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