Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wow, it's been a while...

Hi There,

As usual it's been a long time between posts, much to my Mum's disgust LOL. This is just a quick one as I'm off sick with something chesty. The GP didn't exactly say what it is but by the scripts I've been given I'm guessing asthma exacerbated by underlying chest infection. She put me on prednisone (a steroid tablet), puffers & antibiotics and told me if I had trouble breathing to get to Emergency. I came out feeling worse than when I went in LOL. Anyway, I'm still breathing so thought I might pop up a few pics.

I've recently become a fan of MFT stamps courtesy of the gorgeous, talented & uber-lovely Makeesha Byl. Keesh has also inspired me to try my hand at colouring with Copics, only now I need a holiday in Cairns so she can show me how to use them!!!! Anyway I made the following card after I made my first MFT purchase and planned to enter it in an earlier Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge  but 'the best laid plans'...

Firstly, the sketch:

Here is the first card I made, intending to submit for the challenge. I turned the card around, as had a few of the other entrants.

I used the new 'Domestic Goddess' DSP which features the new in-colours 'Pool Party' and 'Calypso Coral'. Now I didn't think I'd ever use 'Calypso Coral' but I don't mind it in this colour combo. My colouring is a bit woeful, lots to learn yet. I think I used a mix of SU & Copic colours. The polka-dot brad is from the new catty, isn't it cute?

My friend (& work buddy) Trace had requested a card for her niece who is 22, so I thought I'd make a similar card but in different colours to make it a bit 'grown-up'. Trace loved it.

Trace also commissioned a card for her son's 18th. When I asked for a theme or idea she first went with soccer. After searching around I found this card on Splitcoast and CASEd it.

(Apologies for the poor pic quality, I must have taken recent pics with my eyes shut as they're all pretty dreadful. Comes from being in a rush I expect.) I had a soccer stamp from PTI That I stamped down a strip of WW CS. I attached it to Basic Black CS that I had white embossed with stamps from PTI. The '18' was cut out with PTI dies, stamped with the soccer balls and then covered with Crystal Effects to really make it stand out. Trace was also pleased with this one, not sure what Nick thought. He's 18, he prob didn't even look it it, sigh... Anyway a few of the work 'girls' saw these cards & I got a few more commissions. Pretty cool.

Anyway time to have a bit of a rest.

Hope you're having a great day,
Fi xox


Jess said...

sorry to hear you've not been well. i am loving those mft cards, they are beautiful.

H2 :) said...

Never was a big fan of coral either, but this new one looks fabulous with so many colours. The first card is my fave - love the DSP, especially on the circular mat & the reversed embossing. Your coloured images look great Fi. :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooh ... just noticed my comment isn't here ... and I know I did add one! But ... just so you know. The cards are fabulous ... I particularly like the first of the two girls ... pretty and fun! The soccer one is inspired! Hugs xx

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