Monday, 30 January 2012

Butterfly Die Cuts

Hello lovely bloggers, a very happy chilly Monday to you all,
here are my cards that I designed for Katy Sue Designs which
were showcased last Monday on the Create and Craft channel,
whoo hoo, did you see it? it was on at 9.00 am then again at
2.00 pm, the latter one with the the lovely Noreen and that
crazy coot Dean Wilson, he is soooooo funny, think he has to
be my favourite presenter, he really makes me laugh, he had
poor Noreen in a fluster! here she is holding my tri-fold card

I took a piccie of my card on the telly hee hee, hubby was
saying your famous your famous, hee hee, how funny; I
still had to cook dinner though! huh so much for fame- it
didn't last long.

The butterflies are so delicate, for the front of the card I used one
of the oblong die cut shapes, on the second fold I hung the die cut
circle with invisible thread and finished with a bow, the third fold
I used the lily backing paper from the Floral Designs CD;
all of these sentiments are from the Floral Design clear
stamp set, all of these beautiful items are available here

Here you can see how beautiful these butterflies really
are, they are all die cut to pop out from the oval, beautiful
colours and sooooo pretty, add a bit of sparkle too and they
come to life. I used my MS border punch here and cut out
the hearts to form this beautiful frame.

Again using the oval die cut, backing papers and flowers from
floral design CD, stamps used are again clear Flora Design
Sentiments, over sized ribbon from stash.
TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Friday, 27 January 2012

90 Years Young!

Hello lovely bloggers on this bright and brisk Friday, it's a
beautiful day out there! Thought I'd show you the finished
90th card I was making, the person collected it last night so
the photos are a bit grainy, I was faffing around with it as you
do and before I knew it time ran away with me and 15 mins
before he arrived I was still gluing things! eek!

Thought I would make an easel card as I wanted to put lots
of embellishments around this lovely photo of the lady in
question, as I mentioned before, she used to work for
Wedgewood so I used these lovely papers from Papermania.

Little close up, the 90 was embossed with Mirror Gold
embossing powder, although it started out as white
embossing enamel I overheated it and burnt the
edges! so ended up with this colour, hee hee. All sentiments
were created on the PC and distressed with TH vintage
photo apart from the Remember which is Inkadinkado,
Life's Journey, butterflies and border punches are MS although
the photo frame was cut with scissors, the edges were
then finished off with some liquid pearls in White Opal.
Hope she likes it, TFL, Sue xx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


........for the eye! ( and a little prize for the best Quote!)Hee hee,
Thought I would give you all a treat to brighten up this
dreary rainy January day! Hope you like my choice of
sunshine for this day, the handsome Ryan Gosling :0))))
He will be appearing on my sidebar, move over Brad
and George, any suggestions as to what he might be saying
to us crafters? the best one will be printed as the heading!
I think he could be saying....
"Let's go Craft Shopping, I love it when you spend all my
money!" mmmwhaaaa
*Wow, You always look so gorgeous
when you are covered in ink and glue"
A girl can dream, it's free! Happy Days, TFL, Sue xx


Hello lovely bloggers, I hope you are all fine and dandy;
It's that time of the week again :0), at least I have time to
post my desk on the right day this week! As you
can see, it is and has been a very productive desk and
still the conveyor belt of all things creative is happily
in motion :0)xx If you want to have a little looksie
at all things creative on a larger scale then hop on
over to our leaders blog Stamping Ground
where you will find every possible nook, cranny and
item of crafting that this universe has to offer, oozing
from our lovely crafting buddies desks! So, firstly I
am in the middle of creating a 90th Birthday card
with these lovely Papermania papers, as the lady in question
used to work for Wedgewood, I thought these lovely chalky
blue and white papers would work perfectly! next on the
desk is a half made "New Home" card I am making for a
friend. In the background is-shhhhhh, I have to whisper stamps :)))))))) Portobello Road gorgeous images,
which I am sure will get inked to within an inch of their
lives, I also have two new pads, I really do need more papers!!!
Cough! one pack is Wild Rose Studio, Letters from Paris
(will come in handy for Valentine cards) and also by WRS
faded florals, (which will errr......just come in handy)! :0)))
Now, over to the right is one of my Christening boxes that
I make, all nicely finished and ready to be delivered, I can't
take credit for the beautiful Calligraphy, I have a very nice
man who waves his magical Mont Blanc Wand and
produces this wonderful writing :0) xx TFL, Happy
Crafting one and all, Sue xx

Friday, 20 January 2012

Exciting News! and a sneeky peek!

