I have some news and a pretty good excuse to explain a lot of my absence over the last few months.
I have been building a NEW STORE! I finally had to throw my hands in the air and look for a new platform as my old store was causing some headaches for people when they were trying to checkout!! Talk about a bad place to fall over!!
I am pretty excited about some of the features in the new store AND I completely redesigned the whole look and feel. It is now FRESH and easier to navigate PLUS all the digital stamps have nice coloured previews to offer some inspiration. I’ll slowly be updating all the areas of my sites so don’t freak out when you drop back here one day and it’s all changed!! hehe
So how do you find the new store?? Well you can visit THE NEW STORE HERE.
The old store is still open to allow those of you who have orders that need to be downloaded to still access them.
I have been so caught up with trying to get the new site ready that I haven’t been blogging much and I can’t believe I haven’t had a chance to tell you about the awesome ‘Stampers Challenge’ feature in Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft Magazine – vol 17 no 11.
The ladies all used rubber stamps from the Island Collection playing with the mermaids and backgrounds stamps. I just LOVED the ideas they came up with!
CARD TO SHARE!
I have had this image half coloured for quite a while and one night early last week I finally sat down to finish colouring it up!
I created this scene using a number of images.
Lizzie with Gift from Make it Crafty
The gift boxes are also from Make it Crafty
Here is a close up of the colouring. I was attempting to have the light source come from Centre Top as I wanted to cast a shadow from the present onto her dress.
It turned out OK but I can see now how I would done a few things differently.
I don’t have a list of colours sorry as it was coloured in parts over some time.
And a close up of ‘Pluto‘
Barbara actually drew this image especially for me as I have a Quaker parrot called Pluto!!
So I of course had to colour him with his colours!
I love that Barbara drew him with his wings open as normally his vibrant blue feathers are hidden beneath the green. You can only see them when he opens his wings or just on the tips when they are closed.
The image was quite large at 5″ so I kept the rest of the card really simple.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Thank you for your support and friendships throughout the year.
Big Aussie Squeezes!