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Sunday 8 August 2010

I'm Back!

Hello Hello Hello I'm back!
I've had a lovely week off work and I've been nowhere. Just pottering about in my jammies for a whole week! I made a big effort not to turn my laptop on, as I go wandering off in blogland and before you know it the whole day has simply vanished before my very (square) eyes, and I had a large pile of jobs I wanted to work my way through. I have managed to get most of them done, the main one was my craft room. I started a clear out back in May and I wanted to finish the rest of the room off. I've got a nice little pile of DP pads and some stamps that need putting up for adoption, I just need to list/photograph them and I'll post them either tomorrow or Tuesday.
I did manage to make a couple of cards too, always a bonus when I get a little playtime.

I made this card for my sister-in-laws special birthday which was yesterday.
Happy 60th Birthday Lorna!! I just love Stella stamps, she's such a fun lovin' girl. I bet you must be fed up of seeing this paper line, but thankfully I'm getting down to the last bits of it now. I did intend to use BG Wisteria pad but I was too heavy handed with the purple inks so it didn't really match.
Image is Stamping Bella Stella with an Olive, DP is BoBunny Jasmyne, she's coloured with DI's, and I've thoroughly glossed her big, fat red lips and the olive.
Another card with no flowers, I think I must be ailing something!
I'm off to have a good old nosey at what you've all been up to in my absence.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx


  1. Oh wow this is fab and glad you are back with us think i must try that no comp and maybe i will get something done. lol. Loving the paper and no apoligy necessary. Hugs Sue xx

  2. Gorgeous Elaine ♥
    Also had alot I wanted to do in my time of work but on the move for 2,5 weeks and a suuper moody 15 month old in the house it kind of got alot more messy this summer..Oh wish I had 1 week on my own at home then It might be a little cleaner (or a bunch of new cards and layouts...??)

  3. This is a funny stamp, your sister will be amused.
    I have also arranged day and stacked, placed in order of my things. It's nice when you have a little time for themselves.
    Greetings from Brigadier

  4. Great card Elaine, love the sparkle and the purples you have used. :-) xx

  5. Hi Elaine
    A fabulous card,love the image,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  6. Such a fun card Elaine!, fantastic image and just love your papers.
    So love days when you can have a clear out, then realise how much stuff you haven't used yet lol!
    Take care Vicky xx

  7. Nice to see you back Elaine, how discipline dyou are not turning your laptop on, it is a time vampire isnt it. Lovely card by the way, I love the image and the colours. x x

  8. Hi Elaine

    Great card and the papers go perfectly with the image.

    Hugs Ali x

  9. Hi Elaine hope you enjoyed your time off?? nice to get jobs this great fun B/day card gorgeous colour combo love it.

    smiles Christine xx

  10. HI Elaine,

    Glad you have had a nice week off. I love this card. It's so fun and it is coloured beautifully as always. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog Elaine I love to read them.

    Love Kerry xx

  11. so true - time flies when you are on the computer!
    cute card!

  12. Elaine it's beautiful. I love Bella stamps. I really need to get mine to work. And do some crafting as its all gone to pot recently. I'm glad you had a good break. I also seem to loose my days here in blogland and on farmville. Oh dear work is going to be a big shock isn't it!?!

  13. Oh Elaine - I'm so glad you enjoyed your time off. Its nice to have a week off and do almost nothing. Tidying your craft room must have been a big job (i know when I do mine it is. Mega clearing, and I find all sorts of bits and bobs I had forgotten I had).

    Ooooo some lucky crafters will be able to adopt those DPs and stamps you have going. Wish I was off tomorrow and Tuesday so I could take some off your hands hehe!

    Love this image you've used, she is fab. Great for party going girlies who like to kick their heels at a good doo. Lovely colours and the dp's are gorgeous!

    Have an easy week at work, just take it slow - will be manic tomorrow with it being your first day back and I'm sure things you left a week on friday will probably be waiting for you tomorrow. I hate it when that happens at my work. Argh!! When I go on holiday I wish I could split myself in two sometimes.


    Kimmi x

  14. elaine!!! i love the sparkle and the purples you have used!! its such afunny and wonderful card you come back with!!!

  15. Your colouring is so fantastic, what a great choice of image. Fabulous creation Elaine.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. I've missed you, but I love this card. Your sis is going to love it also!

  17. This is fab Elaine and sometimes less is more.

  18. great card elaine I lvoe the colors
    hugs lia

  19. This is fab. Love the papers and the image is great. Glad you had a good week
    Suzanne x

  20. Hi Elaine
    It sounds like you had a lovely week, I think it's lovely to potter arond in your PJs all day lol. I have to clear my craft room, as I am moving in to a cabin in the garden, as I have just run out of room in my craft room rotfl, I am dreading having to clear it out lol. Now on to your card (as always) superbly coloured, love the image, your sister-in-law will be over the moon with it. You really don't need flower's on your card's (unlike mine), I have to smother mine because of my rubbish colouring lol.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  21. Welcome back! Stunning card, loving that image, made me smile! Had similar week myself last week but did have the computer on mainly because it's my source of music entertainment while i'm in my craft room. Literally gutted the place, I have over 200 peel off sheets that I will never use as i'm so over them. I think everybody else is too so it'll be a nice donation for the school up the road for kids to have fun with. Here's hoping they think so too! LOL!!

  22. Have missed you but glad you had a well-earned break. That was rather disciplined not to turn the laptop on! Good you got some craft time to yourself too. On the contrary I love the papers you have been using - mauve is one of my favourite colours though i don't seem to use it often. Take care going back to work - by the time you read this you will be as I'm behind with comments (had all the windows & doors replaced on the front of the house with ONE workman instead of two).
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  23. Hi Elaine!
    Have sent you a little message :o)
    Love Vicky xx

  24. hi huni welcome back i love your card its so fun xx

  25. Wow hun your certainly back, what a gorgeous card I bet she loved it, perfect colours and colouring again, I'm glad you managed to get some rest and time to yourself, off to e-mail you now, hugs Liz xx

  26. Wonderful card much fun!!!! I adore your colours and the layout is perfect :)

    Glad you ahd a good stay-cation and got lots of jobs done.

    We are just back from 2 weeks in Northumberland so I feel I have lots to catch up on !

    Hope you are well, Hugs Judy xx

  27. Elaine this card is absolutely gorgeous chum, your sister-in-law will love it the colours are stunning and fabulous image and colouring,
    Sarah xx

  28. Gorgeous card Elaine. Love it. So glad you had a lovely week off work. Makes all the difference doesn't it. I've had a rotton cold so I haven't done much but getting back into it now.

  29. At last I'm getting round to looking at your blog and I love this stamp and the way you've coloured it. It's really nice and cheerful
    Big hugs,
    Trish x

  30. Gorgeous card, Elaine:O) LOVE that adorable image, fabulous colouring. Beautiful papers, love the design.
    Hugs, Nancy;O)


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