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Friday, 24 June 2011

Cappuccino Anyone?

Guess what?  I managed five straight hours sleep last night!  Yaay!  Still a bit sore on the old bones today but I at least felt a bit more alert this morning and no where near as grumpy, lol!  Fingers crossed I might manage the same again tonight.

Anyhoo, whilst Mr Murray does his Wimbledon thing downstairs I thought I would share with you a little card that I would like to enter into two challenges tonight:
ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - M is for Monochrome; and
LILI OF THE VALLEY - Donalda's Sketch

Love this James the Bear stamp with all those presents, isn't he gorgeous?  The colour scheme came from this sheet of double sided paper from a pad of 12x12s called Desert Blooms (can't remember who by) - it just reminds me of a frothy cappuccino.  I painted James in Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap, they match the paper beautifully.  Hobby Craft snowflake punch (thanks so much Sarah) and a Martha Stewart border punch and hey presto, done.  Ooh, and I sponge inked around the edge of the white circle in Antique Linen too.

Right, back down to the tennis.  And it's a Grand Prix weekend - bet that won't be as exciting as the Canadian one was.  And as if that's not enough, the Tour de France starts next weekend.  I think I'm in sport heaven!

Hugs Sxx


26 comments:

Aj* said...

Ooo thats pretty !!

Whats the border cut with ? Like that design a lot.


Aj.

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a gorgeous card, I like the bear and your design.
Kevin xx

Claire x said...

Love this hun - the brown looks great in the monochromatic look and you can't go wrong with James, he is one adorable bear! Hope you can manage another 5 hours straight through today. Hugs, Claire x

Jo said...

This is a great card, I love it. Jo x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi S
A gorgeous card love the cute LOTV image and colour's are fabulous,have a lovely weeknd
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Julie said...

Poor you Squirrel! It's pants not sleeping,I'm the same though mine is usually visits to the loo every hour or so. The birds never seem to sleep here,I live close to some woods and they're at the chirping all night. Love your card,fab sketch. Have a great weekend,Julie x

Regena said...

WOW!! is ur ard ever sweet!!!love all the shades of brown

Chrissy said...

I would hate not being able to sleep, but at least you are not so grumpy any more, that could be a bonus....Great card my tired friend,fabulous colouring, would love to try inks like you do, just might one day.The colours are just so different..softer.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Rufus said...

you had me at Cappuccino! Love that stuff. Just like this card, it's fabulous! Love those images and of course I want to be able to color like you do when I grow up, lol!! I'm enjoying watching the tennis, have you ever been to Wimbledon? Hope that you get some good sleep tonight, too!! Get Vince to purrrr you to sleep.
Hugs,
R/

Heidi said...

Squirrel

You are my kind of gal! F1, Wimbledon, Tour de France. Got the same things on my tele, except I get everything on at a wacky time for me. I'm a Brit living in California. Did get the(spectacular...Go Jenson) Canadian GP at a more reasonable time!

Anyhoo, Your monochromatic is gorgeous. I love James the Bear.The colour is very unique colour for a Christmas card (at least for me), I love it! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge! I think you used to be on the team. I bummed we could not have been on at the same time, we'd have lots to chat about!

Heidi said...

I forgot to add I'm the obedient servent to 4 felines!

Blankina said...

Ciao, I love your card, less is more. And the brown colours are lovely....in a while I might start to make my christmas cards aswell. Certainly a bit funny with 30°C.
See you on my blog, Blankina
PS Good luck with your sleep

coops said...

gorgeous card squirrel.the lotv bear is so cute and i love your scrummy coffee colours and fab design :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card and it so cute too.
luv
Debby

Helen said...

I'm in sport heaven too - this is my favourite time of year! :0)
Gorgeous card hun...James looks good in any colour!
So lovely to have you playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

AJECreativity said...

Cute little bear isn't he.......lovely card ......many thanks for the inspiration......xxxx Amanda

Rach said...

This is so cute Hun a fantastic card.love the colours that you have used . Hugs rach xxxxxx

Jan said...

Love this it's gorgeous xx Jan

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous i love the colours here so soft, thanks for joining us at LOTV this week hugs pops x

Delphine said...

Hey! It is so nice to see you here hun! Your card is gorgeous, I absolutely love it! Adorable image, fantastic colours and colouring, great layout and papers and I love the punched border! All gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Enjoy your weekend full of sport:-)! Big hugs Delphine xx

Tasha said...

Oh i love coffee coloured christmas cards...and this is gorgeous. Fab image and i love this monochrome look
love tasha xx

Zippy said...

Cutest little bear and yummy colours! xxxx

Samantha said...

Beautiful card Squirrel I love the Cappuccino colours! Lovely card, thanks for playing along with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge this time! hope you can come play again too! hugs Samantha :0)

Pauline C said...

Very cute Squirrel - great colouring
pauline x

Barbara said...

What a cute teddy bear... I wish he'd be the one dropping presents at my doorstep!

Annie said...

ooo how sweet - but why do I have this craving for caramel now .. ..?!
hugs, annie x

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