Monday, 7 February 2011

Hang onto your hats!

Gosh isnt it windy out today??!  Weather has been terrible lately hasn't it!  Still Spring is on its way, have seen some snowdrops :)

Got something out of my comfort zone today, its a bear, which you know I usually colour people and its also entirely in pencil! Finally got some Derwent Coloursoft pencils, felt like I'd got the holy grail lol!

Crafty Cardmakers is having a Hearts challenge this fortnight and we're sponsored by The Stampman who's offering a £10 prize for their shop!

Image is Coco and Big Heart by Digistamp Boutique which I won recently via the Allsorts Challenge who are also running a hearts challenge this week.  I coloured with derwent coloursoft pencils and at first I didnt like it.  The finished result is very different to promarkers but I had to get my head around the fact they're NOT promarkers therefore the results will be different!  I came back to it with my 'its going to look like pencil' head on and quite liked it!
I wasn't too sure what direction I was going in with this one so had a mooch and found Cupcakes Inspirations and they have a wonderful chocolate cupcake so I headed with a red and brown theme with a dash of purply lilac and pink.  Papers are the new Love Dreams by Bearly Mine here.
I've finished with some long neglected peel offs and red pearls.  Also added a little charm that says LOVE which only took me a few seconds to find, surprising given Molly got hold of my box of charms and spread them all over the lounge so my once organised stash is in total dsarray!

Would also like to enter into....

Allsorts - It must be love love love
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Cards for Men - Valentines (Its for my OH shhhh!)
Crafty Pad - Love is in the Air
Creative Cowgirls - Love is in the air
One stitch at a time - Digi
Crafty Calendar - Love
ECP Challenges - Love
Stampin for the weekend - Valentines
Polkadoodle - With Hearts
Raise the Bar - Hearts
Crafty Emmas - Red & Romance
Sentimental Sundays - Valentines + Sentiment
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentines
Crafts & Me - Red :)


tt.scraps said...

Love it, as always! :)

Jane said...

Quick! Get those Promarkers out before you start suffering withdrawal symptoms...great card Vix...There! You can do bears now!! xxx

Anonymous said...

This is so cute. Love the way you've coloured in the bear. What did you do to make the heart shine so? xx

Marianne said...

Wow, your coloring is just perfect!

Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Vixy, youve done a stunning job on your colouring, and the card is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Sarah Hurley said...


Sarah x

Marjo said...

Hi Vix,

I just love to visit your blog. There's always awesome creations to oggle over.

Love this one too! He's a cutie for sure.

Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT, hugs Marjo

Melly said...

Oh fab!
This is just amazing! SO different for wee you but I love it! The bear looks fab all fuffy!
Hugs Melly xxx

Josephine said...

Gorgeous, Vix. Looks like the pencils are giving the Promarkers a run for their money!

Debs said...

Beautiful card. Your colouring with the pencils is fab. Debs xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Vix, love the cute bear and your amazing colouring.

Donna x

Rachel Hope said...

Awwww, he is soooo sweet! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Crafteezee said...

Ummmmmmm Mrs I'm not sure this is allowed. As gorgeous as he is I amy have to exclude you, lol. I've often thought about it but you had to be the one! Love it, and thanks for joining in our challenge at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Juls said...

awhhhhh so sweet!! Hugs Juls

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, cute card.

Saskia said...

LOVELY card for Polkadoodles Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

Greetings, Saskia :)

gillyflower said...

as alway gorgeous pen/pencil work cute card
gill x

Shirl said...

Oh my your colouring is awesome I love it. Such a pretty colour scheme. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs Shirley x x

Sue said...

Hi Vix
aww an adorable card, fabulous colouring,beautiful papers & design,thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Poppet said...

Great card Vix, the pencils give your cute bear loads of texture. The sparkly peels off look fab around the edge of the mats.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Vicky said...

Fabberlicious card how cute is this guy you have done fabbyocious job with those pencils...its super duper.
Thankyou for joining us girlies at CES Challenges & the ones at Crafts & Me rofl. Good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lynne said...

What a fab card! I love your colouring with the pencils, its hard to change mediums when your used to one but you have mastered these pencils!
Thanks for joining in with us a crafty calender this month!

Lynne x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Love this image and how you have colored it! Good luck and thanks for playing along with us for Love is in the Air at the The Crafty Pad and we hope you can play along with us again next Sunday!. The Navy Wife

Debs said...

Beautiful card - stunning colouring!
Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Barbara said...

I too love the way you colored the bear. The shiny heart is also perfect. I just love the way you put it all together for a darling card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. XX

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card and cute teddy. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Vix, I love that cute image & the ribbon & charm look fab (well done for using your peel-offs too!)

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovin your teddy with his big heart! Hugs, Lesley

Floppy Latte Designs said...

I just love the pencil work! I think I prefer it over markers most of the time!

Wonderful Card!
Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT this week!

Floppy Latte Designs at StitchyBear Digital Stamps

Anonymous said...

Very cute, love the image! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Carrie said...

Oh what an adorable cute and I love the papers and layout x
Thanks for playing at CES xx

Rainmac said...

Hi Vix, what a gorgeously cute card, I love the image and your colouring is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge xxx

Padster said...

Beautiful card love the bear - thanks for doing it with a digi & joining our challenge at OSAAT this week
Debbie xx

Made by Mandy said...

As always a fabulous colouring job, you'd think you'd been using pencils forever. You've managed to put so much texture into it.

Love Mandy xxx