Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Flutterby Wednesday #61 meets Sketch and Stash #12

Wow it sure is hot here this morning and I have lots to do today, must get a bit of the dreaded H word done and stock up at the supermarket .
This day of the week always brings Flutter By Wednesday at Danni´s Dreams and this week along with your butterfly or fairy there is the option to follow a sketch. I have followed the sketch at Sketch and Stash, thank you girls I will definitely use this lots of times.


For my card I have inked up Melinda Helping Angel from WOJ and coloured her with my Prisma´s then added Gold Glamour Dust to her wings but must admit I do prefer the Crystal.
Backing papers are from Bearly Mine Extreme I, gold mirri board, silk flower and tartan ribbon are from my stash and the snowflake brads are from Papermania. This sketch just cried out Christmas to me so now I have my first card made ... lots more to go though.

Our feautured stamper this week is Lelia so do stop by her blog and leave her some love.

39 comments:

Poppy said...

lovely card.poppy

papercraftsbyrach said...

what a sweet card honey, love the tartan ribbon. hugs rachxx

Donna said...

Wow Nicola, great Christmas card, glad to see you're starting early, I too am trying to get some done as soon as possible, otherwise it will be a rush job like last year. Love all the snowflake brads, and I really love the tartan ribbon, perfect xmas colors. Your coloring on Melinda is fabulous, I'm so crap at the shading, but you've got it just right.
BTW, between you and me.......we're right in the middle with the guesses. LOL

CraftyC said...

What a fantastic chimbo card Nicola. I do love the non traditional and you've chose the perfect image. Enjoy the rest of your week, take care!
Clairex

Eunice said...

Gorgeous card again Nicola,love the layout very christmasy,backing paper fab. Eunice X

Nancy said...

Nicola, I love the image you chose!! She's exquisite, and your coloring is magnifique!! Great layout! And, I'm so envious that you made a Christmas card...you should use that as your challenge when it is your turn!!

Marcea said...

gorgeous card mum - woohoo, you have started your christmas cards - well done!!! WOnderful choice of colours and such fabulous details as always
-x-

Kimmie0270 said...

This is lovely - I adore your coloring - esp. the pants.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!!! This is just too sweet Nicola!! Your WOJ cards are always so inspiring to me!! Beautiful colors and details hun!! ;) TFS!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely beautiful.

hugs,

Anonymous said...

Christmas already, wow. Lovely colours and the tartan ribbon is ideal.
Carol x

nessy said...

gorgeous, gorgeous xmas card ~love the papers and wonderful colouring of melinda!!
vanessa xx

Lelia said...

Great job Nicola! It's nice to see Christmas papers in June. :O)

Hugs,
Lelia

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love of Whiff of Joy!! This is colored so beautifully!! Your details and layouts are gorgeous!! I so love visiting your blog Nicola!! You have such creativity and talent!!

Thanks for the info. about the yellow and purple challenge. I don't know how I missed that one but I am going to have to make time in my busy schedule for that one.

Have a great day girl!
hugs,
Chris

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Hi Nicola, I wish it was hot here....thunderstorm at the moment.this is such a gorgeous Christmas card, so different to the norm, love it all

Chris xxx

coldwaters2 said...

How beautiful and what a lovely design the image is gorgeous isn't she I have her as well and your colouring is superb.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Danni said...

This is so beautiful!! I just love it...wonderful job!!
Did you ever get a card from me? I sent it ages ago...

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Nicola,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim said...

What a great Christmas card with a precious image!

Jodi said...

Love your card, and great to see that you are starting early for Christmas! Very pretty tartan ribbon. Fabulous coloring too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Becky said...

What a pretty card Nicola, love how you've turned the image into a Christmas image, looks fab! And so glad that you liked the sketch too!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Nicola this is absolutely gorgeous!
Love this sweet image and your detail and paper just fabulous!
hugs
kim x

Michele Spera said...

Hi Nicola
I love the card, I really like the gold mirror accent paper behind the image as the mat and I love the ribbon the way you have it, It gives the card texture!!
at least thats what I call it,
:-)
Hugs
Michele

Liz said...

Thats PERFECT Nicola I just love your cards
What beautiful colours Thanks for all your comments you don't know how much I appreciate them

liz xxx

Cheryl said...

another stunning card sweetie I just adore the way you put your cards together its so cold here I had to put my heating back on tonight I was that cold love cheryl xxxxxxx

cats whiskers said...

This is a stunning card sweetie just love everything about it especially that gorgeous Tarten hope all is well with you dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Ann Kranitz said...

Excellent card for Christmas. Wonderful coloring.

Christine said...

So pretty. You put it all together beautifully!

Blessings,
Christine

Susie Sugar said...

This is stunning Nicola and has inspired me to make a christmas card , I love the tartan ribbons you used and the image in coloured to perfection , such a truly beautiful card
Hugs Susie xx

Vicki said...

well your certainly well organised Nicola, cor the thought of Christmas has sent me into a blind panic....pmsl. This is such a lovely festive card and the gold mirri board and tartan ribbon sets it off so beautifully too, yet another gorgeous image coloured to perfection, well done luvly xx vicki xx

Heather said...

Oh Nicola,

I love the Christmas Theme you used here!!! Awesome job on your colors and your coloring I just love it!!!!

You did a great job on your Flutter by card. I really do love that image!!! Have a great Thursday girl, Oh and I finally just got my Flutter By Card up yesterday was just too busy!!! But it is done and up now!!!

Heather

Cathy said...

Nicola, this is a beautiful card!! I love the coloring and the papers you chose are wonderful!! Great job!!

Hugs, Cathy

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous!!..I love your coloring of this Sweet Melinda...your papers and ribbon are lovely!!....Hugs, Ila

Tasha said...

I love this christmas card - its wonderful, fab colours great layout and i love your coluring of the image
love tasha xx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Nicola I love the tarten ribbon and fab image, thanks for joining in the fun at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

Bev said...

Absolutley stunning! The tartan ribboon is so delish and finishes off your gorgeous card perfectly x

Emma said...

Gorgeous...loving the colours and tartan.
Emma x

Cathy said...

Fabulous card Nicola and a great take on the sketch.
Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash,
Cathy xx

Paula said...

This is adorable Nicola i adore the image and such lovely colours.
Paula xxxx