8 January 2011

Try Something Different


Hello Fluffers!

Can you believe it's time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin? No? Me neither! This week, we would like you to Try Something New. A new technique, a different colour combo, something you haven't tried before, whatever takes your fancy. I always think this challenge is a brilliant idea, right until I'm actually trying something new and it's stressing me out!

Very Understanding Hubby bought me a fabby, shiny tin of Prismas for Christmas and after I'd spent a few days lovingly stroking them, I thought it might be time to (think about expanding my collection! Ahem!) take them out for a spin. This card is the resulting test drive and I am now in love with Prismas. Oh. And my watercolour brush. And my Copics. And, erm, my Aqua Markers. OMG. I'm a magpie!!

After I'd coloured my image in, I decided to have a go at a colour combo I wouldn't normally play with. And I added some doodling around the edge of the image. I love doodling, but I'm always scared I'll ruin a card by adding it as a finishing touch. Normally I only venture to a little bit around the edge of star die cuts.

Anyway, pop over to Sweet Stampin and take a look at what the girls have created. We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Downloads and our monthly sponsor is Whimsy Stamps.

I would like to enter this card in at:

CES Challenges - All Creatures Great and Small
Stamp Something - Digi
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes

I've not had choklit for five days. Well, apart from the bit I sucked out of the hanky I used to wipe Sweet Cheeks chin after he scoffed twenty nine Quality Street in front of me! I'm pretty sure there are no calories in choklit someone else has already eaten! ;) Have a lovely weekend...

41 comments:

Carrie said...

Fluff.... I LOVE THIS CARD!!! Prob one of my fave images ever.. I live it and your colouring is amazing!!! Love the papers and your doodling is the perfect touch.... well done on no choccies xx

Suzie Q said...

Wow!!
Faye this card really is something else your colouring is amazing!! i am now thinking i need to expand and try these babies out!!!
as for the choklit sure you didn't get a lil choksnot taste lol x
hugs
lil fruit and nut!
xx

Colleen Holmes said...

Beautiful blog! I found you through Feline Playful and wish you the best with your blog and endeavors!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute.
luv
Debby

Lindsey said...
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Lindsey said...

Good morning you filthy hanky sucker! Catch it, Kill it, Bin it, Lick it. Brainwave lets make Fluff Britains new minister for Public Health! Wow your need for choklit must have been overwhelming!
Right swiftly moving on to the beautiful card with it's beautiful colouring and beautiful doodling and OMG where did you find that twiny lacy stuff? Must have link to web site plaes!
Have a fab weekend
Linds x

Ali said...

Ooh Such a cutie love that image and fab colouring mrs - have you had the shakes from no chok?? I have to eat it as I go wobbly if I dont so pure medicinal reasons you understand ;-)

Margreet said...

gorgeous card sweet Fluffy....love the bright colours and your doodling....and I agree: no calories in earlier eaten choklit......lmao!!!!....enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Emma said...

A gorgeous card Faye, fabulous colouring and details.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Dorcas said...

I'm glad you got your prismas, Faye cos this card is awesome!! I love frogs anyway but he's particularly cute!
Thanks fro your sweet comment on my blog. :-)
Hugs

Debbie said...

Dear Minister of Public Health, I heard this story about NO CALORIES in second hand chocolate, please can you confirm asap. Oh ~ and are dog chocolate drops as horribleto eat as I have been told?
Thank you and gorgeous card, fancy prism colours myself are they cool? Debbiexx

Delphine said...

Oh I love your card, Faye! Great image and look at that colouring!!! I am glad you have stopped stroking them and finally started using them:-)... I love the paper and colours too, really beautiful! Hugs Delphine xx PS: 1) I know, I had checked it, nosey me... how would I know about the patchwork bag:-)?
2) Congratulations on your Top 5 at Allsorts sweetie:-)!

Abi said...

Faye I truly love your card, fabulous DP, doodling & so impressed with your colouring. Prisma's? Not another colouring medium I MUST have....

29 Quality Street, you must have been scraping Sweet Cheeks off the ceiling, never mind sucking the leftovers from the hanky!!

xx

P.S. If you check out the 3 central layers of my second picture, you should see my glaring mistake, a chocolate hanky in the post if you spot it........

Loraine Arderne said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, that black and white background paper makes Mr Frog "leap" off the page.

Donna said...

I'm loving this card Faye, fab papers and really cutesie image...superb colouring hun! It does get easier without chocklit...although I do have a sniff of the Cadbury's buttons when Sophie opens them lol! :) Donna x

Catherine said...

