Well good morning all you lovely jubblies out there. Do you know what all the snow has nearly gone woo hoooooo.......my ickle car is coming out this week I've missed her.
Well did you all have a good new year or should I ask how many of you are suffering & saying 'I'm never doing that again'? We dont go out or do anything now cus up until 3 years ago both myself & my hubby were DJ's so it was us providing everyone else with a good night, sometimes we would be at different venues to each other but most of the time I wouldn't take any bookings so I could help hubby with his & we would always dance the final dance together whcih would be 2am in the morn.......really shouldn't of done that job in 3 inch heels!!!
Anyway I have made no New Year resolutions me & hubby gave up smoking 18 months ago yayyyy & I spend as much time with my family as I can.....& we all have a least 1 cuddle a day, at the least & tell each other we love each other.....to me this is more important than anything....what else could I need!!! Altho I could maybe say I will spend less on crafting this year but as I havn't been crafting a year I will leave that one for next year tee heeee!!!
Well I thought I would start the new year with a new style of card....for me anyway lol. They would of been posted last night but I've got a new package on my lappy & couldn't crop them & went in a sissy fit, so they havn't been cropped I'm afraid lol.
Here we go with the 1st which I couldn't believe how hard it was....
Yes a clean & simple card.....wow these are hard the things I wanted to put on this but couldn't!! Can you believe 'No Stamping' at all.....sorry for the poopy piccy!!
For this I used the fab freebie of the very talented Teri from Delicious Doodles added a gem to each side & then put gold stickles in the large numbers. I think its one of those sentiments that could be used on its own or with a piccy.
I am nearly out of this lushious ribbon which is really lush IRL.
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Paper - Bearly Mine Designs
All Card - Paper Mill Direct
Gems, pearls & stickles from my stash
Challenges I've Entered.........
http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/ - Celebrate Something
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/ - A Toast To 2011
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ - K is for Keep It Simple
Ok so here is card numero 2......
I have followed a sketch for this one which is here...
To be honest I think this is another CAS card, not as CAS as the one above but its certainly simple compared to what I normally do lol.
This is 'Telsa' by Nikki Burnette & you can get her from Sweet Pea Stamps & Crafts & Me. This is one of my new stamps from when I hubby brought me lots of Sweet Pea stamps.....I have a box now with all my stamps that I've still not inked.....you dont want to see how many is in there, its shocking & I've just brought 2 more hanglars.....its not my fault I think I have a problem, its an addiction but at least its an healthy 1!!
The image is coloured with Copics & Promarkers....more Copics tho. I coloured her in sepia tones altho I did colour her skin in normal colours. I also lavished it in a few layers of extra thick embossing powder & then gave it a cracked distressed look with the help of 'Tea Dye' distress ink. The frame is a Marianne die which I found yesterday in my stash, I completely forgot I had it & it wasn't quite big enough for the image & as I had already done the image & embossed it I just cut 2 frames & glued them together.....I think it works well tho!!!
I added gold stickles to the rose & to the Doo Hickey flowers, I also added glittery embossing powder on the last layer when embossing the image to make it sparkle. The doo hickey flowers were inked with 'Walnut' & 'Vintage Photo' distress inks.
I also made this card for In A Sweet Pea Dream who wants 'Ribbons & Bows'....my ribbon is from a crimbo cracker, I saved them all lol. The bow is from my stash which luckily goes well. The paper is a pad I brought from Ebay & totally forgot I had so when I found this beautiful paper I just had to use it. The paper is called 'Vinatge Romance' & its by Black Market I think. The lace forming the envelope shape is from my stash, I cant remember where I got it from I'm afraid. I do quite like this card I didnt want to put much on it to distract your eye from the image also the paper is just too beautiful to cover.
Challenges I'm Entering This Into.....
http://inasweetpeadreamchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Ribbons & Bows
http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/ - Use Something New (stamp is new)
http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.com/ - Sparkle & Shine
http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Something With Glitter
http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ - Photo Inspired (I went for the colour)
Well thats it from me for now but please come back later when I have something to tell you.....
Thank you for all your New Year messages & thank you for stopping by you all totally rock.
MMWAH to you all
Huggles Vicky xxx