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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

What a day

Hello blogfriends

Firstly I want to say thank you to everyone who sent get well wishes, it is really appreciated.  I'm on the mend - not 100% but nearly there.

I really wanted to join in with the first challenge over at the new Saturated Canary challenge blog - so I sat and tried to create today.  Well it just wasn't working, I don't like the way the skirt is coloured makes it look like culottes!  Although I don't think I done too bad with the top.  I also tried using my new sewing machine that I got for my birthday and the bloody thing won't work!!  It worked when I tried sewing on the sample piece of material that was in with the machine - tried on the card and it wouldn't blooming well work - I've spent all afternoon, on and off, fiddling with it.  Me and hubby even argued over what was wrong with it!

So I then decided to punch a paper border to cover where the stitching went wrong - don't like it!  Don't like how the ribbon doesn't go round the edge either.

I give up - sometimes the old carding just doesn't go as planned.  So here is a card to share, but I don't think much of it.  Pah!!

Main shot:

Arty detail shot:

Thanks for listening to me whinge - promise I'll be cheerfuller tomorrow, when I'm hoping I'll be back to normal.

Details on card:

Simply Sassy - Windswept, coloured with my Promarkers and die-cut with my Go-Kreate die.
Chalked the background for definition.
Papers are MakingMemories - Boho Chic.
Craftwork cards card blank
Fiskars border punch
Ribbon and buttons from my boxes.

Hope you like more than I do and hopefully will be blog-hopping at some point tomorrow to catch up with you all.  Won't be daytime though as we've got our first consultation with Emily's Teacher - wish us luck!!

Sarah

Challenge:

Saturated Canary  - Challenge 1 - sketch (sorry ladies I didn't follow the optional theme, I don't have any Halloween stuff at all!).

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge 51: Die-cuts / punches or both (die-cut image and punched border).

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes + something punched

12 comments:

Kathleen said...

Well I think its fab Sarah, her hair is amazing. We all have those days trust me, Ive put quite a few cards in the bin in temper (I have a really quick temper lol!!).
Hope you feel better tomorrow and it all goes well with Emilys teacher
Take care
Hugs
Kat xxx

Doreen said...

I too think your card is gorgeous love the image.

Good luck with Emilys teacher.xxx

Rebekah said...

Well Sarah, Firstly her hair is stunning very beautifully coloured! I also have major issues when card making and often chuck stuff away and thats without being ill! I also had a row with hubby when I couldn't get the sewing machine to work, often it just needs a good run through, even if thats on lots of fabric first. Mine is fine now after lots of runs, don't oil things too much either (hubby did that and all the thread came out black for ages!) Good luck with the teacher visit I'm sure it will all be fine! Hugs Rebekah xx

Christine L said...

Well I think your card is FAB! The colours are just right for that image...
Glad you're feeling better and good luck with the teacher!
Hugs
Christine x

coops said...

stunning card sarah.your fresh colours are beautiful and love your gorgeous sassy and pleated ribbon :D
my sewing machine is a bit hit and miss when sewing for my cards, i don`t sew on to my card though, i just sew my backing paper and then i stick that to my matting card.

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is stunning, love your colour choices here and great use of the sketch too, thanks for joining our first challenge hugs pops x

The Crystal Elephant said...

Your colouring is fab, her hair looks really good. I have to confess that I haven't even taken my sewing machine out of the box, and it was given to me over two years ago!! xx

Jane said...

I think she looks fab!! I love the colour combo...thanks for taking part in our first ever challenge!x

Faye said...

Oooh missed this one! Love the pleats. And your image. Fab colouring Sweets. xxx

Gaynor said...

This is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes challenge, good luck and hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

Steph said...

What a pretty card. Love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

printed mouse mats said...

Sarah, your work is always fabulous, her hair is amazing. your colour selection and great use of the sketch too, congrats to read about joining first challenge.