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Monday, 30 August 2010

Magnum & Lily

We're having a beautiful day here in Glasgow. The sun is shining and I've already had Rocky and Ruby up at Cathkin Braes for their walk. We met up with 2 newbies to CB...Boxers called Floyd and for the life of me I can't remember the other one's name!!! My memory is shocking these days...I think it's short circuiting with all that's going on lol. Anyway Rock and Ruby had a great time though at the beginning of the walk it was very much a case of sniffing each other out but once they got that out of the way they had a great time. It's always better when you meet other dog's yours get along with because they exercise each other for you and you can get home to that coffee sooner than you thought lol.
I made 2 cards yesterday...get me churning them out lol. This is the second one....Magnum & Lily building a snowman.
I got this gorgeous Bo Bunny paper from Hayley (one of my DT girls :-D) though haven't used it much. It's not Christmas pp but I thought it was perfect as it was already glittered up and the colours lend themselves to Christmas. On hindsight I probably should have stamped the image on cream card but hey ... next time maybe.
I used a combination of Copics and Promarkers and I'm leaning more towards the Copics these days. I was moaning about how the markers bleed over the line even though I try and keep clear of them and I had a few suggestions to change my cs. I have tried a lot of cs over the years and this is the one that I've found the best so far...maybe it's the best of a bad lot! I've read a lot about Neenah cs in the States which is supposed to be really good and now Copic have brought out their own cs which apparently doesn't bleed at all!!! I'm sure I saw on someone's UK blog recently that they used Neenah but I can't remember who it was so if anyone is reading this can you let me know if I can get it in the UK please. I'm going home next year...yippee!!!!...and I'm going to stock up on the Copic cs when I'm there.
Right..back to the card lol. I absolutely adore Lily and I think she's about the only one who can keep Magnum under control lol. I used Glamour Dust on the hats and snow and the buttons on the snowman are Jet Swarovski crystals.

I have a busy week ahead of me. I'm demoing at Craft World this weekend and I have a few samples I still need to make with the new images. I'd like to think I can make 2 a day so wish me luck :-D
Enjoy the sunshine wherever you are.
Thanks for stopping by :-D
Catch ya later x


Suzy Q said...

Hey, what a glorious day! Just love Magnum and Lilly, they look so good together, the bestest of friends. Your jet black crystal look excellent as the snow mans buttons and how on earth did you do that fancy button?? nice border punch as well! All good as usual xx

funky farm scrapbook said...

Gorgeous card, I didn't think of using the Jazmyne papers for a Winter card but you're right, the colours work so well!! I love that green, oh and that gorgeous purple. Lovely! Loving Magnum and Lily, they're such a fab pair!
It's beautiful down here too! Off to a bbq very soon!
Enjoy your afternoon xxx

Lisa Jane said...

HI kerry - oh i juts love this image ... i can imagine making a lot of my xmas cards with it this year.
The papers are gorgeous.. love the sparkle..

pinky said...

Love those papers and you have brought the colours out with your colouring of that fab image!! 2 cards a day, you lucky thing! I need to churn out at least 4 a day lol.

Anita said...

Your card is adorable. Beautiful coloring on your image and those papers are gorgeous. Love the sparkle and shine. And, wow, I'll bet he's the only snowman that wears crystals instead of plain old black buttons or coal lol! I also love that matching button you made. Gonna share with the ladybugs how you did that?

del-16.p said...

Another gorgeous card Kerry.I particularly like the BoBunny paper you have used.

Sue Upson said...

Hi Kerry, lovely card - LOL, I've "copied" you again and used the same paper for today's post... must stop doing that it's getting spooky!!

Re the cardstock - I converted to Neenah about 6 weeks ago, I still get a bit of bleeding over the edge but that is operator error rather than the cardstock! I did a little experiment using different cardstocks and posted the results on my blog under "Neenah" label. The more I've played with it the better my colouring has got too. One of my friends uses a scrap of cardstock under her card which she says acts a blotter and stops it going all silly!

Sorry for the ramble

Sue xx

Lyndi said...

Fab card Kerry. I love the fact that you've moved away from traditional reds and greens of Christmas, it's nice to have a wee change.

I've made a card for my Ross (who will be 3 in one week) using the Jack Football stamp (one of the ones I won!!) I'm well chuffed with it. It's on my blog if you'd like a peek.

Maybe see you Saturday if you are demoing.


Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Kerry, sorry not been round for a while haev taken a little blogging break for various reasons. Have been having a catch up with your blog and loving all your new stamp designs, the cards you have been making a fabulous too. In regards to your card stock I do you have a Rymans stationers up there only there 200gsm smooth cardstock works fab with promarkers and no bleeding too.
Lyndsey xx

Mary J said...

Lovely,lovely, lovely!! Lovin' the brad!

Sorry if you've already been advised this (haven't read all of the comments on the other post), but I used to have the same problem. I now use cardstock from Sir Stampalot and I rarely get any bleeding now and it's pretty cheap too!! Here's a link to it...

I still sometimes get it with very strong colours (like deep reds and dark teal - don't ask what the copic names are!!) so I tend to colour a millimetre or two within the ink line and it bleeds up to it - it's precision though!

Karen said...

Magnum just makes me chuckle every time I see him! I love him! Another gorgeous card Kerry....and I love the sentiment...spill the beans please!! xx