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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Sketch Saturday #344

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

I have been really miserable for the last couple of weeks.   I am still flooded with cold and gloopiness on my chest and I'm well and truly fed up with it.  Worse than that, my dearest and most treasured friend moved away and I'm gutted although of course I wish her and her family every happiness in their new home.
I have to confess to stretching the sketch a little with my make this week. You can definitely see that I followed it here using this entirely WordProcessed and Photoshopped sentiment (I had to Photoshop the white letters on to the green banner because I don't know how to do that in Word) and some papers from MME "Bloom" and 5th & Frolic "Dear Lizzy"

I also made a version using a central rectangle instead of an oval with my Poppy Stamps small window die and Memory Box village.  My papers here are a scrap of Graphics 45 for the stripes and "Seasons" from Authentique.
But both of these photos are just panels in a bigger project.   I have seen several of these types of boxes on blogs and this isn't the first one I've made but gosh I find them tricky.   The box bit is okay although there is rather a lot of it to decorate inside and out but I find fixing the "bouquet" of items inside really difficult.  I like all my waving elements
 but I failed in the engineering and they are all a bit jumbled and floppy.  If anyone out there has a way of arranging them more easily I would love to learn about it.  Here is one more shot showing some of the more hidden elements.  My bouquet includes Marianne dies, Hero Arts and PTI dies too.    

We would love it if you would share some love with all of the Saturdays and then why not scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations and Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes;
and a photo inspiration from Curtain Call from which I drew on the colours and the wrap around theme of their scarves.


debby4000 said...

Sorry you've got that awful bug Doreen's has had it since before Christmas.It will get better eventually.
I love your panels and the box is fabulous.

Over Embellishing said...

Wow! Love your take on the sketch and how you incorporated it into the box project! I especially liked the oval panel and the portion that is cut out over the oval to mirror the shape- very clever! If this is the work you do when you are sick, I'd say that's pretty darn awesome!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A stunning box card a lovely sentiment.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Cathy P said...

Wow, Lesley! These are simply amazing! So much thought and attention to detail. Hugs, Cathy

Donna said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Hope you feel better soon!

Unknown said...

Beautiful xx thank you for joining our current challenge over at
Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome card/box. Love the images and the colors. The side panels look great decorated. Great textures. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Danielle Vincent said...

So sorry Lesley that your friend has moved away :o( but what amazing inspiration it gave you to make this fabulous creation. wow! Hope you are feeling better by now. If not sending get well hugs! D

Amy Sheffer said...

Hope you are feelng better, Lesley! The box looks amazing to me! Thanks for sharing at the Curtain Call!

Julie said...

And again, I am the lucky recipient of this awesome make! Your attention to detail is second to none, just perfect! You'll be pleased to know that it has gone up on permanent display in my new craft room! Hugs, Juliexx