Saturday 15 August 2009

So many challenges ! and an Award

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What a dreary old morning we have here today. I hope the sun comes out because I've promised the girls we will go to the beach party down at the local park this morning but with thick cloud and drizzle in the air, it doesn't look like beach party weather !

The school uniform shopping was a success, I was amazed at how quiet it was everywhere so no queuing in tropical heat for hours on end while trying things on and waiting for the decision on whether the shoes do actually fit or not !! Why when you ask the question "how do those feel" do you always get in return "I don't know" ? and why do their shoes cost twice the amount I would pay for a pair of shoes for myself ? I know its always been the same. I can remember doing it myself and I can remember my Mum and Dad moaning on for days about how much everything costs !

I've been very naughty and bought myself some new stamps and papers and, and ..... (as if I really need them !!) and so off to my "favourites" I went to see what the challenge blogs had on offer this week.

I have managed to tick all the boxes (I hope) for these challenges.....

Get Sketchy - I have used their fabby sketch for my card and the bonus challenge was to use patterned paper (which mine is but not overly patterned).

Stamp Something - Something from Summer vacation. The image I have used reminds me of my two girls, never the right way up and always full of the joys of Spring (or Summer !)

Passion for ProMarkers - colour combo of Cocoa and Rose Pink

Stamp With Fun - Birthdays. It's my friend's birthday next week so I shall give her this card

The DP's are K&Company "Roam".

The image is a Sugar Nellie, Diane Duda image called "Upside Down" and she has been coloured with ProMarkers.

Colours : Skin - ivory and blush. Hair - cocoa and blending pen. Dress - rose pink and cocoa. Tights and shoes - rose pink and cocoa. Grass - grass and forest green. Flowers - canary and turquoise. Butterfly - turquoise, rose pink and blending pen. Outline - pastel blue and blending pen.

The flowers, button and string are from my stash.

The flourish stamp is a Kelly Panacci border stamp stamped in Versafine "Vintage Sepia".

The sentiment is by Hero Arts also stamped in Vintage Sepia.

All the edges have been inked with brown distress ink (no particular colour - just off my brown sponge !).

I really now need to crack on with my DT work to cover the time when we are away on our hols so if I go AWOL for a few days - you know where I am !!!!

Thank you so much for your visit and for any lovely comment you may leave for me - it always means so much.

I received this lovely award from my blogging friend Simonne (SemSee)

If you have never come across Sem's blog, you must hop over and have a look as she is a very, very talented laydee indeed and her blog is an absolute pleasure to read.

Now I am supposed to nominate 5 people for this award but to be quite honest, I wouldn't know who to choose so I nominate this award to all the fabulous and talented laydees I work with on the BasicGrey Challenge Blog, the Colour Create Challenge Blog and also everyone at Simon Says Stamp and also to previous DT members who I have remained good friends with. Hope that is OK ?!!!

Sorry for the long post this morning. I will let you get on now !!!! Have a great weekend !


  1. Gorgeous card Jo. Love the image you've used and the colouring also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  2. Hi Jo, gorgeous card - this is my fave Diane Duda stamp, its so much fun
    I know exactly what you mean - I've just spent £94 on new shoes for my 3, and I very rarey spend more than £15 for a pair for myself lol
    thanks for joining us on PfP this week and good luck

  3. darling card...lovin' that fun image!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Get Sketchy!

  4. That image is fun, and cute! Lovely card! Great take on the sketch!
    thnx for playing along!

  5. Jo this is fab, I just love it, thanks for playing along at PFP.



  6. Gorgeous card Jo the image is a personal fav of mine!! i adore the colours you have used and well done on managing all those challenges!! I am so with you on the shoe thing...lets hope they last all year to make it worthwhile!!

    have a fab holiday if I don't chat to you before. big hugs Judy xx
    P.s. oh I am laughing at your nominations to receive the is so hard to narrow down and pick who you want to give them to!!

  7. hi jo
    what a lovely card, the image is fab and the layout is perfect,
    thanks for joining us at pfp this week, good luck
    helen x

  8. Adore the image from Diane....makes you smile such a fun stamp. Love the colour combo on your card

  9. Fabby dabby card sweetheart - as always of course!
    Great colour pallette :o)

    Glad the shopping was a success - even more glad that you treated yourself to a few things. (Now I won't feel so guilty for doing the

    Congratulations on the award!

    Huggy Bugs
    Julia x

  10. What a cute card. I love the colors. Fabulous job!!!!

  11. What a unique card. Love your style.
    Thanks for playing at Get Sketchy.

  12. amazing design!!! love that stamp :)

  13. Absolutely adorable!!! Thanks for playing along at Get Sketchy!

  14. Gorgeous card! I love every piece of it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at 'Get Sketchy'

  15. Wow, this is beautiful! I love the image, she's so sweet! I really like the papers and the gorgeous flower too! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  16. great card !!! wonderful image !!
    thanks for joining in our challenge.
    big hugs tina46

  17. What a fun card! Thanks for playing at Get Sketchy!

  18. Oh my gosh. that cartwheel girl is darling.
    Thanks for playing

  19. Fabulous card - perfect for summer hols! Thanks so much for joining in with the Stamp Something challenge this week>
    Jenni x

  20. Fun and fabulous card!! Beautiful coloring! thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!!


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Thanks !

Jo x

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