Monday, 30 November 2009

Star of Wonder.... of Night, Charlie caught his pants alight!! ha ha do you
remember that one??Lol..

Hello and Happy Hurricane Monday to you all, well it's blowing
a gale here and surprise its raining too!!! I thought I would enter
this card into the Just Magnolia Challenge this week, well I know
it's not exactly the same as the sketch!!!.....but I gave my star
six points hoping that in some way it represents Martine's
sketch?? ha ha oh well I'll enter it anyway.. So this little cutie is
from the Christmas Collection, the star is cut out from a paper
doily which brought back memories from long ago, snipping little
bits out here and there to form the pattern on the inside,
(similar to snowflakes).
The other two stars have been made with a punch, papers are
from K & Co and WRMK, Christmas Merry. Riibbon flowers,
silver beading and all other embellies are from stash,
TFL and have a Happy Crafting Monday Sue xx

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Is it a Card? Is it a Wall Hanging??..

Here is a little close up of these cuties, it's a gloomy day as
you can probably tell from theses piccies!!! fact it can be both!

I used an old curtain ring and stitched the ribbon through
it. I have used two ribbons for this effect.

Here is a before and after picture, as the tag is so
big it's hard o make out the sketch!

..Hello and happy Tuesday to you all, here is a card I made
today which I think will be Hubby's Christmas card. Don't you
think this little Sugar Nellie image is just adorable?

you can purchase it along with lots of other fab stamps
from Funky Kits . I am going to enter this into the
Sugar Bowl Challenge 24 which is this fab sketch by the
very talented Marlene, (if you are ever stuck for inspiration
just pay a visit to her blog)! she also asks for Zig-Zag to be
somewhere on your card. So for this card I have used DP
Basic Grey, Archaic, I have hand drawn all of the hearts and
hand drawn the zig- zag pattern then cut them out with
Pinking Shears, I have also used these on the three strips of
paper across the middle of the card. Ribbons, heart pearls
are from stash, smaller hearts done using a punch and then
distressed with an old emery board, sentiment if from FF,
stamped with Memento in Cottage Ivy, I think that everything,
Happy Crafting and TFL Sue xx

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Two Easy Easel Cards!

These two fabulous digi images can be purchased here at
Crafters Kitchen they have been produced in memory of
Layton, a gorgeous little boy who at 16 months old lost his
life to Meningitis. It is £4.00 for both. Please, please
buy these as not only are they fab images, all the proceeds
go to Meningitis Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign. Even if you are
not a crafter you can still purchase these, download them and
print them off for all those little people in your life to colour in!

Hello and happy Thursday to you, whats left of it!!
Well what do you know, two cards today and of the Easel shape,
I have seen loads of these and have been meaning to have a go.
So here they are, what fun to make and as there is more card
that means more to decorate!! Hooray!!! here's a little close up...

Friendship, even though I'm a cat lover, this pair look like they
are the best of friends. Coloured with my Watercolour
palette, papers and ribbon from stash, Friendship stamp from
Studio g, "Just for you" sentiment computer generated. Plain and

Again I have water coloured the image, Navy card from stash.
Snowflake DP is from PM A Winters Tale, Linen, fab papers in
this pack. Button and ribbon from stash, I have punched all of
these hearts and used doodlebug rub-ons for the Merry Christmas
then distressed the edges with Versa Color, Rose Red ink pad.
Snowflakes punched from iridescent glitter card and gem
stones on corners and heart from Make Me!

Think that's everything, enjoy the rest of your evening,
TFL Sue xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Wedded Bliss!

The heart reveals the sentiment then the tag to write your
message sits behind this.

Hello and Happy Tuesday to all you lovely crafters. Well thank
goodness the wet and windy weather seems to have left us!!!
Me and Hubby were actually doing some gardening on Saturday!!
Hail, Wind, Rain, Mud, you name it, it was thrown at us, I even
managed to get a few thorns in my fingers for good measure!!
Madness I hear you cry! but we had spent a small fortune at
the Garden Centre the previous weekend and thought lets just
get them in, it's now or never! What I did find funny though,
was one minute the road was covered with leaves and looked
a real mess, the next it was like God had taken a huge broom
and swept the whole lot away, as if by magic!
So back to this Wedding Card, it has taken me ages and I have
been working away at it in between other projects, as you can
see by the date on the card, it was over a month ago, but
hopefully it was worth waiting for!!

Here is a front back and side view of these lush papers.
I have threaded a wide ribbon through this lace to get
that lovely ruched effect.

