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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Christmas In July Part 2

Hello and happy weekend! This is my second (and last) Christmas piece until mid December, - and only then if I can't put it off any longer.
It's a colour challenge with a Christmas in July theme at Rubber Dance Stamps, and this is what I've made.



There are lots of Rubber Dance stamps here, and it was a really fun piece to make, but no more Christmas now lol.
Have a great weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Christmas in July at Lost Coast Designs

Aaagh, just back from my holidays and Lost Coast Designs are saying the C word already. Yup, it's Christmas in July! Here is the card that I made.

...but like a muppet I forgot to check the closing date, and yes, like my gorgeous girls, it's all in the past.
As I was now whistling Santa Clause Is Coming To Town, I though I may as well continue with a Christmas theme for their monthly challenge which is ATC's.

I think the little guy is safe, there's not much meat on him!
I'm hoping to do a bit of a blog catch up at the weekend, so thanks very much for looking, and have a fun week xx


Friday, 1 July 2016

The Same But Different

Good morning and welcome from sunny Spain, (I'm only on holiday I haven't moved lol). It's time for a new challenge today at Country View Crafts, and Hazel has chosen circles. On the design team we work a little in advance, and at this point with a couple of days left before my holidays (they don't call me last minute Sue for nothing), I needed a birthday card for my soon to be 14 year old niece,  a Fathers Day card, and a circles project! Mmm time to combine methinks, so here are my cards.


You know the routine, lots of pictures, not many words :-)


This is like the old white cat in a snowstorm joke. 
This is a piece of Ranger Watercolour paper that's been gessoed, then stencilled with various round stencils, and glass beads texture gel, DecoArt Modeling Paste, and Rock Candy Crackle for (hopefully) different effects.
These are the Distress Paint colours for my Father's Day card.


Dry brushed with a big stiff brush, the texture is starting to come through.
Then a little bit more colour (red is my Dads favourite)


Then did the same with the second lot of colours.

out with the distress crayons


and lots of stencils - don't judge me by my stencils, I will clean them sometime I promise.


Ok, backgrounds done, ready to decorate now.


I've used the Crazy Cats stamps, and the corresponding dies, together with the Handwritten Celebrate and Holiday Words.



The cats have been coloured with Distress Inks. I've added a few sequins too on my girly card.



These are my beaded texture gel circles.



Painty and crayoned circles,



 and even wooly circles.


I love the way these stamps and dies can be used for teenagers and Grandparents. They are just FUN.

I hope that you can join in with our challenge this month. Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The House of Black and White

I'm sad to say that this is my last post as a member of the Stampotique Design team. So a huge thank you to Carol and Jim for giving me the opportunity to use their amazing stamps. This was my first design team and I have loved every minute of being here.
The challenge this week is Black and White.



No prizes for guessing where the inspiration came from. Go team Arya!



I've used Miss Snottie

and Night.

I'm still on my holiday so I will catch up with you all when I get back.
Have a fun week, and thanks very much for looking x



Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Everything Has Beauty

Hello and good morning from Sunny Spain. Yep it's holiday time again, and it's also time for another Stampotique challenge. This time around Jackie has chosen 'butterflies and flowers, and all things garden' Perfect for Summer! This is what I made.



This was totally inspired by Kazza's fab tutorial, and has been made with Distress paints, inks, and crayons.

This is Carol's Flower (small)

Large Butterfly

and Beauty Verse.

I hope the weather is being kind to you wherever you are.
Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking xx

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Man Up

Hi, and happy Wednesday. It's time for another Stampotique challenge, and this time Carol wants us to 'Man Up'. So this week anything with a male image goes. Here's my tag.






Only one stamp used this week, the very handsome Bowtie.
So ink up those manly men and join in with our challenge.
Have a fab week, and thanks very much for looking x

Saturday, 11 June 2016

On The Street Where You Live

For the last couple of weeks PaperArtsy have had a challenge of  Our House. I really liked the sound of this, so this is what I came up with.

I didn't really know what I wanted to do so I started by brayering a couple of backgrounds with Fresco Paints.

I have lots of house stamps, so I stamped them out and did a bit of rough highlighting with a white pen. 
I cut all these out and then came the 'what now' moment.

So I painted a box frame with Bubble Gum and Coral and set about stamping.
This is Jofy 15 and the fab circles are Kim Dellow's (EKD01)


and Neville went on the other side (EDY09).

More dots on the top painted with Frescos's. 

The painted houses have been layered up inside. The flower on the outside is Jofy 42, and on the inside there is Darcy's EDY08, one of my very favourite stamps (along with Nev)

To say that I had nothing in mind other than I knew I wanted to make something, I'm pleased with how it turned out.

I'm also entering this into the MMM challenge as the colours on my piece remind me of their Summer days challenge.

Enjoy the football (yawn) and thanks very much for looking x




Waiting For Mr Right

This month Lost Coast Designs have a new challenge and it's to use something see through. I must admit I do have a fondness of acetate, so this is what I made.


I started by stamping Waiting For Mr Right and the domino border onto a piece of acetate, (obviously not straight, that would be toooo boring) then painting over the back with acrylic paints.
Pretty uh - not.
Then it was just matted and layered onto my base card, and job done. 
This was a great challenge, I really enjoyed it, I think I shall keep the acetate out for a while.
Thanks very much for looking and have a great weekend - it's back to back sport here so no-one will notice if I'm missing for a while so it's back into the craft room for me!