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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Keeping It Simple

Morning all, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, it's a chilly one!  Did you know (thanks Google) that today is the 125th anniversary of the largest snowflake?  I wonder how big it was ..... and how do they know it was the biggest?  Still, pleased to report that there is no danger of that being repeated today - bright, crisp day, lots of sunshine at the moment, yay!

It's that time of year again when I have a struggle - with my dear sister-in-law's birthday card.  She doesn't do cute!  Arrrgh, how can anyone resist cuteness?  Anyway, this week's challenge at TOTALLY GORJUSS is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) and that seemed like a good idea, stop overthinking things Squirrel.

Ingredients for this card are:
Stamped Image  Gorjuss Girls New Heights
Medium  Come on, you should know by now
Papers   A mixture of First Editions
Sentiment  Lili of the Valley
Extras  Martha Stewart punch and gems from stash

Now I will own up to this being the second attempt at this card.  If you want the biggest belly laugh ever just keep going - on my travels around blogland I had been admiring how some very clever people have been using Prismas on Kraft and the lunatic side of my brain said "let's have a go" - yeah, well, the result below is now in the shredder!

The only part of this that was vaguely acceptable was her hair!  And then the Sansador made it go all splodgy.  Lesson learned - stick to what you know Squirrel.  Me and my inks will not be parted - not even for a floosie pencil that briefly turned my head!

Hugs, Sxx


Claire said...

This is a lovely card hun. Have a great day. Hugs, Claire x

Jackie said...

it amazes me how they can state categorically "this is the biggest snowflake". Did they c heck every single snowflake as they fell? The mind boggles.....
Gorgeous card :o)
Jackie xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fab.. love it .. and you are too hard on yourself .. the image on Kraft isn't that bad .. prob better than i could do!
Lisa x

Zippy said...

Fantastic card, love the colours!

How they heck did they know it was the largest snowflake? Images of a nerd with a ruler come to mind!


Faith A said...

Tim Holtz was right when he said your colouring is amazing, yeh! stick to what you know, it's fab and the card is :)

Mad Moose said...

Love this card - love this stamp!

Christy Beans said...

We all have to stretch ourselves creatively once in a while, even if it means our bins are full up with our less-than-stunning creations. =) Plus, your pencil isn't that bad; you just hate it because it's not the brilliant Squirrelly quality you're used to, Ms Perfectionist. =P LOL

Chrissy said...

LOL...thats like me and copics...we dont get on, just give me my pencils...great card Squirrel.


Rufus said...

You always make me smile. I don't think there is any doubt that you are the undisputed Queen of Distress, inks that is!! LOL

coops said...

so stunning hun,i love this gg girl and fab design .beautiful colouring hun :D

xx coops xx

Kat said...

Fabulous card Squirrel,love the colours and your colouring is amazing as usual. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

I quite fancy trying to colour with Prismas on Kraft but I can't even get round to sharpening them!

Kat xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the sweet image ans simple layout. Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss.
Lyndsey xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card hunny! you really had me tickled with the snowflake question! thehehehee, Not sure why you shredded your Kraft one! because it was really cute! :0(


Glad you could join us at Totally Gorjuss this week, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

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