Wednesday 23 January 2013


Hello blogworld

Firstly I wanted to say thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my snowy pictures!  I'm glad to know that I'm not entirely biased and other people think Emily is a bit on the cute side ;-)

Also yes we do have a bit of a large garden - all told our land runs to 3/4 of an acre, large garden for non-gardeners, eh!!

And so onto business - it feels like it's been ages since I did a Divas by Design DT card, but here I am with my card for the new challenge.  Which explains the post title - the challenge theme this week is 'Fairytales', now all say ahhhh!  Who doesn't like imagining that life as a fairytale princess would be lovely - and there  doesn't even have to be pink at all either on the image or card - take mine, not an ounce of pink in sight!!

Our sponsor this week is:

with a fab prize on offer for one lucky person.

So onto my card:
Front shot:

The arty farty:

Close up of glitter on her crown and wings:

 I used:

Kraftin Kimmie - Swan Princess
coloured with my Promarkers

First Edition - Love Letters

Anything else?
Gems, ribbon and heart from my stuff
Glamour Dust for crown and wings
Craftwork Cards - sentiment

Boy I sweated over this colouring, really, really tried hard with all the folds on her dress, I'm not sure it worked but on the whole I think I'm improving!

I'm really looking forward to this challenge seeing all variations there can be on the theme - my Teamies cards aren't half bad either!!!


A challenge, or two:

Sketch Saturday: Week #242

Totally Gorjuss: Challenge 167 - K.I.S.S.

I love Promarkers: Challenge #152 - Anything Goes


DesignerDiva said...

Your colouring is fabulous on this Sarah, it doesn't come natural to me and I work so hard on my colouring too, I've just started adding a bit of shade with pencils on top of markers to get a bit more depth.
Love your image too KK are really cute
Hugs Laurie xx said...

Sarah this is gorgeous love the image she is so sweet and the colours you have used are just perfect. Love Alison xxx

Steph said...

What an adorable card. Love that image and the soft colours youve used. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. I love the image and your colouring looks wonderful
Hugs Sue

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous fairy so beautifully coloured. Looking at your snow pics , your little one is having fun, and your house looks fabulous just my style. Just got in from my walk on the snowy golf course, coming down heavy again. janex

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card and colouring thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny X

Chris said...

Fab card, Sarah! Gorgeous fairy, I love the expression on her face! Your colouring is beautiful!

Debs said...

What a stunner Sarah - your colouring is fabulous.
Loved the snow pics and your daughter is uber cute.
It's been snowing here today but not settled :o(
Enjoy the rest of the day.
Take care
Debs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute image. Thanks for plying at TG. I hav a little candy on offer.

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card Sarah.

Unknown said...

Lovely colouring as usual Sarah. Yes wouldn't we all like to be princesses. Just curtsy next time you see me.

Judith said...

Thisis gorgeous Sarah - those pleats and folds are well worth the effort - I just love the pale colours hugs Judith x

Christine L said...

Your card is fabulous hon... and you're getting the folds perfectly!

Christine x

catherine said...

You have done a brilliant job with the image Sarah and a fantastic card
x catherine

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, love the image and coloured so beautifully.
Wendy xx

debby4000 said...

Your card is gorgeous and so cute.

coops said...

so beautiful sarah.i really love your details and fab colours and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Sue B said...

Oh I love this Sarah! what a fab image and your colouring is beautiful !! Love the pretty paper and embellies… it's a gorgeous fairytale card! :-)
Keep warm and snug!
Big hugs
Sue xx

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful card, love the bling, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Berry said...

This is lovely Sarah she is such a nice image and a fab colour scheme hugs rebekah xx

Faye said...

Your pleats look fantastic. Loving the colours you've used. And that blingy thingy in the corner is gorgeous. Really enjoyed hearing from you today. You made me smile. Have a great weekend. X

scrappymo! said...

I think it looks perfect but keep in mind I am hopeless at shading so I drool over seeing shadows and highlights on others work!
Looks great!

Rosmarie said...

Thank you very much Sarah for the nice comment about my card. It's nice to read you!
Love this stunning carte,... the colouring and all this little bling is just gorgeous! Love these stamps...

Have a nice day...
Rosi x