Sunday, 7 September 2008

What a Week..... Time to 'Espresso' Myself!

Phew. What a week?! I'm pretty glad it's over! The string of ropey luck all started last Saturday when we went to Thorpe Park. Unfortunately, we got a bit caught out by the uncharacteristically sunny weather and I ended up closely resembling a lobster. Things perked up on Monday when I finally sorted out my hideous hair and invested in a funky new do......only to have my trusty (and now essential!) GHD's blow up on me the day after! Argh!?! I must say, I am surprisingly delighted with the replacements which were a 1/3 of the price I paid for my GHD's! Everything then appeared to be picking up. Until this morning when I realised I could no longer walk.....damn that Davina McCall and her perky fitness DVD's! It seemed so much fun (and so easy!) at the time, who would have guessed that all those squats and lunges were going to make me walk like John Wayne? Things are sure to improve this week though as we are off to Corfu on Friday! Woo-hoo! Sunshine! I'll be sure to pack my suncream this time round ;o)

Anyway, on to more important matters and indeed, the reason I am guessing you are here....... I've made a card! AND, I'm pretty pleased with this one I have to say!

This card started off being for Mojo Monday, then turned into the Ismaki sketch but ultimately ended up being......neither! Just a Stacey special!

I coloured my Elzybells image with Prismas and Sansodor and then matted it onto Core'dinations cardstock. The blind is also made from more Core'dinations and the scalloped edging is cut with Fiskars Cloud scissors. I highlighted with a ribbon bow and added grooved detailing to the blind using a scoring tool and my Enveloper. The whole thing was finished off with an Elzybells sentiment.
Right, I'd best be off now - gotta start that dreaded packing sometime! I hope that you are all having a great weekend and that none of you have been flooded by all this hideous weather!

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21 comments:

Love to Doodle! said...

Ooooh - I absolutely love your cards and design style/colour combos...I kept scrolling down and thinking...Mmmm..need to leave a comment on that one, and that one, and that one....then thought I'd comment for them all here - just fabby, love them all!! Have a great holiday xx

MeandLilG said...

Oh, this is fab. Love the colours and the design. x

~amy~ said...

FUN Elzybells card...love the dimension you've given it....

P.S. That's exactly why I don't exercise :) You crack me up....

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh Wow Stacey, this is fabulous.. I love the cute image which you have coloured so beautifully and such a fun card design. Hugs, Nikki x

Sandra said...

Well Stacey what a week you've had,and to top it all you've turned into John Wayne....lol,hope this weeks better for you...
Back to the card,LOVE IT!,great idea with the canopy and cute image which you've coloured perfectly,great colour combination,brilliant,
Hope you have a lovely time in Corfu,
Take care
Sandra x

Sam said...

Great card Stacey. Love the idea of the blind.
Have a fab holiday, lucky you escaping the weather....
Sam x

Julie said...

Hi love your Stacey Special!
Really fab idea and I need some fikars cloud scissors Now!!!! x

Sheila said...

nice colour combo - well done you. and you know i'm a big Elzy fan anyhoo, so how could i not love this...

have a great hol - you can always do a bit of colouring on the plane to pass the time...?!

sheila x

Lori Barnett said...

How totally cute is that!!! :) love it! Loving lots of your stuff girl!

Rach said...

fabulous card love how you have done the awning. hope you have a better week this week and have a fab holiday. hugs rachxx

Zoe said...

What a fab card, its great!

Kim said...

Oh wow - how fab is that? Kimx

pickle said...

Oh you have had a bad week.
Look on the bright side, things can only get better chick.
I think i would Die if my ghd's broke!!
As for the exercise well you do make me laugh!!

Fabulous card love the canopy idea, genius!!

have a great holiday,
kerry x

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous!
Clairex

Sandra said...

Hi Stacey,just to let you know there's something on my blog for you,
Sandra x

Dawn said...

So cute! Love the overhang!

Tarasdesigns said...

I love this card, it is so clever and the colours are great. Thanks for the lovely comment as well x

Kazza said...

lovely card and that blind is so effective :O)

Julie said...

Hi Stacey left you something on my blog..x

Dawny P said...

Hi Stacey. I LOVE your cards. The colours you used on this one are gorge and the LO is fabulous xxxx

Mel said...

This card is fab, like the canopy you've created Mel