Summer has arrived

Well what an evening I had last night and that then carried in to this morning!!! Told by Picasa that my web album was FULL and I could not load any more photos to my blog. After much effort (faff really) went on to my Picasa album and was amazed (gobsmacked) as to how many photos were lurking on there. Gosh there were some dodgy ones and that includes the projects I had made. After a good "trip down memory lane", I began deleting photos and albums which took "f ...o...r...e...v...e...r". I keep records of "my makes" on an external hard drive, so deleting from my Picasa wasn't too great a hardship .... until I find glaring gaps in blog posts where photos once lurked!

The theme this week over at Polka Doodle Challenges is very fitting considering the long overdue, glorious weather we have been experiencing and I did something this week that I haven't done for an age .... dig my promarkers out and have a good colouring session! I have coloured one of the gorgeous Emma Canning digi images which can be found in the Polka Doodles shop HERE. I have used "Taylor Camping Day" as she gives off a real festival vibe and fits this weeks theme perfectly. The only problem I have had with my card is photographing it as I decided to use acetate as my front cover .... 4 days later I got an okay-ish set of photos ....

I created my background using elements from the "In the Garden" section of the Studio 12 Picknix CD and layered them up using Craft Artist. I know this is a bit of a cheat, but helped speed up the whole process. I have coloured Taylor with Promarkers and added a dash of orange ribbon to make her "pop" further and of course, some baby blue eyeshadow

The kite was made using off cuts and the sentiment I had already printed on to Safmat from previous PD projects. The only thing is that my kite string is to thick and wonky which kind of bugs me but it's to late now to change it. The "Babe" is made using Doodlebug alphabet stickers.

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Divas by design - "Happy Birthday"
My Mum's Craft Shop - Birthday girls
Twisted Tuesday - to include a tree and a tied knot!
The Pink Elephant - summer
Simon Says - anything goes

Well better get going as have loads to do today and it unfortunately, won't get done by itself!