3 November 2012

Holly Time!


Morning Peeps :) 


Time for a new Sketch over at The Sweet Stop and it's a corker. I've used it several times already, you'll probably notice it over the next week or so.


As a rule, I'm not generally a fan of pre-coloured images, but I've had a bit of a time deficit this week, on top of being sick last week, and generally feeling like my creations were coming out a bit naff. So, on Wednesday evening, I found myself wanting to craft but not feeling like colouring. Reluctantly, I pulled out some Wee Stamp Toppers. I say reluctantly, as historically, I've never really loved something I've made with a topper, and as I say, I feel like I'd been a bit off colour with my crafting in the last week or so.

But, armed with a good Sketch, some new papers (new papers? What new papers?!) and a portion of choklit, I was cooking on gas. In the time I would have coloured and image, I made two cards and I like them both. Result!


Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the Sugar Babies...

Cathy, Chrissy, Janice, Melissa, Monika, Robin, Shannon

Supplies... 
Dies: Spellbinders
 

58 comments:

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card as always, love the image which is coloured beautifully and the layout and paper's are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Carole said...

Gorgeous card Faye, sometimes you need to do quick (if you hadn't said we wouldn't know)
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Faye, it's such a pretty image that it would have been a shame not to use it. I love those papers too.

Hugs Sue

Cathymac said...

LOVE IT, Faye! This little Wee Stamps image is simply adorable. The coloring is fabulous (*wink*), and the papers you used showcase it perfectly! Sure hope you are feeling better so you can have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

Donna said...

Love this Fluff, the papers are lush and the image is too cute...perickly done :) Donna ♥ x

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, FAB card! Love the papers and cute Wee image :-)

I know what you mean about using pre-coloured toppers ... I always feel that i'm cheating by not colouring the image lol! Saying that I do use them from time to time when i'm not in the mood for colouring.

Lisa x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Faye, I like the image the papers and the pearls.
Kevin xx

Bananastamper said...

Such gorgeousness Fluffie! I love the sketch and think I shall give it a go as well!I love all the details and sparkle you've added. And that little gal is adorable to boot.
Sure hope you are feeling better soon girl! My best trick is fresh ginger sliced and boiled for a few minutes, then add lemon and honey - yummy and it helps fight off those nasty germs!
Take care,
Banana girl :)

marion said...

Wowwwwwww, this is stunning !! Love the colours and everything, a masterpiece !! Have a great weekend, hugs, Marion

Debbie said...

Just gorgeous Fluffy. What a lovely image and your papers and sketch are delightful.
Have a good Saturday. Debbiex

Debra Miller said...

Congrats Faye on your newest gig - stunning card. They are lucky to have you! Hugs Deb

Frea said...

Hi Faye, love your Christmas card! Such s cute stamp and lovely colors. Hgus Frea

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Faye! I love what you did with the beautiful papers and sweet topper! Hope you feel better soon!

heidy said...

Gorgeous as always Faye!!
XXX Heidy

Joey said...

Faye this is gorgeous hun, love these papers! Joey x

Catherine said...

First : listen Fluff, your creations are never naff ! They are always gorgeous and this one is no exception ! Second : I think this lack of self-confidence is due to a lack of chocolate... So you know what to do now !!! Hope you are having a lovely week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Pia S said...

Even though you didn't color this image yourself, there's still the job of finding matching papers and a layout, so this work is definitely your own and I think the result truly looks great!

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness! Faye, this is sensational! I'm in total love with that DP and image! So precious and beautiful.
LYnn

buggin2stamp said...

Absolutely adorable! I love that image and your coloring skills are amazing.

Sarah said...

Hi Faye - I know exactly what you mean about using pre-coloured toppers. I also feel a bit of a cheat, but sometimes you've just got to when you've no time.

It's a gorgeous card - love your papers and that is a really cute image.

Don't tell me you're having a creative crisis? I wonder if you've caught Sarah-itis? The main symptom is a lack of creative confidence - secondary symptoms are bad temper and an increased intake of sugar related items.

It does pass if you have got it - but I can heartily recommend After Eight mints while crafting, I've found they help!!

Sarah

Vicky said...

This is absolutely gorgeous sweetie. Do you know what I always do a naff job with pre-coloured images I made one the other week & still not blogged it lol. However you my sweet missy are telling porky fibs cus this really is gorgeous & let me tell you I would be chuffed to bits if mine looked half as good as this shug. Also I sooooooooo love Sylvia's images.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous hun.love the sweet image and your new papers are scrummy :D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! just so gorgeous Faye, love the very cute image and lovely design.

