Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cute Polar Bear and 
Digi Stamp Boutique

Welcome back to my blog this week!  I seem to be getting my life back after a very busy fall and winter.  I am hoping to create a card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 at least once a month.  So I hope you will check back often and see what I create.

This image is call "Cute Polar Bear" and you can find him at Digi Stamp Boutique.  Sally Ann is our sponsor this week at SSW2 and I know you can find an image that will talk to you and make you want to use the SSW2 Sketch of the week. 

"All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock.  My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too, often the inspiration for my designs.  Hope you enjoy my images as much as I enjoy creating them."

The Grand Prize winner for this week's challenge will win a £10 voucher at Digi Stamp Boutique. Sure hope you will play along.

Some of you may be getting tired of Christmas and winter cards but I haven't been able to create much in the last two years so I was motivated to find a winter image to go with my new snowflake corner by  Memory Box.  I also have the matching border and was going to try to use it with this sketch but it was too much and took away from the image.  I will use it another time.  A friend of mine, Lin, sent me a Christmas card using these two die cuts and I just had to have them.  

This is the front of Lin's card using the snowflake border die and the inside of her card is using the snowflake corner die.  It's an adorable pop-up card with the trees and the snowmen!  Lin, you are amazing!  I always look forward to receiving your Christmas card every year!

Now my craft room has been in a dormant stage for the last two years and I was amazed when I made my card and realized how many new items I haven't used that were still in their original packaging. Guess I had better get creating so I can use them.  Is anyone else in this predicament?

Hope you are enjoying your JanYOUary and doing things you want to do!

Hugs, Judi


  1. Yay, Yay, Yay!!! So glad you are creating your cards once again!!' This one is simply adorable and I LOVE that corner die-cut!! So glad you have found your way back into your craft room =)
    Blessings to you Judi!!

  2. Those dies ARE really cute! Memory Box? I agree with Sally ... it's good to see you crafting. Have a fantastic week.

  3. Great cards. I especially like the DSB card. I visited the SSW blog and was surprised to hear the news. I'm glad you ladies are continuing the blog. I will pop in to visit once in a while. One day, I will find time to join you in a sketch challenge! :)

  4. Hi Judy, Happy New Year. It's so lovely to have you back creating as a guest designer. I guess is must be a relief from SSW and have so time to yourself to do what you want to do? and be a guest designer once and a while. This card is really cute just perfect and such a precious image and I just adore your wonderful new dies they are totally perfect for Christmas cards. I love your card such a cute image and that's one less you have to do before this coming Christmas. Great card as always and it's so wonderful to have you back. Wishing you a wonderful week we are having a crap summer here in NZ not at all hot, it's raining today I should have stayed in Australia no way really far to hot over there.

  5. Ok, now I have to find those die cuts. They are so pretty. I love how you sued the die cut to accent your image. Super cute card Judi!
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. Judy, this is gorgeous!!! Love, love, love your colors and that super sweet image, positively adorable!!! Great addition of the corner die cut embellie, so clever.


  7. Oh how I love the corner die.....Perfect with this cute little snowman image.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Heide

  8. Beautiful card and the colors are awesome too, and that snowflake corner die cut is gorgeous! Glad to see you are crafting a little bit again. Take care!

    Peace & Luv,