Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Tuesday Throwdown Bling it On Challenge.........

Materials Used
Square White Base Card 135 mm by 135 mm
Papermania Vintage Notes 5 x 5" Stamp
Ink it Up Pigment Ink Pad in Lavender
6 Purple Flower Gems around the outside
1 Oval Purple Gem in the middle  

A Mizzly Day............

Good Afternoon All,
Well what a grotty day here in Cornwall, that orrible mizzly rain and windy, Lynne up the yard say's this is in for the week........ hope not, every where is so soggy, carries on much longer we will all end up with webbed feet....... still just have to Keep Dry and Carry On so to speak, anyhow, hope all ok were you are, after a soggy morning up at the yard, decided to pop in to Falmouth's Trago Mill's, to have a quick gander at the craft stuff...... did not browse for to long as I had the rabble in the truck, as you all know I have just started to stamp, so purchased this very pretty stamp, which you will see later, as I am going to make a card for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge and I thought this would be ideal....... also purchased some Papermania Fluid Metallic Brush Markers, dries with a metallic finish, don't know much about these as stamping is all new to me, has anybody used them........they do look pretty colours, so after I had finished in Trago Mills, I decided to stop at Gyllyngvase Beach to snap a couple of pixs, results are below.........

CASology Challenge Week # 29 Game.......

Materials Used
C5 White Base Card 300 gsm
X Cut Frame Die Cut in Red Card Stock 320 gsm
Spellbinder Scroll Die Cuts in Red Card Stock
Image taken from a CD by Pantheon Graphics
Sentiment I printed straight on to the base card


Monday, 28 January 2013

Hauntingly Beautiful..........

Good Morning All,
Yes I am early today, in work today, well, had a very busy weekend crafting pleased to say, I entered quite few card challenges, it's lovely to see all the different styles for each of the challenges, there really are some very talented crafters out there,  have done a fair bit of stamping this weekend, something I rarely do, and I must admit I am getting hooked, still have a fair bit to learn, like how much pressure to apply, and would like to learn how to mask an area, took me a few attempts to do a couple of the cards, and they are still not right, but I will persevere as I really do enjoy it, although are you supposed to get so much of the ink on your fingers, or is that because I am a messy crafter.......... anyhow, I took a couple of pixs of the moon this morning, as I thought it looked so hauntingly beautiful behind the tree in my garden.........

This one is a bit blurry

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Christmas Card Challenge Week # 9..........

Materials Used
Red C6 Size Base Card
I have embossed down one side of the card using a cuttlebug embossing snowflake folder.
The Angel I made using my sissix machine fairy die, using felt, in red, pale pink,white and cream for her hair, I also added two white feathers, for her wings.
Chocolate Card Stock was used for the layering, which was die cut using an X Cut die.
Red and Gold sentiment from my craft stash

Sweet Stop Sketches SSS195 January Challenge......

Materials Used
5 by 5 White Card Blank 320gsm
Country Garden Backing Papers by K&Co
Pale lemon Cardstock 320gsm, that I embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder
Paper flowers are Perfectly Pretty Petals from Crafters Companion 
Cat Stamp inked in Stayzon Jet Black
Shaded with watercolour pencils 

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Embellishment Technique Challenge

I am new to stamping, so I found this one a real challenge.
Materials Used
8 by 8 Scalloped white base card 320 gsm
Papermania Home for Christmas Holly Stamp
Papermania Home for Christmas sentiment Stamp
Papermania Home for Christmas Bauble Stamp
Holly has been stamped using Ink it Up Pigment ink in Kelly Green
Sentiment had been stamped using Tim Holtz Distressed ink Peeled Paint
Bauble has been stamped using a StazOn ink in gold
Around the edges of the layers I have added silver peel offs to add definition 

The Wind be a Blowing...................

