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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Can I Come Out Now...?


Is it all over? Can I come out yet?


Picture heavy post - make a cuppa!

Happy Tuesday all - oh, yes, and a Happy New Year, welcome to 2013!  I thought, being the contrary little squirrel that I am, that I would start the New Year by showing you the last two cards I made in 2012.

I wasn't going to show you this first one after I had seen what the wonderfully talented Elise did with the stamp but hey, in for a penny as they say - but her colouring skills make me want to weep and crawl into a corner!


Just love this If Friends Were Flowers stamp from LOTV, you can do so much with it
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Fired Brick, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters
Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold
Bundled Sage, Brushed Corduroy, Faded Jeans
Papers are from one of the few Basic Grey pads to escape the damp incident because it was on my desk and not in the box with the others, Nordic Holiday
Martha Stewart border punch to finish off


And the other one I am really not so sure about - I'm having a love/hate affair with these Saturated Canary images - I see some of them and fall in love and others just leave me cold.  I think it is the quirkiness of Geekin' It that appealed to me, and she has books, which is always good.


This started out with the intentions of being a bookmark, but it got too wide as I added layers so she's ended up on a 6x4 card.
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Too many colours to list, sorry
Papers are from a Papermania collection but cover lost so no name
Gorgeous sentiment from LOTV Sentiments to Fit Scroll
And as you can see from the scalloped edged Nestie, I have been embossing with the Calibur!


The part I'm most pleased with is the apple on her head!

Which brings me to New Year Resolutions - are you making any?  I always start the year with the best of intentions but fail miserably by the middle of February, so this year I am being more realistic and only making one Resolution and that is simply to practice, practice, practice and improve my painting skills.

And to put that Resolution into practice now, I am off to make a card for a couple of challenges, see you tomorrow! (Back to work for me, ugh - think of me crawling out of the duvet at 6am).

Hugs, Sxx


14 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards squirrel your first card makes me think of sunshine and spring....well we do have sun today down here in Somerset..
Well my new years resolution is to use more of my crafting goodies rather than keep buying...how long will it last...who knows..Lol..lOl

Happy New Year to you

Anne

Kat said...

Lovely cards Squirrel. My favourite is the first one. Great colouring.

Lovely sunny day here in Aberdeenshire. Maybe I'll get some crafting done today since New Year is much quieter than Christmas. I'll think of you tomorrow when you go back to work. You need to move to Scotland - we have two bank holidays just now.

Kat xx

kay said...

Well I think your colouring of image is spot on,don't knock yourself,have a great day,x

Sonia said...

First of all the squirrel is so tender,I really love it^_^
Then you have done two beautiful cards^_^Gorgeous image,very cute^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww I love the sweet photo!

Happy New Year Squirrel. I love the images and your colouring really is fabulous.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the day
Hugs Sue

Janice said...

Happy New Year to you too. Love both your cards & your fantastic colouring, you are way too hard on yourself! Jx

ElaineBC said...

I think your coloring is amazing, I wish I was half as good as you. I love to check out your blog daily. Keep those cards coming.

Mary J said...

So gorgeous Squirrel!

Claire said...

Two fabulous cards - the first one is such a lovely image which you have coloured perfectly and I love the second one too - great image, again beautifully coloured. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissy said...

Two super cards Squirrel, gorgeous colours on the flowers and love the quirky image with the apple on her head, fabulous colouring...

Luv CHRISSYxx

coops said...

both so stunning hun.i love your images and your colouring is beautiful :D
New years resolutions, what are they???

xx coops xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous "S", I don't think there is anything wrong with your colouring skills. The apple is fab I must say.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Faith A said...

Cmon you! you know you is brill at the colouring!

I love the quirkiness of the second card, more me LOL. the first is lovely though too.

All over girl, Happy 2013

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards. I love the flowers, hubby bought me this one for Christmas. Your colouring and colours look fab too.
Lorraine x

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