Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Basic Grey challenge 49- sketch.

Basic Grey papers- Two Scoops.
Gorjuss girl- Bear Hugs from Funky Kits.

Hello again peeps!!
( this is my second post of the day so if you are looking for my Tiddly tuesday post, its HERE.)

Well, we were all set to take the boys to Twin Lakes today. They love it there and have been excited since yesterday!! we set off, picnic in car and singing along to the stereo then.......

One exploded down the side completely back box on our exhaust :( pants. " very dissapointed boys later we were on our way home in a drag sounding car ( no joke, I thought my ears were going to explode too it was so loud!)
Scott went off to the garage after dropping us off at home to get it fixed and I walked to the tradtional sweetie shop in our village to cheer the boys up with a bag of sweets each, they were even too sad to want to stop off at the park to play on the way home, poor chaps.
Nannie and grandad to the rescue with tea out at the pub and they were their normal cheery selfs when they went to bed tonight, one at 6pm and the other 20 mins ago ( mahoosive thanks go to nannie and grandad at this point!!!)

And so onto my challenge card!!!
whilst Ryan took himself off to mooch woth friends and little mo relived the car bang story several times to his little friend Elliot I got chance to make my card for the Basic grey Challenge blogs sketch challenge. The sketch is very pretty and super to work with, and the Totally Gorgeous challenge blogs Punch or Die challenge.
I inked up my 'bought then sat in the draw for a while' Bear Hugs gorjuss girl I bought from Funky Kits a while ago,ooooh she is too cute!!!! love her.
She got a cheery old colouring with some bright and happy colours and then nestified!!!

The papers are from my very stroke only Basic Grey two scoops 6x6 pad ( the green on the fronds is from my equally stroke only Sugared pad!!!). I popped the panels through my cuttlebug for the distressed stripes look and sanded them off a bit to whitewash look them!! (...yes, I could of inked them with white but it felt good distressing stuff after the car incident!!!)

I made the flowers with my SU boho flowers punch and the scraps left from my card base,( jules will be most proud of me using up scrappy bits again!!) a few seedy beads, lots of fun, love how they came out.

Anywhoo, thats me done with posting for today I am off for a cuppa and an early night now, sooo sleepy!!
Might have to investigate the Funky Kits shop a bit more with my cuppa though as the gorjuss's are a bit reduced I notice.....   :)  ( ...not that I would want to lead anybody astray and enable you at all....lol!!)

Thank you for popping in on me, a little visit is always most cheering!!
Hugs Lou xxxxx


  1. Hi my sweetie your card is just gorgeous hun love the papers & the image is lush.
    What a shame about the car hun its a nightmare when that happens. Hope everyone is ok my sweetness.
    I'm off to have a peek at funkykits now.....you naughty girl I shall tell hubby you forced me lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  2. Such a beautiful card, gorgeous colours and details hun. Such a shame about the car but lovely to hear your day ended cheery.
    Hugs Emma x

  3. Oh this is beautiful, Lou! She is just precious with that little bear. such prety embellies too. So sorry about the car, but the day seems to have turned out lovely after all. xxD

  4. oh wow i adore your card lou! such a precious image :) big time bummer about the car fiasco but glad your day turned out to be a good one. :)

  5. Stunning work, gorgeous details big hugs pops x x

  6. Oh what an adorable card. Just love that sketch and these gorgeous colours. Love the way you've decorated it as well. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Hope to see you again on saturday for a new challenge;) Bettina

  7. Hi Lou, this is GORGEOUS. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Basic Grey this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card !

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.


    Jo x


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