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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

A New Challenge at Diva's

Hi blogger friends.
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Diva's by Design and we have a colour challenge for you.  We would love to see your designs using Blue, Brown and Cream. The challenge has been sponsored by Live and Love Crafts. There is some lovely inspiration over at Diva's and it would be lovely to see you over there. 

It has been a busy week travelling to Hull to see Dad. His operation went well but he is still very poorly. They have decided that he is going to have a feeding tube from tomorrow because he just can't eat and he really can't afford to lose any more weight. Here's hoping that the tube makes a difference. 

Did you all enjoy the snow. I must say for the first time in years I loved it. We went to our daughters in Dewsbury. It was lovely getting together for one or two drinks (I never was good at maths)!!! We got home about 1am and went out onto the fields at the back of her house to take the dog for a walk. We all had such a laugh having a snowball fight. I was wet through when I got back to Kayleighs but it was so worth it - just what the doctor ordered. 

For Diva's challenge I have used a Bugaboo digi - Gus's Birthday- Recount


I coloured Gus using Flexi Markers. 
The papers are from Pink Petticoat. I printed a plain sheet of the blue paper and then printed it again with the brown flowers. I repeated the process with the stripes and checks. 


The bow is by Memory Box and the Fishtail flags are by Die-namics. The butterfly and gems are from my own stash.


Die Cuttin Diva's - Anything goes
Top tip Tuesday =- Lavish Layers
Simply Create too - Anything goes
One stitch at a time - Use a Digi
The squirrel and the Fox - First time I have used digi
Love to Create - Anything goes with sentiment
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - Favourite embellishment ( Ribbon die)
Party time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Paper playtime - Use some Brown
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything goes

Happy Crafting to you all and see you soon. 


32 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful Sharon. Love the funny sentiment. I think we have all got this specific demand lol.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabby card Sharon, I love that image and sentiment. The papers are gorgeous and the layout is wonderful.
I am pleased that your Dad's operation went well, hopefully he will continue to get stronger with each day.
take care
Hugs Sue

Miss Sophie scrappar said...

Hi Sharon!
Wow! I love this card!!! Gorgeous colors and what a funny image;-)
Hugs Sophie

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Sharon. The image looks great and I love the papers and layout.
Glad to hear your Dad's op went well. I hope he continues to have a good recovery.
Lorraine x

Helen said...

Great colours and layout, and quite an interesting character too! Glad to know you had some snowy fun with your daughters. Hope your Dad continues to improve.

Dawn Carrington said...

A lovely card Sharon, great choice of papers & layout x

Sharon said...

Your card is lovely Sharon. Old Gus is such a cutie pie. Love that Memory Box swirl. They are just so frightfully expensive. Take care, hugs Sharon

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Sharon. Love the papers and fish tails with Old Gus...such a cutie. hugs, x

Rica said...

A fabulous card Sharon, I love your colour scheme and wonderful design. Your image is Old Gus is adorable and such fantastic detailing.

hugs
Heather xx

julie said...

wow I love the design of your card, Everything blends so well together, your image is so comical, he is great. Hopefully over the next few days your dad will be stronger and putting his weight back on.Hugs Julie x

Charlotte said...

Fab card Sharon, the design is so beautiful and the papers too. The image is fantastic:)
hugs Charlotte

Pat N. said...

Your card is adorable! Love Gus and the sentiment. Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your fun card at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Mei said...

Girly yet very masculine card! I LOVE IT!!! You did a gorgeous job with pick out the dp and the sketch is fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Mei (DT)

Penny said...

Sharon, I am happy to hear that your Dad's surgery went well. Now the feeding tube needs to help get his strength back so he can recover! Holding healing thoughts for that.
I have to tell you that I was quite shocked when I saw your card tonight. I just got done mapping out my DT requirements for the next two months, and I decided to use this very image & sentiment for one of them, (and my brother's birthday card, as he turns 60 in March.) Great minds think alike, huh? ;^)
You made a fantastic card with Gus! Love the design, your fab papers, coloring, & die cuts. Just a super card! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Glad you were able to have some fun in the snow!

debby4000 said...

Brilliant and fabulous card.
luv
Debby

Jules said...

Hi Sharon

So pleased that things are heading in the right direction for your Dad .. .. hopefully the feeding tube will make the world of difference to him.

Loving the card you have posted. Great image and wonderful colour combo and layout.

Love Jules xx

Jenny said...

Wow what a fab card. Love all these layers:) Jen xx

Josephine said...

Great card - love the colours and how you've layered!

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

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card Sharon. Love the image and the colours.

Thanks for joining with us at Love to Create this week.

Susan

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! Fabulous image, sentiment, layout, colours, bow die cut.... i love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Claire said...

Fab card, love the colours and papers. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa S. said...

Love your sentiment and beautifully crafted card! Stunning layers too. :) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Sandy said...

Such a fantastic card,love all the layers and the great image and colors. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody, Good Luck!
Sandy :)

Sarah said...

Hi Sharon, glad that your dad's op went well - hope this is the start of his road to recovery.

Fabulous card - such a fun image and a great colour choice. Love the PP papers, used to buy loads when I first started crafting but haven't shopped there for ages - it's all 6x6 paper packs now!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sarah

Kimberly S said...

Such a fun card! Love the coloring and the over-all color combination you chose. Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! hugs, Kimberly (I'm hoping this comment will show up, sorry if there ends up being 2!)

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Fantastic card Sharon!! I love how you printed the paper twice to get the patterns. Sarah x

Becky G said...

Fabulous card, Sharon! I saw it on Creative Inspirations! You should enter it in the current Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug. We'd love to see you there!

:) Becky G CTB DT

Bettina L. said...

This is such a beautiful card. Love the design with the brow and blue colour combo and how you did butterflies and layers too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Lori said...

GORGEOUS card Sharon! I love the color combo and the papers you used. Also love the butterflies made from the same paper...looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along at the Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck and I hope you'll join us again.
Lori
Bugaboo DT

Stephanie said...

This is fabulous.. So many wonderful details. Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

Tracey Anne said...

looks great, really cute and grumpy xx well done xx Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Alchemy

jean said...

What a stunning card, no wonder you won a prize at http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/. The colours are lovely and I just love Gus, we all have a relative or friend like him xxxx

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