Monday, December 2, 2013

i {heart} sketches 45

Can you believe it's December already? I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got some awesome Black Friday deals :) I had my family over for the Thanksgiving day meal. I did a little (very little) Black Friday shopping, spent the weekend picking up the rest of the leaves in our yard, putting away stuff for winter and putting out the Christmas lights. WHEW...glad that's all done before it gets too bitterly cold here. Now just to finish the inside decorating :)
Well, it's Monday again so you know what that means -
another weekly sketch challenge!
Paper: American Crafts Merrymint paper pad
Coloring Medium: Memento markers, Gamsol & colored pencil
Other Supplies: ek Success snowflake punch, Cheery Lynn Designs B146 Pine Branches die, American Crafts 2" banner punch, Recollections gems red & green
Sketch: Sketch 45
I decided to go with more 'traditional' colors seems how of late I haven't been. And I really like how this turned out!
Sketch045– This week’s shape is an A2 card, but feel free to adapt it to any shape or size.
Remember, have fun with it–flip it, turn it, embellish as you wish.
Use any stamp and supplies from any company.
Please include the sketch in your blog post.
Challenge Rule: When posting to your blog, please include the sketch in your post and link back to the FTHS post. :)
EVERYONE who enters will receive $1 to Use it as a discount, or save them up to earn a free stamp. We will have a new sketch for you next week. Linky will close on Sunday at 10PM CST. Join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to see sneak peeks of the next sketch.
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Christmas
Lexi's Creations ~ Christmas
Divas by Design ~ Use some Red
The Corrosive Challenge ~ Happy Holidays
Sweet Stamps ~ Red & Green
Cheery Lynn Designs ~ Tis the Season
Sentimental Sundays ~ Traditional Christmas colors
Totally Papercrafts ~ Ho, Ho Holidays
Party Time Tuesdays ~ #149 Merry Christmas
Bearly Mine ~ Christmas Sentiments


  1. Lovely card. Those birds are adorable :)
    Thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps Challenge this week.

  2. What a beautiful card!!!! I am in love!! Such a fun image and sentiment!! LOVE! Great coloring on the image, your candy cane looks so lovely!! Great card design as well!! Can't wait to see you friday hopefully!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps sweetie! Have a lovely week! HUGS!

  3. Michelle, I love this image and what a wonderful Christmas card you have created. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  4. a fabulous take on the sketch! the image is so sweet!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  5. Such a super cute card and the little pine branches are just the perfect extra touch! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  6. Love the sketch, love the image - a super card to share with us this week at Diva's, Jx

  7. Oh my goodness! What a cute card! I really like the image and the paper is so fun!

    Have a wonderful day!

  8. OMGOSH Michelle! This is too stinkin' cute! I think I have this image and I might just have to color it up soon! Thanks for sharing this cute card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  9. Oh my goodness those birds are so funny and sooooo stinkin cute! I love your colors and layout! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us for our Christmas Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  10. Awwwww…this is so sweet. I love the candy cane and your card design, just as cute as can be! Thanks so much for joining us at this week!

  11. This is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Cathy DT Member

  12. So cute
    Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !

  13. Gorgeous card love the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge.
    Hugs Julie x

  14. Gorgeous card I am in love with that image!! Thanks for joining us at

  15. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x