So the papers I have used are from the gorgeous PM signature,
A Christmas Carol Linen pack.
All lace ribbon embellies are from my stash. Stamp "On your
Wedding Day" is by Santa Rosa, stamped with Versa Color in
Sand Beige and heat embossed. All edge distressing has been
done using the same ink pad.

Here is the card open fully the tag sits behind the sentiment.
Behind the heart flap are the Bride and Grooms names and
the date of their Wedding

Butterflies MS, punched twice once with plain white and the
top with same PM papers, also MS doily punch used, leaves
and hearts also from punch. The tag that sits behind panel
has been cut out from a template I made, all the same papers
have been used for this too. The Mocha pearlised card is from
my local craft shop,
Little close up of the inside, I have added a little scroll too
where I have written a little message for them.

think that's everything, Happy Crafting to you all TFL Sue xx

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Remembrance Day in Britain


November is the time of the year when we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars.
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One.
At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare.
Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.
Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11 November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.
A national ceremony takes place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The Queen lays the first wreath at the Cenotaph.
Wreaths are laid beside war memorials by companies, clubs and societies. People also leave small wooden crosses by the memorials in remembrance of a family member who died in war.
The "Last Post" is traditionally played to introduce the two minute silence in Remembrance Day ceremonies. It is usually ' played on a bugle. (In military life, 'The Last Post' marks the end of the day and the final farewell.)
The sounding of "Reveille" (or, more commonly, "The Rouse"), ends the two minute silence, followed by the recitation of the "Ode of Remembrance."
A poem called 'For the Fallen' is often read aloud during the ceremony; the most famous stanza of which reads:
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
Fourth stanza of 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon (1869 - 1943)
Poppy Day
Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...

...ooh I think that was one of my favourite Nursery Rhymes, I
even remember a magazine I used to get as a little girl called
Twinkle....does anyone else remember it?

Right on with my card, I just had to enter into the
Magnolia Challenge this week as I love distressing my cards,
it is second nature to me,
I love anything shabby chic and vintage too.

This card has a little star appearing on the front too and she
comes bearing gifts! This little Tilda and the envelope she is
sitting on are another two of the new Magnolia Christmas
stamps which I have water coloured and also used Tim Holtz
Vintage Photo distressing ink.
The little musical page is a PI stamp, stamped with Timber
Brown Staz On, ooh I just adore it, I think I might be using
this little one on a few cards!
Just wanted to show you this fab paper tearing ruler I use
for a great neat (if it can be neat) torn look! Its from Plaid
and although they are American based there are some outlets
in the UK.

This charm embellishment on the side I have made using Stamped
Spotty heart from Anita's stamped with Black Staz On and cut out,
I have punched two stars and smaller heart and used an
eyelet to hold them all together the string is knotted in the
eyelet and fixed at the back of the heart with the large brass
vintage jingle bell on the end. Smaller stars are punched from
gold mirri card. Ribbon and lace from stash, papers are from
D & D a Winters Tale which I have distressed around the edges
using an old emery board I have also used it on the large gold
star. Think that's everything, have a lovely Wednesday everyone
and Happy Crafting, TFL Sue xx

Friday, 6 November 2009

Santa's Little Helper!

Ooooooooo I just get so excited when the Postie delivers some
new stamps, especially of the Magnolia kind!!! So after bursting
out a squeal of excitement and Mr Postie looking at me as if
I needed to get out more often Lol, (only fellow crazy
crafters will have experienced this excitement)!!! I quickly inked
up this little cutie and set to work in creating this little card...
sorry about the picture quality it is a bit overcast today, I even
waited until today to photograph it because it was even duller
yesterday, but if I wait for the sun to break through!! who knows
when it would get published? So for this little card I have used
the new Magnolia, Santa's Little Helper Stamp and Noel, stamped
with Black Staz On, Nyars Swirl stamped with Timber Brown
Staz On and used the stitching stamp for the outside border
stamped with Versa Color, Boysenberry! (apparently a cross
between a Raspberry, Blackberry and Loganberry)!! Well I never!
Papers are from D & D Christmas Collection A5 pack,
A Winter's Tale, I have also used some fabby doo fabric
which I bought last year from Hobbycraft, they are John
Louden Quilting and Craft Bundles and they come in some
great colours. I have used this for the heart (Which is
an Anitas stamp), stamped with Black Staz On and then
cut out, I have also used a patch behind the label. All
images coloured with my water colour palette. Fairy
heart lights are from Craft for Christmas pack, silver
Christmas Tree charm is from Syntigo, wreath is made
from wired Christmas decoration from the Range, all
ribbon, string, lace and buttons are from stash, I think thats

