Sunday, July 5, 2009

Challenge combo

Well, I've had quite a quiet weekend. Had to have a sickie on Friday - had an awful headache all night, didn't get much sleep and wasn't worth a sook in the morning. I'm feeling better now but just took it easy for a couple of days. We went to Dunfermline on Saturday but it was very hot which doesn't help the old head so we didn't stay long. It's such a beautiful town. If you ever get the chance to visit do try the Abbot's House for tea and cakes. It's near the Abbey (obviously - being the Abbot's House!), a wee pink house at the back of the high street. It's a suntrap and when you have your tea outside in the gardens all the wee birds come down and hop around. It's absolutely gorgeous. We didn't go yesterday, I was so disappointed so we'll go back just for the cakes.

I've made this card for my mum's birthday on Monday. I can enter it for 3 challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar which is "summer" and I've got my Sugar Nellie image on there. Passion for Promarkers which is Poppy and Moss Green this week and the optional is something yummy. I've got apples here so I think that qualifies for the optional bit as well. I hope I'm not too late for this one - it changes tomorrow. I've used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious this time. It was a lovely sketch, all the elements fitted together really well. I added an extra flower; hope that's ok! I've done the optional bit here as well which is to use your neglected stash. I've got so much of this, it's not a problem. My papers are so old I can't remember where they came from. I seem to think they might be from a QVC Christmas pack but there is no clue on the back so my mind's a bit of a blank (nothing new there!) Suzanne got the flowers last Christmas; they are by Bo Bunny and she didn't like them so she shared them with me. I think now she sees them on a card she might like them more. Also, I used my little label Nesties for the sentiment which I've had for a while but never used. Finally, the cardstock is from a QVC pack from almost 3 years ago. I think that all qualifies for neglected stash.


Here's my card recipe:

Image: Sugar Nellie - Picking Apples
Coloured with Pro Markers:
Skin: blush/satin;
Clothes, apples, hat, grass/moss/apple/poppy;
Flowers: blue pearl/cornflower;
Hair: gold/pastel yellow
Basket: spice/coral
Papers: Sorry - they are so neglected I've no idea where they are from
Cardstock: QVC
Flowers: Bo Bunny and from stash
Charm/Spacer/Brads/Chain: From stash
Ribbon: Dovecraft
Sentiment: Computer generated
Tools: Cuttlebug and Swiss dots folder
That horrible Fiskars punch that's supposed to emboss as well.

That's about it, I think.

Thanks for looking.



Caryn said...

This is just gorgeous - beautiful image and colouring. Thanks for joining us at PFP (and A Spoonful of Sugar too!)

Caryn xxx

weewiccababe said...

what a pretty card, beautiful colouring
thanks for joining us this week on PfP and good luck

Michele said...

Fabulous card, love the image you've used and the colouring also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at PFP this week. x

Sharon said...

This is stunning Lynne. I love this image and the bright colours you've used. Thanks for joining in our TS challenge.

lil-paper-pixie said...

Lynne this is just fab I am sure you mum will love it, love your colouring, thanks for playing along at PFP.



The Crafty Den said...

HI Lynne, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and the punched edges are lush. The charm is adorable. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my goodness Lynne this is a scrumptious card those colours are so lovely your layout and the colouring of that image just a wonderful creation.

Lorraine x

helen said...

lynne honey this is gorgeous, thanks for joining us this week
helen x

Mina said...

wow just those colours so bright and cheerful beautiful image too...thanks for joining in with the Truly scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

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