Wednesday, 14 August 2013

In limbo...

*If you're looking for my Passion for Promarkers DT card, please scroll down a post!*

Good morning, dear Bloggers!  Well, firstly, I must apologise for my absence - I was hoping that it would be because of the fact that the house would now be nearing completion, when the harsh reality is that they haven't even started yet!!  It is the school summer holidays and I, as the title suggests, am in a total state of limbo!  Half of our belongings are packed away in various places and my crafty stash is still partly in the shed, and with not knowing when the work is likely to start, I am reluctant to unpack it all!  I had been so good, getting ahead with my DT cards and making sure that all my card orders were up to date and now, I am back to square one, trying to get ahead again in case work suddenly does start!  We are waiting for the gas board to come and connect us to the mains - our wonderful council only put the order in about 5/6 weeks ago, despite knowing since last August that we wanted to switch (as you can imagine, not very happy with our local council at the moment!).  So, I'm afraid that it means I will likely be sporadic in my posting for the near future!

On the plus side, I have managed to sit and colour in a few of the CAS cards that I printed out when work was first supposed to start, so I do have a little craftiness to share with you all today!...
Card number one is using the ever so cute Wee One from Wee Stamps...
...I coloured her as a little girl this time, using brighter pinks than I normally would, but I quite like the results.  Here's the colours I used :
Skin : Blush, Dusky, Sunkissed Pink
Hair : Linen, Buttercup, Champagne, Sandstone
Pram : Tea Rose, Cocktail Pink, Watermelon, Antique Pink, Primrose, Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Sandstone, Caramel
Bird : Glacier Blue, Cloud Blue, Sunflower
Horse : Tea Green, Soft Green, Blossom, Sorbet, Ivory, Vanilla
I used Stickles Frosted Lace on the trim around the hood and added some pearls to the wheel centres and top corner...
...Card number 2 was using the fabulous free image from MayZArt.  We are big Doctor Who fans and the tenth Doctor (aka David Tennant) was probably one of my favourites, so I just love this image!  I forgot to write the colours down for this one, but I think that they were :
Tardis : Midnight Blue, Navy Blue, Blender for highlights, Tulip Yellow, Gold, Ivory, Champagne, Cool Grey 4, 5 & Black
Skin : Blush, Dusky, Sunkissed
Hair and Jacket : Cinnamon, Cocoa, Umber
Trousers : Pastel Beige, Soft Khaki, Khaki
Tie : Crimson, Burgundy,
Shoes : Cool Grey 1 & 3
...Card number 3 uses the sweet Alyssa Relaxing from Digi Stamp Boutique.  I decided to colour the bath this time, rather than paper piece and am not totally convinced on the result - I used my blender to add some polka dots and added Frosted Lace Stickles to the bubbles.  Here's the colours again for all you Promarker fans :
Skin : Blush, Dusky, Sunkissed Pink (my usual combo at the moment)
Hair : Nutmeg, Saddle Brown, Auburn, Rosewood
Pillow : Tea Rose, Watermelon
Bath : Tea, Pastel, Soft Green, Ivory, Champagne
Bottle : Aniseed, Lime Zest, Pear Green
So there we are, like buses, you wait ages for one and then 3 come along at once! (Unless you live where we do and then you're lucky to get one every 2 hours!! lol!)  I do hope that work starts soon - most people will be glad when it's finished, I'll just be glad when it starts!  I will try to post when I can and I do keep dropping by you all to see what you're up to.  Enjoy the rest of the Summer and hope to see you soon, big crafty hugs,
Lisa x


Crafty KJ said...

Hi Lisa. Fantastic cards as always,you're really selling the CAS style to me and you've inspired me to have another go lol!! Sorry to hear that the work hasn't started yet, it must be so frustrating not knowing what's going on. Just remember it'll all be worth it in the end. Hugs, Karen xx

Ali said...

~Great cards thank you for the link to the Dr Who image (and other great freebies on the site) - your colouring is fab and the bath looks great. Hope works start soon for you - having had alterations/extensions done in the past I know you'll just want it finished so fingers crossed xx

vickiscraft said...

Oh no Lisa, can't believe they haven't started the work, I bet you're in limbo!! Love your cards though all the images are fab!
Hope they start on your house real soon, personally I would be!

Take care
Vicki x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous cards Lisa. I love the images and your colouring is beautiful.
sorry to hear that the building work hasn't started yet, I hope it does soon.
hugs Sue xx

Jane said...

Oh Lisa I really thought you were going to say everything was awful to be in such a situation. Hang on in there....the outcome will be superb. These CAS cards are gorgeous, I especially love the baby sweet and such lovely colours. Thanks for sharing the colours ;0) Take care and I really do hope it starts very soon. Big hugs xx

Katina said...

Oh, Lisa, poor you; limbo is a horrible place to be!! I do hope the work starts soon - so stressful!

Three gorgeous and perfect CAS cards - just my style! Love them!

coops said...

fantastic cards lisa.i love your cas designs and the images are all so stunning.
fingers crossed for your work starting soon hun, the council are taking the mick.

xx coop xx

Shelly said...

Hi Lisa... 3 fab CAS cards, you're colouring is spot on! Good luck with the house situation! xx