Friday, 29 October 2010

Here I am again....

Hi again

Well on this windy Yorkshire morning, I thought I would spend a little time at the computer and upload another of my LOTV images... this time Decorating the Tree. You can almost feel that little boy's excitement as he decorates! I used the usual copics for the colouring and shading, then bedded on card corner rounded - before mounting on a nestie! Think the glitter card behind maybe a little too much - but what the heck!

Talking of glitter..... I have learned how to add the 'starry bling' on my glitter in photoshop which makes it SHINE! Wowwwwww now I can't be kept away from the button! I want to 'bling' everything! So next time you see a photo of me - you'll probably see that starry bling on my hair........ my teeth...... my cheeks..... probably anything that shines!! But you'll know the truth..... hehe!!

Happy Friday everyone!


Christine x

Thursday, 28 October 2010


Hi Girls

Well I'm really getting going at the Christmas cards now.... This card uses a Lily of the Valley image - Skating Along

What a lovely image to colour - I used my trusty Copics of course..... then gave the shadow with my cool gray pens. I rounded the edges with a corner rounder - then matted and layered onto DP with a base of Bazzil dotty (can you tell I love that dotty card?)

I used my floral poinsettia punch for decoration with a bit of red glitter glue in the centre, then finished the whole image with glamour dust! Yessssssssssss I could put glitter everywhere .... the image just cried out for it!

Well hope you like - I'll be adding more later tonight - or maybe tomorrow. I've been concentrating on getting them done rather than blogging them - well that, and trying to make curtains for my lounge.... oh and getting a man in to clean the stain off my carpet left after my daughter threw (accidentally) her pudding (complete with double cream) over it last Sunday! The carpet is only two months old........ (sniff...)

Anyway, bye for now - hugs to all and I look forward to your comments as always.

Christine x

Friday, 22 October 2010

Getting in manufacturing mode.....

Hi girls

Just thought I'd share with you the first of my Christmas cards this year that I make for 'special orders'.... I end up doing lots of different samples that people can order from, but make a few of each so that I'm not frantic in November. I learned the first year I sold Christmas cards, that the worst thing to do it wait until you have the orders! It's a mad panic then to get them ready.

Anyway - this is a nice easy one to get me in the mood! All I used was a glitzy spray with lots of mica onto plain brown card. I let it dry then punched out circles - then coated the top of each circle with 3D pearl white paint in a sort of dribbly effect. I punched little holly leaves and put them on the 'pud' when the 3D paint was still wet. To finish off the pud, I added some little berries to the holly with stickles, then sprinkled some prisma glitter onto glue applied with my quickie glue pen. As they say....... 'simples'! All that was needed then was to matt and layer onto copper mirri card with 3D pads, then onto copper glitter card - then all onto white dotty bazzil, which in turn went onto kraft coloured card! Phewwwwwwww .... but I like the effect! I decided it didn't need a sentiment on the card front... but the inside says 'so bring us some figgy pudding.....'

Anyway...... different type of card to my normal digi images (which are also in a bit of a production line at the moment), but hope you enjoy all the same. Let me know what you think - I love to read your comments.

Have a good weekend all

Bye for now

Christine x

Monday, 18 October 2010

I'm still around......

Hi All

Well I've had my head down making more jewellery for my outlet - and more knitted brooches, so haven't had much time for card-making lately! But, it was the little girl next door's birthday today, and when I saw Mo Manning's Ruby digital image, it reminded me so much of Abby when she dresses up that I had to do it for her!

Hope you like her. I've just used Bazzil pink swiss dotty for the base, then a nestie to give the shape. I coloured the image with my copics, and added glitter (of course!). I corner-rounded the image, sponged some pale pink around the edge, then mounted it onto the background. Lastly I added some retro-flowers. I kept it very simple, as I didn't have a lot of time to produce the card....

I'm now getting on with my Christmas cards - I do so many that I tend to keep them quite simple too.... will show you when I get them done! My desk is surrounded by Christmas puddings at the mo! (not real ones!)

Hope you're all keeping well, and I'll try to keep up with my blogging more, I promise!


Christine x

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

My first award

I got a lovely surprise on Sunday when I was sent this award by Sarah at Stressed Stamper - thank you so much Sarah! So I'm now passing it on to some of my favourite blog-ees....... Enjoy!

Send this award on to those blogs you love to follow and get inspiration from. Even though I've not been too active on my blog lately - I still love looking through all that I follow - I do it first thing in the morning and it sets me up for the day!
Bye for now
Christine x

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Sorry not been around......

Hi all

Just a quick apology for my lack of posts.... but I have a good excuse! We've had a bit of a frantic week working up to my daughter flying out to Bermuda last Wednesday...... you know how worried I was, and how I'm going to miss her (even though I still have my other fabulous daughter living close-by!)...... well she's there now and appears to be having a fabulous time so far! She was going for a cruise round the Island today, and is actually starting work tomorrow. She is an accountant and is working for Deloitte over there for a couple of years -her office looks fabulous (pictured) - as does the whole Island! She's told us how incredibly friendly everyone is there, and seems to have found friends already - some that have joined at the same time as her. Sooo now she has to hunt for accomodation.. hopefully she'll get somewhere big enough to put her Mum up when I go visit!
Anyway.... I've just about got used to the fact that she's not a few miles down the road now and am really glad and proud she's happy over there! I've also put a pic on here of her favourite teddy from when she was little - who appears to have missed going in the suitcase! He had his little bag ready too.... so I've given him a tissue and cuddled him up to a large Piglet to be looked after till she gets back for a visit at Christmas!
Bye for now
Christine x