Thursday, November 29, 2012


Good morning bloggers :)

It seems I've been AWOL for a few days, we're having the first real heat of the summer here, and it's really knocking us around! Silly wusses we are - it's been almost 40ยบ a few times... can't image when it gets over that!!
I've also had 2 sick little boys! DD1 bought home some horrid germ from school nearly 2 weeks ago and since then my 3 oldest have been switching who's sick and who's not. We've had the last 11 days straight with at least one of them with a temp! Off to the doctor today I think.. then again, I can already hear him say 'it's a viral infection.. there's nothing we can give for that".

Anyways, here's a little card I whipped up, I find it so easy for the inspiration to flow when I reach for the American Crafts - Dear Lizzie: Neapolitan paper pad, that and Saturated Canary images! Can't get enough of them :)

I think this is my first 'big head' card! Her features are just so lovely, I couldn't resist having them pop off the page! Perhaps went a little overboard with the freckles though :)
Am entering Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Marker Pop's - Skin Tones Challenge (this is my fave combo E00,E11,R20)
Digital Tuesday - Girly
Tuesday Throwdown - Lots of Layers

images/stamps: Saturated Canary 'Vintage Violet' & AmyR 'Be Happy Sentiments'
papers: Neapolitan 6x6 pad, misc pink cardstock
colouring: Copics RV02,10,23,29 G00 E00,11,33,35,37 R20
twine & pearls coloured with Copics to match
hero arts flowers & flower/embossing punch set

I also have another revolting photo of my fingers! Eew, I need some cuticle oil ASAP! Apologies for sharing my unloved cuticles, they look so pretty from a distance that it usually doesn't bother me! Seeing them up close in a photo my be very disturbing to some people lol!

I cannot remember the polishes or the exact plate number but it was a Salon Express one. I have ordered some more (mainly with full nail images) and look forward to sharing more mani's with you (after I take care of my cuticle) haha


EELS said...

Hi Loz,
Maybe they're not freckles at all but some sort of chickenpox affliction? No offence intended it's just my warped sense of humour! Love the card....and my cuticles are way worse than yours.
Crafty cheers,

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.

Caz said...

Fabulous card Loz. Love the big head and freckles.
Caz x

Elena said...

that nice! All full of flowers!

Merry said...

What a fantastic is such fun, great papers and colouring. 40C is waay too hot. We got hot up here but it's more the humidity that knocks us around. I hope your family is well soon.

Marie Gamber said...

Awww - This card just get cutter and cutter! I love the image and your coloring is amzaing! Great layout!
Thank you for joining us at MarkerPop!
Marie, DT

debby4000 said...

Just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.