Monday, 22 September 2014

Dream Valley Challenges - Ribbon and Lace


Such a coincidence that this fortnight's Dream Valley challenge is Ribbon and Lace and I was asked to make a wedding card to match an invitation using cream, lace and satin ribbon! Great timing!!


So, I printed the sentiment on my computer using Charlemagne and Papyrus fonts. The die I used is a Spellbinders label and the papers are Papermania. I had some beautiful cream pearlescent card to mat each layer onto. I rather like cream and white together - I think the white freshens up the cream. To complete such a special card, I little bit of bling was required - a diamonte ribbon slider and some gem flourishes.


Have a fantastic time crafting, folks and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations for Dream Valley.


Monday, 8 September 2014

Dream Valley Challenges - No Stamps Allowed!

I took this viola photo last year and thought it would be pretty on a card, but it's taken until now to get that done - Dream Valley's "No Stamps Allowed" challenge gave me the push I needed!


I've also used scraps from various collections for the background, matted onto silver pearlescent card. And I even found a yellow pansy flower in my stash which, together with the Spellbinders Foliage leaves, has completed the card. A card suitable for lots of occasions and no stamps were inked in its production!!


I'm looking forward to seeing your creations, folks! Good luck! Susie x


Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Sugar Bowl DT Call

I have loved Sugar Nellie for ages now.... My first stamp was Daisy, by the I have decided to give The Sugar Bowl DT Call a go. After all, you've got to be in it to win it and take a few chances, haven't you?!


So, I had the lovely dilemma of deciding which of the (VERY!) many Sugar Nellie stamps to use. I already had Aviator, Delia and a mermaid coloured up and Bella Bunting was started....and I love A Little Bit of Gossip, but I finally decided on Trip to the Park. I just love her outfit and shoes and colouring her hair!


I've coloured her with my polychromos and used lots of glittery glue on her bag as the person I've made the card for isn't a lover of cats, but does like a bit of bling and her black puppy! The paper is from the Papermania Lucy Cromwell pad and is gorgeous! I've cut and curled the outline of some of the bunting so that it stands out from the card. The sentiment has been stamped using Clearly Besotted stamps. As usual, I've left things pretty simple to show of the beautiful image and papers.


So, are you going to try out for the DT call too? Go on, you know you need no excuse to ink up the sugar!! GOOD LUCK!


Susie x