Friday, June 10, 2011

Oh Christmas Sketch, Oh Christmas Sketch

we ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ loooooooove card sketches, do we not? this week we're lucky to have an utterly fabulous one to work with, drawn by a very special belle indeed: ms. kirsty vittetoe!!! many of you know kirsty as the creator and lead DT of the awesome city crafter challenge blog; and i'm sure you've been wowed by the divine paper-based goodness at her own blog, handmade little things; but perhaps her favorite online role is as the owner and pixie-in-chief of pixie dust paperie, for which she puts together a wonderful collection of the latest and greatest papercrafting papers and embellishments each and every month!

this week kirsty appears not just as our lovely guest star and sketch artist, but also as our official sponsor! one lucky cardmaker will win (via random draw) a $15.00 gift certificate to the pixie shoppe and, in the meantime, she's generously offering *TWO* fabulous deals... exclusive to JINGLE BELLES:

50% off Pixie November Kit
just use the code "jingle-belles" at check out!
(see full product listing here, and lovely DT projects here!)

will also receive
25% off for all other main kits from
(click the links for full details)
when you use the code "christmas-in-june"
supplies are limited... and AWESOME... so hurry to the PIXIE SHOPPE!

and now here's the sketch: and here's what we did:

kirsty says, "I usually just scribble on my notepad whenever I have the inspiration, and when I need to make a sketch, I kind of look through my notepad at all the sketches, and mix and match them on a piece of scratch paper until I come up with a combination I really like. I have to say I love this sketch--lol! I see lots of possibility on the layering. To make my card, all I do is to pull out my Pixie Box (I have a box that keep all the past Pixie bits and pieces) and scraps mug (a mug that I keep other bits and pieces), and find things that go together, that's it!"
stef says, "I used an image and sentiment from Snow Hugs
With the size of my main image, I designed a more
vertical version of the sketch
I added a little paper piecing and fun pom poms on the hats."

lauren says, "one of the things i love most about sketches is that they're like jigsaw puzzles: all i need to do is look through my stash and find the appropriate-shaped pieces! in this case i started with an (older) jenni bowlin mini bingo card and a (newer) dear lizzy xmas tag for the two main elements, and then filled in the rest with coordinating papers and embellies--mostly from the "scrap" file. gotta love a card as easy as THAT, right?!"

and now it's time to see what *YOU* will do with kirsty's lovely sketch: make it tall or short, make it traditional or funky, make it minimal or load on the layers?! just be sure to have PLENTY of fun, and link up here before 6pm (EST) next wednesday, june 15th, to be eligible for the random draw which awards the $15 pixie gift certificate!!! use the code JB24 if uploading to a gallery or to our flickr group.


June Houck said...

I love Kirsty sketches! Congrats on having such a fab sponsor. These cards are all fabulous. I can't wait to get started!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeee Kirsty's sketch and loveeeeeeee what you all made.... I just linked mine up! Thanks for the AWESOME sketch! :):):):):):):):):):)

Clare Lloyd said...

hi ladies, fab sketch! thanks for another great challenge and such lovely cards too. x

Marie Bingaman said...

I just wanted to comment on eveyone's cards here, since Blogger is being a big PITA!!! I love them all! :)

Judy Ford said...

Great Sketcch! Great Examples!! Cards 24 are AWESOME!!!

Beverly G said...

Great cards girls, I had to hop in with my Rogue Redhead stamps also;-)

Sherry Eckblad said...

I guess I am too late to post my card so here is the link if you want to have a look.