Susan's Saga

Thursday, April 26, 2007

This week's little extra...


Over at DCM, this is the mid-week challenge:

"What we'd like you to do this time is to confine your colour choices to the three primary colours; Red, Yellow & Blue. You can use just one, two or all three and we'll let you have a bit of white or black just to make it nice and easy".

I decided to do a woven card with only the colours 'allowed' and no black or white - I was able to use some of your pretty flowers, Pearl, and the inks I recently purchased form Susie! Now I just hope Laraine doesn't see it before her birthday this Sunday - shhh!


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

ARRRGGGHH! I've been TAGGED!!

I've been tagged by a lovely lady named Andrea ('Frog') (Andrea's Card Creations)!! This is my first tag so here goes. You have to write seven facts/habits about yourself then tag another seven people.

1. I have played the flute since I was 13 years old and am still playing each week at my church. I LOOOVE to play Godly music and worship Him.
2. I LOOVE my husband and my children - really and truly!
3. I have realised that you have to pass on your skills to others, lest they be lost. None of us lives forever, so I am teaching some sweet young things how to play the flute and fife.
4. I have realised that my priorities have changed since I got older. People and relationships matter more than anything else I 'do' in my life.
5. I started stamping and scrapping last year and LOOOVE stamping and scrapping! (Surprise, surprise!)
6. I need to lose weight but will settle for not gaining any.
7. I LOOOOVE chocolate!

OK - now it's my turn to tag. I choose.... Iralamija, Wendy, Dolly, Kel, Leo, Rhi, and Suzanne!

Have fun, everyone!




Sunday, April 22, 2007

Home Sweet Home


So, on to this week's Little Extra (from DCM) and another in our series of Boy Scout cards - you know - as in the scouting slogan "Be Prepared"! This time it's cards with a New Home theme.
Easy, eh? And, how nice are we? Helping you to get organised and always have the right card ready when you need it instead of scrabbling around to make one in a hurry!

Well, it just so happened that I had a need for such a card this week. I made the following with a 'cupboard door' fold on the front. Behind the door there is an old family recipe for Russion Tea Cakes - something to bake in the new home!

I used an orange card stamped with teal ink only for the frames, punched light orange card for the bg 'house' shape & doorknobs, and doodled the rest with copper gel pen. The scan didn't really do it justice - it is nicer in real life.


Friday, April 20, 2007

'Warming' card


I made a card for a friend who is going to Canada for 5 weeks and thinks she will be cold! I'm going to tell 'her to whip this card out and look at it whenever she feels chilly. He he!

I gold embossed the sun image on separate cardstock, then dug out my alphabet stamps and shadowed them (double-stamped using 2 colours of brown ink) in the bg, did the same with the sun stamp, Xyroned some ribbon , added the eyelets sponged the edges of the card with Brilliance Pearlescent Crimson ink and a lighter colour of plain red ink, then speckled the bg some more with a copper gel pen. I also sponged the edges of the eyelet card with a light brown ink.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Round the World card


For this card I decided to use some of Pearl's pretty flowers from Singapore, a background recently received from Amy who lives in Cairns, who cuttlebugged a design for me, some SU! ribbon and tag from Carla in Canada, so this is really a RAK from around the world! Thank you so much, everybody for making it possible for me to make a birthday card for a workmate tomorrow! My work friend doesn't read my blog to my knowledge, so I should be safe in posting this!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Generous Pearl!

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Just had to share my lovely prize received from Pearl in Singapore this week! She sent me a beautiful Easter card and lots of flowers and goodies to play with - thank you, Pearl! I used one of the flowers on the scrapped card below too - I couldn't wait to use SOMEthing! Thank you so much, Pearl - you are a real sweetie and you made my week! :-D

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Birthday Scrap Card


Tonight I made a card for a friend using some scrap booking techniques - a photo, a mat, some eyelets and a flower and ribbon, and a sticker sentiment. Once I found the photo I wanted, it was a really quick card to do.