Phew, what an eventful weekend I've had! Very enjoyable and a lot of fun!
It was the weekend I've been planning and saving up for for ages! I flew over to Birmingham to meet up with my forum friends who I've known for most of 5 years but had never actually met face-to-face so I was very excited about it! They are all such lovely, talented and funny ladies - as were all their travelling partners! I think I've met some friends for life there! I think it's time to start organising the next meet! lol!
We took the opportunity to go to the NEC for the big craft show which I thoroughly enjoyed! I spent far too much money and filled the empty suitcase that I brought with me! So it looks like my fun is gonna last a bit longer when I get to play with all my goodies!
Unfortunately I had one thing that put a dampener on my trip as I developed Bells Palsy over the weekend. It occurs when something happens the facial nerve on one side which stops working and therefore causes the muscles in your face to stop working. My right side is affected so I couldn't smile or talk properly (there's a great impression for my friends first time seeing me!) it's also a challenge to eat and my eyelid won't close properly so it's watery and a bit inflamed. I went to the doctor this morning (as I only arrived home last night) so she gave me some medication which should hopefully speed up recovery which could still take a couple of months :( I think it happened because in the six weeks since my accident I have been so busy and have hardly had a chance to relax and recuperate, and have gotten a bit run down, so I need to settle myself down!
Anyway, back to something I should've had scheduled before I went away for the weekend and that is the (not-so) new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu from the Pink team!
The challenge for the next week chosen and hosted by the lovely Berni is...
Pink & Cream!
How fab is that colour combo?!
Here's what I did:
I used two Magnolias - Tilda with a small gift and the mini one is Birthday Tilda. I coloured them with the following copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair;E37,35,33. Dress;RV13,11,10,YG07,05,03. Accessories;R11,02,00,24,27,29,E41
It's a bit of a Maggie overload (if there is such a thing!) as the papers and sentiment are also from Magnolia. The cute wee frame and corner are from Melissa Francis. The ribbon rose is from my stash. The Dies I used are Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles for the image and a Crafty Sentiments Designs "Fancy Hearts" border die.
The inside also used the Maggie papers and the same mini Tilda as the front. Oh and another Magnolia Sentiment!
So pop over to Eclectic Ellapu to see the fantastic selection of inspiration from the rest of the DT and there is still time to take part!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog; Anything goes
Crafty Amigo Challenge; Stripes
Diva's By Design; Lets get cute
Dream Valley Challenge; Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge; Girl power
Love To Create Challenge Blog; Fancy edges
One Stop Craft Challenge; Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge; For the love of Tilda
The Pink Elephant; Punches/Dies
Totally Papercrafts; Cute & Girly
Thanks for looking!