Friday, 3 December 2010

Travel the World - India


I have been making so many Christmas Cards, it was nice to take a break for the Sir Stampalot - December Challenge - Travel The World.  One of the many places I have always wanted to visit is India, especially the Palaces of Rajasthan. At the moment it seems a very distant dream .... but I thought I would make an exotic looking card, something which I have wanted to do for a while, since I got my Moroccan XCut Punch! The stamp is Clear Magic: "Indian Dreams" which you can buy at Handy Hippo Website. You also get the Wishes stamp along with other images and borders etc.

The gems were 2mm and 3mm (quite tiny). They are Anita's Gemstone Wheels from Crafty Devils Papercraft. I used Gem Tac glue from Crystal-Beads and also from Crystal-Beads, a Rhinestone Picker or Jewel Setter, which is a pack with two sticky ended sticks for placing gems. You can use the plain end of the other one to nudge gem or bead into place. I have to say this has been a really useful tool and I use it a lot for adding beads and stones. The Gem Tac glue is also really good for adding glitter as it is quite runny but very tacky. It was quite tricky getting the punching centred. All I can say is practice on rough paper and do corners first, then centre.

Colouring for Stamp: 
Elephant: Cool Grey 3 and Cool Grey 4
Elephant's Coat & Decorations: Magenta, Yellow, Grass

Black 5" card blank from Handy Hippo
Hot Pink paper from Milton Christmas Paper Stack from Handy Hippo
Moroccan XCut Punch from Crafty Devil's Papercraft
"Indian Dreams" Clear Magic stamp from Handy Hippo
Jewels: Anita's Gemstone Wheel 2mm and 3mm gems - yellow from Crafty Devil's Papercraft
Gem Positioner from Crystal-Beads
Beacon Gem Tac Glue from Crystal-Beads


Finally, I can't resist incorporating a little of my love of genealogy into my website:

Below is a wonderful photograph of my gt gt grandparents! The reverse side has a Christmas message, and is dated Christmas 1907 - so it was obviously a photograph used for Christmas, a bit like the Royals do nowadays LOL. The photo may be a little creased and stained but I really treasure it as an insight into my ancestors. Isn't it lovely to be able to see what they looked like and how they dressed?!!!


Anonymous said...

Oh how lucky you are to have a photo of your gt gt grand parents! In my genealogy i went up to 1792 at the time of the french revolution.
Your card is gorgeous, i so love the little elephant, it's so cute.
Have a wonderful week-end.
Hugs xx

laney said...

WOW Fabulous card hun!!!I love it.... also a great photo!!!I too love geneology have learnt loads of local history in the process too ..very addictive past time LOL!!

pinky said...

Excellent card, love your elephant stamp and love those little squares with the gems. Very effective. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Sue said...

Thanks Pat.

Amazing that you managed to get back to the french revolution, that's wonderful! I have got back to late 1700s on a lot of my branches but it gets harder pre Census!! Have a good weekend yourself.

Hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Pinky

glad you liked my card.

Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Laney,

Glad you liked my card and old photo! I agree genealogy is very addictive! I love local history and social history also.

Sue xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Ooh lovely card Sue. A great effect from the punch - I feel guilty now because I have this punch and it is still in it's packaging!
How wonderful to have the photograph of your gt gt grandparents.
Clare x
p.s. Thank you for joining our "Travel the World" challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.

Sue said...

Thanks, Clare *Littlebear*

I know what you mean, It's the first time I've used the punch and I've had it about eight months!

Sue xx

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
p.s. your GT GT Grandparents, look very grand indeed, well dressed and such a nice photo to pass on.

Sue said...

Thanks Tracy,

The gt gt's do look rather grand in the photo don't they. I think they must have been quite wealthy to afford a portrait photo like that. They owned a pub previously but by 1901 Census they were "living on own means"

Sue xx

brenda said...

Hi there

A great project, thanks for joining in at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Linapyssel said...

The elephant is adorable...a very pretty card and itdefinatley brings my thoughts to India!!
Thank you for joining at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!
Lina xxx

chris said...

Love your elephant its gorgeous.
and that photo is amazing I am so in to old photo's and this is just so incredible, they are dressed amazingly, looks like they were gentry.I have just found some old photo's of my grand parentss as children my grandad looks like a street urchin, sorry I digress.

Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge,good luck.
hugs Chris xx

Sue said...

Thanks Brenda!

Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Linapyssel!

Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Chris!

Glad you liked the elephant and the photo. Yes, those ancestors were quite a well off branch of the family. A shame the wealth didn't pass down LOL! Most of my other ancestors were not so well off and I think there are a few 'street urchins' in my family tree also!

Hugs Sue xx

Sally H said...

Stunning work! Love the photo too. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir stampalot and good luck!

Sue said...

Thanks Sally!

Sue xx

Francesca said...

A beautiful card with wonderful details, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Sue said...

Thanks Francesca!

Sue xx