11 June 2011

It's Sketch Saturday!

So, here it is! My first Sketch Saturday post! Woohoo! What a thrill. And what a fabby sketch.

I've been playing with sketch's (particularly Jo's) for years. When I first came back to crafting after I had Sweet Cheeks, I didn't get on with them at all. I always seemed to go off piste and found it really hard to follow them. I've come a long way since then and it tickled Jo no end the first time I uttered the phrase 'I LUUUUUURVE sketch's! Naturally, the week I want to make a top notch card to do Jo and Sketch Saturday proud, the sketch had me tied up in knots! It's the two little strips that did it! Pah!

I'm still a bit unsure about this one, although it's growing on me and I'm really happy with my colouring.

This week, we are sponsored by:


Pop over to Sketch Saturday for all the details and see the fabby cards from the rest of the DT. Otherwise, have a great weekend.

You'll be interested to know I've found it necessary to upgrade safety gear when dealing with Sweet Cheeks. I now not only wear face paint, but am in a crash helmet too. Bring it! :\

I'm going to enter this at:

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Here Comes the Summer
Totally Papercrafts - Summer
Truly Scrumptious - Summer Sparkle

Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: The Good Life; Forever Friends
Image: Stampin Up!
Colouring: Polychromos
Tools: Stampin Up! Punch

Other: Hessian, Shells, String from Stash


Vicky said...

It's beautiful Faye....! love your take on the sketch hun and the fabulous colouring too sweetie...!

Oh and BLW...the colour was Olive! (PP papers)

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Tracey T said...

You are so right about your colouring - it's stunning, Faye. Love this card, it's a real beauty.
Tracey x

Liz McGuire, said...

Perfect, everything comes together so well to creat a spot on beachy card, love it. Have a fab weekend,

Liz x

sara said...

it's a beautiful card you should be delighted with it !! Love that image and your colouring is gorgeous love the soft vintage feel fab job !!
Hugs sara x x x

Rachel said...

Beautiful card Faye, your colouring is awesome. I love the fresh feeling of the card. Hope you're keeping well. Thanks for popping by my blog I love hearing from you. Oh and congrats on your first Sketch Saturday challenge! I think you did Jo proud with this card. Wedgie xxx

Jilli said...

Absolutely perfect Faye! I love the image, which you have every right to be happy about cos its amazing! i struggled with the 2 strips too and spent ages fathoming out what i could do with it ... wish i'd come up with the stitch like you did ... ingenious ... could kick myself for not thinking of that LOL!

Welcome to our family ... Hugs Jillix

Loopylou. said...

faye it is absolutely gorgeous hun, i love the kraft and the blue, just beautiful. The sketch is fab hugs Lou xxx

Terry said...

Heeeeeeeeeeee there Fluffster, seee TOLD YOU SOO LOL....your image and your card are AMAZING yep you can be really proud of your coloring cause that is AMAZING too...and yesssss I had some trouble with the two stripes too....pffewww but it all worked out just fine.....Your card is absoulutely georgous hunni. Hugs Terry xxxxx

Jo said...

You always tickle me no end anyway, and you always cheer me up & offer support (this week has been no exception either...thank you again xx)
I'm stoked that I was able to offer you a DT position, and what an amazing debut card too *claps*
you should be proud!
I love the image (as you know) and I love your colouring, the stitching is ingenious, your whole card is very inspiring (I need to buy some kraft, i've got to try this for myself)
thank you xx

((hugs)) too, rest assured that although SC is being quite trying atm, he will always love you and he can't help it, he's at that age.

and you can always ask cyber-mummy to make you a funky felt crash helmet cover eh? ;)

take care,
CS xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie gorgeous card I sooooo love the image I love images on kraft & this is amazing hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Cazza said...

Wow, wow, WOW hon, your card is AMAZING!! Stunning colouring and a gorgeous image, I LOVE IT!! Those two strips had me confused.com too!!

cheryl said...

oh hun you are always here to make me laugh,as for your card just brilliant,your coloring is amazing,hugs cheryl xxxx

Chris said...

Fantastic first card for SS Faye and it made me laugh about the sketches thing :D. Love your colouring, absolutely gorgeous and the stitching detail looks fab! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

Unknown said...

Awwww... That is jus so beauiful Faye! I LOVE ha image!! Perfect card sweetie!!! Have a fun saturday! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Erum Tasneem said...

gorgeous creation!

coops said...

wow this is beautiful faye.i love the image and your colouring on the kraft is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Mandy said...

Hi Faye,
Fabulous card...Love the image and your colouring is perfect...You've nailed the sketch...Big hugs to sweet cheeks again for my comment,tell him Carrie the caterpillar sends kisses back to him...Have a lovely weekend..
Mandy x

Margreet said...

congrats on your DT spot Fluffie....your 1st card is successful....your colouring is perfect!...have a nice weekend!
xxx Margreet

Loraine Arderne said...

Oh Faye, this is gorgeous. Took me to a place far, far away with that colouring. Just stunning!

jimlynn said...

Faye, I wouldn't be unsure about this one AT ALL!!!! It's FABULOUS!!! Love everything about it. Wonderful card.

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so sweet faye! Love the stitching for the strips! Very creative! The mesh, twine seashell, all perfect touches. Your coloring is great too! Sounds like you are prepared for Sweet Cheeks now! No more invasion of the little people! LOL!

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Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with Truly Scrumptious - Summer Sparkle challenge.
Hugs Sue x

Donna said...

You rocked this sketch with your card Fluff, such beautiful soft colouring and gorgeous little sea shells :) Donna x

Unknown said...

Oh Fluff Hunny it is beautiful.. I love it!! xx

Delphine said...

GOR-GEOUS! Your image is fantastic and your colouring so beautiful, I love it! I think the embellishments are brilliant and I love what you did for the two strips! An amazing debut card! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Fiona said...

wow this is gorgeous Faye...well done or your new spot!! I too love Jo's sketches.


Jane said...

Yo! Clever ol' you xxx

Christine said...

uh oh, what's that sweet cheeks up to??

This is absolutely gorgeous, your coloring is amazing on it! Love everything about it.

Diane Louise J said...

You've made a beautiful card.. the image of the girl is gorgeous, lovely colouring.
Diane xx

kerry said...

Your card is divine! I also have this stamp and have not attempted to colour it but you have done it so well!

Bananastamper said...

Hey Fluffie!
Congrats on the new DT and on your beautiful card - I especially like the coloring on Kraft - everybody seems to be trying this on except me - had better get with it eh?
Shanna :)

Emma said...

A beautiful card Faye and so pretty. Congrats on your new dt spot.
Hugs Emma x

Janice said...

Such a sweet image & such a lovely card, Jx

Michele Roos said...

Such a gorgeous card Faye. Love the details and the sweet image. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Shelly said...

Hiya Fluff! This is so lovely... I admire your colouring and the dreamy feel you've created in this card! Such a FABULOUS interpretation of the sketch! Have a lovely Sunday, Shelly x

Wishcraft said...

Wow Faye! Such a fantastic take on the sketch, brilliant idea! Fab image and colouring :o) Lisa x

Lisa said...

Oh this is a FAB card Faye :-) I love your take on the sketch and such a beautiful image.

Congrats on the SS DT :-)

Lisa x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Faye, Your colouring is perfect
Kevin xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh yes, Fluff, your colouring is puuuuuurrrrrfect! Gorgeous card! Love all of the design elements! Hugs Lesley

DesigNeAl said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous, Faye! All those embellishments are fantastic!! I love the beautiful shells and how you have played with the twine, thread and different types of strings. love it!