Tuesday 7 July 2009

I'm Back !!!!

Phew ! All the painting is done and very nice it looks too (even if I say so myself !). Gosh, it was hard work especially in all that heat ! The paint was drying quicker than I could get it on ! I finally put the paint brushes back in the garage at the weekend and was able to get back to crafting. Oh I missed my time at my craft table and especially taking part in my DT challenges, I missed the girls sooo much and felt so left out. Never mind, I'm back and raring to go !!!

With one of my DT cards done, I have been able to take part in the Sketch Saturday challenge and what a fabby sketch it is too - I loved this one (well, I love them all !!). I see I can also enter my card into The Next Level challenge which this week is buttons and bows.

The DP's are My Minds Eye "Laundry Line". These are such yummy glittery papers (although they have the most awful smell !).

The image is of course Anya which I have coloured with ProMarkers. Gold, mustard and sandstone (hair), ivory and blush and E00 and E02 Copics (skin), blossom and rose pink (top, socks and umbrella), pastel blue and turquoise (skirt and boots), warm grey 1 (outline). I have added some pearls for her buttons and inked the edges with peeled paint and china blue distress inks although I was a bit heavy handed this time !

The raffia ribbon is from Hobbycraft.

The button and lace are from my stash.

The flowers are the retro flower punch and daisy punch with pearls for the centres.

The sentiment is a Melissa Frances rub on/transfer sentiment available to buy from Simon Says Stamp. It is from the "Inspiration" pack.

I am so sorry for my lack of visits and commenting. Hopefully now I shall be able to have a good ole blog hop and visit you all. Thank you for your patience !

See you back here tomorrow for the new Simon Says Challenge and a little treat for you (my lips are sealed until tomorrow morning !!).

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments !

** oh yes, hubby's knee ! It's still not right but it is getting there and he has been signed off work until Monday. Hopefully it will right itself by then and he can get back to work (for my own sanity as well as his ! although it has been lovely having him around and I shall miss him when he does go back and so will the girls). It is his 40th birthday on Friday and I'm trying to organise that which isn't easy with him being around all day. He's not having a party or anything but it would be nice if he could just disappear while I sort out his pressie and decorate the house for him - must find a way to get rid of him - well, not literally !!! **


  1. Gorgeous card, lovely colours :o)

  2. Gorgeous card, the Anya girl is fab and what great colours.
    Glad the decorating is out of the way so you can get back crafting.

  3. That is a very cute card; love the pink and that pretty raffia ribbon!

  4. Yay! You're back with us, lovely to see you ;o)
    Your card is so pretty and the way you've added to sentiment is just brill! Can't believe the papers smell horrid though!!!
    Hope Jon is back on his feet!!!! soon and you get some peace and quiet ;o) xxx

  5. Stunning card Jo! Your colouring is brilliant and the sentiment is lovely too!
    Love it! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  6. Wow, what a brilliant Card! Love the Coloring very much!!!


  7. Glad you're back! Super cute card!!

    Hugs, Kelly

  8. What a beautiful card Jo,l love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  9. So preety and cute ,fabulous colouring ,love it xxxx
    Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
    The Next Level.
    Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

  10. Hi Jo, Hope you guys are ok, knees are a fixing and everything :) Absolutly beautiful card. Well done for getting the decorating done. Kimx

  11. Beautiful - gorgeous fresh colours..

  12. love this card I have just purchased this set and I love it

  13. Oh those pearls as buttons are brilliant!



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Jo x

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