zaterdag 14 maart 2009

Sketch 42 at Sketch Saturday

A very good Saturday to you all!!

And what a lovely Saturday it promisses to be here in The Netherlands. Yesterday, Friday the 13th (actually... I'm typing this on Friday night so really I should say today but since this post won't go public until tomorrow morning I'll just say yesterday for now (have I lost you yet :) ), was a very promissing day. My hubby and I had to go to Dyanne's school for a talk with her teacher so my sweetie decided to work at home and we had nice cups of coffee and lunch together outside... first time this year and I loved it!!! Later Dyanne and I did some work in the garden and it was the first time Amy got to play outside in the backgarden. I was told that this weather would continue for the rest of the weekend in which case I won't be behind my computer much this weekend :).

Anyway... you didn't come here for a talk about the weather. It's Saturday so time for another sketch by my dear talented friend Jo. As always Jo came up with a brilliant sketch to get your creativity going: I'm beginning to notice that I have a soft spot for sketches with a square in the middle. Just love how that highlights your stamped image. As always I had a lot of fun with Jo's sketch. I've been on a shopping spree lately when it comes to rubber... just to much gorgeous new stamps to buy I'm affraid and where other people spoil themselves to make up, clothes and chocolate when they need a make me feel better boost, I prefer stamps! A (for me) new brand I absolutely couldn't resist is The Greeting Farm. This brand with their gorgeous stamps has made is way into my top 3 of favourite brands in no time. I received my last order (I have to admit that I have treated myself to three orders of stamps from this company :S ) last Saturday and I just had to ink one of the new fairies up straight away. So here is my card with this weeks sketch:
I am so much in love with this cutie. Her name is Tink and you can find her here. She is so much fun to colour. Her hair, skirt and wings are actually glittery from my Sakura Gell Pens but you don't really see it on this picture. The butterfly gems are actually from a pimp up your phone kit I bought at a budget store (Action for my Dutch friends). Loved them and they were very good for my wallet :). Here is a close up of my new friend:

Gotta love her!!! And she has two very cute friends too that are waiting to be coloured on my desk :).
Anyway, back to the sketch. This week is sponsored by The Cutting Cafe. They sell very cool and handy printable stamps and for this weeks challenge you have the chance to win three stamps of your choise! Further details can be found on the Sketch Saturday blog.
I have been lucky enough to see most of the cards my fellow Design Team members and our Guest Design Team member Shary have made for this week and they are all gorgeous (but didn't expect anything less :) ). I strongly advice you to visit their blogs and get inspired. This is Shary's second week with us so next week we'll have another Guest Designer but I for sure will visit Shary's blog more often from now on. Gorgeous work sweetie!! Thank you for joining us!
And now it's time for you to join us. Do your thing with Jo's brilliant sketch and have fun!! I'm of to drink a nice glass of wine with my sweetie (don't forget... I'm typing this on Friday evening so that's perfectly normal :) ). Have a great Saturday everybody, I wish us all a lovely sunny day!!

19 opmerkingen:

  1. Great card!! I love your cards too..he he!! Great image and gorgeous lace! Love how the image pops out at you!
    Judy xx

  2. Oh this is fabulous Mariska, I love the image and your colouring is beautiful..I especially like the green loos great! The papers and embellishments are gorgeous too!
    Have a Great Weekend! Debbie x

  3. Stunning card Mariska, such beautiful colouring as always and i love the cute image. Hugs Nikki x

  4. Thank you for your lovely comment about my card. x
    Gorgeous take on the sketch I love the fairies hair colours. It's a beautiful card.
    Enjoy your weekend. xx

  5. oh Mariska your card is very fabulous !!!
    I love this stamp and your coloring is very gorgeous !!!!
    hugs coco

  6. Oh gosh, this is GORGEOUS!! I don't have any of their stamps's so hard to maintain control, lol!! But this is over-the-top adorable & I just may have to meander over....thanks for sharing & have a great weekend!

  7. Hoi Mariska,
    wat een pracht kaartje weer!! super kleurtjes en hoe je het inkleurt!! wow gewoon :)

    Liefs, Marlene x

  8. Oh Mariska... your card is too cute. I'm so into fairies, as you know, and this one is no exception. Your card is so rich and beautiful. It's perfect.
    So good to hear that you and your Sweetie have snatched some quality time together.
    You can talk about the weather all you like when it conjures up images of your gorgeous happy children playing the garden. How sweet.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Sandra xx

  9. Ahhh - thanks for your lovely comments Mariska.

    Now this is a stunning and fabulous creation! What a wonderful colour scheme to use and amazing papers....too yummy for words! Love it....xx

  10. Wow! This is adorable and beautiful!! I love everything you did on this card!! Your coloring is awesome as always!!
    Jodi =)

  11. Beautiful card!! I love the colors and your coloring is just fabulous! :)Kathy

  12. This is fantastic Mariska! Love your coloring and that fabulous image. I too have fallen in love with these cute images but I'll have to wait to get some....have to give my poor wallet a rest! LOL! Enjoy the wonderful weather. Sounds lovely! Hugs Jeanette

  13. Mariska, you have coloured this so beautifully. I can wait to see Tink's friends!!!! lol

    Have a great weekend,


  14. Oh my gosh, Mariska. . I'm LOVING the green hair. So cute and funky!! Wow, beautiful coloring too. YOur card is gorgeous . . .it just jumps off the screen!


  15. Mariska! We are having some amazing weather here as well! It is so, so nice otu!!! Izzy has been outside a ton helping her daddy in the garden too! Sounds like Dyanne and Amy have been enjoying themselves! This card though is so, so beautiful!!! Wow I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw it! The papers and accessories are fabulous but the coloring on tink is blowing me away! I just can't stop staring at it!!! Wow, wow, wow! They are so addictive arent' they! i just can't get enough of them! I hope everything else is goign well with you!


  16. I love your card! Tink looks totally cool!!



  17. Beautiful card Mariska and such wonderful colours :) Donna x

  18. Cute card! Love the colours and the layered flower!
    Helen x