Friday, September 12, 2014

sketching along!

this fortnight at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ we are very lucky and very pleased indeed to have our lovely friend, the uber-talented amy tsuruta, hanging out and making holiday cards with us; and we're even more thrilled that she's brought along one of her fabulous sketches! see?

i mean seriously: how fabulous is that? you can take that sketch ANYWHERE, am i right? from totally minimal CAS to ultra-mega-maximalist goodness. guess which of those i chose, lol!

patterned paper: bo bunny, mambi + vintage sheet music and doily from my stash; florals and leaf: petaloo; gold foil sentiment: best creation; woodgrain doily sticker: echo park; reindeer die: tim holtz; adhesives: elmer's brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, xyron, sewing machine

ok, yeah, there's lots of pattern and lots of layers here, but then, i'm a girl who likes lots of... well... everything! and as far as i'm concerned, christmas is the PERFECT time to over-embellish! :)

amy's and stephanie's cards are much more restrained, yet absolutely mouth-watering and i know they are going to inspire you to make xmas cards galore. so head on over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ right now, darlings!


  1. A lovely sketch by a lovely girl...and your take on Amy's sketch is equally charming!

  2. I love it! You've inspired me to design a Lauren worthy layer-y goodness card!

    Thanks for having me as a guestie!

  3. You make layering bunches of patterned paper look soooo easy! What a gorgeous card!

  4. Definitely my favourite kind of sketch - the kind with lots of room for interpretation! Your card is just lovely - that row of doily scallops is stunning :)


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