Friday, February 18, 2011

we've got "SKETCHY THURSDAYS"...on friday?!

goooooooooooooooooood morning JINGLE BELLES♥! this week's prompt is a very special one...we've teamed up with the gang at SKETCHY THURSDAYS which means we've got an utterly FABULOUS sketch that diana made just for us. but wait, there's more: everyone who makes a card using said sketch will have TWO chances to link it up--once at here jingle belles, and then a second time at sketchy thursdays! oh...and did i mention there will be a prize awarded on each blog??! uh-huh. want to hear more? (thought so!)
but first here's the sketch:


and here's what we did with it:


stephanie's card


stef says, "When I saw the half-circle in the sketch layout it kept saying "snow globe" to me, so that's where I started my design ... with a glittery snow globe that I found in the "Christmas Tags" section of the craft store ... I got a whole package of tags much cheaper than standard paper crafts "embellishments" ... so very fun. "



lauren's card


lauren says, "i started with this sweet vintage illustration from an old "ideals" magazine; added bits of ribbon, silky ruffles, wired pearls and punched paper scraps; and topped it all off with a white poinsettia and a couple of snowflakes. at the end i did a bit of machine stitching to add texture and interest...and also to make sure all of those layers were really ON THERE for good!"


there are also gorgeous cards by the mega-talented sketchy thursdays design team on their blog, so you'll definitely want to hop over and see those, as well, for an extra-helping of holiday card inspiration! of course, sketchy thursdays is also currently running their regular challenge as well, for which you can submit layouts, altered projects, cards, etc. they post a wonderful sketch and TONS of drool-worthy DT inspiration each and every thursday morning, and announce the winner--plus a selection of favorite projects--the following week. you'll definitely want to be adding them to your blogroll, so you don't miss a thing!


and now it's time to see what you will do! but first...it's time to see what you could *WIN*:


(THE GOODIES: 6" Dear Santa Collection Pad from KaiserCraft, Reindeer Snag 'em Stamp from Imaginisce, Kolette Hall Studio G stamps with gems, Scrappy Cat Christmas Sentiments stamps, Zva Creative Ho Ho Ho adhesive green crystals)


this fabulous prize pack will be awarded by random draw to one lucky cardmaker who links up a holiday sketch card here between now and 10pm EST on thursday, february 24th. (yep, this week is so special you get a whole extra day to submit your holiday finery!) the keyword for posting to SCS or flickr is JB08. don't forget to also head over to sketchy thursdays and link your card there, as well (under the "second chance" card sketch) for a chance at the prize they're awarding!


that's right, there are TWO prizes on TWO blogs and you only need to make ONE CARD to have a shot at both!!! it doesn't get any better than that, right?! so off you go, JINGLE BELLES, and let's see your very best sketch cards!






(please link to the specific post which has your card, and not to your whole blog! thanks!)

24 comments:

Deb Hickman said...

Fantastic challenge and love the sketch !!!!

Alli said...

Oh I just LOVE a sketch!
Thank you!

Leslie Hanna said...

Ah, I love sketches! YAY!

Rosemary said...

Love this sketch and your cards are VERY inspiring - I really like that you've given us a sense of using the sketch in a lighthearted fun way as well as an elegant design. BEAUTIFUL!

Diana Fisher said...

So excited to be teaming up with you ladies!!! I just might play again! LOL!!!

Miria said...

One for two, it sounds great! Gorgeous DT cards! Thank you for sharing, I'll do my best to join in, hugs, Miria

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oh, your cards are fabulous! love stef's snow globe card, tooooo cute!!! lauren, your card is just so soft and beautiful! ahhh...love it! love that vintage image!!! thanks for sharing and i hope to play along with the fabulous sketch. have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

diana said...

Love your blog! You are doing a great job! Any blog that makes the idea of making Christmas cards now - in Feb!! - so fun & appealing deserves our admiration & congratulations. Please keep creating & sharing. ;-)

Rose said...

well now i can stop holding my breath in anticipation of what Lauren was going to toss at us :) lol

fantastic sketch, that is a new blog to me. and that prize..........perfect-o for JB's challenge players :)

girls your cards are AWESOME!!!

~amy~ said...

fun, fun, fun!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

Done, Done, Done! :)

Linda said...

great sketch, and wow--haven't even thought of "Ideals" magazine in ages and ages...now that I look for ephemera, will have to haunt Goodwill for some of those ;-)

Fully intend to make the deadline this week ladies, and thanks for the wonderful comments when I missed out on the last challenge...you ladies are the best!

(off to pull out paper and stamps and ink)

sweet craf-tea chick said...

yay, i got to play :)!!! have a fab rest of your weekend! *hugs* steph :)

kaikai said...

Love the sketch!! Thank you!!

http://kaishinnmama.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2011/02/second-chance-c.html

Nancy W said...

Love the sketch and so had to join in on the challenge, first timer here :) Thanks and hugs from Conroe, TX!

Sandi said...

So glad to have found you through Sketchy Thursdays! I hope to be able to enter your challenges every week....this site ROCKS!!

titiyan said...

very cute sketchy:):):)!!

paula said...

Yay I got to play again this week! :D I really love the sketch, thanks for inspiring me to get my christmas cards done early this year xoxoxoxoxo

JLP said...

Great sketch! And loved the DT's take on it. Great inspiration out there!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Great sketch, lots of wonderful entries already, you girls are making this a very fun challenge blog.

EverydayMe said...

such a great idea... thanks for the fun... and the chance to win... have a lovely day!!

La Papera Gialla said...

I love Christmas cards!
Thank you for a very nice challenge!

Alli said...

WOW!
We're at 55 for this week and there's still a few hours left!
Yahoo!!!!
Again, what terrific inspiration!!!
Thank you everyone!!!
Gorgeous cards!!!!

Vanessa said...

RATS! I think I JUST missed the time!! :P
Well, here's my link anyway...http://golden-sentiments.blogspot.com/2011/02/christmas-birdie-sketchy-thursdays.html
I LOVE the idea of this blog and have found out about it because of the Sketchy Thursday challenge! :) I look forward to playing along!!! :) Thanks so much!