Sunday 18 July 2010

Get Sketchy Challenge

Hi everyone

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  I should be back into the swing of things next week when my treatment is finished completely.  I have one more session in London on Thursday, but I'm suffering a lot with my back so I think it will be a bit hit and miss this week, sorry! 

While I was away I made a couple of mini cards.  I don't often make them but I didn't want to take loads away with me, so thought I would make up a few mini cards for me for a change.   You know what it's like when you make cards, you get lots of requests, but when you need one for yourself you just don't have a single one to hand.  (or is that just me?!!)

I had a lot of thank you cards to make for people that have been helping out while I've been away, but in the end only managed about one card a week, but still it was better than none!  I can't believe how tired I've been after the intensity of the course, I'm absolutely shattered, and sore to boot with all of these new strengthening exercises.  It's good too though, I'm moving a bit better than I was and have made a little progress in lots of areas so there are a lot of positives too.  Anyway, enough of that doom and gloom, you want to see a card, right?! 

This little 3 x 3 card was made for the Get Sketchy Challenge

Camille over at Get Sketchy said that at first she thought the sketch was a little 'dated' (she did create the sketch so it was ok to say lol) but I loved it.  I had loads of ideas of how to use it but my first thought was to do a felt flower.  Can you believe I'm only just trying felt for the first time now?!  How behind the times am I?!  I am really odd with trends, I kind of don't like them to start with.  Then when I see them all over the place I eventually like them, by that time the next trend's come along though and I'm out of date lol.

This card is pretty self explanatory.  I cut out a felt flower using Papertrey Ink flower dies, and attached with a sparkly red brad.  I cut out a piece of navy Basic Grey cardstock (if you look closely you can see a slight pattern in it - but unfortunately I'm not sure of the range it's from) which I matted to the front of the mini white card.  I then cut out a square using Basic Grey June Bug paper to fit onto the navy, which I cut into triangles.  I decided not to use the fourth triangle because I wanted to add the sentiment to the right (the tag is one of the nestie rectangles) 

This card actually looks so much nicer in real life, it's really quite cute!

If you haven't done so already don't forget to check out Tiffany Doodles challenge.  Tiffany has just released some new images that fit perfectly into Nesties, they are lovely!  Go check them out!

Also, over at the Play Date Cafe we have another fun challenge running this week.  Last week we hit a record number of 108 players, which was SO exciting for us all.  We've got another fun one coming later this week too, watch this space!!

Ciao for now!


  1. I love this Ruby! The patterned papers are super fun and I would have to agree that that sketch is great!

  2. OH, Ruby!! This is super cute! I love how there are three DPs and then the merci! Also--LOVE x3 that flower!! Beautiful! LOOOOOOVE that--and this is a fun sketch:) I must see about trying it out:)

  3. Love the bright colors and the fun design! Beautiful.

  4. Love this little card, love the bright colours and beautifully co-ordinated with the flower. Did not realise you have not been too well, hope everything goes ok with your treatment and you are feeling a little better soon. Tracy Evans x

  5. Aww, sounds tough your way< i hope the tretment is helping though x I love this mini card and I think the sketch is lovely actually! nice colur combo too,
    Get better soon, Hugs xxx

  6. Awww, Ruby! You are so cute! I adore this card - WHAT EXCELLENT use of this fun sketch! Just had to stop by to thank you for taking the time to visit my lil' blog! You PDCC girls are REALLY something! I hope you are feeling better, real soon!

  7. Ah Ruby I love your bright and alive with color...this sketch is awesome...
    thanks for comments on my blog tutorial
    connie paxman

  8. You Rocked this sketch. I just could not figure out a good way to create something out of this sketch and then I saw your card and was like WOW!! Really Cool!!

  9. Fabulous card. Love the patterned papers. Just beautiful.


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