Friday 25 November 2011

Nearly a week!

Hello blogworld,

Remember me?  I think this is the longest I've left it between posts, and I'm going slightly stir crazy here!  I've not been out the house since Monday and instead I've been trying to think of ways to keep an active (once the spots from the Chicken Pox stopped hurting/itching) 4 1/2 yr old occupied!  We've had a TV day, baking day, day playing in the garden and today it's been painting.  On Monday grandad was still here (visiting for the weekend) but from Tues, it's just been the three of us (me, hubby and Emily) stuck in the house!

It's not been so good for hubby as he works from home, so trying to work with us here disturbing hasn't worked for him - Emily is getting better (and so sleeping a bit better) and has more energy, I'm tearing my hair out trying to keep her occupied and away from daddy.  Is the picture getting clearer?  I think all of us will be happy when she's back at school next week.

Anyway enough of my whinging, here's the first card I've made in a week.  Still not sure of my colouring, Krista's images (Sassy or Saturated Canary digi) are wonderful, but so detailed - me thinks I've a lot more practicing to do!

Oh, and these were supposed to be a Christmas present, but I'm treating myself this week - I think I deserve it!!

Front shot of card:

Detail of image:

I used:

Sugar Nellie - Simply Sassy; Cinderella coloured with my Promarkers and chalked while still in the nestie for definition.  A bit of glitz added with Stickles glitter glue.
Spots are from a Polkadoodles cd.
Embossed panel is a Cuttlebug embossing folder - D'vine swirls.
Martha Stewart punch
A couple of ribbons and pearls from my stash.
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards and I made the card blank.

So I hope you like and I'm sorry I've not been round your blogs so much, things should be back to normal next week.

Hope you are all well,


A challenge, or two:

The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 72: Gayle's Sketch

Passion for Promarkers - Week 127 - Theme: 'swirls and sparkles'

Creative Card Crew - Monochromatic


Kathleen said...

Fab card Sarah, love her dress. I really like her hair, looks great. Glad Emily is feeling better, Ive been stuck in this week too, we have all had a gastro bug so I am going stir crazy!!
Love and hugs Kat xx

Flowergirl said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, your colouring is brilliant x
Wendy x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, love the image and coloured so beautifully.
Pleased to hear Emily is feeling better and will be able to get back to school...enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card Sarah, love all the pink. Glad to hear Emily is feeling better now. Have a great weekend. Debs xx

Berry said...

Stunning work Sarah I love the new simply sassys but need to keep saving for the new SC images coming at the end of next wk! I know what you mean about occupying children, Caleb got quite fed up being in hospital for so long we had 2 paintings and about 10 coloured pictures to bring home, he coloured nntil gone 10pm the first night as we didn't know if we were coming home or not! Hugs Rebekah xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Stunning card, love the image and the embossing looks lovely
Lindsay xx

Christine L said...

Ooooh she's LOVELY Sarah and you've made a fab job of this card!

Hope your little one is better soon...
Christine x

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Sarah,I love you new stamp. Hope you get a bit of peace

Anita said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. I think your coloring looks fabulous. Yes, you do deserve to treat yourself as I'm sure you've had a rough week. So glad your little one is feeling better.

coops said...

so stunning sarah.the image is gorgeous and i love your fabulous colouring and design :D

xx coops xx

Julie C. said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks for your lovely message. I am doing well, just can't find the time to blog. But I will try to do my best.

Glad to hear that Emily is getting better.

I love your pinky card. That is my sort of card! ^_^ You deserve the new stamp and the colouring is looking good. Julie x

Julie said...

This is beautiful Sarah - gorgeous colours and love the image - perfectly coloured too! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, Juliexx

Pat said...

Oh Sarah...sounds like you've been having quite a time at your house!! Sorry to hear about the chicken pox...glad your little one is feeling better! Your card is beautiful...and I think your coloring is just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us in thie fortnight's Sugar Bowl challenge! Hugs. Pat Frank

Unknown said...

Awww this is lovely Sarah, I love the pink shades and the gorgeous image xxx

Mary J said...

Oh wow, just love this! Gorgeous colouring of her hair and dress! Love the embossing too!

Juls said...

this is so soft and pretty, Love it!!! Hugs Juls

Sarah-Jane said...

Beautiful. I'm loving the pink, very girly. Glad your little one is feeling better. xx

Ann Kristin said...

I love the stamp. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.