Sunday, 10 May 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #6 - Sketch

Another weekend almost over and so far just one card made from me this weekend!!! I had so many things planned, and as per always they all went to pot!!

I was determined to get one card challenge done today, so finally a card for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. This is the first time i've entered this challenge, in fact i came across this by chance. I have made this card for a special little girl called Abbie, who has been poorly lately.

I love these hanglar images and the image has been coloured with my pro-markers. I need to concentrate on my shading! any tips gratefully received.

The hearts have been glossy accented and put on pads to raise them. The corner die cuts have been stickled. This little girl better like bling!

This has been a hectic weekend. For those of you who know me, know that my dad has been staying with me after an operation three weeks ago removing a blood clot from an artery in his neck. He had been doing well then Thursday he seemed to take a turn for the worst, he was incredibly sleepy and lost his apetite (not at all like him!). Friday i took him to the doctors and they prescribed him some anti-biotics after confirming he had some fluid on his lungs. The plan was for dad to return home Sunday (thats today). Fortunately the anti-biotics did the trick and dad was feeling better Saturday, i wanted him to stay here with us for a few more days but he insisted on returning home. Hubby is on his way back now from dropping him back home in Lydd.

I had the dreaded dentist appointment on Friday, i think i was more scared of being told off for not having a check up sooner than the tooth ache! as it turned out i had the most lovely dentist, infact he resembled Richard Gere, and had the most lovely softly spoken voice! Anyway it would appear its nothing drastic, not really. Its an old filling causing the trouble, but because the tooth is right at the back and difficult to get to he has said to leave it unless i get more pain. My options are a root canal filling (which he explained would be very difficult because its so far back) or extraction. Well i have decided on the later, when the time comes. I have an appointment with the hygienist when we come back from our holiday and thats me done for six months.

As Maria said, the thought of going is much worse than being there! Basically ladies im a big baby!!

Talking of babies, my friend Kim has become a grandmother today, her daughter having given birth to little Isabella. Congratulations to Kim and her daugher Claire.

As if that wasn't enough, my babies have laid eggs!!! yes my beardies have been producing!! i can hardly believe it. For those of you not familiar with my babies, here they are!! So this afternoon we had to go and buy an incubator, and hopefully in little less than 90 days we will have baby beardies!!
Well thats my weekend activities, i trust you lovelies have had a wonderful weekend, i am off to do a bit of blog hopping before bed.
Have a good evening, hugs Linda x


Carly said...

What a lovely card! I love the image you used and the colour combo is perfect. Thanks for playing along this week!

joey said...

Hi Hunny, Oh I do hope your dad will be on the mend soon, men and their independence eh!. Your card is stunning, I love the detail with the swirl and gorgeous blues. Thanks for playing hun.

Tab said...

Wow fab card sweetie, love these HS images too, and the colours you have chosen divine! Hope that you dad feels better soon!....oooh and fingers crossed that you have new additiona soon!
Hugs Tab xxx

Donna said...

Sweet little card Linda, such pretty little scrolls and hearts :)Donna x

Donna said...

Oh your card is lovely and I'm sure Abbie will love it, what little girl wouldn't, they always love sparkly things. Great idea adding the stickles to the die cuts and love those glossy hearts, they look so puffy when you look at them. Your coloring is wonderful too, I know shading is a hard thing to do, I also struggle with it, but I've learned to live with my
Hope your dad continues to be on the mend and congrats on the wee beardie babies, hope it goes well.
Thanks for taking part this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Vicky said...

Such a lovely card hun! Gald to hear the dentist went ok and your dad is feeling much better! Can't wait to see your little babies hatch!
Hugs, Vicky x

Macpurp said...

congratulations on the birth of your beardie babies.....thats something I have not said out loud before!

Good news on your dad being well enough to go home, hope he continues to improve.

Love the card. beautiful colours.
Lovely image.

love tina x

fairymadjo said...

oh its a stunning card hun. oh i hope you get babies hun,huggs jo x

Suzanne said...

