Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sweetheart Time

Happy Saturday,
Over at www.myshericrafts.blogspot.com it is my good friend Sandy's turn to choose the theme for the next two weeks. This time she is getting us ready for Valentine's by asking us to create a card or project which MUST include at least one heart.




Now I haven't made a Valentine's card but a birthday card which I was asked to make by a friends husband so I am hoping Sandy will let me have this one. As you can see there are hearts on it. The  banner strip has paper with hearts on as does the bunting and there is another soft pink one under the flowers.
Both the ditsy flower paper and the stripe paper are embossed to give texture. I pleated the pink satin ribbon myself then topped with lace which I ran the twine around before attaching it to the card. As you can see everything is matted on brown paper to give the card warmth and age it a little. The leaves are cut using Verve's Sprightly Sprigs die which I recently bought and the flowers and pearls are from my stash.
The card is a 7x7 tent fold. Now please pop over to see what the other girls have made and then join in with the fun.

Sue

Hi, so sorry but Blogger won't allow me to load my photo for some reason, pulling my hair out right now.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

My Sheri Crafts first of the year

Hello again,

Well its that time again, yes the challenges have started over at www.myshericrafts.blogspot.com this year we open with a challenge from our leader Sheri herself.  Its so nice when she gets time to join in with us all.
Her challenge to us this time is to make a card which includes a snowflake or two. Now it hasn't got to be a Christmas card but I thought what the heck I'll get a head start so here is what I came up with.

 
This card uses a wonderful stamp I purchased last year just simply stamped in cranberry ink. I added one of my gifted snowflake diecuts to the edge. I just love that pom pom trim don't you?  A little heart button, gems and a Believe stamp and finished.
 

 
This card uses Kaisercraft papers and a Tim Holtz  Big Die. I trimmed the right edge of the card and placed red down on the back edge so it could be seen to draw your eye to the red in the berries.
The robin and sentiment are on one strip of paper which I cut up. I raised the robin and extra holly leaves and placed over the edge of the sentiment. The holly boarder strips are the bits at the bottom of a Kaisercraft sheet of paper (I keep all of mine) you never know when you need that little something to finish off a edge. Then I added the snow flakes. This card has a great feel and would be good for a guy I think, well my hubby liked it so that's always a good sign  lol.  Both cards are 6x6.
 
Please join in with all the fun and check out what all the other girls have made.
 
Happy New Year
Sue

Monday, January 5, 2015

A little gold goes along way

Hello and Happy New Year,
Just thought I'd share this Golden Wedding card I made this weekend for an order.
I wanted to try out my rectangle die set by Spellbinders on this card. But first I picked out some gold material from my stash which I frayed the edges and stitched to the card. I then ran another sheet of paper through a embossing folder and stitched that to the card too but only on the corners. I cut the rectangle out of a sheet of Kaisercraft paper and mounted it on to gold mirri card which I lifted off the card with foam pads.
I printed out the sentiment and placed it under the next cut of gold. As you can see I put a length of satin ribbon under first and made a small bow too. The leaves are from Sprightly Sprigs die set from Verve and the cream roses are from my stash.
 
Thanks for stopping by and come back on Saturday when we kick start our My Sheri Crafts cards.
 
Sue

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December Viva La Verve

Hello There,
Today I thought I'd join in with this months Viva La Verve challenge. Using Juliee's sketches and one page wonder design I made this collection of Thank You cards to give out for Christmas gifts this year.

All cards are 5x5 and use up papers from a free pad I picked up with a magazine earlier this year.



 
I know I could have entered them individually but just wanted to join in and thought one hit would be enough this time around.
 
Thanks for looking in today.
 
Sue

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Vellum Vision

Hi,
Today I decided to share a card I made to join in with a challenge over at www.vervestamps.blogspot.com This time the Diva Dare is to use vellum somewhere on your card and to include one of their stamps too.

Here is my card which I made using 3 scraps of vellum I found in my Christmas stash box, I have had these 2 patterned pieces for years but just couldn't throw them out...you all know how that goes right!


The card is a 5x7 which I added a sheet of blue snowflake paper to, then I matted both vellum papers on white so you could see them. The snowflake die from Spellbinders is using another plane sheet of vellum along with white, blue and silver mirri. I added some blue sequins to the mix and 4 brads.

I decided to hang the sentiment off the card which is from "O Christmas Tree" set. In the next photo you can see the dimension to the card. Goodness knows how this will fare in the post!!


I am also sharing this card on the www.lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sue

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree....challenge 147

Hi,
Today it's my turn to choose the theme this time around over at www.myshericrafts.blogspot.com and I've come up with this. Make a card or project but it must have a Christmas Tree on it somewhere.

There couldn't be easier at this time of the year. Remember you can add up to 3 items per challenge so lets make this one a blast.

Here is my first of two cards which have Christmas trees on them.

This is a 7x7 card using a kraft cardblank. I chose to use the image off a Graphic 45 sheet of Christmas toppers I bought last year. I picked out the peach of the girls dress and then a frosty blue from the image to use as my mats. I mounted the image on dark red glitter card which linked in the ribbon and the strip of paper I embossed the Merry Christmas sentiment on (that was a freebie) I also rubbed over it with some gilding wax. The two smaller sentiments are Verve Stamps from their O Christmas Tree set.

Now this second card is one from a kit I picked up free in a magazine. The background papers were included as well as the toppers and sentiment discs. With this I just added ribbon and the strip of red with the stars punched out.

Hope you can join in this time around as it is the last of the year. Thanks for popping in.
Sue

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Verve's Naturally Navy Challenge

Hi,
Today I decided to join in with the Naturally Navy challenge over at http://vervestamps.blogspot.com
I have been watching and enjoying all the cards the Design Team have been posting for a few months now and thought "well it's time to join in" so here I go.


This is a wedding card I have made to take along tonight to the reception (talk about last minute Charlie!) of a work colleague of my husband. Their colour is navy so there you go.

I have made a 7x7 cream card blank added Blue Awning paper after it went through a embossing folder. The stamp is Heart Wreath by Chloe and embossed with WOW diamond white. I added some perfect pearls to it too. This was then matted several times. I added a crushed navy bow with some twigs in silver mirri and a gem. The sentiment stamps are from the Wishing You set and they too are on silver mirri.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sue