Jul 14, 2014

OMG - I'm 200 posts old...

"Time for Wine"

 I'm feeling excited and a little mind-boggled to think that I have made 200 cards and shared them across blogworld for all to see.

I really would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken time in their day to visit my blog from all over the world...and have give advice, guidance and encouragement...shared some pretty amazing and awesome comments...and have been friends in ways you can't imagine.

It seemed fitting to celebrate my 200th post with a celebratory glass of wine! (I know...any excuse lol)

This card was made for a friend's birthday...
it has a touch of the Mediterranean and was made for a fiery Italian 
 who loves his vegie garden and a nice drop of wine.
I love the bleach blocking technique from recent cards that I have made and thought it would have a perfect effect for this project.
 I wanted the colours to be rich and natural.
Some reverse stenciling, some subtle water colouring with DI's of the leaves, grapes and wine...and that is it.

To help celebrate my 200th post I would like to show you 2 things...
firstly, the first card I ever posted 3 1/2 years ago!
I remember making it for my niece Emma's birthday.
It does have a little ink, but not much (I guess you have to start somewhere)...this was the first stamp that I bought and I kind of thought I might get into Tilda cards.

and secondly, some fun that I had recently when I was playing around with YouTube...these are some of my cards over the last 6 months that I really like. It was heaps of fun to put together ~ and I hope you enjoy it too.

It has been, and still is, an incredible journey...with surprise twists and turns
and so many new things to learn. 
It was fun (and scary!) to look back ~ but good for the soul.


rachel said...

a beautiful card Dot and an incredible journey - I only recently joined you but I'm so glad I have - your work is stunning! More please!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fantastic creations ... love the Mediterranean feel! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Amanda said...

Congratulations Dot on this mile stone. It sounds like you have had a wonderful journey, with many creative turns. I think that is the reason why this hobby is so addictive, it is something that we can keep evolving in, and that is why I love it too.
Here's to the next 200!
Amanda x

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Dot what a way to celebrate your 200th post with such a stunning card. Congratulations on your achievement and thank you for bringing such inspiring cards to look at and to learn from. Loved seeing part of your journey too, it's amazing how we change isn't it?
Have a great week.
Hugs Brenda xx

brenda said...

It's scary looking back at our early makes Dot, I did that when I passed the five year mark and decided against doing it again. Then to my horror one of the girls fond a photo she took even longer ago and that did have some scary stuff on it.

Anyhow, love this card right up my street in more ways than one !

B x

Diane said...

A beautiful card...like a "piece of art" to be framed..gorgeous!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Happy birthday" challenge.
Diane TSH DT

Pops Origami said...

Very beautiful Card It is so elegant and beatiful

Sparkly Engineer said...

Congratulations on your 200th card. It's fab. I love all the design elements and that rich color. It seems more a painting then a stamped card

Meggymay said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. This is a wonderful card to celebrate the occasion.

Cara Malmrose said...

Congrats on hitting the big 200! LOL ... Gorgeous card!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

shirley-bee said...

Congrats on 200 posts, Dot! Loved the video of your favourite cards :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congratulation to your 200th post :) Hopefully many more to come. Your celebratory card looks wonderful.

Terry said...

Congratulations on your 200th post and that is deserving of a glass of wine or beer! You know, I don't know how many I have done and I guess I should check. Your celebration card is gorgeous as is all your creativeness! Enjoy!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous card. Love the rich colors and depth you achieved! Thank you for joining in my Anything Goes challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Claire said...

Gorgeous as always Dot, big congratulations on your 200th post, I'll raise a glass to the next 200
Claire xx

Mrs.B said...

Congrats on your 200th post and great of you to share your creative journey.
Looking forward to the next 200 and more.
Avril xx

Red Rubber Designs said...

Your wine card is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Drea Slee said...

Congrats!! Fantastic cards!! Really love the wine one with all that fabulous stamping and rich colors!!Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Coco said...

Happy 200th card Dot!!! This card celebrates very nicely this event. And I looked at your video with some samples of your art... A lot of cards are really fabulous, wow!!! Coco xx