Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Hello Everyone,

My last day off, and going to make to most of it.I'm going to do nothing....well, for 5 minutes..I dont do nothing very well, get bored too quick, but, I'm going to cruise through the day, and just relax in my craft space...cloudy again, the camping ground down the road is emptying out rather sad really....came to Sunny Napier for Christmas and New Year...and it has poured down, day and night for 6 days...
'My Lady' was so surprised yesterday when I turned up with my umbrella...."I didnt know it was raining today" has been for 5 days now dear...was my reply.
" no it hasn't, today is the first time...we have had lovely weather"...Christmas day was beautiful"..[yesterday]...Oh! was a long morning....trying to explain that she lost a it is New

Never mind, have made a Thankyou card...for a challenge at TOTALLY TILDA   

Coloured with pencils, and finally cut her into a cirlce with out cutting  her head off...I went to u-tube to watch a video on how to do it...I won this stamp from Bev Rochester.

I still get carried away when inking the edges, I think I need new sponges, mine are tatty, and spread the ink too much. so then I have to go around again to fill the gaps, and I get deeper into the image .

Papers used were Jillibean soup [Blossom] from Vicky's candy..flower WOC, lady bird on a peg, and the stamp was a cheap wooden one from a set, and just the perfect size for the die from Tickled Pink stamps...the tiny ribbon was the tie on a packet of chocolates that I was given for Christmas...

So thats it...Tuesday morning, off to see 'My Lady'...then I'm free for the rest of the day..excellent.

Welcome to my two new followers, thank you so much for joining me...and thanks everyone for all your great's going to be a great year.



Catherine said...

Fab card, I love your inking, dont think its too much at all...

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Chrissy .. wonderful card the "out of the nestie" technique.
Gorgeous colours
Lisa x

Clairebears said...

Chrissy I think its lovely, and I love the way you have sponged the outside of the image. I'm useless at it and have given up on trying to get that look lol xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy, I like the tilda, the papers and the little peg.
Kevin xx

pinky said...

What a lovely stamp to win Chrissy and you coloured her up beautifully. I feel a bit like your lady, never know what day it is lol.

heidy said...

Think your inking is great,gorgeous card Chrissy!
XXX heidy

Tracey T said...

Happy New Year! Love the colours on your card, Chrissy, so bright and cheerful. Those papers are just fab and I don't think the sponging is too much at all - it's just right. xx

Viv said...

Happy New Year Chrissy! I think I've lost a week too......don't know where it went but I DO remember the rain, and LOTS of it!
Gorgeous card hun and love the clothes peg with ladybird on CUTE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous make Chrissy!
Helen x

cheryl said...

oh hun this is just stunning love love that tilda and your detail as ever is first class happy new year sweetie hugs cherylxxxx

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie love love love this card, I soooo love the colours & flowers & of course Tilda looks fabulous with your colouring hun.
We've got a pound shop in the uk & I buy a bag of make up sponges to do my inking its sooooo much cheaper, the wedge type ones are better.

Thank you soooooooooo much for the lovely comment on my grand-daughter I havnt stopped smiling all day I just want cuddle her all the time lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Fleur said...

Stunning card Chrissy, gorgeous colours
Happy new year HUGZ Fleur xXx

gobeagirl said...

Chrissy I think this is just adorable! I love how you have colored her and the way that you have put it all together. Everytime Jerry hears about the floods in New Zealand he asks if I have heard from you and if you are ok. I am glad to hear that with the exception of your lady (not know if the sun is shining or the sky is falling) that you are doing good and have not washed away. I hope that your year is off to a great start. Hugs, Lisa

Unknown said...

Very pretty it! Hugs! Leah Ann

CLaire said...

Lovely card.... and I think there is just enough ink... makes Tilda stand out
Good luck in the challenge.
I will have to find mr mojo..he left over christmas along with mr motivation!!!!

Tracey said...

This is stunning Chrissy, I love the colours & that you've decorated the inside :D
Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card.

coops said...

stunning card chrissy.the tilda is so sweet and i love your gorgeous colours and details ;D

xx coops xx

Jane said...

Ahoy! ANother great card, balanced on your rickety fence. If that fence had been here today in ol' Blighty, it'd now be a mile down the road looking more like a pile of matchsticks. We've had the most horrendous gales & rain this morning, surprised we've still got a roof..(hang on while I double heck!!) Yep! It's still there, sun's out now & rain's stopped...Phew!
love the cute peg & ladybird embellie, have a great day / night / tomorrow...oh, whatever xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Chrissy, Wow gorgeous card! Such a sweet Tilda image and lovely colours.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Lisa x

Michelle said...

Sweet Tilda card Chrissy. As always your colouring is brilliant. I think your inking around the edge looks perfect.

I must get on to that u-tube and check out how to do that cutting out of the circle, I still do it by hand.

Michelle :o)

Cazza said...

This is beautiful Chrissy and gorgeous gorgeous embellies too!