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 Blog, Handmade 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.