Pink Christmas

Posted in challenges, Rubber Stamping, Spellbinders tagged , , , , at 10:59 pm by Sue

There are so many challenges around and I love to join in as many as I can.  Here is another sketch challenge from Prairie Paper and Ink.



Here is Amy’s sketch.

AMYRS5 revised

and here is my card


This is one of my favourite Sarah Kay stamps and I used it a lot last  year.  It was not until I had finished colouring her with Lyra crayons that I decided to use pink card and I like it, I may make a few more pink cards for Christmas this year.

I used the pop up snowflake punch again but just cut them out instead of having them as pop up snowflakes.


and like the last card I cut out the stamped image and put her on a cuttlebuged background.


Sarah Kay image stamp. Cuddly Buddly sentiment stamp. Curved Rectangles Nestabilities. Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder. Lyra watercolour crayons.



Souffle Duck

Posted in challenges, Rubber Stamping, Spellbinders tagged , , , , , at 12:17 pm by Sue

Another challenge, I do like these challenges.  This one is for the Crafters Companion blog.


Here is the sketch

There is also a theme, the card is to be for a child/teenager/young adult.  I have a friend who’s granddaughter is mad about Souffle duck so I have made a card with her in mind.

Here is my card


I stamped and coloured Souffle with Lyra watercolour crayons.  It was impossible to cut out the string without leaving white areas, I do not like white areas so I cut off the string and label. Re-stamped the string and tag onto the orange paper used for the circle background and cut it out, glued the white tag on top ot the orange  tag.  That way when I attached him to the circle there are no white areas.  If I had not cuttlebuged the circle I could just have stamped onto the circle but I wanted the texture behind him.


I also coloured the edge of the cuttlebugged circle with brown ink for a bit of definition.

Souffle Stamp from Crafters Companion.  Daisy Paper from Crafters  Companion Popcorn CD. Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  Square Rhinestones from The Craft House.  Lyra Watercolour Crayons.


Snowflake Santa

Posted in Rubber Stamping, Spellbinders tagged , , at 1:03 am by Sue

I love this stamp and have the wood mounted one then I saw some clear stamp sets with different size santa’s.  Here is the smallest one

snowflake santa


I also use a new snowflake punch I brought last week, it does not punch out the snowflake completely but makes it ‘pop-up’.  It’s great I can see me using it a lot on my Christmas cards this year.  Here are the snowflakes




I punched three on the main piece of white card and then punched and cut out four more and added a little gem to the centre of each of them.




I added a clear gloss to the lenses of Santa’s glasses but unfortunately the scan does not show it very well but you can see the glitter I added.  I did not want to colour Santa but did add blue to his eyes. 

The Santa Stamp is from Habico.  Curved Rectangle nestabilities. Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder.  EK Success Pop-up Snowflake.


Messy Rabbit

Posted in Rubber Stamping, Spellbinders tagged , , at 2:16 pm by Sue

I had fun making this quick card, I was sorting through my stash ans found the orange gingham.  Orange is not a colour I use often but this card just popped into my head.



I used Lyra crayons to colour Messy and I am very  pleased how my colouring is improving, I may even treat myself to a larger set of the Lyra’s soon.  I only have the starter set of 12 colours. 


Joanna sheen’s Messy Rabbit stamp.  Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle, Nestabilities Circle.


Windmill Reflection

Posted in Rubber Stamping tagged , , at 12:10 am by Sue

A slow week card wise.  I suddenly remembered I had not made a present for my son’s teacher.  I always stitch something for their teacher’s at primary school so that took up most of my crafting time.  I did fit in another card last night when I finished stitching Popcorn and made him into an ornament.  Funny my son picked a Popcorn chart maybe it was seeing the Popcorn stamps from Crafter’s Companion..


I used to use this Art-Kure stamp a lot not sure why I stopped using it.  I just stamped it and used a water brush to go over the ink on the water part of the image.   You never have to do much to this stamp, it always looks great.


windmill (2)


Art-Kure Windmill Reflections stamp.

Nestabilities Labels 4.   Lattice Borderabilities .

Brilliance Mediterranean Blue ink.


Owl Friends

Posted in Spellbinders tagged , , at 11:19 pm by Sue

I do love black and white and use it a lot.  I used one of the new Shabeabilities pendants from Spellbinders Fleur De Lis.  I can see me using this one a lot it’s great.  Owls are another favourite of mine and these ones look great with their googlie eyes.

owl friends

Shapeabilities – Fleur De lis.  Nestabilities –  Scalloped Circles  and Circles.   Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Swiss Dots.


Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Posted in chalenges, Rubber Stamping tagged , , , , at 12:24 pm by Sue

A new sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday


Here is my card


Oh dear the scan does not look very good, I think I may have to look at using the camera to take photo’s of my cards, not sure why some look alright and other don’t.

I used a Penny Black stamp image stamp coloured with Lyra crayons.  Aspects of Design word sentiment stamp. Nestabilities scalloped ovals and heart die-cut.  Cuttlebug bubble embossing folder.  The flowery paper I inked around the edges lightly using cut and dry foam.


Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Posted in Rubber Stamping tagged , , , , at 1:09 am by Sue

I found another challenge to do on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog.


Here is the sketch.


Here is the card, sorry about the scan I will have to see if I can take a photo of it.

rose fp

I used the Fairie Poppet stamp and coloured it with the Lyra Aquacolors.  The paper is from the Flower Fairy Rose CD by Crafters Companion andat the bottom is glitter card.  The sentiment stamp is by Aspect of Design.  I also used the circle nestabilities and paper roses and ribbon.

Blue and Yellow

Posted in Rubber Stamping tagged , , at 12:54 am by Sue

I said I would make a bight card next.  You cannot get much brighter then this card.  I do love blue and yellow together, reminds me of the sea and golden sandy beaches.

blue and yellow

Everything I used was blue or yellow even the grass became green by putting blue Lyra crayon on the yellow paper.  The stamps are from a Rubbadubbadoo set called Coastal Summer and I stamped the beach scene twice, once on blue paper the second time onto yellow paper.  I cut out the boat sails ad the sun from the yellow and put onto the blue image then coloured the grass on the yellow image and cut out the beach and grass section and added them to the blue image.  I also used the swirl cuttlebug embossing folder and the curved rectangles nestabilities.


Gone Fishing

Posted in Rubber Stamping tagged , , at 6:18 pm by Sue

One of the reasons I started this blog was to join in some of the challenges.  This one is on the Prairie Paper and Ink blog.


This is the sketch Amy made for the challenge this week.

AMYRS4 revised

and this is the card I made using the sketch.


I must stop thinking of brown and cream when I use Popcorn. LOL  I promise my next card will be a colourful one.   Today my Lyra Aquacolor’s arrived so I used them on this Popcorn stamp.  I’m not very happy with the way I coloured it but with practice I’m sure I will get used to them.  I used the Fishing Popcorn stamp set coloured using Lyra Aquacolors, Curved Rectangles and Labels 3 nestabilities. 

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