Monday 7 November 2011

Finally! (long post warning)

Hello there blogworld,

As it says above, finally another post! Just when I thought I was on a roll it turned out it was a sandwich!  I'm sorry that is just a sample of my very poor sense of humour!  I've always thought 'on a roll' is an odd expression.  What I meant was that just when I thought I'd managed to get back into a routine, it all went off again. Anyway I'm here now, and have a card to share.

But first you've all got to sit through my waffle!  So how did the party go?  It went fine, the only thing is that I must be getting old, as 28 or so 4 and 5 year olds was enough to send me loopy!  Especially at the end when the entertainer had finished, the kids were full of food, sweets and cake and had balloons to play with - I put my head in my hands and mentally hid!

Would anyone like to see a pic of my little chicken?  Yes? Here you go:

And in a dress too, a very rare occasion!  Of course, when she actually went out, she wore a pair of boots to go with this dress!  Has her own sense of fashion does my little chick.  Also at the end of the party all the children lined up to get a balloon shape - the girls got butterflies and poodles, the boys guns and swords - what did Em ask for?  A gun!  So she ended up with a pink balloon gun - to give her her dues she was holding her own against 3 boys (also with balloon guns and swords) at the the end of the party, before I had to drag her home!

Anyway, now I've bored you with my waffle - here is my card:

Front shot:

Close up of image:

and charm:

I used:

Saturated Canary digi image: Stroppy Beth - coloured with Promarkers
All papers: First Edition paper pad - Hideaway
Martha Stewart punch
Flower, ribbon and charm all from my stash

So hope you all had a great weekend, and if you went to any fireworks enjoyed yourselves and stayed safe.  Obviously thoughts go out to the poor people caught up in the terrible accident on Friday, such a horrible thing to have happened.

You won't see me tomorrow, as I'm off for a late 40th birthday present to myself - a few hours pampering at a local health spa - but you will see me on Wednesday as I have another card to share.

Cheerio for now.


A challenge, or two:

Saturated Canary  - Challenge #3 (1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments - ribbon, flower, charm)

The Cutie Pie Challenge - Challenge #4 - use a charm

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 105 - a sketch

Make it Monday - weekly linky party


Sarah-Jane said...

Hi Sarah, glad the party went well. Your little one looks very pretty in her party dress. Great card, I love the image and your colouring looks really good. xx

Unknown said...

Awww it was fun reading, definitely not boring :) your chick is so cute cute, love that pose :) .. and your card is gorgeous, love the colours. Good night xxx

Berry said...

Stunning card sarah! Love the colours and your colouring is superb! Em looks so cute in her dress too! I would laso be going stir crazy with that many kids about! Hugs rebekah xx

Doreen said...

Awww your little chicken is just gorgeous in her beautiful dress.
Your card is gorgeous

Tracey T said...

Your little one is adorable and your card is lovely too! Glad you survived the party and hope you have a fabby spa day. xx

Anonymous said...

Boots with a dress, sounds like she has the same sense of style as me lol Really cute pic. Love your card gorgeous colour combo and the image is so sweet. Enjoy your pampering tomorrow
Lindsay xx

Kathleen said...

Hi Sarah, Emily looks gorgeous in her dress, glad she had a fab time at the party, and the balloon gun and holding her own with 3 boys made me laugh out loud as I think I have one of those girls too!!
Card is fab by the way, gorgeous colouring!

Faye said...

Beautiful card Sarah and your Daughter is even more BEAUTIFUL Saw this on MIM..Faye

Anita said...

Your card is beautiful Sarah and your daughter is a gorgeous little thing. Have fun at the spa!

Natali said...

Absolutely gorgeous prinsess "in red" as well as so lovely your card!!

Christine L said...

YOur little one is GORGEOUS in her party dress Sarah.... and your card is also fab! Love your colouring!
Christine x

Arabella said...

Your wee girl is so cute Sarah! Sounds like a fun party!
I love your card... your colouring is amazing!


coops said...

fantastic card sarah.i really love your colouring of the gorgeous image and your zesty colours are stunning :D
aw emily looks a doll in her pretty party dress ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Your Digi Image is adorable and coloured perfectly! Love the card! Thanks for being a Cutie Pie this week Woo x

lindyloo said...

Beautiful card the image is sooo adorable and so is your colouring
thank you for playing along at cutie pie
lindyloo x

Wishcraft said...

Aww Emily looks adorable in her pretty dress :o)

Love your card. Fab image and even more FABBY colouring! Lisa x

Jane said...

Gorgeous card the colour combo!x
Thanks for playing along with us all at the SC Challenge Blog!x

Wendy said...

Awww Em looks beautiful in her party dress, that was a lot of children.

Love your card, such a gorgeous image and fab colours.

Hope you have had a lovely relaxing time at the health spa.
Wendy xx

Shirley-Anne said...

hello sarah .
Your little chick-a-dee is soo pretty in her beautiful dress .
Love the image on your card with her stunning outfit too so colourful . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

kbrandy4 said...

Really cute card and your little girl looks cute too!! Thanks for joining at the Cutie Pies!
Hazel xx

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful sweetie, thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary this time ♥ Pops x

Julie C. said...

Hi Sarah, Your little girl is so cute! Sounds like they all had a great time at the party. Your card is fab, I love it! ^_^

Anonymous said...

Fabulous and Love how you coloured the SC image she's beautiful! but your little chicken is a wee cute little girl too! LOVE the picture of her on the side bar too!

Anyway! I digress haha Saw your card on MIM and wanted a closed look so glad I did its AWESOME and love your blog too!

Thanks for joining in with us at Totally Gorjuss for our sketch challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

PPS I have candy on my blog too!

Linda said...

Your little girl is just beautiful.. And so is your card.. Love it!! Hugs, Linda