A slice of Sea

Susan Robinson
January 28, 2022

spacer

I am still playing with my new brushes and various stencil ideas. Thanks to Elizabeth Arden for the inspiration for the above card using Lavinia stamps.

spacer

Turning a new Leaf

Susan Robinson
January 22, 2022

spacer

I discovered these lovely brushes, which are excellent for colouring through stencils. They get into all the intricate little spaces that sponges struggle to. Not so good for colouring large background areas though, I reverted to my sponging blocks for that.

Using a Lavinia leaf stencil and house stamp for the first card, with a combination of flower stamps from various companies for the second card.

spacer

New Growth

Susan Robinson
January 1, 2022

spacer

Hello 2022! Happy New Year everyone!!

The background for the above card was made with Distress Stain sprays, with a Sparkling Sunflower Shimmer Pearl sprayed over the top. I matted it onto a gold mirror card, which is hard to photograph as it reflects the light.

I positioned the die upside down for the card below, and did the background with Distress Stain sprays again, in conjunction with shaving cream (see under ‘techniques’ in main menu). The fairy is a Lavinia stamp, and the wording I just did on the computer. I hope you all ‘find yourselves’ in a happy place this year. Get creating!

spacer

Tree Ends

Susan Robinson
December 15, 2021

spacer

The end of the year is nearing, and possibly the end of this blog too. Next April I will be losing this site, as I do not have an ABN. (I did have, but they took it off me as I wasn’t making enough money, well, no money in fact). I feel it has serviced it’s use and given me purpose through a time in my life when I needed that. I may still do a few more posts, but they will be sporadic. Now that I have returned to work, I am finding I don’t have the time or energy to ‘play’ so much. Besides, I am running out of room, as I have over 200 cards stockpiled in my craft room, haha! As I am now working in Aged Care, I have decided to give all the residents (nearly 60) a Christmas card each. Just hope I’m not putting myself under too much pressure to repeat the tradition in the coming years.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas season. All the best for 2022. Who knows what adventures await!

spacer

Been Good All Year?

Susan Robinson
December 7, 2021

spacer

We’ve all got one of ‘those’ friends.

Not long to go now. I probably still have 1 more post in me before Christmas.

spacer

Mary & Joseph

Susan Robinson
November 27, 2021

spacer

As we all get caught up in the hype of Christmas, it’s good to take time to reflect and remember how the story all began.

Variations on a theme, using the ‘Mary’ (LAV040) stamp above from Lavinia Stamps, and ‘The Journey’ (D023) by Stamp Africa below.

spacer

Leafy Bauble

Susan Robinson
November 14, 2021

spacer

I thought it was past time I started on my Christmas cards. Still playing with Paper Rose’s ‘Gum Leaf Circle Frame’ die.

spacer

Christmas Baby?

Susan Robinson
November 7, 2021

spacer

I’m not sure if this card is supposed to be a baby card or a Christmas card, it’s a bit of a hybrid. I find card making very therapeutic, and sometimes use symbolism to work through issues that are personal to me at the time. My mother’s passing marked the end of an era for our family. My focus now will be on the younger generations coming up. She was mother to 5, grandmother to 11 (soon to be 12) and great-grandmother to 1. Her middle name was JOY. This card shows the circle of life – we are born, we live and grow, then we die. I will always remember my mother with much LOVE, but am glad she is now resting in PEACE.

die: Gum Leaf Circle Frame 22795 by Paper Rose

stamps: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie – Bush Babies 17529 by Paper Rose; Xmas – Plate 1 by Paper Artsy

spacer

Susan Robinson
October 25, 2021

spacer

Sadly my mother passed away yesterday, so I will not be posting for a while.

spacer

Framed Garden

Susan Robinson
October 22, 2021

spacer

My posts may be a little sporadic and short on commentary over the next few weeks sorry. My mother has been sitting in the ‘departure lounge’ for many months now, but I think the time has come for her to fly. Thinking of her in happier days, tending to her beautiful garden.

die: ‘Toulouse background’ 98826 by Memory Box, with a few extra bits from Tim Holtz dies added. Butterfly is a Fiskars hand punch.

spacer