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Monday, 19 November 2012

Sketch N Stash Challenge 101


Hi there folks, happy Monday to you.  I am being a terrible blogger at the  minute, I am so sorry that I've not managed to visit anyone recently, I feel so awful but so much to do, busy at work and lots of family stuff too.  I've hopefully got Wednesday off to start my Christmas shopping though - it'll be here before we know it!
This is our new and  fabulous sketch at Sketch N Stash Challenges, designed by our lovely Doreen, and as we're being sponsored by Lili of the Valley for this challenge, the DT and I have used  some gorgeous LOTV images  for our cards. LOTV are giving the lucky winner of our challenge, a fab £10 voucher to spend with them so come and join in our challenge!

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I bought this Xmas image, Twinkling Star, at Ally Pally in October, along with a few other seasonal images!  I swore that  I wouldn't buy any more Xmas images, but I loved the ones I bought, and this challenge was the perfect carrot to make me show them some ink!
I've coloured her with my promarkers and then added white embossing to the falling snow and the ground.  I like the way that the specks of embossing powder that stuck where it wasn't supposed to have given her a sprinkly, snowy halo around her- you can just pick this up below.  I've also added some glitter to her fur trim  and spica glitter to the stars although this hasn't really  shown in my pics. 
You can see the gorgeous glitter in the pic below. 
I tried to sort through my Christmas stash and put it in some sort of order, and most of my papers were scraps from the sort out.  I think there's some PaperArtsy, HOTP and My Mind's Eye in there but I can't be certain!!  I've used more of the gorgeous Memory Box Star of Wonder die cuts, the ribbon is from stash and the tiny star and sentiment are from PaperTrey Ink.
The rest of the SNS team have made some awesome  cards to show you so take a look at them here.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad - Christmas
Fussy and Fancy - Feeling Blue ( I hope it's blue enough!)
Cute Card Thursday - Starry, Starry Night
My Mum's Craft Shop - Winter Wonderland

22 comments:

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Julie the image is so cute and the layout and papers are fabulous. Caroline xxx

marion said...

What a fab card, cute sketch, hugs, marion

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww she is such a sweetie and your colouring is so beautiful Julie. I love all the sparkly bits and the gorgeous papers

Hugs Sue

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your background inking and colouring is so good, Julie that I thought this was a pre-coloured image! Lovely red and blue combo too! Hugs, Lesley

Eileen said...

Love this card Julie, for a traditional image it has such a modern feel to it. Beautifully coloured and love the papers and embellies you have used.
Eileen x

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Julie, I love the image the papers and the snowflake border.
Kevin xx

~@ngie~ said...

awesome card darl... I love the papers & that image is fantastic... I know I'd buy more of em if I had the cash lol & most of all I love those fabby stars... defo need more cash now LOL ;)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Faye said...

A.Door.Able! X

jules said...

Hi Julie, gorgeous sweet card!

Alessandra said...

such a perfect card with all the glitter and wonderful papers. Really pretty! _don't worry about blogging, we all have a lot to do sometimes and now with xmas in sight we'll all be pretty busy...
xoxo, Alessandra

Daniele said...

another gorgeous creation again Julie just love the background colouring which makes the image really pop
hugs

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! I love the papers and layout! Wonderful coloring of the sweet image! beautiful details!

Janet - aka stacky said...

Hi Julie I love your card the image is adorable and so beautifully coloured, I love those stars xx

Lou said...

Hi! such a pretty card Julie,love your colours and the gorgeous detail too. Really must start my shop for bits too :)have a lovely week.BIG hug,Lou.xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous julie.stunning colouring and i love the fab sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Bea und Doreen said...

stunning card Julie - I love what you did with my sketch.
But I always love your cards ;)
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Gemma said...

beautiful creation, thanks for joining in for our Winter Wonderland challenge this week at My Mums Craft Shop challenge! Gemma :)

sarah-Jane said...

Brilliant Christmas card. I love the image and papers.
Sarah-Jane xx

Diane said...

Oh wow Julie, what a brill take on that sketch !! Thanks so much for sharing you fab card with us at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Julie said...

This is really beautiful!

x

Kami-koneko said...

she's so very very cute, and i adore the added sparkle!
Fussy and Fancy DT,
Laila