Monday, 30 May 2011

A touch of purple

I was asked by a friend to make a 65th birthday card, the only clue I was given was that the recipient likes purple. That’s not a problem for me as I love the colour myself.

There’s just a touch of it I think you’ll find. lol Coupled with my other fave at the moment pale lime green.

SAM_0464I’ve used, once again, the two little mice from Penny Black and coloured them with Promarkers. The doiley is a Marianne Creatables die cut and the scalloped mat is a Nestie. The sentiment is computer generated.SAM_0465I’ve used lots of fabric flowers with paper flowers and brads for the centres. Organza and shiny ribbon finish it all off.SAM_0469

The insert uses a background and images from MCS, but i’m not sure which cd they come from.

I must remember to get Sallie to bring the mouse stamp with her when she visits again as I have now run out of the ones I had stamped. It’s a lovely little image, so useful for many occasions.

Sue xx

Sunday, 29 May 2011


Another entry onto my journal pages. This time a double page spread with the theme of different.

Why Different? Well, since March a lot of things are different in my life – new home, new doctor, dentist and hairdresser. Yeah we finally got a dentist here in Wales after travelling back and forth for over 4 years. ha ha

In my crafting also a lot of different things for me to try. This journaling, with it’s doodling and writing is very new for me as well as some of the inking techniques.


I’ve not used acrylic paint before in my crafting but have used it quite a bit this weekend in a couple of projects. Using chipboard is something different as well, but i’m not ready to show that project yet. I’ve used digital stamps for the first time and have a few samples to share later. Beading is not entirely new for me but i’ve not enjoyed it as much before.

Another very different thing I want to try is crocheting but i’m going to have to go online for instructions and be very patient with myself as i’ve tried and failed before.

Sue xx