03 August, 2014


I actually neede to sleep it over and double-check. What a wonderful surprise I found at the cheerfulsketcheschallenge: cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2014/07/winnaars-challenge-14.html
I guess I really can feel a little bit proud to be chosen among all the beautiful entries that came in for the 14th challenge :)
What's next? They say, First come the duties, then the fun. So, after some learning and housework, I had a little time to be creative during the weekend. And the new sketch-challenge was a perfect pattern for my cards.
For the first card I've chosen this super-cute lion by Slovene illustrator Jelka Reichman. I remember how I adored her bright, playful scenes in my childrens' books and magazines when I was little, and I still love them today. Her motifs seem so full of joy and playful innocence :) Looking at this lion, it seems like he's laughing, and even blushing!
In the background, I added a punched brown paper that reminds me of a tree (I see on the photo it looks like black, but it's brown actually), a few leafs, and clouds. Since the plain white clouds looked a little boring, I painted their border with coloured pencils. The setting of the card fits the cheerfulsketcheschallenge, and as it's meant for a wonderful colleague of mine who happens to be lion by zodiac, I add the card for a last-minute entry at craft-alnica's "Something for boys" challenge. The card also matches the alphabetchallenge "M for men only".


  1. Beautiful cards. I love the lion. His mane is such a fabulous shade of red.

    Thanks for joining our masculine challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  2. wow nice cards.....thanks for joining Cheerful Sketches.

    groetjes Ine

  3. Mari and Creaine, thanks for the comments :)
    I heard I should split the post in one for each card, so they're seperated now ;)


  4. Beautiful! I love the colors. You did a nice job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  5. Zelo lepo.
    Hvala, ker si se nam pridružila na 113. izzivu CRAFT-alnice. Lp

  6. Lepa je, z levom malo kraljevska.
    Hvala, da si z nami v 113. izzivu. Pozdravček Lili

  7. Krasna je :-))
    Hvala, ker se igraš z nami po “moško” v CRAFT-alnici … Srečno!

  8. lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches


  9. Your card is again very nice :) Love it.
    Greetings Geesje (DT)

    1. Thank you for joining us at Cheerful challenges. :)

  10. You made a lovely card with the sketch of Cheerful Sketches...thank you for joining us!
    xxx Margreet