16 February 2013

What a week it's been!

Hi everyone. Apologies for an extended absence and very limited commenting. Glad to say I'm in post-op recovery (lots of crafting, not much housework - result!!) Thank you SO much to everyone who has sent kind words and thoughts recently (my DT teamies have been so supportive, and I received a card from my wonderful friend Anne too!) They have seriously lifted my spirits at times. Need to learn when not to overdo it, but every day is much better than the last, and when you have Distress Paints to play with getting back into it is not hard:)


Something rather feminine from me today!! No, they didn't perform a personality transplant (I don't think?!) I just started using paints and followed my muse. Actually this background was the result of mopping up some Victorian Velvet Distress Paint splodges after I started (and didn't finish) something else.


The joyous part is you can dry it off and then go to town with inks and stains knowing the paint isn't going to change colour/move in any way. And as for stamping, well Picket Fence Paint is a dream to apply and easy to stamp with, meaning it can be over-stamped or used for resist work easily. Oh, and yes it will work with PaperArtsy crackle glaze too! In this case the die cut was covered in Peeled Paint, glazed and then over painted with Bundled Sage.


I adore using my Tim Holtz mini collections (Nature's Elements and French Connection). Other additions to the layers include a UTEE heart, buttons (including one coloured with Moss Vintaj Patina) and a vellum butterfly. Of course I couldn't do anything this delicate without including some of Linda's lace and the rose notebook page is one around which she wrapped some seam binding (see below for details about where you can get all of this wonderful stuff).


Now I need to get back into the swing of entering challenges;
And don't forget, there are still a couple of days left for you to enter the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie where hearts and lace are also the order of the day.
That's me all done in for a few hours but I will be surfing blogland later to catch up on all the goss...
Huge hugs to you all, Jenny xxx


40 comments:

  1. Fantastic card Jenny. The distress paints are wonderful to work with aren't they.

    So glad to hear you're on the mend and hope all goes well for the future weeks for you. Just take it easy and you'll be back to yourself in no time at all.

    Sam xxx

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  2. Jenny, I am sorry that I did not realize you were having surgery! Glad to hear you are doing better and having to stay away from that housework! Crafting is so much easier!! This is totally pretty and feminine and still has that magical button touch! Seriously, take it easy and don't push! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs!

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  3. Beautiful card, so feminine. Lovely design and such wonderful colours. Love the touches of lace too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  4. Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper with your very pretty card. ;) Sooo romantic
    xoxo Sioux

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  5. Absolutely lovely, Jenny. The Victorian Velvet background looks so effective.

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  6. Hi Jenny, this was definitely a shock for me - but in a very, very positive way! You should do feminine more often because this is stunning....the background is just perfection and the way you have added all the elements is wonderful - aren't these new paints just the best? Glad to hear that you are taking breaks every now and then too...... Hugs, Anne x

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  7. Glad you're on the mend, we've missed you! Lovely project too. Look after yourself! xxx Keren

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  8. Really beautiful creation Jenny and love how the background came about as it looks really stunning with the lovely floral panel.
    Glad to hear you're feeling better too and hope you're fully recovered very soon.
    Take care. Hugs, Fliss xx

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  9. Jenny I'm so pleased you're on the road to recovery. Your card is gorgeous I love the crackle layer and using the rose packaging from Linda is fabulous(I've got so many of them & refuse to throw them away!). The background is beautiful too ! Sue C x

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  10. Beautiful, lovely colours. Missed you, take care.

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  11. Oh this is everything I adore - vintage, shabby, painterly (is that even a word?. A gorgeously elegant creation.
    Jenny I hope you are feeling stronger each day but being sensible as to your limitations. Take good care.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. So glad to hear you are getting back into the swing of things!! Love your feminine piece with all it's special touches. And those paints look so wonderful! (I have some on order with Linda:o)) Love the crackle on the die cut too, looks wonderful!

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  13. Great that you're back. Hope you will recover soon, keep my fingers crossed. Your card looks wonderful - great background.

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  14. Hi Jenny, I have not been blogging all week, so have missed that you were unwell. I absolutely love this card the soft muted colours are gorgeous. Please take care. Hugs Rita xx

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  15. Sorry...I think I missed something about your health Jenny...hope you will recover soon and totally!

    Your Distress inks help you :-)
    The card is great.

    Toi toi, Alie

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  16. Oh is there no end to your talents??? Now you do feminine fabulously too!

    Seriously, welcome back Jenny. Your card is exceptionally beautiful. I love that background.

    Heed all the advice and do take plenty of rest. Nicola x

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  17. Oww this is devine Jenny :)
    Von ♥
    Take care :)

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  18. Hi Jenny. Glad to hear you are taking it easy. Hope you improve daily.

