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Friday, 29 June 2012

Flower Power!

Morning all.  Friday at last, phew!  It's been a long week.  Anyhoo, last night when I was browsing blogland I found the challenge at My Mum's Craft Shop - To Use Your Favourite Stamp - oh that'll be easy I thought, and then I went to look through my stamps and panicked.  Which favourite one to use?!  My favourites change all the time and I don't think I can put my finger on just one stamp but this little darling comes pretty close to top of the list.

This is Flower Power from Crafter's Companion - Strawberry Kisses and I love it.  It is simply a joy to stamp (as are all the Crafter's Companion stamps) and a real pleasure to paint, so out came the Distress Inks (ReInkers) and off I went.

I've simply matted the image on a piece of white card edged with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink to match in with the green used on the image, and then again onto plain white.  Had a rummage through my odds and ends of papers and found this piece of Joanna Sheen green tartan that matched pretty well with the Shabby Shutters.  Simply finished off with a LOTV Circular Sentiment (another favourite) and a few gems from the stash.  Ta-dah.

As for the guesses why my bus was late yesterday morning - some of you are getting close, but no prize yet.  Keep guessing!  I'll reveal the nearest answer and the real answer tomorrow (internet connection permitting).

Hugs Sxx


Helen said...

Aww, I can see why this stamp is a favourite. Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured xx

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, love this image too, I think as easy as the challenge sounds its a hard one lol. Thanks for joining us at MMCS too hun. Joey x

Stamps and Paper said...

What a gorgeous card and such a sweet image I can see why you love it


Chrissy said...

Very sweet image Squirrel, love those papers...gorgeous colouring.


Boxofcolours said...

What a sweet little puddy tat!

Bus was late because it was a new driver and they got lost?

sue - bearhouse said...

aww such a little cutie, I can see why you like her so much. You have coloured her so beautifully too

Zippy said...

Totally adorable! Love this card and the paper you have used! Xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, I like the sweet image and the tartan paper.
Kevin xx

Sonia said...

Fab card with fabulous image:)
Big hug,

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel! I love that image and it's so beautifully coloured as well :)

Was the bus driver late because he left his phone at home? Or that he had to take his kids to school first :P

Tags xx

Lorraine said...

This is one of my favourites too! I love the way you've coloured it, and that gorgeous pink flower! Gorgeous card.
Lorraine x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so sweet and i love the tartan papers.
Was there an elephant escaped from the Circus in the middle of the road? .. that once happened to me on my way to work
Lisa x

Claire said...

Absolutely gorgeous card - love the image, such a cutie which you have coloured beautifully. Hugs, Claire x

Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie and i'm not surprised either, great layout and sentiment too.

Were you caught up in the latest floods, is that why your bus was late?, Luv Sam x

coops said...

so gorgeous hun,i love the plaid paper and stunning sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

Christy Beans said...

This is abso-freaking-lutely adorable. And your coloring... I wish I was independently wealthy so I could pay you to color images all day. LOL

As to the bus...you're a tease. If it's related to the bus driver...hmmmm... let's see, the bus driver went into labor, the bus driver quit and walked off and left you all sitting on the bus in the middle of the road... someone stopped the bus to ask the driver to marry him/her... or the bus driver had to get out to chase some deer, bear, geese, hedgies, cats, horse or cow(s) out of the way. I'd say this was being creative, but all these things have actually happened somewhere. LOL As to the wildlife, other than the aforementioned beasties, I'm not familiar enough with Suffolk County wildlife to know what else might have wandered into your roadway, but most of these have wandered into ours around here. Makes for interesting driving some foggy nights. =)

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, the image sits so well on the lovely tartan background :o)
Jackie xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh how sweet what a gorgeous creation to look at first thing in the morning
Hugs Kate xx

Victoria said...

Oh how sweet!! I love how kitty has coordinated her bow to match the flower.

hmmm more guesses at the bus story: flooding (hope not)? bus driver started following another bus route? (this happened to me once!) cat having kittens? dog having puppies? sheep crossing the road? duck and ducklings crossing the road? tractor pulling contest?

I'm all out of ideas now!

Jill said...

gorgeous card thanks for sharing your favourite stamp with us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Anonymous said...

Beautifully coloured hunny so cute too! hugs me x

Carrie said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week! xx

Lins said...

Oh so beautiful, this stamp is gorgeous and so beautifully colored!



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