Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Some Cards and a Blog Award!

Firstly I apologies for not posting as regularly as usual - I think I was a little flat after Convention - which seems strange because I was sooo fired up when I left Canberra! Maybe it was heading back to work straight away that did it - I wanted to play not work!! It's also amazing how my few days away from home can create soo much housework!!!

I am currently preparing a display for the Picture to Page Papercrafting Show which is on this coming weekend in Melbourne. I'll be on the Stampin' Up stand on Saturday if you want to pop in and say "hi" - it's at The Whitehorse Club, 298-336 Burwood Hwy, East Burwood - Mel.Ref 62C7

I've used a number of cards I already had in my stash but I did need a few more to co-ordinate the display properly. I made these up on Mother's Day - it was wonderful to sit and stamp without worrying about what else I should be doing!! I love the guys from Holiday Line-Up and can't decide which group is my favourite. These guys just have some colours "washed" over in places using my Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss stamp pads and blender pen! The striped DP from Urban Garden gives them a really funky feel I think.

This card is a direct CASE from the fabulous Dawn Griffith - she has a wonderful video tutorial here. It uses the crayon resist technique. I have seen some fabulous different colour versions of these lately but Dawn's colours co-ordinated perfectly with the rest of my display! Check out Zarna's and Lisa's versions too - gorgeous! These lovely ladies were the inspiration for me trying the card out - so thanx!
This one was inspired by one of the swaps I received at Convention - from Andrea Lowcock, check out her swaps here. I was in desperate need of a place to start when I saw the box of swaps, and I ended up with way too many ideas in the end - LOL. I have changed her design around a little - but loved the whole concept of her card - and yes, you guessed it - it matched my display!! I've also added Dazzling Diamonds to the Pacific Point leaves on the main image - a little bling never hurts - LOL

Now for the wonderful blog award Kellie Winnell not only passed on to me but had designed herself!!!! The idea behind the award is this - to quote Kellie - "I feel that there are a lot out there that are award for the creative sides of things and I love them, but few to just appreciate the people that follow and comment on your blog which to me nothing makes my day more than having gorgeous comments left on something you created, really lifts the spirits and makes my day." I'm soo with Kellie on that - it's amazing how a few comments can change a bad day around!

I'd like to pass this on too....in no particular order....because these gals always end up making me smile!!!! Check out their fabulous blogs too!!!

Kellie Winnell - yup she deserves it even if it IS her award!!!
Lisa Hjulberg
Michelle Yungbauer
Emily Wundrock
Marcia at The Stamp Spot
Cheryl Joshua - I know Kellie gave her this award but she always brightens my day too!
Kristine B from Ink Something

I know, I went over 5 recipients too - but it's tooo hard not too!!! Trust me I could have kept on going - I enjoy reading every single comment left on my blog - OH OK - there were a couple I had to delete that weren't so enjoyable!! Thanx to everyone who leaves comments - it really is appreciated!

xXx

31 comments:

"Tillymint" said...

Great Cards enjoy your week-end hope it goes well!

Mandy Schiller said...

Love all your cards especially the Christmas one! I didn't have that set on my wish list, looks like I just made another addition....

Mandyxx

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

These are wow cards, perfect for a display. I love the Holiday Lineup card .... very cute.

Hey thanks for the award, I agree with Kellie's reason behind the award, it only takes one comment to turn a flat day to sunshine!

:) Marcia P

Lisa Hjulberg said...

First, what awesome eye candy! I love your snow people card...your color wash against the DP is perfection. Nice touch with the postal stamp, too!

I'm also loving the Manhattan Flower set... I just did the Andrea Walford class for Stamp Club, and oh was it nice! For another cool technique with that set, you've got to check this out: http://pattystamps.com/pattys_stamping_spot/2009/04/watercolor-roses-technique-and-video-tutorial.html

Your third card is lovely too. I really like those colors together, and bling is always a good touch! There's that cool tag technique again...

Finally, thank you soooooo much for the blog award, my friend. That is so sweet of you. I'd give it to you, too. Your posts and emails always make me smile (as do Michelle's and Kristine's).

I hope you'll start feeling more peppy soon. I can totally relate to how work and house chores can suck the mojo right out of you!

Lots of love and hugs,
Lisa

Stamp and Smile said...

I hope you are back to your “wonderful self” soon!!! It's hard when you’re gone for a few days and return home to a rat-race of things to do! Sounds like a gorgeous display you are getting ready for!! I just LOVE the 3 cards you made... I don't have the Holiday line up YET, and thanks for enabling me! LOL!! :) (I surf Andrea Lowcock blog with such joy, and you met her in person.. COOL!)

Thanks SO MUCH for the blog award, I'm blushing!! :) I do enjoy commenting, linking, visiting and getting to know people from all over the world! I think I do that more than STAMP... I squeeze a card in and get back on-line.... do I have a problem??! Better stop here, I'm winded!! He... Hugs! :)

Liam said...

Congratulations Debbie. What an award. I love that idea of blog support. I agree with everything you said. I think you need to give thanks to those that comment. I think you truly deserve this award because you always comment endless and give so much support. congrats again.

Liam

Philippa said...

