Friday, 31 December 2010

Sketch Week - Day 1

I confess: I am a sketcher.  I never used to be, but now I have discovered sketching, I am addicted.  I keep all my sketches in a notebook, and add to it almost every day.
And I sketch in a very particular way - I can't do a straight drawing - it has to be on an angle... I am strange.
So, to honour the arrival of new year, I have decided to have a week of sketching fun.
Over the next few days, I will share a new sketch and card every day or so.  I will add a link tool so you can play along with me if you wish.
AND - to make it even more fun and exciting, the lovely ladies at The Ribbon Girl (the BEST ribbon shop EVER) have just offered a fab prize for a lucky participant of TODAY's challenge: one winner will receive a metre of each of their colours of Saddlestitch Grosgrain ribbon - that's a lot of delicious ribbony goodness. Thanks girls!
SO without further delay - on to Day 1.
Here is the sketch...
Microsoft Word - Sketches
And here is my card.  Totally clean and simple.
(Sorry - this one's going to be published.  Yay!)
Stitched Hearts
Oh, and can you tell I have a new camera!!!  My father gave it to me.  I am SO SO lucky.  I will be experimenting with it over the next month or so... Can't WAIT!
So, play along if you'd like to be in with a chance of winning a stash of ribbon - I'd love to see what you create.  Submit entries by Friday 7th January.  And see you again soon for the next sketch.
Happy New Year!!!
Supplies



31 comments:

Ros said...

Happy New Year to you Lucy ... lovely card

Judith said...

That's nice - a sketch week.
You will see me often the next days.

I love your heart-card (-;

Have a wonderful new years eve!
Judith

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Lucy,

What a beauty this card, love it!!
And love that your going to show sketches as well, don't have time today... but hope to join in in 2011, which will be soon, hi hi!
Wishing you a lovely party this evening and an amazing new year!
Hugs, Wendy

Amy said...

How stinkin' simple and cute is this?? Seriously. I love this and looks like your sketches will be fun too!

Barb said...

Happy New Year, Lucy! Love this idea! Fab sketch and beautiful card! I hope to find some time to play along with you sometime this week.

judkajudi said...

Love your cas card, Lucy! Your stitching is so perfect! I can't get mine to look like yours! happy new year!! Hugs.

Karen said...

Very pretty card. The photo is fabulous, what a great camera. I love sketches so I am looking forward to them. Happy New Year.

Virginia L. said...

How FUN is this, Lucy! I'll try to think of something to play:) I love your card photos before, but...the new camera is absolutely FAB!!! Can't wait to see what you have sketched and made!! Happy New Year! xoxo

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Lovely sketch and card!!!
And tell us about your camera - what did you get????

Happy New Year!

Tina said...

Lucy, this sketch is so lovely, I had to take my stamps out and fix a card. Actually I didn´t want to stamp today, but you made me, heehee.
Have a healthy and lucky new year and be sure, I´ll be a daily visitor as always.

Hugs, Tina

Aimes said...

Then I must be strange too as I too have to sketch my cards at angles!
Good to see you getting some fabulous use from that DP *wink* and OMG that camera - tell me more about that beauty! You must have been a VERY good girl this year :D
Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Holly Saveur said...

Love to see sketches and love the card too.
When I sketch a card I do the same as you with a angle.

Nancy said...

Love the sketch, it totally inspires me! Your card is adorable...love the stitching and the fab polka dot paper. You just may get me to do some sketches, I'm one of those who never knows how a card is going to end up!
New Year blessings to you...

Laura O'Donnell said...

oh fun!

Maria Matter said...

what a great sketch! wonderful card Lucy!
I'm sooo not a sketch person but I'm lovin' this one, thank you!
Blessings!

Happy New Year!

Pam said...

Love your sketch & your card! You're right, I've never seen anyone do a sketch using this format before, but the diagonal lines make perfect sense to me. Can't wait to see the rest of your sketches! Happy New Year!

Kathy Martin said...

So very sweet! HNY!

Sew-Ink said...

Love this idea! I will be joining in on the fun!

donna mikasa said...

Happy New Year, Lucy! Lovely card, wonderful sketch! Hoping to play along!

Joy said...

Happy New Year Lucy! may 2011 bring much happiness to all, loving the new sketch idea and WOW! new toy to play with too, such a lucky girl, Hugs!

scrappin.bari said...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Lucy, filled with crafting joy! I love the heart card and thanks for sharing your sketches this week!

Princess said...

Love this sketch. The simplicity is so appealing. Love your card. it's so sticking.

My stamping supplies are all spread out across my dining room table. I'm anxious to try this sketch. Will post a card soon.

Sherri Thompson said...

Cute sketch, Lucy! I love the format (tilted) BTW. It looks great!

Alice Wertz said...

always love your simple designs. thanks for the sketch! Happy New Year! All the best wishes to you and yours!

Tiffany said...

Too cute Lucy! In love with that delicate stitching! Happy New Year to you and can't wait to see your creations!

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute! I love how you stitched the hearts on!

Marie-claire said...

Happy New Year, Lucy!
Love your Cards ; )

Marie-Claire

doodlebuddies said...

Hi Lucy ! Your card is lovely and Gosh the sketch is simply gorgeous. I love sketches that are simple yet creative. Will keep joining you in future too !
Naush

PetraB said...

Thank you so much for the sketch, it is wonderful. I absolutely enjoyed using it. The card you made with it is absolutely inspiring.

Ruby said...

Gorgeous sketches Lucy, you really must do more of them even after this week's have come to an end. I love the way you draw them at an angle too, fun!

Ginny Getty said...

Thanks for the opportunity for the ribbon... love ribbon!
~ginny