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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Ha Ha Haaaaaa!

Afternoon all!  It's a beautiful September day here in the east of the UK, the sun is shining, it's a perfect temperature.....so why am I feeling so grumpy?  I have no idea.  I woke up feeling like a grouchy squirrel and it hasn't worn off yet.  I am trying to be upbeat and chirpy but by heck it's hard work.

So, it was a mistake to mention it to Toad when I saw the challenge at Di's Digi Design Challenge was Show Off Those Coloring Skills and he became all encouraging.  Then a dear friend sort of did the same, but with added nagging.  In the end I decided to have a go, the worst that can happen is that you all laugh at the end results, and as it is cyber world, I won't be able to hear you!

So here it is
Lili of The Valley - James Bear Snow Angel
Watercolour painted using Tim Holtz Distress Inks (ReInkers) from Ranger
Papers are all Bo Bunny Double Dots (three different pads)
I used the largest Nestabilities Floral Oval die
and also a Martha Stewart border punch, both sides of the central stripe
Pearls are from my stash
Card base is 6x6 Advocate Smooth 300gsm Brilliant White from PDA Card & Craft

I hope you aren't laughing too much

Hugs, Squirrel xx


mixamatoasties said...

I love him! I need him! He is such a fab image and it's a gorgeous card.

Susan x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel. You already know that I love James the bear and I love your colouring. It's a gorgeous card and so good to see you at Di's Digi Designs challenge too!
Sending you a big hug
Lorraine x

Sue said...

So gorgeous Squirrel. I LOVE the image(of course) and your colouring is F a b u l o u s !! Beautiful papers and fabulous layout too.
hugs Sue xx

Boxofcolours said...

He he and there was me thinking your Ted was doing keep fit star jumps!
Hope you feel chirpier soon

cebelica said...

Laughing? Why? Your coloring skills are amazing and the card turned out beautifully! Hugs! xx

Julye said...

No laughing just in awe of your skills love wee James thanks for sharing

Whisper said...

Aaah what a sweetie, Luv Sam x

Michelle said...

Hey girl! I miss you like crazy!! I was grumpy LAST weekend & it was horrible, got nothing done & wasted my whole Sunday. Hope it gets better - your card is adorable, what a sweet image! It definitely makes me smile :)

The Little Stamper said...

Hi Squirrel - I'm not laughing......I am jealously admiring cos your colouring is fab.

PS - I hope the cloud over your head soon passes but remember we all have (and are entitled to have!) days like that from time to time, so don't beat yourself up about it. Tomorrow's another day......... :o)

Sharon x

Kat W said...

No chance of laughing when you show us such a beautifully coloured image Squirrel; you have really done James bear justice here :-D
Hope you are feeling brighter soon!
Big hugs, Kat x

Deborah said...

Certainly not laughing, but am envious of your colouring skills. Fabulous card Squirrel.

Deborah A

Tanya said...

Not quite sure what we're supposed to be laughing at! This is fab, love the colour combo, it works so well :) And that image is darling and fabulously coloured, just beautiful!

I hate days where I just wake up gruff for no reason...I find the best way (for both me and those around me!!!) is for someone to throw some chocolate cake in my direction and run like hell to leave me savage the cake and watch movies on the couch :D So Toad if you read this...bring the cake then retreat to a safe distance :D

Tags xx

Mickymunchkin's little space said...

Hey there :) I LOVE that card and I love the colouring! Why should I laugh? no, there's a difference between laughing and loving ;)
Hugs to you,

Dot said...

I hope your gruff is gone, after making this beautiful card,
enjoy your Saturday,
hugs Dorte

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab details.xxx

Chrissy said...

He is just fabulous Squirrel,such a fun image and your colouring is always perfect..gorgeous card.


Annette said...

Glad you've had a lovely day in the east. We had a huge thunder storm here overnight, and it's been raining so hard today that we've had the radio on all day to cover up the noise on the windows!!!
Your card is lovely. Of course I love James, he's just adorable.
Love him!

Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Squirel, love the sweet image and fab design. Stunning colouring as always hun.

Donna x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

You are funny, your colouring is gorgeous you know that surely. Fab card, love this image and gorgeous colour combo x


Absolutely fabulous and fantastic Squirrel love the image and your colouring is amazing
Hugs Dianne xx :)

kay said...

It's adorable,love the colouring x

Jackie said...

Wonderful card, gorgeous image, why would we want to laugh at it? I love all of your cards since I last popped in :o)
Jackie xx

Zippy said...

I love it and your colouring is perfect! No one will be laughing hun xxx

ginny c said...

Your colouring is beautiful love this image I did buy it after seeing your other images hope you have a good weekend xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous "S", no fear with your colouring it is awesome. I have entered as well but only to give them a laugh as my colouring is the pits.


coops said...

so stunning hun.james is just the cutest and i love your fabulous colouring.
i hope you are feeling chirpier today ;D

xx coops xx

Faith A said...

I'm so glad they persuaded you to do the colouring, it is just fabulous as always.

Hope today has got better with the grumps!

karen said...

Fantastic card, saw this on FB so thought I would pop over, hugs, Karenxx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, love your cute bear, coloured so beautifully..Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs challenge this fortnight.
Wendy xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What beautiful shades of blue and brown together! Very lovely. Sorry to hear you were a grumpy squirrel. Maybe you were grumpy because it was a sympathy grump for me. I had stitches the day before so this day and every day until last night has been a grumpy day. Last night when they locked me in my cage I chewed out one of my stitches. Now I am much happier.

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