Thursday, January 31, 2013


Hi all and happy Thursday. It's Deconstructed Sketch time again. We have an awesome sketch from Jen as always. I needed a quick Birthday card for a friend who I saw unexpectedly on her special day, so Jen's sketch was just what I needed.

Here's my card....

I used lots of co-ordinating papers from an older MME paper pad, and lots of MFT dies including the fishtail stax, the lacy oval, the plain oval and the rolled rose. The stamps are also from MFT.

And here's Jen's awesome sketch......

Make sure you visit the DT blogs and show them some love here......

We would love you to join in and link up to Jen's blog HERE

I hope you're all having a happy week.



I'm not a big purple fan and purple and green is definitely a combo I rarely if ever use. So, bearing this in mind I thought I would challenge myself to get back into things and take part in the double Take Tuesday challenge over at THE GREETING FARM

I have used Anya Lifts stamp with sentiment from TGF and done some paper piecing and copic colouring. I love that Anya is so big. She takes up almost the whole card sothere's not a lot of need for too many embellishments.

The papers are a combo of LYB and doodlebug.

I'll be back really soon with my Deconstructed sketch post.

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, January 24, 2013


Hi there and happy Thursday to you all.

We have exciting news to share at The Deconstructed Sketch. There were so many fabulous entries for the new DT positions that we now have SIX new DT members. So I would like to extend a very warm welcome to the following ladies....

Some of these lovely ladies have previously been guest designers and others are completely new to the team. Just think of all that extra inspiration you will have each Thursday.

Today's sketch from Jen is awesome as usual.....

And I am still loving saturated Canary digi stamps and October Afternoon papers. But I did think it was time to take a break from calendar pages to make a card today. I hope you like it. It doesn't show up in the pic, but the image circle is raised up on foam tape. A very plain and unembellished card for me, but I do still like it for a change.

I do hope you have time to join in this week.  There is almost double the inspiration to be found now with our new DT. You can hop along here and check out all the samples......

And don't forget to visit JEN'S BLOG to link up your entry.

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Today i'd like to share with you some calendars I have just made. They're a little different to the pages I have been sharing. These are a desktop calendar that sits open like a card.

The calendar pages are little SRM sticker sheets, and I have perforated them for easy removal at the end of each month.

They are such quick and easy gifts, I wish I had have thought of making them before Christmas! Maybe next year.

Initially I thought i liked the one with the blue bow most, but now I think I prefer the pink . What do you think?

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for some fabulous DECONSTRUCTED SKETCH DESIGN TEAM news.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Deconstructed Sketch # 85

Wow! I can't believe it's Thursday already. Time to reveal this week's Deconstructed Sketch.

I'm on a roll with my calendar project, and this week's sketch worked perfectly for my February calendar page.

Here's Jen's awesome sketch.......

And here's my take on her sketch. Pretty much followed it to the letter today.

In case you haven't noticed, I think that Saturated Canary stamps are my favorite at the moment. Although they are a little time consuming for me to colour, I just can't seem to get enough of them at the moment.

Don't forget to visit the rest of the DT for inspiration........

And then visit  JEN'S BLOG to link up your entry.

To all those who entered for the new DT positions, your enrties were fabulous. Good luck and I can't wait to see who our new fellow teamies are.

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, January 10, 2013


Hi there and Happy Thursday everyone,

It's fabulous to see so many people joining us for DS83. There are around 50 entries already! WOW! And don't forget, if you are entering the current DT call at The Deconstructed Sketch, then you still have until the 16th of January to upload your entry. You do need to use last week's sketch, DS83, but there's still plenty of time to enter.

Now onto this week's sketch, designed by the super-talented Jen Shults.......

You might recall that for DS82 i started a 2013 calendar. Well, now I only have ten months left to complete......

We are currently in the midst of a scorching Summer here in Australia, hence the beachy Saturated Canary image. She is printed out onto white blending card and colored with copic markers.

You can check out all the DT inspiration below.......

Don't forget to link up your creations on Jen's blog HERE

Is everyone enjoying all the online CHA sneak peeks?  Usually I travel to CHA every January but I won't be this year unfortunately. Family always comes first and I am needed here way too much right now to even contemplate sneaking away. 

Good luck to all who have entered our DT call. Stay tuned for the big announcement.

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, January 3, 2013


Happy New Year everyone. I can't believe it's 2013 already. Just where did 2012 go?

I am very excited to be able to share with you the very first Deconstructed  Sketch for 2013.

I also have some super exciting news to share about the Deconstructed Sketch Design Team, so read on.

Firstly, here is DS83, designed by the talented Jen Shults....

As I'm currently holidaying at the beach, my supplies are limited so my card is fairly plain and simple. I colored the Greeting Farm image in Distress markers on watercolor paper and used an October Afternoon paper pad for co-ordinating papers.

Unfortunately, my photography equipment is also limited here, hence the average photo too.

Hop along to check out all the DT samples here.....

And now for the big announcement that you've all been waiting for.....drumroll please........

We are looking for a few new designers to join us each week here at the Deconstructed Sketch and we hope one of them is YOU! Here are all the details on how to enter! 

Design Team Call Guidelines:

  • Make a card using Deconstructed Sketch 83.
  • Add a link to InLinkz on Jen’s blog labeling your name as follows: Your Name – DT Call
  • IMPORTANT: If you leave off the DT Call suffix I’ll assume you are not trying out for the team.
  • Please link directly to your card when adding your name to InLinkz. Entries that are not directly linked will not be considered.
  • Applicants should have a blog, be able to post a project each Thursday using the current Deconstructed Sketch, and help leave comments on entries each week.
  • Deadline: The deadline for entries is midnight, January 16th, 2013 CST.
  • Make sure your photos are in focus and bright. :)
  • The sketch should be recognizable in your card. You may turn or flip the sketch or change the main image shape but the sketch should still be visible.
  • Enter as many times as you like.

Thanks for stopping by,