Wednesday 31 August 2011

300 Follower Candy Winner, EXCITING NEWS and Sooooooooo much more

Good evening to you all in the land of blog
wow have I had a great week :)  so relaxing and getting everything organised.  But before I move on to all the exciting stuff - I got to show you this

Sam went shopping with Maz on Tuesday, to Tilly's who has now got 60% off everything, so I asked Sam if she would buy all of the remaining House Mouse stamps for me, so this collection cost me all of £30, thrilled and cannot thank Sam and her able assistant Maz enough, for getting them for me - should have cost me £80 whoop whoop!!!!!!! don't you just love a bargain. Cannot wait to use them, although one of these will be in my next candy as it is one I have from another set...........

Oh that reminds me my Candy, no honest I did not forget
well Mr Random was activated and he chose
Number 124, 
if you would like to send me your snail mail details, I will get this posted on Saturday for you.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED and hope you all stay around for the 400 candy :)

I am shopping on the way home tomorrow from work for my 400 follower candy so will post this shortly

Now to those of you who have been so patient with my teasing, my exciting news

I have been selected by the fabulously talented Deb to join 

Thank you Deb, I look forward to working with you all and in particular the ladies on Team B, which I will be joining :)
cannot wait till tomorrow to add all the new badges to my blog, thrilled to bits and adore these images, do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look round, join us and play along with the challenges, look forward to coming to see all your lovely work.

After all that this might seem a little dull, but maybe the images might brighten it up for you

Today I have created something just for me, yes I know this is not the norm, but intend to do more of this in the future, so relaxing.

So what have I created, well on Saturday before the pint got thrown over me (by accident) Matt said to me, you have made a card haven't you?, well think I did but then sold it, so had to quickly locate an alternative, in preparation for the next wedding, I made a wedding card

It is a while since I did a tilted easel card too. Think it looks as if I have been drinking as the image is angled too :)  The image is by Sugar Nellie and I have to say one never inked till this time, although I have had it a while.  The base layer is black pearlescent card, layered with Papermania Capsule Collection Mono papers.  The front sentiment is from My Sentiment Exactly the inner one I cannot remember.  The image and both sentiments have been air brushed with C3 from the cool greys.  The flowers are all from Wild Orchid, diamond stickles has been added for that extra sparkle.  The flourishes of diamanté are Prima from the Hobby House.  The edge punch is an MS hearts, the black ribbon added and a double bow to hold the easel in place.

I followed the sketch at 
but rotated it to fit the image size.

Here are some close ups
The flowers glittering in the top right hand corner
The flowers on the return
and the all important image.  This image has in the main been coloured in warm greys the darker grey W7, W5 and W3 whilst the lighter warm greys to contrast W3, W2, W1.  Her dress has also been lightly touched with the cool greys C2, C1 and C0.  A clear glitter Atyou Spika pen has covered her dress and the veil for a very fine shimmer.  G82 for the foliage and a pink Atyou Spika glitter pen for the tiny flowers.  Skin tones are E11, E000 and E00. A monochromatic creation.

I hope you like it

I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful followers for all their fabulous comments, thank you for taking the time to follow and comment on my creations, it means so much at the end of a hard day :)

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes and a fab blog hop
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes and a combined fab blog hop
Bearly Mine - Flowers Flowers Flowers
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Hearts
Oldie But A Goodie - stamp that is 6 months old and glitter
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's - Easel Card
House of Gilli - Easel Card with flowers
Kaboodle Doodles - Easel Cards
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes

thank you

Enjoy the rest of your week


Wendy said...

Congratulations Kate,on your fabulous news.Love your card its really gorgeous and what a fab bargain with your stamps,so cute.
Wendy xx

Miria said...

OMG, Kate. Congrats on your new DT! I'm so happy for you, EF images are simply adorable and your card is as well! Hugs, Miria

Aunty Sue said...

Congrats on your wonderful news and wow a bargin loving the stamps. Your wedding card is stunning love the colour

McCrafty's Cards said...

Congratulations Kate on the new DT spot, Beautiful card, I like the image the fab colouring as always, the gorgeous flowers and pearls.
Kevin xx

The Crafty Elf said...

Great score on the HM stamps and to Mazza for winning the candy. What a beautiful card.

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love the monochromatic look. Congrats on the DT position. Carol x

Sandra H said...

Congratulations on your fab news and your card is adorable:) Sandra H

Ann said...

Really beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us for the House of Gilli Challenge, good luck!

Love crafts forever said...

Congrats Kate on your new DT. Can wait to see your cards with cute fairies. And your card very beautiful.
Hugs Nat

Yone said...

Hi, Kate ! Gorgeous Easel Card and great news ! Tks for playing along with us at House of GILLI Challenge this week. Hugs

Mandy said...

Congrats Kate on your new DT,can't wait to see what you make for the tea...,I've just bought some images for the first time,I love them,can't wait to colour them,but need to do my DT cards first,more incentive to get them done so I can play...
Mandy x

Hlora said...

Very nice card! The flowers are great here! Love your colouring a lot!

Chrissy said...

Congratulations Kate, that is wonderful news, you will be a great asset to them.Gorgeous card, I love wedding cards, the flowers are just beautiful.
Great bargain you got there..with the house mouse stamps..lucky


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KarinsArtScrap said...

first congratulation to the winner.
and thank you kate for this beautiful candy.

congratulations to become a new dt member.

and your wedding card is gorgeous, love the glitter on top from the roses.

greetings karin

Francesca said...

Gorgeous creation
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge and good luck!


Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card, love the sparkle on the flowers. Congratulations on your fab news. Debs xx

Nannieflash said...

What a stunning card I love it completely. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

callyannc said...

