Friday, 23 January 2009

Shabby Love.......

I am trying desperately to get in front with my posts so that i can schedule a post for the weekend but it is proving harder than i thought this week, i don't know where it went...it is Saturday tomorrow and I'm just not as organised as i wanted to be....

I missed last weeks challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge so i decided I'd use last weeks sketch and this weeks theme.. SHABBY...I got this adorable image from my wonderful friend Moni... they are so cute... obviously very much in love... Prickly Love...hehehe

I used some old K & Co velvet papers I've had in my stash for about three years..i know i know, it's terrible, the longer I've been crafting the worse i get..I also used my beloved BG papers, Bittersweet this time and the brads are the matching BG painted brads... i stitched every single layer onto the card, i wanted to see what it looked like, I'm not sure what do you think? I coloured the image using Prisma Pencils and blended with Sansodor..the scalloped edge has been created using an SU Slit Punch.. and for the embellishments the pin is from my lovely friend Claudia i know I've said it so many times but she always sends me the most amazing embellies... the big brown (what looks like a badge) is a huge button (it was a spare on my cuddle cardigan i use it when i feel fluffy or need comforting..hehe I know you've all got one too..) which i decorated with a rub on...i can't for the life of me remember where i got them.. but they're huge long packs with nice big rub ons all different themes... I distressed just the outer edge of the main card and then the inside to cover the theme of this weeks challenge which as you can see is Shabby.... i need to use my distressing kit more...


As always i used my Janome Mini Sewing Machine... no I'm not going to say it again, lol i think I've said it enough over the last few weeks...hehehe The wool is from my stash...


I got these wonderful awards from lovely Maria this week... thank you so much sweetie, i am honoured you thought of me, i now have three to pass on on Sunday... i want to give them to crafters/artists who don't normally get a lot of credit for their work....lord knows why... we all have different takes on creativity.. I'd like to make them feel good... it's always nice to make some one smile...don't you think..... and you never know, i ended up making some wonderful friends giving awards...

Ladies thank you so much for the offers of stickers and decoupage on the Disney Princess front... I have a couple Cricut Cartridges for all of the princesses, i was just hoping to use a stamped image.... thank you for checking for me anyway... I've looked on- line and can't find one close enough.... they have them in the US but there isn't time to get them here.... looks like it will be die-cuts after all.... I'll make them look pretty still....


Well that's all from me, apart from wishing you all a lovely weekend... I'll be back Sunday evening with my WOJ creation... my first challenge for WOJ and only my second creation... which i am ashamed to say... Mark kept paying for practically the whole WOJ range last year while i wasn't well and I've only created one card and one plaque... i will be remedying that this year... ...and i can show you the lovely yummy gift i got from my friend Carole this week... she surprised me in a very lovely way...


Night Night Sleep Tight.... Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite...hehehe


Ingredients: Bazzill Bling CS ~ K&Co Velvet Paper ~ BG Bittersweet Papers & Brads ~ Stampin Up Slit Punch ~ Pin From Lovely Claudia ~ Image From My Friend Moni ~ Prisma Pencils Sansodor & Stumps ~ Button Rub on & wool From Stash ~ My Old Faithful Janome Mini Sewing Machine..




18 comments:

Heidi said...

Tina, those little critters are adorable and I love how you colored them! So cute, I am thrilled making my V'day cards this year, my first year to do it as we kind of let that holiday slide as a hallmark holiday!LOL!

Ila said...

This is So Gorgeous Tina!! Hubby will smile for sure!!...I love the image, your coloring, stitching, distressing, that Fabulous button...and the way you decorated the inside...its a gift in itself!!..Hugs, Ila

Anett said...

Realy cute ... I like stitching!
Greetings Anett

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is gorgeous Tina and the image so sweet and beautifully coloured, I love the colours and the yummy papers, you did a fantastic job with all your wonderful stitching. I must get my sewing machine out and have a practice. Congratulations on receiving your awards and your work is always so gorgeous and inspiring, Have a great weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Viv said...

It's gorgeous Tina and fits the bill perfectly. Love the dark stitching! Going to unwrap all the coloured bobbins I bought and didn't dare use now you've shown how good it looks.
Have a great weekend!
Viv xx

Scrapmumur said...

OH....Very fantastic card, Tina!!!!
I love your composition.
Lovely colours and details.
Hugs, Mumur

Nixe07 said...

Oh wow sweetie, this is a fabulous card!! I love the great colours and how you´ve coloured the cute image. All the stitching on your card looks gorgeous too. What a wonderful job on both challenges :o)
Thanks for your joining, hunny! I`ll email you later ...
Big, Big Hugs and Love
Moni

P.S. Congratulations on these great awards, you so deserve them!!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous card and I'm a big fan of the stitching a I have my new Janome mini too!! Ha ha!! Gorgeous image!
Judy x

Rach said...

Hi Tina, this is an awesome creation, love all the stitching detail that you have put on your card. your image is so sweet and beautifully coloured. ..
big hugs rachxxx

Heidi said...

This is so stunning Tina-I really love the image and all the details on this card. And I also love the sewing. I really wish I had a sewing machine like that! You lucky girl!
I have just sent you a mail

Hugs and love
Heidi

sylvia said...

hi what a lovely card you have made!
hugs sylvia

Maria said...

Oh, Tina your card is so cute! I really love the image. . .they are so adorable. Love all the stitching on your card and the K&CO dp. I like the idea of lining the inside of the card. . .I've been wanting to do that but keep forgetting to work on the inside of my card.

I wish I could schedule post too! I did it during Christmas but now, I'm basically trying to catch up!

Maria

Bev said...

WOW!! This is amazing Tina - I absolutely love it!! Amazing details and the stitching looks fab!!

hugs Bev x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Such a prickly gorgeous card Tina LOL! Adorable...love your stitching..looks fabulous.
Wonderful colouring my friend.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments today, they are very much appreciated.
Hope you have a relaxing Sunday.
Hugs
Carole x

JessicaLynn said...

What an adorable card. I just love it. I think that it is colored perfect.

Have a great night,
Jessica Lynn

Elizabeth said...

Very cute!

Heidi said...

There is a photo challenge for you in my blog

Love
Heidi

agnes said...

This card is a real shabby card,beautiufl love the colors.Thanks for joining our challenge.
Hugs agnesxx
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