Good morning dear friends. I hope you are having a good week so far. I’ve had a mixed week, it was my birthday on Tuesday and I had a wonderful day and everyone made such a fuss in work and it wasn’t even a special birthday lol! Also I had so many birthday messages on facebook and here on my blog and I feel so lucky to have such amazing friends as you all. Of course my dad is still in hospital and he is likely to be in for at least another week. The preliminary diagnosis is a leaking heart valve, which sounds quite scary, but I’m not sure at the moment if he is going to need surgery or not, the docs need him to have another CT scan first. The weird thing about it all is that he feels ok and remarkably he’s lost 8lb in 2 days as he is now being treated for his water retention (wish I could lose that much weight in two days lol!). I will of course keep you all updated and I’ve been passing on your get well messages to him!
Ok, onto my card and today there is a brand new challenge over at charisma cardz challenge. The lovely Clare has set the theme and she has chosen “it’s in the stars”, so she would like to see some stars on your projects. I was lucky enough to be able to use an image from one of our sponsors this week and here is my card:
The super cute image is ‘Lily the Mermaid’ from Pink Cat Studio and I’ve coloured her with my promarkers. I’ve used my new x-cut nesting star dies to create the mat behind my image and Lily has two star-fish with her!! I’ve gone crazy for gingham again but this time went for a monochromatic look. The paper is wild rose studio from the ‘gorgeous gingham’ paper pack and the plain cardstock is stampin’ up.
We have three sponsors this week, firstly we have Pink Cat Studio and the lucky winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice, our second sponsor is Crafty Emma’s store (please check the main challenge blog for details of the prize) and our third sponsor is the stamping boutique and the lucky winner will receive 5 digi’s of their choice.
The rest of the design team have created amazing samples as usual, so please pop over to the challenge blog and check them out. We really appreciate the lovely comments you leave for us.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Lexi’s creations challenge – at the beach
Magical Monday challenge – use some texture
Digital Tuesday challenge – spellbound (x-cut star die)
Everybody art challenge – maritime
Flourishes timeless Tuesday challenge – embossing
Ladybug crafts ink challenge – summer birthdays (2nd entry)
Creative inspirations challenge – no flowers allowed
Penny’s paper crafty challenge – happy birthday
The pixie cottage challenge – sketch and/or wrap it in ribbon
Stampavie and more challenge – birthday
Mami doodles challenge – at the beach
Totally papercrafts challenge – the beach
Allsorts challenge – free and easy
Mark’s finest papers challenge – use a die as a mat
The sweet stop challenge – sketch
Crafty calendar challenge – under the sea/water theme
Ok, that’s my lot for today. I hope you can join in with our challenge this week and I look forward to seeing what you create. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by today.
Image: Pink cat studio – ‘Lily the mermaid’
Papers: wild rose studio – ‘gorgeous ginghams’, plain blue card from SU (bashful blue)
Tools: promarkers, sentiment from craftwork cards, raffia from stash, x-cut nesting star dies, prima bling flourish, cuttlebug spots & dots embossing folder