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Hello and welcome to my blog, this is my sanctury from real life, a little bit of space for doing what i love, and that's crafting. scrapbook, cards, box's and anything inky. I do follow a lot of blogs as i like the challenges that i find and also the inspiration i get from them, so many talented people with great ideas. So please feel free to leave a comment so i know you have popped by and i can call on you. Sue

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Hi today i have made a tag for the Tuesday colour challenge over at "The outlazs challenge blog". The three colours we have to use are deep plum, queenly lilac and moss green and the twist was that it had to be a tag and this is what i came up with.
I hope you like it.
sue :)

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Over at the outlawz challenge blog they have a copic/promarker challenge and i done this calendar page. They have been doing the calendar each month but this is my first one. Luckily you can still get all files for the previous months so i may do them all and bind them for next year.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Today i have made a quick card for a boy using promarkers to colour the digi image. I have made this for the copic/promarkers challenge over at The Outlawz challenges, great site if your looking to do a challenge a day all on one blog. I have tried to give it a beach feel with only using papers.
I hope you like it

Sunday, 27 May 2012

old Macdonald had a farm

Well my time is up as a Guest designer for CD Sunday, but what a blast I've had. It has been so enjoyable and i look forward to seeing just who will fill fit the bill as our new member of the design team. I love to do the challenges and usually get some ideas from the D/T's examples so it's a whole new ball game to come up with something for others to get a clue from. So thank you CD Sunday for giving me this experience.
My card this week is for the old MacDonald had a farm at CD Sunday. The CD i used is Woodland folk and friends, i have also used a Sarah Kaye stamp and coloured it with promarkers and cut round her so i could place her on the log.
I hope you like it.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Hello everyone i have had a bit of fun covering box's that would normally be thrown away. The top one is  washing powder or i should say the tablet kind box. This is just right for storing your ink pads, it's the right size to hold 12 to 14 with ease. My daughter has taken this one for all the little odds and ends she has. The second box is a shoe box in a very pretty pink, but as it has writing on most sides i cover this with a black and white paper and used promarkers for a little colour. As most of my craft item's are in box's these will fit in very nicely. I really wanted to add flowers and ribbons and things to the tops but then they would not be good for stacking, so i will have to make a few just for the bedroom to hold some costume jewelry.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Easy elegance

Just for you

The theme this week at CD Sunday is "Easy Elegance" so i have created the above card and i hope you think it fits the bill.
I have used a white 6x6 scalloped edge card and used cats eyes ink to colour the edges in pink. The toppers are taken from a Joanna Sheen CD called "in other words" a very good Cd to have in your stash..
The leafs have also been coloured with the pink ink pad and i have finished off with a simple tag and stamped it just for you.
 Easy yes, as for elegant i will that up to you to decide but i hope you like it and join us again this week.

sue xx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

small wonders: Reflections

small wonders: Reflections


I enjoyed doing this card for CD Sunday as i love fairies and fantasy. This is 7x8 card, it's blueish/grey but looks quite grey in the photo. The CD i used is My craft studio "Walk in wonderland" a lovely cd. I used craft artist to duplicate the picture and flip it and reduce the intensity of colour giving a more reflection tone. The frame and flowers where cut on a silhouette and flowers colours with promarkers "blue pearl". The sentiment is a stamp on white card and mirror board, then just a couple of embellishments in the flowers and corner of frame. 

I hope you like it and come on over to join in at cdsunday this week.
I would also like to say i loved all the cards entered last week, a really great variety.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Sweet temptation

This is a 6c6 card and has been made for the "creative freebie challenge" over at The Outlaws.
The girl digi stamp is the freebie for the challenge and the cake stamps are by papermania and i won them in a challenge at cd sunday challenge blog spot

Friday, 11 May 2012

rose boot

I have just joined the outlaw challenge site and it looks really good, that's if i can find my way around it. Lots of challenges and lots of brilliant ideas and inspiration. The rose boot stamp is  the digi in use at the moment so i have made a very simple and quick card using some lovely kanban card stock and toppers, now i have to find my way back and get it where it needs to be.

Sunday, 6 May 2012


This week is exciting for me as i have been asked to be the Guest Designer over at CDsunday challenge blog. I have to say i was going to decline the offer at first feeling my cards where not good enough. Well here i am giving you three cards as my take on the trees and shrubs theme and looking forward to the next couple of weeks seeing what you and i come up with. 
sue-b x

May is a busy month for birthdays so i have made a start with the CD Sunday Tree theme and made three.
My first card is an A4 tent fold. The CD used is from Polka doodles called "NOT for girls definitely for men". The only thing not on the CD is the mirror card, this a good CD for men, lots on for the young or mature " better not say old". This has been used quite a lot for men in my life. The images are very easy to cut out, not too many fiddly bits.

My second card is a 6x6 made from a Peerless Designs CD called "Woodland fantasy". This one i took into Craft artist to build up and layer and also add some dropped shadow. A great program to work with as you can drag and drop, so all my Cd's can be used in this way. I added glossy accents to the toad stools but it has not shown very well in the photo.

My last card is DL and very quick and easy one to make. This also was made in craft artist, i have layered three plain papers from the "not for girls " Cd and used a tree from a scrap kit. I have duplicated the tree three times and resized them then added the word art. It was then printed off and added to cream card.
I hope you like them.
Sue x
all three cards can be found over on cdsunday challenge blog

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