Donna x

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Faye! It doesn't matter if the image is pre-coloured, it's how you use it that counts. Your choice of papers and layout show your talent!
xx

Daniele said...

what a sweetie, just loving this sweet image fabbie dps hun
have a great weekend
hugs

Wishcraft said...

Oh I know what you mean Faye... I always feel bad when I use a pre-coloured image, but I do use them - sometimes you just have to! Your card still looks fabulous. The papers are gorgeous and so is the image, she's so cute :o) Hugs, Lisa x

catherine said...

Just a super card Faye and great image. A fantastic job with this weeks sketch too. Hope you have a good weekend and feeling better
x catherine

Marlena Peduzzi said...

This card is so adorable and this sketch looks so great as a square! I'm happy to be working as a sugar baby with you!

Amanda R said...

Love this card and love this sketch! Great papers too but thank you for not mentioning what they are so I can't buy them!

Amanda R said...

Oh darn, I just noticed you did mention them. I am sending you the bill for making my buy them.

Kimberly S said...

So cute, and beautiful coloring Faye! :) hugs, Kimberly

Shannon White said...

Soo Pretty And Sweet Faye!! 8-) Love your Sweet image and Fab take on the sketch! Love yrou Beautiful soft coloring too! So Adorable! So glad you to have you aboard! 8-)


Hope you have a Super Weekend!
Hugs
Shannon

Mary J said...

Oh Faye, I LOVE this! Such a gorgeous take on the sketch!

Hope you arefeeeling better now honey

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I hope you are okay... BIG hugs and have a wonderful Sunday! Delphine xx

maxine said...

A stunning card Faye and lovely topper. I hope you're feeling better x

Chris said...

Well it's gorgeous Faye and I agree with you, sometimes it's nice to make something without the hours it takes to colour. Love the sketch you used and I'm not usually a big fan of sketches...I never like the cards that come from using one but I might try this one.

Sorry you've been unwell and hope you're feeling okay now. Have a nice Sunday. Big hugs xx

Jane said...

oh you poor ol' thing...hope you'e ok now. Who cares about topper....it's still a fab creation x

Wedgie said...

Gorgeous card Faye, I love the sentiment paper in the background and that gorgeous image. Wedgie xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Pretty card - love that xmas text DP. I know what you mean about pre-coloured images, but this one really looks like you've stamped and coloured it. Not naff at all! ;-)
Caroline xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love your take on the sketch! Great papers and your topper tops it off perfectly. Hugs, Lesley

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely Stunning sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Grenouille Greetings said...

S'me again. I got to the end of all of the posts I had missed before I thought I would and I wanted to say that I was sorry you had the lurgy and I hope you are all better now! Hugs, Lesley

Liz McGuire, said...

OK, I don't have these papers, why don't I have these papers. There must be some mistake!

Stunningly pretty card. Hope you're feeling better,

Liz x

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Faye. Love the darling image and fabulous coloring. The touch of glitter looks great. Also really like the blue and brown together! Welcome to The Sweet Stop (again)! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations.

Jules said...

Hi Faye

That sketch does make for a brilliant finished card!

Love what you have done here and know what you are saying about toppers .. .. but this one is fabby.

Gorgeous papers.

Hope you are feeling much better now.

Love Jules xx

Shelly said...

Oh how sweet! I'm like you with toppers, but sometimes it takes me so long to make a card when I colour, it's ridiculous! I love this card though, and the topper and papers are lurvely! Shelly x

Mo said...

Dear Faye!
Your card is wonderful..., I love these Wee stamps and your design and coloring is just gorgeous !!!
Thanks indeed for choosing me as a guest DT for this month, I'm so happy to be a part of the wonderful Cupcake Girls...
big hugs,
Mo

Anita said...

A beautiful card Faye. Hope you're feeling better sweetie!

Fluffles said...

What a beauty Faye - your colours & colouring are exceptional on this one. LOVE IT! Jx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is beautiful, amazing, gorgeous and divine! :)

Your colouring is stampendous - just fabby!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Davi said...

Faye this is absolutely beautiful...the sweet image and the way you offset the image :)

Chrissy D said...

Such a gorgeous card, as always!! Love the touch of sparkles and the color combo!

Ceal said...

awesome card! love your coloring and papers

Janice M said...

What a sweet card! Welcome to the team!!

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, Faye! What a gorgeous card! Love the very cute image, the great papers and the lovely bow! Hugs

Gemma said...

Stunning card faye and love that image...its so pretty!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Deborah Adams/stampndeb00 said...

I saw your card on The Sweet Stop, it is soooo cute. I love the image topper. Glad you are feeling better.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is beautiful Faye and it looks like you colored it! Wonderful work with all the different embellies you chose and hope you are feeling all better!!