While He Sleeps


 

Hi everyone and welcome to my Blog page.

I have created this website as part of a business and now a blog space for me to upload my creations. I enjoy scrapbooking and making handmade cards. I have just got over the Christmas rush and am now back in art studio that I really did not leave for the new year of 2014.

I am looking forward to making some new projects this year and I am also looking forward to the arrival of my new Grand Baby due in August which will give me many more projects to make as well.

So keep checking for new updates, exciting new projects and art work.

Thanks for checking in

Sue

Sew Easy Spring Sewing Tag – Gone Artsy Design Team


Hi guys Suzanne here with some beautiful goodies from Gone Artsy my project is a tag with doing comes the warm weather time to see some summer clothes or repair a few ,my hands get to cold in winter I find I see in spring and summer more.Sew I have made a sewing tag papers used are Fab scraps oh sew beautiful GA384,dress Pattern GA399, Floral Pattern GA396 other beautiful papers in the range are Haberdashery GA398, Vintage Buttons GA397, Mannequins GA395 and Oh Sew Beautiful GA 384 These are really good grade papers muted and very shabbylishiou I have a gorgeous shabby card I will share I made it because I wanted. To show you how versatile this paper range is.

These embellishments are made with the paper I cut the dress patterns out and also the ruler.

The patterns and ruler have been distressed and inked.

The tag was inked and covered in the papers front and back then I added two pockets at the front at an angle Gone Artsy sells a lovely gimp in some fabulous colours I used the Ivory GA461 I trimmed the pockets and added a lovely two tone crochet lace to the bottom after treading two different colours of blues through the top lace chevron pattern GA 178.

I placed the little patterns in the first pocket and the ruler I also placed a vintage tag from the finnabair Ephemera Collection GA4 this is a fabulous pack and I will be using it a lot it has some great pics we all need for our cards.

I finished the tag with blue seam binding I added the peacock charm from one of the most beautiful little bottles you will ever see it free on the glass glitter bottle I also used the tie to wrap around the small cotton reel from my stash I them added an old bit of card from some old buttons I added buttons and fixed to Carson the back i added an off cut of lace then fitted the button pack and a flower made from the twisted paper found at Gone Artsy these twist papers come in other colours natural, GA524,White GA 526 Burgundy GA525 , Red GA522 Ivory GA523 these twist papers are awesome hope you love the tag.

 

Spring Flowers for Gone Artsy


Hi guys this is the new twisted paper at Debs this is the white (GA526 ) I cut it into 1 inch pieces undid it first I found cutting it at 8 inches was a lot easier to undo after I cut it into 1 inch pieces I put the 8 pieces in a container and I used a spray ink and glimmer most to colour them. Then I scrunched them together to get all the lovely texture back.

I cut card stock circles at 1.5 inches and glued each piece first one I bent a little bit so it would sit on the card rather than lay flat and I added the next piece opposite that the other two pieces filled in the two spaces.

Add the next 4 but cover the join and follow the same steps I have added the lovely little roses set in rhinestones they come in beautiful colours the Ivory (GA 92 ) mint green (GA89) I glued these on with Helmar glue I did use my hot glue gun to glue the paper to card stock.

I also used some buttons as centres to show you how amazing this paper is you will have so much fun and you can make the flowers bigger or smaller

I also added a bit of the beautiful glass glitter that Deb has at Gone Artsy i used signature glass glitter in vintage rose (GA652) Twilight sparkle glass glitter medley (GA651) and Hearts Desire glass glitter (GA646) just to give a bit of bling they sparkle so beautiful in real life .I did use a few bits and pieces from my stash just to show you that you can make and add to centres

Hope you will have as much fun as I did making some amazing flowers

Megs Garden DT Blog – Charlottes Memmories by Suzanne Crowther – Sherlock Collection designed by Kerry-Jean Watson


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Hi Ladies, I am here today to share my project for Megs Garden design team. We have all made a book, it is amazing how very different they all are. The paper was designed by the very talented Kerry-Jean Watson. They are called Sherlock Kit and this is the first in the new mini book range.

