Saturday, November 25, 2006


Thanks to all of you lovely people for leaving such wonderful comments on my blog! I was overwhelmed and delighted to receive your feedback. Being a member of the Daring Cardmaker's has been an amazing experience for me - it's lovely to have found you all! (I actually blushed with pleasure at reading all of your comments.)

I have been doodling another card in between all the other activities around here today. I am usually very slow at making my cards but am getting a little speedier. Sometimes I get an idea and everything just flows - other times it's painstaking work that takes DAYS! Kwim? The fast ones are few and far between. Anyway, I took inspiration from a biscuit tin I have all of my pens in for the broder of this one. It's my interpretation of their Victorian embellishment. I used copper, green and gold gel pens and a fine black felt pen to make the designs. The whole card is drawn work 'cept for the brads and paper/vellum/ribbon. It's a bit sparkly too - though there is NO embossing powder on this one :-)


BondGirl said...

Hi Susan,

Another amazing card, I love the corner details, they are so intricate. dont worry about cards taking ages to make, sometimes it takes me a week just to make one i actually like!

Glad you are enjoying our dares :D

Paula J Atkinson said...

I really like this one. It is funny how an idea springs to life when you least expect it.
The police still haven't bothered to come round. thankfuly the owners of the shop have got it secured but I half expect the one under me to get attacked next. My landlord was very lucky today he might not be so next time... I have warned him so he can drive by a few times.
Im happier knowing I will be here tonight in case my window is broken...

Keryn Campbell said...

Another great card Susan. It's great to hear where other people get their inspiration from.

Gillian said...

Stunning Susan,
I clicked on it to get a closer look and the details in the corners are gorgeous... Love the colours & your writing is beautiful..
Yeah and card & making has no time limit, 'enjoy the journey as much as the destination'
TTFN Gillian :o)

Saffa said...

Great card Susan, the details are great! Its such a lovley frame for the greeting


Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Wow Susan - what a fab card - I clicked to get the bigger picture -those corner doodles are amazing.

I am very slow with some of my cards - the strange thing is that some of the ones that look incredibly simple are the ones that take me ages in thinking up the design! LOL

So pleased you are enjoing the dares - we have so many regulars now on the blog and I hope that you are now going to become a regular too :-)


Rachel said...

Hi another amazing card - at first I thought so wheres the doodling? it looks so professional I thought it was printed. Love it well done xx

Jo said...

Another gorgeous card. Well done you, it is fantastic!!

Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,

Great card!! I haven't been by lately...and boy you've been busy. Keep up the good work!! I love it!

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

Nice cards!

Have a nice day.


Kelly said...

Hi Susan, Your cards are just wonderful. I really loved this one in particular. I can only wish my doodling was this nice!