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Monday, 4 March 2013

It's a kind of magic

Hello blogworld

Well how we all doing then?  Looking at a lovely Monday morning I hope and to make it even lovelier we have a new challenge over at The Cutie Pies.  The theme this fortnight is 'Magical' - so any magic related projects please.  I think you'll find that us Cuties went with magicians and fairies but there are so many magical things out there that I think this could be a great fortnight!

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And onto my magical card - it's for SHMbO's best friend who will be six this week but so far hasn't met with the stamp of approval.  In fact, she told me she could do better!  Ho hum, this is life as a female persons' mother is it?  Being told that you aren't good enough?  Is it any better with boys I have to wonder.

I actually quite liked this one - can I hear a good deal of blogworld falling over in surprise there?  Yes, I did just say I liked a card I made, well apart from the teddy, it seems to sink into the book from what I can see, should've done him a different colour.

Now that I've got you completely dying to see what my sub-standard card looks like - I will reveal (the card, not me - now that would give you nightmares!!).

Front shot:

Detail of image:

The arty farty:

I used:

Stamps:
Lili of the Valley - Abracadabra + sentiment
image coloured with me Pros and background chalked.

Dies:
Memory Box - swirly corner thingy (I really will have to remember the name of that one day, I use it enough!)

Papers:
Oh My Word - now whose are these?  No idea, they've been around that long!

Anything else?
Bit of ribbon and some Stickles (that smudged, begger it!)

So you'll have to let me know what the verdict is - are you Team SHMbO or Team Sarah then???

See's ya

Sarah

15 comments:

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card Sarah. I really like this stamp and have had it on my wish list for a while now. I like your colouring on this one, and the teddy looks fine to me.
I think being a mum is a hard job, doesn't matter girls or boys. Kids are hard work! Yesterday my just turned 3 year old told me she didn't like me, but then this morning she says she loves me.
Sarah-Jane xx

Christine L said...

Team Sarah definitely!

Hugs
Christine x

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,lovely image and fab colours.xxx

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet Sarah! I love this image and you've coloured it so beautifully… and the papers and embellies are gorgeous!! :-)
Sorry I haven't been around for a while… hope you had a good weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Carol Yates said...

Go Team Sarah! Kids who'd 'ave 'em? Love your card, not seen that LOTV stamp, may have to put it on my wishlist.I like how you have split the stripy paper, and your flourish die.
Carol.x

Sue - bearhouse said...

I am definitely on team Sarah!
One of my favourite LOTV boy's images and you have coloured it so beautifully. I love the papers and layout too.
Hugs Sue

Sharon said...

This is lovely Sarah. The image is so cute and coloured beautifully. Love the papers.
Hugs Sharon x

Debs said...

Defo Team Sarah - this card is fabulous - love the image - coloured so perfectly.
Debs xx

Chris said...

It's a great card, Sarah! I think kids are often critical of Mum! They know that you're going to love them whatever they say!!!
Chris
x

coops said...

so stunning sarah.really love this image and your papers and colours are fabulous :D

xx coops xx

catherine said...

A fantastic card sarah and I love thios LOTV image. great with the papers. And no boys are just the same even when they turn 18!!!!
x catherine

Jo said...

Defo Team Sarah, sweet image & you've coloured him perfect! Hope you're well!
Hugs Jo x

DesignerDiva said...

Team Sarah! I love it lol, it is the cutest little image and your colouring is gorgeous!
I'm lovin' the card below too the colour combo is fab on that - might have to rush out and purchase those papers now!
Hugs Laurie xx

Stamping in Pink said...

SWMBO does realise that she's not always correct, doesn't she?
It's gorgeous and I bet the little boy will love it - the colouring is amazing Karen x

scrappymo! said...

Team Sarah for sure...looks fabulous!