Friday, 29 April 2011

Forgotten Friday 14 - Fairy

Well Friday has come around once again. And I must admit to attending (via the magic of TV) the wedding of the year this morning. I know that these days it might seem like a lot of pomp and circumstance, but it makes me proud to be British. I'll get off of my soap box now.

Here is my contribution to Forgotten Friday this week. I found this stamp lurking in the back of the cupboard, it is part of a set of three that were to go with the MCS Walk in Wonderland CDs
a couple of years ago. The Image is coloured with promarkers, and then the wings over sprayed with gold shimmer spray from Crafters Companion . I then coloured the background of the image with some distress ink pads, Milled Lavender, Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold. I mounted it onto a piece of purple centura pearl card. The backing paper was an insert from Artylicious Essence of Nature, I used the faded part and the normal part. The swirls are Marianne dies and the flowers and pearls are from my stash.

Why not pop over to Judiths blog and join in with the Forgotten Friday challenge.

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, 28 April 2011

CD Sunday - Butterflies

For this weeks challenge over at the CD Sunday blog it's butterflies. I have chosen to use Carol Ann's Studio, Butterfly Blue for this. I have not used this CD for some time and had forgotten how beautiful the butterflies are.I have mounted my backing paper straight onto the card, and then with another matching backing paper I have torn across the corner and put on top. I have cut the butterfly out three times and decoupaged it, using black mini gems for the feelers. The sentiment is from the same CD. I made the border by taking an image into MCS and tiling it.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A Blog Award

The lovely Val has given me a Blog Award and I need to do the following things:

1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the Award
2. Share 7 random things about yourself

3. Award 7 recently discovered blogs this award.

4. Contact these blogs and tell them they have won the award.

Here goes with the seven random things about myself.

I'm quite a shy person, but try not to show it.

I'm a member of the Chocolate Baroque Guild.
I collect crafting CDs (or so hubby tells me) I have hundreds.

I love stamping but consider myself a novice.

I'm on the sample makers team for My Craft Studio.

I love going to the Theatre.

I machine knit and machine embroider.

These are the blogs that I would like to pass the Award onto:

Misty's Mum

That took a little longer than I thought. I'm off now to contact the seven people I've chosen.


Friday, 22 April 2011

Forgotten Friday 13 - People That Care

Happy Easter. It's that time of week again for Forgotten Friday, it has come around very quickly this week. For my project this week I have decided to use a sentiment stamp. I have a lot of lovely sentiments from Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque) most of them are unused which is a shame as the are beautiful words. I stamped the sentiment with a black versafine ink pad. I then cut it out using an oval nestie, I then made a frame using a slightly smaller oval and scalloped oval. I used distress ink pads to add some colour to the sentiment. The backing paper is from the Artylicious Blissful Butterflies CD. I finished by adding some ribbon and some flowers from my stash. The brads that were used in the middle of the flowers were some that had been floating around the cupboard, but the colours were quite dull, so I got the promarkers out and added a bright colour to match the flowers.

If you have some old or forgotten craft stuff in you cupboards, why not make something, post it on your blog. Then pop along to Judith's blog here leave her a comment and then she will come and visit your blog.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, 18 April 2011

CD Sunday - Birthday

This week see the First birthday of the CD Sunday Blog, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. The challenge this week is Birthday, not surprising really. I have chosen to use Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Dreams CD to make my entry this week. I made an 8 X 8 card, using pale lilac centura pearl card. I matted the backing paper onto some silver mirri card and also the topper. I then cut some corners from a Marianne die also in silver mirri card. Popped a purple ribbon and bow across the middle. Added some flowers and made some centres to go onto these. The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch and the swirls a Marianne die. I then finished off with a sentiment that has been foiled and added some pearls.
Thanks for looking.


