Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Oops, My Bad

Kia Ora.

Well I just entered the wrong project into LOTV's monthly challenge Anything but a Card it was supposed to be this tag,



it's the first time I've done that so I'm sure all my friends in the crafty blog world will forgive me, lols.

Now, off I go to enter the correct project :)

As always

Keep Well x

And thanks for stopping by

=^.^=

Te Tau Hou Hari, Happy New Year

Kia Ora

From a wet New Zealand, I'm not complaining though because the gardens really need the water and then they'll need weeding lols.

I have a card I'd like to enter into the following challenge:

Crafty Little Fairies: Anything Goes


I love this stamp from TGF


Close up of the Star Dust Stickles on her wings. 

Here's what I used.. 
Copics … E 5, 51, 53, 33, 35, RV 13.
DP .. Rosie's Studio Fun & Giggles
Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick
Heart Circles Die from Spell binders
Star Dust Stickles
Bling and lace from the ribbon girl.
The flowers were  from Rosie's studio
I made the bow from DP
And last but not least the stamp Angel Anya and sentiment are from TGF

Thanks for stopping by

Keep Well x 

=^.^=



Monday, December 30, 2013

New Years Eve

Kia Ora.

It's New Years eve already here in New Zealand. Can you believe it, 2013 almost over all ready. Before I do another card challenge post I have to mention a quick challenge on The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog. It's the Button Give Away just guess how many buttons are in the dish and leave a comment and a mention on your blog about their challenge to be in to win. I never guess correctly but it's worth a go lols.

Keep Well x

I will be back later with another card challenge =^.^=


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Quick Christmas

Kia Ora,

It may be sunny here in New Zealand but I have succumbed to "man flu" the gift that keeps on giving, with thanks to my Scrubby who passed this on to me.

With that in mind this is my last Christmas card as I'm now feeling just a weeny bit on the rough side. It's a quickie card because I had everything cut out and ready a little while ago so I only had to assemble this one to post it lols.

So, here goes, I'd like to enter the following card into the Totally Gorjuss Challenge 125 Quick Christmas


Quickly then… I used LOTV stamp and sentiment copic colored and paper pieced the little gal used spellbinders dies some ribbon and bling I got from ribbon girls and the DP is from Rosies Boutique. 

Got to go now and get ready for work to spread around the gift that keeps on giving, cough cough sniff sniff, hopefully if I'm really good with the hand sanitizers and tissues I won't spread it around too much or even better I get sent home for some R&R. 

Thanks for stopping by ,

Happy Christmas one and all

And as always

Keep Well x 

=^.^=

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Make a Splash

Kia Ora

And for my second card of the day I'd like to enter this into TGF's FFF Make a Splash black and white with a splash of color and this is what I came up with…


And this is what I used..

Copic markers 
DP, Rosie's Studio, Chantilly Lace
White marker pen
The CC Saturday stamp from TGF
and green card stock form my stash..

I used a white background this time with the new camera set up and I'm thinking now that I should have used the black background, oh well… I'll see how the next one shapes up ! 

Thanks for stopping by 
And as always

Keep Well x 

=^.^=


Let it Snow!

Kia Ora

From sunny and warm New Zealand..

I know you're all jealous now in the Northern Hemisphere. Snow in summer I sincerely hope not.

I'd like to enter today's card in to the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge Let it Snow ..


I am trying out a new camera set up so I'm hoping that the picture shows up OK.. 

What I've used on this card is..
Copic markers
Memento tuxedo black ink
Star dust stickles
Spellbinders nestabilities, Labels twenty three
DP, American Crafts , Peppermint Express
TGF Keep Cozy stamp set.

And the red card stock is from my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by
And as always

Keep Well x 

=^.^=

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Adding a little sparkle to my life !

Kia Ora

Crafty Bloggy chums….. I hope the week is going well for you.

