Thursday, 12 February 2009

Happy 18th Birthday....

Wooooow what a couple of weeks I've had...... i am still totally on cloud nine.... but don't know yet if I'm going to be able to travel to Australia later this year...... I've been really swollen for the last four or five weeks with no sign of my leg joints going down, i have to get permission to travel so far to Australia, get a medical and have a letter to say it's safe for me to fly and then still need to find someone who will insure me... so the trip is a way off yet... i just want to jump a flight but...... My little sister (she's three years younger than me...awww) has been all upside down since we got back in touch with Carl, we've all been doing lots of talking, e-mailing catching up and sending photographs.... one of the things Carl said he missed was getting cards from his i just sent Carl and Miah a Valentine.. it won't get there in time but it will be the first card he's had from me, in so many years.... I'm still bursting into tears at the drop of a hat, but i expect that will all calm down soon... Anyway I'd like to apologise guys for not e-mailing or getting in touch... i hope you all understand... it's been so surreal....I'll be blog hoping this evening and in the morning.. to see all of your wonderful creations.... I've really missed blogging... did you all get the new Magnolia's....? wow.... and what about the Gorjuss girls OMG i am so getting them cute how cute how cute!!!!!!! and just how Gorjuss are they..hehehe

Guys i know that i said i'd show the chest i altered but i wanted to get this one in first....then I'll post the chest tomorrow night along with some yummy yummy candy....

My friend Elaine at work asked me to make this card for her nephew, and with every thing happening i forgot, so i created it a little too quickly for my liking... i like to take my sweet time... but here goes... I used my wonderful friend Claudia's sketch, she created it for Friday Sketchers so i thought I'd enter as I've not entered a sketch for ages...I used an old Edwin from last year... and the brick wall i have to tell you, Claudia has an amazing tutorial on copic colouring a brick wall on her blog, as you can see it works with inks too, she used copics but i wanted to use my SU Inks so i followed her tutorial with the inks and i think it worked, i just have to follow her tutorial on faces now...LOL I used Little Yellow Bicycle DP Zach's Life Collection, (the majority of which i distressed) i love this DP, it's very boy....if you know what i mean... I used my nestabilities again.. and the SU die Top Note i got last year to create the shapes on this sketch, i had to use a rectangle card as my friend needed a large card and wanted it A4 fold.. I've been at the sewing machine again... i think I've created two or three cards this year and not used it.... I'm now officially a Janome Mini freak.... The numbers are chip board and from my stash.. i used my quickutz...Yaaaayyy the first time in i don't know how long... i cut the game controller from the DP then used pens to colour the buttons, i then used Anita's glaze to make it shine, then the same with the TV to make the screen shine... The Calender stamp is just a cheap little one by Sagem..but i thinks it's really neat..

Inside i used the same DP with some craft CS stitched onto Bazzill then two die cut plates for adding sentiments to... i finished by stamping Happy Birthday in four places inside the card...My wonderful friend Ila sent me these small sentiment sets last summer and they come in so handy plus they fit into the SU Hodgepodge Book Plates... thank you again sweetie..The back has just a distressed piece of DP with a circles cut using Nestabilities from craft and Bazzil CS with two Quickutz footballs added..

Ingredients: Little Yellow Bicycle Zachs Life DP ~ Bazzill CS ~ Craft CS ~ Magnolia Stamps ~ Nestabilites ~ Stampin Up Top Note Die ~ Quickutz Dies (TV & Controller) ~ Stampin Up Inks ~ Janome Mini Sewing Machine ~ Stampin Up Jumbo Eyelets ~ Other Stamps (Sentiment From My Dear Friend Ila, Sagem Calender Stamp) ~ Chip Board Number From Stash ~ Letters BG Coloured With Copic Markers..

My friend Heidi challenged me to do the Photo Challenge just before i was absent for a couple of weeks, i know you've all seen it and probably had it so I'm not going to pass it on, however I'm going to join in.. so as not to be a spoil sport. I have to pick my sixth picture from my sixth folder and say what it is.... Boy did i regret that when i opened the sixth here it is...... I have to tell you this is a rare occurrence... there are not many pictures of me but this one was taken about four years ago while we were on holiday in Spain (Cambrils if i remember rightly) i hate having my picture taken, i am a complete photo phobic...LOL OMG i can't believe i just did that....Do you think i look like my little brother...hehehehe

Well that's all for tonight folks...

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


Ila said...

Your card is totally Fabulous Tina...all the coloring, papers, stitching and accents are just Amazing!! He will love this card!!...I'm so happy you got some use out those little stamps!!
Your photo is Gorgeous...and yes I do think there is a resemblance!!...I'm so sorry your joints are acting up again...I hope you feel better soon!! Take Care!!..Big Hugs!!...Ila

Viv said...

Ooh Tina! That brick wall is perfect! In's ALL perfect. He will love it.
I hope you'll be given the all clear to go ahead with your trip soon. I can feel your excitement!! It's infectious! LOL Awww. How wonderful.
Viv xxx

M@rtine said...

Hi Tina,

Wow, what a weeks you had and don't worry i won't run away;-) just love to see how happy you are about finding your brother back again!
The new Magnolia's arrived also in my craft room and also some Forever Friends stamps, they are so cute.
Happy valentine and a sunny weekend to you and your family.

Crafty Hugs from the Netherlands

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Tina.
Fab coloring as always, love the brick wall and all your details.
So wonderful about finding your brother and I hope you are feeling better soon.

Karen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina, I can understand why you are still feeling excited about your brother, it's an amazing thing to happen to you.It would be wonderful if you could visit him in Australia, I will keep my fingers crossed for you.
I love this card, such amazing colouring and fine details.
Happy Valentine's Day my friend.
Carole x

Heidi said...

Oh your card is FAB! I love that graffiti wall and edwin leaning on it. It is soooo boy and I love having those images around but never got that one.