Friday 24 February 2012

Fussy and Fancy.....More than words

Hi Susan here....

Today at Fussy and Fancy we have a new challenge's one of my favourite. The theme is 'MORE THAN WORDS'. The emphasis of your creation has to be on the words, any images used must be secondary to the sentiment.
For full details call across to the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog you will also be able to see some fabulous inspiration from the Design Team, you will be so impressed it's worth a look!!

Now for my card...

I have used colours very close to my heart for this is a favourite in our family.
The backing papers I have had in my stash for ages, so delicate I couldn't resist using them. The plain green textured card is from Paper Mill Direct, I love using their card and always keep a good supply in stock.

The pearls, ribbon and lace as always are from a little market stall here in Manchester, I wish they were on-line, it is like a hive of craft essentials, everywhere you turn there is something else to look at.

The flowers are all from Hobby Craft.

This gorgeous and very loving sentiment has been designed by Lexi Lee and is available from Fairy Dust Crafts.
Good sentiments are a dream to work with, and although I have kept the shape very simple for this card the design possibilities are endless.

Thank you for taking the time to look and for all your wonderful comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Monday 20 February 2012

Lexi's Creations.....Monochromatic

Hi Susan here....

Today over at Lexi's Creations we have a new challenge starting and the theme is -
This can be such an exciting challenge, the main thing is to just use shades of one colour.
Full details of the challenge and the sponsor can be found on the Lexi's Creations Blog. Plus you will find some absolutely amazing inspiration from the Design Team for this challenge.

I hope you can join us this time...
but for now here is my card...

I have chosen shades of pink for my monochromatic card....the backing paper I have had in my stash for ages and is the most beautiful shades of dusky pinks.
The lace is from our local market, but the ribbon I actually snipped off some underwear that I had recently bought and it had two very long lengths of gorgeous deep pink ribbon, too nice to leave on the underwear.
The hearts are a die, and the little butterfly is a punch.

This gorgeous image has been designed by Lexi Lee and is available from Fairy Dust Crafts, it is called 'Molly with Lillies' I love using this image. I have used chalks to colour it and again around the edges of the topper.

This large flower I have made using a die and inks and some plain white card. The rest of the flowers are from Hobby Craft. The leaves are from a punch.

I want to thank you for looking and for all your fabulous comments.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Monday 6 February 2012

Lexi's Creations.....Love

Hi Susan here....

Isn't time flying, we are in February already and something special is looming upon us all. Valentines Day!!
Today over at Lexi's Creations we are starting a new challenge and the theme is 'LOVE'.
This can be for Valentines Day, or to show a friend your love, for your parents, your partners, 
or any one you love. You can interpret the challenge anyway you want.
For full details and to get some amazing inspiration from the Design Team call across to

Now onto my card....

This has got to be one of my simplest designs.....the card was made due to a request from my Grandson for his girlfriend....Whoo Hoo I hear you saying and yes we said the same thing. I had strict instructions, no fancy work, no flowers and definately nothing raised off the if I would lol!!

This was hard!
Then I saw the image designed by Lexi Lee for Fairy Dust Crafts, and knew exactly what I was going to do.

I printed the digi image called 'Heart on a Wire', available from Fairy Dust Crafts, onto white card, then using promarkers I coloured the main heart in bright red then added tons and tons of stickles....well he didn't say it couldn't glitter!!
I found a packet of heart stickers from Paperchase in my stash, perfect size, perfect colours and stuck them onto the little hearts that are on the 'wire'. It wasn't too raised, just a little.
This was beginning to be fun!
When it was all dry, I cut around the image in the shape of a fat heart and another one in white card using scallop scissors, I used chalk to shade the edge of the main heart and glued them both together. Then I have to confess I stuck it to the card base on sponge pads to raise it just a little bit, to give interest to the card, you understand, don't you!!

The blank ticket is originally from Raindrop Echo Designs, designed by Ann Vento, I blanked the middle out myself on the computer and added the text that my Grandson wanted on the card....

Now all I have to do is show him the card and hope it's simple enough!! Hope he like's it.

Thanks for looking and leaving me such wonderful comments.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx