Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Have a carrot while you're at it...

Hello Crafty Peeps!!! Indeed, it has been a while since I last posted.

Unfortunately, I am still having health issues that prevent me from colouring on a regular basis, and on top of that two computers in our house decided to bite the dust.

At first it was our old desk top, which really didn’t bother me because I rarely used it. But, when my laptop decided to tag along with it a week later, well needless to say I was a wee bit peeved! 
We have since replaced both computers with one really good one, and I have since inherited my husband’s not so old laptop. He needed wanted an exceptionally good one because he has his own travel blog, and is in the process of learning how to use the professional Photoshop editing program. So naturally he wanted one with all the bells and whistles!

Now moving on to what's really card.
Recently I designed a birthday card for my Father on the occasion of his 81st birthday. I am so blessed to have both my parents.
We also recently celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada, and a few of my family members managed to get together and combined both occasions.

Given that my Father was born in October, and is still an avid gardener to this day, I decided to use one of my gorgeous Lili Of The Valley images called “Vegetable Patch”.

I coloured the image with my Copics Markers of course, but there is to many colours to list, sorry. Designer papers are from MME and the embellies are simply gems and buttons. How do you like my little hay bundle that I created using raffia, LOL?
I chose “Vegetable Patch” because I envisioned this little fella likely resembled my Father when he was a young boy helping his grandparents on their vegetable farm. Funny enough an opportunity presented itself during our weekend together that pretty much fast forwards this image by several decades.
Here is my Father at 81, doing exactly what he loves to do, carrots and all...gotta love him!

God Bless him!

For some fun, I will be entering my card into the following challenges:
Ok, I’ve taken enough of your time. I hope you enjoyed my card and the little piece of my life as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by JS




  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, Sandra! So love seeing you creating again! The image is darling and your coloring is out of this world! Wonderful pic of your Dad! Glad you got the computer situation sorted. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations when you are up to it! Hugs!

  2. Fabulous Sandra!!! Love the image, fabulous coloring, love the shine on the carrots and the pots !!
    I love the little hay bundle, lol, very creative!
    I hope you had a great time, celebrating thanksgiving and your father's 81 birthday at your parents.
    And great to see one of your beautiful cards again!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!
    Big Hugs,Sandra

  3. WOW WOW WOW Sandra!!!!! It's amazing!!!! I just love how your dad and the little dude are so much the same! It's priceless and so awesome! The little hay stack is looks real, you are so clever and original!!! I also love your colouring, everything is just perfect!!!! Sending you lots of hugs, Brigitte

  4. Hello and apologies for such poor communication lately!! Firstly, love this card - fantastic colouring and great shading with awesome detailing on the carrots and dirt - such a very cute image too. I love the photo of your dad - how great to be able to keep on doing what you love to do :) Oh and belated Happy Thanksgiving too!
    Btw - your hubby may want to check out this blog - as she has some great (free) Photoshop and PSE actions that really give your photos an extra va-va-voom! I used some on a few photos I took in Vermont and they look pretty darn good even if I do say so myself :)
    Hope you get some decent time for colouring and feel a whole lot better very soon - bye for now :)

  5. So glad you entered our challenge! So good to see you around the blogosphere! And I love your card--your coloring is fantastic! Love the photos of your dad and his carrots! How cool that he is 81 and still active! I envy you. :^)
    Hugs, Penny