Sunday, 13 January 2013

Why does everything take so long to do?!
My antivirus program expired yesterday so I decided to renew it today.  I know there are free programs available but I'm not entirely convinced by them yet and I'm sure you have to put up with adverts etc, which I couldn't be bothered with!
I had un-ticked the automatic renew thing last year and I'm so glad I did - they would've charged me £60 to renew but by buying the product as new I got it for £25!  From the same place!  It was a bit of a nightmare to install though as I didn't think to un-install the first one and then it wouldn't install the new one and then it installed a free trial one instead of the one I paid for but I eventually got it sorted out.  And I made sure to go back in and un-tick the automatic renew thing again!
Computers, who'd have em!

Anyway, how about a new challenge to get you going for the start of the week?
It's time for a new one at Eclectic Ellapu and it's the Pink teams turn this week, and the lovely Laurian's turn to host.  The challenge she chose for us this week is...

A Recipe; 1 die cut, 2 patterned papers,
3 embellishments (can include digi)
and ribbon!

So, here's what I did;

The image is a digi from Paper Pretties called Snuggle Bunny and I coloured it with the following promarkers: Aubergine, Plum, Amethyst, Lilac, Cyan, Denim Blue, April Shower, Powder Blue & blender.
I edged the image with Decoart snowwriter for a bit of glitteryness!

The papers are DCWV, Nana's Kids.  I love this paper cos it's so textured - the glitter you can see on the bottom and the spots at the top are embossed too. 
The sentiments are by Pink Petticoat called Tiny New Baby which I printed onto safmat and attached to the image.  The buttons are gorgeous and are from House of Zandra, but I got them at the NEC.
And my die-cut is a Simple Banner by Memory Box which I've hand-written the name of the new arrival onto.

The inside has the same elements as the front including the ribbon from my stash and a button charm.

So take a trip to Eclectic Ellapu to check out what the rest of the Pink team did and have a go too!

Oh and can I just say that I have been having some trouble leaving comments.  On some blogs when I click to post my comment it goes to the white "503 error" page.  I have tried several times to leave comments and have even opened up Chrome to try there (even though I don't really like it!) so apologies if my comment didn't go through or if you've gotten several of the same comment from me!
I wish blogger would sort out all these issues - life is just too short! 

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

Crafty Ribbons: New beginnings
Divas By Design; Anything goes 
Dream Valley Challenges; Anything goes 
A Gem Of A Challenge; New beginnings 
613 Avenue Create; Anything goes 
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog; New beginnings 
One Stop Craft Challenge; New beginnings 
Papertake Weekly; Happy new ? 
Totally Gorjuss; Spotty 
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge; Ribbon 

Thanks for looking!


Sharon said...

This is a beautiful card. Such a cute image and the papers and layout are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

scrapclose2theheart said...

This is adorable & I love the buttons both on the outside & the inside. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

Francesca said...

Very, very cute . thanks for joining us at One stop craft this week and good luck!


Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

This is gorgeous!! Love how clean and fresh it looks - my only complaint is now I have to get that adorable image :)

Marie-Louise said...

Great card. Love the colours. I have used free anti virus for years and have never had any problems nor have I been bothered with adverts my biggest problem was with Norton which I paid for and I would never have again. I use Avast and have had no problems.

NanaConnie said...

This is sooo cute, Sheena! Love the color combo you chose and those papers are perfect. Great little banner, too. :-D

Laurian said...

Sheena, this is a beautiful baby card. I love that bunny and your papers and the buttons are gorgeous!



Berni Cuttino said...

Sheena, what a cutie in remarkable purple. Wonderfully designed and amazingly colored.

Chana said...

What an adorable card! I love the combination of patterns and the color choice! Very nice work! Thanks for playing at our house at 613 Avenue Create! We hope you will become a regular visitor!

Ellapu said...

I love bunny rabbits yours in particular hun - so cute xxx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges and good luck.

Asha said...

Aaww, too cute, Sheena. Love the colour combo and the embellies are perfect!

Dewi Lestari said...

Gorgeous baby card. Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge: New Beginnings

May said...

Gorgeous card Sheena, Love that cute bunny, Great colours & papers..Fabulous design.. Hugs May x x x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous project

Thank you for joining in the Joanna Sheen challenge
Good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Sheena. I love the cute image and such a gorgeous colour scheme with those wonderful papers and fabulous detailing too.
Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge

Claire said...

Hi Sheena! What a precious card - absolutely beautiful!
Claire xx

Paper Profusion said...

Beautifully designed Sheena. Its a gorgeous card and the tiny buttons on the back are the cutest thing ever! Nicola x

Laine said...

This is as cute as a button Sheena. Fabulous project, wonderful design. Thank you for joining us this week at TPC Challenge.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous your papers and colouring....thanks for sharing with Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

coops said...

so gorgeous sheena.fab pretty colours and i love the adorable image :D

x coops xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sheena :-) the image is just sooo cute and all the details are FAB :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Patricia said...

This card IS cute as a button! Love the image and coloring and the colors are great. Adorable card sweetie!

Pamela said...

What a little cutie. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Pam x

Helen said...

Gorgeous - such a cute image and I love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Pink Gem.

Helen x

EmonieDezigns said...

Oh this is just darling! Love the rendering! Thanks for visiting us at 613 Avnue Create.