9 November 2010

More Traditional For Me!!!

Before I start I'm going to apologise for this being a long post I've got a few things that I want to share with you...
Firstly I am soooooooooo excited I have been asked to join the DT over at Gingerloft
they are a digi company with their own challenge blog, but  their images are just fantastic! My first challenge as part of the DT is this Sunday so please pop along & say hi!!
Also I thought I would share a photo of my baby Katiekat & ask your advice
This is my monster from the front..

And here she is from the back, with my Charlie dawg
getting in on the fun lol... She wants it cutting but I think she'll regret it...But shes old enough to decide for herself!!! HELP!!!

My card for today, well I thought I'd have a go at a more of a traditional Christmas card, not sure if I've managed it though!
Stickles on her wings & glossy accents on her baubles, but ya can't see it very well!

Challenges I Am Entering
Catch The Bug!- Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges- square card
Oh Alice- Tickets

Goodies I Used
Image- Pollycraft
IQ paper
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Hair- primrose, mustard, raw-sienna & vanilla
Hairband- lush green & holly
Hair decs- holly
Dress- cardinal red & crimson
Buttons- lush green & holly
T-shirt- lush green & holly
Bauble 1- cobalt blue, china blue & red
Bauble 2- cobalt blue, ice grey 1 & 2

Papers & Embellishments
Glossy accents
Colour Distressing- Tim Holtz pine needles
Paper Distressing- thread cutter
DP- Creative Imaginations (red) Peace On Earth
DP- Creative Imaginations (green) Naughty or Nice
Ticket- Stitchy Bear
Dew Drops From Crafty Emma's Store
My stash- brads ( coloured with holly promarker) snowflakes, red & green card.

I hope you haven't fallen asleep today with my long post lol..Thanks for stopping by huge hugs xx


Emma said...

Morning hun
Oh no I say Katie needs to keep her hair long, I soooo regretted having mine cut.
A gorgeous card too...love the layout.
Hugs Emma x

Lisa Jane said...

Fab card Shell - love the traditional colours
As for the hair - my daughter had long hair till she finished her exams last summer and then had it cut really short - best thing she ever did ! She looks fab and i always tell her to be individual and express your individuality .. so i would let her do what she wants - it will grow if she doesn't like it !

I am ducking down now as i know i am probably in the minority lol

Jules said...

Hi Shell

Wow .. .. so much to comment on.

Firstly, congratulations on your DT post. Very well done!!!

Secondly, Katiekat's hair. Well it is so very, very long that if she had 12" taken off it you would hardly notice. It must take for ever to dry. I doubt she wants it mega short?

Personally I feel that if she wants it cutting then she should be allowed to .. .. after all it will grow again if she doesn't like it. She will be beautiful however she has it.

I had to laugh at Charlie Dog getting in on the act LOL!!

Then lasty your lovely card. It is great in those traditional colours and I love your little ticket!!!

Love Jules xx

Dawn said...

Wooohhooo well done on your DT post. I think Katie should be allowed to have it cut if she wants it done, It will always grow again.
Great card & yes its is traditional....lol

Vicky said...

Hi my ickle stokie firstly congrats on your DT thats fantastic hunni you sooo deserve it your cards are just fabulous.
2ndly I love your card its absolutely gorgeous as always. I love the tabs at the side.
Now 3rdly On 1 hand your daughter should decide what she wants, her hair is a little bit longer than mine but prob the same length as my daughters. I had my daughter's cut into a bob years ago & while she looked gorgeous as ever it was a huge miss & I wouldn't do it again. Why dont you compromise & both meet halfway, have so much cut off for the 1st time & maybe have some layers put in to make it more manageable she could straighten it, curl it or just have it wavy...anything really. I dont think I would be so eager to jump straight in & have loads cut off do it in stages cus once its gone, yes it will grow back but it will take years & them years seem like forever...they did to me hun.
Take care sweetie.

Lotsa hugs the screwed up stokie/geordie lol
Vicky xxx

Craftyanny said...