I wish I had made a video but maybe next time. I started cutting everything out. I then used an old hard cover book. I pulled out the pages and I made my pages up I did place my paper onto cream card stock as I wanted the stronger page after all my papers were glued in I folded them in half so I could bind them into a book when they had all been bound together I started to make the cover. I wanted to make an old looking book that would be a keepsake. I used water and glycerine to make a faux leather cover. I did emboss it to add texture and I must say I am very pleased with how it turned out. When this was dry I sprayed it with a sealer and gave it a coat of sealer full glass.

My next step was getting my pages to fit into the spine of my old book. I glued it in with a flexible glue I then covered the inside cover and back with these beautiful papers. As the paper is caller Sherlock and designed by Kerry-Jean Watson I thought an old book with a lot of mystery would be ideal with hidden letters and little messages throughout the book.

Page 1 “The Mystery of the Chair? In the Paddock”

This is a photo of Miss Charlotte Grace heaven sent to mum by the Grace of God. White Rose Megs Garden then I just used some bits and pieces I had in a box gold trim is Green Tara

Page 2

Time is a great story teller pocket from the emphera paper clock. Stamp of a clock and metal dog tags from the past. These Sherlock papers are a real treat to work with. I did stamp the front of pocket with saying. I inked all edges in vintage ink and dark cashmere G45

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I used an envelope Sherlock papers and tag, some ribbon, vintage ink, beautiful trim cream from Megs Garden, mesh ribbon Megs Garden and brown raffle ribbon. I did stamp a sentiment on the front of envelope and added some ribbon. I also made a pin using beads all from Megs Garden. Edges inked in 2 inks vintage and dark cashmere

Page 4

This is a pretty page stamped mystery woman? A light post some emphera Sherlock collection, lovely gold charm Megs Garden, odd butterfly, 3 round glitter stick ons couture creations, a piece of black trim and black lace that I had, ink used vintage and cashmere

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This is a page where I made an envelope out of Sherlock paper. I stamped a sentiment into it added a butterfly, white rose from Megs Garden. I put a couple of tickets out of the emphera and a phot of Miss Charlotte Grace Laughing. Inked edges vintage and dark cashmere graphic 45

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This is a fun page a pocket made and covered with mesh trim from Megs Garden, piece of broken jewellery, pearl trim, 1 tag from Sherlock kit, tickets and emphera. I added a couple of feathers to fit in with vintage theme all edges are inked with Graphic 45 dark cashmere and vintage ink. With the tag I added a couple of rubons, chain keys and a flower with some emphera from Sherlock Collection. I used an old metal corner.

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I placed a photo onto some Sherlock paper I then used some doily from Megs Garden and added a trim to top and right side. I used a doily from Megs Garden and folded it to make a beautiful little pocket to add some special emphera tickets to. I added a piece of green ribbon, some lace and a beautiful flower from Megs Garden.

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This page I added some pleated fabric to the right, a photo of Miss Charlotte Grace, a flower from Manor House, word believe and prima charm. I also added an old stick pin plus a stamp of an old film camera. I then added black trim to the bottom of page and a row of pearls from Green Tara.

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On this page I made a pocket all edges were inked with dark cashmere and vintage ink. I used 2 more tags, tickets and emphera from Sherlock collection. I added a mirror tile, a couple of sentiments and some butterfly netting, Leather cord, rat tail cord and string. All edges inked with dark cashmere and vintage ink Graphic 45

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I started by adding a wooden corner piece I had. I used a frame piece from the emphera and it was perfect to cut the centre out of. I added a photo of Charlotte Grace and some copper lace trim you can find this awesome product at Megs Garden. I added some Green Tara trim and some sentiments I had in my stash. I also trimmed the photo in the beautiful white trim from Megs Garden and a brad.

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I used an envelope I had cut-out, I used a rub on for the word cherish then I folded a piece of emphera which was a note in half and placed in the top I also used a brad.

Page 12

I stamped a lamp post to this page and I inked all edges in dark cashmere graphic 45 and vintage ink. I also had an off cut from dusty attic.

