Monday, 16 February 2009

A Big Hug For A Friend......XOXOXOXO


Guys i really do need to apologise, thank you so much to all of my blogging friends who continue to leave comments... i haven't been blog hopping despite promising to, but you keep commenting on my posts... you are all treasures.... Thank you so much... I feel as though I've really neglected everyone, i didn't even post my friends birthday gift until a couple of days ago... I'm sorry guys...I'm gradually getting back to normal...well normal for me.. I'm ditsy at the best of times...how do you think i earned the nick name Tizzy..hehehe
Did you all see my Blog Candy? there is some really yummy Candy on offer i hope you'll have a go, I've added a link at the top of my blog page for you to join in...
I recently heard from a friend, she is feeling very low at the moment and i think needs a little cheering up, I'd just finished packing five parcels, last night (I've been promising to send things and only just got round to posting them today.. i feel awful..) and one was going to her, i thought I'd create a little extra something and was inspired after i paid a visit to the Everybody Art Challenge blog... the challenge there this time is to make a tag, well i wanted to make a card so decided on this instead, a tag card... you think that's ok...?
I used her favourite colour, as i wanted it to go with the first ever time i coloured with copics properly...woooohooo i did it, i think i finally have the hang of it, i can now think about getting some sketch markers... i only have a few originals at the moment... I'm hoping that my brother will be an absolute doll and send me some from Australia after i give him the money for them of course........Jacqueline you were so right, it does take time to use them properly...i thought i was going to go mad trying... but perseverance.... I used some DP by Dovecraft, my dear friend Carole sent to me a while ago... (see Carole i told you I'd use it..) i have to admit it's not a colour i would normally use but as you'll see i can't stop using it now..hehehehe The image is a Sarah Kay image, it's the only i have at the moment but I'll have to get more.. I used an SU Pretty In Pink Ink Spot, and my BG Flourish Edges Stamps to stamp around the outside of my Tag Card which is created using Dove Grey CS which i cut into a normal card, then trimmed the edges using the Ticket Punch from SU just to get the right angles then trimmed them a little further to make the card look like a tag, i then used the SU Slit Punch to create the tab to hold the front of the tag up... I layered the front of the Tag Card with the DP and some Bazzill CS, and distressed most of the edges using my Close To My Heart Distressing Kit.. then stitched the layers together..i followed the same steps inside the Tag Card and finally used my Unity Stamps for the sentiments, Happy Valentines, The Love Postal Mark and the Heart Flower Patch... i have so many of these stamps now but i love them, they go with any image stamps and of course work perfectly on their own... I've just ordered two more...i finished the card off using SU Brads, the Loop Pearls (which i just can't get enough of ), lace, tulle and some Stickles... i hope you like my first Tag Card... Finally i have a little favour to ask, has any body purchased the new Magnolia's, who can ink me a few images using SU Whisper White and Memento Ink, I'll return the favour using the same card stock and ink (but i only have a small pad at the moment and can't stamp large images so the oven is out until i can get my hands on the large pad, unless you want brown, i do have a large brown Memento Ink Pad..) if any body is interested in doing a swap let me know.. i don't need a lot just a two or three of each image.. i am going to buy them, but there has been a lot of other stash I've wanted to get my hands on and I've ordered three pre orders totally nearly £80 that haven't yet arrived... so I'm going to buy mine at Hobby Crafts.. OOOhhhh is any body going? I'd love to meet up... I'm going to the NEC...not sure which day yet.. Night Night Sleep Tight, Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite...hehehehe







38 comments:

Rach said...

tina this is beautiful sweetie, such lovely colours and wonderful details... glad that you are getting on with your copics.. they do take a little while but are so addictive once you have gotten used to them.. big hugs Rachxx

6 wacky women said...

Sooo gorgeous, Tina.
Your coloring is so amazing and the colors are fabulous. I just love it!!
I hope you are feeling better soon.

Karen x

Heidi said...

I placed my first Unity order this week, I love their sentiments- LOVE them!
I am getting a couple of the new Magnolia's (tilda w/puppy and another) but not sure when they will arrive. When they do I will touch base with you hon!
this card is beautiful, you did an awesome job on it.

Iris said...

Wow your Tag is great. I love the colors and all the details, really gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in our challenge.
Hugs
Iris
EAC-Team

Ila said...

