Thursday, 27 December 2012

Eleanor & Pickles - Oops, Wrong Skates!

Hi Folks!

Hope you've all had a really great Christmas and that Santa brought you all you asked for.

We had a lovely time and those mince pies went down very well indeed...especially with a nice big glass of hazelnut Baileys!  Mmmmmmmmm.

Today's card is a winter one but it's for a winter birthday, though it could also be used for Christmas.  It's a Heather Valentin digi and is ONLY available from Heather herself at Lacy Sunshine.  NO ONE else has any authorisation to sell any of her digis, so please do not purchase elsewhere.  Also, please watch out for tacky imitations of the Eleanor & Pickles characters.  Support our fabulous artists and not the fraudsters.

I'm sure you'll agree that Heather has excelled herself with this one...I love it!

This image was so lovely to colour and you can use any colours you want.  I tend to play safe, but Heather herself uses much more vivid colours which look fantastic.  With these characters you can colour them exactly how you like.

I've coloured this image using my promarkers, and this time I've used slightly darker colours for Pickles so he doesn't look yellow in the pics.  Think he's just about right in this one.  They look so cute - but silly them!  They're wearing the wrong skates!  Doh!

The paper is from My Craft Studios Violet Christmas CD (Papercraft Library) and I've colour picked from the paper to get the matting colour. 

The gorgeous, blue faux gems are from my stash and the snowflakes were cut on my Cameo and then glittered.

The sentiments were created in my MCS software and they are printed in dark blue so they weren't too harsh.  I used my Spellbinders dies to cut them out.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: where the theme is 'Anything Goes.'  where the theme is 'Anything Goes.'  where the theme is 'Seeing Double.'  where the theme is 'Anything Goes.'  where the theme is 'All About Birthdays.'

Hope you like this one.

Take care everyone & happy crafting!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE! The colors and coloring are awesome! Great card Lexie! Thanks so much!
    ~ Heather

  2. Stunning Lexie, just love this card, and the image is amazing, will have to have some off these for 2013, hope you had a great xmas hun xxxx

  3. Oh this is adorable Lexie, love the images and your coloring is amazing. Hope you've had a lovely Christmas and best wishes to you & yours for the new year.
    Hugs Rachael :) xx

  4. A fabulous card Lexie, I love the cute image and your colouring is wonderful. The blue gems and the snowflakes finish the card perfectly x

  5. Stunning card Lexie and loving the gorgeous papers and all that bling. Must admit Pickles does look a lot better now :)

    Hugs to you both
    Linda xxxxx

  6. A beautiful card, Lexie. I love the image it's so cute. The colouring as usual is great and I love the bling. Wendy xx

  7. This is gorgeous Lexie. I love that image, your colouring is fabulous and the details you have added are beautiful.

  8. Oh my god, this is stunning, the colouring is gorgeous and everything about the card is lovely, i will certainly be ordering direct from Lacy Sunshine and am now following you :-) xxx

  9. fabulous image and gorgeous card, hope you had a wonderful Xmas
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. Fab card, the colours work great with the image and layout x

  11. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  12. Love her huge glasses and pigtails! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Lexie!

  13. What a cute image and a great layout. Thank you for joining us this week at CD Sunday.That Hazelnut Baileys sounds yummy, I must try some.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  14. Great card and such fun, thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Jenny xx
    CD Sunday DT

  15. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' :) Helen x

  16. This is fabulous I love the colours and that image is great. Thank you for joining us at challenges for everybody.

    Joan x

  17. Gorgeous, I love the sweet image and the icy colours and those snowflakes are gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  18. beautiful card. Soooooo cute image )) Lovely show-flakes and blings.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Seeing Double” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    Happy New Year!!!