Monday, 23 September 2013

Dream Valley DT - Autumn

Good afternoon, folks.....did you have a good weekend? We were enjoying the sunshine yesterday in the garden and walking with Buddy. And there was a bit of colouring done afterwards too!

At Dream Valley, our theme is Autumn and we are sponsored by Paper Shelter. I had so many ideas for this theme and finally rested on making a framed picture. I've used the Waking Up Birdie image from Robyn's Fetish, coloured with polychromos. I have used Papermania Birdsong papers, teamed with some sunflowers, leaves and hearts from Hobbycraft. A sentiment has been burned onto the hearts with my pyrography tool, and i've added some Platinum Stickles. I tried a few additional leaves in various places, but liked it better this way......I'm in even more of a simple mood than normal, methinks!

I'm looking forward to seeing what beautiful autumnal projects you show us at Dream Valley.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge - photo inspiration (autumn colours)

Crafting When We Can - Seasons (autumn colours)

Susie x


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Cute and Cuddly for Naomi

Funky Kits' Cute and Cuddly image is my new favourite image for baby cards.......I especially love the giraffe! I've coloured it with promarkers and polychromos and the balloon has been glossed. I have also used by fabulous Clearly Besotted Basic Alphabet stamps, which I love as they stamp clearly and easily line up. The layout, as ever, is relatively simple, with just a bit of texture and bling added to the image.

I would like to enter the Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes

Just a wee update....Buddy, is now 5 months old - getting big but still cute! Here he is now:


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Dream Valley DT - Purple and Green

Apologies, first of all, for the lack of blog posts.....I've just been extremely busy with orders, puppy and life in general!

So, the challenge this fortnight at Dream Valley, is Purple and Green and there is a surprise goody bag for the winner! I had originally planned to use jewel tones of purple and green, but they just weren't working for me. I had a minor worry that this challenge was more of a challenge than it should have been, then remembered that the gorgeous Forever Friends Kraft Notes papers had paler greens and purples with beautiful patterns and I was sold.....and relieved!! I was also pleased to be able to use some of the purple mulberry paper that I've had in my stash for years.

I stamped the Inkylicious Tiny Text in Bundled Sage Distress Ink, then stamped the black Inkylicious Make A Wish dandelions over it. The dandelions have had a little bit of Silver and Stardust Stickles added for a subtle shimmer. I have also used my beloved Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes Additions dies and Basic Alphabet stamps and the sentiment is from the Twinkle Toes set.

I hope you're all doing ok. As soon as I can, I'll be nosing around your blogs and makes!

Susie x