Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another little card today....

Today I had an hour to make a card for my neighbour. It is her Birthday.
Not much time - so I used an image I had coloured with my Copics many months ago. The image is by: Diane Duda from Sugar Nellie. She is called 'Believe'. So no colours to tell you once again. This will stop :o)
The card stock is from Stampin'Up. The pink is: Pink Passion and the blue is: Tempting Turquoise. Design paper is a little piece I found in my scrap pile.
After making the card ( 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" ) I took my other pieces of paper and put them through my Zutter Distrezz-It-All.
All edges were inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo. The little image is mounted on two other small pieces and then onto 3 D tape to raise it up. The two bright coloured flowers are from Prima and the brad is from DCWV.
I used Crystal Lacquer on the two crowns and the cats nose; Diamond Stickles on the star on her wand and on the dots on her dress. I wish now I hadn't put it on the polka dots because you can no longer see the shading I did on them. Then because I wanted to use my new Stampin'Up: Silver Glass Glitter I put in on all four wings. This was a mistake because it is far too big and heavy for these little wings. However it was easy and quick to use so I will use it again for something bigger.
This is the result:

Thanks for taking a look :o)
Love, Candy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Well! I am home once again and I hope to be home for a good long time.
Mom had a terrible fall this spring, so I went over to help her out until she was able to walk again and felt better. I came home for 4 days and had a phone call that she was in emergency with bronchitis, dehydration and heart failure so went back and stayed for quite some time.....I then came home for 4 weeks, during which I had company and a garage sale - of all things!!! Then back I went again to make sure she was going OK on her own. Thank the Lord she is able to look after herself still and is completely better.

I find that after such a long absence I had a very hard time making my first card. I think I have told you of this problem I have before. It is hard to choose an image, then the paper and then the layout. It is like starting for the first time again!! The more I think about it the harder it is. I finally jumped in and made a card......Certainly not one of my best, but I hope the first of many more to come on a regular basis.

This one I have made for my brother and his wife's Wedding Anniversary. I bought them from Diana - of course :o) - they are called ' Loving Bridal Couple ' and are number #168 from the BRIDAL COLLECTION 2010

The card stock is Bazzil and is actually Vanilla, but I have antiqued all the edges of it, as well as of all the Design papers with Tim Holtz 'Vintage Photo'. Design Papers are 'Basic Grey - Cappella'. I coloured my image with Copics but forgot to list them - sorry!
The ribbon was tied with my Bow-Easy and was a small piece I had left from somewhere?

Here are two pictures I took:

This one I was trying to show the bit of stickles I put on it and also the sparkles in the Cryogen White paper I used:

Before I say goodbye for today, I want to tell you of a dear friend of mine: Claudette Holden. I have known Claudette for 16 years and she was a very special lady. She gave to everyone. She gave her love, her support, computer lessons on PSP, and so much more. She was an Artist and a Child of God. Claudette passed away last week from Cancer. I will miss her dearly. I send my love and prayers to her very loving and dear husband Steve and to all her family.

Thank you to each of you who have come back to see what I am up to. I sure appreciate your patience.
Love and Blessings,
Candy xoxo