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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A Papertake Weekly Sketch N Stash with Copic Creations for Crafts and Me

I had to make a card for a very special cousin who just had a hip operation.   The surgery was scheduled and then postponed but now that I know she has finally been through it and survived it, I wanted to send her a card to wish her well on her recovery.  I chose this delightful Pure Innocence image called Best Medicine from My Favourite Things and coloured her in Copics.  The challenge this week at Copic Creations and at Crafts and Me is to use "blue/greens".   Of course my sweet image doesn't really lend herself to colouring flowing folds in fabric and I didn't use more than two pens on her uniform but I am entering anyway.   I also used the fabulous "sketch" at Sketch N Stash.  I don't think there is any new stash on my card.  I have used the image once before. My papers are DCWV Citrus stack - one of my recent favourite purchases.  Papertake Weekly have a "bingo"  with two set items and one free item.  I chose  "ribbon, button" and baker's twine from my stash. 
Aside from the pretty papers and adorable image, my favourite part of this card is the sentiment.  It was a freebie picked out of a bag at Ali Pally when purchasing some necessary stamps (that have never been inked) and I thought it was just perfect for this occasion.
If anyone out there can tell me what I'm doing wrong with my photography or uploading, I would really appreciate it.  My posts are nearly always blurred (although this one isn't as bad as the last one).   If you click on it to enlarge it though it's as clear as anything so I don't think I have camera shake.  Usually my photos are in jpg format at 12 but I could use psd if that would be better.   Any ideas?


Joey said...

Beautiful card lesley, love papers, the colours on those are gorgeous. Joey x

Faye said...

Oh you minx! You know I have a soft spot for these sweeties! Love this card and the pastels are soooo sweet. Faberoony use of the sketch (thanks for playing) and yummy papers. I think it's safe to say I like it! :)

Sue said...

hi Lesley, your card is delightful, really sweet image and the papers are gorgeous...very pretty indeedy:)

Thank you for using my sketch and for joining us at SnS


Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie loving your oh so pretty card fab image & I love how clean & freash it looks....perfect to wish someone better shug.
I hope your cousin is doing ok thats a big op my auntie has had knee re-placements & I saw how bad both of them were. She also had a hip replacement before I was born she was pregnant with my cousin at the time & she said it was just agony. Big hugs to your cousin hun.
Piccy wise I cant help hunni, you should see me staring at it as I cant even see a blur lol.......

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Lesley, what a sweetie of a image and pretty papers.

Louise said...

Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly

Julie said...

oooh Hello matey!!! I remember this - she is just gorgeous!! Love the colours and papers too!! Thanks for playing along with us at SNS - hope to see you again!! :) LOL Juliexx

Inger Harding said...

This is so adorable and sweet Lesley!!

♥ Hugs, Inger

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What a gorgeous card for your Cousin .. .. I am sure she will love it .. .. I hope that she is doing well and being well cared for.

The sentiment on your card really made me smile. Just perfect for your make.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog.

Love Jules xx

Annie said...

cute image and such pretty papers, sure to cheer up and make your friend feel better. enjoy your weekend.
hugs, annie x

Anonymous said...

AWW! Now this is really sweet Lesley and sure to put a smile on your cousin's face!! :) Love the papers, layout and your coloring details are amazing!! Enjoy the weekend friend!! HUGS

xxxtglxxx said...

this is a lovely, sweet card and a great layout too! :)



Alex said...

A wonderful card with fabulous colour matching! Love it! That image is very cute and I love the papers you used! As you know I am not good with using papers but I do love them ;-)
Love, alex

Unknown said...

WOW .. really pretty card. Thank you for playing with us this week PTWC.
Hugs Marika August GDT