Thursday 8 October 2015

Curly Sue

Good Morning and Happy Thursday everyone.

It's a beautiful sunny day here today.  My hubby has gone out to do some photography with a friend and I'm going to spend the day crafting.

On Saturday I went to Coleman's Craft Warehouse with friends to the Demo Day.

This is one of the stamps I bought.  It's by Woodware and called curly Sue.  Michelle Johnson used this stamp to make a card the same shape as this.  It's so quick and simple so ideal for filling up my monthly charity box.

As I'd been playing with my gelli plate last week I decided to use pieces of two gelli prints to make this card.

I stamped 'Curly Sue' with Archival black ink and painted the leaves with green acrylic paint.  Then I put on the glitter stickers (also by Woodware).

The base of the card is a two inch strip cut the length of an A4 sheet of another gelli print.  I backed it with black card to add strength to the base and stuck a piece of white card inside for writing a greeting on.

The card was so quick and easy to make and stands up beautifully.  It fits perfectly into a 6"x6" square envelope and I'll certainly be making more cards like this when I'm in a hurry.

Green is my favourite colour and so I would like to enter this card into the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #49

I'm off to play now.  Have a lovely day!


Carol L said...

This is so pretty with those sparkly blooms and wonderful swirls. I love how you painted the leaves too! Great card!

Jo said...

Wow, Barb....I love this....gorgeous background & a fabulous stamp, the black really makes it stand out. Great shape & flat for posting is always a bonus!
hugs Jo x

Erika said...

A lovely shaped card Barb, great backgrounds and love the touch of bling.
Really nice day here too, also planning a little crafting of one sort or another.

Hugs Erika. x

Gill Edwards said...

Hi Barb, what a lovely card. I love playing with my Gelli plate too, its make me feel really childlike again. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog about the poems. I'm so pleased you liked reading them.
all the best
Gill x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh this is so pretty, Barb! Love the sparkle!

Lisa Andersson said...

Lovely card Barb and the background looks fantastic! It does not look like an easy make.
Here in Sweden it´s cloudy today but lovely autumn colours. Happy Thursday to you too.
Hugs Lisa

Wendy L said...

This is a lovely card, glad you enjoyed your demo day, thanks for playing at Creative Craft Cottage, xxx

Diane said...

Oh I can see why you would love that stamp, gosh what a gorgeous card design a colors Barb.

Hugs Diane

LesleyG said...

Fun shaped card, not seen that before, lovely backgrounds, haven't (yet) succumbed to gelli plate! Xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Barb....Love the stamp.....and the colours....great make....Joolsx

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a great card, and wonderful stamped image.
Great background made too.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sarn said...

Super looking card Barb. Love your new stamp and all those delightful gelli plate backgrounds.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karen Dunbrook said...

how pretty!

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful and elegant card Barb. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

meg said...

Wonderful card Barb great stamp

Annie said...

Gorgeous card and great stamp find! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge. Mary DT xx