Tuesday, 23 August 2011

whats going on .... Orange!!!! ... where is the Purple??

Good evening blog friends :)

Firstly I would just like to say .... aaahhhh it's nice to be back.  I have not been able to create for a few nights due to night shift at work and I really was looking forward to doing something tonight.  Unfortunately I have a doozy of a headache so my creation is not what I was hoping for ... but I'm still happy with it.

I only work part time these days (as I have a 2 year old daughter) and to be totally honest I don't know how I ever did my job full time.  It's quite a high stress and emotional job and last night was a really horrible shift and I must admit I was a bit emotional driving home (thankfully I kept it together at work and was professional).
So I think that is why I have a headache today .... lost sleep and tension.

Anyway enough whining .... I have coloured this absolutely gorgeous little girl image from Tickled Pink Stamps, Cherrie with Rose.  This image reminds me of my little girl so I coloured her with similar hair and skin colouring.

As you know my favourite colour is purple and it is a common theme of my cards but the other week I entered a challenge where you had to use orange and even though I'm not particularly fond of the colour I was quite happy with the outcome.  So I thought I would give it another go.

I have just done a basic layout and then attached the sweet little image with some magic mount.  I coloured the ribbon with YR68 as I didn't have any orange ribbon.  The circle behind the image I cut on my Gazelle (a Die cut machine I'm trying to learn how to use)  The Copics I used on the image are:-
Y15, Y17 - Yellow Areas
YR61, 65, 68 - Orange Areas
B93, 95, 97 - Jeans
R32, 35, 37 & YG63, 67 - Rose
E000, 00, 02 - Skin
E31, 33, 35, 37 - Hair

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:-
Tickled Pink Stamps - Challenge #33 Anything Goes
iCopic Weekly Challenges - #44 Colour Embellishment 
iCopic - All About Children Blog Hop
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Punches and DieCuts

Thankyou for stopping by :)  I'm going to have some more 'therapy' now .... colouring is such awesome therapy and makes me so happy .... so I'm just going to colour something for the sake of colouring :)

Hope to have something more for you tomorrow.


  1. Hi Carly, I hope you are feeling better by now! Your card is totally adorable I wouldn't have thought you didn't feel well when you colored her because she is adorable! Beautifully colored! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. Good luck and I sure hope you will come back and play with us again!
    Hugs, Sarah

  2. Very cute card for kids! Love the image and the coloring is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Send A Smile 4 Kids and please come back soon!

  3. Love your CAS card and you have colored your image beautifully! Thanks for sharing your work with us @ Send A Smile 4 Kids :)

  4. Wonderful job, thanks for joining us at SAS4Kids

  5. This is totally totally amazing. love the center die cut and your coloring is GREAT! Super stripey paper! I hear ya with the high stress job (I'm a nurse and sometimes it just sucks), it's nice to sit and craft and de-stress! Thanks for joining us at TPSC this week!


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