Hi Hun sorry I have been MIA I feel your pain FIL is still unable to be left on his home and we are still trying to do our bit!!! I have been looking just not leaving comments love all your recent card and this one is fab I love the colours. Sue :o)

Nicola said...

Such a beautiful card Linda, love your tones of blue and your pretty detail. Sorry dad has had a mis-hap, let´s hope he manages ok on his own but we all know what men are like.
Pleased it wasn´t too bad at dentists and it sure is wonderful news that Claire now has her happy bundle of joy - bet Kim is on cloud cuckoo land.
Nicola -x-

CraftyC said...

Seems you've had a busy week Linda, hopefully you'll be able to get back into your usual routine next week. Can wait to see the babies, bet they'll look really cute and very dinky. A great card and a tip for the Promarkers or Copics. When shading I have the colours in my hand with the lids off and at the ready. Use the lightest colour 1st, then wuickly go over with the darker colour to shade and again quickly while the ink is still wet, over the top with the lightest pen again to shade. Hope that helps, all trial and error I think. Have a good week,

helen said...

linda this is fab im sure abbie will love it glad to hear the anti biotics worked
helen x

Jill said...

aww Linda, your card is gorgeous, good to hear your dad is on the mend, one less worry for you hun. Aww I can't beleive your getting some new babies aww hugs Jill xx

Cazzy said...

Congratulations Linda on your impending grandmotherhood!

Cazzy x

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww, this is soooo darling and I love the coloring on this. Ive never used those pens before so im not sure on shading, unless you used 2 different blues maybe. I love all the little embellies you used on this tooo:)

Im glad your dad is doing better, and maybe you will get some time to yourself now, and be able to craft a little more:)

I will have to wait to see these babies that they have made...LOL im not so into these reptile things, I know my brother use to be into them soooo much, but anyways, I do hope you have a wonderful Mothers day hun!!!

Hugs to you:)

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Linda,
Your card is just so adorable and Abbie will love it! Luca still has his next to the bed and just loves it.
You are so very sweet to mention Claire and the baby she will be thrilled so thank you so much!
Sorry that your Dad took a turn for the worse and hopefully he will now after your tlc be back to himself!
So glad that the dentist was fine fingers crossed that is the end of it.
Take care.
kim xxx

Carol said...

Hi Linda,
This is such a lovely card, i'm sure the little girl you made it for will love it too!
I wish your Dad a speedy recovery :)
Did someone mention babies! your bearded dragons are beautiful... thanks for showing the exciting!!

carol x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) Claire explaind the shading, not that I'm an expert ! but you have to have the pens at the ready with lids off :-)There are some good tutorials on you tube, also Claudia at Pretty Pressings has some good tutorials too :-)! Love the papers and the bling :-)
The little girl will just love this :-)
Hope your dad's ok now :-)
Lorraine x x

jackiescrafts said...

Gorgeous card I'm sure Abbie will love it. Your clorng is great, I fid the shading hard to do too.
I hope your dad continues to improve and is back to full health very soon
Congratulations on your babies, hope all goes well with thm

Sue said...

Evening Linda,just doing my blogging rounds and trying to catch up with

gorgeous cute card and i love the colour:)

hope your dad continues to improve and pleased to hear the dreaded dentist wasn't as bad as you thought.EXTRACTIONS i don't do, i would rather have toothache,i would have to be put to sleep to pull a tooth,after the last extraction and the crunching i vowed never to have one pulled would leave


Donna said...

Oh Linda I love this card, my fav colour and of course every little girl loves bling. Glad to hear the dentist went well (always helps when they are good looking lol) Sorry to hear your Dad took a turn for the worst but hopefully now that he's on the antibiotics he'll soon be back on track.
Oh your going to be a granny like me!!! lol but your's will have beards hehe. Will e mail you tomorrow hun, hugs Donna x

Rleen said...

