Friday 4 October 2013

What a 'mare!!

Hi blogworld,

Well just as I decide that I'm going to get back into cards and blogging - the internet goes and disappears on us!  Not only the internet but the phone as well!!

What a quiet couple of days we've had - just goes to show how much I rely on the internet to waste my time :-)  Instead I read a bit more, paid a bit more attention to my Emily and actually talked to hubby - shock horror!!!

Of course hubby was completely lost without the 'net - he had to actually get on with something!!!

Anyway we're back now and I'm here, although belatedly, with my post for the new Moving Along With the Times challenge - we've all had a long summer break and are now back, refreshed for our challenges.  We've lost a few Teamies along the way, but had some new people join us - so why not pop on over to the blog and have a lookse - we've also got a very easy challenge this time: it's 'Anything Goes'.

So here is my card:

Front shot:

The close up:

The Arty Farty shot:

Hmmm, I'm trying pleats again - tho I don't think with a huge amount of success!!

I used:

Digi stamp:
Pollycraft - Lil' Dumplings - Fleur
coloured with my Promarkers

First Edition - Blank Canvas and J'Adore

Die-namics - for the corners
Memory Box - for the fancy edge

Anything else?
Chipboard embellishments from my stuff

Would love to see you over at MAWTT!


A challenge or two:

Pollycraft - Challenge 8: Birthday Girls

I love Promarkers: Challenge 188 - Songs.  Now I was thinking I'd go with I wish I was punk rocker with flowers in my hair by Sandi Thom but while I was looking for a clip to link up with I found this little song (The Lumineers - Flowers in Your hair) and I thought is was a beautiful song!  So I hope I'm not breaking rules by saying either song please ;-)

Inky Chicks: Challenge #14 - use two different die-cuts.

PS - We grew pumpkins for the first time this year - look at what we got! Don't know if they're completely ripe but they fell off the plants, not picked, so down to the house they came. Now any recipes for pumpkins, anyone???  All suggestions gratefully received.


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW You have loads of pumpkins! Fabby. Love the card as well, its great an the pleats look fine too, Love Hazelxox

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card Sarah, I like the layout and papers.
Fantastic looking pumpkins. I've got four growing, not quite ready yet but I am looking forward to pumpkin soup.
Lot's of things you can do with pumpkins. Soup, curry, pie, stews, risotto, roasted.....
Sarah-Jane xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah, great card. You have had a bumper harvest haven't you, was going to suggest soup and roasted but the lady above beat me to it. Do try scattering the seeds on a baking tray sprinkling with salt or salt and pepper, or salt and a bit of chilli powder and toast them in the oven. Delicious! take care.

lalkygirl said...

What a gorgeous card love the colours and fab layout
Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge.and good luck
Tracey x

Wishcraft said...

Wow what a lot of pumpkins! Love your card, it's so pretty. Super cute image (of course) and great design too. Thanks for joining in at Pollycraft hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

PS. I've no choice but to get on with the dreaded Christmas cards this year - got my own, a big order and the shop I supply... feels like I'll never be done!

Debs said...

Fabulous card Sarah - I think you have done a great job with the pleats - you are wayyyyy to hard on yourself!!!
Amazing pumpkins :o)
Debs xx said...

Beautiful card Sarah love the sweet image and layout. Love Alison xx

Mrs A. said...

Great colours on your card and wow you have a nice number of pumpkins.
What is the blue building in the background looks rather intriguing?
Hugs Mrs A.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, love the sweet image and fabby papers.
Fabulous lot of pumpkins too.
Enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Lisa xx said...

oh this is just so sweet....adorable image and papers.

wowzers...thats some crop of pumpkins!!!!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, sweet card, love the details.

Christine L said...

A gorgeous card Sarah... loving that little cutie and your fab colour choice... and wooooowwwww to those pumpkins! Maybe checkout Pinterest for recipes?

I had a internet blip for almost a week just recently.... it's bloomin awful isn't it??

Christine x

Ali said...

Hi Sarah, thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments - and advice I will give that colour combo a try that may be one of the few combo's I have tried in search of the perfect skin tone ( in real life and on paper - lol ) xxx

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card Sarah - lovely image and layout. Hugs, Claire x

Kim said...

gorgeous card Sarah, love the soft colours. and those pumpkins look fabulous!
Kim x

Lorraine said...

Listening to that, I'd go with the first song choice, pmsl. It's a smashing card though. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

coops said...

so gorgeous sarah.stunning sweet image and i love your fab colours and design :D
fab pumpkins too :D

xx coops xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh this is cute. I love the layout and the colours and papers are soooooo pretty x

Karen said...

Great card and what a fab LO, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


Sharon said...

Good to see you back Sarah. I too am completely lost when I cant get on the internet. I am sure Russ thinks I love my computer more than him.
Your card is gorgeous. Such a sweet image and love how you have coloured her. Fab design also.
Hugs Sharon. x

Janice said...

Love your pumpkin crop, outstanding. As for recipes, I have a nice muffin one, comes out like carrot cake. Just say if u want it? Jx

scrappymo! said...

Your card and the pleats look great!!!
So do the pumpkins. I make pumpkin cookies. They have pecans and chocolate chips in them too! Mmm Mmm good!