Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Two Cards For The Birthday Boy & Awards For Me...

This was meant to be Just a quick post tonight but then i created two cards and i got some yummy awards too..

There is a scrummy sketch over at Friday Sketchers by lovely Murielle... it is a sketch that you can really play with and be creative... i created two cards from it..... My First...

I used two Magnolia stamps, both of the dogs... i love these little chaps, they remind me of my boys... Gizmo & Pika... i coloured the images on both cards using Prisma Colour Pencils and blended using Sansodor and Stumps... i tried to add the colour to match our boys on this one.. as this card was made for hubby....I used an old piece of Crate Paper from an old kit I'd not yet used... the bones have been cut using a Sizzix die from a piece of BG DP and then coloured around the edges with an ink pad from my Close To My Heart Distressing Kit... i love this little box, it has every thing i need for distressing and i got mine really cheap from EBay for just £10...... an absolute bargain...i say i, hubby got it...he's brilliant at spotting bargains or looking up prices to save money, you wouldn't think he'd only been using the computer for three years..(he was a complete technophobe...) now he's the king of finding bargains on-line...LOL

The little dog bone paper clips were from a photo holder a friend at work got me for Christmas, it's a little dog with a crocodile clip attached to add a photograph and then there is a dog bowl full of these clips that came with it...so cute... the charm i added to this card is a Sterling Silver Dog Bowl a little extravagant but this card is for my hubby, he deserves all the extravagance i can give him.... The brown velvet ribbon is from Hobby Craft an absolute bargain at just 99p and there is lots of it.(not extravagant but gorgeous anyway)..This card was again put together by my Janome Mini Sewing Machine... I got mine after speaking to my Friend Carole last year... I told my son about it and he got it for me as a gift... if you don't have one of these or are struggling using a full sized machine, go splash out £50 at Argos on this one... it is fantastic...and so easy to thread and use... I also decorated the inside of this card again, i used the same Crate Paper with the bones just set off the panel... then added another of the bone paper clips.. I did it again i forgot to put the stamp on the back of my card before i took the photograph...... doh.......

Well that was my first card and this was the second one i created using again this gorgeous sketch by Murielle...



This time i used an Alota stamp I've had for such a long time but not used,(Helene has a fabulous sale on at the moment so, why not go get a bargain..) i have to stop getting stamps for a while, i have so many that haven't even been inked yet, i feel awful for not using them as so many have been given to me as gifts.... (i show my family the sites i buy from and add all of the stamps on my wish list to the basket... they go in and buy the ones they want to give me as pressies when it's my Birthday or Christmas... we think it's a great idea cause they always get me something i really want... which makes them happy.and me even happier..LOL better than buying smellies all of the time... although the odd 50ml bottle of 212 is a lovely change....)

Back to the card.. i used SU Old Olive patterned paper from last years catalogue and some Bazzill card stock to create a card blank... i used my nesties on this one... another gift from Mark this Christmas... I also used Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Brads, the silver clips are also SU i think i used lots of SU on this one....the sentiment is an Elzybells sentiment and the lovely ribbon die-cuts are from an old standard die from Accucut, i used to collect dies and had a collection of over 2000 lots have now been sold but i still have quite a collection i can't part with... Again i decorated the inside of my card, just using nestie diecuts and SU Old Olive Brads.. The one thing i used on both of these cards to tie them together was the bling.... i created two circles on each card with Kaiser kraft sticky gems... and again this one was stitched using my old faithful.... and i used the same brown ribbon i used on the doggy card...

Well i think that's it for the cards...... phew..... i bet that's what you are saying...hehehehe

Not finished yet....... i got these awards this week as well... this lovely award was from Viv. today... Thank you so much sweetie you made my day with this one today... i was a little down... (don't know why just one of those days...) you really cheered me up....

Last but by no means least.. i got these two awards from Lovely Heike.... thank you so much my friend.. you are so kind to think of me and i am honoured that both of these lovely ladies thought to give these awards to little old me....
I promise I'll pass them on later this week when I've had time to check out a few blogs....

