Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Hello blogland, hope everyone is happily crafting away, I still
get excited even after eleven years of card making when I am
full of ideas and they come together, are you?
Obviously when they don't it's really frustrating and also when
you are all out of ideas too!!! Do you feel that way too?
Here's what I have been working on today, WOWWW.......

This little 60th card for a friend. These pretty papers are
from Prima, Sweet Fairy collection. Flowers from stash and
sentiment from pc, really simple but very pretty;
(no kitten in sight, she is in the dog house so to speak!) the
little minx knocked a whole cup of tea out of my hands as she
leapt at me which ended up over the bed so as not to scald
anyone, which led to me changing the bedding, quilt,
pillowcases, pillow protectors, mattress protector, cleaning
the mattress and carpet, in fact everything!!!
She ain't looking so cute today!

Anyway just to the left of my 60th card you will see these
pretty little ballet shoes, well I am in the process of making
a card for a beautiful German student who had been staying
with me a few weeks ago, she was only 12 and is attending
the famous John Cranko ballet school in Stuttgart, it
was amazing just watching her practise, I felt very honoured
and totally in awe of such poise and posture. She had four
years of just building her muscles and feet strength before
being accepted here. I intend to decoupage these pretty
little shoes and then add some ribbon, I will post the
card when I have finished.
Also not on my desk but in the bathroom! I have been busy
cleaning some errrr well quite a few of my stamps, naughty

naughty, can you see how long they have been building up
for? Well as I was cleaning them I saw the Easter ones!!!
Oh dear, that is really really bad, I do give them a little wipe
with the baby wipes, but some were really gunked up with
embossing inks! eeeeek, then I noticed a Valentine one!!!
Bad really bad! not only for my desk space but also my
poor stamps! They are all washed and cleaned now and
from this day forward I will try and clean them as I go along!

This is another 21st card I had to do too, for a friend's
Grandson, he is a Community Support Officer, do you
like his Hi Vis 21, I also tried to match the colours
of his uniform. The 21 key template was from tinternet,

It glowed in the dark too which looked really cool!

and finally......Yesterday's desk, Tuesday is my art afternoon
and this is what I painted in water colour....

I can't take credit for the originality of the picture as I
copied it from an art magazine, but it's my take on it!
Click on piccies for a close up!
Thanks for looking, happy crafting to you, Sue xx


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, you've been busy! That floral card is really pretty and very feminine, I really like it! The Cop card was good fun too :) Hugs LLJ xx

Helen said...

You've been very busy!! Hope your kitten is out of disgrace soon....

S said...

Lots of craftiness going on at your place. That first card is especially stunning. Happy WOYWW.

coops said...

stunning card sue.really beautiful flowers and i love the pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

sasa said...

Lovely cards...and that is something to be at Stuttgart (I can imagine the poise... sigh)
Thanks for the peek
Sarah at 4

Tertia said...

Really beautiful cards, my granddaughter would lve the ballet one!
Love your artwork too and the stamps waiting to be cleaned? well, sounds like you were in my craftroom!