Sunday, 22 March 2009

Sketch Saturday #43

Hi Everyone

And Happy Mothers Day. Hope you all have a great day.


I just want to take a minute to pay tribute to a very brave young lady.... JADE GOODY, who died this Mothers Day morning. I can't say she was my favourite person in the world, but she certainly left her mark. She has bravely battled with cervical cancer these past few months in full public view. That in itself is a brave thing to do, but to keep smiling they way she has, to realise her hopes and dreams, and to raise awareness of this terrible disease surely, is a testament to her strength of character. I only just watched her beautiful wedding with tearful eyes, last weekend on the tv, and don't know how she kept going. My heart goes out to her family, especially those two gorgeous little boys Freddie & Bobby. May you rest in peace Jade, and God bless you.

Now onto the challenge at Sketch Saturday this week. As you can see on the left, lots of squares. I thought I would use one of the stamps from my Gorjuss Girls collection by Suzanne Woolcott at Sugar Nellie. I adore these stamps, as do a good many other crafters. They are such a popular collection, and I shall not hesitate to get Collection Two when they are released.

I've gone all pink and girly again, just for Mothers Day, with lots of flowers, and a big 'doily heart' which I purchased from the NEC last week. The background paper is Strawberry Shortcake from Capture The Magic. The cerise pearlised paper is from Craftwork Cards, another purchase from the NEC.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers. You can see it in close up here, flaws and all. It's difficult getting black hair to look right though....I think I need a little bit more practice on that one.

I do enjoy sketch challenges so much, as they give you a starting point. I used my EK Success Retro Flower punches again, I'm loving them. They are my favourite toy at the moment.

Loads more flowers inside too.

Here are the Copic markers I used to colour the image. I'd love to hear your comments, if you care to leave any.

In the meantime, Happy crafting.



mueppi said...

Lovely card Debbie with fab colouring and papers!
Hugs Gisela

Anonymous said...

Hi! Debbie,hope you have a lovely day too.x.Very pretty card and even though we are a little older Girlies we still LUV pink.Hope to see you soon,take care.Hugs Louise.xx

Kay Carley said...

Yet another gorgeous card!! You put me to shame!

Best wishes
Kay :)

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Debbie. Love the image and the colouring is beautiful. Love the papers and details also. When I heard the news about poor Jade Goody I had tears in my eyes. She was a very brave girl and she is now at peace. Michele x

poppy said...

beautiful colouring you have it off to a fine art

Stacey said...

I can;t see any flaws here - it all looks beautiful to me! ~♥~

Riet said...

wowww Debbie,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp.
so beautiful papers.

hugs Riet.x

aardvarkpest said...

Stunning card. I love the image and the big doily heart.Inside is just as beautiful.


cats whiskers said...

Oh wow Debbie this is fabulous love the layout and that lovely doiley heart such a sweet acrd and perfect inside to
Hugs Jacqui x

Lynsey said...

Wow Debbie this card is stunning and in my fav colour!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful Debbie and inside is just as stunning. Love the pink colours. Hugs from Desire

COCO said...

Wow... what a lovely card with great colouring!
I love that image!
thanks for joining us to S.S.
Hugs coco

Bev said...

Hear hear for Jade, bless her heart.

Such a fabulous card sweetie, stunning colouriing and superb details and papers - love it to bits xx

Angelo said...

Gorjuss card *hehe* Lovely details. And the colours make me happy :)

Thanks for joining my blog candy giveaway. I'll cross my fingers for you.

I see in your sidebar that you are looking for a special Sarah Kay stamp. I think I still have it in my shop and if I have I can sell you one. Are you still interested just let me know :)

Hugs, Kristin :)

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