Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Tip Top Tuesday Challenge #40 'Things Beginning with T' and Tipper week

Morning all, well its been a manic week! Been non stop with trying to de-clutter the house, we had the estate agent on Monday take photos of the house and put it on the market! Desperate to get out of here now, need some space!!! As well as de-cluttering I have been looking at houses, but nothing seems to 'fit' at the moment, lets hope somewhere comes up soon! 

All my craft stuff is now stashed in the cupboard, its a nightmare to get it out and I feel more in a pickle as its 'tidy', my flowers are all in a draw and my ribbons are all together, this does not feel normal (for me)!! so crafting it going to be on a 'need to' basis for a while, as soon as we have a buyer I will pull it all out! Its horrible not seeing all my stuff in the house at the moment!!! 

This week over at Tip Top Tuesday its tipper week and both teams are playing along, its been a bit of a tough challenge, we want to see all your creations that begin with T, I created a 'twisted easel card', I love making these style cards, you can add so much!

its been a 't'ough one thinking and deciding, so heres a few ideas;

Tag, Teddy, Tiger, Twisted Card, Twine, Teen... the list goes on and on!

If your struggling, pop over to the T.T.T blog and see what the rest of the design team have come up with! Oh my the creations are amazing and the Tips are FAB!

I have managed to sit down and create using one of the gorgeous new sassys released last week available from over at Funky Kits, ahhh they are so cute! As soon as the postie turned up with them the kids had to wait for tea as I so needed to ink them up! 

I used the lovely little stamp 'secret santa', isn't she lovely! I just had to colour her first time round using traditional colours, I cant wait to try colouring her with more modern twists!  I used my pro-markers to colour  I used Blush and sun-kissed pink for her skin tone, henna, burnt sienna, caramel and cinnamon for her hair,  I cant remember what greens or reds I used, I some how put them back before I finished her!  I used warm grey 4 and 5 for her boots  and I went over the 'fluffy parts' of her shoes and dress with warm grey one to add some dimension

The paper is from Bo-Bunny, its one from a christmas set that I have had stashed away.  I also (on my de-cluttering) came across my flourish template, I had forgotten where I had put it, so I just had to add one to this card, I used 2 sizes of rhinestones (I never realised the template has various size holes so you can do that!). 

Another thing I came across on my tidy mission was my ribbon that I couldn't find last year! I cut a small section and used it as text on my card. I also added some red and blue roses from my stash to tie the colours in more from the paper and the image. 

Here is a close up of the flowers, I love the little sparkles in the middle too! Ohh and I brought some leaves last week, couldn't resist adding one of them!

Well I hope you like what I have created, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Alphabet Challenge - 'H' is for half Dozen (6 flowers)
Christmas Stampin all Year Long - Picture Inspiration (Blue and Green)
Crafty Anns - Christmas In June
Daring Card-makers - Something Old (Flowers), Something New (Stamp), Something borrowed, Something Blue (Papers and Flowers)
The Crazy Challenge - Beautiful Women
Hooked On Craft Challenges - Flowers
I Did It Creations - Christmas
CES Challenges - Anything but square
Designed to Delight - Red White and Blue/ Christmas too

Thanks for stopping by, would love to hear what you think! 



Anonymous said...

GREAT card Katrina love the colours and thanks for the close up! loving those flowers too! hugs me xx

bettand said...

Such a gorgeous christmas card you've made:)Love the details. Hugs Bettina

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just gorgeous oh love the image and great shape too hugs cherylxxxxxx

PaulaM said...

Trina - omg - what a fun-tastic card. I have not gotten myself any of these sassy's yet - but have thought about them. I do love Sugar Nellies!! What a beautiful card with all the various elements you have used. TFS

Ann Whitfield said...

This is absolutely stunning Trina! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Lisa M said...

I feel so bad for you with your crafting items in a cupboard. :( Personally, I think having them on display would entice the new buyer as to the inspiration that would get just from seeing it all. But that's me I guess...always looking for a nice nook to craft in. :)
Your card is stunning and knowing what you had to go through to make it makes it even MORE amazing!
Love them flowers!!!!
Lisa xx

Sally Morgan said...

Really fab card, it's lovely to see such a zingy Christams theme!
thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges
*hugs* Sal x

Antonella said...

What a beautiful card! I love the way you colored your image - so realistic - you have such talent!! Love the way the flowers are holding the card up! Followed you from the Top Tip Tuesday.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Carol said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann' this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This twisted easel design looks afb. Great colouring on the image and I love the little collection of flowers that prop it up.
Thanks for joining our 'anything but square' challenge at CES this week.
Caroline xxx

purple_pea_fran said...

Such a cool card! Love the colours. Thanks for joining in with the Something Old, New,Borrowed,Blue challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week!

Lisa Kind said...

Wow! Beautiful card! I've never heard of a twisted easel card...very interesting! Beautiful embellishments too! Thanks for playing our CSAYL challenge!

ladyjanet_56 said...

I know how you feel all my craft stuff is being transported every day to my new home I hope you find one soon, the twisted easel is lovely you need some puffy stuff on her fur. Janet T

Where's your hop card?

Lynda said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Peggysue said...

Beautiful easel card Trina! I like Christmas cards that can stand on their own for display. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Designed2Delight. Please keep coming back!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is beautiful, thanks for sharing!
hey, Pixie Dust Paperie is having a giveaway, please come join in the fun!

MacKenzie said...

Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love your coloring and the embellishments you used.

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Elaine Stark said...

Must be hard to craft when everything is packed away, but you have made a great card. Elaine

Julie said...

Fab card, love the image and your design! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

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