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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Sketch Saturday #398

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
A Day for Daisies

As soon as I saw this fabulous A Day for Daisies image called Flamingo Couple (which you can find here) I knew I wanted it.  I also had what I thought was THE perfect paper pack - I think it's called Felicity by Glitz - to accompany it.

With a bit of fussy cutting I managed to squeeze these fun birds onto some Spellbinder ovals and added Fiskers and Martha Stewart punched heart borders together with a Marianne stamp and die cut heart in the centre.
And here is this week's sketch...
We would love it if you would scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.  Don't forget to share some love with my fellow Saturdays.
Not surprisingly, there are loads and loads of heart/love challenges this week and I've chosen some of my favourite challenge blogs in which to enter my card...
ADFD #140 "All my Love"
Aud Sentiments #148 "Use a Love Sentiment" (the central heart reads "Sweetheart")
Simon Says - "Have a Heart"
Cute Card Thursday #411 "In the Pink"
ABC "A is for Animals", and last but not least
Creative Inspirations #344 "Hugs & Kisses"

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Sketch Saturday #397 Pick-A-Sketch

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
The Paper Shelter

As today is the fifth Saturday in the month, it's a Pick-A-Sketch week. You can use any sketch from Sketch Saturday's previous sketches between #215 and #396.  You can find many of our past sketches here or of course you can scroll through our blog at SS. Just let us know which one you used by including a copy of the sketch in your post. 


I used The Paper Shelter's "Snug but Stylish" image which you can find here, teamed with some papers and a sentiment tag from my stash.  I have seated my image against a background photograph taken last year in The Lake District when I went to visit best matey, Julie.
I opted for Alex' fab sketch #382 from October last year.   Even with all of our great sketches to use, I still didn't manage to make my card the right way up so you will need to tilt your head to one side to see the sketch.  
I also think I have committed a fashion faux pas by giving my image black tights, shoes and handbag with that brown hat and coat!!!  What was I thinking?
Now we would like you to scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.  Don't forget to share some love with my fellow Saturdays.
I am entering my card into the "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Sketch Saturday #396

It was my birthday on Friday and I have spent the last 3 days celebrating.
Now it's SUNDAY which means I'm a whole date late for our great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
Drawn with Character

I loved, loved, loved Debra's sketch.   I loved it so much, you are going to see more of it over the next months.
The recipient of my card received a camera for his birthday present so I just had to use this adorable Penny Black image called "Snap Shot", coloured with Copics, with my spellbinders Curved Borders One dies and Glitz "Sunshine in my Soul" papers.  I can't remember if my "SMILE" die is Stampin Up or Yellow Bicycle but it went beautifully with the metal camera embellishment I found in my stash!
I hope you can spare some time to check out the lovely work of my teamies and then scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.
There were so many challenges I could have entered this week and I've chosen six of them...
The Ribbon Girl - Any image
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes with an optional sketch (which I didn't use)
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes with a DT call
Simon Says - Create with Critters
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with a die;
and I so rarely use PB stamps that I just had to enter into
Penny Black - Anything Goes

Happy crafting everyone!

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Sketch Saturday #395

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by our wonderful friends at
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

  I coloured Mo Manning's wonderful image called G-fa Giraffe which you can find here with Copics and used some of best matey Julie's DCWV Safari Chic papers as my background.

I loved Cathy's fun sketch today although my image was a little large for her format.   I used organza ribbons for my flags and had to move one of them up a tad and I substituted the sentiment banner with this cute Die-versions die.  

We would love it if you would share some love with all of the Saturdays and then why not scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Mo's DP2 Challenge - Anything Goes with a Mo Manning image
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with a die
Deep Ocean - Something new (the die and my image are being tried for the first time)

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Sketch Saturday #394

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by the lovelies at
Simon Says Stamp




I used Graphic 45 papers, Glossy Accents for the glazing and a PTI sentiment for my card today.  I bought these alphabet stamps at a craft fair years ago and so far this is the only time I've used them.  Shame on me!

We would love it if you would share some love with all of the Saturdays and then why not scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Sketch Saturday #393

Happy New Year!

I have no idea where the last two weeks have gone.  I had a good Christmas and I hope you enjoyed happy holidays also.    Let's hope that 2016 is a happy, healthy, safe and peace-filled year for everyone.
But for now...it's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by our friends at
Sami Stamps


I think I may be guilty of having had one too many glasses of fizz over the holiday break and I struggled a bit with my card today which uses one of Sami Stamps' signature images called (I think) Springbranch.

