Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Papertake Weekly - sketch week!

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I've got to tell you I am sooooo excited!!! I bought tickets for my daughter and grandson to come spend Christmas with us this year. They'll be here for two full weeks and that's the only Christmas present I want! They get here in two weeks and it won't get here fast enough for me.

So anyway, with it being Tuesday, that means it's time for a new challenge at Papertake Weekly, and this week it's sketch week. We're being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp!



And here's what I came up with for the sketch



I chose to use #3039 Longing Tilda along with #457 Noel both from the amzing Diana over at Magnolia-licious. They're stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers. I used oval Nesties to cut out the word Noel. Cardstock is Bazzill, PP is Nitwit Collections, and the hearts were cut using my Cricut Expression.



I truly wish I could remember who's blog I recently saw the buttons and attached string on so I could give credit where credit is due. If you know, please email me so I can link to them! The ribbon is May Arts silk from Stamp and Create. That's it for me today! Please be sure and visit Papertake Weekly to see what the rest of the fabulous design team has created, and then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!  

39 comments :

Leanne said...

Oooh this is gorgeous!!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes challenge this week - you can enter as many times as you like!

Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

Angela said...

Oh I love the country charm on this card! I still love the country look even though I don't see much of that style anymore. Beautiful coloring as always Sharon, and I love the bows you make. I have all the bow gadgets to help make pretty bows but I can never get mine to look so full and lush like yours. Wish I knew your secret! ;) hugs, Angela

CelticWoman said...

Sharon these deep jewel tones are fab, love the bow and that Tilda, love the multi colored Noel. So glad you will have your daughter and grandson for Christmas. Hugs

Rene said...

Ohhhh Sharon!!!!! This is GORGEOUS! There isn't a thing about it that isn't PERFECT! The colors are amazing, your coloring is (as always) fabulous, the little details are stunning...this is one of the most darling cards I have ever seen! Going to have to bookmark it ;)
Good luck on your challenge!
Rene :D

Sharon Keanly said...

Hi Sharon, I've just joined the magnolia-licious group and I think your card is absolutely stunning! Just love the patchwork paper. Your colouring is FA-BU-LOUS! Sharon

Leslie Avila said...

Wow, your colors are absolutely stunning. This is the first time I'm seeing the Noel stamp being used. You've definitely done justice to it!
Blessings from Georgetown~
Leslie Avila

Janie Printz said...

Simply beautiful Sharon & what a wonderful way to use Tilda leaning on the NOEL ... Love her & you've colored her so wonderfully. I am so hooked on those amazing Nitwit papers ...
I'm so happy your daughter & grandson get to be there for Christmas. That truly is the best gift anyone could ask for.
Hugs, Janie

scrapn_momof2 said...

Great colors and adorable card Sharon! Super cute!

charlene said...

I am so happy for you what a great Christmas present :) and I love the country feel to this little card I just may have to case this one a little
Hugs♥

Card Crazy said...

She's adorable. Reminds me of the quilts my sister makes. Lovely coloring - gorgeous bow.
Sue S.

Barb Hardeman said...

This is so gorgeous and I love how your strung the thread through the buttons. What a beautiful card the colors are so rich and cheerful! I love your work...

Shazza said...

what a gorgeous card, love those papers.
x

Carol Meadows said...

Cute card and with the threading of the buttons is a nice idea! Love it! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Patty said...

How wonderful to have your daughter and grandchild at Christmas. It will truly be the very best gift! Your card is beautiful, I love the hearts and string tying the buttons together. Beautiful!

paola said...

Fabulous job, thinking outside the box Sharon and using a non Xmas image with this Noel sentiment, I LOVE IT!! Great colors and that lush ribbon finishes it off perfectly!
smiles
Paola

Sandy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love rich colors - they have so much depth. I swear Sharon, you are the bow queen. Love the paper you used - as a mountain hillbilly, I grew up with lots of homemade quilts that my grandmother made. The hearts with the string is a wonderful accent. Hey I am gonna copy your card - if only I could sew! So happy for you and your daughter's visit and being with your grandchild. You will have the most wonderful Christmas!!!!
Sandy

Jean said...

Sharon how I love this card.. been a long time since I have seen a old fashioned card and I miss them. this is one of the best ones and you did a gorgeous job.. love the quilt background with the buttons and the twine intermingled with with hearts and love your bow and coloring. A perfect card.
Hugs, Jean

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous take on the sketch Sharon!! I just love your details, the stitching and the darling Tilda resting on the sentiment. Gorgeous coloring!
hugs,
Chris

Lillian said...

How adorable, Sharon! This card is absolutely perfect for the "quilters" in your life. Love the patchwork and of course, the buttons and thread are the perfect embellishment for the background.
Love it, love it, love it !!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sharon :-) I love the NOEL with Tilda,perfect combination and the papers and embellies are fab ,,, as always !!
I did see threaded buttons similar to this on Kaths blog ,,, maybe you saw them there ??
How lovely to have your family over to spend Christms with you :-)I am sure you will enjoy it :-)


luv
Lols x x x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Sharon,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Pen to Paper said...

Hi Sharon, I love the vibrant colors you've used on this card and I love the string through buttons look. It looks so pretty!

Hugs,

Jackie

Cami said...

Oh Sharon, this is such an adorable card! Love the patchwork, the colors, your coloring and the hearts all tied with strings and buttons! Hmmm, you gave me a great idea! Just so beautiful! Hugs, Cami

Only By His Grace said...

Oh Sharon! Your card is adorable. I love the patchwork design paper and those cute hearts with the buttons and thread. The colors are lovely and bright.
Hugs Maz

Christina C. said...

Wow, these Tildas are so versatile. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS, Sharon. I adore the design and all the special details. Magnificent work!

Kelly said...

Great take on the challenge. I love the way you took a simple sketch and turned it into something really special. I'm so excited for you that your daughter and grandson will be with you for Christmas..that is what it's all about!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [01 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Candy said...

Your card looks like a home spun Christmas, Sharon!! Just like the special one you are looking forward to with your daughter and grandson!
Love the bright papers, red ribbon and fabulous colouring!! Putting Tilda on the 'Noel' image was a great idea.
Hugs, Candy

Peggie said...

This is just as cute as a button.

Kelly Schelske said...

I totally love this Sharon! Love the homespun feel, fab colors, awesome coloring!!

Kathy Gerace said...

What a beautiful card, Sharon! I love your bright colors and the patchwork background and letters. I looked at that stamp today and had no idea how to use it. I feel another Maggie order coming on!
Just beautiful!!
Huggeroonies,
Kathy

Marlene said...

Your card is adorable - and it sounds like you're going to have a nice Christmas, too!

Suzanne J Dean said...

So sweet Sharon! I love the homespun feel of the patchwork with that beautiful Tilda--gorgeous!

hugz,
Suzanne

cabio's craft corner said...

A beautiful creation Sharon. Love the fun contrast between the stitches and the quilted squares. They made a cozy country style on this card and I love it :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Melodie said...

Fantastic card, I love these brillant colours.
Hugs
Melodie

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card Sharon love Tilda and the colours.
luv
Debby

DeeDee said...

Awwww, this is adorable! I love it and the way you have the string going to each heart...great touch! I'm very excited for you that your kiddos are ALL gonna be there for Christmas this year! What a gift that is huh? It's the best! Have a lovely day my sweet friend! HUGS!

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Yahoo! Cindy and JJ's coming and for 2 whole weeks! How fun will that be!

Love the patchwork, reminds me of Grandma and her quilts. Very sweet card sis!

Lisette Morris said...

I love this!!! The quilt work is just gorgeous and you matched the perfect stamps for it!