Saturday, 16 March 2013

Snowballing Doggie....

Hello... hope you are all having a lovely weekend! Simon Says Stamp have a 'Choose a Sketch' Challenge this week... I really liked one of the sketches and so I thought I'd make a Christmas Card using some of my new Crafting stash...

You can choose from two sketches..... here... and I've chosen Sketch 1 .....

Simon Says Stamp 'Choose a Sketch' Challenge  

Image: by David Parkin from Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine available for free here!!!
Papers: Sherry K Designs - 'Merry Christmas to You' and 'Floral Christmas'
Embossing Folder: - Sizzix 'Powdered Sugar and Snow Globe Set'
Die: Memory Box - 'Corner Bow'
Die: Spellbinders - 'Create a Flake'
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley - 'Christmas Grungy Messages'
Nailheads: JosyRose

The image is free at the above link... and the gorgeous Sherry K Design papers and the Embossing Folder are on offer at the moment... so if you fancy grabbing some bargains! ;-) 

I changed the Floral Christmas paper slightly... it has a cream background and so I alpha'd it to make the background clear and print out white. 

Aww isn't this wee doggie adorable!! I've coloured him with Copics... and used some Snow Crystal glitter on the snowballs and some Flock on his hat bobble... but it isn't showing at all on photo!! looks nice in real life though! LOL

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Ooh La La Creations - 'Our Four Legged Friends' 
Simon Says - 'Choose a Sketch'
C.R.A.F.T. - 'Christmas in March' 
Cute Card Thursday - 'Anything Goes' 
Christmas Stampin' - 'Sparkle and Shine' 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - 'Merry and Bright'
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - March - 'Anything Goes'

I have had a lazy Saturday... spent most of the day Crafting and enjoyed it .... then stumbled across some Who Do You Think You Are USA... new episodes on BBC iPlayer... so watched the first one with Martin Sheen... very, very interesting... so if you like WDYTYA then it's definitely worth taking a look! ;-)

Thank you for all your lovely comments... I will be catching up with you all very soon! 

Love and hugs!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card! The image is brilliant and you've coloured it expertly! It would make a perfect Christmas card for my sons but I'd never be able to colour it in!

Sue said...

Hello Sue
Your card is gorgeous. I love the cute image , thank you for the link.
The papers match perfectly and the embossing and MB corner bow look fabulous.
Take care
Hugs Sue

Judith said...

This is gorgeous Sue - I love this card and what a great sketch - I'm getting to be a fan of sketches! Love those papers - its such a great Christmas Card. hope youre having a good weekend hugs Judith x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, I love your fun image and you've coloured it beautifully. Fabulous papers and I love the red and white combination - you were so right to change the colour.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I like the sweet fun image, the papers the snowflake and the swirls.
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

Blooming Heck Sue, was about to go to bed when I spotted this little cracker, what a fabulous card, love it.

Kath x

Unknown said...

hiya sues what a fab card just loving the colours superb image perfectly coloured up too fabulous hugs sassyxxxxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So fabulous hun, I love the image and fantastic sentiment and the layout and papers are gorgeous, hope you are having a lovely weekend
Lindsay xx

DesignerDiva said...

Cute cute cute Sue! I love that little doggie and the papers are really vivid, makes your card really pop! I have that fab corner bow and I'm almost ashamed to say its still in the packet!!
Just read your post below and I had to laugh as it takes me forever to make a card lately! lol, these people that post everyday - well I don't know how they do it!!
Big Hugs Laurie xx

Heather said...

This is so adorable!!! Super cute image and I love that bow die! Gorgeous papers, too. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Unknown said...

Hiya Sue, Gosh I do so love this cute little doggy thanks for sharing the link, all the images are gorgeous. How do you manage to separate the individual images? I'm a bit dumb sometimes when it comes to techo stuff lol.

Riette said...

That is so SWEET!!! Love the coloring. I never seem to get animals right...

Shannon White said...

OMgoodness this is so Darned CUTE Sue!! And look at you getting a head start on your Christmas cards!! So Smart! 8-) Love your Darling image and Super take on the sketch too! Just Love this! 8-)

Big hugs

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Sue what a fun Christmas card that is one cute image. Love your papers though when you start telling us what you did to change things on your pc I am full of amazement! Enjoy your Sunday Sue, Susan xx

Jenny said...

Das ist eine ganz bezaubernde Karte. Das Motiv ist niedlich und die Farbwahl ist toll.
Danke für deine Teilnehme bei CSAYL.Liebe Grüße Jenny

Debbie said...

Hi Sue...this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Love this image.
Hugs Debbie x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous Christmas card Sue,I love the fun image and colouring, love the red and white, so striking and gorgeous corner bow die.


Carole said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I've been and grabbed that image THANKS!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Carole xXx

Janice said...

A lovely image and a brilliant card Sue. Love the sketch too and will use it today hopefully. Hope you're having a good weekend. Jx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Very early for Christmas I see!
Your card is fab Sue, love the cute doggie and perfectly coloured.
Hope you have a nice week-end.
Hugs xx

Mary J said...

