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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

Sunday, 23 February 2014


Well i must start with an apology for the quality of the pic'c today, taken this evening in artificial light and really don't do any justice to the real colours.
This is an MDF blank that i have covered with paper taken from the Linda Ravenscroft's  Enchanted Cd. Several things have been added but with such a poor photo they don't show up, the edges have been done with Tim Holts inks and a little gilding wax, a couple of skeleton leaves to go with image, and spellbinders peacock feathers and gold corbels and accents.
This is for the CD Sunday Challenge that is Quotations, so do pop over and give it a go.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

All about spring

All about Spring
Another miserable and wet week has passed and i am feeling the sadness for all that are still suffering from this awful run of weather, living quite high it is unlikely that our little town here in North Wales would suffer from floods but we have been cut of before now. I'm sure that everyone feels the same and is praying for it pass.
Caz made the choice last week for the CD Sunday Challenge (Love always) and what a popular choice it was, after looking at all the entries (and there was such a variety of styles)  Caz will have a hard time picking her  top Three.

This weeks challenge has been set by Beryl and i don't know about you but this is what I'm waiting for..lol.  All about spring is the challenge this week.
For my card i have used the Artylicious CD Butterfly Bliss, some lovely papers on these CD's, i have used craft artist for the layout and also to be able to add shadow. I have printed this onto 170gsm clarity paper and i do like the sheen it gives, although i don't think it shows on my pic . A lot of CD do come with a graphic and layout program but i still prefer to use craft artist.
I hope you like what i have come up with, and i look forward to seeing what you do too.

Monday, 3 February 2014

cardz 4 guyz Chinese New Year

A new blog for guys cards, just what i need as i don't know about you but i always struggle with male cards young or old.
This i make a few weeks back intending to use it for another challenge but used a different card in the end , so it has not been aired at all. I used craft artist to compile it before printing it off flat for ease of postage. The image is a photo from the net and has been taken into photo lab and a paint and ink effect applied, the sentiment is computer generated.
Entered into the following
Cardz 4 guyz

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Ribbons and Bows at CD Sunday

Thank you for all the wonderful entries for the Here Kitty Kitty challenge last week on CD Sunday. Deciding on my top three was not an easy job i can tell you. But well done to everyone who entered it really was a hard decision to pick a winner.
This week it is Jenny's turn to pick a theme and it is Ribbons and Bows,  now this should give you all plenty of scope and we look forward to seeing what you come up with.
For my card i have used my cameo to cut out a diamond trellis A5 in landscape to make an Anniversary card, my CD elements are the flowers, printed of a Polka doodles CD called Candy Doodles, i have threaded two ribbons, one white and one red and tied in the bows, i also added a couple of hologram sequins to the flowers  . The piano is gift from my son who bought a stash of embellishments for my last birthday, i hope you like the end result  and join us again this week for our Ribbons and Bows Challenge

Countdown to Christmas