Monday, February 20, 2012

FF Challange: Ribbons and Lace

This fortnightly challenge for Forever Friends is all about Ribbons and Lace. And the sponsor this time is Whoopsi Daisy who created this lovely image.

As a DT member of the Forever Friends Challenge blog, I have been away for a while and wanted to make a special card. Although I didn't have any lace, I found a lace doily and added lots of layers to give the card dimension, plus I used a variety of colours.

I coloured the image with Copics and Derwent Watercolour Pencils and the sentiment was a freebie from Create with TLC. I then added some adhesive gem stones to finish the card off.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mother's Day Bling

Hi peeps

A late addition to my blog this evening. Just had to share this card with you as I have spent the best part of this evening making it, despite the fact that the children are going back to school tomorrow, after a LONG half term week off work with them. Phew! I'll be glad to go back to work next week for a rest.

Despite my busy week at home with the children, you'll be pleased to hear that I STILL HAVE NOT GIVEN INTO TEMPTATION and still haven't had a cigarette since the 10th January... YAY ME!

Anyway, sorry, I'm rambling on again aren't I??? Here is the card to which I was referring to earlier. A Mother's Day card commission that I just had to do on brown paper wrapping and add a few other finishing touches to. Not a CAS card but hey I think it still works. I love it, so even if you don't, it's all good. Hayley, who ordered the card in the first place loves it and the customer is ALWAYS right.

I was tempted to add 'more' to it though, but Steve persuaded me not too as he thought it was enough with the roses and the bling and the letters and the sentiment. Perhaps he is right, I don't know. I do still feel that perhaps something is missing with the letters though, it just doesn't look right. I'd love to hear your thoughts if you have the time to leave a brief comment. If not, thanks for visiting anyway.

Right, off to beddie-bies for me, need my eight hours now I am getting old you know. Gonna be FORTY this May, can't believe it... I still feel like an eighteen-year-old on the inside, when did this ageing, middle aged thingy thing start?? Help! Anyway, going to down a pint of water now and I'll see you all again this week sometime, I hope.

Take care, sleep tight and god bless

Special Things

This is a really cute card that I have made with one of my new 'impulse buy' Lili of the Valley stamps.

I actually bought quite a few Lili of the Valley stamps at the Alexandra Palace show back in September, and believe it or not, I have only just got around to using this one. Can't believe I left it so long.

Anyway, I digress...

I decided I liked the idea of stamping onto brown wrapping paper and then colouring with my Derwent pencils as I really love the vibrancy of the colours that results.

The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts and was a present from my good friend Sarn, many... many moons ago. I decided to keep the card CAS so that the main focus would be the fabulous colours of the image and the really cute image itself. So I added nothing else other than the two ribbons that run along the bottom of the card.

Here is a close up of the image so that you can see the different colours I have used to create light and shadow. I haven't blended any of these colours as the wrapping paper soaks the Sansodor up too quickly and leaves a mark so I scrapped that idea straight away.

Hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by on this beautiful Sunday morning.

Hugs x

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Marvellous Mothers

Another card that I have made for a work colleague, for Mother's Day is using a Digi Stamp Boutique image.

The background paper is leftover scrap and I'm really sorry, but I cannot for the life of me, remember who created it.

Anyway, I printed the Digi Stamp Boutique image off twice and decoupaged the top half of the image. I added some ribbon to the base of the card and coloured the image with my Copic Pens and Derwent watercolour pencils.

I hope that you like this card and I thank you once more, for popping by and visiting me today.

Hugs xxx