Wednesday 18 January 2012

One of those days!

Hello everyone

Firstly I'd like to say hello to my new followers - it's lovely that you feel you would like to listen to my ramblings and look at my little creations.  Hope you're not disappointed!!

Anyhows onto today - well it has been one of those days.  All day to make one card, ages to pick image (with Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays in mind), ages - in-between housework and baking - to colour and, oh silly me, decided to use a colour combo that I haven't used before then - super daft me - also decided to cut around the image rather than cutting it out with a die.

Guess what - I didn't like the colour, I'm rubbish (are you allowed to swear on blogger?  I do hope not, otherwise my posts would be blue!) at cutting and it looked dreadful, so then - lightbulb moment - decided to go round the outline with black Promarker.  What happened - I smudged it!

I think you can guess where that image ended up - oooh yes filed under 'b' for bin!!

Back to the drawing board and second attempt is below, still not 100% happy but happier.  I just can't seem to get back into the creating groove at the moment, everything is a hard slog.  I don't know maybe it's just the winter blues.

I also am not going into the temper tantrums we've had from little boss this evening, suffice to say (apart from being a good girl and eating all her dinner) she has gone to bed early!  Hubby and I are very grateful that she is now sound asleep and hoping that she spends the next 12 hours blissfully asleep - fat chance!!!

So my card:
Front shot:

Detail of image:

I used:
Kratin' Kimmie - Angry Ballerina; coloured with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  I Glamour Dusted her underskirt for a bit of sparkle and chalked around the image whilst in the die.  The sentiment came with the stamp.
Papers are all First Edition - Bird Song.
I'm rather pleased the 'kraft' backing paper - it's the inside of Christmas wrapping paper, got to be inventive if I'm not buying and I don't think it looks too bad.
Martha Stewart punch
Brad, gems and ribbon all from stuff.

So enough waffle from me (hope I haven't put the new followers off!).  Am off now to spend an hour or two before bed savouring the peace and quiet!

Hope everyone is keeping well and see you soon,


A challenge or two:

Sketch Saturday - Week #190

Passion for Promarkers - Week 132; Theme - Humour

I love Promarkers - Challenge #100 - Anything Goes

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Challenge 40 - Favourite Colour Combo - well it does change a lot, but I do seem to go back to Pink and Green quite a lot, so I'm picking that!


Vicky said...

Oh Sarah you do have it bad hun...but don't worry your card is gorgeous as ever...! love the image, great dp's and colour combo..and I love the layout too...

have a great, quiet evening...and sending you cyber hugs your way...Vicky xx

mixamatoasties said...

Oh I like her Sarah. She reminds me of me, lol!!

Faye said...

I bet attept one was fine, you're far too hard on yourself. I'm loving this image and the scrummy colour combo too. xxx

Doreen said...

Your card is fabulous Sarah,love the

Victoria said...

Sorry it's been one of those days! Hoping tomorrow will be better. I love the card and colours. I need to be braver and try some new colour schemes as I tend to stick to my favourites!

Berry said...

Tee hee hee Sarah your image looks like your mood! She is fab and I love how you have coloured her! Many a time things have been filled in the bin by me too and as for kiddies gggrrrr! try 3 of em never stop arguing and then hubby joining in to boot, I may have to run off and hide somewhere! Hugs Rebekah xx

Catherine said...

Great card and that image is just fantastic!!!

Wishcraft said...

I agree with Faye - I bet the first one was fine! I love this grumpy little madam, she's fab :o) Great colours too. Thanks for keeping me company on my little challenge hun! Lisa x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous card, I love this image and that green paper is fab. I think we all have days like that huni, I know I have lots of them lol the trick is not to let it get you down (easier said than done I know)
Lindsay xx

Kathleen said...

Aww Sarah Im glad its not just me who does these things and also not just me who had a horrible day toda, just dont go there!!!
Anyhow onto your card, looks fab, colouring is great, colours are brill too, you are too hard on yourself.
Love and hugs
Cant give you advice on tantrums sorry, I am having a hell of a time with Maya at the moment, her latest fav phrase is 'stop it' and 'wait a mimit'(minute)!!! Shes 2!!!!!!!

xxxtglxxx said...

lol at your post Sarah! :) I think this card is fab hun - I love this Kraftin Kimmie image and the pink and green colour combo is gorgeous! :)



catherine said...

Love the card and the colours. Great image. I have lots of those days as well and double tantrums with having twin girls. My night has seen a poorly one so no school today. Not much crafting either I don't think!
x ctaherine

Christine L said...

She's a FAB image and looks just like me (only thinner) when things aren't going my way.... which when I'm cardmaking, they don't often!! LOL! I know what you mean about the 'bin' file!

You've made a perfect card with her... love the DP's you've chosen too.

Big hugs
Christine x

Pop's Cards said...

morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, I so love this image too, great colours hugs pops x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card - it sounds like it sums up your day perfectly!


Jo said...

This is a fab card, what a totally brill image that is :)
Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday
Jo xx

Gaynor Greaves said...

Just beautiful, love this image and layout, thanks for joining us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card Sarah, I have to agree with Rebekah, the image does look like your mood! I'm having problems with my little madame too. Only she wont stay in bed, so the tantrums go on all night!
Sarah-Jane xx

Unknown said...

This is so fun Sarah, love the colours you used and that corner metal flower.. I'm too having kids problems, but of course mine are teenager ones :/ every age has it's different problems !!!!

coops said...

so stunning sarah.the image is brilliant,just love her stroppy and your colours and details are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous image, such attitude, LOL! Great colours too!
Helen x

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card. I love the image and the colouring.
sounds like you had one of those days that only a bar of chocolate and a glass of wine can put right!!!!!


oheidia said...

I love your humour card!
Your colouring is fab, by the way:)
Thanks for joining our challenge at PFP:)
Hugs from me

WeirdCat said...

Great card, lovely colouring, card clearly matched your mood at the time, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Sarah :)

Just popping back to say thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week also,



The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sarah, what a fun card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jo said...

Hiya, have followed you from Lisa (wishcraft) and am just deciding wether i'm brave enough to "take the pledge"!Love your angry ballerina card-reminds me of my daughter when she's in a strop lol!Your blog is fab - love the pics of ALL your stash - thought i had loads but, gosh, i've never seen so much all belonging to one person!
Hugs Jo xx