Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lady Bugs and Crabs!

Happy Wednesday friends!  I'm starting the countdown to a two week vacation now and looking forward to the time off work and little more time crafting. The first order of the day will be cleaning my craft room and getting reorganized - can you believe I'm looking forward to that?!!

Today we have a new challenge starting at Sweet Sketch Wednesday with everyone's favorite digi stamp company as sponsor - Bugaboo!  I've created a couple cards today for your inspiration.

Let's get started with the terrific sketch created by Arlana. This sketch makes a wonderful card. It gives you an opportunity to use several designer papers and fun embellishments.  I hope you'll give it a try and join us in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week.

Bugaboo is our sponsor this week and I know there are a lot of crafters out there that love their fun, whimsical images as much as I do.

The Grand Prize winner of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge will receive 7 free digis from Bugaboo.  A fab prize and a very generous one from Jodi - thanks Jodi!

This adorable Bugaboo digi is Lady Bug Flower Pot. This little lady was colored with Copics and some crystal lacquer added on her spots, antenna and nose. She looks so sweet with the warm colors of the card.

And this image, called Crab Boat, just makes you smile! This is a perfect image for a guy card.  The sailboat sails were paper pieced, crystal lacquer added to the crabs eyes to make them stand out and some puffy stickles added on the waves and cloud.  The embellishments were created with circle punches and the DP I used.

I hope these fun samples have provided you a little inspiration to start your Wednesday. Stroll on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out the rest of the Diva's creations - there such a fun selection today to inspire you further.

Thanks for stopping by!


Heide said...

Two adorable cards! Love the crab and the nautical feel, so cute. The lady bug is just darling.
Have a good week.
Hugs, Heide

Kathie said...

Yes two adorable cards Sharon, I love them both but my favourite has to been the Lady Bug card and I adore Lady Bugs very very cute and such pretty design papers. Take care and Happy 4th July next week.

Chrissy said...

Two little beauties Sharon, fabulous colouring, bright and the designs and details..fabulous.


mulberry station said...

Both of your cards are amazing. I love the crab one. Hope you are doing well. Haven't heard from you in a long time.
Hugs, Nancy

Jeannie said...

I love them both but I have to say that the little ladybug has captured my heart! Such perfect papers too!

Peace & Luv,

Arlana said...

Sharon , I love both of your cards this week. the crab is just the sweetest. Hope your doing good. hope you got my comment for two weeks worth of cards last week. Trying to make sure I keep up. It so hard when you get behind and have to play catch up. Have a sweet day!!!HUGS Arlana

Patti P. said...

I couldn't possibly pick a fave, both of these knock it out of the park. the glossy accents are terrific. Love the orange and red and those flowers. The paper pieced sails and those papers just scream summer. Gorgeous inspiration from your talented mind.
Will miss working with you at SSW each Wednesday. Thanks for always being there for me. you guys.

Patti P. said...

ps, forgot to wish you a happy two weeks on vacation. I love straightening my room, makes me feel good. Good luck.

Linda Anderson said...

Two adorable cards Sharon!! So much sweetness with those images and gorgeous yummy papers. Enjoy your time off. We leave for the Outer Banks on Sunday...can't wait!!!


Laurie said...

Oh my, these are cute!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Two very adorable cards Sharon, they are bright, guaranteed a smile and beautifully designed and put together!

Simple and Sweet said...

Such darling cards! Absolutely love them both! The papers you matched them with are perfect!