Thursday, September 11, 2008

The sun has got his hat on..hip..hip..hip...hooray

The weather never fails to amaze me......after a very wet and very windy night...woke up this morning to a dark dismal and rainy day....but in true "you can never depend on the weather forecast" style...the sun came out and it's the most gorgeous day....who would have thought......OK it's feeling Septemberish but the flowers in the garden don't seem to have picked up on the drop in temperature......just take a peek at these beauties lifting their heads to the sun. We have a new visitor to the garden...Robbie the robin...convinced it's the same one that's been coming to live with us over the winter year after year...will try and get a piccie..he is gorgeous.....all chubby and round...just like the robins you see on Christmas cards.
And speaking of Christmas cards.....today I have been working with snowflakes...bling and glitter and here is a sneaky peek.....isn't she just so cute......off to do the boy version now and then a visit to the dentist..guaranteed to spoil my day.
  • Papers: Colour My World..Winter Wonderland
  • Image: hand drawn by me, cut out and then paper pieced
  • Sentiment: from the computer
  • Snowflakes: Cuttlebug Die
  • Name: Cricut George and Basic Shapes cut at 1"
Well back to the production line.....need to get as much done today as I can.......Brodie and Oliver are coming to play at Grandma's tomorrow.....so that's a "no crafty" day then and then it's Saturday once again and time for "Penny Black Saturday".......where does the week go......have a great day wherever you are.....Love..Kath xxxxxxx
P.S. To answer a question posted by Becky "how did I glitter my letters".....I painted the letters and the snowflakes with a fine liner brush using a product called Satin Varnish Sealer and then coated them with the best glitter money can buy.....GLAMOUR DUST......(both products are from Decoart) ...I have never found another glitter on the market to compare (not even Art Institute). The varnish dries clear and sets so there is no shedding - just like a thinner version of Glossy Accents. I used to use both these products when I taught ceramics never thinking that they would come in useful in my cardmaking.

17 comments:

Rach said...

this is too cute Kath...don't envy you the dentist visit...ughhhh.
Hugs Rachxx

Dawny P said...

Ohh I like, nay LOVE the colours on this Kath. Absolutely gorgeous xxx I hope you have a nice day with the dinks tomorrow and I am looking forward to the new challenge on Saturday. I'll try and use the right image this time lol xxx The lady who owns the shop where I demo has very kindly just rang me to say that she read me blog and felt sorry for me having B all in the way of PB stamps, bless her xx, so she is lending me her PB stamps while she is on hols. Arent people nice!!! Especially the card making ones xxxxx Have a great day xxxx

Kim Piggott said...

This is such a fabulous card!
Even more so because you hand drew your image, brilliant.
kim x
ps good luck at the dentist

carolann said...

Wow this is awesome I love the colours you have used hun well done xxxx

Laurel said...

OMG I so wanted to do a pink snowman card but just haven't yet. This is sooo... fabulous, thanks for the inspiration!

Heather "Hev" said...

Love your snowman - how adorable is that :)

The sunflowers helped me smile :)

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Stunning, Kath!! Love it!

Was inspired by your very pretty, large and lacy snowflake stamp to buy something similar. Found a large Penny Black one. Yet to be inked, but hope to in the next few days!

Chris xx

doris said...

Fantastisch... wow!

Liebe Grüße
Doris

Tip Top said...

This is fab! Can't wait to see the boy version!

Eveline said...

That's looks real great. Snowman are my favorites. I love the pink.
Eveline.

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Hi Kath
I am loving this christmas card, this snowman is adorable all in pink.
Hugs Linda x

Becky said...

Aww, you made me my Christmas card Kathy, and I love it Lol!!!!!!!!!!!
It's so gorgeous! How have you got the sparkly letters? Have you cut from glitter card or glittered yourself, they look so sparkly! I love robins! I saw one the other day just off the main road near the supermarket, he looked too beautiful to be there, much better in your gorgeous garden!!
Love Becky xx

CraftyC said...

I love your pink xmas card and well done for drawing freehand. I can only do stickmen.
Clairex

Anice said...

The green and yellow of your picture of your flowers is lovely..I might use that combination of colours at some time! Love the Christmas card, your glittering is always so proffessional, just fab.
Anice xx

Dawn said...

I LOVE this Kath - so soft and sparkly - just perfect for a littlw girl...


This weather is doing my head in - wear sandals to work then get soaked and squelchy feet at lunchtime!! It's dull and grey today Grrr!

Dawn
x

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Kath.Love your little snowman,even more so because you drew it yourself.Love the pink colour and the sparkle.

Cass xxx

Jozza said...

I adore it cos

a) it has pink
b) it has glitter
c) Kath made it :o)

Fab work my friend xxx