Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bubble Bath

Today is the last Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge of the month and that means there's a twist to the challenge this week.  First of all, you get to pick any sketch we've used so far this year and then create a card in a monotone color scheme.

Here's the sketch I choose to use:
This was the featured sketch on January 15 - SSW2-03

We're so thrilled to be sponsored this week by Heather Ellis Digi Stamps, featuring her wonderfully adorable Digi Stamp Characters. Heather will be awarding our grand prize winner three free digi images. Thank you Heather for your generous sponsorship of our challenge this week!

I'm featuring one of Heather Ellis' Pure Innocence images (number 015). I love this sweet girl in her bubble bath. She was brought to life with Copic markers. I added crystal lacquer to her bubbles and a bit of sparkle with a glitter pen.  The papers are from Authentique.

Now stop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see the other monochromatic cards the design divas created with Heather Ellis Pure Innocence digi stamps. They are all adorable!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In The Garden

I'm sharing a fun card today for the start of a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I'm trying to focus on a more spring-like theme this week to forget all the snow and cold we've been having. Wishful thinking on my part - eh?

Here's the sketch to follow for the challenge this week. I love the horizontal oval - perfect for those wider images.
Digi Stamp Boutique is our sponsor this week and we always love to create with the images Sally Ann offers in her shop.  The grand prize winner of the challenge will receive a  £10 voucher to Digi Stamp Boutique - a fantastic prize package!  Thanks Sally Ann!

I choose this fun image called "In The Garden-Veggies" from Digi Stamp Boutique.  It was colored with Copic markers and I popped up several of the elements to add dimension to the image panel. The papers used here and embellishments are from Stampin' Up.

The design team has created some wonderful cards to inspire you for this week's challenge. Be sure to stop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday to take a peek.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bear Love

Happy Wednesday friends and followers. It's another travel week - this time in Washington DC. Hoping I get out tomorrow as they're gearing up for a big dump of snow here. I have plenty of snow waiting for me at home - don't need to experience it in a visiting city!

Today we have a new challenge starting at Sweet Sketch Wednesday so let's get started...

Here's the fun sketch for the week.  I love the hexagon shape as the focus and the nice balance of embellishments. Here's my tip if you don't have a hexagon shape die.  Take the sketch image above, resize it larger to fit your image. Print out the sketch and cut out the hexagon and use it to trace around your image. You can cut the straight lines on your paper cutter but it will come out proper with all equal sides. This is what I did for my card since I don't have a hexagon die.

Pattie Gomez of Pattie's Creations is sponsoring our challenge this week. We love all the fun images she has created and enjoy creating card samples with her wonderful images. The grand prize winner of the challenge this week will receive two free images from Pattie's Creations.  Thanks Pattie for you sponsorship!

I created my card with "Bear Love With Balloons" from Pattie's Creations and I think he has the most loveable and goofy look to him. It's all in the eyes. He just cracks me up. This darling bear was brought to life with Copic markers. The Valentine papers were from my stash and as I'm posting this away from my craft room, I can't remember what company they're from - sorry!

Now for additional inspiration, go on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see all the Valentine inspired cards we have created using a variety of images from Pattie's Creations.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Heart Mouse

Well I'm a day late in posting the new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday... That's what I get for work travel this week and thinking I would be home in time to post. Had my days messed up! UGH. Well here it is and you're going to like the new sketch.

Isn't this a great one - so interesting but not complicated to put together.  I hope you'll give it a try and join us in the fun this week!

Everyone's favorite digi stamp company is our sponsor this week! Welcome back to Bugaboo Stamps and Jodi the owner.  The grand prize winner of the challenge will receive 7 free digis worth $21. Such a generous sponsorship and we're so thankful for Jodi's support.

I chose this sweet thing from Bugaboo called "Heart Mouse" and she's such a cutie pie. This makes for a terrific Valentine card.  She was colored with Copic markers and the papers here are Bo Bunny.

Now pop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see the wonderful collection of cards the design team created to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by!