Monday, 22 July 2013

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all keeping well?

This was supposed to be posted this morning and I don't know what happened that it didn't work, it's probably the heat getting to me - we're in Ireland, it's not supposed to be this hot for this long!!  Not that I'm complaining that much though, it's nice for a change and I don't think it's going to last too much longer.

On other news...

I'm an auntie again!  My brother became a daddy to his little boy last Tuesday and as our parents were away on holiday at the time (and were so annoyed that they missed it!)  it was up to me and my sister to do our side of the family's part - as well as keep an eye on their house, feed cats and water plants.  Oh and go to work as well!  All in this heat, I was totally exhausted!  But my new wee nephew is just so gorgeous!  I can't show pics though as they don't want him on the internet just yet, so you'll just have to take my word for it!

Time for a new challenge at Seems A Little Sketchy and we have a fabulous sponsor for the next fortnight - Bugaboo Stamps!

They're offering 7 digi's to one lucky winner!

So here's the sketch for challenge 44

Bugaboo very kindly gave each of the DT an image to work with for this challenge and here's what I did with mine:

My image is called Scene It - Birthday Bears and I've coloured it with the following copics:  Bears: E44,43,42. E39,37,35. E33,31,30. W7,5,3. and E49 for their noses.  Everything else: G19,17,16. YG07,05,03. R39,37,29. RV34,32. YR07,04,02. Y15,13,11. BG02,01,000,0000. C1,0.

The papers are Basic Grey, Lime Rickey and I used a Stampin' Up! scallop border punch on some scrap card for the middle part, finishing off with some crocheted lace.  I used my old favourite Magnolia swirl die along with a Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish die.  I also found some pompoms in my stash that were the perfect shade of blue to finish it off.  Another couple of Stampin' Up! punches were used for the (WRS) sentiment.

The inside compliments the front with the same basic sketch and the same papers.

So take a look at the fab inspiration from the rest of the DT at Seems A Little Sketchy!

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

4 Crafty Chicks; Let's hear it for the boys
Craft Your Passion; Happy Birthday
Crafty Boots Challenges; Animals
Eureka Stamps; Happy Birthday
Ladybug Craft Ink Challenge Blog; Birthdays
One Stitch At A Time; Use your favourite (my copics are always my favourite!)
Stamp & Doodle; It's a boy thing
The Squirrel And The Fox; Use something spooled
Totally Gorjuss; Furtastic
Catch The Bug Challenge Blog; Bingo - Sentiment, Lace, Players choice

Thank for looking!


Anne said...

Hello Sheena - many congratulations on the safe arrival of your new nephew.
Love the card. Hugs Anne x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, lovely image with all those cute little teddies, and great design.

Thank you for sharing our work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Such a happy card!! Love the cute image and bright colours - completely fabulous :)
Congrats on the new arrival too :)

Tamie said...

Ah your image is totally cute and fabulously colored. love the colors and layout that you used. A simply fantastic boy card. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Wow! I love the riot of colours you've used, it's fabulous, what a joy this will be to open on a special day. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT . Jennie x

Avril Ann said...

Congratulations Sheena, a new baby is always a time for celebration, love this card hun xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous sheena.i love the sweet bugaboo image and your bright colours are lush.
huge congrats to you all on the arrival of your nephew :D

xx coops xx

Hazel said...

A lovely bright and cheery card. Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Michelle said...

I love the bright colours of this card. It is so happy.
Thanks for joining us at Stamp n Doodle.
xxx Michelle

Lori said...

What an awesome "For The Boys" card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Lisa Jane said...

love this fun bright card
Thanks for joining us at LCI this month

Leanne said...

Nicely done, thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Sharon said...

Such a sweet card. Lovely paper and such a cute image. Thanks for joining in the fun at TG this week, hugs Sharon

Spyder said...

I Love this card, it's gorgeous!!!


Spyder said...

sorry, forgot! Congrats on becoming an aunty!

Kathy said...

Adorable image, great coloring and fun papers=terrific card. Love everything about this. Thanks so much for joining us for our Bingo challenge at Catch the Bug!

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous card love the sweet image coloured so beautifully thanks for joining us over at The Squirrel and The Fox hugs Denise DT xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Congrats to you and your family on the new little addition. I love being an aunt. This card is so fun. The image is cute and the colours you have used are so festive and playful. I like the scallops and those sweet pompoms. Thanks for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Linda said...

What a wonderful card, I just love it, it's super fun.
Thanks for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox, I hope we’ll see you again next fortnight!
Linda xox

Anonymous said...

Such a fun colourful card and the birthday scene is coloured so beautifully.Some very nice touches have been added too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x


Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Bingo challege this week! Good luck in the draw!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
(I love that bright paper you've used - it makes your prettily coloured image just POP!)

Lisette Baker said...

Love the design of this card - those teddies look so cute. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots this time.

Min said...

Adorable - I just love all the added extras!
We’re so glad you decided to play along with us this week for the Catch The Bug BINGO Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog today for our newest challenge! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Kaymin Kreations

Tracey said...

Sheena, this is awesome! The image is so cute; copies are my faves too :) I love the papers you have, so very colourful. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Julie said...

Oh I just LOVE your card, I adore the colours you've used, you are one clever lady, I need some lessons! thanks for joining the Ladybug's, remember to call back tomorrow for the new challenge, Julie.x