Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A Card for My Friends...and a Fun New Sketch Blog!

Happy Wednesday to you, my friends!
I made this card for each and every one of you because I think "You're Fantastic!" I mean that from my heart! Your continued support and wonderful comments just bless me...time and time again! :o) I's been a little while since I've gotten all mushy on you, hasn't it? lol I didn't want you to think that I've forgotten how to be "cheesy" as my girls would say! Oh, and if you think this card isn't meant for you...yes, it's meant for you too! Alright, enough of that! :o)
So, I've come across a brand new sketch blog! Most of you know how much I like to use sketches, right? This one has a cool name too. It's called A Die For A Sketch...isn't that fun? It's a monthly challenge blog, and the idea is that you use a die to create anything you want following the sketch. They haven't started just yet other than to have a design team call out, but if you go over there and become a follower you will have your name in to win a prize. I have the button in my sidebar. Since I like playing with sketches I used their fun sketch to make this card for you. Here's the sketch: 


Now here's my card. I had a wonderful time making it! My sweet husband gave me the whole set of Prismacolor Premier Pencils for my birthday, so I intend to do lots and lots of coloring!
I hope you like it because I really do think you're all FANTASTIC! :o)

Papers: K & Company - Sweet Nectar;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Soft Suede, Real Red;
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Perfect Words;
MM Slice Design Card: Basics 1;
Die: Tim Holtz Alterations - Tattered Pinecone
(Prize from Yvonne)
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Scalloped Octagons;
Image: Gift from Joy;
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Pearls and Seam Binding: from my Stash.


Lilly said...

What an "ADORABLE' card!!!
I think your pretty 'SPECIAL" as well!

Holly said...

Oh, I love this!!! You done good. =0) I have the prisma colored pencils too - unfortunately, they spend more time in the box than in my hand. =0( love what you did, Miss Nancy!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much Nancy! You are fabulous and I'm so delighted to know you! Wonderful card and sketch! Love your colouring! I love my prismas to!

Geri said...

NANCY!! This turned out so PRETTY! Your papers and the embellishments look so lovely with that sweet image! Thanks for sharing about the new sketch blog, too!

Cindy Haffner said...


Friday said...

Gorgeous card, Nancy. I love everything about. Your Hubby is Awesome too. I wish my hubby did that for me. He tells me I have too much of that stuff already I don't need anymore. What!? He's crazy. I can't wait to see more of your coloring. I wish I had my sewing machine here so I can sew on my card too. Oh well, look at me rambling. TFS... Hugs!!

Tracy said...

WOOHOO! Coloring and sewing and die cuts! You go girl. :-) I think you're pretty fantastic too, so right back at cha! Seems like just yesterday that you were kind of chicken about making cards. It's so good to see you having fun doing it now. :-) Lovely card sweetie! Hugs!

Katharina Frei said...

You did wonders on the sketch Nancy. Love your card!
Katharina x

Marilyn said...

Aww.. isn't this just the cutest! Love the image and the way you've coloured her. That is a great layout and I'm going to check out and mark the site... I like layouts too.

Cindy Coutts said...

Nancy, your coloring is so perfect! I can't color hair or skin and you nailed this darling image. I can't do cute either! I'm very challenged :) Blessings and hugs my dear friend!

Jonia said...

Nancy I just love this card you did for me. It is beautiful from top to bottom. You are the girl with this card. Yes, I am going to have to go and check out this fabulous new challenge now. Thanks for adding one more to my list! lol

Angie B├Ąchi said...

O Nancy, no doubt... your lovely hubby was so right to make you such a great birthday gift! Your colouring is just perfectly matching the sweet papers you've used :) I'll certainly come back again to see all the works you're creating playing along with your new colours. Thanks for your dear comment on my blog. Wish you so much luck for the Blog Hop.
Chocolat sweet swiss hugs,

Mary said...

WOW NANCY!!! Has it been that long since I've been on your blog. I love what you've done with the place. You go girl!!! It's beautiful and very impressive!

Sandy Ang said...

not at all chessy or mushy but just really sweet !

Susan M said...

Beautiful! The colouring is so good! Is the flower really a pinecone die? It looks wonderful. Thank you for your card for all your readers, we think you are fantastic too!

CraftySil said...

Oh my goodness....your card is so pretty! I didn't know you liked magnolia stamps! Your coloring is beautiful did an awesome job with those Prismacolors...yay! for your hubby, fantastic choice!

~Tammy~ said...

This is so sweet and I love the fresh spring colors! Beautiful coloring!

Dunja said...

Wow this is gorgesous. Your hubby is so generous. I think you will love it anytime :) Your card is great and the sketch is wonderful on you card. I love the colors.

Sweetest Hugs to you

Holly said...

Just stopping by to say hello, Miss Nancy! I'm much closer to you as I write this as I am in upstate New York visiting my son and my FIRST GRANDCHILD! Woohoo!
Have a blessed day!

Sparkly Pink Star said...

beautiful card and I love the colouring!

Kathleen said...

Hi Nancy, found her! Lol. What a gorgeous card, for a first time colouring of her its great. Be warned though she is very very addictive!! I bought 1 tilda just over 16 months ago and now I have about 50! every new release is a nightmare, I always want so many!
Kat xx

suralear1 said...

Love your card. You really do great coloring.
Hugs, Sharon