Friday 23 November 2012

Time for a Sketch

Good morning bloggers and Happy Friday to all you workers - they sure roll round quick don't they?  Stacey, my daughter and I, are setting off to London this morning to spend some time with my grandson Harrison, son and daughter in law.  The new baby is due in 16 days and Melissa is having a 'sweep' today so you never know......!!

Today I have made a card following the sketch over at  Sketch Saturday , I love following sketches as I have said so many times its just so easy peasy! Of course its a Christmas card - not long now!!

The image is Hero Arts and has been coloured with Copics and Stickles added for some sparkle! I have gone around the edge of the image with chalks whilst it was still in the die.  The papers are MME "Merry" and Coredinations cardstock.  The sentiment on the front is a Crafter's Companion one which came free in a set with a magazine.  I have used another sentiment on the inside which, I think, is Penny Black. My craft room is so messy I keep loosing things I am really going to have to have a major sort out ...... maybe in the New Year lol! Here is a picture of the inside:

I am trying to make some post friendly cards without too much in the way of embellishments on them.  I posted one today and it was 90p!! It only had a felt flower on it well okay quite a few layers but still!!!
I hope it is ok for the challenge as I moved the sentiment.

Challenges entered:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch

Well I will try and get round a few of you before I go, other wise it will be after the weekend.  I hope you are all having a good weekend, thanks for looking and take care xx


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Suzie just loving the colours great work! Shaz in oz.x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Susan the image and layout are beautiful. Have a lovely weekend away. Caroline xxx

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow Susie all this travelling around and you are still managing to keep up with your blog and comments - I am impressed! I love the card, I so must use that technique of inking whilst the die is still in place more. I now only post cards without layers or embellishments and they are still expensive (and for some reason still take me hours to do! cant win!). Have a lovely time in London.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the image and beautiful papers.
I hope you have a nice time with yor family
Hugs Sue

Patricia said...

Good Morning Susan, yet another stunner, I love that cute image, on fantastic layout.
Have a great time with your family.

Patricia x

Doreen said...

Beautiful card and image,love the

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the cute image and lovely papers.

Have a lovely time with your family and hope your Daughter I Law gets on ok today.

Hugs Julie xx

chrissy xx said...

Super cute! FABulous colours and I LOve the design. Know what you mean lol about posting! Trouble is. It's hard to leave embellishment off! Might make a lot of CAS cards next year..that might help.

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fab card, love the cute image and funky papers. Hope you have a fabby weekend xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Susan - adorable image and I love the DP's
Have a fabulous weekend with your family :o)
Take care
Debs xx

Unknown said...

Hope you had a lovely day in London today Susan, exciting aren't they, the coming weeks? Your snowmen card is absolutely adorable, such sweet colours! Hugs, Ira xox

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Susan, love the image, so cute,and love the papers and design too..I know the postage is awful, I went to post an envelope with a few die cuts inside, not puffy, and they were going to charge me $11 NZ dollars to send it parcel post..I was so shocked..and dreading what my csrds will cost this year...better get going on CAS cards I


coops said...

so gorgeous suzie.i love your fab papers and really sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. I love the cute snowman and those papers are fabulous. Love the colours.
Have a great weekend.
Lorraine x

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo super card suzie ... love those little snow people ... hope you have a super time in london ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Hazel said...

Stunning card Susan - love the image and the colours are just lovely.

Sorry I haven't been able to pop by sooner - I've been having horrible problems with Blogger but hopefully everything is sorted now (fingers crossed!).

Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some much appreciated comments.

Have a great weekend.

Take care.


Hazel xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is really cute Susan… what a fab image and your colouring is beautiful !! Love the pretty papers and layout!
hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Unknown said...

beautiful Susan hope you are having a great weekend.
Chris x

Ally said...

so wonderful in colours and design, Suzie! Love love love it!
Hugs, Alessandra

May said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I love those colours... Beautiful image & design.. Lovely inside & out.. Hugs May x x x

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the snowmen and the papers, wow, so wonderful!

Planetsusie said...

Hi again Susan - I am so with you on using sketches. I have so much trouble getting paper to go with image, making sure the image sits right with the papers etc etc. When I found out about these sketches I was chuffed to bits. They certainly help me out, even if I don't use all of the sketch, it may only be needed to start me off!!!

I love your colours on this one with these gorgeous backing papers. Beautiful image as well.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Sonia said...

Hi dearest friend,how are you?Adorable card,beautiful snowman,so cute^_^
And again fabulous papers^_^

~Tammy~ said...

I love the pretty soft colors and the design is fab! Those papers are soooo pretty!

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Susan, sweet image and lovely papers, you were right not to over embellish - the papers are so pretty you wouldn't want to cover them up.