Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Papertake Weekly - it's sketch week!

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful start to the new week. I am astounded at the fact that it's the last week in October! Oh my goodness....the Holidays are right around the corner! So with that little bit of stress added to my plate, it's time for a new challenge over at Papertake Weekly!  I would find it very hard to believe if you've never used one of Dawny's fabulous sketches before! She's the QUEEN of sketches! And I love them! As it's the last Tuesday of the month, that means we are sponsored by none other than Simon Says Stamp!!


Have you seen the new Sweet Christmas Dreams Magnolia stamps yet? They are available right now over at Magnolia-licious!!  Diana has the best selection of Magnolia images and has the best service around! So do yourself a favor and hurry over there to grab your favorites before they're sold out! Oh my goodness, the entire collection is FABULOUS! This particular little cutie pie is #3058 Sweet Christmas Tilda, and she's available in both regular AND the mini version as well!!!  I think she could be used for any time of the year, not just for Christmas. I love the stamps that are really versatile that way.  I've perched her on top of the candy cane from last year's Christmas images, #1409 Peppermint, which is also available in the mini version. The sentiment is #723 Sweet Christmas Dreams.  And YIKES!!! This card was completely finished, I only had one snowflake left to add. So I'm inking the edges of the snowflake with my little Cat's Eye chalk ink pad, and what happens but it slips right out of my hand and lands right on top of Tilda's face!!!!!!!! YIKES! At the time, I didn't think it left any mark. But I can see the ever so fine line left behind from it now! Guess she will have to be replaced.


I've colored them both with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out and popped them on top of a circle cut with Nesties. I've framed the circle with lace I got while visiting the most amazing sister in the world . That gorgeous paper is by Pion and was sent to me from my friend Christina!! Thanks so much, Christina!! I've been just chomping at the bits to be able to use it, and I finally made my first Christmas card of the season. It's sooooo luxurious!!! It's matted with Bazzil cardstock and then machine stitched. I also added a few Martha Stewart snowflakes centered with a tiny little heart.


So that's it for me today! I hope you have time to pop over to Papertake Weekly and check out all the amazing work from my Design Team sisters! Then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon!
Hugs! 

58 comments :

Ellen said...

Wonderful Christmas-card! Lovely colours and Tilda...she is so adorable.

groetjes, Ellen

Shannin said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors you used and all the details you put into it. It is perfect. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Hugs
Shannin

Sheri said...

Another great job on a great card. I love it! I am thinking that one could also use the innertube for the candy????

Sandy said...

This is really yummy Sharon - I love every thing about it especially the colors. Wonderful card. Christmas will be here before we know it!
Sandy

Sandy said...

I just had to come and make one more comment. Your embellishments are grand. That gorgeous bow with the button and those snow flakes with the little hearts not to mention that gorgeous lace. One dreamy card.
And right now I am dreaming of a white Christmas!
Sandy

Gerda said...

WOW!!! Great take on the sketch!

Hugs, Gerda

Danielle said...

Hello Sharon, WOW... your card is just BEAUTIFUL. so totlally perfect. VEry harmoniously decorated and colored. Each and every detail completes one another. Your coloring of Tilda is divine, I love her sittng on the candy cane. I love love the lace around the image, and as border. Those papers are indeed sooooooo beautiful, and make the perfect layering.
Lucky may be the one who receives this card.
Have a nice day.

Angela said...

Wow Sharon this is just gorgeous! I love the colors you used and pretty papers. I love this new Tilda and you've colored your images beautifully! Awesome work Sharon as always!! ;) hugs, Angela

sandiblu said...

Stunning card Sharon ! Your colouring is amazing and those papers are just divine. Love the lace around Tilda, she is so cute sat on the candy cane !!

Hugs, Sandra xx

Rene said...

Ooooh SHARON!!!!! This is stunning...I just adore these colors...so elegant and beautiful! And this is my favorite Tilda from the new collection...this is just AMAZING!!!! LOVE it!
Rene :D

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh my friend! This card is exceptional from start to last!! The papers are gorgeous and I love the tan bow with chocolate accents. Your coloring of this little sweetie is exceptional - as always! The new image is awesome - so hard to decide which one to use first! Big Hugs, Barb

charlene said...

Oh Chickie you have rocked this one....beautiful love the colors, papers embellies the whole thing is just amazing !
Great job ummm I need to start on some Christmas cards :)
Hugs♥

Creations by Shirl said...

Wowzer Sharon~
Such a great card, how many tilda's do you own..... how's about passing some along my way(he,he).... Speechless again - just only "super"......

Christina C. said...

OMG...Sharon, this card is soooo gorgeous and totally luxurious!!!! Oh my gosh, I don't know where to begin.....Tilda is darling and I adore the lovely lace around the die cut. Beautiful satin bow and adorable snowflakes! Love it all!

Pat said...

Hey there, Miz Sharon!! Ooooh...am I ever lovin' this card!! Love the design and layers and colors...they're definitely my kinda colors!! And oh, oh, OH...Tilda is so stinkin' cute propped on that candy cane! Your coloring is stunning...as always! And I am just itching to color my new Maggies...have a great week, darlin'...I'm off to AZ to visit the grands!! Hehehe...warm weather! Whoohoo! Hugs. Pat Frank

Kelly Neis said...

I am working with my new Xmas stamps too, they are sooo cute. I love your card and the colors are fabulous. I also love the candy cane she is sitting on, goes well with everything sweet for xmas. Beautiful card.

Candy said...

Sharon,
What a BEAUTIFUL card!!!
Love it :o)
Hugs, Candy

Moni said...

