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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Sketch Saturday #230

It's Saturday - and that means another fabulous sketch from 
This week we are lucky enough to be sponsored by the fabulous

A few Saturdays ago I was having some trouble with my mojo when I tried to make a card using this Nutcracker image from a set by Recollections.  I was happy with my Copic colour work but I didn't like my papers or the layout I had used so I made a different card for that sketch and prised off my image from the original disaster to use on this sketch.  I added a hand cut buckle to the design because I thought it went well with the buckle on the image and as a result I had to move my image further over and move the three dots to the right but I think it is still a reasonable representation of our fabulous sketch .
My papers are DCWV from the Citrus stack and the sentiment is PTI.

I thought this was a great sketch to use for a Christmas card because of it's simplicity.  We would love for you to have a go and play along.
Don't forget to stop by Sketch Saturday for some fabulous examples from my teamies.  They would love to see you visit their own blogs.
I have to apologise again for my own failure to come by to visit you.  I have been so poorly - acute Bronchitis which just won't go even with another batch of antibiotics and a whole pile of steroids too.

I am entering my card into the challenge at TotallyPaperCrafts reminding us that Christmas is 9 days and counting!


Marianne said...

What a great card and what a nice digi.
Hugs, Marianne

Faye said...

Nice to see you, been a bit worried about you. I think your colour work is spot on and I love the buckle detail with this fab image. Have a great weekend. X

Inger Harding said...

What a lovely christmas card Lesley!! Love your coloring! :)
GET WELL SOON and have a nice weekend.

♥ Hugs, Inger

coops said...

so stunning lesley.your buckle is brilliant and i love the fab image :D

xx coops xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Love the layout too.
Hope you're feeling better soon.
Lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

That's adorable. Love the addition of the buckle. I admire anyone who follows a sketch. I did my first one the other day and found it incredibly difficult to get everyhting where it should be. Hugs Mrs A.

Janice said...

Fantastic colouring of that great image & a brilliant card - love it, Jx

Turtle In The Sand said...

Perfection! Love toy soldiers at Christmas time. Just may have to scarf this image up for myself. So sorry the yuckies are still hanging on. Rest and breathe and take your meds, rest and and take your meds. Boring, but it is all that works. Take care Lesley.

Shelby said...

Oooh I just love how you've done the buckle and your coloring looks absolutely amazing. Love this card


Julie said...

FAbulous card, Lesley - great colourwork and the buckle detail is gorgeous too! So sorry to hear that you're still battling with your health - hope the warm weather is at least helping a little! Hugs, Juliexx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Lesley, I like the toy soldier the colours the papers and the buckle.
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

Lesley, your coloring is amazing here!! Love this fun image and your take on the sketch is awesome!! HUGS :)

Doreen said...

simply stuning. The image is so fab.
Have a nice day
Doreen xx

Sashika Taylor said...

Love the buckle, what a brilliant idea!

Jules said...

Wow Lesley!!!

What a fabulous image. You have coloured it brilliantly .. .. he looks like he has had a good old polish with a duster!!

Love the belt/buckle embellishment too. Very clever!!

Sorry to read you have been so poorly.

I hope that some of the medication is starting to kick in now.

Love Jules xx

xxxtglxxx said...

What a fun image and fabulous colouring Lesley - the shading is awesome! :) Great card hun!