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

Friday, 2 October 2009

Christmas Card No.2!!!

Well this is another little Tilda cutie that I found, oooo
ooo.....I used to wonder what all the fuss was about!!
but now I'm you can see I love this lovely
leaf punch too, I have even used the punched paper as
my layout paper on this card.

The paper for the tree trunk, the heart and the ground
is MME glitter book, beautiful papers in this book. Punched
used for heart and snowflakes. PM diamante stones in centre.

Sentiment stamp is from PM, stamped with Staz On
in Timber Brown. Image coloured with Le Plume II
water colour pens. Ribbons and lace (Snow) from
stash. Oh the little heart on the tree trunk is from the
wire stem of my flowers. Happy Friday to you all
and Happy Crafting, TFL Sue xx

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Happy 17th Birthday Nicky Nacky Noo Noo!!

Aww my gorgeous Niece is Seventeen on Saturday. I really don't
know where those years have gone but she is still a sweet beautiful
girl; Oh to be Seventeen! I think I can just about remember that far
back!! So this is the card I have made for her.

Small Red heart hand made paper is from paperchase, doily,
flowers, ribbon, lace and butterfly from stash, beautiful
h`Anglar is from my beautiful blogging buddie, Thank you
so much, coloured with water colour palette. Wooden heart
is from local craft shop, I have inked edges with Tim Holtz -
tattered rose - distress inks as well as edges of paper. Hand
made silver heart and pearl beads are from PM, name
doodlebug rub ons, happy birthday hand written.
TFL Happy Crafting Suexx


Talking of being 17 (the post above) this link
takes you to a fab blog where Charles Pitcher is about to embark
upon a fantastic adventure, (if you can call it that)!
he is the Son of the Director who owned the Company
which first employed me when I was 17!!! I
thought you might like to have a read and get some
inspiration from him and his achievements so far.
He has already taken part in the world's toughest foot race
in March this year....The Marathon des Sables and is about
to cross the Atlantic Solo in a rowing boat!! Wow!!
Happy Rowing!! Sue xx