Saturday, 12 January 2013

Gone Fishing......and extended Giveaway

It's been a while since I posted as on my last days off I went down to the New Forest to stay with one of my 'flying' friends Linz.  En route I stoppped in Brockenhurst to visit Pineapple Retro which had been recommended here and did not disappoint.  It was like a walk through my childhood, ... a Seventies sensation.  I didn't buy much, just a groovetastic greetings card and a few vintage badges before driving on to my destination at Milford-on-Sea.


  The weather was damp and dismal all weekend which was such a pity as Linz has a stunning view of The Needles from her seafront home, but really what did I expect in January ??  We went out for a mooch about in Lymington where I very excitedly found a pair of felt slippers, (so hard to find, but nothing else will keep my feet warm)  sad, I know!  We also had a massive roast dinner in the High St. pub, and over the road I saw my first gold 'Olympic' post box which honours Ben Ainslie who lives in Lymington.  I didn't realise at the time that it was not a genuine one!


Now on to matters crafty, in my last post I offered a giveaway and I was due to announce the winner today but perhaps my offerings were too meagre, or I offered it too soon after Christmas and New Year but there was little interest.

 

 Therefore I am extending the draw until next week, so for a chance to win please leave a comment expressing interest.

I've been in the mood for crafting this afternoon and came up with a card for the current challenges over at CASe This Sketch,




  and LIM where the theme is one layer, Sports or Exercise (not sure that fishing qualifies for exercise but as the only other stamp I had that would vaguely fit was a rider-less bike, I plumped for this one. 


 
 
I used a Lily of the Valley image (purchased at the NEC two years ago, which had never seen ink) stamped in Vintage Sepia Versafine and coloured with watercolour pencils. I'm not really keen on these 'cutesy' images which require colouring as I am rubbish at it generally, but unusually was fairly satisfied with this effort until I noticed after positioning my sentiment (SU) that I'd got a smudge on the top right corner !  Bloody typical eh, but fortunately I found some co-ordinating ribbon to disguise my cock-up.


Many thanks to the ladies of LIM for featuring my last card in their ShowCASe.

I've got a busy week ahead with two days of refresher exams at work so gotta get my head in my books now.

ttfn. x  



   

24 comments:

Glittertastic said...

What a lovely card, you've coloured it beautifully... and you would never guess there was a smudge!

Sharon
x

Aileen said...

Cute image and perfect sentiment. x

Gillian said...

Great card and what a wonderful job you did of your colouring, it looks fab

Valerie said...

Such a cute image Fiona and beautifully coloured! Smudge well covered:) We have two gold post boxes in Enfield and they certainly stand out!
Val x

Ardyth said...

What a fun take on the sketch - this is a really cute little scene! I also love the look of the pencils - such a great effect! Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week, Fiona!

Kath said...

Such a cute card and you would never know there was a smudge! Love the giveaway and would like to have a change of winning, please.

Kath x

ginny c said...

Lovely card colouring is great, enjoy your blog , and your finds in charity shops thanks for the chance to win some candy

Sue W said...

I love this little image too and think it's perfect for the CTS challenge......Good luck!

So glad I popped over, your photos made me quite homesick.

Chrissie said...

What a little cutie... beautifully coloured!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Fiona, this card is just as cute as can be! I love that little boy....and your coloring is fabulous11

Crafty Lark said...

Great card, love the colouring and such an interesting post. Good luck with the exams. xx Flora

Viv's Visuals said...

Great colouring job and a fab card

Sylv said...

Super colouring of a very cute image, and very clever to use the ribbon, I did the same on an altered dictionery page and am working on how to disguise smudges!.

Jackie said...

Such a precious image!!! Super sweet card.So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

pastcaring said...

Ah, he is a cute little fella! If you hadn't mentioned the smudge, we would never have known!
Pineapple Retro looks rather fab, I'd be transported back to my childhood too, I reckon, and want to buy loads. I'm loving all that kitsch 70s homeware at the moment.
I think it's nice to get away for a bit, even if the weather is crap - I am feeling the need for a change of scene too.
Good luck with those pesky exams - no cheating, Fiona! xxxxxx

Lynne said...

He looks so relaxed and laid back bless him. Brilliant image and a fabby card.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm not usually a fan of cutesy images either Fiona but I do like this little chap and fishing is definitely a sport (so they tell me!) Congratulations on your well-deserved LiM showcase last week and good luck with the exams. Vicky x

Kim S said...

Totally charming!! What a wonderful use of the sketch with your little fisherman off of the edge, fishing above the sentiment!! Love it! So glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Caroline said...

I saw my first gold post box at the weekend, too - mine was in Sherborne. Must go and Google to see who it was in honour of.

Skye said...

A lovely card. A very cute image beautifully coloured

Viv said...

Great card I love that image too, I use mine a lot :) Viv xx

mypapercraftworld said...

A really sweet image, beautifully coloured and with a perfectly placed sentiment ... fabulous! Anita :)

Jen said...

one of my favourite LOTV stamps...

Sorry late visiting this week...
Thanks for joining us
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Eunice said...

I love the LOTV stamps and this little fellow is a favourite like the way you have used it Fiona.

Hugs
Eunice
x