Saturday 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas and a Great New Year...

Hi there everyone, 
Susan and Emma here....
We would like to wish all our
friends and followers....

a very
Happy Christmas
and a healthy, happy and joyful
New Year

We would also like to say THANK YOU for all your fabulous
comments that you leave for us both,
they have all been very much appreciated by us.

Love and hugs
Susan and Emma

Friday 23 December 2011

Fussy and Fancy....Monochromatic plus sparkle

Hi Susan here...

It's that time again, doesn't it fly by so fast......over at Fussy and Fancy group B has its chance to let you know about the on-going challenge

Don't you just love that type of challenge, most of my cards are monochromatic and I love sparkle so this challenge was just great!! I hope you find the time to join in with us, you can find all the details of the challenge and our sponsors and of course some amazing inspiration from the design team at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog.

Now for my card....

Well what did you really expect.... of course at this time of year I am going to make a Christmas card, can't believe this will probably be my last one this year!!

The gorgeous backing paper is from my stash, don't ask me where from unfortunately I can't remember...but it is gorgeous and just what I needed.
The snowflake edging is from a die by Tim Holtz. I have used blue ink and lots of glitter.
The ribbon is from my local market.

This beautiful stamp is from Hampton Art and is called 'Snowman'.
The ticket is a die shape and stamp from Tim Holtz.

I hope you like what you see, thank you so much for looking and for all your wonderful comments.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Thursday 22 December 2011

Happy Birthday to Jeni from me....

Hi Susan here....

This is a very special blog post for me, it is my daughter Jeni's birthday today and I wanted to wish her a beautiful Birthday with lots of laughs and memories.

This is the card I made just for her....

This is my favourite type of card to make I think they are so dramatic and I know that Jeni loves them too.

My backing papers are from my stash, I used them because they are Jeni's favourite colours, they are very 'arty' and remind me of an old masters painting.
All the beautiful swirls are from dies, I have inked them using similar colours to my backing paper.
The ribbon, lace and pearls as usual are from our local market.
The gorgeous butterfly in the background is a die, I have again used inks to colour it and attached pearls all over.

This is to show you the hidden tag, where my sentiment to Jeni has been written.

One of my favourite stamped images from Lili of the Valley, both my daughters used to dress up like this when they were little and every time I look at this image it brings a smile on my face when I remember them as little girls.  I have used promarkers to colour the image.

This flower I made just for Jeni because I know she likes them, the smaller roses are from Hobby Craft.

This gorgeous sentiment and frame are from Raindrop Echo Designs, I have colour the frame with inks and added glitter for a little bit of sparkle.

I hope you liked my card, and I hope you do too Jeni!!


Thank you for looking, and for all your wonderful comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Monday 12 December 2011

Lexi's Creations....Untraditional Christmas - No red or green

Hi Susan here...

How are you all, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and looking forward to the Christmas holidays.
Over at Lexi's Creations we decided that we would have a nice easy challenge with a slight twist for you all to join in with and the theme this time is - 'UNTRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS - NO RED OR GREEN'

For full details of the challenge and our fabulous sponsor and to see some of the most wonderful creations please call across to Lexi's Creations Challenge Blog.

Now onto my card..

I have used backing papers from a paper pad called Cardmakers Ultimate Pack by Hot Off The Press.
There is some of the most gorgeous papers in this Pack, I can always find something to use that gives me inspiration for using it.
My stars I cut out myself, edged them with inks, stickles and then filled the space with Glossy Accents. The effect was really great I totally loved it.
My ribbon is from our local market.
The swirls are from a die.

This gorgeous little image has been designed by Lexi Lee and is called Happy Birthday Scruffles. It is available from Fairy Dust Crafts.
I used chalks to colour and added glitter and glossy accents to the gift box.
The ticket is from Fairy Dust Crafts, the sentiment is my own.

I hope you liked my interpretation of the challenge.
Thank you for looking and for your wonderful comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Friday 9 December 2011

Fussy and Fancy....Photo Inspiration

Hi Susan here....

Time flies and another two weeks have is the turn for Group B over at Fussy and Fancy to show you some more inspiration for the ongoing challenge....'PHOTO INSPIRATION'
For full details of the challenge, our sponsor and for some fabulous inspiration from the full design team call across to the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog and check it all out.

Now onto my card....

I really enjoyed making this card, I used backing papers from Nitwits, one of my favourite places to get backing papers from.
The beautiful tree stamp is from Artilicious and I used promarkers to colour the image in, I then added stickles for added sparkle for Christmas.
The ticket I love using is from a set by Tim Holtz.
The ribbon and pearls are as usual from our local market, we are very lucky having this supplier close by, his ribbons are amazing.

The smaller roses and berries are from Hobby Craft the large poinsettia and leaves are hand made using card, inks and a ball tool for shaping and deckle scissors for cutting out.
My little snowman tile has been made using a scrap of paper on a fimo tile.

Thank you so much for looking and for all your wonderful comments.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Saturday 3 December 2011

Yes! It's another Christmas card....

Hi Susan here...

I know!! Another Christmas card, but you know you can't have too many at this time of the always need one extra card to give to that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it hahaha!!

I hope you like it, I had some spare time and thought I would make something just for the fun of it!

I made a gatefold card for this project, hard to photograph I know but I like them and they look very effective when finished.
The backing paper I found in my stash, it is from Fancy Pants and is called 'Saint Nick'. I love this paper it has swirls and snowflakes in the background that are all muted. I aged the outer edges of the paper with inks.
I used a die to make the swirls and added glitter to them after I had used inks to slightly alter the colour.
The flowers are from Hobby Craft and Crafty Emma's, gorgeous little flowers. I added little green gems all around them.
The gorgeous tree on the side is from Nitwits and looks like it is embossed, I added stickles to the 'embossed' parts and some pearls, a small ribbon bow to the trunk to finish it off.
The ticket and sentiment are from a set by Tim Holtz.

This view is to show you what it looks like stood up and the beautiful tree.

This is becoming one of my favourite stamps, it is from Nellie Snellen, check out Bunny Zoes they are in stock here. I used distressing inks to colour the image. I absolutely adore that little frog....he's just waiting for some magic to happen to him.

This beautiful sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs and has been designed by Ann Vento. I changed the colour of the wording on the computer to match my colour scheme.

Thank you for looking and your wonderful comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx