Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Oh Baby! That's A Lot of Washing!

A couple of weeks ago, I got a lovely email from Kathy asking if I would be interested in joining them over at the Sketch File.  It took me a few seconds to decide so I'm now part of the team!

Here is this month's sketch to whet your whistle... I wonder where the inspiration came from?
While wondering what I could make, my mind kept coming back to this amazing card I saw on the talented Jacqueline's blog a good while back now.  I've CASEd her card but made it to fit this new sketch (if you squint!).

Do you recognise the little dresses?  They're the centre part of the Owl Punch, which I punched out of three different tones of pink card, together with the hearts.  Everything else was done free hand.

Pretty much everything on this card was made using snippets which means I can go and play on the swings in the virtual Snippets Playground.  I was lucky enough to win some ProMarker pens from the Headteacher last week so I'd better behave!

Ink: Basic Black marker pen
Card: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Paper: Old Olive from the Brights stack
Other: Owl Punch

Sorry I've been out of blogland for... almost a week?  How did that happen?!  I've been busy with all sorts of things but hopefully there should be some sort of normality descending now.  Thanks for all your well wishes for Socks.  He's eating normally now and sneezing less frequently... but he's still managing to make a nice snotty mess up my windows from time to time!

You'll have been getting withdrawal symptoms from lack of cat pictures, so I'd better make today's a goodie:

Thanks so much for visiting.  I look forward to seeing your take on the Olympic-inspired sketch!


  1. Well done on the DT position hun and what a great take on the sketch - love it. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Congratulations on your dt position Victoria and I love your card - so glad you liked mine! - Jacqueline xx

  3. Congrats on becoming at DT member Victoria.

    Good to hear that Socks is recovering.

    Love this CASEd card. xxxx

  4. Well done on the DT position! Love the card (just perfect) and that cat piccie is hilarious :)

    Thanks for the laugh - now can you come and do my ironing please?!

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. Thank goodness you're back, I was beginning to get worried! Such a fab card, I love your take on the sketch

  6. Fab use of the owls tummy. That cat is hilarious. Well done on your win and the DT spot. Hugs Mrs a.

  7. Congrats on your DT position Victoria, love how you've used the owl punch for dresses, genius:) So glad Socks is getting better!
    Val x

  8. Hi Victoria

    Its lovely to see you back! Congratulations on the DT position - you must be over the moon! Fabulous card love this idea! Good to hear Socks is recovering! Enjoy the rest of your day!

    Sarah x

  9. Hi Victoria, big congrats on your new DT spot, this is a challenge I've not heard of so I'll add it to my list! Super cute card. xx

  10. Big congrats Victoria on your DT post, clever girl :)

    Lovely card, never would of thought of using the owl punch in that way. Another reason to love SU.

    Sorry to hear Socks has been poorly, glad though that he is on the mend.

    Take care xx

  11. Hi Victoria-That is such a gorgeous card ! and a very clever take on the sketch too :)
    Congratulations on your new DT venture-will have to pop over and have a looky :) x

  12. OMG that cat pic is mega hilarious, I do love your lol cats pics, brilliant. Lovely snippits card too. Michelle x

  13. how sweet is this!!! love the little clothes line :)
    congrats on the DT girl!!!

  14. Wow, what a fabulous take on that sketch! Love it! Glad Socks is getting better :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  15. Fantastic design and use of the sketch. I love how the cute dresses come from an owl punch! Hugs, Jill x ps love the cat pic lol

  16. Such a clever use of the owl punch. Really like how you followed the sketch & put your own twist on it. I LIKE it! Your grass is great too. TFS

  17. That Owl punch must be wearing out! I spotted what you used straight away!
    I absolutely love this card! Great colours! Well done!
    Have you got a note for teacher for not being around? LOL!

  18. Congratulations on the DT posting - your creations are always fabulous so I'm not surprised you are becoming more in demand! Gorgeous creation and I love how you've used the Owl to make little dresses/t-shirts! Hope Socks gets well soon Karen xx

  19. Congrats on the new DT position! I love your take on that sketch. I always wonder what to do with sketches like that and you've handled it fantastically!
    I had to laugh at your cat pic today because I had to rescue my little Honey from the wooden blinds and she had been chasing a fly! ROFL

  20. Asolutely fabulous and adorable ! I like the little dresses ! Bravo !


  21. What clever little dresses! You aced a difficult sketch here. And I definitely see the sketch in this card! You could write a book on how to use the owl punch!

  22. Good to see you back Victoria and I'm glad to hear Socks is feeling better. I love your little washing line - not much chance of anything drying outside here today! Vicky x

  23. Those sweet little dresses are fab Victoria. Brill take on the sketch.

    Aileen x

  24. Wow, what a brilliant take on the sketch and a fab way to use your snippets.
    Lynne xxx


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