My Lovely Friends

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Seeing Thru - My Sweet Pea stamp creation

Hello there peepies hope you are all fit, well & dandy, I am altho with a pinch of loopiness in there as well......nowt new really lol!!! 1st of all I would like to welcome my 2 new followers.... gosh I really do get so excited when I get new people following me I always tell my hubby, I'm so proud you know....well to me I think its an honour.....anyway welcome Heidi & Moshie, thankyou for becoming followers of my blog huge hugs to you both<>. Pop on over to their blogs you wont regret believe me...they are both FAB!!! I was working away last night in my ickle hobbit making a card for the Crafts & Me challenge......but its took me til now to get it posted. I actually did finish it last night...altho at 1 point I did throw it up a corner & huff & puff for a bit, my mojo had what-do-ya-call-it --ssed off....mind my french!!!! I sat on my stool & just sat there looking around my was then that I spied something that made me pick up my card & carry on to get it finished. FEATHERS........ha ha I've got 4 big tubs of them but always forget about them so this is the 1st time I've actually used them........The papers I've had for SOOO long I cant remember what they are called but they are lush & I'm glad I found them as again these were something I forgot I had too lol. The challenge over at Crafts & Me is Black,Pink & Grey with a touch of white. These papers fit in perfect. I have used 1 of my sweet pea stamps....I've had this 1 for some time but only now finally coloured her & put her on a card....I love Sweet Pea stamp, I've just ordered the new Butterfly Keeper & Adrianna & FINALLY..... I've been after Poppy Love for ages but it has always been out of stock but they finally have it in yippppeeeeeeeee.....I cant wait til they arrive.....pleeeeeease mr postie, dont be late!!!!!!! Anyway here is my stamp she is called Seeing Through & she is sooo pretty,I love colouring these in mainly cus they are soo different to other stamps. I could not decide what colour to do her & grey or 2 tone won..... Gems were added all around the paper she is on to had that bit of bling of course lol. The punched paper at the bottom is none other than my MS punch which I had for my birthday & the butterflies is from my Itonics punch (I think thats what its called anyway) I got it from Hobbycraft the other week & I finally came to use it the other day & it wouldn't work ggrrrrrr..... Hobbycraft is quite a journey from us so it would of cost as much to take it back so I was just gonna buy a new 1 off the net.....that is until my clever hubby got his hands on it...he took it apart & not it works like a dream what a clever handsome thing he is.......they are usefull for some things lol. I coloured the butterflies with my baby pink Promarker & then covered it in fine glitter & then added 3 gems to the middle for there body & curled there wings a bit to make them more prominent. Naturally Seeing Through has been coloured with my Promarkers, I couldn't use any other medium on Sweet Pea stamps. Did you notice then.......ITS NOT AN EASEL CARD lol, altho it nearly was but I thought I might be getting a bit posessed by easel cards.......goign......he he hee that was meant to say going but it tickled me the way I'd typed it.....he he hee simple minds n all that!!!!!lol Eeeee well thats it for me for now folks but you never know I may be back later with another watch this space......but only if you have thetime lol. Thankyou for visiting me & thankyou for all the comments I read each & every 1 of them...... to be honest I read them more than once just cus they cheer me up. Bye bye for now all you lovely crafters. Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx P.S. Thank you to some of my followers who have also gone on to follow my new blog dedicated to Magnolia only mmwah to you all, you are all my twinkling ickle stars .......... - Black,pink & grey

