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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Just Magnolia - A Sketch

Happy Easter everyone!  Hope you are having a super Sunday afternoon.  I am pleased to report that the sore throat is improving, but the snot levels have increased, and now a cough has joined the party!  Typical, first sign of good weather and the start of my holiday and I get whapped with a germ.  I guess that's what happens when you've been working full pelt for months, defences get low and those sneaky little suckers slip in when you're not looking.

I had been looking forward to a quiet afternoon of crafting but next door are having a family BBQ.  The trampoline is in full use and the swimming pool is now out for the summer.  Cousin Daniel is visiting.  For a young boy, he's got a voice like a foghorn and he's a right bossy little tyke.  Mind you, his mother obviously has a short fuse (and she has a voice like a cheesegrater).  All I can hear is "Daniel, stop that...." "Daniel, don't do that....." "Daniel ....."  I've come in from my craft space (in the conservatory) for a bit of peace!

JUST MAGNOLIA AND HANGLAR & STANGLAR challenge this week have a super sketch to follow and I have a feeling I shall be using this one again.

I had these Basic Grey "Pyrus" papers as an Easter present and the colours are so rich and gorgeous.  I've teamed them up with this little cutie American Indian Tilda.  She's painted with a mixture of Distress Inks and PrismaColor pencils.  A Craftwork Cards sentiment to finish.  With those fabbie papers I didn't think she needed anything else.

For those of you waiting for the Distress Inks Tutorial - Part One is out there now!  Be kind, please!

Hugs, Sxx


LouDotMac said...

Oh bless you, a lot of snot is never good!! I hope you feel better ASAP!!

The card is gorgeous!! BG Pyrus is one of my faves - I love your interpretation of the sketch and Tilda is super cute!!

Thank you for sharing, xo Lou.

P.S I am eagerly awaiting your DI Tutorial, heehee. xo

Claire x said...

Fab card hun, love the Tilda image and great use of colour. Hope the snot improves over the next few days LOL. Hugs, Claire x

Michelle said...

Bahahaaa omg this whole post made me laugh! The snot in your head....the snot next door....that's a lot of snot!!! Hope you are able to enjoy your day :)

kay said...

poor you,sending a large get well hug,glad its not affected your crafting as your card is superb,we have a family like that just behind us so know what its like,might be worth getting a ipod to drown them out,x

Debbie said...

Adorable card Squirrel. I love the Tilda and you have coloured her so nice, she is sweet. I have these papers and not used them yet, they are lovely. Debbiexx


Gorgeous card Squirrel love the Tilda,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Anne H. said...

Such a lovely card!
An adorable image and beautiful colors. Great take on the sketch.
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Magnolia and Hanglar.

coops said...

stunning card squirrel.i love the tilda and the rich autumnal colours are gorgeous.
so sorry you are still not feeling well hun.i hope you get better real soon :D

xx coops xx

Mary J said...

Happy Easter Squirrel! Wow, great card - those DPs are perfect with that little cutie!

Aussie Loz said...

don't you just love neighbours hehe. at least he's only 'visiting' and doesn't live there year round!! love the DP on your card, so perfect for that Tilda ♥

Rufus said...

The first thing I noticed when I clicked onto your blog was PART 1 had been posted!! I've been checking it obsessively! Left you a comment there, but will repeat here...thank you for the details of what and almost more important- why! Hope you survived the next door BBQ. Sooo annoying when they've got the fingernails on the blackboard voices at full volume!

Jackie said...

Oh it's such a shame when folks don't think about how they are affecting their neighbours!
Gorgeous card though :o)
Jackie xx

Squirrel said...

Oh I LOVE those rich colours. I think I need that pack too LOL

I hope the germs burn themselves out quickly and you feel better soon.

{HUGS} from the other Squirrel XX

Chrissy said...

Oh! you poor thing all snotted up...notice how the word snot!..is coming from everyone...lol...Makes me think we are saying a bad word..lol..
Fabulous card, those papers you've used are ideal for our indian friend.Hope you feel better soon,drink..honey and cinnamon in boiling water like a cup of tea.1 tsp of each.
Makes you feel right perky...

Tasha said...

Oh wow this is fab hun, i love the papers you used they suit this image perfectly
love tasha xx

Zippy said...

Stunning card love, fab image and love the papers and colours, its perfect xxxx

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