Saturday, 7 February 2009

Sketch Saturday #37 and Simply Cards & Papercraft

Hi folks!
Hope you are all well and keeping warm. Please excuse my lack of blogging this week. I had a V.I.P. crafting buddy visiting, the super talented Christine Dark *waves* Crafting was put on hold and 'Project Clean Up' took over. ( I think we passed the inspection ;o)

It's DT week over on Sketch Saturday and Jeanette is looking after us all with a wonderful and very versatile sketch. Denise from Whimsy Stamps, is this weeks sponsor and will be sending the lucky winner two of her February new release stamps. Hop along to the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog to see the wonderful cards made by my fellow DT and Denise.

I knew the colours I wanted to use for this card straight away and was pleased when I found these Bo Bunny papers in my stash. They work perfectly with my 'Toadstool Drake' image. He has been coloured in with my Koi watercolours and his wings have been glittered. I cut the circles using my new 'We R Memory Keepers' circle cutter... which I have to say I'm really impressed with. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the cream circle and chalks to highlight the detail. These little wooden ladybirds have been in my stash for years so much so that the adhesive dot at the back wasn't sticky! My trusty glue gel soon sorted that out.

********Stop Press*********Exciting News*********
Issue 55 of Simply Cards and Papercrafts magazine is out today and I've designed a card, using my Kadoodle squaw for the supplement. It's actually on the cover too... and page 5.... and page 82 (can you tell I'm excited!?!) I can't wait to show my little girl, Isabelle, as I've used her photo for the matching photo frame.
Please let me know what you think.
Take Care
Sandra xx


Chris said...

Fantastic card Sandra, I love Drake, he reminds of Peter Pan but so much better! Those papers are absolutely perfect with him and ROFL, you found them in your stash, my question is.... how long did it take you to find them tee hee.... only kidding sweetie, they are gorgeous and make your card so striking! Love your gorgeous colouring with the watercolours and the wonderful details of the ladybirds and decoupage. YIPEE re your magazine article! Absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to get it and have a good read, I bet your projects are brilliant! Night night Sweetie, Chris (VIP house inspector tee hee!) xxx

Gill said...

Fabulous card, love the papers and the colour combo and your image is just amazing...congrats on your publications
hugs Gill x

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card Drake looks great on his toadstoll, perfect colouring. Lucky you having a visit from Chris, so jealous. Congrats on your card being featured in the mag well done dear
Hugs Jacqui x

POPPET said...

I love this card hun, the colours are so perfect, lol at you cleaning up, i dont know about you but i love a mess and when it is all tidy i cannot find a thing pmsl...

Hugs Pops x x x

Mariska said...

Love this card Sandra, gorgeous image and the papers match perfectly. Congratulations on your publications!!!


Debbie said...

Fabulous card Sandra, the image is adorable and I love all the layers.
Big congrats on you magazine article...can't wait to check it out! Debbie x

TaraG said...

Sandra, such a gorgeous card! I just love the image and dimensional effect! Your colouring is soooooo beautiful! Love the papers and colours! Sounds like you and Chris had a great visit!
Thanks for the lovely b-day wished!

TaraG said...

Oh and big Congrats on being published...YAY!!!!!

Sandra said...

Congrats on your celeb well deserved.
This card and the image is stunning,brilliant work as always,
Take care
San x

Mel said...

Sandra fab card, love the image. Congratulations on your magazine projects ~ Mel x

Helen said...

Fab card! Love the colour combination!
Helen x

IsaNorris said...

This is gorgeous Sandra!!! isaxx

Donna said...

Amazing card Sandra and what a fantastic image :) Donna x

Kim Piggott said...

Brilliant card Sandra! Love those colours and fabulous layering and detail!
Congratulations on your publishing!
kim x

Bev said...

Absolutley adorable! Love the image Sandra and the colours on this card are so vibrant. Fabulous!

Congrats on the publication too, wtg hun

hugs Bev x

Kim said...

Wow how brilliant well done Sandra, it's fabulous too!!