Fantastic card Sweetie and great colouring ! Love the image, it looks so like me in the morning !!! Hugs and love from La Chic !

Leanne said...

OMG!! This is just wayyy to stinkin cute!! I love that image the frog is sooo cute and wow you did a awesome job on coloring!! I still have problems trying to color with my copics or my prismas hmmm and you pick these babies up and create a masterpiece hee hee Seriously, love the card! Hugs, Leanne

Tracey T said...

The doodling on this card is so impressive! However, the same obviously cannot be said for your hanky sucking habit! I've been very good today, btw - I've put the remains of a box of chocolate truffles in the bin because I kept eating them. Problem is, I keep looking at the bin now and wondering ... Have a fab weekend! Tracey xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie how ya doin? This is sooo cute & sweet & I love your colouring Prisma's are quite addictive I love mine, cudnt be without them.
Also thank you for joining us girlies over at CES Challenges hunni, good luck.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wedgie said...

Lovely card Faye, I love the colours and your colouring - it looks great! Its fab to have new stash to play with! Wedgie xxx

BananaStamper said...

Fluffy! Happy New Year my friend! I adore this cutie image and the way you have colored him. The doodling is perfect! I agree though, once I have painstakingly colored an image, I am so afraid to ruin it!
So sorry to hear about the chocolate epidemic - maybe if you keep your hands busy coloring with those new prismas you won't think about it since it is too hard to color and each chocolate at the same time without making a mess! - well unless understanding hubby is good enough to feed it to you, but perhaps that would not be helpful....
Cheers,
Bananagirl

Fiona said...

wow Faye...this is one of my favourite images too...isn't he just the cutest...think I quite like froggies!!

Fi
x

Jane said...

Sucking hankies...whatever next? Don't answer that...fabby card though xx

Margo said...

Lovely card !
You have to explain me something ...
Why do you not want your very understanding hubbie to be able to enter the house ?
:)
I can say for you that in fact there are no calories in chocolate that was eaten by your kids :)
Same goes for leftovers from candy, softdrinks etc :)
Love
Margo

Jill said...

Great card Faye, as always. Why do you always make me chuckle!! Jill x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh he is fabulous! Your cards are lovely! Kim

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fab orange green & black colour combo and of course I love the froggy. Beautiful colouring with your new Prismas too! Great job! Hugs, Lesley
ps - I miss you already!

Stephanie said...

This card is fantastic, can tell me who this image is by? You can email me at sserrano22 (at) live (dot) com.

thanks

Val said...

Oh - this is so cute and sweet. Great colouring Faye. How are you survicing with no chocklit?
Hugs to you all
Love
Valxx

Cindy Gay said...

Your stamping is beautiful!

Annika said...

Yay to hubby! Prismas are great, aren't they?!I love doodlin' too only any time I try I just end up ruining a card :(
Sorry I've been out of loop for so long, it's been more a hospital than a house here for almost a month!
Hugsies
Annika

CraftyC said...

Wow Faye its a gorgeous card. He's a real cutie. Just trying to do a little commenting for the first time. Thanks for taking part in the CES Challenge. Hope your lack of choccie don't have any nasty side effects
Clairexx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

LOVE the orange and black together. I need to think outside the box more. Not sure I'm ready to venture away from my Copics and try Prismas, but you have done and AMAZING coloring job here my friend. LOVE the depth of shadows. (really, I can't stop looking at it.) Your doodling is perfect and I so is the black distressing ink along the edges.

Joanna K said...

Hello, I found you trough Feline Playful and I am now following you ;) I missed the chance to join in the fun with the linky thinggy on time, but if you'd like to visit my blog too, I would be delighted! ;)

I love this card, ove the colours and this fun image ;) Very sweet!

Happy and crafty New Year!
Hugs
Joanna x

Jennifer said...

Hi Faye! Fab, fun card...love the image. The colours & papers work so well. Happy new year! xx Jenny xx

Lisa J said...

I LOVE frogs!! You did an awesome job on this card!

Came over to join your blog from FP
Happy Crafting in 2011!


Lisa J

Jo said...

omg! love the depth you've gotten with your colouring on this one *claps!*
and it's a frog too! you couldn't better this ;)

mwah! Jo xx

Sharon said...

Simply adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this time.
Sharon x

Scrappychick said...

He is just precious! And thanks for the sweet comment on my card!
Cyndi

Milliesmarvels said...

Great card, I love that image!
Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!
Jane
x

Julie said...

Super card Faye, your Prisma colouring is fab!! Love the image too and your background paper!! Even more importantly, great tip re chocolate and hankies!! Going to give that one a go! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx