed and splashed with
 Glimmer Mist : Lily pad, garden fairy and yellow daisy
Imagination Craft stencil: sprayed with Glimmer mist:garden fairy,  highlighted with opaque white pen, dots added.
Hobby Craft:: With love sentiment.
 Stamping all day: Happy birthday tag.
Adirondack ink: Clover; sentiments and leaves.
Clearly Besotted: leafy accents stamps and dies, also highlighted and  given the spot treatment.
 Bling (sorry lots of it) and green twine

The card is really shimmery but it doesn't show up all that well in the photograph... I tried every which way to get a decent photo of the shimmer.

Take a look at all the lovely inspiration over on MMM and do join in, we'd love to see you.
Thank you for taking the time to pop by...
 always appreciated  :o)
 xx Suzi B xx

Monday, 13 May 2013

Literary Inspiration

Hello and welcome, it's time for another challenge at Make My Monday. This week Mynnette would like to see projects that have been inspired by Jane Eyre, either by the book cover or the story.
My card was inspired by both the book cover and the story

I used the book cover as the inspiration for my layout. The sentiment, flower and hearts were inspired by the story.

 This is the inspiration photograph, Mynnette has helpfully outlined the story on the MMM blog.
Hobby Art clear solid flower stamp  CSS010
Sentiment from Flonzcarft
Marianne Craftables Die CR1204
Versafine Onyx Black.
Clear Rock Candy distress stickles.
Black and white card stock
Silicone Glue.
 Now I have a confession to make  :( the original card looked like this
As you can see no red! but  when the distress stickles had dried  the little cut out hearts on the flower had turned red!... to be honest  I preferred this look to the monochrome so I quickly turned the sparkly heart red with a peel off pen and took a couple more photographs..
 I hope you can join us this week, pop across to see how the DT have interpreted  this weeks fabulous challenge.
 Take care, thank you for looking, I really appreciate your visits and love to read comments, see you soon
 xx Suzi B xx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

One Layer Week at LIM

. One Layer Cards  at LIM and this week Chrissie and Jen would like us to use a
Coloured Card Blank
Yes that's right, none of your boring, white, ivory, black or kraft card blanks we want to see you add some colour.
 So here goes! I chose a colour I wouldn't normally go for, I stamped on of the flowers from Darkroom Door DDRS111 Carved Flowers in Versafine Onyx Black then highlighted with an extra fine white Uni paint marker.
 I elongated the flower stems by turning the stamp upside down and lining up...
 gave it a bit of a bend which I like
Isn't it amazing how the colours of the base card all look different...  but it really is the same card albeit photographed in different locations... It's tipping down with rain so not a good idea to take it outside!
 I would describe the colour as..dark  English mustard / yellowed Khaki..  I think :o)
I kept the card as one layer for the LIM challenge but have  now chopped it down added it to a plain white 15cm square card.
 Thank you for looking
xx Suzi B xx
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Friday, 10 May 2013

Quick post, quick card.

Hello every one... it's bright and sunny here in Crewe at the moment but it was very wet and blustery this morning..
 My son rang me asking for a new baby girl card, urgent, he said, so I cracked on and made this very quick card.
How cute is this.....

Thank you for looking, xx Suzi B xx

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

My turn for Mid Week Motivation at MMM

 Good morning all, welcome to the  MMM mid week motivation
 I thought I'd share a grid card using digi images from bitm@p via Etsy.

 I printed the download onto A4 card, cut out the square then picked the six I wanted to use.
The second layer of backing paper was made using Versafine Vintage Sepia for the script stamp and Vesafine Onyx Back for the swirl. I used the second stamping for the swirl. The edges of the paper where distressed then  DI Antique Linen added around the edges and slightly into the centre, followed by vintage sepia just on the edges....
I stamped a different swirl around the edges of the first layer then used Vintage Sepia on the edges which had been distressed .  The squares were added via sticky fixes to black card stock and three of the butterflies cut out and layered up.

First layer up from base card.

