It's such a miserable day here in the South West - dark, very wet and cold, urgh! - but it's not all doom and gloom as it's Sunday and time for a new sketch at Sunday Sketch & Stamp ... set by me!! Our sponsor this fortnight is the fabulous Crafts4Eternity, and you could win a set of brand new Christmas Cupcakes digi stamps if you take part.
Michele from Crafts4Eternity very generously gave all the SS&S girls the digi stamps to play with for this challenge, but it's just typical that our bloomin' PC just will not recognise our printer anymore!! We have Vista SP2, and it's just been one problem after another! I've tried re-installing the printer twice now, but no, it's not having any of it! So ... unfortunately I couldn't use the digi stamps, so I opted for this adorable Squiggle Stamps 'Fairy Gifts' instead!
Don't look too hard at the colouring - it's much better IRL, I promise, LOL! Because it's so dark here, I've had to use my naff photo-editing software (free HP Photosmart!) and it has made her look rather red in the face, and her wings glow neon pink! I decided to make another easel card, as the paper pad that I chose the DP from also had a fab piece of paper that worked so well for the 'prop' of the easel!
To all my fellow Copic Ciao users, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this .... my E00 Copic Ciao decided to die on me halfway through colouring this cutie's face! I have to say that I wasn't impresed at all - I've only had my 36A set of Copics since the end of June (so barely 5 months), and none of the other colours have died! In fact, I've just counted the number of 'faces' I've coloured with it, and it's only 20!!! (As you all know, I use my Whisper Pens too). I don't think that's acceptable at all! So if anyone has any thoughts, I'd be so glad to hear them...
Thanks for popping by everyone. I've now had a letter from the emergency dental place to have my tooth extracted under general anesthetic (yay!), so I hope that I will be able to make an appointment for this week when I telephone them tomorrow ... fingers crossed! As the saying goes ... "All I want for Christmas is my
two front teeth teeth fixed!" LOL!
Hugs, Sem x
STAMPS: Squiggle Stamps Fairy Gifts and Magnolia Swirl stamp
COLOURING MEDIA: Copic Ciaos (E00 E21 R20, BG15 BG23 G00, RV04 RV23 RV10, YG03 YG11, Y17 Y06 Y02)
PAPER: We R Memory Keeprs 6x6 Tiffany's paper pad
CARD: Core'dinations 12x12 ColorCore 'Agean' (OS020) and 'Nightfall'
EMBELLISHMENTS: Versamagic 'Tea Leaves', 4mm half-back pearls, pink ribbon from stash, Liquid Pearls
TOOLS: Paper Trimmers, Scissoris, PVA glue, 3D foam pads, SU Scallop border punch, Small daisy x-cut punch,