Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Boy Oh Boy...

Well I just do not seem to be able to get started these past two weeks, now the weather has got really damp
and is playing havoc with my joints... Anyone with RA will know what I’m talking about.... When it is damp and grey and the air feels damp it seems to have an effect on how painful my joints are and how long it takes me to get going....a bit rubbish really, hayho there is always somebody worse off than me, that is for sure.... Enough about my woes.... I have also been a very bad bad blogger of late, I feel rotten Gemma over at Gem’s Little Creations gave me a lovely award two nearly two weeks ago and I have been so busy with life in general I Missed it, Gemma please do not think I don’t appreciate the award, I’m actually just rubbish at managing my time and body at the
moment...LOL Which brings me swiftly onto Netty, I got a gorgeous card from her to say thank you and forgot to show you all so I’ll post that on my next post but for now... Netty you are a treasure and I’m really very happy you loved the candy I sent to you....Note to self ( must be a better blogger....and post things on time..!!!) onto a much nicer things... Friday Sketchers Challenge.... Another brilliant sketch this one by the mega talented Beatrix and they do have some really good ones... I got the stamps I used for this one from my hubby sometime at the end of last year; they are the amazing Hanglar Stanglar... I’ve just been lucky enough to have kit twenty six and twenty seven purchased for me...yippee I cannot wait to get my hands on them... kit twenty six has been out for a while but twenty seven is new and looks absolutely fantastic...any way onto the little Hanglar boy in my card... I used prisma pencils for a change, I’ve been watching how other crafters who are brilliant at using prisma’s (Ila and Moni) show light and shade,to try and get a better grasp at showing it in my own creations... I think I have a way to go...LOL, still I do love how absolutely cute these stamps are... it is hard not to create a cute card with them... I used Oliver Basic Grey DP with the obligatory stitching... (I cannot remember the last time I created a card without any stitching at all...) The ribbon is binding tape, a must fashion accessory for all cards at the moment... I’ve taken delivery
of two hundred yards of an off white rayon binding tape recently, so I’ll be giving some away shortly...
This will make you laugh... typical crafter... the little train going up the side of the card is an old Quickutz set, I got it new when it first came out, years ago and this I am ashamed to say is the first time it has been out of its packet... I wonder how many crafters there are like me that have been crafting for years and have stash that has remained in its packaging for years and years...
well at least I have used it now... only another few hundred packets of unopened stash to go...☺ (only joking...) god I am rambling yet again.... one of these days I’ll get a post done without rambling at all...!NOT... Finally I finished the front of the card using a sentiment from an old Technique Tuesday stamp set I’ve had for yonks... (Yes I have used it before...hehehe) It’s not so much a sentiment as a decorative accent, I didn’t want to make this card for any one occasion... I’ve decorated the inside of my card and the front of the box using the same Oliver papers... I love the fact that these papers are both bold and muted in colour... so cool... see you again this week hopefully....My new Magnolia kit arrived today so I’m hopefully going to play with it tomorrow morning...yayyyy...It is just yummy.....
Before I do finally leave you in peace, thank you so much to all of the very special people who leave such amazing comments on my blog, you have no idea how much it means to have such mega talented crafters say that they like my creations..

Ingredients: Black CS (Stash) Basic Grey Oliver DP – Hanglar Stanglar & Technique Tuesday Stamps – Binding Tape (Wild Orchid) – Quickutz Train Dies


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card Tina.

Rach said...

Hiya Tina,
sorry to hear that your joints are playing you up hun, roll on the warmer weather.. xx
your card is gorgeous, i really like the idea of the train going up the side. I have dies that i havn't used as well..your not on your own..
take care

Ila said...

Another totally Gorgeous card Tina!!..Your coloring is Fantastic!! The die cut is perfect...I love the composition and details of your card and this Hanglar stamp is Adorable!!...I hope the weather improves there...and that you feel better. We're living in a deep freeze right now. I can hardly wait for spring!!..Take Care!! Hugs, Ila

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Card Tina and I love your fabulous dp's too ~ just scrummy :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Rach said...

HI hun, i left a comment on here the other day, i swear i did... not sure what is going on, i know that i am not going round the bend, though the hubby would disagree..haha..
i even put how i love that you used the train to go around the image.. a brilliant idea..
i love quickutz dies myself and have a few folders full, I did sell a lot but just couldn't bear to part with them all..
Your card is delish hun..
big hugs Rach .xxx
hope that this one posts...xxxx

Nixe07 said...

Hi dear Tina, I love your gorgeous boy card! The colours are fab and all the details are great too!!
Take care and have a wonderful weekend :o)
Big Hugssss
from Moni

Heidi said...

Dear Tina ♥
WOW I just love the cards you have made since I was here last time. they are all so beautiful. And the beary happy card really stole my heart-its so cute!!

Sending you big hugs

Janie Printz said...

Wonderful little creation ... Beautifully colored & great embellishments.
Janie xx

Uhooi said...

Cards are nice and creative,,

Uhooi said...

Wow,, This card is very cute, creative and good,,