21 November 2008

Bee Costume

Hi everyone, I accidentially uploaded the new Christmas blog header I've made when I was testing it out but as I'd done it, I decided to leave it even if it is a bit early, it makes me feel more Christmassy. A card today for Friday Sketchers where there's a great sketch to follow from Bea, Dutch Dare and a challenge of 'three flowers' and ABC with a challenge of 'ribbon'. The Penny Black 'Bee Costume' image (Tx) is marker coloured, stickled, edge sponged/distressed and layered over Black Magic card which is also edge distressed/torn, scored and slightly sanded and gorgeous lime spotted Scenic Route paper which was part of my prize from the House Mouse challenge a couple of weeks ago. Added ribbon, flowers, more stickles and Imaginisce sentiment to finish. It seems to be all tall cards this week, it's nice for a change but they're definitely harder to photograph! TFL.

Back soon,


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card and love the cute image and distressed edges, I'm guessing you must be organised with your christmas cards Chris as it's so nice to see something different.. I'm now wishing I could do some other cards but have 19 more to do! Love your festive blog header. Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Taniaj said...

Love this image it is sooo cute. Love what you have done with it , the black magic card is great Tx

fishlips said...

Wow Chris this Image is just Darling...I love it...I want this image too...maybe Ms. Claus will get it for me, If I am really really good... Your sketch is so great but I love the ribbon and the little sweet flowers...WOW!!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! Love this image, your torn edges and happy design!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your card is BEE-autiful!!!! I love the adorable image, and you colored him so wonderfully that he looks fluffy!!! I want to give him a hug:o) I also love the distressing and the stickles!!! A perfect card for a Friday...full of happiness and cheer!!!


mueppi said...

Ohhhhh. Chris
what a sweet image and such a wonderful colouring!
I love it!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs your friend Gisela

Rach said...

a wonderful card Chris, and love your new christmas header..looks fabulous. hugs rachxx

megastamper said...

hi chris, such a cute and so lovely card. the colours looks really wonderful and you´ve very fine coloured ... i love your card.
thank you for your participation to my sketch on friday sketchers.
hugs, bea

Jennifer said...

I love this image and you have coloured it beautifully. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
Jen x

debby4000 said...

Oh he's way too cute, fabulous card.

Tab said...

oooh such a adorable card Chris! Love the image, such a reshing change from xmas lol! You have coloured the little fellow beautifully, love all the distressing too. :0)
Tab xxx

Ps like the new blog header!

Steph said...

Yet again, I love your distressed style, it shows you can do modern and distressed at the same time!! Love the polka dots!!
ps have left something for you on my blog x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a cheerful combination of colors - I love it!! I love how you did the ribbon behind the panel, and those torn edges are great!!!
Lovin' the new blog header!!
hugs, Jami

All Pink girl said...

Arrr how cute is this card ,fabulous colouring ,love it , hugs Dawnxx
hope you have a fab weekend xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous card as always..love the distressing and the image is so fun and cheerful! Love the bright colours. Perfect!
Judy x

strawberry fields said...

I love the new header! This is such a sweet card. I've left something for you on my blog x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Boy this is fab just adore that image and love the colours, what a great festve header you have too hun.
I have left an award for you on my blog dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Kimberley said...

Love this image - great card.

Love to Doodle! said...

Wonderful cheery card Chris...love the colours and your fabulously coloured image...Stunning creation!

Love your new header..I was super early with mine too!! xx

Michele said...

Ohhh beeutiful card. Love the image and the way you've coloured it. Michele x

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous card Chris!
Love your fabulous image and your brilliant colouring.
Those little flowers are brilliant.
Great new look to your blog too. Love it.
kim x

Karin said...

Gorgeous card, Chris.
Love the image and your colouring.
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo karin

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Chris and your lil' kitty is so beautifully coloured, I'm loving the dotty paper too. I'm pleased to see your blog has had a Christmas makeover too, I thought I was going to be the only one lol! :) Donna x

Lynsey said...

Chris your card is adorable. I love the tall cards, I must make them more often. Your image looks great.
Are you doing anything nice this weekend? We are having a weekend at home trying to get over our colds!
Hugs Lynsey :)

Sandra said...

What a great card..
thanks for joining us at the DDCC


Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Chris so cute, thanks for joining in the ABC challenge.

Tara said...

Lovin' your header Chris!
Another gorgeous tall card, love that paper and the image too!
Have a great weekend! xx

Mada said...

Chris, this card is way too cute for its own good :D - LOVE IT!
Your colouring is gorgeous as always.

I've been such a bad, bad girl and haven't stopped by for a "Hello" in a long while. I am sorry and I'll try to improve in the future.


Joan Ervin said...

This little cat with the bee costume is just the cutest thing evah!!!!! I love your coloring and the long card design, too!!! IKWUM about them being difficult to photograph but they really are wonderful to look at!!!


Another gorgeous card Chris, and i adore this lovely image! hugs Lindax

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Chris,love the image and coloured perfectly,you've definately got the hang of your markers,love the papers too.
Very nice Christmas Blog header,
Take care
San x

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous cute card and thanks for entering my blog candy. Good luck!

Michele said...

Hellooo me again. Just to let you know that I've got a little something for you on my blog. Michele x

Bev said...

Oh Chris this is just amazing hunny - I adore that image and your fabulous colouring. Love the distressing too.

There's something for you on my blog.

big hugs
Bev x

Tara said...

Good morning, just left a little something for you on my blog! xxx

Cathy said...

Such a gorgeous card. I love that Penny Black image and the colours you have used.
Thank you for joining in the DDCC this week.
Cathy xx

Love to Doodle! said...

Hello - hope you're having a nice weekend.

I've popped an award on my blog for you...pick it up if you wanna...xx

MiLaWi said...

Ah so cute!! Lovely image and great coloring! I like the way you used the ribbon on your card!

TaraG said...

Chris, what can I say this is BEE-utiful,smile! Your colouring is flawless...just PURR-fection! So, sunny and bright! What a wonderful shot of sunshine that we all need at this time...we have snow one the ground here in chilly Canada! Thanks for brightening up my day with you stunning creation!
Hugs, TaraG

Allison said...

lovely card, great image

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, just love the cute cat...love your blog header too.
Carole :-)

Sue said...

oooh this is so cute chris what a fabby image and gorgeous colouring.
Loving the header too:)


Cass said...

Fantastic card Chris.I love this image and you've coloured it perfectly.It's lovely to see a change to square cards too.

Cass xxx

Dawn said...

Squeal!! Oh! I'm so partial to kitty Kards!!!
Chris you have coloured this superbly - love the wee touch of orange!



Carolyn Bounds said...

Hello, Chris!!! I left you a little something on my blog:o)


Sue said...

I found your blog through Carolyn...beautiful creations!

Lynsey said...

Me again Chris, theres a little award for you on my blog.
Hugs Lynsey :~)

Anesha said...

Like the blog header! Adorable card, love the image and how your coloured it. there is an award on my blog for you, hope you don't mind.

COCO said...

Super very fab colors and your card is very wonderful !!!!
hugs coco

Phree said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours and a really cute image.