15 October 2011

Gotta love Pickle


Morning Custard Lovers.

You may have noticed, I've a soft spot for this little Penguin. First up, I love penguins. All varieties. You know the waddly kind and the ones you get in the choklit aisle in the Supermarket!


But there's another reason that this little guy has melted my heart, aside from being incredibly cute looking. His name is Pickle, which is what we call Sweet Cheeks sometimes, particularly when we're having a lovely squidgey baby cuddle. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. You gotta love Pickle. :) You can get yours from My Mum's Craft Shop, but I'm not sharing cuddles. They're all mine.


I'm loving pastel Christmas cards this year, be prepared to see more! Seam Binding and Velvet Ric Rac from Sew Sweet were jumping up and down on my desk, begging to be used when I was making this card and it would be rude to ignore them, don't you think!


And here's this week's fabby Sketch from Sketch Saturday. We're sponsored by Robyn's Fetish this time. Hop on over to take a look at the completely gorgeous creations from The Saturdays. Well worth a look! :)

I would like to enter this card at:

Wild Rose Studio - Festive Frolics Blog Hop


43 comments:

Margreet said...

Awwww, this is sooo lovely Faye...love your colouring and glitering of Pickle...have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Ali said...

Toooo cute xxx

Debbie said...

GORGEOUS. Love Pickle he is sooooo cute and what's he got behind his back? Could it be a pressy for me?

I agree that pastel Christmas cards are in for this Xmas, they look so nice and I am a bit fed up with red and green all the time. Quite like black and white too do you?
Debbiexx

Donna said...

Goergeous festive card Fay and such a sweet penguin, fab choice of pretty papers too :) Donna ♥ x

PS: One of Sophie's nick names is pickle...good choice lol!

Tracey T said...

I agree about the pastel colours for Christmas this year + it's a good excuse for me to do some paper shopping! Pickle is a real cutie and your colouring is gorgeous. Really like the sketch - need to give this one a try. xx

Chris said...

Oh so cute Faye, Pickle is gorgeous and your colouring and shading just perfect. Love those pastel colours too, a gorgeous combo for Christmas. Pass on a cuddle from me to Pickle :). Hugs, Chris xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

He truly is an absolute cutie and he looks so fabulous against the pinks! Oh so pretty make, Fluff! Hugs, Lesley

Denise and Louise said...

That is one cute penguin. Love your pastel colours and the ric-rac is gorgeous.
Hugs
Denise xx

CraftyC said...

Now he's cute, couldn't agree more Faye!
Clairexx

Mary J said...

Oh Faye, I am in LOVE with your Pickle! I HAVE to have him! Please send this gorgossity to... ;)

Have a lovely weekend gorgeous!

McCrafty's Cards said...

An adorable card Faye, I like pickle, the papers, the colours and that velvet ricrac
Kevin xx

Jules said...

Hi Faye

This is super cute!!!

Love that little penguin very much!!

You have coloured and shaded him beautifully.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Mandy said...

Hi Faye,
One beautiful card,I'm lovin Pickle too he's adorable,and your colouring and colours are fabulous....Have a lovely weekend....Hope Sweet Cheeks is well,big hugs to him...
Mandy x

Claire said...

I can see why you have a soft spot for him, cos he is sooooo cute! Fab card as always. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

fantastic card faye.pickle is so cute and i love how you have made him sparkle.stunning papers and design too :D

xx coops xx

kitty said...

Hiya - really cute card loving the snowflakes and how you have used the ribbon. Kitty xx

DesigNeAl said...

Awww, how cuddly! I like his name too! :-) Sweet card, Faye. x

Daniele said...

that is one sweet penguin, and the colouring is amazing hun
hugs

xGemmax said...

Wow..sweetie!! This card is absolutely adorable & loving the sweet image :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

sari said...

Awww... This is truly the sweetest penguin i have seen! Love this card and your colouring!!! Hmm...your're on a roll with your x-mas cards!!! Way to go!!!! Have a fantastic weekend! Hugs and sunshine!

Abi said...

Ooh pastel is definitely the new traditional lol!! He is utterly gorgeous hon & I love these sweet papers xxx

Margo said...

He's sooooo cute !
Hugs
Margo

Sarah said...

Hi Faye, awwww he's adorable (and I bet your Pickle is too!). Love your colouring and the sketch is wonderful. Great colour combo as well, agree with you that it's a good change of colour for Christmas. Sarah

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, Awww this is adorable! Such a pretty colour combo and I ♥ this sweet image.

Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Awwwww Faye I have had my heart stolen by this beautiful image of Pickles, he is soooooo cute and I adore the colours and design, superb card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

SallyB said...

Hi Faye
This is a masterclass in using black...Pickle looks perfect!

Thanks soo much for joining in with the Festive Frolics theme on the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop!...x

Amanda R said...

This is so adorable Faye. I love the dark blue of his hat and how did you do the little sparkly dots around the image? Love the look!

Silli said...

such a cute image Faye, LOVE your coloring and all the glitter! Fabulous girl...Happy sunday...xoxo

Cazza said...

Yes indeedy, you gotta love Pickle!! He's so super cute and your colouring is amazing. Love this one :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

having a {me} day said...

WOW! This is stunning! So sparkly! Love that adorable penguin. Love your colouring.keeleyxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Faye ,, I saw this yesterday on the challenge blog and you inspired me to ink up my stamp too :-) soo cute :-)

thanks for joining us on the Wild Rose Studio Challenge and Hop :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Aww Pickle is so cute. (my Dad used to call me pickle when I was a little girl)
Love the glitter.
Caroline xxx

Shelly said...

Oh Faye this is so adorable, I just love the papers you've used too! Shelly x

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! Love your sparkle! Have a good and creative week. Kim

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Faye, love the adorable image and fab sparkles. Stunning colouring.

Donna x

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

He is quite the cutie! Love all the sparkles! I am loving all the texture and the pretty papers too!

Sandra said...

Hello my fluffiness. Lovin' the cute penguin.
Hope you and yours are well.
Hugs
Sandra x

Sarpreet said...

This is gorgeous, love what you have done with the card. Thank you for joining us on the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop.

Dulcie said...

Hi Faye, your colouring of Pickle is stunning! I love it. I normally do pale grey but you've inspired me to try the darker colours. Love the whole card too.

Thanks for entering the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop and good luck with the challenge! Dulcie xx

Arabella said...

Awww this is so sweet Faye! Pickle is so gorgeous and I love how you have coloured his feathers!

Arabella

Victoria said...

Pickles is indeedy uber cute and very well coloured too. I defy you to let me have a cuddle with Sweet Cheeks - I'll set Bips on ya!
Love
Jelly
x

Delphine said...

Totally adorable... Pickle is so so cute! I love your papers (of course I have them too, my kind of colours:-)) and your embellishments are so pretty! And the sparkle looks fantastic:-)! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Vicky said...

Just sooooooooo cute, such a wonderful image. Love how you sparkled him up.