Wednesday 4 April 2012

Bows & Butterflies at Crafts & Me

Good Evevning all!  I'm back for now, missed me?  Been soooo rough lately so just been resting to work through it and on top have had OH ill, Ethan cut his head open in school and then Molly was sick all night so I hope everything has finally passed!  Been absolutely exhausted with it all :(

Back to business and tomorrow we're going on a 'real' train, ie a proper one not a steam train over to Liverpool Museum to go see the dinosaur exhibition that was a school trip a few weeks back but unfortunately Ethan had to miss it through illness so I'd said I'd take him so he doesn't miss out.  I think he's actually more excited about the train ride though lol!

We've been having a spring clean today so whilst the carpets were getting a wash I took them out to go buy some flowers for their pots.  I used to always have tons of flowers before the kids came along but things just get in the way sometimes and just not really got round to it at this house much so friday we've got lots of planting to do and then swimming in the afternoon.  I've no idea what theirs will turn out like as they wanted this that and the next thing so we've got the cheap and cheerfuls (Lobelias, fuschias, violas, petunias etc) that throw lots of flowers out for a long time and they'll be responsible for their own designs :) 
We got strawberries too, hope theyre a bit more successful than our single cherry tomato of last year haha!

Right-o its a new challenge over at Crafts and Me this week and Carol would like to see bows and butterflies.  There was a new release the other day of a fairy treehouse which I think looks absolutely splendid indeed and its got a lot of shading on to help you along so is so so easy to colour.  I teamed it up with one of the Forest Fairy digi papers we have and it just looks amazing.  I've added it onto a few of the papers in that set and it looks great with just those 2 as a lot of the papers already have fairy silhouettes in the background.
I reduced the size of the house to 25% then selected with magic wand and copied then pasted it on top of the papers.  If its in jpg form it will be white allowing you to colour in.

I also added some of the larger silhouette fairies we have in the shop just for good measure, these are Mushroom Fairy (to the left) Nature Fairy (Sat on the step) and For you Fairy (Walking down the trunk on right)

Do ope you can join in Carol's bows n butterflies challenge!

I'd like to enter into...


Unknown said...

Hi hun so sorry youve had it so rough this week! It hasn't blocked your crafty mojo I see, I had to comment this card is breathtaking I love every bit of it, TFS hugs xxcaraxx

Rina said...

Hey you... FANTASTIC! You should enter


Leanne said...

Wow!! This is stunning! The combination of digi papers, and images is gorgeous!! I will definitely have to look in to that. Well done!!
Thank you for joining us at FBW this week!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Vix...omg!!!! This is just beyond amazing! Love this new image...I think I need it lol! Fantastic colouring and you are right it goes perfectly with that paper! Hope you feel better soon xx :(

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness this is absolutely stunning so colourful and beautifully presented ...........stunning:)x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Vixykins,
Wow what a gorgeous card,your colouring is amazing :) x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and the coloring! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Anything Goes" challenge.

DesignerDiva said...

WOW! that is amazing colouring!!
Thanks for joining in with Anything Goes at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful fairy scene! Lovely colouring and lovely inking too!
It sounds like you and your family have been in the wars! Hope everyone feels much better soon! Hugs, Lesley

Lin said...

OH MY another stunner that gorgeous pink sunset behind your image is fabulous!

Happy Easter hope the kids don't get too high on Easter sugar!

Lin xx

nnalorac said...

A gorgeous piece of artwork, amazing colouring, love it. Carolxx

♥Jan♥ said...

What a very unique "new Home" card - wow ! I have looked at it several times, and always see something new. We are so pleased you joined us this week at Papercraft Star !!

Suzanne Bier said...

So pretty! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Andrea said...

This is really pretty, Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week, Andrea x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Vix,
What a stunning card. I love the images & gorgeous background. Thanks for joining us at the Divas By Design Birthday Blog Hop.
Andie xx

rosie said...

gorgeous x