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Monday, 24 January 2011

Hello, haven't seen you in a while :-)

Uuhh, another week starts!  I hope I have a better one than last week, although I suspect not!  Work remains so busy with loads going on to more than fill my day.  The trouble is it does kid of sap my energy and make it difficult to create at times, which in turn gets me more frustrated and grumpy!! 

Also this week I've got to make sure my eldest son is all set to go away to Euro Disney with his scout group - I have no idea how many of them are going but there are 6 coaches so it's got to be 250 or so from all over our area.  I've a long list of things that they need to take, plus I want to make sure he has a couple of new books to read on the journey, and a packed tea to eat on the way there, and fingers crossed too that the weather stays dry for them!  It will be the first time he has been aboard as well - because of his colouring we have avoided overseas holidays, as he has such pale skin he burns so easily and we didn't want to take the risk when he was little, and we've just got used to holidaying in the UK now!  Mind you we had always planned to take them abroad when our youngest was a bit older (he is FAR to much of a handful to take away at the moment!), and I am a bit sad that his first trip abroad is without me :-( .  So loads to do this week that I took the opportunity to have a bit of a creative day yesterday and I'll be showing you what I have been up to over the next couple of days...

First up, a digi image that I haven't used in ages, no idea why, think she just got put to the bottom of the pile what with Christmas and all :-)

But then I saw this weeks Kenny K's Crafty Girlz Challenge was a sketch, and that was just the kick up the backside I needed to colour her up :-)


I have no idea why, but I had this sudden urge to distress my papers and cardstock... I mean it's not as if I've got a lot on my mind or anything :-)  It was oddly calming - even if I had to get the vacuum out afterwards :-)

I've used some Whiteout cs and some Basic Grey papers on this one, and I ran the circle through the cuttlebug with my Tim Holtz brick embossing folder, and then sanded it (boy, does this stuff take some sanding!) and mounted it onto Kraft coloured CS.  I did think about putting some more bits and bobs on this one, but they didn't look right, what with all the distressing, so I left it with just the scroll and the tulle, and the gems and the button, I was going to say maybe sometimes less is more, but I suppose there is actually quite a lot on here already!! :-)

I have to say I love colouring this image up, she is so sassy!!


Right, that's it from me today (but I promise to be back tomorrow!), have a good week, thanks for stopping by

I'd also like to enter this card for these challenges

Sue xx

15 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

Its fab Sue - i love the distressed look - suits that image so well.
I am sure your little one will have a fab time .. i loved it and i was 35 lol!
Lisa ;)
ps thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week

theCook said...

Love the "washed" colors, that card has a nice denim look...

Pami said...

I love this card Sue and the image is very cool! I might have to get it!! I love the colours and effect you have created. Pami x

pinky said...

Brilliant image Sue, so beautifully coloured too. Hope your son has a great old time>

Rach said...

a fabulous card Sue, brilliant choice of image and i love what you have done with the sketch.. thank you for joining us over at KKKG challenge this week. hugs rachxx

tiggertastic said...

Crackers she is stunning, amazing papers and i just adore the colouring you have used on the kenny k image. really a stunning make

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Suzilou said...

Wow love those papers and they look fab distressed. Cool Kenny K image, have used her many times and shes a dream to colour :)

Cheryl Valadez said...

Sassy is right! She looks fantastic and you did a great job interpreting the sketch! Lovely work! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz ;D. Hugz, Cheryl

Aunty Sue said...

Great card thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week.

carol said...

super card, i like the image, looks brill, thanks for sharing your forgotten stamp with us, x carol

The Spotted Chick said...

Check out that little Miss Sassy Pants!! LOL!! I'm LOVIN' that image!! Super CUTE Sue!! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Anita said...

Fabulous card Sue. Love that image and your coloring looks amazing! Like the distressing too even if it is a bit messy.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

gorgeous card, sweetie, such a fab take on the sketch, and I love the image you have used…..
Thanks for joining at KKKGC this week....

Hugs
Judith

Lesley said...

Great card, love the image! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

The Stamp Man said...

A lovely card, I know what you mean about distressing, messy but very satisfying! Thank you for entering The Stamp Man distress challenge.

Jill