Thursday, June 28, 2012

Yippee! I Made a Card!

Finally!  The airfreight arrived, that means all my crafting goodies are here.  I unpacked a few items and brought them to the flat we are staying in and left the rest at the empty house, locked in a cupboard.  And seeing as Natasha has been invited to her first birthday party today that was the perfect reason to motivate myself to make a card last night!

I decided to continue practicing my Copic coloring now that the class is over:



Paper: card stock (PTI), designer paper (Simple Stories - Fabulous)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; Memento - Cocoa
Stamps: SOG - Baker Mae
Other: glossy accents; dimensional adhesive; scalloped oval Nestabilitie

It's a cool morning with bright blue skies and sunshine.  It's also Natasha's last day of school for term 2 and then she gets to enjoy 3 weeks of holidays and I get to stop rushing around!  I have literally felt like a chicken without it's head on, running up and down the same streets one way and then the other way (Pietermaritzburg is VERY small), trying to select paint, buy electrical appliances AGAIN, sort out water and electricity, check on the guys that are putting up our fence (VERY, VERY SLOWLY)...it's all good.  And Michael gets home tomorrow night for a glorious 11 days with us!

I WILL find time to go past your blogs and comment, quite frankly I need your inspiration to get me going with my crafting.

Wishing you all a wonderful day and thank you for the continued visits to my blog and al the love and kindness that you leave me!

21 comments:

Dawn said...

what a great card. Such a pretty girl and great colouring. Sounds as if things are falling into place.

Craftilicious said...

Yeah - the arrival of craft stash - like Christmas when you discover it all again.
Stunning card - the copic classes obviously worked for you the colouring is awesome!

Lin said...

Brenda, this is darling! I bet it felt good to create after all this time! So good to hear that you are getting settled - will you share pictures, please, when you are?

Martha said...

OH MY, Brenda! This is absolutely adorable and super-sweet! Look at that Copic coloring...it's simply delicious! Love the darling image with the prettiest eyes, holding that delicious-looking cupcake! WOW...WOW...it's gorgeous! The shape is perfect! Natasha's friend will ADORE it!

I do believe you could now teach a Copic Coloring class for all your friends wanting to take a craft class from you. I'll say you've mastered the skill.

So glad to hear your freight has finally arrived...and how FUN that you are now able to craft...and make up for all that lost time without your craft supplies. I'm looking forward to seeing all that you'll be creating!

You'll be in your new home before you know it. Hope it all progresses smoothly and quickly.

Happy crafting!
BIG HUGS to you, my friend!

Lisa said...

Oh I'm SO happy your stuff finally arrived and even happier that you decided to delve in to it!! This could not be any cuter with that adorable paper and your fantastically colored cupcake girl! She's so cute!
Looks like you've still got your mojo my friend, if you ask me! It just took a little ride in the freight, that's all :)
Be good- miss you XX

Barb said...

Hi there, Bren! So nice to hear you finally received your crafting goodies! Gosh, I bet it felt good to make this adorable card! Love the way you cut the oval to leave the flowers and butterflies on the edge, and your coloring looks awesome! Hugs to you! :)

sarah said...

cute card, glad to hear your air freight has arrived. hope your day goes well.

Maureen Morton said...

I have so been thinking of you, Brenda - as you settle in. Little did I know that there was no "settling", just jumping around. I thought maybe you were moving back into your previous home, but now I get it - lots to decide and settle. So happy to hear that Natasha has a party - and this card is so adorable (you must have unpacked your mojo, too!) and that you will have some family time soon. Hugs!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, you're amazing, Brenda! I think this might be my favourite card that you've ever made. It's absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Paper Smooches July Release Hop!

Anita Rex said...

I love this shaped card, it is so pretty with those papers and that cute image!!! Fantastic coloring, super impressed! I am happy to hear that Natasha is invited to a party already means she's making friends! Enjoy the break from school!

Rosemary said...

i am in awe of your coloring skills, brenda!! what a super cute card you have created! so glad that all your crafting supplies have finally arrived!!

Robin K. said...

You really mastered Coptic coloring Brenda! It must have been so exciting to get your hands on your crafty supplies again:). I hope life slows up for you soon! And like Lin I would love it if you would share pics of your new surroundings!

alexandra s.m. said...

Wonderful coloring Brenda!
It looks like you've done that all your life!!

walchowDesign said...

Your copic skill is getting better everytime, Brenda!

So good to hear that you are getting comfortable at your new place! Take care!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Marvelous Copic coloring and shading Brenda! I am so glad your frieght arrived and you were able to unpack your treasured art supplies!

Michelle said...

This is the sweetest card! Beautifully colored! I hope the next few weeks are relaxing and you are able to enjoy your husband and daughter together! Hope all is well with you!

Laurie said...

Brenda this is darling! Your coloring is amazing!!

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, this is so sweet...perfect for a girl's birthday party! Glad your craft supplies arrived...I'm sure things will settle down soon and you'll be cranking out cards again like nobody's business!

Lisa said...

This is adorable Brenda! It must have felt like Christmas to open that box of goodies again!

Sue Lelli said...

I'll bet THIS Darling card was the hit of the party! LOVE your coloring Brenda, and that image is just so Birithday Perfect!

Katie said...

Saw your coloring on Melissa's blog and had to pop by- gorgeous coloring and super cute card! Hugs, Katie