Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Diva Challenge #191: Monotangle - Betweed

This weeks' challenge over on the Diva site HERE is to do a Monotangle using the tangle known as Betweed.  Here is my very plain version using it in a Zendala.

Wishing you a fabulous day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Deepest Sympathy

I wanted to make a few Sympathy cards for the market I supply and here is one of them using this cute little stamp from Unity which I did forget I had!
Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah
Ink: Memento; Copic Markers
Stamps: Unity; PTI
Other: Curved die (SSS)

A heartfelt thank you to those who left comments on my blog yesterday.

Have a spectacular day!

Monday, October 27, 2014

A "Cheat" Christmas Card

I call it a "cheat" because I used a pretty bird I cut out of some nice designer paper I found, only the background and sentiment is stamped.  I simply could not resist that bird.
Paper: cardstock (PTI); designer paper (Couture Creations)
Ink: Hero Arts; Memento
Stamps: Penny Black (Soft Whisper); sentiment (PTI)

On a personal note, and I don't really like to use this platform to share personal stuff, but I've thought about it and decided that if I can raise awareness for at least one person out there, then I've done something helpful today.

I have very recently had to undergo some rather mind blowing surgery on my face for Skin Cancer.  I'm fine, promise, it's just the extent of the surgery that sort of shocked me a bit, but scars will heal over time.

All I want to say is this, ladies, and men, check your skin regularly.  And don't feel stupid to go to the doctor if you think that tiny, tiny little pin prick of a black spot in your hairline where no one but you can see it is nothing, like me, or perhaps, also like me, you believed for over a year that you were scratching your nose, in the same spot, over and over in your sleep and therefore waking up with dried blood on the tip of your nose.  Just go to a dermatologist and have it seen too, and hopefully it's nothing.

Unfortunately it was not nothing for me, so here I sit with a not so pretty situation which will heal over time, but it could have been so much less traumatic, it could have been a quick zap in the doctors rooms.  Oh, and I am not a "sun worshiper" which is what every medical personnel asked me when I went into hospital.

Anyway, please, please check your skin today, if something looks odd to you, or if you think it looks different to the last time you saw it, just go, go and have it attended to.

Ok, that's it from me.  I'm all good, got the best plastic surgeon, great friends and family members both here and abroad who have been very encouraging.

Now off to make more Christmas cards as time is running short and soon the 25th of December will be upon us!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Diva Weekly Challenge #190: Pink

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month and so the Diva suggested we use some pink in our Zentangle tile this week.  Boy, it was a struggle for me to figure out how to incorporate a colour seeing as I really prefer the traditional black ink on white tile.  Nevertheless, to honour the meaning behind the challenge here is my touch of pink for all those who have been afflicted with this disease or have somehow come in contact with it via family or friends.

As I said, a "touch" of pink and a whole lot of Jetties!

Have a super Sunday!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Floral Thank You Card

Just a short post so you know I am around.  I hope to be back in full swing sometime in late November.  I am adding this card to the latest Flickr SSS Challenge which is "Watercolour", I hope this counts. You can find all the details for the challenge HERE.

This is a card I thoroughly enjoyed making.  I used the Big Ticket Die from Sizzix to make the card base.  Added some nice patterned paper from Basic Grey and a lovely stamp from Hero Arts coloured with some Distress Markers and spritzed with water.

The die cut sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I coloured it in with the matching Distress Marker and covered it in Glossy Accent.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Diva Challenge #189: YUMA

This week the Diva, Laura Harms, has suggested we use a new tangle "Yuma", from CZT  Tina Akua.  I like this tangle.  I actually seem to enjoy the ones with lots of lines, maybe it's the meditative qualities.  So here is my tile:
Yuma; Girlande

I am sure that there are many shading possibilities, but this is what I wanted to achieve today, uncomplicated.  The Tangle running down the centre is also a fun one to do, it's called Girlande by Simone Bischoff.

I hope you are all enjoying a fabulous day.  We are getting the much needed rain and all of a sudden everything is looking green!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #3

This time the challenge over on the SSS Flickr site is a "Trendy Tag" challenge.  You can see all the details HERE so that you can participate.  I'll admit that I do not really make many tags, I don't know why, because they are really sweet little pieces of art.

I really enjoyed making this little tag today.  Thank you Barb for pushing us along.
Paper: cardstock (Neenah Solar White); patterned paper (PTI)
Ink: Copic markers; Memento
Stamps: SSS (Like Your Style; Best Mom Ever)
Other: Die (PTI); Hug Snug seam binding; Twine (The Twinery)

I hope you are enjoying a fabulous day!