Second layer.... Distressing not shown on photograph  :(  black card stock with butterfly squares fixed on top of this layer. Then I added the little flower which was part of a jewellery sale bought for a £1 bargain!
Thank you for looking, enjoy your day and have crafty fun.
xx Suzi B xx

Monday, 6 May 2013

Anything that flies

Good morning and happy May Day to  all in the UK ... happy Monday to everyone else :)  It's my turn to host this weeks Make My Monday challenge, I've chosen
Anything That Flies 
Pop across to the blog  and take a look at the  surprise  awaiting you this week, in the form of a prize... you'll have to visit MMM to see what it is... here's my card
Crafty Individuals dragonfly craft mask

Personal Impressions Dragonfly woodblock stamp. The first stamp I ever bought and I love it.
Designs by Ryn Water droplets stamp 
Craft-T Products decorating chalks... for the background paper Glimmer Mist Hydrangea
Sticky Fingers; shake-n-spray: silver and aqua
Printed acetate for the wings
water splashes
Bling from stash
White and aqua card stock
Vesafine Onyx black ink

The dragonflies were stamped  first onto white card and cut out then adhered just bt the body to the backing paper. Then it was stamped onto coloured  acetate but this time I only cut out the wings before alayering up.

Hope you can see the gold flecks from the Glimmer Mist,  the water splashes and the water droplets which are very muted... but they are there :)

 Ok, ok here's a sneak peak of the prize over  at MMM

As usual the team has some great pieces to share with you.Can't wait to see your" flying" creations. :)
 have a good week
 xx Suzi B xx
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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Colour wheel at LIM

Hello Blogger buddies and welcome, I'm pleased to see you. At last I've been able to join in the fun at LIM after being AWOL for a couple of weeks or so :( This week Chrisie and Jen would like us to choose two opposite colours from a colour wheel.
I chose the colours green and violet/red 

Here's mine. For some reason I struggled to get a decent picture. hope you can make it out
Papermania Urban Stamps: Botanical Print. randomly coloured direct to stamp with:
Whispers stokes  as near to green and violet/red as I could get.
 The sentiment was lying on my desk after being used on another project ( tomorrows actually) so decided to use it again ... it works well with this card. It's one of my "lost stamps"... in other words I've lost the original packaging.

 I've outlined various parts of the image... especially the clock fingers or is it hands?! and the dots of the Dandelion.

 I hope all the UK bloggers are having a great BH week end,enjoying the sunny weather.... Gosh you people who are not of the UK will perhaps not understand our obsession with the weather... it's sooo variable, we never know from one day to the next or even within the same day! do I need a coat or not, do I need an umbrella?... lol
 take care lovely people, see you tomorrow
xx Suzi B xx

 Oops forgot to show the colour wheel
Suzi B xx

Friday, 3 May 2013

Circle Journal

April started the Cubby Hole's Circle Journal challenge. There are 14 of us in this challenge which means I wont see my journal again until June 2014!!...
 I should have handed my journal in to "The Boss" (Carol owner of the Cubby Hole craft shop) on the 27th but since it was all so last minute (excuses, excuses I'd known about it for a month! ) I actually handed it over on 29th... terrible I know.... Suzanne (Carols right hand woman) will be furious we've had strict instructions from her NOT TO BE LATE handing in our journals!
 Now onto the journal

My chosen subject is "Significant Places" I chose to use a 12"x12" Hobby Craft journal. Which journal to use was a great debate for me...   what size? should I make my own? ... not good for me cos I'm useless at it ,etc etc. In the end I'm glad I went for the 12x12... 

This is on the inside front cover explaining why I chose Significant Places

 Newborough beach and LLanddwyin Island why this is one of my Significant Places.

Page one about Newborough Forest and  Newborough beach.
page two about Llanddwyn Island and Saint Dwynwen.

The first place I have chosen is  Newborough  Beach and LLanddwyn Island on the Ilse of Angelsey. Even though my journal is 12x 12  it was difficult to only use two pages (rules) and include all the information I wanted to give... hence pockets of photographs with relevant info on the reverse. I would have liked to make a pull out booklet with the photos on but I wasn't sure how to go about it and time was of the essence.
I have amended the rules slightly... they can use peel offs if they absolutely must!!
My next journal belongs to Janet and her chosen subject is Snowdrops. I will blog the journal once it's been handed back to "The Boss" after the 25th May.
thank you for looking, enjoy the wonderful UK weather hope it lasts through the BH
take care 
xx Suzi B xx
 PS ... my craft room is looking quite tidy...  Blogger is taking so long to upload photos it was difficult just to sit and wait, so in some ways the "Blogger Bother" I'm experiencing at the moment has been ... helpful!