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Sunday 6 June 2010

Bedroom Update and a Card

I'm almost back in action! Our bedroom is virtually finished now. The ceiling has been re-plastered, the new wardrobes are in and the bedside cabinets, new carpet has been laid, and we've got extra sockets too. We still need to do some decorating, we want a new bedroom door, and we have no lights in our bedroom yet. But most importantly, our bed is back in the bedroom! I'm far too old to be sleeping on a sofa bed, I'm shattered.
We've spent the last 2 days sorting through all the stuff that had to come out of the room, and putting everything back in it's place. The charity shop has had a fair few bags of stuff, the local tip had had a lot too.
I can never believe just how much stuff - or should that be junk?- that we can accumulate!
Since all the boxes were stored in my craft room I haven't been able to make anything yet this week. But since I was in "Spring clean" mode, I have cleaned out my craft room too, and I've a pile of rubber that will need a new home shortly.
It's my Mum & Dads 57th Wedding Anniversary today, but not being able to get in my craft room meant that I had to buy them a card this year. Also today it's my neighbours birthday. I had a root through my meagre supply of cards and I have sent her this one.

I made a few cards the last time I was off work on holiday, and I haven't really liked any of them. I don't think I like this MS trellis punch! I opted for a very quick & simply layout just for speed.
List of Goodies:
Image is a CC Designs Swiss Pixie from Quixotic Paperie, DP is Bella Blvd from The Hobby House, the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the tiny sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx


  1. Wow Elaine your colouring is amazing, I have to confess I bought a card this week too as I've had Sinusitis and didn't have anything ready for this person. I hate parting with my money for shop bought cards.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  2. This may be a simple layout Elaine but it looks beautiful never the less. Great colouring. I love her hair. :-) xx

  3. beautiful card Elaine. I love the sweet image.
    Love Kerry xx

  4. Your coloring is just amazing! Beautiful card!! I looooooooove it!!

  5. Oh Elaine - She's pretty. I think I have her as a digi, never bought any CC Design Rubber - Must sort that soon. Love the layout and the pretty papers.

    Thanks for your recent comments on my cards, I'm liking the simple style at the moment. Quite relaxing taking the time to colour the images and then its one or two papers places strategically and its done.

    Have a lovely week. I'm here at my parents for my birthday on Thursday - I'l be home next week sometime and back to blogging before my operation :( Hopefully I wont be missing for too long.


    Kimmi xx

  6. It's a lovely card, Elaine! Love the image and how you've coloured her and the papers are beautiful! Susie x

  7. Wow, Elaine what a beautiful card! Love the way you colored it!

  8. Glad you are getting back on track, Elaine. Mine is just about done now...only odds n ends to go but it is so chaotic when you are decorating. Card is lovely
    Suzanne x

  9. Hi Elaine, pleased to hear that the bedroom is gradually coming back together, Im sure you will be thrilled to have all the decorations over. Your card is stunning and Im sure your neighbour was thrilled to receive it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  10. Hi Elaine
    glad to hear that you are back in your bedroom (there's nothing like your own bed is there). Fancy you buying a card, shame on you lol, I wish I could get away with it now & again, but even my son-in-law expects to get a hand made card on his birthday (& he is french) lol. Love the card you have made for your neighbour.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  11. A super cute card - isn't it funny that sometimes you buy something and just don't like it once you have it! There have been some fab cards made with it and yours is one too.

  12. Love this card Elaine! the colours are so vivid and striking and your colouring is perfection!

    Ooooo it is hard work decorating but I do love the feeling once it is done and you have purged yourself of the junk you don't need.

    have a lovely evening,
    Judy xx

  13. elaine!!!!! oh.... look at your image! the colouring..... ohhh wowwwii, how did you do it??? it is sooo perfect!! the wonderful, soooo loveley!!! feel happy, when i see your works!! thanks a lot!!

  14. Super-cute card and the MS border is beautiful! Love the papers and the image. Bet your neighbour was thrilled to bits to receive it.
    Sylvia x

  15. I love this card Elaine. Your colouring is beautiful. Thank you so much for becoming a follower. I now have 5 which is very exciting!!! :O)

  16. I love the way the pearls sit below the image on the edge of the check paper. The image just glows & I like the life it has. Thanks for your candidness over the punch, it's made me think quite carefully about it's priority on my wish list. Glad you've got your bedroom back - it's most unsettling but nice when it's over.
    Take care
    Paula (PEP)

  17. Hi Elaine,
    Card looks mighty fine to me!how exciting a new bedroom to embellish lol x its so nice when its all spick and span, everywhere i look at the moment im picking holes in - must get me paint brush out!
    Suzie qx

  18. Hi Elaine, it's a lovely card, and the MS trellis punch is one of my favorites and I think it looks great on this card, your coloring is amazing and I'm sure your neighbour would have loved to receive this. Glad to hear you'll be back to normal soon after the major clearout. Yes it is amazing how much stuff we manage to clutter up our homes with, thankfully I had a big clearout earlier this feels nice to have room to move about it once again lol.
    Donna xx

  19. Glad to hear that your room is coming together nicely and that you are no longer sleeping on a sofa bed!! i know where your coming from, there is nothing like your own comfy bed!!
    love the card hun, your colouring is fabulous brilliant

  20. Awh Elaine you're too modest! This is stunning particularly in love with the colouring, great depth.

    Jenny T.

  21. Hi Elaine, I'm pleased the bedroom is coming along nicely, it's amazing howe much c*** we keep lol.
    Your card is gorgeous hun, beautifully coloured and I love the trellis punch, you are mad not to like it lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  22. Your Card is Gorgeous Elaine fabulous colouring and shading, and great detail, happy that your room is nearly finished
    Sarah xx

  23. Such a sweet card Elaine!
    Lovely colours and you've coloured the sweet girl so beautifully.
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment at my blog, it really made my day.
    Wish you a nice weekend.
    Lots of hugs from Germany


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