Sunday, May 23, 2010

A clown and a number

A friend of mine asked me to make her some small cards, as in smaller sizes, not as is smaller ages, lol! She asked me last year already, I'm so fast aren't I. Anyhow, I was browsing Bugaboo stamps the other day and came across this clown with his numbers. There is 1 - 0, which I thought would be perfect for what she wanted. Usually everyone wants the child's age on a card and with these images I can make that the focal point and make the card smaller. Isn't that clever!? I thought it was, woohoo. (I just hope she likes it.)

I have only coloured 1 & 4 so far, don't ask me why those numbers, and I coloured one girly themed one and one boy-ish themed one. These are for the boys, the girls' ones are pink and seeing I have had so much pink on here lately I thought I'd go with the boys cards for today.

I am also trying to make a few which are similar cause that helps speed things up. A small card is the same amount of work as a big one, and as I've said already, I am SO slow, I thought this way I could save a bit of time.

I coloured these two with my prismacolor pencils then blended it with sansador (gamsol), cut them out with a nestie and layered it on a nestie mat. I added a button and a bit of twine, some glamour dust on the flames and of course I had to highlight his bright red nose with my sakura glaze pen. That's it!

These cards will be entered into That's Krafty Thursday, Jeanie's krafty challenge. I hope some of you join me, look at the fun chicken badge on my sidebar which you could win. It's really easy, you can use any stamp, any sketch, any colour, ANYTHING, as long as you use kraft paper. I recently bought some from Elzybells, and I am so happy that I did, I love it. If you want to see stamping on kraft paper go check the Elzybells blog, it's beautiful. Maybe one day I too will try it.

I can't believe the weekend is over, well almost. I am very pleased though that I have almost finished my mom's invitations. I need to finish colouring 4 images, they are half done, then stick them on and voila, ready to go to their new home. It was quite a task to do them all, but it was such fun. Pity it doesn't pay really really well, I could give up my day job, oh no wait, it has given me up already, lol!!!

Enjoy your week and take care.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Born to shop

Here's an image I have had for some time, but seeing time is the one thing we would all like more of, only for crafting though, I have never had a chance to use it. The image was sent to me by Debbi (thanks Debbi), with MANY others. I was so excited the other day when I went through them all again, I wanted to use them all at once.

The image is one of the Miss Anya range, and I coloured her with my prisma pencils, then blended it with sansador (gamsol), cut it out with an oval nestie and layered it on an oval nestie mat. I added some glitter glue to her head band and although I felt I must add more glitter somewhere, I decided not to. The scalloped border was done with my fiskars border punch and the sentiment is from Elzybells. Of course a bit of ribbon, a button and a bit of twine and that's it, card done. No, it took me a lot longer than that sounds, I'm slow :-(

Not much else to tell for today. I am home alone, my mother is on holiday (again), so I got to run. I have to make my own supper, man alive do I hate that, but when you're hungry you have to make a plan, even if it's just toast, lol.

Have a great week.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A gorjuss girl

....and no it's not me. I have used another image which Paula sent me ages ago. Slowly I am getting to them, and just love all the images everyone has sent me in the past year or so. Debbi don't go too far, yours are next, lol!

This card was for my mom for mother's day, I figured it's Jingle and I, except that Jingle is not brown, I am not that young, and definitely not so petite and small, rofl. But it's the thought that counts hey.

I coloured the image with my prismacolor pencils then blended it with sansador (gamsol), cut it with my nestie and shaded the edges with a bit of chalk ink. The piercing I did free hand, just to add a little extra something and the sentiment is from Stamping Bella. Last but not least, the paper came from Jeanie, it was in the parcel she sent. See I told you it was a great parcel. Anyone else wanting to send me parcels just shout I will give you my address!!! LOL!

That's me for today. I haven't had a chance to enter any challenges this week, oh like I am the queen of challenges all of a sudden. I entered 2 and now I am disappointed that I didn't get to any, hehehe.

Have a great evening, hopefully I'll be back over the weekend.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I'm a winner

I could not believe my luck, in one week I was one of the winners in Jeanie's That's Krafty Thursday challenge, and I won 4 free images from Bugaboo stamps when I entered their Saturday challenge. How cool is that!!! Okay maybe not so cool for the rest of you lol, but for me it was so exciting.

Of course I just had to enter Krafty Thursday again this time around. How could I not. If you want to enter then use this link here to get all the details. Check the little chicken on my sidebar, that's the badge that you could win. I love it, it's too cute.

My image is from Stamping Bella and is called Giga Watt. It's one of the many images Paula sent me ages ago, and finally I've had some time to use it. I coloured him with my prisma pencils and blended it with sansador. The star border is a martha stewart punch, which I have been dying to use, but just couldn't find the right fit.

I am so tired tonight, I did not sleep well last night at all, and at 2:11am I was taking my washing down cause it started raining. Not fun at all, hehehe. At least the garden got a nice soak.

Now go on and make those krafty projects, if you don't have kraft paper just use a brown paper bag or an old envelope, it works just as well.

Till later this week.

Monday, May 3, 2010

70th Invitations

I can hardly believe it myself, my mom is turning 70 this year. To me it feels like she's only 50. Although there are days where she acts 90, rofl! (Lucky for me she NEVER reads my blog.)

My sister and I are organising my mom's birthday party, and I for once, am getting in early. I usually postpone till the last minute. Believe it or not but her birthday is only in July, yet I am already on the invitations and had to finish 4 of them for the past weekend, as they have to be hand delivered. Which they were, woohoo.

I made a little box with my crafter's companion and cut a window with the circle nestability. Then I put a piece of transparency as the window. We have loads, I mean loads of transparencies which we no longer use at the office. I could make these boxes until I am 70 and still have some left, lol. I have however, decided to put the lid through the swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder before gluing it, it just looks so much better, but I had already made this one before deciding that. Sorry, you get to see the plain one.

The image is from bugaboo stamps, and I had to have it for the invites. It is exactly how my mom sits with her fan in summer time. I changed the sentiment, as it seems the Americans and Canadians speak of hot flashes, but that is just totally wrong. It is flushes, Right!!!?? Well no-one here would know what I'm saying if I had hot flashes.

Anyhow, Stella here was coloured with my prismacolor pencils, blended with sansador and then cut out with a nestie. The card base is also a nestie, the biggest circle scalloped one I have.

I have to share the pain I went through. I had finished the 4 cards and then picked up that I had spelt celebration wrong, I had celebartion. I am sure you can all imagine my joy when I realised that. Luckily I could reprint it, but of course my ink was running VERY low and my PC had to crash before I could do that. Murphy, I am sure.

I hope the invitees like their invitations. There's 10 more to be made, lots of work and I think I am going to be so tired of colouring this poor Stella when I'm done. Hopefully she won't hold it against me if I don't use again her for some time to come.

Now I am off to bed. It's late and I can hear my bed calling my name, poor thing must be missing me.


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