Tuesday, 26 January 2010

TGF CHA Relay and an award

The Greeting Farm have a great competition going on while they are at CHA. Each day they are giving a free digi image to work with. You have to complete a project with the image, post it to their gallery by 6pm EST, and then link it on their blog to get the next image. All the details are HERE.

The first image was Mer Ian

Because I don't have the correct printer (roll on my birthday!!) I had to heat emboss the images before colouring them with distress inks.

On this card I made little circles with buttons to resemble waves/water. Ingenious idea, right?? .. Well it wasn't my idea, lol. My good friend Dee Dee used this last year on a commissioned mini album and when I saw Mer Ian it was the first thing that popped into my mind.  So thank you Dee2 for one of your many wonderful ideas :)

My papers are from the Planes and Trains collection by G.C.D Studios and I followed the sketch on Creative Inspirations. I printed out the sentiment. The twine and buttons are from my stash.

Monday's image was Charlotte

Ugh, I don't know what's up with my camera but this is dull, dull, dull compared to IRL. Maybe it needs to be cleaned.. hmmm.
These papers are from We R Memory Keepers "Madame Royale". I sanded the edges and then inked them with Vintage Photo. Did a little bit of ripping too. I added some pearls and cherry blossoms and finished with printing and embossing my sentiment.

This has been uploaded to TGF Gallery and have just recieved my 3rd image to work on :) Boy are they fast!!

I was given this lovely award by Heather and now have to share 10 things that give me pleasure with you all before passing it onto 10 other bloggers.

So here goes....
  1. Being with my family
  2. Enjoying the company of friends
  3. Being a SAHM 
  4. Seeing my kids smile
  5. Crafting, especially colouring images. I find it sooooo theraputic
  6. Blogging, and all the great friends I've made
  7. Listening to music
  8. Photographs -I love looking through people's photos
  9. Going out 
  10. Not having to get up early on weekend mornings!!!!!

And the 10 bloggers I'd like to pass it on to are

There are about 1000 other people I could give it to but the rules state 10.

Wow, I started this blog post over 4hrs ago and between tending to the kids and doing the school runs I am only now finishing it... yikes!! Have a great Tuesday - well what's left of it anyway :)


Unknown said...

Wonderful cards, both of them!
Colored in so beautiful, in wonderful colors!!

DeeDee said...

Love how you used the water buttons. That merman is so cute, and definitely needs some waves. I know you said the second image looks dull compared to RL, but it is gorgeous. Those colors together are beautiful. Will have to come back and accept my award soon. :)

Kim Piggott said...

Two totally gorgeous cards!
Love those cute images and your details are wonderful!
Congratulations on your award!
Thank you so much for thinking of me I am so thrilled to receive this from you!
kim x

Kellie said...

WOW Sandie both your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love how you have done the mer-man and the dive card is absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks so much for the award I feel very, VERY honored, thank you.
Hugs xx Kel

Nancy said...

Lovely card, Sandie:O) I am late for the challenge, but thank you the link, the Merman is so cute:O) Your colouring is fab, love your designs.
Thank you sooo much for thinking of me and giving me this sweet award:O) Thank you!!!:O) I give it right back to you:O)
Have a great week.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Two cute cards. You are so creative putting those buttons on those circles. Love it!

cats whiskers said...

2 fabulous little cuties here sweetie, just love these sweet images
Hugs Jacqui x

Martine said...

ooo these are beautiful hunni, i love them, wonderful images, papers and embellies on both :), thanks so much for the award sweetie, i will try and post it on my blog later today :)