Good Afternoon All,

Well it's a dry day here, but oh my it is very windy, and there are a few grey clouds appearing, so not sure how much longer the rain will stay away, after I had finished up at the yard this morning, I decided to go to the beach, to take some pixs of what I thought would be a rough sea, owing to the high winds, but I was very disappointed upon arrival at Portreath Beach, hardly any swell at all, even though it was very windy,but I did take a few shots of the not so rough sea......... the beach was nearly deserted, just a couple of people braving the elements and me snapping away, so returned home to hubby, who was out in the back garden to my surprise, tidying up a bit, so we both including rabble as well, started to sort a few things out, checking the drains for leaves and so forth, we were also able to get around the pond, which was great, so we cut a lot of bushes back, ready for the Spring, so all in all a productive morning, this afternoon I am going to do a bit more crafting, I have just started to get in to stamping, so I am going to have sort out of my inks and stamps, and hopefully enter a couple of more challenges, so whatever you all get up to this afternoon, have a great time and I will speak again soon........

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Christmas Card Challenge Week # 8 Sketch.......

Materials Used
8 by 8 White Base Card that has been covered in a paper from Debbie Moore's Art Deco Christmas.
X Cut Label Die has been used to around the sentiment, that I printed from my computer,
Blue Cardstock 320gsm 
Small Love and Peace Stamp free from Quick Cards Magazine
Large Round Tag from Papermania, I stamped the Christmas Heart on to the tag using an Archival Brilliance pigment ink pad in Peacock.
To attach the sentiment to the base card I used 2 large silver snowflake brads by Papermania.

Allsorts Challenge Week 191 Masculine........

Materials used
5 by 5 White Base Card 320 gsm
Journey Stamps by Clear Choice
Stazon Jet Balck Ink Pad
White base covered  with a map design paper by K & Co
Large luggage label, I replaced the cord with a piece of gardening twine.

Less is More Week 104 Sketch.............

Materials Used
C5 size white base card 320 gsm
Keepsake Card Craft Elegance Rubber Stamp Verse
Small Flower Stamp Free with Quick Cards Magazine
Stazon Jet Black ink pad
Silver Border Peel off
I have only just started stamping, so I need a lot of practice, but I think I could end up getting hooked........ just need to now how much pressure to place on the stamps. Oh well we all have to start somewhere.........

The Tea Shop........

Good Afternoon All,
Well the weather has been quite nice this morning here in Cornwall, much like a spring day, so what you all up too........ me I have not been long back from the yard, but this afternoon I will be entering some more card challenges, so I will be busy crafting, will have to get my thinking cap on........ had a busy week on Amazon, glad to say, so I will have to wrap up a few packages before I do anything else, also one of my friends has opened up a little tea shop, and she bakes the most wonderful cakes, and I might possibly be selling some of my cards and also my Mum's in there, so that will be cool, ......,. so all being well it looks like I have busy time ahead of me........took these pictures up at the yard this morning, I thought the sky was amazing..........will speak again tomorrow God willing.....and before I go I would like to congratulate all the winners of the card challenges, there were some beautiful entries.....

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Scrap Happy..........

Good Morning All,

Oh Dear, back to work for the next two day's, woe is me........ but seriously, when you think about it, it's not that bad a job, mentally tiring, but there are not many jobs that you can do all of your hours in three day,s 36 in total, so I am pretty lucky in that respect, but it still don't stop me moaning........ anyhow, I would like to thank everyone for there kind comments on my entries for the Challenges I have participated in, it's nice to now that you take the time to look at them, if you took the time to read my blog yesterday, you would now that I have been using up my craft scraps, which like all crafters there is quite a bit, so I was playing around yesterday, and below are a couple of cards that I made with scraps....... well hopefully will speak again tomorrow, but got to get ready for work,

Suzy B
Dazzling Ace Designs

My Scrap Happy Projects 


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Furry Friends.......

Materials Used
Black Leather Effect Card Stock 360 gsm for Base Card C5 Size
Red Linen Effect Card Stock 320gsm 
Flowers have been die cut using the Cricut machine and George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
The two frames have been die cut using the Spellbinder Labels, the large label has been embossed using the Cuttlebug  folder called Paisley,
I printed the sentiment on to the red card, then die cut around it using the small Spellbinder label.
In the centre of the flowers I have place silver peel offs by Anita
Main image is from the Vintage Cd Rom by Pantheon Arts 

Seems you have to wear Camera around Neck.............

