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Friday, 11 March 2011

Another Sassy card

I love this image but I'm not too sure about the layout of the card. So many of the cards you see on blogs and websites all have lacey ribbons and flowers on. SO I tried it have to work on the presentation!!!!!

Coloured her using my ole faithfuls- promarkers,

Been really busy

Where does time go? A few weeks off Easter and then we are almost into May. I wonder sometimes if I go to bed and get up a week later as the days seem to be flying by. Work is dominating my life as many card making is reduced to coluring in on an evening to calm my nerves.

Mind I have joined a Zumba class. It is such a stress reliever. You spend as much time laugh as dancing. Someone asked what it was like my best description is Bollywood meets aerobics. I have never felt some much like a brick as I do during these sessions. It is not muscle moving just sheer momentum when i try to shimmie.

This is one of my favourite Simply Sassy images. I coloured it with promarkers. The colours used on the skin weren't the usual ones I saw a tutorial that suggested sunkissed pink and burnt orange. When I first tried I thought the colours were really dark but they dried much lighter.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Simple Valentines

I tried to go for a simple look on some of the Valentine's cards I made this year. In reality I was aiming to use up some of the scraps of paper and card that I have accumulated throughout the past year.
Our local Art Shop in Darlington is selling off paper/card that was a fault on in batches of 12 sheets for 50p. Some of the card is double sided and really heavy quality. This black patterned card was one of those sheets. Not bad for 4p.
I stamped the words on to a piece of card that was left when I used a Spellbinders frame die.
The butterflies are also a Spellbinders die. I left them white accidentally as I had taken them out of the dies before I had coloured them!!! Typical
The ribbon is from Hobby Crafts Halloween selection. A bit worrying perhaps that I am using Halloween on a Love card!!


I can never remember the names of the stamps I buy. Terrible I know! So I make up names for them.

For some reason this image always makes me think of Cinderella! Don't ask why just an indication of how troubled my mind is lol.

I went for red and black promarkers on this for either Valentines or an Anniversary.

The sentiment on this one is from Pink Gem, its a rather large stamp but very intricate. I used red ink and embossed it before cutting it using a spellbinders circle die.

The frame is also a Spellbinders die and I have matched it up with the corner frame dies.

I them tried again with purple and lilac and got a completely different feel from the image.

Instead of ribbon on this card I used glitter card.

The image flows out of the die cut using the technique of cutting round part of it before threading it through a die.

The sentiment is another of the Lili of The Valley digi stamps. So versatile.

Simply Sassy Ladies

I love these stamps and have really enjoyed trying to colour them in different ways. I was watching Create and Craft and saw one presenter use the Spellbinder dies in such a way as to get the image to come out of the die. Hard to example easier to show you.

I tried it with this card which i made for my husband's niece who has just turned 13 but is going on 19!! as all teenage girls are.

I cut out the bottom of the image and then threaded it through the die and simply put it through the cuttlebug.

The sentiment is a digi version of the Sentiments from Lili of the Valley. I was a little too slow to get the rubber versions but actually these are great as you can make them whatever size you want.

The flowers are from a set from MeiFlower. The set had about 6/8 of five colours.

The papers are from Nitwits which I love.

The ribbon is recycled from a Christmas food hamper we received at Christmas.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Busy Busy Busy


I can't believe its been a month since my last post. At the moment work is so busy that even my husband went to stay at his mother's as I was never in before 7.30pm every night sometimes as late as 9.30pm.

Having a nightmare getting my new camera to transfer my photos to the computer so left it and went to watch The Black Swan. Now I feel completely emotionally wrung out. What a film! Didn't see much of it as I had my eyes closed. Very very dark. I always like to try and see as many of the films nominated for the Best Film Oscar.

Saw The King's Speech a few weeks ago and was absolutely blown away by the whole film. Inception I thought was a modern version of The Matrix. I loved it but my husband said after about 10 mins he was completely lost.

I have actually been making cards but haven't got round to putting them as posts. Have enjoyed the 'colouring in' . At the moment trying to make as many cards as possible to sell as part of my fundraising for the London Moonwalk I am doing with 2 of my friends. It dawned on us on Saturday that it is only 13 weeks away and because of the weather we are still only managing to walk 5 miles on a night!!!!!!

I bought some of the new Simply Sassy Stamps and have enjoyed using my promarkers on them.

This is the card I made for my husband for Valentine's Day.

I tried out my new Spellbinders Ornate Tags and Hearts dies
The papers are recycled from packaging as I didn't have any black card!!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Finally a card in 2011

Finally I got a card made tonight. A few days at work that have had me wondering was I ever on holiday so to get my mind straight I tried a card for the Sugar Nellie Challenge.
There was a sketch to follow with the added twist of embossing. So I thought 'Hey why not try embossing by hand'. Over Christmas I had seen a number of cards on sites that had a criss cross embossing pattern on them. So armed with my Crafters Companion board I had a go. OMG what a mess is all I can say. It looks as if it would be easy!!!!!
Because it is so late and the light was so bad You can't actually tell that I managed a piece about 15cm by 8 cm after an hour!!!!!! SEN group or what?
The image is Sugar Nellie Simple Sassy -coloured using promarkers
DP from FQB at Nitwits.
Sentiment is from pink Gem inked with Ink it Up Cherry Red
Pins and flowers from stash as are the gems.
entering it for
http:sugarbowlblog.blogpsot.com embossing