Saturday, September 15, 2012

Last Preview and Sketch Challenge Before the Krafty Hop!!

Well, what do you know, it's Saturday again and time for a sketch challenge.  We usually have a sketch challenge on the Saturday before a new release and this time is no exception.  You will find the template for this week's sketch at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog.  I have pretty much followed it and for my card, I used the very cute Madeline and her little cat.  I used Basic Grey Wassail patterned papers on my card. I love the muted greys and greens in these papers.  As usual I coloured Penelope using my Copics and I doodled around the edge of the image layer.  I matted her onto some retired True Thyme card stock from S.U. and then onto some also retired Cranberry Crisp C.S.  I put a wide strip of the paper behind the image layer and bordered it with True Thyme.  I put a piece of white behind that and used a snowflake border at the bottom.  I used some Soft Suede ribbon on the strip, which actually matches the True Thyme and put a poinsetta at the top edge.  I stamped the sentiment 'Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens', which comes with the stamp and I cut it out using one of my Nesties, then I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  The finishing touch was some tiny gold jingle bells, which were given to me by the very sweet and generous Kerry of 'Cards By Kerry', also a fellow team mate.

The sketch has been provided by our fabulous and fun Sheri and she has used Grace for her card, so some lucky stamper will win that stamp.  I also forgot to mention one very important thing, which is that today we are showing all Annie's new stamps.  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the other design team members, leave a comment at each of them for a chance to win some of the new Annie stamps.  They are all wonderful and I can't wait to colour the rest of them.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our Krafty Hop and a chance to win some more rubber, and all of the new images will be available at Kraftin' Kimmie's Shop!!

See you tomorrow,
Diana

18 comments:

  1. Hello Diana! Wow, love what you've done with that new gal - the papers and layout just gorgeous with her!

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  2. I love your card, your colors and paper choices are great and she is beautifully colored!

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  3. What a delightful card! Nice choice for colour palette.

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  4. amazing card, love this image with the kitty too cute!

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  5. Oh, this is just gorgeous Diana!!! Lovely card!!

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  6. Your card makes me feel warm and cozy (: I love the paper you used !! Beautiful!!!

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  7. This is such a cute card, and I love the colors you chose for it. :)

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  8. adorable image ... love the pp and the colouring.

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  9. I love this! The coloring and teh dp are great and then the added mini jingle bells are fantastic!!

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  10. Absolutely wonderful! Love the browns and reds colour pallete - wonderful papers!

    Hugs;
    Shari

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  11. Beautiful cards - great combo of papers with this adorable new image.

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  12. wow Gorgeous card. love the DP and the new style of stamps too.

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  13. Beautiful! Love your coloring! this is so great! Those papers are amazing!!!

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  14. Beautiful! I love the rich reds...gorgeous colouring too :)

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