Tuesday, 11 October 2011

I do hope you're sitting comfortably....

.. because guess who's playing catch up a-gain! One or other of my kiddos has been sick since last Wednesday and although I am getting some crafty time, blogging time is limited! So while hubby is amusing the latest casualty to the virus picking on my family I am blogging quickly and trying not to get sidetracked :)

Oh, and of course it's never a completed week without some form of a drama like.. say... the memory card in your camera dying right after you photo a whole tutorial.... won't go there right now!

Soooooo, I have a *few* cards to share....

First up - Color Me Creative
Man this is late, there are only a few more days left on this challenge,which is Vintage/Distressed. The Prize for the winner of this challenge (randomly chosen) will get 3 Magnolia Stamps of their choice from Magnolia-licious and 1 pack of Cryogen Cardstock.

And each month one winner is chosen to receive a $50 gift certificate from OOZAK.

As you may or may not know, Suzanne {owner of Colour me Creative} runs online copic classes filled with wonderful tips and techniques. However, if you want to learn to colour using your copics and live near San Jose, CA you could be lucky enough to be able to attend one of Suzanne's classes. There are only a couple of spaces free on October 22nd and 23rd. Click here for more information. I so wish I lived close enough :(

I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Just Magnolia - Anything goes with option of coffee and cream
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes
Heart Song Inspirations - Use Die Cuts and/or Sponged Backgrounds
Karens Doodles  - Distress It
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Things with Wings
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad  - Vintage
Hanna & Friends - Bingo {Pearls, Lace, Dies}


I tell ya I got very excited when I saw the new stamps for October on Whiff of Joy. I ADORE Norma Fickle's Gnomes!! 

This one is called From Heaven Above. I've coloured with copic markers and sponged the background. I made the holly leaf tab using the Banners Trio dies. 

The papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas 6x6 paper pad. I added some stardust Stickles to the wings - no wings are complete without it :) 

This next image is called A Boy and his Star. Again, I used copic markers and created my background by adding little dots around the image. 

I have no clue what brand the papers are, I bought a bunch of loose 6x6 sheets. I added some blue organza ribbon, blue bakers twine and a winter charm for embellishment. 

Challenges - 
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Little Claire's - Christmas
One Stop Craft - Anything goes


- Just One of Those Days!

This card is one I made for Quixotic Paperie,  using one of Kraftin' Kimmie's wonderful stamps - Angry Ballerina

The background stamp is by Paper Makeup Stamps and the papers are from My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found - Rosy collection. I coloured my image with copic markers and added some star dust Stickles to the frill on her dress. Then finished off with pearls, Cherry Red bakers twine and a punched butterfly for embellishment.

Challenges - 
Secret Crafter - Anything goes as long as it sparkles
Sweet Stampin - 2E, must Stamp - In stitches
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
Krafin' Kimmie - Sparkle and/or Shine

And last, but not least - 
- Nursery Rhymes/Fairy Tales

For my card I used one of Tickled Pink Stamps' images - Mad Hatter. My papers are Basic Grey Little Black Dress. 

The 'Admit One' stamp is from Tim Holtz. I had lost it, but it turned up stuck to the side of my clear copic marker storage, lol. The 'Believe' disc is also from Tim Holtz's collections and the clock charm is one I picked up at the NEC last year. 

I do believe that's it! lol. If you are still with me, thank you for sticking it out. 

Back tomorrow with my card for the Swimming for Katie Fundraising 3 Day Blog Hop. 
Have a great day


Sandra said...

Wow you have been busy your cards are just amazing great images great colouring and great background truly wonderful set of cards:) Sandra H

Paulagriff said...

well all your cards are wonderful but i especially love "a boy and his star" its just soooo adorable, Paula :) x

Vicky said...

Wow, wow, wow Sandie they are all so gorgeous hun...

have a super evening....hugs Vicky xx

Karen said...

WOW Sandie, so much gorgeousness all in one post! I love the gnomes and everything else too:-) Glad your gettng back on top of things:-)

Dawn said...

Love all your cards! Thanks for linking up your little angel at The Crafty Pad for our Vintage Challenge this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

ellen vargo said...

My goodness you HAVE been busy! Love all of your cards, especially the first one with the lacey layered background. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Ellen :)

Craftyanny said...

oh wow what a collection!!! Stunning cards, each and every one of them:)
Hope your little one is on the mend now.
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles and good luck
Anne x

Woo said...

What a busy time you have had! Love them all they're gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie. Woo x

Lin said...

Gorgeous collection of your stunning cards and all so beautifully coloured!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

NanaConnie said...

Your crafting time may have been limited but your creativity is in full force! Loving all the cards, but especially the Tilda card. Fabby lace and embossing. Thanks for playing along at Heart Song this week and I hope we see you again next week.
NanaConnie HSI DT

Donna Mosley said...

Sandie, this is so lovely. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

Heike said...

These are great cards.

Thanks for joining us for this month's Little Claire challenge. x

Shelby said...

Sandie...wonderful distressed coloring of that adorable Maggie. The lace is a beautiful touch as well. Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week.


email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great job on these!!! They're really sharp! I love the coloring and papers on them all!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

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Annette said...

Love your tilda,, so cute with the soft colours, but you've been a very busy bee with all these cards. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at One Stop Craft this week.

Mina said...

oh wow Sandie what an amazing set of card, your colouring is beautiful...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
Mina xxx

Kim x said...

Wow, some stunning creations.
Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers.
Hugs Kimx

Georgina said...

Beautiful cards. Cute images. Great layout and colours.

Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

Designing with Debbie said...

Wonderful cards. Absolutely stunning. Great coloring. Thanks for joining the Heart Song challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.
Debbie HSI DT

Kelly Schelske said...

You've been busy and your work is wonderful! Thank for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles this week, good luck!

Motherhen3 said...

Super cards.......thank you for joining Little Claire in our blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT