Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Quick and Easy Holiday Centerpiece!!

Hey Everyone!! It's Elina here with my final Inspiration Post of 2014 for the Feeling Sketchy blog!!
The project I'm sharing today is a quick and easy centerpiece I created for my table using an 8" cake board as the base.
                                                   Here's the pic of the completed project:


For the cake board, I covered it in a snowflake patterned paper from a DCWV "Stack 8" pack.
I added some white glitter tape along the edge, making sure to burnish it down using my bone folder.
And that pretty much completes the base for my centerpiece.
 All that's left to do now is to add the other elements.

I went on a treasure hunt in my home to find the items I used for this centerpiece.
I added this snowman luminary that I have had for a few years now.
I found this white candle in my bedroom, tied some silver organza ribbon and added a paper flower from a previous project.
I embellished the flower with a die cut snowflake and rhinestone.
I added a few ornaments I had left over from the tree and made this all white lantern using my Cricut and the Over The Hill cartridge.

And ta-da!! centerpiece complete!!


I hope I've inspired you to try this project for yourself.
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day and Peace!! :)


Monday, December 15, 2014

Sketch #111

Hello!! Mid December already... where does the time go!!

So here we are with another great card sketch.. first with our
sponsor for this month

A $30 chipboard and bling package!!

Molossi are supplies to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. 
We are the proud distributors of: Xyron, Venison, Derivan, Helmar, Craft Koala, Pelikan Artline, Cumberland Stationary, X-Press Graphix, Creative Options plus our own Molossi range and MUCH MUCH more with over 5000 products to offer in the coming months.

Our range of Scrapbooking/papercraft products include: adhesives, ribbons, acrylic alphabet and words, bling, bling buckles, bling brads, ribbons, albums, printed papers, punches, 12 x 12 cardstock, chipboard, flowers, brads, storage solutions and more.. absolutely something for everyone!!

AND

a $15 Gift Certificate to an online Scrapbooking business of your choice!

Load up your creations for this sketch in the InLinkz at the top left hand side of the page.

Here is the great sketch to play with...

#110

And here is some inspiration from our amazingly talented Design Team:















I hope you all enjoy the inspiration for our Design Team and I 
can't wait to see what you all come up with!!!

Hugs,
Cathy










Monday, December 8, 2014

Inspiration post by Margaret

I took part in the November month of holiday cards at Beccy's Place
Beccy showed us some lovely cards and did some tutorials.   You can see them all at

I asked Beccy if I could use one of her tutorials for my inspiration post here on Feeling Sketchy and she has given me permission.

On Day 15, Beccy used a large leaf stamp to construct three dimensional poinsettias for her card.  On day 22 She used  a small leaf stamp, from the "Lovely As A Tree" set, to create a Christmas wreath.
 

She also gave us this tutorial:

 Use a small stamp and three shades of ink to create a holiday wreath.

You'll need a small foliage stamp and at least three shades of green ink.  If you don't have a small leaf stamp, consider using a fern, flower, butterfly or heart - as long as it's small it will 
work.
  

Draw a feint circle on your piece of card stock with a pencil.  This will form the basic shape of your wreath and can be rubbed out once you have finished stamping. 

Start stamping with the lightest of your inks.  Begin at the centre bottom of the circle and stamp up one side until you reach the centre top.  Repeat for the other side as shown in the photo below 
 

Fill in the wreath making sure you tilt the stamp in different ways as you work your way around the circle.  Try to keep the wreath an even thickness all the way around. 
Now ink the stamp using the middle shade.  Starting in the centre at the bottom, stamp in the darker leaves working around until you're about half way up each side. 
 
Now re-ink the stamp in the first colour (the lightest shade) and touch the stem of the leaf into the middle shade again.  Stamp the rest of the way up the wreath on both sides.  This will help to prevent a sudden, and very obvious, change in colour. 
 

Repeat the process with the darkest colour, but only work about 1/4 of the way up each side of the wreath.  Re-ink with the middle colour and again tip the stem into the darkest colour to prevent sudden colour changes. 
 

Now decorate!
The above tutorial used by permission from Beccy's Place  
http://www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

I tried to follow this tutorial but I couldn't find a small leaf stamp so used another stamp I had and only two stamp pads.  My card doesn't look anything like Beccy's.  I will have another try when I find the right stamp.  I hope you will have a go at this and do a better job than I did.
Instructions for my card are on my blog at 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

TOP PICKS and NOVEMBERS WINNERS

Hello Everyone!!! 

So here are the top pics for Sketch Challenges #107 and #108

So lets start it off with #107

Here is the sketch we played with:









Congrads girls!!!!


For #108

Here is the sketch









Now for the November winners!!!

3 Winners of  RAK's from Debi are






and the winner for our Mossoli prize is



Thanks for everyone who played along and Congrads to our TOP PICS and WINNERS!!

Don't forget to play along with our Challenge #110 that is going on right now!!!

Hugs,
Cathy









Wednesday, December 3, 2014

LO Sketch 110....wow!

Here is our last LO before Christmas.....how fast has this year has flown!

Here is our sketch....a sketch? 

But it is FREE SCRAP - Your choice...

makes for fun hey??


And here is our Design Teams wonderful inspiration....




  













Our sponsors for December are .....

Molossi - $30 chipboard and bling package
Molossi are suppliers to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry.
We are the proud distributors of: Xyron, Venison , Derivan , Helmar, Crafty Koala, Pelikan Artline, Cumberland Stationery, X-Press Graphix, Creative Options, plus our own Molossi range and MUCH MUCH more with over 5000 products to offer in the coming months.
Our range of Scrapbooking/papercraft products include: adhesives, ribbons, acrylic alphabet & words, bling, bling buckles, bling brads, rubons, albums, printed papers, punches, 12 x 12 cardstock, chipboard, flowers, brads, storage solutions and more, absolutely something for everyone!

&

a $15 Gift Certificate to an online Scrapbooking business of your choice!

Pop your creations for LO Sketch 110 in the InLinkz, at the top of the left hand column. 
I hope you are inspired to come and play along with us!!

Cheers, Debi

Monday, December 1, 2014

CARD SKETCH #109 - FREE SCRAP

Hello Everyone

Anyone Feeling Sketchy? We we have just the cure... A new sketch, created by Debi Clark, so we hope that you will find some time to play along.

You have until the 14th to get your creations added to the Linkz. 
Happy Creating!


Whoo hoo - look at that! Create anything you like :D

Here is what our amazing Design Team came up with to inspire you...



















Our sponsors for December are .....


Molossi - $30 chipboard and bling package
Molossi are suppliers to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry.


We are the proud distributors of: Xyron, Venison , Derivan , Helmar, Crafty Koala, Pelikan Artline, Cumberland Stationery, X-Press Graphix, Creative Options, plus our own Molossi range and MUCH MUCH more with over 5000 products to offer in the coming months.



Our range of Scrapbooking/papercraft products include: adhesives, ribbons, acrylic alphabet & words, bling, bling buckles, bling brads, rubons, albums, printed papers, punches, 12 x 12 cardstock, chipboard, flowers, brads, storage solutions and more, absolutely something for everyone!

&

a $15 Gift Certificate to an online scrapbooking business of your choice!


Pop your creations for Card Sketch 109 in the InLinkz, at the top of the left hand column. 

I hope you are inspired to come and play along with us!!

Cheers


Val