Thursday 16 May 2013

Deep breath and cross everything

Hello blogworld,

Well here I am - and a decision made.

No builder still and I've no idea when we will see him, hubby is still not inclined to harass him, so we are in limbo land.

Seeing as I'm sitting around twiddling my thumbs I've decided to try and pick up the crafting pace.  So I have a card to show!!!

Now a very large reason for this card is because Paula from Pollycraft is back!!  Ooooh I love her digis and she's re-starting her challenge blog and looking for a DT.  Well, in spite of the lack of blogging and absent Mojo I've decided to throw my hat in the ring.

I'm going to do it, even though I've no hope of getting on the team, as I know if I don't I'll be forever kicking myself for not even trying.  I remember a DT call happening just after I started blogging and I didn't apply - well I'm doing it this time!!

So a card - after nothing for so long, it was a bit of long process and not a lot to show for it!  I honestly didn't know what to put where, so I opted for the less is better look!!  It's also, possibly, if SHMbO likes it, going to be for hubby's fathers' day card - so I didn't want it full of flowers and frills.

Here it is:
Front shot:

The Arty Farty:

His Close Up:

I used:

Digi image:
Pollycraft - Maurice: Daddy 'cool'
(sorry it's not in the shop as it's an ages old image - possibly even a freebie?)
coloured with my Promarkers
Sentiment - Fiskars


echo park - Note to self

Anything else?
Bakers twine 
3d gloss
Stickles glitter glue

So I'm crossing fingers, toes and anything hoping that I might get on the DT.  Even if I don't I'm happy that I tried and it might be the kick start to Mr Mojo.

Here's hoping that I see you more regularly!


A challenge,  or two, (ages since I did this!):

I love Promarkers: Challenge #168 - Simply does it

Cupcake Craft Challenges: Cupcake 242 - Lots of Layers

My Mum's Craft Shop: Challenge 5 - Spots or Stripes (I hope the spots on his tie is enough to qualify??)


Karen P said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, love that digi, not heard of them before so will have a look!
Re the builder situation - check your contract he might owe you some money - slippery devils they can be! Karen x

Julie C. said...

Hi Sarah, I can't believe that you've still got no builders. Hope they turn up soon!! Typical builders~
Good luck with your DT entry. I have my fingers crossed for you. Your card is great. Love the black and red background. That digi image is so cute and you coloured him beautifully!

p.s. Thanks for your test tube storage information. Yes, it was me that asked. What a great way to store marker pens and it is a lot, a lot cheaper than the storage boxes that I've seen. How did you come across of using test tube boxes? I wouldn't thought of that in a million years! ^_^ Thanks for your information, I'll sure buy a couple of those!!

mixamatoasties said...

That's fab Sarah. Made me laugh!

Good luck with the DT call :)

Susan x

catherine said...

Fabulous card Sarah and great image. I wish you all the luck in the Dt call and you have just as much chance as anyone else. So glad you decided to enter
x catherine

DesignerDiva said...

Oh my I just love this image!!! Daddy cool made me LOL, please enter him into my song challenge at OBAG he would be perfect!! I hope SWMBO liked him cos I certainly do!!
I thought there was meant not to be enough work for builders looks like the opposite in case! Good luck with getting him to turn up, we benefit from more of your lvely cards while he doesn't!
Hugs Laurie xx

Fliss said...

Soo coool the sunglasses charm & the image compliments the papers too...!!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card hun - I love it :-) Fingers and toes crossed here for you too for the DT - they'd be lucky to have ya x x x

Kim said...

fabulous card Sarah and good luck with the DT call! hope the builders put in an appearance soon!
Kim x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous image fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny

coops said...

so stunning sarah.fantastic image and I love your fab papers and design :D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Sarah - love the image and great DP's
Hope the builders put in an appearance soon.
Debs xx

Jo said...

Great Fathers Day card, your colouring is great too, good luck with the DT call, and I hope the builder turns up soon!
Jo xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is brillaint what a great card, I do hope your builders turn up soon, Good Luck with the DT Call, Im sure you will get on the team as your cards are super, Love Hazelxo

MagsB said...

I really like your card, hun, the papers and colours are gorgeous, and the image is so lovable! Good luck with your DT application! I love Pollycraft, and I'm so glad Paula has started up again!

I'm sorry about your troubles with the builder, it must be infuriating! Sending you prayers (if that's ok) and good thoughts!

love Mags B x

Sue said...

Hi Sarah
Your card is fabulous, I love that fun image, brilliant colouring and such great papers too.
Good luck with the DT call. It's clear that you love Pollycraft images and I think you would be a great asset to the team.
hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

Great card Sarah! Glad your mojo is back! Your colouring on this one is perfect...worthy of a team appointment I would say!

I have been bad at getting about...I was so swamped with the garden more post of piccies and then i will stop boring everyone to bits with it! teehee

I do enjoy gardening...but I am so crippled with arthritis now that although I can get down on my knees to weed (carefully)...I have a devil of a time getting back up! Not a pretty sight indeed!!!

No excuses anymore for getting behind on visits so I promise to be a good girl and visit more often!!!

Tammy said...

Adorable card Sarah, I love that fun image! Good luck with the DT call!
Hugs, Tammy

Janine said...

Lovely card Sarah. Love the papers and the super cool image.
Hope the builders turn up soon.
Hugs, Janine xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is a fab card Sarah! I love the image and sentiment and the papers are gorgeous… the twine and charm are perfect embellies! :-)
Best of luck with the DT Call hun.. fingers and toes crossed for you!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Awww this is so fun, I love the image. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx