Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Creative Crew Challenge Week 12 - Flowers/Sketch and Stash Challenge week 11

I trust you've all had a good day. Its been raining on and off all day here, but now the sun is breaking through, a bit late in the day i think!!

This morning the children and i took a drive to Mistley to an animal rescue centre. We have decided that the time is right for us to get a dog! we have been toying with the idea for sometime now, but after much discussion, David has agreed that yes, we can have one. We all want a British bulldog, but having looked at the cost, i think this is highly unlikely. I have suggested that we try and rehome a dog. Maybe even a bull-dog. We have found an official rehoming site and are looking into it. You actually have to apply to be considered, which i think is brilliant, after all they've already gone through one upset in their little lives, would be a shame to have to do it again because they had not been re-homed correctly.

So if anyone knows of anyone with all bulldogs please drop me a line.

I finally got round to another challenge, and im now posting my Creative Card Crew Challenge Card for this week.

Sketch and Challenge Entry for Week 11

Absolutely loving the sketch this week, it was a dream to work with and ill definitely be using it again.

Another one of my favourite sugar nellie stamps, coloured again with pro-markers, still trying to get the shading right as you can see!!

Have added gems to the middle of the flowers to add dimension.

Am still practising my decorating of the inside of my cards. Still not quite mastered it, but getting there slowly.

Creative Crew Challenge Week 11 - flower

Its week 12 at the Creative Crew Challenge already, i don't know where the last 11 weeks have gone. Thank you to everyone who has joined us with our challenges and we hope you will continue to do so.

This week the challenge set was flowers, easy you would think? how wrong can you be!! i really struggled this week.

I finally decided on framing my nesties with flowers, which i hope you will like.

This week i coloured my image using the prisma colour pencils blending them with my marvely le plume brush marker blender pen which worked brilliantly!!! much easier to work with than the paper stumps i found.

This is one of my favourite sugar nellie range of stamps, these girls are just gorgeous and make me think of my childhood, i have no idea why, as i certainly didn't have a lovely outfit like that or lovely curly locks like that!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful evening, and will try and pop by some of you blogs later this evening. Hugs Linda x


Riet said...

Wowwww Linda,what a beautiful cards Linda,l love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

TaraG said...

Oh two gorgeous cards!!! Love the sketch for week 12 and your card is super pretty...great colours and papers and your image is coloured beautifully! Love the Sarah Kay image too and again great colouring…all those flowers are very pretty!!!!
Hope you are well!!!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Beautiful job with the sketch!! Beautiful coloring and I just adore that gorgeous flower frame you've made with your sweet image on the second card!! TFS! :)

Donna said...

Stunning cards Linda, I love the papers on the second card, very nice indeed and both cards are perfectly embellished :) Donna x

fairymadjo said...

stunning cards hun, love your backing's huggs jo x

Poppy said...

wow both are gorgeous,great choice
of stamps so pretty.

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Linda your cards are so gorgeous!
Lovely detail and such pretty colours!
Your images are so beautiful!
Good luck with finding your new addition to the family I know how much you want a dog Linda how exciting!
kim x

Lesley said...

Linda ur cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! the images are coloured perfectly, the papers are stunning, and the inside of the cards are gorgeous!!! I am still mastering that 2!!! hehehe...luv n hugs Lesley
P.S We rehomed a collie cross 6 years ago and he (Coby) is adorable, we had to get our house checked 2 ensure there was enough outside space for him!!! good luck finding the right dog 4 u...xxx

Lesley said...

sorry huni thats more like an essay than a comment...lol...luv ya Lesley xxx

Crystal said...

These are both sooo beautiful, what darling images and I just LOVE the added bling!!!

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Linda. Your papers and images are superb. Love all the beautiful flowers on your CCC DT card.
Sharon xx

Tab said...

Fabulous cards hun, love the images and all the flowers and gems! Hope you find a dog, how exciting!
Hugs Tab xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Linda, I hope you are well. Your cards are so pretty!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Pinkllilac said...

HLinda Beautiful cards and the insides are great, love the colours you have choosen and I like the flowers round your Nesstie

Big Hugs Linda

Gina said...

gorgeous cards Linda, I just love the top one it is nice to see green and red but not a christmas card, just love it :)
gian xxx

Marcea said...

Gorgeous cards sweetie with yummy details! Love visiting - sorry it has been sooo long since I was here last. Good luck with the dog search. Bull dogs are so cute. I have 2 boxers which I adore and would really recommend them - they are excellent family pets and so good with kids .... bonkers but funny as hell

Denise said...

Hey Linda,
Ypur cards are so pretty as always. I love those cute images. Hope all is well with you.

Cathy said...

Great cards linda and fab colouring. Ilove the images andpapers you have used.
Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this time.
Cathy xx

LOUISE said...

Hi Linda, hope you are well hun! Looks like you have come back from holiday all refreshed, and full of mojo. You certainly have made some gorgeous cards since you have been back, love them all, especially loving Daisy, with the gems in her hair. Hope you have a great day! Lou x

cats whiskers said...

Hi LInda you have given us such lovely eye candy today both of them are simply stunning sweetie such gorgeous colour combos
Hugs Jacqui x

chelemom said...

