Friday 27 January 2012

Look out there's a monster about!

Hi Blogworld

Me again!  This week has been a very crafty one as I felt so rough with the cold at the beginning of the week that I decided to take the week off - so no housework (don't worry I caught up today so the house isn't a complete mess!) and no exercise (no catching up with that one though!), instead I've spent the week making cards.  Have had (mostly) a very good time as well - Monday was probably the worse day, and yesterday the best.

This meant that I've had a card to share everyday this week (I think, anyhow) but it's got to end somewhere and this will be it!  Back to normal interrupted service next week!

So today's card is:

Front shot:

Close up of image:

Very simple compared to yesterdays card, but I sort of like overall and love the image!

I used:

Pollycraft digi stamp: Critters and Cogs - Spike; coloured with my Promarkers (no Flexmarkers this time!) then chalked while still in the die.  The sentiment is part Pollycraft as well.
Paper: echo park - Splash
Twine from stash.
those aren't brads!!
They are the covers that you get to go over screws in furniture!  Don't know what they are properly called, but I'm sure you know what I mean?  They come from the 'craft chest' that we have brought Emily (yes she has her own craft drawers now - I think this is addictive!).  It's a four drawer bit of bedroom furniture which is now living in our living room and has all her 'crafty' things in - she is well pleased with it!

She is not pleased however with the card, that caused tears.  There were wails when she saw the 'brads', but they're mine - was the general theme of it!  So card is now hidden in the hopes that she forgets all about bradgate!

Hope everyone else is well and I'll be back in the morning with my Sweet Stampin Design Team card.

See ya then,


A challenge, or two:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Challenge #124 - Warm it Up

Crafting When We can - Challenge 10 - something not intended for crafting (see 'Bradgate' above)

Passion for Promarkers - Week 133 - Theme; recycling (again - 'Bradgate')


Doreen said...

What a fun image,love your

Wendy said...

Brilliant card Sarah, what a fab image... Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wendy xx

DesignerDiva said...

Fab image Sarah I've just coloured up 'Gorgeous' from Pollycraft. Glad you've enjoyed your week of crafting, shame you have to go back to work!
Hugs Laurie x

Jo said...

Glad you're feeling better! I love this little monster, you've done a fab job with him! i have him too-must use him soon!Have a lovely weekend!
Jo x

Lily Anuska said...

How cute monster. Two days ago, my nephew did a similar paper monster with plastic eye on the head. Some kids love to create. It is nice to have their own craft drawers. Hugs. Lily Anuska

Jayne A said...

Cute card. Love the monster.


Vicky said...

What a cutie Sarah...!

have a super weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

Unknown said...

Such a fun image Sarah, Great card x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so cute, I love this little monster. Fab idea about the "brads" and I hope that Emily recovers from the trauma and forgets about it soon
Lindsay xx

Kathleen said...

Fab funky card Sarah, brilliant colouring. Great idea using the screw covers, they match your colour scheme perfectly
Have a great weekend
Kat xx

Berry said...

Fab recycling of the furniture covers how crazy is it that random things have a useful craftyness! Hugs Rebekah xx

mixamatoasties said...

Loving the monster.... he looks just like my boys ;) xxx

catherine said...

Such a fun card and lovely bright colours. We have them sort of 'brads' and they keep falling of our set of drawers. maybe i should keep them now for crafting(LOL). You have done a fab job. have a nice weekend
x catherine

Pink Dandelion said...

Fab card Sarah, love the colours and the great bit of recycling. Debs xx

Anita said...

Sarah, your card is so cute. I love the bright colors you used. Glad you're feeling better too.

coops said...

fantastic card sarah.i love this fab image and your colours are gorgeous.great recycling too :D
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Felicia said...

AWE! Super cute card!! *huggles* =0)

MissyG said...

Fab card

MissyG said...

Fab card

Anonymous said...

A fabulous, fun card and great idea for your brads!
Helen x

xxxtglxxx said...

LOL!! what a fab card and such a fun and funky image :)



Cliona Larkin said...

This is a great image. I love this card.

Maya said...

Such a cute little monster, not scary at all :)
Wonderful coloring!
Thank you for joining us at PfP,
hugs from Maya

Poppet said...

Great card Sarah, I love the zingy colour of the paper and Spike looks very cute with this tasty cupcake. I hope Emily has forgiven you for 'Bradgate' and you get to use your card now.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx