Wednesday 1 August 2012

Here I am again!

Hi blogworld

First off - thank you all soo much for your very kind words on my birthday / not going to blog for awhile post, what a wonderful bunch of ladies you all are!!  Makes me feel much better knowing that I'm not the only one struggling with time constrictions and that you don't mind if I'm not super quick at replying to comments!

Anyway, after having said I'm not going to post I then go and do two in two days!  Well this one was not supposed to be here, but I was left all alone on Sat morning while hubby took daughter to do the annual lets buy mummy her birthday present trip and what is a girl to do, other than craft?

I decided to make a card for this weeks' challenge at Divas by Design, even though it's not my official turn.  The theme this week is 'Flowers' so any sort of flowers on your entry (flowers themselves, in image, on paper, whatever) and we are sponsored by:

And this is my card:

Front shot, and please don't laugh at my feeble attempt at pleats - it's the first time I've done this and I don't know what she looks like she's wearing!  Not a skirt that's for sure!!!

Close up of image - arrghh, even worse for the pleats -

Arty farty side shot:

I used:

Lili of the Valley - On the Garden Wall

First Edition - Spring Breeze

Nestie circle and scalloped circle
Shapeabilities - fancy tags
C.C. Designs - teardrop border
Memory Box - Prim poppies

Anything else?
Corner from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls from stuff
bow is soooo old - it might even have come from Lakeland when they did craft stuff!!!

So there we go, hope you find time to pop an entry in the challenge over at the Divas, I'd love to see it.

That will definitely be the last time you see me now until the weekend - hope you all have a great week.


A challenge, or two:

Lili's Little Fairies: A Touch of Romance

Sketch Saturday: Week #218

Totally Gorjuss: Challenge 142 - Pearls


Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, such a delightful image and coloured so beautifully.
All the best

Hugs Sue

Unknown said...

Super cute card Sarah, lovely colours and design....sorry haven't been around now trying to catch up! Big hugs Jo xxxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awww this is so sweet hun & her skirt looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Tracey T said...

This is lovely and your colouring is just fab. I find pleats hard on LOTV images as they're quite small, but I think you've done a grand job here. xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card Sarah, really pretty. I like the die cut flowers and your colouring.
Sarah-Jane xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah, LOVE it.
Wendy xx

Judith said...

This is gorgeous Sarah and great not-pleats!- the skirt looks fab. I'm a bit like you - so stretched for time at the minute but what can you do when you have a craft addiction!! x

downrightcrafty said...

Just beautiful
hugs Kate
ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already celebrated with me :)

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Sarah. The colours are amazing and the image as well.
love it
Big hugs
Doreen xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow wow wow Sarah, it stunning!!
hugs and xxx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Sarah this is just lovely! Beautiful die cuts and love the soft tones. I know you aren't blogging much atm but If you have the time you might want to check my blog to see if you are a winner!! :D hehe xx

Unknown said...

Soft and beautiful colours I love it and I adore all LOTV stamps fab card Sarah Hugs Elaine
Ps well done on winning Alyce's candy

Faye said...

Sarah, I really love this card. The flower die is a fabbo and very pretty touch. xx

Anita said...

This is so pretty Sarah!

Karen Petitt said...

you are too hard on yourself Sarah - I think she is wearing a 'petal' skirt! but I do know what you mean lol! enjoy your time with your family hun! hugs Karen x

Tess Ekwall said...

Gorgeous card Sarah!! Such a delightful image and coloured so beautifully. Just lovely. Hugs, Tess.

catherine said...

This is just beautiful Sarah and a great image and colours.
Knew you wouldn't be able to keep away!!!. So glad you haven't though and the odd post is better than none!
x catherine

Little K Smith said...

Aawww just adorable Sarah, I love this sweet image and the colours are so pretty too!
Belated Birthday Wishes hun, hope you had a good un :)

coops said...

so gorgeous sarah,your soft colours are beautiful and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable card Sarah.
Blogging shouldn't be a chore and its for you to blog when you want when you can and its the same for visiting, being a busy Mum ties you up most days especially the holidays.
Just do what you can without feeling guilty and enjoy.
I follow you on my Dashboard so it pops up when there's a new post and you can add follow by e-mail gadget too if you want,

Christine L said...

This is beautiful hon..... i love your colouring of that fabulous LOTV image!

Christine x

Anonymous said...

Totally gorgeous Sarah, love the colours!
Helen x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. Sweet image and I love the die cuts.
Thanks for popping by my blog.
Enjoy the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, so sorry I havent been by for ages! Trying to catch up and get back into a routine.
Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday, how much have you got organized?
Have a great weekend
Kat xx

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Sarah! And the pleats look fine to me.

Susan x

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Hi Sarah. This is so precious and adorable, beautifully colored and great design. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

Steph said...

Gorgeous card and I think your colouring looks fab!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday last week, hope to see you again soon! x

Arabella said...

This is so sweet Sarah! I love that grey and your colouring is fab!