Well Night Night Sleep Tight, Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite....
(Ash my son used to say Bite Them Back when i said this at night to him..hehehe)
Ingredients: Stamps By Magnolia, Elzybells, Alota ~ CS By Bazzill ~ DP By Stampin Up, Crate Paper ~ Prisma Colour Pencils, Sansodor, Paper Stumps ~ Nestabilities ~Kaiser Kraft Gems ~ Stampin Up Brads Chocolate Chip & Old Olive ~ Stampin Up Clips ~ Sterling Silver Charm From My Jewellery Making Stash ~ Sizzix Dog Bone & Basket Die ~ Accucut Standard Bow Die ~ Brown Ribbon Hobby Craft ~ Janome Mini Sewing Machine ~ Finally Lots & Lots Of Love..hehehe







19 comments:

mi sello personal said...

ohhhhhhhh all, all beautiful

Ila said...

Wow!! both of these cards are Totally Fabulous!! I love the look of the one for you hubby...the colors are so warm and worn....the dogs, coloring and fabulous accents...this is perfect for him..and I bet he will love it!! The 2nd one is Super Cute!...love the coloring, image and all the details...Wow!! You really rocked this sketch....twice!!...Big Hugs, Ila

Nixe07 said...

Woow Tina, both cards are absolutely gorgeous and sooo super cute. I love all the stunning details and the colours you´ve used. I also love how you´ve coloured the sweet images and all the sparkle on it. You did a great job on these cards my friend!!
Big, Big Hugs and Kisses
Moni

Viv said...

Lovely takes on the challenge Tina.
Both so different and both so gorgeous. As for the award...my pleasure!
Viv xx

Heidi said...

Tina- I LOVE both of those cards but especially the Alota, the colors, everything. You were a busy gal I shall say! The awards are also sweet- that giraffe one is adorable! Hee hee............ Have a wonderful day HOn!

Heidi

Rach said...

two beautiful creations Tina, so much gorgeous detail to feast my greedy eyes upon..delicious..hugs rachxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

yummy cards. I love the doggy one..great colour and colouring!! Love all the accents! Wonderful work!!
Judy x

Bev said...

Tina, both cards are amazing!!! Wow, the work and detail is just perfect. Love the doggie one tho (yes I'm biased) - them bones on the inside are just brilliant!

hugs Bev x

mar1ene said...

Wow Tina, both are a-ma-zing!!! love them to bits.. what a lot of work must have gone into those!! Awesome hun,

Hugs, Marlene x

Zoe said...

Hello Tina, Thank you for entering my blog candy. I love both of your cards and Congratulations on receiving these awards.
love
Zoe
xxxx

Heidi said...

OMG Tina- your cards are stunning.. I really love them.And your coloring........I dont have words!!!!! You are so clever my dear friend.The little bug looks so alive.
I also love your sewing its so beautiful.

Hugs and love
Heidi

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wow Tina, your cards are awesome my friend...incredible details and such fantastic colouring.
Yoou are just so creative.
Thanks for your sweet comment.
Hugs
Carole x

6 wacky women said...

Absolutley gorgeous, Tina.
There is so much beautiful detail in your cards. I just love them!!

Karen x

Helene said...

Beautiful cards!

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hello tina your blog is very beautiful and your cards are splendid.thanks for your comments on my blog.my english not very well.kiss kiss

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Tina, you have been busy and two gorgeous cards you've made, both very different but as gorgeous as each other! Lovely detail and such great images. Hugs Linda x

Elisabeth said...

Hello;)
oh you have make some really cute cards;)
have a nice weekend

hugs Elsiabeth

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow Tina, you have been so busy and both your cards are fabulous, So many gorgeous details, love your beautiful colouring and stitching, Love the little bone clips your friend bought you! Hope you have a great weekend,
Big Hugs, Nikki x

Scrapmumur said...

WOW...Tina, your cards is fabulous and fantastic!!!
I absolutely adore all of your detail that you put into your creations!
They are so beautiful!
You have interpreted my sketch beautifully and I am very happy.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Have a nice weekend, my friend.
Hugs, Mumur