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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

WOYWW #113


Just Because....
     This was made for a guy who wanted a card for his wife,'just because'. I thought that was really lovely, don't you? I can't remember who the stamp is by, if anyone could tell me I'd be really grateful, as I can credit it then. Thats the problem with u/m stamps, no makers details. I have got a lot better at jotting details down now, in my images folders, but such organisation was not always the case, lol. I suppose I never really expected to accumulate so many (oops), and I certainly never expected to be posting my work online. I am pretty sure that the sentiment came from an Elusive Images sheet, but I may be wrong. That wouldn't be unusual, :)
I can say the vellum sheet with the roses came from a booklet called' Painted Vellum Papers #2, by Paper Pizazz. I bought this a few years ago at an NEC Hobbycrafts fair, so its probably discontinued now! I'm not doing very well today, am I?
 Anyway, the image was stamped onto some white linen card with Memento Black and then coloured with Promarkers. Cut out with Nesties Small Scalloped Ovals using the largest die, and sponged with pale blue ink around the edges. I stamped the sentiment in Impress dye ink, Garnet. Cut out with a Labels 4 Nestie. Some pink organza ribbon tied around the spine, and a couple of paper roses added with silicone glue. The paper roses are from Craft Creations, and they ARE available,lol.
  I do enjoy using the Promarkers, colouring was never my strong point and I hated the lines and joins I always had. The Promarkers do make the blending really easy, and even I am happy with my results, and we are usually our own harshest critic, aren't we?
        Speaking of Promarkers. I have seen ads for another marker lately, Spectrum Noir. They come in packs of 6 matched colours, or 24 packs of pastels, brights etc. I was quite taken with the idea, but on SCS it seems they have been available in the US for a while, and the general opinion doesn't seem very good. A few people thought they did not blend as well as Copics, so I am waiting for a while to get a better view of their capabilities. Some ladies on there from the UK have ordered some and will post their thoughts when they have had a play with them. They do seem to predominately have Copics in the US, very few people seem to use Promarkers, so maybe they fall down against Copics, but will fare better when compared to Promarkers. We shall see.
 The only other thing I have done this week is the inkjet printed canvas a couple of posts down, for my sons birthday. 
 Finally, here is Ambrose, as promised a couple of weeks ago. Looking in fine fur again!. No bald eyebrow, all scratches healed. I think he is losing weight, just need to get round to weighing him. That will probably be as difficult as getting medicine down him.
 
Oh, and for a couple of people who haven't visited yet, there is a versatile blogger award below. Its so hard to choose who to pass these on to, every person I 'meet' on here gives me so many ideas, inspiration and support!So, on that note, I will sign off to go to work, and I will be back to visit tonight. See you all at the Marvellous Julia Dunnits, for this weeks WOYWW.

30 comments:

ScrappnBee said...

Beautiful card! Love the choice of colors and the roses! Good to see your kitty doing well! It might be easier to weigh yourself and the cat and then you without the cat and find the difference. Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop...hugs kath xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Shaz...mm! I'm not knowing that stamp and know what you mean! I dont know some of my wooden ones which are almost 20 yrs old and not names of makes or item on these early ones even ones from US some are real crackers too! love the Ambrose so very sober..happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz x
PS and only use Promarkers have two copics but Promarkers are heaps cheaper and just as good if you ask me..

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is one gorgeous card. I agree that UMs don't have manufacturer names. I never was much of one to care who made a stamp, anyway, then learned most stampers want that information (grin).

Thank you for the honor of the blogger award. It's so sweet of you to think of Bleubeard and me. However, I no longer accept them, although I appreciate the gesture.

Hels Sheridan said...

aw Ambrose is a darling boy, hope he gets better soon hun... There's a giveaway on my desk today ;O))

Doone said...

A beautiful card for a beautiful sentiment,
Dx

Neet said...

Glad to see Puss is getting back to normal - so pretty. And what a lovely card you have made - I use that image quite a lot myself. Great how you have done it. Thanks so much for sharing - Hugs, Neet #5

Helen said...

Gorgeous card and how lovely it was 'just because'. Makes you go all warm and tingly.... have a good day!