Lavender papers are from the Floral Design CD available here
at Katy Sue Designs :0) x

Commissioned card for 70th Birthday

Inside, I used this beautiful butterfly peel off, fixed to papers
and acetate. Sentiment done on PC and layered onto mirri card.

Front of Box to finish off and continue the beautiful theme.

Here is another card made with this CD using one of the
die shapes, decoupaged the lavender and added some
gorgeous flower soft from their diamond range called
Amethyst. Bouquet tied with raffia.

Sorry about the picture, it's a bit grainy; This card was made
using the Clematis flower, again from this amazing CD,
decoupaged and added some of the elements from a new
Die Cut Dimensions Butterfly pack which is sooooo pretty,
if you love butterflies, you will love all the elements in this
pack. This new product is being showcased on Monday
on the Create and Craft channel at 9.00 am, whoo hoo, so tune
in! You may even see some of my cards, how exciting!!!
I will post my designs using this new product after the show
on Monday, you can just see the corner of one of my cards
in the piccie above, Have a Wonderful weekend,
TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Exciting Desk!!!

Hello lovely bloggers I hope you are all fine and dandy and your
crafting cup overfloweth! Unfortunately I missed WOYWW
yesterday so thought I would post my desk today as it is full of
exciting goodies :0)x
Coops, that wonderful crafting goddess who has the most fabulous
cards over on her blog, (go take a peek); she is the one responsible
for my crafty shopping trip! after seeing her fabby funky card using
the new Portobello Road goodies from Papermania, I just
had to have them, (I had resisted once too,! I can resist anything
but crafting goodies and crisps). I think they Rock!!!! just one
little moan though, there are not enough papers in there! 25!!!
whats going on Papermania your pads were the biggest stack
of them all!!!
So, on to my desk, in the background we have a new baby card in
the shape of baby knickers :0) we have a cute little stamp that I
bought last year and didn't get around to inking , so am looking
forward to having a little play with that one! The quote says "Your
kisses make me feel funny all over" hee hee, how cute! it's from
The Christmas cards that are just behind the stamp, don't know if
you can see them? they are of two mature ladies out in the snow,
I just thought they were great, it reminded me of my Mum and her
sister Margaret, (Auntie Marge) they were always out shopping
together, so that brought back fond memories :0)x
The lovely little die cut chipboard trees were a must by for
Valentines day cards, can you see the little card I have created in
the bottom left, it has hanging hearts and I thought I would
put a little sentiment saying "Grow with Me", what do you
think? Also on the desk we have some lovely buttons :0)
oooh I just love buttons! these little Union Jack ones
are soooooooo cool! Finally a 12 x 12 lust-have pad
from Papermania with oodles of beautiful blue and white
papers :0)

Oh! not finally? here is that fluffy wuffy puddy tatt who
is constantly up to no good! and, who decides at the most
inconvenient moments to park herself wherever there is
a spare bit of desk space (which isn't often) vying for

for my attention; normally just after she has worn poor
old Milton out!

Here he is, all worn out, I think he may have been a bit cold that
day too! can he get any closer to that rad? :0)))))
TFL, Happy Crafting everyone, Sue xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Funny Faces Heh Heh Heh! :0)

Hello lovely bloggers and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous
2012 to you all, I hope you all had a wonderful time: here is
the front of my Happy New Year Card that I have sent out to
friends and family who frequented these parts over the festive
season and were duly fed and watered, then asked/bribed to pose
for a silly photo with those moustaches and props that I made.
What do you think? Who was the winner of the funniest face?
The collage was made using a free download from tinternet
called Picasa and it does some amazing stuff!
TFL, Sue xx