This blog header was created by Louise Forsyth using elements from Bushel & a Peck & Whimsical Garden By Kirstin Cronin-Barrow


Saturday, 30 June 2012

Sketch Saturday - Week #5

Well today is my last week with Sketch me to get a 5 week month lol. It's been a lot of fun and has stretched my sketch abilities enormously but I do I think I will try them more often :-D Thank you Jen for asking me to sponsor and to all the DT for the fabulicious makes using LCI images in the first week.

Of the 5 sketches I think I struggled the most with today's. Thursday night I really didn't like my card but after a good nights sleep and a bit of rearranging it's started to warm on me :-D I'm sure all you seasoned Sketcher's won't find it a problem at all!

My SIL in Ireland got a new 8 week old Cavalier King Charles black and tan puppy last week and as soon as Ruby and Rocky heard the news they commissioned me to make a card for the new addition though I really don't fancy a weeks supply of dog biscuits as payment lol!!

When my SIL told me her name I ROFL....are you ready for it....Grace Kelly!!! Isn't that fabulous...apparently it came from the Sex in the City movie where one of the girls called their dog Elizabeth Taylor :-D

Of course I had to use Buttercup In The Doghouse but I removed Buttercup's name and printed Grace Kelly instead... I surprise myself sometimes when one of my ideas actually work lol. Let me know what you think....

As always I colored the image with my Copics and added clouds with a PTI cloud diecut and chalk ink. I had used a plain pink panel and I think that's what was bugging me so I ran another piece of pink cs through my Cuttlebug with a tree bark embossing folder (I'd already stitched the plain pink panel to the card doh) and stuck on top and it definitely made it a bit more interesting.

Translation - Welcome to the family ;-D

And here's the inside

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz Challenges - Anything Goes
DYSU Challenge Blog - Blue Skies & Clouds
Southern Girls Challenge - Baby (puppy??!!)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Anything Goes

Don't forget my news from Thursday...a new release and a Blog Hop!!! Grab the badge and spread the news and make sure you stop by tomorrow for even more exciting news!!

Hope you have a fabulicious weekend

Catch ya later x


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute .. even as cute as the name lol.. i love the bark embossing and the paw print punching.. i would have shied away from that sketch - but you did brilliantly
Lisa x

Marianne said...

Fab card, Kerry. I agree that the embossed panel makes an interesting background. I play along with the Saturday Sketch challenge sometimes, but I must admit this sketch is pretty daunting, but you really pulled it off. Hope I can manage to create a new card this weekend ... finally.
Marianne x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card Kerry, love the way you have changed the name above the kennel. So cute...

Jane said...

Brilliant Kerry..what a great name for their dog. I also find some sketches pretty daunting as I don't own a die cutter and my images have to be square always...LOL!! I am really excited to hear about a hop coming this way soon....yabadabadoo!!
Have a great weekend, the sun in out here and despite the wind it's a glorious afternoon. Nearly G+T time and 4 weeks today.....;0)
Jane x

WencheP said...

This is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Helen Ann said...

Gorgeous card - gonna have to dig that stamp out again been ages Hel xox

Helen Ann said...

and yay your blog hop starts the day after my last exam so should have time this time yay :) xox

Barb said...

Awesome card, great take on the challenge and fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Allison said...

sooo cute
thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz thei week
Allison X

Gemma said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kerry & great colour combo....

hugs and xxx

Tammy Ortiz said...

Simply stunning, the outside and inside. I love this image.
We would like to thank you for Entering Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge.
Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Chocolate, Coffee & Cards.

Mary Jo said...

What a fun idea! Beautifully colored and love the personalization. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Jan Garber said...

Cute, love the name! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Whimsey said...

Absolutely adorable - your coloring of the dog house is 'da bomb! Love how you changed the name - very clever! Fab colors!!

Joanne said...

Really cute card! Adorable image and super colors. So happy you played along at CC&CC! Come back again soon! Aloha!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your cute image and layout, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x