We have some wonderful new teamies joining us and we would love it if you would drop by their blogs to share some love with them and then scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.   Our new teamies are:

Amy 

Welcome aboard, ladies!!!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Happy Holidays

I wanted to enter Mo's Christmas Competition so I thought I would post the card I made for the Hubster and wish everyone a slightly belated
Very Merry Christmas!

I used Mo's Hanna with Wreath which you can find here together with Spellbinders, Marianne and Memory Box Poinsettia dies, a Tim Holtz lantern and a Papertrey ink sentiment.  My image is coloured in copics and my wreath is filled with stamped flora.    


Saturday, 19 December 2015

Sketch Saturday #392

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by the cuties at
Digi Stamp Boutique

I actually made two cards for today's challenge but they are both exactly the same.  Well, almost exactly - I used white card on one and cream on the other and I have cut my deer paper from different parts of the page.  I used Bekka with Challa which you can find here at Mo's Digital Pencil.  I have used her before for a Hanukkah card but on this occasion both cards are intended for very special friends of ours in the Czech Republic and the Czechs have a Christmas bread called vanocka which looks just like the Challa Bekka is holding.




I used Craftworks Cards papers for the background but the deer paper was from my stash and I don't know the origin.   My sentiment is Word processed and (hopefully) reads Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Tomas and Lesley.  My images are coloured in Copics and Promarkers.

And here is our great sketch designed by the lovely Debra who is sadly leaving the team this week.   Gosh we are going to miss her fabulous sketches, her lovely cards. She has been a fantastic teamie!!!
We would love it if you would share some love with all of the Saturdays and then why not scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.  This is a TWO Week Challenge as the team are taking a Christmas break but we will be back in 2016 with the winner of today's challenge and a whole year of new challenges.  Oh - and we are having a design team call too.  See our blog for more info. 

I am entering my card into the challenge at
Mo's Digital Challenge Blog - Non-Traditional Christmas (optional)

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Sketch Saturday #391

I'm back! Not that I actually think anyone comes by here any more but I am back and I'm very sorry for dropping off the world.   The Hubster and my mother have both experienced very poor health since April this year.    I took a little break from card making and blogging in October and I thought things were starting to get back to normal but both Mum and T'hubster suffered set backs last month and I lost the plot a little myself.   But - it's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
Sketch Saturday
and I'm back.
I want to thank my lovely, lovely teamies at Sketch Saturday for being supportive to my needs for a break.  You are lovely ladies!   Thank you.

This week we are delighted to be sponsored by our wonderful friends at
Simon Says Stamp

Debra has given us a great easy sketch this week.   I'm not convinced I'm terribly happy with my card but at least its a start on my Christmas cards!!!   I have an attic stuffed to the rafters with craft toys and I have had to resort to shop bought ones for most of my Christmas cards this year.


I used my Waltzing mouse "Bright Season" stamps and lantern die which you can find here, stamped on to a Sizzix (I think) embossing folder and partially framed with a Spellbinder Christmas Die Holly Frame.  which Simon Says Stamp sells here.  The large poinsettia flower and ivy are from my stash.

It would be great if you would share some love with all of the Saturdays and then scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Sketch Saturday #387

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
Simon Says Stamp 

Helloooo!  I've been away for a month!  The time leading up to my trip was somewhat hectic and I have been pretty darn busy since my return too.   I almost didn't make today's challenge but I was determined not to miss another week.

I used this lovely image by Mo Manning called Reach Star Girl.  You can find her here (and there is a boy version too).    I feel very out of practice.  This card looked better in my head and has been photographed in the dark (and badly) but at least I am crafting again after almost two months.   Here is our sketch...

I know my fellow Saturdays would be delighted with a visit from you to their blogs and then why not scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.

I am entering my card into Anything Goes with optional Birthday at Mo's

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Sketch Saturday #380

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by those fun characters from
Bugaboo

I went all out with my card today which is for my brother's 60th birthday using Bugaboo's Frame It Balloon Boy and Frame It Balloon Girl.   I borrowed best matey, Julie's balloon dies when she was last down for a visit to cut my balloons and teamed some of them with parts of a Memory Box bow to get the longer tails.  

  
The numbers were cut using MFT Dienamics dies and the "happy" is from Papertrey ink as is the Let's Party tag.   I absolutely LOVE this pull-out tag although it was quite fiddly having to cut it out in black, orange, pink and blue and then piece it all back together.   I loved using all the brightly coloured design papers.


And here is Debra's wonderful sketch
Do drop by my lovely teamies' blogs and share some love and then scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
ABC - R is for Recipe (I used the middle block ribbon, dies, blue)
Crafty Creations - It takes Two
Hanna and Friends - Fave Stamp; and
Catch the Bug - Bingo (I used the bottom row paper piecing, 3d object and stripes),

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Sketch Saturday #379

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by the lovely
Bunny Zoe's Crafts


I wasn't sure about this week's sketch to start with but then I remembered this fabulous Tim Holtz Crazy Bird and TH splatter dies and I was inspired!    My image is coloured in Promarkers this week and my inked splats are Stampin Up.   The "hello" is Paper Trey Ink and I'm delighted with how my card turned out.  I'm sorry I'm late posting this.   Our internet has been out for a couple of days.  I broke into my neighbour's house last night (with her permission and her keys) to post my card on the Sketch Saturday blog but I didn't manage to finish my post on my own blog until after my internet came back this morning.  
  We would love it if you would share some love with all of the Saturdays and then why not scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - die crazy
The male room Neon colours
The Ribbon Girl - Anything goes with an image; and
Papertake Weekly - Animal Magic

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Sketch Saturday #378

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by our wonderful friends at
Simon Says Stamp

I had a wonderful visit with my bestest matey and fellow crafter, Julie, recently.  We spent a few days crafting together between seeing the lovely sites of the British Lake District where she now lives.    I bought this Indigo  Blu image called Baby Aloysius when one of our side trips included a visit to a craft store and I teamed it with some new LOTV Nitwits papers and a step card die I gave to Julie as a present and borrowed during my stay with her.   


I heat embossed the teddy's crown and decorated it with pearls. Julie donated some lovely lace for my project and I thought the little crown charm was the perfect finishing touch.  My sentiment is by Papertrey Ink. 

Vannessa came up with a splendid sketch which I only used on the central panel of my step card.   My fellow Saturdays have lots of lovely inspiration for you.  Do visit their blogs and share some love with them and then scooch some space on your craft table and join in the fun.

I am entering my card into the following challenges
Make My Monday - Something beginning with F (Fur, Friend, Face)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Shaped cards
Simon Says Stamp - Use a Stamp for Stamptember (and a hop)
Creative Inspirations -  vintage




Saturday, 5 September 2015

Sketch Saturday #377

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by our very own
Niki

I'm wondering if I am losing my mojo for card-crafting.  This would be a disaster given how much crafting stuff I actually own.  Maybe that's the problem though - I just have so much stuff that I can't tidy it up because I have run out of places to store it and there is so much choice I never know what I want to use.  I have owned this Sizzix gumball machine die and embossing folder set for maybe two years and this is it's first and only use.  


I do like my "One in Amelia (n)" sentiment - Amelia being the name of the recipient of course.  I wish it had come with a stamp though. It took me no less than 9 attempts to colour the red gumballs with my brayer without getting ink on the rest of it.

Why not do some scooching in your own craft space and join in the fun!
I am entering my card into the "make it colourful" challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Sketch Saturday #376 Pick-A-Sketch

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
Little Claire

As today is the fifth Saturday in the month, it's a Pick-A-Sketch week.   You can use any sketch from Sketch Saturday's previous sketches between #215 and #375.  You can find our past sketches here. Just let us know which one you used by including a copy of the sketch in your post. 
I opted for Cathy's sketch #344 from January this year replacing the oval with a circle so that I could use these fabulous Papertrey Ink "Skyscapes and Everyday Scene-it" Dies with PTI "Petite Places Church" teamed with Dovecraft First Edition papers and MFT Die-namics By the Letters Alphabet dies.

Our daughter's SIL/BIL baptised their two little girls recently on the Greek Island of Crete.  Sadly I couldn't go to the celebrations because my mum was poorly (if it's not one thing - it's your mother!). 


It's a shame I didn't manage any decent photos!!!


I love what my fellow Saturdays have come up with to inspire you this week.    We would love to see you scooch some space on your craft table and play along.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes; and
P is for pink at ABC