Thursday, 30 October 2014

Frightful Spooky Creatures at Sweet Pea Stamps

It's Thursday again, so time for me to share with you another creation featuring a gorgeous image from Sweet Pea Stamps.  Now with it being Halloween tomorrow I thought i'd indulge my love of all things creepy and spooky, and create a frightfully spooky card for today's post.

What better than a spookilicious Vampire for Halloween, so I chose the wickedly beautiful Neferata by Charmaine Flannery for this project.  Neferata is coloured with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers with the addition of a little white gel pen for highlights.

I created an A5 card base from Black Card stock to which I added some gorgeous foiled halloween embossed paper by ATD/Momenta.  With such a gorgeous image and papers I decided to keep the embellishments to a minimum, and decided to add some Tim Holtz Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers.

So that's my spooky creation for today, I do hope i've not scared you too much.  If you need something to calm you down and relax you, then don't forget to visit the Sweet Pea Stamps Store to check out the gorgeous selection of images available, you'll find a few more scary ones, but the majority of them are super sweet and sure to bring a smile to you face.  You'll find lots of gorgeous creations to inspire you on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog so don't forget to pop over and check out the work from the rest of the design team.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Dilly Beans Challenge; Round Card or Lots of Circles

Good Afternoon All, Today I'd like to share with you my creation for the new challenge over at the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog,  Our theme this time is 'Round Cards' or 'Lots of Circles', I went with the second option and used lots of circles on my project;
I chose the gorgeous 'Cinnamon Circle Frame' image for my card, I love this cute image, and it's perfect for a challenge requiring lots of circles.  I coloured Cinnamon with a mix of Letraset Tria and ProMarkers.


For my background, I raided my paper stash and found this wonderful Water Fun Circle/Stripe Double-sided paper by Pebbles Inc.  I trimmed a piece to fit my card blank, and then die cut a circle from it slightly bigger than my image.  I attached the square of paper to my card blank, and then added the die cut circle (with foam pads for dimension) showing the pattern from the other side of the paper.  I then added my coloured image.

Using a small circle punch, I punched 8 circles from the leftover card stock, and added my sentiment using Letter Stickers by Simple Stories. I arranged these around the image, and adhered them to the card, tucking the edges underneath my large die cut circle.

To finish my card I decided to make a coordinating bow out of the remaining patterned paper.  I used the MFT Beautiful Bows die.  This bow was so much easier to make than a hand tied bow, ribbon bows really are not my strong point.  Once I added the bow to the card, I decided to add a blue pearl to the centre of the bow, and the bow in Cinnamon's hair.

That's all from me for today, don't forget to hop over to the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog to see the gorgeous creations from the rest of the design team.  Thank you for visiting with me today

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Featured Artist at Sweet Pea Stamps


Good Morning All, It's featured Artist week over at Sweet Pea Stamps, and this week we are focusing on the beautiful image by Helena Reis.  Helena's image have a lovely whimiscal feel to them, and choosing one to work with was quite difficult, as I love so many of them.  In the end I went with one of my favourite themes - Alice in Wonderland and used the gorgeous Alice image by Helena.

Here's my project,
Doesn't Alice look wonderful on this Altered MDF Teapot, I had great fun with this project, I covered the MDF Teapot with patterned papers from Lilybee Design's Victoria Park Tiny Tablet.  I left it to dry overnight, before trimming the edges of the paper with a craft knife, and then sanding with some fine sand paper to smooth the said edges.

Alice is coloured with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers, along with a little white gel pen for highlights.  Here's a close up of Alice;
I really recommend you check out Alice in the store, as Helena's original version is quite different to my version, I'm sure you'll be quite surprised by how different they actually look.  I hope you like my interpretation.

I trimmed my image and added it to the Teapot. Using the 'Tea' stamp from Alice Sentiments stamps by Sweet Pea Stamps, I stamped my sentiment onto a wooden tag, I then added some black gingham ribbon. I found this cute wee bow flatback embellishment in my stash, so i added that to Alice's headband.  The Black Pearl Swirls are from That Craft Place, and with careful trimming I managed to cover the Teapot with swirls and flourish, using just one if these gorgeous swirls.

