Monday, 16 January 2012

In The Swing of it...

...well I appear to be getting the hang of this 'blogging' business.
I really adore this little Sugar Nellie stamp she is called Honey Pip.
This card was made for my good friends birthday.
I coloured her in using my beloved Promarkers.

The sketch I followed was set by Erika from the sugar bowl.
I love the calm soothing effect of the colourway used in this card.
I used these colours to fit the sugar nellie Facebook challenge.

The paper I used is from my local craft shop.
For the stamptacular sunday  challenge - texture 
I used the smooth shiny green card which I found in my stash.
 Another texture is the corrugated card in that lovely sage green
I got this from Trotters Independent Traders
(and what a bargain, only £1 for 5 sheets of different colours)
I am a sucker for a bargain or two!.
The sentiment and the glittery ribbon I bought from MB Crafts in Cleethorpes.
The gems and card candy are from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :

Passion for Promarkers challenge 131 - inspired by a song - in the summertime 
                                   by the phunk junkees

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 59  no floral embelishments

Sugar Bowl challenge 75  - Erikas sketch

ABC challenge  - H is for happy birthday

I have also entered this card into the Sugar Nellies colour challenge on Face Book.

Thanx for popping by...

Keep Calm and Craft xx


  1. Caire, this is adorable! I love how you colored your adorable image! I'm going to see if I can find that colored cardboard too! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamptacular! Hugs, Marcy

  2. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    céline dt member

  3. This is just darling! Your image is too cute--and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  4. Such a cute card! I love the image and beautiful paper!
    Thank you for joining us over at Stampin For The Weekend Challenge.
    Have a blessed day

  5. What a sweet card, very pretty colouring and I do love the colour combo you've chosen. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  6. Oh Claire I love your colour combo and take on my sketch. Pip is just perfect too. Thanks for taking part in the Sugar Bowl challenge and good luck.
    Happy crafting!

  7. Just beautiful, love this image and layout, thanks for joining us at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

    Don't forget we are having a DT call at the moment, why not give it a try.

  8. This is lovely, I have to admit I really like the image you've used (I own her too) and your colouring is beautiful. I really like the textures you've used and also your colour choice, so pretty.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  9. Claire, your image is beautifully coloured and tones in so well with your gorgeous backing paper.

    Thank you for joining us at ABC and at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  10. What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us at ABC!!