Friday, 21 July 2017

OMG!! She's Gorgeous!!!

Another Winter Wonderland challenge starts today.

Our host for this challenge is the lovely Judith and
she chose the theme as 
Use a Digi Image.

Please remember it has to be a Christmas card
to be entered into the draw.

We were given a choice of images, from our very
generous Sponsor for this challenge,

I chose this adorable Christmas Deer.
It was so easy to colour with a mixture of
Copics Pens and Marvy Water Colour Pens.

She is so gorgeous and I think I will have 
to make a few more cards and gift tags with her.
That's the beauty of using Digi images, 
as you can make them any size you wish.



The photos are not doing this justice, as they were taken 
on a very grey day. I had brightened them
up in my photo program, but on my laptop.
I still can't add pictures onto my blog from
our main computer.

At least you can see the Stickles I have used
but not the snow glitter!!


Our Sponsor is
They are giving the lucky winner 2 free digis.


So get making your Christmas cards and
I will be visiting your blogs along with my 
brilliant DT Teamies.

You can visit the Winter Wonderland blog
and see all the fabulous cards from the talented DT.
Just might give you some inspiration!

Thank you for dropping in and thank you in advance,
 for leaving me such lovely comments.

Hugs,
Carol
xxxx 


Monday, 10 July 2017

Cheers!!


I have decided to use not only stamps
that have never seen ink but also products,
that over the years, get forgotten about!
So I have sort of started to keep my promise to myself!!

This image is one on my favourites, so doesn't
come into the first category.
What does, is what I have used to colour the 
gorgeous girls with.

Any one new to crafting, will have possibly not
have heard about them......
LuminArte H2O's!!

Little pots of Mica filled solid paint, that are great
for making backgrounds too.

When they came on the market, around 10ish years ago,
 I had a severe addiction to them! 
I also to used to Demo them,
on a Saturday in The Craft Barn


They have been copied by other companies now.


I just had to add the following pictures of an amazing 
plant in my garden.
I bought it with me when we moved here.

It's called a Dierama.
It also has a few nicknames, I like the one, 
'Angels Fishing Rod'.

The first photo shows it before the flowers open.
I had to make sure that Hubby didn't chop the
heads off, thinking they are dead!!

It wouldn't be the first time!!


In the next photo, you can just see dark tips on the ends 
of a couple of the flower cases. 


Then they begin to open!!

They are a definite 'Wow'!!
The size of each flower and the markings are beautiful.
There are 5 stems waiting to open.
They all have multiple groupings, all down each stem.

I have had the plant around 6 years and last year
 it flowered for the first time.
Probably because it was in the right place!!
It had just one stem of flowers though.



Sadly, house work calls now!!

Boring but hope you have better things to do.

Thanks for visiting and your lovely messages
make me smile. 

Hugs,
Carol
xxxx