Saturday, 9 November 2013

Playing with the Racoons of Mulberry Wood

I have had this stamp since the Mulberry Wood Xmas range first came out and it is one of my favourites........BUT....... I have put off colouring it until now because I was always a bit worried about the tree...that I would get it wrong and ruin the image. I know the pro's always say, if you get it wrong you can just throw it away, but it can be very disheartening when you have spent ages colouring a lovely image and then go and ruin it at the eleventh hour!

I decided to bit the bullet one evening recently and, to cover my bases I did the tree first. Luckily there is a colour picture on the stamp packaging so I tried to follow that and I used my Spectrum Noirs so that I could replicate the colours. Once I had got the tree out of the way,  the rest of it was much more within my comfort zone and this was  the result.

I then used some lovely papers from the Mulberry Wood CD to make the base card, following a sketch from a challenge, although unfortunately I did not finish the card in time to enter the challenge.

I am also in to pearls a bit at the moment and I created the pearls on this card using Stickles Pearl paint....I think you will be seeing this particular detail a lot more on my cards in the near future.

So that's my card for today and here are the great challenges that I would like to enter....

Thanks for visiting today. :-)



  1. This is great Sharon, i'm with you on the colouring worries! Tracy xx

  2. Cute image. Great coloring. Love the edge of the image. Thanks for joining our Red and Green Christmas Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  3. Oh they are so adorable, love your coloring. Great card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  4. This is just gorgeous,love the

  5. So very cute! The colouring is great, including the tree! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Sammy-x

  6. Gorgeous!!!!! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  7. Fabulous card and image. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  8. As it’s something I really don’t like doing for a whole comment will admit to this being a copy and paste one because I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. Lovely Christmas card with a super cute image, thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  10. Those are the cutest raccoons I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing your project at Sister Act this week!

  11. Gorgeous card Sharon, I like the adorable image, Thank you for playing along with us at Graph'It colour challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  12. Great card and what a great design! Provides real winter feeling!

    Thank you for participating in the TPS challenge this week!
    Good Luck!

    Hug Lena Dt-TPS

  13. Hi Sharon, the tree looks fantastic. Great card and love the image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  14. You totally got that tree colouring right - it looks wonderful and textured! I love the rest of the image too and your card is lovely :-)
    Hugs, Kat xx

  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely festive creation at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  16. Beautiful card. Thank you for taking part at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Hugs Debs

  17. This is fabulous - thanks for sharing with fab n funky
    Beccy x

  18. Wow I love your image and your coloring! Lovely card! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs, Merkkari

  19. Beautiful card! Lovely design and fab colouring, your tree looks great:). Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  20. super cute image choice,Thanks for Joining us at the Graph'It Marker Challenge this week

  21. Those racoons are just so cute. Love your design and colouring.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  22. you did a great job with your spectrums... I LOVE it!
    Thanks for sharing with us @ the Spectrum Noir challenge . good luck! x


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