Sunday, 29 August 2010

Little rock star...

Just a quick one for today, as I should really be finishing a DT card.  I'd planned to get lots of crafting done yesterday but had a very bizarre day and didn't really feel like doing anything other than colouring when we got back, so that's all I did.  Mum had decided that she wanted to scatter my dad's ashes finally - it's been almost 10 years since he died and she's been putting it off all this time.  For the past few years she's been living with a new man, they're now engaged and will be moving into a new house in a few days.  Mum said she didn't feel right about taking my dad with her to the new house, so yesterday we drove out into the countryside to scatter the ashes in a river... it was lovely and sunny when we set off but the further out of Sheffield we got, the worse the weather got... until it was absolutely pouring down.  Then we couldn't find the river that mum wanted to go to... drove round and round in circles for some time... decided to leave it until another day!  Mum still didn't want to take my dad with her to the new house, so he came home with us and is now in our kitchen, waiting for the next attempt!!!!

And on to my card!  The image is a stamp from Squiggles & Giggles, coloured with promarkers.  Papers are MME, with coredinations cardstock.  The circle was cut with my new Go-Kreate big circle dies (this is why you couldn't find them by googling Linds - it's Kreate, not Create... silly me eh?!), then I 'duffed up' the edges of the circle (a la Faye) meaning to enter the challenge at Sweet Stampin, but then realised when I put it on here that it's 'distressed birthdays' and I haven't put a birthday sentiment on, sigh... Finished off with a bit of raffia stuff and some card candy dots.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:


Whisper said...

Fabby image and papers, aah Sheffield, i'm up that way about 5 times a year (well Castleford!!!) and i have visited Elsecar Heritage Centre a few times too !!! Luv Sam x

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is sooo sweet Lisa! Love the cute image, fab papers and great layout too.
Take care.

martina's kaartjes said...

Great boys card ! Love it !
Greetings, Martina

Rose Petal said...

Hiya. What a fantastic, colourful card. Love your backing paper and the image is just WOW. Love it. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Lindsey said...

Ooooh it is lovely! Great duffing and as usual fab papers. Please stop getting new nice things and costing me money!!! First it was the pencils and now the die, i'll try googling again but MUST. NOT. BUY! Hope your weekend has improved
Linds x

Faye said...

Sounds like it just wasn't the right day to say Goodbye. I'm sure it will work out better next time. This card ROCKS! It is sooooooooooo cool. xxx

Claire said...

AWww sorry you had such a difficult day. Your card is gorgeous though - love the colours and the little guy is so cute!! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck!!
Claire xx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Hoping your day is better today! Your card is cute as can be! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up!!


Kelly Schelske said...

Fab card Lisa!

I hope you have a better day today!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a better day today. Your card is super.
Thanks for playing along at Let's Ink It Up.
Sam xx

Noreen said...

Love this card, freat colour & shape combo xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa this is fabulous wonderful papers, image and colouring.
Lorraine x

Lizzy xx said...

Awwww this is super sweet ...fab layout xx Lizzy xx :)

joey said...

Hiya Hunny

Your card is gorgeous and your colourwork spot on! thanks for joining us at tpc.

I hope the next attempt goes better than this one did hun,and I pray the rain holds off.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cute card Lisa,
Sue x

melsanford said...

Fab card - I love this image! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

ona_i_ja said...

Your Card is stunning.
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

LOL!! This dude makes me smile!! I love it!! :) TFS! HUGS

Sue said...

Hi Ya Hun
aww fabulous card, great image, lovely colouring, fabby papers & design,Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Lisa,

Wow what a hard day it must have been for you both.
great creation andthank you for playing at Let's Ink It Up.

Hugs Ali x

Kendra said...

I love the layout for this card! I'll have to try one with it! Thank you for playing in our first challenge at Let's Ink It Up!

Craftyanny said...

oh dear Lisa, no wonder you couldn't be bothered with much hunni. Good luck to your Mum and her new fella too
Am loving this luttle cutie patootie, he's a wee cracker
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week, hopefully we'll see you again soon
Anne x