Saturday 31 July 2010

Thank you....

Wow - I got up this morning and came to check my blog - and couldn't believe my eyes to have some wonderful comments from kind people - and to have more followers! I'd been contemplating giving up the blog as I didn't seem able to 'be seen'! Sooooooo thank you for making my day - and special thanks to Christine for the 'signposting' - unknown to me, but really good of her! This really will give me the inspiration I sooo needed to get those images out and carry on!! And I tidied up my stuff yesterday (as it's crept from a room upstairs down into my dining room, hmmmm - so now I have no excuse that I can't find stuff!

I certainly will think of entering some into challenges, and thanks for the link. Up to now, when I've seen a challenge, the card I'm making doesn't particularly 'fit' the theme, so I've stayed away.... but now......

And I must admit that yes, I did buy both of those MS punch sets last weekend - but they were a bargain - weren't they????? That was my justification anyway! I'm very pleased with them - they're really good quality and punch card quite easily. So......... probably everything you see from me from now on will have a snowflake or a loopy border! hehe

Right...... breakfast time...
Bye for now
Christine x

Friday 30 July 2010

Summer Fairy Finna

I've had this image called Summer Fairy Finna from Mo coloured and sitting on my desk waiting for the card to be designed for behind it... I think I'm on a roll today as I'm getting around to doing some of the things I've needed to for a while. The image really does make me feel summery - but when I look out of my window today at Yorkshire - all I see is rain! Ah well, it's still only July - hope we have more sunny days to come!

I've used Bazzil dotty for the base - then added a border using my new Martha Stewart border punch - it's wonderful - I couldn't resist it on QVC last weekend! I've used my copics to colour the image, then matted and layered. I've added some Stamping Bella flat backs (can't remember what their proper name is), and finished it with a couple of fabric flowers that I coloured to match with the copics. Hope you like...

Christine x


Well here I am again! I've not been too well over the last couple of weeks, and this card has been on my desk 'to do', but I've not had the mojo to do it! It ended up getting to be a real block. I've kept on looking at new cards being posted on Mo's facebook page, but you know how it feels when you're poorly, you feel down and feel that you everyone else's creations are better than yours (which they more often than not are!!!!) Or am I having a pity party? Sounds like it! Anyway, for better or worse, it's finished and I can now get on with all the other images I have mounting up to do. I've been a bit naughty this week, and spent on more nesties... which I've yet to try out! Hmmm I'm wandering now.... back to the card. I've tried all sorts of different designs, but this morning decided to just put on what came to hand! Sooooooo copics, glitter, cardstock and glue - all were in my stash. Diva is a spectacular design by Mo Manning downloaded from Digital Pencil Too here. I found a couple of flowers that I coloured with my copics and glittered, then added them. Hope you like!

Friday 16 July 2010

Summer Fairy Finna

Well I've had a busy day today! Helping paint the lounge ceiling this morning, then to the hairdressers to get rid of my grey hair.... then more painting, then freezer defrosting, ending up with washing the kitchen floor! Of course, I just had to have a break for a bit of card-making!! Well, you have to girls, don't you? lol!

Summer Fairy Finna is one of my favourite Mo's images. I've coloured her with copics, and given her just a touch of glitter on her wings. I've also slightly glittered the water, but that won't show on the photo. I used prisma glitter. Then I've added her to bazzil card, then onto embossed card that I had in my stash - sorry, don't know the make. All finished off with a touch of blue velvet rick-rack braid that was also hiding in a drawer! Isn't it amazing what you find when you're not sure what you want? Anway, hope you like!

Now back to the chores........
Christine x

Friday 9 July 2010

Jill is Two

What can I say about Mo's images at - they are so wonderful to work with and I really do enjoy colouring them and watching them come to life. Hope you like!

Monday 5 July 2010

Anabel Lulu

This is one of my very favourite cards (stamp from Stamping Bella) - coloured with copic markers. Yet again, I love the image and enjoyed all the the glittering and the shading. I think I'm getting better at the coluring as I go along..... Hope you agree!!

Kissy - Image by Mo Manning

Don't you just L-O-V-E her?????????? My very favourite so far!!