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Love You More

Sentimental Sunday’s Challenge time and it certainly challenged me this week 😀
This week the challenge is …


Oooo it was soooo hard … had to sit on my hands because all I wanted to do was … add paper, add ribbon, add flowers, add lace … you get the picture!!!


This is the sit on my hands card and I love her.
Have to run at the moment – being given the bottoms rush from hubby but loved her so much wanted to post … Off to Dublin to buy some togs for the holiday especially a super duper sleek trim bikini for my super duper sleek trim body.

OK a hold it in tight all in one body armour for this super duper roly poly, but all mine body … wish it wasn’t all mine!!! Hands up who wants to share some of it??
Will be back later with details of sponsors images etc.

Just had my few hours of retail therapy and bought my super duper bikini so on with the rest of the info about the challenge.
Heart Song Designs are sponsoring this weeks challenge and so of course is Anne.

I have used images from Mo’s Digital Pencil – Friday’s Child – Make It Crafty and Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps
Printed directly onto a Craftwork Cards, card and coloured all with a mixture of Pro Markers, the card with paper to hide it.


MIC Meets SS

Lion 4Lion 41What a yuk last few days for everyone – not even going to say the dreaded word of who’s fault it was, suffice to say it began with B

I have combined two challenges with this card – Sentimental Sundays meets Make It Colouful.

SS this week want to see your Handmade Flowers and MIC want to see your Dotty Backgrounds

The beautiful sentiment on my easel card is one from Raindrop Echo Designs the Floral Haven Sentiments.
I mixed and matched two of the sentiments from this set to make the beautiful sentiment below,
and the adorable image is Courageous Carl from Crissy’s Art & Heart both are from Whimpsy Stamps.
Background image is from Make It Crafty from The Secret Garden collection called Daffodil Dell. Trust me there is a dotty background there.


Papers used are We R Memory Keepers – Carl and Daffodil Dell have been watercoloured.
The three large silk flowers have been heated so they melt and go all crinkly, my little white flower is a piece of salvage edged material.

Last week at Sentimental Sundays we celebrated our first anniversary and we had a mini blog hop.
All the DT’s who participated were allowed to give away a digital sentiment of the winner’s choice from Raindrop Echo Designs.

The winner from my blog is – MARSHA – congratulations Marsha , please email us at sentimentalsundays@raindropecho.com
with your choice of digital sentiment set from Raindrop Echo Designs. Please remember to put – Blog Hop Winner – in the subject line.


Flower Girl

This week came and went without me even seeing it – do you have weeks like that???

Sunday today and that means another challenge begins at Sentimental Sundays. Easy peasy this week because we would love to see …

Don’t you just love these challenges, no worrying about sketches, colouring, embellishments … just whatever you want to enter.
Sentimental Sundays has a Design Team Call at the moment- so all you girlies out there you have until Monday, 23rd May
to submit your entry to join a super duper carefree fun team … just go for it, you know you want to.
And There’s More
Sentimental Sundays are celebrating their one year anniversary!

Actually the anniversary of the first challenge was April 18, 2010, but the first design team members joined the blog on May 10, 2010. And can you believe it? We still have SIX members of the original design team who have been with the blog for over one year! Let’s give them a round of applause 🙂
To celebrate the anniversary, you have several chances to win a digital sentiment of your choice from
Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection!
All you have to do is visit the participating DT members’ blogs and leave a comment on their Sentimental Sundays post for this week.
That means that if you visit and leave a comment for
Ann E, Ceal, Cheryl, Joanna, Lisa, Melissa, Nicole, Shirley, Tameko, and Tracey
you will get a chance to win one digital sentiment set! Easy!




Onto my card and I need help with this one girls … for the life of me I do not know where this image came from.girl-with-basket
Believe it or not I am quite organised, I have all my digi images in folders and named but for some reason this one only says Flower Girl Freebie.
If anyone knows where she came from please let me know. Anyways coloured with watercolours and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.
Something weird happening with my cards – have you noticed sweeties that the last three have no pink on them … spooky for me!!!!
OK – some of you might notice that Sir Oliver’s tongue is pink – don’t count.




Keep It In The Family

It’s all happening today over at Sentimental Sundays – we not only have two challenge sponsors but we also have
our own challenge plus, an additional optional challenge which is:
Craft With A Child
Original Challenge is – Mother’s Day/Woman
Mother’s Day has bin and gone for us but not for those over the pond.
… well in my case craft with two children because both my granddaughters Amber and Lauren have made a card … pics below.


Our sponsors are:

Image used is from Deedee’s Digi’s Cuppa Love and the sentiment is from Anne V at Raindrop Echo Designs from the Family Sentiments
I made a little change to the original and put a line through love and added coffee … sorry Anne, I just have to fiddle.


Three Punches Today

Happy Easter Blog Land
and yes I can see most of you munching your way through those Easter Eggs.
Remember what they say – “A minute on the lips – A lifetime on the hips …
If you’re like me … hah … who cares … 🙂

The challenge this week at Sentimental Sunday’s is to use Three Punches somewhere on your project and our sponsor is – Heart Song Designs.
If you are lucky enough to be our chosen winner you get the coice of three digital images featuring the artwork of Leah Cornelius



My three punches used are a MS border punch, a MS round the page punch and a leaf punch.
This is a two in one card – you get a Bookmark and a Matching Card.
Because the card looked really plain when the bookmark is removed, I decided to put the sentiment underneath … worked really well.
Image used for the bookmark is called Bird and Roses from Heart Song Designs, coloured as usual with a mixture of Pro Markers, and Watercolours.

