28 January 2010

House of Sketches Challenge #9

Hello friends... hope you have all had a wonderful week.  Tomorrow is Friday and that means it's weekend again... YAY!  Is it my imagination or did this week pass by quickly ?  There are so many challenges to take part in, I thought I'd better start early.  Found a new challenge blog called House of Sketches.  My Dutch friends Elly and Ilonka are on their Design Team and I thought I would support them this week.  Please pay House of Sketches a visit as they have a lovely little sketch for you to follow.  Here is my interpretation thereof.

Base: Navy cardstock
DP: A South African brand called Fab Scraps, this one is called Girly Stripes. I will have to get some more, as I just have a small piece left.
Image:  This beautiful Butterfly Teddy is a digistamp, drawn by the very talented Vera.  Vera offered her as a freebie on her blog and I jumped at the opportunity. I fell in love with this little Teddy almost immediately and couldn't wait to colour her in. I've done so with Copics. I just had to outline her wings with some beautiful fine silver glitter from the Scrapnook.
Embellies:  For my regular visitors, you will have noticed that for the Totally Gorjuss challenge I made a card with a Gorjuss Girl, also lovely DP with hearts and flowers. As I did not have a heart cutter, I mentioned that I had drawn the hearts myself and cut them out, albeit a bit skew.  Well... a very kind friend gave me a Fiskars Heart Shaped Cutter as a gift and I spent one evening cutting out different coloured hearts from scraps of paper which I have in my stash.  As you can see, they have been used on this card and they look soooo much better than my hand-made ones ;)   They also give a little touch of Valentine-ness to my card.  Thanks so much Alison, this was so kind of you. I'll be dropping off a Thank You card for you shortly.

As I am typing this post, the wind is howling outside, so much so that my windows are rattling.  I think we are in for a storm later.  They certainly don't call Cape Town the Cape of Storms for nothing.  Shew, in Winter we can really get them fierce and strong. I don't think this one will create much chaos though.

That's it for tonight folks... wishing you all a fab evening and I'll catch up with you later over the weekend.  I have been blog-hopping and all of you have been creating some beautiful cards.  It really inspires me to see such beautiful work.  Take care... tons of hugs Sharon x


Heartland Creek Graphics said...

oohh this is really cute,I love what you made and you have colored the butterfly bear. You have no idea how much fun it is to see :)

I was a bit worried about you,it was quiet for a few days :)
How is your dad doing?

Big hugs,

Mery said...

What a lovely card. Love the digistamp. And the DP is great. My kind of color.. Wonderful job. And thank you for participating.

Ilonka said...

Hoi Sharon wat een prachtig kaartje heb je gemaakt zo lief en heel stijlvol.
En wat lief dat je er aandacht aan besteed dat er een challenge blog is met Elly en mij als DT members.

big hugs Ilonka

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sharon. Howe are things with your dad, I do hope he is still improving.
I love this card. The image is adorable and I cant believe that I am colouring the same one in at the moment, have just come in to close computer down for the night.
Take care my friend and Happy Crafting.
Love sandra xx

RosesMarijke said...

Hello My friend!!

Wat een supermooi kaartje heb je gemaakt en wat leuk dat je meedoet...ik moet ook nog een kaartje maken want het is een leuke challenge!

Pràchtig hoor Sharon...baie baie mooi!!

Liefs en kisses Marijke

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Sharon,wat een schitterend kaartke,lief dat beertje, heel mooi papier en kleuren.

Liefs Riet.xx

Christa said...

wat een mooie kaart en die roosjes zijn superlief net als teddy veel suc6 Christa

Ilonka said...

Hi Sharon, je kaartje heb je schitterend gemaakt. En wat leuk dat je mee hebt gedaan aan de challenge. Dank je wel voor je bijdrage.

groetjes Ilonka