Sunday, 21 February 2016

A heart full of joy

Happy Sunday everyone. Well, the Birthday celebrations are over, as my waistband can testify!! We enjoyed a delicious family lunch out yesterday and I still have treats to come by way of Beauty/Hair Treatment and Shopping Gift Cards, so I shall save those for now. Thank you for your good wishes, cards and pressies, you are such a lovely lot!!

Anyway, I managed a bit of crafty time last night and as I have deviated a little from my Christmas Card Plan decided to rectify that by making this...


This is my first Your Next Stamp stamp set, I was so impressed with the quality it definitely won't be my last. I have looked at fabulous examples of colouring on Kraft so decided to have a go myself using my SN pencils, without blending solution this time. I was relatively pleased with the effect and will be having another play in the future. I made a sparkly heart to give a bit of life to the flat CAS style, using a long forgotten MB die.

Here are some challenges

ABC Christmas - D = Don't overdo it!!
Sweet Stampin - Glitter and Sparkle
ABC challenge - B...you pick (Bunny, bow, bird)

Enjoy your Sunday and if you haven't already left a comment on my Birthday Post below please remember to do so for the chance of  a "spend" at dies to die for!!

Take Care xx


38 comments:

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Sarah....Cute image and look great on craft card...
So glad you had a great 50th Birthday...Ive got a big one coming up in June...sadly I passed my 50th some time ago!!!...Joolsx

brenda said...

So pleased to hear you had a good day Sarah and it doesn't hurt to have a little indulgence now and then.

Sweet card today.

B x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Awwww, so sweet Sarah! Love the little red glittery heart, and your bunny is adorable! hugs :)

Lucy Woods said...

Absolutely adorable! So glad you had a lovely bday! Ooh beauty treatments still to come! Lucky you :-)
Lucy x

Julie B said...

very sweet Sarah, love the expression on the rabbit's face!
Glad you had a great birthday, now enjoy the treats. :0) x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous cas card Sarah, love the cute image.
Lorraine x

Janice said...

Glad your Birthday was celebrated "adequately" and that you have fun in the coming weeks with your vouchers! Super CAS card today - love your colouring - I'm not brave enough to leave my Promarkers! Jx

Chrissy said...

A gorgeous CAS card Sarah..love your colouring on kraft and such a cute image..so glad you had such a good day for your Birthday.

luv CHRISSYxx

Tracey said...

Beautiful CAS card Sarah & I love the sparkly heart it just sets the card off :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Pollard Carole said...

Magical what a lovely stamp and design love it So glad you had a fab birthday Love and hugs Carole x

Patricia said...

Awwww!! Sarah, your card is so darned sweet.
Love everything about it.
Patricia x

Debbie said...

A Lovely card. Thank you for showing us this week at SWEET STAMPIN'. Debbie X

Veerle said...

Aaaah Sarah so sweet this image, love your card.
Hugs, veerle x

Debs said...

Adorable card Sarah - such a sweet image coloured beautifully on the Kraft card.
Sounds like you've had a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sarah, such an adorable image and brilliant CAS design.
Pauline
x

Lynsey said...

Hi Sarah, I hope you had a good birthday! This is an adorable Christmas card! I must make a start on mine soon!
Hugs Lynsey x

nnalorac said...

Super cute, Sarah, love the simple design and happy bunny. Enjoy the pamper and free shopping spree. Carol xx

MaryH said...

You always manage to have the cutest & huggable images on your cards. Love this fluffy bunny and of course the fab little bird. Obviously they are sharing secrets. Your pencils look fantastic on the kraft...wish I could do that well with pencils. Very smooth work on this technique. Really love the glittering little heart...just adds to the total feeling of Happy. And so pleased you had a fabulous birthday. You deserve it! TFS & hugs

Carol S. said...

A fabulous card and such a cute image. Pleased you had a wonderful birthday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jac said...

This is such a sweet CAS card and love that you coloured directly on the Kraft it is beautiful, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week Jac x

Lynne in NI said...

Sounds like you had a great time ... enjoy your treats! And what a gorgeous card! Love your colouring, it looks fab on the kraft paper.

Natalia Smith said...

What a cute image, gorgeous card, love it x

Michelle said...

So glad you had a fantastic birthday Sarah. Your cas card is gorgeous especially the little robin and bunny. Michelle x

*Vicki* said...

So happy to hear you had a lovely birthday!! :) Your card is super adorable with that image and I love the coloring over the kraft!! HUGS

Kat W said...

Your colouring on Kraft is gorgeous; the little critters look fabulously feathery and furry and really pop off the card :-)
Your CAS design is lovely and I do like that pretty sparkly heart!
Big hugs, Kat xx

chrissy xx said...

Awhh! A GORgeous CAS card and such a sweet image. Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Chrissyxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

An adorable image and beautiful CAS card Sarah. I haven't coloured on kraft before and love the results you have achieved here and will give it a try. Glad you enjoyed a lovely birthday. With my DT hat on - thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge this time.
Lorraine DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I love this on the Kraft card Sarah. Gorgeous hun. Love the CAS design and that sweet sparkly heart. Utterly fab. Hugs, Wends x

Karon said...

Beautiful card and I love the image! TFS

Andrea Norris said...

Beautiful CAS card , love the minimal colours on the craft with a touch of glitter. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
Andrea x

Asha said...

Oh Sarah! What a sweet card!
x Asha

Annette said...

Adorable image and the white pencils look so fab for the fur. It really works hun. Fab card.
xx

Sue said...

Hi Sarah, I love this card. Your colouring on Kraft looks beautiful and your CAS card design is really effective - that sparkly red heart is a real genius design idea.
Sue...xxx

Lena's Creations said...

What a cutie! Such a sweet Christmas image! Love the CAS style of your card. I always struggle with these. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Lena

Cass said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

glitterandglue said...

A lovely card - so CAS - would be a delight to receive it at Christmas. Well done.
Margaret #43

Helen said...

Awww...so sweet! Fab CAS card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Judy Corner said...

Fabulous! Judy x