Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy birthday Friday sketchers!

Yes, this fab challenge blog, one of our favourite.. is one year old! :) Hip hip Hooray!! :) lol Everyone loves a good sketch.. it means that half the mental work that a card needs.. the layout.. is done. I love to make my interpratation of sketches, it doesn't make ant difference if it is mine, or somebody else's. I Love seeing what others do with sketches that I have presented to others in challenges. It's fab. Also a reason for me to celebrate is the fact that Jacque, one of my lovely online friends, which I have met through Roses on Paper, has been asked to join Friday Sketcher's DT. Go here to see why.. her talent and personal touch is special and unique. I'm proud to be called your friend Jacque!

I used one of my newest Magnolia Summer kindly sent me. You can definitely find this beautiful girlie at Summer's store. I will talk to you about something which regards Roses on Paper later on.. read till the end. Sorry.. a long post today :) lol Bear with me :))

I have coloured her in my Distress inks.. I hope I didn't overdo it with colour.What do you personally think? Do you prefer to see a white background behind the image? I have also used Crystal Lacquer on her boots, rain coat,umbrella and rain puddle/drops. If it isn't visible in the photo, click to enlarge. Maybe it shows better.

I also cut a tag with a Sizzix die, and popped an eyelet, and some embroidery thread, to embellish. In fact, this card will be my entry for Just Magnolia challenge, which this week is Stitching. I have stitched all the panels, not the tag though. I have used Friday Sk. sketch, as I told you , and there was another challenge (can't remember at the mo, I'll edit when I find it) which requested metal on creations. I have several brads in mine, but mostly the flower on the tag is surely metal.

On the inside I have used one of my typical verses, and embellished with stikers, brads, lace and gems.

I used my label nesties for that quick lovely touch. I just love nesties for that!!

The other card, which I left without sentiment at the moment is for Mojo Monday challenge. This week there was also a lovely sketch, but I had to be quick on this, as there is not much time left to participate. I do wish to enter for some more challenges.. How can I find more time? lol I have used a House mouse image for this card, Seed Shooter.. isn't he naughty? :)

I'm off for now, the kids are arriving. By the way, go and check ROSES ON PAPER. I received a lovely newsletter from Summer today, saying that some lovely bling rhinestones half pearls arrived at the store, new Basic Grey papers and brads.. new Magnolias and Greeting Farm stamps.. and ho ho huh??? Halloween and Christmas stamps for those who want to make a head start and don't leave till the last minute to start.You find these "In this Week" section. Check out also the fantastic offer Summer is making to returning customers.. wow isn't that great for your purse?? :) You'll feel less guilty after the purchase you make :))

BTW, Don't forget our present ROP challenge, a folder card. You have still one week to go, and as always, Summer is offering a lovely prize for a random winner :) Yay!! Check the lovely creations that some of the talented bloggers have entered. Have a happy week. For me the weekend is almost over. Another busy week coming, but with Him in all I do, I'm ready to go! :) Are you??

Thanks for looking


Rach said...

two beautiful cards Rosette, i love the first one especially, your colouring is fantastic.. thank you for joining us at just magnolia.x

Jacque said...

Rosette, both cards are cute as can be!!! But you know I LOVE that little precious...beautiful job...Thank you so much for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week...and you are a wonderful friend...Hugs!! Jacque

kaylou said...

Hi there,
just found your blog whilst hopping around, your work is stunning, your layouts, colours and detail are fabulous. added to your follow list if thats ok.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Cardmaking Galore said...

lovely card Rosette!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards, especially love the first one it is stunning :o)


Judy said...

Love both your cards, Rosette! Your coloring on Tilda is perfect - as always - and just right. Not too much at all. I just love that seed shooter too - he's one of my favorite Hoppers! Take care,

Iris said...

Rosette both of your cards are so gorgeous as always and your coloring rocks hun!!!! The FS sketch is briiliant and I work on mine right now. You did an outstanding job on that and all your added details are fabulous!

Hugs to you

Bev said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards sweetie!! I love your choice of beautiful papers and wonderful details and both images are so delightful x

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the images and the colours you've used. Hugs Michele x

~MudpieMouse said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Very nice work on the papers you chose and your coloring! Keep on stampin' on!

WickedPixie said...

Two gorgeous cards Rosette! I especially love the Tilda card - it is stunning! I love how you colored it! :-) Traci

Kim Piggott said...

Wow! Fabulous cards and your detail and beautiful colours are wonderful!
Thank you so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Susan said...

Awesome cards Rosette! I see even Mudpie Mouse stopped by and agrees that your cards are awesome! That Hopper is just the cutest and Tilda is looking fabulous with the way you colored her.

Denyze said...

Such a gorgeous blog and cards, thanks also for the distress inks tutorial. I've left something for you on my blog.


Denyze said...

Hi Rosette

Nuneaton is approx over 30 minutes away, over 20 miles.

Pleased that you like your award, you really deserve it.


Susan said...

Congratulations, Rosette! They couldn't find a more talented person to bring to their team! I love your sketch with that sweet Tilda! I don't think there's too much color behind her and I love the boots! And that seed spitter is too adorable! Love all the details on both cards. Just beautiful!

Hugs to you,


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are just darling!

Jodi said...

These are both beautiful cards Rosette!! I really love your coloring on the first card!
Jodi =)