Thursday, 11 March 2010

Scrap Pile Saturday Challenge 2/Sketch Saturday and Lili of the Valley Challenge

Happy Thursday morning, where did Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday go???? Hope you have had a lovely week so far. I am scheduling this card as i intend to be doing my grocery shopping first thing in the morning (if i can face it!). I must make my apologies for not being visiting your lovely blogs as much as i should do. I am struggling with motivating myself at the moment and finding that extra time! As many of you know i have had lots of ongoing personal problems for some time now. Last night we had for the first time some promising news, so i am keeping my fingers crossed that things are finally turning round for us. I am almost too frightened to allow myself to heave a sign of relief, but here's hoping! I know many of you have also been having a hard time of it recently, and i hope things are on the turn for you too.

Spring is on the horizon and i believe we can all do with a ray of sunshine! those bright long days can truly lift your spirits, roll on Spring!

As my motivation and MOJO is not residing with me at present i ave been looking for inspiration from some of the wonderful sketch challenges. Hope you like what ive done.

Enjoy your day and here goes.

Can you believe its mothers day on sunday? where has the time gone this year? I have combined this mothers day card for my Mother-in-law with two fabulous challenges. Loving these fairy images by Lili of the Valley and decided to give it a vintage look.

Coloured in with my pro-markers. The papers are from a colorbook range called "Dena's Closset" just love the colours. Lilac is my MIL's favourite colour! Love flat back pearls and my stickles as you can tell!

Scrap Pile Saturday No 2

Loving the Scrap Pile Challenge by Maria, it makes me use up those scraps of paper ive been sitting on! Also using one of the fabulous Sally-Ann downloads that i've had printed off for some time. Have a blue image too that will be making up tomorrow for another challenge.

I have glossy accented the leaves and printed the sentiment. More pearls and fabulous double satin ribbon. Papers are some scraps from one of my favourite DCWV stacks!

Thank you for taking the time to visit and i will hopefully be back with more challenge cards! Have a lovely day , big hugs to you all. Linda x


amanda stokes said...

Hi Linda!
Gorgeous card's the first is my fave it's just stunning
hugs amanda xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards Linda, fab images and brilliant colours.

Crystal said...

Linda these are beauties, wow you are rocking these sketches sweetie!! Hope all is well!!! Hugs~

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Gorgeous cards Linda! xx

CraftyC said...

Both beautiful cards Linda, love the colours. I had to do the grocery shop today as weel. Ate into my craft time!! Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge, hope you can join us again!

stampinfrog said...

Both both are gorgeous Linda!Love the papers and your coloring with the sweet images is perfect!

Tracy said...

Great creations with wonderful colours and I LOTV stamps at the moment. Hope your good news works out for you, kep your chin up girl.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marlene said...

Glad to hear things are looking up for you! Love your card designs! They're all so beautiful.

Kim Piggott said...

Such beautiful cards Linda!
I so love your gorgeous images and wonderful colours!
Keeping everything crossed for you sweetie!
kim x

Macpurp said...

beautiful! i really love the lilac one and the birdies are so sweet!
hope life gets much better for you soon my dear.
love tina x

Curt in Carmel said...

You did an awesome job with both challenges. I love both cards and the colors and embellishments you used. I take it that Mother's Day is on a different day there than it is here in the U.S. I hope your Mom has a lovely day. I'm sorry that things have been rough for you, but hang in there. My favorite saying is "This too shall pass!" Best, Curt

coldwaters2 said...

Linda these are simply stunning they look so fresh and bright and so beautifully designed the images the embellishments all wonderful.

Lorraine x

Maria said...

Hi Linda, I'm so glad things are looking up for you. . just keep hoping, it will work out eventually. Well you did a fantastic job on both your cards!!! Such pretty colors on both of them. Thank you for playing along on the Scrap Pile Saturdsay challenge! I'm having fun using up my scraps!! You did a fantastic job following the sketch . . .the image is gorgeous!


Inger said...

Gorgeous cards Linda!!!
Love them both!
Have a lovely day.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Lisa Jane said...

I love the lilac colours and the image ia beautiful
Lisa ;)

Fiorella said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda! The firsty one is fabulous! Lovely soft elegant....perfect!!!

Rleen said...

Linda, your cards are gorgeous! I love how you color the cute image and the colors are fab.
Hugs, Arlene

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous a great Easel card with a fab image, both are gorgeous cards, i hope that you are ok and keeping warm, thank you for joining LOTV this time hugs Pops x x x

Nicola said...

Your easel card is beautiful Linda, fabulous colouring to my favourite image and such pretty papers too. Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Bev said...

Woohoo I got a chance to visit you at last! What a gorgeous card sweetie, just love the soft pretty colours and amazing detail. Hope you're keeping well xxx

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