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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Moving Along With The Times

I was asked weeks and weeks ago by my trusted co-ordinator Lisa if I would sponsor Moving Along With The Times (MAWTT) one week. I said sure and totally forgot about it until she reminded me the other day that it was today and did I want to make a card for it. Yeah no problem says I!! Eeek...I got to work at 8:30 last night and got it over to Lisa by about 10:10pm...that's a quick card for me lol. The winner of the Challenge will get to pick a stamp of their choice :-D

Anywho the theme is Ring out the old, Ring in the new. Now I don't want any of you feeling sorry for me but I didn't get any crafty things for Christmas. {gasp} I know...I was totally neglected lol. I had to put my thinking cap on as to the nearest thing that I got new and I must confess although I was really excited about it, it's rather boring lol. My something new is my Copic X press card stock. I'm sure some of you will be extracited about that but if you think about it, it is boring! I'm not sure how old 'old' is supposed to be but the embossing folder I used is a couple of years old so I think that counts right?

Here's my card...tell me whatcha think...

I was looking through my stamps pondering which one to use when my eye fell on Robyn. I haven't inked her up in months so she got the special treatment.  I'm not sure if I've ever used the embossing folder {hanging head in shame} but I will definitely be using it more often. I stitched the corners and tied a 'bow' with some pink spotty ribbon I found in a drawer (this could probably qualify for old lol). I had a bit of a 'mare trying to tie a bow so only the spots showed. After 10 minutes I gave up and tied a knot then folded the ends under to make it look bowish and finished it off with an epoxy dot.

I continued the spotty theme by adding spots to Robyn's dress with my white gel pen. I gave her patent shoes but she went and scuffed them so don't look too close.

Here's a closeup of my little bow. Top tip...cut the ends at an angle so you can tuck the point into the base of the knot :-D

I hope the DT over at MAWTT enjoyed using LCI stamps and I look forward to seeing what the girls have come up with.

I know I said I had some news for you yesterday and I still do so Friday is the new Wednesday so make sure you check back then. I'll also tell you about my new exercise regime I'm starting later today and whether or not I'll keep it up!

Thanks for stopping by.

Catch ya later x


Rusty said...

Wow I love her!!! she looks so purdy sitting there in her nice clean cut white background! Loving this style you are doing lately!! Naughty Robyn for scuffing your shoes!! bet you only had them on for 5 mins! xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh lol.. she is a cutie pie in her dotty dress.. despite the scuffed shoes lol
Thanks for sponsoring us this week..all the DT have come up with some fantastic cards using your images
Lisa ;)

Hayley @ said...

Tams is definately a secret PINK lover :) "wow I love her!" hmmmmm sounds pretty sussed to me! LOL! Love the spots on her dress and also on the ribbon.
I can't believe you got no new stash for Christmas!!! (Niether did I but I'm still waiting for my super duper Birthday pressie from my Ma and Pa which may have arrived up the farm!!!! Eeeek!) I just treated myself and ordered new stash the other day including gorgeous new stamps and crystals from you which I think have arrived too!!!

A New Crafter said...

Your card is lovely, and so cute! Thanks for the tip re adding a bow, bows are my absolute nightmare, they take me longer that the whole thinking, cutting, and making the card process! Hope you are well and good luck with the MAWTT blog, p.s. look forward to hearing your news!! Anne

Sue said...

Fabulous card Kerry, love the fresh look of a mainly white card, and great tip with the bow (I hate ribbon that is only printed on one side for that very reason!!)
Good luck with your sponsorship of the challenge and looking forward to your news tomorrow :-)
Sue xx

Hayley @ said...

I meant to say thank you for adding 2 extra days in the week... is it still Wednesday today?! :)

Suzy Q said...

Loving ur card & the fact that Robyn can't keep shoes on 4 5 mins without scuffing them - bit like my own kids.....& myself if I'm being honest!!!
Good luck with the challenge xxx

Whimsey said...

Great card; looking forward to ordering some of that paper, I hear it is fab, do you agree?

Love all the sparkle - Robyn SO DESERVES sparkle!!

Have a great day!

pinky said...

I saw this on MAWTT this morning and I loved it:) Such a pretty little creation and perfect for showcasing little Robyn.

Pami said...

Fabulous Kerry!! I just love the white embossed card with a touch of colour and the image, and I love how you have done the bow. Thanks for allowing me to play with more Ladybug stamps for my MAWTT challenge!! And I can't believe you are making us wait longer for your news!! Hope you are ok. Pami x

Brenda Brown said...

What a great card Kerry, just love your colouring on the image and that lovely embossed card behind it. I loved playing with Nikki slobbing - she is great fun.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Anita said...

This is so pretty Kerry. Robyn looks like such a little princess and i love that sparkle. Your bow looks wonderful!