Wednesday, 31 August 2011

End of an Era and Tears!

Well today my youngest daughter took me to the cinema, as her treat to see the last Harry Potter installment and what a film. There was only about 10 people in there and I am so glad as it wasn't long before the tears came. I have gone to see every one of these films since they were released and have queued at midnight in various places on the release dates for the books with my youngest daughter Lindsay so an end of an era for her. If you have seen the films you will all know Alan Rickman has played the baddie Snape and I have loved his character all the time, so couldn't believe he could be all bad and today it was uncovered that he was not the baddie everyone thought he was and so when he died and finally we discovered why he had done all the bad things I shed a few tears for Snape. And then at the end of the film when you see various favourite characters have been killed that too brought tears but for Lindsay it was the end of the film that made her cry as she said she has grown up with Harry, Ron and Hermione and they are now no more, a sad day for her and I am sure millions like her. So we came home had lunch and decided we needed cheering up so decided to do some cards although I have to say not very pleased with couple of mine but hey ho that's how it goes. I am sure J.K.Rowling had days when she didn't like what she had written about Harry and co. Will be blogging next couple of days as Lindsay is off to see her new home she is renting in Lincoln, when she returns to University later this month
This is my first card today and its for Winter Wonderland challenge and their theme this week was Trim a Tree either a tree trimmed or being trimmed. So my image is a Kars stamp and used Pro-markers to colour it it and added jewels where the lights are stringed around the tree. I have pinched some lovely bright crimbo papers from my youngest daughters stash, with her permission of course. I have added some glittered ribbon and some bright flowers and a sentiment.
My second card is for the Penny Black Challenge and this week is was a sketch and also Pro Marker Challenge which is Anything Goes and this is my take on it. So here I have used silver mirri board as my base then used some contrasting papers to do the sketch. I have used Pro-markers to colour my image in and they were Poppy, Ice Grey 1 and 2, Green, Forest Green, Mango and Blue Pearl  and added my image to a die cut. I have added some Merry Christmas ribbon, some blue and red flowers and to the centre of them added some gem stars. Added a sentiment, a ribbon bow and on the corners snowmen gems.
My third card today is for two challenges Sketch Saturday and Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which was in the sea, so here is Magnolia as a mermaid.I have used some pretty sea themed paper as my base bought this ages ago and have never used it and I remembered all about it today. Then I have added some flowers candi dots and sentiment to complete the sketch.
Here is my last card for today and it is Papertake weekly challenge and it was the sketch I have used to make the card. I have used a Molly Bloom image for this card and used blues and browns as my theme. And continued it through with the colour theme in my flowers and ribbon. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments Arlinex


Danielle said...

That's a very pretty trimmed tree!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week!
Hugs, Danielle

downrightcrafty said...

hiya, another selection of fabulous cards, thank you so much for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx

downrightcrafty said...

oops forgot to say thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge too, lol x
Kate xx

Curlybear said...

OMG this is one very beautiful collection of cards, fabulous images and colour themes,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 149 In The Sea

I hope you join us again next week,

I also have a little bit of Calorie free Candy if you are interested but be quick today is the last day.

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

yvette said...

Wow, your cards are amazing!!

Linda said...

Hi Arline I love the colour theme on your trimmed tree card. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland. I know what you mean about the Harry Potter films I haven't read the books but I always felt Snape was the good guy love Linda

Helen T said...

The snowman looks fab & I love the flowers you used.

Helen T said...

The snowman looks fab & I love the flowers you used.

Arline said...

Ooh love all of our cards! I particularly like the last cute! Your blog post should have a spoiler alert on it about Harry Potter! Hehe! ;) xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful creation, thanks for sharing!
Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Becky said...

Hey Mammy, just catching up on your blog and news, what are you 2 like eh?? Lol!! Gorgeous cards, love them all, just checking through your other cards too and love the Snowman one, very cool!! xx

Pauline C said...

Wow Arline you have been ust ! Great set of cards - great interpretatio of the PBSC sketch. Thanks for joining in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week.
Pauline x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "In the Sea" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Karen said...

Fab cards Arline, you've been busy! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

These are so pretty!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous, adorable cards.

Jilli said...

Fab card, love Mermaid Tilda. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Sketch Saturday. Hugs Jillix

Andie's Space said...

Hi Arline,
These are all awesome. Such wonderful creations & your colouring is wonderful. Hard to chose a fave! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Andie xx

kath said...

lots of gorgeousness arline...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

My name is Wynneth said...

Great collection of cards Arline, you've been a busy girl !! Thanks for joining us on I Love Promarkers this week.

xxxtglxxx said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the film and yes it did feel like the end of an era :)

Love your gorgeous cards, you have made so many lovely projects :)

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



Andrea said...

Wow you have been busy! Love all these cards, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly