Monday, 16 January 2012

My Lion King and some goodies to win



Good Afternoon peeps, are you getting a bit of this sunshine ? It's been really lovely here today after a -8 frost last night, but that's fine if it means we get some nice daytime weather.

Thanks to everyone for their feedback on the Royal Mail saga, my letter is underway and will let you all know what they have to say, although I am not expecting any quick response judging by their usual activity.

I thought I would share one of the samples I did for Stamp Addicits with their new lion image which went on sale today, I like to call him the Lion King, although I know that's not his official name he really does remind me of that character. He's quite a large fellow and I simply stamped him and coloured with Aquamarkers, added some sky and background grasses and some palm trees cut on the Cricut. I know you don't really associate palm trees with a lions habitat, but this lion is a bit of a dandy and on his holidays............you all know I live in fantasy land.


And here's a little giveaway of some Nitwits DP's and embellishments from Sir Stampalot who's sale is still on and bargains to be had here.

Just leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner before my next post later this week.

                                               

57 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi Brenda, love the lion but he's not exactly Clarence the friendly lion, he looks a bit cross ... not cross-eyed :)) Great card and I love the palm trees too. Elizabeth x

Moni said...

Fab card, and so gorgeous image. Lovely candy. Hugs,moni

Debs said...

Fab card Brenda - love the palm trees and the idea of the Lion King on his hols :o)
Love the giveaway too - great colours - thanks for the chance to win.
Debs xx

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Not your famous signature style, but lovely :)

mags said...

Great card, such a fun image. Like what you have done with it. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
Mags
x

Hussena said...

this is such a fun card i love the lion he seems pretty relaxed in his enviorment:):)

Claudia said...

I like the lion and your card very much, although I'm not sure if he seems to be really a friendly lion. I think there is something in his eyes....

Thank you for the chance to win some goodies.

Hugs

Claudia

M-J said...

I love the background you have created on this card, thanks for the chance to win! M-J

Diane said...

Your Lion King looks so fierce too! Definatley has attitude! Thanks for the chance to win the colour tones are lovely...

Jennifer said...

This king looks like one cool cat! Wouldn't want to cross him! hehehe Thanks for the chance at the candy!

Margreet said...

Your dandy lion looks beautiful....stunning colouring...love the palm trees (was in Florida lately and now I miss the the palm trees)...thanks for the chance to win!
xxx Margreet

Marianne said...

Lovely card. This lion is quite a handsome guy :-) Your colouring is beautiful!
xxx Marianne MW

Anonymous said...

какой интересный лев) Мне очень нравится... брутальный такой))))

Lastochka said...

Brenda, while you are actively struggling with your post, I have had problems with UPS mail. After placing the order at the store, and paying for its delivery, I had to pay extra for delivery here in our country. It is so stupid and very unpleasant.

Stephanie said...

What an adorable lion!! I really like your card. Thanks for the chance at the candy.

Dora said...

Awww this is ONE fun card, what a lovely card, love the lion and style xxx

Eva said...

I really like your lovely card. It´s a cool lion.Thanks for the chance to win!

Jo Street said...

Hi Brenda, what a brilliant Lion, love him. Thanks for the chance at the candy.
Jo x

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I like him and I can see why you've named him the king! Thanks so much for the chance!
Lisa

Debbie said...

Really fab card Brenda.What a lovely stamp.Thank you for the chance to win these goodies.Love Debbie x

Vicky said...

Fabulous Brenda...and thanks for the chance too :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun card. I love the lion. Thanks for a chance.

Vampirschmetterlings Basteleck said...

Hy!

What a cool lion. My son would love it. Thanks for the chance to win this candy.

hugs, Ingrid

PatR said...

Such a great card Brenda and I love that funky lion. xx

Katerina_Z said...

Very funny lion and the card is so cute! Like it!

Rosalee said...

Cute Card and yummy goodies too. Thanks for the chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This lion is very very cool Brenda. Beautiful creation.
Nice you goodies.
Lovely greet
Marja

Alёnushka said...

Fun card =) Very cute lion =)))

Hanneke said...

What a fun card, reminds me of the movie madagascar with the animals on a tropical island. Good luck with Royal Mail and thank you for a chance to win that yummie goodnes. Hugs, Hanneke

Scrappin' Annie said...

