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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Hoopy Birthday

I have a compulsion that I think I might need counselling for very soon.  I can't help myself - even though I know it's wrong and I shouldn't do it, I do it anyway, and then feel really guilty.

But I think trying to explain the lure of new rubber to a therapist could end me up in far deeper water than I am already in.  I mean, what would you think if a lady of a certain age sat on your sofa and said she was addicted to rubber??

And that compulsion/addiction has lead me to some gorgeous stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie that I have seen around on blogland and just knew I had to have.  If you haven't met this little lady already let me introduce you to Lulu.

This one is from the Lulu On The Move set that I found with the lovely Tracy at Dies to Die For.  There are three Lulu images in the set and a sprinkle of sentiments so all is well with the world - great value for money. I also bought the Birthday Lulu set but haven't taken ink to rubber yet.

I've made this one for my office room-mate's little girl who will be six on Monday.  She isn't a girlie-girl but not quite a tomboy so it was difficult to find that in between.

I've painted Lulu with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and then with her hoop I used Diamond Glaze to give dimension and shine and added a sprinkle of Glamour Dust for some irresistible sparkle.  I know it doesn't show well in the above photo so here is a closer look just to prove it really does sparkle!

And that quirky sentiment is part of the set.  Brilliant.

That's all from me for now.  Hope your day is a happy one, whatever you are up to.

Hugs, Sxx


Doreen said...

Fabulous card,love the image and great layout.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Brilliant card Squirrel, I love the fun image and wonderful colours. Great sentiment too.

hugs Sue

Caz said...

Fabulous card Squirrel. Love the Lulu images too, but haven't yet got around to getting any. Love your colouring.
Caz x

Lorraine said...

Oh, you make me laugh!! A therapist would have a ball!! lol
Lulu looks fabulous! Love the sparkly hoola hoop too!
Have a good weekend.
Lorraine x

Kat said...

What a sweetie! Great card Squirrel. Have a lovely weekend.

Kat xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Oi will you pack it in. I've already bought the CC Designs because of you and now you're tempting me with these lol. Fabulous card. Debs xx

Claire said...

What a fab card, love the image and great primary colours. Hugs, Claire x

scrappymo! said...

Such a cute card...I can see the sparkle...it looks very pretty!

Wishcraft said...

Fab image and I love the matching sentiment! Gorgeous card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Chrissy said...

She is so cute Squirrel, fabulous colouring and sparkle, great sentiment too..


downrightcrafty said...

oh who would not want a sparkly hoop like that gorgeous image and great primary coloured card. re the fish yes most of my male cards have fishing people on them made a change to put a car on one lol xx
Hugs Kate xx

coops said...

so gorgeous hun.love your bold colours and really fab fun image :D

xx coops xx

Pauline C said...

Great fun card Squirrel ... Love it Hun!! I wouldn't worry too much about your compulsion for rubber ... When I first wrote my blog profile I happily put that I am addicted to rubber stamping, but when I googled my blog one time the little sentence you see beneath the title of the website ended just before the last word (blush!!) it put a whole new complexion on the phrase "Passion for papercraft" lol!,
Pauline x

Rufus said...

Not sure if there is a 12 step program for your rubber (stamp!)compulsion, and would you really want it if there was? lol
Cute card, bet it's a big hit.

Jackie said...

Hi Squirrel, I managed to break away from my rubber addiction about 2 years ago, I did suffer withdrawal symptoms but I am over them now ;)
I love this card and it's a fab image for the "neither girlie nor tomboy" girl :o)
Jackie xx

kay said...

its ok i understand squirrel.....lol and all that rubber you are collecting makes fab cards,x

Faith A said...

This brings back soooo many memories LOL. Fab card.

Sorry NEVER had the rubber compulsion, afraid it's ALL digi for me. now it takes as much time to find what I want as to do the card LOL.

Zippy said...

This is such a fun image! Love her and the simple lay-out does great justice to the image xxx

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