Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I'm not whinging today..moving around and doing stuff...the sun is shinning and going to have a drive in the car as I'm ready,so off to see my Dad and Stepmother [just around the corner really]...but too far to walk as the fat in my back wiggles and with no bra on I can feel my stitches pulling..lol.
Too much information?...probably.
I have a Christmas card to share today using untraditional colours...and who better to pull that off...no other than BARRY...
There he is all purple and cute...I made this before surgery too and was just waiting for the right challenge.
Barry coloured with Faber Castell pencils...lashings of snow and glittered trim...
The snow is from "Sullivans"...comes in long tubes and so many different textured snow and glitter...so mixing and matching is always fun..but not getting it out of the carpet though where a lot of mind ends up..
The papers are Rosies Studio 'Basics Brights"...a magnolia snowflake or two and the ribbon from my stash..
The sentiment stamp from Kaisercraft...and I made a tag and tied it onto the ribbon.
Challenges to enter....
Merry Monday [untraditional Colours]
Crafty Hazelnuts christmas challenge extra [anything goes as long as it is Christmas]
So there we go...no moaning or growling and have decided I quite like being at home..well, today I do..
See you tomorrow and thanks so much for stopping by..
Monday, October 20, 2014
Time off from work is hard when you cannot do too much..
I'm bored by nine in the morning and looking forward to lunch..AND IT'S ONLY DAY ONE...
I guess I'm just not used to sitting around...
At least I found a challenge while surfing and decided to have a go..
Less is More has a challenge going on with the theme "Little Creatures"..they don't care what the creature is as long as your card is CAS and has a little creature on it.
I made one..CAS and a little Squirrel..
This is from a rubber stamp set I've had for a long time "Firecracker Designs" by Pamela Clark.
No papers just green cardstock and a squiggle line for a frame.
The stamps set has many little forest animals...and tiny acorns,birds and things like that...
The sentiment "It's the little things"isI from the set with about 5 other sentiments.
Both images coloured with Faber Castell pencils and entering the challenge at..
Less is more [Little Creatures]
So Monday afternoon now and promise to go rest for an hour or two..I'm trying to be so good.
See you tomorrow..
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Thanks ever so much for the well wishes..
I'm out hospital with 21 stitches in my back, but feel terrific..I had the operation under local as I don't like going under...no problems and can't believe there was hardly any discomfort at all...now I have to wait for the results[ which is a bit distracting].. stitches out and results on the 29th.
My Dad just rang and was waiting for the agony in my voice and was thrilled to know that all was good..
I coloured a wee bit today...short intervals as I cant hunch over like I do...and have a dozen CAS cards to make up for overseas posting....standing making those should be fine..
So onto a card I made a few weeks ago and for a few challenges...
This cute little elf was a freebie from somewhere and I'm so sorry I cannot remember where...could have been colouring pages, just not sure..
He has been coloured with Faber Castell pencils and his wings all glittered up..and the shading looks so much better IRL...the camera or my fussing around has washed him out a bit...
The lovely papers are MME "O Christmas Tree"....mini snowflakes punched out and the tartan ribbon from my stash...
I bought a card of lace from "Little Birdie" and added that to the card..a bit of gauze and that is about it..
Challenges I would like to enter...
Fab N Funky [Xmas]
Little Claires Designs [Christmas]
Partytime Tuesday [Anything Goes]
Crafty Girls challenge [Anything goes]
There we go all done and time to rest up a bit more...I have 5 days off work so better go get healing...My Lady needs me...lol..
Thanks so much for stopping by...see you soon.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Hope you are feeling chipper...I have butterflies in my tummy as I'm off to hospital tomorrow for a bit of surgery on my back.I'm having a melanoma removed as it started to grow rather rapidly and was really left too long..but hope it all goes well and be back blogging over the weekend.
But for today it is Delightful Thursday..and time to share my inspiration card showcasing another fabulous image from the Digital Delights Store
This time I got to play with the cutest little guy..." Water Turtle "
There he is..sitting up on his rock taking a little breather after all that swimming around in his pond.
He is all coloured up with Faber Castell pencils and parts of his shell..flippers and weed was decoupaged.
