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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Blog Hop and Besties Challenge

Welcome to the sketch blog hop! The purpose of the sketch blog hop is to show how different designers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards....
You should have arrived here from Beth

... If you just happened to come across the hop, please go to the first stop at
So come along with us!

  Here's the sketch:

How's this?  Due 8/3??

Here's my card

Close up of the image :-)

Your next stop in the hop is: Zenita

Be sure to leave her some comments as it's her first blog hop!!!

Here's the full lineup in case you get lost....


My first attempt at this sketch didn't go so well lol, yes I am very critical on my own work to the point I drive myself crazy haha. My second attempt went much better.

I combined my sketch with another challenge over at 

Challenge # 2
Winter In July
Use White/ Red & Green with Snowflakes

You must use a Besties Image, and follow the Theme.


I admit I was a little out of my comfort zone making a Christmas card in July lol, but hey look how it turned out :-)

A quick update on this post, I won!
I won the Aussie Bestie's Challenge :-)

For this card I have used

Derivan Kindyglitz
Crafter's Choice Christmas Basics Paper Pad
Vellum (from stash)
Kraft Cardstock
Sherri Baldy Besties - Penny Penguin Image
Carl Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Kaisercraft Bling

Image was coloured using Copic Markers purchased from Craft a Lot.

Copic Markers Used

Skin - C7, C9
              Feet & Beak - YR04, YR07
              Ribbon - R81, R85
Holly - R24, R27, R59
             G46, G28
Shoes - C1, C3, C5
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E33, E35, E39
Dress - R24, R27, R59
             YG23, YG06

Have fun and don't forget to leave some love :-)



  1. Happy first hop lovely!!! absolutely gorgeous as always!!!xx

    1. Thankyou lovely, and thanks for inviting me. I had so much fun!

  2. Great card and I love your digi!! Love being in this hop with you.

    1. Thanks Zenita, I have had loads of fun on my first blog hop.

  3. Your card is just gorgeous! Wonderful colouring! Thank you for joining the Aussie Besties Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs Julie DT Member xox

  4. Beautiful card, It is perfect for Christmas in July celebrating & preparations. =) You do a wonderful job coloring!!
    It was nice to participate in the hop with you. "Congrats" on your first blog hop!


  5. Love your card - sorry my comment is so late... i haven't had a lot of time to sit with my computer & it's almost impossible to comment from my ipad... Thanks for much for being a part of the hop! You are sooooo good at coloring!!!!


Thankyou for stopping by, your comments mean a lot to me and I look forward to reading them :-)