Saturday 29 October 2022

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 DT card no 3


This is my third and final card for our October challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
I've used a Lili of The Valley Simply Prints Baby Mobile Grey and some papers from Violet Studio.

Here is the sketch which I rotated

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Wednesday 19 October 2022

Adding a Sentiment

 Hello and welcome to my blog

It was lovely to win a Top 5 at Allsorts last week. Thank you for choosing my card.

Here's a card I made earlier this week with the Allsorts Challenge in mind wher this weeks theme is to Add a Sentiment.

I decided to use my Butterfly Kisses Decoupage and Papers again as most of the decoupage elements have sentiments and here is my card

It's a Zfold card with some diamond shapes arranged on the front and the decoupaged sentiment in the centre

Quite quick and easy to make too.

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Wednesday 12 October 2022

SSW2 Sketch 239

It's Wednesday so I thought that I would share the second card I made for this months sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Here's the sketch

and here is my card

The image is taken from a Polkadoodles set called Hello Friend, Ive coloured it with Polychromos pencils. The papers are Nitwits.

I'm entering this card at Allsorts 

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Sunday 9 October 2022

Sketch 238 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

We have 3 sketches this month at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and here is the card which I made using the first one - Sketch 238

Here is the sketch

I used elements from the Dovecraft collection Butterfly Kisses to create my card with some American Crafts cardstock and some sparkly jewels from my stash.

I am entering my card at the following challenges

Allsorts - Anything Goes with the option of monochromatic

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Saturday 17 September 2022

Do Al(l) Kreatives take 2

  So my last post was about winning the challenge over at the Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and being invited to be a guest designer. The theme is Back to School and as my card was not quite back to school I made another one and here it is.

I made the pencils just using kraft card and coloured card and a black pen.
The ruler stamp is from Kanban.
The letters are from a Dieversions die which I have had for a while.
I wish that I had embossed the panels behind the main image but it was made quickly as time was of the essence.

Thank you to the team at Do-Al(l) Kreatives for the chance to design for you.

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Thursday 15 September 2022

Do-Al(l) Kreatives Guest Designer

 I recently won a challenge over at the Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and was invited to be a guest designer. The theme is Back to School so I made this easel card which was inspired by a tutorial from Mixed up Craft.

The flowers are from The Hobby House, Stamens were from Dreamees, Leaves are a Katie Skilton Craft Stash die and card and rub-ons are from my stash.

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Saturday 10 September 2022

September at SSW2 Sketch 237

 Here is my second design team card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this month.

I used a stamp designed by Kay Carley and produced by The Stamp Man which used to be in Skipton.
I coloured it with watercolour paints and highlighted the dragonflies with stickles glitter glue.
The papers are Basic Grey Euphoria.
None of these are available now but it might remind you of them if you have them.

Here is Kathies sketch

I am entering these cards at 

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes
We Love Stamping - Anything goes with Stamping

Thank you for visiting I'll be back soon with something else to share

Wednesday 7 September 2022

September at SSW2 Sketch 236

Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing the first of my design team cards for our latest challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Please head over there to check out the rest of the DT inspiration.

 I used a topper from a set by Katie Sue Designs, edged with Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink and mounted onto gold mirror card.
Papers are Garden of Love by Crafters Companion and the gold pearls came from Dreamees.

Here is Kathie's sketch

I am entering my card in the following challenges


Thank you for visiting. I'll be back to share this months other sketch soon

Saturday 3 September 2022

August at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

 Yes I know it's September and I am a very bad blogger but August was quite busy on both the personal and professional fronts. Anyway I thought I would sneak my Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 DT cards in before our next challenge starts on Wednesday.

We had 2 great sketches from Kathie and Doris aka Kleido was hosting and gave us a twist of lions.

For my first card I used elements from a Practical Publishing RSPB magazine box kit. My oval is probably a bit too elongated to be completely true to the sketch but I think it works.

Here's my card

and this is the sketch

For my second card this was the sketch 

and I managed to follow the lion theme.
I used an image from a Woodware stamp from 2009 called Jungle Pals, the hello sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. U can't remember where the papers came from.

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Thursday 7 July 2022

It's Christmas in July at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Hello and welcome to my blog.

We have a Christmas in July optional twist over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this month and these are the cards which I created.

For my first card I used a Lili Of The Valley Simply Print image called All of Us, some very old Craftwork Cards paper and a sentiment, some Hobby House ribbon, holographic card, some gems and SSW2 sketch no 232 on a 6x6 card base.

 For this second card I used a snowman image from an old Lili of the Valley Artpad, my papers are from Nitwit collections Festive Trimmings and I used the scraps/ leftover snippets to make the design up. I've also used a Little Claire Sentiment, some glitter card and gems. The ribbon is from my stash and I used sketch 232 for this card which is about 4 and a half inches square.

