Sunday, May 2, 2010

...it's a sketchy kind of day!

Hello and welcome, this week at Magnolia Down Under we have a fabulous sketch for you all to play along with. I did not think I was going to get my card finished in time, it has been one of those mad weeks, and then today when I thought I had some crafty time on my hands and had intended to do my card (I had the image all coloured up and my papers chosen, it was just waiting to all be put together) I was told it was actually shed time, not craft time, and therefore spent the majority of my day in the back yard constructing a shed! I was THRILLED!! So anyways, I stole a little bit of time this evening and surprisingly got it completed, but because it was night my photo is really dodgy, so sorry about that, I might try and take another one if I get a chance... but I can't see that happening as I am off tomorrow to meet the lady who is making my wedding cake, and I have no idea what I want!! I have been looking at cakes for a year and cannot find a picture that I like. I kind of have an idea of what I am after, I can almost see it in my head but I am worried without a picture to show her what I am talking about she will not understand, I am not the most articulate person so getting what's in my head out in a comprehensive fashion will be interesting :) Anyways, I have also been informed that tomorrow is also shed time, as we have not finished. I thought when I knocked the drill flying off the top of the ladder and smashing onto the concrete this afternoon that it would be the end of my shed time and he would call one of his brothers to help... no such luck. Worst of all it this shed is just over 2M high and I am only 1.65M tall, and he needs me to hold things that I physically cannot reach, it's hilarious!
Anyways, back to my card, and sorry again for the poopy photograph, I have used Nobel Tilda from the raising the ceiling collection and masked her perched on top of gift boxes from the So Jolly collection. I coloured my doily up (details to come, hehehe) in a soft pink colour as the white disappeared against the DP, added some flowers and a charm, glittered a few edges and a couple of spots here and there on Tilda and her enormous prezzies and cut out my computer generated sentiment with my Spellbinders labels (love these!)Here is a little piccy of the charm as you could not really see it in the other photo.

Stamps. doily. charm, cherry blossoms and leaves are all from Tickled Pink Stamps, where we will soon be spilling out big news *squeal* I can't wait!

This card is actually going to be for my future Mother-in-law, she is a wonderful lady so I can say that without cringing, hahaha! I actually used to date this guy whose mother was the stereotyped horrible mother-in-law from hell, OMG! There are not words to tell you all how nasty and horrible and manipulative she was, phew, dodged a bullet on that one, LOL!

Wow, what a waffle that turned out to be, hoped you all liked my card and be sure to head on over to MDUC and take a look-see at the rest of the DT's magnificent work.

13 comments:

Kellie Winnell said...

Welcome to the team Waffle Fran hehe ;) Your card is Fran-a-licious and I love the colours of the pinks and greens. Your colouring is amazing and I love your doily! A gorgeous inspiration to all playing along this week.
Hugs Kel xx

Kylie said...

Hi Fran! I love this! Your sparkle and that DOILY - you clever chicken! Beautiful papers too. Gorgeous colouring - its all amazing!
Have a good weekend!
Hugs
Kyliek

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE this DP and colour scheme - AWESOME job as always Fran! The coloured doily is awesome too!
xXx

Irena said...

Lovely card :)

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Emma said...

Love the colors you have used Fran! And Tilda is just adorable. I'm sure your future MIL will love it!

Kimmi said...

Oh Fran this is gorgeous. Love Tilda, her colouring is fab. The flowers and doily are great!

Hugs

Kimmi x

Kristy Young said...

FRANALICIOUS!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! Cant wait to meet, 2 more weeks and we will be having crinks!
xx

Chantelle said...

Well, your card is lovely as always Fran - you do an amazing job with so much detail.
Good luck with the shed and deciding on the cake. (I have twin boys too)
x

DeNetra Bates said...

oh man this is soo nice...love the colors...i just order some tilda stamps and copics i cant wait to get them..i just love these images. great card !

Jodie from Oz said...

Fran, your card is beautiful, Tilda looks very noble (sorry) sitting on the prezzies, (love your masking) love the coloured doily and the pretty papers and colours. Good luck with the Wedding Cake and the shed. hugs Jodie from Oz

April Rose said...

Ooh, this is just beautiful! I love how you've colored Tilda and the gifts--she looks so cute sitting on top! These papers and colors are gorgeous!
Hugs,
April

stephanne said...

The colours, the flowers, the images, I think I just rolled in out of an English garden, love it!! Frantastic work!!