Sunday 11 July 2010

Halloween Tilda & Edwin...'oooo ooo' spooky, scary

Good evening crafters hope you have all had a fabulous weekend. Well I've spent a good few hours in my hoobit today.. hoobit what the blooming hell is that??? I mean HOBBIT lol. Anyway I'm doing a different kinda post tonight (pinching tips off the lovely Coops sshhh dont tell her tho) Anyway I have wrote down all the colours I have used to colour in my know just incase you want to know........etc etc lol. Over at PFP this week is the lovely Crafty Emma, there is a post below this 1 about her shop... this is not a hint move your bums & go have a look.......its about SHOPPING.....yeah thought that would get your attention!!!! Anyway again the challenge is 'Give us a laugh'.......mmm I've nearly blown every damn fuse in my poor ickle brain!!!!! Last week I did my 1st baby card & well this week I've done another 1st.....WOH look at me being smarty pants he he he....I have done an Halloween card because my lovely hubby brought me 10....yes 10 new Magnolia stamps & I got a few Halloween 1s just cus they are adorable....I had these for my birthday which was on Thursday....OMG I'm 38....ah who blooming cares, I truly believe age is just a number & you can be any age you want....unfortunately I havn't aged beyond 10 yet.....mentally that is, the body has a blooming mind of its own.....DAMN IT!!!! Well enough of that here is my 1st Halloween card..... I am really pleased with how it has turned out, you know when you get that picture in your head of what your finished card will look like........yeah well this is NOT my picture, honestly I dont know where this came from..... never mind its cool lol. Here is Edwin doesn't he look quite debonair as Draculaaaaaaa.....he even has gold stickles on his spear....well he is posh as well lol. Here is cutie Tilda who just looks incredibly adorable...she is supposed to have a pumpkin next to her leg but I thought I would cover it up with a pumpkin button instead. I brought a load of buttons off this seller on Ebay ages ago & there was a mixture of everything.....she was giving up her crafting!!!!!! UNTHINKABLE!!!!! but it meant I got a few bargains lol. Tilda of course needs her sparkle so she has diamond stickles on her socks & on the frill around her dress.....I think its the diamond 1 I cant really remember I have a few that are quite similar in colour.....I know I'm useless ;-(
You know I love my easel style can fit more on them!!!! The sentiment is computer generated, I just hope it fits the challenge over at PFP & hopefully at least make them smile, possibly a ickle giggle...maybe!!! On the corners of the sentiment are 2 buttons, a sweet & of course to collect your sweets you need a bag. Next to the sentiment is a wand hanging from a chain, well she will want to cast a spell (trick) on people who pretend are not in!!!!! I like this sentiment & best of all it is very very true!!! We do teach our children never to take sweets off strangers & then encourage them once a year to go 'trick-a-treating'..........DOH!!!! They enjoy it though dont they...
Here is my card in all its glory. The haunted house is actually embossed through my cuttlebug. I got the emboss board about a month ago so its nice to finally use it. I embossed it on white card & then chalked all over it with black & white chalk to make it grey, I put a bit of yellow chalk on the moon & accented parts of the house with black chalk to make it more prominent & the bats I used black stickles to make them stand out more. The other bat, ghost & halloween sign are all from my stash of buttons. Flowers, stars & gems are also from my stash. The papers are from Magnolia....also for my birthday lol.... They are from the So Spooky collection, the black paper on the top is called 'Black Dot' & the paper on the bottom is called 'Halloween Star'. Its the 1st time I've used Magnolia papers but I will DEF be buying more they are lovely to work with. All paper & card have had all the edges distressed with which I used my rotary tool....I have ordered a propper distress tool, a Tim Holtz 1. Also the card was distressed & inkdistressed with black ink before adding any papers, I wanted the edges to look distressed & dark to blend in better. I had money for my birthday as well so you can guess what that has gone on cant you!!!!!! ol. Well I think thats it folks I'm no longer trying to do short posts cus it never works out I just gab on endlessly......I will say sorry tho yet again lol oops!!!! Thank you for having the time to look at my creations you have no idea how much it really does mean to me.......huge big hugs to each & every1 <> mmwah. TTFN hunni's.
Promarkers used are as follows;
Skin-ivory,blush,oatmeal,vanilla & sunkissed-pink.
Edwin Hair-Cool greys 2,4 & 5 Tilda's Hair-Tan,cinnamon & henna
Trousers-peach,ginger & burnt orange Tilda's dress-Lavender & amethyst
Hat & Shoes-amethyst,coolgrey 5 & gold
Edwin's Cloak & Shoes-honeycomb, cool grey 2,4 & 5
Pumpkins-honeycomb & ginger
Take care every1, lotsa hugs vicky xxx - Cute (I think they look very cute) - Inky fingers (card was distressed with black ink before papers went on) - Distressing (plenty of that on here lol)