April 27, 2008

BEATE'S WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGE

Hi all! I am sorry I missed posting yesterday, but the day got away from me! Tony called me during my crop on Friday and announced he had invited his mom and dad for dinner on Saturday - not a big deal except by Saturday morning it had become mom, dad, both sisters and their families - sheesh!! Needless to say I was running around with my hair on fire trying to get ready! Men!!! It was fun, but I was bone tired by the time they left at nine last night! That is the first time in months I have been in bed before 10pm - LOL! So, I will share the card I did for Beate's weekend sketch challenge although I did change the sketch a little. I made a larger square card and I flipped the smaller square on the card sideways instead of longways. I hope it still counts!! I also did the inside of this card because I am sending it to someone who just got out of the hospital. I will leave the full recipe below - if you have any questions, just let me know - enjoy your Sunday!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Take with Teal card stock, Groovy Guava card stock, Whisper White card stock, Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper
Stamps - A Little Birdie Stamp Set
Inks - Black Stazon, Cameo Coral and Taken with Teal Stampin' Write Markers, Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Pad, Take with Teal Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Picture Frame Punch, Silver Brads, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Mat Stack and Paper Piercr

34 comments:

Latisha said...

we both must have groovy guava on the brain lol we both used it in a card. I need to use more of it because I have a ton. Did someone just call me a hoarder? LOL Have a great day!

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is great, love the changes you made to the sketch.

Pink Diamond Workshop said...

I love this one its so unusual well done, all of your work is fabby

Marlou said...

well this is just beautiful, love the cutie little bird and love the colours you used, your cards are always gorgeous Alex :) x

Alesha Walls said...

Alex! That is truly one of the most beautiful cards that I've seen in such a long time!

My Paper World said...

Alex, Is that still faux stitching that you are doing? because it looks real! Your card is beautiful!
I would love you to use my sketch with your Su stamps!If you do make a card, please let me know as I would love to link to it on my blog ( and enter you into the sketch candy draw! )
Love Nicola xx

Erin... said...

oooh so pretty. love the paper pieced birdie!!! and the stitching looks great!

Suzanne said...

This is beautiful I love the layout and colours Sue :o)

Dottie K. said...

This is so darling. Love the little umbrella on the inside. :)

Wendy said...

Great card! So cool that you made the inside as wonderful as the outside!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Carolyn King said...

lol! THAT is totally something my dh would do (and HAS done!)..hope it went well!

Your card is adorable--fantastic colors---very cute bird too!!

Michelle said...

Pretty, pretty card Alex. I also used Groovy Guava today! I love the paper piecing on the card.

pescbrico said...

Such a lovely color combo! :) Have a great week! :)

Diane said...

Super card Alex,love the color combo!!! Glad your dinner was ok,mine would of been chaos with such short notice,but then,I'm a horrible cook.
Have a wonderful week girl!

Jens Place in Space said...

Hey Congratulations on winning at Page Plans!!! I loved your butterfly!

malieta said...

Your card is adorable Alex!!!
malieta:)

Tracy.H said...

This is definitely a great card for someone just getting out of hospital! So nice and cheerful with all those great colors! :0)

angie said...

Cute card! I love that bird too :)

Rose Ann said...

Adorable! Love your paper piecing and all your stitching!!

Joan said...

This is awesome....Great job on the sketch challenge!!! Joan

Chris said...

love that card. the colors are beautiful. Have you checked the Page Plans blog for some exciting news??

Ila said...

Fabulous card!! and that birdie is so Cute!! great take on the sketch!!

Manna said...

Love this one too! Very petty. These new in colous are so very pretty. Too bad they will be gone foever comes August.

Denise~ said...

Super cute Alex! Love the bright fun color combo. Great eyelet accents. Perfect for the sketch challenge. :)

Denise... said...

This is amazing!! I got the blog candy you sent...it's fantastic! I'll be posting about it soon! Thanks so so so so so much!

Nancy Riley said...

Alex, love this card ... especially the way the ribbon threads through the jumbo eyelets! Well done!

Sara said...

oh my! This little birdie is so cute! Great colors!

NattyK said...

Great card, I love all the stitching. x

CraftyC said...

This is a beautiful card!!
Clairexx

Deb said...

gorgeous Alex, love the layering and stitching, well done on pulling a family gathering together at such short notice, men are so great at this, it is because they don't do the prep!

Courtney Fowler said...

I love this little birdie! Great job!

Melissa said...

Fabulous A.!

Many Blessings,
M.

the scrappy chick said...

Gorgeous card! Love the cheery colors on the little paper-pieced birdie:)
Cyndi

beate said...

Alex, that's so stinking cute! Adorable card! Thanks so much for playing with the sketch! Have a great week. Hugs and smiles