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Sunday 27 October 2013

Snowflake Garland

Good morning !

Oh how I needed that extra hour this morning. With Phil being away the last couple of weeks and Hal now being at Uni, I've been home alone and it's very quiet, so very quiet. And I can't sleep! 
I can't get to sleep and then I'm awake 6am early last Sunday. I don't get up at that hour when I'm working, so I needed that extra hour in bed today.
There is a plus side to being home alone...less washing and ironing and less cleaning which only goes to prove what I already knew...that it's boys that make all the mess.

I was off work last week and I managed to get through most of the jobs I had planned and still had some play time :)

This is the gorgeous Snowflake Garland Marci.
As usual, she's coloured with DI's but all markers this time.
I love colouring Marci but I must try and colour her hair in a different shade, I always colour her blonde and I don't know why?
The papers were a gift last Christmas from Maria - thank you sweetie
Ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl, Vintage Ivory Fluted Sheer and Ivory Satin Ribbon.
Lots of glamour dust on the snowflake garland, and on the chipboard snowflake.

Thanks for looking.
Love 'n' hugs


  1. Stunning card Elaine they are always so perfectly coloured and neat x
    hope you are well , enjoy the peace while it lasts x

  2. oh she is so sweet and i always think of her as blond and love the large snowflake. Have a good weekend and dont get blown away with this wind we are going to get

  3. Gorgeous Elaine. Your colouring always amazes me. A simple, stunning design. You have my sympathy with your sleep problem, as I too have such problems. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. You used chipboard! I am so proud haha! And it looks great too! I colored her blonde too, must be something about the pigtails. Very pretty card as always!

  5. Elaine, you card is a beauty again, but that is no surprise since your work is always stunning!!!!!!!! I love the blonde hair and tend to do the same color hair for most of my girls too haha, don't know why. Love the gorgeous sparkly snowflake that looks distressed on the edges, what a pretty touch!!
    Sorry you haven't been sleeping, I don't sleep well when Tom is gone either and his job requires him to travel several days out of the month whaaa!!!
    Have a wonderful Sunday Elaine!!!

  6. A beautiful image, I love the really soft tones you manage to get with the DI's (pens or ink) and I love all your sparkle, now back to work sigh********

  7. This is absolutely STUNNING Elaine!!!! I love how you coloured her and she looks beautiful as a blonde! Your colouring is so soft, it's both magical and dreamy at the same time. Love the papers and the gorgeous sparkly snowflake. Bravo!!!! Hugs, Brigitte

  8. Isn't it terrible that we are such creatures of habit and when we change our routine we can't sleep? I love your pretty card with it's yummy papers! The snowflake is beautiful!

  9. So beautiful hon... Perfect colouring as always... And I love that paper too... And that gorgeous snowflake!

    Glad you were able to sleep in now your man's back!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  10. Gorgeous card, love the image and sparkle x

  11. Beautiful creation, gorgeous papers. Love your coloring.
    Hugs, Yvon

  12. That chipboard snowflake really catches the eye & leads it along the garland that Marci is holding. I love the way your colours work together in this with the blondness of her hair just mellowing the icy gluey-grey of the rest.
    Glad you managed to have some playtime for yourself as well as getting through the jobs. It must be very strange to home completely alone after having Hal at home when Phil's away. Do take care of yourself.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  13. Love your sweet card Elaine!!
    And yes definitely boys are the messy oneslol
    XXX Heidy

  14. love this card Elaine, gorgeous!! I agree that boys make ALL the mess, wish I could be home alone for a while and catch up.

  15. Beautiful, subtle and elegant, Rachel x

  16. Oh Elaine, so beautiful card. Love Marci, adorable paper and your design is perfect. Love watching you CAS cards.
    Big hug to you,

  17. Hi Elaine, such a cutie, coloured to perfection as always. She suits being a blonde and it's never too heavy for her sweet little face. It's nice to have some time on your own, but come bedtime it never feels quite the same. After years of sharing a bed and a home the silence can be unsettling, maybe that's why we can't enjoy a long contented sleep. Hope you had a good weekend regardless of the lack of sleep...Trish

  18. Gorgeous card and such an adorable image, fabulous colouring.

  19. So so beautiful Elaine, stunning colouring and card design, love it! I wholeheartedly agree men/boys are the messiest creatures!!!! Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  20. A Beautiful card Elaine,love the fab image...Great

  21. Hi Elaine! What a beauty! Love the soft colours and the bling-bling snowflake!

  22. Another really beautiful card Elaine. The colours are lovely and soft and the image is so sweet xx

  23. so beautiful elaine.really pretty colours and i love your fab papers and gorgeous image :D

    x coops xx

  24. Being home alone can be quite nice, but not sleeping is just terrible! I hope you can get some rest. :)

    This image is so beautiful, and I love the papers and the perfect snowflake with that bling on it. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  25. Hi Elaine, oh wow love that stunning card the colouring is gorgeous and the layout is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  26. What a beauty. Nice colors and paper.

    Hugs, Astrid.

  27. Ooh I love this! Fab image and love the sparkle on the snowflakes. Marci's a blonde, for sure, she's just drawn that way! ;) Hope you get some more sleep this week hun and that Phil's back soon. Big hugs, Wends x


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