Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Hi there to my blogging friends and a special hello to my new followers - thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your great comments.  You really cheer me up!!!

I mentioned recently that I had made a quick card for a new neighbour (quite a first for me 'cos I'm not known for being quick)  and I am now going to post it for you to see. 

The first one is taken without the light so you can see the detail.  The next one is taken with light so that you can see how it shines.

I mainly did this with peel-offs - not something I use a lot of these days.  However, it is the underlying techniques that I really loved playing with.  Some time ago I had been playing with my spritz bottles and had made some backgrounds which I then put aside.  I decided to use one for the New Home card - however this had to be quick so I found my peel-offs and got out my mirri card and alcohol inks.  This was soooo enjoyable 'cos I had lovely inky pinkies!!!   I blobbed the mirri with the alcohol inks then put the peel-off leaves onto the mirri before cutting them out.  I cut two pieces of mirri for matting with a piece of 'alcohol blobbed' mirri in between.  Being a meany I gutted the alcohol mirri so that I have a bit left in my bit box!!!!   I then cascaded the leaves over the whole front with foam pads to give them a 'lift'.  I do like the twirly bits so I added loads of them in between, popped a NEW HOME peel-off on the front and Bobs your Uncle!

I hope you like this very simple card.  It has been suggested I should enter this in the  so here goes.

Once again thank you for stopping by - I love blogging!

Hugs to you all. xx



  1. WOW!! You say that this is simple, well in that case it is simply stunning!! I really love the way design, the colours of the leaves look amazing.

    I hope enjoy the rest of the evening
    Hugs Sue

  2. Hi Sue, well this certainly doesn't look anything like a quick card, colours and layout are gorgeous! Carole Z X

  3. Hi Sue,
    wonderful card for a quickie. Fab technics used too. You should enter into Fab'n Funky challenge which features leaves. I have entered
    my tomorrows post.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Stunning - a perfect autumnal card, colours are superb :) xx

  5. Fabulous card Sue. Maybe I'll hang on to my peel offs after all! love from Christine x

  6. Hello Sue, It's me again, just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge

  7. Hi Sue, thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog! Yes there are some amazingly talented crafters in these groups! This is a beautiful card I really love it, I am your new follower! Hope to see more posts soon. Zoe xxxx

  8. Hi Thanks for stopping ny my blog I am now following you too !! Nice to meet you ;0) Wow what a card it's amazing so different love the techniques you make it sound so easy !! but I wouldn't know where to start lol ! Really inspired ! To link anything in your sidebar ;-
    Choose layout on the left hand side of your blog page
    click on add a gadget on the right hand side
    From the pop up box scroll down and click on the plus sign next to picture
    Put in your title in the box
    put in a caption I usually put in the date the candy ends
    In the Link box delete the words in the box http://. Copy the site address you want to link to and paste it into this box.
    Save image you want to use on your computer. Press the blue choose file and get the picture you saved and press save .
    Press the orange save button.
    You will now see the what you have created on your blog layout and you can move it up or down to where you like by clicking and moving it with your mouse.
    Press the orange button at the top on the left hand side called save arrangement.

    Hope that helps !! Lots of Crafty Hugs Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) xxxxxx ;0)

  9. Absolutely fabulous card. Doesn't look like it was quick to make either.

    Best use of peel-offs I've seen.
    Sarn xxx

  10. Wow Sue, this really is breathtakingly beautiful.I think Sarn and I are shadowing one another 'cos I now want to echo what she said - it sure doesn't look as if it was quick to make - and brilliant use of peel offs. One very clever lady! Hugs, Di xx

  11. hugsssssssss Susie love this card xxxxx

  12. Stunning! I love the effect of this technique, Will have to give it a go someday myself. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  13. Absolutely fabulous, love the effect....Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  14. This is beautiful and so full of life. Love your techniques, you have shown a good way to use peel offs.
    Bigs Hugs Linda x

  15. Sue this is stunning. I love it so much and what a lucky neighbour to receive it. Brilliant! Good luck with the challenge. Love Christine H xx

  16. How beautiful , thanks for showing it in the light it looks fab well done Hugs Elaine


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