Sunday 5 August 2012

Ha, is it Summer or what!

Hi blogworld

Still busy, busy, busy at chez Sarah - even in the few days since last I wrote!  I've completely messed up my craft stuff getting it into the birthday storage and filled the storage to the gills - there is now more on the way!  Then I will have a final sort and, hopefully, move out of the dining room and into the computer room.

Emily has been to holiday club at school, then went on and had a picnic in the park (accompanied by umbrellas and eating with coats on!) after with some of her friends, had same friends over our house to play and she's been to the last disco dancing lesson before the summer holidays.  Then today we off to the circus!!  Busy, moi, never!

Anyhow the main reason for this post is not to waffle on about my life but to say there is a new challenge over at Dream Valley and the theme this time is 'Punches and Dies' so dig out those dies and pounce on the punches and get making!  Our sponsors are fabulous, as always, and full details can be found on the blog.

This is what I came up with for the theme this time:  I choose this image as it's how I felt (wish it was how I looked - think more drowned podgy rat!) the other day after getting caught in a downpour - so c'mon whose nicked summer then????

Front shot:

Detail of image:

Detail of flowers:

 I used:

Digi Stamp:
Saturated Canary - Enjoy the rain
coloured with my Promarkers and chalked while in the die

Dies / Punches
Nestie for the image
Whiff of Joy for the banner
punch for the butterflies

First Edition - Boho Chic

Anything else?
Wild Orchid Crafts - for the flowers and leaves
My Crafty Heart - resin flowers (seriously get some they are just gorgeous!!)
Viva Decor pen (again from my Crafty Heart) for the pearls
other flowers, pins, lace, brad and gems - from my stuff

Y'know you haven't seen a Saturated Canary image from me for ages - I sort of lost it a bit with them.  Felt intimidated by the perfect colouring I see out and about in blogworld and the hair and pleats - so I sat down and worked hard at it.  Not sure that's it's anything like the standard that I see out there, but am happy(-ish!) when am I ever truly happy! and felt like I'd got somewhere for once!

Also an acknowledgement to Coops for the gem in the hand for the raindrop - as always Nic, I love your cards and thanks for the inspiration.

So come on then - lets see those punches and dies!

See you soon,

A challenge, or two:

Cupcake Craft Challenges: 203 - The Great Outdoors, ummm being outside and getting soaked - does that count?

Moving Along with The Times: Challenge 157 - Summer.  See above that's what my summer has been like.  Picnic in the rain, anyone?  Seriously though, if the image isn't right I don't mind if you want to take my card off.

Saturated Canary Challenges: Challenge #23 - The Great Outdoors - see above!!


Tracey T said...

Fab-u-lous! Sarah, your colouring is gorgeous. I love this card! xx

Susie said...

This looks fabby, Sarah! Love the colours, your colouring, that banner die and the raindrop idea! Susie x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sarah,love the colours and the fab

Faye said...

Sarah, this gorgeous creation is perfect for our Great Outdoors Challenge. (Fab colouring too.) Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, I love the image and you have coloured her beautifully. Fabulous papers and love that lace too.

All the best
Hugs Sue

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Sarah! what a sweet image and your colouring is beautiful !! I love the gorgeous papers and embellishments ! the lace and flowers are so pretty!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my 'Summer' theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

This is just stunning! And you do know that sorting/tidying a craft room is a never-ending project, lol. xx

Anita said...

This is beautiful Sarah. I love the colors too.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Sarah! Beautifully embellished and I love your image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah, fab image coloured beautifully and love the colours & details.

I was sorting though my sent emails today and guess what I found my reply to you and below is your message to me with all the links you kindly sent about the beads/pins ect yay!

Wendy x

Loopylou. said...

wowzers sarah this is just fabulous hun! I love those little resin flowers, keep seeing them and thinking how cute they are!!
thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the Saturated canary challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

coops said...

wow love this sarah.the orange and aqua combo is really stunning and i love this image.your pleats on her skirt look fantastic, cheeky cheat tip though is to add a thin line of white gel pen in the centre of yur pleats and then quickly blend it out with your finger, thats what i do, heheh :D

xx coops xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Sarah this is absolutely stunning! Beautiful colouring...I just love those oranges :) Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Saturated Canary this week :D

mixamatoasties said...

Love it!!

I have printed that image off. Haven't coloured her in, but it is printed... I am sooooo lazy!

Susan xx

Plastic Cards Printing said...

This is so nice card, best designed with perfect color. In how much time this card should be designed?

Judith said...

Hi Sarah - been so busy myself haven't visited for a while - so you're not alone on that one! This is just one gorgeous card! - love the image - I have to confess I've often looked at that image in the SC shop and not really liked it that much (you can't like them all) - but you have really brought it to life and your colouring is fab sop think I've changed my mind about her thanks for playing along at MAWTT hugs Judith x

Jane said...

Sarah you have coloured her beautifully, don't be so hard on yourself xx
Thanks for sharing it with us at SC Challenges xx

Vicky said...

Fabulous card hun loving your colouring & the image is perfect for the uk weather this summer lol.

Thank you for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary Challenges, hope you can also join us next time. Good luck.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Debs said...

so pretty..:0)..thanks for sharing with us at Saturated Canary Challenges..hugs Debs x

DesignerDiva said...

Sarah Hunny your colouring is fantastic! Please do not be intimidated by some crafters out there!! I never used to stamp and colour at all on my cards lol now I can't make a card without it!
Love the image, love how you have got the folds in the fabric (I can't do that) and I love your embellishment.
I'm here on duty as any other commenting has gone out of the window till September!!
Thanks for playing at MAWTT this week for our Summer challenge, hope you will join us again soon
Hugs Laurie xx