Monday 25 June 2012

Lexi's Creations....At the beach

Hi Susan here...

Today a new challenge has started at Lexi's Creations and the theme this time is...

'At the Beach'

You can interpret this challenge as a summer birthday card, a scrapbook page for a visit to the seaside or a fun going on holiday wish you were here card......the choice is yours as long as it is a beach themed creation that will be fine.
For full details of the challenge and our sponsor this time please visit Lexi's Creations and check out the inspiration from my very talented design team.

Now onto my card....

This was such a fun card to make...I don't make many summer cards but I was pleased with the finished result of this one!
The background papers are from a CD Rom from Joanna Sheen called 'Messy Rabbit', it's brimming with the most fabulous papers and toppers. I added glossy accents to the drink in the glass. Then I glittered the sun so that it shone down nice and sparkly!
The sentiment is from a Daisy Hill vellum swatch book called 'Travel', it's full of summer time themed sentiments.

This fabulous image has been designed by Lexi Lee, called 'Fun Time Ollie' and is available from Fairy Dust Crafts Store.
I used chalks to colour and shade the image, then used a nestabilities die to make the topper. I have glued it to the backing papers over the top of the image that was from the CD Rom. I used distress inks to colour the edge of the topper. I also added some glitter to the splashes of water, the palm leaves on the trees and the ocean. I also added glossy accents to the glasses.

Thank you for looking at my design and for all your wonderful comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Monday 11 June 2012

Lexi's Creations....Happy Birthday

Hi Susan here...

Can you believe how fast this year is moving along.....we are now starting the second week in June yikes!!
Over at Lexi's Creations this is the start of a new challenge today and we have chosen a nice easy one this time, the theme is 

'Happy Birthday'

Yes it's as simple as can be for male or female, child or adult as long as its a birthday themed creation that will be fine.
For full details of our challenge and our fabulous sponsor please call across to Lexi's Creations and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from my design team.

Now for my card....

My favourite kind of card is a birthday is something special for whoever you give it to and can be part of the present as well!

My background papers are from my stash it is originally from a 12x12 Japanese pad, can't remember who's make, I only have a few pieces left and I love it to bits, they are such delicate patterns and colours.

The sentiment is from Fairy Dust Crafts designed by our very own Lexi Lee and appropriately called 'Happy Birthday'.
The die I used for the sentiment is from Tickled Pink Stamps designed by Ann Vento.
The ribbon is is from Ribbon Box, beautiful woven ribbon, I loved using it.
The flowers and leaves are a mixture....The small roses and buds are from Hobby Craft. 
The leaves and the blue pansies I made myself. I used a punch for the shape then coloured the flowers with distress inks and a fine liner, the pearls in the centre are from our local market. I love making my own flowers and often get my inspiration from the flowers growing in my garden. These little blue pansies were originally planted in one part of my garden and have now over the years infiltrated almost every part of the garden, all different sizes and different shades, I love these little flowers.
The beautiful laser cut butterfly is from a collection called Craft for Occasions.

Thank you so much for looking at my work and for your wonderful comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Friday 1 June 2012

A bit of fun.....

Hi Susan here....

It is nice to have some time to make cards just for fun....and I really enjoyed making this is for no special reason other than I have not used a Sara Kay image on a card for ages and I love this particular one very much!

The main background paper is from Bo Bunny, wonderful paper, loved using it. It is a 6x6 pad with some of the most amazing papers.
I used two of Tim Holtz stamps for the text paper and the butterflies, and I stamped them using Tim Holtz Distress inks and then aged the edges again with some distress inks.l
The ribbon is from East of India collection of ribbon, this is such a beautiful range of ribbons and accessories, I drool over this collection everytime we go to John Lewis's craft department.
The flower I made up using about four or five layers of flowers from Prima, then put a brad in the centre to hold them together.

I love this little stamp from Sarah Kay, it always reminds me of my daughters when they were little and makes me smile.
I have used chalks to colour the image and distress inks for the edge of the topper.
That beautiful little butterfly that I have fell in love with is from a collection from Craft for Occasions it is laser cut with an embossed design that looks like it is layered on the front.

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