Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sketchy Free For All…




Evening everyone, whoo hoo I got to 400 followers!! Welcome to my new visitors and thanks for stopping by

I’ve not been a good blogging buddy this last month but I will try and find time this week to visit and see what you have all been up to. I promised some candy when I hit 400 so make sure you leave me a little comment on today’s card and I’ll draw a winner from them when I do my next post mid-week

The last few weeks have been mad, no sooner is it Monday than we get to Friday again and I’m wondering where another week went. We’ve been busy at work getting ready for the new launch and I’ve had a struggle to get any cards done at home because it’s been so unbearably hot in the attic. We have some adorable new stamps out for Christmas and some papers that you will need in your stash, I’m still giddy over the new pastel pads and now we have Christmas ones too for you to stroke!!






We went to the dogs trust in Leeds today, they have a Summer open day every year and I like to go along and support them. There have been a few really bad days weather wise over the past few years but today was lovely and they had a great turn out. I always take Manny to see the girl who looked after him for 2 weeks until he was ready to come to us. She’s got herself married and had two children since we got him and she must see 1000’s of dogs but I think he has a special place in her heart and she is always so pleased to see him. I’ve never seen so many dogs of every size and breed that you could imagine… and I have to say they were all impeccably behaved!




As it’s the last challenge of the month 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 #92…



and here’s my card…


 PTW 69 - Sketch 92


I made another tiny card (4x4) as I’m liking these at the minute and I used an image from the Here Comes Annabel art pad. This one isn’t available as a rubber stamp it’s just in the pad at the moment – isn’t she cute!

I used Bonnets and Bowties papers from both the patterned and solid pads and the sentiment is from Set 9

I cut out the ball and stuck it on with a foam pad

The lovely lace is from the Ribbon Girl 


It’s quite a simple little card, it’s not often I use buttons and can’t always get them to look right but I do love them!

I have so many shape dies and still nearly always cut squares round my images, I like using Sketches because it makes you do something a bit different


You can find all the details for entering and some fab inspiration from the design team over on the Papertake Weekly blog




Thanks for looking, don’t forget to leave a comment if you want to be in my candy draw… and enjoy the rest of your evening






  1. Hi Anne! This is a lovely card! Images from the art pads seem really nice! I like your card (especially the button :) ) and I do want to be in the candy draw :) Congrats on 400!

  2. Gorgeous card the Art pad image is so sweet just love it .your deign and sketch are fab just love this beautiful card,. Thanks for the chance to win your candy and well done you on getting to 400 followers amazing Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

  3. Hallo Anne, your card is so much pretty and the scketch looks well! I love the color and the button's details; also the stamp is very cute !
    ...Manny is an adorable little dog!! :-)

  4. Aww what a cutie! Great image and I love the dimension on your ball too :)

  5. A very cute card Anne, love the sweet image and pretty design. Sounds like you had a fab time at the dogs trust.

    Donna x

  6. You know it's not fair when you dangle such lovely images and them tell us we can't stamp them, right? lol.
    This is such a sweet card though, and I love the idea of the 4x4 size... I do 14x14cm, as I cut my own blanks and that's a great size for a sheet of A4 (with a perfect strip left over for tags or ATCs!), but 4x4 look so very cute, I think I may just have to play. :-)
    And congrats at reaching 400! x

  7. Congrats on your 400 followers! A gorgeous card, the image is so sweet! Love your fun colour scheme too and the buttons look really cute.

  8. a super card Anne - and well done on 400 followers - thats brilliant! Hugs rachel xx

  9. So gorgeous Anne, such a sweet image, I love the papers and cute buttons.
    Glad you and Manny had a good time at the dog's trust and that the weather was better.
    Congrats on reaching 400 followers too!
    Sue xx

  10. Well done 400 followers :-) love your sweet card. Glad you had a fun doggy day xx

  11. Congrats on 400 followers, Anne! Your card is just delightful! Love the happy colors and darling image!

  12. I'm not surprised you have 400 followers! I love looking on your blog and you always make such lovely cards!
    This one is so cute and fun! I love the bold colours that match the image perfectly! And how you cut out the tennis ball - so effective!

    1. P.s where are the buttons from? They're really cute!

    2. I've had the very tiny ones for years Lucy.
      The heart ones were bought at a show, I think from Samuel Taylors

    3. Oh thank you Anne! I'll have a little look on their website x

  13. Such a sweet card Anne. Love this image and hope to see it in a stamp. Gorgeous colours and embellies. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  14. Your card is so pretty - the buttons are a great addition.
    Congrats on reaching your 400 milestone

  15. Very lovely card Anne. Congratz with your 400 followers, very nice. I am still on my way to get my first 50 and there is still some room for you too if you'dd like.
    Have a nice day, happy crafting, Veerle x

  16. Congrats on the 400 followers. Such a cute card, love these images and love the sketch, used it for my card yesterday. x

  17. Well done on hitting 400 followers. What a sweet card, love the cute image and the buttons look great. Debra x

  18. Lovely card Anne, and congrats on your 400 followers:)... I know what you mean about buttons, I love them too but can never seem to get them looking right, I'll have to try harder lol!!. The new Christmas collection is just gorgeous.. It was so hard to choose just a few stamps, but I'm sure the rest will fall into my basket at some stage lol!! Glad you had a nice time at the dogs trust, I wonder if Manny saw any of his mates there lol!!!
    Marjorie xx

  19. A gorgeous card Anne. I love the design and Annabel looks fab.
    Congratulations on reaching 400 followers.
    Lorraine x

  20. Congratulations on reaching 400 followers Anne.
    Lovely little card, beautiful colours and image, loving your design too.
    Sounds as if you and Manny had a lovely day at the Dog's Trust open day, and that Manny was well remembered by is friend, hugs Kate x

  21. What a gorgeous little card Anne, I love how you have combined all the colours from the image into the card design. Such a great image, I think I might need this art pad. My new xmas stamps arrived this morning and they are fab, can't wait to get creating with them! Happy crafting. Fern x

  22. Congrats on 400 followers Anne. I thought I didn't recognise this it isn't one but a great image made into a pretty little card.

  23. So pretty! She really is a gorgeous image and I do hope she becomes a stamp one day. Big congrats on your 400 followers!

    Big Hugs,
    Laura C.

  24. Gorgeous card and lovely to have some smaller cards for a change, the image really does take the focus. Love those cute buttons too, and the papers.

  25. Wow, over 400 followers, good for you dearie.Congratulations.Your card is so the bright colours and the buttons look fab.Hope you're ok.Hugs Debbie x

  26. Hi Anne, what a sweetie and gorgeous card - love this kind of cards where the image is the focus. Congrats on 400 followers. Regards Helen

  27. Many congratulations on 400 followers, Anne! Love your gorgeous, happy card! Fab colour combo! xx


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