Here's a little close up of that cutie..ooooooooooo Happy
Friday everyone and Happy Crafting, TFL Sue xx

Friday, 23 October 2009

Love Blooms and Grows..... a heart Well-tended.
Hello to all you wonderfully talented bloggers out there, I
thought I would share with you the card I made for Hubby for
our 16th Wedding Anniversary which we celebrated last Friday.
According to my chart, from now until our 20th (China) there are no
representations i.e, silver, gold paper, wood etc;???
not happy about that! I did try to convince him that 16 years
represented the Tiffany store but to no avail!! Oh Well,
thought I would put a piccie of our Wedding Day on the
inside of the card as we were married on the 16th....
The large hearts have been created using punch as have the the leaves the smaller hearts and butterfly. The stem and pot I hand drew first and cut out. The sentiment running around the heart I made up (as I thought it fitted in with my Topiary theme and Anniversary), computer generated and cut out. The Roses, lace and ribbon from stash.

Gold heart is from a pack of buttons from Dress it Up!
The Happy Anniversary stamp is from Inca Stamps stamped
with Staz On in Timber Brown, Oh we look so young!!! ha ha
TFL and Happy Crafting Sue xx

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

May the Spirit of Christmas...

...Fill your heart

...Oh another adorable stamp, there are so many
this year. This Sarah Kay one I know is going to be one
of my all time favourites. So, I have made a little door to
open on this card which reveals this beautiful image. I have
coloured it with my Le Plume II water colour pens.
The Gold braiding used around the door is a freebie from
latest Creativity Mag and the little stamped sentiment
is from the last issue. Stamped using Encore ultimate
metallic in Gold and heat embossed. Little gold flower
from stash.

These gorgeous papers are from PM are Silk Screened and
also double sided, lushy loo!

Little close up so you can see the magic dust sprinkle falling
from her wand!!Oooh I have also used Sparkles in Gold to
emphasize the Gold Tassel on the bottom of the curtain.
Christmas card No. 3 Yippee!! TFL Sue xx

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Flower Power!!


Chintz Overload!!!

Hello and a Happy Rainy Tuesday, it's about time too, my
garden is dryer than it's ever been and my poor plants are
gasping....Here's a little cutie, Tilda with the most beautiful
bouquet of flowers, this card reminds me of my Nan's
house all Chintz furniture and lace doilies!! I have followed
a fab sketch over at Ila's new Magnolia Challenge blog,
which you can find here if you fancy participating. Tilda
is coloured with my Le Plume II water colour pens, flowers
and lace from stash. MS doily punch and these beautiful
papers are from Making Memories, Vintage Rose Bouquet
Crackle. TFL Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Not a Halloween Card!!...

I know the colours are the same and from a distance maybe
it could be mistaken for one... but I have made this card
for a Harley Davidson fan.....
Close up of this fab metal badge I got from Jolee's
Boutique. The T Shirt is a fab stamp I bought from
the NEC a few years ago, I have used it on so many
cards, especially great for stamping logo's and
messages on the front (I will post some of these another time)
the T Shirt stamp is shaped for the feminine outline but
I made a few alterations here and there and now it looks
like a mans one! Stamped onto black card and heat embossed
it with Colour Box, Metal Extra in Quicksilver, I love the effect
this has made on the T. Shirt, like a nice worn, smelly bikers
T Shirt Lol!! Silver paper embossed, think this really gives it
a great metal look, added eyelets to attach sentiment which I have
created on the computer. Other Harley images are from the
Internet. Little silver studs are just punched from silver mirri

Inside punched star shapes and added silver 40's in peel offs.
TFL Happy Crafting Sue xx

Thailand Wedding

Hello and Happy Sunday to all you creative crafters out there,
I thought I'd start blogging some of the cards I made and didn't
have time to publish, I did take photos of most of them but not
all unfortunately, they were put in the envelope and posted off
before I realised I hadn't taken a piccie!! oh well, 'C'est la vie....
this one was made for a couple whose wedding took place in
Thailand, no formula, I looked at some brochures with Thai
Weddings in and found beautiful pictures of exotic flowers and
gorgeous colours, so this is the result.
This card is tri-fold with a heart aperture, I have used different
colour flowers to create the heart shape and entwined it with
pearl beads. Punched butterflies and hearts, pearl hearts and
diamante stones PM, pearlised card and ribbon from stash.
TFL Happy Crafting Sue xx