Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Going away pressie

Good news!!! Em sailed through her A's and has easily got her place at Falmouth University to study Graphic Design!  If only I could have my time again I would be going with her!!  So now it's a mad rush to get everything sorted for her to go away.....a couple of trips to Ikea have meant that we have most of the utensils she will need..still collecting though! 

Still trying to get the house sorted out...sewing machine went into the shop to get fixed yesterday...don't get it back for 3 weeks at the earliest and I need to get a blind made for the study before the 16th Sept....big family get together to send her off.  Also need to make the house Molly proof...another story! and just generally clear loads of rooms.

Anyway...Em's leaving..so "Mum can you make me a card for xyz...like by tomorrow?!" is going to be a bit difficult.   I thought that it might be a good idea to send her off with a few ready made cards....so this was my inspiration for a box of cards to take away.  I used the brilliant Gala Event stamps from "Creative Expressions" .  She loves them so that's good!

I decided to use up all of the scraps of dyed seam binding that were languishing in my ribbon draw...and as you might see if you have good eyesight...my sewing machine was dying!  Tension was all over the place!

Making 6 cards and a box in a short time was a prompt for following the CAS route.  Dresses are coloured using distress markers or cosmic shimmer water colours paints and then glossy accented.  I made the box to house them and used my favourite stamp from the set to decorate the box..  Having used ancient page ink to stamp the dresses, I outlined using a grey copic marker which drew some of the black ink out to give a dramatic base for the dresses and make them pop a bit more.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


"Top tip Tuesday - One Layer"
"Eurekastamps - Anything goes"
"Lexis creations - back to school or college" not toddler stuff but big girl stuff here!
"Make it Monday - anything goes"
"Simon says stamp and show - No rules!"
"The crazy challenge - anything goes"
"totallystampalicious - CAS"
"Craft your days away - anything goes"
"Hiding in my craft room - limited to 2 layers" kept it down to a minimum here.

16 comments:

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at Eureka Stamps;) I love your cards as a fashion girl I am going to go check into these beauties.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
I have just bought these stamps today and can not wait to play with them.
What a lovely box of cards your daughter has for taking to uni, lucky girl.
Ria

Cheryl said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week!

Shirley-anne said...

Simply exquisite .Lovely idea to send with daughter to Uni .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Pia S said...

This is such a great collection of cards! Fab design, with the lovely dresses and ribbon in different colors. Those images are really great! Glad I came over from MIM to have a closer look at all these cards!

Rose Petal said...

How lovely and such a pretty set of images. Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
Sandra xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Awesome creations, you will your daughter and this is lovely to send her away with. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Lovely card, wonderful colouring on the dress images and love the ribbon! Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations!

Sandra said...

Lovely designs and dresses! Your coloring skills are amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

butterfly said...

What fantastic cards - each one a little gem. Bet they'll go down a storm with your daughter's friends. Hope she has an absolutely fantastic time on her degree course - congratulations to her!
Alison x

Deneen said...

Great cards, love the touch of colour and how you sewed on the ribbon. Thanks for joining the One Layer Card Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Samantha said...

Fabulous cards I LOVE that they are all different dresses and colours too! great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday for our one layer card challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

Lionelsa said...

Lovely card.
Love the details.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Ellen said...

Very beautiful, great job! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Berit Synnøve said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Love all those different images and colors.
Thanks for joining our last challenge at Craft Your Days Away.
Hugs Berit