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Thursday 26 May 2011

You May Need to Sit Down Before Reading This!

Firstly, a big 'Thank You' for everyone who took the time to leave their views on my ink storage carousel. I hope that all your comments can help Martin make his decision. He already knows how much I love it! And another big 'Thank You' to my lovely hubbly for my early birthday present. Since I had already filled the carousel with my inks (for photographic purposes of course!) it was too cruel of hubbly to make me take them out again and wait until my birthday :)

OK, now to a may need to sit down and take a deep breath for this one, hold on to your hats.....

It's not a Sassy image...the first non-Sassy I've made since about January! It's not even a Sugar Nellie image... the first non-Sugar Nellie since maybe last October? But in my defense it was for my lovely buddy Gayle's birthday last week and she does love these hAnglars. I know Miss hAnglar is dressed up in her winter clothing with hat and scarf, but it's bloody cold up in Scotland!
As always she's been coloured with DI's, the frame around her and sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, DP is Tilda Kitchen Garden, the frond thingy is a Marianne die as is the flower - thank you Gayle, I love it.

We have family coming over from Atlanta tomorrow - Phil's brother Neil and his wife Bev, so I know I won't be around much. We don't get to spend too much time together so we all try and make the most of their visits.

On another note, my hubbly is taking me away for a long weekend at the end of June. I am VERY excited about this trip! Where are we going? It begins with the letter G....Germany? Gibraltar? Goa? Well, maybe not Goa for a long weekend! Nope....Grimsby! Well, near Grimsby, it's actually Tetney...if anyone knows what or rather who lives in Tetney? If you do know then you will understand why I am so excited!

Thanks for looking.
Love Elaine xx


  1. I wish you for your long weekend of sunshine, and your card is so beautiful, I love your hÄnglar!

  2. Gorgeous card Elaine, your colouring always takes my breath away. Love all the details too, simply stunnig. Enjoy the family time.
    Cathy xx

  3. oh she is so sweet .. and i may need to borrow her coat and scarf for my camping trip this week to York!
    Your Hubbie just gets more fabulous lol.. he is a star !
    Lisa x

  4. Elaine, what a gorgeous card. Love the hAngler image and so beautiful colord. Gorgeous.
    Hugs, Yvon

  5. Hi Elaine
    what a beautiful card, so pretty, love the D.P.s, and of course it goes without saying love the sweet image.I bet Gayle loved it too. This sweet little image is so versatile, I have used her for Bdays & Christmas cards & if you pair her up with the male image in the pack, it can be used for Anniversaries etc, so hopefully we will see you use it some more on your cards (pretty please).
    I hope you have a lovely long week-end with hubby, at the end of June (hope he spoils you rotten). I am very intrigued to hear who lives in Tetney, (being the nosey person that I am) I goggled it, but to no avail, so can you put me out of my misery and tell me who it is lol.
    HUGE hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

  6. Sorry, have not even heard of Tetney!!!
    must be something good

  7. Your card is so georgeus, fantasticly colored, beautifull papers and embellishments. :)
    So fun to see other images. ;)

    I have to be anonymous, because of the blog-nonsense, I`m having trouble leaving comments.
    Hope you`re having a super thursday.

    This greeting is from Anne/Felixiren.

  8. fabulous card Elaine...and yes it is very cold and windy and rainy up here!

    so what's in Tetney??


  9. Hi Elaine, the card is stunning!!!!!
    and iv'e never heard of the place where your going? but hope you have a great time!!!!!!!.
    When is your b,day Elaine?

  10. EEEEEK! ELAINE!!! Sooooo love your coloring on this cutie. Yes, she needs her coat for Scotland. Wow! Gayle will love this card. The Happy Birthday around the image is awesome too!
    Have fun on your little trip!
    Hugs, Dena

  11. This is lovely Elaine, I love the papers and all the layers. Should make Gayle feel very warm and fuzzy inside! Have no idea where Goa, Grimsby or Tetney is but hope you enjoy it! Oh, that edge you stamped is gorgeous, nice finishing touch!

