Susan's Saga

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Craft Market!

Today I took the plunge with a good girlfriend and set up a stall at her Craft Market. We sure had a good day! It was hot and humid, but we had such lovely visitors and enjoyed chatting with them while they browsed through our products :) We think we shall hold a monthly market since we were so encouraged by today.

Here's a picture of my table at the Market:


The picture is a bit over exposed, sorry. The day was so bright and we had our tables set up in the shade, so it was hard to get my Tablet to take a decent shot! You'll see a few things you might recognise from the Stampin' Up! catalogues, though :)

I'll let you know when the next Craft Market is on. Maybe you can come to visit, if you are n the area. I'd love to meet you!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dreamy Flowers and Scattered

The final pair of cards in my Gift Card series was done with various shades of purple. I used Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and some Wisteria Wonder. There is also soem Rich Razzelberry in there. I punched and shaped a few little flowers for the card on the right and added a pearl to their centres. The leaves on the right were done with Bermuda Bay ink and I added detail with a silver pen.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Simple Butterfly Cards


It's easy to make simple cards with a butterfly stamp set. When you have the coordinating butterfly punch, it's also easy to pop up a butterfly to add more interest. These little cards only required a couple of different colours of ink to make them pretty. I shimmer sprayed the one on the right and added a pearl to the popped up butterfly on the left.

The Papillon Potpourri stamp set is one of the most frequently reached for stamp sets I have :) 

EDITED: Colours used (inks and cardstock) were Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Elegant Eggplant.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Butterflies and Flowers

I just love the So Very Grateful stamp set in the Occasions Mini. You can only order it till then end of March. I am hoping it will be in the new annual catalogue due out in June, but who knows? Glad I got mine anyway. I kind of reminds me of an embroidery pattern too. Hmm. Maybe I could embroider something with it one day.

These little cards are great as gift cards or just to drop someone a special note. The butterfly card is stamped with Papillon Potpourri and Betsy's Blooms. I like the new little scallop circle punch as it is perfect for little cards like this.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Flowery Notes


I enjoyed making these cards. I plan to stamp my sentiment on them when I need a card fro something.A simple 'hello', 'for you', 'happy birthday' or even 'I'm sorry' would really finish them off. They were so quick and easy to make!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Little Cards

Here are a couple more of the little cards I made the other night. I used Betsy's Blooms on the card on the right. The card on the left was made with my two butterfly punches and a few flowers form my Itty Bitty punch set. A Stampin' Write marker and the retired Spritzer tool helped me make the splatters. Of course I added some rhinestones to make the cards pop. Gotta have bling :)


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Gift Cards

I am having a run of making little gift cards lately. Here's a couple I made tonight:

 They are about 3" x  4" (7.5cm x 10.5cm). I made a dozen or so tonight in a single batch. It's quicker to do that. I made envelopes to match them too, using the envelope punch board. It's great to have a batch of these on hand for those special occasions.