Sunday, 13 November 2011

Oscar and his umbrella and an eeeeek!!

Mum asked me for this card - apparently she's kept the last card I made using this image and papers, because it's her favourite and she couldn't part with it lol!  So she wanted another similar one that she'll hopefully be able to give away...




Apologies for the photos, the purple is showing all different shades but it's all (including the cardstock for matting) a similar shade to the seam binding.

The image is Oscar and Umbrella from DigiStamp Boutique, coloured with flexmarkers, promarkers and koh-i-noor pencils.  I think the papers are from a Sweet Shoppe download, and the 'puddles' sentiment is probably TLC Designs... hope that's right!  The 2nd birthday sentiment is computer generated.  The seam binding is from The Stamp Basket - it was white and I've dyed it and scrunched it up a bit using 'seedless preserves' distress ink.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

Now for a load of excited waffle - feel free to ignore it!  There's a house for sale near the boys' school/ nursery... I've wanted to move near the school for ages, and this house also has an 'extra' room downstairs so I could craft downstairs instead of taking one of the bedrooms, and the boys could have separate rooms if they want to.  It's priced ridiculously low so we could afford it in theory... however, they've priced it low so they can get a quick sale, so I looked at the online pictures and tortured myself and anyone else who'd listen about how perfect it would be, but didn't really consider it as an option, because we have our own house to sell which will take ages....

Today we visited my mum, and she said she'd been thinking about the house and wondered how we'd feel about her buying it, and then when our house eventually sells we can pay her back/ buy it from her!!!  Eeeeek!!!  I'm now a bundle of very excited nerves!  Of course, we might hate the house when we actually view it, or something else might put us off doing it, but I'm just in shock at her offering us the option!  I'm going to ring and book a viewing tomorrow... oh my goodness, we'd have so much work to do though, if we're actually going to do this.  Sorry, I'll shut up now lol - if you're really lucky we'll hate it and then you won't have to put up with me going on about it again...

40 comments:

Teresa said...

It's gorgeous Lisa, I love Oscar he's a cutie.
Hugs Teresa xx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, such a gorgeous card. Love the image, really cute, colours, papers and layout - well all of it really! The sentiment is great too.

Best of luck with the house, sounds like it must be fate and I do hope it works out for you.

Keep us posted!

Sarah

Teresa said...

Just read your bit about the house, ooh I wish I was coming with you lol I love viewing houses and looking at all the possibilities, have fun and best of luck, hope it's what you really want. xx

Mau xx said...

Oh! Lisa go have a look at it and settle your mind. If you really like it and everything is OK. why not take up your mums offer, she will get real pleasure from knowing she has done something so special for you. xx...that is of course if you can get enough money from your house to pay her back..or she may come and evict you.....lol
Hope it goes well for you sweetie.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Mau xx said...

So sorry Lisa forgot to say your card is adorable, what a lovely image and sentiment xx

cardmaking bird said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card, Lisa - so cute!! And I LOVE those papers!! I don't blame you for the excited 'waffle' LOL!! Such a lovely mum!! I bet you love it when you take a look - when are you going? Let us know what you think!!! Hugs, Marie xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh i can't wait to see what you think of the house, it sounds fab, how lovely of ya mum to offer to do that.
Totally adorable card, fab colouring,great papers & sentiment, sue,xx

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa, Adorable card! Love this cute image and gorgeous papers.

Hope it all works out well with the house ... look forward to hearing what you think of it.

Lisa x

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card Lisa - love those papers and the sweet, sweet image.
I really hope the house is what you want as it sounds perfect - your own downstairs craft room - what more could you possibly want - LOL. Good luck with the viewing and I can't wait to hear how it went.
Hugs
Denise xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, Ooh! this sounds so exciting hun, can't wait to hear what you think of it. :o) Love this gorgeous card, very sweet image and yummy papers.

Donna x

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute Lisa, love the papers and your fab coloring!

Wonderful house news too, keep us posted:-)

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby card hun.

Don't worry about it, i'm just as bad, you might hear me gabbling on soon, if OH gets the job he's been after !! - i hope you like the house and it would be so much better for you, as it's nearer the school too, Luv Sam x

Crystal said...

