I'm Not The Best Cook!

Sunday 28 October 2012

Hi everyone!

Hasn't it gotten so cold!!  The past couple of day have been freezing and I'm convinced I saw snow yesterday!  Hopefully it's just a little blip and will warm up a bit again, but I'm not holding my breath!  (cos it makes fog! lol)

I had my first physio appointment on Thursday which went well.  I've been officially diagnosed with whiplash in my neck and back and my spine has locked itself into protective mode!  She told me it could take two years before I'm back to normal! :(  Although she said that hopefully some physio will speed things up a bit. :)  She started some massage on the left side of my neck and back and my left shoulder which she said was very tight and boy did it hurt!  It definitely wasn't what I'd call a relaxing massage!  She also asked me if I felt anxious about being in cars since the accident, I said I am a bit but am getting better, she told me that she knows of some people who were in less serious accidents and wouldn't get back into a car - just saying that actually made me feel a bit better!
My Dad drove me to the appointment and on the way home he had to stand on the brakes which made me jolt forward and into the seat belt which hurt like hell!  I tried not to make him feel too bad though as what he did was probably better than running into the car in front when it braked hard!  It didn't help with the pain or the anxiousness about being in a car though!

Anyway, back to the cooking :)
It's time for the third challenge at Eclectic Ellapu - the second challenge for the Pink DT!  And it's the lovely NanaConnie's turn to host and the challenge she chose for this week is...

Recipe! - 1 Digi/Stamped image, 2 Patterned papers and 3 embellishments of the same kind!

As I said, I'm not a great cook and I usually always stray off a recipe and add a few other bits and pieces!  But, I tried to be good and this is what I did...

The image is a digi from Saturated Canary called Christmas Angel.  I coloured her with the following copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Dress;V12,06,04,0000,YG17,13,11. Wings;BG02,000,0000. Eyes;YG95. Hair;E49,39,35,31. Lips;RV34,32. Background;G21,20,C4,2. And some black prisma pencil.
I coated her wings with glossy accents and glamour dust so they're super extra sparkly!  I also used some decoart glistening snow writer to make little dots around the image.

The papers are Kaiser Craft; Christmas Carnival Collection.  I used Go Kreate large circle dies to cut the card base and layers and then I used Spellbinders circles, large scallop circles and Heirloom ornaments for the other elements.  My three embellishments are some really cheap Christmas decorations that I got years ago and have been lying in my stash all this time feeling sorry for themselves and thinking they'll never be used, but everything will get used sometime!  (Yeah right!)
The sentiment panel came out of the same paper pad and I used a CC Designs sentiment stamp with Lilac Posies Memento ink.

The inside uses up a scrap of the paper and a smaller size of the die with a wood mounted Papermania sentiment.

So pop over to the Eclectic Ellapu challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fantabulous pieces of inspiration and join in the fun!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz; Don't be square
Crafty Ribbons; Christmas
Fashionista Challenge; Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge; Polka dots/spots
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog; I need a P!  I've used a pinky purple - does that count as 2 P's? lol!
Make It Monday; Always anything goes
Papertake Weekly; Fireworks (glitter)
Stampin for the Weekend; Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges; All things sparkly
Saturated Canary Challenge Blog; Shaped card

Thanks for looking and a big hello and wave to my new followers!


scrappymo! said...

Lovely! Great colours and fun use of the Christmas ornament die!

Chrissy said...

Such a gorgeous card Sheena, love this cute image and her wings are beautiful and sparkly, fabulous colouring and design too..

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Andrea said...

what a fab card i saw it on MIM and had to take a closer look i love your colour combination very fresh and modern and she is a cute stamp ...love it x

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card. Great colouring and such a cute image.

May said...

Gorgeous card Sheena. your colouring is fantastic! Brilliant design & detail... Hugs May x x x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Sheena, lovely colouring on this fab image!!

hugs Vicky xxx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Fab image ad coloured perfectly. Pleased you are an Eclectic
Elaine aka Ellapu x

Loopylou. said...

oh my thats gorgeous sheena, I love her wings of bling!
thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
hugs Lou xxx

Cat's sCrap said...

Magic card. Magnificent stars. Your work on your character is fantastic. The inside is also wonderful as the outside. Beautiful papers and coulours. Good work ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck.

Hugs from France.

NanaConnie said...

Sheena, It's absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic coloring and I love the stars. Nothing says you can't stray from a recipe or add a few of your own favorite delights. :-D I usually add to a recipe without ever thinking about it, because there are certain things I just feel have to be on the card -- usually ribbon or flowers. lol

Patricia said...

Oh my gosh! If you cook as well as you make cards you must be a chef! Gorgeous card girlie! Hope you get to feeling better soon.

coops said...

so stunning sheena.love the fab shape and colours and the sc image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Laurian said...

Oh Wow Sheena, this is all kinds of lovely - I love it all, so very clever!



Sandra said...

Oh my goodness Sheena, I am in love with this card! First of all, I've never seen a card design like this, and secondly you have totally dressed it up fantastic. Your image is coloured beautifully! What a creative girlie you are!!!
I hope you get some relief soon, and I wish you a much faster recovery than your therapist indicated!

Peanut said...

Too cute, Sheena! Love your colouring. Feel better soon...what a scary experience. So glad it didn't spook your craft! ;-)


Andria said...

Feeling for you with your whiplash, totally know how you feel, but keep up with your physio and you will definately notice a gradual difference. Love this card, beautiful colours and those bauble dies are fab, might need to get me some of those :)x

Allison said...

thanks for joining us at Charisma

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sheena :-) the image is lovely and the shape and all the details are fabulous :-)

hope you feel better soon xx

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons and PTW Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Renate said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the image.
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week! :)

Berry said...

Just stunning thanks for playing at SC this time hugs Rebekah xx

Kerry said...

Such a gorgeous card Sheena...I can't decide what I like best...the sparklicious wings, the color combination, the design, the stars or your awesome coloring. I'll just say I love it all! Thanks for joining in our I Need A P Challenge at LCI this fortnight. xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at Fashionista and good luck
Julie x
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Jane said...

I love the colours on this funky card! Thanks for joining us at SC Challenges x

Bev said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary challenge this week x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.