Good Afternoon All,

Quite a pleasant day here in Cornwall albeit cold, we did have a glimpse of the sun........ not quite sure what's happening with the weather of late, we seem to have had a bit of everything, oh well roll on Spring, although, I went out in to my garden today and could not believe the amount of shoots coming through, do they not now we are still in January......... anyhow firstly I would like to thank Mynette, for her kind invitation to enter the Inkspirational Challenge thank you,and yes I would love to,  Now on the way up to the yard this morning, I had a lovely sighting of a fox, it was just standing by the roadside, and did not seem fazed by my truck at all, and just stood there in my headlights, so me being prepared as always (not)......... started to fumble around in my bag for my camera, and yes I think you have probably guessed the rest, it scurried of in to the undergrowth, I will probably never be that close again, so it seems that I need to have my camera constantly hanging around my neck, for these rare occasions, anyhow back home on the range...... I needed to make a Birthday Card, and don't now about you but I have lots of bits and pieces in containers, images that have been die cut, bits of card stock, you now what I mean crafters, things you keep just in case...... well I decided to rummage through this today, and below is the finished article......... Materials used, 6 by 6 white base card 320gsm, which I covered with a pretty piece of paper,by Wild Rose Studio Butterfly Garden, Large spellbinder frame was cut with an off cut of paper from the forever friends cd rom, Fairy banner and Image I am not sure were that came from, I've had it so long, finished of with 4 lilac teardrops, anyhow have to go as I entered the Furry Friends Challenge over on Tuesday Throwdown, and I am not happy with the card I entered, so I will endeavour to make another one.

Suzy B
Dazzling Ace Designs

Inkspirational Challenge # 3 Sketch Inspiration...........

Materials Used
6 by 6 White Base Card 320gsm, that has been covered with a pretty paper from Butterfly Garden, by Wild Rose Studio.
Pink Striped Paper is from Papermania Creative Tones
Large X Cut Flower Die has been cut from a pretty paper, from K & Co,
Smaller X Cut Flower Die has been cut using a pretty Cupcake paper from Pink Petticoat,
Sentiment Banner I printed from my computer, also the little cupcake in the banner corner.
To Finish of I have added 2 little mint green gems.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

CASology Challenge week #28 Drink..............

Materials Used
6 by 6 White Card Blank 320 gsm
Stamps I received Free with Quick Cards Magazine 
Shaded with Downey Rowler Watercolour Pencils
I printed the sentiment and scroll from my computer on to a white card stock, and then die cut it out using an X Cut fancy label.


Allsorts Challenge Week #190 Flower Power...........

Grab our logo

Materials Used
6 by 6 White Base Card 320 gsm used landscape
Large Fancy Frame Die Cut using the Cricut machine home decor cartridge 
Flower Card Stock in Blue from Payper Box
Dark Blue Satin Card Stock 320 gsm
Small Flower Punch 
Crystal dot for centre of flower


Tuesday Throwdown Furry Friends.............

Grab Our Button
Materials Used
White Base Card 360 gsm
The Base Card has been printed with a design sheet fro Joanna Sheen's Vintage Birthday Cd Rom
The contrasting paper I placed on top has been torn down the edge
The main images have also been taken from the same CD rom have been matted and layered in contrasting card stock.
Silver Best Wishes Peel off has been layered on to a pale lilac card stock, down one edge of the card is a silver peel off, and in the other two corners I have placed silver filigree peel offs.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown January Recipe Challenge

Materials Used
White Base Card 360 GSM, 
I printed on to the base card with a design sheet from Debbie Moore's Vintage Christmas
The Vintage image was taken from Pantheon Arts Vintage CD Rom
I cut the image using a Spellbinder Label Die 
The Poinsettia flower has been die cut using an X Cut Die in pale gold glitter card
Red brad for centre of flower and gold Christmas banner from my craft stash.
The insert has been printed using the Debbie Moore Vintage Christmas.
This is the insert to my card

All Gone.......

