Sunday 23 February 2014

Just before bed,

Good evening blogworld,

Well this is a late one for me isn't it!  I thought I'd sneak on before toddling on up the apples to bed - what with it being a school night and all.

I must admit to being glad half-term is over as, my goodness, it's been an odd week!  Me ill the last week of school, Emily ill all week during the half-term and grandad staying at the same time!  Talk about no time to myself at all - was taken up with a sickly daughter who needed lots of attention!  Also turns out Emily's virus went to her ears and she has an ear infection which she is now on antibiotics for and the improvement is remarkable!

So to celebrate our return to health we went out to the cinema today - saw Tinkerbelle and the Pirate Fairy.  It's one of those very rare times when Emily did not cry at all, or want to come out of the film early.  Made such a difference watching a film with a happy child - even if she didn't want to sit next to me, but snuggled up to Daddy!!!

Anyways, waffly waffly waffly.  Onto the card:

Front shot:

Her Close Up:

The Arty Farty:

There's something about this card that just doesn't sit right for me, and it might be the papers or the flowers I'm not sure.  But hey ho, I'm not doing too badly with the colouring (I think!) and I love the image - so I show!

I used:

Digi Stamp:
All Dressed Up - Little Bookworm
coloured with my Copics

Memory Box - for the border
Die-namics - for the corner

First Edition - New Bloom

Anything else?
Flowers from my stuff
Craftwork Cards - sentiment

That's all from me folks - nighty night!


A challenge, or two:

All dressed up challenges: #9 - A sketch

Challenges 4 Everybody: #38 - Anything goes

One stitch at a time: #201 - Girly

21 comments: said...

Sarah love your card there is nothing wrong with it so leave it alone. Love your colouring and the layout and the image is so sweet. Love Alison xxx

Debbie said...

This is a beautiful card Sarah. Love the sweet image and your colouring is perfect. x

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card Sarah, the colours and papers are really pretty.
I have to say I am glad the girls are back to school/nursery tomorrow, I need some time to clear up!
We have all had coughs and sneezes so didn't get to do many fun things during the week off. We did get to the cinema and also saw Tinkerbelle, my two have never been so quiet!
Sarah-Jane x

Chris said...

It's a lovely card, Sarah! Sweetest of images( love a little bookworm!) fab colouring and a gorgeous flower to finish! Glad Emily is on the mend, it's so horrible when the little one's are poorly... you just want them to be bouncy and noisy again !!!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous sweet card.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah. The image is adorable and I love the colours and colouring
Lorraine x

susiestacey said...

Adorable Sarah, the image is just gorgeous, the colouring perfect, the papers delish - have a good week x Susan x

Tracy said...

Hey Sarah..I really do love beautiful !! Thank you for sharing with us at All Dressed Up xxx

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sarah! what a sweet image and your colouring is awesome! I love the pretty papers and flower border! the big flower works really well because the brown in the centre matches the brown in the image… so pulls it all together… love it!!
I'm glad you are both feeling a lot better now… poor Emily… can't have been much fun having a week of school to be ill !! I think we could all do with some sunshine! I still don't feel right after this bug… but just hoping that I pick up as the week goes on!! Lol
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous colours, Sarah. Loving that fab flower and beautiful die-cuts. Amazing colouring too. xx

Claire said...

This is so so sweet, lovely image and soft colours. Hugs, Claire x

Christine L said...

Don't know what's bothering you about it Sarah... it's gorgeous...and you've picked the perfect colours to use for her too!

Glad to hear that Emily is a bit better!

Christine x

Anonymous said...

Totally gorgeous, such a sweet image!
Helen x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card Sarah.
Sue x

coops said...

so gorgeous sarah.really beautiful colours and i love the sweet pretty image :D

xx coops xx

Angela Westland Australia said...

I absolutely love your project - so original - absolutely fabulous and just a fantastic project you have made – it’s great to see something different. Love especially your colors of your fabulous card. Very well done and the best of luck – thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Remember you can enter 3 projects each month. I have joined your blog and hope you will join mine too. I know how hard it is to build your blog followers. Happy Crafting! Angexxoo

Marilyn said...

Fabulous colouring Sarah with a gorgeous layout and such a pretty die cut. I love that pink hat!
Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up.
If you don't mind, this little lovely is going to be added to the ADU Pinterest board.

Josephine said...

So pretty and such a sweet image.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What an adorable card and sweet image. Your card is perfect!

Thank you for participating in the OSAAT challenge this week!

Sharon said...

this is so very pretty Sarah, gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at ADU.x

Margaret said...

Such a gorgeous creation. Beautiful image and lovely coloring. The bold flower really adds a great touch. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Maggie - DT