Thursday 14 July 2011

In the Summertime...

Evening All!  Gosh we've got a mix bag of weather lately haven't we?!  Woss goin' onnnnnn??  I never know whether to wear a jumper or a t-shirt and usually get it wrong and overheat or freeze lol!

I've been having one of those paper shuffling weeks this week, you know where there's so much you want to do but you cant decide what to do first then before you know it its bedtime?!  I think its coz my desk was messy so I've sorted that out now and much happier :) 

Got one to show you today and its for the new challenge I'm hosting over at Crafts & Me and the theme this week is Summertime.  For this I went completely away from my usual style as I'm practicing with CAS cards lately only I usually do them with a digi background and flat so this was my brave step into WHITE SPACE eeeek!  For someone like me who loves colour and papers and sparkly fings this was actually a difficult thing for me!  I printed the image which is May by Sara Burrier central onto card with the sentiment and trimmed it down square leaving white space then coloured with promarkers and sakura stardust pens, adding glamour dust to the wings.  I felt something was missing and I remembered seeing someone using multi coloured dots instead of a solid outline around the image - I *think* it was Chelsea I saw it first so I added that with promarkers and sakura stardust pens then added stickles around the edge dusted with more glamour dust then simply mounted it on plain orange and yellow card.

I think normal service shall resume shortly lol!  I like it but its not really my style, I prefer them busier even if its plain and simple with a digi background I dont think I *do* white space!

Would also like to enter into...

One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Clear it Out - Wings
Papertake Weekly - Hot colours
Bunny Zoes - Fun in the sun
Crazy Challenge - Summer
Creative stamp friends - Summer
DDH - Summer
House of Gilli - Sparkle
Paper playtime - Summer
Stamping Scrapping Central - Simple
Dream Valley - Summer
Lollipop - Anything goes
2 sisters - Summer fun
Allsorts - Anything goes
Catch the bug - CAS
Crazy for challenges - Summer
One stop craft - summer
Totally gorjuss - Summertime
Gingerloft - Make it sparkle
Crafty Purple frog - Summer fun
Dutch Dare - Summer fun
Meljens - No more than 2 layers
Stamp Insanity - Anything goes

 Originally I'd planned to use Poppy by Sara Burrier and left it out to start along with my box of promarkers which Molly has learnt how to open and decided she was going to do some colouring in whilst I wasn't looking!  You know you can't get mad as she was so proud of herself and even put the pens back, even if they were upside down she put them back!  Little monkey!


Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Hi sweetie!

Fabulous card and as usual your colouring is fantastic. Your little one looks just like mine does when she has done something she is not allowed to, lol. She looks totally adorable though, lol. You just can`t get mad at something like that, can you, lol?


Chrissy said...

Hee Hee ,what a little cutie.At least she used an image and not the carpet, as someone did at home...not looking at my eyes wandered to look at my G/son.

Love your card, I love the spots around the image, thats so cool, mine always looks a mess when I do it.

Tana said...

What a gorgeous card. The coloring is fantastic. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime.
Tana @ A Caffeinated Crafter

Scattychick said...

Love the card but I think you have competition Molly's card is gorgeous :)

stampingmarianne said...

Beautiful card! Always love fairies!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

Lori said...

Oh Vix, would say you DO white space just perfectly! I LOVE this card. Beautiful image, perfectly colored. Really great job. Thanks so much for joining the Catch the Bug Clean and Simple challenge this week. Good luck in the prize drawing and please do join us again!

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
thank you for joining us this week over at OSAAT
love Jan

Unknown said...

such an amazing card, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

Jill said...

What a cutie your daughter is! I have one of those little monkeys home too, and she just love to colour! So every time I print out an image she must have the same...
But your card is great and I just love your CAS! Brilliant colouring
Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Big hugs

Gale said...

Beautiful! You image is great but the coloring is perfect. Love it.
Thanks for joining our "Make it Sparkle"
challenge at GingerLoft! :) Gale

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautifully coloured image, gorgeous card!

Scrappellen said...

Oooh..Soo cute she is Vicki♥♥!! She looks really proud of her selfs:)) Imposible to get mad on that little charming!:) She is a little sweet scrapper:)

.And to your card this time hun..It's looks really usual♥! Fantastic colouring job you have done on her, and I love the spots around her..have to try it!!. Love the shading and depth in this beautiful image!!
Wish you and your lovely family a wonderful day!:)
Hugs from Ellen.

Tammy Miller said...

Wow what a great project! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us and for joining our C&S challenge at CTB! We hope you will join us again!

Kelly said...

So sweet, thank you for playing along at The Crazy Challenges this week.

Cindy said...

I just love the lightness of this card, beautiful coloring and great layout - I think you do 'white spaces' really well. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the MSL 'summer flowers' challenge and we hope to see you again real soon.

scotspanda said...

what a fab card, the image is stunning

thanks for being free n easy with us at Allsorts this week


Amanda xx

Stephanie said...

Very sweet card, thanks for playing with us at the Bug this week.

Shelley said...

Gorgeous summery card. Thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

Wuzimädi said...

Wonderful card and fantastic coloration!
Thanks so much for joining us at Creative stamp Friends,

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your card is beautifully coloured! And a great attempt from the little munchkin too, Vix! Hugs, Lesley

Marjo said...

Wonderful project, thanks for playing with us this week at OSAAT for our “Anything Goes” Challenge.

Good luck with the draw, we hope to see you play along with us in August for our “Pretty in Print” contest. I have some yummy candy to Celebrate too.

xoxo Marjo

angelwhispers said...

Think shes going to be as talented as her mum and so adorable!!!

Love the image you have used and such wonderful colouring!! lol

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

melsanford said...

Beautiful card. Lovely image :-) Thankyou for joining in with our Summer theme at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Lau W said...

Such a proud girl, adorable !
Your card is so nice, love the colouring !

Maria Matter said...

this is so lovely hun! a really beautiful image!
Thank you for playing along @ Paper Playtime!

Susie said...

A great card! Thanks for joining our Summer challenge over at Dream Valley. Susie x