Sunday, 27 March 2011

Good Day

I have had a wonderful weekend which started Friday evening when I went to my first ever rugby match with hubby and a pal from work with her hubby watching Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves supporting the Wolves naturally and yes we won. The atmosphere in the stadium was amazing and its definitely something that I will be doing again. Saturday was a moochy kind of day just chillin and going with the flow did a little crafting and had a visit from my lovely mum and sister-in-law. Then today nice lie in then lunch at the Cinnamon Lounge (Indian), they do a buffet for £7-50 on a Sunday and it's amazing value for money plus the food is absolutely yummy. If any of you reading this blog are ever in Warrington it is definitely worth a visit. Then after lunch had a little mooch around T K Max, got a new top and a bathmat although I think we needed the bathmat far more than I needed another top but am pleased with both purchases. Then home for a hot cup of coffee and more crafting the result of which is a card, first one I've completed for a couple of weeks and it will also be my last for a week or so as well as next Thursday off on hols. Hubby and I are driving up to Oban for an overnight stay then next day onwards and upwards to the beautiful Isle of Skye for a week of isolation, peace and quiet. Can't wait.
Now for the card
I started out using this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers but as the card came together the balance of the image and elements just wasn't working so I abandoned the sketch part way through and just did my own thing. The background paper is a fairly new individual sheet that I picked up somewhere on my travels, have no idea what it's called, the card used for matting and layering is all from my stash. The hedgehog image is of course a penny black stamp coloured with ProMarkers, the swirly design going across the card is some white card that I inked up a while ago using a clear flourish stamp but at the time I didn't like how it had turned out and actually thought I'd binned it but I found it in my scrap box when I was looking for bits of card. I added a few little glitter dots to it to give it a bit of bling and make it leap out and catch your attention a little more. I wrapped some bakers twine from the Ribbon Girl around it although the picture doesn't do it justice as it seems to make it blend in with the swirls whereas in the flesh so to speak it contrasts nicely with that swirly background. The hearts are a Country Companions embossing folder that I ran through my Cuttlebug, the sentiment is a peeloff that I coloured to match my colour scheme, the yellow roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the rhinestones are from my stash. Again a colour scheme that I wouldn't normally have produced but that is the beauty of blogging and all the amazing ideas, creations and inspiration that is out there in blogland it pushes you to get out of your comfort zone and to do something very different. I love how it has turned out and this will be going in the post to my own dear mum who I won't be able to visit on Mother's Day due to being away but I'm sure she will like it.
I am entering this card into the following challenges;
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Recycling. The piece of stamped card that I thought I had thrown away.
Papertake Weekly Challenge - It's a Mum Thing
I Love ProMarkers Challenge #58 - Go Dotty. The little glitter dots on the flourishes, the little dots in some of the flower centres on the image and the little piece of dotty ribbon across the corner of the image.
The Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge #6 - Green and Yellow
Paper Sundaes Challenge #62 - Photo Inspiration. The colour scheme used
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mother's Day/Girlie Challenge


  1. Hi Kietha. My, you are getting out and about aren't you! LOL. Lovely card and I am sure your mum is going to love it too. Have a good time in Oban & thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  2. cute cute cute.
    Don't you LOVE to find things you didn't think you still had? It's like Christmas!!! :D

  3. Gorgeous card, great use of the sketch with your gorgeous colours and papers. Your image is so cute, lovely colouring and details.
    Hope you have a fabulous holiday.

    So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  4. Really lovely and I'm sure your Mom will love it. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  5. Lovely Mothers Day card - cute image - thanks for joining in with Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary and Andrea x

  6. Fab card, love the cute image, can never have too many PB stamps,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week,
    Ruth x

  7. beautiful card kietha...turned out great in the end...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

  8. gorgeous card Kietha thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  9. Wonderful cute card Kietha.