Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Oh Christmas Sketch, Oh Christmas Sketch!

Over at Jingle Belles, the puns on song titles are getting funnier and funnier and this week's challenge is based on a sketch - just in case you hadn't realised!

I love working to sketches, especially on cards, as it means that someone else has done all the hard work and all I have to do is place my elements in the right places! Lazy I know. But I am still learning a lot about cards so a week like this is always welcome.

This week's sketch was drawn by Kirsty Vittetoe from the City Crafter Challenge BlogHandmade Little Things and Pixie Dust Paperie - all gorgeous stuff - so I was very excited to use it.


I am still wading through my box of Christmas paper scraps and try to turn to these first before I cut into any full sheet of paper. Somehow, the box doesn't seem to be getting any less full! And as for the embellishments - also from my box of unloved bits and pieces - I swear it gets fuller rather than the other way around. It feels a bit like Mary Poppins carpet bag. (Think I might be showing my age there - I think Hermione's bag in HP might be the more up-to-date version of this!)

Anyway, the great sketch really helped and a few more scraps and bits have found a happy home.



As for the new look photo, I have to say that I was inspired by Sian who recently had a poll on her blog about the preferred look for blog photos of projects which got me thinking that most of the time, my piccies here are pretty poor. So I am going to try a bit of experimenting with different set-ups and staging and see if I like it. What do you think?

** Thanks Sian for the inspiration. I love the photos on your blog and want to step up to the mark a bit more.

14 comments:

  1. The Christmas lights are festively - fabulous! That's an inspired photo and I love it

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  2. Fabulous,fun card and I love how you've photographed it,looks great with the twinkly lights. I try and make my photo's look interesting but it never looks right, I need to give it another go now I've seen yours. Thanks for the inspiration.xxx

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  3. cool card and cool photo!!!

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  4. This is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeee the bright colors and those tags!! Thanks for visiting my blog! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  5. What a lovely blog you have, Lisa. I followed your link from Rinda's comments. :o)

    I just love how you followed the sketch to make that adorable card. And your staging with the lights is awesome!

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  6. I think your card rocks as well as your fab card set up/presentation. Kudos to you!

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  7. WOW! not JUST a lovely card this week, but a super-fab ♥FANCY♥ staging for it too! you've put me properly to shame, there, but i LOVE it! awesome card, i love the mix of fun bits-n-pieces it's just sooooooo completely FESTIVE!!! :)

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  8. Love the way you've staged the photo...mine are always very boring!!!
    And a lovely card.

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  9. Ho... Ho... Ho... oh so cute. I love this card!

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  10. Isn't it funny how paper scraps seem to multiply ... love how you used the tag with the little reindeer circle ... such a fun holiday design ... great photo staging too ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

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  11. This is delightful, love the sweet colors!

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  12. check you out! Love your card and how festive is your photog?! love it.

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  13. You nailed it! I definitely need sketches for cards. It seems that I keep doing the same basic card over and over, but I always do it in a hurry. I guess I need more planning :) Anyway, I love your colorful card. Your friends and family will be receiving the best Christmas cards ever!

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  14. Love the new look photograph - it looks excellent with the lights. Did ou have to dig them out of the attic? :)

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