Monday, December 1, 2008

xmas bonus (sketch)

you know, i have a bone to pick with those ladies over at 2 sketches 4 you: every single week, in addition to a awesome design by kazan or laura they also give us a BONUS SKETCH by one of the amazing design team, as well! how's a girl supposed to keep up with all that fabulousness??!?!?!

last week's bonus sketch was by hanneke van dalen. get used to the name...and the sketch...i will be repeating it. possibly quite a lot. :)

hanneke's sketch (& her breathtakingly cool card) calls for the cool artisan label i love so much to actually *BE* the card's shape...her fellow design team member katie anderson* compromised by making a clear acrylic card and putting the shape on top. i tried both of those ideas and my card just did not want to cooperate. so i made a plain old square card and put the cool sketch-based part of it on top. cause that's the way i roll, ok??!?!

(patterned paper: basic grey + vintage sheet music; cardstock: core'dinations; cardstock diecuts: k&co; rub-on: creative imaginations; other: colorbox inks, zig pen, foam tape)

i managed to make a few more cards over the weekend and also finished up my projects for the very special caardvarks design team gallery that kicks off the next challenge on friday. meanwhile, you still have until midnight on wednesday (12-3) to enter a card in the current caardvarks' photo challenge, for which the prize is a guest designer spot on yet another very special challenge which will kick off on january 1st! oh yeah...and did you see the cool spotlight interview our own jenyfur pohl conducted with jennifer mcguire? what??! you didn't?!!! well then, WHY are you still here???!???!?! :)

*my fellow caardvark & 2S4Y dt member heidi van laar also made an exceptionally cool version of this sketch which you can see on her blog...altho...DO NOT go there if you don't have like 30 minutes to scroll around and drool over her creations, ok?! trust me.


  1. Amazing card Lauren!!! Lovin' the vintage sheet music, very coolio..where do you get all your stuff? I {heart} plaid but don't use've inspired me:) Have a FABulous week!!!

  2. Your card is absolutly GORGEOUS!!! Love the papers you used!!
    Thanks for playing!!

    Hugs, Hanneke

  3. Gorgeous card!! You really can do some sketches!! You make me feel all Christmasy. hehe


  4. Gorgeous!!! And very Christmasy it ♥ Those 2S4Y girls are amazing huh? I just can't keep up with all the fab challenges...but next year I will...early New Year's resolution :)

  5. Love love love the label shape on top of the plaid ... another fabulous holiday creation.

  6. Gorgeous, girlfriend! Did you hand cut those wonderful green sheet and the vintage music sheet? They are beautiful!

  7. Oooo also so beautiful! I love where you're going with your Christmas cards!


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