Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Am I A Scrap Addict #11

Blimey. Snow! Where on earth did that come from?! My readers from the US will fall about laughing when they read this but 2 -3 inches of snow caused utter chaos today in Southampton. Across the South, it is officially the most snow we have had for about 20 years. The whole place has looked amazing, so pretty. However, the roads were an utter nightmare as most of them around our area had not been treated at all so they were like giant ice rinks. It was a very surreal experience to be pirouetting down our road in the car! More snow today but thankfully, the roads look a little clearer....wish me luck getting to work!

I'm a day late in posting this - sorry Deanne! - but here is my DT card for this weeks Am I a Scrap Addict? sketch challenge. I must admit, I completely forgot about this one and so it was a total rush job trying to make it. I completely ballsed up the first attempt, spent an hour trying to correct it and then shoved it in the bin. It was in all honesty, the worst card I've ever made! So, I ended up with this plain and simple one. It's not 100% faithful to the sketch but in an abstract way, all the elements are still there..... if you look closely.....!

Anyway! Moving swiftly on..... The image is Pen Pal by Sugar Nellie which I can actually colour in properly now I have Copics (my Promarkers felt too chunky to get in all the little areas). The paper is Piggy Tales and the pink card my image is mounted on is K&Co. My 'Thinking of You' sentiment is from a MFT set.

By the way, I have to share with you my amazing parcel that arrived this week. I decided I fancied some new paper so I did a quick search on ukscrappers and found The Craftz Boutique. Not only did they have lovely papers, they were fab prices too. So I purchased and the next day, they were in my hands. "That's great but lots of retailers have quick shipping" I hear you cry, "What's so great about these guys?". Well, not everywhere packs your papers like this do they?!

I cannot tell you how super-dooper chuffed I was! Made my day :o)

Hope you all stay safe and warm with all this snow around!

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16 comments:

Rach said...

love your simple card Stacey, that image is adorable... take it easy on the roads..can just imagine you pirouetting!! scary thought..
that packaging is so sweet and thoughtful. makes it all so much nicer to receive your mail..thanks for the link. Hugs rachxx

lej jewellery said...

another lovely card, i decided to walk instead of taking the car. I think i'd of been safer in the car with all the drivers mounting the footpath!!

lej jewellery said...

Another lovely card, i decided to walk the kids to school. I think i'd of been safer in the car, all the drivers were mounting the footpath trying to get around the courner

Sam said...

Cute card Stacey. May have to check out that shop.....
Know what you mean about the chaos, our school is closed today, so got a surprise day off, guess what I'm gonna be doing! My boys are gutted as theirs is the only secondary school in the area that's still open!
Sam x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Stunning card Stacey and your colouring is gorgeous, What a beautifully package.. I think I may have ordered from them sometime, Hugs, Nikki x

~amy~ said...

Fun card Stacey...love your coloring...wooo hooo for new goodies!!!

Terrie B x said...

Love your card Stacey..adn Wow such a lovely packaged parcel!!!
Have fun with your new papers;)~X~

Zoe said...

Hello Stacey, I love your pretty card and I love your beautiful colouring. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog.
love
Zoe
xxxxx

tracey said...

the card is lovely. its mad how we all go to pieces with a bit of snow it was the same down this end lol. im gonna go check out that craft shop with the yummy packaging
xx

Beth said...

I hope you got to work ok! No more auto-skating! Gorgeous card, I love your colouring! ; )
How gorgeous is this packaging??! It looks like a present but you know you'll love what's inside!! I'll have to check them out! xx

Jenn said...

WOW! Your coloring is AMAZING! :D Lovely card! :D

Bev said...

What a fab card Stacey, love the stripy paper and the layout you have used, it shows off the beautiful image to perfection.

hugs Bev x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, the image is beautifully coloured. Love how you described slipping on iced as Pirouetting.
Please don't tell me you've received mail, no Postman in sight for last three days here.

Aimee said...

No snow here in Chicago for the past 2 weeks--guess you got it all there! Be safe--I'm used to driving in snow but still hate it. Love youre card. cute little image!

Love to Doodle! said...

Fab card Stacey - love the paper and your colouring is gorgeous. ...eeek - gonna have to pop to that paper place...beautiful packaging....xx

Monica said...

Your card is so amazing. Your coloring is stunning. Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway!