Sunday, November 8, 2009

sweet sunday sketch #43

Happy Sunday!!!! I'm SOOOOOO glad it's Sunday... and particularly more excited this Sunday than most... WHY I hear you ask.... well not only is it Sweet Sunday Sketch time, BUT, my GORGEOUS hubby is finally back home after being away for 10days.... YAY!!!!!! I would have to say this is the longest stint he has ever been away.... I'm thinking he shouldn't do it again.. hahaha.

Anyhoo..... onto the reason you are here... Sweet Sunday Sketch!!! Karen set us a "doozy" this week... well ok, probably not for you all, but for me.... GOODNESS... I think I had about 5 attempts at this one (all of which ended up in the bin) before I came up with the one I'm about to show you!!! You're probably wondering why I had so much trouble.... well.... there is indeed a CROOKED panel on this here sketch.... my Right Angled, nice and straight card making brain went into serious panic mode... don't worry though it didn't last too long!!! hahaha. (Love Ya Karen - *waving* and *smiling*!! hahaha)

Onto the card:-

And here is Karen's tricky sketch (go on laugh at me, you know you want to... it's not that bad ... Right?... hahaha:-

I decided to keep it nice and simple given my current aversion to anything that isn't straight... perhaps I should play around with this one a little more and overcome my FEAR!!!
Sooooo...I started out with a base of Kraft card stock and added some Brilliant Blue DSP from my retired Jersy Shore pack then added a little bit of Bashful Blue Ribbon and a Brilliant Blue button... I am getting through my button collection!!!! I decided to use the hat stamp from Party Hearty and used my markers to colour them all in. I popped that onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie and distressed the edges a wee bit. So now I've actually tackled to fears in one card... A crooked card AND a BOYS card... YAY!!!!

Be sure to pop on over to the other Sweet Sunday Stamper's Blogs for some amazing inspiration:-

And don't forget to link your card to Karen's blog so we can all see what you've come up with.

The fabulous Nancy Riley is having a little break at the moment, but be sure to pop on over to visit.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm off to make hubby sit and listen to me chatter about the past week... he's got 10 days of listening to catch up on... hahahah... (Poor Love!!!)


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Party Hearty
Card:- Kraft, Confetti White, Pumpkin Pie, Jersey Shore DSP (retired)

Ink:- Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi (retired), Brilliant Blue - Markers

Accessories:- Bashful Blue Grosgrain, Brilliant Blue Button, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Paper Distresser


Karen Giron said...

You crazy girl! This is too cute! Loving the kraft, as always ;)

rachel said...

I did have to laugh Sarah, but it's a beautiful card!!


Teresa Kline said...

so glad your huby is home, happy you! your card is adorable...have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Karen Motz said...

This is such a fun boy's birtday card...well done!!

Vicki Burdick said...

Super cute and fun!! Fabuluos job on the tilted sketch!!!

Lynn Put said...

Sarah I love your take on the sketch! It's so fun with the large polka dots and colorful party hats!
Happy for you that your hubby is home!

Karen said...

Love it SJ!! I too struggle with stuff thats crooked, but you've done a wonderful job here! I just love the clean, fresh look!


Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is a darling birthday card! Love the way that you attached the button! :D

Nancy Riley said...

Super cute and fun card! I love those big 'ol polka dots on the designer paper ... makes ya' want to celebrate!

Sharnee Torrents said...

This is a great card Sarah, I love the colours of the hats!! Isn't is funny when you get in your ways and then have to step out of your box! You did super great!!
Smiles and Hugs Sharnee XX