Monday, 29 January 2018

Susan's 5th Blogversary Challenge

Today, January 29th, is exactly five years since I started blogging!


 This is my 1783rd post!

 I have 139 followers...and 86 Google Plus Followers who have me in their circles

As a thank you to those who support my blog and leave such kind comments...


  it is time for some blog candy!







 The blog candy will be a die from Craftstash - Stained Glass Rose Window





 I will post all over the world!

I made this pretty quick Sympathy card with my Stained Glass Rose Window Die



And here is a Golden Anniversary Card:



To be in with a chance to win this blog candy I would love you to do the following:

  • Become a Follower of my blog (or already Follow)

  • Post a picture of my Candy on your Sidebar with a link to this post

  • Add your make to the linky below - with the theme "Thinking of You"

This Winner will be chosen by Random Org from those of you that have linked

 on Wednesday 28th February.

If you do not have a blog - email me (susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com) and I will make sure you are also in the running for the prize...

Good luck!

Happy Crafting!



Saturday, 27 January 2018

HIMCR #337 Any holiday





HIMCR #337 - Any Holiday!

The sponsor for this challenge is Laurie's Craft Room!


The giveaway is $10 and Free Shipping from Laurie's Craft Room!

I decided to make a Valentine...


I have used elements from Imagine That! Digistamps Owl Always Love You.
This was a Freebie Set from Imagine That! Digistamps Facebook Group.
I made a 'rolling penny' type card using the Craftstash Spinner and Sliders Die Set.



This picture shows the inside:



These pictures show the movement of Mr Owl:





I will link this to the January Challenge in the Imagine That! Facebook Group
and also the Imagine That Link Up



Hope to see your make in the HIMCR Challenge...

Happy Crafting!






Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Challenge #370


a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new  weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'No Sentiment'.



Mum and I call in Derby Cathedral each Wednesday.
 Last Wednesday the third King had arrived in the Nativity scene.



I decided to do another '3 Kings' card.
I have used a green card blank, yellow card and green sparkly card.
The die is 'Nativity Shooting Star' from Tutti Designs.
I will add this card to the first Rudolph Days Challenge of the Year




I hope you will join the challenge...



Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #276


Here's my card for the Anything Goes Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

Do pop over and see the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team!!


Just a very simple card - a hidden 'hello' on a scrap pf Distress Oxide background cut out with a Tonic ATC Collection Die. The 'hello' also came from this set and was cut from the background but then built up on several layers of the same die cut from plain card.


Look forward to seeing your make in the Challenge!

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Leigh SB's Poe Blog Hop - finishing soon...





2018 POE BLOG HOP

The hop starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.
Sign up not required...simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun! The linky is below...

Find more details here 

Each post I am hoping to share 'something Poe' I have made in the past ...


and something I have made for this hop...


At one time I was pretty keen on making fat pages -
 I remember making a partially Poe inspired fat book...entitled
'Create your art as though no-one will see it but you'

These are some of the pages:





The page I am going to share with you particularly is this one:



Not sure if you can see the stencilled image in the background:



Fat pages lost their appeal and I moved onto journalling.
Today I am going to show you a double page spread that I have not shared before.

I scribbled the quotes on myself - 
maybe I should have printed out the words and stuck them on...

Plus, I wrote out the the quote about forgetting something from memory -
 and I forgot a word!!

This page starts with a layer of faux wood effect paper (made using textured paper, glue and Distress Ink).
The top image is a Smeared Ink stamp stamped with black Archival ink on paper from an old book and ripped out.
The cat was die cut using a Tattered Lace die from the same paper and distressed slightly.
Distress Ink is Brushed corduroy



The second page is covered in paper from the old book, with Distress Oxides on top - peeled paint and frayed burlap.
Images are from Smeared Ink, stamped with Black Archival Ink.






I thought you might like to see that I have started using my ATC storage box:




Happy Crafting!







Leigh SB's 2018 Poe Blog Hop - Day 5







2018 POE BLOG HOP

The hop starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.
Sign up not required...simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun! The linky is below...

Find more details here 

Each day I am hoping to share 'something Poe' I have made in the past ...


and something I have made for this hop...


So first, four old favourites:



1. Using Smeared ink Digis:


2. Using Ike's Poe Skull Bust and a triple stamped moon (Kitchen Sink)

3. Using Ike's Lenore and Poe Paper Background 
plus an unknown rubber stamp from my stash
4. From a Creepmas album, using Smeared Ink rubber stamp
 and a vintage Santa (again unsure of the origin)





To find more details of my makes from previous years, click and scroll down through
EAP Posts

So now onto the last part of my wooden whisky box - the inside...


Again I covered top and bottom with a paper from a Tim Holtz idea-ology paper stash, and then added an assortment of elements again using images printed on a grunge/steampunk paper from Imagine That Digistamps and matted on black card.




Again I have used Ike's Poe's Death bed




Poe is from Vera Lane Edgar Allan Poe


Someone mentioned we seem to be having a lot of ravens this year - so here's a cat - my favourite cat digi from Smeared Ink.




Next we have Leigh's Oddleigh Raven Nevermore


The next ATC is stamped with archival ink using a Smeared Ink rubber stamp
 (sadly a company who no longer trade)



And last but not least I have Ike's Raven Poe


I attached these to the inside of my box...





Quite pleased with my box!!






Happy Crafting!