Saturday, 10 March 2012

Sketch Saturday- Urchin with bird!

Hi everyone! Hope you've had a great week and are looking forward to a fun weekend! It's Sketch Saturday time again!! Here is my DT card- a Christmas card for my wonderful Mum. Yes, I've started making Christmas cards this early again!

Is it OK to say that I'm really pleased with how this has turned out? I know my Mum will love it. I have to say it's mainly down to this fabulous Mo Manning image!!! How gorgeous is it?? She really is so talented! I coloured Urchin with Bird with a mixture of copics and lyra/watercolour pencils. The papers are by Simple Stories called 25 Days of Christmas- they really are beautiful. I added some gold card borders using a Dienamics border die and added some champagne hot fix crystals as my Mum likes a bit of bling! Then I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die and Festive Greenery die to create some festive greenery! It's the first time I've used the pinecone die so I'm really pleased with how they turned out. I inked up the edges of the pinecones with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder and then added Crystal Stickles over the top. The berries are recycled from last year's Christmas crackers!

I'd like to enter this into:
Shopping Our Stash- embossing- on pinecones
Crafty Boots- glitter
Craft Your Passion- anything goes
My Craft Spot- for the birds
Pink Elephant- lets see those layers (at least 3)
Papertake Weekly- anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge- E is for evergreen
Christmas Card Challenges- embossing- on pinecones
Mo's Digital Challenge- try something new- made pinecones
C.R.A.F.T.- inspired by a song- "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"
Paperplay Challenge- recycle it- baubles from old crackers
Chocolate Coffee and Cards- feathers and fur
Bunny Zoe- shabby chic/vintage

Close up of colouring!

Close up of pinecones!

Jo's fabbie sketch for this week which as you can see I rotated.

This week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp!! Hurrah!! Come on over to the Sketch Saturday Challenge and have a look at the stunning cards created by the DT and why not join in?!!

Will see you next week for a Mother's Day card! x


Jilli said...

Wow, your card is totally gorgeous Steph. How organised are you making Christmas cards already! beautiful colours and perfect colouring. Hugs Jillix

Kerry said...

Hi Steph,

You are so organised starting your Christmas cards already.#

Beautiful card & I am sure your Mum will love it.

Love Kerry xxx

Jen said...

fab colouring steph xx

and you are far too organised as Jilli says... im lucky if i start christmas cards in july

jen xx

Cor* said...

Glorious coloring! you should be VERY proud of how this turned out! It looks fabby!

StephC said...

Gorgeous card! Love all of the details. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

Brigitte said...

WOW, your card is FANTASTIC!!! I love your colouring and the pinecone looks amazing! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Donna Mosley said...

WOW!!!! Steph this is truly amazing hun. Love your incredible colouring and gorgeous details.

Donna x

Krafty Kows said...

Brilliant - great colours. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

Maria said...

A stunning Xmas card, you're very organsied! I love that image, you've coloured it beautifully, and the pine cones look great. Thanks for joining in with our Shabby Vintage challenge over the Craft-Room, and good luck. Maria x

Dee's Craft Room said...

I feel sure your mum is going to love this card. Your colouring is stunning and the whole effect is gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing it with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


rockpapercricut said...

Wow, your card is so pretty. Great job coloring and the pinecones are amazing. Good for you starting your Christmas cards already. Thanks for entering your card in this week's challenge at My Craft Spot. :)


Shelby said...

This is just beautiful! Love the deep rich colors and a bit jealous that you have a Christmas card done:)!!


Debi said...

what a gorgeous image and colouring, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

carol said...

Ooh beautiful card, sure she will love it, thanks for playing along with CRAFT this week, x carol

Elaine L. said...

This is beautiful! I love the way you've colored the image, and those pine cones are wonderful! glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

love Mo's images, you have coloured her beautifully, lovely details, shabby card!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

Annette said...

You should be pleased... it's beautiful! And your colouring is stunning!
Hugs Annette

Sue said...

Hi Steph
a gorgeous card, awesome colouring as always, fabulous design, sue,x

Tracey Brossart said...

Steph this is amazing!! And your coloring is absolutely perfect...I'm envious, lol! All around beautiful job!

Big Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Anonymous said...

Truly beautiful creation.Your colouring is amazing.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, what a gorgeous coloring Steph! And really sweet card. Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly and good luck :)

Deena said...

very pretty and the pinecone accessories are awesome...thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash this week...

Crystal said...

Wow, I'm blown away by your colouring, it's absolutely amazing! Great Christmas card! Thank you for joining us over at SOS this week :)

Nikki Byrne said...

Just gorgeous, love the colours :o) Thank you so much for joining us at craft-room challenge and hope to see you again.

Nikki DT

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and song, thanks for joining us at Craft this week

Girl Scientist said...

Beautiful card, love the stamp, thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards!

Karen said...

Hi Steph, I didn't stop making Christmas cards, was I supposed to? Because I made them throughout the year last year Xmas wasn't as stressful for me so I've continued making them in the hope that they will all be finished well before December - no stress!
I love Mo's stamps too and this card is so beautiful - fab colouring and wonderful embellishments hugs Karen

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

Tip Top said...

You are organised! Beautiful card too! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Barbara said...

What an adorable image! And so skillfully colored. Great card!

Dot said...

You can never start to early on your Christmas cards, can you?
Your card is gorgeous, Steph, and your colouring amazing.
Thanks for joining our E for Evergreen challenge at ABC Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Steph :-) the image is beautiful and the whole design is fab ! Your Mum is gonna LOVE this :-)

thanks for joining us on the PTW and ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, AWESOME image but BEAUTIFULLY coloured!!!!! Sorry I am late in commenting this week! Thanks for entering our Challenge at ABC Christmas challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

Denise said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous. Your coloring is spectacular! This is such a beautiful card!
♥ Digi Haven

TRACEY O said...

Gorgeous card Steph. I would love for you to join us at CCAYR as a guest DT. Please contact me at