Thursday, 27 January 2011

Hugs and Kisses for Penny Black Challenge

I haven't had time to do a challenge for yonks, so when I saw that the challenge over on the
Penny Black site this week was using something new, well, how could I resist - out came the Letraset airbrush again!
I love this little stamped image, it is perfect for quick cards as you hardly need to do any colouring. Papers are by Heidi Grace, the border punch is Recollections from Michaels and the spotty buttons are by Papermania. The sentiment stamp is Stampin Up - I popped a little punched heart (waste from the Martha Stewart heart border punch) to dot the letter i
I stamped the image, cut the circle out with a nestability die, then left the die in place whilst I airbrushed around the masked image, my fingernails, and a completed card I had foolishly left nearby. I will get the hang of it, but the results are worth a bit of uncontrolled ink where it shouldn't be :)



Packing was a bit of a marathon. I gaily chucked stuff into the case, then realised I was packing stuff in such a haphazard way that I would once again find myself without the right pair of shoes/trousers/top. So out it all came, I organised into little neat piles, discarded a few things.....there, that's better. Until I check the weather for LA, hmm, much warmer than I thought it would be. So out it all came, and I dug out some lightweight stuff. Then Diane (who you probably know as Capadia) emailed me. The convention centre is rather chilly apparently, they have the air up very high. So, off I go again, trying to match layers and discovering that half the stuff I spent ages looking for is hanging neatly in a closet in Florida................honestly, this went
on ALL day! I am only there for five days and the case weighs a ton, nothing new there then
Apparently there are huge storms going up the east coast - I am flying to New York (8 hours), a three hour stopover, then another 6 hours to LA. So I am quite expecting delays somewhere along the way
I'll pop here and post as soon as I can.

30 comments:

Rufus said...

Hope you can get there without to many delays and frustration! I'm sooo jealous, but then again I'd just fall in love with everything and want it all, so it's best I'm not going to see it all! Have fun!
R/

4kids4 said...

Oh, this is just the sweetest! That lil' doggy with the big ol' eyes couldn't be cuter...and I'm now coveting those buttons! :-) Have a great trip...I'm on the East Coast enjoying (ha!) the snowstorm. Hope it doesn't keep you grounded. TFS!

~Sharon C.

bcriminger said...

Craziness, although I do love the airbrushed look!

Sue Painter said...

Wishing you a smooth trip and no running into snow on the East Coast. I also will be in LA all next week, but not at CHA. Have a great time! When I went a few years ago it flat wore me out, ha!

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Such a cute card! very cute!
Have safe travels and here in california (I live about an hour from LA) and its very windy right now but warm in the high 70's. bring a light sweater and that should be fine. The convention center is chilly but it does warm up with all those ppl in there so be prepared to tie it around your waist, youll get warm inside too :) Have fun!!

Heather said...

Very cute card. Have a safe trip. TFS
bhoward at kci dot net

cebelica said...

That's one cute card! :)

debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet card Enfys.
luv
Debby

kath said...

love this cute little dude en....have a great time at cha...safe trip and don't go talking to any strange men with stormtrooper costumes while laid over in NYC...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

pinky said...

Love your card Enfys, the airbrushing is very impressive! I so adore that little image another for my list. Hope you have someone with strong arms going along with you:)

Karen said...

Too funny! I can sympathize with you. I have been known to leave a path of destruction until I figure out how to use a new "toy" :)

Your card is adorable and I am loving the Letraset airbrushing!!!

Have a safe (and fun) trip! Can't wait to hear all about it.

BethanyR said...

This is a really CUTE card! I hope you don't end up with a lot of delays....Have fun...can't wait to hear about your CHA FUN!

Barbara said...

Enfys, I just love your comments. Good luck on your trip to LA. I live in NY State; we don't have as much snow as the city. You're right, there probably will be delays, but maybe they'll push a lot of that snow right into the water. I can't wait to hear your adventure stories, and I hope you have a wonderful time at CHA!
-nu2scrap-

Robyn said...

I would love to use that stamped image of the dog, where did that come from?

Donna said...

As always, another cute one! Have a great time, hopefully our East Coast weather won't be too bad!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

1CardCreator said...

I hope you have a wonderful time and a wonderful trip. Stay safe! ~Diane

Linda said...

Happy and safe travels to you Enfys!

Kathy said...

Oh En, this is just adorable

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness! What a trip! Be careful, and make sure to eat and nap a bit, so you won't be jet lagged. I know you'll have a wonderful time,wish I could be there. But it is what it is. I can't wait to hear from you all while you are there. Of course you'll all be very tired, but very excited too.
Take care, Hugs
Jess

cardchick's world said...

ooooh sooo cute!!!!luv it

Kristie Maynard said...

Oh yeah! There is a bit of snow on the east coast! I hope there aren't too many delays for you! What a long trip for you!
This card is adorable! Sometimes when I see people using an air brush, I just marvel at how they can control where the paint goes. I'm sure I'd have it all over the place. I have a hard enough time with Glimmer Mist and such, no less trying to control paint or inks like that. I think you did a marvelous job!

Sue said...

Hi Enfys
aww gorgeous card, super cute image, lovely papers & design, luv the colour combo, sue,x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Enfys thats so cute, and your air brushing is coming along brilliantly. Gorgeous card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

kisatrtle said...

hope you aren't snowed in like the rest of us.

LesleyfromWI said...

This is adorable. Love the colors & design.

NanetteMT said...

What a cute card. Enjoy your trip.

littleeifwife said...

Darling card Enfys....honestly...I could never keep up with you!!!

Mickie said...

God Bless and hope you make it okay. The weather in the east is nasty. Have a wonderful time and kick back and enjoy!!

Luv 2 Create said...

Enfys,
I hope the weather doesn't interfer with your trip. I know that you and Diane are going to have a grand time at CHA. The weather here in Southern Calif. has been absolutely gorgeous this whole week. It will definitely give you a nice brake from all that stormy weather that the Eastern seaboard has been having. Hope you guys take a few breaks during CHA to step outside and actually enjoy the outdoors.
Have fun and keep all of us posted.
Marcie

Riet said...

So beautiful card Enfys,I love the image.
So gorgeous papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x