Sunday 30 January 2011

Frosty Santa's Little Helper

Well good morning all,
I'm back!! still living in a world of chaos but I couldn't stay away any longer. So without further ado here is a little wintery design to get me started. I have decided this year to try and make at least some of my Christmas cards throughout the year (it will be a first!) so here goes.
I have used the gorgeous 'Santa's Little Helper' from Magnolia and coloured her in a sort of vintage frosty style with my Promarkers. Lots of layers of lovely coredinations card edged in pumice distress ink and teamed with the beautiful Ella Blue Dp's from GCD.

The snowflakes are Cuttlebug and the stunning metal brad is from Dovecraft. I recycled the ribbon from a pack of socks (how very green or tight of me, you choose). The dots are opal liquid pearls and stardust stickles. I am entering this in the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Week 91 'Going Dotty'
Stamp Something - 'Winter Somethings'
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 65 'As You Like It'
Allsorts - Week 88 'Saving Nature' (Recycled ribbon from pack of socks)
The Shabby Tea Room - Week 46 'Winter Wonderland'
Passion for Promarkers - Week 84 'Let it Shine'
Let's Ink It Up - Challenge 8 'Anthing Goes'

Artistic or Wonky! shot to give you some idea of the dimension hmmm!

ProMarker Colour Recipe:

Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Hat and Dress: Pastel Blue
Apron: Ivory, Vanilla
Socks: Ivory, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cocoa

I would also just like to say a huge thank you for all your kind words whilst I was going through my little crisis.

Saturday 29 January 2011

Little Update

Hi to everyone,
Sorry it's been such a long time since my last post but I thought I'd better post a little update.
Firstly the shop continues to dry out nicely, I am still getting a whole tank of water out from the dehumidifier every day! but the awful smell has gone and I am back to some sort of normality in the shop. As far as hubby goes he is still at home and cannot put any weight on his leg at all. Hopefully they will be removing the pins in the next 2 or 3 weeks and then we go from there. It is such a long process and he is climbing the walls but we have to be patient.
Anyway, I finally managed to get some pics of some cards I have made recently so should be posting them either tomorrow or Monday. I hope to return to my fabulous DT's very soon as I have missed them loads.
All the best