I'd like to enter this card into TGFs Farm Fresh Friday Challenge  All that sparkles …


It doesn't show very well on the photo's but I am sparkling honestly


See (very poor lighting today)

The image is from TGF Keep Cozy stamp set and the sentiment and candy canes are form TGF Merry Tags set and the DP is Peppermint Express from American Crafts. That's a spellbinders die. and some red card stock of unknown and mysterious origins ;) The snowman and candy cane have been colored using my trusty copic pens (spell check really dislikes the word copic, I don't know why, I use it often enough lols).  


That's all for today because just like you I'm busy, busy, busy at this time of year.

Thanks for stopping by and as always 

Keep Well x

=^-^=


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

MFTWSC152

Kia Ora

My blogging friends if you are looking for the CYBER MONDAY CELEBRATION BLOG HOP post then just scroll down to the post below this one.

I'd like to enter this card into the MFTWSC152 Challenge over at the MFT blog.




Very briefly the image is from MFT .. Snow Angel it is copic colored and paper pieced with Desert Bloom DP, the background DP is American Crafts Peppermint Express. The sentiment is from LOTV and the accent piece is from spellbinders. I have matted in a green card stock and the card is from kraft card stock.

Thanks for looking 

And as always

Keep Well x 

=^.^=



Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday blog hop ...

Kia Ora,   Blog hop friends ….


And welcome to my blog..



I am taking part in the Cyber Monday Blog Hop details  HERE ..

This weekend I have been playing around with the Merry Tags set that I got in the post last week, just to see what they were like (as you do), and here is a picture of of a couple that I made. I have made a few more than this, these are just a sample of what I worked on lols.. 




Any hoo, a big thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. 

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop and good luck to everyone. 

And as always
Keep Well x 

=^.^=





Monday, November 25, 2013

Second Card Challenge.

Kia Ora

For the third time today but with my second challenge card.
This card is another darling 4 x 3 card.




The image and sentiment are from TGF Keep Cozy stamp set, the DP is Peppermint Express from American Crafts. And there is a teeny amount of copic coloring and paper piecing. Oh yes and I made another envelope from the same DP.


I'd like to enter this card into these x2 challenges


Thanks for stopping by
And as always

Keep Well x

=^.^=

Lace 'n' Pearls

Kia ora, 

I wasn't feeling the running love today so I'm going to post to a couple of challenges .. the first card today I'd like to enter into my fav challenge blog and their challenge this week over at Crafty Little Fairies is Lace 'n' Pearls . 




The stamp is a Wee Stamp called Winter Fairy , the DP is Peppermint Express from American Crafts, the sentiment is from LOTV Set 8, a bit of lace and pearls and green bling from my stash. The image is copic colored and paper pieced. And I have used a spellbinders die with a doily hiding behind the image …

I think that's about  it for today.

Thanks for stopping by
And as always

Keep Well x 

=^.^=

Super Excited

Kia Ora,

Just a quick post to say a big thank you to the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge for contacting me to let me know that I had won a prize in last weeks challenge. I just did my usual scroll down the page to check out all the Fab cards that are posted each week and totally missed my name lols.

So this is a big shout out to them, they are a great challenge blog to play along with every week.





Thanks again
And as always

Keep Well x 

=^.^=

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Winter Wishes.

Kia ora

From a less than sunny day in South Island New Zealand.

I bought an envelope punch board a couple of days ago so I thought I would give it a go with todays card, unfortunately I only have 6x6 DP papers so the size of card I had to make was predicated upon this fact, I ended up with a 4x3 inch card.



I used TGF Angel Anya who I think is a super cute image and paper pieced her dress and bow. The sentiment and snowflake is from TGF Keep Cozy stamp set and the DP is Peppermint Express from American Crafts.  I copic colored her skin and hair.

Card and matching envelope

I now have a great excuse to go and get some 8x8 DP pads to make bigger cards with  ;)

I'd like to enter this card into the ABC Christmas Challenge W for Winter Wishes.


