Hi everyone out there in Blog Land. It's time again for my weekly Sweet Sketch Wednesday post. I made this card for my dad for his birthday which is in June. I love getting birthday cards done early! (I made his father's day card this week too) When I first saw this Wild Rose Studio Image I HAD to have it. It looks just like my dad. He constantly has his nose in a book, cup of tea in his hand, occasionally there is a cat on his lap, he wears glasses when he reads and the top of his head is bald!
Accessories: SU Oval and Scallop Oval Punch. Brown Pearls from Basic Grey, Pearl brads and flower spacers from Hobby House UK. Love charm from Stamp and Create, Flowers are a mix of Prima, Recollections and Wild Orchid Craft.
Accessories: Pearl Lace Ribbon from Joann Fabrics, SU Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Recollections Pearl Swirls from Michaels, Lacey Cirlce and Circle Nestabilities, SU Tag Die, SU Modern label and word window punches, Whimsy Shapology Double Scallop Border Die.
I feel a little bit of Christmas joy every other week when I get to make my ABC Christmas Challenge card. We are up to the letter H. H is for Hotspot or spotlight technique. I decided to have 2 spotlights in my image, one for each of the two animals! BTW, the image I used is a Penny Black from a set I purchased with a Simon Say Stamp Gift Certificate gift certificate I won in a previous ABC Christmas Challenge. I used Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 97 which is being hosted by my Kiwi friend Kathie!
I decided to redo my ABC Christmas G is for Girly entry. This time I used the colours that were in the challenge, Pink, purple and silver. I was never good at reading directions lol! I used the same Stampavie image since I think it is really girly!
Cardstock: SU Perfect Plum
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather
Accessories: Silver Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs Petite Oval and Petite Scallop Oval Nestabilites, Marianne D Creatables corner die, Polka Dot Sizzzix Embossing Folder, Brads from my stash, Pink Pom Pom Trim from Stamp and Create, SU Oval, Scallop Oval and Wide Oval Punches
One of my favourite challenge blogs is Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Each week Arlana brings us such incredible sketches. The design team members are fabulous and leave such wonderful comments on my blog. I am excited to tell you that last week I won the Grand Prize! You can see my card here.
This week I have another cutie to show you. My dad and brother see all of my creations. My brother, a motorsport freelance photographer, is convinced that some of the car creations could be sold to car enthusiats. It was suggested by some of his collegues that if I frame them, they could be sold as little works of art instead of as cards. I have been trying out different frames to see what would look the best. I settled on a frame from my local craft supply store Michaels that is very close to the look I want to achieve. I am going to use the same vendor that my brother uses to frame some of his real car photographs. They are higher quality and made in America.
Please excuse the bits in the frame (I didnt clean the frame before I framed it). And I noticed the ribbon bunched up on the right side. Things I'm not used to since I don't work with frames much.
I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, but I flipped it, moved the "flower" to the left side and added a sentiment. The black is the outer part of the frame.
It's time for a new challenge which has been chosen by Marion has a theme of Pearls and Swirls. We still want to see those 'WINGED MAGICAL IMAGES' but with our added theme. The prize for this challenge will be a sheet of LOTV Dreamy Days Sentiments kindly donated by Jayne.
Stamps: Make a Wish by Sugar Nellie, LOTV Sentiment (included in this weeks prize)
Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Wild Orchid Flowers, stick pin and loose pearls from Michaels, Star Pin from Stamp and Create, Say it in Crystals-Vintage Swirls-Clear/Pink
Now onto some sad news that both Vicky (the blog founder) and Cathy have stepped down from their DT positions to persue other avenues in the crafting world. They will be sadly missed but wish them lots of luck with their new ventures. So Jayne will be taking over the challenge blog!
Thanks for visiting! I love reading your comments.
Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Cherry Blosssom Flowers from Whimsy Stamps, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers and Pearl Pin, Pearl brads from Hobby House UK. Flower spacers from Stamp and Create, May Arts Ribbon. SU Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, Silver Heart Button from Joann'sSquare and Scallop Squares Nestabilites. Marianne D Doily Die.
I love creating things. I have been known to make mosaics, do some knitting, make some jewelry, but the thing that has really stuck is making cards. They are tiny masterpieces! Heidisimaginarium is a place where I can share my creativity with others!