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Tuesday 31 August 2010

It's too quiet!

Blimey it's quiet in my house. I really miss my hubby and I can't wait for him to come home on Monday. Does that make me sad, mad or downright insane?
Of course by Monday evening when I've emptied his suitcase and sorted through all his dirty washing I'll be trying to remember why I missed him in the first place!
But the upside to no hubby is I've had much less washing and ironing - until he comes home of course - less cleaning and less cooking, which mean more playtime yay!
Unfortunately I can't show these cards just now, but here's one I made last week to send to my buddy Gayle for her wedding anniversary.

The image is of course a LOTV, a really useful one I think, I've used it for birthdays and thank you cards as well as anniversaries, I just stamp a different sentiment on the envelope.
DP is one of my favourite pads, Basic Grey Wisteria, I just wish I hadn't used the really dark purple one, far too dark in my opinion. A few pearls and nowt else.
I probably won't have the time to do any commenting tomorrow as I'm going to see my friend Linda after work, which also means I'll no doubt be feeling fragile on Thursday!

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx


  1. Gorgeous card Elaine,love the nesties shape,
    HUgs Dianne xx

  2. Totally gorgeous Elaine and i love the purple.He`s so cute.Coloured beautifully and the papers are lovely.Enjoy the quiet cause you know it won`t be like that for long hey!

  3. a gorgeous card, what a versatile stamp, and your colouring is brill!!
    Tilly x

  4. This is fab Elaine and I'm sure yummy mummy Gayle lurved it :D Love that punch and your image is coloured to perfection. Hugs Ali x

  5. Oh Elaine, Thi image is gorgeous, I would love it and agree you could use it on anything.
    I don't think the purple is too daRK, BUT i HAVE THIS PAD TOO AND HAVE NOT USED THIS sheet.
    Just lovely. Debbbiexx

  6. this is stunning great colouring I bet your friend was well pleased xx

  7. WOW....this is stunning! Your colouring is amazing & I love the way you have done the white edge and the soft lilac around the image. I think the dark purple is a great background for your image, it makes it really 'pop' out.
    Kaz xx

  8. Hi Elaine,
    wow just look at that image it really looks as though it has been printed you have fab colouring skills which i envy i especially like the background you clever girl you!!
    make the most of the peace before you know it will be back to normal!! lol
    Suzie Qx

  9. A gorgeous card Ealine, I just love that image, I nee to buy me some more LOTV stamps.
    Wendy x x x

  10. This is gorgeous! Love those DP's! TFS!

  11. Hi elaine how lovely is this card and as for hubby yes i know what you meancause when chris (son ) isnt here there just doesnt seem any washing so not sad and he is lucky to be missed. Have a good night.

  12. Elaine your card is gorgeous, it's not too dark hun. Your colouring is beautiful, if you are bored after the hangover you could always do us a tutorial, I'm sure everyone else will want it too.
    Enjoy your peace hun and have a great evening with Linda
    hugs Mandy xx

  13. Hi Elaine,
    It doesn't make you sad missing your hubby - just normal :-)

    Gorgeous card and I like the dark purples I have to say. Great image and like you say really useful!

    love Kerry xxx

  14. Oh this is so gorgeous! I think I might have to order that stamp.. My mom said she would pay for some LOTV stamps as long as I get som eboy stamps and make her som cards.. (boys cards are so hard making!!)
    My husband (he told me yesterday that I was not to call him hubby on the net, he thinks it sounds weird) I think I might get to order a new bug, but I might need to wait a moth or so, want a blue one though.. or a pink.. and they don't have those here in norway :( Well I'm supposed to get a new phone this month when it's released. Been waiting for it since may and talking about getting a new phone all year so I think october is a good bug month..

  15. Gorgeous colouring, gorgeous creation. Fab design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Gorgeous card Elaine. The image is beautiful and the papers look fab. :-) xx

  17. Card is gorgeous. I think you may be a bit of all 3, lol - but definitely insane - ha, ha. Hop eyou have a great time tomorrow night and also enjoy your day with your hubby when he gets home x

  18. Gorgeous card, adore the image it's really cute and the papers are wonderful.
    Have a great day tomorrow.

  19. What a cute card. I just got my first sets of LOTV and I am totally in love with them! Your cards are adoreable....we say in America to have a drink of the "Dog that bit you"!

  20. I think the dark colours look quite sophisticated but love that paper and this image is on my wish list, I do plan on getting some lotv stamps but am having such a hard time choosing which to spend my birthday pennies on. I think this image is definitely on the list. Hope you have a good time with your friend and don't feel too fragile.

  21. Gorgeous card Elaine, sweet image and colours.

  22. Perfectly OK to miss DH as long as one makes the best of the ME-time as well. =0)
    And you do as far as I can tell - lovely card and a girls night out as well - hope you're OK. I typed this comments ever so gently to make less noise. GIGGLE...

  23. Hi Elaine
    love your card, and I bet Gayle & her hubby will too. And as for you being mad,sad or insane you are none of these, we all miss our husband/partners/other half, when they are not there. I hope you have a good night out at Linda's, and hopefully you don't have too bad a hangover on Thursday lol.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  24. Wow Elaine another gorgeous card hun,perfect colouring, wish I could get your effect, love your lay out too, hope you have a lovely time, hugs Liz xx

  25. Hi Elaine, gorgeous card, love the image and is that a spellbinders die you used??? Ahhhh, he'll soon be home so enjoy whilst you can. Hugs Tracy x

  26. Wow your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you color!! What did you color it with?
    hugs Yvonne

  27. Hi Elaine!

    Dont worry about the purple being too dark I think it looks fabulous. A really nice contrast with the other papers and that gorgeous colouring of yours!

    Congrats on making it to the Sugar Nellie DT ontop of the Sugar bowl one! I know how much you like your Sugar Rubbah!

    Catch you soon

    Kimmi xxx

  28. Hope you're not too fragile by the time you read this - good timing with your news too. I love these purples & the image is a real treat, the brilliant bit about those dark papers is that they highlight the pearls even more......
    Paula (PEP)

  29. Hi Elaine, wow I do love that image hes so cute, and congrats on being picked for the DT team. Fabulous card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  30. Have just sat drinking in all the colouring & the richness of the layers & textures & I could feel that kind of thrilling delight welling up inside me........ no, I've not gone mad, I know this is my second comment but I just had to come back & have another look & then I saw more........
    Hope you're OK & got some sleep after your late night.
    Much love
    Pa (PEP)

  31. Elaine, this card is stunning! I love the LOTV teddy too, and I really love the shading you've done around the image. Gorgeous colours and I think the dark purple is stunning - fab card and layout! Susie x


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