The inspiration from the DT’s is abosolutely divine so pop here and see for yourself.


Sentimental Sunday Time

What a beautiful Sunday, the sun is warm and bright and trust me it’s the best tonic in the world to make you feel good.
Another thing to make you feel good is that Sentimental Sunday’s has a new challenge this week and it’s all about
Treasured Memories


Our sponsor this week is Meljen’s Designs and Raindrop Echo Designs all are only from Whimsy Stamps
The image I have chosen for my card is called Teddy Bear Couple .. don’t they look sweet.

Oops forget to say to use a sentiment on your project … but you all knew that anyway … I hope!!!


Bestest Friends



Well – that all went reasonably well … am I glad it did, Andrew didn’t even tell me he was doing it, came home Saturday and no access to Shirl’s Cards … hadn’t even put up my post for this week’s Sentimental Sundays Challenge … anyway a huge thank you again hunny for making things easier for me x x x x x x

Ignore the comments below – we ARE now on our new site so hopefully things will be a little faster and a lot more reliable!

Sunday again and what a glorious one it is, sun splitting the sky yet again and wahoo clocks have gone forward so bring on those light nights.

Heart Song Designs as well as Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection are this weeks sponsors for Sentimental Sundays and for our challenge we would love to see all your beautiful Cute & Cuddly creations and not forgetting the sentiment … as if you would!!!


Followed the sketch from Heart Song Inspiration for my card and the image is from Heart Song Designs which I coloured with Pro Markers.

After colouring the image and before it was added to the card, I scanned it in so that I will always have this image if I wanted to make a quickie card for anyone but I was able to make separate little images for my blog post … coool eh. The card definitely wasn’t complete until I added the sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs which I thought went beautifully.


Little Bit Of Spring

010490Happy Sunday to everyone and wow the last two days have been glorious, wall to wall sunshine so my card this week for Sentimental Sundays has a spring feel to it. It’s all about the sentiment this week. Please check out the girls creations for a little bit of inspiration, there is always a lovely surprise to be found when you go blog hopping … read on further to see what I mean.


Only used two colours with my white card and being in the spring mood it had to be lemon and green.

My choice for colouring was chalks because I wanted a soft and whimsical feel for her, netting was placed over the image when completed, which totally gave it the floaty feel. Used yet another one of my fave techniques for this card … masking … just love it because you can achieve such wonderful results.

What am I like for playing … Andrew hates it because he’s the one who usually has to sort out the mess when it all goes horribly wrong … all he hears is this high pitched shriek followed by Andrewwwww … yippee not this time hun … it worked and not only have I made a lovely background but also learnt how to place her separately.

I adore my cardmaking and playing with paper … nothing can beat it … but I also love the computer side since I started my blog, it gives me so much pleasure to display my cards and projects in such a pretty way.

Had a quick mooch around … as you do … to see what challenges she would fit and came across the Make It Colourful Challenge saw Barbara’s card … just another quick hop to check it out … or so I thought … and hey presto my inspiration for trying this new technique came within seconds of seeing her absolutely beautiful blog, with all the extra little images dotted around … just had to try it for myself and so totally delighted with the results … thank you Barbara for such a pretty blog Forgotten Scraps.

Entering for: Make It Colourful – Blend Yellow and Green together
The Creative Cottage – Spring Has Sprung
Creatalicious Challenges – Two Tone/Colours
Sir Stampalot Challenge – Fresh green/yellow and or blossom pinks


Go Green – Colour/Recycled

Go Green … The Colour/Recycled is the challenge for Sentimental Sunday’s this week, plus a sentiment, so we would dearly love to see all your fabulous creations, be it the Colour green or Recycled, you can even use both if the fancy takes you … wahoooo … today the choice is yours. Me chose the colour green option this week so pop over and collect your freebies, see all the loooovely inspiration from the other teemies and don’t forget, if you win, you get to pick four individual sentiment sets from

The Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamp Collection.

Please, please don’t forget to add your sentiment, we have had some beautiful creations not entered into the prize draw because no sentiment was added.


Now how cute is he, another Penny Black image called … Fly Away … on my project. The tag has the actual original image stamped and coloured on it, then I scanned it and printed off a copy ready to make the card. As you can see the scanned image is much sharper and the colours have changed a little, but still not a bad likeness. I was also able to change the image so that he looked the other way. Guess what I forgot to do … put my signature on the tag … silly billy.

Entering for – Penny Black Saturday Challenge Green
Delicious Doodles – Use Green For St Patrick’s Day


Two In One Day Again

As you know once a month Sentimental Sundays challenge falls on the same day as Lets Ink It Up so this month I decided to make two similar cards for the challenges.

This is my card for the SS Challenge which is Pearls & Lace (plus a sentiment … my sentiment is inside this week) please scroll down for the LIIU Challenge.


Our sponsor this week is Deedee Anderson of Deedee’s Digis … the winner will receive a $10 voucher for the store. As you know the lovely Ann V also gives away four individual sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection.