Thursday, May 30, 2013


Happy Thursday everyone. It's that time again. Yes, it's time to reveal this week's Deconstructed Sketch.

I haven't colored a Lalaland stamp for quite some time. Now that I've watched Alyce's youtube videos from Kit and Clowder (link in my sidebar), I thought it about time I give it another go.

I hope you like it.

October Afternoon is my all-time favorite paper company, and I added some prima flowers and hand dyed seam binding ribbon.

Here is Jen's awesome sketch.

I even managed to flip the oval shape around to suit my image.

You can find the DT links below.

I hope you have some time to play along this week. Don't forget to link up your entry HERE

Thanks for stopping by.


Hi there.

Last weekend I was lucky enough to scrap the weekend away with my 15 year old daughter at a retreat with 35 other ladies. I've just finished unpacking and would like to enter a card in this week's SATURATED CANARY CHALLENGE BLOG which is "Hair that is different"

My inspiration came from my daughter's hair which I dip-dyed for her exactly the same color as this last year. I had just as much fun making this card as I did coloring her hair :)

I have used copic markers to color the image and a little black spica to accent her glasses.

I hope you like her.

I will be back soon with this week's Deconstructed Sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Hi there.

It's time for a new Deconstructed Sketch, and I have tried a couple of new things this week.

The first is, I think my card fits into the category of CAS, which is a rarity for me, and secondly, I have been watching some fabulous you tube tutorials from the most amazing copic artist I have ever seen. Her name is Alyce and her blog is KIT AND CLOWDER  You really must check out her work. Stunning does not even do justice to her coloring and cards.

My card for this week, featuring a new Tiddly Inks Digi stamp......

So, can you tell that my coloring has changed a little?

I still have a long way to go, but am really happy with how it's looking so far.

Here's Jen's awesome sketch....

And all the DT links for some inspiration....

We would love you to join in, and don't forget to check out Alyce's blog too.

I'm off to a scrapbooking retreat this weekend. I am so excited. Three days of bliss.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Last weekend we celebrated Mothers Day here in Australia. I was thoroughly spoilt by my 4 gorgeous girlies, my hubby, and precious grandson.

We all enjoyed High Tea with my Mum and hubby's Mum, and I used this week's Deconstructed Sketch to make their cards. Yes, two cards.

The first one was for my Mum, and the second for my Mother in law.

I think I prefer the first one.

Here's Jen's sketch

The DT have been busy this week. You can check out their creations here.

We would love you to join in the fun this week.  You can link up your project on The Deconstructed Sketch blog HERE

Thanks for stopping by.


A couple of weeks ago my gorgeous eldest daughter turned 17. I just realised I didn't share her card!  Better late than never I guess.

Her favorite color is purple, and she's recently had her naturally bright red hair colored dark red, so I tried to make Anya from TGF look like her.  The card is way too underembellished for my liking, but she loved it, which is the main thing.

I also made her a purple ombre ruffle cake for her party. Once I figure out how to get photos from my phone onto here I will add it.

See you in a few hours for Deconstructed Sketch #101.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Welcome back to the second week of the Deconstructed sketch number 100 celebration.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my card from last week. I really do appreciate every single one of them. 

I have another card for you using the same sketch as last week.

I used an older Taylored Expressions stamp that i had never got around to inking up. The sentiment is from the same set.

Just in case you missed the fab sketch last week, here it is again.

All of the Dt have joined in again this week, so that's double the inspiration.

We would love you to join in the fun with us. 
You still have one week left to comment on last weeks blog hop to be in the running for the Tiddly Inks gift certificate.

You also still have one week left to link up your creation using sketch 100 to be in the running for the Taylored Expressions gift certificate too. 

Thanks for helping us to celebrate and good luck!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


It's the Deconstructed Sketch's 2 year anniversary AND 100th sketch! To celebrate we have some special guests joining us as well as two amazing sponsors and we want YOU to join us too! Now here's what you want to know - how can I play too?!?


  • There is a prize hidden somewhere out in the 100th sketch blog hop!! One very lucky randomly selected commenter will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Tiddly Inks Stamps!
  • So what do you need need to do? Visit all the blogs on the link list below and leave a comment on their Deconstructed Sketch 100th sketch post and cross your fingers!
  • The commenting prize deadline is May 15, 2013 at 8 pm CST. We've got TWO things to celebrate so we are celebrating for two weeks!

Make a project:

  • There is also a prize saved for one of our sketch participants! One very lucky randomly selected sketch participant will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Taylored Expressions!!
  • So what do you need to do for this one? Use sketch 100 to create a project - your project can be a card, layout, Project Life creation - anything, just make sure the sketch is visible. Photograph your creation and upload it to an online gallery or blog and come back here and add a direct link to your project in InLinkz on the Deconstructed Sketch 100 post on Jen's Blog.
  • The project deadline is May 15, 2013 at 8 pm CST. Enter as many times as you want with different projects.

Now I'd like to share with you my project for this very special milestone.

I have used a super-cute Tiddly Inks digital stamp for my card. She is printed onto Express It Blending card and colored with copic markers. I even pulled out my airbrush for the special occasion.

And the sketch you've all been waiting for, SKETCH 100.

Isn't it fabulous. Congratulations Jen on Sketch 100 and 2 years of The Deconstructed Sketch.

Now it's time to hop.

Have fun everyone.