Sunday, 2 March 2014

Sketchie Free For All…



Evening all, I’ve had another hectic week so I thought just as I sit down for a quiet hour with Mr Selfridge and a bag of Jelly Tots I’d better write a quick post

Keith’s Mum has been in hospital again  …and checked herself out again! She’s so stubborn but she swears by her family GP and doesn’t think she needs to be in hospital. Whatever medication they give her she stops taking and just goes back on the tablets from the Dr, which obviously aren’t working  …and so we’re back to square one each time

Joe came home on Thursday in agony, he’d fallen off his friends skateboard, and after a night in A&E he’s got a pot on and a fractured wrist. He’s supposed to be starting his new job at Wetherspoons tomorrow so it’s put paid to that, it took him so long to find a job he’s really disappointed

  …happy days, one of these weeks I might have nothing to tell you, life is never boring around here!!




So onto this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge and as it’s the last one of the month we have a little sketchie for you…



... here it is, sketch #87

If you would prefer to use another sketch, then please feel free to use any Papertake Weekly sketch you fancy because we have another ...

Sketchie Free For All

All you have to do is to use any PTW sketch (it MUST be one of ours please) and just add the number of the sketch you’ve chosen when you post the link back to us. To make life a bit easier, we now have a sketches page at the top of the challenge blog so there are plenty to choose from

As always, please feel free to resize, flip and rotate the elements - as long as you can still see the sketch it’s fine

This week we are thinking of our dear friends and teamies Mary and Andrea who sadly lost their beloved husband and dad last week  …sending lots of love to you both ladies xx


Here’s my card, Jess wanted a get well card for her boss who had a riding accident recently, I stuck with the new sketch…


PTW 47 - Sketch 87


PTW 47 - Sketch 87xx


PTW 47 - Sketch 87x 


I used Teddy Bouquet from Lili of the Valley and some of the new papers from the Baskets and Bunnies pad

I coloured the image with distress inks

If I use a sketch I don’t usually change it around but I couldn’t get the strip along the top to look right so I put it down the side instead, I printed it on the computer

I used Spellbinders Grand decorative ovals one, you’ll be seeing these a lot because they’re my new favourites

…oh, and the Crealies flower die which is another of my favourites and has been for quite a while!

Tim Holtz brads, lots of stickles and some lovely lace from the Ribbon Girl are the finishing touches



Hope you like it, thanks so much to those of you that leave me a comment, I love to read them and it’s much appreciated

Right, back to my Jelly Tots, have a good week crafters x




  1. This is fabulous Anne! I love the image and the layout is gorgeous. Love those flowers.

  2. A lovely floral card Anne. Hugs, Claire x {S: I love jelly tots!!

  3. Hi Anne, never a dull moment at yours!! Gorgeous card. I love this image and the sketch layout is brilliant. Might just have to use this one. Great colouring too. Hope you week improves! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Urgh! Our elderly neighbour that I take care of is the EXACT same - she swears by her GP and won't listen to a word any other doctor says, whereas everyone else knows he's a bit of a idiot...and she won't finish any rounds of medication either! I want to shake her sometimes! It's very hard to deal with :P

    Your poor son, that's most unfortunate :( Maybe they'll take him on after he's come out of the cast?

    Gorgeous card anyway, the colours are so pretty, and that's a really nice sketch too :)

    Hope next week works out better for you! :D

    Tanya xx

  5. I really like your card today - it is so pretty.
    Sorry about your son - what a shame!

  6. Waw look so gorgeous! I love the gorgeous colours and such a cute teddy. Hugs! Mojca

  7. Hi Anne, hope Joe's wrist heals quickly and they keep the job on hold for him.
    Great card perfect stamp for a get well card, take care. Oh Jelly Tots not had them for years, l had a craving for black and white mints last week and went into Cleck to the sweet shop only to find it had closed :( x Susan x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, lovely sweet image and pretty details.

  9. This is gorgeous Anne. I love James and the pretty colours.
    Have a good week
    Lorraine x

  10. Hi Anne - lovely card - really gorgeous! Sorry to hear about your son's arm - and your mother in law - hope the jelly tots helped - not had any of those for years xx

  11. Such a beautiful card, the spring colours are lovely and those flowers are gorgeous. It was really nice to meet you at the LOTV shop!

  12. Fab card, love the ovals. Sorry to hear about Joe, what a shame about the new job too. Won't they wait for him?

  13. Hi Anne, what a lovely cheery card, love the flowers with the brad centres. I really enjoyed using this sketch too, am getting into ovals at the moment. I really like the way you've repeated the sentiment as a strip. Get well soon to your son too, maybe there is something better waiting for him around the corner xxx

  14. I love this card. There must be a better go right.
    Greetings from Switzerland

  15. Just swinging by to wish you a very happy birthday! x


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