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Sunday, 14 February 2010

Roses on Paper/Friday Sketchers and a Bad Mother!!

Well, I've had a great day crafting with my crafter in crime, Lesley, but before I show you the card I made, just thought I'd fill you in on what a naughty mummy I've been.  Well, not so  much bad mummy but all round poor reader of instructions, and the scapegoat for a mum whose child doesn't keep in touch with them!!  My 15 year went off on the school skiing trip yesterday, driving overnight to Austria by coach!  Anyway, Em texted me this morning to say their coach had broken down in Germany and it stayed broken down for about 5 hours!!  She kept texting whilst I was having a fab craft day, and they eventually arrived at the resort mid-afternoon!  All well and good you might think, but then the phone tree comes into play!!  Well, I had taken that with me today (good forward planning I thought) just in case there was an emergency, as that was what it was for!  However, they got there safely, so no crisis, right?  Wrong!!  Got home just after 6pm and eldest DD, Holly, told me that a teacher had rung to say they'd got there - well, of course!!  I knew that!!  However, have just now taken a call from a rather irate mother saying she hadn't heard and she'd been worried sick!!!  Look at the list and yep, I was supposed to phone my contacts to say they'd gotten there!!  I said, well, hadn't her daughter been in contact about the breakdown but apparently not!!  So duly phone the other two parents and their offspring hadn't been in touch either.  Gosh, I'm glad my daughter likes to let me know what's going on in her life!!  Now, I do feel bad 'cos I obviously hadn't read the instructions properly but what child doesn't have a mobile these days if you're that worried!!

Anyway, rant over and I know my bad, but did have a lovely day making tthis card for Roses on Paper Challenge 31, asking for Pink, Brown and Cream, and I used the sketch over on Friday Sketchers, No 89.  Used this gorgeous Mo Manning image again (second time this month, and other stamps haven't even had a whiff of ink!) but I loves it and it was perfect for the recipient!
And this is just to show you the easel.


Medium - Copics ( Lesley's)
Image - Mo Manning
Papers - K&Co, Papermania, DCWV Latte stack
Punches - Nestie Labels, EK Success for flowers, MS Deep Edge Daisy Fan
Tulle - From Quixotic Paperie
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards

I feel all of a fluster now!!


Grenouille Greetings said...

And it's almost as lovely on your blog as it was in real life! Your image is coloured beautifully and all the pink, cream and chocolate look even better in the flesh. I particularly love the tulle! Hope you're not in too much trouble with Em, school and other mums! Love Lesley

Chris said...

Beautiful card Julie and I agree about that gorgeous image, it's bursting with life and your wonderful colouring brings it right off the page! Nice easel style too, I love those. Well all I can say is, naughty mummy LOL, no not really, honestly, I thought every child had a mobile these days and anyway, why didn't a teacher get a phone call going about the breakdown for goodness sake! Hope she has a good trip, take care. Chris xx

coops said...

wow, what a fantastic card.stunning colours and your colouring is amazing.gorgeous image too.luv coops.xx

Faerielore said...

HAHAHAHAHA opps !!!! look who is the dog house, oh well this gorgeous card makes up for it hehehehe

Mag said...

Wow I'm in love with your colouring !!! Your card is really gorgeous !!!
Mag :)

Pam said...

Lovely Card Julie.
Kids can drive you mad when mobiles are involved, mine went to france last year didn't call me all week, then I went to football practice with Jake and one of the parents came over to thank me as her daughter had gone to france with mine and her phone was out of credit so my daughter let her use her phone to call home! Hugs Pam x

Julia Dunnit said...

I'd have done exactly the same...when you send them off, no news is good news frankly...and lets face it, if yours is texting you, why on earth wouldn't the others be texting their mums. Damned if you do, damned if you do!! I love the cards - the valentine is scrummy.

Dena said...

FANTASTIC card Julie! Those flowers are to die for pretty!!!! I really like your combination of papers on this one, soooo pretty! The image is a cutie too. Poor cat!
Hope you don't have any moms made at you! ha ha!
Hugs, Dena

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craftyb said...

FAb image Julie and your colouring of it is fantastic....fab easel card...after making one recently myself I've found they're a bit addictive! bx

Liza said...

A stunning card Julie, your colouring is superb.

Liza x

Cherie said...

Hi, Julie
Another master piece gorgeous. Love the MS punch it's on my wish list.
Love Cherie