Friday, November 15, 2013

Sweetheart #74

 Hi Guys,
 Another quick card for you this week.

I have made the Feeling Sketchy #74 sketch up using the very pretty 'Sweetheart' from Sans Designs. She has been coloured with my trusty Pro Markers. Isn't she sweet!
Here is the sketch. 

Pop on over to the blog and play along with our challenge. Sorry for the short posts of late, craft is so low on my priority list ATM but I will keep trying. Happy card making.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Feeling Sketchy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Feeling Sketchy Design Team Christmas blog hop!

Hopefully you've found your way here from Debi's blog,

But if you've only started here then you might want to start back at Feeling Sketchy .

 I'm so excited to share my cute Christmas decorations and box I have made using this months sponsor Image 'Santa with Star'

Here are some instruction on how to make these cute little Christmas decorations to hang on your tree.
First you will need to print out the Digi Stamp . I have put two images per 10.5x15cm card . I think six decorations makes a lovely gift box amount. 

Next you will want to colour the images using your chosen medium. I love Pro Markers so I have coloured them with these. If you aren't as time poor as I am you might want to print some extras and fussy cut the star and hands, adding some dimensionals to pop it out.

Once you have your images all coloured up just the way you like them, cut them out. I have left the beard and the hat tail on but you could trim these off and double side the decoration like baubles. Next is to add ribbon to hang them. Simply staple ribbon in the position where you would like it. 

These would make a great little gift to give to work friends or for that decoration swap you might be in. Of course you need a box to present them in so I've made one of those to.

Here are the measurement and instructions you will need. for a box that fits six deco's.

Take printed double sided card stock measuring 13 x 11.3cm
score @ 2cm and 11cm on the long side then 2cm and 9.3 cm on the short side. This will leave you with 2cm squares in the corners. Snip on side of this square to the score line only and place adhesive in each square, taking note of which pattern you would like on the outside of your box. Fold all score line then adhere corners in place so side stand up.
Next take window sheet or acetate and cut a strip 9cm x 21cm.
score @ 2, 9.5, 11.5 and 19 cm and fold. Using strong stick strip, adhere 2cm ends together.

Place Christmas decoration in box and slide acetate lid over. Tie a nice ribbon around box and you are done.

I hope you like my Christmas project I have made for you and don't forget 
the fun doesn't stop here, the next blog to hop to is Sharyn's.

When all is done, be sure and check back with Feeling Sketchy at 
 for a wonderful giveaway on their blog.
 Happy Hopping!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Build your own Christmas for Feeling Sketchy

Hi Guys,
It is fast approaching that time of year again so I thought I would make a Christmas card with one of the great images from this months sponsor

The image I have used is called 'Build your own Christmas' and comes as you see it here but also with each element separated so you can cut and paste them where you want them and build your own image...hence the name!!

I have colour this fab image in with my Pro Markers and tried to get as much shine into it as I could. Unfortunately I am very time poor these day so I don't get time to play and practice with my markers as much as I would like. this has turned out pretty good though. The sentiment is one I have had for years from Kassazz.

Here is the sketch over at Feeling Sketchy that i followed:

As you can see I chose not to go with the optional challenge, bling just didn't suit this card. But you might like to have a go. Hope to see your card over at Feeling Sketchy.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Feeling Sketchy #72

Hi Guys,
I hope the team over at Feeling Sketchy are giving you plenty of inspiration to make some cards....I know I definitely need it!! Spending time in my scrap room just isn't very high on my priority list ATM so I apologise in advance for the very simple cards I have been turning out of late, although I do like the simple look too. I have used a glitter printed card stock that I have had in my stash forever and thought it matched up nicely with the new in colour from Stampin Up! called Baked Brown Sugar.

As you can see I have left this card very clean and simple but managed to get some twine in there in honour of our sponsor Whimsy Farm Twine.

This is a great sketch to play along with so please pop over to Feeling Sketchy and enter our challenge...there are always great prizes to be won and this month is no exception.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Feeling Sketchy #70

Hi there, It's time for another Feeling Sketchy challenge and this weeks sketch looks like this:

Once again I have used an image from our sponsor Sassy Design Studio and coloured her using mt Pro Markers. This is such a great image to colour with so many options. Check out the gallery on the Sassy website for ideas. 
Anyway here is my card, nice and bright:

Come and play over at Feeling Sketchy for a chance to win some great digi's like this one.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Spoil yourself today.......

Hi Guys,
This week the Design Team at Feeling Sketchy get to play with some awesome images from our sponsor

You can check out the store here .

I have used the adorable Bubble Bath Sassy on my card this week and I could not resist adding a cheeky shower curtain to the sketch layout. It just fitted in perfectly and what girl doesn't love a bubble bath and a little pampering!

 Sassy was coloured in using my trusty Pro Markers, I have used my favourite skin tone colours of Blush, Dusty Pink and Coral. The bubbles have been given the sparkle treatment with twinkling like stars clear Spica pen but sadly it doesn't show up to well in the photo. Anyway, I hope you like my card this week and it inspires you to play along with the great sketch over at Feeling Sketchy.