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I used and mounted an emphera card and added a cog and some pink twine. I also used a white lace butterfly from Manor House. All edges are inked in vintage and dark cashmere Graphic 45

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Using the Sherlock paper I added a piece of chipboard I had for a while. I painted some flowers for my Megs Garden sign. On this page Miss Charlotte Grace is with her mummy reading books at nanny and poppy’s property. I used a I love you which I painted using viva metallic’s in gold the sign post was covered with fero by viva then a bit of gold metallic rubbed over it. This is a very special page because the word courage applies to both my girls my Daughter Elizabeth and beautiful granddaughter Charlotte Grace as they are both trying to cope with illnesses and I thought this was an appropriate word for this page and them as they both have more courage than they think.

I found this little gold frame in my stash so I added a picture of Miss Charlotte and covered it with dimensional magic. I left it for 2 days to fully dry added a bow and placed it on this page.  Flowers are from Megs Garden little white flowers are Green Tara. All edges have been inked in vintage and dark cashmere Graphic 45

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I added wooden lace corner some emphera from Sherlock collection and a great photo. This is miss Charlotte Graces photo she wanted this so bad because she loves shoes, the photo was taken by Sara Fife Photography as where a lot of these photos. She is a wonderful photographer and friend some photos I took.  I used a metal happy word I painted gold because she is so happy to have a photo of her shoes. I also added a metal word Fun. I used a Prima flower and added gesso

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This page is also featuring My Daughter Elizabeth and her daughter Charlotte Grace which is a happy photo of them in the paddock at our property and another photo of Miss Charlotte Grace sitting on the bull nose balcony. I used a Prima flower, piece of jewellery, metal word sing, a plastic bird from d-Lish that I painted with metallic paint and 1 prima charm. The metal word Laugh is also painted the bottom of the page has a piece of black trim.

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Featuring more Sherlock papers and Emphera mounted for a 3d look. I made a small tag and used the Sherlock emphera to decorate it I also used a brad and photo to hold the ticket in place. I also inked all edges in 2 inks vintage and dark cashmere graphic 45

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“Listen with your soul see with your heart” Written for Charlotte Grace by nanny with a little note about the book and 1 emphera ticket and a very old corner glued in place.

Page 19

The 2 tags I have fitted onto cardstock and added some rubons a copper square with Miss Charlotte Grace initials CC added brad and pen nib Megs Garden, rose Megs Garden. Ticket emphera Sherlock collection and a few bits and pieces, string gold thread ribbon

Page 20

This page features Sherlock note paper, I inked all sides and added metal corner. This page is a note for Charlotte Grace she loves to play inside, but she loves being out in the sun more.

Page 21

I added a piece of music paper I had plus some Sherlock emphera. I rolled a piece and used some brads to bolt it down. I rolled a piece of Emphera and tied it with a piece of leather. I used a piece of Laminate and added a piece of Emphera then added some white and gold string I also cut a butterfly and added it.

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Final!!! Yes you guessed it this features the Sherlock Papers by Kerry-Jean Watson. I used some washi tape on this just on the inside edge. I inked envelope and post card in vintage and dark cashmere. The post card has been addressed to Miss Charlotte and our favourite song is on the other side love from nanny. I have added metal corners here just to protect the edges. I have used a paper clip also this is where I am adding tickets from shows and plays we will see over the years.

Back to the Cover

I did not finish this until the whole book was complete. I added metal corners to all 4 corners someone gave them to me years ago so I used them up on this. The metal embellishments are from Megs Garden I just added a heart. The little door handle is so cute it is from Megs Garden and I have glued it on.

 

Products Used:

Megs Garden

Sherlock Papers Kerry-Jean Watson

Ribbon

Flowers

Metal Charms

Lace

Lace Doily

Trims

Other Products:

Old Book

Needle and Cotton

Ink

Ribbon

Spare Charms

Bits and Pieces from home.

