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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Four Years

Afternoon all, and hope you are safe, warm and well on this particularly revolting March day.  Yep, we have snow too - it was later getting to us than predicted but by heck it is definitely here now.  Spring? Well, yes, my darlin' Oldies got married on Easter Saturday (28 March 1959) and it snowed on their wedding day almost 54 years ago!

Anyhoo, I am going to get the apology out of the way now.  I upgraded my phone contract this week.  Last time I did that the phone I got I never did get used to and so went back to my old one, my trusty and faithful Nokia 6303 Classic.  But now I have been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century with a smart phone.  Oh good grief.  It has just about brought my migraines back.  Anyway, the apology is for the appalling quality of photos until I get the hang of the "intelligent" camera - too smart for its own good if you ask me - so you will have to forgive some blurry and wonky shots for a while!!

Flippin' thing seems to have focused on the flowers so the image isn't very sharp - so sorry, I will practice I promise.

This has been made for this week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and it is Lots Of Layers - and yes, there are lots of layers, nine in all if you count the flowers.

I've used the rubber version of Sylvia Zet's (Whimsy/Wee Stamps) adorable Dreamy Dragon
(Dreaming of better weather probably)
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Gathered Twigs
The papers are all from the Isabelle pad from First Edition
Flowers were in stash, and centred with Card Candi
Lots of lovely Nesties used, standard sized and grand sized

So, what's this about four years?  According to my diary, it is four years today since I started my blogging adventure!  Happy Blogday to me.  And you can join in the celebrations, if you haven't already, with my Spring/Easter Candy which runs til 6 April, so still two weeks to enter

Hugs all - stay safe
Squirrel xx


Annie said...

oo he is a darlin' little dragon, not a breath of fire in sight! stay warm up there - the sun is shining in Cornwall!
hugs, annie x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the cute image.xxx

Aunty Sue said...

oh was temped to get this but didnt now i wonder what came over me silly old fool i am i love it.
Now your smart phone i am not sure if you know but it will eat some of your allowance even if you dont use it. Programmes running in the background and updates. I now switch my mobile data off you will find in setting that way it only allows me to use internet when i am on wifi or i switch it on. omg did it make a difference. also on mine if you hod down the home key it shows programmes running in the background so when i come off interenet i press and close it from there.
have fun just few things they forget to mention when they hand it over.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Congrats on your four years of blogging. This is an awesome card sweetie. I have to get hubby to do my photos. Yours still look good even though your phone is new,adorable image and layout.


Mary J said...

So beautiful, Squirrel! Gorgeous soft colours and layering!

downrightcrafty said...

Totally gorgeous so cute and love the colours
Hugs Kate xx

Chrissy said...

Such a beautiful litte Dragon Squirrel, gorgeous soft colouring and love the layers..so pretty.


thecraftycavalier said...

My mobile is ancient - I only use it to text because I am a hopeless technophobe! I love, love, love this image! Beautiful. I haven't got the beautiful circular nestie and am now jealous!!! This is just gorgeous hun. Hugs, Jabba xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, love the adorable image and very pretty details. I had a new phone before xmas and still don't know how to use it properly.

Donna x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. Love that sweet image and the soft colours.

Funnily enough there is no snow here although it's not too far away. We must be too near the North Sea. It is very windy and cold though. Really, really cold.

Kat xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Smashing card S. Love the adorable dragon, would you believe I am crocheting Toothless from 'How to train your dragon' right now. We had snow overnight but its all gone now, thank goodness.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. I love the cute image and fab papers.
Happy blogaversary.
Have a good weekend.

Claire said...

This is really sweet. Hugs, Claire x

Sue - bearhouse said...

BIG congrats on your four years of blogging!
Your card is gorgeous. I love the sweet image, beautiful colours and wonderful layers.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend, despite the weather.
Hugs Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So cute and love the soft colours x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, your creation is absolutely gorgeous, have a great weekend huggles Pops x x x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well done, Squirrel, on four years its amazing how quickly it goes am not that long myself but love your blog thanks for sharing this super cute card, Shaz in oz.x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oooh.. Happy Blogday.
Cute, cute card - love the way you kept the colours so soft and pretty.
Caroline xxx

Wishcraft said...

This is so pretty hun, gorgeous image and love the soft colours :o)

We've got very deep snow here, hoping it clears a bit tomorrow but it'll probably freeze and then it'll be even worse!

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Elise said...

Hi Squirrel! Oooh how I give you so much credit for even using a smart phone, as I've never even laid hands on one. It's probably too smart for me. LOL!

Well, this is GORGEOUS, love this little critter! :) Beautiful colors and I love that scalloped die!!!

Big Hugs,

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, I love the textures, and it don't look blurry to me at all! :o)
Jackie xx

Pamela said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

You will soon get used to your phone, mine scared me to death when I first got it but ok now, and if I can do it anyone can do it!

Congrats on your blog birthday.

Pam xx

coops said...

Huge Congrats on 4 years of blogging hun and good luck with your new phone.:D
Really love your card, gorgeous soft colours and the image is so sweet :D

xx coops xx

Debbie said...

Congrats S.
Thanks for joining us again at Sweet Stampin' with your great Layers card. Debbiex

Faith A said...

This is such a lovely image Squirrel and you have used your magic once again :)

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the sweet image.

Caz said...

Gorgeous, sweet card Squirrel. Love the adorable little dragon. I thought the picture was pretty good.
Happy blogaversary by the way.
Caz x

Carol said...

Beautiful colours and the photo looks perfectly fine to me. Seeing your mention of 4 years set me thinking and I checked and it is my 3rd anniversary on the 8th April.
Well done on your 4th and many more to come we hope.

Sonia said...

Wonderful card my lovely friend,I adore this sweet image and the beautiful colors used^_^
Happy week,

Zippy said...

Congratulations hun! I simply adore everything about this card! xx

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