This is beautiful. My siter is getting married Oct 7 and I can only hope to make a card like this! Tfs CallyAnn(follower)

coops said...

stunning card kate.really gorgeous image and your details and colours are beautiful :D
huge congrats on your new dt spot and great bargain on your stamps ;D

xx coops xx

Rachel said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner and to you, my dear! So lovely candy! And your creations is so pretty! :D

Natali said...

Wow!! That the Great News, Kate!!! Congratulations!!!!
Your card gorgeous!! Make me feel.. I want to married again to feel this exiting moment ))) Beatuful!!!!
Natali (SME)

Heidi said...

Congrats to the candy winner, and I love your wedding card, so beautiful. heidi x

ellen vargo designs said...

Beautiful! Your flower work is stunning! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Ellen :)

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow, stunning card!! Congrats on great news. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.

sallysbitz2 said...

Kate, you sure did get a bargain with those House Mouse stamps.
I purchased the unmounted birthday ones (4 in a set) for £29.99 and free p+p, I thought that was a bargain.

Congrats on your good news, you will be a great asset to them.

Your card is stunning, I love to make easel cards, saves decorating the inside Lol x

hugs sally x

Sue B said...

Congrats to Mazza!

Thanks Kate for holding the draw! and Congratulations on your DT Position!!! Well Done!!

Love your card! beautiful mono design and those flowers are divine!!!

Hugs Sue xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

There you go again with that camera!! Congrats on your new DT I have 3 of the fairies don't you just love them? I guess with your 400 blog & you tlling me about it I din't win AGAIN you never know 3rd time lucky. Janet

Did I say I love this card but I wish I had been there for the PINT :) not really laughing (yes I am)

darcy48 said...

Congrats Kate on your new DT post and wow what a lot of House Mouse stamps what a bargain. Fab cards once again. Arlinex

Theresa said...

Wozers Kate - another fabulous card. I just love it!! Love the layering and the flower arrangement is gorgeous.

Congrats on the new DT. I am not familiar with them, but I do love faeries and I have a friend who is obsessed with them - I'll have to point her in this direction.

KarenB said...

Congratulations on your DT news - how exciting!

Candy C said...

Hi Kate. I think your card is absolutely beautiful! The way you interpreted the sketch is so elegant! I totally love all of the matted layers you did and the papers you chose. Then, the stamped bride and groom ... oh my gosh!!! They are so adorable and you colorized them to perfection to coordinate with the papers you chose. The it! The beautiful glittery flowers in the upper corner...absolutely divine! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely card and design with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Squirrel x said...

Phew hun, that was a long un! Right, then 1. Congrats to Mazza, have fun with the candy 2. WHEEEEEE well done you, can't what to see what you create - you'll be such an asset to the team and 3. Stunning wedding card, really love this. Huge hugs Sxxx

Linda . J said...

Love your card Kate, all the details are so fabulous, so beautifully coloured.
Hugs Linda

Marie Richardson said...

Firstly I just wanted to say THANK YOU am soooooo excited to have won Ive never won any candy before am so looking forward to creating with it.
Secondly congrats to you on your fab news and im looking forward to seeing your designs.
Love your card above I love how subtle the colours are but also how striking the card is when all put together with the flowers/papers etc.

Congrats and thanks again
Marie xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Kate. I love it.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kate ! the image is really cute and the colours and deatils are beauitful ! I really love this :-)

AND WOW !!!! what a bargain !! lucky you !!

thanks for joining us on the PTW and Simon Says Stamp-tember hop and treasure hunt :-)

Lols x x x

Bettina L. said...

What a stunning easel card and congrats on your dt spot;) Well deserved;) Love all the details about it. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow you got a bargain there, well done you, congratulations Mazz, totally gorgeous card hun, awesome colouring, fab design & embelies,
sorry ive not been by for a few days, busy busy busy. sue,x

paper fun said...

Your Easel card is breathtaking. I love everything about it.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


The Bug said...

Congrats on your DT position! Love your card! You did a great job. Thanks for joining us at the House of Gilli.
Hugs, Wini

DesignerDiva said...

A beautiful card Kate, I love black and white cards and you have done thios one so well, gorgeous details.

Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie for Tracy's Sparkle challenge and good luck

Hugs Laurie x

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Hi Kate!

I don`t remember if i have visited you earlier to wish you a big welcome to the Emerald Faeries, lol. Things have been a bit hectic at the moment, lol. But if not, A very big welcome to our little family. You are so lucky! to get placed on the team i`m on, lol. It is allways nice with new inspiration and your gorgeous creations are surtainly great inspiration sources, lol. Looking forward to getting to know you. Hugs...Mona

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rez P. said...

Aloha Kate,
CONGRATS on the DT. Oh what a lovely candy. I post your candy on my sidebar. I would LOVE to win. Thanks!
Karezma Kreations

sara said...

really gorgeous elegant card love those sparkly flowers thank you so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
hugs sara x

Christine said...

Wow, fabulous card. I love the details. The flower grouping and gem swirl complements this special card beautifully!! Congrats on your news. You deserve it.

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
xoxo, Christine

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card! Love the papers and image! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Alberto said...

Hi kate,

congratulations on your new DT! love these images.
this card is wonder...the hearts and the flowers...WOW!!
thanks for join us at deep ocean challenge blog this 2 weeks :)
Alberto xx

Cards By MI said...

A very lovely card. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this time. Please join us again next time for another fun challenge!
Love n hugs

Anonymous said...

I absoloutly love this card! Its really elegant and just so beautiful!
Thank you so much for sugesting the Emerald Faerie Garden challenge - buttons :) xxx

XxJULESxX said...

wow stunning card!!!!!!!!

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