Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Domestic Goddess!

Whew! I'm poooped! What a day at work - so busy but very exciting.  New IT, new phones, new people - the takeover has finally happened and it's all go.  The start of something new is always good for the brain.

And speaking of something new, I'm delighted to announce that I've been invited to be a Guest Designer this month at Just Inklinked - how wonderful is that!?  You know I love their humorous images but they have such a lot of styles and such a lot of great digi stamps that I urge you to take a look, if you haven't done already.  You're sure to find something just right for you.

So here's my first GDT card for September:

Image:  Just Inklined, 'Bertha Bumblethorpe'

Papers: October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket.

In Peri-land, Bertha is Sylas's younger and most beautiful sister.  She was voted 'Bumblethorpe Most Likely to Succeed' by her family in 1973 and, it has to be said, succeed she has - she was the winner of 'Washerwoman of the Year (1989) and won a 'Gleamie' for the quality of her whites in 1991.  Well done Bertha!

(I know, it's been a long day - I'm tired and slightly ga-ga!)

I love Bertha - she is another in the line of those wonderful 'Les Dawson'-type characters so typical of British humour.

I coloured Bertha with my Copics, although I haven't got quite as much definition in the skirt as I would have liked.  Next time maybe.  A bit of Prisma ground and glow and she was good to go - no need for any frills 'cos she's a 'no frills' kinda gal!

I'm so looking forward to my month as GDT - maybe I'll work some more on that Bumblethorpe family tree.

Right, I'll pop her over to Just Inklined and then I'm feet up with my book tonight! My new fee-earner arrives tomorrow and I want to give him the impression I know what I'm doing, which will be impossible unless I get some zzzzzzzzzzz.

Happy crafting.


  1. Congratulations,well done to you,with fantastic talent like yours there's no wondering why!!!
    There's a new Challenge just started today,call by my blog for details if you're interested,this week the challenge is Pink and Black! x

  2. Congratulations, it's a great card with Bertha! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  3. Your card made me smile - thank you! And what wonderful colouring - no news there!

  4. Peri this is hilarious! She is so gorgeous!Haha!
    Congrats on another GDT spot, so well deserved! Viv xx

  5. Hahahaha - LOVE this Peri - and aren't we ALL domestic goddesses!

  6. fabulous card, you did us proud.

  7. Hello!

    Wonderful image - and your coloring is so fantastic, as it was in your card yesterday!

    I love looking at your blog! You are such a skilled artist that each card is a joy to look at! :<)

    Wishing you a good day!

    Barbara Diane


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