Sunday, 22 February 2009

Sweet Birthday Wishes...

Before i start, don't forget to join in my candy, the link is at the top of the page.. you only have until 28th February to join in.....Well today has been mega hectic, i don't know where i got the time to post, good job the card was already complete... I'm going to try and be really quick with this one...I've got work in the morning... awwwwwww
The challenge over at The Sugar Bowl this week is ONE to use one sheet of DP... crumbs... i usually use at least two... but it forced me to get the doilies and the flourish stamp out so not all bad.. there is an amazing prize for one winner.. £50 yes £50 worth of stamps.. did you do yours yet..?
I started with a piece of SU Chocolate Chip CS scored and cut down to a 6x6 inch card blank, i stamped again using the BG Flourish Edges Set around the outside of the card on all four sides, i don't have the SU Choc Chip Ink Pad yet so just used a brown Versafine..I then stitched my distressed DP to the card, Laundry Line by MME..ohhh this is just so yummy, it's glittered don't know if the camera picked that up.. I sprayed a doily with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.. Latte, then cut it in half and attached it to the left side of the card, i laid MME Laundry Line Lace Ribbon down the side of the doily and stitched it to the card using my Janome Mini Sewing Machine, I then cut a separate piece of SU Chocolate Chip CS and punched along one edge using a MS Punch, and laid another smaller piece of DP over the top and again stitched them together then placed it onto the card about an inch from the doily, next i used my Nestabilities to cut a labels shape from SU Chocolate Chip CS and another from plain water colour card, i sprayed the water colour card with Tattered Angels GM Latte and then stamped over the top using the same BG Flourish set in brown Versafine Ink, I then stitched around the outside of the smaller label and attached it to the card.. The image is of course SN and absolutely gorgeous, i coloured using my original Copics and Pro Markers, it was then glazed using Anita's glaze, when dry i attached it to another small piece of distressed Chocolate Chip CS, then punched a small whole to attach the charm, which reads Made For An Angel...... I then took a few hydrangeas and some distressed lace coloured with the Latte GM and layered them using SEI brads and some Tibetan spacers from eBay, i finished the flowers by painting around the outside of the smaller hydrangea with Shimmerz paint, Candle Light, if you don't have any of these yet, get some now, my wonderfully talented creative friend Claudia will be demonstrating this over the coming weeks..
I finished the front of the card by adding some of my pearl loops... can you tell i love these...hehehe, and three pins, one of which is among the hundred i created last week for friends.. The inside has layered and distressed DP and SU Chocolate Chip CS punched using the MS punch again to carry it through the card, all stitched together using the mini SM, i then used the SU Top Note Die and stamped a single BG Flourish to accent the area where a message will be written, i think you can see the glitter better here..the back of the card is similar, with just one flower created the same way as the flowers on the front of the card.. i also stamped the old gold envelope using the same BG Flourish Edge Stamp, and then applied a distressed layered Top Note Die Cut again with the same Flourish.. i did this as this will be my first ever card for sale on blogger.. Yikeeeees.... I have to say a lot of work went into this one, it took hours.. but as i was going to sell it, i wanted to make sure it was a good one... what do you think..? that's my Sweet Sugar Birthday Wish... Before i go, i just wanted to show you an award i got from five wonderful crafy friends.. This Hugs Award came from my dear friend Moni.. Sweetie it has been a total pleasure getting to know you over the last year.. you have become a wonderful friend..and i am so honoured to be your friend...I also got this Friends Award from Moni, Maria and Heike, thank you so much girls, i am so honoured to receive these and all the awards that fly through cyber space my way.. it really does make me smile.. A lovely lady i met through my candy Teri gave me this Kreativ blogger award... and she put me in some pretty good company.. thank you so much sweetie, i really am honoured to receive this from you....finally but by no means least, i got this award from the ever so talented Karen, sweetie you made my day to think of me.... i love to visit, to see your fantastic creations... and also to visit Layla..awwwwww did you go see her yet.. take a hop over now. ... she has the most adorable face.....hehehehe...
Well it's time for me to sleep, it's every early in the morning and i have to get up for work in a few hours... so much for a short quick post..i don't think i can do one of those..hehehehe.... just wanted to leave you with this... i was in the kitchen earlier tonight... just got out of the shower and was in my PJ's and dressing gown... I've been a quite swollen with the RA lately (which isn't a problem just something i live with) but it means i can't get my slippers or shoes on... when i got out of the shower, i put on my lovely soft pink socks but didn't want them getting dusty or dirty on the bottom so put my Croc's on, apart from my Ugg boots the only thing that fits at the moment... all of a sudden i heard.. gosh you do look sexy in those..hehehehe my husband has THE weirdest sense of humor.... i took a picture just so you could see the type of humour he has...hhehehehehe... tomorrow I'll be blog hopping and going through all the entries for my candy i deliberately haven't moderated them as I'm keeping track of who I've thanked so don't go thinking you're not included.. i also have some groveling e-mailing to do... I've been so naughty and busy of late and haven't kept up with my lovely crafty friends... Carole you are at the very top of my list....gosh I'm useless...LOL... finally finally... my apologies if it took you half the night to read this post..hehehehe so much for short...... Night Night Sleep Tight....Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite..


Tessa said...

wow this card is amazing!!

Stampingcaz said...

beautiful cards Tina. Did you get your shimmer paints from UK? or states?


Lyndsey Marie said...

WOW!!!!! stunningly beautiful card. I love all the detail that has gone into it. The image is gorgeous and the flowers look amazing.
Lyndsey xx

Lilian said...

Tina, your card is simply amazing! It's gorgeous too! Wow. Your coloring is beautiful. You put a lot of work in it and I'm sure it'll do great on Etsy! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card Tina!! I love the vintage look to it!! Truly gorgeous and your coloring of these fabulous image is outstanding!! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge with us and good luck with your cards! :)Kathy

Helen said...

Wow! This is stunning! Love the colours you've used, and all of the detail is incredible!
Helen x

Helen said...

Wow! This is stunning! Love the colours you've used, and all of the detail is incredible!
Helen x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Such a beautiful card Tina! I really love your colouring and the gloss on the image is just fabulous! Loving this colour combo and all the amazing flourishes and flowers! Thanks so much for playing along!!
Judy xx

Inger Marie said...

So wonderful card you have made :)
I love the image and all the detailes.
Hugs from Inger Marie

Inger Marie said...

So wonderful card you have made :)
I love the image and all the detailes.
Hugs from Inger Marie

Heidi said...

OMG TINA this is so stunning. And your new banner is wonderful. You are so talented sunshine.
I am so happy to be back in the blogging world again. And now I really hope we all stay well here in this house.
You have made so many beautiful creations since I was here last time and I really love them all.
And the Jewellery box is stunning Tina. LOVE IT!!!!!!

Sending you a BIG hug and lots of love

sandra tomlinson said...

wow gorgeous card, love the colours.
sandra xxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh just stunning Tina and so many gorgeous details packed into your card, Beautiful colouring and love the sparkles on the flowers, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Malin a.k.a. Boop said...

Such a beautiful card, Tina! Love the colors, and your coloring is awesome! Love the glaze on the image - great idea! So many cute details! Thanks for your comments on my blog. You're a great inspiration too! Crafty hugs back to you! :-)

Kristine said...

Hi Tina!
This card is SOOOO cute!
I love the colour combo and your colouring of the stamp;)
And I simply adore the way you decorated the card on all sides;)
Have a nice week!
Big hugs from Kristine(who appreciate so much the comments you leave on my blog;))

Kristine said...

Hi Tina!
This card is SOOOO cute!
I love the colour combo and your colouring of the stamp;)
And I simply adore the way you decorated the card on all sides;)
Have a nice week!
Big hugs from Kristine(who appreciate so much the comments you leave on my blog;))

Gayle said...

Hi Tina
Gorgeous card! Stunning bith inside and out!
Thanks for getting sticky in The Sugar Bowl!
Sugar Mama x

joey said...

oh my gosh tina hunny your card is gorgeous! I adore the colour combo you have used, and all the added little details, truly

ps: what a sexy minx you are! lol, that is soooooo my style!nice thick socks and slippers for me not crocs hehe. joey.xx

Viv said...

Tina Petal, you didn't make that BUILT it!! Don't sell it!! Frame it. It's a MEGA piece of work my gud bud and I LOVE it to pieces. It's truly a labour of love.
I'm sorry you couldn't win on my blog tonight Pet. Do the challenges on the SAS blog and you could still win one of the sets.
give it a go.
Luv'n hugs
Viv xxx
(Not done yer images yet either 'coz of the launch. I've stamped 'em, not cut 'em up yet though). xxx

Steph said...

This is just the most amazing & gorgeous card - so many techniques too! I'm dead impressed - you rock! xxx

6 wacky women said...

Absolutley gorgeous card, Tina.
Your attention to detail is just amazing. Everything about this card is wonderful!!

Karen x

emilie said...

wowwwwwwww great card,and I love the colors.
greetings emilie

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Amazing card Tina, so many fantastic details....a real work of art. Your colouring is stunning and what fabulous flowers and accents you have used.
Have a good day.
Carole xxx

Scrapmumur said...

Oh....Tina, your creation is FANTASTIC!!!!!
I love your colours and little details.
Wonderful Work!!
hugs, Mumur

Ila said...

This is So Beautiuful Tina!! your coloring, the cracked glass, and all the Fabulous details are just Gorgeous!!.....How odd...I didn't get an update for this post...yet I did for the one today....I'm so glad I scrolled down...Big Hugs, Ila

Nixe07 said...

Another gorgeous card, Tina! Your colouring of the great image is fantstic and the gloss on it is just fabulous. Love also the inside, you are so very talented my friend!!
Hope you are feeling better soon.
Best Wishes and Big Big Hugs and Love
from Moni

Iren said...

Wow this card also are so fab love everything on it! You are a true artist!


Diane said... it!!!!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Stunning card!

Aud said...

OMG! This is a stunning card! Soooo beautiful! Love it!♥♥♥