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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Sketch Saturday #217

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I have a very good friend who has a bit of a teddy fetish and this wonderful Elisabeth Bell stamp called out to me from it's never-opened packaging to make this card for her.  She is called "Beary Big Hugs".  I used my absolutely gorgeous new Prima papers called En Francais, a Word processed sentiment and some small cuts from a Nestie die for the two little buttoned "thingies" to the right of the image.  Before colouring this beauty with my Copics, I  stamped a few florishes round the edge.  I avoided adding any embellishment because I think our sketch this week is perfect without them and I didn't want to obscure my lovely papers.
There is a raft of wonderful inspiration from my teamies on our challenge blog.  Do go and share some love with them all, make a dash for your stash and come and join in with us this week.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Elisabeth Bell's World "red, white and blue";
Raise the Bar "red, white and blue"
Let's Ink it Up 25 "All girl";
Hanna and Friends 150 "We celebrate";
Ribbon Girl 21 "photo inspiration" - I used the colours blue and light terracotta;
Cupcake 201 Le Tour de France;
Papertake Weekly "all things girlie"; and 
ABC "T for Two" I used two little nestie pieces on the edge of my image with two little buttons.


Tammy said...

Stunning card - the papers you've used are gorgeous as is your colouring and handmade embellishments, very clever.

PS, thanks for popping by my blog and your lovely comments. xx

Céline said...

Hi Lesley,
so gorgeous card, love the little nestie on the corner.
And i agree with you, no need more embellish, your papers are fantastics!

Faye said...

Absolutely beautiful colouring. A gorgeous card. xx

Pat K said...

Great card Lesley. Love what you've done with the sketch - perfect detailing. hugs, Pat k.

Kim x said...

Love all your cards, just sorry I don't have time to leave comments at each one.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely things you said.
hugs Kimx

coops said...

so stunning lesley.gorgeous colours and i love your papers and sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Mrs A. said...

Lovely card. Your colouring is top notch. If I can get mine to look like this I will be very happy. Hugs Mrs A.

Tracy said...

This is lovely Lesley. I see you and I suffer from the same ailment--how to embellish without covering up the yummy paper. LOL I think you chose the perfect way to do it. :-) Hugs!

Alex H. said...

that's a really gorgeous card.. lovely image, great colouring... pretty papers... just perfect!
;-) Alex H.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card.

Tiets said...

this is really lovely again!
hugs Tiets xx

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! Lesley, what a stunner. Amazing colouring and the details are gorgeous. Love it!

Donna x

Lynda Nielsen said...

Wowee, What a beautiful card, and so beautifully colored too! =)
This one is "STILL" one of my very favorite stamps! ha ha...
Thank you for joining us at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog this month. We hope to see you playing along again next time.

Nicolchen said...

Your card is just adorable...wonderful colours and design :0)))

Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends and good luck ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Unknown said...

Love the colour combo and papers and the stamp is just the cutest. Thanks for playing along with us at LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Lesley! Your image is so adorable and I love the colours:-)! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, matey - love how you made the papers such a feature, so nice not to cover up scrummy papers like these! Awesome colouring too! Juliexx

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Mary Lou said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! Awesome colored image---gorgeous dp's and love the stamped edging around the image!!! Those sweet hinged die cuts are superbly placed :) Thanks for joining us at EBWorld--good luck

Ribbon Girl said...

Nie card Lesley - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge, Mary G x

Pysselbus said...

Amazing card!! Love the little Beary big hug - she looks soo sweet!! Thank's for joining EBW this month!


Turtle In The Sand said...

Hi Lesley. I have just been snooping around your blog to catch up on what I have missed lately. You have been busy making so beauties. Lucky you, going to Spain. Congrats on your new niece. She is a beauty.

Hanna said...

Hello Lesley!

Oh WOW, you've created a true masterpiece my friend!! Love it to pieces! It's divine. Absolutely outstanding! Magnificent colouring and you've done a fantastic job with the sketch! Love the stamped swirls around the image, it looks simply amazing. Your incredibly talented!


Unknown said...

Lesley this is lovely , what a super backing paper, I like that chair , super image she is so cute well done a fabulous card Hugs Elaine

Anonymous said...

I love the delightful image and you've coloured her beautifully, nicely done my friend
hugs Julie P

alethea said...

This is a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at EBW challenge! Hugsxx

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Shelby said...

Oh my how gorgeous is this creation! Love love love your coloring and how you've framed her up is so cool.


Nonni said...

This is such a great card! I also have some of those papers and they are soooo beautiful. :) Lovely work!

Nonni x

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog this month.

Unknown said...

Love your take on the sketch this week. Fabulous card - the image is gorgeous and layout beautiful. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Anonymous said...

How pretty!
Love the paper choices and the stamping.
It really has a great look to it and adds
Thanks for sharing the super image choice
and project w/ us at ABC!