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 ­čÖé

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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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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Pink Petals

Susan Robinson
July 30, 2019

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Having a play with my flower dies. As I wanted the inside petals to contrast with the flower outline, I had to cut the die out twice, so made a 2nd card with the leftovers.

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Mum’s 80th

Susan Robinson
July 22, 2019

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My dear old Mum is turning 80! Sadly she has been suffering from dementia for the last few years and is on a downward slide. Despite the fact that she can’t remember her children’s names, she does know that we are family and can still recognise her immediate neighbours and a few friends faces. I decided it would be a shame to let such a momentous event pass with a hardly a whimper, so organised (with the help of my sister and sister-in-law) an afternoon tea to celebrate. She was a bit anxious on the lead up, but rose to the occasion once people started to arrive and enjoyed being made a fuss of and all the attention. We took a few photos so hopefully that will help her remember some happy times:)


The house where the other part of my heart lives, with my mother and only son.
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Purple Roses

Susan Robinson
March 7, 2019

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Different day, different colour, same die (Penny Black ‘Glamorous’ 51-117)

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Pink & Glamorous

Susan Robinson
March 3, 2019

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My husband went off fishing this morning, so had the place to myself and managed to get 2 cards done!

When posting cards in the past, I have always tried to state stamps or dies used (codes and company) and occasionally I still will but –

(1) many of the stamp images I use I have had for a long time and the companies are no longer in existence. Therefore it seems silly wasting time and going to the trouble to list such things when they are no longer available. If you’d like any further information though, I’m more than happy to answer any questions if you want to flick me off a quick email.

(2) I have run out of storage room for my dies and unmounted stamps, so once out of their packaging, they often get separated. I also often work on numerous projects at a time so things can get a little messy.

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Flowing Flowers

Susan Robinson
February 27, 2019

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Some stamp designs, while beautiful, are not very flexible in their usage. This is one such stamp. Options:

  • apply different colours
  • chop up the design into squares or mosaic pieces, then reassemble
  • stamp out only a portion of the design
  • highlight a section of the design
  • add other elements to the design
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Peonies and Ladybugs

Susan Robinson
February 18, 2019

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What are your go to colours? I lean towards this peachy shade, olive greens and aquas. I do use other colours of course, though some combinations I really struggle with (black, white and red for example).

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Rose Bed

Susan Robinson
November 9, 2018

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Here are two cards I made using the same swirly rose die. The orange one above uses only a portion of the die. After cutting it out in white, I simply placed an alternative colour card behind the cut-out. After pushing all the little segments of leaves and petals out, I glued the rose outlines back into place.

For the pink card below, I cut the whole die out twice, one in white and one in light brown card. I placed the pink scripted paper behind the brown card background, but glued the white rose outlines in instead. When my card was completely assembled, I highlighted the bottom right rose only with Glossy Accents and sprinkled crystal glitter over.

 

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