Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I used one of my little Gorjuss Girls cause Debbi is such a gorgeous girl. I can't say I have used this image that often. Isn't it strange how we have to have all the stamps we could possible get our little hands on, but we don't have the time to use them all. Or is it just me who has that problem....!!???
Don't forget the Bella release tomorrow! It's gonna be great, I just know it!!!! I feel it, in my bones!!! LOL!!!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I only recently got a couple of the Diva stamps from Stamping Bella, and I cannot tell you why I had never ordered them before. I just love them, they are great for woman my age, lol! The only difference with this image and myself is that I would have had 3 tequilas piled up on top of one another. I am not so sure though that I would be able to balance them that well. Then again, I would not have wasted time balancing them, but had them instead.
As usual I coloured the image with prisma pencils, but I did mix my lyras in there too. I used them for the hair. I cut the image out with nesties and mounted it on 3D pads.
Tonight it is 3 below freezing here. Do I need to remind you all how cold I am, probably not. I HATE winter. I can't wait for summer to return... sorry those of you in the northern hemisphere.
Oh just quickly, I met two new South African Crafters in the past week. The one lady, Paola, even has a scrapbooking shop and I had never heard of it, I thought I had sussed them all out, lol!!! I went there today, spent money what else.... don't tell. The other lady, Rene, lives a bit far away so I have not met her in person, but they each have a blog, so if you interested go check them out.
Paola's blog, which she only setup last night, is here; and Rene's blog you can find here.
Now I am off to bed, it's late, it's freezing and I need lots of beauty sleep.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Isn't this little mouse just the cutest, with his big fat belly. The chocolate is as big as he is, no wonder he can't move. Funny I felt like that the other night, I ate too much, I assume ;-) I couldn't move either, I didn't know how to sit, stand, lay down.... nothing helped. But lets move on to the card, cause you'll all think I'm a greedy chop.
Paula sent me some stumps, they are the same as the ones she uses, from Taiwan! What amazing stumps they are! If only I could buy them here, they really do make a difference when blending.
Don't forget it's Bellarific Friday today if you're interested to see all the beautiful creations with the latest sketch, then go to the Bella Blog.
Have a GREAAAAAAAAATE Friday!!!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
This stamp is one of my Penny Black stamps which is sitting on the shelf not seeing any ink. I loved this stamp when I bought it and I think this is only the second time I used it. And I've had it for about 3 years. It's a shame there isn't enough time for all the stamps.
I made this card for my mom for her birthday. It is unbelievable how quick and easy it was to put together. The other one took me hours, this one about an hour and a half! (Well I hope it doesn't show ;-))
I coloured the images with ...... lets guess..... prismacolor pencils, what else, blended it with sansador and paper stumps, cut out with.... wait for it.... lets guess.... nesties. OK sorry, I realise my guessing games are quite boring, lol!
I have now read Paula's grass tutorial, but I have to admit, I need to practice a lot more. I also for some reason, don't ask me what, couldn't get my pencils sharp. I know that sounds odd, but it's true.
That's it from me for today, in fact for the weekend, how did it fly by. I can't believe it's nearly Monday already. I think we should change the 'rules' make weekends 3 days long. I am sure everyone will agree with me....
The one I used for this card is the Wisteria range. The are such stunning papers in this pack, I just couldn't decide which ones to use.
This card is for my sister, to give to my mom for her birthday, which was today! I am still full from lunch and my little eyes just want to close so I can drift into neverland, but instead I am being a good blogger and getting my posts out for today.
Okay sparky pressed enter before finishing the post, so you might get an email with only half a post....
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I keep wanting to go rescue a kitten from the shelter, but I am worried what Simby and Misty, my two Jack Russells would do with it. They try and hunt anything that moves, and the other problem I have when the cat is big, Pepi and Roxy, my two parrots might not be too pleased with the new family member.
In the meantime I'll stick to colouring images of cats for people who love animals, just like me. This card is for a lady who loves animals, and as tempting as it was to put even more images on, I guess it would've made for a very busy card.
Oh and I have to share, our days are getting longer. When I drove home tonight it was still light until about 6pm. Usually by 5:30pm it is dark. I was so happy to see that winter is getting it's little boots on and getting out of here slowly!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
This card is for an 11 year old girl who loves butterflies. Isn't that cool!
Elzybells image with my Lyra pencils, yeah I used my Lyra's for a change. I think they have been feeling very neglected. Blended it with Sansador and added a little grass here and there. I need to go through Paula's grass tutorial in order to learn the technique properly. When I clicked on her link I got only a portion of the post :-(
The paper I used was a free download from Summertime Designs. I can't believe it's free, there are some beautiful designs you can down load.
Nesties template. Slowly but surely I get them all. It's a bit expensive ordering everything from overseas, so I try to get new stuff once a month. Although, believe it or not, it is cheaper for me to order from Cut @ Home, than to order from my local supplier. I don't know why.
Clearly there is not a lot I can share about this card. I printed the photo, cut it out, mounted it, and added a few sentiments.
I was very pleased that the recipient loved it, but I felt a bit guilty, cause I did so little work.
Oh I forgot to mention the colour scheme came from the invitations for the party, silver, black & white. See I didn't even come up with that, LOL!!!
Friday, July 3, 2009
I managed to join the Bella Challenge again this week. It was a sketch by Linda this time, which I must add was not as hard as the one Paula drove me insane with - LOL! For the first time I had to colour my Bella black, it was quite strange and unusual. The card is for a girl at the office who is about to have her baby, and as she is black, I couldn't give her a card with a white Bella now could I.
I am definitely catching up on google reader this weekend, I've not visited any blog's for so long. I'm dying to see what you've all been up to.
Have a great weekend, and enjoy summer, soon it will be back here - YEAH!!!