Birds with Bauble

Susan Robinson
November 15, 2019

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Holly Concert 4337K Penny Black

There seems to be a theme happening this year – birds! I haven’t got back to further explore the potential of my ‘Birds on a Wreath’ die from previous post yet, as I got diverted with this one. I felt like doing some colouring in, it helps to relax me. This design was the perfect size, not too big, not too small, with enough colour variation to be interesting.

I matched up the Penny Black bird stamp ‘Holly Concert’ 4337K with a Stamp-it Christmas wording from their set #17, which I gold embossed onto a Tim Holtz Bigz die ‘Retro Ornaments’ siz660036. It was a bit of a squeeze but hopefully the message is clear enough 🙂

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Birds on a Wreath

Susan Robinson
October 23, 2019

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Thought I’d better make a start on my Christmas cards. Just playing with this Penny Black die “Birds on a Wreath” at the moment. In the pink sample above I have incorporated some Alexandra Renke dies also.

In this green and copper sample, I embossed the Christmas script background in copper, overlaying the die, cut out in gold paper. I cut out the bells a 2nd time and mounted them over the originals once I’d dry- embossed them. The birds I also cut out a 2nd time in scraps of rust and mustard cardstock, gluing into place and adding wings.

For this blue sample, I cut out the die in white cardstock and coloured it in with watercolours and pens – a bit time consuming, so doubt I’ll be making many of them. The bells and birds I cut out a 2nd time, colouring in the birds and Magic Mounting all into position. The background was just a scrap I had laying around from another project that I re-purposed.

Well that’s all for now, all the best with your Christmas card endeavours! I found this die (much as I love it) a bit busy, so may try some de-constructed versions of it next 🙂

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Craft SALE

Susan Robinson
September 30, 2019

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Usually at the end of every year I have a little clear out of my craft things (as invariably I have bought new things during the year and need the space). This year I have joined in with the Garage Sale Trail being held on the weekend of the 19th & 20th October. I will be doing both days from 9am – 2pm on the Saturday, and 9am – 12 noon on the Sunday. So along with craft products there will also be an eclectic mix of household items and knick-knacks. I will also be selling off many of my hand made cards for just $5 each.

So join the TRAIL on garagesaletrail.com.au and I hope to see some of you that weekend!!

My address is 10A Prinsep Road, Attadale WA (rear block)

I will post photos closer to the time, once I have set up. Any questions feel free to email me at artatticstudio@gmail.com

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Celebration of Life

Susan Robinson
September 22, 2019

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Life goes on and we must celebrate the living.

This card is for one of my good friends who has been a wonderful support and source of inspiration to me for many years. I feel very blessed to have her in my life. I hope you all have at least one person in your life like that 🙂

Flower dies by Alexandra Renke, leaves (unsure), Tattered Banners siz657179 by Tim Holtz, Happy Birthday stamp 3320C by Stamp-it

Flowers coloured with Distress Stains.

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Golden Sympathy

Susan Robinson
September 15, 2019

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It was with great sadness that I made some Sympathy cards this week. One of our close friends’ mother passed away suddenly. Such a lovely, lovely lady, what I would call ‘the salt of the earth’ type. We often dropped by to have a chin-wag over a cuppa. She will be sorely missed.

My husband has known the family a lot longer than I have (over 50 years), so he was going to fill in the inside message. Still waiting… I know he is really struggling to find the right words to say. Some feelings no words can express.

My condolences go out to all others suffering a similar loss in their life. I hope you have the love and support of friends or family to help you through it. x

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Snail Mail

Susan Robinson
September 11, 2019

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For many years I was under the misconception that WHEN I retire, my life would suddenly be ALL organised! Three years on and sadly that is not the case. My recipes are still waiting to be sorted, as are my music files, and don’t get me started on my photographs! I thought digital technology was supposed to make life easier, but it has only added to the chaos. And considering I make cards as a hobby, you’d think my friends and relatives would at least get a lovely hand made card for their birthday every year! On time! (Sigh)

I get through life with the attitude that “Every day is a new day”, forgive myself for past inadequacies and strive to do better.

  • UMS879 Toadstool Turret from Willowby Woods Collection by Creative Expressions UK
  • 1758E Garden Buggy! by Penny Black Inc
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Fairy Cup of Kindness

Susan Robinson
September 3, 2019

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So Suzy “Fairy Teacup” stamp, wordings by Stampin’ Up

For all of you suffering colds and the flu (or any other ailments) – hope you feel better soon.

I fell in love with these adorable little fairies from ‘So Suzy’ stamps as soon as I saw them. How gorgeous are they?!

The background for this card was sprayed with Distress Stains (Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Weathered Wood), then spritzed with Perfect Pearl PP Mist. Crystal Stickles have been applied to the fairies wings, and Glossy Accents to reflections on cup and liquid in spoon.

Below is another card I made with them.

So Suzy “Fairy Teacup” stamp, wording by Penny Black, “Fillipa” corner die by Memory Box

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Pure Innocence

Susan Robinson
August 28, 2019

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My Favorite Things stamp “Pure Innocent Love” took me back to my childhood of playing with paper dolls. After digging down to the bottom of my patterned paper cut-offs drawer to find all those tiny pieces perfect for cutting her dress out of, I had a lot of fun dressing her up for her card debut.

I have a favourite, which one’s yours?

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Summer Hibiscus

Susan Robinson
August 9, 2019

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We’ve had such beautiful sunny weather this winter, some days I feel like it’s summer already! Inspiration for this card.

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Yellow blossoms for you

Susan Robinson
August 5, 2019

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Alexandra Renke has some beautiful flower designs in her die range and this is just one of them. They always cut out nicely too.

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