16 June 2011

Oh Happy Day....

Happy Thursday my lovely friends... In South Africa we have a public holiday today... hence my heading Oh Happy Day...lol  I just love public holidays, as it gives me an extra day to craft and play, apart from the weekends.  As working girls we treasure these days, don't we ?

A very warm welcome to my new Creative Friends who have joined my followers list... so pleased to see some new faces. I'll be popping around to visit you all soon.

I was skype-ing with some lovely friends last night, happily colouring in this image which you'll see on my card, thinking that I'd be entering it into the TOMIC colour challenge which is Pink, White and Brown... Once I had coloured the image I showed it to my lovely friend Paola and she asks "What challenge are you entering that one into Shazi?", so I tell her "The TOMIC challenge silly!"... uhhh, it's then that she reminds me that it is NOT a Magnolia image... oh my HAT, did I gasp and fume... How on earth could I have been so stupid ???  So... there I had to go sifting through the whole of blogland to find a suitable challenge to enter this cute little card with an Elisabeth Bell image into.  Have you ever done something similar ?  Please say "yes", then I won't feel so bad !! hehehe

I've really waffled on long enough, but just had to share that story with you all. So, here's my little card in question.  Let me tell you, I just LOVED making this one... can you tell ? And what do you think of my little watering can prop ???  Ain't it adorable ?

Click on card for larger image

My friend Deidre introduced me to a new shop (Super Floral, 27 Transvaal Street, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town)  and this is where I found some stunning ribbon, flowers and this divine little watering can.  So... I decided to purchase 2, one in pink and one in white to use as props for my card.

I am entering my card into these 2 challenges:
 Simon Says Stamps - Bingo (I chose Flowers, Brads and Sentiment)
 Paper Sundaes - Girly Girl

Here are some more pics to share.

The image was kindly stamped for me by Paola - thanks so much!  She has been coloured in with Copics.  I've used some chalk for the blue sky.  The sentiment is from Sandra, thanks honey!  The base of my card is white and I've used bazzill cardstock to layer.  I would like to acknowledge Julie Glasgow from Colarado, USA who kindly emailed me when I asked how she got her edges so distressed.  We were using the same MM distress tool, but somehow my previous attempts didn't quite look as good as hers... ahhh, the secret is to use loads of pressure, which is what I did and it worked !  yayyyy!  Thanks Julie for this tip.

Oh what the heck, let me throw in another card with the white watering can this time, then I've really showed them both off to you all...LOL!!!

Thanks so much for popping by and leaving a comment, I really enjoy reading them. I have an extra long weekend, as I've taken tomorrow off too... yippeeeee!

Happy crafting, hugs Sharon x


Rose Petal said...

Oh dearest Sharon, your cards are simply adorable, as always. Wonderful colouring, so beautifully co-ordinated, great papers and love all the flowers.
The watering cans are just so cute, they look fabulous by your cards.
By the way, YES, I have done the same as you recently, so you are not alone sweetie. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Trina said...

This is so cute, Sharon! Love the coloring and the flowers! (Did you try Feline Playful to help find challenges? It's a real time saver...)

Catherine said...

Your card is simply gorgeous Sharon and I love love love the little watering cans ! Aren't they cute ? Hugs and love from Catherine

Colleen Holmes said...

Glad you have a day off!! This card is totally adorable and looks so fresh and clean! Love the designing and the pretty colors and paper!! Your photo is perfect g/f! Hugz to you!

Colleen Holmes said...

Here I go again!! Not sure if the first one went anywhere! Glad you have a day off to craft!! Love your card and it's pretty colors and coloring! It's so fresh and clean looking! Perfect picture g/f!! Hugz

Hetty said...

Wauuuuuuw Sharon wat een super mooi kaartje en die gieters zijn wel
heel erg gaaf

gr hetty

Crystal said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Sharon!!!! This image is beautiful and your coloring is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! Beautiful sweetie!

jimlynn said...

Sharon, it's adorable!!! Just a darling little card...lovely image and the flowers are super. LOVE that little watering can too - a perfect prop!

Julie said...

Your card looks great! I think your distressing is perfect. And you are definitely not alone. I have made cards for challenges with the wrong image and missed many cut offs. It gets pretty complicated at times, so don't feel bad.


Steph said...

wow, I love this. You really did a great job coloring this and the colors work so well together. I'm really glad to see you back on your blog, now I need to do the same. Talk to ya soon:)

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Sharon, wow love your card, so gorgeous,love your image, and that gorgeous big flower too,the watering can is so cute, makes a great prop!!
hugs Liz xx

Renkata said...

Hi Sharon,
ooo I love holidays.
Your card is so sweet and cute.

Gi Guerreiro said...

Tudo bem?
Lindo seu cartão!! Amei!!

Amanda R said...

How pretty! Love the colors and all the flowers yet it doesn't look overdone. Great job. Thanks for joining in this week at Paper Sundaes!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Love that sweet image! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


otomys said...

Beautiful card with all the pretty flowers. Wonderful layout and colopurs. For sure, a WOW card!
Amelia x