Fab card, and cute image. Love the LO and papers. Hugs,Moni

Lisa aka Myran said...

I've been admiring this for a while now Sharon. It's gorgeous! I don't know how you always make these perfect cards?!

Regina Easter said...

hey girlfriend....can ya believe it is almost that time again...YIKESSSSSSSSSSSSS she is so darn cute...hugs

Angie said...

Another Fabulous card Sharon love the rich colours you use, i also love the lace around your image lovely touch.
Hugs Angie x

Riet said...

So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sharon :-) I love this Tilda, very cute and the papers and embellies are fabulous as always !! :-)
Hope all is well with you me darlin xx :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Pen to Paper said...

Wow Sharon!! This is really beautiful!! I really love your coloring, it is so rich!!!

Hugs,

Jackie

Katina said...

Totally stunning Sharon; you sure know how to work a sketch!! xx

Marlene said...

Oooh and ahhhhh. Gorgeous creation! Never see anything less than gorgeous here! Your cards are stunning, Sharon. :)

Thanks for popping over recently! I try to get around to as many as I can, and the number keeps growing, so I understand, believe me. :)

Peggie said...

Cool card. Love the snowflakes and the tan and reds.

julieprice3 said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Love that glorious paper! Wonderful card Sharon
Hugs Julie P

Louise said...

Gorgeous christmas card, love the papers and your coloring is fabulous
Louise

Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Teri said...

Well, pooh... I just got my order of stamps yesterday and did NOT get this one!!! Darn, because how stinkin' sweet is she???!!! Your card is beyond gorgeous!!! The colors, the embellishments... oh those snowflakes with the hearts!!.. the ribbon... everything is perfection!!!! And of course, your coloring.... fabulous!!!!
Hugs,
Teri

Deb said...

Oh Sharon, this card is adorable!

Melodie said...

Wow, gorgeous card. I love the wonderful warm colors.
Hugs
Melodie

cabio's craft corner said...

I found that hard to color "white" for images. You did a fabulous job on Tilda's outfit Sharon. Beautiful winter card :-)
Hugs,
Cabio

Cami said...

Gorgeous card, Sharon! Love this deep, rich red color, your "white" coloring" and the lovely lace around the round mat piece. So stunning.
Hugs, Cami

Deeanna said...

Stunning Card.. I love the non traditional Christmas colors..Great job..Dee

Suzan L said...

Hi Sharon, What a gorgeous card!! I love the deep red and tan color combo that you used along with the beautiful lace and silky ribbon. And, the snowflakes with the heart centers are just the perfect accent for your card!! The new image on the candy cane is so cute!! It looks like they were meant to be together.
Hugs,
Suzan

Francy said...

Wow this is a sweet and gorgeous card. The brown color is wonderful and the stamp is lovely.
francy

Monique said...

That is beautifull Sharon.

Hugs Monique

Elle said...

Sweet, so soft and pretty. I love the browns.

Linda said...

Oh my word sharon this is breathtaking!!!!! Wow your coloring is exceptional!!!!! What a stunning card!!!!!! Wow!!!!!

Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

OMG, absolutely stunning. I totally love the brown tones.

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Sharon, love the beautiful colors!

Pam said...

Sharon...this is gorgeous! Love your coloring and all the beautiful details you put in this card.
Hugs,
Pam:)

Lisette Morris said...

THis is stunning!! Love the colors! The candy cane just makes it all pop! Beautiful!

Cordine said...

Stunning Christmas card!
Hugs
COrdine

Norma said...

Aww, Tilda is just too adorable, Sharon. I just got my order a few days ago, but haven't had time to colour any of them yet. Oh, I just love the colour scheme of your card. Your colouring is as exquisite as ever and the card design is terrific. What a gorgeous lace. Luuuvvvv the card.
Hugs,
Norma

Terrie B x said...

Hi Sharon:) Absolutly `Beautiful` ..as always it`s always a pleasure to catch up with all your beautiful creations..TFS
Have a lovely weekend:) xxx

Stressed Stamper said...

stunning hun - very vintage - sorry not commented sooner - been away for a week - and just got back.
Sarah x

Jodie from Oz said...

Wow Sharon, your card is beautiful! I love the colours you've used and pretty papers. Tilda is adorable and coloured wonderfully. The pretty lace and the snowflakes with the little hearts centres are stunning. Hope you have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz :)

Jodie from Oz said...

Wow Sharon, your card is beautiful! I love the colours you've used and pretty papers. Tilda is adorable and coloured wonderfully. The pretty lace and the snowflakes with the little hearts centres are stunning. Hope you have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz :)

Panagiota said...

Hello Sharon, this is such a wonderful card!! I love everything about it!!Your Tilda is gorgeous, love your coloring!!

Jean said...

Sharon, this card is so gorgeous that I am sorry it took me so long to get to it.. but I am glad I finally got to see it.. every detail is just fabulous as only you can do.. thank you for sharing
Hugs, Jean

Jean said...

Sharon, this card is so gorgeous that I am sorry it took me so long to get to it.. but I am glad I finally got to see it.. every detail is just fabulous as only you can do.. thank you for sharing
Hugs, Jean

Theresa Momber said...

Sharon, this is gorgeous! So rich and warm!

Patti Jo said...

Gosh Sharon, this sure is adorable. You know how to pick out the right things to go with your designs. So sweet and adorable!!! More fantastic work of yours!!!

DeeDee said...

You know what? I am so far behind on visiting your blog! Shame on ME! This is so adorable! I am loving how you put lace around the circle! I'm gonna "steal" your idea, ok? Heehee! Love ya girlie! HUGS! :)