Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Mo's Spoonful of Sugar

Well I've had a great day today so far - I got a couple of messages telling me I won last week's Simon Says challenge - what a wonderful start to the day that was.

I've finished building my kitchen cabinets now I just need to find help to install them. Tonight I'm meeting with the double glazing man to sort out the windows that aren't already double glazed so thing are progressing.

I making progress with my replacement address book and birthdays book - so all in all I've feel like I've achieved something and I'm a happy bunny!!

Just one small puzzle - see the lousy photograph below - this is my Christmas cacti - it's flowering - does it know something I don't? Should I be worried? Can anyone tell me why its flowering NOW!!

Right onto the card - this is for A Spoonful of Sugar . I followed the fabulous sketch by Debbie and as Mo's Digital Pencil is this week's sponsor I thought I would use one of my as yet unused Mo's images. I'm not entirely happy with the colouring I think I could have done better.

The image is coloured with Copics, the green papers are by Rico and the orange by ?? Ooops cut the label off again. The sentiment is by Cornish Heritage Farms and cut with one of the Nesties label dies. I cut the poinsettia with a Woodware leaf die (though not sure it looks like a poinsettia in orange - I did one in red - now that one does) . I added a centre cut with the Leone Em stamen punch simply because I couldn't think of an alternative - I did think of small beads but hadn't any in the right colour.
Please all rack your brains and come up with suggestion for me.


SheilaS said...

Another gorgeous card. The flower is beautiful and colour blends perfectly with the rest of the card.

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colouring. The orange flower looks fab! Thanks for the lovely comment you left. Hugs ANesha

Moni said...

so gorgeous cacti, I do not know why is flowering but it is gorgeous!
Card is awesome, love the colours and image is so cute! Great layout! Hugs,Moni

bluepoohbear75 said...

The card is beautiful and the coloring is great. Love the papers and the flower. TFS.

Gesa said...

Hello Rica
First I know why your Christmas cacti is flowering now! The days become shorter! Mine is flowering in the next days don't worry. Maybe on Easter it will do it again!
Second your card is amaising
I love this christmas fairy.
There are so many beautifull Digistamps at Mo's shop.
Your choose of colours are wunderfull

Greets from Germany where the days are very short now too

June Houck said...

Congrats on your win! Your cards are always so pretty.

You built your own kitchen cabinets? You are wonder woman :)

I can't help you on the plant; they don't survive well with me. I have all silk plants in my home except one plant I somehow have managed to not kill...yet. The blooms are really pretty!

Darling image and pretty card. I do not recognize the orange dp.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Heather :-) I love this image and the papers you used are fabulous ! the flower looks lovely,,, the center of it is perfect as it is :-) ,,, so now am adding the punch and the nesties label dies to my list ,,,,,, :-)

Lols x x

p.s Lucky you :-)

Sandra1968 said...

Congrats to your winning of the challenge. And it's a lovely card: love the colour combination and the cute stamp.

Barb said...

Heather, the card is beautiful! The image is so adorable; I like the leaves as wings. Another wonderful card!


Mandy said...

Lovely card..colouring is just the colour combo and the image.

Mandy xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful!
Love those gorgeous colours and your image is so sweet!
Congratulations on your win!
kim x

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I think your coloring is beautiful!

Christine said...

Wow this is gorgeous love these colours Heather such a sweet image too very lush..great card..the cactus if youve taken it with you it could be the change of temp..or just the move very hardy sound just like me making your own flat pack up.. my daughter wants a tool set & cordless drill for Xmas..LOl.

Hugs Christine xx
ps..Mr Mojo finally got here 3hrs +
from Newcastle airport...

Cheryl said...

wow this is a beauty hun great colouring love cheryl xxxx

Leigh said...

Congratulations Heather!! So pleased to read of your win.
I do like the colours you've used for your card. Lovely.

Julie said...

OH saw that you'd won the challenge Rica - well done!! I love this card and think you've coloured it beautifully - great colour choices and just that little bit different!! Juliex

Wilma said...

Hi Heather - congrats on winning the simon says challenge. i love your card and your colouring is fab- you are such a perfectionist LOL!! Your plant? - don't have a clue :)

debby4000 said...

Stunning work with the image and absolutely gorgeous card.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card as always Heather, my Christmas cacti has flowered several times this year and its in bud again now lol so cant help you there i'm afraid. luv gina xx

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