Thanks for stopping by
And as always
Keep Well x 

=^.^=


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Challenge 210

Kia Ora

From yet another beautiful day in the South Island, New Zealand. I went for my run a bit earlier today and it was a good job I did because it is hot, hot, hot.

I would like to enter today's card into the Totally Gorjuss Challenge 210 using 3 patterned papers.





The image is a Gorjuss image and is colored with my water color pencils. The sentiment is form LOTV. The die is a spellbinders die and the flowers, leaves and ribbon are from my stash. The Dp is Flea Market from Crate Paper. And as you can probably see this is an easel card.  

That is all I have for today.
Thanks for stopping by and as always.
Keep Well x 

=^.^=


Monday, November 18, 2013

Pink and White

Kia Ora

From a baking hot day in the south of New Zealand. I have a card that I'd like to enter into the LOTV monthly challenge Pink and White. I have used the stamp Aimi with Lantern from LOTV and DP Flea Market from Crate Paper. I colored the stamp with my copics and listed them on a separate piece of paper and then I tidied up and voila no more list of copics used, lols. I made the ribbon roses from my stash ribbon and added some flat back pearls. The dies I used were spellbinders small circles and the doily die is from Couture creations, I painstakingly pierced the second lot of holes so that I could hand stitch around the die. It took about an hour all told and I nearly gave up halfway because it took so long. I don't know where the tag came from because it was on sale due to lack of packaging. And that's about it, so here's the card.


Easel Card
Easel Card


Hand made ribbon rossette

Hand made ribbon roses


Stitching detail



Thanks for stopping by.
And as always,
Keep Well x 

=^.^=

Friday, November 15, 2013

MFTWSC 150

Kia Ora

And welcome to another lovely sunny day in South Island New Zealand.

I'd like to enter todays card into the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge #150 . As I've mentioned previously most of my card making gear is still on the boat which includes all of my MFT stamps and fantastic dies.. I really love MFT dies, oh well it's a good excuse to get some for Christmas lols. Here is my card..


As I said my supplies are at a minimum but the DP I used was American Crafts Peppermint Express. I just colored around the DP edges with a black copic marker and added an organza bow, a button I found in a draw and some twine. Et voila as the French would say.

Thanks for stopping by.
And as always

Keep Well x 

=^.^=

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Delightfully Surprised

Kia ora

Today I am feeling delightfully surprised because my card Holy Light got picked for a Top 3 spot over at the  crafty little fairies challenge blog. I just want to say a big THANK YOU to them for picking my card.

I'd like to enters today's card in to the crafty little fairies challenge Top Of The Pops (inspired by a song)  the song that immediately came to my mind was 99 Red Balloons  this was an anti-nuclear protest song originally but later became the song that marked the Berlin wall coming down and ending the cold war. Who could ever forget such a momentous occasion.  So here is my card …


The image Patchwork Bunch of Balloons by LOTV was copic colored with ..
E - 31, 43, 49, 53 and w- 1, 3, 5, 7. and the balloons were paper pieced using the same DP as the background from Rosie's Studio. The sentiment stamp is Set 8 Happy Circular Sentiments also from LOTV. 

Thanks for stopping by.
And as always,

Keep Well x 

=^.^=



Monday, November 11, 2013

Holy Light

Kia ora

From another gloriously warm day in New Zealand. We live 15km from the nearest shops and we don't have a car, we sold it when we moved on to the boat. We can catch a bus to the shops but we only get one an hour this far out, which is fine, but my neighbor can't imagine it so she gave me a lift today. It  was very kind of her, but it meant that I had to rush around and not take my time like I would normally do. Shopping has now become a day outing for me because there is no popping to the shops in the car lols. It's funny but it's how we shopped when we were little, Mum had to get the bus in to town or walk, luckily for her town was only 3km away from the house and the buses ran every 20 minutes.

Enough with the reminiscing and on to todays card.

I'd like to enter the following card in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge Christmas in November.


