Tuesday, 24 March 2009

My last splurge for a while

okay, I finally succumbed and bought the flippin' things!!!! 

yup, I've ordered myself 72 Prismacolour pencils, 2 packs of assorted paper stumps (tortillions) and a Prismacolour pencil sharpener from eBay. All are coming from the UK so I should have them by the end of the week.

I didn't want to buy a huge set, as I don't have room for them on my work desk - but some of the smaller 24, 36 and 48 pencil sets don't have all the colours I was after. So the 72 pencil set gives me a decent range of colours and it won't take up half my desk. They are loose, so I can store them in the galvanised plant pots I got from Asda last week - which reminds me, I need to take a pic of my Promarkers in the first 3.

I really enjoyed having a shot of Mar's Prismas at the weekend - the blending is very therapeutic and relaxing.

My BFF Pamela came round for a cuppy this morning after she'd been to the baby clinic with Emma. So of course that was as good an excuse as any for me to get the camera out. I took loads of pics, but I like these the best. The first one is of Willow tickling her, and the second is her laughing again. She is soooooooooooooo good, all she does is laugh and smile - oh and wiggle!

I've managed to make a couple of cards, just for fun...

Firstly here's my Gorjuss Girl - Sitting, in shocking pink. It doesn't seem to matter what colour you use to colour these girls in, they always look fab.

Image: Gorjuss Girls, Sitting @ Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers (+white gelly roll for highlights)

Papers: pale pink card, hot pink card and pink/brown paisley print paper are all from Doodlebug; brown core'dinations for matting

Brown Whispers pen for faux stitching

Papermania fabric flower (brown), Prima flower (cream, inked with bright pink ink it up pad)

greeting: Stampin' Up

This is one of the new Baskets and Butterflies range, designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie,..

Image: Catch a Butterfly by Elisabeth Bell @ Sugar Nellie, coloured by promarkers (highlights - white gelly roll, and clear stardust on butterfly)

Patterned paper, and pink paper from Basic Grey - Two Scoops, yellow paper from Basic Grey - Cupcake. Green core'dinations card.

Brad - Basic Grey Two Scoops

Greeting - Papermania Motifations and papermania pink glitter flock


scotspanda said...

I wondered how she would look with pink hair..............she looks fab :o)


Amanda xx

Manda said...
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Manda said...

I LOVE the pink hair!
I have been a bad blogger! Not been on in ages! I love all your new creations.

Was great seeing you again. The sight of you strutting about in my new fabby shoes with your purple socks on still gets me laughing!

Will need to post a pic of the fab shoes on ma blog lol

Manda xxxx

Meahni said...

What great cards. The gorjuss girls is too cute. Love the flutterby too. I wish I had time to just make cards - never that lucky :-) I'm still jealous about those Prismas!

dawnmarieg said...

Oh wow Debs, I love your gorjuss girl, her pink hair is so cool. I love your baby card too, its so sweet, I'm sure your partners,friends,uncles,2nd cousin or whatever will love it lol! I knew you'd end up getting the prisma's, the blending is so addictive lol! Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Mar G said...

Oh WOW you've ordered them - Good on you! :-)
Aw great pics of baby Emma, she's a wee cutie pie & so happy.
Your GG girl is fab, love her hair, the colours & the effect you've created with the papers!
Well Done Missus x

Love to Doodle! said...

Ahhh... Emma is such a cute little baby...

...and your cards are very stunning indeedy...Love the colour schemes and your colouring is amazing (again!) xx

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