Sunday, 9 February 2014

My funny valentine (song title)

Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing OK & coping with the weather? Thankfully, here down South, although windy & rainy there hasn't been too many reports of flooding - although our garden has had a bit of a battering from the wind!

I've had a few good days allowing me some crafting time but can't say the same for this weekend. Frustratingly, I have spent most of it, in & on the bed dealing with pain issues and concentration.  I tried doing some colouring today with my Speccies but Oh my word, even a two year old could colour better that what I did! After four attempts I gave up (and sulked and had a tantrum and stamped my foot - of course, all in my head- hehe!)

Anyway, thankfully the card I am showing you today was created at the beginning of the week & suffice to say, even though not brilliant, the colouring is a whole lot better than today's attempt I can tell you!!

...looking a bit orangey here but true colour in more like the bottom (close up) card. The red card that you can see on card base & around image has been coloured using spectrum noir pen. I didn't have red card that matched the pens so improvised by colouingr just what you can see.

Close up - room for improvement colouring wise just need more practice! After image was completely dry I painted on some clear gloss varnish on the balloons and Humprey's intended lady's shoes!

Red card created usings CR11 Spectrum noir pen
White heart ebossed card from Hunkydory
Humprey's Corner collection love & hugs stamp set from Crafter's Companion
Duraclear gloss varnish by Americana From HobbyCraft
Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir pens
(CR11, CR10,CR8 from reds set)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge(s):

Crafter's Companion - Clean & Simple (8/03)
Electic Ellapu - From the heart (15/02)
TTCRD - Anything goes (10/02)
My Craft Creations - Anything goes (15/02)
Ladybug Crafts- Be mine (27/02)
2 sisters Challenge - embossing (07/03)

So, there you have it, my little creation for Hubby on Valentine's day! It'll be no surprise though as the amount of times he caught a glimpse of it in the making - and again tonight whilst blogging about it! Men, huh? hehe

Until next time, stay well & safe :)


Linda Simpson said...

Morning Mandy, I think we all have days like yours with our colouring. You card is gorgeous, love the image.
Linda xxxx

Avril Ann said...

OH Mandy I am going to be singing that song all day long, LOL...fabulous card my lovely friend, love the image, so cute, Oh Elvis Costello get out off my head, LOL xxx

Debbie Fisher said...

A fabulous card Mandy super cute image love this xxx

Jane Savage said...

Love the orange and black, Mandy and your fab colouring.
Thank you for joining us at the Ladybug challenge. Jane xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is lovely Sweetie x
I hope you soon feel better xxx

Mary said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at 2 Sisters.

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

This is so sweet and lovely. The subtle embossed backing sets the matted and layered image and sentiment. Your colouring is fabulous.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

Samantha K said...

This is such an adorable card :) I bet your Hubby loved it even with the sneak peeks ;p Great use of your pens to match the colour around the edges too. Hope you are feeling better. Hugs xxx