Adorable card, love the layout & the sentiment is fantastic! Good luck with the house, that's exciting! Thanks for joining us over at Paper Sundaes :)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card Lisa. Love the colours and so love this image! Feel free to let your excitement spill over....I don't blame you hun. Could do with a bigger house myself. xx Jenny xx

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Lisa,love the beautifully coloured image.xxx

Lorraine said...

So beautiful, Lisa, I can see why she couldn't part with the original card - I wouldn't either, LOL! Good luck on the house - hope everything works out for you! Keep us updated!

heidy said...

Hi Lisa, Ooh! this sounds so exciting hun, can't wait to hear what you think of it. Love this gorgeous card, very sweet image and papers.

Hugs Heidy

cathi139 said...

love your card! And good luck with the new house! exciting news
lg
Cathi

Christine L said...

Gorgeous card Lisa and what a lovely image and a meaningful sentiment!
And I will keep evreything crossed for you and the house.... and I'll be excited for you if it all goes well! Bet you're tingling with excitement inside!
Hugs
Christine
PS - What a fantastic Mum you have! x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card hun, can't believe your Mum kept hold of the last one LOL. Well if you have an offer like that on the table, then I would go for it ..... fingers crossed you will love the house .... they say things are meant to happen for a reason and this might be one of them. Hugs, Claire x

Jules said...

Oh Lisa I am hoping that you love it!!! It will be so exciting for you.

How lovely of your Mum to offer to do this for you .. .. it sounds like it would be lots of dreams come true!!

Fingers crossed for a happy viewing!

Loving the card by the way. Not surprised you Mum kept her other one.

Love Jules xx

Squirrel x said...

What a gorgeous card hun, I can see why your mum didn't want to part with it. Fabulous colourwork. Good luck with the house viewing - let us know how you get on. Hugs Sxx

coops said...

gorgeous card lisa.the bear is so sweet and i love your fab rainbow backing paper and colouring :D
ooo fingers crossed for the house, sounds like its fate to me.good luck with the viewing ;D

xx coops xx

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the colours and papers and fab image and sentiment.

Wishing you all the best with the house, I hope you love it and everything goes well and you get it :0) xx

sarah-Jane said...

Fab card. I love the papers and the sentiment. Good luck with the house. xx

Jenny said...

Oh I can tell you are so excited Lisa and fingers crossed for you, hope it's just what you want :)
Gorgeous card by the way, love the papers too..such a great match :)
Jenny x

Sue said...

WOW absolutely GORGEOUS, really sweet image,fab sentiment, great colours and beautiful papers,it all goes together beautifully...I love it:)

thank you for joining us at SnS

sue
xx

Di said...

Hi Lisa - such a sweet card, and the backing paper is truly gorgeouse. And, I do so hope the house works out, great Mum you have there, if it's meant to be it will work out! Fingers crossed for you! Di xx

Abi said...

What a fabulous card Lisa, I absolutely love the colours you've paired up.

As for the house, well I hope the viewing goes/went well & if you like it, get in there & go for it...quick! Then you can ramble on as much as you like lol! xx

Your Mum - how ace!

Dora said...

This is really cute Lisa .. I know what it means when you say your mum couldn't part with it, this happens to me everytime I make a card !!! ... Hey just saw your other post about the house, I'm so sorry about that.. Hope ther'll be another one you like soon. xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Lisa.
Sue x

Faye said...

Oh houses are so exciting, but heartbreaking when you miss out. Hopefully when you're ready, you'll find the perfect house. I love this card. Totally gorgeous colouring. xxx

Anonymous said...

Totally gorgeous card and good luck with the house, it sounds perfect! What a great Mum you have!
Helen x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie I'm surprised your mum gives any of your cards to anyone lol they are always sooooo lush.....

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining in with our digi image challenge at Paper Sundaes.
Just looooove those boots.

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, sorry to read it was sold, sure they will be another one x

coldwaters2 said...

Lisa can I first say how beautiful your card is, no wonder your Mum didn't want to part with the first one you made, lol, the colours, design and image and super. Wow your news about the house sounds like a dream come true for you, how fantastic if you fell in love with it and bought it, your mum sounds like such a fabby lady offering to buy it, I really feel your excitement and hope that it all turns out perfect.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Juls said...

this is sooooooo cute!!! Hugs Juls

melsanford said...

Oh what a gorgeous card! I love that sentiment - and my boys love puddles :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Vicky said...

Such a gorgeous card hun....

thanks for joining us at SnS....and good luck..!


big hugs Vicky xx