I colored in this image Holy-Light from LOTV when I was still on the boat using my water color pencils and I think it came out all right. The DP is Peppermint Express by American Crafts and I got the idea for the card when I watched this video on youtube by Vicky Papaioannou. I've been watching her for a while now and I like what she does. This is a link to her blog

That's about it.
Thanks for stopping by.
And as always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=

Sunday, November 10, 2013

MFT card sketch 149

Kia ora

As I'm sat writing this blog post my Scrubby is watching big trouble in little China and giggling to himself, I'm trying hard not to roll my eyes at him, honestly I am.

I'd like to enter this card into the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 149 unfortunately my MFT stamps are in Jersey and I'm in New Zealand :( but I had colored in a few images prior and was able to get this card together with the few supplies I do have here at home. Enough babbling here is the card.




Thanks for looking in and as always


Keep Well x 

=^-^=


Saturday, November 9, 2013

I'm Back

Kia Ora to all you lovely people out there in blog land.

I am back with a new card challenge from my home in New Zealand shock horror yes I know lols.

I have news, the first one being that my daughter just got married and the other is that I'm going to be a Nan for the second time in June. Now, if I only knew how then I'd insert a smiley face here.

Anyway without further ado here is my card


And I'd like to enter it into the challenge over at ABC Challenges Case any Past DT Member's card in this case (pun intended) I'm casing a card cased by Jackie who cased Lela's card (confused? you will be lols). 

I know I won't make any southern hemisphere gals jealous right now but it might my northern hemisphere blog chums because  this is the scene outside my bedroom window today, it's a bit different from the view outside the yacht but that will have to wait until next year now ;) 


All I can say is that it's great to be back home again if only for a few months, thanks for stopping by.

And as always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=




Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ribbon & Lace: Festive Post.

Kia Ora,

From a cold and windy Cherbourg. It's an exciting day today because they are holding a triathlon event here. A sprint tri, a children's tri and a triathlon. I pity them in the water here in the harbor, the wind chill when they finish the swim must make this a very tough event today.

This will be my last crafting post for a few weeks because I have had to pack everything securely away while we wait for a weather window so we can sail on to either Guernsey or Jersey. We don't know which one it will be until we get there. Wind, tide and weather dictate everything in sailing. We make a plan and then plan for it to change!!!

I have stamped up a lot of images and kept my copics out of storage so at least I can color up some images while I'm waiting for the break in the weather. I have also kept out a sketch pad so I can practice drawing, this I am not very good at yet but I'm hoping that if I persevere then I'll get better at it. I may post some of my "art" at a later date but I am very shy about people seeing it. I can't take any criticism about it yet lols.

Anyway enough blathering, I'd like to enter today's card in the LOTV monthly challenge Ribbon and Lace. And guess what because I have packed everything away I can't remember what I have used with certainty but I'll try to the best of my memory (which isn't saying much!).




The image is Festive Post form LOTV
The sentiment is from a TGF set.
I made the roses from felt using the mini rolled roses die from MFT
I've used MFT dainty doily and spellbinders dies.
The DP might be from BoBunny!
Ribbon, lace and flat back pearls are from my stash. 
The cardstock is Kraft and a purple from my stash.
I used copics to color the image. 

I think that about covers everything for now.

Thanks for looking 

And as always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=







Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Snow Angel: MFTWSC140

Kia Ora

From a lumpy and bumpy Cherbourg harbor. I'd like to enter todays card into the MFTWSC140 Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I'm still not very certain of myself when using sketches but it's always good to try something new.

Here's my card..

Very briefly because I'm almost out of time the image is from MFT .. Snow Angel it is copic colored and paper pieced with desert bloom DP, the background DP is Recollections Jolly and Bright. I've used Kraft card stock for the card and a green card stock origin unknown. The charm is from my stash and I've used flat back pearls also from my stash. 

Thanks for looking 

And as always 

Keep Well x 

=^-^= 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Squirrel Snack: Cute 'n' Cuddly Critters.

