Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A card or two..

Weather here is wet! lol we have puddles everywhere much to Miss Five's delight! on go the wellies and she would spend hours splashing if only we let her! Shaping up to be a very cold and wet winter here, but we need it! Farmers need the rain for their crops and all of the dams are low and water restrictions are in place so maybe now with all this rain falling from the heavens these restrictions will be lifted for next summer.

So as its to cold out and great crafting weather inside by the warm fire staying dry I decided to catch up on some DT work and made not one but two cards! Cards really aren't my thing although I did enjoy making them for a change, using up some of my kit from this month and last month.

Moxxie - Nautical - Set Sail
Dusty Attic Anchors
Bazzill Card

Using Moxxie Set Sail paper I used TH alterations movers & shapers and cut out a baroque trying to keep the word 'sail' central, adhering this to the reverse of the Moxxie nautical paper and adhering both to blue Bazzill card. I then inked the DA anchor with distress ink and applied Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam and UTEE'd for texture. I wound some rope-like twine around the top of the anchor then added a charm and mini tag. Finishing off with some bakers twine, button and a "Happy Birthday' banner.

Moxxie - Natuical - Set Sail, reverse
Echo Park - This & That 6x6 
Bazzill Card

Sometimes papers clash or are just that little bit too bright as was EP This & That Graceful so I applied a medium to dull it a little. Easily achieved by whitewashing in this case with Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk dabber paint. I then stamped with TH Bird on a branch with distress ink - Black Soot and matted on black bazzill. I  love to use machine stitching so added it along the edge. Mounting the image onto Moxxie Nautical reverse and adding some RagWeave material strip from my stash and making a flower from EP This & That using TH Tattered Flower Garland die spritzed with Tattered Angels Mist - Lemongrass.

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back again soon with more to share :)

Have a happy scrappy day!




  1. You did a great job on these - you're a natural cardmaker! I especially love the twine and anchor on the first card.

  2. oh hunni your cards are fabulous! love the design and colors you used!

  3. Sue.. these cards are so beautiful!!!

    Glad you are getting much needed rain :) They seem to be getting a bit on the east coast too. But you guys were getting some bad storms. Its just now getting cold for Kevin.. he's staying in Clifton, QLD.

  4. Thank you!

    Weather here is really strange at the moment. Very cold, Melbourne had its coldest day in 19 years and Victoria had a 5.5 quake tremor few days ago, first for 109 years! thankfully no one seriously injured.

  5. Nice masculine card Sue, your other card is simple and elegant! TFS!

  6. Beautiful design, and classy. Love these cards.