Saturday, 6 March 2010

Sketch Saturday #93 (DT card): Whimsy Water Lily

Hello everyone!

This week over at Sketch Saturday it's Maya's turn to set the sketch, and what a FAB sketch she has given us!  If you join in this week you could win a Hanglar & Stanglar stamp - yes, that's right, you could win this cutie in rubbah:

For this week's DT card I used my gorgeous Whimsy "Water Lily" stamp, part of the brand new Whimsy Mythical Collection of stamps.  Whimsy Stamps has a Winter Clearance Sale going on at the moment until the end of March (or while supplies last). So make sure you hop on over to the store now to save 20% on selected winter-themed products (no coupon codes necessary, discount prices are already marked!).  Oh, and you'll also be extremely happy to know that Whimsy now stocks Prima mulberry paper roses, bling, charms and cherry blossoms too - yay!!

I added some 'Icicle' Stickles to both Lily's wings and the 'water' dripping out of her watering can, plus I paper-pieced her dress (adding some shading with Copics).  I spent quite a while fiddling with a whole host of different embellishments to adorn the top-right corner.  In the end I settled on using a hand-punched flower, colouring it with Copics so it would match the colouring of Lily's flower, then I popped a brad and spacer (Elaine at Quixotic Paperie now stocks these fab spacers - yay!) through the middle and finished with some punched leaves.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Cupcake Craft Challenge ... Challenge 80 Round and Round : They would like to see lots of circles on our cards and projects this week, so I hope my dotty DP, round pearls and circle nesties count!
2. Papertake Weekly ... Buttons, Bows, Brads & Bling : We can use any combination of these embellishments on our cards - just one or if you are feeling brave, all 4!! I have used a 'bow' and a 'brad' and perhaps my half-back pearls and/or Stickles glitter may count as 'bling' also?
3. ABC Challenge ... P is for Paper Piecing : My FAVE technique in the whole world, LOL! I have paper-pieced Lily's dress!
4. Quixotic Challenges ... Challenge 16 Leave it Out : This week Kim has asked for us to use leaves in some way on our card/projects.  There are leaves on one of the pieces of DP, plus I have punched leaves adorning the top right corner along with my punched flower!
5. Simon Says Stamp ... Mother's Day / Girly : They want to see a feminine card this week, and I hope Water Lily fits to bill!  I'm toying with the idea of giving this to my mum for Mother's Day, or I may 'offer' it to our dd to give to me, hee hee!!!
6. Lorraine's Loft ... SSS sponsored fortnightly candy : As I'm entering the SSS challenge this week, I'm also eleigible to enter Lol's candy draw too! :o)
7. BasicGrey Challenges ... Week 15 Photo Inspiration : They have a gorgeous photo for this week's inspiration, and I see from a couple of the DT's cards that they have also used BG Wisteria paper like me!
8. Crazy 4 Challenges ... C4C27 Paper Piecing : I have paper pieced Lily's dress.
9. Totally Gorjuss ... Challenge 20 It's a sketch : Co-incidentally their sketch is almost identical to our SS sketch for this week!! LOL!

Thanks for popping by - have a great weekend!


STAMP: Whimsy "Water Lily" stamp
COLOURING MEDIA: Copics E00 E02 R20 E51 E55 C1 C3 C5 C7 BG93 G99 BV08 BV04 BV02 BV00
PAPER: Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad 'Wisteria'
CARD: Bazzill
EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon from stash, 4mm half-back pearls, Stickles 'Icicle'
TOOTLS: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, PVA glue, 3D foam pads, Circles & Scallop Circles Nesties


  1. She is so pretty and the sparkle on her wings is gorgeous too!! Love the colours and DP too,
    Angela x

  2. Just gorgeous!! Love it! Hugs Juls

  3. Beautiful card, love the colours

  4. Gorgeous card Sem :-) I love the image and the papers and colours you used are fab ! :-) I love the flower too,, perfect colour !!

    Oh my goodness ,, I think everyone in blogland will be after that cute hanglar and stanglar stamp !! :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

    good luck with my candy draw too :-) x x

  5. This is so adorable card!
    Have great weekend!

  6. Hi Sem, what a pretty card. I love the sweet image and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

  7. oh my word this is soooo beautiful Sem...I LOVE these colors, and how you used this image sweetie!! WOW amazing girl!! I LOVE THIS!!!!

  8. She is adorable. Love the way you have done her wings

  9. Lovely card, great, great that you could use it for so many challenges. Thanks for entering TG this week

  10. Hi ya Sem

    Hope you are OK ?

    Just love your card, love the papers you have used and that gorgeous image which is so beautifully coloured as always.

    Have a great weekend.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week and also BasicGrey Challenges.


    Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT and also BasicGrey Challenges DT x

  11. Sem this is just stunning, i really cannot belive your colouring it is amazing, the watering can looks so realistic- as if it will pop out from the card!!! Love the colours, and minimal embellies- the image just speaks for itself! :D

    Fern xx

  12. Hi sem! what a beautiful card! I love it! great sketch! thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I appreciate your support and encouragement. Have a great sunday!

  13. Stunning card hun, great take on the sketch and your colouring is amazing. Adorable image too. Thanks for joining in the TG fun this week. Hugs, Squirrel xx

  14. Gorgeous card love the image and paper's.fab take on the sketch
    hugs amanda TG GDT :) xx

  15. this is beautiful sweetie, wonderful papers, embellies and image :)

    Thanks so much for joining in with Simon Says Challenge and BasicGrey Challenges this week, Good Luck



  16. I love this to bits Sem
    gorgeous colours, fab shading and I love your treatment of the sketch

    Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week

  17. What a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  18. great card hon...i love it when a card fits lots of challenges..thanks for joining us at TG this week :-) ...Debs x

  19. Happy birthday, Sweetie!!
    And thank you so much for remembering me :)

    And ohhh my, you`re card is so gorgeous, think i must have that stamp!
    She is adorable!!

    Have a wonderful day, with lots of candy and gifts :)
    Warm hugs from Maya :)

  20. Fabulous card sweetie, just love that image so beautifully coloured
    Hugs jacqui x

  21. Happy Birthday toooo youuuuuuuuu! xx

    I love this card Sem, you're so talented that I'm turning green with envy! ;)

    Hope you're having a lovely day xx

  22. Aww Simonne I love the colors on this one! What great DPs too...just lovely!

  23. Beautiful card! Adorable image and your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW!

  24. Fantastic card! That image is so cute-and the Wisteria papers are perfect! Thanks for joining us at BG Challenges,
    Anthea & the BG Team

  25. So very Gorjuss!! Thanks for joining us at TG
    Love sarah XXX

  26. I love your card! Beautiful colours.

  27. Lovely card..thank you for joining at ABC..


Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x