Swim, swim!

Susan Robinson
May 8, 2021

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Whenever I buy a new toy, I like to have a play to see how versatile they are. As well as being a really nice plant that you could use on its own or in any garden scene, I think this ‘Honeysuckle’ die, also makes a great underwater seaweed!

I am loving this Autumn weather here in Perth, Western Australia – slightly crisp mornings, but mainly beautiful sunny days. My favourite time of year. Will be sad when my swims in the ocean are put on hold for winter though, I ain’t no polar bear 🙂

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Kookaburra circle

Susan Robinson
May 5, 2021

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Apologies for my long leave of absence without giving notice, sometimes life just gets in the way. And you’d think having had that break, I’d come back all refreshed and full of creative ideas, but I find just the opposite is true, that it usually takes me a while for the creative juices to start flowing again. That’s my excuse anyway, for why I had to go out and buy myself a new toy in the shape of this “Honeysuckle Plant” 21201 Paper Rose die. I combined it with an old Stamp-it Kookaburra stamp and a Hero Arts wording for this card. The background and plant were sponged with Distress Oxide inks Bundled Sage, Speckled Egg & Crushed Olive. I used Buttercup Liquid Pearls to highlight plant tips.

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Blue Iris

Susan Robinson
April 8, 2021

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Back to basics – using your texters directly onto rubber, to stamp out your solid design images in multi-colour.

I added Gold Liquid Pearls to the center of the Iris, then set aside to dry before assembling card layers.

stamp: Single Iris 2663K by Penny Black

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Easter Blessings

Susan Robinson
April 3, 2021

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Easter blessings to you all. I hope you have a peaceful and relaxing long weekend.

I was planning on catching up on a little shut eye myself, but here I am again at 2am – not sleeping! Hello to all my fellow insomniacs out there. At least with card making, I have something constructive to do with my time. You were probably wondering when I found the time to make all these cards, haha. Well now you know.

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Fairy Web

Susan Robinson
March 30, 2021

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Entangled in this web of earthly obligations, I struggle to break free so as to briefly draw breath and seek joy in the simplest of things. How complex is this thing called love, both our savior and devourer.

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Have Courage

Susan Robinson
March 25, 2021

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It’s very cosy here in our comfort zone, but we won’t discover anything new, unless we have the courage to step outside it once in a while. They don’t have to be big steps, they can be little baby ones to start. The first one is always the hardest.

stamps: ‘En Bord de Mer’ by Carabelle Studio; ‘Discover Oceans’ by Stamp-it

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King of the Castle

Susan Robinson
March 17, 2021

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What can I say…

stamps: Castle by Stamp-it; Old Man by 100 Proof Press; wording done on computer

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Seagulls

Susan Robinson
March 12, 2021

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Do you have a stamp that you really like, but it has some small design fault that really irks you every time you stamp it out? That is the case with this ‘Seagulls’ stamp by Katzelkraft – the horizon does not line up on either side of the wooden post (there being a cloud on the right which is lower than the horizon line on the left). So I had to thicken the horizon to try and meet the lines up on either side of the post.

Even if things look a little gloomy, don’t lose faith, as you never know what the next tide could bring in.

I was intending to just leave this card with the birds and the wording, so it was similar to the first sample. But then I added the little mermaid, then put in footprints, THEN I found a wording I wished I’d used instead, so added that too. The card just kept getting bigger.

stamps: Seagulls by Katzelkraft; Daydreaming Mermaid small 2953 by 100 Proof Press; wordings by Hampton Art Stamps, Penny Black, and TH/Stampers Anonymous

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Fairy with Cat

Susan Robinson
March 7, 2021

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It’s great having a box of backgrounds already done up that you can select from when needing a quick card. This is a Distress Oxide background I used in conjunction with some Lavinia stamps and a Hero Arts wording.

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Transitions

Susan Robinson
March 3, 2021

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A birthday card for a 13 year old struggling with their identity.

Stamp by Studio Light MM244

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