Saturday, March 20, 2010

March CCC - Sanne's cards

*Warning another long post*
Hi all,

I thought I would post the cards that I made for Deborah's March CCC challenge. This time around my card recipent was Sanne. Unfortunately for Sanne the mojo was on a go slow :(.

This first card was a layered one. I brought myself a new Cuttlebug embossing folder with butterflys on it. Which I'd tell you the name of except it's with my cuttlebug at Em's preprep along with all my other cuttlebug stuff. I decided that I really wanted to do a 3D effect so the very top layer is raised up with foam dots. I used a lot of embossing powders on this card along with my trusty versamark pen. Have I told you how much I love using that pen ;D. I also had a go at colouring the pearls in with my copics to get the exact shade that I wanted.

This next card I used the circles left over from the first card & stamped then clear embossed them. I used some Diamond Glaze on the girl's eye as well as stickles on her cake. I also attempted some more detailed shading with my Copics. After watching some video tutorials on the 'net. I am slowly getting better.

This last card is my favourite of the three, I think it's because I'm really pleased with the colouring of the girl, plus the simpleness (which I rarely am able to do). Her eye is also Diamond Glazed just to give it that extra sparkle. I love that the copics can be used on coloured bazzil as well. The flower is stamped directly onto the pink c/s then I used several shades of yellow on it. I also put a pearl in the centre.

On family related news ;D everything is going well. We took Em to my last Obst. appointment & she got to see the baby. I'm not sure but I don't think she was all that impressed, I think the toys where more appealing ;D. We still don't know if we are having a boy or a girl, but most of my family/friends have decided that this one is a boy. I don't mind either way. I was asked by a stranger the other day if "I am having twins & was I due any day now?" Does that give you an idication of the size of my "Bug Bump"? I still have about 11 weeks to go ;D.

Tom is currently wearing a "bucket" on his head or as I like to call it "The cone of Silence". He started licking his stomach & managed to "pluck" all his fur out then all the skin off it. So he's had a secret visit to our vet as my dh doesn't believe in taking him to the vet for these sorts of things. It was hard to explain to Em about secrets as she came with Tom & me. I snuck him into the vets on a day that I knew Doug wouldn't be up for ages. Tom has suffered from this skin irratation before & my vet thinks it's due to all this rainy weather we've had.

I can honestly say that since the begining of March we had one day of complete sunshine & no rain. That was yesterday. At the moment we have a cyclone sitting just off the coast further north so that is going to generate more rain for us.

I had better sign off now so I can go & leave you all some love, I miss checking out your wonderful blogs - TTFN


Lucy Abrams said...

Hi Paula - still 11 weeks!!! Wow - it seems like ages. :) Hope you are feeling well though. Sorry about poor old Tom - bring on the sunshine. My cat hates rain.. he hates being stuck indoors. Nice to hear your news as always. LOots of Love xxx

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Paula, thanks for dropping by at my blog - don't forget to come and visit to find out the result!
Good news about Bug and I love that Em was more interested in the toys. When my Mom-in-law was having my hubby's younger sister someone asked my hubby whether he was looking forward to having a baby brother or sister - his reply was a classic: 'I'd rather have a dog!'. He is still as painfully honest today!
Poor Tom with his head in a bucket. When my cat Daisy had her ear removed she had to wear a cone collar. My other cat, Cleo, was terrified and thought that Daisy was attacking her with it everytime she went near her.
Be prepared to come clean to your DH about the vets as Em is bound to forget the whole secrets talk! Hugs, Jo x

Dawn said...

LOL - Paula... just loved your post. I can just see Em being more interested in the toys, but when the real thing is here, she'll be so helpful. Loved all the cards you did for Sanne. Just beautiful. Loved the final one too. Such a nice image. I'm looking forward to Em's mail. I will treasure it,

Virginia L. said...

The time is getting exciting for you!! Glad that Em had fun at the doctor's office...yes, toys are a big deal in the waiting room for little ones. I love your copic coloring as it is superb! Take GOOD care! xoxo

Carrie O said...

Paula - Love your copic coloring. I love the yellow dress it turn out so nice. I know how you feel about that comment from the stranger. I had a stranger asked me that once but the only thing is my answer was I have another six months to go. People are funny aren't they.

Kathy said...

HI Paula, I m glad u r feeling good and all is well except for the
our dog takes an antihistamine I wonder if that would help your cat?? don't worry what people say about your belly...they don't know so don't listen..I bet u look fantastic and your second pregnancy you are always larger. Love the cards and can't believe 11 weeks yet.
sending hugs and kisses

Alice Wertz said...

i think your cards are all so pretty, Paula! and your coloring is beautiful! so happy to hear that you are all doing well. but sorry to hear that Tom is having some skin issue... i hope he feels better soon. It would be my great honor if you want to share my card on your blog. =) Hope you have a sunny week!!!