Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Natalie & Amy's 'Celebrate' Challenge

Good morning all. Well I know I haven't been around for over a week but there should have been a scheduled post on Saturday for My Time To Craft but it just doesn't want to post! I may have to copy and paste it all into a new post and see if that will resolve it. 

I have had a lovely few days away in Lowestoft, Suffolk with my mum visiting my daughter, son in law, aunt and uncle. We stayed at my aunt and uncle's holiday home, some of you may remember I lived there for a couple of months last year after my house was sold but I hadn't found anywhere to move to here in Lincolnshire. It was lovely having the beautiful weather and being able to spend time with my family whilst we relaxed around the swimming pool, I'm sure my daughter appreciated being able to cool off in the pool as she is getting quite big now especially considering how poorly she was at the beginning last week and during the beginning of her pregnancy. It was so hot in hospital, the air conditioning wasn't working and there just didn't seem to be any air at all. The only downside to our trip was that we should have taken my grandson Harley with us to been entertained by my aunt and uncle whilst we were with my daughter but he was ill with a really bad high temperature so had to stay home with mum and dad. I told him we will go again around September time once the children are back at school and hope we still have some nice weather.

Anyhow enough of my adventure's lol, it is time for a new challenge over at Natalie & Amy's Challenge and this month it is time to 'Celebrate' as this is our 12th challenge. As it was a year ago that the challenge blog first started Natalie and Amy are very generously giving away 2 surprise prizes this month woo hoo.

As soon as I saw this challenge I knew which image to use and that is Saturated Canary 'Ellie's Birthday', I think this is a great image for birthday's. I teamed it with some First Edition 'Summer Breeze' papers and Papermania Kraft Card, I then used a few die cuts cut on my Silhouette Cameo, some Marianne D's Jute Twine and finally added some Ranger Liquid Pearl dots in Opal White scattered around.

6" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Papermania Kraft Card from Nat & Amy's
Designer Paper - First Edition 'Summer Breeze' from Nat & Amy's
Image - Saturated Canary 'Ellie's Birthday' from Nat & Amy's
Twine - Marianne D's Jute Twine from Nat & Amy's
Pearl - Ranger Liquid Pearl 'Opal White' from Nat & Amy's
White Accents - Sakura White Jelly Roll Pen from Nat & Amy's
Sentiment - Computer Generated

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Eyes - Cinnamon
Hair - Walnut, Auburn & Cinnamon
Pinks - Baby Pink, Pale Pink & Pink Mittens
Greens - Soft Green & Tea Green.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Birthdays
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Birthday Party
Incy Wincy Designs - Birthdays & Balloons
My Craft Creations - Die Cuts
Stamp With Fun - Celebrate

Ok that is all from me today, I hope to catch up with you this week once I have caught up on my dt comments.

Thanks for stopping by, see you all soon.


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, what a great card. Sounds like you have had a super break too, Glad to hear your Daughter is now blooming :)
Love Hazelxox

Claire said...

Lovely card hun, love the image and that fabby bunting. Hugs, Claire x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just love it hun, great image & I LURRVE those papers lol!
Hugs Shell xx

Sheila said...

A lovely card, great image and fab layout. Thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge, good luck x

Marita said...

Lovely card♥.Great image end fab colouring♥.

Hugs, Marita

Nana said...

Cute, cute, cute my friend. Love the image and your coloring is fantastic.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Nikki said...

Look at all those balloons your card is just wonderful thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week hugs Nikki

Sheryl said...

Well hello Kim! This card is gorgeous. I really love how you have created the bunch of balloons and your choice of colours is super.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Sheryl xx

Andrea said...

Very great card - I like it so much - the motiv is so cute :) - Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
Big hug

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Beautiful card the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.