Hope you all enjoy the images and finshed product

Cardabilites sketch #115


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Loved doing this card it was a great sketch to use. The stamping for background i used darkroom door texture stamp i just love it. I have also gone a bit mad with the wonderful couture creations dies. LOL

Products used:

Bazzil: Card Stock

Couture Creations & Megs Garden: Vintage Garden Paper collection designed by Denise Boddy

Couture Creations: Vintage Branch C0724047, Daffodil spray C0724049, Postal Ovals C0724044, Vintage Rectangles C0724056 Die cuts, christmas lace die

Couture Creations: Glue dots, 2 way tape

Green Tara embellishments + flowers

Bostick glue pen

Kindy Glitz Crystalina Helmar 450 Glue

Darkroom Door DDT5003 Floral texture stamp

Prima LEEZA GIBBONS STAMP Wishes and Dreams

Kaisercraft CS913 Birthday Stamps

 

Megs Garden Blog Design Team – Two “Gentlemen” Easel Cards


Hi everyone its Suzanne back again with 2 more projects for Meg’s Garden.

This time I am using the “Gentleman’s collection” by designer Kerry-Jean Watson for Megs Garden.

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This is a stunning collection of papers for men. For my first project I have made an easel card. I cut some card stock 12X6 score at 6 and 9 these are your fold lines. I used a burgundy colour I then cut some corrugated card to match that I fitted to the 3 inch section. I have used the mini card pack. I selected the paper with the colours to match my card stock showing a very elegant gentleman. I distressed the edges with two inks and using a black sharpie pen I highlighted the clock I also punched two holes in the top and added a piece of black chain. I then used some ferro and covered some chipboard cogs. I added the cogs to the front connecting them with another piece of chipboard then adding smaller cogs with a couple of braids in brass string was also added around the cogs.

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For the inside I cut the “Gentleman’s Collection” Paper to 3×5 ½ inked the edges and card stock only 3 sides to form a pocket for the tag. I added a strip of paper using 3D mounts 1 cog and 1 oval chippy. I did use a rub on keys & lock and stamped I love you and memories. I then made a tag to match. I have tried to make the stunning paper a feature with the water marks and the aged look it was a pleasure to work with. You can find this paper collection at Megs Garden.

For my second project I have used the stunning paper from Megs Garden “The Gentleman’s Collection” Designed by Kerry-Jean Watson.

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I really enjoyed making this card in particular simply because I basically just used these beautiful papers as with the other men’s card I did. With this card it is a twisted easel card I did use card stock in teal blue cut to 12×6 for the front of the card. I used 1 6×6 piece of brown card stock I then cut 2 gentleman’s collection papers to fit. I used 1 page from the mini kit with the gentleman sitting with his suitcase. I then took the other piece that was the same and fussy cut this image out I then inked the edges and used 3D dots to give a great 3d look. I did add a bit of blue ink to the suitcase. I cut some more paper from the piece I have fussy cut distressed them and added to the front of the card. To add a bit more dimension I also added rub on x 2.

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For the inside I made a pocket I also cut a strip to match the front and a square off cut all have been inked and added to the front of the pocket. I fussy cut the compass out and used 3d dots to fit. I have used a wood chip suitcase coloured to match the card with a small rubons to the bottom right. With the tag I used the Gentleman’s collection and I cut out 1 small square picture on the cover of the pack to tie it all together these little square pictures are a great bonus to use.

Thank you for looking at my cards I hope you take this chance to pop over to Meg’s garden for some amazing papers and embellishments.

Thank You Suzanne.

 

 

Megs Garden Blog Design Team – Two “Correspondance” Easel Cards


Hi Everyone its Suzanne Crowther here at Meg’s Garden Blog. I have made Two projects using the “correspondence collection” designed by Kerry-Jean Watson for Meg’s Garden. This is a stunning range of papers that are truly suited to most styles and most cards. They are also amazing to work with. I used the mini card pack.

My first project is a Twisted Easel card called “Miss Charlotte”

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This is a 6×6 inch card. I have trimmed and torn the papers to fit, I like to use 2 inks on my edges, and I did not add any stamps or stencils as I think these papers do shine on their own.

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I used the beautiful Laser cut small oval Victorian frame from Megs Garden which I painted with metallics. I placed an off cut piece of laser cut trim painted the same as the frame along the bottom of the card.

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I also added the vintage beauty picture No 019 from Megs Garden to the frame, before I fitted the beautiful picture and frame I added a piece of lace and ribbon. Then I fitted the frame and ran a piece of the stunning tattered net trim to only half the frame as I still wanted these stunning papers to feature.

