Monday, 27 July 2009

Miss Anya - Just a Note plus a few more

It's been a long time since my last post, I know, I haven't had the dreaded Swine 'flu or anything nasty, I've been making myself do other things rather than sit glued to the computer blog hopping for hours on end. When I first took the plunge into the blogging world I didn't expect to get so hooked, I bet a few of you also think the same! I just can't keep up with all that's going on!!!

At least now school has broken up for the hols (hooray), so I have a bit more time to induldge (after giving the house a good old spruce up and the garden a bit more TLC if the weather allows).
I've made a few cards over the past few weeks so here they are:

For this I used:

Miss Anya stamp
Tom Boy downloaded papers
Sentiment from Clare Curd's Signature Range
Faber Castell pencils
Sizzix Photo corners
Ribbon and Pearl beads from stash

I've slightly decoupaged the flowers although you can't tell from the photo

This was a bit of an experiment. Not too keen on it really.

I stamped the background with a stamp from a Papermania clear stamp set and coloured them in with Distress Ink (Fired Brick) and then sort of tried to give it a bit of a distressed look. Not sure it quite works with this Elzybells image as she is so contemporary.

I also used Nesties, Clare Curd sentiment and more Distress Inks to colour the image (Walnut Stain and Mustard Seed)

I think this card fits into the clean and simple catagory.

For this I used:

SU stamps - Crazy for CupcakesSU papers
Paper pricked the corners

The image was coloured with Faber Castell pencils and then coated with Anitas' 3D gloss to give a nice shine, again you probably can't tell from the picture

Ribbon from stash

This card was made for my friends daughter who has just graduated from Uni and is now a fully qualified doctor. I wanted to personalise it with her name so did the sentiment on the computer. I stamped the image after.
So for this:
Stamping Bella image
DCWV textured card
Faber Castell pencils
Papermania Brads
EK Success punches
Stitching done on my cute little Janome Sew Mini

That's it for now folks, hope to be back shortly catching up with a few blogs. Tats for now.x


Aunty Sue said...

stunning cards and i so love the graduations card havent seen this stamp. perfect. Off to become a follower. Aunty Sue ( docrafts)

Vicky said...

Wow Sue such fantastic cards! I love them all! Good to see you around again in blogland. I know what you mean about it taking over your life, most days I'm on the computer for 1-2 hours! Must cut down a t so I can get more craftng done! Lol!
Take care
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Love the blues and yellows of the Miss Anya card! The other cards are also great. Thanks for sharing!

Sonia said...

Great cards Sue :) I know exactly where you are coming from with regards to blogging. Just glad you are OK...
Hugs Sonia x

Julie said...

Lovely cards Sue, the graduation one is very special although I think my favourite's the Miss Anya - love the colours. They are all beautifully coloured.

debby4000 said...

Oh what brilliant cards they are all fabulous and gorgeous.

Jackie said...

All are absolutely gorgeous, but the top one is my favourite just by a whisker :o)
Jackie xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous cards Sue , good to see you back. luv gina xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Sue,
Sue x

Sarpreet said...

i love all your cards, they are so gorgeous, i love the red one too, keep experiments love them