Monday, October 4, 2010

Shop til you drop

 Happy October Everyone,

Wow, I don't know where September went, I'm sorry I haven't been by to visit your blogs or replied to any of your wonderful comments, I've been in and out of hospital and will be for the next few months. My blogging will have to take a back seat for a while, but please know, I will be back and I thank each and everyone one of you for taking time to visit.

Even though I haven't made any new creations, I've been colouring images, just no mojo or energy to make cards, hopefully October will be a better month. Anyways, this card has been in the works for a while and I eventually got the photo taken.

The stamps are from Magnolia's Bon Voyage Collection - Tilda goes Shopping & Boutique Window. I love to shop as most girls do, so I couldn't resist these adorable stamps.

For dimension I made a Shadow Box Card (here is a tutorial). I stamped the Boutique on acetate to represent the window, and of course I had to have the new Tim Holtz embossing folders when they first came out, but this is the first time I have used the brick embossing folder, perfect for these stamps and smothered the bricks with crackled paint, added a diamond & pearls swirl a gift from the gorgeous Stephanne. My Boutique is a very high end jewellery store, and certainly wouldn't look out of place in Hollywood's Rodeo Drive.

Stamps: Magnolia's Bon Voyage Collection - Tilda goes Shopping & Boutique Window
Copics: Skin E00, 000, 11, R20, Pinks, R83, 81 & R000, Blues B93, 91 & Hair E31, 30 & 25
Other: Magnolia Designer Paper & Doohickey Tilda Lace, Border Punch for Awning - EK Success, Ribbon - May Arts, Crackled Paint (Picket Fence) Ranger, Watermark designed by Heather Rolin.


Mandy said...

Hey hunny, so sorry to hear you are having a tough time :( Don't be worrying and apologising for not blogging Jodie, you getting well is all that matters.

Stunning card as always, beautifully coloured and so girly and pretty, love it. I keep meaning to attempt a shadow box card so thanks for the inspiration
love n big hugs Mandy xx

Kylie said...

Oh my dear Jodie! I am so sorry you have been so unwell! I have been thinking of you and am sending my best wishes your way. I hope you are on the road to recovery and I have missed your gorgeous "face" around the blogging circuit and your wonderful creations! Take good care of yourself Sweetie. Your Tilda boutique card is just amazing. Being ill has not affected your gorgeous style Hun!
Miss you - get well soon!
Love and big hugs,

Sinikka said...

What a lovely box card. I like it a lot. Sweet also with the bows.
Hope that october will be a good month for you without visiting a hospital.
Sending you a <-----FEEL BETTER-----> hug

claudia said...

Best wishes to you! I hope you are well now.
Your Tilda boutique card is wonderful.

Summite said...

Wow what a beautiful card. I love this form of card especially for the front of a store. I am a shopacoolic so it's me going shopping. Very nice creation

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Have missed you....sorry your not feeling well, will keep you in my prayers! Beautiful to shop so this is just my style!


Lynn said...

It's so nice to see you and your beautiful creations again. I can understand it when you say you lost your mojo, 'cause it happens to me when I'm at work all day and although my mind is still filled with craft ideas, I'm just to tired to do any crafts.
Lynn x

susie said...

Hi Jodie,
first time here.
I love your cards and your coloring, WAUW !!!

grts , Susie

sandy said...

Jodie, your work is outstanding and I certainly hope you will be well soon. Hearts and prayers go with you.
Sandy D

Kim Piggott said...

This is amazing!
Incredible work!
kim x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh I'm so very sorry to hear that you've been ill, Jodie! You are one of the sweetest people in blogland & I hope you're doing better now.

Now about your card/shadow box.........AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love it! You have really outdone yourself on this one. I'm putting together these 2 stamps for a birthday card for my granddaughter & came to you for inspiration. Wowsers! Your creation is just stunning! Love every aspect of it. Great idea to stamp the boutique on acetate. And I love the crackle. Great idea!

Thanks for sharing this & I pray that all is well with you soon.

Big Huggies ~