Afternoon Folks,

Well the Snow that arrived yesterday has departed....... not leaving a trace, it's as if it was not here at all, so sad that it is, not to see the pretty scenery, I am glad it has all gone myself, only caused problems when it was here...... so hopefully will not get anymore, anyhow I hope you are well and keeping warm, I have just lit the fire, although the snow has gone it is still chilly to say the least, had to take Toby to the vet's last night, upset tummy, £68.00 later he seems to be on the mend...... and it didn't seem to stop him charging around the fields like a lunatic this morning, still better to be safe than sorry, well needed to make a nice bright card, for a friend who is feeling a bit down at the moment, and she loves anything shabby, so I came up with this, white base card 360 gsm, a lovely scroll design paper from K & Co, which I cut then offset and overlaped on to the base card, leaving some white card showing in two corners, onto the white card I placed some pale and bright lemon Perfectly Pretty Petals by Crafters Companion, to hide the joins, I used some pretty lemon and silver lace ribbon, cut a bright lemon tag and placed a pale lemon flower peel off on to the tag, sentiment I printed from my computer, and edged it in a silver peel off, just hope she likes it......
Suzy B
Dazzling Ace Designs 

Monday, 21 January 2013

Less is More Challenge # 103 Friends.......

Materials Used
6 by 6 White Base Card
Spellbinder Labels Die Cut
The Spotty Card is from a selection from PaperBox 
I have printed my sentiment straight on to the base card in Pink
I used my Graphics programme on my computer to add the flower swirl and butterfly
The main image is from the Christine Howarth CD

It's Here........

Good Afternoon All,

Well woke this morning to a blanket of Snow....... Got up at about 02.20 this morning to use the loo, and it was eerily quite, and you just knew it had been snowing, let the rabble in to the garden, and there it was, went back to bed and informed hubby, all I got was a grunt...... so got up later in the morning, than I would normally have done, thinking that the roads would be a bit clearer, with traffic, and they were,until you hit Stithians........ and that is where it all went wrong..... now before I left hubby told me not to go that way, and stick to the main road, which is what I intended to do, but before I knew it I was in Stithians, you see this is the route I take all the time, so I must have been on auto pilot, and the road was like a sheet of ice, my truck which by the way is not a 4x4 , just looks like one, started to slip across the road, and I don't mean a nice wide road, this is a country lane with Cornish stone walls on either side.....and we ended up sideways, so managed to get straight again, and carried on, by this time I was so stressed I had a pounding headache, got a little further up the road and there was a van that had slid in to the side, I could not turn round, and just sat and waited, finally we were on the move again albeit slow, and my truck started to slide again, well  by this time I was crying, thinking I cannot do this, but I cannot turn round either, then I heard my dad in my head, saying you can do this, drop your truck in to a lower gear, my truck is also automatic, and just pump the brakes, to keep you slowing down, so I continued, the rabble were in the back and Smarty Pants was in the front seat, and I said to them all don't worry we are going to get to the stables in one piece, on a normal day the journey takes me 30 mins tops, this morning in took me two hours.......anyhow after a traumatic morning, we are safely home, so I have just had a coffee, going to do a few chores, and then hopefully, enter a couple of challenges....... even though this morning was not in the least bit enjoyable, the snow did look pretty, and the rabble loved it in the fields, you see this is the first time they have met snow, and it was funny to watch them, below are some pictures I took, once I had stopped shaking.........
Suzy B
Dazzling Ace Designs

This was taken on the way up the yard this morning on the Stithians Road

This is halfway down the road I started to slip on taken from in my truck

The fields up at the stables

Queen Smarty Pants and Chumleigh

The Gang......

Toby and Chumleigh can't quite make out what it is.....

Sunday, 20 January 2013

No Snow as of yet........

