Wednesday 24 July 2013

Sneak preview of our exciting news....

Hi Everyone Susan here....

Exciting news coming from The Two Pink Ladies!!!

Emma and I have decided to open a Etsy Store selling our cards, notebooks, jewellery and fabric gifts and Accessories.
We will soon be putting a link in our sidebar so that you can take a look around, but in the meantime we are showing you some of the jewellery that we make.
We hope you like what you see, just wait and see the sneak preview of the fabric gifts and accessories that are coming soon. 
Everything has been lovingly designed and created by us using quality materials.
There will be a vast variety of gifts and accessories either to treat yourself to, or to find that perfect gift.

Using silver effect wire, in a beautiful twisted shape, with drops of pearls in white and pink. 
With a handmade hook and eye clasp to finish it off.

Using silver effect wire in a beautiful twisted shape, this combines clear crystals in between. 
With a handmade hook and eye clasp to finish the design off.

Another beautiful twisted wire shape using silver effect wire, this design has two pink crystals in between the wire shapes.
A handmade hook and eye clasp finishes it off.

This design is so delicate and light, 'ribbons' of wire shapes go in between beautiful turquoise blue glass beads.
The design is finished using a toggle clasp.

This design uses some matt finished glass beads set on wire stems and finished off with a handmade hook and eye clasp.

These earrings were made to match the bracelet  above using the same glass beads with silver ear wires.

Using vintage silver discs and toggle clasp. The whole design is put together using turquoise chips on wire.

These earrings are a representation of a leaf with a pink bud above. Made using silver effect wire and pink and green crystals. The ear wires are silver.

Using copper wire and ear wires, the earrings have been made using wooden beads with hand painted patterns on them.

This necklace is made using heart shapes in silver wire with black crystals in between, the clasp is a handmade hook and eye.

We hope you like the jewellery so far.....keep looking for more sneak previews.

Love and hugs
Susan and Emma

Monday 1 April 2013

Using Punches and/or dies at Lexi's Creations....

Hi Susan here...

Well today we not only start a new month but we start a new challenge as well over at Lexi's Creations. It's a fun one...
'Use punches and/or dies'
You will be able to make whatever you want in whatever colours you want for this challenge as long as you use punches and/or dies. Take a look at Lexi's Creations for the full details of this challenge and to set your eyes on some fabulous inspiration from my design team.

Now for my card...

I have gone overboard with the butterflies for this one....The person it's meant for loves them!!

I have used a Tim Holtz edge die, using Kraft card and colouring the butterflies throughout with distressing inks, adding stickles and pearls.

I used a die for the beautiful spray of flowers in the background. I used a rich deep red card from Paper Mill Direct, then I slightly aged it with distressing inks.

The backing paper I have used is a freebie from a magazine, love this paper, gorgeous rich colour, I used distressing inks to age the edges.
The butterflies are a mixture of punches and dies, I have used Kraft card throughout and coloured with distressing inks.
The sentiment is an old wooden backed stamp.

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

Monday 18 March 2013

Mother's Day or Special Female Birthday at Lexi's Creations

Hi Susan here...

Today we start a new challenge at Lexi's Creations and the challenge this time is a split one, you can choose which one you want to follow.
So here it is the theme is 'Mother's Day or Special Female Birthday', full details of the challenge are on the LC's challenge blog along with details of our sponsor and some amazing inspiration from my Design Team.

Now for my card....

For this card I wanted to make something special for a dear friend of mine. The backing papers were free off a magazine a while ago, but I really liked them and the texture of the paper, I won't use papers and embellishments that are not good quality and although these were free they were produced on good quality paper.
The pearls and the ribbon are from Arc Trading here in Manchester, it is like a wonderland for trimmings and craft items.

I have used one of my favourite digi images designed by Lexi Lee, and available from her store, Fairy Dust Crafts, she is called Molly with Lillies.
I have used chalks entirely to colour the image as this is my favourite method for colouring and shading.

This also is one of Lexi Lees Sentiments available from her store Fairy Dust Crafts, it is called Special Friend. I have used a die to cut the shape and coloured the edges with chalks, then I added stickles to the edges and a few pearls.

Thanks for looking and for all your wonderful comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Monday 4 March 2013

Easter at Lexi's Creations...

Hi Susan here...

Well hello everyone, it's been a while since I blogged, but I have still been creating, I lost my mojo for a while and oh boy it has been hard work getting it back, but here I am.
I have been making jewellery since Christmas and soon I will show you all just what I have produced.

Over at Lexi's Creations my challenge blog we are starting a new challenge today and the theme is 'Easter'. For full details of the challenge and for details of our sponsor please call across to Lexi's Creations and take a look at all the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team. They truly are a talented lot and never let me down. They produce creations for all levels of skills and make everything seem so easy for every challenge.

Now on to my card....

I have used my own backing papers. I produced the main background by putting a harlequin stencil through my bigshot and then I used some Tim Holtz embossing inks to colour the embossed areas.
The small square was produced using promarkers and Tim Holtz distressing inks. The flower stamp is from Chocolate Baroque.
The lace I was given as a Christmas present from a friend. The ribbon is East of India I love this soft green coloured ribbon, such fabulous quality.
The crocheted flowers were a Christmas present from a friend, the covered buttons are from our stash.

I have used one of the cutest digi images that has been designed by Lexi Lee and available at Fairy Dust Crafts Store. It is called Lillie Under an Easter Egg. I used chalks to colour the image and then added Stickles to various parts of the finished card.

I hope you like this first card from me this year.
Thanks for looking and for your fabulous comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx