Monday, 4 April 2011

Birthday Girl!

GOOD MORNING! And it is a good morning too. I have just put our recycling out for collection and I am actually in time for the collection which makes a refreshing change! It is beautiful out there. I hope it's going to keep warming up.

Keep saying to hubby I could do with a conservatory on my side of the shop in this weather so I can sit and enjoy in between customers.

It was my daughter's birthday last month and I made this card for my son to give to her:

Image: Sophie from Digistamp Boutique
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils
Flowers on dress stamped with Versamark & embossed with clear powder
Sentiment: Doodlebug rub ons
Number: Chipboard inked with VersaColor cubes 42 Lime & the 22 Fresh Green
on top to tone it down a bit

I am entering this card for Stamp Something April Digi Day Challenge.

Thanks for looking and hope the sun is shining with you today.

Sue x

Sunday, 3 April 2011

My first Peacock card!

I have to confess that I bought this stamp AGES ago and this is the first time I have used it! In fact, while it was out I decided to stamp a few images in different colours so that I can start to prepare some other cards, so those may crop up shortly.

My friend's daughter had a birthday and I thought this would be perfect as she is in her early 20's.

The stamp is Hero Arts Peacock (CG184) stamped here in Barn Door Distress Ink.
Sentiment: Paula Pascual Personal Impressions set
Background: Hero Arts Fantastic Flourishes (CL106)

Thanks for looking and Happy Mother's Day to all you Mumsy's out there! Hope you all have the wonderful day that you deserve.

Sue x

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Mother's Day Card

Gosh! I've posted for 2 days on the trot. It must be a miracle.
 I thought that I would share a Mother's Day card with you that I made for someone else.

I stamped Hero Arts Silhouette Flower (CG105) with Versamark onto white card & embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I brush painted the flowers with Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge & Peeled Paint distress inks.

The BP is a Basic Grey from the Green at Heart pad I think. The border punch used was Xcut Doily Dots.

Bought some Elzybells alphabet stamps from that famous auction site and they are great. Stamped Mum & cut out.

Just for You sentiment was a Forever Friends freebie from a magazine. Small flower stamp was from a Personal Impressions (Paula Pascual) sentiments set.

Added some ribbon and some gems to finish.

I am entering this card for two challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Mother's Day/Mum
Crafty Calendar Challenge - April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers

Thanks for looking.

Sue x

Friday, 1 April 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Christmas in Spring

This week the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is for a Christmas card so I thought I would enter this one (although the picture is not great!):

This has not previously been shown on my blog but it was made for my son last Christmas. The card was put together using the following:

Visible Image Chrismas words background stamp - embossed with clear powder
Background coloured over with Stormy Sky Distress Ink
Image: Francis from Digistamp Boutique
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils
Snowflakes punched with Tonic punch
Tiny Typed Alphas downloaded from Pink Petticoat

Thanks for looking.

Sue x