Monday 30 May 2011

Just Checking In

I am back from a much needed holiday feeling relaxed and rested!  I didn't get a chance to make a new blog post before I left so I know it seems like you have been looking at te last card  pic forever!  I don't have any new cards to post today but I thought that I would post a holiday pic and have a little game to see if anyone could guess where it was taken!  I meeting my daughter who is coming over for my birthday  and we are heading out for some sightseeing in Paris while she is here.  I promise more sneak peeks for the POTW shows that I have been working on when I return.  By the way, those shows begin on June 17th.
Any guesses?
All for now, Sue x

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Shhh, Don't Tell, A Sneak Peek!

I just had to show a little sneak peek of what I've been working on lately.  There are four different Spellbinder die sets (new from their January release)that I have used on this card which will be featured in my next POTW shows in June.  I am loving these as they really play nicely together.  I will  have this vintage ribbon, the mask that I have used to emboss the frame and the Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA glue used on the edge of the card on the show as well.
In fact, I am very excited to announce that there will be several brand new products brought out on these shows this time around.  I do have to keep quiet about those (although it's really killing me!)  I know it's quite a way off, but trust me you will want to pop in to take a look that week.  That's all I'm saying for now!  I hope you like it, let me know what you think?  All for now, Sue x

Thursday 5 May 2011

At Last New Candy!

At long last, new blog candy for the contest that will end when we reach 1600 followers.  I know, I know, you have been patiently waiting to see what new goodies are up for grabs.  What do you think about six rubber stamp sets, a Tim Holtz mask, Big 'n Juicy inkpad, Tim Holtz grungeboard set, Dimensional Art Book, sticky fingers tape runner, Adirondack pigment ink pad, Distress ink, gold embossing powder, Medallion stamp, four colours of vintage ribbon, copper tape, Cosmic Shimmer mister, Tim Holtz embellishments, and an assorted silk flower pack?  What would you do with all that haul? Remember, extra entries into the contest for your comments left after each post.  Let's hear from you on this!  All for now, Sue x

Monday 2 May 2011

Demo Card Explained

Here's another card that I found recently that has never been posted on my blog.  I'm not sure how I missed this one as it is one of my favourites. It was supposed to be one of my demos from the past POTW shows but since I never got that opportunity, I'll describe what I did to create this card .   I have layed up several of the new Spellbinder dies to create the centre focal point using labels twenty one and a faux nestie as the back piece.  I ran the label 21 through our lattice embossing folder while still in the die (cutting edge up) and an embossing mat over it but with the folder open so as not to cut into it.  That is how I kept that pretty little embossed edge on it.  Then I added the fleur de lis doily motif and topped it with labels eighteen stamped with the sentiment and three small pearls.  I used the fleur de lis border to cut into the bottom of the background paper creating the negative pattern, then added a red mat behind it.  Then used the actual border that was cut out below it to create the bottom edge of the card.  I offset the border so that you can see both the red fleur de lis and the patterned paper ones also.  That stripe is the reverse to the little floral pattern on the background paper I used (October Afternoon paper).  The card is finished with a red satin ribbon and two red felt rolled flowers with small pearls added to the centre.  I cut two leaf shapes from green card and folded them in half and ran them through my paper crimper to add "veins".  The two red fleur de lis corners were added as well as the paper piercing to frame and add the finishing touches to the card.  I hope you like it.  What do you think?  All for now, Sue x