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Nov 4, 2011

BC237 - Let's Get Sketchy

Hello and Welcome! - It's Friday and that means it's time for the Bloggers Challenge. Before I get started with that I want to share a couple of pictures of Coleen from Halloween.

Incase you are wondering why she's squatted down on the ground, "Grandma, I'm a ladybug!"
How cute is that! (I know I'm partial but she is just so doggone adorable at times.)

Now on to the BC Challenge. - It's a "Sketch" challenge which seems to be very popular. I know I like it because it gives me a starting point for my card. Here is the sketch Lisa (list mom) gave us.
Here is what I came up with using the sketch. I must say that I "flipped" the sketch to a vertical orientation without realizing it but it still fits the overall sketch idea.

It's also my very 1st Christmas card of the year. Yikes, I'd best get busy!

Here's a Close-Up of my flower embellishment.
It's a combination of a Felt Poinsettia (purchased at JoAnns), Paper Holly Leaves (LSBS), and Baker's Twine.

Now it's your turn: Use the Linky Code to add your creation.

All Card Stock - SU
Designer Paper - Combination of SU and another company which I don't recall where I purchased this from off hand. Sorry.
Sprinkles: AnnaBelle Stamps
Embossing Folder - Swiss Dot

Have a great weekend!


  1. I love your card. Those bright red and green papers and embellishments are beautiful. Your granddaughter is awful sweet also. How clever to dress up as a lady bug. Darling.

  2. A wonderful christmas card! Hugs Vee

  3. Beautiful Christmas card - love the sketch turned on it's side and your choice of papers! Cute picture of Colleen!

  4. Coleen looks adorable! She makes a darling ladybug! We just celebrated Halloween tonight because of all of the snow and power outages our areas has had! Your card is beautiful Ida! These papers are wonderful and your felt accent is just lovely! Have a terrific weekend! :D

  5. Lovely Christmas card. The pointsettia was a great touch.

  6. Your Coleen is so, so adorable! I love her costume!

    And...your card..is lovely. That SU paper is some of my all time favorite. Wish I still had some in my stash!

  7. Coleen is cuter than a lady bug and they are an adorable bug! Love what you did with this sketch, beautiful work.

  8. she makes for one darling lady bug! Great costume.

    Love your Christmas card, great job with the sketch.

  9. Gorgeous holiday card! I love the traditional colors and the beautiful design.

  10. Colleen is so sweet-how cute she looks dressed as a ladybug-love this christmas card-you worked the sketch really well-great dsp-hopefully I can play along

  11. Oh, isn't Coleen the cutest little ladybug! I love her darling outfit! Love your card, too. I like the sketch flipped, and the paper and felt flower with the baker's twine all go together beautifully. The colors are rich and warm and very Christmasy!

  12. Coleen is so adorable in her Ladybug outfit! Thank you so much for sharing pictures!
    Love your challenge card too! Just gorgeous!!!

  13. I love this, Ida! Great mix of patterns and colors. And, the photos of Coleen in her costume are fabulous--looks like she had a great time!

  14. Gorgeous Christmas card and your lady bug is adorable!

  15. Wonderful idea there... I wish I could contribute in some way as well, but I've not been able to sketch as much as I'd like for a while. Maybe, that's why, I've been writing a lot more :D

    Arnab Majumdar

  16. Coleen looks so sweet! And they do get some fun ideas sometimes!

    Great card creation...perfect in its execution!