Saturday, 22 January 2011

A Sketchy Few Days…

After my seriously scrappy evening on Tuesday, I’ve been able to keep the ball rolling! I was able to submit my LO for the February challenge over at ‘From Screen To Scrap’ which I will share with you in…well…February! I also did some work on my ‘Catch-Up’ resolution, but I’ll wait to share that with you when the project is complete!

What I can share are the four projects completed for the January sketch challenges over at ‘Dixie Pieces’…there are seven in all, plus an extra challenge to recycle Christmas cards in a LO or project…I’m hoping to complete that one too before the deadline of  January 31st…do pop over & check them out for yourself!

#15A Sketch

First up is a sketch for a LO, posted by Kim aka Scrapeekim, who is the design team coordinator over at ‘Dixie Pieces’.



And here is what I did with it…


#15 DP Sketch Challenge...Kim 1
I have had these ‘Cogs-mo Cricket’ PP’s in my stash for months, & this sketch was just perfect, I felt!! The photo’s are also long overdue for scrapping…Lee & boys in 2005. messing about with some chocolate eyeballs, left over from Halloween!! I do love a bit of fussy cutting!!

#16 DP Sketch challenge...Tammy 2


Next was a card sketch from Tammy, a fellow design team member, which for some strange reason I cannot get to ‘insert’ here!  So I’ll just show you what I did with it…



I don’t make many cards these days, so it makes a nice change to work on something that can be completed so quickly!!

#17A Sketch


And another card sketch, this time from Kim…




#17 DP Sketch Challenge...Kim 2…which, as I need a card for Nathans birthday in February, I made using masculine PP’s & a scooter embellishment I’ve been saving for just this occasion!!

Hope he’ll like it!!


#18A Sketch


Finally, a Layout sketch from Tammy, a very simple sketch open to all sorts of interpretation!




And here is my Layout…

#18 DP Sketch Challenge...Tammy 1
The photo is from 2008 & is of myself & some scrappy friends at ‘Ally Pally’ for the Big Stamp & Scrapbook Show…I think the title says it all!!

That’s it for now…I’m off now to tackle the ironing (yes Karen, you read it right!!) When I told Lee this morning that I was going to try & make a big dent in my ironing backlog today, do you know what he said?…he said “ Why…are you going to sit on it?” Hmmmm!! Don’t you dare laugh, remember who’s side you're on!!!! LOL!!

Thanks for dropping by & I wish you all a great weekend!! : )


scrappyjacky said...

Love the ironing quip,'s one of my pet hates as well!
And I love the 'budget blown' page....that happens every time I go to Ally Pally!!!!

Dawn said...

Loving the layouts especially the cosmo one - such a talented lady. Good luck with the ironing - I find once I start I quite enjoy making clothes flat!!!

humel said...

Super projects! I looked at the first sketch and thought, 'Gosh, there's so much going on there...' but you've made it all work together so well :-)

What's ironing???

jacque4u2c said...

Gorgeous work as always. Love the details and color combo.

Sandra said...

oh wow, such gorgeous projects, when you're on a roll, you sure do produce stunning, stunning goodies.

karen said...

phew that first sketch was such a challenge and the last one was as well because it was the opposite and sooo simple.Reminded me why I don't want to be on a design team anymore!
But you worked wonders with them.Well done.
Can we see a picture as evidence of the ironing completed.I will only believe it when I see it with my own eyes.

Denise said...

Hmmm- that's the sort of thing my other half would say - and I love your projects,specially the 'Ally Pally' one - gorgeous x

Jocelyn said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH look at all of the scrappy goodness going on!!! I love the one with you and the girls...the punched paper and colors are so perfect and I giggled at the title!!!!

The Cosmo LO is the title and the pics...great papers!!!!

No smart comments from me about making the dent in the ironing...... :-)

Love ya sweet friend and have a great weekend!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

How fun to see these Layout Sketches, and then see what you did with them. You do such beautiful work, Sandi.
Also, I wanted to let you know how fun it is to read your movie reviews. Thank you for posting those. : )
Have a good week,
Mary Lou