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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

friday sketchers - partridge in a pear tree

I made this card using the brilliant sketch over at Friday Sketchers designed by Carole. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew it would be perfect for this image that has been waiting to be coloured for ages. The image is 'Partridge in a pear tree' designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie. It is quite a large stamp so is on a 7x6" card and even then takes up most of it! I tried various flowers and other embellishments with it but decided in this instance that less is more...not a phrase you hear me say very often!!!
The flock lace was a christmas pressie from DH, thought he did very well choosing that, love it!
The sketch is upside down, I didn't do it on purpose but found after sticking the backing down that I had put it on upside down, thankfully it still works!

a very simple inside, wasn't sure about these embossed trees at first but they look great as a little inside decoration.
supplies: DP: Ladybug and friends'when you wish'
Stamp : Sugar Nellie 'Partridge in a pear tree'
embellishments : WeR Memory Keepers Flocked lace, Prima trees, Kaiser adhesive gems.


27 comments:

Seleise said...

cute! love the flocked lace! (nice job by the hubby!). The colors are so soft and pretty. nice!

Zoe said...

Hello Deb, I love the elisabeth bell image and I love the pretty lace.
love
Zoe
xxxx

Katy said...

Beautiful honey love it :)

xx

Annie said...

oo Deb this card is gorgeous! stunning colouring of the image and I love the papers and pretty touch of lace. hugs, annie x

Anne said...

This is so sweet, love your colouring and the gorgeous papers! And well done to your hubby for choosing that lace :)
Hope you're not too snowed in - our one-day snow has pretty much disappeared, but it's starting to freeze now :(
Take care,
Anne

Camilla said...

Sooo beautiful! And your colouring is stunning as always!:)
Hugs, Camilla.

Sparkle said...

Your card is great! I love the image!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

So gorgeous Deb and your colouring is beautiful, I love the pretty lace, Hugs, Nikki x

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow that lace is fabulous as are the wonderful colours on this card,, its just a perfect picture and the little trees inside look perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

Marlou said...

what a fabulous stamp Deb and your card is beautiful!!!! love the inside too :) your blog is looking cozy, I like this warm colour background :) x

Rach said...

Hi Deb,
your less is more card is wonderful. the image takes centre stage and is so beautifully coloured. xx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Deb...."less is more" works well with this image,love this stamp haven't got round to inking mine up,i had it before Christmas...lol,
Take care
San x

Rose Ann said...

What an adorable image, and I love that flocked lace!! I also love how you always decorate the inside as well!! Wonderful, Deb!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is darling Deb! Love the greens and the pretty papers. Adorable image and gorgeous coloring. :)

Kelly Schelske said...

How sweet Deb, beautiful image, gorgeous creation!!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Deb, this is such a sweet image and I love the colours you have used. Have a good day.
We have had 2 great days of sledging!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love that image and fab papers.

Jeannette said...

Hi Deb, what a wonderful card. I Love it! I'm a less is more kinda of person and I think it's just perfect. I've got a little somethin on my Blog for you.

Bev said...

Deb it's gorgeous! Love the lace, it's so pretty.

hugs Bev x

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Deb, thanks for linking up the blog for the candy!! :)

This is a lovely card. Love the lacy accent too. I have to say, you always have the sweetest images. I would LOVE to come over and play in your craft room!! :D Kelly

Alex said...

Beautiful card Deb - I love the colors and the image is too too sweet!!! The lace looks fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jo said...

This is gorgeous Deb and the flocked lace is beautiful - what a thoughtful husband! Love the image.

craftyb said...

This is just so pretty Deb...and your hubby did VERY well indeed with the lace...you have him well trained!! heehee And your card tured out beautifully even if you did have a slight "whoops" moment...it works perfectly!! bx

Nixe07 said...

So gorgeous Deb! I love the cute image and your great colouring.
Hugs
Moni

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card Deb!! I have this image and have never used it!! (shame on me!) Your coloring is beautiful and I just love all the green ~ looks so pretty! Your lace is beautiful as well! :)kathy

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really beautiful card Deb, such a lovely image and so perfectly coloured.
Thanks for trying my sketch.
Hugs
Carole x

Maria Matter said...

Deb, this is so beautiful!
Love the image and your coloring! The lace and the papers are just too perfect! Truly beautiful!
Blessings, Maria