Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Teddy Bear

Happy Wednesday friends! Here's the last of my Halloween cards this years featuring this adorable teddy bear dressed up like pumpkin. The image is from StampFairy, the sponsor this week of the new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Here the sketch to follow for the challenge this week. I love the look of this and it goes together quickly. This is quite versatile - can look very vintage with a lacy diecut or more contemporary depending how you mat the oval panel. The same with the strips running horizontally - lace, ribbon or paper (as I used) changes the look of the layout - so many different effects to create with this one sketch! Great job with it Sally!

We're thrilled to have StampFairy again as our sponsor this week. Gerda does such a fantastic job with the adorable images she creates - they are all irresistibly cute, whimsical and loved by all of us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

The grand prize winner of the sketch challenge this week will receive a $10 gift certificate to the StampFairy shop.  Thanks for your generous sponsorship Gerda!

I chose this "Barry Halloween" image to create my card. Barry is my favorite teddy bear at StampFairy and he is so darn cute in his pumpkin costume for Halloween. He was brought to life with copic markers and the papers are from Cosmo Cricket. I found this sketch to be perfect for the larger print DP since it shows a great deal of it. The frilly edge of the orange oval panel (as in the sketch) was created with a larger oval diecut and snipping it all the way around the oval image.

Now pop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and take a look at the darling cards the design team created with StampFairy images. You will love them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Boo To You

Well, my apologies to all that may have been looking for my Sweet Sketch Wednesday card yesterday. A couple computer issues that couldn't get resolved in time interrupted my week - those nasty gremlins! But we're back on track now with my inspiration to all of you for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge going on this week.

Arlana is back and created this sketch for all of you. I like the larger open spaces of this layout where the design papers show more. There's still enough details for embellishments and goodies though. I hope you're inspired to join us with this sketch in the challenge this week.

Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor this week and we always have fun creating with Jodi's images.  The grand prize winner of the challenge will receive seven free digi stamps at a total value of $21. Thanks for your generous sponsorship Jodi!

With Halloween coming up soon, I chose this fun image "Boo To You" from Bugaboo's Make It Snappy line of images that have their own frame and sentiment areas for quick card making. I love this little ghost's goofy face!  It was colored with Copic markers and the papers are Cosmo Cricket.

Now stop on by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out the rest of the design team cards using Bugaboo digi stamps - there are some really fun and creative ones this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Joy Ride

Happy Wednesday friends! I'm posting this from sunny San Francisco, California - yep another business trip getting in the way of my crafting fun. At least it's warm here and cold at home!  Today's the start of another challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday so come join us this week and have some fun!

We have a great sketch this week drawn up by our own Sally. I love how this turns out in real life with all the embellishments and the interesting "X" behind the image. Give it a try - you'll like how it turns out :-)

This time it's our monthly sponsor, Digi Stamp Boutique, providing the prize package for one lucky winner. We appreciate very much the regular sponsorship of Sally Ann at DSB and the adorable images she has in her shop.  The Grand Prize Winner of the challenge this week will receive a £10 voucher for images at Digi Stamp Boutique.  You don't want to miss that!

I choose this fun DSB image called Sports Car Alf. I'm trying to stock up on guy cards - never seem to have enough of these when you need them.  I colored Alf and his sport car with Copic markers and paired it with Joy Ride collection papers from Cosmo Cricket. The buttons embellishing the card are from my stash.

Now pop on by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge blog to see the other creations from the design team. Lots of fun cards to see this week and all will inspire you to try the sketch and play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Patience Secret

Hi there friends! I have a perky card today for the start of the new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Our sponsor this week is Sassy Cheryl's and the images are so darn cute we've enjoyed created with them for your inspiration.

Isn't this a fun sketch? I think it turns out great and makes for an interesting card. Here's hoping you think so too and join us in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week.

We are just thrilled to have Sassy Cheryl's sponsor our challenge this week. The images that Cheryl creates there capture the essence of childhood so well and are just so fun to create with. The grand prize winner of our challenge this week will receive a $5 gift certificate at Sassy Cheryl's - a terrific prize! Thanks Cheryl for your wonderful sponsorship this week.

I chose this darling image called Patience Secret - named from this saying by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  "Adopt the pace of nature for her secret is patience."  This image was brought to life with Copic markers and the papers are from Reminisce. The ladybug embellishments are different types of buttons and stickers from the local craft store.

Now you just have to see the outstanding creations the rest of the design team is showing with this sketch and Sassy Cheryl's images. Such a creative bunch, and their cards will inspire you to join us this week! Pop on over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog to take a look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Princess Harvest

We're kicking off this week's challenge today over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and have Saturated Canary as our sponsor. What a fun time we have showcasing the fabulous SC images that Krista Smith creates - you'll have to look at the wonderful card samples our team created using this week's sketch.

I love the simplicity of this sketch drawn up by our own Sally. It's perfect for those larger images and goes together quickly. I hope you'll give it a try and join us this week.

Krista at Saturated Canary is generously sponsoring our challenge. We all love her images and you will too. They are fantastic to color with Copic markers and have such personality.  The Grand Prize winner of our challenge will receive two free digi stamps from the Saturated Canary store.

I chose this wonderful fall image from Saturated Canary called Princess Harvest. I love her fabulous hair blowing in the wind and it was fun bringing it to life with Copic markers. The papers are My Mind's Eye Unforgettable collection.

Now for more inspiration take a look at our team's cards at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and then get out your supplies and give the sketch a try this week.

Thanks for stopping by!