Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Sketchy free for all…




Evening crafters, how’s your week so far?

We’re going away on holiday soon so I’ve been trying to get in front with my cards. Most of our family birthdays and occasions are in the Spring so it’s quietening off a bit now on that front. I promised myself at the beginning of the year that I wouldn’t buy any cards… and so far I haven’t!


We had a busy weekend, one of the horses that Jess looks after had an awful accident and sadly had to be put down so we needed to go and see her for some cuddles, she was devastated, she loves those horses so much. She’s very soft like me and I think it will take her a while to get over this


As it’s the last one of the month (really, already??) it’s a Sketchy Free For All at Papertake Weekly 

I chose to use the new layout but you can choose any of the sketches from the back catalogue (make sure you add the number of the sketch you’ve used on your entry so we know it’s one of ours)

There is a sketches page at the top of the challenge blog to make it easier and there are lots to choose from
Hopefully this will save you having to go back through the archives to find one that you like


Here’s the new Sketch…


sketch #91 PTW


It’s number 91 and I think this month the whole DT have used the same one


PTW 64 - Sketch 91



I used the Lili of the Valley art pads again, this is Cobweb and she’s from Magical Fairies

I don’t usually do my own backgrounds but the Just Rite cobweb stamp matched perfectly so I stamped and embossed with silver powder, still love this technique even though it was one of the first things I learnt when I started making cards nearly 20 years ago.

I used the Promises papers (solids and patterned) and a LOTV sentiment

The cute little butterflies are a Joanna Sheen die and the clouds Memory Box

…and you can’t really see on the pic but there’s lots of glitter on the web!




All the details are on the Papertake blog, there is a fab prize as always and lots of inspiration for using the Sketch




Thanks for stopping by, and all your comments are very much appreciated





  1. Gorgeous card, love the colours and sweet image. I haven't bought a card since I started cardmaking 8 years ago x

  2. Hello Anne, gorgeous card, such a lovely image and I love your cobweb background, pretty colours too.
    poor Jess, heartbreaking for her, I hope she manages to get through this, it's all part of working with animals, I know I couldn't do it. Hugs Kate X

  3. This is so stunning Anne I absolutely love the colours and the stamped cobweb background!

  4. Hiya Anne - cobweb is looking amazing and you've teamed her perfectly with those papers! Brilliant! Sorry to hear about the horse - I guess these things do happen though - but its very sad xx

  5. Terrific card, Anne! Such a fab colour combo and that fairy is so adorable! Great embossed background and super gorgeous papers! So sorry to hear about the horse! Heartbreakingly sad! xx

  6. Gorgeous card Anne! Love your take on the sketch. The Cobweb background looks really fabulous.
    My heart goes out to Jess. To care for these horses and get to know them and then lose one is so awful for her. I hope your cuddles and still having the other horses to look after help her. Debra x

  7. This card is just so lovely and loving that cobweb background. gorgeous design and fab colours just perfect love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

  8. It's gorgeous Anne, I love this sketch and your image is adorable. I've got the stamp for this one and love it. Sorry to hear about Jess' upset, hope she is ok. I know I'd be devastated too.

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about the horse, it must have been absolutely awful! Love your beautiful card, these colours are so perfect together and I love your cobweb background! The lace border looks so pretty too.


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