Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all enjoying the weekend. After a very wet and wild Friday we were blesses with a lovely bright and sunny Saturday, it was so nice to hear the birds singing again, it's such a happy sound that brings the promise of Spring (in my mind anyway), or the promise that we will soon be able to hang the washing outside to dry, there is something so amazing about sheets and towels that have been dried outside. Although it was a little too chilly to have all the windows open, I love getting the fresh air in and the stale air out, especially in the bedrooms. Blow those germs away!
Let's look at your amazing Sketch Challenge cards.....
Brenda has made a lovely colourful Birthday card for this week's Sketch challenge.
The colourful background can be seen peeking through the lovely detail of that Tim Holtz background die, Brenda has used the blue from the background as the border between the top and bottom of the card, those tiny flowers with their beautiful diamante centres add sparkle and the feminine touch to the card too.
Thank you so much Brenda for taking part in this weeks challenge XXX
Janet has made three gorgeous cards for this weeks Sketch Challenge, I love the feminine Vintage style of them Janet, this is a style that you do so well.
Janet used all products from her stash for these three cards.
Thank you so much Janet for taking part XXX
Two lovely cards from Karen for this weeks Sketch Challenge, both completely different.
Karen's first card is a 'New Baby' card, I love that cute footprint Embossing folder you have used Karen, what a fantastic idea.
Karen's second card is an amazing Father's Day card, again you have used a lovely textured embossing folder for the top half of the card and lovely papers for the bottom, giving us those stripes.
Inking around the outside of that die cut that you used to frame your sentiment was such a great idea, it really ties in that background colour, I love the Font that you have used for your sentiment too!
A couple of flourishes and some flat die cut embellishments finish the card beautifully.
"Baby card is embossed with a bargain bucket EF and I used a scoreboard to create the stripes Embellished with SW New Additions dies2nd card created from a Serif digikit matted onto vintage gold card EF is an old Sizzix one and embellished with SW Stitched Doodle Flowers and an old Tonic Flourish Die"
Thank you so much Karen for taking part in this weeks challenge XXX
Maria was super organised and managed to make a card for this weeks Challenge before she left for her holiday.
I absolutely love this card Maria, that Teapot and pretty Cup are so pretty, that little touch of lace across the centre looks like a lovely lace tablecloth.
Thank you so much for taking part my lovely, I hope that you and Rick are having a lovely holiday XXX
Michele has made a lovely selection of cards for this weeks challenge, all but one of them using the All Occasion embossing folders that are so useful for so many occasions, they make quick cards that don't look like 'quick cards' (if you know what i mean)!
I love all of your cards Michele, but the last one has to be one of my favourites, that is 'THE' Embossing folder that started a huge craze and probably made the 'All Occasion' Brand as popular as it is today.
Four amazing cards, Thank you so much Michele for taking part this week, I know that you have had 'mojo issues' like me this week, you have created a gorgeous card though! XXX
Thank you so much ladies for taking part, I know that a lot of us find it hard to get inspired in January, I remember I had the same problem last year, maybe it's because we have 'downed tools' for a couple of weeks and are finding it hard to get back into the habit of crafting. We also are ready for the break after rushing to finish Christmas cards etc, so we have to push ourselves.
I have a load of dies that I need to make projects for for Inlovearts, but just can't summon the enthusiasm to get on with it. Luckily a couple of the dies work well for this weeks challenge so that will give me the push I need.
Once we all get back into the swing of it we will wonder why we struggled!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend my lovelies,
Love and hugs to all of you,