Monday, 25 August 2014

Charley with Willow

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you are well this Bank Holiday Monday, if a little wet!! It's a very wet Dorset today and where better to spend it than in the work room where I made this...



...for several reasons actually. A challenge that I rather fancy featuring your favourite animal, a chance to practice with my Spectrum Noir pencils and, after much deliberation, I decided to have a bash at answering  the DT call at Cuddly Buddly. 








I am so thrilled with my pencil work today that I even took a close up shot, although the shading around Charley with Willow was done using Flex markers.








I started with another LOTV sketch and put the base together before colouring up my stamped image (actually one of the first I ever bought when the crafting bug hit!!), I actually have this in rubber but a digi is available. The papers are one of the MME So Sophie range, Graceful I think. To finish off I punched the flowers and added pearls to the centres.

Before I consider chickening out entering the DT call I'm off to play here...(!!)

Fussy and Fancy #121 - Pets or favourite animal
 (A horse, no surprises for those who know me!!)
Divas by Design - Pretty pearls

Enjoy the rest of the long weekend and thanks for spending some of it with me!! xx

35 comments:

brenda said...

Exactly the same weather hear Sarah, but perfect for crafting I guess.

Sweet image and so beautifully coloured.

B x

Carole said...

Fab card Sarah and your colouring is beautiful. Good luck with the DT call.
Hugs
Carole xXx

aussie aNNie said...

Good luck with your DT call , hope you get it Sarah. Your colouring is gorgeous...I am still trying to master the SN pencils....looks fab anyway and loving your cute image.xxxThe Journey is the Start

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Fantastic Card Sarah love the image and design, hope you get to be on the DT will keep my fingers crossed for you. Love Alison xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
good luck on your DT application.
My I do love this card.
That image is sooooooooooooooooooo! sweet, and I can't think who is the sweetest the young lady or the horse. I will say it's a draw.
Your colouring in with your pencils is perfect, and as usual the papers are just fab.
It's very wet and windy in Kent today too, and I think it's the same all over the country.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Laine said...

Cute image Sarah and the pencils are a delight to colour with.
Laine
xx

Jane Savage said...

Fabulous colouring, Sarah! For a minute there I though it was a selfie of you and Surprise!! :) Good luck with the DT call! xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and details.xxx

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Sarah. The image is coloured beautifully. Good luck with the DT call at cuddly buddly. Brandon didn't cat h anything in his net lol. Xx

Hazel said...

Sarah I just love this card, it reminds me of ?Beth with her Shetland pony. The said Shetland was very naughty at the pony games on Saturday, he had folk in stitches as he kept bucking Beth off or putting his head down. But Beth being Beth just got back , she wasn't letting him get away with it she said. Hazel xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous colouring with your pencils Sarah and I love the cute image.All the very best with the DT call..

luv CHRISSYxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sarah, and good luck with the DT call. Sue x

Carole said...

Charming and so well done. Good wishes for the DT call. Thanks for the visit...I'm a new follower. Hugs Carole

Whisper said...

Oooo don't chicken out lf the DT call hun, this is a super and i'm loving the colouring in of the horse, and a great layout too, Luv Sam x

Jayne A said...

very cute. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week. Jayne

Veerle said...

Very beautiful colouring Sarah, cute image, very lovely card.
Thank you for your lovely visits too, I really appreciate this.
Hugs Veerle x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, such a cute image and your colouring looks fabulous.
Good Luck with the DT call
Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card and love the soft colouring. Cute image and a pretty design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Janice said...

Good luck with the DT call Sarah, you must be in the running with such a super card. Love your colouring and sweet image. And if anyone from CB is reading this, Sarah is fab on a DT and such a lovely person, Jx

Beth Brovold said...

Sarah I LOVE your wonderful animal family...how fabulous!! Such a lovely card you have shared with us!!! Thank you so much for sharing your animal love with us at Fussy and Fancy...I guess you have several favourite animals...LOL!!
Take care,
Beth F&F DT

debby4000 said...

Such a fabulous card, adorable image.
luv
Debby

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so sweet. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Divas by Design.
Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxxx

nnalorac said...

This is so sweet Sarah, gorgeous happy card. Good luck and fingers crossed for you. Carolxx

Mojca said...

oh this looks so cute and sweet, the image is really pretty. hugs! Mojca

kandis said...

What a lovely image. Nice backing papers too. Thank you for sharing at CFTH challenge.

Annette said...

Fab image Sarah. Good luck with the DT Call
Hugs
Annette
xx

Sue said...

Awww Sarah this is sooo cute. Good luck with the DT!!! huggles Sue xxx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love that sweet image so wonderfully coloured and your great design.

Patricia x

Pollard Carole said...

Brilliant this is gorgeous love the stamp and your fab colours so pretty love and happy crafting Hugs Carole x PS go for that DT spot. x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sarah,
You will manage the Blankies no problem.
I am a knitter rather than crochet. I had to really think about the Bunny, I did manage after a couple of goes. Just have a go it will be worth it.

Patricia xx

Michelle said...

ha ha ha - I will try my best to stop encouraging you to part with your money Sarah - Michelle x

sallysbitz2 said...

A sweet image and perfectly coloured. loving the pastel colours too x

Good luck with the DT call. You would be a great asset to them x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

MaryH said...

Aw, this is just cute as can be with this sweet image. Your pencil coloring is super, with some great shading & highlights. I find that difficult to do with pencils, but you've nailed it perfectly. As always, you've selected a delightful image, paired it with wonderful papers & I love that sentiment with this particular image. It's going to bring warmth to whomever receives it and make them feel like you've sent a huge big hug! TFS & Hugs. oh yes good luck with the DT call. You'd be wonderful on their team.

Lucy Woods said...

Gorgeous! Great colouring they really pop out! Love the horsie :-)
Lucy c

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Gorgeous papers and flowers and the image is so lovely - a beautiful card!
Rebecca.