Wednesday 9 November 2011

#91 Fishin' Buddies

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - use the sketch
Sponsor & prize this week - Letraset  (pack of Promarkers)

Karen has given us this fab sketch to work to this week.....

.............but me being me, I altered the oval in the middle to accommodate this beautiful Labels 18 shape from Spellbinders.  As I used the largest of the nesties for the image I did the 'fake nestie' trick of drawing around the edge of the die with a pencil and cutting it out by hand to give me the outer frame.

All this of course, as I just had to use this adorable LOTV image that I was so incredibly lucky to win a couple of weeks ago. It is called 'Fishing Buddies' & I just lurve it!  Really has the 'Aw' factor, don't you think?  Image chosen, I had to decide on a colour scheme & thought that the fab palette suggested by Colour Create (turquoise, deep pink & ivory), was just perfect. I coloured it all in with Promarkers, aided with a liberal touching up with sparkle with Stickles for all the iciness. I know that my papers look more blue than turquoise but I used digi papers again on this card & I really don't think that my printer likes turquoise or greens. I just don't seem to get what I am expecting when using greenish tones, no matter what paper or card I am using.  To add to the frustration, the Stardust Stickles were definitely NOT playing nicely today in any shape or form. They wouldn't squeeze out (& no, I hadn't shaken the bottle first) & I had to prize the nozzle off the bottle to get at the glitz hiding within. Said nozzle then hurtled behind my work desk trapping itself between it & the wall. Argh!  The things I have to endure just for a touch of sparkle!  I then had to squeeze the contents onto scrap & 'paint' the Stickles on using a cocktail stick. Where there is a will, there is a way. LOL.

The edges of the papers were distressed & then had paint daubed down them before being sewn into postion onto the softly pearlescent cardstock. The Marianne Creatables snowflakes were also Stickled & a sentiment added from Bizzybecstore to the centre of one of them. As you can see, I placed the snowflakes a little differently than outlined in the sketch, shifting them over to the left as it seemed to balance out better given that I had changed the central shape.

I echoed the front of the card on the inside but made it all that little bit smaller & replacing the image with my sentiment in the central position. This time too I was more faithful to the design sketch itself, adding my 3 snowflakes under the central shape.  Hope you like it!

Tine :)

Colour Create - turquoise, deep pink & ivory
Lili of the Valley - bright & sparkly
Winter Wonderland - sparkle
Crafty Purple Frog - sparkle
Delightful - sparkly Christmas
Sundays With Crissy - non traditional Christmas colours
Glitter Fairies - non traditional Christmas colours
Craft Garden - Christmas - no red or green
Marianne Design Divas - die cuts
Card Makin' Mamas - die cuts
Christmas Stampin' - use a favourite sketch
Mami Doodles - Christmas
Little Claire's - Christmas
Papertake - Christmas
By the Cute & Girly - Christmas girls
A Gem of a Challenge - cold & frosty
Totally PaperCrafts - stitching
Creatalicious - distress your edges
Crafty Emma - song or film inspired (See Amid the Winter's Snow - Christmas carol)
Penny Black & more at Allsorts - all creatures great & small (no digis).


  1. This is gorgeous, just adore the colours!

  2. A really adorable Christmas card Tine.

    I find the same problem with some colours through my printer, especially lilacs.

    Thank you for sharing with us at penny Black and More this month and good luck with all those prizes on offer.

    B x

  3. Morning sweetie, I love this especially the colours, gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy x x x

  4. Hi Sweetie! Hope you are doing well. Your card is absolutely amazing! Love your colouring of the image. And you are totally really has the aaawww...factor, lol. So adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

  5. Hi. This is so beautiful and very delicate. Love the colours and that gorgeous image is just perfect. Thank you for joining us at The Glitter Fairies and good luck. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

  6. Wonderful Card Christine!! Love the softness and warmness of your card:) Those snowflakes ROCK!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!

  7. Your colors caught my eye! The image is completely adorable and your coloring is beautiful - love the sparkles! Saw your creation at Christmas Stamping All Year Long!

  8. Hi Tine,
    beautiful and sweet card with so lovely colours,
    fabulous snowflakes,-))m

  9. Beautiful card, I love the blue & pink together & I love how you have done the inside. Thanks for taking part over at Mami Doodles, best of luck x

  10. A stunning Christmas card Christine, beautifully coloured, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at LOTV this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  11. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and the layout is stunning! Jayne x

  12. This is one gorgeous card Tine, a perfect take for our Bright and Sparkly theme this week.
    Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.

  13. Beautiful image and layout - love the soft colours used and snowflakes
    Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
    Sarah x

  14. Fantastc Christmas card Christine, colours are beautiful and I do like the sketch and what fantastic snowflakes, I did look at getting these but wasn't sure, may have to indulge now after seeing yours and they aren't sold out! and as always a gorgeous inside :) xx

  15. Your card is gorgeous Tine, love the stamp and beautifully coloured. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV & CES Challenges!

  16. fabulous sparkle thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some more new candy if you are interested:)

  17. gorgeous card Tine what a beautiful image and I love the papers too thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  18. What a beautiful creation. Fabulous design and
    lovley use of our colours:-))
    Thanks for joining in with us over at Colour Create.
    DT member.

  19. Completely adorable! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin All Year Long this week!

  20. Beautiful Tine! That image is the sweetest! Love the sketch and the diecut too! Stickles can be picky stuff, but so worth it in the end. It is still better than fiddling with glue and glitter! I love how you matched the inside and did a smaller version of the sketch! So creative you are! Amazing coloring BTW!

  21. Totally gorgeous, I love everything about it! What a cute adorable image too. Thanks for joining in with us at Sundays With Crissy. CoB

  22. Super card, Tine - love the colours and your fab layout! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

  23. Ahhhh so cute. Thanks for joining us at Marianne's Divas. Hugs Tracy x

  24. How cute!! Love those pretty colors and the image is adorable! I'm so happy you joined us at penny black and more. Good luck!

  25. Beautiful card thanks so much for joining us this week at Penny black and more
    Hugs Louise xx

  26. Hi ,adorable cardstyle ,the sweet scene and coloured beautiful,the snowstars are very beautiful.A wonderful wintercard1.
    thanks for join us at Marianne´s Design Divas this month and welcome back next time!
    Hugs Artesania DT

  27. Stunning card, love the colour combination. Thanks for joining us at By The Cute And Girly this month.

    ** Kate **