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Thursday, February 3, 2011

no embellies this week at CHARISMA!

seriously folks, i'm hosting, so i get to call the shots. ;)

NO EMBELLIES! images and sentiments and papers are fine, border punches are okay too, layers and paper piecing are acceptable, and pop dots are welcome. but none of that funny stuff!

CLICK HERE to go to this week's CHARISMA CHALLENGE! and feast yer peepers on the gorgeousness that our design team have made to inspire you...

i decided to play around with one of the gorgeous Make it Crafty images, Whimsical Log, because Make it Crafty is one of our fabby sponsors for this challenge! WOOT! three digis to one lucky winner! we're also sponsored by Pizzazz Aplenty, who rock and roll with the embellies (how appropriate for this challenge, no?)... i figure our participants will be jonesin' to play with some pretties for their next projects, so maybe these awesome prizes will come in handy! :D

here's m'card (coloured all in Prismacolor pencils - i was particularly pleased
with how this one came out, and i even gave Tilda's dress a couple of pleats!):

click the pic to ZOOM!

those papers? yeah, YUM. the new Hopscotch line from BasicGrey. LOVE the colours in this one, and lots of cute, busy patterns. fab!

played along this week at...
BasicGrey Challenges - their theme is FLOWER POWER - i think the flower in Tilda's hair looks quite nice with the flowers behind her, though i have NO CLUE whether they're the same kind!
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - they're looking for PUNCHES on your projects
and Pile It On - they have the punchy thing goin' on there, too! (i haven't played there in AGES!)

things are always up and down here.
i was accepted for a juried craft fair coming up at the end of March. woot! got plenty of time to work my magic for some cute stuff, and hopefully it will kick spring off nicely.
the job is going WONDERFULLY, and it looks like i'm being STRONGLY considered for the promotion i want. i should know within a few weeks if it's going to happen.

Miss O is not doing so well. she's still herself, mostly. a sleepier, lazier version of herself who just happens to struggle a bit with her breathing. we took her to the vet on Monday and it turns out she's in Congestive Heart Failure. we couldn't even SEE her heart on the x-ray - it's completely surrounded by fluid. strangely, she acts pretty normal, and while she breathes heavily, she doesn't seem uncomfortable or in pain. so who knows how long she might go on like this, but ultimately, she could depart this world anytime. i'm enjoying as much time with her as possible right now. i love that little cat. she's the sweetest, most loyal little animal i've known and i feel so lucky to have been chosen as her person for the last 16 years. <3 i'm gearing up for my goodbye, but my heart is already breaking.


  1. Fabulous. Love how you've merged the vocal image with the background stamp.
    Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  2. stunning!!! your colouring of the image is amazing!! and I love the use of Kraft! Hugs Juls

  3. First, I love your card and your colouring is just getting better and better, I'm so jealous!! Send some of that talent my way... please?
    And sorry to hear Miss Ophelia isn't doing so well :( Make the most of your time together - our pets really are part of the family and a huge part of our lives. {hugs} xx

  4. Your card is gorgeous!!!!!

    Sorry to hear about your kitty - so, so sad hun.

    Deanne :)

  5. Hi! a really lovely card,Tilda looks so pretty-love your colouring too!
    thank you for joining us at BasicGrey, Good Luck!
    hugs Lou.xx

  6. beautiful card! your coloring is simply stunning! thanks for playing along with us at PIO! we hope to see you again soon! hugs!

  7. Absolutely Beautiful card! Love the coloring, great job! Thanks for entering Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday's challenge this week. Good luck!

  8. I love ewe!!! I haven't met miss o but hearing how much you love her... :( I'm all teary. Big hugs lovie and yay on promo and fair! and your card is super lovely!

  9. Oh, this is just such a sweet card! I love it!

  10. Your card is beautiful! You SURE can colour, lady!

    I am at a loss for words, regarding you cat. I somewhat understand what you're going through, and even if that doesn't help you one bit, maybe the knowledge that I'm thinking about you both and sending my best et-well-vibes and the fact that... if you need a shoulder and/or an ear, I'm here for you... maybe that helps just a little bit?

  11. First, you should be pleased, the colouring is frickin' awesome! (Know that I don't go all potty mouth for just any old colouring. It's gotta be exceptional!)

    Sorry, your kitty isn't doing well. She sounds very special.


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