Friday, 6 January 2012

A Dream of a New Home

Good evening to you all in the land of blog
Today has been a busy one, with lots of crafting, and a NOT so good start to the New Year or you could look at it as a brilliant!!! start to the new year................. see what you think

My new Memory box dies arrived whoop, whoop, so got on with a card that I just wanted to do as I had created the image digitally and it just needed me to colour, but then also had a brain wave on another so out came the NEW memory box heart border die.  Through the grand and oh dear that was not so good, it would not cut all the way through, so out with the good old reliable (I will get to this bit again in a minute) cuttlebug.................and nope that did not work either.  Now a couple of years back I had a problem with a metal topped snowflake die, but my beloved husband is a ace up my sleeve (that can be taken today in two ways) he figured out how to get my little snowflake out, so I asked him to do the same with my Memory Die, left him at it whilst I got on with a couple of more bits, and then it appeared he was having an issue, the sandwich would not move.  Both Matt and Mike tried to resolve this issue and eventually Matt decided it needed taking to pieces.  So after taking the dog to the vets for her manicure, we returned home, for me to cook tea and for Matt to dismantle the bug.                              Shortly returning to inform me that it has broken teeth on a cog.....................you got it HE has broken my bug, that oh not so reliable now bug :( .  However this does present a nice opportunity :) the ace up his sleeve............... Spoke to a good friend Polly and discussed the possibilities of different replacements and I am now aiming for an alternative replacement, fingers crossed tomorrow at the Grimsby Crafts sale..............................more to follow.

Anyway the card I was so eager to complete I sat and coloured up this evening, so here is my interpretation of the sketch at Totally Papercrafts rotated slightly.

It is a new home card
The base layer is a bright pink paper which is also the contrast on this card.  The card is an 8"x 8" card. The papers which are gorgeous are by Kanban from their Bloomsbury Collection pad.  The darker green papers, get this are from my left overs draw :) and are also Kanban.  The roses are from Wild Orchid, originally white and airbrushed with RV06 with a little glossy accents for dew drops.  The pearls are from the Hobby House and the little green flourishes are one of many lovely samples sent from Dies to Die for with my recent order, this flourish has been carefully cut into four.  The gorgeous cerise ribbon from a recent win.

Here is the image
This image has been coloured in copics, and is a compilation of the following two images
Fairy Tree House from Make it Crafty
and

I could sit and colour for hours, so relaxing don't you think.

I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to express their thoughts on the posts on my blog, which also allows me to hop on over and visit you all in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
Crafty Ribbons - New Beginnings
Digi Doodle - New Beginnings
Cooking It Up with Katie - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - Something New (C10)
Simon Says Stamp - New Something
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (New)
By The Cute and Girly - New Beginnings

enjoy the rest of your evening
Hugs
Kate
xx

37 comments:

sam21ski said...

Oh dear Kate, not a good start to the new year.

Well there is only one thing I have to say to you

"BIGSHOT"

They are awesome and beat everything else hands down!!

Have fun at the sale tomorrow, would probably have gone too, but as I'm slightly incapacitated I'll not bother!! Even if I got anything I couldn't use it anyway - lol

Take care - Sam xxx

angelwhispers said...

Kate this is just awesome and what perfect pretty colours for the fairy house! Love Chanelle xx

mags said...

Beautiful Kate. That image is stunning and coloured so beautifully too. Love the papers.
Mags
x

CraftyC said...

Wow Kate its gorgeous. I just love these stamps. Got a few but never inked them up. Not even sure where they are - eek!
Clairexx

Brigitte said...

WOW, your card is AMAZING!!! I love the images you put together and your colouring is fantastic!!! Thanks for joining us this week at By the Cute and Girly and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Karen said...

Ooooh wow Kate, this is brilliant, love the image and how you've coloured it, thanks for joining us at DDSC.
xx

Sandra said...

