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Friday, 30 April 2010

Raise the bar – guest bar tender!

Last week I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the top 3 cards on the raise the bar challenge and my prize was a guest bar-tender slot for today’s new challenge.  Our theme was “my retreat” and I used my living room as my inspiration.  Basically since we’ve had Sky multi-room put in upstairs my children never watch TV downstairs so I can record and watch whatever I want, whenever I want, without having to fight over the remote – bliss!!  My living room has a red accent wall and cream walls and a red leather settee and light brown units and wood floor – so I used these colours for the basis of my card:

Raise the bar - guest DT card 30.04.10

Raise the bar - guest DT card 30.04.10 (close up)

I can also enter my card into the following challenges:

I love promarkers challenge – sketch

A spoonfull of sugar challenge – 3d something (my image and sentiment are both on 3d foam)

Everybody art challenge – song title (mine is pretty woman by Roy Orbison)

Magical crafts challenge – something for the girls

OSAAT challenge – flowers

Stamp, scrap & doodle challenge – girlie project

Creative cottage challenge – circles

Charisma cardz challenge – girly card with flowers

Digi doodle challenge – anything goes

DU2DS challenge – flowers

I hope you all having a good Friday, my day has been emotionally draining.  My father is in hospital having a knee replacement and he went to theatre this morning.  He was fine the first time I popped in to say hello but by visiting time this afternoon he was in tremendous pain and didn’t know what to do with himself.  I actually cried as I left him as I felt so sorry for him.  Hopefully he will be a little better tomorrow and then the hard work starts – getting him back on his feet.  Although I will be back and forth the hospital visiting my father I am so looking forward to this long weekend as work is crazy at the moment.   

Have a wonderful weekend, whatever you are doing.  I hope the weather improves a bit though, it’s horrible here. 

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Raise the bar - guest DT card 30.04.10

Card ingredients:

Image: DigiStamp Boutique – Connie & present

Papers: Me & my big ideas – bright co-ordinates pad, kraft card from elzybells, red card from the papermill shop

Tools: promarkers, ek success medium retro flower punch, pearls from Joanna Sheen, circle nesties cut in the CB, pokey tool for the holes, sentiment created on the pc

36 comments:

katesacraftybugger said...

I love your card , such a pretty colour combo .Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. x

Tammy said...

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Doreen said...

What a fabulous card,Thank you so much for sharing it with Magical Crafts.xxx

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card Denise, love the pretty colours and image!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
Love Becky xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful creation, lovely colours and image, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

Kim E said...

Great card...I love your color scheme. I hope your father feels better soon. Thanks for playing with us at SSDS. Hugs, Kim

Jenny said...

Great card. I love the colour combo and cute image.
Thanks for joining EAC.
Jenny

P.S. I hope your Dad is feeling much better soon.

Spyder said...

Love your image Denise, fab colours,
Thank you for joining OSAAT's Flower Challenge this week!
((Lyn))

Lorraine said...

Great card and I love where your inspiration came from. Your room sounds gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Vee said...

A really fabulous card love the image and the colours.... Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorjus,love the colurs you have used thanks for joining us at OSAAT hugs cherylx

Judy said...

What a sweet little card. The image is so adorable, and you did a fabo job making the card. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Karen said...

Lovely card Denise and your room sounds lovely too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers and also at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Tammy said...

Very cute image and card.
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT! Smiles...Tammy

Linda L said...

Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.
Hugs,
Linda

Melodie said...

Wow, your card is so beautiful.
Hugs
Melodie

KymKreates said...

Oh my gosh!!! What a wonderful creation!!! Thanks so very much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and good luck!
KymKreates

tracy said...

gorgeous card love the colour combo and fabulous design. Hope your dad is feeling much better.
Thanks for joining this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge. hugs Tracy x

Liz said...

Beautiful work there lovely card Thanks for joining OSAAT this week just love your entry hope you pop in tomorrow to see our new challenge
Liz x

Sue C said...

Great card Denise, fab colour combo. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

WeirdCat said...

Gorgeous card, healing vibes for your dad,thank you for joining I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

A Little This and Alot of That said...

What a wonderful birthday card.... your friend is going to love it ...

Thanks for playing along with Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge....

Harriet

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love these colors.

LISA said...

Great card and I love the colour combination. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Teri said...

Lovely card hun! Love the colour combo!
Thanks for sharing with us at The Creative Cottage this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

Dotty Jo said...
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Dotty Jo said...

Hi hun, I love your card - great colour combo! Hope your Dad is comfier by now. My Dad had knee surgery some years ago and I remember that he was in alot of pain at first too. Sorry I deleted previous comment but it was full of spelling mistakes and made no sense at all! Hugs, Jo x

miscanthuscrafts said...

i love this card den! hope your father is doing well and feels better soon! ClareX

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card and a great explanation of the colouring. Hope your dad soon recovers from his op. Take care. Marianne x

Pascale said...

Hi there Den this is gorgeous I love the red with the brown. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle shop's best challenge this week and I know how you feel about the remote he he hugs Pascale

Sandra said...

Great Sassy card Den. Thanks for joining us with our flower challenge on Dare U 2 Digi Stamp.
Sandra x

Emma said...

Congrats on making the top 3. Your card is gorgeous, I love the colours and fab layout.
Hope your Dad is feeling a lot better and you manage some time to relax over the long wk end.
Hugs Emma x

sam said...

Great card hun and I hope your dad is in less pain now. Thanks for joining us last week at OSAAT.
Sam x

Monika Reeck said...

Cute Images and lovely color combo...AWESOME card....thanks for joining with us at DDSB challenge, hugs, Monika

jo said...

Cute card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at DDSB! :)

-Jo
http://joboogie.typepad.com

thread-bare said...

What a great card.And I soooo love your eye cany especially DB x Thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT. x Clare (DT) x