I hope to see your card there, I'll be sure to drop by and leave you some love :)

Happy crafting


Monday, August 26, 2013

Butterfly and Sunflowers for #68

Hi Guys,
Now that I am working full time and my daughter and I are busy doing Uni visits at the moment, my visits here are getting less and less, however, I still like to know that you have come to visit my blog and see my Art 4U. This week is another image from our great Sponsor Eureka Stamps. the image I have used here is called Butterfly and Sunflower however as you can see I didn't go with the traditional Sunflower colour!

I coloured the image in with my trust ProMarkers.....I was missing them a bit, hadn't pulled them out in a while! All the papers are from Stampin' Up! although a retired set from a few years back. I can't quite remember the name of it but it was a page layout kit the included a couple of sheets of embellishments.

I have given the butterfly a bit of a 3D effect by cutting it out and sculpting the wings a little with my sculpting tool. If you don't have a special tool it is really easy to do by simply rubbing the back surface with a rounded object onto a mouse pad or similar soft surface. I find paint or makeup brushes often work well.

I hope you like my card and decide to come and play with us at Feeling Sketchy. Here is this weeks sketch:

Also go and check out the Stamps at Eureka never know you might be our monthly winner!

Happy creating until next time ....

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Oops....I am so sorry guys. I completely missed uploading this weeks Feeling Sketchy card Blog. I have been crazy busy and it slipped my mind but here it is a little late.

 Image and prizes for this month sponsored by 

This one was done using the sponsors image Hummer and Gladioli which I have coloured using watercolour pencils and a blender pen, then fussy cut around. A liitle different for me but I have lost my mojo and can't seem to find it. So please if you haven't done so, go check out the wonderful cards from the other DT members and play along in the challenge.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Feeling Sketchy #66

Hi guys,
 Back with another card for Feeling Sketchy. Naomi is really rockin' it with these sketches, they are awesome. I thought I would add some bright and cheery this week with pretty florals from Bo Bunny's Ambrosia Collection of papers.This is really a very different combo for me but I let the papers do the talking.

Here is that awesome sketch I mentioned:
 And don't forget this is the last week to get into the draw for the Flourish with a Bling prize pack, every card entered into the challenge also get an entry into the draw and if you are chosen as one of our top 4, that's an extra entry for you. Who doesn't love having a chance to win a prize!!

Anyway, I hope you are inspired by this weeks card and I hope to drop by your blog and see what you have created. Happy crafting!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Blinged Up for FS #65

Hi Guys,
I hope your creative juices are flowing and you a ready for another great sketch from the Feeling Sketchy Team.
This week, in honour of our generous sponsors, I have added some Bling to my card. I have used Stampin' Up!'s Crumb Cake and Soft Suede as my colour combo with a touch of the recently retired Bravo Burgundy in the sentiment. The background has been stamped with Flowering Flourishes in crumb cake with the embossed Fan Fare piece for accent. The flower I picked up from my local scrapbook shop some time ago.

This is a great sketch to work with so please join us and enter a card at Feeling Sketchy.

Here is my card:
And this is the Sketch:

I love seeing what you create from our sketches so please have a go and I will stop by and give you some love.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Feeling Sketchy #64

Hi Guys,
Where do the weeks go? I was hoping to make a card to show you before the next FS challenge came round,but here we are again ready for another Sketch. Why must we work to earn a living!!LOL

Anyway there is another great sketch for you to play along with this week at Feeling Sketchy and our sponsor for the month is

They will be giving away this awesome prize pack

to the randomly drawn winner at the end of July, so remember every card you enter into the challenge also gets you an entry into the draw....and if you are chosen as one of our top 4 you also receive a BONUS entry. So get crafting and come and play along at Feeling Sketchy.

The card I have made this week is for yet another 18th birthday and as you can see I have flipped the sketch to make it all work how I wanted it. I have used "Hannah' from Lucy Sunshine Stamps because she reminds me of the birthday girl. Again she has been coloured with my Pro Markers and I must say, for once I actually like the way her curly hair turned out. This is something I struggle to master! 
Here is the sketch

I look forward to seeing all your lovely creations so head on over to Feeling Sketchy and have a play.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Feeling Sketchy #63

Hi it's a seedy Sunday for me today! My family celebrated our sons 21st birthday last night so I am definitely on the go slow today. Here is this weeks inspiration card for Feeling Sketchy.

I have used the digi called Molly's Big Catch by our fabulous sponsor Lucy Sunshine Stamps. She has been coloured using my Pro & Flexi Markers. It is also my "F" theme partner card for an online swap group I am in.

Here is the sketch, now it is your turn to play along and be in the chance to win our monthly prize from our sponsor.

I'm also entering this into the.Lucy Sunshine "Anything goes" Challenge.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Feeling Sketchy #62

Hi there,
How excited am I! This is my first post as a Design Team Member for Feeling Sketchy, so I hope I inspire you to come and play along. This month sponsor is Lucy Sunshine Stamps and Heather is generously giving the June winner a $20 voucher to spend at her store. Pop over and check out her awesome digi and goodies.

I have made my card using Emily- Spring Ladybug Digi Set and I think she is just adorable. She is coloured with my Letraset Pro and Flex Markers but I must say...those pleats! OMG

Now it's your turn, here is this weeks sketch to follow I would love to see what you come up with.

Remember every entry gives you a chance to win the monthly prize draw.
I love to read your comments so please share the love and let me know what you think.