Simply Sketched Saturday – Week 4

  • December 05, 2015
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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

This weeks sketch was designed by the lovely Anna of Anna’s Stampin Cave, (make sure to wish her a happy belated birthday when you reach her blog).

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It’s December already, where has the time gone, this year I’ve been so dis-organised a million a one things seemed to happen at one time, so I’m running round like a headless chicken trying to catch up. And to be honest I’m writing this post at 2am just so I can take part in the hop this week.

Ok, Anna’s design was just too nice not to take part in and straight away I saw candles, but wasn’t sure how to work them into the design. I’ve wanted to make a candle card for ages so I thought this was a great chance to make one. I wanted it to be different from the usual tea light cards and I’m happy with the way I achieved it.(Even if the Measurements took ages to get right)

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For the first time in forever, I’ve got the Black and Gold bug, (I’m normally a black and silver girl). But they were my go to colours, I just got the gold ribbon and I love it so that had to go on. I some how reached for the merry moments DSP stack. I love that its not an Xmas card but it still works on this card. It’s a great paper stack for all year round and you get loads in the pack so its great for making those last minute bulk cards.

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A lovely card has to have a lovely sentiment so I reach for my favourite a whole lot of lovely stamp, my versamark pad and the gold embossing powder and my heat tool. Then circles, circles circles. I used a combination of my circle punches and the circle collection dies to get the right sizes, added a few itty-bitty flowers from the itty-bitty accents pack and rhinestones coloured with my alcohol markers to finish it off.

I was really pleased with the way it turned out, and it’s a miracle that I even made it in time for this blog hop. Between sewing, making jewellery and planning for birthday and Xmas this has been a hectic week but a crafty one so can’t complain too much. I’m of to get ready for my concert weekend, hope you liked my creation and found some inspiration from it.

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