Morning all,

Well I keep waking up expecting Snow, but as of yet none,but it is damm chilly, my temp gauge on my truck read -1 degree this morning going over to the yard, and the hose pipe at the stables was frozen, which was a pain but anyhow, what's it like were you are........ I don't think we will escape the snow here in Cornwall, but you never know....... anyhow Lilian over on My Fun Time, gave me this wonderful site were you can print off free backing papers,Free Craft Downloads and it is great, have not had a chance to have a good look yet,work an all, but after today I have three day's of, so will have a good look then, also some great new challenges this week that I want to join in on, so I will be busy busy busy.......anyhow, I must love and leave you all, as have to get ready for work ( big sigh...) so stay safe and warm, and will speak again soon.

Suzy B
Dazzling Ace Designs

Have no Snow here in Cornwall yet, but i just love this winter scene, makes me want to walk down this road with my dogs it looks so peaceful.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Cannot Unzip.......

Morning All,

Firstly I Would like to say a big thank you to three new followers on my blog, so Mau, Deb and Ardyth-Percy Robb thank you so much for joining me, Now this weather, here in Cornwall it is tipping it down with rain...... the roads are water logged, with puddles the size of lakes, oh alright a slight exaggeration, but they are big, anyhow, on a more gloomy note, back to work for the next three day's for me, would much rather be at home in my craft room, but I suppose I do need  an income to support my ever growing craft stash..... also I am in a bit of pickle at the moment, found this lovely site called Far Far Hill, and they are giving away free, yes free, lovely backing papers, well never one to miss an opportunity, I downloaded some last night, download went fine, but when I tried to print them out nothing...... what have I done wrong, if anybody out there could give me some advice, it would be great, I am okay at the easy stuff on my computer, but that's about as far as my computer knowledge goes, and the papers are mouth watering....... well that's about all I have time for, as I need to get ready for work, so hopefully God willing will talk to you all again briefly in the morning......By the way Congratulations to the winners of the Less is More Black and White Challenge, the cards are beautiful,

Suzy B
Dazzling Ace Designs

Borrowed This Picture from the Internet I think it's just amazing..

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Cute Card Thursday Challenge Diamonds are Forever........

Materials Used

C6 White Card Blank
Papermania Flourish Stamp # 10113
Archival Pigment Ink Pad Brilliance Aurora
Gem Encrusted Butterfly given to me for Christmas with some other craft goodies.
I printed the sentiment straight on to the base card, using my computer.

Will It Snow.................

Good Afternoon All,
Well I am waiting with trepidation as to weather we are going to get snow.......... today has been a very grey and chilly one so far, and I must admit at one point up at the yard, I thought we had a slight sleet, I don't mind the snow, but we never get it at Christmas, I cannot remember the last time we had a white Christmas, and it's never the same after, it looks pretty and all that, but things just come to a standstill here in Cornwall, as soon as we have even a flurry of snow you have the radio presenters, saying do not go out unless you have to...... It's snow for heaven's sake hardly an alien invasion..... and if the gritters, gritted the roads, well don't get me started on that one, please explain why I, and so many others pay road tax........ I was under the impression silly me, that it went towards things, like the upkeep of the roads, and gritting,  we do have the gritters out, and they do grit the main roads, but the side roads seem to be forgotten about, and never see any, how do they think people get there cars on to the main roads in the first place, hover........Oh well, I suppose some things will never change, anyhow, on a lighter note...... I would like to thank all the people, who have taken time out of there busy lives to leave comments on my blogs, I love reading them, and they are much appreciated, thank you, now if you are one of those kind people,  you will now that I am going to dabble in photography this year, so I have been snapping away at anything and everything at the moment, and the results are below, Also popped in to Camborn Town on the way back from the yard today, to go in to the pet shop to purchase some chews for the rabble, and right next door is a craft shop...... well you know what it's like when you are a crafter, you have to go in, so I purchased some card blanks, and some lovely patterned card stock, so I will endeavour to have a play around with it this afternoon, anyway must go as I have to light the fire, and the kettle has just boiled, speak again soon. Hope you like the pixs.........

Suzy B
Dazzling Ace Designs 

A close up of a Rhododendron Bud

Sweet Little Daisy

I Just Love this tree it so Gnarled and Bare 

If the gateway to my Horse's field, get's any worse we will need a canoe