Friday, 21 October 2011

Day 12

So here we are on day 12 of 'no broadband'.
I have so missed visiting everyone's blogs but am afraid it just takes too long to load up your pics and more often than not the error message comes up saying 'web page has expired'. It is so damn maddening - after more arguments with the ISP who will NOT understand that there is nothing wrong here (OH even changed the phone cable just to make doubly sure), and accept that the problem lies with them. The last time this happened it was a fault at the exchange but trying to get them to go out to the Exchange is a monumental task. We're both thoroughly fed up. I am trying to get round to visit you all but it is such a slow process.

So with the week's frustrations now vented (!), here is something to share.

It's been a long time since I treated myself to a stamp but I simply HAD to have this one from Nellie Snellen. Isn't she lovely?! I stamped her up with Versamark Onyx Black and coloured her with promarkers.

I am quite pleased with my colouring but would still appreciate any tips on becoming better! I have been given a new ultra fine promarker nib and found it dead useful, so will probably invest in some more.

I used some 'fluffy stuff' on her hat and on the tree branch - again this was a first for me and I like the effect - cant' believe it has taken me so long to buy some of it! 

The star backing paper is very very old (about 5 years I think - lol), and I used some broad purple organza ribbon before layering the image onto a purple die cut frame.

The snowflakes are from a die 'borrowed' from Maureen (!) and I popped some purple pearls in the centre before going a wee bit mad with the 'Diamond' Stickles!

The ticket sentiment was PC generated using 'snowcaps' font and I have continued the colour scheme inside the card. I finished with a couple of suitably glittered purple paper roses.

As I have been 'challenge bereft' for over a week, I have spent an hour this morning and found these -
My Time to Craft - Punches and Dies
My Mum's Craft Shop - Food and Drink
Crafty Creations - Christmas Birthdays
Crafting When We Can - Christmas Come Early


PetraB said...

Oh, this card is so adorable, the colouring is amazing - wish mine would look like this!

annesyme said...

Gorgeous card, love the lilac colours you have used!!
Anne xx

Jan said...

Oh, I AM feeling for you Viv....I hope it gets fixed soon.
Your card is really pretty and the colouring so delicate. I have a couple of the fine Pro-marker nibs and they are brilliant... very handy.
Have a good weekend xxx

Tracy said...

This is so cute - lovely images and your 'fluffy stuff' looks great.
Thanks for joining us at MMCS
Tracy x

Jill said...

gorgeous card love the soft lilac tones thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Tine said...

Hi Viv. Fab image & gorgeous colour of dp. Love the embellies too. Great card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

xGemmax said...

Such a gorgeous card hun...your image is ever so sweet, i will have to have a nosey at thinks lol
hugs and xxx

Jenxo said...

its a beautiful Card, such pretty colors too. sorry to hear about the broadband, its bad enough when we go on choke speed...hope it gets fixed soon.....
This test your speed although they have probably done that
maybe they need more proof :(

Lee said...

oh blimey must be so frustrating,especially when it sounds as if you are talking to yourself,they do speak english don't they !!!

Anyway,love the image,your card is really Stunning.Hugs xxx

coops said...

stunning card viv.i love your lilac colours and the image is adorable :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

A delightful card and your colouring is beautiful :o)
Would you not be better changing your ISP?
Jackie xx

A Passion For Paper said...

Just lovely, gorgeous image and colouring.

Thank you for joining in at MTTC this week

Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x

Shar said...

Lusciously lovely in lavender!

Julie said...

FAb card - beautiuful colours and gorgeous image! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, Juliexx

June Nelson said...

Its beautiful Vivvy me mate but I wanna know how you madet hat ticket on the computer cos I dont have one!!!!!!!!x

Anne said...

What a lovely stamp and card, I can see why you "had" to have it:)
I do hope you get your broadband sorted soon, if I hear of a BT engineer held hostage I shall know it's not sorted yet...

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely, such a sweet and pretty card. Thanks for joining in at PFP :o) Lisa x

My name is Wynneth said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I soooo love this stamp, I have it myself and it's just so cute. Thanks for joining us on I Love Promarkers this week.

Maureen said...

Lovely, like the colour scheme!!

acreativeneed said...

Gorgeous card!! love the image and pretty papers and colors! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

Kathyk said...

This is simply lovely