I actually have quite a lot of birthdays to make cards for in January so I am doing some sketches and entering challenges at the same time! Much easier than normal as I usually end up leaving the cards until the day before, rushing them and then, even though everyone I send to are different ages (ranging from 5 to 50ish this month) they are all basically the same as I am normally so worn out after Christmas I lose my mojo - anyway now I have finally "clicked" with sketches I am well away and making lots of different cards and really enjoying myself in the process - which lets face it is the main thing!
Here are my first two for the month:
This one is based on an old sketch from Lili of the valley - I liked it so much I keep on using it! however I want to enter the card into the My Time to Craft challenge - link is: http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/01/challenge-73-blue-brown.html
Their theme is blue and brown - my favourites! I would also like to enter it into two other challenges - they are: http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ whose challenge is L is for Layering and I have used quite a bit on this card and also for the challenge at http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/2010/01/challenge-42-distressing.html - but lets face it I love layering and distressing so why wouldnt I!
The other card I have made is for a bloke so I have kept it quite plain and simple, again I have based it on an old sketch that I had a note of but I have lost my slip of paper and cant find what challenge its from - if I find it I will update the post. Here's the card:
Even though its a bit plain I would like to enter this card into the randomly drawn challenge at http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ after all you have to be in it to win it!
Thanks for looking and hope you all have a nice day - apparently its going to snow loads later today again so maybe we might have a couple more snow days this week! Anyway off now to create my next two cards for two five year olds - always fun!