Your tag card is Totally Gorgeous!! your coloring and accents are Beautiful!!...I have to try one of these sometime...I love it!!... Hugs!!..Ila

Scrapmumur said...

Awesome card my dear Tina I love the colours and the charm you have added is perfect.
Great creation....I love it!!!
Big hugs
Mumur

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Tina, such a cute image and beautifully cololured. Hugs Nikki x

Maria said...

Oh my Tina, this is absolutely stunning. I'm in awe! Beautiful colouring and lovely embellies. Your friend will just adore this card. Hugs, Maria

tina46 said...

wow what for lovely work !!! love it !!! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
eac-team

Marte said...

Thank you so much for your ever sweet comment, Tina! It was so funny, because I was just visiting your blog when I got your mail! :)

Your tag is so gorgeous, and I will be sure to use it as inspiration - I have to make some tag cards soon!

Also, I want to tell you that I really LOVE the treasure chest you made! I adore all the details! I could just wish for a chest like that, can you tell me where you got to puchase it??

Hugs, Marte

Titi said...

Hi Tina, tks for your visit and coment in my humble blog!!! I love your talent as many blogs I have visited, I"d love to learn this art but unfortunatelly here in Brazil all the stuffs are very expensive!!! Kisses
Cintia

Titi said...

Tina tks for visit leave a comment in my humble blog, I love your art ant talent, its wonderful and so delicate... I'd like to learn more about scrapbooking and stamps but here in Brazil is too expensive allthe stuffs.!!!
Kisses!!!!!

Heike said...

Wow, Tina i love your Tag card. The Image is so cute and your coloring is brillant. Stunning Details and colors......

Please take a look on my Blog there is something for you :-)))..

Big Hugs
Heike

Nixe07 said...

Oh my sweetie, what a wonderful and so stunnning creation. Love it! The colours are just yummy and all the details looks fab too.
Thanks for joining in our challenge hun.
Big Big Hugs
Moni
EAC-Team

mar1ene said...

Hi Tina..
So loving the colours you've used for your project.. its fab! and the image.. details.. infact I could be here all night naming what I love about it :D
Wonderfully creative!!
Hugs, Marlene xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Such a lovely card Tina, I'm glad you have managed to use the papers..well done.
Hugs
Carole x

Maria said...

Hi tina!! Awww, your friend will be touched to receive a card from you! Cards can always cheer up someone!!

Your tag card is awesome. I love it. YOu did such a fabulous job coloring the image with the Copics!! Very pretty! I love what you did with the inside of the card too! We tend to forget the inside but you did a beautiful job!!

Love the color combo too. . .it's one of my favorites!!

Maria

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

IL Cielo di Praga said...

hi tina!how are you?your cards and works are very very fantastic and beautiful......kiss kiss

iReneM said...

Wow, this is beautiful.
It is certain to cheer up your friend. Lovley colouring, and I like all the little elements you've added.
x

Zoe said...

Hello Tina, I love love your gorgeous card and I love the details.
love
Zoe
xxxx

Steph said...

What a beautiful tag - your friend is gonna love it & I'm sure it will cheer her up no end! :) You shouldn't be so hard on yourself, as much as we'd all love to have time to blog hop to our hearts content, life tends to get in the way lol I'm sure everyone leaves comments cause they want to praise your beautiful creations & not cause they want comments back *hugs* Steph xxx

Bev said...

Tina this is gorgeous!! Such fabulous colours and details - and your colouring looks fab too!! The pearls are so pretty
hugs Bev x

Nancy said...

Ooooh, das ist ja sooo wundervoll !!

LG
Nancy

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Tina, I LOVE the pretty design!! Your posts are amazing!

Hugs & Smiles,
Jennifer :)

Viv said...

Aww another winner Sweety.
The colouring and design are gorgeous. It will cheer your friend up a treat, no doubt about it.
As for blog hopping, well we're all guilty at times, so stop fretting. We all have periods when we can't get our hopping skates on. ;0)

Thanks for sympathising over my arm too. Are they horse tablets? I need em chuck!! LOL

If you e-mail me your address, I'd be more than happy to stamp some Sarah Kay images out for you.
Hugs Viv xxx

Beth Norman said...

So awesome. Great colour combination. Very eye catching!

Sue said...

Oh WOW what a beautiful card, your colouring is gorgeous,im still struggling with my pens!! Beautiful colours , luv it, sue.x