I love David's work - I'm surprised we don't see more of it in blogland - I must print off some images to use!

This is such a great card - I love it Sue!

Jacqueline said...

A fabulous Christmas card and such a cute image. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

meg said...

Hi Sue hope you are well and keeping cosy we have had lots of snow over the last week but it has cleared away now. Getting my younger son the 5 miles to his school bus was a nightmare . Your card is fantastic from the colouring to your papers.
Keep well hugs Meg

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the adorable image and design. Fab colouring as always. :o)

Donna x

PaperDaisies said...

Sue, this is gorgeous. Love the red and brown together. So effective. Hugs Nina

May said...

Gorgeous card Sue, adorable image (thanks for the link) coloured beautiful... Love the whole design.. Hugs May x x x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning colouring Sue, the card is gorgeous with fabby papers and lovely swirls.

I'll check WDYTYA, got BBC iPlayer on my phone, great as my bus trip to work takes ages.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend sweetie!


Tammy said...

OMGosh this is sooo cute Sue!! I LOVE that fun image and it's colored perfectly! Beautiful papers and that corner bow die is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the link to that Magazine!! :)
Big Hugs, Tammy

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous sweetie. Love the colours and those papers are gorgeous. Enjoy your evening.


coops said...

gorgeous card sue.stunning papers and design and i love the fab image :D

xx coops xx

Pia S said...

Christmas cards with traditional red and white color schemes are my favorites. It's a great combination of DPs and the dog is really cute - thanks for the tip about the website!

Kim. said...

Hi Sue
I absolutely love this card, the image is a real cutie (especially for a freebie lol). Lovely papers and that corner die cut is amazing, something to add to my list of 'needs'.
I love WDYTYA so will definitely have to look that up.
Kim xXx

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Sue!! You've made a Christmas card..And a very cute one at that!
FABulous colours..FABulous image..
LOve yours dies..LOve everything..
Thanks for the link x

Marita said...

Gorgeous card Sue, and the papers are lovely♥. I love the funny image and your colouring is fab as always♥.

Have a great evening♥.

Hugs, Marita

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow how fabulous is this ... i always love red and white for Chrstmas cards ... so striking . That little doggy is toooooo cute too

Lisa x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love the papers and the super cute image, the embossed holly looks fab.

Kath x

Betka said...

Just stunning Sue :) Such a cutie image and lovely papers.
Have a great evening!
Big hugs(:Betka:)

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful Christmas card with a funny stamp.

Hugs, Astrid.

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Beautiful. I love the colours! And the fun image. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La. Hope to see you back soon. Hugs from Lisbeth

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the image he is a sweetie!
Hugs Shell xx

Unknown said...

Awesome Christmas card Sue!! Wowzers, really love those reds, so wonderful with the white diecuts. And that cute little dog, he´s naughty but looks so sweet at the same time! A truly fab card my friend! Big hugs, Ira xox

Debs said...

Stunning card Sue - the image is adorable and I love the colour combo - perfect for Christmas.
My favourite corner bow due looks fabulous too :o)
Hope you're keeping well hun.
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Fabiola said...

thanks to CSAYL with your so cute and nice card, love that PB stamp, thanks for making me smile, hope to see you soon, biz

sharon said...

What an adorable card. Thanks for playing along with our Christmas challenge over at CRAFT. Sharon x

Joan Ervin said...

You have colored that adorable little pup beautifully, Sue, and I love the pretty papers and diecuts you used!!!! Now you are one card closer to having your Christmas cards finished!!!!

Louise van Vuren said...

Wow! Such a fun and colourful Christmas card, love your little snowballing dog image perfect for our theme of 'Animals' here at 52 CCT. Thanks for playing

Louise xx

Mynn xx said...

LOVE your colors and those amazing patterned papers! This is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this time around! :)

Debby Kuster said...

what a cute card
thank you for playing with us at CSAYL

hugs Debby

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, magic card! Although I don't think I could be that organised - Christmas!!

Sounds like you had the perfect Saturday. I'm off work the rest of the week now. And apart from taking Mum for some food shopping tomorrow I have plans to craft, craft craft!!

Liz x

Marybeth said...

This is adorable and I love the layout and papers you used. Super cute!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the image is so cute and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely fab! Love the red and white papers with the lovely flourish and snowflake diecuts. The image is beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Danielle Vincent said...

What an awesome card Sue!! Love your colors and dies and of course that darling image - it just made me grin from ear to ear! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Evie said...

Gorgeous card. The image is so cute and love your coloring.


Unknown said...

Hi Sue, what a fab image! So sweet and love the colour combo.

Sarah said...

So cute - he looks great surrounded by all that red. Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!

Hazel said...

What a delightful card - love the fun image and the background - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 116 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. X

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh this is gorgeous! :) I wish I could smile at snowballs like that atm tho! :D lol!

Lovely bright colours, and brilliant papers! :)