Monday, 28 November 2011

Colouring On Kraft

Good morning! Before anything I just want to say I was shocked and saddened by the news of Gary Speed's death yesterday, at the age of only 42! For those who don't know, Gary Speed was a footballer, who until yesterday coached the Welsh national team. I'm a Newcastle United fan, and saw Gary play for Newcastle during the 6 years he was at the club, a great player and professional. Very sad indeed.

At Cupcake Craft Challenge today, we have a new challenge chosen by Donna, and a fab one it is too! Colouring On Kraft is the task for this week, something I have NEVER done before, so this was definately a challenge for me! 

For my card I used a cute Lili of the Valley stamp, stamped onto Kraft card from A Scrap Affair
There's a 20-40% SALE at A Scrap Affair but be quick it ends today! 
I dug out my old coloured pencils, which haven't seen the light of day for AGES! They're Faber Castell Aquarelle pencils, but I just used then as normal colouring pencils (no water).  I have to say I really enjoyed colouring this, very therapeutic in front of the TV. The sentiment is also Lili of the Valley, the paper is K & Co and the ribbon is from Joanna Sheen. I finished by glittering a Cuttlebug Snowflake (thanks Fluff) and adding a button & twine. I'm entering my card for the challenge at:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Wintery Holiday Sentiment
Card Makin Mamas - Sentiments
Lili Of The Valley - Anything Goes

This week our sponsor at Cupcake is Craft Emma's Store, who are giving away a £10 gift voucher to spend in the online store! Our monthly sponsor is Crafts U Love who are offering up a super £15 Gift Voucher for November's random winner. For all the details, and a chance to see all the kraft creations the other DT girls have made, pop over to the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog!

Shelly x


craftykitten said...

Hi Shelly,
I too was saddened by Gary Speed's death - so sad when people feel that is the only way out!
I love your card hun, nobody would ever know it is the first time you have coloured on Kraft card! Gorgeous.
Dawn xx

Squirrel x said...

I share your sentiments about Gary hun, I felt terribly saddened when I heard the news.

Gorgeous card, that LOTV pup looks smashing, and such great colourwork on the kraft. Love it. Hugs Sxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful, adorable card.

Anonymous said...

Cute card shelly! love the colours and your snowflake with twine, :0)

Rose Petal said...

Hello Shelly, how are you doing sweetie. Your card is so beautiful and I love the image. Your colours and design are just fabulous, very striking card indeed. Love it.
I was shocked also to hear of Gary Speeds death, how dreadful and so very sad.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Catherine said...

Oh Shelly this is absolutely GORGEOUS ! I love this image, so adorable ! Your colouring is fantastic ! I've got to try colouring with my watercolour pencils ! They have been in their box for ages !!! Thank you for the inspiration Sweetie ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Lau W said...

Coucou ! Ta carte est magnifique, quel challenge de devoir colorier du papier craft, bravo, j'admire ce que tu as fait !
J'espère que tu as passé de bons moments en angleterre récemment.
Et désolée pour le décés de ce footballeur, il était si jeune !
Gros bisous, bonne soirée Shelly !

louise said...

Hi Shelly so love your card it is just so sweet
Hugs Louise xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and the colouring looks fabulous. Great layout and colours and love the fabby snowflake too.
Lyndsey xx

Faye said...

It was sad news yesterday wasn't it.

Totally, totally, totally fab colouring. Wow, wow, wow. You should do this again. :)

Have a great week Hun. xxx

Ooooh, I used some of your stash today, watch out on Saturday...

Delphine said...

I love your card, Shelly! Your image is coloured beautifully and so cute! Great layout and lovely embellies:-)! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Dragonlady said...

Gosh I hadn't heard the news at all - totally shocked tho.
Gorgeous colouring on kraft. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

having a {me} day said...

WOW! I love your card Shelly! Awesome colouring! keeleyxx

Liza said...

A gorgeous card Shelly, fabulous colouring of such a cute image.

Liza x

Brodders said...

Shelly this is superb, love how you have made the post box look all shiney :) Hope you have a lovely week, love Jane x

Tracey said...

This look fabulous Shelly - I love it!
I hope you're having a great week.

Scrap Affair said...

I love your card hun, it's gorgeous!
I still have to master the pencils

Donna said...

Totally gorgeous card Shelly, I love red and kraft together and your gorgeous layout...I have a real soft spot for red gingham ribbon...beautiful combination of everything hun :) Donna ♥ x

Penny said...

Thanks so much for sharing your stunning creation with us at Aud Sentiments this week, just beautiful.

Country Mouse said...

Super cute card. I'm not sure who Gary Speed is...but sorry for your heartache. :(
Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx PS Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year