Sunday, January 29, 2012

You're a Sweetie

Hi.  It has been a crazy, crazy, crazy week for all of us.  No details to share but it's amazing how everything can change so quickly.  I thought I'd finish this card that I had started to distract me but IT is always there, lingering in my mind. 

I had actually colored TGF's Reeta for another challenge but didn't get a chance to finish the card until today so now I'll be entering it in TGF's Friday Spyday #17.  This was my 3rd try at coloring her up.  I just didn't like how her face and hair kept turning out.  I think I prefer coloring on PTI's white cardstock instead of the X-press It paper.  The only thing is that PTI cardstock is much thicker to cut out sometimes.

Just a closer shot.  I finally got my latest PTI order.  Geez, it only took like 2 weeks!  I don't know why I bother but I really wanted that heart border die that I used on this card.  Well, you can only see just a bit of the hearts.

My youngest wanted to craft with me tonight.  He made a beautiful card.  He asked me for thicker paper to make this card and the glittery flowers were my daughter's.  I gave him some of the heart border scrap and he begged for rhinestones.  I swear I will have to buy him his own supplies.  He now thinks my stickles are better than his glitter glue and wants pretty flowers like Primas!  He actually had a special aunty in mind to give this too so I told him I'd mail it to her on her birthday.  I don't even know how he remembers but he mentioned her by name.

Well, life goes on, especially when you have kids.  That's the great thing about having kids.  I know tomorrow will be a busy day.  Thanks for reading.

5 comments:

Alyce said...

Aww eva this is adorable!! I LOVE the colouring - her hair looks amazing. This image is super cute too.. I haven't seen this one before! Your sons card is super cute too :)

Cheryl said...

Cute card! I haven't seen this one before either. Beautiful hair! Yeah, black hair seems hard to color, you did a great job! I might have to order PTI again in Feb since some things I wanted was out of stock. But if I can't make the free shipping, I might need to wait a few more months. Love your son's card, so pretty! At least he sticks the rhinestones on a card, my kid will just peel them off the backing and stick them on herself. Hope everything turns out OK.

Creations by Shirl said...

What a sweet Reeta, awesome colouring...love her bling on her hair pin.... How great the kiddies want to get into your crafting too...

Lorraine said...

She's adorable, Eva - love her hair and face coloring! And I love your son's bright artistic creation! He's got his mama's craftiness! Too cute - he's already picky about his supplies, LOL!

RiNNE said...

Stunning card! Love the coloring, especially of her hair! I'm gonna have to try Xpress paper- I know a couple of Crafters who just rave about it. I use Neenah Solar White. Sorry something has been stressing you! I know what you mean about the kids as a distraction!! Love how your son's card turned out. My son also gets interested when I'm making a card - I usually just shoo him away and give him another toy, lol! But I think it'd be fun to craft w/ him now that he's older.