Saturday 16 June 2012

OK, so I thought it was working

but now I'm not so sure!

Hello blogworld

Me again - hope everyone is well and apologies for not getting around to see everyone (again!) it's just lately real life has somewhat taken over bloglife and so I'm behind with commenting!  I will try harder, just as soon as life at chez Sarah calms down a bit.

And so, onto business, I did think that maybe my last summery card was helping the summer to arrive, but I've been sadly mistaken it would appear.  Maybe this week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin and all the gorgeous cards that my Teamies have made will help tip the balance - especially as the theme this week is: 'Summer fun', you should see all the summery, gorgeousery, wonderfully happy cards that have been made.

We are sponsored this month, with a £10 voucher for the winner, by the wonderfullness that is:

and this week, with a $25 gift certificate for the winner, by the equally wonderful:

And here is my little contribution to the attempt to bring back summer:

Front shot:

Detail of image:

I used:

Sugar Nellie; Diane Duda - Upside Down, coloured with my Promarkers

Memory Box - Marshmallow Clouds

First Edition - Boho Chic

Anything else?
Kraft paper
Ribbon from my stuff
Craftwork Cards - sentiment
Viva pearls - cream

I must just give a big thank you to my wonderful bloggy friend and teamie Lisa of Wishcraft both for the inspiration on how to use the stamp and the cloud tutorial (tho I think I need lots and lots of practise to get to her level of cloud making!).  Hope you are feeling better soon, Lisa.

So - this is my attempt to bring back summer, want to have a go?  Then go visit the Sweeties and join in.  See you there!



A challenge, or two:

Moving Along with Times: Let's Get Krafty

Raise The Bar: Hello Summer

Creative Card Crew: Challenge 12 - Song Inspired : Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (maybe the lyrics don't quite fit, but I thought the title was very apt!)


Doreen said...

Gorgeous Sarah,love the image and fab

catherine said...

really fab card sarah and super image. Don't think I could do what she is doing anymore!!! Colours are great. Hope you all have a great weekend. I'm of to Leeds today
x catherine

Christine L said...

It's gorgeous Sarah.... love that image (i used to be able to do that!!), and your clouds look fab to me!

Christine x

Sue said...

Hi Sarah
Your card is gorgeous. I love that fun image and the beautiful summery colours. Your clouds look fabulous too.
I hope you have a great week-end
Hugs Sue

Sarah-Jane said...

Another great card Sarah. I like the papers and the fun image.
Sarah-Jane xx

Jo said...

Lovely card, Sarah, fab image....been a good few years since i could do that!!Lovely colour combo, think i need to get me some of that looks great!Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Hugs Jo x

Kim said...

Love this Sarah, it does capture that summer feel of being young and carefree! Your cloud background is perfect. I tried that tutorial and needless to say I have not been able to post anything I attempted yet haha.

mixamatoasties said...

Love this Sarah, it's just fab. Well done on the cloud background. Something I have yet to try...

Susan xx

cathi139 said...

wonderful card, I love the image and the colors, great work
Cathi from Germany said...

Hi Sarah love the card so pretty love the colours you have used. Alison xxx

Faye said...

Sarah, this is a lovely card, really cute. Hope things settle down soon hun. xx

Jayne A said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah and I love the colour combo.

Vicky said...

Totally gorgeous Sarah...and loving your clouds too hun :o)

have a lovely weekend hun...big hugs Vicky xx

DesignerDiva said...

I love your little summer card Sarah, especially the big grey cloud - that makes it so life like! lol
Gorgeous Hunny
While I'm here, thanks for playing at MAWTT and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx

coops said...

so stunning sarah.gorgeous fun image and i love your summer colours :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Sarah, love the sweet image and your clouds look fab...enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Wendy xx

Hazel said...

Brilliant card Sarah - love the image - just fab - now all we need is some sunshine!

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Hazel xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Lovely fun card, super image and I love those papers xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Love this Sarah! What an adorable scene and those papers are so pretty :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous sweetie. Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew this fortnight and good luck.


♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah, love your dp's & fabbie layout...just love it!!

hugs and xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous card, I love the image, the papers are beautiful and the layout is fab. I too am guilty of being behind on commenting lol trying to catch up now, I think people are usually quite understanding, sometimes life just gets in the way lol.
Lindsay xx

LittleCraftsbyLia said...

Hey there,

thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew on this week's Challenge "Inspired by a Song"!

Make sure to check back to see who'll be drawn as Top Three and who'll be our Winner.

Hugs and good luck, Elisa (DT)

Judith said...

This is really cute and I love the colours you've used - beautifully coloured - But I have to ask - how does she keep her dress up like that! Hugs Judith x

Natali said...

Ha Ha... Summer Fun.. I belive it!!! Cute and fun image. Beautiful paper choice.

Doreen said...

gorgeous Sarah. The image is so so sweet
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Jenny said...

I love your cloud and grass background and your design just suits this image perfectly Sarah. x

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah thank you so much for your lovely comments whilst I was away .
What fabulous creations you have been making, since my last visit .
I love this one ,I like how you have put the pearl dots around her.
The other creations on this page are super, my fav is the one below the Sarah kay beauty.
Congrats on your cutie pie DT call well done and well deserved.
Great work Sarah Hugs Elaine