Friday, January 13, 2012

Sketching Through the Snow

We are overjoyed to have the talented Kirsty Vittetoe joining us again at jingle belles with one of her fabulous sketches to inspire us.




Many of you know Kirsty as the creator & lead DT of the awesome City Crafter Challenge Blog ... as well as the owner & Pixie-in-Chief of Pixie Dust Paperie, for which she puts together a wonderful collection of the latest & greatest papercrafting goodies each and every month, and now there's a Pixie Dust Paperie Etsy Shop, too. You can also see all of her amazing creations on her blog... Handmade Little Things.


Kirsty's offering a special deal just for us: There are only a few of these super-fun "Snow Shoe" kits left in the Pixie Shop, but during this prompt (or until they're gone!) jingle belles can scoop them up at half price! Just use this code at checkout: JB-2012-SS




Now here's Kirsty's fabulous sketch to inspire your holiday cards this week:
And here's what we did:


Kirsty says, "I am glad to be able to come up with a sketch for Jingle Belles once again! I have a little sketch book, where I jot down anything that came up to my mind, I look through them when I need one, make changes if I have to, the rest is pretty much ready.  It is really exciting to see every one's interpretation of my sketch!"


Lauren says, "I treated myself to a few new holiday goodies in the after-xmas sales, including a pack of vintage-inspired october afternoon "holiday style miscellany" and these fabulous dimensional poinsettias from irene's garden; and of course when you have *NEW* stuff it's the first thing you want to use, right?!  since kirsty's sketch gave me the perfect "road map" to know where each element should go, this was a super-fast card to make!" 

Stephanie says, "I found this cute little snowman shaker sticker in the after-Christmas-bargain-bin & thought it was a perfect element for this week's sketch.  I used colors from the sticker to inspire my card (this is a great sketch for scraps) & added an EAD Designs rub-on sentiment and wrap of red baker's twine to complete the design."

We hope that we've inspired you to get sketchy with it this week, but if you're still "on the fence" we should mention that the very generous Kirsty is offering a FIFTEEN DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE to the Pixie Dust Paperie Shop to one lucky randomly selected card maker who links up with us this time. You may enter as many times as you'd like, but each card must be newly made and use the sketch!

Remember, you have almost two weeks ... until Wednesday, January 25th at 6pm EST ... to upload your sketch cards ... and use keyword JB12:02 if you upload to our Jingle Belles Flickr Gallery (or any other gallery).

15 comments:

Eveline said...

I like the sketch. And the cards shown here.
Eveline.

Tyggereye said...

Yeah!! New challenge!! I love these cards you guys made. Awesome. :0

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful DT inspiration and a fabulous sketch - hope I get time to join in this week !
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

clare said...

fab sketch kirsty and gorgeous cards from you all. i really enjoyed playing with this sketch. x

Rose said...

looks like a fun sketch!!

FAB cards ladies :)

Saxo Stamper said...

Ladies, these are just gorgeous, can't wait to have a go.

K x

Lisa said...

This sketch is gorgeous and I love what you three made as inspiration. I made two this week and hope to use it again next week to make something a bit prettier! Thanks for another great challenge.

Electra said...

I love coming and seeing what you two are up to! And this sketch is wonderful-I've never used a sketch before. I will again!

Laurie! said...

Thanks for getting me started on my Christmas cards! I really like this sketch and will probably end up using it as the base for all my cards this year!

Debbie said...

Fun sketch!! It is always so fun to see the different ways everyone interprets it!!!

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Danielle Hunter said...

It amazes me how one sketch can turn into so many different and beautiful cards.

Lorraine said...

Another lovely challenge and such fine inspiration from the three of you!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun sketch and FUN inspirations!!!!

Charlene Austin said...

Whew.....I made it in under the wire! Thanks for the great challenge!

Marianne said...

I thought that a fortnightly JB challenge would give me more time to enter a card, but I guess being JIT is in my genes. Loved working with the sketch, though, and loved the DT samples. Must try to pick up the pace myself and create 2 cards next time, LOL.