Wednesday 30 December 2009

It's Peachy Keen challenge #19

Hi everyone! I said I'd be back and here I am, with Peachy Keen's challenge #19.
It was hard getting back into it, but I finally managed a passable sample.
I needed the prod, as I'd lost the will to do any crafting.
It was good to be able to sit at my table and 'play' again.

The challenge this time, is a sketch...............

Here is my take on it...............

 This view shows you the border a little better.

The base CS is from the Forever Friends A4 pad, 'gift wrapped'.
I cut strips of it and adhered them to the front of the card.
I added some sage green ribbon to break up the red and pick up the green in the strawberries' leaves, (coloured with Copics). My gorgeous silver pearls were added to lift the ribbon.
The strawberries are part of one of my favourite PK sets...PK-239 'Faceless Fruit'.

 Pop on over to the Peachy Keen blog to see what you can win for playing along with us.
While you're there, have a look at the gorgeous cards created by the uber talented DT, which I'm so proud to be a part of.

It's good to be back! Thanks for calling by and for your love and support.
Viv xxx


Janice W. said...

Hi Viv,
I am so glad you are back!! In time it gets easier. Big hugs to you!!

Your card is way more than passable! It is exceptional!! I love the way you colored your ripening strawberries. They look totally yummy! The whole card is scrumptious!
:) Janice

Julie said...

A great card Viv and nice to see you back even though it must be very hard for you. Take care.

cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear lovely to see you back with us, I hope things are getting easier for you dear, you have been in my thoughts.

This is truly stunning what a fabulous colour scheme you have used and the strawberrys a a lovely reminder of summer on this horrible dark and dank day
Big Hugs to you dear
Jacqui x

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Good Morning again, Viv.. oops .. afternoon by you! You really knocked this challenge off with this card! LOVE how you colored the strawberries! They look even better close up (which I can't always say about my work! - lol) All of the trim, borders and paper choices are perfect too! makes me miss summer in a BIG WAY! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this card and I know you have been busy. I'm glad it may have helped to get your mind off things.. if only for a little while. HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend!! Lots and Lots of Love and hugs! Kathy

My Creative Time said...

what do you mean "Passable"? I think your card came out PERFECT like always! I am so glad to see you again! Try not to stay away from your craft table too long, I'm sure your table missed you too!! Have a great day & Happy New Year. I will have a glass of champagne just for you Viv.
Big Hugs to You,

Nikki Foraker said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! it's DELICIOUS! ;o) your coloring is AMAZING!!! love the ribbon and pearls and borders...ok i LOVE IT ALL! like Kathy said...i hope it took your mind off things for a bit...nothing like a little craft therapy!

Nikki ;o)

Miss Giebel said...

Viv, your card is so beautiful, it makes me yearn for summer! I love how you colored the strawberries. The fancy scallop at the bottom is lovely! Hope you have a Happy New Year!!

Jackie said...

Passable!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just go and wash your mouth out with soap wumman. You have coloured the strawberries to perfection, they look so real. The card is drop dead gorgeous :o)
WELCOME back my friend :o)
Love & hugs, Jackie xx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great card Viv! Glad to see you found your craft table again.

Oma said...

I love this card Viv!

Tracey said...

A stunning card Viv.

Nice to see you posting and sending you ((hugs))

Donnas Den said...

Great to see you back, Viv. I'll drop you a line later today.

Donna xx

Beth Norman said...

Awesome card. Take your time coming back if that's what you need. We'll be here for you.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Viv, its lovely to have your back again, I love your card its so bright and cheerful and those strawberries look good enough to eat. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Lorie said...

Awww Viv! It's so good to have you back! I've missed you!! Your beautiful work is such an inspiration to so many of us, and this card is certainly no exception! Your strawberry card is beautiful, and the border is a perfectly stunning addition!

Take care sweetie! We love you!

Big Hugs,

Renee said...

I love it Viv!! Super cute :)


thread-bare said...

Good to see you back hun. The card is lovely xx Clare x

Natalie said...

Great to see you back Viv. Lovely card. x

issy said...

Just beautiful Viv, those strawberries look good enough to eat.


Angelica said...

Viv, your card is so beautiful, I love how you colored the stawberries! I know it must have been difficult to get back to creating, but I am happy it provided some therapy for you. Big hugs to you and thank you for making a gorgeous card (as always)! :) Hugs, Angelica

Ila said...

This is Totally Gorgeous!!...I love the colors and that Beautiful border!!..Hugs, Ila