Monday, 5 April 2010

Are you going to Shetpton Mallet? and MAWT Challenge Card

Good morning to you all, can you believe its Monday again already, where did the rest of the Easter Weekend go? Have got up early so i could make the most the day! and thought i would get a couple of posts sorted before everyone gets up this morning.

I love the Moving Along With the Times Challenge, and this week the lovely Heidi has provided a fabulous sketch to work with with the extra stipulation of using brown and pink (so not a problem, as its one of my favourite colour combinations), and to add ribbon (who doesn't love ribbon????) - it was purely heaven to work with!

I have used one of the fabulous Sweet Pea images, and stuck to a fairly clean looking card, hope you like it.
Loving this Sweet Pea beauty and had great pleasure colouring her in shades of pink, did i say before it was my favourite colour?????

The Cherish sentiment is a rub on from Stampin-Up as is the flourish in the corner mat. Ribbon and flat backed pearls from stash. Flowers punched with the whale of a punch retro flower and the smaller flowe using a marianne flower punch.

Have stickled and glossy accented her wings, stars, flowers in her hair and the candle for extra dimension

Are you going to Shepton Mallet between April 22nd-25th?

I have been invited to go along with my friend Anna-Marie (templates with a difference on Create and Craft), and after alot, and i mean ALOT of consideration, and gently pushing from hubby (is he trying to get rid of me for a reason?) I have decided to go. Now, i am looking forward to it. Never been there before, and lots of crafting heaven does have its pull as you can imagine!!!!
Now anyone who visits me regularly will know the last couple of years have been hard, and we are still not out the thick of it, but im hoping we may finally be on the way up. I have never been away from both hubby and the children for more than one night! so 4 nights away in a nice hotel, and in crafting heaven, is still a bit traumatic for me. Do you think ill cope???? You may smile, but seriously I am worried about being homesick, worse still, what if i like it???? might never want to come home ! - no, not likely, but it will be an interesting experience.
I dont think Anna was expecting me to agree to go as she knows what a homebird I am, but at almost 45 years old, I thought it was time I spread my wings!
Anway I seem to be rambling a bit, sooooooo sorry -
Now the reason for my question, is simply, if you are going it would be lovely (albeit a little nerve racking for me!) to have you pop by and say "hi!". Would be great to have a chat too if time allows, but with just Anna and myself on the stall not sure ill be actually able to leave it! I would just love to be able to put a face to the name behind my blogging world!
Are any of you actually working there too??? could maybe meet up afterwards if you are.
Well my lovelies, off now to get a coffee, ive been up an hour and not had a drink! must start the day off right.
Hugs to you all xxxx


Pascale said...

Love the pink look it works beautifully with the image and the clean look is great hugs Pascale

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Linda, so pretty and clean looking, love it.
I'm off to Shepton Mallet on the Friday so I'll come and find you to say hi.
Hope it goes well hun, I am such a homebird too, I hate even going on holiday
hugs Mandy xx

fairymadjo said...

wow stunning hun, :) huggs jo x

Jill said...

wow wow wow Linda this is stunning, I love that image, she's gorgeous and the layout and stamped sentiments are perfect, so gorgeous hugs Jill xx
PS you go for it, you'll be fine hun, I'm proud of you x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this card is stunning, I love it. The image is amazing.
WOW Shepton Mallet sounds like it will be great fun. Sure you will be fine. Its the first steps of leaving thats the worst then you will love being away with the freedom and Crafty things to keep you occupied. Thanks for joining in on MAWTT this week again, Hazelxox

Tasha said...

Ah you will be fine Linda and whats more you will have the most amazing time
love tasha xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Linda another beautiful card I must say this one appeals to me so much so soft and delicate it definitely has the designer look to it. Hey way to go girl 4 days away from the family a very brave you I know you will enjoy it tremendously I wish I could be there to meet you but alas the time isn't right, probably never will be, for enjoy yourself my friend.
Lorraine x

wandykj said...

Going away-you'll love it! I remember the first time I went away for 4 days without my kids or husband-it felt really weird not having them with me but I really had fun. It sure makes them appreciate all you do when you get back.

Too bad I don't live there as I would love to come see you. Have a fantastic time & don't worry about going away, you're gonna love it!!!


The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Linda, love love love you card, its totally stunning! Great image and so pretty! Have fun at Shepton Mallet hun, enjoy yourself! Thanks for joining us over at MAWTT, hugs Heidi xxxx

clare said...

Hi Linda x Firstly thanks for your lovely comment on my birdhouse xx
And you go girl..and have some sure you'll love it...and we want plenty of pic's too xx

Gorgeous card the image!Thanks for joining us at MAWTT Clare DT x

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