Thursday, 1 October 2015

Follow that Star!

Good morning blogging buddies and I hope this post finds you well.

Well today, I can finally share the news I've been bursting to tell you for the last 3½ weeks! I entered the DT call and have been selected to join the Design Team at Feeling Sketchy for the autumn/winter 2015-16 term!!!!!! Regular readers will know that I often join in with sketch challenges, so this probably won't surprise some of you at all :o) ! The team has some old and new faces and all I can say is Wow, some of these girls are totally awesome designers ... you are going to be blown away by their takes on Mich's great sketches.

So, this morning brings the start of Challenge #130 and here is the sketch we'd like you to follow:

This challenge is bring kindly sponsored by Jodie and the team at Bugaboo Digital Stamps: Jodie has supplied some images for the existing DT members to use, but all us new girls had to use this sketch as the basis of our DT Application (great idea Cathy!), so we're not necessarily using sponsor images this time. Don't forget that Jodie offers a Freebie every Friday, so why not head over to her store and check out this week's freebie, plus inspiration using it from the Bugaboo Design Team.

Anyway, here's my card using Mich's sketch as the basis of my design:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base - is regular lightweight cardstock, which I have cut, scored and folded to around 9cm square. I've then taken my largest Die'sire Essentials Star die and ensured that the top point of the star is well over the fold of my cardstock, and then die cut this to give an opening base card
  • Design Paper - is called December Snows Paper 4 and is by Paulette at Create with TLC. This paper was part of Paulette's December 2012 "Club" and has a very elegant navy blue pattern on a dark grey background, with swirling snowflakes.
  • Image and Sentiment - are both by Marisa Lerin at Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking. The Shooting Star comes from the Outer Space Illustrations Kit, and the Star of Wonder sentiment comes from the Star of Wonder Kit. I digitally merged these 2 items, resized them to fit my card base and printed them out. I coloured the star and it's tail using my silver gel pen before fussy cutting them and I also cut a fish tail banner into the sentiment.

This card was quite quick and easy to make, and I think a few of these little mini cards (it's around 7.5cm square!) bagged together might go down well at my Church's Christmas Fayre next month.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I hope I've inspired you to have a go with Sketch Challenge #130 but if you need further inspiration, please head over to Feeling Sketchy and check out the awesome and varied creations from my team mates. Then come back and share your project featuring our sketch - this challenge closes on Wednesday October 14th 2015.

Hope you have a great day!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Congratulations, I don't know this challenge but your make is fab. I will go check the challenge put now thanks

  2. Hi Helen firstly congratulations on your new DT very much deserved, you card is fabulous love the detail and colour combo.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. wonderful work helen - and well done on your DT position! Big hugs rachel x

  4. Congrats on the DT post! Super fun card. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  5. Congratulation on your new DT post. Love this project. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Aud Sentiments Challenge

  6. Love your take on the sketch and muted color pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!
    Congrats on your new DT position...good luck to you!

  7. Darling card! Congrats on your DT spot :)
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  8. A great card - thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Helen x

  9. fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)


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