I'm just popping in with a quick after Christmas post and I also have a challenge card to show you. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas? I certainly did and Father Christmas was most generous ;0)
Here is my card latest creation, using a Gorjuss Girls stamp. I have called my card "Girlie Love".
I coloured my stamped image using my trusty ProMarkers. I really enjoyed getting some depth of red into her dress by adding some shading with my Prismacolor pencils.
Here she is in close up.
Unusually for me I decided to cut her out, I like the way she is more "3D" on my card. I used some heart backing papers which I matted using black card.I rather like this red/black/cream combo.
I made a lace and ribbon border for her to "sit" on using cream lace and cream organza ribbon.
I finished off my "Girlie Love" card with a round hand stamped birthday sentiment.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
Ribbon Girl challenge Red, black and cream challenge 14
Totally Papercrafts Time to party challenge 97
Party Time Tuesday anything goes Challenge 48
I love ProMarkers Anything goes Challenge 98
Stamping for the weekend Anything goes challenge 23
Totally Gorjuss A card for someone special challenge 111
Make It Monday link up your cards party Challenge 69
Paper Sundaes Challenge 100 celebrations
Scrapbook Sisters Anything goes challenge 66
Top Tip Tuesday anything goes Challenge 66
Simon Says Stamp Challenge anything goes
Even though Christmas was only a few days ago it does it seems like a while now as we continued our celebrations over Boxing day, when Milly and Tom joined us and also yesterday when Milly and I hit the Sales!
Here is a photo of the table set up on Christmas day
and remember I told you that I have my cracker filled secretly.................
here it is and inside my Hb and put a special Estee Lauder eyeshadow compact in the colour I want for wearing to "The Wedding". It is called Polished Platinum and is very sumptuous.
I had some fab presents including a tumble polisher for my silversmithing work, new CK bag, new card guillotine, beauty products, candles, chocolate (of course, how can Christmas be complete without too much chocolate) but one of the most unusual and so apt for me was this wonderful large resin pig bought for me by my dearest Son. It was in a huge box and he bought him to live on the decking of my studio.
Here he is having trotted down the garden ;0)
Of course Billy had to check him out!
I guess this is the seal of approval and that they will now get on on! My pig is such fun and keeps and eye on all the comings and goings in my studio.
And of course our Billy had his present which was full of cat nip toys which he chased after during the day.
Billy also has a confession......he did steal a piece of turkey from the table! Naughty boy...we sent him off to sit on one of the kitchen stools whilst we finished our dinner!
I am looking forward to catching up with everyone's blogs now that our Christmas festivities are over for 2011. I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. We are celebrating quietly over at my parents with a meal on Saturday night. I will raise my glass to all my Blogging friends. What a wonderful year it has been, I have so enjoyed sharing my journal and want to thank you all for the wonderful comments you have left this year and for being cherished friends. There is so much to look forward to in 2012, I can hardly wait! See you next year ;0)
Bye for now,