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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

TLT - Gaelle's Challenge - Pearls & A New Guest Designer for December

Happy TLT peeps!! Yes, it's that time again...can you believe it? We've got a flab challenge from Gaelle...pearls...and we've got our December Guest Designer Jovita's debut today! Please make her feel welcome when you visit her blog :-D

I killed 3 birds with one stone with my card today lol. First obviously was Gaelle's pearl challenge, second it's my friend Alma's 40th birthday today (I still have the card!) and third I wanted to try Jeanie's sketch from the Card Patterns Weekly Sketch.

I'm not all that about it (it is growing on me) but this is what I came up with...

I think it's the pp that's throwing me and it's not often I feel like that about Bo Bunny! Since it was for a 40th I thought I'd ink Winestool Nikki up. I coloured her with my Copics and if I do say so myself I think she looks pretty sensational lol.

I {heart} glittering up this dress

Oops...just spotted her missing earring! Just as well I haven't given it to Alma yet lol

The Ladybugs have come up with some flabulous inspiration for you so make sure you go to their blogs and check them out. Also check the Challenge Blog to see if you're a winner (you're all winners but you know what I mean lol)! This was a great challenge and I would love to see your entries so dig out those pearls and join in the fun :-D

Next week is the Christmas Blog Hop so you will NOT want to miss that. There are going to be some megalicious prizes that I would love to win lol.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great TLT :-D

Catch ya later x

ps as I type this (Monday at 20:50pm) the boys have finally started moving on the motorway. They have been stuck since 11am. I don't think they'll be home before midnight. Please be careful on the roads.

Edit: The boys finally got home safely at 12:08 this morning (they left the house at 6:30am)  I've never seen bigger smiles than theirs when they were walking down the driveway. They said it was a total nightmare but they kept busy singing and playing games. At one point they didn't move for 6 hours. They were extremely low on gas but finally managed to fill up late last night and make the jouney home. Their friend Luke was driving. He only has a small car (that is meant as a comparison to a lot of the 4 x 4's on the road) and yes they were only travelling at 10 miles an hour at times but the conditions were horrendous (you only have to watch the news to see) and he did amazing to get them all home safe and sound and I'm just so thankful. The weather caught everyone by surprise and I hope this experience will get the proper facilities arranged for the next time so as to avoid the same chaos.


theCook said...

Very elegant!

Lisa Jane said...

ooh she looks to be having a flabby time lol.. the card is so elegant - and i love the pearls against the black background
Hope the boys go home
Lisa ;)

Suzy Q said...

Beautiful card! Love the black& white contrast & the pink of the dress with the pearls soften it up and make it super classy xx

Mary J said...

Hope your boys got home okay!

Gorgeous card, Kerry! I love the paper - it's very classy! Great use of those pearls - finishes if off perfectly!

Helen Ann said...

gorgeous card, love the paper and the pearls and the image and the glitter

hope they all made it home ok

hel x

Whimsey said...

First - I am SO GLAD the boys are home safe & sound!!! What a nighmare...and scare!

LOVE Winestool Nikki (or as someone calls her "Barstool Nikki" - tee hee); she looks totally glam. AND that's not her FIRST glass of bubbly since she's already lost an earring. LOL

Love it!!

Hayley @ said...

So pleased to hear everyone got home ok, it must have been a huge worry!! I have a friend in Australia affected by the floods, her 2 year old daughter was with her Grandparents and the road got flooded and she can't get to her!!! I'd hate to be in situation, I bet you felt so helpless! But I'm so pleased all is well now.
(I have visions of men singing in the car... very girly lol!)

I love your card, it's beautiful and perfect for a special birthday!! I love the papers, and the pink against the black (and grey-white) is lovely! The pearls stand out and really draw my attention to them. Lovely!

pinky said...

I was thinking about your boys all night Kerry, so glad they got home safely! Love your card, Nikki always looks so classy and especially this one, gorgeous selection of papers.

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

happy to hear the boys arrived safely! love the card, all the sparkle, very elegant!

Anita said...

Stunning card Kerry. I love those papers...the white and black look so elegant. Also love the sparkle in her dress and drink! It's perfect. I'm so glad your family made it home safely.

Roni said...

Oh my goodness Kerry such a long time but I'm so glad your boys got home safe 'n' sound!

You done it again Kerry, gorgeous card!

Hugs Roni :O) xox

Pami said...

Hey Kerry, so pleased the boys got home ok, you must have been so worried. The poor things what a nightmare.

Card is fabulous! I MUST GET wine stool Nikki (barstool Nikki, hahaha!!!) I LOVE her glittered dress, I want one! Love the paper too. Pami x

Sue Upson said...

Glad to hear all got home safely in the end. I love your card, Winestool Nikki is one of my favorites, love the colours too - I hope your friend likes it :-)

Sue xx

Rusty said...

So glad the boys got home safely, unfortunately no one will learn the next time it happens!! first sign of a snowflake and the country panicks!!

Your card is beautiful, I love it! x

Sew-Ink said...

Beautiful card, love all the shimmery glitter.
Glad to hear your boys got home safely, that must of been one crazy blizzard!

Valchen said...

A lovely card, I like the shimmery glitter in the dress and glass! A beautiful Nikki!