Friday, 15 April 2011

Forgotten Friday 12 - Wildest Dreams

Well it's Friday again and time for my Forgotten Friday project this week. I was inspired by a card that Judith made earlier this week called Mosaic Doodles , to get out the stamp board that was hidden away in the bottom of a box and finally make something with it. I used Elusive Images (Chocolate Baroque) stamps from the Fly Away With Me stamp sheet. I used my Big and Juicy ink pads to colour the background of the stamp board and promakers just to highlight the birds, then I just went around the thick edge of the board with a gold promarker. The backing paper was from the Essence of Nature CD. I used clear embossing over the stamp board images when they were finished. For a first attempt I was quite pleased with the end result, and I will defiantly be using it again. Thanks for looking. Sue

Monday, 11 April 2011

CD Sunday - Song In My Heart

For this weeks CD Sunday challenge I have used MCS Carousel Of Classics, 1980 -1999. The original was a green colour so I changed it to this turquoise which I think looks much better. This will make a super card for a teenager. I printed it out onto matt photo paper, mounted onto silver mirri card, and added some faux brads. The song in my heart for this is Happy Birthday To You... Thanks for looking. Sue

Friday, 8 April 2011

Forgotten Friday 11 - Just A Note

It time for Forgotten Friday again, and this week I have found the very first stamps that I brought that were unmounted. I believe that it was the first time that Glenda Waterworth was on Create and Craft with Alan and Barry. I fell in love with her stamps and have been buying them ever since. When the Crocus start popping their heads above ground, I know that the warmer weather will not be far away. They have finished now but I just had to use this one today. I also found some brightly coloured card in the cupboard that was neglected and went so well with the colours I'd picked. The backing paper is from the Artylicious Blissful Butterflies CD. The sentiment is from a set of sentiments from Polka Doodles. If you would like to find out all about Forgotten Friday, please pop along to Judith's Blog here . Thanks for looking Sue

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Birthday Card

Today it is my Sister-in-laws birthday, and my Mother-in-law asked me to make a card for her. So today I thought I would show it to you. It was made using the Enchanted Dreams CD from Joanna Sheen. The first photo shows the card straight on and the second stood, as it is an easel card and the sentiment is on the inside . I chose to use the backing paper upside down as I wanted it to be darker at the bottom. I mounted this onto some blue mirricard , the topper is mounted onto silver mirricard and I cut some corners from a Marianne die. The butterflies are also a Marianne die which I cut out in some white card and the sprayed with Glimmer mists.

On the inside I used the backing sheet the right way up. The verse inside and the sentiment were printed on my laser printer and put through the laminator with a holographic foil. I added some ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Thanks For looking


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

MCS Klever Konstruction - Samples

I am lucky to be a member of the Sample Makers team for My Craft Studio, and recently made samples for the Klever Konstruction pick of the week that was on Create and Craft last week. So today I thought I would show you the sample that I made with the art work that was sent to me.

Thank you for looking.


Monday, 4 April 2011

CD Sunday - Someone Special

The challenge this week for CD Sunday is Someone Special. This came at just the right time for me, as I've been asked to make an Anniversary Card for someone. I've used Debbi Moore's Evergreen CD to make this card. This is a fairly new CD out and the Images on it are beautiful, and I'm very pleased with the end result. I just needed to add a couple of flowers and a couple of die cuts to finish. Thanks for looking. Sue

Friday, 1 April 2011

Forgotten Friday 11 - Three Kings

Well it's Friday and time for another search through my cupboards for something that I haven't used for a long time. I wonder how many of us buy new Christmas stamps every year, and then forget them the following year when the new ones come out. I'm afraid that I am one of those people. So this week I am making my first Christmas card with a stamp from 2008. This stamp is an Elusive Images stamp of the Three kings, and the backing paper is from the Artylicious Seasons Greetings CD.

If you have lots of unused stash why not dig it out of the back of the cupboard or the bottom of the box and join in with this fun challenge. Check out Judith's Blog over at Poppy Cottage (there is a link to Judith's blog at the side of this one).

Thanks for looking.