Monday, November 9, 2009

Brrrrr... its getting cold outside!! Or is it?

What is new?  Boy this past weekend sure did warm up here in Ohio! Isn't it November? Oh now don't get me wrong I am not complaining, I love warm weather.

I recently had computer problems and could not do all the work I normally do, so.... that did leave me some spare time!  SPARE time, I almost forgot how that feels.  But boy did it feel good.  I managed to get some cards done.  The one I will show you today is just a little card, I used a cute image from Stampavie. It is available HERE by Gillian Roberts called Penguin and Tree.  I used some flower soft for the snow,  but I am afraid I covered a lot of that up with the ribbon, it is hard to tell but I used Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer over the entire image.   I also used some dew drops on right hand side (the pretty turquoise bobbles)  It was a quickie card, but still a lot of fun to make, and gave me a much needed respite from work.


I wanted to mention I will be hosting an ebay charity auction at the end of the month.  (I will provide a link here when the auction is running, target date is Nov 22) It will be an auction with a wide array of holiday cards from numerous artists.  I would love to have even more cards to add to the auction, so if any of you are willing to donate, a card that is sized approx. 5.25x4.25 or smaller would be wonderful, I will supply the envelopes.  A great gal I know will be making the tin to house all the cards, but I am hoping to have even more than what will fit!  All proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.  Contact me at casdanben@aol.com for my address if you would like to donate a card for the auction.

I also wanted to show you all the cute little tree from doodlebug that I got in. I thought this would be really fun to decorate with goodies from my stamp and scrap supplies/collection.  I could see someone doing a Tilda Tree.  In fact I would love to see some examples, if anyone has something like this.  I think my daughter and I might try to spend some time on doing one this month. Just as soon as I get the new Tilda stamps in. Gosh it seems like it is taking FOREVER, doesn't it?

Thanks for stopping by.
Michelle

4 comments:

scrappyjan said...

MIchelle, Get job on the card!!! What a cute little image...

A TIlda tree hummmmmmmmm that would be cute.. I can't wait to see just how you do it...

I want some free time too... can you bottle it and send it my way please... hee hee..

i miss you, hugs, janiel

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Michelle! Your image is adorable and detailed beautifully! I think that making a card or two is perfect relaxation therapy and so glad that you were able to take advantage of the moment.
Take care and have a beautiful evening.
hugs
Risa:)

Tanya Rudd said...

Your card is so cute. I love the pink it really makes you focus on the adorable penguin.

Hugs,
Tanya

Dragonlady said...

Hi Michelle

That Penguin is fab and I lov ethe bright colours you have used.

Hugs Ali x