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Thursday, 10 March 2011

A gift for me!

When I was at the SECC last Friday with Annette we bumped into Ruth who works at CW. We had a bit of a chat and then she said she had something for me. She rummaged in her bag and brought out a box of ladybug party nails that her daughter Katie had bought for me when she spied them while out shopping!! Ruth said when Katie saw them she said straight away 'I want to buy these for Kerry because she makes lovely stamps'! (that's what I heard anyway lol) Awwwwwww....thank you Katie. Here they are ....

Boy do my hands look old...I'll have to get the hand cream out more often! They're pretty fab and stick on with what look like didi glue dots. Once on they're pretty hard to get off so there's no chance of these babies pinging off lol. Thanks again Katie for your gift and for thinking of me :-D

Annette and I stood for ages in front of  Go Kreate dies trying to decide which ones we wanted. Annette was looking at the shaped square dies and I was geared toward the shaped rectangle ones. Ever since Mary J made this card using her brand spankin' new Grand Calibur with the ginormous Nestabilities I wanted to make one too but as I already have the Cuttlebug AND the Big Shot I've been a bit reluctant to add another one. We were told the dies we were looking at would only fit an A4 machine which meant either the GC or the humungous Sizzix one. We left the stand empty handed and I spent the next 2 days trying to justify why I needed these dies even though I couldn't use 2 out of 3 of them. To cut a boring story short I remembered Elaine was going to the craft show on the Saturday so called her up and she got them for me!!! I know, I know...I've no self control but can I tell you somehting...all three dies work in my Cuttlebug!!! So whoever those girls were better get their information right because I'm sure they're losing a lot of sales.

I really wanted to ink up another one of my BFF's so it was Olivia's turn. Here's what I came up ...

I haven't made an easel card in ages and my new die worked really well. There is a smaller set that goes with this larger set but I'll get that the next time. They are pretty reasonable at £19.99 compared to the Nesties but you only get 3 in this set and they are a bit flimsier...they did the job though. 

Here is Olivia singing her little heart out...I like the fact that I could stamp the musical notes just above her mic.

I've been trying really hard to break away from colouring all my images brunettes. I've been trying a lot of the tutorials from Copic Creations and they have been a great help. They even put bundles of colours together so you don't have to think too hard lol.

I hope I'm not boring you with my felt flowers but I LOVE them and you'll be seeing a lot more of them.

I've a few orders to finish off this morning then some colouring and finally a quick trip into town on the train this afternoon to meet a friend I haven't seen since before Christmas.

Hope you have a fantastic Thursday.

Catch ya later x


theCook said...

Lovely nails and a great card! Haven't bought the go create dies either because thought they wouldn't fit in my big shot... The info of the biggest dies not fitting in smaller die cutting machines is also on their website...

Lisa Jane said...

wow - those nails are just full of gorjossity and are stunnaliscious - what a wonderful little gift .. mind you if i wore them i wouldn't be able to function lol... you should have them for CHA lol
Love the card .. but then you know i love this imae and the design and shape is flabarooni!!
Have a great day
Lisa xxx

Pami said...

Fabulous nails darling! And a nice bit of bling on that hand as well Mrs!! Gorgeous card, I love your flowers as well, are you just using the die-namics rolled flowers? Love the shaped card as well. Hope your day is going well. Pami x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Loving the nails!!! lol.
Gorgeous card Love the image and design. The flowers look fab with the pearls in the center. I've been having a play with my Amber stamp she's so cute. :-)

Diane xx

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous nails! And a fab card too. Susan x

Sue said...

You so need to wear nails like those for the next trade show you do!!

Love the flowers on this card, hang on a minute you don't normally DO flowers, what's going on!!

Sue xx

Carrie said...

wow...those nails are fab!! totally lady bug lol.. Love the card too..I need to try one of these easel shaped cards!!

Suzy Q said...

Wow!! Check out your nails!!! ..... You getting much house work done?? Lol!!
Love the card, Olivia looks like she's belting out the tunes!! Loving her glittery little hair clip & the colouring of her T shirt is fantastic!! Xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

WOW!! fab nails how cool. Gorgeous card, love the fab image and shaped card looks great.
Lyndsey xx

Anita said...

Wow Kerry, I love those nails and they would be perfect for your trade shows! Pretty card too. She looks so pretty and I love the glittery hair clip. Beautiful flowers too.

Mary J said...

Fabby! What a lot of fun those nails are! I'm with Lisa - I wouldn't be able to get anything done!

Brillliant card!! I really must try an easel card!

Amanda R said...

Love the nails! Great idea for all the girls to wear at the trade shows! Have never made an easel card so I really like how you used the shape for the base, very pretty.

Whimsey said...

Hmmm...not sure which I like better - your nails or the card! :D

Seriously;your nails look fab!!!

I recently took a picture of my hand/wedding ring as I was gifted with 2 new bands on either side of my wedding ring; when I sent it to our youngest daughter her FIRST reply was "mom, your hands look old and wrinkly", yeah, I love you too sweet thang!

LOVE the card; that shape made into an easel card is amazing. Love the DP and of course Olivia is just divine - love the sparkle and the colors are great - fabulous coloring of her hair also!!

Annette said...

Love the card Kerry, the nails are so great!!! Hands!!! don't talk about hands, Eilidh says I have "witches hands"!!!!! AX