Thursday 2 February 2012

What's in a name?

Evening all!  I'm poorly ick ick tonight, got some kind of tummy bug and cant eat owt and I'm sooooo hungry!  I'm dreaming of that whole pizza I'm going to have tomorrow mmmmmm 
Should be alright tomorrow, better had be I had loads to do today which now has to be done tomorrow accch pffft! 

Anyway I have one to share with you tonight and the topic is "Whats in a name?"

Have you ever been influenced for or against buying a stamp simply by what its called?  I say this as I'm a sucker for a well named stamp, star usually does it for me lol!  I've always liked things called Star from when I was little, its just something I warm to immediately :)

Teresa from Crafts & Me sent me my DT digis yesterday and I couldnt contain my excitement on 2 of them.  One because its called JANESSA.  I have a cousin called Janessa which is an unusual name especially round these parts and I was aware Hannah Lynn had one of her drawings called this so imagine my excitement that its now a digi!!  Tell ya if I wasn't on the DT I would have knocked you flying in the rush haha!

Then I downloaded the other images I'd been sent as I'd already run off to print Janessa out and coloured her skin in :)  The next one to catch my eye was LADY OF THE STARS and I just KNEW I'd like it and I opened it and wasn't disappointed!  This one is by Sara Burrier and she's just a beaut!  I quite often trim the digis down if they're long ones but this I wanted to keep at her full length so I made a 7x5 card which I don't do to often nowadays.

I coloured with flexmarkers on the dress with a bit of azure promarker and have added loads of glamour dust to the star string and wings and finally added some itty bitty stars which are nail art ones and glued them on individually - its the aspergers in me I love finicky detail :)

Anyway I made this for a certain lady who hugely inspires me and has been a massive influence on me over the years so I'll pop that in post tommoz - watch all the stars fall off lol! 

Carrying on with the names thing, theres a lovely digi stamp by saturated canary which I do like the look of and love seeing everyones coloured versions *but* she has same name as ex husbands previous wife urrrrgh!  Funny how things like that can put you off!  Hey you cant please everyone and I've bought plenty more there lol!

So here's my Lady of the Stars which I thoroughly enjoyed colouring in :)

I'd like to enter into...

Papercrafting Journey - Fairies/Angels
Flutterby Wednesday - Open
Creative Card Crew - Fantasy
Fab n Funky - Use a digi
Rubys Rainbow - Sparkle
Divas by design - Anything goes


Grenouille Greetings said...

You're on a roll and I can't keep up! Such prettiness! Hugs, Lesley

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :D

Scrapcat 1 said...

Love the image Vix and the chain is a nice touch

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh wow this is stunning, your colouring is beautiful on it, oh yes my boy luvs boxes & paper, he is now in a box shredding my bank statements! lol, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Stitchinwitch said...

I am the same, I tend to avoid anything called Jane or Mandy (I know there are lovely people with those names but bad apples and all that) but I did buy a stamp without even seeing it based on the name. Erin's love hearts. My daughter is called Erin and she is so lovey so I had to, right?
Thankfully it was a cute as I expected.

Vicky said...

Hey sweetie this is gorgeous I popped over to have a peekskie at the new ones & oh they are totally gorgeous. Hannahs website is where my son & his lass got my grand-daughters name from Payton.
Love this image & your colouring looks fantastic shug.
Hope you feel better soon shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Suzie's Card Den said...

That is so beautifully coloured, amazing work
Suzie xx

Anne-Marie said...

Oh, she's just beautiful! Looks as if this must have taken an age....such it!
A friend once told me that Mo Manning had a new stamp called "Chocolate Smile"...I absolutely knew I would be buying it, sight unseen....and I did!
I also feel the same about anything with "quilt" in it....haaa!

Kim x said...

Hi Vix, thanks for picking my card for the Stampman challenge. hugs Kimx

Cath Wilson said...

More stunning colouring - what can I say? The beads are a stroke of genius - absolutely wonderful x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW that chain across the hands of the fairy is soooooooo clever! I love it. Hope your feeling better soon.
Thanks for sharing with Diva's By Design this week and good luck in the challenge
HUgs Laurie x

Margaret said...

Fabulous! Love the glitter and stars on the loops
Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our Fantasy challenge
Margaret :o)DT

Emma H said...

Wow - stunning card, just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!
That's funny, I never think too much about image names, but I have bought CC stamps because they were "Emma's" like me!

Amanda R said...

This is stunning, love all the details you were able to add and the nail decal idea is awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Flutterby Wednesdays!

Jan said...

Fabulous card hun, thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Kim x said...

Didn't realize when i first saw this post that I was the Lady it was intended for. Thank you soooo much for the card Vix it is truly stunning, so much better in the flesh. I love it.
hugs Kimx

Shanna Shands said...

This is jaw dropping beautiful. Thanks for joining CCC's last challenge and I hope you can join for our current Masculine Challenge.