Susan's Saga

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A wedding!


We're going to a wedding this Saturday and the invitations had a buckle theme, so I thought I'd put one on the wedding card. I used all SU! products - Stipple Rose stamp, Versamark, So Saffron ink, Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel paper with Whisper White as a background, a gold brad, gold gel pen. I cut the buckle out with a square punch then did the inside of it with scissors freehand. The LO was CASEd from Amy - thanks, Amy!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Cropping and making memories come alive again



I recently found some special pictures of dear relatives' visits from overseas in 2002. I decided to do something with them today. One page was completely finished - the other one still needs some details and I will work on that another day :-)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Salt Challenge - John 10:10b Abundant Life!


Over at Salt, they have issued a challenge: "I have chosen the theme "Life to the Full." This theme comes from the verse John 10:10b where Jesus says that He has come so we may have life and have it to the full (or in abundance)!

So, we would really love to see your take on this challenge of what
"Life to the full- in Christ" means for you.
You can do it whatever format you like e.g. A Layout, card, beyond the page, canvas etc."

I came up with this because I believe we who believe Jesus is the Son of God, Who takes away our sins, have been given the free and immense gift of eternal salvation. What is more abundant and full of life than that?

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Thinking of you, Rita.


A friend's father sadly passed away this weekend and we're going to attend the funeral tomorrow. This is the card I made after seeing a very elegant one done in soft greys on SCS. It's done with SU! Mixed Bouquet, Simple Sketches, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss and Whisper White cardstock, Not Quite Navy and Certainly Celery ink, and grosgrain ribbon.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

We've Got Your Number


The challenge from DCM one week involved numbers - and here's my attempt, finally!

Numbers and Fun? Those two words don't often appear in the same sentence, do they?
Well, we'd like you to have some fun with numbers and put a numeral on your card - it's as easy as that
So a great opportunity to make some kid's birthday cards, but there's also Sweet 16, those milestone Birthdays, Special Anniversaries, even New Home cards personalised with the recipient's new house number on - as long as it's got a number on it, it counts (haha - did you spot the extra-subtle pun there?) There are probably loads of other ways to use numbers on your cards so get inventive and enjoy a bit of creative accountancy for our little bit of midweek fun. Don't forget to leave us a message to tell us where we can see your card.

Sweet 16!


I made this for a friend turning 16. I used SU! Itty Bitty Backgrounds & Simple Sketches stamps, Rubber Stampede Heart Cluster, SU! paper & ink - certainly celery & rose red, gel pens & bling from a chain store.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Last of the quilts for 2007



This is all I took pictures of. There were more quilts, but some were in awkward places for me to photograph!

More Quilts






Here's some more - aren't they amazing? Some were made by very young sewers

Quilts!






I took some pictures of some beautiful quilts that were made at the Atherton Show in July and thought I would post them here especially for Suzanne

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Twin baby boys!


A friend had twin baby boys on Monday and I'm going to visit her tomorrow and take her this card which I CASEd from Split Coast Stampers. I made the babies by cutting out circles, dotting in the eyes and drawing a copper curl on each little head before chalking the cheeks, then used scallop scissors to cut out roughly triangular shapes and scoring them for the blankies, SU! Fresh Fillers stamp on the Whisper White strip on top of Barely Banana, with Ballet Blue ink. 'Twins' and the nappy pins are die cuts Andrea sent to me (Thanks, Andrea!) This was a fun card to make!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Birthdays



I had two birthdays to 'make' for last night. The water ing can card I CASEd from Split Coast Stampers, and the other I made up with a stamped image sent to me by Amy (thanks, Amy!) The colours are all SU! and are Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard and Certainly Celery.