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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Sketch Saturday #240 EDITED


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Our wonderful sketch today was designed by our very own Sarah Louise.  

 I have spent the last 3 days trying to tidy up my Craft Room and have actually ended up with more visible mess than when I started!   Some of the organisation is now better organised.  I have taken drawer systems apart and spread things around a bit, moved shelves to accommodate the different systems, sorted all of my buttons and gems and pearls but I still have a lot of clearing up to do.  It seemed like every single item I removed from my desk (or the floor) to put away made me decide to reorganise the place it should go and instead of making the room look better, I have made it look worse.  Add to that the dismantling of Christmas in general and I'm in a sorry ol' mess.

I got a light box for Christmas.  I wanted to put it on the corner bench under the eves.  Unfortunately, the corner bench under the eves is where I had been dumping things throughout 2012 instead of putting them away so I had to clear up the bench in order to make room for the light box.  Given that it is now 1.00am on the day of our challenge and I have only just finished my card, I was too tired to actually set up the light box and the place where I normally take my photos is now covered in some of the things I removed from the bench.  You get the picture, I'm sure.   Anyway, my First photo was pants!  Sorry!

But I've edited my post to add a few more in better light.
This one shows the easel element

And this one is of the Magnolia pull out tag I got for Christmas inside the base pocket
I used a wonderful image from A Day for Daisies called Braid in my Hair.  Sadly, I had to lose some of the birdies because they were too fiddly to cut out.  I sparkled her dress with a new set of Spica pens (also a Christmas present).  She is teamed with Lost and Found papers, a gem slider and some tear drop gems.  The sentiments are part of the DP and my corner is by Marianne.    Aside from the corner and the Copics I used for colouring, everything on my card is New, New, New!  

Come and play along with us, won't you!  And do share some love with my fabby teamies!  They have made wonderful cards for your inspiration on our blog.

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
"Anything Goes" at
Something "New" at 


Céline said...

Hi Lesley!
Happy new year !!! may all your wishes come true.
Your card is Waouh !!! fantastic,, love the amazing papers and your fab coloring

An Occasional Genius said...

That sounds like me when I tidy....I try not to too often lol! Your card is just gorgeous Lesley! xx

Tracey T said...

What a lovely card, Lesley. Love, love, love that image and the photo looks just fine to me! Tracey x

Laura Love said...

YAY!! I am not alone - you just described what happens every time I try and tidy up! I can clean literally all day long and not accomplish anything...completely - LOL! Crazy how that happens!! This card is absoultely beautiful! I love this image and you colored it perfectly! I love that bling heart too! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps!

heidy said...

Happy New Year Lesley and love your gorgeous card!!
XXX Heidy

Athina said...

AH, my favorite papers! This is absolutely adorable and colored beautifully. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Mrs A. said...

Fantastico!!! Love what you have done with the braiding on the image. Know what you mean about the clear up. I have gone through a pile of craft magazines and chucked what I don't want to keep and thats about it so far. Need a total reorganization but don't really know where to start. Oh well who needs sleep anyway! Hugs Mrs A.

coops said...

so beautiful lesley.really gorgeous colours and i love this pretty image :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

so beautiful lesley.really gorgeous colours and i love this pretty image :D

xx coops xx

Over Embellishing said...

This is really a stunning card! Got a question- did you cut out the image and then lay it on the oval die? I guess what I am asking is how did you get her sleeve and brad to hang outside the die?

Tracy said...

Oh wow I love what you did with this image Lesley. Her hair and that amazing black glimmery dress look fabulous! Beautiful card! Hugs!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so fabulous. Great dp and I love how you designed with it and it's so perfect with this image....LOVE this. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Wow Lesley, what a beautiful image is this. And you colored here wonderful.
Lovely sketch is this.
I want to wish you and your loved ones, a beautiful and healthy and happy 2013.
Hugs marianne

Faye said...

Happy New Year Lesley. Your colouring has blown me away on this rather fabulous card. Superdoops. X

Julie said...

Fabulous card, Lesley - loving the papers, luckily I have them too, thank you kindly! Beautifully coloured image too, perfect all the way! Would this be for a certain someone by any chance? Juliexxx

Heather said...

Hi Lesley - I don't know whether I have wished you all the best for the coming Year or no.....I lost the plot in the middle of December now I'm searching for it!!!
Thanks you for your beautiful Christmas card, it hung on my tree and has been now away to come back on the next tree!!!
Your card is fabulous, stunning colours and papers. Wonderful details and such a beautiful image, and such awesome colouring!!!
hugs Heather xx
and whilst I'm here thanks for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Sarah J Moerman said...

Beautiful card! Amazing coloring! Great colors! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Anonymous said...

What a pretty image, just beautiful
Hugs julie P

Dena said...

OMG! Lesley, this is fantastic! I LOVE that image and am off to see the site after I leave your blog! Those papers are so beautiful. What a wonderful interpretation of that sketch! Sooooo pretty!
Have a wonderful day sweetie!
Hugs, Dena

Jane said...

Fantastic card Lesley!
The cleaning bug is obviously catching - the drawers where I store my off-cut card had a good spring clean yesterday - it's something I have been meaning to do for ages!
Have fun with your new light box

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Lesley, this is really breath-taking girl!! Love that image and your beautiful coloring details too!! Such an amazing job with the sketch my dear!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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Judy said...

Hi Lesley,

First, let me say what a fabulous card! Stunning design, and coloring.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving such a memorable comment.


Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning. I love the image and the papers and details you have added are totally gorgeous!
Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

Shelby said...

I completely get the sorting and resorting and sorting some more in the craft room...took me over a week and a half and I'm still not there. this card and how you've used the MME paper with this awesomely colored image.


Vicky said...

Oh sweetie this is soooooo beautiful I adore this image & these colours are lush, especially when you re-edited as it shows the true colours now. I also got the Magnolia heart tag as well for crimbo off hubster lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Faye said...

Oh my goodness, we could be related! Your tidy up project sounds exactly like the kind of thing I would do. It gets really bad before it gets better. Looks like you are mastering the light box and the card is. As usual, Fabness. X

Annie said...

an adorable image and I like the vintage version as well as the bright one!
hugs, annie x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!

Hugs Judith