Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Sketch time!

Hello there,

I've managed to get some precious time in my craftroom today, I really should have been tidying it up but instead I sat and made a few cards.  Today I'll share one with you that I made for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge;

This is a lovely simple sketch with so many different possibilities, I made a Birthday card as I have quite a few coming up.

I don't tend to use blue very much for birthday cards ( unless it's for a male card) but I had some nice papers on my desk and this gorgeous ribbon so I decided to go out of my comfort zone a bit.  
I cut a large blue circle out and layered a small doily on top of it, then  added my sentiment stamped onto a Labels 14 die cut which was first stamped with a Waltzingmouse Holiday Labels 14 stamp. The sentiment is from the new Compact sentiments set.  


The mesh ribbon from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop is so lovely to work with it ties such fabulous bows and holds it's shape so well. The finishing touch is a hydrangea prima flower embellished with a blue button.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges;

Crafts and me - Lets see a Circle
St Lukes charity challenge - Spring into Spring

I have a couple more cards to share but I'll save those for another day.
Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x 


  1. Just lovely Sarah; so fresh, pretty and elegant.

  2. A great take on the sketch Sara and clever use of the doily.

    I actually tried stamping on one last week and it worked very well.

    B x

  3. This is gorgeous, love that frame in this beautiful shade of blue!

  4. Lovely card and great colours....thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes


  5. Ooo that ribbon IS so pretty :) Love the beautiful label over the doily and the lovely white blossom! So glad you could join us at the WMSC this week!!

  6. Beautiful blues - really pretty card & fab ribbon too!

  7. I love this - the shades of blue as so restful. Love the doily and fabulous frame around the birthday sentiment. Gotta love the WM stamps! Thanks so much for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  8. That bow is gorgoeus!!
    Love the blues...
    and that sentiment is just perfect!
    So glad you could play with us at WMSC this week! :)

  9. Oh my! This card is lovely! I just love the colors. So perfect for springtime! Thanks for joining us this week at Waltzingmouse!

  10. I never get to the end of tidying my craft space with out finding something that inspires me to make a mess again!!!
    Beautiful card, I love the focal sentiment and the pretty ribbon :0)
    Thanks for joining us at St Luke's this month.
    Jenny x

  11. This is so beautiful - I relaly love what you've done with the layers and the ribbon is gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for playing along at St Lukes,