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Saturday 29 September 2012

Sketch Saturday #227

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We have a fabulous easy peasy sketch for you this week but I have to say that it was not easy peasy for me. My mojo took flight and I made three attempts at it, trying to find the right background for my image which I coloured up before I chose the papers (duh!)...

I started with a wonderful LOTV stamp.  I hankered after this set (of three) Christmas birdhouses for at least 18 months before actually succumbing and buying them.  This one is called "Baubles" and is coloured in Copics with Stickled snow.  You can find it, and its companions, here.  Three Cuttlebug embossing folders were used for the quilted background and glittered up.  The sentiment is PTI.
I am entering this card into the "Bingo" challenge 182 at Creative Inspirations using the top row of white, snowflakes and ribbon and 155 "dots or stripes" challenge at Hanna and Friends.

Here are my original two attempts at this sketch.   This one with Dove Craft papers, a Nestie snowflake in the centre, some Martha Stewart snowflakes round the edge and a Stamps Away sentiment on a Stampin Up tag punch which I could enter into Creative Inspirations for the middle column of snowflakes, blue and glitter...  I don't know why my glitter has turned blue in the middle. It doesn't look like this IRL.
And this one with a mix of papers from my scraps drawer and a Memory Box wreath die covered in MS punched leaves.  The sentiment is LOTV.
And here is this week's sketch.  Please pop over to my teamie's blogs and share some love and then join in with our sketch challenge this week.


debby4000 said...

Love all your cards but the first one is my favourite.

Céline said...

Oh my.. Lesley, you have been very inspired! 3 cards using this fab sketch!
i love the 3! they are all differents and gorgeous

Vicky said...

Hi sweets loving all these cards the squares look fab, all gorgeous.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Gorgeous all your cards, but the first is my favourite. Very beautiful! hugs, Helena

Unknown said...

O.M.G.Lesley these three are just beautiful , what wonderful work , just catching up on your blog fantastic cards here as always wel, done sweetie Hugs Elaine

coops said...

all so stunning lesley but if i had to choose a fav it would be your first one, the pop of hot pink is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Faye said...

You should love all three of these cards, I do. X

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Lesley, I love them all, they're gorgeous.

Donna x

Anneke said...

gogrous cards and layouts with pretty details.
greetings from ann

Steph said...

Can see you love this sketch as much as I do!! 3 great cards, love em all! x

lalkygirl said...

Hi Lesley
What fab cards ,love how they all look so different.i think my face is the snowflake embossed one traditional and so effective
Thanks for all the lovely messages you leave on my are kind
Happy crafting
Tracey x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Hello ……. This is a Beautiful card……


Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What gorgeous cards you have created using this week's sketch.

Love them all but the second one would be my favourite. I love the little Christmas scenes in the corners!

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Alex said...

Beautiful cards, can't decide which one I like best...

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh my wordy Lesley! :)

These are brilliant, and all look so different! :)

Smashing cards!



Unknown said...

Hi Lesley !

This cards is lovely! Love that sketch! And your design paper is sooo lovely!!!

And then I have to say THANK YOU for all the lovely comments on my blog!
You are so clever to comment .. I should have learned some of you there ;)
It's so fun and inspiring to get comments. So thank you!

Big hug from me;)

Anonymous said...

wonderful additions to your Christmas card stash, I really like the embossing on the first one, nicely done
Hugs Julie P

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness girl!! Your really went all out on this sketch!! You've done such a gorgeous job with it!! I adore that top card with the sparkle!! SO SWEET! :)

Shelby said...

I think all 3 takes on the sketch look fantastic. Love the wreath you've created in the last one, the pink in the first one is awesome and love the traditional feel of the second. Great cards


Alex H. said...

Hi Lesley, your cards are wonderful! I really liked this sketch, it's perfect to use little scraps and you did a perfect job! ;-) Alex H.

Tracy said...

Another fun sketch and all your examples are cute as can be. Hugs!

Inger Harding said...

Wowww these are all so beautiful Lesley!!!

♥ Hugs, Inger

mixamatoasties said...

Oh wow, you were busy with the sketch!

I have an idea to use the sketch although by the time I get round to posting it on my blog it will be too late to enter the challenge! Never mind!!

Susan xx

Turtle In The Sand said...

Such a perfectionist. Hope you had fun. They are all 3 fabulous in their own right. I do have to say I find the wreath in the last one the most interesting. Those leaves made in the same dp is a hit in my opinion.

Julie said...

Wow, three in the end!! Think you're way too harsh on yourself!! My favourite is the middle one - love the snowflake as the centre piece! But then I love the embossed squares with the spotty background paper of the first!! But then, I love the sentiment taking centre stage version too wiht the little trios of diamante berries on the wreath!! Great design!! Hugs, Juliexx