My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Red Peonies in a Jar and Corner Peony

Welcome to Day 1 of a week long fabulous sale on the Peony in a Jar and Corner Peony Digi's and Pre-colored images over at Fred She Said. You have until June 19th at Midnight EDT to pick these up for 40% off. You need to check out all the gorgeous colors in these sets.

My card today is made with both sets. The fabulous thing about Digi's is the fact that you can print them any size. The original image of the Peony in a Jar has just one flower. BUT, I printed out two more in smaller sizes to make it look like there are three flowers in that jar. Then I printed out the Red Corner Peony for the lower right corner to follow the sketch.

The beginning inspiration for this card came from a Sketch at Ribbon Carousel challenge blog  The papers are from the Wings collection from Close to my Heart. I used the reverse Juniper sides of the two papers but they just looked too plain with this image that I ran them through the cuttlebug embossing folder.

I hand stitched around the card with red Embroidery Floss to help make the images POP!!!
I then added Red Sparkles, also from CTMH, in all the corners.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

FSS - Pink Peony in a Jar - Mojo Monday Sketch


I'm a little late posting this card. I made it using the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and almost forgot it needs to be posted by today. I was only planning on posting it tomorrow for the BIG SALE at Fred She Said. This image will be on sale for a week starting TOMORROW, (Monday 6/13).




I used the fabulous pre-colored Pink Peony in a Jar from Fred She Said.   The pre-colored images come in 8 different colors. Or, you can get it as a Digi if you prefer coloring it yourself.

The papers are from the Sweetheart collection from Close to my Heart.

The Handstitching around the card was done with Black Embroidery Floss to keep it in the Black, White & Pink theme for the Paper Cutz Challenge 

Other Challlenge Blogs this card was made for:
Scrap Creations - Birthday 
Party Time Tuesday - Summer Birthday
Dutch Dare - 3 patterned papers, 2 embellishments, & 1 image
Pal Paper Arts - What's your signature style
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Use Stitching
Pieces of Ali 'n Me - Die Cut/ Birthday

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Father's Day Blue Truck

Wow, just one week until Father's Day. Where is this year going.

I played along with the challenge at My Sheri Crafts last week and won the honor of being the Guest Designer this week. The theme of this weeks challenge is Father's Day. Since you need a Father's Day Card by next week anyway, why not hop on over and play along with this challenge.

So, here is one of my Father's Day cards. I haven't used this fantaastic image since last year. I don't make many masculine cards. This is The Old Truck Digi and pre-colored Set from Fred She Said. I chose to use the Blue Truck fro my card. I just love the way that Tracey Lynn colors her images so when I'm busy, I choose to let her do the hard work for me. The best part is that when you purchase this image, you get the Digi and four pre-colored images as a package deal. It doesn't get much better then that.

I found this sketch at Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge, and thought it worked perfectly with this image.

I'm always experimenting with my hand stitching which I do with Embroidery Floss. This is a new design and I used two colors of floss. I first stitched around with the blue, then over stitched other areas with the green. I just needed a more masculine stitch then I usually use.

Other Challenges that this card was also made for:
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Father's Day
House of Gilli - Buttons
Lexi's Creations - Masculine
Ladybug Crafts - Male Theme
The Stamping Boutique - Men only
Creative Inspirations - Card for Dad
Repeat Impressions - Father's Day
The Paper Variety - For the Guys
Whimsie Doodles - Father's Day
C.R.A.F.T - Father's Day
Craft Us Crazy - Father's Day
Paper Play - Father's Day
Papertrey Paper Dolls - Father's Day

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pink Petunias and Hummingbird

I haven't been posting lately because I've been making cards for the Silent Auction for Operation Smile Charity at the CTMH Convention. Convention is only a month away, but the cards had to be mailed in to them in advance.

So, I'm back and creating again with the fabulous images from Fred She Said. The card today was made with the pre-colored Wee Hummingbird and Petunias. Tracey Lynn does such an exceptional job coloring these images for us. Of course you can also purchase them as digi's to color yourself.

I found this great sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches and knew it was perfect for my image.

Other Challenges for this card:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Things with Tails
House of Gilli - Use Buttons
Incy Wincy - Pearls, Ribbon & Buttons
A spoon Full of Sugar - Here comes Summer
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Wings
Digital Tuesday - In The Garden/Outdoors
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes