Sunday, 12 June 2011

Catching Up.... Again!

Life seems to be a bit of a blur at the moment, there's so much going on with the kids in the last few weeks of school before the summer holidays.
And I have a lot of things going on that I can't share with you yet, but here's what I can tell you...
Firstly - there are still a couple of places left on my class at Simply Create this Saturday (18th June) and I'll be showing off a few things you can do with promarkers besides colouring in, plus I'll be doing some monochromatic colouring - so if you fancy it, give Jacqui a call on 019755 64010 or email her to book your place.
I apologise for the crappy picture, I forgot to photograph this card before I dropped it off at Simply Create on Friday and had to take a quick pic with my phone instead.

Image: Bella Bunting from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers
kraft and corrugated kraft from Simply Create
lace from stash, brad is American crafts and the flower was cut using TH Tattered Florals die and embossed with a Crafts Too EF.
I'd like to enter her into...
Craft Your Days Away - Monochrome
Just Some Lines - Monochromatic
Art Impressions Stamps - Monochromatic

I took a couple of pics of the cocoons before the butterflies hatch out...

 One of them has hatched out so far...
 Sadly 2 have had to be disposed of since I took those pics - one mysteriously drowned in a shallow dish of sugar water and the other just happened to rip its own head from its body!!

Anyway, moving swiftly on... I decided to have a play this afternoon. I've been so jealous of all the lucky ladies who came to our crafty day last month and made the gorgeously decorated canvas bag with Anne, so Anne finally gave in and gave me a bag with all the gubbins for me to make my own one, so here's my effort...
Not really a patch on Anne's original but I'm over the moon with it anyway - especially as I was kinda winging it and just working out how to do everything myself .
Hmmmm, looking at the photo the chain on the crown looks a bit lopsided, but it is symmetrical in real life, must just be the way the bag is hanging
Right, am off for a quick scoot around Bloggieland to catch up with everyone and then back to the Sunday routine, feeding time at the zoo, baths and bed :)


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Debbi, sorry not been by much, very busy with Crafter's Companion samples. Loving my new Sassy stamps, haveing great fun practicing my colouring. Love your card and what a great bag too. Hop over for some candy. Marianne x

Fiona said...

o0h Bella Bunting is so pretty...she has fab big eyes...oh and I love her shiny hair!!


Suze Bain said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Debbi, love the tones & textures. Love the fabric heart on the bag. (I'll pass on commenting on the butterflies! Lol) xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Debbi this is super, Love the colours of the card. Oh dear for the flutterbyes. Eack painful death ripping your own head off. Hope all is well , Love Hxx

saturated canary said...

isn't it funny how the end of the school year seems like the busiest time! i felt like last week was literally a BLURRrrr!!

love your coloring of the sassy image! i'm kind of partial to that whole sepia look, so it's one of my favorite coloring techniques! so pretty and vintage!

...and philly has been wanting to try the butterfly thing...but i've never been very good with any tiny living creature...really it's a curse:(...if it's not a big dog, i'm so scared to even try! many made it??...maybe this summer i'll put phil in charge of it:). the three of them can give it a try:)

well...have a great sunday! sounds like summer is just around the corner for you!!:):)


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hi hun hope your ok! Dont seem to have enough hours to go blog hopping anymore lol!! Love your card its gorgeous!
Just read your post about papers....I've tried allsorts of different ones & have found Staples own smooth paper is the best, if you look on my blog & scroll back loking at my colouring you can tell when I started to use it! My colouring improved so much it was unbelieveable!! If you want me to send you some just email me hun
Hope your all ok
hugs shell xx

Kat said...

Great card Debbi, love the monochrome effect. Love your bag too. The chain is ok on mine but the heart's a bit lopsided. It was fun to make though.

Interesting to see the cocoons and the butterfly. Not sure I could have coped with the caterpillars though lol!

Kat xx

Beckie Dreyer said...

Did you butterflies make a nice mess on the wall when they emerged!!?? Ours did! But it was great fun! Love the card missus xx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Debbi..I still think Bella Bunting has to be my fave Sassy image. And she looks amazing in all the shades of brown, love the shiny hair too :)

Sorry to hear a couple of the flutterbys didn't make it, poor little things.

Take care
Love Elaine xxx

Paula said...

I'm glad you had a bit of playing for yourself as youare giving so much at present. Impressed by your "Winging It". I take ages witha a needle & thread! Love that photo of the hatched butterfly with the butterfly image beneath it - fab bit of artistry in that photo! Thanks for your comments too - keep looking at your ProMarker info page....... which is really helpful. Love your storage solution. Take care of yourself & all the best with your classes.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab card hunni. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week.


Carole of Brum said...

Hi Debbi, great card and I like how you coloured your image, looks really good. Bad luck with the couple of butterflies that didn't make it, what a shame. CoB

Jenn Borjeson said...

Awesome card - thanks so much for playing along with our monochromatic challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Anonymous said...

Just adrable, love it, the image is just gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

Huggies Angel

Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

oh this is so cute :) I like how you used the card board.
Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge:)

Sarah said...

Stunning card Debbi, love the texture and your colouring is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Monochrome challenge, good luck x

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