10 January 2013

Bright & Cheery

............more like dull and dreary
and according to the weatherman we may have a dusting of snow this weekend!! 
So I thought it was time to grab some zingy yellows
make my own sunshine!!

As you can see I opted for pencils on kraft, teaming it with a lovely DP from Craft Creations Ltd called Green Meadow Buttercups.
Now having cut down on my DT's one of my intentions for 2013 is to work my way through all the stamps & images that I have shamefully never used - this little sweetie being one of them.
(she's part of the Pergamano Flower Girl set)
and I've been taking advantage of the sales to add a few sentiment stamps to my collection,
on this occasion I used Hero Arts Birthday Sayings

I have also invested in a portable soft lighting tent from Maplins 
which I am illuminating with my bargain bendy floor lamps from Ikea.
In fact the most expensive part of this set up were the two economy daylight bulbs!!!
.....pretty pleased with the results so far, even with me operating the camera

Crafting for all Seasons - Something new
Divas by Design - Anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Anything goes
Inky Impressions Challenges - Add a sentiment
As always thanks for dropping by my blog today
Crafty Hugs


Franz♥ said...

She's adorable Jane, her little face is too lovely, your pencil colouring stole my heart!

Hugs, Franz.

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Jane,
she is stunning, that hair!! oh boy can you colour, love your wonderful card!
the flowers so ping out, brilliant!
Love,melly. xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

So pretty! Such a sweet image and love your colour choices. It's dark and dreary here too. Thankfully no snow in the forcast, but it would be great to see some sun.
Joyce xx

Gramma said...

How nice of you to remember my birthday with such a stunning card... It is for me isn't it?... the 10th is my birthday..truth!
Fabulous card! I won't be offended if you keep it for yourself.

Lorraine said...

Stunning card Jane. I love the image, and fab sunny colours.
Lorraine x

Sara said...

A beautiful cheery card to light up any dreary day, your colouring is amazing as always. Thank you for putting in a link to the light tent, I`ve wanted one forever but didn`t know where to purchase one from, hugs Sara xx

Mary J said...

So adoralbe Jane - your colouring is stunning! I gotta get my pencils out again!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Jane, this is beautiful. So soft and I think the tent is working...Just lovely...joann sassy raggedy

Tracy said...

It's always such a joy to see your pencil creations Jane. She looks amazing. sigh....maybe one day. Cutting back really frees up your creativity doesn't it. Hugs!

Louise said...

Wow fabulous card and I am loving the summery colours just what we need right now.
Louise xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful card, love the sweet image.

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful Jane, love the pencils on kraft - stunning effect!
Hugs Laurie xx

DesignerDiva said...

Me again Jane!! on duty this time
I still love your gorgeous card and this time......Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Welcome! said...

Sunshine indeed! This is such a cheery card Jane! And boy, I could ooogle over your colouring all day! Gorgeous pencil on craft! LOVE this card!
Hugs, K

coops said...

so gorgeous jane.stunning bright colours and the image is really sweet :D

xx coops xx

Meighan Wheller said...

Beautiful image Jane and you have coloured it so wonderfully. Looks great on the Kraft cardstock. I think we are all a bit guilty of have those stamps/stash items we just had to have but have not been used yet - a great intention for 2013! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations, hope to see you again next week...Meighan

Krafty Kows said...

Beautiful card and your colouring is amazing. Jeanette

The Crafty Blonde said...

Adorable card, so sweet. Love the fab image and design and your colouring is just fabulous. Thanks for joining us this challenge at Inky Impressions. xx

Jani said...

Just adorable!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x