Animal Farm

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Hi everyone!

Is it just me or is it really cold??  My office feels like someone left the freezer door open, but people keep saying it's gonna warm up again - do they mean this year or next year??!  Lol!
I've got a long awaited appointment tomorrow to see about my achy shoulders.  It's almost 11 months since my accident and my shoulders are still really sore but my main problem is that I've got so little strength in them.  I used to be quite strong but I struggle to put cups in my cupboard now :(  Hopefully they'll be able to tell me some good news tomorrow and I can get back to my old self soon.  I've got a concert to go to then tomorrow evening so hopefully they won't do anything to leave me too sore!  Nine Inch Nails might just be a concert that you don't want to go to already feeling the pain!

Anyway, time for another new challenge at the Creative Card Crew!

We have a fab sponsor this week with the Scrapping Center!

They're offering another $15 to one lucky winner to spend in their store!

Our challenge for the next fortnight is...

Down on the farm!

Oh arr!
I must admit that I made these cards quite a while ago for a swap on our forum but they fitted this challenge so well that I kept them to blog until now.

Here's what I did:

The stamps are from Woodware but they're clear stamps and you can build a scene with them which is fun!  I coloured them with the following promarkers:  Slate, lilac, lavendar, burnt orange, tequila sun rise, soft peach, warm grey 3,2,1, fuschia pink, pink lobster, tropical orchid.  I cut some cloud shapes out of paper and used them as a mask to sponge some distress ink for the sky.

The papers are Pink Petticoat Gingham and Daisy Bouquet in cranberry and sunshine.  The die is a Spellbinders Eyelet Square die.  I also used some twine and raffia from my stash.

The inside matches the front with the colours of paper flipped.

Here's the whole set:

So I do hope you can join us for this fun challenge at the Creative Card Crew - the rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, and some also showing that you don't need animals on your card!

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog; Colourful
A Gem of a Challenge; Punch it out
Just For Fun Challenge Blog; Just for fun
Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog; The great outdoors
Southern Girls Challenge Blog; Things beginning with F - Farm animals
Top Tip Tuesday; Things beginning with your initials - S for Stamp, F for Farm animals
Twisted Tuesday Challenges; Pink as all outdoors

Don't forget to check out my candy!

Thanks for looking!


Avril Ann said...

Sheena these are fabulous hun, Animal Farm was my very favourite book at school...I hope you get good news about your shoulders hun, and you get your strength back, gentle hugs, till then xxx

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

So pretty card! So cute images. hugs, Helena

coops said...

so gorgeous sheena.really sweet images and i love your colour combo ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Great cards I SOOOO love these images and love your use of your Initials, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Majo said...

So cute! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Lisa M said...

Old McDonald would be proud!!! These cards are brilliant. That sounds like such a fun challenge and I love the variation of farm animals on your cards. This works out perfectly for our Initials Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday too. Thank you so much for playing along Sheena :)
Lisa x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a really fun and colourful set of cards. The images are brilliant and love the colouring. The layers and papers are gorgeous. I really really like these and they would put a smile on anyone's face.

Thank you for joining in our first challenge over on the brand new challenge blog 'Just For Fun'. This months theme is Anything Goes.
I hope you will keep popping back and joining us in our future monthly challenges.

Hugs Lisa xxxxx Just For Fun DT member

P.S. On my personal blog, I have some blog candy on offer. I would love it if you could join in.

Margaret said...

Super cute image and card. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck and I hope you'll come back again.

Céline said...

so cute, love the colors
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

rachel said...

these are so cute Sheena - love the colours and all the designs - the twine is pretty fab too! Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck x

Nana said...

Sure made me SMILE. Too cute.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Adorable card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our TWISTED TUESDAY challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Tracie said...

Your card is simply adorable. I really like how you colored your image. Perfect choice for Twisted Tuesday Challenges. Thanks for playing with us.

Hillary Harris said...

These are just way too cute! All of them! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

Elaine Stark said...

A wonderful collection of cards. Very bright and cheerful and great use of your initials. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Jan Ltc said...

This looks great! Thanks for joining us at JFF xx Jan

Elaine Rayworth said...

Great work, thanks for joining us for our first challenge at "Just For Fun!"

Elaine xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a fun card that is sure to bring a smile to the person who receives it!

Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Lizzie R said...

What a great set of cards! wonderful! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Pam said...

these are soooo cute!

Lori said...

Adorable cards!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

Bettina L. said...

Fabolous animal cards and love the design with the layers,fun colours and details with the clouds, twine and raffia. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck.Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx