Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Best Wishes
Sweet Sketch 37

This week our sponsor at Sweet Sketch Wednesday is Digi Stamp Boutique. The prize for the winner is $10 of your choice of digi images. Sally Ann has some fabulous images so check them out here. Also check out her blog. But you must know, our DT has some incredible creations
with her images so check those out at SSW and get some inspiration for your own card. Be sure to play along! You may be the lucky winner this week!

I had a few frustrations with my printer ink on this card. For some reason the ink is flaking off the paper. Has anyone had this problem? I am using the Laserjet. I have only had this problem one other time.
Also you can't tell by the picture, but the jewel on top of the cake is a heart jewel that perfectly fits the heart image.

The stick pin was saved from something I received last year for Valentine's Day. I thought it went with the paper but again it hardly shows in the picture. It stands out better when you see it face to face. So I took a close up shot of the stick pin! Cute...huh!

When I first finished the card it looked like this.

I thought it would look better with some added stitching around the circle. So I tore it apart and tried to do Arlana's sewing technique. Well, it's not as easy as she makes it look! But I do think it is what the card needed. I'll have to do some more practicing! Practice does make perfect!

This is the sketch for the week. Be sure to check out all the details on SSW! Let's see what you can create!


Image: Digi Stamp Boutique: Love Cake, SU Short and Sweet
Paper: Heidi Grace Designs: Love Blossoms Twigs with Glitter, ANW Crestwood: Pomegranate Metallic, Rosebud Metallic Cover, American Girl Crafts, SU Pink Passion, DCWV Red Multi Pack
Ink: SU Real Red
Tools and Embellishments: Marvy 3" Circle Punch, Suzzix Circle Scallop, SU Oval Scallop, Oval, Fiskars Heart, Ribbon, Flower, Pearl, Ribbon, Stitching, Heart Stick Pin, Heart Jewel.


  1. Yep! The stitching really added punch to the card - love it!! The cake looks so yummy, I love the texture you added to it. And see... some people think it's a bad thing to hoard little trinkets, but you saving that pin and using it on your card was the perfect touch.

  2. Your card is beautiful! The lace is so pretty. I love that flower & stick pin embellishment, too! :)

  3. Judi, Arlana was telling me that you didn't like how this card turned out. Well, I think is is just adorable!!! I love how you did the cake. (with the dotted embossing card) that just make the cake. Your colors, paper and emblishments are so cute too!

  4. Lovely card hun - loving that pin!!
    Teri x

  5. Wow Judi - Love this card! Fabulous colours and details...and I adore that stitching....what a fab touch! Sally-Ann xx

  6. Beautiful card, Judi!! I love the colors and the embossing & stitching are perfect accents!! Wonderful job on this weeks challenge!!

  7. Your card is so pretty Judi! I love the sheer ribbon and all the embellishments you added. Gorgeous!

  8. Hi Judi, what a pretty card-these are a perfect match and so eye appealing. You know, I like the card without the stitching but you are right, the stitching definitely makes it ZING! Wow, what a difference, huh? I will have to try my hand at stitching. ;P

  9. I like all the little extra's you put into your card. Your stitching really makes the image stand out!!! Great job!

  10. Beautiful!!! I love ALL of the little details and embellishments! The embossing on the image really makes it stand out! Have a great day!

  11. Gorgeous card! Really like the textured paper for the cake, and that ribbon in the center is beautiful!

    Peace & Luv,

  12. Look this card. There is so much detail that just makes this card pop! The stitching, the paper piercing, the embossing, the pin, the hearts! Just a great card.

    Thanks for stopping by my page :)