The water was coloured with B00 copic and shaded with blue pencil and glossy accents added for shine...added some glitter to his spots on his flippers..
Gave him some ric rac and loads of tiny buttons...even tied a bow in the bigger button up top..
So there we go..just ate a lovely bowl of hot satay and blistered behind my front teeth.. but I think a pixie caramel may make it feel better [yep!...fell off the wagon]
Thanks so much for stopping by...will try to catch up with you all when I'm back from hospital...meanwhile take care and will see you soon...
Monday, October 13, 2014
I have such a heavy heart today as it is my last EVER post for STAMPFAIRY...
I hope you managed to get over there and get your images at sale price before the doors are closed.
Today I have a busy card that took me quite awhile to make but I really had fun with it..[sorry picture heavy]
It all started with Barry trying to untangle his Christmas tree lights...there were wires and stars all over him and although his tree was a silver tree, he really felt the need for more sparkle.[ don't we all]
So there he was all tangled up when he stopped suddenly as he heard this lovely singing...
So he rushed to the window [die from Pia..thanks Pia] looked out over his Marianne ivy and the planter box made by me..to see what he could see..
Low and behold..Carol Singers..three of his friends were wrapped up in their scarves and singing their heads off while standing in the cold snow under the golden glow of the street lamp...surrounded by snow covered trees..
I made Barry's brick house for him, just with pencils and a marker..
A side glance of all the layers...
Another side view as there is a fence tucked in there..and the little bird.
So that's it...
Thanks so much for stopping by and all the wonderful comments you all leave...really appreciate each and every one of them..
Challenges I would like enter...
Pink Gems Designs [Make a scene]
Little Claires Designs [Christmas]
We Do Doobadoo [Christmas]
Delicious Doodles [Christmas in October]
I will see you tomorrow..
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Sunday is here in my part of the world and off to the Gypsy Fair with all the grandies and my daughter so that should be fun if the weather behaves..
Time for a new challenge at Lacy Sunshine and this fortnight we are looking for Halloween...spooky..scary...cute...whatever tickles your fancy as long as it is a Halloween.
For my card this week I used this pretty image called Rory Devil Costume
And I made her pretty too...
Skin and hair coloured with Faber Castell pencils...the rest with copics and trimmed her up with glitter..
One huge bow and a couple of spiders and the papers from my stash...
Then just a sentiment ticket and we were done..
The colouring took most of the time as I botched it 3 times..then had to print her bigger so I could see the details..must be going blind and I wear two pairs of glasses..hobby over the top of normal..better with none at all, as long as I don't go wandering around, I could end up anywhere...
Thanks so much for stopping by..and I will see you tomorrow
Challenges I would like to enter....
Bloggers Challenge [Halloween]
Fairy Tale challenge [Happy Halloween]
Crafting for all Seasons [Too cute to Spook]
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Hello Everyone...another glorious Spring and nearly too hot day...but the winds are light and have done a bit of gardening this afternoon before the tea time rush...
The dog [Harry] lays out there gasping and panting in the hot sun and I just shake my head at him as he will not move until it is unbearable..
Today is Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights...a place to showcase some of Wendy's gorgeous cute images...and this week I was able to play with Fishing Donnie .. AND recycle at the same time..I love it when that happens.
There is sweet Donnie and he has caught himself a little beauty...
No DP's on this card either...just blue card stock for the sky...glitter card for the Sea...and ripped Kraft for the sand...and I added a wave die in white.
Donnie is coloured with Faber Castell pencils but his hat and pants with a blue copic and pencils for shading...his fish is coloured with silver and gold gel pens and his fishing basket and starfish with button from my stash.
The clouds were made with a MB die.. and I used the plastic tray from my packets of chocolate fish...and you all thought I just wanted the chocolate fish..well there you go...a method in my indulgence.[I'm such a fibber...I needed those fish]
I added white card behind some of the clouds..
And the side view...decorated inside to match.
Challenges I would like to enter....
Love to Create [2 dies and sparkle]
Sisters of Craft [Anything goes]
Stempelgarten challenge [sweets packaging]...total coincidence
So there we go...thanks so much for stopping by...no choccie fish or pixie caramels tonight..I'm into Bananas at the moment..lol..I know, I'm such a worry.
See you tomorrow..