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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Bright & Sparkly Creatures, Great And Small

Hello everyone.  Well, I survived it.  It wasn't quite a disaster of Titanic proportions, but it came pretty close!  Not many sales at all but at least I ended the day in profit, it was a brilliant first experience and I met some wonderful people.

From talking to other stallholders, it seems that sales were down for the entire event - too many other things going on locally apparently, as visitor numbers were much lower than they've had before.  But never mind, there were a lot of people showing a real interest in my cards, even if they didn't buy any, and asked me lots of questions and were, I think, genuinely complementary.  Quite a few stopped to watch me painting images too.

Would I do it again?  Probably.  The next one is at Easter and the organiser has already asked me if I would like to reserve a table, so obviously I wasn't completely terrible!

Anyhoo, onto a card for today.  I feel pretty shattered after yesterday so this one is a bit ..... oh I don't know, a bit ..... well, you'll see what I mean.  Oh, and it is straight - even if the photo does make it look squint!


Challenges for this card

Ingredients for this card are:
Stamped Image:  LOTV Little Shepherd Boy
Colouring Medium:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers:  Forever Friends A Christmas Tale
Sentiment: Wild Rose Studio
Extras: Hunkydory Diamond Sparkle Gems and gold border peel-offs

Here's a close up of the nativity image:


Although it was fiddly, it was such a joy to colour.  I really must get the other ones out from this series too.

Hugs, Sxx

26 comments:

Claire said...

This is a lovely card hun - great image and love that holly paper. Hugs, Claire x

Sarah said...

This is a lovely card Squirrel, a great mix with the papers and nice colouring.
I'm sorry to hear that the fair didn't go as well as expected but I'm pleased you made a profit.
I'm sorry that I've not been around very much at all the past few months. I'm trying very much to improve this and be back to being a regular blogger and crafter.
Sarah xx :0)

Linby said...

This card is perfect for the "all creatures great and small challenge" beautiful colouring.
Lynn
PB & More DT

brenda said...

A really great entry for our theme Squirrel, love the colours and the holly DP.

Thank you for sharing with us at PB and More this month and good luck.

B x

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

how sweet!

Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie of an image and great layout too.

Glad to hear your sale went well, Luv Sam x

Chrissy said...

Glad it all went well Squirrel..I knew you would meet other nice people...I sit and colour when I go to these events too...gorgeous card and image,the holly DP is lovely..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Pink Dandelion said...

Brill card Squirrel, lovely image perfectly coloured. Glad you enjoyed the sale and what a good idea to paint your images at the table. Debs xx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous christmas card Squirrel.Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!
Clairexx

MARY B said...

Fabulous! Mary x

Rufus said...

So glad that the show wasn't a disaster of Titanic proportions! (have to admit that gave me a giggle) Glad that you finished the day with a profit and lived through it. Hopefully you even got some images colored! I like today's card, sweet image beautifully colored and pretty paper.
Hugs to ya,
R/

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful and serene card!

Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card, love the cute image.
luv
Debby

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the adorable image and the fab papers.
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

Congratulations on coming out with a profit!
Gorgeous card and very sweet image :o)
Jackie xx

Jean McKenzie said...

My heavens Squirrel, you can colour beautifully with the Tim Holtz re inkers! If only any of my shading looked like yours - I would love it! The paper is gorgeous - just a very pretty card!!!

coops said...

so beautiful squirrel.i love the adorable image and your colouring and design is stunning ;D
pleased to hear the craft fair wasn`t a complete disaster and that you made profit ;D

xx coops xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Squirrel
A gorgeous and beautiful card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card Squirrel with fabulous colouring, as always.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More this month.
Clare x

Shirley said...

This is such a cute image and your colouring detail is just perfect. A lovely choice of background papers too. Just fab.
Thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black and more.
Good luck in the prize draw and we look forward to seeing your work next month too.

Shirley

Nicola said...

Wonderful take on our bright and sparkly theme Squirrel, such a sweet image coloured so beautifully, gorgeous papers and pretty details.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Samantha said...

really cute hunny love it :0)

Christy Beans said...

Love that night sky blanket! =) Shattered or not, Squirrelly girl, you always have such beautiful images. Sigh. Glad you didn't sink with the Craftanic... as Dory from Finding Nemo always says, "Just keep swimming!" =) Easter sounds lovely for your next go-round... your soft DI coloring on bunnies, chicks and lambs, oh my! Sweet!

Zippy said...

Such a sweet card love, and I've got those papers too! xxxx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation Squirrel, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. I love how you've coloured that sweet image. Thanks for joining us at PB & More at Allsorts this month.

Kat xx (GDT)

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