Sunday, 7 August 2011

Eat Your Heart Out Victoria!!

Good Afternoon Chickees!
It's Sunday afternoon and I'm down in the basement for a wee bit posting this because it's soooo hot outside!  When you add the heat to hot flashes.... Let's just say I'd love to fly to Alaska right now and run around with no clothes on!  Haha!  Second thought... I'd probably be run out of there in a hurry!
My DH has come down with a nasty cold and headache.  After I post this I must go purchase some more drugs for him.  I'm planning the funeral for this coming Friday.
My wonderful 'Stamp Eater' dog has taken a liking to my Holey shoes!  It just took me over an hour to find it this time.  Purlita had it in her fort!  Worse than having 10 - 2 year olds around!

Now.. Back to today's post!

I did another shopping trip to my favourite stamping store, Crafty Capers, last Thursday.  This has become a regular thing to do after working in Nanaimo on Thursdays!  The Stampscape stamps were in for the 'Cards for Ethyl' candy, so I picked them up along with a couple of things for myself!  Bad, Bad, Sheree!
I spotted this stamp a couple of weeks ago and thought I'd better pick it up as it was the only one.  Victoria said it had been there since last year and she'd be so upset if I made something awesome with it... because she didn't have one or sold it at the garage sale or something.

Here is the first card I created. I'm not too sure I'm happy with it because I got stuck with the ribbon.  I'm going to do some more with this stamp and will add the cards to this posting as I complete them!
I distressed the background paper and although it's hard to see it in this picture, it's of old catalogues... maybe even the Sears Wishbook?  Who knows...  I deckled the edges with my Fiskars scissors and then distress the edges before scrunching them up.  The image is embossed in gold which makes staying in the lines a lot easier haha! 
This second card is my current favourite.  It is also embossed in gold and coloured with Copics.  I liked the clean look with this one and the background paper is gold with a medium sheen to it.
In this photo you will see the embossing and now that I have it up on the screen... it shows how I have a hard time staying inside the lines hahahaha!  Better luck next time!
The recipe for the above is:
Stampendous! - Poinsettia Corner
Sentiment - Unknown
Gold embossing powder
Stickles - Sunshine Yellow (kind of looks like roe in the pic??)
Distress Ink Pad - Old Paper
Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful work week!


Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are both terrific. I just love the distressing on the first one and all the embossing. TFS.

Brenda said...

Sounds like a great store. I love this stamp, screams Christmas to me. So gorgeous!!

Sherri said...

Beautiful cards & your coloring is terrific. I need to emboss more, but get lazy. I hope your DH is feeling better. I laughed out loud when you said the funeral was planned for Friday! Men just don't handle "sick" do they?

Merry said...

Beautiful colouring on both of these cards. Such a pretty stamp. Hope hubby is feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

Sheree, your card is just amazing, I love the gold and just love the card.

Sorry about your shoe, but, I'm sitting here smirking your baby has such an innocent face, you must have put it in her fort and forgot. I can tell it was not her taking it lol.

Hugs, Lori m

Jane said...

Lovely bright card, hope you don't catch the bug!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful creations! Love the gold embossing with the coloring - stunning!

Gail said...

I really like both of these!
I'm going to try some coloring one of these days!

Victoria said...

Great job Sheree! I am pissed off I did not buy the stamp now! Oh well you snooze you lose!! :)

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Both cards are lovely. I really love the gold embossing. The dog story was pretty funny.

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Sandy said...

Both are lovely, I like the second one too, richer colours, makes it stand out just that bit more, but I do like the old catalogue page and the distressing on the first one. It's a gorgeous stamp,