Saturday 20 December 2008

Sketch Saturday #30

It's week 30 over at Sketch Saturday this week, haven't the weeks just flown by eh?!
Here is my card, I have used yet more of my stampin up papers, I really can't get enough of these at the moment! I love this chocolate chip colour its so rich and warm looking, however in hindsight, I wish i'd backed each of the patterned papers onto perhaps a red or green plain paper so that the patterns would have stood out better. But saying that I still like the combination together.
I have stamped 2 Magnolia images and used watercolour pencils to colour them in, the flower is just a small woodware scalloped circle punch which I cut and shaped to look like a flower then added the leaves and the pearlised button in the centre.

Can I take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you a Very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!
Love, Jo xx

Friday 19 December 2008

Siggi Shop closed for Crimbo!

Just a quickie to let you know that my Siggi Shop business will be closed for the festive season.
Thank you to everyone who has requested customised design work by me over the last 11 months, I appreciate you choosing me and I have found that designing for you is so rewarding, I enjoy every minute of it!
I have met lots of wonderful new friends through my business and of course through this blog.
I look forward to working with some of you again and hope to find many more new friends this coming new year too.
I will be taking new orders from Tuesday 6th January.

Jo xx

Saturday 13 December 2008

Sketch Saturday #29

It's a shame that I'm only managing to put one post a week on here lately :(

hopefully i'll have more time to craft, blog and comment after christmas.

This is my card for this weeks challenge over at Sketch Saturday.

I have used more of my yummy Stampin Up papers, the green distressed paper is from their 'tea & crumpets' range, the pinky red ones are 'Rose Red' designer series papers.

The image is from a stamp I bought off a well known auction site, I don't know if it is made by any particular company sorry, but it's a fabulous image don't you think? lol I have coloured the cat to look like our cat Tickle, she loves playing with the baubles on our tree, so this image suits her so well, she has even climbed up the tree and made it fall over in the past!! mad cat! lol.

The 'lace' edge was simply made by using a corner punch without the corner guard.

Since taking this photo I have added 'Dear Daughter' going down the left hand side, as this is now Laura's Christmas card from me & her dad. (hope she doesn't look on here before we get to give it to her!)

Anyway, please go take a look at the other design teams work on the blog, their work is so beautiful, i'm in awe of all of them.

Saturday 6 December 2008

Sketch Saturday #28

Mariska has designed the sketch for Sketch Saturday this week, and it's a fabulous sketch too, one that I'm sure many of you will want to use again and again.
Here is my card...
The backing paper is by Stampin Up, and the ribbon and flowers are from my stash.
Both the image and sentiment were given to me by Mariska (thanks again hunni!)
it's from the new Lily & Billy Winter plate from Pink Cat Studio which has been kindly donated by Melissa as a prize for this week!
This set of stamps will be winging it's way to one lucky Sketch Saturday challenger, i'm sure you'll agree...a fantastic prize!

Good luck with the challenge, have a great weekend & happy crafting! ;)