  12. Gorgeous card, love the colouring & the colour combo

  13. For your first non-Sugar/Sassy - a Hanglar was definitely the perfect choice and this a gorgeous card!!! Love those DPs and the colours you've used on the image and the frame with the wording is fab - is that a stamp or did you just draw it in? WHO lives in Tetney? Never heard of it!! Hugs, Marie xx

  14. Ohhh Ealine how awesome is this?? too B.. colour these cuties up so well..clever thing to look that die up && Tetney..mmmm

    smiles Christine xx

  15. I am glad you branched out a bit...because this is beautiful! I love the image (you knew I would) also love the flower so very cute. Have a great time and enjoy some 'down' time!

  16. I wonder if you will be bumping into Jill at The Hobby House???LOL corse you will..yes am green with envy..

    smiles again Christine xx

  17. Your frond & flower are delightful & so is your colouring of this one - whether it's within your - er - comfort zone shall we say - or not. I'm a great believer in the fact that we can still use images that are not part of our usual style & myself have had to eat a hat rather than hold on to it.
    Much love - & yes I did wonder if I'd landed on the wrong blog or Mr Blogger had had a real hissy fit & swapped some images........
    Paula (PEP)

  18. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card,love the image and paper's,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  19. Hi Elaine, firstly, this card is just gorgeous, soooo pretty and love the colour combo.....

    Great pressie from your o/h, well I know I am abit thick, but whats in Grimsby...!!!!!!!!sorry I just don't

  20. Oh Elaine, this is soooo pretty, I love this card! Well, I love hanglars so it's easy to love this card but you colored her so beautifully and your layout is so sweet too so it was love at first sight, lol! Have fun with your family and your trip with hubby sounds so romantic!

  21. Wow hun...what a gorgeous image! beautifully coloured as always and terrific layout too Elaine!

    have a great weekend...and have loads of fun with your family...and your break at the end of June sounds brill too!

    hugs Vicky xx

  22. Hi Elaine, Stunning card hun. Just love this little cutie and your colouring is awesome. Fabby papers and love that frond and flower. I bet Gayle loved this.
    Have a wonderful time with your family while they are here.

  23. Awww such a cutey gorgeous card! The kraft fronds and flower look so fab with the all the lovely pink :) Hope you have a fab weekend away!
    Fiona x

  24. Oh gorgeous card Elaine love it.

  25. I just love this gorgeous card!!! All though Sassy's are better this is a beautiful stamp too!!
    Have a sweet day :) Lots of hugs!!

  26. HI Elaine well I never did, Ive just picked myself up of the floor, you doing a H&S card that is a first. But a stunning card all the same, you are one very talent lady and it shows Im really in awe of you.
    Have a wonderful time with the family and i hope the weather stays nice for them. with hugs Shirleyxxx

  27. I adore your card- as always, your colouring is amazing (and makes me want to try my few DIs again), the paper and layout gorgeous and I NEED to investigate those frond and flower dies!! And I've had to wear gloves to push the buggy this week, so your image outfit's perfect for coming to Scotland.

    Hope you have a wonderful visit and weekend away. Looking forward to our nosiness being satisfied!

    Susie x

  28. Hi Hun, wow what A GORGEOUS Hanglar, lovely coloring of her too, you should do more lol,

    hope your having a lovely bank holiday in this gorgeous warm weather,

    never even heard of Tetney hun, lol

    speak later hugs Liz xx

  29. This is just so the coloring, and layout...super sweet.I just love the way you put the sentiment, i'll have to try that. TFS and the lovely comment on my

  30. That is fabulous, thanks for sharing!
    Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  31. What a beauty! I must get these stamps out again, this is gorgeous, you've inspired me.
    I'm so stuck on my Sugar Nellie Adorables at the moment, I need a change lol.
    Teresa xx

  32. Oh how you inspire me to get busy & make something !!! Soon I will be able to again but for now I will just drool all over the place at this wonderful creation of yours. LOVE the hAnglars soooooooo much & that Happy Birthday around her is such a truly great touch. Beautiful papers & that flower is the perfect addition.
    Hugs, Janie


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