That's all from me for today, Thank You for visiting with me, Don't forget to visit the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to see the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT using Helena's beautiful images.
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Christmas is coming at SLSLines Digital Stamps

It's New Release Day over at SLSLines Digital Stamps, and this month the DT are showcasing some of Sal's gorgeous new Christmas images.

I had the great pleasure of creating with the 'Christmas Birds' image, here's my project;
I have to say birds are not something I tend to colour, so I was a little nervous working with this image, but  I do love a challenge, and I think I did OK.  This image has such a traditional wintry Christmas feel to it that I wanted to created something to echo that feeling, a classic Christmas card, suitable for anyone.

I coloured the beautiful birds with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers, with the addition of a little white gel pen for highlights.  I wanted to give the impression that my image is a Christmas bauble, so I was going to die cut it circular, but my heart dies jumped out and me, and upon close inspection I found that one of the large dies worked really well with this image, creating a nice focal point on the birds without cutting off to much of the background.

I created an A5 card from a piece of Dark Red Card, then trimmed a piece of Dark Green Card to 5 x 7 before embossing it with the Floral Vine Embossing folder from Crafters Companion, as you can see if you turn the pattern upside down it resembles mistletoe, so works perfect for a Christmas card.

I layer my embossed card onto some Bright Red Card to add a little zing, this also gave me the opportunity of adding some Red Bias Binding to the card to give it a wrapped present feel, I also used the Bias Binding for the baubles hanger. I then adhered all my layers together, before adding my final embellishments.

I added a circular Christmas sentiment sticker by Simple Stories to a red bottle cap, this was then added to my card along with a few dotty red buttons.

That's my take on Christmas for today, you will definitely want to see the rest of the DTs beautiful creations using this months gorgeous new images, so make sure you hop over to the SLSLines Challenge Blog to see the full line up of creations.

That's all from me for today, Thank You for visiting with me,

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Variations Week at Sweet Pea Stamps


Good Morning All, It's Thursday so that means it's my day to share a Sweet Pea Stamps creation with you.  Today I'd like to share with you my version of Conie Fong's Snowy Joy to the World;
Snowy was such fun to colour, and is the perfect image for Christmas card for anyone, no matter what their age, he's just full of the Joy of the season.


Don't forget to check out the rest of Conie Fong's gorgeous images available in Rubber and Digital Format in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store now.

Bye for now
Suzi

Thursday, 9 October 2014

True Love Lasts Forever with Sweet Pea Stamps


Today I am sharing with you one of my favourite creations, I fell in love with this image when I saw her, and have been really looking forward to creating with her; she is the beautiful 'My Beloved' by Charmaine FlanneryYou can find her and lots more gorgeous images by Charmaine Flannery in the Sweet Pea Stamps store in both Rubber and Digital Format.


Here she is in close up;
Funny how something can be so cute and spooky at the same time. I hope you like her as much as I do, 

That's all from me for today, 

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

SLSLine Digital Stamps Inspiration Post


Hello All, Today it is my turn to share a little inspiration piece using one of the gorgeous images available in the SLSLines Digital Stamp Store

My project today features one of Sal's gorgeous Day of the Dead Calavera Girls Digital Stamps.


I coloured the image using Letraset Tria and Promarkers, which are my favourite colouring medium at the moment.  I love using Neutral Greys for colouring Black hair, although on this image I did add quite a lot of Black to the hair.  I coloured the image to match the patterned papers which i found in my stash (magazine freebie) then i fussy cut the image.

I used a lovely Bright Pink Glossy Card Blank for this project, with the card blank being so nice, I didn't want to cover it all with patterned papers, so used the card as part of my design rather than just a base for my design.

As the patterned paper featured hand drawn elements I decided to rip the edges rather than cut with my guillotine, as I wanted to continue the free style of the pattern.  I used some Coordinations card stock in yellow to contrast the pattern and give a nice background for my image.

I kept the embellishment fairly minimal, using a few coloured staples to attach my image, and a few black gems for a little bling.  I used Tim Holtz Label Letters to create my sentiment.

