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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Following a sketch.

So this weeks challenge was to follow a sketch. I'm not ignorant to what they are but I never really follow anything, I'm more of a go with the flow type of guy! I always start with my stamped image, then I colour to what sort of mood I'm in (at this point I am usually surround by ProMarkers all over the sofa - which Jasmine absolutely detests (it deprives her of 'lap-time')). Once the image is coloured I then start to think about papers that will go with it. I'm very lucky because, like many crafters, I have an enormous pile of 12 x 12, 8 x 8 and my favourite 6 x 6 papers. I buy loads of the Basic Grey pads because I think they are just so classy, but I also have lots of other designers too.

For this particular card I have used some really old Papermania 12 x 12 paper which was for a christmas about 3 or 4 years ago!, I can't believe I still have so much of it to use. I am really loving blue this Christmas though; I have absolutely no idea what the latest trends are! The image is a Lily of the Valley (obviously!) and I have used quite a few of my Dies (of which I say you can never have too many!!). So, that's this weeks card. Keep an eye out for a Kenny K on the way, a non-Christmas one too!

Take Care

Andy x

Entered into: My Mums Craft Shop Challenge #31 - Sugar and Spice

Stampavie and More Challenge #155 - Anything Goes

My Time To Craft Challenge #165 - Sun, Moon and Stars

Tiddly Inks Challenge #72 - Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #59 - Anything Christmas Goes

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #74 - Your Favourite Colour Combo

Heart Song Inspirations Challenge #23 - Anything Goes

Make It Monday Challenge #62 - Anything Goes

Make My Monday Challenge #23 - Christmas

Stamps & Fun = Creativity Challenge #72 - Winter

Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge - Anything Goes

Dream Valley Challenges #19 - Anything Goes


  1. What a darling little card--love all your details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMM! :)

  2. Beautiful card

    Thank you for joining in the fun at MTTC this time

    hope you will join us again soon xx

  3. Very cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  4. congratulations on your win your card is gorgeous and so cute thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  5. What a sweet image and beautifully done. The gems are perfect in that scene. Thanks for joining in on the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  6. I'm with you, blue is wonderful for Christmas. I think it's actually the new red and green!
    Your image is WONDERFUL and they way you've colored her just brings her to life. Nicely done on your sketch. Card looks great.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday and Top Tip Tuesday!
    Good luck to you...
    Lisa xx

  7. An adorable card,....lots of detail and colour to take in. Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge this week!

  8. Gorgeous card. Love the unique frame you used and the Christmas tree die cut.

    Thanks for joining the Anything Goes - Tiddly Inks challenge.

  9. gorgeous card Andy! Love the soft colors - thanks for joining the Tiddly Inks challenge this week!

  10. Hi sweetie, I love this especially the colours, gorgeous, thanks for joining us this week at Tiddly inks:0) x x x

  11. What a pretty image Andy! I always think blue is always gorgeous for Christmas!

  12. This is beautiful! Great coloring and I love the diecuts you used, really nice. Thanks for playing along at Tiddly Inks this week!

  13. So lovely - great image and so well coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at MMCS
    Tracy x

  14. Ooo really like this, love the colours you have used and all the details, recognise a bit of paper there from a pack I have just used for the I ♥ Promarker card :)

  15. This is absolutely fabolous. I love all the details and I have a thing for blue christmas cards myself this season, although I have made some red and green ones too;) I love the use of dies and the edges on the top to squares. That christmas three and those baubles look great too. You got a thing for details I can tell. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  16. A really lovely card Andy. Such a lovely image and love your card layout and the colours.
    Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

  17. Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  18. Great card - love that image & your colouring of it! Jx

  19. A very sweet card. The image is really sweet! Thanks for joingin us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week.


  20. Beautiful card...such cute images...thanks for joining us at SFC….



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