Friday, 2 January 2009

First Challenge of 2009 Papertake Weekly

I am trying to get back into the challenge mode and out of Christmas mode! I need quite a few cards for Jan & Feb so will have to get to it! My first challenge of the year is Papertake Weekly and it was to complete a card using this scrumdiddlyumptious sketch from the super talented Dawny P !
To ease me back into non Christmas cards I reached for the trusty Doodlebug and eased my way into the cutting, sticking, stamping and colouring! (well that's all it boils down too... but it sounds a little childish when you say it like that! LOL). I also have to express my concern that I feel a bit left behind using water colouring pencils to colour my images, but I can't seem to get on with copics/promarkers!!! So I suppose I'll have to stick with what I'm comfortable with for the moment and then move on when I have passed my pen phobia!
I have used a Forever Friends stamp and added some DB glitter to the flowers. The papers are all doodlebug as well as the dotty flower, the smaller ones are from my prima stash. They are all secured by a super scrumptious sugar coated doodlebug brad. The greeting is from my stash and the little dots around the pale blue panel are done with......you guessed it Doodlebug glitter!

29 comments:

  1. lovely pretty card ~love the papers and image and beautifully coloured
    happy new year to you
    vanessa xx

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  2. Love the pink and cute image.Pascale:)

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  3. Your card is beautiful, great papers, love the large spotted bloom, your colouring and shading is gorgeous, as far as pens and pencils are concerned, use what ever you are comfortable with.
    it took me a while to get used to using the markers and i am hopeless with the pencils..lol...hugs rachxx

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  4. Wow this is such a beautiful card!
    Your image is coloured to perfection and I love your pretty papers!
    That bloom is gorgeous.
    hugs
    kim xxx

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  5. This is a lovely card, I really like the colours. The FF bear stamps are fabby. I am like you with the pen thing. I got promarkers from MIL for Christmas but haven't used them yet as like my pencils better. Hazel xoxo

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  6. Oh very cute. Fab colours. Kim

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  7. Gorgeous card! Love your colouring...no need to change. I think it looks really good. Gorgeous spotty flower!! Happy New Year to you!!
    Judy x

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  8. Gorgeous card. Love the FF image and the colouring is fab. Michele x

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  9. I Love the card! Doodlebug papers are one of my very favorites! & the Bear stamp is so Cute! Thank You for the sweet comment you left me :)

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  10. Fab card, I really like the FF Images and have a few of them myself. Love the Doodlebug papers pink is my fav colour. I think you have coloured the image brill and dont think it matters what colouring medium you use its whatever you prefer.

    Lyndsey xx

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  11. I love your card, way to get past this Christmas craziness!!! I am actually even going to try to put some pages together too, not just cards!! Have a great week, Leslie

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  12. Love this card Zoe, I love Doodlebug stuff too! Loving these FF stamps... they are so cute!
    Justine

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  13. aww this is gorgeous I love the soft pink tones and the DP are just yummy hugs Jill x

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  14. Wow Mrs Wonka, as far as colouring with pencils is concerned 'you are the man' haha!! It is awesome. I love the colours you've used. Lots of love, Denise x

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  15. Mrs W!,
    Straight back into the swing of things I see!!
    I dont think that you get the soft whispy look of pencils with any other medium and it looks perfect on your image hunni.....

    Emma xxx

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  16. Love this card - and you are not alone in using pencils - I can't get used to the copics etc either!
    Happy New Year
    Love Bex x

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  17. I'm not usually that into to pink, but I love this card. Sweet image!

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  18. I love this card, absolutley love it, it's fantastic.

    I love watercolouring, I love the effect you get and the fact that its quite forgiving (it needs to be with me lol). I'm sure copics/promarkers can be too but i'm yet to master that :o)

    xXx

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  19. This is such a cute FF card! great coloring and pretty papers!
    Blessings, Maria

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  20. Hi Mrs Wonka
    Happy New Year! Your card is stunning, your colouring looks fantastic.
    Hugs Lynsey:)

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  21. Lovely.... Love the colours n love Doodlebug. I am still on watercolour pencils. Not even tried pens yet xx

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  22. What a fabbi first card of the year, love it....

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  23. Lovely card Mrs Wonka, there is something for you on my blog - srry not chocolate, but I bet your husband brings his work home with him anyway so you'll have enough of that. Can I have a Wispa? love, Clare x

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  24. Gorgeous card, I love FF x
    Your colouring looks great, I'm another crafter who's still using pencils!!

    Jennyx

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  25. Gorgeous card Mrs Wonka! Thanks for joining us for the challenge!

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  26. ooooh delish card hun! Lovin the colour combo and the image is fab. I have a little pressie on my blog for you hun!
    Hugs Tab xxx

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  27. super cute card hun - love FF
    have left a little something on my blog for you
    hope you are feeling better
    -x-

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  28. Love the card- the colours go really well together. I love the stamp- will have to get this one-have managed to get by without buying any of these FF stamps till this week!!
    Look forward to seeing you next week!
    Teresa xx

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  29. Gorgeous card, love the image and the papers.
    Emma x

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