Oh Kate, l don't know what to say other than sorry to hear your misfortune, your card is stunning though! :) Sandra H

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Kate, I love the image, your colouring is perfect, I like the papers and the pearls, I haven't had any problem cutting my memory box dies in my bug,, I hope you manage to get a new one.
Kevin xx

Love crafts forever said...

Try to have only good news from now on. lol
This is the most gorgeous Fairies House. And your colouring is prefect.
Hugs Nat

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! I love the layout and your coloring is fabulous! Hugs, Karen

Frea said...

Hi Kate, great story about the Cuttlebug, I'm so curious as to what you are going to come home with LOL!
But your card didn't suffer by tyhe looks of it. Love the way you coloured that house especially the bright pink roofs!! Hugs, Frea

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Gorgeous card Kate, impeccable colouring...fabulous images.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kate, love the image and coloured so beautifully...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky & Totally Papercrafts (fab take on the sketch).
Wendy xx

Tammy said...

Fabulous Kate! Love the image and colors.

Sandy said...

Hi Kate, just love your fantasy image, beautiful colouring, wonderful card, Sorry about your poor "bug" hope you get something good to replace it. I do like mine but the newer cuttlebugs have a couple of good extra features now.
Sandy

KarinsArtScrap said...

well kate your new year start good hope you have another tommorrow.
but your card looks fabulous and a great sketch.

greetings karin

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Kate, love the colours, the bright pink looks gorgeous. Sorry to hear about your cuttlebug, hope you will get another one soon. Hugs xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oops, sounds like a good opportunity for a new machine Kate. Fab card, love this image and gorgeous colouring.

Karin said...

Wohooeee kate, your card is gorgeous!
I love the colours, layout and everything. Well done!

Hugs karin xx

Curlybear said...

This is gorgeous Kate I love the pink roof how girly and you have given it such depth, I love it

take care Hugs Bridget :0) x

Doreen said...

What a stunning card Kate, a good excuse to get a new machine.Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop this week.xxx

Arline said...

Oh dear hun! Hope you manage to get a good replacement! Fab card, love the bright colours and what a fab image!x

coops said...

fantastic card kate.the images are stunning and i love your papers and design :D
i hope you manage to replace your bug hun.i have a bigshot and my memory box dies work no prooblem in that ;D

xx coops xx

Michaela said...

This card is another stunner Kate! I love it. The whole colour scheme is just magical. The colouring is outstanding.
Michaela xx

Denise and Louise said...

Fantastic card - love the bright pink roofs!!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

AJECreativity said...

Oh that is not good......I actually have a Bigshot but as my craft room is such a mess i havent yet unpacked it to use........i do love that image it is differnt from the usual. Great colours too.....xxxx amanda

pinky said...

Wow Kate this is absolutely magical, love your gorgeous colouring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
Pinky

Stampalicious said...

this is gorgeous! I love all the details here, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop this week, hugs, martina

Craftyanny said...

Absolutely stunning Kate
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
Anne x

Alexis said...

Beautiful coloring. Great card!! Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n Funky. We hope to see you again on Wednesday for antoher fun challenge. Good Luck.

Hugs
xxx
Alexis
Fab 'n Funky DT Member

Linda said...

Perfect take on our sketch at Totally PaperCrafts this week. Love the coloring and the DP. so sorry about your Bug. I think I could give up my Cricut before my bug. Good luck on your new one. **Linda

Linda said...

Back again to thank you for joining in the fun at the Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenges this week. **Linda

Lee said...

LOVE all your Stunning creations this is another winner.x

Martinas Welt said...

Oh my God....this is georgous!!!! Your coloring is out of this world!! Wow!
Martina

Christine said...

Wow, I absolutely love everything about your card!! It is breathtaking. The colors, the image, your coloring. Perfect!! So glad I got to see it!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Ani said...

Beautiful card!

Geraldine said...

Truly a magical card. A real piece of Art.
Hope your replacement shopping went ok.
Thank you for joining BTC&G's "New Beginnings" challenge.
Geraldine

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