Kia Ora

Post number two for this early Sunday morning. So my favorite Challenge site has had a bit of a change and is now called Crafty Little Fairies and their first challenge on the site is Cute 'n' Cuddly Critters. Here is my card.


Talk about your non-traditional christmas colors lols.. 

The stamp is Squirrel Snack from LOTV
The DP is from Doodlebug Designs, Flower Box
The Sentiments are from a set by TGF
The dies are spellbinders
The image is copic colored.

And as an aside, either someone has just let of some fireworks at what is 5:30 am or I have just heard gun shot :(    But I'm hoping it was a couple of fireworks .....

Thanks for looking

And as Always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=



Feeding Robins: ABC43

Kia Ora

I woke up at 3 am and couldn't get back to sleep so I decided to get this card posted now to make sure that I don't miss out on this challenge at ABC ...  ABC43 Coloring With Markers . As the name suggest it's create a card with an image you have colored using markers.. Here is my card.


The Image is Feeding Robins by LOTV
The sentiment is one from a set from TGF
The DP is Recollections, Jolly and Bright
I've used spellbinders dies
And the image is copic colored.

Thanks for looking.

And as Always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Celiac Iceberg (a non crafting post)

Kia Ora.. 

I'm always looking at the latest research into CD and this one was no real shock to me, when I think of people I know who complain about stomach pain etc.. 

An Australian-developed diagnostic test that includes genetic markers suggests coeliac disease is far more prevalent than previously thought.

The study involving over 2,500 randomly selected Victorians combined TG2 igA testing plus biopsy, as recommended in clinical guidelines, with genetic screening for HLADQ2.5, DQ8 and DQ2.2 genes, one of which is present in virtually all coeliac patients.

Over half the study participants had one of the genetic risk factors, the authors from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research found that ...

Coeliac disease potentially affected one in 60 Australian women and one in 80 men, study data revealed, contrasting with previous estimates that put prevalence at around one in 100.

You can read the study HERE  .......  One of the interesting thing about the study was that some of the participants with symptoms of CD actually had Crohn's disease and that's why diagnosis is such a good thing. I always advocate for a diagnosis rather than someone with symptoms of CD just putting themselves onto a GF diet.  I was diagnosed using what was the the "gold" standard testing, blood tests and small intestine biopsy. After years of pain it was good to eventually get the diagnosis, it only took 40 years and a change of country to get it lols.

Thanks for looking

and as always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Make it sweet and neat

Kia Ora..

Just to let you know that a talented lady over at make it sweet and neat is having a 30th Birthday give away. Just head over to her blog HERE leave a fav birthday memory in the comments section and make a post linking back to her blog for a chance to win some birthday candy.

Keep Well x

=^-^=

Thursday, August 29, 2013

No Flowers ....

Kia Ora

This is my second post of the day, because I can ...


I might even be a clever girl today because 2 of the host challenge blogs I join have no flowers as their theme of the week.. woo hoo ... this will be a first for me. I would like to enter the following card int the ABC42 Challenge and the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge ... No Flowers.

Here is my card...


So as you can see no flowers, I kept this simple because I have to post it off today so it can get to my Niece for her 1st Birthday on Tuesday. Her name is Jorja.. (pretty isn't it). The image is LOTV Up in the Air.. the oh my stars is an I don't know and the diecuts are from a Deja View stack. I have used my water color pencils on the stamped image and the sky. Not much else to say apart from  (although you can't see it on the photograph) I used a glitter pen on his paws and the stars  and glossy accents on his nose and the patches on the balloons. I love this image because he is so quick to color. 

Thanks for looking

and as always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=

The Winters Night... Bows.

Kia Ora...

I went for a longer run today .... that is all.. lols.

I would like to enter this card ....