Your card looks great - but I am not sure I would trust that lion ....lol Thanks for the chance to win goodies

Kat said...

Great card Brenda, hope the lion's enjoying his holiday lol! Not sure what to make of his expression though.

Meant to add a comment to Saturday's post but was still having problems commenting. I think RM and other large companies are their own worst enemy with the weird answers they give to complaints. Another problem is that your problem seems to be with RM and the Post Office. People tend to think they are all the one thing but they aren't! I'm not defending RM because I've had my own problems with them and even posties aren't immune to having problems with them.

I have to say I'm not happy about people saying PO staff are jobsworths because we want to check and weigh. We have to do this for our sake and the customer's, and also we're told to use the template every time. In practice an experienced PO person can usually tell by the look and feel whether something is ordinary, large or packet. I'm sure the people who complain about this would be the first to complain if we assumed a letter was ordinary and someone ended up being surcharged because it was large. It would be our fault. It really looks as if someone misread your letter which often happens I think if we have to complain about anything. I don't think it's just RM that gives daft answers to a clearly written complaint or query!

This morning before 9.30 I had 2 customers each with 10 parcels and each of them got 10 individual receipts. The first one was while it was quiet but the second caused a queue! No-one complained but I still apologised to everyone in the queue as I served them for keeping them waiting. In general people don't mind if you do that. Perhaps your post office person doesn't realise that it's his/her job to give the customer what he/she wants! Don't bother if they're grumpy that's their problem not yours! My daughter's father-in-law deliberately likes to go to the grumpy assistant for his pension just to annoy them. It's just mischief on his part as he's a lovely man.

Stick to your guns Brenda, don't give in, their must be someone in RM who can give you some answers. All I can say to everyone is if in doubt ask for a posting receipt and always put your own name and address on everything.

Take care,

Kat xx

Merry said...

Wonderful card Brenda....I like how you said he is a bit 'dandy' and off on a holiday. Love the imagination that goes into your cards. :-) Thanks for the chance in your giveaway.

Paula (PEP) said...

Love your part of fantasy land - & the super scenery you've given him. He certainly looks like eh's enjoying those palm trees.
Paula (PEP)

Lullina said...

So nice card! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

CraftyLoops said...

What a fantastic image, he looks fantastic. Smashing card Brenda. Lee x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

I love the lion image, it looks like it has so much character. and thanks for giving us the chance to win
Lindsay xx

Harma said...

What a lovely image of the lion Brenda,gorgeous card.
Thanks for the chance to win the give away
Hugs harma

Bhawana said...

lovely card and super candy. both are winsome :).

Ardilla said...

Such a fun lion!!! great card...

Thanks for the chance with the candy :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there again B., Ah some delicious yummies on offer and in my favourite colours too how delightful!
I pray someone who needs cheering up wins these. And for the weather update in Oz? it is 22C at 5.35pm in arvo and it is raining but we need it so not whinging. Oh, and enjoyed the Royal Mail comment above too! God bless, Shaz in oz.x

Ayelet said...

What a sweet card! The lion is so cute.
Thanks for the chance to win this sweet candy :)

Sanna Saksija said...

What a masculine lion, brings a smile on my face. Thanks for the chance!

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the lion, but he looks a bit annoyed to me - maybe his holiday isn't going to plan!
Nikki x

Belkies said...

I love lions very much!
Thank you for candy.

Cheryl said...

oh Brenda this is one,brilliant card just love that lion hugs Cherylxxxx

Whisper said...

That is one cool lion, Luv Sam x

Avni said...

I love lions since my lil one is fascinated by them these days! nice work!

Стю said...

What a lovely card! I like it!

ma-mi said...

When I saw your card, was in my mind: "Hudomushen lev!" it means "Waggish lion!" I love the stamp and the card you made.

Promosyon said...

Excellent card...It looking so excellent and funny. Every thing looking awesome. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card.

Noemi said...

Questo leone è stupendo, la card mi piace molto.

ciao ciao

Bhawana said...

Hi Brenda, lovely card I was looking for animal image and came here. I love it.

Wenche said...

hehe, what a fun card. And really nice give away.

Jackie said...

Your cards are lovely Brenda, as always. xx

Michaela Lejonberg said...

What a beutiful card:) Mee like!!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

The lion brings lots of character to this card. I love it.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Mary said...

Very funny lion !! I really like your card.