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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Happy Everything

Hello - what a beautiful sunny afternoon it is. Well it is here!  It's fairly warm in comparison to some recent temperatures, though it's not quite warm enough for me to read up the garden just yet!

I'm sat here with the radio on, Bristol Rovers are away at Rotherham so I will no doubt be shouting at the radio, cheering my boys on.

I thought I'd share a card I've made to give my friend and her husband for their anniversary later next week.

I've used 2 sets of Sheena Douglas's stamps - firstly the church stamp from the sketchy series and the poppies from the Paint fusion range. I've had some lovely comments about my recent card I made for my dad using the poppies in the traditional red.  I saw Sheena mention poppies in different colours such as blue so I researched and found there are definitely blue poppies - Himalayan Poppies! My friends are like me, Bristol Rovers through and through and as such we don't really do red so I wanted to do something different for them.  I wanted a Spring-like card so coloured the stamp to show leaves growing on the tree while still trying to keep a soft tone so the background didn't over take. I used the masking technique once again.

I know some of you are friends with me elsewhere so have seen this but I thought I'd also share a picture with you of the new me! I had my hair cut yesterday and had it chopped off! It was longer at the back but I had it all cut off to a short bob that falls just below my ears and then I had gold/copper streaks put through the dark brown to break up the block colour.  I also picked up new glasses!

The glasses are definitely me, bold, and fun. I love the turquoise animal print on the side arms. Those who visit me for WOYWW will recognise I'm in my craft room! My head is actually covering up my Cuttlebug that's on the top of the unit behind me. I think for the next WOYWW I will show pictures of my whole room as well as my desk. So pop back for that!

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Zo xx


Deb's Pen Pot said...

Loving the hair, girl! And the specs too :0) We must meet up soon for a cuppa and a chat. While you're listening to the radio and crafting this afternoon, I'm trying to get myself to write 15 minutes of a randomn prompt, just to get my Voice away from the last poems before I begin the next...but I'm surfing instead! Must kick my behind into gear - or do I carry on with 'The Paris Wife' instead?! Decisions, decisions! xxx

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card Zoe, really beautiful stamps and I love your new hair style and glasses they really suit you. Teresa xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Zoe, I like the stamps the poppies look lovely in blue, your haircut looks fab and I like your new glasses, Looking Good.
Kevin xx

emma mitchell said...

FAB card Zoe , your colouring is amazing and I just love those blue flowers , love your new hair and glasses too
Emma xx

coops said...

love your new haircut zoe , it really suits you and fantastic card.the images and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

mazza said...

Left you something over on my blog hun
Marie xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous in fabulous colours too, happy hugs Pops x

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous Zo and the card too! :) Kim

karen said...

Beautiful card! And I love your whole look! The haircut, the glasses ... I'm not sure I saw a pic of you before but in this pic you look fantastic!
xoxo Karen

karen said...

p.s. I know there is a pic at the top but it is too small for me to really see you on my laptop :)