Sunday, 26 September 2010

A week of ups and downs

Well, what an up and down week I've had.
The downs have been - I've had a cold and had 2 days of work. Thankfully I'm better now. The internet was down Tuesday as they were upgrading it. My laptop is still not back from repair. I'm glad we bought this little netbook, but it is so much slower to use. Due to the above I've not been able to blog and visit my lovely blogging buddies as much as usual. I made my last guest appearance at CES Challenges.

The ups have been - I had a lovely back massage, facial and haircut yesterday so felt very pampered. Mind you my shoulders are a bit painful now as they were so knotted up. I won 3 Sugar Nellie stamps of my choice at the Passion for Promarkers challenge. I won Kate's candy, £10 to spend at the Hobby House. I joined the DT at A Pocketful of Posies.

So, here is my last card as guest designer at CES. Thanks so much to Emma for inviting me. This is one of my new Penny Black images, which is coloured with Promarkers. I added glitter to some of the flowers, used various flower punches to make the flowers using the scraps of papers left from the design. I used the lovely sketch from The Pixie Cottage and went with the option of fun and games. I am also entering it into this week's challenge at Penny Black of Indian Summer and make your own flowers at Passion for Promarkers.

We're off out to lunch soon for a friend's Birthday but I'll try to catch up with some of you later.


Kazabing said...

Morning Marianne,

It has been a busy time for you. Congrats on your DT post & candy win - fantastic news xxx. Chin-up with your shoulders, I know what it like with having a sore back, and finally - love your card! the colours used are yum.

Crafty Chris said...

Does sound like a rollercoaster of a week, love the card the little mice are gorgeous, enjoy your lunch.
Chris x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Marianne, well you've had an eventful week haven't you lol!

Your card is so sweet. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week.

Hope next week has less downs for you.

Hugs, Denise x

Marianne said...

Good to hear you're feeling better now! Love your card with the Penny Black stamp!

Wishcraft said...

Great card, love the papers and super sweet image. Glad you're feeling better now :o) Lisa x

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs linda

TG said...

Beautiful card Marianne. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
I had the same internet problems this week too, total nightmare!

Hugs Tracy x

Jill said...

Really love those little mice Marianne! Sounds as if the ups have definitely outweighed the downs! Hobby House is where I get my WOJ stamps from! Jill x

kath said...

stunning card all the details.....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Marion said...

Stunning card. I have never seen this stamp before. It is gorgeous. Love all the detail.

downrightcrafty said...

oh love your card and hope that next week is a little bit more even for you
Hugs Kate xx

Vixx handmade cards said...

Well done on the wins Marianne! Hopefully you will have more ups this week the downs hun and glad you are feeling better :o)
Beautiful card as always and the mice are just so cute,
Take care Vicky xx

Mags said...

How sweet this card is! Congrats on your good news, and I hope you feel better soon!

luv, Mags x

Rebekah said...

This is so pretty Marianne! Hope you are feeling much better now! Hugs Rebekah xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne
Well done on the candy wins. This is such a sweet card! Love your handmade flowers.
Hugs Lynsey x

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Marianne. Love the image you've used and the flowers also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Marianne,
Sorry you've had such an up & down week. Hope you're now fully recovered. This looks beautiful. Love the image & the papers & colour scheme are fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

debby4000 said...

I'm glad the good outshined the bad, fingers crossed for a better week.
Love the cute card and what fab flowers.

Emma said...

So lovely to hear you are felling better. Your card is adorable, gorgeous image and colours.
Thank you for guest designing for us over at CES, its been a pleasure Marianne.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Debs said...

a really lovely card..thanks for joining us at PFP ...Debs x

Julie said...

Hi Marianne - this is delightful, so pretty! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliexx

Cheryl said...

oh this really is one beautiful card so love all the attention to detail on this bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week hope to see you again soon,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Sharon said...

Well it has been busy for you Marianne! Hope your cold is much better now.
This is such a pretty card. The colours are gorgeous and your flowers are excellent!
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage Challenge.
Sharon xx

Mrs Wonka said...

Wow, about time you had a little rest I think! It sounds like you have been busy busy busy!
Mrs Wonka xxx