Thursday, 15 January 2009

Love You This ********** Much....

Omg i can't believe how late i am with this one.... this card is for the sketch over at Friday Sketchers....

This week it is lovely Kristine's turn and she's given us a fantastic sketch..and there is some really yummy candy on offer from Scrapp & Lapp if you give it a go, then leave a link to your card and you'll be entered to win this wonderful candy...Even if you don't enter i hope you'll go take a look at the fabulous DT creations, they really are so yummy..

I got this fabulously cute stamp set for Christmas from Mark my ever so thoughtful hubby... he got it from Silly Monkey Crafts but you can also buy it from All That Scraps it is a CC Design set and Mark thought I'd like to make some wonderful Valentines with it.. I now have a few of these sets and I'm determined to use more variety with my stamps this year.... a resolution if you will....
I Started this card by using a base of Bazzill CS Folded into a five by six inch card, i used lovely lovely BG Sugared DP i love Basic Grey i keep saying it but i do... and Sugared is from the lurrrrrvvvvv season last year... I coloured my image using the original copic markers and promarkers, no where near as good as I'd like... i wish i could use them like Rach... have you checked out her wonderful creations.... I then stitched the DP to the card ( did anyone notice my mistake... the base layer is upside down... duhhh Klutz) I did stitch a lot of elements on this card, i wanted to make a more masculine card, my friends at work have been asking me to make them for there hubbies and boyfriends.. The ribbon with the sentiment has been stitched onto the card its self and the leaves are actually hearts punched out of Sugared DP, all of the paper & embellishments are Sugared Basic Grey the hearts and arrow and the brads are of course the matching Sugared ones... The Beautiful pin is from my wonderful friend Claudia, ( i really hope that you will go take a look at her wonderful creations although i don't know a card maker who blogs who hasn't been to visit.. she is such an amazing artist..and a true inspiration..)who incidentally was the one who inspired me to decorate the inside of my cards.. I've kept this one quite simple inside, i always struggle with male cards.... the back still has to have my Scrapmagasinet stamp attached to it so I'll change this photograph when I've don't you can see I've also kept the back very simple.. Well that is my first Valentine of 2009, I've got another for you tomorrow evening.... using a yummy image my great friend Moni sent to me in the summer..

I'll pop all of the ingredients at the bottom of this mega long post..hehehe

I've also received some awards this week.... my first is from a lady I've had the privalege to get to know this last year, she has become a great friend and i am so glad i got to know her...Please go visit this mega talented lady, she is a DT member for Paper Basics and the wonderful challenge site Everybody Art Challenge

Moni gave me this Star Stamper Award.. thank you so much my dear friend... Also Lovely Murielle a fabulous DT member for Friday Sketchers awarded me this one and these other awards as well.... woooooowwww so many wonderful wonderful awards... Murielle thank you so very very much, you are so talented and i am so honoured you thought of me...
Finally darling Karen of 6 Wacky Women awarded me this lovely award (one lovely blog award), Karen i am so very touched that you gave this to me... you are so talented and i am honoured you gave me this to me... thank you so much...
I am supposed to pass these awards to seven other crafters but my list is a little longer, I'd actually like to pass all of these awards to every body who visits my blog.. you are all angels and make me smile every day.. which keeps me smiling & healthy..hehehe and to me you are all Star Stampers, have fabulous blogs, are encouraging and are absolutely wonderful people... but i did pick out these special artists to highlight..

Moni ( My Wonderful Friend Right Back At You...hehehe)

Ila ( An amazing friend, stamper, listener, & always so encouraging)

Nikki ( Nikki has been crafting less than a year and i am in absolute awe.. of her talent)

Claudia (A Friend, Artist (i do mean that) she inspires so many you deserve all of these awards)

Carole (A Friend, Amazing Stamper, The One That keeps Me In Touch..A Wonderful Lady)

Heidi ( All I Can Say Is You & Your Family Are Really Are Sunshine... You Really Do Make Me Smile)

Finally but by no means least..

Rach (The Absolute Queen Of Colour, i know i need not say more)

How Long Was This Post...

Well Bye Bye For Now..