Into the Totally Gorjuss Challenge 198 - Bows basically it's put a bow on it..
I have used purple card stock from my stash the background paper was a scrap left over from making a mini album so I have no idea what it is. The sentiment is a TGF stamp the main image is The Winters Night, totally Gorjuss. The ribbon and snowflake are again a stash item origin forgotten long ago. 
I have been playing with my water color pencils again and the image is watercolored and I painted the background hills in. Oh wait yes..... flat back pearls I copic colored those to give them a purpley tinge. 

Thanks for looking in

and as always 

Keep Well x 

Nicky. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

MFTWSC138, Blooming Good Day

Kia Ora

From a relatively empty marina, we had a lot of boats leave this weekend. It must be getting towards the end of the summer holidays I should think. Who knows what's happening I surely don't.

I thought I would enter a card sketch challenge to try and sharpen up my craft somewhat so i'd like to enter the following card into MFT's Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge using Sketch 138. So straight into the card....


Ok so here is what I have used.. MFT, Pure Innocence Blooming good day, fishtail flags, lacy doily border, Copics, Spellbinders circle dies memento inks and Doodlebug Design paper pad flower box. Blue and purple card stock from my stash. I think that's about it for today.

Thanks for looking 

and as always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=

Saturday, August 24, 2013

It's all about the boys.. apparently so.

Kia Ora

I made it back to the boat from my run just before the rains came down, it's a good job I wasn't prevaricating today otherwise I'd have been soaked lols.

Todays card is going to be for my Nephew who celebrates his birthday on Christmas Day along with his twin sister, they are both as cute as buttons and much loved by the family. The light wasn't very good when I took the photo today but hey you can't have everything or so my Mum always says.

I"m entering the following into LLFs Challenge It's All About the Boys.


The stamp is LOTV By The River, I didn't use the whole stamp this time, I cut out the log sail boat. The DP is Deja Views little ones by Sharon Ann. I stamped the image using memento tuxedo black ink and I colored in the boy with copics and used spellbinders dies to cut out the image. The card is kraft card stock. I think that's about it.. 

Thanks for stopping by

and as always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=





Friday, August 23, 2013

ABC41, Lots of layers.

Kia Ora

From a sun drenched Cherbourg (doesn't happen often).

I'd like to enter todays card into the ABC41 Lots of layers Challenge. I have used a Wee Fairy Stamp. I love this gal she is so pretty. I have to say that I used a tutorial by Suzanne Dean for her wing coloring and very pretty it is too. I have done this card in the shabby/vintage style I had so much fun with the other day and as I've said before I need to expand my sentiments range of stamps because they're pretty woeful at the moment ..lols. So here is my card...


I think there are seven layers here, I'm not quite sure how to count the layers... 

I've used copics, MFT and sizzix dies, the DP is desert blooms by first edition papers. I've used ranger distress ink frayed burlap and memento rich cocoa. The rest of the flowers etc are from my stash which is pretty low. Yesterday I went to a local haberdashers and purchased some more lace. I'm hoping that a local market is in town tomorrow because I shall be mooching and looking for some more finds to go on my cards... Shabby/vintage has entered my crafting space... lols. 

Thanks for looking 

and as always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=

P.S... when I've tidied up some, I'll post some photos of my crafting space just in case you're wondering what it looks like on a 36 foot sailing yacht. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

MFTWSC137 Snow Angel

Kia Ora

From the good ship Koru ... ;)

I thought that I might start entering the Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge over at the MFT blog. I have a couple of MFT stamps so why not....

I'd like to enter the following card into MFTWSC137 Challenge.


The MFT stamp I've used is called Snow Angel and the BRR sentiment is also from that set. For the rest I have used spell binders dies, a cuttlebug embossing folder and a TGF merry sentiment, the DP is by my minds eye, darling dear, the card stock is a Kraft card stock and the glittery ribbon is from my stash and I copic colored and paper pieced my snow angel bear. 

Thanks for looking in.

And as always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Vintage/Shabby Chic

Kia Ora..

