18 February 2022

Horsey Gal

 Hi Everyone, a lot of things going on which has meant a pause in posting apart from my DT cards, we still have our cupboard drying out, so still things out of it in my craft room! We had a call to let us know the cover on our our faulty divan has been discontinued and we had to choose a new one, making it another 4 or more weeks before we have, hopefully, a perfect? replacement. A few other things added to the stress, but, it can't last forever can it? As they say, things are sent to try us!

However I have made a card for my Horsey Niece. I make her a card with a horse image every year, this is her 59th birthday, so I thought this image suited her perfectly, you know, struggles come about to do things at her age. hahaha

I took the image into my die cutting machine, with the tree, leaves and fence, I cut them all out of plain white card with 2 layers of each and coloured them with Distress inks, the horse is white, as hers is! 

After colouring them, I passed the tree through a wood embossing folder. I printed a dp background, onto which I had added a sentiment, that I thought suited the scene. I placed them all to the background and used silver gel pen around the barrel step, then I added a marker pen shadow underneath the horse. I hope she will be pleased with it.

image - Horsey Harriet Dr Digi
inks - Distress Inks
markers - Spectrum Noir
silhouette digital die cutting machine
EF - Crafters Companion Wood texture
fence shape - Aveziur_Spring_fence 
tree - Alaa'K Silhouette Design Store
silver gel pen - Uniball
background paper - Studio 4 (2012)
sentiment - computer generated

showing the layers

EDIT, Storm Eunice is pretty horrendous, our neighbour has lost his shed roof, we have been lucky so far, just our patio chairs have gone walkabout a bit, but not too bad.

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Squirrel x said...

Sorry to hear about your kerfuffle hun! Hope you're sorted soon. Love this card, reminds me of the rare occasions I've tried to get on a horse, lol. Xx

Janette said...

Oh wow Faith this is a wonderful fun card, just love it.
Hope everything is soon sorted for you, nothing worse when your trying to get things done, soon be spring.xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and fun image,love all the layers.Hope you get everything back to normal soon
Carol x

Mac Mable said...

What a fun and thoughtful horsey scene Faith. I love the colouring, the dimension and the way you embossed the tree. Yes 59 years old is getting on now....lol. Your Horsey niece is going to love it x.
Stay safe and warm Faith and yes things will get better in more ways than one x. Very windy, Baltic and heavy showers/hail but no snow my end x.

wannabcre8tive said...

A wonderful card for your niece. Great coloring. Sorry you have had some troubles. Hope they are resolved soon. I hope Eunice did not cause any damages.

Beebeebabs said...

LOL love your card and image thanks for sharing!!!

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful image, and one I know well when having riding lessons in my late 50s, not the most elegant of looks. Anyhoo, I'm sure your niece will love it.
I hope you get your issues sorted soon, and that you remain safe in this horrendous storm, Kate x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh this is such a fun card, great details too

Rosemary said...

wonderful card for your niece, faith. hoping that things get back to normal for you soon. hugs!

Shirley Young said...

A brilliant image Faith, I’m sure your niece will be delighted. Sorry to hear that you haven’t got everything sorted yet. Just hoping that our house will be in one piece when we get back from holiday xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Faith, what a cute and funny card. It's great to see you at Outlawz. So sorry the divan is being held again. I heard about the storm over there. It wasn't until I began making art friends across the pond did I even realize you get a bad storm almost every year. I never associated that with UK. But it actually makes sense, you being an island in the ocean and all. Hope everything blows over safely and hurry up with that divan! xoxo

Carol L said...

This card is just perfect for any horse lover and I had a good chuckle as soon as I saw it! LOL Fun creation and your niece will love it I'm sure. Sorry about the issues you're having but hopefully it will all be sorted out soon! These things teach us a whole new level of patience don't they? Do have a good weekend anyway!

Brenda said...

Another saying we have Faith is, "Don't sweat the small stuff". lol Sounds like you guys have a lot on your plate and I hope it settles down soon for you guys. I am so in love with this card Faith!!! I get your Horsey Niece loved it too! Your coloring with DI's impresses me so much, I would have thought this was a precolored image had I not read that you colored it! The scene is fabulous, but it is the gal getting on the horse that has me cracking up. lol Yep, the struggle is real I'm sure, it would be for me at 62! lol Great job Faith....again, I just love this card! Hugs, Brenda

Helen F. said...

So sorry and hoping things get straightened out soon for you, Faith.
I know it could be worse, but when you are dealing with any mess at the time, it's just not a good time.
I had to giggle when I saw your fun card for your niece :-)

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is such a fun card! Great coloring! Loving the background scene too.

Sarn said...

Hi Faith- love this fun card and your sense of humour.

Eunice’s tantrum was very violent here at one point and she’s still blowing a hooley today. Had to get temp roof repair but at least it’s watertight again and the roofers are back tomorrow to complete the work. Small probs compared to some. Hope the storm didn’t cause you anymore problems.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kate said...

Oh goodness, Faith! You are dealing with rather a lot of nuisances right now.

I'm glad you could spend some happy time crafting this fun card for your Horsey Niece! I gave me a chuckle!

Maria said...

I hope things get straightened out soon for you! Your card for your niece is too cute and fun! Great coloring and a beautiful scene! I’m sure she will love it!

R's Rue said...

What a cute card. Sending hugs.

Vicky Hayes said...

What a brilliant card for your horsey niece! Love the background and the way you layered it up. Glad you weren't too affected by the storms. I wonder if your patio chairs will manage to walk back!! So sorry to hear about the delay with the divan. Hope it all gets sorted soon. Vicky x

Greta said...

Oh wow--this card is an absolute treasure, Faith! I'm sure your niece was thrilled with it! That was quite the storm! Hope you didn't have any major problems. You've sure had enough to deal with lately!