Wednesday 22 February 2012

Anyone still there?

Hellooooo is anyone left out there?

I wouldn't be surprised if I'm calling out in an empty hall here - been ages hasn't it!  Don't think it's been the longest gap between my posts, but it's getting pretty close!

All I can say is that life has been hectic at home the last few days, quieter as Emily has gone back to school but house was a bit of a state and I've been running around trying to generally catch up with myself.  Add onto that our internet connection broke down and for a few days we only had a very minimal connection and you can see why I've not been very active on the internet just lately.

I've also not made any cards for over a week and, to be honest, I feel that I've lost a bit of my inspiration.  It's taking me awhile to get back into the swing of things.  I think tomorrow I might just sit and colour for a bit, see where it takes me.

Anyway - waffle, waffle, as per usual!  One thing not as per usual though, another card made for a purpose and sent today.  Made this for my friends' little girl who will be 10 tomorrow.  I wasn't really quite sure what sort of card to make for her, I mean when I was 10 I was still pretty much a babyish sort of kid, but they aren't now are they?  More like teenagers, from what I can see of the kids I know of that age.

So this is what I came up with:
Front shot:
 Detail shot of image:

Ahh, and I wonder if anyone will spot the deliberate mistake?

I used:
Lili of the Valley stamp: Cake Glorious Cake, coloured with my Promarkers and highlighted with Glamour Dust and Stickles.
Cut out with a nestie and chalked while still in the die.
The papers are all First Edition: Up, Up and Away
Flourish is a Memory Box Die: Valerian Flourish
Silver corner from my stuff (only one left now!).
Cardblank and sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Will be around all your blogs in the next few days, trying to catch up.

See you soon.


A challenge, or two:

My Time To Craft: Challenge 173 - Bring on the cake

Aud Sentiments Challenge: A sentiment with the word 'happy' on it

and just for fun;
Linking up with Lisa at Wishcraft - this stamp is relatively new (probably less than 6 mths), but still inking it up for the first time.


Wishcraft said...

You can use whatever you like hun, whatever needs using :o) And no, I can't spot a mistake!

Love this image, I might treat myself to this one when I've used a few more of my unused stamps. Great papers and I love the gorgeous flourish die. Thanks for playing along with my little challenge hun xx Lisa x

Wendy Fraser said...

I can't see any mistake! It's a gorgeous card, the perfect image for girls of any age. I bought that stamp at the SECC in October, she's sooo sweet. I must ink her up again soon. xx

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Sarah,love the

Julia said...

This is so cute, adorable and perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft! Hugs, Julia

Jayne A said...

Beautiful card Sarah. I cant see any mistakes you have coloured her perfectly.


Tracey T said...

Absolutely lovely! Love the blue & green combo. Mistake ... wot mistake?! xx

Berry said...

Lol sarah you are so like me it's not funny! When I take a break from card making I find it difficult to get my mojo up and running again and to be honest since the kids went back I've been very hit and miss with my crafting, seem to be rushing stuff, not pleased at all with it and the house, well let's not even go there! Glad your net is back up and running now! Hugs Rebekah xx

Kathleen said...

Ive spent a good ten mins looking and I cant find a mistake! Lol
Fab card, perfect for a 10 yr old I think, great choice to use green and blue, love it!
We all have weeks like you are having, I am struggling to get inspiration for one of my dt cards, I have put more stuff in the bucket in the last two nights than I have done for the past 6 months!!
Oh help!!
Hugs Kat xx

Anita said...

Beautiful card Sarah and I'm sure she will love it. Now I have pulled my hair out trying to find the mistake ... is the pp upside down?

Unknown said...

Ooh, fab card and I love that flourish! I think we all have quiet spells from time to time, but you need to recharge the batteries once in a while. Maddy x

DesignerDiva said...

Hello you! I love this little cutie and I love your fabulous colours even more! Stunning
Hugs Laurie x

coops said...

so stunning sarah.i really love your fab colours and details and the image is adorable.
i too have had a really good look and i can`t see the tell :D

xx coops xx

Christine L said...

I love everything about this card Sarah... and no, I can't see a mistake either!! You're really going to have to put us out of our misery in your next post! LOL

Christine x

Felicia said...

Omgosh super cute card!! Love that image too!! Just love how it turned out!! *huggles* =0)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah, this is gorgeous and the paper looks fab upside down, LOL!
Helen x

Unknown said...

Awww this is so cute and pretty, love the soft colours.. very elegant ... wishing you a lovely weekend. Hugs xx

Lily Anuska said...

Sarah beautiful card. Love coloring and beautiful flourish. I am very curious so I investigate your deliberate mistake. Your image don't have an ear. You overlay it with hair. I think it is more beautiful. Have a great weekend. Lily Anuska

Julie C. said...

I can't see any mistake. Now I am curious... where is this deliberate mistake?? I love that flourish die, it is so pretty!! The card is beautiful!

Carol said...

Beautiful card Sarah. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

catherine said...

This is so beautiful Sarah. I can't see any mistake. I'm sure your crafting mojo will come back quicker than you think. I've had the same this week so have just taken a bit of time out
x catherine

Dragonlady said...

Great card Sarah, worth the wait! Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Gem said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at AUD sentiments this fortnight for our Happy Challenge :) Gemma