Wipso said...

Glad Ambrose is looking better :-)
A x

NatashaMay said...

Such a cute card. And the kitty is looking fine. :)

Lisa said...

Sweet Card and glad the cat is better and re-growing fur
Thanks for sharing
:-D
Lisa
#59

Sam said...

Beautiful card here Shaz.
Your pussy looks in fine fettle now. As for weighing I have the same issues with my doggy so I just grab him, stand on the scales with him then stand on the scales with just me and take one from the other! Simples!!

fairy thoughts said...

gorgeous card and what a lovely idea
a friend ha sjust ordered the set of new promarkers i will let you know what she thinks when she gets them
janet

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, I've seen the Noir pens demonstrated but there was absolutely no way I could afford them at this time and anyway Letraset have developed some new ones called Flexi-marker with a tip like a brush that look more like my cup of tea - hard to keep up with all these new developments though. Ambrose looks lovely now. Elizabeth x #73

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Very pretty card and your kitty is looking great! thanks for the snoop!

Angie said...

What a gorgeous card ...good luck with the weighing....try weighing yourself ...then give Ambrose a cuddle and step on to the scales....the excess is him ...hopefully he stays purring long enough for someone to read it lol xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's a beautiful card - his wife should be bowled over by that! Ambrose is a fine looking chap - good luck with the weighing, lol !! x

Yogi said...

thanks for the peek. Your card is beautiful. I'm sure the wife really loved it.
Have a great day

Paula Gale said...

Hi Shaz - long time no communication - this sadly seems to be common on my part because i've hardly blogged - but here I am now.

I hope you are doing well - it sounds like you're a bit better than when we last communicated.

Interesting that the SN pens have been in the USA for a while - I didn't know that. I've joined the 'i'm a crafters companion' facebook site and the pens have been a major point of discussion... rave reviews, some useful comparisons with images coloured with SN's then Copics. Some people have gone all out and bought the job lot so I'm thinking it would be very hard to 'dis' something when you've spent so much on them and they're an unreturnable product? The comparison showed to me that the SN's blended better - particularly on the skin tones. I've got these on order, so we'll see - but I did buy the flexi-markers on C&C the other night.

The card you've done for that very thoughtful man is lovely - the sentiment particularly. I hope his wife loved the gesture - she will most certainly have loved the card.

Hope we can have a catch up soon

Hugs

Paula x x x

The Crafty Elf said...

Shaz, that card is stunning! She is a very lucky lady ...he sounds like a keeper!!! Glad to hear about Ambrose and hope the weigh in goes well. ;D Happy WOYWW Shaz...

Serendipity Stamping said...

A beautiful card!! And isn't that husband a real sweetie!! #92

akilli melek said...

Shaz that really is a lovely card to go with such a lovely thought from the husband. Like your promarker colouring. I am still getting to grips with my sets and i really want the ultrafine nibs for them as i appear to be a lot heavier handed than you do LOL
caroline #55

Ekip2 said...

HI!! I found you from scs and am so glad I did- thanks for visiting me - WOW what a pretty card - I can't wait to scroll down and see more - I write on the back of my unmounted on the red rubber and for clear on the clear sheet they come on the name of the company.
Well I'll be back cuz I'm gonna go find your follow button!!

okienurse said...

Very beautiful card. Awesome! Sorry I am so late getting around but once again life has interfered with what I want to do! Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful card Shaz! I'm sure your friends wife will love it. Ambrose is looking great.

Morti said...

Great card, but sorry I can't help with the name of the stamp manufacturer! I have the same problem...

Glad to see Ambrose is improving...

silkeshimazu said...

Beautiful, love the sentiment!

Jackie said...

This is truly a beautiful creation! I LOVE it...tfs!!!!

Spyder said...

This is gorgeous!! A really lovely keep forever card(I did say, but I must have got called away before I commented last week!)
(Lyn)

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Hi Sharon. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog following my Promarker & Aquamarker demonstration at Pink Tulip Creations. It was really lovely to meet so many fabulous people. You were all so well behaved too heehee!

Your colouring is great; what are you saying about not being very good? PAH! I think you're ace!

Rosie
xxx

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