To finish off the front I added the jewelled Duke Pin, white small rose, Velvet flower with a braid pink/purple all from Megs Garden. I did stamp a small sentiment onto the paper and added it to the front.

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For the inside of the card I used a piece of “Correspondence” Paper that I distressed and inked I added a piece of beautiful double sided satin ribbon in lavender and mint from Megs Garden. I only stuck the bottom and both sides forming a pocket. I then added the most stunning open rose in off white with the velvet flower braid in pink/purple both from Megs Garden,

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I added a few pearls in ivory for the tag and I used piece of card stock. I added small piece of “Correspondence” paper small frame the vintage picture, tattered net trim and whit rose all from Megs Garden. I did add a bit of gold metallic to the roses.

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For my second project I have made another twisted easel card gotta love them I do.

This card is called “Grace”

Once again I used the stunning “Correspondence” collection mini pack. This is a 6×6 inch card. I used 2 papers I trimmed and distressed again with 2 inks I ran a piece of the beautiful double sided satin ribbon in mint and lavender and 1 small white rose all from Meg’s Garden.

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I also used a  doily  Mini Square from Megs Garden that I sewed with yellow and soft pink thread. I folded the square in a vintage style.

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I also placed a beautiful metal flower from Meg’s Garden on the folded doily.

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The inside features a pocket using the “Correspondence” Collection stuck down along the bottom and both sides. I also added the ribbon the same as the front but I reversed it as it shows on the front mint with lavender Bow on the pocket. It shows Lavender with Green bow this ribbon is a fantastic quality all at Meg’s Garden.

I also added some beautiful cornsilk flowers from Meg’s Garden and then a sentiment

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I made a small tag using the paper and cornsilk flower. I also added Lavender and Green ribbon with just a few pearls to finish off.

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I do hope you like these cards please come over to Meg’s Garden and have a look at all the wonderful products.

Products used for these projects from Meg’s Garden

Correspondence collection mini card pack

Laser cut small oval Victorian frame

1 jewelled pin “Duke Pin”

Off white open rose

White small rose

Cornsilk Flowers

Metal flower

Tattered net trim

Velvet flower braid

Vintage beauties

Mini square doily

Double sided satin ribbon mint/lavender

Thank you so much for stopping by i hope i have inspired you today!!!

The Dancer – Black with Two Challenge Mid Month Challenge


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Hi Guys I hope you like this I had so much fun with this as a painter you can get 50 shades of black lol.

I used Bazzill Black card stock then I used Kaiser Craft card stock and embossed it with a couture creations folder. I also used another black card and punched it out I mounted the embossed paper over the cut out. I added Bazzill flowers, Black Manor House roses, Black prima trim, Black lace Green Tara, Folded Ribbon and Black ribbon with Green Tara Black pearl trim and last was a piece of broken Jewellery.

I mounted the photo with some glitter added. I added 2 bows at the sides and 1 corner from Kasier craft painted black. I made the black lace umbrella using Green Tara ribbon some beads from Ribtex and lace and pearls from Green Tara.

Thanks Suzanne

Sand in our Shoes – Black with Two July Challenge


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BW2 Sketch July

 

Products Used

Kaiser card stock

Paper Tropical & Paradiso collection

Atlier Paint

Green Tara Ribbon

Molossi Flowers

Manor House Flowers

I painted a sunset and hand made palm trees and added them to the layout.

D-lish Flowers

D-Lish Flair

D-Lish embellishments

 

Memorable Moments – D-lish Challenge 8


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D-Lish Challenge 8

D-Lish Challenge 8 – Painting with Plastics Ink or water colour –  i have used both for this challenge.

Butterfly kisses paper Kaiser

Kaiser Card Stock

Glimmer Mist

Ink and water colour

D-Lish Heart and products

Strength & Beauty – D-lish Challenge 7


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D-Lish Challenge 7

Strength and Beauty

Graphic 45 – Fashionista

Kaiser Craft Card Stock

Molossi Flowers

Manor House Flowers

Hand made the Yellow and Royal Blue flower

Delish products, heart, flair, Resin and Flowers

Green Tara Ribbon.