Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dani's Ladybug

I know some of you have already had a lot of cold weather, and even snow, but our winter has hardly seemed like winter.  Only a few really cold days and today felt more like spring.  My daffodils are even starting to bloom. It is hard to believe it is already February 1st.  That means it is also time for a new Sketch Challenge at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog.

Here is February’s sketch.  This month’s sketch was a challenge for me, but that is what makes a sketch so much fun.  Love to see what you do with it, plus you have a chance to win a free stamp set.  Here are the guidelines for playing:
v Create a NEW project for the challenge. No back links please.
v Please use Sparkle N Sprinkle images only
v Please link to your blog or to your post at the SplitCoastStampers gallery (SCS)
v If posting to the SCS gallery, please be sure to include the code that appears on the sketch to tag your card to the challenge.  Please enter that code using the keyword SNSSC04 .  If posting on your blog please include the code on your blog also.  Each monthly sketch will have its own unique code that will appear on the sketch.
v Please link the card or project to the inlinkz icon at the bottom of the current challenge page here.
v Please make sure to link to your challenge card not to your blog address.
If you have any questions please email Barbara at

I really wanted to use this adorable SNS image, Dani's Ladybug, for this sketch.  I used the largest Spellbinders’ Butterfly Circle and only rolled it half way through my die cut machine, so it only cut out on the right half of a white square.  I stamped my image with Stazon ink and colored it with markers, then added Cerise glitter using "Tear-ific" Tape behind the die cut butterflies.  I used a doily die to emboss on the blue layer and a corner punch on the two right corners.  I sponged a little Bahama Blue Memento Ink over the embossing and along the edges.  I added a rectangle of yellow behind it, using the same corner punch, and added all to a white card base.  A few yellow pearls (you know how I love pearls), green die cut flourishes, and pink roses completed this card.

Please head over to the SNS blog to see what some of the other designers created with this great sketch. 

Also, remember to check back on Thursday, Feb. 9 for our Spring Fling Blog Hop.
E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
CRAFTYCATZ Challenge # 117 - Things with Wings  
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C121 –  Layer It On
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #104 – It’s All About Girls
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #133 – Blooming Marvellous
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #149 – Diamonds or Pearls (I prefer pearls!!)
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #87 - Dry Embossing


Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty Marie. It amazes me how different everyone's take on the sketch is.

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is pretty ..i love the punched border
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my blooming marvellous challenge this week
Lisa x

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, love your interpretation of this sketch! Also, it's remarkable the way you utilized your dies to create those fabulous "half" looks. The roses are SWEET!

wahixane77 said...

Your card came out wonderful. Way to go to on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia .

Gerlinde said...

An adorable card! Love your layers!

April said...

Wowsers, Marie! Love it. Great job!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours :)
Thanks for joining us at SFW & Good Luck!

Nikbee said...

A pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki F x

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful work with the doily, the tape and glitters and the corner punch. I must learn to make use of the corner punch and get one for myself. . . LOL!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ All Things Girly Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

Diamond Doll said...

Very pretty card love the layout,Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
Trish (-:

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Marie

Great card thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Amanda R said...

Marie this is stunning! I need to figure out some ways to use the glitter like that, it is absolutely amazing! Great creativity too!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - love the layout x
Thanks for playing along with us at stampin' for the weekend & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Linda Gibb said...

that is one awsome card. thanks for sharing your ideas wirth us.

Shanna Shands said...

I love your card Marie. The roses are a perfect touch.