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 !