From the marina at Cherbourg on a day that doesn't know what it wants to do, happy or sad. It's been a sun shiny rainy day so far. I've left a little bit of the boat showing in the back ground , I usually take my photos on the companionway steps but I thought I'd move the card out into the cockpit to take todays photo, they say a change is as good as a rest lols.

I'd like to enter todays card into Lili's Little Fairies Vintage/Shabby Chic Challenge I admit I'm having a bit of a love affair with LOTV stamps at the moment, my bad, shhh don't tell the Scrubby.

I've never really sat down and thought what is vintage or shabby chic even but this is what I came up with..


The stamp is LOTV ..looking glass. I've used a paper I got in one of the local shops here and I think the brand is stamparia  but I couldn't see what the paper was called. I used a charm, lace, flat back pearls, ribbon and flowers that I've had in my stash for about a year now and I've almost run out, I'm not sure what I'll do about that yet. I would normally copic color the image but I didn't, I paper pieced her on a cream card stock and then just distressed her around the edges with ranger's vintage photo. I did however use C1 to put in some shadow around her wig and underneath her arm. I distressed the DP and did some faux stitching with a white gel pen. 


The tag is cut out from the other side of the DP and the paper the image is mounted on is a tissue paper from the same company I mentioned before, I fussy cut it and then mounted it on card stock so I could raise it enough to go over the lace and ribbon.


Oh yes and I used Kraft card stock for the card base. I think that about covers it except for the fact that I've realised I really don't have many sentiment stamps I can use on cards, this is a situation that I intend to rectify real soon, maybe as soon as next month.... maybe..... if I can sneak them past the Scrubby .. know what I mean crafty gals ;)

Thanks for looking

and as always 

Keep Well x 

=^-^=







Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Snow Family - Monochromatic

Kia Ora

We have a grey overcast and windy day in Cherbourg today :( luckily I managed to photograph todays card with what little light we had this morning.

I'd like to enter today's card into ABC's Challenge ABC39-monochromatic and I chose the colour blue for a frosty Christmas themed card using the Snow Family from LOTV. The sentiment is from TGF and the dies are MFT and spellbinders.


Thanks for stopping by.
And as always ...

Keep Well x 

=^-^=

Monday, August 5, 2013

Gettin Wiggy With It

Kia Ora,

Ha ha, spell check did not like the title to this blog never mind because I do. I had a lot of fun with this challenge thanks TGF. So I'd like to enter this card into TGF, FFF challenge Gettin Wiggy With It.  It's party time and we need some color on that hair but no "brunette, blonde or redhead!" 


So I decided on purple and blue. 


I know I went over board with the purple and blue theme, but I did kind of enjoy it so much I got rather carried away lols. 
Anyway the main stamp is Saturday and I copic colored him lols. For the background I used the shapes from the Dreamy Kit stamped in memento inks a blue and a purple and grey. Here is a close up. 


Thanks for looking
And as Always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=





Here Come the Girls

Kia Ora from a wonderful morning on the good yacht Koru. I watched a beautiful sunrise this morning sat in the cockpit of the boat supping a nice cup of tea ...... good times.

I'd like to enter todays card into Lili's Little Fairies Challenge Here Come the Girls


The stamp is "Cute Fairy" from LOTV and it is copic colored. The dies used are spell binders and MFT. The DP is from a pad called flower box by doodlebug design, my wonderful friend Sundee sent me this DP pad recently all the way from Bermuda. Thank you Sundee they are awesome. 

Thanks for looking
And as always 

Keep Well x

=^-^=


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Holy Light

Kia Ora from a blustery day at Cherbourg Marina.

Without further ado (because I have the dinner cooking) I'd like to enter the following card into the LOTVs monthly challenge Make it Festive . I have used the new gorgeous Holy Light stamp. It's a joy to color in and is yet another winner in my view from LOTV.


So I colored the image with my copics but I stamped her with memento rich cocoa, I usually use memento tuxedo black, but I wanted a softer look this time so used the brown for a change. Here is a close up. 


Thanks for looking 
and as always

Keep Well x 

=^-^=