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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

April showers ..... bring MAY FLOWERS!

Good morning all

Firstly I must apologise for my absences over the last week I've been completely put off course because my Grandson had chicken pox which meant I had him all day every day instead of the normal afternoons after nursery school, luckily he wasn't very poorly with it and was fine towards the end of the week - so needed to be entertained!  Fortunately we had a supply  of card and paper and ribbon to make all kinds of crafty things - he really enjoyed it and spent the days saying - Grandma what can we make now!!

Not only were my days filled but my evenings have been spent scribing for my son Tom for his masters degree work.  Not only that but the whole of the bank holiday weekend was spent locked away in his room - working away, I switched off my phone and he had a really productive week  - only one essay left to finish now - but still lots to do - I forgot how tiring study is - I slept well each night after those marathons - unfortunately poor Tom is having a hard time switching off and not sleeping well at all - the joys of being a student

I was really pleased that I had been organised and had worked ahead, I had nearly the whole weeks posts scheduled and all but one card made.  but I'm totally back to nothing in hand but a couple of odd cards and I'm going on holiday in two weeks eeek!! 

Never mind - I'll do my best and see where I get with it all!!

but for now its on to this weeks challenge at

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

it's my turn to host and the theme is

May Flowers

we were very lucky not to have too many April showers - 
but I'm sure our May flowers will still arrive lol

We are lucky enough to be sponsored by the fabulous 


who are offering a prize of 3 digi stamps to the lucky winner

I chose to use this cute digi called Pablo 
available here


when I saw this cute image I thought it would be fun to make a really colourful card
I wasn't sure about it at first - but i did some extra shading on the image with my spectrum noir pencils and it really brought him to life

This is what I did...

Image - Pablo from Lacy Sunshine stamps
Coloured with copics and spectrum noir pencils
Papers by The sweetest thing tangerine from MME
Card - Bazzill basics
Dies from Dienamics 19 from MFT
Sentiment tags LOTV
Ribbon - Michaels

I hope I can get myself back on track to do some catch up visiting this next few days - see you soon!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Stamping sensations - Flower power
Allsorts challenge - April showers bring May flowers
Creative fingers - anything goes (8/5)
Fussy and fancy - lots of flowers


hugs

Judith xx



25 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

very cute card

Sarah said...

No apology necessary Judith, not where family matters are concerned!! When mine were littleys we used to have Chicken Pox parties so that they caught everything at the same time as their friends!! Nursery's seem to be so OTT these days!! Anyway it sounds like you have been a very busy girl. Your card is so cheerful, perfectly done and I love the die cut flowers xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,lovely image and details.xxx

Natalia Smith said...

What a brilliant card and lovely image x

cotnob said...

A lovely bright card Judith, such a sweet image and pretty papers.
Pauline
x

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Judith..love that sweet image and your wonderful colours. Good to hear your little one is better and well done Tom. hugs, Pat K x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a cute creation Judith. Love the colours and papers you have used.
Hope things settle for you soon sweetie otherwise you will burn yourself out.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

cebelica said...

Awww, look at this cutie! Such a pretty card. I love it!
Hugs! xx

Pat said...

You chose a great image there Judith, he looks so cute and the colours are so lovely and summery, unlike the weather today which here is dull, pouring down with rain and windy, hope it's better with you.

Pat xx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Judith, I love the cute image and wonderful cheery colours.
It sounds like you have been very busy, I hope you find some time for yourself soon.
hugs Sue xx

Sue B said...

Oh what a fab card Judith! such a wonderful image and the paper is just perfect with it! love the flowers in the contrasting colours… this card is filled with sunshine and happiness! :-)
glad Jacob is ok now… sounds like he kept you busy! aww poor Tom… it is hard work studying… and yes it can be a problem switching off. Hope he manages to get some sleep soon.
Hope you are doing ok
Take care of yourself
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Debs said...

Brilliant card Judith - fabulous colours and I love the flower detail.
My Grandson Oliver had Chicken Pox too but I couldn't have him like usual as Jack not had them and he has his GCSE's starting next week so couldn't risk him getting poorly!!! Luckily they managed to get away on their holiday - only missing 1 day.
Sounds like you've been run ragged - hope things ease up soon.
Take care
Debs xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so adorable Judith, fab flowers and papers, love the colours!
Hugs
Wendy xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Judith what a beautiful, colourful card this is I love the 'hot' Mexican colours and what a gorgeous, cute image, I love it.
hugs
lorraine x

Whisper said...

Oooo how cute and colourful.

Glad to hear your grandson is now over chicken pox and good luck to your son for finishing his degree too, luv Sam x

Alison Barlow said...

This donkey is so adorable and I love the bright colours you've used. Hope things are getting back to normal - you'll really appreciate your holiday when the time comes.
Alison xx

Mrs.B said...

Sounds live you've had a very busy week.
Gorgeous cute card, love the layout and colours.
Avril xx

brenda said...

Us Grannys do have our uses Judith, but like you I find the crafty stash comes in handy.

Pretty card in lovely happy sunny colours. Hope you have a good Thursday and thank you for joining in at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Kat W said...

It certainly sounds like you have been kept very busy!
I'm glad you found a little crafting time for this little cutie though and the bright colours and floral DP are so lovely :-)
I'm definitely looking forward to all the May flowers...there's a few in my garden already!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Was tired just reading your post!!!!
Lovely fun card. Great image too - thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Judith...What a cute card....great image and just love the bright colours...Joolsx

Sally H said...

Such a sweet card, Judith! Hope you are getting a rest now! Thanks so much for sharing it with us for our floral theme at Stamping sensations and good luck!

Jennifer said...

I love all those bright colours, Judith, and that little Pablo just melts my heart.

Good luck to Tom, and I hope your grandson is completely over his chicken pox. I really think you deserve a holiday.

Hugs
Jennifer. x

Judy Corner said...

What a lovely creation! Thank you for sharing at Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge. Judy DT x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww, he's such a cutie patootie! Love the flower edging and that pretty paper! Sorry to be so late commenting. All consumed by my small boys birthday and beginning school. Hugs, Wends x