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge-601 - Anything Goes as Longas it's Christmas
Christmas Kickstart Challenge- Show us Your Snowfolk
Christmas with the Cuties - Anything Cute and Christmas
Snippets Playground - Where the challenge is to use yoiur snippets which I did on my second card

Stay safe everyone

Saturday 2 July 2022

Flower box card

 Here's a card I made for my sister earlier this year.

It's a box card in a gatefold with a belly band.

The flower and leaf stamps are Julie Hickey Designs and I used the matching dies to cut them out.
The mechanism die is Made to Surprise by Sam Calcott from Craft Stash as are the papers.
The sentiment is also Julie Hickey Designs and  the dies I used for that are from Stampin Up.

I am entering this card at the following challenges
Do-All Kreatives where the challege is for a box card - I hope this fits the bill
and Allsorts who have flora and / or fauna

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Wednesday 22 June 2022

Jubilee June at SSW2

It's a really warm June day here in Yorkshire, it has been around 27degrees I think.

There is still a couple of weeks to enter our latest challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 where we have bit of a Jubilee theme of red, white and blue going on as I am in the UK and set the optional twist  for this month.

I've used Lili of the Valley images for both my cards.

This first one uses Teddy Bouquet, which I bought when they had the lovely shop in Farsley [even my husband liked to visit], my papers are some old Memory Box and pearls are Hobby House. Ribbon is from my stash.

I have used a Simply Print James the Bear Cheers, the sentiment is Julie Hickey Designs and the papers are Fancy Pants - Nautical, again really old

Thank you for visiting

Anne x

Sunday 29 May 2022

May challenge at SSW2

 I thought that I had better share my DT cards for our May SSW2 challenge, there are still a couple of days to enter if you like.

My first card for sketch 228 uses a very old Penny Black Stickeroo and some Nitwits papers from the One Birdie Lane collection and the little sentiment is from Julie Hickey Designs.
Here is the sketch I followed, designed by Kathie at our Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.

Card number 2 uses some Tilly Daydream decoupage and papers from the Watercolour Dots Cool Sunset whcih are all no longer available. The blue card came from the Kanban factory shop offcuts section. Dies are from Spellbinders and the little bow came from a Papercraft Society box, the little droplets are from Stampin' Up, I won them as part of a prize on a zoom bingo night with The Paper Haven.

Here is the sketch which I followed.

Hope you have a lovely week.

Wednesday 6 April 2022

An Earth Day twist at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Our latest challenge launched today over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and we had 2 more great sketches to play with. As it's Earth Day later this month we also have an optiona; twist of Nature.

Here are my cards

My first card uses elements from Papercraft Society Box 30 which is supporting the RSPB

I coloured the rabbit with Copic markers and the background is an embossed piece of card which has been inked with Distress Oxides. Pearls are Hobby House and the ribbon is very old Craftwork Cards.

My second card uses a Daisy Mae Designs precoloured digital download Holy Moley
I love this image and am tempted to buy the stamp

The papers are from an old First Edition Pad called Spring Feast

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post I always appreciate them, I will get round for more commenting this month.

I'm entering my card at Allsorts where the theme is Real Animals

Sunday 13 March 2022

SSW2 DT cards for March

 Hello again everyone. Here are my DT cards for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 in March. We're adding an optional twist to some of the challenges this year and Olga has chosen Autumn Colours for this month as Autumn is just beginning in the southern hemisphere where she lives.

I struggled a bit with the autumn colours but this is what I came up with.

This is my card for sketch 224

I used an image from an old Lili of the Valley Art pad, some My Minds Eye papers and the bow die is from a Made to Surprise set

My card for sketch 225

The image is from some Sarah Kay decoupage, I think the image is called Elodie in Her Garden. The papers are First Edition Desert Blooms, the butterfiles are from The Range and the bows are the Made to Surprise ones again.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Saturday 26 February 2022

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 DT cards

Hello and welcome back to my blog. The end of 2021 and beginning of 2022 was a little bit challenging but I'm here now and we'll see if I can manage to be here a little more often this year. 

I am here with the DT cards I made for the February sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. We are not having digital sponsors this year, the team are supplying the prizes and we are using our existing stash. I am enjoying being able to do that as I've been collecting it for a while. 

Sketch 222 

The image is a Lili of the Valley rubber stamp 'Vintage' which I have had for some time, coloured with Polychromos pencils. Papers are Father Knows Best also Lili of the Valley, twine is from my stash.

I will take this card over to Allsorts as their challenge is for 'Hand coloured or paper pieced' this week so I will go with the hand coloured.

Sketch 223

I used a Dovecraft decoupage and paper pad for this card called Butterfly Kisses, there's sparkly details on it but it's not showing up in the photos. I had had my eye on it for a while and finally took the plunge and bought it just before Christmas. I've made 5 cards with it and really enjoyed using it. The ribbon and pearls are both from The Hobby House.

Thank you for visiting, and to my followers for sticking with me. I'd best go and catch up with a bit of commenting now.