Monday, 12 August 2013

Challenge #119 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend - I certainly did :o)
I met up with my bestest blogging buddy Claire on Saturday at the Great British Craft Festival and had a wonderful day of shopping and catching up - it was sooooo lovely to see Claire again and I can't wait until the next time :o)

I have some exciting news to share with you today that I have managed to keep quiet for what has felt like ages lol!!!
I'm thrilled to say that I have been picked to join the talented Design Team over at 

and today I'm sharing my first DT make for them with you.

Here's the fabulous sketch for this fortnight:
with the optional theme of 


and here's my take on it:

Card Ingredients: 
Image - Pre-coloured Topper 'Wee Stamps - Let it Snow'
Design Papers: Bella Carta 'Winter Fun'
Spellbinders: Floral Oval, Layered Poinsettia 
Memory Box: Madeira Corner
Embellishments: Hobby House 'Large Blossom Spacers' and 'Snowflake Charm' , Kaisercraft Sparklets, 
Ribbon and Metallic Cord from stash
Star Dust Stickles

Our sponsor this week is 
offering 1 lucky winner 
a CD of their choice

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my new DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:
The Hobby House - Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas
Christmas Cards all Year Round - Make it Fussy and Fancy
As You Like It - Favourite Twine or Ribbon (mine is the metallic twine - great for tying on charms and the satin ribbon because it makes great bows)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Die Cuts
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by today - it's always lovely to see you here.
Looking forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.


Christine L said...

Gorgeous colour choice Debs... and fab colouring as always too. Love the layout with the three panels at the back... looks really good!

Christine x

Janice said...

Well done Debs, another great DT to be on. Lovely card to open with & I'm so pleased you had a good day out with Claire, Jx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Design is amazing as is your colouring! Spotted this on MIM today. Xxx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Hi Debs a very big welcome to the team I am looking forward to getting to know you xx

Well what more could you ask for not only going to a craft festival but with your best blogging buddie too I hope you got lots of crafting goodies xx

Your card is gorgeous I love the image and the lovely colours you chose to use they look beautiful together, love the embellishments you added too. xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning. Love this sweet image and the colours have been echoed beautofully in the rest of the card. Fab embellies too x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Debs. I love the image, gorgeous papers and wonderful detailing.
I was so pleased when you were picked to join us at SNS.
Glad you had a wonderful time with the lovely Claire.
Thank you so much for your very kind comments today, it means a lot.
hugs Sue xx

Chrissie said...

Such a gorgeous card Debs your colouring is wonderful.
A lovely first card for what I hope will be a very happy time with us at SNS.
Chrissie xx

Claire said...

Many congratulations (again ... I'll pretend I didn't know LOL) and what a card for your first showing! It's just gorgeous and I love the colours you have used and all the pretty elements. It was great to see you on Saturday ... can't wait for the next time. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa T said...

Debs, this is stunning!

Sarah said...

Smashing card Debs. Love it. Thanks for playing at As You Like It and Good Luck. xx

Danni said...

Congrats on the new DT!! Gorgeous card!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Debs, I love that sweet image and your beautiful rich colors... fabulous poinsettia die also! A big congrats on your new DT too!
Hugs, Tammy

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wonderful card. I love this cute image and the beautiful way you have coloured it.

Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Loz said...

Fantastic card and Beautiful colors. Spotted this on MIM..Loz

Daniele said...

such a gorgeous card Debs, love the colouring and flowers

mixamatoasties said...

Wow Debs, that's fab! Love it.

Susan xx

Chrissy said...

Stunning Debs..wonderful colouring and such a gorgeous image..beautiful..
Congratulations on your new DT position..


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Debs this is so fab! Love the colours and embellishments! Congratulations on your new Dat post, Susan x

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous - am loving those lush colours and the spacers and poinsettas too,

Congrats on your new DT position and it sounds like you and Claire had a super day too, luv Sam x

Hazel said...

Congrats on your DT appointment. This is an utterly gorgeous card - love the rich colours and that ornate die cut frame. Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR 'fussy and fancy' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Debs, I like the adorable image the colours and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Debs, fabulous image and lovely colour combination. Congratulations on your new DT spot.
I'm so pleased you had a lovely day with Claire.

Qie said...

Pretty card. Great to have you playing along with our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

downrightcrafty said...

absolutely gorgeous thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

back again to look at your beautiful card and say thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so cute too.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Morning Debs!!!

Hi hun thanks for your comment on my blog its good to be back i'll tell you even if it is a bit here and there and OMG!!!! your colouring is stunning hun this card is so beautiful cant believe I've been missing out on such amazing cards

hugs Em xxx

coops said...

so stunning debs.really gorgeous image and I love your colours and details :D
huge congrats on your DT too :D

xx coops xx

Dawn C said...

Just gorgeous!!! x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Congrats on your DT spot.
Stunning card. Love all your details, especially that awesome poinsettia.
Hope you're feeling well.

Avril Ann said...

Debs this is a wonderfully delightful card fab image, layout (love that sketch) and such lush colours xxx

Bea und Doreen said...

Hi Debs - welcome in our team. So nice to have you on board ;)
Your card is amazing. Love the Wee image and the color combo. Perfect as always.
Have a nice week
big hugs
Doreen xx

Kate T said...

Fabulous, thank you for taking part in this weeks Crafty Ribbons challenge, Why not visit my blog and enter my blog candy ! Kate x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Debs!! I love your image and coloring - both are so beautiful!!

I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. I would like for you to join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

I forgot to mention that I saw this on MIM. Love your adorable and gorgeous card Debs!!

I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. I would like for you to join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria

Cindy Groh said...

Love it. Your coloring is awesome and I love the poinsettia. I saw you on MIM.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow, stunning card! I love the colours you have used on this and that patterned paper is divine
Hugs Julie x

La Vikinga said...

Hi Debbie; I like the kind of elegant, well elaborated and sofisticated cards that you make! Thanks for participating in our Anything goes Challenge at Crafty Ribbons,
and welcome back tomorrow for a new challenge!

La Vikinga

Cynthia said...

LOVE IT!!! Spotted it on MIM and all I can say is WOW! I love Syvia's images. Your coloring is unbelievable. :)

Debbie said...

A stunning card Debs. Love it. Thank you for joining us at The Hobby House. xx

Pami said...

Hi honey, congratulations on your DT position, they are very lucky to have you! Your card is gorgeous love the colours and the sketch is fab. I love that oval die, might need to get that! Thanks for sharing with us at the Hobby House good luck!

P xx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

love the colouring and all the embellishing .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Cindy Groh said...

I love the image and how you colored her. Fabulous charms on your card and the poinsettia is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards all year Round.