Wednesday 3 October 2012

Divas by Design and Creative Inspiration

Morning everyone! Yes I have been rubbish with my blogging again!
On the plus side, the man came out to fix the leak, well at least we think it is now fixed! We haven't had anymore major problems and we have had some rain so hopefully this is now sorted. We do have some decorating to do but we are having some help with that too once everything has dried out.
The insurance paid out on the TV (yay!), however because of the excess and depreciation we get less than £200, It's not ideal but it is better than us having to find all the money for a brand new TV so it should be on it's way to us today!
We also had to visit High schools yesterday eve. I've just packed one off to high school this year and now my next one is ready to go next year! I have also been up to my eyes in homework. It really is such a struggle trying to help with English presentations, history posters, french pronunciations, geography graphs and Decimal multiplications for high school along with times table practice and writing in specific genres for future SATs and then on top of that trying to help my youngest to read, learn basic maths and writing skills. Honestly sometimes I feel like I home school!
Phew! Enough with all that it is time to show a card. This was a commission but my favourite type, a female birthday card and no special requests leaving me free to roam my creativity!
I have combined my DT work for Creative Inspirations (a sketch this time) and Divas by Design which is to use texture..
I have used Pion papers along with cheesecloth and a doily. My lace and seam binding is Wild Orchids. My frame is kaiserkraft, ticket Tim Holtz, butterflies little snippets, sentiment is SU and my flowers are a combination of Wild Orchids and Kort & Godt.
My fabulous image is from the incredibly talented Rick St Dennis, she is such fun and a joy to colour. I have used prisma pencils and have edged in antique linen DI. I have also stamped some kaiserkraft postage marks in DI at the edge but these are very subtle. I have also machine stitched all the edges.
Over at CI this wk we have a stunning prize on offer donated by Nat and at Divas we are so lucky to be sponsored by the brilliant Joanna Sheen.
I would like to enter this into...
By the cute and girlie birthdays, Wild orchids anything goes and  Papertake weekly anything goes.
Thanks for coming by again, I will try and visit more of you this week!
Big hugs
sparkle -


Margreet said...

So brilliant you still have time left to make such gorgeous cards,'s a beauty again!
xxx Margreet

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Rebekah, I like this image the soft colours the flowers and the butterflies, Glad you got some thing from the Insurance at least it goes towards a new tv.
Kevin xx

Cinderella said...

Wow the card is so pretty and I`m glad the leak is closed.
And about the kids I know what you mean here it`s the same every day.
I`d better had learned to be a teacher so I get paid for all the work I do at home with the kids

Grtz Cindy

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous creation xxxxx

Loopylou. said...

yey on the tv! boooo on the homework and oooooooooh on the card hun!!!
I have never seen those images before so will have to go have a loooksey at them now! she looks stunning.
huge hugs Lou xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Well your posts maybe few and far between lately but they are worth waiting for! I adore this Rebekah the image is fabulous and as always your details are stunning!
You sound like a full time teacher since your kids went back to school lol! Good luck wiht that!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Wonderful card!! great news about the leak :))
You sound so busy!! made my head spin reading your post heee...hee
Love, Mel. xxx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

sounds like you have been busy lately! Hopefully everything is sorted soon :) Love your gorgeous work as always rebekah...beautiful lace and that little chippy frame is too cute! :)

Céline said...

fantastic card, love all !
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month

Unknown said...

love this rebekah....she is a right modern millie stunning hugs sassyxxxxxxx

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous hun...and loving the layout too :o)

Soooo pleased about the insurance too...and I hope you are sitting in front of your new tv now..woohoooo..

big hugs Vicky xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Rebekah, Oh so pleased all is sorted now it can take time and become so upsetting! your card is just so amazing the textures used are stunning and what an adorable image l do love her skirt and embellisments truly is an amazing and wonderful creation ....take care xx

June Nelson said...

Wow hunnie this is fantastic and what a beautiful little image, love it loads, big huggies June ex

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Rebekah this is awesome, that is one beautiful image the embellishments and design are stunning the flower displays look out of this world, stupendous card.
lorraine x

Shelby said...

Someone should be paying you to be a teacher:)
Glad your roof is sorted and the insurance payed out a bit on the TV.
Another gorgeous and fantastic girly card. Love the yellows and the pinks together and all of the fantabulous flowers and embellies are awesome.


Jac’s Playground said...

Fabulous card Rebekah and love that image xx

coops said...

fabulous card rebekah.i love your delicate colours and fab sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Hi Rebekah, ooooh that is just beautiful. Jaw droppingly perfect.

Loved the card below as well - the colours are so zingy.

You've got me worried now you know, for when Emily gets bigger and school work gets harder. I struggle enough with this blooming phonics lark - no idea what I'll do when she hits the really difficult stuff!!

Glad the insurance and leak are getting sorted out.


Brenda Brown said...

Busy, busy lady and you still find time to make stunning cards like this one. Love it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Gosh Rebekah this is sooo pretty! What an adorable image xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card Rebekah.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie loving this beautiful creation, lush colours hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Rebekah this is stunning hun, love the image and beautiful detail, gorgeous colours too, hugs Liz xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Rebekah, I was looking for your e-mail addy do you have one? I would like to ask you a question lol, my e-mail is

thanks for your time, hugs Liz xx

Jacque said...

Oh what a darling card!!! Gosh such a cute image and your showcasing of it is just stunning!! Lovely floral treatment also!! Thank you so much for joining in with us this fortnight at Wild Orchid Challenge and we hope to see you again very soon...Hugs..Jacque

Debbie said...

Fantastic card this fabulous image and so many lovely details.
Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Oooh so gorgeous, simply love everything and your decoration always rock :))
Have a nice weekend, sweetie :)
Hugs Lilli

Anita said...

A gorgeous card Rebekah!

Kim said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love your flower arrangement! Thank you so very much for joining us at WOCC!
Hugs~ Kim

Jayne A said...

Oh wow Rebekah I love this one so much. The image is gorgeous.

Aideen said...

This is so pretty and the layers are all so beautiful!

Thanks for joining in with By the Cute and Girly this month for our special birthday celebrations!!