Friday, 28 November 2014

Home Sweet Home card

hi, I'm back again to show you another card I've made using the Joy Crafts die again, I'm loving this one.
the door is hinged so I wanted to make a card with the door open and thought the best way would be a shadow box card.
this is the same design as my previous card, I used the Bricked embossing folder again
this is inside.
I made a Christmas tree using the MS branch punch. I did tell you that is my most used punch, right!
I added some gems and some die cut tiny hearts.
I used the sentiment as a door mat.
the shadow box shaped card is easy enough to make but if anyone wants a tutorial I work on it.
the door is a joy crafts die called Home Sweet Home and I got it from
there are such a great company, superfast delivery and the dies are the cheapest I could fine anywhere online. they have a huge range from spellbinders, memorybox, joycrafts.... loads more.
check out their website but hold on to your purse!
thanks for stopping by again to look at my blog, I appreciate your visit.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

christmas door card and homemade texture paste

hello, today I've been playing with homemade texture paste and I'm pleased with the results so far.
here is some of it on my latest card...
It's very simple to make.
I used a cheap PVA glue and mixed in a touch of white acrylic paint and then added some talcum powder, enough to make it thick and not too runny.
Give all a good stir and you're ready to go.
I just blobbed in the card with a paint brush and when it was in place I sprinkled on some white glitter
you could use any colour paint but I wanted this to look like snow so of course it had to be white this time. I've got a couple of idea's in head for other colours though so watch this space!
my poor photography skills have let me down again because this card looks so much better in
I used my new Joy Crafts die 'Home Sweet Home' to cut the door and Tim Holtz Bricked embossing folder to mount it on.
the wreath was made with MS branch punch and some gems.
sitting here looking at the card now and I'm wondering if I should add some sort of sentiment to it, what do you think?
right I better get to work on a few more doors while I still have the paste ready. as my dear old mum would say... Waste not, want not!
thank for stopping by
Suzanne x

Seasons greetings

wow this is our last challenge for November at Creative inspirations, where has this year gone?
so for our challenge we would like to see you Seasons greetings.
here is my card

MelJens is our sponsor this week so I have used one of her gorgeous digi stamps, how adorable is this.
you could win 4 images from her collection so I hope that will tempt you into joining us.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Challenge time at creative inspirations

Hi all,
It's challenge time again and this weeks at creative inspirations we would like to see your cards using brown and white combo.
I love brown cards so this was right up my street.
I used white pearlised card and kraft card, the combo workerd better than I thought it would.
CheeryLyn snowflakes are so cute, im loving this die.
star shaped carton was so easy to make. I found the instructions on good old pinterest.
this project is saved on my 'envelope board' pin board.
check it out here
I hope you will join us at creative inspirations  this week.
hugs Suzanne x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Home for Christmas

Hi all,
I've been playing with kraft card and embossing powders today, im a huge fan of both.
here is one of the cards I made....
I bought this stampendous stamp last year but it love it so much i'm using it again this year

the flowers were made using cheery lynn rose die B436 but only the leaves were used not the rose petals. it was very easy, just cut leaves in red and green and layer up. the centre is an EK punch and a gem. I love the detail on these leaves and didn't have to use my tan mat to achive it, just once though the bigshot.
well I'm off to make another card now while the better half is watching football. although how he does that laying on the sofa with his eyes shut is beyond me! lol
hope you are all having a crafty evening too.
Suzanne x

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Winter Wishes

Happy Sunday!
Its been a wet and dark day here in Essex but hubby and I decided to have a drive to the coast and do a bit of bird spotting across the marshes.
Hubby was happy and I took my crochet so I was happy too. although I have to admit I did like seeing the Hen harriers and short-eared Owls.
Check out hubby's blog by clicking on his photo on the right-hand side to see the photo's he took.
Back home in the warm not and I'd like to share my latest card with you. I just love this digi image

I used copics to colour the image and added lots of Frantage and crushed glass glitter. its so sparkly, I'm really happy with this card and will be trying it with other colour combo's soon.
you can find the image here
thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to leave.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Sketch Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Its time for another challenge at creative inspirations and we have a really great sketch for you this week.
Our sponsor is kennyk and we have a great prize of 4 digi's for this weeks winner.
I've used one of the new Christmas kennyk images for my card
I used my copics and polychromos together to colour this image.
the flowers are a mix of Martha stewart punches and xcut punch.
pop over to creative inspirations and check out the sketch and I really hope you will join us.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Uptown Girls easel card

5th of November..... I hate today!
my poor Tia is so afraid of fireworks so tonight is going to be a very long night!
but I'm not here to moan, I'm here because its time for another challenge
 at creative inspirations and we would love to see your easel cards. This is perfect for me as easel cards have got to be my favourite.
It is my daughter-in-laws birthday too so I've made this card for her...

I've used this gorgeous Uptown Girl stamp which was a gift from my bestie sarah (thanks sarah xx)
the shape was cut using GoKreate dies.
I really hope you will join our challenge this week at creative inspirations
please leave me a comment to let me know you dropped by.
hugs Suzanne2  x.