Vicky has just said exactly what I was thinking Shell. A little at a time to see how she likes it. Funny how we all spend years keeping their hair long and gorgeous and then they reach an age where they'd like it shorter.
Congrats too on your new DT postion, I'll look forward to seeing your cards.
phewwwwwwwwwwwww, now onto today's card. Well, I love red and green at Christmas, for me, it's how it should be but I'm an old stick in the mud lol. It's a great card hun, love it
Anne x

Spyder said...

My Maria was the same..very long hair, then suddenly chopped off very short and dyed blonde!! It grew back very quickly, and was then ...red!
When she left sixth form collage she won an award for the girl to have the most different hair colours and styles the school had ever known! (It's should length now)
Fabulous take on the sketch Shell! Very Christmasy, love the colours, thank you for joining Quirky Craft's with their sketch challenge this fortnight! And thank you for adding GDT too! We'll get back to you!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Well Done on the DT post Missus. Love the card too. Ohhh errrr I don't know what to say about Katies hair. I am torn between yes and no. Love it long but she would look so grown up with it shorter. What a stunning Wee girl you have.
Love Charlie in amongst the second pic. Glad he wasn't doing the usual!!!LOL
P.S Loves Ya xx

Rae Anne said...

NOOOOOOOOOO - DON'T CUT IT!!! Her hair is so beautiful!!! We have a rescue greyhound too - Her name is Poppy and her Daddy thinks the sun rises and sets and on her. . .;) Why am I here? Oh yeah, darling elfin card in traditional red & green! ;) Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

* Shaz * said...

Hi Shell congrats on the DT post you must be mad lol as for the hair i'd say let her have it cut it will grow again if she don't like it, the card is fab love the image hugs shaz xx

My'scardcorner said...

Congratulations on the DT well done you. Love your card .Hard one with the hair perhaps she shouldnt go too short too soon her hair is gorgeous long.

Angel said...

Hi Hunnie...

Ahhhh the dreaded decisions on hair, been through this with Leanne, she was long, blonde an curly beautiful locks, she went short an really dark brown, it broke my heart, but thats what they do, if she wants it short, then i say let her go for it, but be prepared..lol...

As for the cards, pleasure as always hun, just gorgeous.

Huggies Angel

Carrie said...

Fabby card sweetie... love that pollycraft image!! and the ticket is scrummy!! xx

Joy said...

great card, thanks so much for playing with Bugaboo! Joy DT for Bugaboo!

chrissy xx said...

Oh! LOve it. It's Gorgeous ~ What a cutie.

Louise Emma said...

Hey hunnie!!! Loving that card, sooo cute! As foir Katie Kat she'll always be beautiful no matter what her hair length.... bit at a time me thinks xxxx

Bev said...

hi hun, gorjuss card. Oh my I remember hayley trying to make the same decsion. but she done it slowly.
hun please pop over to my blog there is alittle something there for you xxx

stitchy said...

No NO NO and NO again, probably coz my hair is short now and I hate it, would love my long hair back...my daughter is 17 and wanting to do the same, cut it off!!! I tell her, you can do so many things with it long, when it's short, well it's just short haha...but you tell your little monster we are all gonna love her just the same, short or long :)...
Congrats on your new position with Tami, she is a sweet girl, you will have lot's of fun :)...
and now, do I need to say more, your cards are always da bomb girl, you are a class act :)

stitch xoxox

Liz said...

Oh hel she cant want to cut that lovely mane! If she does get her to sell it on to make some lucky girl a beautiful wig lol I had hair like that and get it cut me mum used to keep it in pig tails tho so I wopuld say no but!!! they have a mind of their own and she will do it anyway thing is if she hates it you cant stick it back lol
Great card by the way
Liz xx

Spyder said...

Just popped in to let you all know VOTING has now started (or will do very very soon!!) over on our latest Sketch Challenge on

Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

This is something new, we haven't done before, so we'd love you all to go over come and support our first try out, of choosing a winner!
We on the team will pick our favourite but...
the final vote is up to you!!!
If you have entered this sketch challenge now is the time to ask all your buddies to vote for you!! Good Luck!!!