Susan's Saga

Monday, January 25, 2010

Zettiology Take 2 -Spot the Difference






After looking at all those amazing Zetti ATCs at Chriss' blog, I just had to change up my own a little. Can you see the difference? As if it isn't obvious! Now my perplexed boys have Zetti legs, of course! I feel much better about sending them off to the swap with their legs properly in style.

PS You are not seeing things - there are five ATCs in the bottom picture and six in the next as I forget to put all of them together for the 'before' shot.

Zettiology



Have you heard of Zettiology? Chris over at the Artist Trading Club challenged readers to make some ATCs this month using a Zettie theme. (She is having a wonderful third birthday party over there today, by the way! Happy Birthday to the Artist Trading Club!) I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and try making some Zettie ATCs. Do you recognise the SU! stamp that makes up the bottom half of the perplexed boy?

He he!

EDITED:
After seeing all the brilliant ATCs on Chriss' site, I think my little fellow needs a bit more Zettiology about him. I'll be back later with some small additions to his situation.

Valentine's Day Album




Last year I started an album for my sweetie to commemorate our first date - on Valentine's Day. It's about time I added another page :+) so I am thinking about it. I don't think I showed you these pages last year - I think I just shared the one I put up for PaperCraftCentral so this year I added all three there as well. I hope you enjoy these.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Quilled Wedding Card



Awhile back I made a wedding card fro someone who is like a daughter to me :) I decided to use quilling to do this and was delighted with the 3-d effect it gave to the card.

If you would like to know more about quilling or have a quilled card to show me, please do visit PaperCraftCentral. I also have more pictures of the wedding card and envelope on that page :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Reflections Cards



I was thinking the other day that I had not made a Reflections Card for a long time. I got to thinking about how I could make a funny reflection, and suddenly the crocodile from "Wild About You" (on page 60 of the 2009-2010 Ideas Book and Catalogue) sprang to mind! Crocodiles like water, right? And a muddy waterhole sounded even better to me, and that was all it took to get me crafting! Lol!

If you have never made a reflections card, they are fun to do. I made you a tutorial on PaperCraftCentral if you would like to make one. I hope you will post one up for me to see if you DO make one ;)

And remember, the 2010 PaperCraftCentral Weekly Challenge starts on Sunday night, Australian Eastern Standard Time!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Colour Capers




I've been trying my hand at sketches again and also thought I'd also try using some colours I don't usually play with. I used Stampin' Up!'s More Mustard ink to brayer the top of my card, then more More Mustard to stamp part of my image, along with Bravo Burgundy and Not Quite Navy for the rest of the image and the sentiment. The designer paper comes from the Patterns Pack II Designer Series Paper.

I stamped the main image three times, ne in each colour, then used various sized circle punches to separate it into rings. I popped up the centre with a Stampin' Dimensional.

I'd love to inspire you to try some new colours and make a card based on my sketch? If you do that, please do let me know! I'd love to see what you do...

Sunday, January 03, 2010

A New Little Matchbox




Whew it is so hot and humid here. I was glad to hear rain on the roof at lunchtime and it has cooled the weather down a little. The heat is a perfect excuse to stay inside and craft away in the air con! Lol! So I did!

I altered this little matchbox for a swap I am in. It has little crafty goodies in it. I think I overdid the goodies a little. It was hard to close!

I covered the insert with Stampin' Up! designer paper and added angel brads to the front so I could thread ribbon through the 'drawer' as a pull, then I made a sleeve for the outer box and wrapped wide fabric ribbon around it. It's a stitched ribbon also from Stampin' Up! Then I made a bow with more ribbon and some of my own manual stitching, then added another type of ribbon on top. The matchbox is finished off with some rhinestones and some gold ink.

I hope my swap partner likes it when she gets it in the mail this week!