Linda, so glad to hear from you again. I'll email you later on today.
I love your stunning card. Your coloring is fabulous and the design. Thanks for the inspiration.

Have a wodnerful day!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Linda.
Your coloring is beautiful and I love all your fab embellies.

Glad to hear your Dad is feeling better.
Cute pic of your dragons, can't wait to see the babies!!

Karen x

Dena said...

Wow! first of all congrats on the little beardies and babies. Too funny! Also, I'm glad your Dad is doing better. That is just always so stressful to worry about a family member's health. Third, very, very cute card. Beautiful color and I love all the bling, she has to like it! Hugs, hope you had a terrific weekend.

Enfys said...

gorgeous card, love the blue shades you used. Hope your dad is much better now, and that your beardies (???) are doing well.
En xx

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Very cute card. Love that color too! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week:)

Anonymous said...

Very cute card! I love your colors.

Nannieflash said...

Oh Linda youve been a busy lady, not only with your gorgeous card but it looks as though its only going to get busier with maybe new bearded dragons, good luck with the incubating. Love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

scotspanda said...

love your card hun, the colours are fab and that wee h&s image is gorgeous :o)

glad your dad is feeling well enough to go home, always a good sign hun


Amanda xxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Fabby card!! Love the shades of blue and all the swirls. hope your dad feels better really soon!
As for shading..imagine a ligh somewhere above your image to the right or left. Where the light would hit it keep that the li8ghtest and where the light would miss that is your darker areas.
Hope that helps a teeny bit1 Hugs Judy xx

Angelo said...

I cross my fingers for your dad, Linda.
Sounds interesting to have eggs that will hatch! I hope you tell us about how it's going :)

Have a great day. Miss your cards over at JCBC :)

Hugs, Kristin :)

Pascale said...

Super Card I love the electric blue, hugs Pascale

chelemom said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! Bling and all!!! Glad your dad is doing better!

Liza said...

Super card Linda, great colour choice. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Shelley said...

love your card. The colour is my fav at the moment. Looking forward to meeting your babies soon. hugs Shelley

Emma said...

Sounds like things have been eventful and oh no babies!!!
Gorgeous card, beautiful colours.
Hugs Emma x

Sprytebyrd said...

Great card, totally love the bling! That blue is just gorgeous!
Congrats on the babies and I'm glad to hear that your Dad is doing well!
Thanks so much for joining us at SSC this week! Hope to see you next week - Good Luck!
--x Dee

Paula said...

What a beautiful card, love the colors you chose! Thanks for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Steph said...

Another gorgeous creation. I love the simplicity of this card again with that stunning blue!!! Glad to hear your Dad is on the mend, such a worry off your mind. Let me know how you're getting on x

Tasha said...

Hey Linda this card is beautiful, love the colours and detail and the image is wonderful
love tasha xx

Skraptacular Designs said...

Hi Linda,

What a sweet card! I love your color choices...perfect image to match! Great take on this week's challenge!

Thanks for playing along with us this week! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Line said...

Hi Linda, such a beautiful card!!!
Love the image and your colourcombo!
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

Hugs, Line

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Linda,
The card is gorgoeus and Abbie loved it, yes she does like her bling!!!!. The card looks fab IRL and your colouring looks great to me. Glad to hear your dad is getting better, it must have been such a worry for you. Im sure he will be ok on his own. I really dont know how you manage to create such wonderful creations with everything going on around you.
Lyndsey xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Linda

Wonderful take on the sketch, love the blues and beautiful detail.

Thank you for playing along with the Stamptacular challenge.

Joanne x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Lovely colours, gorgeous card, I love the swirls

Chris x

Janneke said...

Super great card ;)

Thanks for joining us at SSC this week ;0)

Janneke X

Jilly said...

Gorgeous card Linda thank you for taking part and oh my oh my dragon eggs, hope they hatch. I would love another dragon, but not sure if OH would let me he one as he says we have enough with the one we have. But i would love another baby dragon they are so cute when they go through adolescence lol

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