Saturday, 12 June 2010

Creative Cottage Challenge 14...Going Pink

Hi everyone...sorry I haven't been around much this has been a bit of a hectic week and some of it not very pleasant...I am so late posting this should have been up on Wednesday for the new challenge over at The Creative Cottage but sadly my mojo has gone walkies big time and I am really struggling to get any crafting done at the moment.

Sadly I have taken the decision to step down from the Papertake Weekly design team and I am also taking a little break from the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge design team...I'm kinda feeling that blogging isn't really for me at the moment and I feel like I need to take a step back and spend some more time with the children. James is in the middle of his GCSE's and Sophie has a busy couple of months coming up with the majorettes so you may not see me around quite so much...I just want to thank everyone who supports me on my blog and for giving me so much encouragement and inspiration in my crafting..thank you to the girls at PTW & SCSC for being so wonderful and supportive in my decision to step back for a bit...hopefully after a much needed break normal service will be resumed!

Anyhoo enough of my waffling...the challenge this week at The Creative Cottage has been set by Rebekah who has chosen PINK as the theme as she is running the Race for Life tomorrow! Good luck Rebekah... we know you can do it!! If you have time please leave Rebekah a message of support! The prize this week will be a product of your choice from The Creative Cottage Shop at Pollycraft!

Digi Image : Digi Stamp Boutique (Jemma Skipping)
Design Paper : The Creative Cottage (Sunny Days Paper Pack)
Colouring Medium : Promarkers
Cetainly Celery Card Stock: SU!
Embellishments : Lace, Ribbon & Flowers from my Craft Stash!
Tools : Square Scalloped Nestability & MS Frond Punch
Sentiment : Created on the Computer


Terry Oulboub said...

Oh Donna, these are the wonderful colors I love - pink and more pink! The flowers are to die for! I love the square scalloped background and what a cute sentiment. The image is so incredibly cute - love that paper piecing - it's wonderful and you know how much I love polka dots! Great combo with flowers and polka and on the dress - very clever and the lace; elegant! I know what you mean about taking a break. I'll still be looking for your lovely cards because I'm so inspired by them! But do take time away (I'll be doing the same - dropping from my DTs)....gotta work on TP. :-) *sigh* Have a super fun weekend!

Rosietoes said...

Super card as always Donna. Sorry to hear that you are not going to be around for a while but I totally understand your reasoning. Just make sure you relax and enjoy your time away from blogging and we will all be delighted when you pop back refreshed and reinvigorated.
Take care.
Edna x

Catherine said...

Your card is so sweet Donna ! Love the paper piecing for the little dress and your flowers are so so cute (they look as if they are made of sugar !). Sometimes some decisions are difficult to make but I think you were right to step down if you were not enjoying it as much as you used to... I know what it is like... Have a smashing week-end Sweetie ! Lots of hugs and smiles from Catherine

Rebekah said...

Don't know about your mojo going walkies Donna, this is fabulous! It's very pretty! Thanks for your support (& your sponsor!) hope things settle a bit for you at home and you spend some quality time with the family hugs Rebekah x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Donna, fab card love the cute image and the papers look really pretty. Love the little flowers too. Sorry to hear your decision about your DT teams, but I think sometimes you do need to step back a bit and take stock. Hope to see you about now and then.
Lyndsey xx

JanJay said...

Aww how sweet is this card, and so pretty in the pink! It's really lovely

Jan xx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Another beautiful creation Donna! Hope you have some relaxing time off and I hope to "see" you soon.

Take care!!

Deanne :)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

What a sweet card, Donna!! Love the pink!! The paper piecing is perfect!!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Donna,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Teri said...

Sorry to hear you are having a tough time of things lately hun. Hope it all improves for you very soon.
Loving this card - very cute and girly!
All the best hun,
Teri x

Juls said...

too cute! Love the strip of polka dot paper! and love your lace detail! Hugs Juls

Georgia said...

Wow Donna, this is absolutely adorable! Pink and green is one of my favourite colour combos and this image is so lovely! :) Love, Georgia xx

tracy said...

Donna your card is fabulous, i love the cute image and the lace and flowers look so beautiful, you always make such gorgeous cards.
hope you are having a good weekend
Tracy x

Suzie Q said...

Hiya Donna,
don't apologies mate I think you do damn well the amount of cards you churn out - i struggle at the best of times to make a card in our busy lives x
I would love to do more but sometimes we have to think of the family, even if they don't think of us lol!!
your not alone x
Suzie Qx
wonderful card i love the pinks and sentimentx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is gorgeous Donna, I love the cute image and the gorgeous floral paper.
I am sorry to hear your are taking break from blogging and your DT's but I know exactly how you feel. Family come first and sometimes they need more of our time than others.
Hugs, Clare x

Chris said...

A gorgeous card Donna, I love the sugar pink colour scheme and that very sweet image with your wonderful colouring. I hope things calm down a bit for you very soon, but you're right to step back when the children need you most and give yourself some time. Speak to you very soon. Hugs, Chris xx

Sue said...

Hi Donna
aww gorgeous card hun, great image, lovely papers & design. Blogging does tend to take ober especially when you are on a few DTs, hope you will get some crafty time soon hun n find your mojo.
Hope you are back n feeling refreshed soon hun, sue,x

Anonymous said...

Aw honey sending hugs. We will still be here when you get back :D i now how you feel we have Kirstins Wedding in October too. Busy year! Hugs ALi x

Jane said...

sooo cute!!!!!

Emma said...

Hiya Donna
Hope you enjoy your time out and your mojo returns. Sure doesn't look like its gone anywhere to me with this gorgeous card. Love the colours and paper pretty.
Hugs Emma x

Georgia said...

Hi Donna,
It's me again, just to let you know that there's something for you and Sophie on my blog! :) Love, Georgia xx

Wedgie said...

Hey Donna,

Fab card - think your mojo is probably lurking about somewhere...your cards are always sooo gorgeous. Still, I understand that sometimes it just doesn't feel right and you just need to sit back for a while. Thanks for all the times you've stopped by my blog, your comments are always so lovely.

Wedgie xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Donna, another wonderful card! Hope you are ok, sounds like you have busy time ahead.
Take care
Hugs Lynsey x

Love to Doodle! said...

Sooo pretty, so stunning...xx

Maria Matter said...

Hi Donna! {{waving}}
this is so so pretty!

I totally understand, I know we both talked about taking a break, so good for you! Our children are precious and need our attention! Enjoy your family! big HUGS & blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous card! So sad to hear that you're stepping down from some of the design teams but completely understand. xxx

Poppy said...

great card.