Sunday, March 13, 2011

There She Goes Sketch Challenge

A new week!  What a busy past week we had here.  Lots of extra events and activities in addition to the normal busy, and my husband and daughter were gone this weekend for a JH Retreat at our Camp with 300 other kids from our area.  So the boys and I had a weekend together which was fun.  We saw our niece and nephew Friday, and our little nephew (7 weeks) smiled at me for the first delightful!  It totally made my day.   Then Sunday was the Birthday Party for his sister, she's 2!  It was such a fun party and she was just a sweetie.  I'll be sharing what I created for her later this week... I'm pretty excited about it :)  I actually have a lot of great things coming up this week here, so I hope you can stay tuned!

Today I am jumping on in on the weekly challenge at There She Goes with a couple of cards.  This week its a great sketch by our Trendsetter of the week, Danielle!  We're excited to see what you will create with this layout as your starting point too!

Our youngest son had a friend with a Birthday on Saturday so I made this card for him.  It's one of his very best friends and they are glued together at school.  :)  I combined the very cute Puppy Love set with the new set by Iwona - Flying By....swapping out the sign the puppy was holding for the balloons from Flying By.  

This paper is actually from a Basic Grey Christmas Pack - Jovial, but I thought it worked perfect with the colored circles.  

I've popped up the balloons and stamped the dog prints and then ran it through the Square Lattice Embossing folder.

Then this card I couldn't help but make because I just got an order from TSG and I COULD NOT RESIST this cute bunny :)  It can be an early Easter card.  It's from the Good Times Set that I think is a complete beauty!

Isn't it just darling?  I love this bunny!  

I've used some fun paper by sei called Happy Day, some pretty turquoise cotton ribbon and some Sizzlet buttons cut out of paper.  After I colored with Copics, I masked the bunny and then sponged around with some Cool Caribbean ink.  Fun to make!  

To be eligible for the TSG Giveaway, you are to create a card that incorporates the sketch,  and then come back to the TSG Blog and add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of the Challenge post.  This Challenge is open until the winner is announced on the following Monday (March 21st).  The winner will get a $5 give certificate to use in the TSG Web Store!

If you are using online galleries please use the keyword TSG98 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Puppy Balloons:  Stamps:  TSG - Puppy Love, Flying By;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Taken with Teal, Riding Hood Red;  Paper:  Taken with Teal, Old Olive, Flourishes Classic White, Riding Hood Red;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Deckled Rectangles Nestabilities, Label Punch, Copic Markers, Pinked Heart Border Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Mini Clip, Piercer, Sponge.  

Precious Moments:  Stamps:  TSG - Good Times;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cool Caribbean;  Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Flourishes Classic White, sei - Happy Day DP;  Accessories:  Open Scallop Punch, Copic Markers, Eclipse Masking Tape, Sponge, Sizzlet - Buttons Die, Turquoise Cotton Ribbon, Dimensionals, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder Punch


Corinna McGregor said...

Aren't these GORGEOUS!! :D Love 'em!

Marisa said...

Totally adorable cards, Christine! Fabulously coloured and great use of the sketch. Can't wait to play along.

Glad you got your baby fix this weekend too :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

they both beautiful christine, love that funny dog with his balloon.
as always you have used beautiful papers.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

hi cristine this is adorable!!!! seet collors and image!!
xx petra

Renée said...

totally adorable cards, Christine! love that layout!

dpkennedy said...

These are too cute Christine! Love them!

vilivine said...

I love that dog:)

Beate said...

I always love your cards, Christine. That bunny...I thought I needed the bunny and now you pushed me over the edge. I DO NEED that bunny!
Hugs and grins

(got to run to TSG store)

Denise Marzec said...

Awwwwwww, both are absolutely ADORABLE, Christine!

Bev Gerard said...

Both of these are just too cute! That little doggy makes me giggle!


Tammy Hershberger said...

These are adorable, Christine! LOVE the dimension you gave the balloons, and that sweet bunny couldn't be cuter!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute expressions on both images and that christmas paper works great for a birthday card, love the spring papers in the second card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

They are both CoMPLETELY adorable!!