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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Sketch by Me!

It is my sketch this week on Cute Card Thursday, hope you like it!
We are sponsored this week by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
This week I decided it was time I made my eldest daughter's graduation card.  I found this sweet Mo Manning image a few weeks ago and decided it was just right for her.  Her graduation cap and gown will be white, hence the colouring here! The image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils. 
The swirls are by Recollections. 

 The sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps and is part of the 
Birthday Postage Stamps collection designed by Ann Vento aka Raindrop Echo Designs,
it is so perfect for all kinds of occasions, definitely the one I have used the most!
 The little hearts are Martha Stewart and I gave them a paint treatment and then topped it with crackle glaze, it doesn't show up well on here though. The gorgeous papers are Basic Grey 'Capella'.
 As my daughter is not big on cards ( I know, can you believe it?) I decided to make her an easel card with a drawer to add a little trinket to.  I couldn't find an actual tutorial for this but just made a large drawer roughly following the  tutorials for the small drawers and then created the top and bottom layers to fit.  
Challenges to enter
Crafty purple frog challenge ~ things of beauty
paper sundaes ~ pop it up
the paper shelter ~ anything goes
The rest of the design team have done a fabulous job with the sketch, hope you will drop by and see their fantastic creations!
Thanks for dropping by!

28 comments:

Annie said...

wow! your gift come card is a stunner Deb! Such beautiful embellishments, a cute image, and all that bling!
hugs, annie x

Marion said...

Hi Deb, Wow! This is stunning and you picked a fabulous stamp for her graduation. So much gorgeous detail. She will treasure this I am sure. Well done.
hugs
Marion

heidy said...

Fabolous Deb,she will love this!
Hugs Heidy

*Vicki* said...

Oh Deb, this is really gorgeous!! LOVE your layout, your papers and the added bling!! Really darling!! :)

Julie said...

A gorgeous piece of work, love the warm colours.

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Hi Deb, this is outstanding!!!! The detail is amazing I just love it , hope all is well with you hugzz xxx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card love the beautiful vinatge feel it has & love the drawer.
This really is a fantastic sketch & made a usually hard for me to do male card very easy......its one I will keep & use again it was awesome.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

WencheP said...

WOW - this is awesome! Love the colors and I love all the beautiful details. Thank you for joining us over at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Melodie said...

Your new creation is so fantastic. I love the lovely details and the colours and specially the cute image.
Hugs
Melodie

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous Debs, love it.
luv
Debby

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh wow, this is just amazing! :)

I saw this on the challenge blog, and was going to pop over to comment. Its completely fabulous!

I adore your cute image, and the soft muted and almost vintage colours are gorgeous. That amber bling is something else too! :)

Just totally wonderful Deb.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Miranda said...

wow Deb, this is awesome, such a lovely easeldrawer card, and it has so many gorgeous details , FANTABULOUS

thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week'
hugs
Miranda

Handmade with Love said...

Deb this is beautiful and you can see so much work has gone into it! I love the colours you have used, what a wonderful gift! Have a great weekend. Tracey xx

Livert said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at TPS.
Hugs Liv.

Amanda R said...

This is just beautiful and what a nice keepsake for your daughter. Love the bling and your coloring is fantastic, cute little diploma too! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes!

Jo said...

This is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week!

craftyb said...

Aw Deb this is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE all the gorgeous bling and lace you added and your colouring is fabulous!

Sorry I haven't been round much - i hope you're all geraing up for another fabulous summer! bx

Fiona said...

wow this is stunning and a cool cat!! Thanks for joining us at paper Sundaes this week.

Fi
x

Kim said...

WOW! This is so stunning!! I just love love love it!

Hugs Kim

Rose Ann said...

This is so gorgeous, Deb...and all of your details are amazing!! totally love all of the bling, and your pretty trim too!!

gina g said...

Wow this is stunning i love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week......

Hugs
Judith

Janna Werner said...

Hey Deb! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at DYSU Challenge Blog! Have a great day, Janna

Tasha said...

WOWZERS Deb this is stunning!Love the lace and the bling, beautiful embellishing. Fab colour work too
love tasha xx

Teresa said...

Wow Deb, what can I say? This is an absolute stunner! I love the swirls and the rolled up certificate is fab! Gorgeous colouring and papers....just beautiful. I am in awe! Hugs, Teresa x

tiggertastic said...

wow wee the details to this make and the 3D elements. just stunning

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Crystal said...

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG DEB this is one STUNNING and FABULOUS project, WOW girl everything about this is OVER the TOP stunning!!!!!! Sorry I haven't been by but wanted to check in and see your beautiful creations, as always girl you are amazing!

Seleise said...

what a fantastic graduation card! love all the details. What joy it will bring to the recipient!