Monday 11 April 2011

Sketch N Stash DT Card - Challenge #59

Hi everyone, time for another Sketch N Stash challenge. This week's sketch is by Julie and I loved using it, I think I'll be using this one a lot!
I just couldn't stay away from these little cuties any longer, so yet another of the Sugar Nellie images today, this one is 'Verity' and I think she's gorgeous. I re-sized her this time so she's in close-up instead of the full length image.

Card Details:
* Image - Sugar Nellie 'Verity'
* Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Basic Grey (not sure which ones as the front of the pad has vanished)
* Punch - MS 'Doily Lace' & EK Success 'Photo Corners'
* Everything else from my stash

Our prize this fortnight is from our main sponsor, the ever generous Steph at Simon Says Stamp and she is offering our lucky winner a $15 voucher to spend in the shop, so definitely worth joining in for.
Don't forget to take a look at the DT cards for some inspiration and also check to see who won our last challenge and the who the Top 3 are.
I can't believe how many of you continue to join in with us each fortnight, thank you all so much for your continued support and we love visiting and checking out all your wonderful creations. Please remember though that the whole point of our challenge is to follow the sketch, of course you can make changes to it but we must still be able to see the original in there somewhere. If your card bears no resemblance to the sketch I'm afraid it will be deleted, I think this is only fair on the other entrants for the prizes.

On the personal front (if you're interested, you may want to make a coffee first as this could be a LONG post!!!!!)
We recently spent a week house hunting  in Norfolk  and viewed so many properties that I was actually sick of looking at houses (I never thought I'd say that!) We saw some lovely places, but none of them was right for us, so we decided we'd go back up there again once our property had sold and take another look around then.
On our last day one of the Estate Agents persuaded us to view a final property in our favourite location, we'd already seen and discounted this property on the internet and didn't really want to go as we knew that it wasn't what we wanted, but we decided to check it out anyway. We walked in and both knew immediately that this was the one!
It has oil heating (we wanted gas)  has most of it's garden to the side (I wanted a private, rear garden) has a stream running across the bottom of the rear part of the garden (DH has a phobia about living near water in case of flooding) and is much bigger than we need AND WE LOVE IT!
Since our return last week we've sold our house, had our offer accepted on the bungalow, had a survey carried out, arranged a solicitor and removals firm and we're now counting the days to our 'Escape to the Country' and this new chapter in our lives.
In view of all this, I must apologise for not posting or commenting very much, but I look forward to getting back into things properly once I'm settled and all my craft stash is unpacked.
Thanks, if you've managed to stay with me through this very long post that's what I call a 'follower' ha ha!!


Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh Chrissie this is gorgeous, I adore the image and love the colours you have used with her. Well done my friend and congratulations on finding a new home that you love.

Lots of love Sheila xxx

Anne said...

Hi Chrissie!
What a gorgeous card and your colouring is perfect. Got to the end of your post and read all about your house hunting. Bet you're glad the estate agent persisted. Hope all goes well for the move. Hugs x

Riet said...

So wonderful card Chrissie,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Faye said...

This is such an exciting time for you right now! I'm smiling for you. As for this card, love, love, love it. xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chrissie I am so happy that you have found such a beautiful new home it sounds perfect and talking of perfect your card is wonderful the colours and image are lovely.
Lorraine x

Julie said...

Fabulous card Chrissie - great colours and papers, and these images are just wonderful!! Loving the look of your Norfolk retreat - best of luck with the move! Hugs, Juliexx

~@ngie~ said...

your card is simply adorable darl & I too love those Sugar Nellie images... so beautiful aint they?? & WOWZA at ya new home... am glad ya found sum where thats perfect for ya ;o)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Daniele said...

another stunner of a card Chrissie, the bungalow looks lovely I can't beleieve how quick things have moved for you.....obviously ment to be

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiful card Chrissie.
Glad the house moving is on track.

Beryl said...

Oh Chrissie I'm so pleased for you. It was the same here - we'd discounted it on the internet but were persueded to have a look ans fell in love with it. I hope the moves goes well and you'll both be very happy there.
Great card too.
Beryl xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So happy for you hunni. Please do not forget to let me know your new address Lol!!!

Your card is gorgeous, I do love these images but alas do not own one yet!!!!


Beryl K said...

I think I lost my comment. So if I have doubled up sorry!

This is a lovely card and your new home looks beautiful. Good luck with the move and I hope you will be having redirect on your mail!
Beryl x

Barbara said...

Chrissie, I am so thrilled for you that your house selling/buying has come together so quickly! Your bungalow looks and sounds wonderful! Looking forward to more pictures!

The card is so lovely, too. I have these images but haven't used them yet. Your coloring is so perfect here. I've got to get out of this funk I've been in recently and your beautiful work is such and inspiration!

Big hugs,

P.S. I'll get a nice newsy email off to you soon!

Crystal said...

OMGGGGGGG your coloring is totally AMAZING Chrissie on this!!! Beautiful creation sweetie!

Annie said...

oh how exciting Chrissie - love the look of your new home - wow can I come and live with you?
Your cards are fab as always - had a look at many while I was here - so little time lately.
ann xxx