Monday, 26 September 2011

Going Crimbo Crazy

Morning all, well yes its official, i have gone crazy of how soon christmas is! some of you may have noticed the fab little ticker at the bottom! Yes 88 days to go - still have so much to do, also want to try and beet the christmas rush this year - hate trawling the shops and not being able to get what I want for people! May do it all online this year - mmmm! 

Well as some of you may know I went to the Big Stamp and Scrap-booking Show yesterday at Alexandra Palace yesterday! Had a fab day - although i did swear at my dads sat nav on more than one occasion, oh and mum forgot to set it to take us home - good job I chose to ignore what it was saying!

I did make a number of purchases, Lili of the Valley Stamps, Card Blanks, Liquid pearls and many many more bits! I didn't know where to start once I had got the kids to bed, and so I inked each stamp up and started colouring, nothing felt like it was going right last night! But then it all fell together! 

This is one of the lovely new stamps from Lili Of the Valley called Angel Harp - She is just stunning, I was so worried about colouring her - especially after seeing the FAB samples at the show yesterday! Didn't think I was going to be able to do her any justice at all! But I shocked my self! I coloured her in using my copics - I must remember to start taking notes of what colours i'm using! 

This is the edge of the card blank - I thought it seemed quite Christmasy - I distressed it using tim holtz ink and then added liquid pearls and stickles to add some sparkle! 

The die is one of the x-cut nesting shapes - again new purchase yesterday! I love them and cant wait to use them again! I couldn't believe how well they matched the shaped card blank - and i didn't even think about it at the time! 

I coloured her using my copics, i then used my pencils around the edge and used the oil and stumps to blend, I then went all out and used my TH DI around the edge too! I was so happy when I looked at here - I added finishing touched using liquid Pearls! You cant see it very well but i did cover her wings in stickles too! 

Well I hope you like what i have created, thanks for taking the time to stop by! If you have a moment please let me know what you think! I love reading what you all have to say! I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;

Corrosive Challenges - Punches or Dies
One Stitch at a Time - Favourites (My Pens!!)
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Sparkels Forum Challenges - Sparkles (her wings are covered in stickles)
The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything Goes
Marks Finest papers - Things with Wings
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon! 



Nikki Byrne said...

stunning card. The image is gorgeous and the colouring perfect! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. GOod luck. Hugs


Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, that is gorgeous. Your coloring and shading are superb. What a fantastic looking card. Thank you so much for joining us in the Speedy the Cat's Friends "Things with Wings" challenge. It is a pleasur visit to see what you made for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you again next week!

Bear Hugs,

Heather said...

OH WOW! This is just GORGEOUS!!!
I love your coloring and how the image stands out against the soft background.

I saw your card at make it monday and am glad I Stopped in to check it out and see all of the other photos


Birgit said...

This is beautiful-simply stunning and I LOVE that stamp. I saw this on Make It Monday and I couldn't quite see the image but was intrigued and then properly blown away! Great colouring and the card itself is so pretty-like a cloud in itself-just facb!

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun oh gosh love that image,and the detail and colors are just beautiful hugs cherylxxx

Jenny said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgoeus creation! Just love the image your colouring is fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles FC, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Merry said...

Your colouring is just amazing and love the layout of your card. Saw you over at Make it Monday and came for a closer look.

Lisa M said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Your card is beautiful and I'm glad you gave a close up of her face and all the detail. :)
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Make It Monday.
Good luck to you,
Lisa xx

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great card for the challenge!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge.

Linda said...

Ooo, what an angelic card! Thanks for playing along with The Squirrel and The Fox, hope we'll see you again soon!

Linda x

creativchen said...

Dear Angelic, it is simply stunning your detail is just Lovely and so fantastic, I love it. I do love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!! How creative and so beautifully done. Please take a look on my Blogspot.
Hugs from Marina.

Kerrie said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, wonderful colouring and a great image, and wonderful layout.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

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