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Monday, 20 December 2010

Tiny Tim & Bob Cratchit.......

Good morning everyone.....yes I know I said yesterday was my last post but my family have been bullying me all does has some downfalls when you tell your family everything. As you know the fabulous Mo's digi pencil has a Dream Team DT call, I wasn't going to enter but not cus I didnt want to but cus I've seen all the fantastic entries....I mean FANTASTIC, have you seen them all. Now I did the silly thing of telling my family last week....stupid stupid Vicky....yeah well my youngest Jake & hubby Craig bullied me for over an hour at dinner time telling me to enter & that I will never know if I dont enter..... Yeah I know they are right...I mean whats the worst that will happen....I have a feeling they are not that cruel to laugh in my face lol....only joking I dont think anyone cud ever be that cruel surely!!!!
Anyway here is my extrememly fast card.........Now I have about a 10 Mo images (did have more but lost a lot when my hard-drive went ker-putt :0(..) so it took me a bit decide which 1 to colour....they are all fab. As its crimbo I decided to go for 1 of my fave crimbo movies    'Scrooge'...
 So this is 'Tiny Tim & Bob Cratchit' which you can get here.......I actually keep saying 'Scratchit'...well its age I get confused a bit lol....

They are coloured with Promarkers & Copics...copics are mainly the greys as I love their greys!!! I have also stamped a Magnolia 'Silent Night' crimbo carol behind them cus I think they look like they are jolly & singing sure brings a smile to my face.

I have used Websters Pages for the card, I really love their paper & this 1 I chose for this little verse that was on it, which I didnt want to cover up.
'Magic is believing in yourself.
If you can do that, you can
make anything
I absolutely love that!!!!

This fabby stamp I had off Emma for crimbo & she sells it in her fabulous shop....its the most perfect sentiment stamp as it really is for all year round!!!

This is the last pic to show layers & stuff.  I am away now unless Santa comes early & tells me I'm on this fabulous awesome team.........gosh I do have my fingers crossed tight....wish me luck!!!
I also want to wish all the other fabulous talented entries good luck to....I've seen your cards & you are al amazing & awesome...
We had to dig out the big van this morning in order to get it out of the drive, my little car is staying put tho lol the bigger the better is needed at the mo with how seriously bad it is up here along the coast. Its the worst I've ever seen.
Well I'm off to do some baking with my son, he wants to cook muffins.....if he hadn't told me he wants to be a carpenter/joiner (he loves wood & what beauty you can do with it) then I wud be sure he could be a chef.....he makes absolutely fabulous soup mmmmm mmmm.
Well have a jolly jolly time everyone hope santy brings you what you want but if he doesn't always remember you have each other & thats worth more than any money can buy. Families & loved ones are 'Priceless'!!
Thank you for stopping by love you all mmwah.
Vicky xxxxxxxxxx
I am entering my card into Mo's DT Call

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Forever Rose

Good evening all grab yourself a cuppa as it is a long post.....but its only long cus of piccies & not my usual babbling lol.  This will be my last posting until after crimbo as I just dont seem to be having the time, as I'm sure all of you too are very busy lol.
Anyway Jane from WOJ posted something on her blog the other day that I fell in love with, she got the idea from someone else, you know how it works lol. Well I thought I would give it a go but unfortunately couldn't find a tutorial for it, so I thought I would have a go at doing 1 myself & see how it goes. Now it does need tweaking here & there but the concept is there.
Anyway here it is....

This beautiful image is from 1 of the most fabulous shops (I think so anyway lol, I love it) it is indeed a new Digital Stamp release from Crafts & Me & she is called 'Forever Rose'. The other night Crafts & Me released their 1st digi stamps well I was soooo excited I went straight over & brought all 7 of them. I printed them that night & started to colour them the following day. This beauty is my fave & I thin it is the sort of image that will suit many colour schemes & many themes. As this is for my SM I have gone for pretty shabby chic. Now this is not what it seems..........for when you untie the ribbon & open it up......

mmmmmm choccies.....the idea is is its to look like a book from the outside but reveals a surprise inside....the surprise is up to you. I will be buying some chocs especially to put in I just grabbed these out of our quality st tin to give the idea.... A tag is attached to write a message on. Tag was cut out using a Magnolia Doo Hickey die.

Altho its for crimbo I'm hoping she will want to keep this so I didnt want it looking christmassy so would only be able to be got out one month a year. I used my Tim Holtz Alterations 'Once Upon A Time' thru my bigshot for the letters to say 'Mother'

This is without chocs

It all ties nicely shut with a gingham ribbon.

The rose I made myself from plain paper......come to my blog after crimbo when there will be changes. It will be re-designed & there will be a few tutorials on here also....I'm on doing them in between other things at the mo lol. Hopefully you will like the new improved blog when it arrives lol.

This is the last pic....I have saved the close-up of this beautiful image until last. She is coloured with Promarkers & Sakura gel pen added to parts of the rose. All the paper & card have been inked with 'Victorian Velvet' & 'Vintage Photo' distress inks. The flower next to the rose is actually from these scrummy Marianne design paper pad which is called 'Roses Are Red' & they are totally beautiful. I cut around the rose on the gingham paper then covered it with extra thick embossing powder & zapped it with my heat gun.
Materials used & links....
Forver Rose image - Crafts & Me
Cream & Pink card - Papermill Direct
'Roses Are Red' paper - Quixotic Paperie
Gingham Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Butterfly - Ebay (e-mail me if you want the name or link of the shop on Ebay)
All gems, doilie & lace are from my stash.
Well thats it from me, my hubby is clearing snow off the sky dish cus we keep losing signal lol, we've had about 8-9 inches of snow here today. I hope where-ever you are you are safe & warm.
I want to wish you all a fabulous crimbo & I wish you all love, health & laughter for the new year ahead.....
Until then huge hugs to each & every 1 of you thank you so sooo much for all your wonderful support & for all your comments since I joined 8-9 months ago, you really are the best.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart mmwah.
Merry Christmas Everyone. xxxx
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