Sunday, 8 January 2012

A celebration of the School Holidays, Youth and Summer

Good evening.  Oh it is so nice to be back.  Some of you may know that my little daughter Madalyn has been in hospital again .. this time with a broken arm.  She is 2.5 years old and the first time she ever tried to climb out of her cot ... of course she fell quite heavily and got a huge knock on the head and a broken arm.  Sigh ......

So out went the cot and we got her a 'big girl's bed' so of course that has meant a lot of change for my little one .. and she does not do well with change.  I haven't been getting much sleep ... and it is very hard to get a toddler to stay in bed.  But tonight she was in bed and asleep by her usual 7pm so I had time to create.  Fingers crossed she sleeps through the night tonight!

So enough waffling on ... here is what I created.  Very simple as I just wanted to get something coloured and completed and hip hip hooray!  I did.

 I have used this really cute image from Tiddly Inks called Going Swimming Girl.  I have coloured her using copic markers ... and didn't if feel good!  Oh how I have missed my colouring.

I have then just layered different coloured cards and cut some edges to represent 'waves'.  Some little hand cut starfish just to add something more and done.

I'm thrilled with how her hair turned out!

Thanks for stopping by ...
xoxoxox Carly

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-


  1. So beautiful is your card good luck with the challenges:) Sandra H

  2. you are totally right! her hair looks AMAZING!!!

  3. Soooo cute! Love the star fish in the corner! :)

  4. Super adorable. The bright colours are really lovely. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.


  5. Makes me think of warmer weather! Great colors and an adorable card! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  6. Brighter dayz are ahead for your little one. Sorry about her arm and her had time with the big girl bed. My 4 year old still pops in with us at night once a week. She will make it there in her own time.

    Beautiful card. This is one of my fave Tiddly's. Love the cardstock waves you created.

    Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inks - Celebration Challenge. Good luck!

  7. Fabulous card Carly love your colouring of the image. xx Jan

  8. Fabulous card Carly, love the bold bright colours, thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks, do hope your little one is doing ok and not into much pain. Joey x

  9. Firstly, your card is just DARLING and perfect for the Summer Challenge!!! Secondly, I'm SO SORRY about your little one's broken arm!!! :( I hope she heals quickly!!!

    Thanks so much for playing the CopicOz Challenge!!!

  10. This is gorgeous Carly! I love those starfish you have added and her hair is fabulous!
    Sorry to hear about your little one's broken arm! What a nightmare! I hope she heals well.

    Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!


  11. oh hun so sorry to hear about your little ladies fall, i hope she is settling better now bless her.
    Gorgeous summery card hun, much needed when the weather here in the UK is soooo chilly!!
    thank you for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week
    hugs Lou xxx

  12. This is one of my favorite images too and you did a great job coloring her in. Thanks for joining in this week at Tiddly Inks!


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