15 August 2011

Pickle!


Morning Fluffers!

Well, you'll be pleased to know I didn't have to defribulate myself or The Copics in the end! I sat in The Bat Cave with this cute stamp, (how could I refuse a penguin called Pickle?!) a pile of Jelly Beans, and I beat Mojo into submission. Perhaps not the best tactic, as she lost her way about half way through. And when I'd finished I just couldn't shake the feeling something was missing. So, the next day, I pulled it apart and did this instead...


And yep, I know it's a Christmas card. I'd been struggling with a pink and brown cupcake card for nearly a week. Considering my feelings on Christmas cards in summer, it's ironic that it's a pastel Christmas number that has kicked Mojo out of bed!


Talking of Cupcake, be sure to head over there today. It's our third birthday this week and there's loads of stash to be had. We have six sponsors this week alone; Crafty Emma's Store, Cupcake Cards and Crafts, Digi's With Attitude, Inky Impressions, The Stamping Boutique and Tickled Pink Stamps. That's on top of our three monthly sponsors; Crafts U Love, Mo's Digital Pencil and Sew Sweet. And this week we have a Treasure Candy Hunt too. So what do you need to do for a chance to win some goodies? Use our Faberoony Sketcharoony. Hop on over and see the gorgeous creations from The Cupcakes!


I'm entering this at:

Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas
Fabulous Friday - Animals
Oh La La - Christmas
Secret Crafter - Christmas is Coming

Recipe
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Wild Rose Studio Wintry Christmas
Image and Sentiment: Wild Rose Studio Pickle with Present; My Mum's Craft Shop
Colouring: Copics
Other: Vintage Stars from Stash

68 comments:

Debs said...

For a minute when I read your post title I thought you were shouting out to me (that's my nickname from my DH - it's also what we call our puddy tat lol!!!)
I knew your Mojo wouldn't be far away at all - and both of these are stunning - I agree that he second one does have a little 'je ne sais quoi'
Hope you have a fabby fluffy day.
TTFN
Debs xx

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, FAB card! I love this cute image and lovely pastel colours.

I was very tempted to but this image and paper pad last week. However, I was very good and did resist temptation but after seeing your lovely card I wonder how long I will be able to stop myself hitting the checkout button lol!

Sorry to hear Sweet Cheeks has been in hospital. I haven't been blogging as much lately because of the school hols so missed your post. Glad he is on the mend now.

Lisa x

Daniele said...

I'm so in love with Pickle, I love how you make those doodle lines look professional and stamped, when I do them its a mess of scribbles, hope sweet cheeks is ok and that you have a fabbie day
hugs
P.S
I'm going to be a Grandma again.....yahhhh

Cheryl said...

oh hun your mojo has definatley returned as this is just brilliant loveing that wee penquin and your coloring is just stuning have a great day hun hugs cherylxxxxx

Margreet said...

Gorgeoussssssss.....the 2nd one makes really a difference.....did you colour it yourself???....will you be my teacher please???????
xxx Margreet

Claire x said...

One mojo returned I think Faye! Fabulous card, love Pickle the Penguin - just the cutest. Have a fab day. Hugs, Claire x

louise said...

Hi Faye and ahhhh so cute I have this stamp to make a card for the shop but left him at work(I did not mean to abandon him) and now seeing your card I must remember to pick him up tomorrow when I go back to work(just had week off)I so love your card and coloured beautifully.
hugs louise xx

Heidi said...

Good morning Faye, I love this image, Pickles is absolutely gorge, you've coloured him in beautifully, so you must have got to him b4 mojo did a runner! Hugs heidi x

Jane said...

C'Mon over & let me give you a slap!! STOP beating yourself up over your cards...sheesh! xx

debby4000 said...

Oh Faye this is so gorgeous, I love Pickle.
luv
Debby

Jo said...

Mornin!
Pickle is awesome, what a cutie.
I was shocked to see a crimble card by you, and what a lovely card it is too.
Sketch is fabby, I will be joining in your birthday celebrations this week.
CS xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card shug loving the cute image....its fab!!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Liz, said...

Yep, he's very cute indeed. Brilliant card,

Liz x

Loopylou. said...

awwwwww faye, pickle is too cute!!! the sketch is absolutely awesome hun, I loved it when I saw it and it will definitely be getting some more use from me!! just fab hugs Lou xxxx

Catherine said...

I simply adore your card Fluff ! Pickle is too cute ! I love your colouring, you have made him look all fluffy and soft... Want to give him a cuddle... Great sketch by the way ! Got to try it ! Hugs and love from La Chic !

jimlynn said...

I thought I was the only one that pulled her cards apart and re-did something! This was just before you re-did it - and cute after! Wonderful coloring on Pickle! Cute image and card.
Lynn

Liza said...

So cute Fluff, I love the pastel colours and the adorable image, just gorgeous.

Liza x

Violets Corner said...

This is gorgeous Faye, love your beautiful colouring of Pickle...and all the glitter! He he, and great to know that we all occasionally tear apart our creations...I kind of like them both.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Kt_Dragonfly said...

Oh my gosh, that is too cute!!! I wish I could colour like you because that penguin is amazing, I honestly thought maybe you had sparkled up a pre-coloured in image! Gorgeous :D

Rhonda Miller said...

How cute. I love the penguin.

Ali said...

