Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Popping in post Christmas

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!






Of course he looks as though butter would not melt.....and it's impossible to be cross with such a handsome boy isn't it? He was as good as gold from then on (and full of turkey!)

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)

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

46 comments:

  1. Very pretty card, love all the lace,cute cats, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers over the Christmas and new Year
    Ruth x

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  2. Thanks Ruth and happy new year!
    Jane x

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  3. Love the little girlie Jane, she's very cute!
    What a brilliant pig you got, he looks very at home outside your studio. :)
    I'm very impressed with your husband choosing your eye shadow, don't think I would trust mine to do that!! ;)
    Poor Billy, he thought it was his slice! I'll bet no one told him otherwise beforehand, so easy for a cat to make a mistake!!!!! :)
    Wishing you a wonderful 2012, it's going to be an exciting year for you!!
    Vivienne x

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  4. Vivienne my dear Hb had some very heavy steering ;0) I had mentioned it to him many months ago and bless him he must have remembered the shade. Billy preferred the stolen turkey to his slice of smoked salmon we put in his dish, bless him. Have a wonderful new year too, so much excitement for us all.
    Jane x

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  5. Dear, dear Jane!

    Wonderful post about your Christmas! Seems that you had just as lovely time as we wished (and the gifts were fab too!), and Billy enjoyed it all :)

    I wish you the most wonderful holiday-days :) still and wow, what a New Year ahead of us...THE wedding!!!!! Have a relaxing and joyful NewYear's weekend, dear friend!

    Warm wishes from snowy Finland!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  6. Hi Jane! Your Christmas looks and sounds lovely! How cute pig - he has just the perfect place front of your studio, like it's made for him! I'm happy to see that Billy enjoyed also his Christmas with presents! He is so sweet!
    Happy New Year to you my dear friend! x Teje

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  7. It was such a lovely day Mia and it is great to still have some time off to relax. 2012 is going to be so exciting for us. Wishing you the very best for 2012 my dear. Keep cosy in the snow.
    Jane x

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  8. He does look as though he was made to be there Teje doesn't he! Billy is enjoying having so much company over the holidays. Happy new year dear friend in sunny Crete .
    Jane x

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  9. Hi Jane I'm so glad you all had a lovely Christmas and that Billy enjoyed his stolen bit of turkey!! Your card is sweet, I like the red and blue combination and the 3D effects. Wishing you a relaxing rest of the week, and a very Happy New Year!
    Helen x

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  10. Hi Helen Billy is still licking his lips! Thanks for your kind comments about my latest card. The card actually has black with the red and cream not blue- photos are so tricky this time of the year ! Have a very happy new year too.
    Jane x

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  11. LOL...love the pictures of your cat! And your card is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Happy New Year!
    Rene :D

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  12. Thanks Rene and a Happy New Year to you too!
    Jane x

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  13. Hi Jane! Thank you so much for visiting my blog from MIM. :-) The vintage aspect of Tammy's stamps is one of the things I like the best about them. Brings back lots of memories for me too and they just don't make books like those any more. :-(
    Your card is wonderful! I recently got a couple of the Gorjuss Girl stamps and they are really great quality and fun to color.
    Have a wonderful new year to come! Hugs!
    P.S. LOVE the pig!!!! :-)

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  14. Hi Tracy lovely to see you here. Gorjuss stamps seem to be very popular. I only put this card in my Etsy shop yesterday pm and it sold in 7 hours! Happy New Year to you too.
    Jane x

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  15. Beautiful card, Jane! And I love the pig - he must be HHHuge! Good luck with the card challenges! :)x

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  16. Thanks Nelli he is one very fine porker !
    Jane x

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  17. Really pretty card, love the girlyness of it Karen x

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  18. Love this card hun...my grandaughter loves the gorgeous stamps and pigs!! Your Christmas table looked beautiful..saw your card on Make it Monday..glad I popped over such a lovely blog..all the best for the New Year..
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  19. Thanks Karen, I really enjoyed adding the lace!
    Jane x

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  20. Hi Marjorie, lovely to see you here via MIM. I shall nip over to you to say hi...
    Jane x

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  21. Love your fussy cutting on the fabulously colored girl Jane. And your "watch" pig is marvelous!

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  22. Wow this is beautiful. Love the lace and bow behind her and that colouring is just gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Have a happy new year;) Bettina xx

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  23. You did a fabulous job on that image! Wonderful card... Have a Happy New Year!

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  24. Thanks Elizabeth he likes to keep an eye on my studio ;-)
    Jane x

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  25. Thanks Bettina she is a great image to colour.
    Jane x

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  26. Hi Lori have a fab New Year too!
    Jane x

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  27. Dear Jane, What a wonderful Christmas you had!! Your table looked glamorous!
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      *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*
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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  28. Jane, I'm late in responding have lots of visitors and a week stay with one granddaugher. LOVED your post, a good time was had by ALL! Happy New Year dear friend, xoRobin❤

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  29. Hi Teresa, what a glamorous new photo of you...wow! Happy New Year!
    Jane x

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  30. Hi dear Robin, great to see you post Christmas. I am glad you had some special time with your family! Keep having fun and see you in the New Year!
    Jane x

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  31. pretty card love your cute image the colouring is fab and love the white pen highlighting too! thanks for joining us this time at Top Tip Tuesday, Happy New Year! Hugs Samantha :0)

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  32. Thanks Samantha she was a pretty image to colour.
    Happy New Year .
    Jane x

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  33. Fab card, love the colouring nd the way she sits on the lace and ribbon. Also, your pig is so cute (as is your cat) Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x

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  34. Hi Jane

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I haven't been very good at commenting and will try harder in the NY. Your table looked beautiful and what a great find in your cracker lol. Your son's present to you is hilarious...love it! Almost forgot your card lol. Your colouring is fantastic...the hair is perfect. it's a very girly card...the lace is gorgeous. Hope 2012 is everything you want it to be and more. xx

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  35. Hi Mary, thanks for a great challenge and great to see you here!
    Jane x

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  36. Hi Kerry, my pig is fab isn't he....I need to name him! He smiles at me from my kitchen window and is fun to look out at when I can get down to my Studio.I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year too. See you next year.
    Jane x

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  37. I just love the pig :) I've never gotten a Christmas cracker. They look like a fun idea and your cards are always beautiful. Happy new year!

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  38. I think I shall name him Percy, Linda he is such a character! Wishing you a really Happy New year too and I am looking forward to sharing another year of blogging with you.
    Jane x

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  39. Gorgeous card Jane and great image and colouring. :)

    Your christmas table looks magnificent! fab pics!

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  40. Thanks Alison, it was a wonderful Christmas.
    Jane x

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  41. Love that little pig and Billy's priceless expression! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas- Happy New Year to you, my friend! Looking forward to tagging along with you on your creative journeys in 2012! :0)

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  42. I'm always delighted to see you here sharing that fun journey my dear friend. Happy New Year Michele !
    Jane x

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  43. I agree, she does look fabulous cut out and given some depth. This card is wonderful too. I enjoyed reading your post and seeing all your pictures. Billy is quite the cat, isn't he? Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrats. **Linda

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  44. Thanks Linda I have been cutting more of my images out. It is fiddly but worth the effort. Billy really is fun!
    Jane x

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  45. Fantastic project! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!

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  46. Thanks and fingers crossed!
    Jane x

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Jane x