Tuesday 29 January 2013

'Hello Cup Cake'

Hi there friends.

Hope you have survived the snow and ice and kept toastie warm.
A reference to cake but a stamp this time. It is from Lili of the Valley.

Took papers from my stash (have to use them) and coloured the image with copics. My colouring has way to go to be perfected mind and I do have a limited palette as yet though I keep adding to my collection.

After colouring I cut out the image with a Spellbinder Die and inked lightly with Distress Ink while it was still in the die. Added the flowers and punched leaves, ribbon and sentiment and all done. Here is a close up of the image.

I am definately not happy with the colour of the cup and saucer she is holding, but paler colours just didn't show up against her dress.
Anyway thank you so much for taking the time to look, and any comments or advice is truly welcome.It is really nice that people take the time.
I am still battling blogger! - way to go on that one too. Someone write a handbook please!!
Carole x

Monday 14 January 2013

New Year Resolutions

Well hi there, hope you are all keeping warm in this cold snap.The snow has hit today but not staying thankfully. Not that I venture out, I hibernate!

So how are the New Year Resolutions coming on? Made them? Broken them? not bothered or not admitting to them? I always make some to myself and then if I break them no one knows but me.
I shall share one with you.
I have vowed to make a..... sssh..... Christmas Card, yes ! ...sssh..... that C word, one a month! Then I am not all at the last minute. Well 2 weeks of January gone and guess what -- yes so far no card, well Christmas card anyway, but. I have made a quick card from Craftwork Cards products for my future daughter in law who turns 30 today.
I often spend a lot of time thinking about what to do and not getting on with it, so I dug out a Craftwork Cards Goodie Bag and made myself just use the contents, apart from the base card. (another of my resolutions is to use up some of the stash in the craft room, not just buy more!)
So here is the result, no stamping or inking, well a tad to obliterate white edges.

Nice and girly - hope you like!
Let me know if you have any crafting resolutions