Sunday 18 September 2011

My favourite thing!

Morning! Hope you've had a good weekend so far and that you've got a nice relaxing (maybe crafty!) day planned for yourself. My Spectrum Noir pens arrived on Friday, I don't think the postman's ever seen me so excited. I even did a 'happy dance' around the kitchen at 7.30 in the morning LOL! If you'd have told me a few years ago that I'd get this overjoyed about some pens, I would've called you a lunatic. And I'm glad I'm among friends here cos anyone else would think I'd lost it. It's amazing how when you find a colouring medium that suits you, it makes colouring in and shading so much easier - and enjoyable!! Anyway, enough waffling about my new favourite thing (when I wrote the title of the post, I was actually talking about butterflies!!)
Today, there's a new challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and this week, it's a fab sketch by Gry. Here's my go at it:

Image - Simply Sassy by Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits coloured with Spectrum Noirs.
Papers - Raspberry Road.
Other - Card Candy by Craftwork Cards.

Because there were quite a few 'elements' to the sketch (I must admit, I did have to keep checking which bit went under which bit ha, ha!) and I didn't want to cover up this lush paper, I kept it quite CAS. And I hope you can see my latest attempt at shading with my new (and fabby!) pens (you might have to enlarge the piccy - let me know what you think. At this stage, all advice/criticism gratefully received!) And I can't believe that this is the first time I've used this gorgeous image - 'specially being as butterflies are my most favourite thing!!
I'm also going to enter my card into the following challenges:
OK - and I think that's about it! I'm off to link these up and then Sam wants me to take him to his favourite shop in the world - Smyths (a toy shop surprise, surprise LOL!) TTFN............................xx


  1. Gorgeous card Marie and you have done a great job with Gry's sketch too. Do let me know how you get on with the pens as I am thinking of purchasing the lot!! Hope you are well. Hugs, Claire x

  2. That is a gorgeous card Marie! Love the combo purple and yellow!
    Hugs Kristel

  3. Gorgeous card Marie, really lovely. Love your colouring and fabulous image, the butterflies are so pretty.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Very cute!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  5. fantastic card marie.your colours and design are gorgeous and i love the beautiful sassy image :D
    looks like you are enjoying your new pens hun :D

    xx coops xx

  6. You're right, she is a cutie, and you're not the only one who dances around when getting new pens (for me its copics).

  7. Lovely card Marie :o) Gorgeous image and your colouring looks fab, great colours too. Lisa x

  8. Gorgeous card Marie and such a fab layout, your papers are so pretty, I'm not surprised you didn't want to cover them up :) Donna ♥ x

  9. Well done on your Speccies Marie - so glad you are enjoying them and have found your 'medium'.

    Gorgeous card and lovely colours.

    Edna x

  10. Awww... Marie - she's adorable! I just got a couple of Krista's images from Saturated Canary, I'm itchin' to get coloring! :)

  11. so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. :)

  12. So Funny image! Card is great!

    Thanks for joining us for the Things with Wings challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps! Hope to see you again!
    With best wishes,

  13. aaahh this is super gorgeous , thank you for joining in our anything goes challenge at Creatalicious.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

  14. lovely card! the combo of DPs is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!


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