Tuesday 31 January 2012

Tuesday not Monday

but I'm here!

Hello blogworld

Firstly hello to my new followers - hopefully you will find something interesting in my cards and waffle.  Normally more waffle than cards it has to be said!

Another early start this morning - Emily decided that 4am was a good time to wake.  Bit of a shock after 8 days of sleeping through and waking up at 6!  Looking on the good side at least we've had over a week of good sleep so maybe this is just a blip.  Fingers crossed, eh!

I did make a card yesterday but, shock of shocks, it was actually for someones birthday and I don't want to show it until I know it's arrived.

So onto card.  I, in the interests of Using it Up and having a lots of images sitting waiting to be coloured on my 'desk', decided to raid one of my boxes of 12x12 papers and try something - colour wise - out of my normal comfort zone.

This is the result:

I used:

Teddy Bo digi image: TeddyBo_076 'afternoon nap' - coloured with my Promarkers.
Papers are Basic Grey - Phoebe for the plain and Mellow for the stripes.
Grommet is from We Are Memory Keepers.
Happy Birthday is a Lili of the Valley stamp
Saying is from Fiskars
String is from my stuff

Much darker colours than I usually use and a male card to boot.  Not sure about the phrase on the bottom, but then when am I ever really happy with any card - very rarely!!  Also not sure about the quality of the picture - I made some adjustments to my camera and I think I'm going to adjust it back again!  I'll try for a better picture tomorrow and re-do it.  By the way there is supposed to be a light grey outline to the image - it just looks smudged on my screen!!!  Apologies.

I know I'm a bit behind with commenting, got to do one more thing tonight and then I'm onto commenting.

Back tomorrow with my Divas by Design Design Team card - 'cause we're a weekly challenge now, did you know that?  Hope so!

See you tomorrow then,


A challenge, or two:

The Teddy Bo Challenge - Challenge #24; Anything Goes

Sketch N Stash - Challenge 80 - free choice.  I picked sketch No 29

Cards for men - Challenge 3 - Seeing Red


Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Sarah! Love the image and your fabby colouring, great papers too :o) Lisa x

Unknown said...

Fab card Sarah! I love the colours...well done for stepping out of your comfort zone! I had a colouring sesh last night too...let me know what you think of my latest Saturated Canary card! :)

Lizy x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Sarah, great image and beautifully coloured and great papers too!
Helen x

Faye said...

Love this image/ colour. paper combo. Muchos Faberoonicity. xxx

~@ngie~ said...

lol great card.... love the image & the papers & the sentiment tickled me... Ive suffered with my back for yrs lol :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sktetch N Stash... Good Luck :)

Hugz Angie xXx

Christine L said...

Smiling at the image Sarah... perfect colouring and lovely layout... Fab card altogether!
Christine x

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

great card - love those bright and cheery papers especially with that grommet
thanks for sharing
Debbie xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Sarah, love the colours and what a adorable image and coloured so beautifully.
Wendy xx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyx


I love the button that matches the DP perfectly! Great work, thanks for showing us here at the Teddy Bo Challenge
Tammy Louise

Nela said...

Hi, gorgeous card, lovely colouring!
Thanks for playing with us at the Teddy Bo challenge!
Nela xx

coops said...

fantastic card sarah.i love the bold colours and gorgeous image and papers :D

xx coops xx

Jill said...

Perfect man card and fantastic colours!
Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo challenge this time and I hope to see you again!
Hugs from Jill

Kirsty said...

Hi Wow what a super bright card ! The colouring and papers are so perfect together !! Love it ;0) Thanks for joining us at the Teddybo Challenge

Tracy Heaton said...

Lovely card - thanks for joining us at CFM
Tracy x

Hazel said...

Well done at stepping out of your comfort zone, you're much braver than me. This is lovely because it has my 2 favourite card elements teddy Bo and Stripes,
H xx Teddy Bo DT

Andie's Space said...

Hi Sarah,
This looks fab. I love the image. Sadly I'm starting to relate to the sentiment too, LOL! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash.
Andie xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. Thank for joining us at Cards for Men. Great job sticking to the theme. I love seeing your creation.
Hugs, Patricia