Monday, 13 January 2014

What a week!

Wow, what a week!  I have been trying to keep on top of my hope for the year... to "get my stuff sorted".  I finally got the dining table back to being a dining table (might not stay that way for long, but for the sake of marital bliss I need to find a way of packing up easily and quickly); AND I even got the bedroom sorted!!!  Thanks to pintrest I even sorted the dresser draws and found a bit more room in them (Shopping anyone?).  I am even managing to keep the lounge and kitchen tidy whilst working a bit more.  On top of all that I even made home made dog food, gourmet happy dogs now.  Yay, for the Thermomix!  I really don't know how I am finding the time to do all this, but I am and I am enjoying it too.  Which gets me to the icing on the cake...

Another card!

This weeks sponsor for the design team challenge is Lacy Sunshine Stamps and I found a beautiful butterfly girl... Anyone guess my favorite theme? ;-)   She is Emily's Monarch Butterfly Umbrella and I love her.  Now I need to get to my sewing machine so I can try and make a dress like hers!

 Again I used water colour pencils to colour her in.  The scrap booking paper and card is from my stash and the little butterfly is a Stampin' Up punch that I painted with more water colour.  

She is very summery which suits me at the moment as we are having temperatures ranging from low 30s to low 50s, Celsius  by the way. (that is 86 to 122 Fahrenheit)   I need a parasol too.  I had lunch with family in Whyalla last weekend and ended up painfully sunburnt on my shoulders and back.  Oops.

Another good thing about being on the design team, is looking through the links for the Make It Monday Linky Party   

Lacy Sunshine Stamps

"Lacy Sunshine  Stamps offers  beautiful original and imaginative  digital stamps  for all your paper crafting needs.  

All images from Lacy Sunshine are  hand  drawn and designed by  myself, Heather Valentin, a professional artist, muralist and  illustrator  and my dad, professional artist, G.P. 

From the art desk of Lacy Sunshine's creator....

"I am one  who loves creating timeless pieces from my heart and  soul, creating an extraordinary world filled with magic and whimsical friends.... one drawing at a time.  Come  journey with me now into my Lacy Sunshine World".

Thank you for taking the time to visit. Enjoy your stay!


They are offering our winner 3 images of their choice from the Lacy Sunshine Shop 
My POTW comes from Kelly at KO Scraps4u 

Kelly has put together a very cute album with lots of pockets and flaps to put many memories in and on.  I would have so much fun searching for all the hidden surprises in there.  The elephant on the front is so cute too.  Check it out.

Thank you for stopping by

Have a great day


Michelle said...

Hi Rach

Well done on being so organised!! I'm loving the Thermie too, finding myself inspired to see what else I can "make from scratch".

Your card this week is beautiful. Let me guess, you like butterflies???. Who wouldn't with a pretty image like this one.

Love the pretty backing paper you have used, suits the theme perfectly.

Your POTW is fantastic, great little album.

Michelle :o)

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

WOW that umbrella is totally cool .Love your colouring of this sweet little gal and tearing the pretty paper for the back ground adds interest too . Great choice for your POTW too .
Hugs Mum

TheBlank Papyrus said...

Hi Rachelle,
This little image is so cute. And if you make a dress like hers let me know cause I'll be your first customer,lol.


lalkygirl said...

congrats on all your organisation skills....mine left over the festive period and have not returned as yet .
I love your sweet card ,fab colours on her pretty dress and I love the torn backdrop.
great the texture on the elephant
tracey x

Chrissy said...

So very pretty Rachael...gorgeous colouring and love your POTW...that elephant is too cute..


Pia S said...

Your coloring is wonderful and I do like the peachy color of her dress together with the purple background. With your choice of clean design this image gets the attention it deseves:)

Adventures of a Crafty Traveller said...

Thanks everyone, I am loving this so much! Rocio, I will let you know if I ever get close enough to my machine to start playing with sewing again :-)


Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful coloring- fun colors. LOVE the POTW- love the mulberry paper elephant! Here from MIM

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice and nice coloring!!!

vinita jain said...

Oh. Wow! Rachel, Love how delicately this looks-great colouring. You did a wonderful job and wish you make a dress like Monarc soon!