These are gorgeous! Love the rhinestones you've added to her hair in the first one! Good luck with your dog hunting. It is funny I adopted my current dog at our local shelter. I insisted I wanted a Yorky. OF course they don't have THOSE at the shelter. My dog is a poodle/bishon mix. But you know......I love him to pieces.....even if he isn't a Yorky!

Claudia Rosa said...

oh linda.. your cards are just delightful. you have picked every single detail with love for your cards. it is just so precious!

i love the pink and blue card A LOT!
hope you have a wonderful day hunny


Tiets said...

oh my this looks great!!!You made them so fabulous!
Hugs Tiets

Rach said...

two beautiful cards sweetie. love the bling that you have added.. xx

mueppi said...

Wow......... hun
you`ve made two wonderful cards!!!
I hope you feel well!
Have a nice evening hun
Hugs Gisela

Fern said...

2 stunning cards.
I especially love the second... your border of flowers is amazing!
Just so pretty- and the perfect image too!
Fern xx

Tammi said...

Both pretty cards, love the sketch and what you did with it! My hubby has always wanted a bulldog, wishing you all the best in finding one. :)

Emma said...

Hi Linda
Wow you have been busy since you got back from your hols. All gorgeous cards as always and finally David has agreed to you having a dog...brilliant news and good luck with finding one.
Hugs Emma x

Maria Matter said...

These are beautiful Linda! Wonderful colors, images and papers!
My kids would love a dog, but it seems as though we are never home...I don't think it's the right time yet!
Personally, I have trouble keeping track of the four kids and feeding them on time...not sure I'm ready to another mouth to feed! lol I hope you can find a pooch to rehome, they always seem to be grateful!
Blessings, Maria

maddy hill said...

love the cards Linda and wow look at all the gorgeous flowers on the last one ! how very pretty !
remember practice makes perfect linda so keep on with the promarkers !

love the inside of your card too hun .
hope your ok
love maddy xxxxxxxx

Jamee said...

your cards are so cute, awesome coloring!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda.
Beautifully colored images and your papers and details are wonderful.

Karen x

angeljakki said...

Such stunning cards Linda,
Love the colours you have used and inside of the card is great, definately nothing to worry about x x x

Becky said...

Both such beautiful cards Linda, I love how you've used the sketch, gorgeous image and papers too!
Love the flowers around the oval on your other card too, so pretty!
Good luck in your search of finding a dog, I love cats myself, I think a pet really makes a home homely!!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash.
Love Becky xx

Steph said...

Oh wow, Linda. So pretty! I especially love the little gems in her hair on the first card. Adorable! x

Scrapmumur said...

Very gorgeous cards, Linda!!!
I love your marvelous images so pretty.
beautiful colouring and great details.
Hugs, Mumur

Annie said...

Hi Linda! It's ages since I stopped by your blog, and you have been busy creating beautiful cards. Daisy is a favourite of mine and I love the colours your chose for her on this card. love and hugs, annie x

Nannieflash said...

Wow Linda, I love the details youve put on both of those cards, youve been really clever with both, they really are gorgeous and stunning. well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

nessy said...

oh these cards are just beautiful linda ~ such amazing papers and colouring and gorgeous detail!
vanessa xx

Shary said...

Two beautiful cards Linda, really pretty.
Good luck on your dog search. xx

Dena said...

Linda, both of these are wonderful. I love the extra touch of jems in the hairpiece and the flowers around the oval in the second one. Just adorable.
Oh boy you will love a dog! I used to be just a cat person and then we got my little baby and I wouldn't trade him for anything. They give so much love to you. Keep me posted on what you find! Hugs, Dena

Debbie said...

Two gorgeous cards Linda, both of the images are adorable and I love the colours you have used on both.
Thanks for the beautiful card & present...you're so sweet, it really helped to brighten my day :) {{hugs}} Debbie x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi hun, thanks for your lovely comments. Hope you get these, have just seen how many comments this follows, so you may get to it next week, lol! Seriously, I love your cards, both so lovely. Take care and keep well, love and hugs Heidi xx

Sue said...

Hi Hun
sorry for lack of comments, two gorgeous cards luv Daisy she looks beautiful, hope all well with you, sue.x

crafty amy said...

Awe these are both so cute! The sketch and stash one is great I love the slash of colour the red gives.

X Amy X

Chrissy said...

These are beuatiful,I love these images. Very unusual colours on the top card but it does make it really stand out. Sansodor is good for blending prismas but if you don't want to use a solvent, you can get a burnishing pencil from any art shop, derwent do one that works well. Hope ur ok hunny, I hope you find the right dog to rehome and look forward to the pics!

karen said...

these cards are absolutely gorgeous, i love everything about them, x karen x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Two gorgeous cards, couldn't pick a favorite..love the bling,

Chris x

Heather "Hev" said...

Hi Lovely Linda :)

I love what you have done here put a smile on my face :)

Sorry I havent been about - too busy or too sick - never seems to end over here either.

Take care of yourself and have a fantastic weekend :)

Jill said...

gorgeous cards Linda I love the Sarah Kay one with all those beautiful flowers stunning hugs Jill xx

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