Monday, 29 July 2013

Oriental 1, 2, 3

Happy Monday everyone,  hope you are all well!

It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and Elaine is our hostess.  Her challenge is 
1, 2, 3:  1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments.

I have to say I found this challenge quite tricky as I'm not very good with embellishments or papers!!

Anyhows, after much faffing about I came up with an oriental style card ...

The Geisha stamp is by Bravura and I've used 2 oriental style papers.  My embellishments are sequin waste, a TH die cut flower and some gold twine.  (Sorry the photo is a bit glary, it's pouring of rain today and the light's very dull)

Our sponsors for this challenge are The Paper Shelter and Woodware Craft Collection.  Hope you can join in - the challenge is running for 3 weeks this time.

Thanks for popping in, see you all soon.

Suze xx

Wednesday, 24 July 2013


Hi All,

Well, the weather's finally broken here, what a thunderstorm we had at 5 am this morning. I do enjoy a good thunderstorm although I wasn't quite excited enough to actually get out of my bed to look out the window.  Hopefully the sun will return soon.

I made a birthday card the other day and it just to happens it fits with this week's CASology challenge which is "GOLD" and the Craft-room Challenge which is "HEAT EMBOSSING".

I used a Klimt stamp from Chocolate Baroque which I think has quite a Deco feel to it.  I stamped the image onto black card and heat embossed in gold.  I did the same with the sentiment, then mounted them onto gold miri, then matted again onto the black and gold miri card.

Well, that's me for today, short and sweet.  I'm still going to the chircopractor and getting deep tissue massages (ouch) but I'm feeling much better and I do seem to have more energy again.

Thanks for popping in, see you all soon.

Suze xx

Monday, 15 July 2013

A summery birthday card

Hi everyone, and a big hello from sunny Aberdeen. It seems we are actually going to have a 'real' summer this year and I am not going to complain that it's too hot. No, no, no I'm not, the winter's are very long here in Scotland and I am going to lap up every warm ray of sunshine!

Onto my card which is for the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers, hosted by Lin who has chosen a nice easy theme of BIRTHDAY.

The leaves and butterflies are cut from DP using Tim Holtz mini floral die. The doily is Stampin Up DP and the red background was cut with an SU framelit.  The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is also SU, cut with a Spellbinders fancy tag die.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Di's Digistamps and Hobby Art.

It's been such a looooong time since I was at a wedding but last Thursday my husband's niece got married at a beautiful Charles Rennie Mackintosh venue in Glasgow.  It's been a long time since I've had an occasion to 'glam up' too and although I don't really like looking at photos of myself, I do quite like this one my husband took of my gorgeous daughter and myself.  Just wanted to share (lol) - ignore the tuft of hair that's waving at you!

Okay, that's me for today, I'm away to have a little potter outside.  

Hope the sun is shining down on you too!

Take care and thanks for popping in.

Suze xx

Friday, 5 July 2013

Love Letters In The Sand

Hi all,

I'm rushing in with a last minute entry for this week's Less is More Challenge which is the theme "SAND".

It's been ages since I've played along at LIM but as soon as I saw the theme word last weekend I've been thinking of nothing but the song "Love Letters In The Sand", so instead of sitting down to make a birthday card that I really need to make, I had to get this one out of my system first!

The letters are cut from sandpaper using SU dies and I've simply layered them onto various bits of DP paper.

Thanks for popping in to take a look, I've been at the chiropractor this week for a sore back and it gets a bit twingy if I sit for very long, so I'm away to lie down and watch Andy Murray play so I hope I don't put my back out again jumping up from the sofa!

Have a great weekend.

Suze xx

Monday, 1 July 2013

Paris Inspiration

Hi all,

Yes it's me - I'm still in the land of the living!  I'm sorry but I've been totally lacking in the crafting and blogging department of late. You know that saying - "can't think, brain dumb, inspiration won't come" - well, that's been me, however, I need to make a few cards for upcoming birthdays etc, so I spent a little time in my crafty room on Saturday night and I have to say I totally enjoyed it.

This card today is for the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. The challenge theme, chosen by Josephine, is HOLIDAYS. (Create a project which depicts, or is inspired by,a holiday)

I took inspiration from our easter break in Paris.

I used a kraft card base, the red tag is a Stampin Up die, the black flourish card was packaging and I overstamped and embossed it in gold with the SU 'En Francais' stamp.  The Eiffel Tower is a Hero Arts stamp and matching die and I finished it off with a 'Bonjour' epoxy sticker, which I found whilst rummaging in my drawers! Isn't it amazing what you find!

Our sponsors for this challenge are Sir Stampalot.

My card also fits nicely with the challenge over at Let's Craft and Create - "Tags".

Well, that's it for today, hopefully I'll have something else to post in the coming days, as I still have a couple of more cards I need to make.

Thanks ever so much for popping in.

Take good care.

Suze x