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

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A Dollie is Not just for Christmas!

Good Morning All, Today it's my pleasure to share with you another project I've created as September's Guest Designer over at The Greeting Farm.


I'm using another of this months awesome newly released images, and today it's all about Dollie and her Gifts. Dollie comes with a lovely mix or coordinating stamps, so you can create loads of different Christmasy creations with her.

However, I'm not really in the Christmas mood yet, so I wanted to show you how versatile Dollie is, and how beautiful she looks all dressed up for a Birthday Party;
Doesn't Dollie look gorgeous in her Bright Pink Fur Trimmed Coat, Who wouldn't want a coat like that, I know I would love one! Dollie is coloured with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers, with the addition of a little White Pen for highlights on her fur and eyes.

I went for some really girly papers for this card, using Kaisercraft's 'Bubblegum Hills' Paper pad, I used a couple of the die cuts from the paper pad on this card, stamping my sentiment onto one of them, and mounting them all with some foam pads for dimension.

After using such pretty papers on my card, I didn't want to use too many embellishments, but I couldn't resist these beautiful bright pink butterfly stickers I can across in my stash. I added some tiny dots with the fine tip of one of my pens, and to finish it all off a lovely Pink Heart Button to match the clips in Dollies Hair.

Here's a close up;
That's all from me for today, Thank you so much for visiting with me, and don't forget to hop over to The Greeting Farm Blog to see some gorgeous inspiration from their very talented Design Team.
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Monday, 22 September 2014

New Release Time at SLS Lines Digital Stamps


It's time for some New Releases over at SLS Lines Digital Stamps, and they are Spook-tacular, that's for sure;

My project today features 'Goth Pumpkin', and he is delicious,
He's coloured with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers, and teamed up with some leftover papers I had in my stash.  I created an A5 card base using black card stock, and cut a piece of card slightly smaller than my card to which i added some orange netting.  I love the added texture the netting gives it.  My sentiment is another leftover from my stash, a black glittered 'spooky' sticker.  To add a final bit of bling, I added some green and orange gems in various sizes.

Here's a close up of his spookiness;

Want to see the rest of the New Releases? You need to hop over to the SLS Lines Challenge Blog to check out the gorgeous images and awesome projects the rest of the Design Team has created with them.  That's all from me for today
Happy Crafting
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Variations Week at Sweet Pea Stamp featuring Wild Heart by Charity Dauenhauer

Good Day All, It's Variations Week over at Sweet Pea Stamps, the whole Design Team get the same image to create with and Today it's my turn to post my version of 'Wild Heart' by Charity Dauenhauer.  Got a feeling of deja vu?  That's because I got mixed up last week, and posted this weeks project a week early, no problem though, just meant I got the pleasure of colouring this gorgeous image again.  Here's my project;

As you can see I went for a completely different colour scheme this week, embracing a very spooky palette of browns, greens and orange. Once again my image is coloured with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers.  I wanted to give the image a spooky feel, so using some warm greys I created a silhouette of a building behind my main image.

My background papers came from a Halloween RAK a couple of years ago, so not too sure who made them, but I do love that spider web and spider. I completely covered my card base with the patterened papers, and then added my image along with a couple more layers of paper/card with distressed and inked edges.

To embellish my card I added a couple of gorgeous orange gem brads, and a rather funky green Boo sticker.

Here's a close up of the spooktacular image;


I love how this turned out, and love how different this card turned out compared with last weeks Wall Art. Two completely different projects, with the same image, and happily I love them both.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today, and don't forget to check out all the other variations of this image on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog over the next few days.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

SLSLines Dgital Stamps Inspiration Post

Good Morning, Today I'd like to share with you a little creation of mine, using the wonderful Sad Teddy Bear image  from SLSLines Digital Stamps.  I'm not too sure what he has been up to, but he really does not look very well, personally I think he was partying a bit too hard last night.


I made an Easel Card to showcase this wickedly fun image.  I do love making Easel Cards, and they are so easy.  Here is a quick step by step guide to how I make an Easel Card;

  1. To Make a 5 1/2 Square Easel Card, Take 2 Pieces of Card 
  2. Cut 1 Piece of Card so that it measures 5 1/2 by 11 3/4 (full length of A4)
  3. Cut 1 Piece of Card so it measures 5 1/2 square
  4. I then take my long piece of card, and using my scoring board, score at 1/2 A4, and then at Gatefold A4.  Fold along score lines.
  5. I then cut 2 pieces of patterned paper slightly smaller than 5 1/2 Square to decorate the base and front of the Easel Card.
  6. For this card I cut a Circle out of contrasting card stock, and then cut it as shown in the picture below.
  7. I coloured my image with Letraset Tria and Promarkers, with the addition of some Silver Metallic Marker for the Skull and Ear ring. I then fussy cut my image and layered it onto the Easel Front.
  8. I used Alphabet Stickers to create my sentiment on some scraps of my patterned paper. I then layered this onto some more card stock.  I added a strip of adhesive foam to the back of my sentiment strips before cutting the words individually.
  9. To finish add any bling or further embellishments you desire.



The Sentiment reads
" My Name is Not Teddy Fluffkins, 
Call me That,
I Will Smack Ya Face
With My Fish."

Ok, that sounds really weird until I explain.  My hubby did a 'What's your Nickname' Quiz on Facebook, and Teddy Fluffkins was the name he got given. He has been taking a little ribbing from some of his friend, and myself, so I thought he might like this card.  Just a silly wee joke, but I know it will make him laugh.


