Monday, 30 March 2009

Sorry I've Been MIA!

I am so sorry that I haven't visited any of your lovely blogs the last couple of days. I've had lots on at work and have been battling against an annoyingly pathetic cold. You know the ones? You don't feel brilliant but you don't feel so bad that you can phone in sick?! To make matters worse, our fridge freezer AND our oven have gone doo-lally at the same time so we keep having to dive home from work to let electricians in. It's also taking about 3 hours (no lie!) to cook dinner every night! The impact has been that I have had very little free time for crafting - boo hiss.

Luckily, I do still have one card that I made the other weekend that I haven't yet shared with you. This is one of the cards I made using my DT stamps from Dies to Die For and it is from the same CC Designs set as the one I showed you the other day with the little bear.

I've had this card in my mind for quite some time, however, it didn't come out quite as I'd planned - they never do, do they?! I used my Versamark pad to stamp the ice creams on to the brown card and then heat embossed them with clear powder to make them stand out a little more. It's not really a technique I've used before but I'm pretty happy with the result.

Goodie List........
Stamps: CC Designs - Sweet Treats - Available here from Dies to Die For.
Paper: Doodlebug, Core'dinations.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Copics.
Embellishments: Adhesive gems and Nestabilities.

Hope you are all well, I will try my bestest to visit you all over the next couple of days. Thanks for still leaving me lovely comments even though I have been a naughty blogger!
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24 comments:

Saskia said...

So cute and sweet!!

Greetings,
Saskia

Beth said...

Gorgeous card Stacey! I love this little chap and the colour scheme is one of my faves! xx

Sue said...

What a cheeky monkey, he's great. I like the ice cream cone embossing, it's a technique I keep meaning to get back too.

Hope you get your appliances sorted quickly, there's nothing worse than being without, it makes you realise how much we take these things for granted.x

Sarah said...

Super cute card Stacey and perfectly coloured! Fab colour scheme too.
xx :0)

papercraftsbyrach said...

a fabulous card Stacey, love the colours you have used and how you have stamped the ice cream on your background.
hugs rachxx

Vicky said...

I just adore this card Stacey, such a cute image and I love the sentiment!
Hugs, Vicky x

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Stacey,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Julie said...

Sorry to hear you're having a bit of a bad time, hopefully things will be back to normal soon. Your card is cute as ever.

Zoe said...

Great Card, really love the image! hope things improve for you soon, how I wish my cooker would break down! lol

Sam said...

Fab card, love the image and colour combo.
Hope you get your stuff sorted soon, but what an excuse to eat out!
Sam x

~amy~ said...

Oh Stacey...how sweet is this? Can't go wrong with the colors!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous card! I love the embossed ice-cream. Fantastic effect. Gorgeous colouring and great combionation! Hope you get all your appliances sorted. Why do they all go at once??
Judy xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh so cute Stacey and I love how this sweet little guys ice cream matches the paper perfectly, Big Hugs, Nikki x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun this is stunning what fabulus image and colouring, hope you are feling better now sweetie

Hugs Jacqui x

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous card babe xxx hope you are feeling better ,huge hugs Dawnxxx

Tara said...

Brilliant card Stacey - I really love the way you've stamped and embossed those ice cream cones..... inspired!
Hope you feel better very soon ;o) xx

Sandra said...

Great card Stacey...love that cheeky little monkey and your fabby colour scheme,
Hope your colds better,
Take care
San xx

Bev said...

I've been MIA as well hun, and really battling to catch up!! Love the card, that little monkey is just sooo cute!! xx

Terrie B x said...

Absolutly `Gorgeous` Stacey..Enjoy the rest of your Day:)♥

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Gorgeous card Stacey, love the effect you have achieved with stamping the ice-creams. Love that paper too! Great job! Hope that you are feeling much better soon. Hugs, Lainy xxx

fabricbutterfly said...

Ahhhhh, sorry you aren't feeling up to snuff, but thanks for sharing a great card with us. Get better soon.

Janet said...

Wow it's fab Stacey! I love it!love how you have printed the ice cream on the brown card...very effective!

Katherine said...

Love the way you've stamped the ice creams on the right hand side with the clear embossing. I also LOVE the stamps :D

Shazza said...

sweet card Stacey
x