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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Sketch Saturday #253

It's Saturday which means another fab sketch from
This week's it's Carrie's turn to host the challenge
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When I first saw Carrie's sketch my first thought was "Wow, that's different!".   My next thought was "Gosh, how am I going to use it?"  but you know - it was a really easy sketch to use and I'm really pleased with my card which is for my soon to be 11 year old nephew who is not only celebrating his birthday but has also recently been told that he has won a much coveted place, following some tricky exams and an interview, to a VERY good school later this year.   We couldn't be more proud of him!!!
I used this fabulous little guy called Overload At School which is in a set here by Cheryl Alger at Sassy Cheryl's and he was an absolute dream to colour with my Copics.  My background DP is DCWV Texted  and the paper in the semicircles is Basic Grey Wanderer.  I cut the number 11 digits on my Cricut and used some Stamps Away sentiments cut with a Stampin Up Jewellery Tag punch.  Some school-style buttons were added as a nod to the funny tiny motifs surrounding the central circle of the sketch and I skipped the ribbon because I didn't think I needed it on my card.   Oh, and I added a tiny emblem to my book bindings - it's the emblem and the colours of my nephew's new school.  I do so like to personalise my cards!
Please come and play along with Carrie's fabulous sketch and don't forget to drop by my teamies' blogs to share some love.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - For a Child
Kaboodle Doodle - Use 2 Different DPs
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lesley.I like the image the design and the pencil sharpner.
Kevin xx

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Sweets!!! This is ADORABLE!!! I love the papers and the way you have them laid out!! Beautiful colored image!! LOVE IT!!!

Julie said...

FAb, card Lesley! Your nephew is going to love it especially as he has done so well to get into the school! Great colouring and matching papers and I love the numbers! Hugs, Juliexx

heidy said...

What a fun card Lesley,love it!!
XXX Heidy

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

What a great card is this.
Love the layout and how you played with it on your card.
Love the embellisment as pencil etc.
Hugs Marianne

Céline said...

fab card Lesley, love the gorgeous embellies

coops said...

so stunning lesley.really great image and i love your fab papers and design :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

so stunning lesley.really great image and i love your fab papers and design :D

xx coops xx

Mrs A. said...

A very appropriate card for your Nephew. A perfect take on the sketch and i love all the bright colours. Wonder how long it will tske him to notice the books!!!
Hugs Mrs A.

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Beautiful project. I love all the colors and everything:)You are so talented:) Following on Boglovin
Tabitha's Designs Blog
Low priced fun Digi Papers:)

Faye said...

Your paper choices are perfect for this image, which is perfect for your nephew. Your creations are ALWAYS so well thought out. X

Tracy said...

Yeah that sketch gave me a pause too. :-) I have to say you figured out how to use it brilliantly Lesley. Super fun image. Hugs!

Shelby said...

Awesome take on this sketch! Love how your card turned out and your coloring looks fantastic. A big congratulations to your nephew!!


tshupile said...

So lovely!
The sketch is lovely too.

Unknown said...

such a super card, love the image and the papers! so glad you linked up with us at Aud Sentiments!

debby4000 said...

Brilliant card Lesley, love that image and you've done a fabulous job with the sketch.

Anonymous said...

Oh my word!! What a darling creation Lesley!! Love the school theme with the papers and your take on the layout! Hope you had a lovely weekend! HUGS :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lesley :-) the image is very cute and the papers and layout are fab !
I love the sketch :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Lols x x x

Pat said...

Hi Lesley...what a fun card! Love the sketch...and I especially love your interpretation of iit with this cute Sassy Cheryl image! Gorgeous coloring, as always...and you selected the perfect embellies!! Hugs. Pat Frank

An Occasional Genius said...

Wonderful card Lesley, I love how you've managed to personalise it with the school emblem on & well done to your nephew for getting through all the exams xx

anita01 said...

Hai Lesley,

Super vrolijke kaart al sjouwd het ventje zich wel een breuk aan de boeken maar och hij doet zijn best hi,hi, Heerlijk blog heb je toch en altijd zo trouw, jou lieve berichtjes, dank je wel hoor.

Warme lente groetjes,

Inger Harding said...

What a fun card Lesley!! :)
Love it!
Have a nice weekend.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Unknown said...

Hello Lesley , oh I am so sorry to read you are poorly with sinus problems . I do hope you have quick recovery.
Your cards are amazing as always , love the sentiment on the backing paper what a fun card well done Hugs Elaine

Alex H. said...

This is such a beautiful card... your colouring is amazing and the paper combo just perfect! Congrats to your nephew!
;-) Alex H.

mixamatoasties said...

Oh that's fab Lesley. And a perfect image. I think I might have to get that for Craig starting high school in August *gulps*

Susan xx