I wanted to create a bright and funky card, and I think I managed to achieve that, I hope you like it too.

Here's a close up of the beautiful image;

That's all from me for today, Thank you for visiting with me today, and don't forget to visit the SLSLines Digital Stamp Challenge Blog to join in our ongoing challenge, and to see more inspiration from our very talented Design Team.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A Gift for Mum


Today I'd like to share with you a wee gift I've made for my Mum, using the adorable 'Shhh Mommies Here' by Joanne Schemmp available over at Sweet Pea Stamps.

My Mum loves to read, so I thought this Bookmark Tag would make a lovely wee gift for her. I love this image, you can feel that bond of unconditional love between Mother and Child when you look at it, just makes my heart melt.
I coloured the image with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers, before layering it onto some dark orange card stock.  For my background I used a pale yellow and pale green doilly to bring out the green and yellow in my image, I layered them onto a large die cut tag made from some blue card stock.  I love how layering doilies or any die cut with an open cut pattern can help you create a feeling of depth in your project.

I used some alphabet stickers and a sentiment sticker from Sn@p! Studio by simple stories to add a message to the Bookmark Tag,  I do love alphabet stickers (you might have already figured that one out!).

To finish my project, I raided my ribbon draw and found this lovely piece of ribbon which went perfectly with my colour scheme, I cut into the ends of the ribbon, and then tied a knot in the middle of it. using a piece of contrasting ribbon I tied my rough bow to my tag.

Here's a close up of my image;

This is the first of Joanne Schemmp's images I've used, I know it won't be the last, as she had such a lovely variety of images available as both Rubber stamps and Digital Stamps in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store.

That's all from me for today, thank you for visiting with me.  Don't forget to hop over to the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to check out the beautiful creations from the rest of the design team.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

September on the Farm

Can you believe it's the last day of September today? Which makes me a little sad, as it means it's my last day as Guest DT at The Greeting Farm.  I can't believe how quickly this month has gone by, and I've had such a wonderful time playing with the gorgeous image from The Greeting Farm, I really must make time to play with them more often, Nothing brings a smile to my face more than sitting colouring up a cute Anya or Ian.

For my card today I used the gorgeous Holiday Anya 4 rubber stamp from this months release. 
This weeks project features Holiday Anya 4, in a bright modern christmas card.  Papers are from Crate Papers Snow Day Collection.  Anya is coloured with Letraset Tria and Promarkers with the addition of a little white gel pen for highlights.  I had great fun creating this little scene with Anya as the main focus, surrounded by Christmas Trees and Hearts, What more does a girl need for Christmas?

Here's a close up of how pretty Anya looks with her Christmas Tree.
That's all from me for today. Thank you for visiting with me, and If you want to see more gorgeous creations featuring The Greeting Farm images then make sure you hop over to their blog, and check out the awesome work of their very talented designers.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps Artist of the Week - Elaine Cox

Today it is my pleasure to share with you my creation using this week's featured Artist of the Week.

This week we have been showcasing the beautiful work of Elaine Cox.

Here is the card i've created using the beautiful Dreamy Sand Castle Mermaid;

Doesn't this dreamy mermaid look wonderful in dramatic colours. She is coloured with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers before being partially fussy cut to go onto the tag.  I coloured my image to coordinate with the papers in Bo Bunny's Serenity Paper pad.

I created an A5 card base from some black card stock, before taking two of the beautiful papers from the pad and layering them onto my card.  To continue with the dramatic colour scheme, I used a black doily with I cut into 4 and then applied a piece to two of the corners.

I created a Tag for my image using my Tim Holtz Tag Framelit Dies, and the patterned paper that resembled the sea.  I then added my image, along with a K&Co Word Strip to some black card, before punching a hole and adding some red satin ribbon.  My tag was then mounted on the card with some foam pads for dimension.

Here's a close up of this beautiful mermaid;

Like What you have seen of Elaine's work this week, then make sure you hop over to the Sweet Pea Stamps store to check out more of her gorgeous images, which are available in both rubber and digital stamp form.

That's all from me for today, Thank you for visiting with me and don't forget to check out the creations from the rest of the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

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