Thursday, 1 December 2011

Moving Along With The Times (DT Card) - Challenge 127 - 'Hazel's Sketch'

Good morning! Hope you are all well! Where did the last seven days go?!!! We are into December today - so reality kicks in how close we are to Christmas!! It's also Thursday, so time for another Challenge over at

This week the lovely Hazel is our hostess and she has designed this fab ....


So we want to see what you can come up with following this fab layout. I think it's nice to do Sketches every now and again because it makes you try new things. Also there are so many fab ways that you can interpret them. So looking forward to seeing your entries ...

Here is my take on the sketch .... 

The gorgeous image is from Pink Petticoat and is from a Set called Mini Rudolphs. I have enlarged one of the mini Rudolphs for a main image. The Sentiment came with the Set. Backing Paper is 'Sprinkled with Twinkles' also from Pink Petticoat. 

 Lots of Plum and Silver card. The silver is embossed with swiss dots. Pearls and Gems are from stash. Ribbon is Papermania. The little purple sleigh bells were freebie with magazine.

 Silver flowers are from Dies to Die For and the tiny purple flowers are some that I've had for years in my stash. The silver flowers look more sparkly in real life!!

Colouring: Promarkers
Lilac, Lavender, Cool Greys 1, 2 and 3.
Star Dust Stickles

Think that's about it. I love all the Bling on this card and in real life it twinkles like crazy!! Hope you like it.

We are sponsored this week by  Crafty Emma's Store.

Pop on over to MAWTT Website for more details of the challenge and to take a look at the rest of the team's creations - they are all fab! and don't forget to check whether you were a winner in last week's challenge! 

Apologies for the little shadow on photograph. You can see it just beneath the Sentiment. My camera has developed a fault and there is a black spot on screen and on every photo when you upload it. It's small, but once you know it's there .... yikes, drives me mad!!!  'Out damn'd Spot' LOL

I phoned Insurance Co. about the fault and was left hanging on the line for 30 minutes listening to Chopin !! In the end they said it is still under Manufacturer's Warranty so now I have to post it back to Panasonic for repair. 

I think it's gonna take some time to get it sorted .... meanwhile I can borrow my daughter's camera when she is home or else I will have to make do with old camera. I could do without it in run up to Christmas. But Hey Ho as they say - that's life ....

My back pain is a lot better now. Thanks for all your good wishes! it is more or less back to the normal pain level. 

Not long to weekend and Strictly again!! I think it's time for Robbie to go next, bless him. He's not quite up to the standard of the others. I wonder which Celeb or Pro will be baring their chest this week?!!!  LOL

Anyway, if you are still with me!!! back to my card and ...

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Totally Gorjuss Challenge 108 - 'Sparkle' (ends 2nd December 2011)
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 94 - 'Lots of Sparkle' (ends 4th December 2011)
Craft your Passion - Challenge 86 - 'Tis The Season' (ends 4th December 2011)
Scrap Creations - 'Christmas' (ends 5th December 2011)
Fab'n Funky Challenge 101 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 6th December 2011)
Dream Valley - Challenge 21 - 'Sparkle' (ends 10th December 2011)
Divas by Design - Challenge 16 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 12th December 2011)

Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the image super cutie!
Hugs Shell xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh its such a pretty card - i love the lilac and silver .. and the little cute image. Fab take on the sketch - thanks for joining us at Diva's this fortnight

Lisa x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning what a great card, I love all the bling. I cant see the fault from the camera, Love Hxxx

Val said...

Super Card - so cute.

I agree with you about Robbie - I think last week was so unnecessary!!!


jo said...

Hiya, gorgeous card, sooo cute, love the colours, too. Glad you're feeling bit better and looking forward to weekend tv! I think Robbie should go, too, maybe even last week?
Jo x

chrissy xx said...

This is one cutie Susan! LOve these colours and LOve all your embelishments...Those flowers are Gorgeous lol.... Funny how it takes so much longer to get a repair than to buy anything! Should be able to take it to a shop near you...But, that's too easy.
Yes! Robbie should go he looked silly last week in his ex 'football gear'.

Teresa said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card and it is a great sketch! I love how you've coloured this little reindeer in the lilacs and greys and the embossed paper goes to perfectly with him...fabby card and love those sparkly flowers! I just hope I don't see too much of Brendan again on Saturday,(I just can't bear him!) but agree with you about Robbie. Glad your back is better. Have a lovely evening, Hugs, Teresa xx

Debs said...

