Mousin' Around...

Morning all!

I'm here this morning with a new creation from me i've recently started all my christmas cards and my craftroom is starting to look like a converyer belt in a factory haha! i'm sure i'm not alone! I must admit i'm not a fan of starting early and septemeber happends to be very early for me i'm normally a last min christmas card maker and this year it seems to have hit me early?! no idea what's going on there!

I've been neglecting my blog so much the last few months i've had so much to do at home work and life in general i've changed a few things so i have more time to create and blog again which i'm sooo looking forward to getting back into!

You may have seen back in July i started a monthly post of what i'm lovin' if you haven't you can catch that here each month! And one of the things on my list was the Tim Holtz Distress Markers! I'd wanted to have ago with these when i first saw them come out, when i saw the price i ran for the hills abit dissapointed they can't be refilled! but an opportunity came up where a friend couldn't get on with them so i brought them from her at virtually half the RRP so i couldn't really resist (not that it takes much at all)!!


So I was super excited when they came and had to drag hubby 17 miles to the nearest art shop to buy the right kind of waterpaper!! haha! and This gorjuss Henry mouse from WOJ is the first thing i coloured! and i love the results! ok so i'm no proffesional and super star with colouring with these or any other pens but i'm chuffed at the results and i'm a strong believer that with practise anything is achieveable.


I will say this i love how these pens blend and it does take a little practise so don't be put off if you have brought them and are struggling!!! i LOVE them now i can use them properly have a look round for tutorials you'll pick up no end of tips!

Back to my card! I've heat embossed some wooden snowflakes and added pearls and gems to the middle of them, embossing powders are from WOW something else i seem to forget i own! (do us crafters have amnesia or something) i forget i own the simplest things!

I love the merry christmas ribbon i was lucky to pick up 10m rolls of red and green last year for the bargain price of £1! so handy for christmas!!! the sentiment ticket is a whimsy stamp something else i love! Papers are a mixture of Basic Grey and MME. I've inked the edges of my kraft cardstock and all the papers with Jumbo Java and used gold mirri card behind the ticket die! to which i seemed to have lost in the midst of my craftroom hmmm... maybe the cat ate it?? seriously wouldn't put it past them!!! And finally i used some prima gems to finish the other corner of my image! 

I'd like to enter my Card to the following challenges - 
Paper Shelter Challenge -  #83 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration -  anything goes (ends Oct 10)
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes (Week 2)
Corrosive Challenges - Animal Companions (ends 29th Sept)  
That Craft Place -  Bling (ends 29th Sept)
Crafters Companion -  Gold
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop -  (Must use ribbon) - Bling or sparkle
Creative Inspirations - Bingo - White, Snowflakes, Ribbon & Ribbon, Pearls, Stamp

I'd really love to hear what you think to my distress coloring or any tips/techniques or even tutorials you've found! Hit me with links to your blogs i'd love to see your distress coloring too!!!

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
Be Sure to leave me a comment so i can pop by your blog!

Morning all!

I'm here this morning with a new creation from me i've recently started all my christmas cards and my craftroom is starting to look like a converyer belt in a factory haha! i'm sure i'm not alone! I must admit i'm not a fan of starting early and septemeber happends to be very early for me i'm normally a last min christmas card maker and this year it seems to have hit me early?! no idea what's going on there!

I've been neglecting my blog so much the last few months i've had so much to do at home work and life in general i've changed a few things so i have more time to create and blog again which i'm sooo looking forward to getting back into!

You may have seen back in July i started a monthly post of what i'm lovin' if you haven't you can catch that here each month! And one of the things on my list was the Tim Holtz Distress Markers! I'd wanted to have ago with these when i first saw them come out, when i saw the price i ran for the hills abit dissapointed they can't be refilled! but an opportunity came up where a friend couldn't get on with them so i brought them from her at virtually half the RRP so i couldn't really resist (not that it takes much at all)!!


So I was super excited when they came and had to drag hubby 17 miles to the nearest art shop to buy the right kind of waterpaper!! haha! and This gorjuss Henry mouse from WOJ is the first thing i coloured! and i love the results! ok so i'm no proffesional and super star with colouring with these or any other pens but i'm chuffed at the results and i'm a strong believer that with practise anything is achieveable.


I will say this i love how these pens blend and it does take a little practise so don't be put off if you have brought them and are struggling!!! i LOVE them now i can use them properly have a look round for tutorials you'll pick up no end of tips!

Back to my card! I've heat embossed some wooden snowflakes and added pearls and gems to the middle of them, embossing powders are from WOW something else i seem to forget i own! (do us crafters have amnesia or something) i forget i own the simplest things!

I love the merry christmas ribbon i was lucky to pick up 10m rolls of red and green last year for the bargain price of £1! so handy for christmas!!! the sentiment ticket is a whimsy stamp something else i love! Papers are a mixture of Basic Grey and MME. I've inked the edges of my kraft cardstock and all the papers with Jumbo Java and used gold mirri card behind the ticket die! to which i seemed to have lost in the midst of my craftroom hmmm... maybe the cat ate it?? seriously wouldn't put it past them!!! And finally i used some prima gems to finish the other corner of my image! 

I'd like to enter my Card to the following challenges - 
Paper Shelter Challenge -  #83 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration -  anything goes (ends Oct 10)
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes (Week 2)
Corrosive Challenges - Animal Companions (ends 29th Sept)  
That Craft Place -  Bling (ends 29th Sept)
Crafters Companion -  Gold
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop -  (Must use ribbon) - Bling or sparkle
Creative Inspirations - Bingo - White, Snowflakes, Ribbon & Ribbon, Pearls, Stamp

I'd really love to hear what you think to my distress coloring or any tips/techniques or even tutorials you've found! Hit me with links to your blogs i'd love to see your distress coloring too!!!

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
Be Sure to leave me a comment so i can pop by your blog!

10 Lil messages from my bloggy friends!:

Cathy 27 September 2012 at 11:03  

Fabulous card, love Henry and all those sparkly details. Thank you for joining in the That Craft Place challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Donna 27 September 2012 at 14:25  

Love it! absolutely beautiful card and the colouring looks great, would love to try these pens out but I have so many pens I can't justify buying them, wish I had a friend who would sell them to me lol. Donna x

coops 27 September 2012 at 22:07  

so gorgeous hun.stunning colours and details and i love sweet henry :D

xx coops xx

Doreen 28 September 2012 at 21:40  

This is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps.xxx

Shannon83k 28 September 2012 at 23:56  

This is a beautiful card! Love all the details!
Thanks for joining us at this week’s The Paper Shelter Challenge. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

Tracey 30 September 2012 at 12:19  

I love this card :)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
x

Shirin Lim 1 October 2012 at 13:13  

Beautifully made. Great work! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge! DT-Shirin Lim

NancyD 1 October 2012 at 16:56  

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge for "Anything goes". NancyD

debby4000 2 October 2012 at 10:02  

Oh this is gorgeous Carlyann, love the colours and the cute mouse image.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Romantyczka 18 February 2013 at 00:46  

cudne ... pod każdym względem ...

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