Tuesday, 17 January 2012

TTT #68 - A Sketch or 2!

Good Top Tip Tuesday Morning to you!

WOW......603 entries into our first bi-weekly challenge - awesome!

This week our challenge is......
This week the Lovely Lisa is our Host and she has produced some awesome sketches for us to work from.
She has given us 2...
Layered or Clean and Simple - the Choice is yours.
Choose either, or do both!

Sketch 1: Layers
Sketch 2: Clean and Simple

You may rotate or flip the sketch, add a few extra embellishments or elements but please ensure the original sketch is clearly visible in your finished creation.

This weeks fabulous Sponsors are......

Stamp & Create
Stamp & Create
Top Tipper Prize of

Stamp and Create is an on-line store based in the US. We ship worldwide with reasonable shipping prices. 
We specialize in Rubber Stamps and Scrapbook supplies. Some of the companies we carry are: Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Stampavie, Whimsy Stamps, Emerald Faeries, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Ribbon, Charms, embellishments, dies, and more!
Karens Doodles
Karens Doodles
...with a prize of 3 Digi Images of the winner's choice.
Karen's Doodles has a fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps.

Look out for some of Karen's fab images in our DT samples :)

Sew Sweet
Sew Sweet

The Lovely Emma from Sew Sweet is offering 1 lucky entrant
£10.00 voucher to spend at her yummi shop.
Sew Sweet stock a huge selection of Wool felt, buttons, ribbon, divine twine, Handmade personalised gifts, findings and more.

My offering for this fabby Sketch challenge is........

You may recognise these little darlings as I've done a few cards with their pictures on! They are the triplets of a friend in work.
It's their 2nd Birthdays in a weeks time and I have more cards to make for them then!

I have used some gorgeous new stash I got this week from WOC - some of that amazing rose ribbon that I have been admiring for a while and more flowers!
It was quite difficult picking the papers for this card - obviously I didn't want it too girly or too boyish! The papers are from DCWV Nanna's Nursery; Baby Girl. I picked the red/dark pink as the main as I thought it matched his shirt.
Can you see the sweet little butterfly on one of the roses? I picked up some earrings in the supermarket - reduced to 50p a pair - and they've even get their own little push-on fixy thing to secure them to the ribbon ;)

Now it's your turn to pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and join in with the Sketch Fun!
Don't forget we want to see your Top Tips - We give a prize to the DT's favorite :)

Some Challenges I'd like to enter my card into........

Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bows, Bling & Blooms - any or all!

Divas By Design - New Beginnings and/or Thanks 

Simon Says Stamp - Spots and/or Stripes

Crafty Catz - [use] Something New


  1. You know I love that shaped card and it looks so personal and gorgeous with that image on it;) The design with the flowers and gems makes it perfect. Hugs Bettina xx

  2. So cute and so lovely to see a sketch with personalized pictures too! way to go great idea and love the effect hugs me x

  3. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing over at PTW! xxx

  4. Hi Carol, This is a stunning card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  5. ae this is gorgeous carol.adorable pic and your layout and details are stunning :D

    xx coops xx

  6. hiya...lovely creation, thanks for joining our SOMETHING NEW chall at CRAFTY CATZ, good luck, x carol

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks or sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments this week!

    Good luck, big hugs Jo xxx

  8. Cute! And the 3 in the pic are so cute too:-) Love the 3 white flowers, and the shape of your card!

  9. Beautiful creation...Thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

    Caz x Crafty Sentiments DT

  10. beautiful card love the roses so pretty thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  11. Hi Carol, thank you so much for your nice comment on my card and for the interest on my tip for the embossing... I have now made up a post about the tip, thank you for your suggestion :) awww and thank you too for joining us at Crafty Sentiments .. your card is gorgeous, looove those flowers.. yes it is quite hard to find the right colours and paper for such a card but you've made a stunning creation, love it. Hugs xxx

  12. Aaaaaah I want want want that rose ribbon!!

    I have tried everywhere here in Dubai to try and get it but nope, can't get it anywhere :o(

    So jealous!

    Leanne xx