Sunday, June 27, 2010

Oh Fudge!!

Good Sunday morning to you all.
Here I am again with another challenge for Mo's weekly. This week it is anything goes :o)
I have been wanting to use this image ( well - ALL of Mo's images for ages ) and finally found a reason to use it. She is called 'Two Jill'. Mo has a whole set of images of two year olds that can be bought either in a bundle or singly.
I found myself very busy this last while and I missed a birthday for my cousin in England. When we were young girls, into our teens and when we had young families we were Pen Pals. Then as life got in the way things changed as they always do. Even though I am late, I must send her a card and sure hope she gets a kick out of this one.

I rarely colour anything so brightly, but I just had to make a statement with this one and the paper I chose called out for it!
Card stock: Brocade Blue - Stampin'Up - Bright green - Brights DCWV
Design Papers: Penny Lane - My Minds Eye
Crystal Lacquer on her shoes and SU Dazzling Diamonds on the crowns on her dress.
Red Candy Dots: Pebbles, Sentiment: Oh Fudge from CreatewithTLc - digi site. Inside sentiment: I forgot your Birthday computer generated by me!!

Copics used:
Skin - E0000,E000,E00; Cheeks - R20; Hair - E35, Yr23, Y23; Clothes - Reds: R24, R27, R29 - Greens: YG23, YG17 - Shoes: C3, C5, C7
All paper has been inked with Tim Holtz: Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Hope to see you later today or early tomorrow with another card :o)
Love, Candy

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hi - Guess Who?

Now don't you all fall off your chairs!! I made a couple of cards today ~ about time, eh?

I am not posting the first one - but I do want to take a minute to say goodbye to a really good friend. I met Jack Washington online with my first computer in my very first group over 15 years ago. He was a fine gentleman with a loving wife, Helen, and a great family. He loved them all so much!! He sent me many pictures of them all and even himself. I am very sad to say that when my computer crashed a month or so ago I lost them all.
Jack and I corresponded all of these years and he was wonderful! He was an avid photographer, loved the outdoors, the wild animals, fishing and many more things. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He made life a lot more pleasant for me as I have few friends and I treasured his friendship. He was always interested in what my husband and I were up to and asked after my mom and my grandchildren.
Thank you, Jack, I love you!

June 17th brought another challenge to Mo's Digital Pencil and this week it is dry embossing. I finally decided it was 'do or die' time and made a card :o)
It couldn't be any plainer, but I have been away from card making for a while now and needed to start with something simple.
This is SOPHIE and she can be purchased HERE

The card is my usual size of 5 1/2" SQ. I have used SU's : Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue. For the embossing on the pink I simply used my awesome Score Pal - from Diana Crick, and made lines every half inch in both directions. For the blue card stock I embossed it with a new folder to me by: 'Crafts Too', from a Stamping Store on Vancouver Island. Heart pin is from 'Close To My Heart'
The Satin Ribbon is from SU also, as is the sentiment and the punch I used to cut it out with. I put a hole in the sentiment piece and threaded it through the pin end before I cut it off. I used a glue dot to secure it.
I coloured with Copics as I do most of the time. The colours I used are:
Skin - E0000,E000, E00 and a touch of R20, cheeks and socks are - R20 ( socks also have a touch of Y15 and R32 ), Dress - Y15, Y13, Y11 with a touch of R32 and G24, Dolls dress - B97, B93, Doll body - E53, E51, Doll hair - E44, E41, Sophie's hair - YR04, YR18, E13

Here is a close up for you:

It is great to be back - hope I can stay back LOL
Thank you for visiting me :o)
PS: If anyone is interested in 'Close To My Heart' ink pads, markers and two marker towers I have them for sale. Please leave a comment in the comment section and I will email you with the information.
Love, Candy