Here is a close up of the Teddy Bear

 That's all from me for today, Thank You for visiting with me,  Don't forget to visit the SLSLines Blog to see more creations using these wonderful images.
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

September Guest Designer at The Greeting Farm is...

Yes I've been keeping a little secret from you, I have the great honour of being the Guest Designer at The Greeting Farm this month.  Any of you who have been visiting my blog for a long time will know that The Greeting Farm holds a very special place in my heart; because Marie & Jessica gave me my very first Guest DT Spot for Club Anya back in Autumn 2009.  They opened such a wonderful word of DT work to me, that I will be forever grateful for their trust and faith in me.


I used the cute wee boy from the Winter Kindness set.  As soon as I saw him I thought ‘Snow Angel’, so I stamped him with London Fog Memento Ink, then coloured him with my Alcohol Markers.
For my background I used patterned papers from DCWV’s Winter Matstack along with some ‘Tumbled Glass’ Co ordinations cardstock.  My sentiment is cut from one of the patterned papers. To embellish I added some fabric snowflakes layered together with brads, and a few sequins.  For an extra little sparkle I used a Sakura Stardust Pen in Blue to add some sparkle to the wee boys eyes, and around the edges of my white card stock.

Here's a close up of my super cute wee snow angel
Well that is all from me for today, I'll be back later in the month with a couple more super cute projects featuring the gorgeous new release from The Greeting Farm, so until then, happy crafting and thank you so much for visiting with me.
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Friday, 12 September 2014

SLS Lines Digital Stamps Challenge


It's time for the first challenge over at the SLS Lines Digital Stamps Challenge Blog.

The Theme for our first challenge is Ladies

Here is my card;
I chose the beautiful Day of the Dead:Calavera Girl Digital Stamp for my card, along with the Teal & Brown Rose Digital Papers.  

I coloured my image with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers.  I covered an A5 card blank with two of the striped papers in the Digital Paper set, then using the largest Tag Die in the Sizzix Framelits Tag Collection I cut my Tag from one of the Rose patterned papers. I added the tag to my card before adding my image with some foam pads for dimension.  As a finishing touch I added a few paper flowers, I coloured the Rose with my markers so it matched the image, as well as adding some colour to the Gypsophila

Here is a close up of my image;
That's all from me for now, Thank you for visiting with me today. Why don't you hop over to the SLS Lines Digital Stamp Challenge Blog to check out how to join in our challenge and to see the beautiful creations from the rest of the Design Team.

Have a wonderful day
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Variations Week at Sweet Pea Stamp featuring Wild Heart by Charity Dauenhauer

Good Day All, It's Variations Week over at Sweet Pea Stamps, the whole Design Team get the same image to create with and Today it's my turn to post my version of 'Wild Heart' by Charity Dauenhauer.  Here's my project;

This week I've created some wall art for my Craft Room.  Wild Heart is coloured with Letraset Tria and Promarkers along with a little Prismacolor Verithin Pencil.

 I opened the image in Photoshop so I could lighten the image to have a go at the 'No Lines' Technique; I printed the image along with a normal version of it on a sheet of A4 paper.  This made it quite a bit easier to figure out what was what on my paler image; It also meant that if I messed up, I already had another copy of the image printed out!

Here is a close up of the image, not sure you can tell that I used the 'No Lines' Technique, but I did, and managed to come up with something I really like.

For my background I took Dark Blue and Warm Grey Alcohol Inks and poured them onto a sheet of White card, before letting them run to create streaks down my card. I then turned the card and poured some more ink down the side, creating more streaks.  I sprayed it with a little alcohol blending solution and left it to dry over night.  I then cut the card into strips, and edged with a bright pink pen.

It was then time to put everything together.  I used a 10" x 8" bright pink photo frame, and cut a piece of Silver Mirri Card to form the base of my project.  I then played around with the arrangement of the background strips I'd created until i was happy with the layout, then glued them to the mirri card.

To add some texture I used some pink sequinella from my stash, along with some pink staples, to add a little bit of contrast to the background. I then added my image.  Finally I found some square gelli stickers in my stash, and add then for a little extra splash of pink.  Then I put it all into the frame.

I have to say I love how this turned out, all i need to do now is decide which wall it's going on in the craft room.  It's going to look awesome against the white walls.

I hope you've found my process interesting, thank you so much for visiting with me today, and don't forget to check out all the other variations of this image on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog over the next few days.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps - Gypsy Soul

Today it's my pleasure to share my first project as a member of the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team, I had such a wonderful time during my Guest Spot, that I was delighted when asked to come back as one of the team.

My project today features the beautiful Gypsy Soul image by Charmaine Flannery.
My image is coloured with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers. My background papers came free with a magazine last year some time, and had been hiding in my crafty stash.  I thought they complimented the image very nicely, so I paired them with some white card stock.  I resisted the temptation to add any embellishments, I like how the patterned paper frames the image, and really didn't think that any further embellishments would have enhanced the finished card.  I added a stamped sentiment which I think compliments the image nicely, After all when seeking a fortune reading from a Gypsy aren't we always interested in anything that relates to Love, Wishes and Dreams!

Here's a close up of the beautiful image;
That's all from me for today, Thank you for visiting with me, Don't forget to visit the Sweet Pea Stamps Store to see the wide variety of beautiful images available to purchase in digital and rubber stamp form.
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

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