Catch A Falling Star

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Hello hello!

I hope you're all feeling well and happy?!  I've had such a busy - and fun - few days but I'm exhausted after it all!  Last Thursday we went for our flight that we have been trying to go on for a while!  My brother and sisters and I bought a flying lesson for our Daddy for his 60th birthday last year in a 4 seater Cessna, so there would be him, the pilot and two of us able to go up.  My brother and my names were picked out of the hat to go and after a few appointments having to be cancelled due to bad weather, we finally got to go last week.  To say I was a little nervous about it is an understatement!  My Mammy came with us as a stand-in in case I chickened out - and it was a close call!  But at the very last minute I thought I'd kick myself if I didn't go, so off I went!  It was a little bumpy and it didn't help that the pilot showed us how to "spiral into the ground in a fiery ball"!!  He was good craic!  But we got to fly right down over where we live and over our beautiful Mourne Mountains.  I took a lot of photos but haven't even had a chance to look at them yet!  I'll post some in a separate blog post later maybe.  I did feel a little sick in the plane but I managed to hold it together and we landed safely - and I really enjoyed it!
The next part of my busy weekend was the Stonecrusher's Ball on Friday night.  My family own and run a quarry (and I work in the office) and every year all the quarries in Northern Ireland have a special night out in the Europa Hotel in Belfast.  So it was lovely to get all dressed up for a good night out.
Saturday night was spent in my aunt and uncles house for their surprise party for their 25th wedding anniversary!  It's hard to believe that its 25 years since their wedding!  I was one of their flower-girls!  And so cute I was too! :P
Sunday was late home and feeling a little fragile after 2 big nights out!  The less said the better! lol!

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

We are being sponsored this fortnight by the Scrapping Center


And they're offering a $15 voucher to one lucky winner!

The challenge is a lovely one and the theme is...

The Sun, Moon or Stars!

I love that theme!

My card was made in a little bit of a hurry, but this is what I came up with:


My image is by Tiddlyinks and I coloured her with the following copics: skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair; E37.YR24,23,21. Stars; Y15 (plus clear stardust pen). Dress; B39,37,34,G14,YG13,11. Wings; V04,BV31.


The papers I have used are DCWV "Once upon a time" and the dies are Whiff of Joy, Stars festoon; Memory Box, Night sky border; Spellbinders, circle and large scalloped circle.  A few swarovski's were added to some of the stars.  The sentiment is computer generated.


The inside has been done to match the front.


So I do hope you can join us for this celestial challenge and have some fun with it!  Pop over to the Creative Card Crew blog to see the rest of the DT's fab makes!

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

Bearly Mine Challenges; Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenges; Anything goes
Oh La La Challenge Blog; Things with wings
Paper Crafting Journey; Use Halloween colours
Papertake Weekly; Halloween Hues
Patties Creations Challenge; Ribbon
Southern Girls Challenge Blog; Sing, sing a song... (Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket by Perry Como)
Sweetpea Stampers Challenge; Sparkle & shine
The Squirrel & The Fox; Things with wings
Totally Gorjuss; Wings & things

Thanks for looking!
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17 comments:

Avril Ann said...

Sheena what a fabulous week you have had, hun, all sounds tremendous, so glad you shared that flight with your dad and brother...and if this is the kind of card you make in a hurry, all I can say is WOW..love it xxx

Taniaj Scott said...

Love the card the image is super and love the boarders hugs txx

coops said...

so stunning sheena.i love your design and the colours and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Lisa S. said...

This is a terrific card and your fairy is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

Carol Yates said...

Hi Sheena, sounds like you have had a great time! Love your card. Take care.
Carol.x

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Ribbon" Challenge #77!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card for The Sweet Pea Stampers sparkle and shine challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

Shell Klieber said...

Wonderful card! I love the stamp and the colours you picked. It really does sparkle and shine. Thanks for joining the SweetPea Stampers & good luck!

'Shell
http://shellscardhaven.blogspot.ca

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

She looks lovely, well done job on the coloring! Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "Sparkle and Shine". Good luck and we hope to see you again! Sylvia, DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers

nwilliams6 said...

Wow, you card is BEAUTIFUL! Magical even! Love all the great details but the sentiment and image are just wonderful. Thanks for joining us in the Pattie's Creations Ribbon Challenge!

Lozzy T said...

What a beautiful card and gorgeous colour combo, really pretty..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers for our Sparkle and Shine challenge and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Ciska said...

Such pretty colours, love the die cute banners! Thank you for sharing your project with us @ Ooh La La :)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “sparkle and shine” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Jules said...

Absolutely beautiful, a nice bright card. Your image is also very cute. Thank you for joining us at BMD. Good Luck xoxoxo

Lyndsey Turner said...

Beautiful card, love the image and design. Thanks for joining us at LCI this challenge xx

Michelle J M said...

What a gorgeous image so beautifully coloured. Love your dies cuts of the stars, they really finish the card off wonderfully. Thanks for sharing with us at the Ooh La La Challenge. Michelle x DT

Karen Petitt said...

That is one gorgeous card. Your colouring is fabulous, the layout is great and the details - I want this one!
Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Halloween colours challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/