Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas One and All

I should like to wish all my Blog world friends a very happy and peaceful Christmas and to thank you very much for your friendship.

My card is stamped with Pine Cones and Poinsettias from Stampin' Up, each part of the  small stamp has been coloured with a marker - very time consuming but very enjoyable to do.  The script embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.

CD Sunday Challenge - 50's Fun

The main image for my card is a vintage digi  from TLC  which has been coloured with promarkers. I have also glittered the bandeau on her dress and the blue mat layer underneath.  The radio is free clipart.  The small roses are made from a 1/2" six petalled flower punch and have 3 layers.  The backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique CD.  It was my husband John's suggestion to include the radio - I bow to his superior knowledge of all things 50's - I was only a toddler then!

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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge #183 - Angels

The inspiration for my card came from this free downloadable poem  I came across on  my blog travels today.  The backing paper is by Bearly Mine and the angel stamp, embossed in white, is from Clarity.  The acetate and vellum snowflakes are a left over concoction from a couple of years ago!  The edges of the poem and backing paper have been distressed to give a more casual look.

Thanks for visiting my blog and do feel free to leave a comment - I find them all very encouraging.  Thanks to all of you who left comments about Judy - I felt a bit daft reporting her passing as she was only a budgie - but she was one of our family and we loved her.

Monday, 12 December 2011

R.I.P. Judy

It is with deep regret I have to announce the demise of  Judy, who fell off her perch last night.  No more going 'around the world'  or putting 'bell on head' or ringing her bell 'when she was safe' at nightly covering up.  Judy flew into our life on 2nd January 2007 when she landed on the roof of the house at dusk, having escaped as a fledgling from an aviary.  She took up residence in the kitchen and the little blue princess ruled us with a rod of iron.  Immortalised in a fat book page and birthday cards she will live on - much missed.

CD Sunday Challenge - Things with Whiskers Part II

The "Thing with Whiskers" this week is the very smart Aberdeen terrier who graces this glamorous scene.  I have used Card Creations Art Deco CD and decoupaged it within an inch of its life!  Never have I done so many layers!  The backing paper is also from this CD.
N.B.  The background bridge scene on its own makes a wonderful Christmas card when glittered.

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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge #182 - Trees and Baubles

I have used stamps from Creative Expressions to create my scene.  The fir branches and trees have been embossed in green embossing powder and the baubles in red tinsel embossing powder.  The baubles have been coloured with Sakura Moonglow pens and then embossed with Stardust embossing powder.  The snowy bank has been liberally glittered.  Backing paper is from Crafts-Too and the sentiment is metallic ribbon.

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Friday, 9 December 2011

DragonsDream TIO #107 - Time Changer

My inspiration for this tag was the thought that perhaps there are parallel universes, different things happening to the same person at the same time.    The main image of a man inside a clock is from Crafty Individuals, the eye is Stampscapes and the square from PaperArtsy.  The words eternity and secret from Elusive Images.  I have also used backgrounds from Stampin Up and PaperArtsy.

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Monday, 5 December 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Things with Whiskers

My lovely singing bear is from Dover CD "Whimsical Animals Illustrations" and has been coloured with Copics.    The backing papers are from my Graphicus paper pack and the music from an old copy of  a musical no one has heard of!  The sentiment is by Creative Expressions.

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The first snow of the year arrived yesterday and more is expected today.  This is the first snow our pups Heidi (leaping) and Lottie have seen in their lives.  They are 5 months old and growing fast.  They are playing on the grass in front of our barn and do not seem to notice how cold it is at all.

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