Tuesday, July 22, 2014


 A-choo!! Boy, it's been a while! The dust has settled over my blog....let me dust things off and show you a bit of what I've been up to lately!

I've made quite a few cards, some were even for challenges...unfortunately, I didn't get them photographed in time for the said challenges...so I'll just share them with you now.

This card was made by cutting out the roses with the Cameo, then I paper pieced the red and green behind the cut outs, added a strip of red down the side and stamped on a sentiment...super quick and easy! 

This card was from waaaaaay back during the online watercolor class I took.  I used stamps from PTI and stamped the image on watercolor paper with versamark ink and them heat embossed the image in white.  Added some water to the paper and then touched each area with a little color.  The sentiment is also from PTI.  This card was made entirely with watercolor paper as a one layer card. 

This card was also made during the online watercolor class.  It's difficult to see here, but I mixed a little perfect pearls with my water colors and used that to paint the flower and leaves that had been stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white.  I cut around the edges of the image and then cut the rest of the panel into a rectangle.  Sentiment is from PTI.

I've seen lots of cards lately with the layered angled cut piece, so I thought I'd give it a try.  Both this card and the next card were my attempts with this technique.  I think I like it!  The card above was super simple...just cut the "hello" from white card stock, then cut it again into the Kraft card stock and did a little paper piecing to get all the pieces back together.  Added a white stitching line around the Kraft piece.

This card was a little more difficult...more fiddly, but was done the same way.  The exception on this card was that I popped the angled layer up off the card base.  

I've also been "re-learning" tatting.  I tatted years ago when I was making clothes from my girls, but haven't touched it in years.  In re-discovering tatting, I've learned that it can actually be done with a special tatting needle...and I've been working on mastering tatting with a needle rather than a shuttle. I'll have to get a few pics to share with you some of the things I've made in the last few days.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...

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Kathyk said...

Super fab makes, such a shame you didn't get them blogged in time for the challenges but, life's sometimes like that - at least you have some lovely cards in stock!


snapdragon said...

Wow- cool! I love the angled pieces- they look so crisp and clean and modern. Nice to see you posting again.

Suze Bain said...

Fabulous cards Susan, I particularly love the third one, it's gorgeous. Love the layering technique too, I haven't really been card making of late so haven't come across this latest trend! Look forward to seeing your tatting (had to look it up, wasn't sure what it was! Lol) xx

Sandra H said...

Wow Susan your card are truly beautiful your so creative with your makes x

Jeanne said...

Love every one of these cards! :-)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, hello, hello right back achoo, Susan! It's always a delight to see you posting and this post, in particular, shares some stunning works of art by you! You really do rock the watercoloring!! If I ever get back to finishing the last half of that class, I'll try your trick of mixing the perfect pearls with the paints! Can't wait to see your tatting!! Hugs, Darnell

debby4000 said...

What wonderful cards, well worth the wait.

Carol Cel said...

beautiful cards - I love the "so sweet of you" and the angled cards. Glad you got to post them and we got to see them.

Karen B said...

Hello Susan - we've missed you but talk about coming back with a bang!!! lol What an amazing array of cards - they are all gorgeous. Love the way you've cut round the flowers but left the rest of the panel as a rectangle - stunning. Your angled cards are a definite winner. Look forward to seeing your next makes.

Karen x

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad to see that you've dusted off your blog, Susan! I hope to see you more often now that the dusting is done! All of these cards are of your amazing CAS quality! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend.

Faith A said...

Susan so good to see you back again and clear of dust AND with such super cards, they really are gorgeous.

Valerie Nolan said...

A wonderful array of cards Susan and different techniques. Love the inset words and your watercolouring is gorgeous. How nice to see you in blogland again:)
Val x

Annette said...

I love the water colour cards. Such beautiful colouring. Pinned for inspiration thanks.


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