Adorable card Sue - the image is super sweet. Perfect colour combo too!
Glad to hear the back pain has improved - hope it improves further.
Enjoy your evening.
Debs xx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Huhu liebe Sue, was für ein süßes Motiv und welch wundervolle Coloration eine wirklich schöne Umsetzung.

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

CraftyC said...

Cute card Sue, love the colours on this. Thanks for playing along in this weeks Dream Valley Challenge!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable Sue. I love the colours and your embellies.


Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, Oh I love your card with all it's glitter and sparkles and that image is adorable, I got some paper from pink petticoat the other day after reading that you used it, you get a really good deal it's great thanks. Glad you are feeling better. That camera sounds like it is going to be a hassle, we can't do without our camera's, can we ! Have a great weekend and enjoy your show on the telly.
Hugs Cheryl

Jules said...

Hi Sue

Pleased to read your back is feeling a bit better.

That looks like one busy sketch and yet when you see it as a finished card it looks gorgeous!

Great finished look and gorgeous colour combo.

I hope your camera isn't away for too long.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

so stunning sue.i love your fab layout and colours and gorgeous sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love the colours hugs pops x x x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is such a gorgeous card love the colours & the image is so cute.
Glad your back is getting better shug. Take care.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Pami said...

Gorgeous colours on your card Sue, I just love it and the image is just so sweet! Glad you are feeling a bit better! Pami x

meg said...

Really like uor card especially the flowers they are a wonderful colour. Had a good browse on your site today as it has been almost 2 weeks since Iv'e had time to have a good look I was away for 4 days then computer crashed on first day home.
Your projeacts are beautiful each card a delight to see

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card - love the image and all the detail. Hugs, Claire x

Susan Flynn said...

Great card Sue! I'm definitely with you I think Robbie will go too although he has done a lot better than I thought! Hope you have a fab weekend and enjoy Strictly xx

craftymum said...

A great "sparkle " card. thank you for joining bus at TG this week

p.s. I have blog candy on my blog to old and new followers and Hotshot crafts have launched their first challenge today

SusanLotus said...

Lovely Christmas card. I like the shape of the card very much.
So glad you feel better now. Hope it will stay that way and enjoy your weekend! Hugs! :)

Hazel said...

Hi Sue

awesome card - I love Pink Petticoat papers and images and you have made them look fabulous.

Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck.

I hope you will be able to join in our challenge next week.

Take care

Hazel x

Cheryl said...

oh sue you have done it again hun just brilliant adore what you have created here hun,you really are a star at cards hun always admire your detail,its just stunning,love big hugs cherylxxxxx

Doreen said...

Ooh Sue this is one stunning card,love the layout,love the

Anne said...

This is beautiful, love the adorable image, and the colors and layout is great. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Frances said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Creations, hugs, Frances.

xxxtglxxx said...

Love the cool, contemporary colours on this Sue! :) And that sketch looks quite tricky! lol.

Really smashing card :)

Hope you are having a great weekend, we have snow here all day, but it looks really nice, as I have just finished putting my trees and decs up! :)



DesignerDiva said...

Hello lovely Sue I finally made it here LOL!
Had a migraine and been wiped out for days. Love that little reindeer Sue it's very cute and far better on ice skates than I ever was. The silver embossing looks like metal, very clever, and fab little sleigh bells.
Lovin you quoting Shakespear never read any myself, I did try but it was too much like hard work -give me Jackie Collins anyday!
I hope it's not Holly leaving tonight, she was cracking yesterday
Hugs Laurie xx

Rach83 said...

Great card, Sue and your colourings are fab. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope your back pain is lessening. Be sure to join us in January for a whole year of new challenges.

Rachel x

Shannon White said...

Oh, Sue this is soo Adorable! I am loving your Sweet image and the Fab dp's and Swiss Dot embossed panels too! Great color combo too! just Love this! 8-)


P.S> Thanks so much for all your Sweet comments and well wishes too! Our Power and internet is finally back on..Yay! 8-)

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Such a sweet image. Love all the embossing on the card, it looks really classy. Glad to hear you're back has gotten better. Sorry about the camera though...there's always something isn't there? My camera is also on its way to break apart; can't afford to buy a new one though at the moment, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed it'll hang in there for another while...

Take care!

Anne said...

Brilliant design and perfect for our Lots of Sparkle challenge at OLL. Hugs x

Alessandra said...

hi Sweetie, sorry, I've been a bad blogger lately, have a lot of work in the office. I almost live there 24hrs... LOL...
Love what u made with this sketch! the colours are fantastic and silver and purple matches perfectly together (ooops, that's toally wrong written... but u know what I mean...)
Huggies, Alessandra