Ingredients For My Card: Stamps CC Designs ~ DP Basic Grey ~ Brads Basic Grey ~ Copics & Promarkers ~ Janome Mini Sewing Machine ~ Stampin Up Chocolate Chip Ribbon ~ Heart Punch.. Hope i didn't forget any thing..


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Tina and you have done an amazing job with the sketch and packed in so many wonderful details, Just love the cutie image and so beautifully coloured. Loving your stitching too and how you have decorated the inside. Congratulations on receiving all those fabulous awards and so well deserved. You are a absolute sweetie for passing one to me too, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Ila said...

This is Absolutely Gorgeous!! I don't even know where to begin...the layout accents and elements on here are all just Fabulous!! Your coloring and stitching is Perfect!!..Congratulations on the Awards Tina!! you deserve every one of them...and Thank you so much for your kind words and Award..I am so pleased to reciev it from you!!...Big Hugs, Ila

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Wow..found your blog from Moni's! I love all your wonderful creations!! You are a talented lady. Your card is wonderful with so many fabulous details!! Great job!
Judy x

Anonymous said...

Hello my friend :-)
Your card is so cute and what amazing embellishments you have used...wonderful colouring Tina.
Congratulations on receiving so many fabulous awards...really well are everything you say about everyone and so much more...a truly kind hearted, generous and special person.
Thanks for your kind words and for passing the awards on to me (and everyone else) it's a pleasure to receive them from such a talented person :-)
Thanks for joining us at FS...really glad you're back :-)
Big Hugs
Carole x

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Fabulous card, Tina! I love those monkeys, one on top of the other! And the leaves you made are fabulous!! Great job!

josefa laura said...

hi,iam josefa laura from mexico your work is fantastic and beautiful

Rach said...

wow Tina, gorgeous card hun...I have that set and have only used it once your card has got my fingers itching to get it out and blow off the it seems that I have too many stamps and not enough time at the moment.. love all the beautiful stitching and layering on your card, the inside is gorgeous too.
As far as a queen of colour, lol you are so sweet you will make my head swell as well as making me blush...i sure hope crimson suits me!!!xx
congratulation on the awards sweetie, you so deserve these your posts and your cards always bring a huge warm feeling with them....xx
take card hun. big hugs Rachxxx

Anonymous said...

WOW......your creations are stunning. Keep them coming. I love looking at your work


Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Hi Tina, first of all I want to thank you for all your sweet comments on my blog!! Unfortunatly at the moment things in my family are not going that well, so I spent less time behind the computer. You sound very nice, and I see on lots of blogs many reaction that they really love you for your kindness! So now I needed to come and see you. You have made great cards.... Love the details. Colouring with the copics is really an art, I can when I do it all full, but to create light and dark like claudia and rachel, I think it is very hard...
Love from Holland,

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina,
Think I've might have dosed off half way through your post.. thats why it took me so long to send you my comment.. I'd been snoring,.. Loud! hehe

Love the card hun.. simply fab!
Big hugs, Marlene xxx

Helene said...

Love your little monkey card...Monkeys are my grandsons favorite.

Bev said...

What a fabulous card Tina, love all the detail you have put into it, the stitching, the embellies - all just perfect
hugs Bev x

Heidi said...

Tina- that was a lot of award my friend!
Your card is beautiful and don't feel bad cause I think that I didn't get mine posted till Thursday either girl!

Maria said...

Love your monkey card, Tina!! Your coloring is fabulous and I absolutely love the dp that you used and all the different accents. Love that you lined the inside too!! Congratulations on all your fabulous awards!! They are all well deserved!!


Heike said...

Wow, Tina this is just gorgeous what abeautiful work and your coloring is brilliant, love it......

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Nixe07 said...

Hi Sweetie, I just love your stunning card :) The images are so super cute and the colours and all the great details are looking fab!!
Congratulations on all these awards, you really derserve them, because you are so very talented ... Thanks so much for your lovely words hun, I´m so glad too, that I have such a wonderful friend like you!!
Big, Big Hugs and Kisses

Claudia Rosa said...

my goodness Tina,
what a lovely card and all our craftmanship is just to admire!
i love everything


Aud said...

Your monkey card is fabulous!♥ Love how you combined the two stamps! :o)

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog!♥ I really appreciate them!