Monday, 28 September 2009

week 70

Yes, week 70 already over at Sketch Saturday!
Thank you all very much for contributing each week :)

This weeks challenge is sponsored by The Craft Barn, who have very kindly donated this fabulous new kadoodle stamp 'Boules de Noel' for our challenge winner...

Here is my card..

All cardstock and papers are by Stampin Up! The DSP is 'Ski Slope' and was in the UK mini catalogue.
The image is a stamp by Artful Stamper, I adore this stamp, the image has been heat embossed with silver then coloured with ProMarkers, I added a little sparkle to the little bell on the hat with my clear glitter gel pen.
The same glitter was added to the 3 snowflake punch-outs too.
The sentiment is from a Dovecraft clear stamps set, I have a few of these sets, they're great and only cost around £1 each.

As you may already know, my friend the extremely talented Sandra has decided to leave our DT :(
This week showcases her last DT card for us,
please stop by her blog to see her outstanding card for this week.
We are all going to miss you soooooo much Sandra, thank you for everything xx

Thanks for looking, have a fab week!
Jo xx

Monday, 21 September 2009

SS DT call - the top 12!

It was a hard job selecting 12 entrants from all those who applied, and we are all very grateful for the time that the entrants took to make such wonderful cards.

so without further ado, in alphabetical order, are the ladies who are asked to make one more card....


These ladies are now asked to make a card using any sketch from the last 3 months, so that will be going back as far as sketch #56 (20th June)
They will have one week to make their card, the deadline will be 8pm (UK time) next Monday (28th)

Exciting isn't it? this time next week we will have 12 entries to whittle down to our final 5 DT members, yes that's right, we are now having 5 new DT members to join our little family instead of 3.

Good luck ladies! xx

Saturday, 19 September 2009

SS week 69, sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts!

This weeks sketch over at Sketch Saturday is being sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts, and you could win a gorgeous High Hopes stamp and christmas tree charms to adorn your crimbo cards this year ;)

Here is my card...

I have used an adorable Whiff of Joy stamp 'Herb', my friend Mariska bought me this stamp for my birthday early in the year (thanks again Mariska!)
it's the first time that this little darling has been inked up because I haven't thought about christmas cards that much .... until now! I really must get a move on!
I've coloured Herb with watercolour pencils and added a little glitter here and there with a glitter pen.
The sentiments used are by Stampin Up! and they are both in the 'Best Yet' Hostess level 1 stamp set.
The patterned paper is also SU, the collection is called 'Ski Slope' and was in the UK mini catalogue, I think you can still order it until 30th September, but please check with your local SU Demo.
The SU whisper white cardstock has been embossed with my snowflake embossing folder.

Please take a look at my fellow DT members cards, and also our September GD.. Emma
They have produced awesome examples for your inspiration.

TFL, enjoy your weekend,
Jo xx

Saturday, 12 September 2009

SS - week 68

It's Saturday! so that means another sketch over at Sketch Saturday.
This week we are sponsored by the lovely Heidi from Simon Says Stamp :)
Who has generously donated another $25.00 gift certificate to the challenge winner!
Fabulous prize eh?! :)

Here is my card for this week...

I have used my favourite patterned cardstock again, 'chateau upholstery' by Chatterbox.
The green stripy band is the other side of the same cardstock.
I have used a gorjuss image and coloured her with watercolour pencils & some Stampin Up inks.
The flowers were punched with my SU boho blossoms punch, with a half pearl in the centre of each. I really love making flowers this way (as you can probably tell!)
The sentiment is also from SU ('Best Yet' level 1 hostess set)

Just a reminder.. If you're interested in entering our DT call, you have until 8pm (UK time) this coming Monday evening (14th September) to show us your work. All details are on the blog.

Hope you all have a great weekend :)

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Coco's DT week

Over at Sketch Saturday this week, the lovely Coco has provided a fabulous sketch.
Her DT week is being sponsored by La Boit A Scrap who are offering our challenge winner 20 EUROS worth of goodies! what a wonderful prize!

Here is my card...

I have used this lovely Magnolia image and coloured her with distress inks and SU inks.
The backing paper is by SU too, from their 'spiced cider' collection.
The flowers were cut from a sheet of 12x12 that I have no idea where I got it from!
The sketch had the circles underneath the top rectangle, but as I wanted to substitute the circles for flowers, I chose to put them on top instead. The leaves were punched with a woodware 'ash' punch.

**SS NEWS!**
We have a new Guest Designer for the whole month of September too! :)
I am delighted that we have Emma Lockley to join our team!
Emma is a wonderful cardmaker and a big fan of our sketch blog, so I was so pleased that she said yes when I asked her to be our GD this month.
Emma has made a beautiful card this week, please stop by sketch saturday or her own blog to see.
And please don't forget to go visit the Design Teams blogs too, as always they have made wonderful cards to inspire you.

TFL & I hope you all have a lovely weekend xx