Thursday, 9 December 2010

Happy Today, Oh Yeah:0)

Okay, it's a happy day today, hope that you are having one too, 

I made a card..................
I had lots of inky fun making this, it has so many different techniques I've gone back to my roots. I think it was probably 3 or 4years ago when Tim Holtz was over here at the Craft Barn I was so lucky, he had a workshop and demoed for about and hour. I was very impressed by his style and have loved grunge ever since, I'm pretty messy too so it's lots of fun and I can let my hair down:0)

The  postman delivered today, he looked so cold, I felt really sorry for him:{ 
It was my order of some recycled cards, love the colour and texture, good thing too there are 50 of them in the pack.

Grunge board Numbers. The back ground is the ATC sized Christmas Carols  stamp and Seasonal salvage stickers

Hubby said to me after I'd finished
 '"Why aren't all our Christmas cards like that?"
he hadn't noticed that I'd spent the majority of the afternoon up to my elbows in ink and embossing powder and grumbling at the wet tissue tape when it wouldn't stick:0)


Doreen said...

Wow this is gorgeous,I love the backing paper and the

Junie said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I agree with Doreen WOW !!! This is fantastic I love it !!! Oh and you have met Tim Holtz in person !!! That must have been a fab experience !!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is amazing! WOW, I wish I could do grunge like you! The textures are incredible. I need to try this... after I win the lottery and have money to buy these supplies. ;)

Netty said...

Oooh its a fabby card, I love all the different textures, brilliant work. Annette x


I'm so happy that you have had a great day MC. This is amazingly beautiful - love the rich golds and reds, and the Santa image is FAB-U-LUS! I am soooooo green with envy that you have been to a Sir Tim workshop - you lucky girl!! (I wish he would come to Yorkshire)!
Keep warm - Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Linda Robinson said...

Oh my goodness girly. This is gorgeous!!! It sounds like a perfect day to me. I would love to see a demo from Mr. T himself. Lucky you!

Hugs, Linda

JeanFB said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is stunning! Had to chuckle at your husband - doesn't he know art takes time?!?! Have a wonderful evening!

Spardha said...

wow!.. super messy fun!.. totally worth all the effort! :D

Annie said...

a beautiful vintage style and I love the gold on this card. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me lovely comments, I am trying to catch up with all my blogging friends!
enjoy the weekend.
hugs, annie x

Hanne said...

This is so beautiful and special! Like it alot!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Jules said...

This is fantastic .. .. a real cool vintage look.

Love all the embossing and texture.

Why aren't all your Christmas cards like that LOL!!!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

The Stamp Man said...

There's nought better than being up to your elbows in ink and embossing powder!! And, what a result, it's stunning:)

Another 49 to go... lol at your hubby, perhaps he'd like to help with them?

Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment.

Jill x

Kay Carley said...

Very vintagey looking! Hope you're enjoying your weekend. xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this is amazing!
I too was at that demo it was utterly fab wasn't it!
kim x

Esther said...

I love your embossing and the vintagy look...gorgeous card! That;s the sort of comment my other half would make too...probably after asking why I needed to buy yet another stamp!! Happy Christmas...Esther xx

Christine B. said...

Stunning card, I love it. Hugs x ChrisB

chris said...

hiya sweetie how you doing, this is such a beauty, its gorgeous. hope you are ok love chris xx

Pops x said...

This is beautiful hugs Pops x

Gibmiss said...

love this card sooo different it

Mina said...

men huh, havent a clue you should defo make more like this though this is stunning, so beautifully made and your distressing/grubge look is amazing
Mina xxx

Eileen said...

This is just my sort of card!!! Wonderful stuff. I hope you are not missing your son too much! Thank you for all the support you have given my blog these last few months .... I have so enjoyed looking at your lovely work .....a star you are indeed X Warm wishes from me to you for a very happy Christmas.... Hugs Eileen x