Ooh mrs fluff hes one cutie patootie xx

Silli said...

wow- zers sweetie, your coloring is awesome...LOVE your cute card...xoxo

Laila said...

ohhh this is soo cute. Just love the little penguin so much :o)
Hugs Laila

Delphine said...

Oooh I love your cards... Your image is so, so cute (when I saw it, I knew I would have to buy it sooner or later!) and your colouring is FAN-TAS-TIC! I love the colours (I bought those papers last week) and the little stars and doodling look fabulous (I think that's why I prefer number 2:-)! I love it all! BIG hugs Delphine xx
PS: no effort really, just 200% pleasure:-)

having a {me} day said...

Oh this is fabulous Faye. Took me a while to work out what the differences were ... dohhh. Love that cute penguin and your colouring of it is just perfick! keeleyxx

Mrs A. said...

You very nearly had me there in spotting the difference but I got there in the end!! Good job I've only had one Hugo and one ickle glass of rose wine so far today. Luv Muver.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Christmas is Coming" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

coops said...

fantastic card faye.the little penguin is so sweet and i love your papers and stunning colouring ;D

xx coops xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Faye this is simply beautiful what a cute image and love those colours/papers.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Lizy said...

Oooh love it! I loved it when I saw the first pic but you were right to re-make it...it's GORGEOUS!

Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OLL this week! :)
Lizy DT x

Jemima's Jems said...

hi faye, now he is a cutie, gorgeous colours too, love it:)

sue
xx

Pinkllilac said...

This is just gorgeous love the colours and beautiful design.
Hugs Linda

Amanda R said...

Pickle the Penguin, that is just so cute! Great job coloring and I hate making Christmas cards now too, just can't make myself do it!

Fiona said...

gorgeous card Faye...I can see why you couldn't resist him!!

Fi
x

Jennifer said...

So gorgeous and very cute Faye! xx Jenny xx

Amanda said...

Awwww, what a cutie image, you have done this so well, I love it!!

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs this week, I hope that you enjoyed the challenge

Amanda

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How cute is this little penguin! Love it! Thanks for joining us at CCC!

Francesca said...

Gorgeous creation
Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Rachel Izakowicz said...

What a fab card, Faye! Am amazing image & such great DP. You're so fab, all around! xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and perfect for our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have new candy if you are interested.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and perfect for our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have new candy if you are interested.

DesigNeAl said...

I like both designs, Faye, and the penguin is so cute!!! xx

Donna said...

Awwww way too cute hun and a beautiful choice of papers and superb colouring, gotta love this card...lots! :) Donna x

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at OLL.xxx

darcy48 said...

Hi Faye adore this card the image is soooooo cute. Love him. Arlinex

Annika said...

The penguin baba looks soooo cute and fluffy. Not surprising really, considering who coloured him up! lol
Anyways, you're real dab hand at doodling. Cool. I LIKE doodling. Mine looks like someone has let a bunch of manky birds loose on paper but I am not abandoning hope. Yet.
Hugs
Annika

*CAFE said...

Such an adorable image! I love that it's a pastel Christmas card.....it's fantastic!

Julie said...

Goijusss!! Your mojo looks perfectly intact - stunning colouring!! Juliexx

sari said...

The card is beautiful either way!!! Love your coloring skills girl!!!!! Hope your having a pleasent week! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Andrea Fogleman said...

This is just to cute! I love the penquin! So darling! Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Davi said...

Faye this is so cute and I do love the stitching you added. GReat coloring there :)

Andria said...

it's like a breath of fresh air reading your blog, dosn;t hlf make me chuckle :). Gorgeous card though how adorable is little pickle :).

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one adorable card, fabulous image its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 147 Christmas Is Coming
I hope you join us again next week,

I also have a little bit of Calorie free Candy if you are interested

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.
SCSC DT

Shelly said...

Hello Faye! Oh you are a silly billy... I love to read your posts!!! This is such a fab Xmas card... I SO LOVE your colouring of this cute penguin! Super sketch too!!! Hugs, Shelly x

Brodders said...

Fab card, fab colours and even more fabber (is that a word?) colouring :)

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous hunni ♥ ♥ Pops x

♥Gry said...

Beautifully crafted. That is sweet, thanks for sharing! ♥

Wishcraft said...

Oh what an adorable penguin! He really is too cute :o) Beautifully coloured too and I love your papers and fab doodling. Lisa x

Donna Bowman said...

Love this Christmas card Faye!! Great papers and coloring!! That penguin is too cute!!

Helen said...

Awwwwwwwwww...this is so cute! Love the colours too!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Helen x

Meretekj said...

A very cute card.
My linknumber is 53

Grenouille Greetings said...

Mojo is defo back! This little cutie looks so darn fluffy I could stroke him! Beautiful colouring! Hope Sweet Cheeks is doing better!
Big hugs, Lesley
ps - What is a Hugo?

Randi WS said...

Aaaaaawwwwhhhh, isn't that CUTE!! Love your card!! ;)

Lots of love,
Randi WS

Dora said...

This is so cute Faye, love your little penguin he is so sweet xxx

Lorraine said...

oh he is so sweet i love this card xx

Arline said...

This is such a beautiful card and Pickle is sooo cute...he is going on my wish list! Gorgeous!xx

Theresa said...

Such a cute card ...love the penguin.

ribenaruby said...

Hi, what a wonderful pingu image, great colouring! Happy 3rd to the whole team. Ruby x