Love these card's Debbie. I still have the holiday line up that I stamped when we got together at Jenni's. I think you have inspired me to get it out. Love the santa stamp. This is one I will be getting. Thanks for sharing

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Debbie ... thanks so much for CASING my swap for your display ... I feel very honoured! and ... thanks for the link back to my site! I am off to check now the swap I received from you ... and will try and get it onto my blog soon ... but as you can see from my latest post ... I am having major computer probs!!! Hugs, Andrea L - EnchantINK

Tracey Old said...

ooh your cards look fantastic I love the holiday line up card, the colours look amazing! I have that set on my wish list, I might have to get it sooner rather than later. TFS.

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW Debbie,all of your cards are amazing!!! I love them all,you really know how to get the most out of your Stampin'Up! sets,I usually have one or two favourites in the set and don't use the others....lol....
xx

LINDA said...

Fantastic cards..Just beautiful.. Congrats on the award..You so deserve it..
Hugs, Linda

Kristine B. said...

Deeebbbieee!! Oh, you're going to make me cry!! Just having kindof a down week, so this totally touched my heart and brought tears. Love you too and thank you so much for YOUR lovely comments that make MY day! Thanks so muchf ro passing this award to me. Big Hugs xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These cards are all so amazing!! I just ordered the Fifth Avenue set and I just may have to case this beauty!! The snowmen I don't have yet but it is now on my wishlist!! Love your layouts, colors, designs and details on all 3 cards! TFS! Hope you get rested soon!

Margaret de Witt said...

Debbie, Your cards are beautiful as always. I love the Fifth Ave Floral card you did using Dawn's technique. I hope to try this technique out soon too. Your snowman card is fabulous. It may be the middle of the year but Christmas cards always make me feel cheery and bright. Great job colouring.
Margaret :)

Chat Noir said...

Hi Debbie, these three cards are great. Love the colours, so I guess I'll have to sneak up to the show on Saturday and see them in real life!

I love those snow bound fellows, and the way you've done the postmark too. That really makes it stand out and adds to the fun of the card. The floral one is so pretty too. I'm looking forward to the next afternoon we can work together because there's just a few (or maybe a LOT) of things I'd love you to show me how to do.

One of the nice things about seeing everyone's work here is picking up an idea and experimenting to make it your own. I have you to thank for all those overstamped flowers on one of my last posts.... I've seen that on some of your work and finally tried it out.

Congratulations on the award from Kellie... it is richly deserved as you always find time to post a friendly comment and they're so welcome to read.

nessy said...

wow ~amazing cards ~gorgeous everyone!!
congrats on your award!
vanessa xx

Jean said...

Debbie, your cards are beautiful as always!! Just love the Holiday Lineup card and that is one set that I have never given a second look to - hmmmmmmm!! LOVE the rose card too as I adore that set - it is sooo versatile and I hadnt even thought of using crayon resist with it.

Congratulations too on the lovely award from Kellie - she is sooo clever to be able to design things and you are well deservant of that award. I always appreciate blog comments - nice ones that is LOL!!

I wish I could stamp more these days but not with slowly packing 21 years of stash!!! Can't wait to settle down and get into stamping properly again.

Jana said...

Congrats on your award. I have taken a look around your blog. You are very talented. Beautiful work.
See you around.

Karen said...

Hey Deb - good luck for the paper craft show - but you'll do great I know! Absolutely LOVE all your cards - you've been one busy girl!

The only thing I've been busy doing is prepping for workshops! lol Am hoping June might see me be a bit more creative!

Luv Karen
xo

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

All beautiful cards Debbie, enjoy the show and congratulations on your award

Chris x

Dena said...

Hey Debbie, I love all of your cards. The snowman one is soooo cute and the colors on the green and blue ones are just beautiful. That sounds like a cool technique you used. You deserve that award because you are one special girl! Hugs, Dena

AMY FLEMING said...

Debbie your cards are so beautiful I love the snowman card I have that stamp set on my wish :)
Thanks also for stopping by on my blog and brightening my day!!!
Love Amy X

Debbie M said...

Wow Debbie these cards are gorgeous! Love the colouring and really love the crayon resist card! Still waiting to see your step card LOL

Debbie M

Norma said...

Debbie, I love your cards even if they're not Magnolias. They're elegantly wonderful.
Have a marvelous time at the craft show. I'm sure your stand will be swamped. Wish I could be there.

Hugz xx
Norma

Ryemilan said...

Love these cards so much Debbie! The first one is just adorable. I think you've sold me on the set...hehehehehe.

:-)
Sam.

Keesh said...

Gorgeous cards Deb! I love them all! I hope the Paper craft show went really well for you! Take care
Love Keesh x

Vikki said...

beautiful beautiful cards as always and i just LOVE those snowman
fabby award too, so thoughtful
V :)

Leigh said...

Oh wow, look at those cards. Absolutely fabulous Debbie.

Tanya Kitto said...

Hi Debbie, I love the fifth avenue card you made here. I don't have this set yet......but I think it is getting closer to a MUST have lol :) You have a great blog here & I know I will definitely be back for another look. :)
Tanya

Jen said...

I have a page of the Holiday Line Up stamped out too, thanks to you Debbie - one is even coloured!!! I love what you've done with yours.... SO GOOD!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie Jane has been telling me about your blog for awhile and she has produced some lovely cards herself, as a result. I agree with her your cards are really inspirational please let me know when you are running some courses would love to know about them. Love Cheryl "Gardner" (in case you were puzzling! :)