    Love the background on this piece and the white stamping. I agree with Ann this is very feminine and quite stunning.

    Thanks for sharing. Hope to have crafty time tomorrow as I am desperate to play with Tim's paints

    Hugs

    Annie x x

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  19. This is beautiful. Love that background. I also named you as the recipient of the Liebster Award on my blog. :-)

    http://gitascreations.blogspot.com/2013/02/liebster-award.html

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  20. So sorry to hear you have been ill - Sending huge hugs!. This creation is..well I am speechless...My passion at the moment is all roses,lace and vintage pink so when I saw this my eyes lit up! It is sooo gorgeous! I want to try the paints - At the moment I am experimenting with the first batch of stains I have bought and must admit I am struggling a bit! (I am a bit behind with the trends ;o) - I am sure I will get used to them soon. Lots of love and hugs from Laura xxxxxxxxxx

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  21. Hi Jenny, I didnt know you had gone through an op, glad to hear you are on the mend. Beautifuly shabby vintage card love everything about it. Take care, extra big gentle Hugs:) Mo x

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  22. wow, that is stunning... sorry hear you not been well, off to see if I can find out what happened... am behind on bloggy friendy catch-ups... thanks forjoining in with the Sunday Stamper.. take care! x

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  23. Gorgeous card Buttons... Love the soft colours... Fabulous design... So nice to have you back... Take it slowly mind... Hugs May x x x

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  24. So glad to have you back safe and sound... hope your recovery is swift and smooth - the housework embargo sounds like a splendid thing! - take very good care of yourself, won't you?!

    Onto the card - oh, my - an absolutely enchanting piece of work. My paints have got held up in stock availability hell, so I'm panting at the bit. This is sooo pretty - and lovely to see how beautifully they'll do the PA crackle too! Simply stunning background... Looking forward to more.
    Alison xx

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  25. Hope you soon recover Jenny.

    Your card is so beautiful and the colours are just right for the images.

    Take care

    Love Chrissie xx

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  26. Hi Jenny, so sorry To hear about you being in hospital, i've been a bit slack with my visiting and did'nt realise. I do hope you are on the mend. Judging from your fabulous posts it would seem that a spot of crafting is the best medicine. Like just about everybody can't wait to get my mitts on some of those fabaints, love your romantic card
    Toni x

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  27. Hi Jenny, glad you're on the mend - you've been much missed! (I've nominated you for a Liebster - details on my blog - http://ailego.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-liebster.html)! xxx Keren

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  28. Good morning, great to have you back. Glad everything seems to have gone to plan, just take things easy.
    Love your creation and all the lovely textures you have managed to incorporate.
    Keep well and carry on crafting!!
    Hugs

    Patricia. xxx

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  29. So glad you are on the road to recovery! This is a stunning make, looks like you had fun with these paints and thisis a beauty! Hugs and love trace x.

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  30. What a gorgeous background! Love the blended pinks and ivories! Fab! Gorgeous lace too! Very feminine and soft feel!

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  31. This is a very beautiful card Jenny, I love everything about it. I hope you are recovering well from your surgery and all went to plan. Leave the h word alone, crafting only for convalescence I think!best wishes, barb xx

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  32. Morning Jenny, Glad you are now on the mend. This card is absolutely stunning, I love, love, love it, the colours are beautiful, stamping fantastic and all the embellies just complement beautifully.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  33. Wowwww,, Jenny,,,,,I am so happy you are here again,,,,,,,,,Love your card, so amazing, so colorfull but the best is to know you are feeling better,,,,,I was habing lot of problems with the store and my glasses,so I ´ll be posting you steampunk cards in my blog soon, OMG,,,I love them,,,,,Welcome to the crafting blog again.......my friend (Applauses)

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  34. Such a beautiful card! Love the background. I hope you'll feel much better soon.

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  35. Hi 'Mad Jenny', Love this card.
    Great day today.
    Rest and recover.
    Rosie x

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  36. Awesome Jenny, such a beautiful, divine piece. I just live the colours and techniques you have used to produce such a gorgeous feminine card.
    It was amazing meeting and catching up with you yesterday.Mad Jenny, lol. Thanks for your time. Be good while you are recuperating and take care of yourself.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  37. Exquisite creation, wonderful soft decoration!

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  38. How very beautiful! I'm glad you are home recovering and crafting. Take good care!

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  39. Oh so beautiful! I love the soft color combination...gives me the itch for spring! Cleaning always takes a backseat to crafting ALWAYS. I'm still waiting for my dishes to grow legs and wash themselves :)

    Amy*

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  40. Oooh! How gorgeous....thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month.
    xoxo Sioux

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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