Thursday, 28 July 2011

told you the glitter would be back....

Hi Girls

Just a quickie tonight... as we've been out all day and am going to put my feet up in a tic!  We went across to Skipton to meet some good friends... and of course, on the way back, had to call in at my fav craft shop at Embsay (Samuel Taylor - Click on Crafts).  And (hmmmm of course), I just had to spend a little.... well, you've got to show willing haven't you?

Anyway, this was a card I made yesterday and didn't know what to put on as a sentiment.  And today I bought a Tim Holtz typewriter alphabet strip (think it's made by Sizzix), and it was perfect for what I wanted - young and funky!  The image on the card is from Funky Kits and is Manga Girl #1 - a Sugar Nellie design.  I've done my best at embossing and 3D'ing it like Debby does... but still have wrinkles!  The DP is from a Sweet Fairy pad by Prima... and there is bazzill card backing it.  I've used my nesties for the shape which was run through a swiss dots embossing folder, and distressed the edges and added stickles with EXTRA glitter (well I had to make up for the lack recently... didn't I??) 

Right, I think that's all.....  but just wanted to tell you all that as it's my birthday early next month, I'm gearing up to do some CANDY and have some nice things I've collected put by for it!  But I'll have to have instructions on how to do the linky thing etc...   Anyway, watch this space please!

Thanks all for looking - and a special welcome to my new follower Katy who gave me endless advice at Embsay today - her cards are absolutely FABULOUS and I'm now going to wander over to her blog to have a look!

Big hugs to all
Christine x

Sunday, 24 July 2011

You won't believe this....

Hi Best Blogging Buddies...

Well.... what you won't believe is that I really couldn't find anywhere to put glitter on this card....  try as I might!  (although just a smidgeon did appear on the petticoat JUST before I photographed it... well only little tiny dots so they don't really count.. do they??)  So me..... with no glitter?  Heaven forbid!

Soooo the card is using a lovely image called Cherry Pip from Funky Kits.... isn't she gorgeous?  I coloured her in with my trusty pens... then embossed her to 'curve her edges' so to speak!  I then used 3D foam to raise her from an embossed nestie shape (labels 18), but as I was using the largest of the set, I had to draw around the outside of the nestie onto red card - and cut that out, to get the red outer frame.  Follow???  Hope so!  The DP I've used is from an October Afternoon Modern Homemaker 8 x 8 Pad which I got from The PaperMaze....  so yummy.. but it had to be used!  Then I've used a bit of red behind that, and also red (embossed with swiss dots) for the corners ... with a retro flower embossed and added to each corner.  And where could the glitter go?  I tried from all angles, but couldn't really justify it!  Will my glitter pot forgive me?  I think not!  I'll be excom-glitter-cated...... wahhhhhhhhh!!  Can't stand the thought!

We've had a lovely weekend....  we went out for a nice pub lunch yesterday  - and after going in and out of 3 different pubs and turning out noses up at the menu - settled for the one just down the road!  But it was really nice to spend some time just with each other, rather than thinking 'we must do this in the garden' or 'we must do that...'  Today we've just spent pottering in the before-mentioned garden..., and I've done things like changing curtains (when I fell off the chair.... and broke a lovely glass candlestick), then washed up after lunch (and broke my OH's favourite Black Sheep beer glass)!  Hmmmm... they say things come in three's?  Hope it's not my glitter pot!!!

Hope everyone is well and had a lovely weekend and that the sun shone for you at least a bit...

Big Hugs to all, and thanks for looking and commenting...
Christine x

Saturday, 16 July 2011

I'm back...

Hi best blogging buddies.....

Well firstly, can I welcome my new followers.... it always astounds me that people want to take a gander at what I make... so to have some new members via the Docrafts forum makes me very happy!  So a big welcome to you... hope you like what you see..

Now....  Yes I realise I've been back from my short break for a week and haven't posted...  but I think my mojo stayed down on the Isle of Wight....  cos I haven't been able to do a thing this week (apart from spend money on my stash which is just SOOOOOOOOOOO easy!)  I've actually been doing 'that dreaded word that starts with an H and ends with  K'... to get out of going into my craft room and gazing at my desk!  What's the matter with me? Mojo hol??????

Anyways.... I decided as it was raining today there was no escape... sooooo i got in there!  I've had this delicious digi image from the Paper Shelter (In the 20's) for a little while now, so decided it was about time I gave her some colour!  I used my promarkers to colour her in, then added glitter (of course...), then used my embossing tool to curve the image and then 3D'd her onto an oblong of card textured with my swiss dots embossing folder.  This was all layered onto a slightly larger rectangle of bazzill.  The DP in the background is from a K & Co pad - Classic K Charlotte, and that's layered onto bazzill kraft card. 

I've used some seam binding for the bow etc... then added flowers that I made with an MFT Die-namics die called Flower Trio and Leaf Trio which I got from Simon Says Stamp.  I cut them out in pink - then wiped a pink versamark teardrop over them, and sprinkled glittery embossing powder on them and heated.... i LOVE glitter!  These were all then held together with a pearl brad from WOC.    Oh and I added glossy accents to her shoes and bag but it's not showing up too well in the photo...

So there you go...   Hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later... provided the rain keeps up! (OK...... I'm really wishing for sunshine!

Hugs to all and thanks for visiting, and big thanks for those that comment...
Christine x
ps... Challenges: Divas by Design - Pastels
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A quick hello..

Just wanted to let you (my best blogging buddies) know that I haven't fallen off the edge of the world.. But that I've been working, gardening, making curtains, getting to know my new piece of technology (yay!!) And today we're going away for a few days back to the isle of Wight to see our friends and then to see the grandchildren in Bournemouth!

Soo not a card has been made, not a punch moved, not a pot of glitter lifted.. I have only been able to glance longingly in the direction of my craft space every now and again...

But I have been commenting and looking at everyone's beautiful cards ... So I'd not completely disappeared! Like katina mentioned in a post yesterday, I'm not going to feel guilty for not getting a card made or posting a creation.. Thats not what blogland is about.. Yes?

Sooo hopefully when we're back next week, I'll get at my glitter (can't wait.. It's a serious addiction..) and make something for you to see! But till then, I'm taking my little machine with me(!), so i'll still be around...

Bye for now and big hugs to all my blogging buddies.. And thanks for visiting..
Christine x