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Sunday, 19 July 2009

I'm back!

It's been a very stressful week this week; loads of family things happening; lots of too-ing and fro-ing; school breaking up & trying to clear classrooms etc - you name it, it's happened. This has meant that I haven't had the time to do my normal card making stuff which I have sooooooo missed. Probably like a lot of you, it helps me unwind & switch off from all the things I either don't want to do; don't know where to start or even, don't want to think about just yet!

I quickly made a couple of cards for challenges that I always enter each week and I didn't want to let the girlies down. The first card is for . . .

Polka Doodles

Nikky asked that we used the FREE Tropical Birds download this week to create our project which was fun. I used one of the birdie images which I have coloured with my promarkers & then layered. Papers are from the "Sugar Birdies" CD.



Sentiment was computer generated (but can't remember the font) and flowers are from my "bits & bobs" box. The only I don't like about this card . . . you can see the silicone glue through the coloured images! I have used a different CHEAP, NASTY glue as my original glue had run out. It has bleed through even though I have printed onto the same coated card as I normally do. Won't be buying this stuff again.

Nikky has put an optional sketch on the blog if you would like to use this with your FREE download. Also there are chances to win BLOG CANDY for the winners this week. Go on, pop over and join in with us.

The next card is for the fabby . . .

Inspirational Card Sketches blog

I know, I know, I always say that I love the sketches but have to say loved the sketch but didn't know what to do with the side swirly bit. That totally & utterly stumped me! Was nearly going to "throw in the towel" as the first card I made was "pants"! Suddenly remembered that I had already coloured in this Dustin Pike image and that was it, card simply came together really quickly.



I made a "path" for my characters to stand on & then quickly doodled a sign post (swirly side thing that stumped me originally!) & have handwritten onto the signs with a white gel pen. A "for YOU" added to top corner as per the sketch. All the papers are from Polka Doodles.

Hope everyone is having a fab Sunday and I'm off to pretend at being a "domestic goddess" this afternoon . . . pretend is definitely the correct word!

LuLu
x x x

17 comments:

Kerry said...
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Kris L said...

Lulu - love your take on the tropical birdy (and I can't see the glue either!). So cute...Kris

Kerry said...

Lulu, great card and I can't see your glue at all.

Kerry said...

Can't see the glue Lulu, so don't worry, your card is great.

Dolly said...

Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining in at ICS this week, hope to see you again. :)x

Lynsey said...

Hi Lulu, fantastic cards! Love the images.
Hugs Lynsey:)

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good evening Lulu, wow hunny you have been really busy with these two gorgeous cards, i am loving them both!! hope you enjoy your summer break, although im sure you will be working through a majority of it, preparing for the new year! have a good week, hugs Linda x

Olena said...

Beautiful cards! Love it! ~Olena~

Susie Sugar said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the colours
Hugs Susie xx

Terrie B x said...

Hi LuLu..
Your cards are beautiful...
Great to see you creating..
Thanks for joining ICS!!!
hOPE you have a better week this week:) x

Fink said...

Your card this week for ICS is wonderful! Just to cute!

Martha said...

You quickly made some cards?? And so beautiful too!!!! You are so talented, love these cards :)
Have a nice day!
Martha

Tricia said...

you made those quick? Like, you just "whipped them up?" How do you do that? These are fabulous! Thanks for the link on the free images too! I am glad you had time to whip up a card or two and play along with the sketch at ICS!

Saskia said...

Great cards!

Saskia :)

scrapnnMO said...

Hello sweetie both cards are absolutely GORGEOUS. Your spin on the sketch for ICS is just out of this world hun. You can interpret the sketch how you want. I just need to be able to see at least part of the sketch within your card. AND IT PERFECT! Thanks for playing! :)
♥Dawn♥
Owner of ICS

Regina said...

fabulous take on the sketch! I love this card! I really like the addition of the post! thanks for playing along at ICS

Lana said...

I know what you mean about being busy Lou.......
Love your polka doodle card and you did a fab job with Dustin's image
Hugs
Lana x