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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Missing the long summer days already!

Yes, I know, it is only just two thirds of the way through October and, up until this week, it has been warm and wonderful.  Even today has been bright and sunny, although chuffty cold, but oh my, it is getting dark so darned early now!

Thursday night is my one evening for crafting and tonight I made a cute little card for my office mate's 5 year old daughter.  It is bright and cheery and very "little girl" and I want to share it with you, but because it is sooooo dark the photo is totally rubbish.  Toad bought me a light tent earlier this year so I can see no other option but to get that set up and start practising with that to see if it makes a difference.  Oh how I miss daylight!

Here it is anyway - will add a better picture tomorrow.


Ingredients for this card are:
Stamped Image: Forever Friends - Christmas Gift - Exclusive to Glitter Pot
Colouring Medium: TH Distress Inks
Papers: Helz Cuppleditch Neighbourwood and Little Sizzlets
Extras: EK Success Medium and Small Retro Flower Punches,
Card Candi, hole punch dots, transparent gold edge rope border peel-offs,
and die-cut 5 from the same Neighbourwood papers

Edited to add slightly better picture - but not much daylight yet but at least you can see the colours better!

 
I have been trying to catch up with my commenting this week and thought I would do it logically by working down my Blogs I Follow list - crikey, it's like doing the weekly file reviews at work - by the time I get to the end it'll be time to start again!  If I haven't got to you yet, I will, I promise!

Hugs, Sxx

17 comments:

Claire said...

Love this card, papers are fab and love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

Pink Dandelion said...

I know how you feel I went to work in the dark this morning and came home in the dark tonight. I'll be keeping an eye on how your light tent works out as I think I need to get one. Lovely card, I can imagine how bright it is in real life. Debs xx

Doreen said...

Love this card,what a fab image.xxx

Aj* said...

I miss it too ! getting dark just after 5pm up here and daylight just before 8am, another 6 weeks & we'll have just 5.5hrs of daylight a day !

Its playing havoc every time I get the markers out at night and want to play with reds lol.

Brrrrr here, we've had our first snow too ! 7 weeks earlier than normal, no way am I ready for this, im still spinning yarn for knitting hats and felted mittens !

Anyhoo.. My crystal ball... Ok so its a glass net weight.. tells me there will be one happy girl when she opens that card, its sooo sweet and girlie !


Btw... we are about to enter the realms of *inside cat* owners... seems the wee meeces are avoiding the outside cats by coming inside.. So as none of ours will tollerate even 5 mins inside.. we just picked 2 kittens who will be ready in just over 6 weeks to begin life as pampered purr'rs


Aj.

Catherine said...

such a pretty card!

MARY B said...

fab card, I love the image, Mary x

Lins said...

This is just adorable hun, love the papers you've used and those ff-bears are just the cutest aren't they :-)

Big hugs,

Lins xxx

Julie said...

This is such a cute card sweetie!

Chrissy said...

Aww...cute little girl card Squirrel...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Loz ♥ said...

this is very cute Squirrel! x

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

lovely bear-card you've made!

Bernie said...

How Sweet! Love the image and colors. I hate that it is dark so much of the day too. I have a heck of a time getting a decent shot of my cards. Don't have room to set up a tent so I have no idea what to do.
Blessings Bernie

coops said...

stunning card squirrel.i love the sweet ff bear and your colours are so pretty :D
i take all my pics at night and use a white pillowcase for the backing and my daylight lamp shining over the top and i sometimes take the light setting up 1 notch on my camera.

xx coops xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a sweet card hun. I am so lucky being able to take my pics during the day. I know exactly what you mean about commenting. Sometimes I start at the bottom and work my way up. Then there are the other people who leave comments but who I don't have on my blog list. Still it keeps us out of mischief. Have a great weekend. Marianne x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is super-cute Squirrel - I adore the Forever Friends bears. Taking a good photo can be a pain sometimes, but this looks perfect to me!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Tracy said...

Hi Squirrel
A really fabulous design, love your image and colouring too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Faith A said...

Hiya Squirrel, catching up again and loads here to catch up on, fabulous cards and I love all your witty comments and verses! LOL.
Hope you were successful at your craft fair

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