Sunday 27 September 2009

Coffee anyone?????

How's your week end going? On Saturday evening Kerrie and I were talking on Skype with Olga and Connie, blogging friends from STV. It's always good to catch up with them we have lots of laughs. It's Sunday evening here and it's been blowing a gale all day!!
Walshie thought we should try to get a walk in ....I wasn't too keen.....I hate the wind it makes me feel uneasy. Don't ask me why.. still said yes but after we pay a visit to the one and only specialist shop for stamping goods close by. Actually closer to Kerrie than us but the only one so off we went. I spent a happy hour looking around and walked away with a new Spellbinders Impressabilities a Basic Grey eskimo kisses paper pad (so much for not using dp for a while!) and some kindyglitz . I actually wanted a clear glitter pen but they don't have them so this was, according to the sales assistant the next best thing.......we shall see. I also picked up a couple of other smaller bits you can't live without......
Anyway from there we drove up to Palm Beach, which is the top of our peninsular (for those who don't know). I did get out of the car.... the sea was a quite rough, lots of white caps and not too many people in the water. Then a gust of wind blew sand in my face and that was it......back to the car for me........what a wuss!!
So I came home and tried to catch up on emails and blog visits.
Last night I started making this card for Jessica's sketch challenge over on STV...... so I finished it off what do you think?
  • Stamp GKD - signs of autumn and the sentiment is GKD thanks a million.
  • Ink ColorBox Paintbox fluid chalk autumn pastels.
  • Card GKD Soft Sand, American Crafts caramel and butterscotch, DP Heidi Grace Reagans Closet.
My base card is GKD soft sand. I started with one layer of butterscotch, which I pierced. To this I attached another layer of soft sand. Next came the four panels two of Caramel with some piercing in top right and bottom left corners, (not sure if you can see that here) as well as the striped dp.
The image was stamped to some soft sand card twice, one cup was cut away to be added with a foam tab later. The second image was then cut using a Spellbinder labels one die and sponged whilst still in the die with the same ColorBox chalk. This was attached to a larger label die cut from the butterscotch card. I also pierced around the edge of this piece. Two buttons were added with dmc embroidery thread tied through the button holes.

The inside of this card was also decorated using the card left after cutting the larger label and some of the striped dp punched into 3/4" circles with buttonholes punched in the centres.
The sentiment was stamped to complete the card.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by, enjoy the rest of your week end.
Till next time........


craftieodmae said...

It was great talking with you also. I'm back up drinking my coffee this morning! Glad you got to shop but hate you got sand in your face LOL. Your card is simply gorgeous!! but then all your cards are. You are so darn talented!!

Kerrie said...

With the weather like to day, you should have gone country, not beach!!! As always, your card is gorgeous....

Betty Benton said...

Love this card, Sue! That dp is soooo pretty! The "buttons" on the inside are a special touch as is the the "leftover" paper from the die cut! All the piercing is so uniform -- you're good, girl!!

Robyn said...

Hi Sue! Wild and windy here today too! Your story brought back memories for me of camping holidays at Palm Beach when I was little ! Back then there was a camping area between the surf beach and Pittwater ! Love your card- hope one day I will be able to meet you IRL for a coffee!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Love your card Sue!I was reading while enjoying a cup of joe! You must live in and amazing place.... craft store and the sea! You are a very blessed woman!