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Saturday, 27 August 2011

To Have & To Hold

Afternoon peeps, happy Saturday to you!  Well, what a funny ol' day it's been - rain, sun, rain, heavy rain, sun, heavier rain, sun.  We've had no internet for most of the day and then just when I'd settled down to watch the qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix we had a power cut - aaaargh!  Thankfully it wasn't off for long so calm was restored.  Honestly, no F1 for a month while the teams have their summer break and the power company does that to me.  What are they trying to do to a Squirrel's nerves?!

Anyhoo, the Toad asked me to make a wedding card for one of the girl's in his office.  Now I don't know about you but I find it difficult to make a personal card for someone I've never met so I had to wing it a bit with this.  Let's face it, Toad had no idea of the wedding colour scheme, he couldn't even remember what colour Claire's hair is and he shares an office with her!

Here's what I made:


Ingredients for this card are:

Colouring Medium:  Distress Inks
Sentiment: Wild Rose Studio Contemporary Wedding Words
Papers: Wild Rose Studio Wedding Bells
Other:  Nesties and Anita's Silver Outline Border Peel-Offs
Cardstock:  Partners "cobweb" embossed ivory satin card
Challenge entered:  Hanna And Friends "LOTV"

And while I was playing today, I chose this image for my mum's birthday card:


Isn't she such a sweetie?  This is another Lili Of The Valley called Milly Hello and again she is painted in Distress Inks.  Now I need to work out what to do with her!

I noticed while I was painting that my brushes are wearing out - they are developing frizzy tips!  And that is not something a girl needs to be suffering from.  I guess I know what I'll be buying when payday comes round again.

Hugs Sxx


14 comments:

Sally said...

Really gorgeous card Squirrel. love the colours that you chose. Great second image too she is just so cute. Hugs Sally xx

Catherine said...

Lovely Wedding Card, I'm sure the happy couple will love it!

downrightcrafty said...

these Wild Rose papers are gorgeous and really suit this image, beautifully coloured by the way, gorgeous creation
Hugs from wet and horrid and can't make it's mind up Grimsby
Kate xx

Bernie said...

To funny that your hubby can't remember his co-worker's hair color. So typical of men.
I am sure the couple wont care if the colors don't match their theme as I am sure they will love this beautiful card. I love the colors and the papers are perfect for the image.
Blessings Bernie

Claire x said...

This is just gorgeous - I love this LOTV image. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous wedding card, cant go wrong with a sweet image like this.
The couple will love it.Love the wee girl on a chair, sooo cute, and beautiful colouring.Not good having fuzzy tips....

Luv CHRISSYxx

Rufus said...

To funny about Toad, but at least that's better than if he'd known everything about her?! She'll love it, since it's beautiful. 2nd image is cute, can't wait to see what you do with it. Frizzy tips, huh? That's worse than split ends in your tail!
Hugs,
R/

Jackie said...

What a delightful card, so sweet :o)
Jackie xx

tilly said...

super papers for that beautiful image and I love the little girl as well
Tilly

coops said...

beautiful card squirrel.i love the gorgeous colours and the cute couple are stunning.:D

xx coops xx

Kristel said...

Woww that is gorgeous again Squirrel!!
Hugs Kristel

kuya said...

Super gorgeous card! I love the coloring, it's truly stunning.

Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends!

Hugs,
Heike

Faith A said...

That wedding card is absolutely gorgeous, it wouldn't matter what colour her hair is.
The little girl on the chair is soooooooooooooooooo sweeet, I love her and your colouring is just perfect on both :)

Kiki said...

Such a gorgeous wedding card! This image is one of my absolute favourites!!!

Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends this week.

Hugs, Kiki

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