Pretty sad and pretty good

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The Willow Sketchie DT got some pretty sad news this week.Sharon Armstrong,the owner of Willow Designs,had to make the difficult decision to close her online shop.But there is some good news to follow….Those who may be familiar with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine will know Sharon appears regularly as a designer.She will be continuing to work with this magazine and will be continuing to design one way or another.And the shop won’t be closing immediately so you can still drop by and pick up some crafty goodies – especially as all clear stamps and CD-roms are half price.

Which brings it back to the challenge blog…Well,Kelly our lovely DT Coordinator has decided to keep the challenges going.The basic sketch/theme format will remain the same but there will be lots of exciting changes made.The first being the name.As from Monday we will be known as Digi Sketch Challenge . I hope our regulars from the old challenges will continue to support the new venture and that we will get some lovely new players too 🙂 So please join us to find out all the info!

So onto my card.As there is no challenge this week this a Thank You to Sharon and to our dedicated followers at Willow Sketchie Challenges.I’ve used Butterfly & Daisy Digital Stamp by Willow Designs   and coloured it with some pearlescent watercolour paints.The papers are First Edition Family Ties and the shimmery card is Trimcraft 12 x 12 pearlescent Textured card.I’ve used a large corner rounder on the right hand corners and an extra small one on the sentiment tab.The With Thanks stamp is a past freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and has been stamped in Dandelion Memento Dew Drop Ink.Some gems have been used to embellish.

Please stop by the challenge blog to see some of the other DT’s farewell creations and I,and the rest of the team,would love you to join us on Monday.

Some challenges this is for :

Creative Craft Challenges : Bling It Up
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Bling It On
Twisted Tuesday : No twist! Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : New (bought these gorgeous papers last Saturday!)
Love to Create : Anything Goes with a Sentiment
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Opus Gluei : Glitz, Glamour, Bring on the Bling
Sentimental Sundays : Thank You 
My Time to Craft : Things with Wings
One Stop Craft :  Sparkle and Bling
Totally Gorjuss : Flowers 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dionne
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 13:10:53

    I love your design for this card, great papers and sweet image.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.



  2. zubmomi
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 17:12:14

    Lovely card! Love the pretty papers and the corners.. rounded one side and square on the other. awesome!! Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy 🙂


  3. Pat
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 17:38:53

    Pretty card with a lovely image, thanks for sharing with us at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx


  4. Margaret Gilmer
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 22:46:47

    Love the glossy look of this card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT


  5. Crafting Vicky
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 02:22:41

    This is so very adorable and cheerful. Just love the DP that you have used for this card!!!

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky


  6. Mari Harpham
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 07:05:07

    Gorgeous card. The yellow is so sunny and cheerful.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.



  7. sandra
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 19:13:40

    Lovely hope you can join Love to Create again next week for our Birthday Challenge Hugs Sandra DT xx


  8. beth moloney
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 19:31:36

    Love the colours you’ve used. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges this week x


  9. Sonia **Sony**
    Feb 03, 2013 @ 04:17:59

    Totally Gorgeous! GREAT Job!


  10. Joynana
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 02:07:58

    Gorgeous background papers and the colors are fab. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.


  11. Electra
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 05:31:41

    The colours of this are delightful-make me feel like spring may actually come soon! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei, we hope to see you again!!


  12. Jana
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 12:56:45

    This card is so very sweet. Love the sparkley finish. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.


  13. Rosemary
    Feb 09, 2013 @ 03:23:46

    I’m sorry to see another artistic source close up the online shop, I can sense your sadness about that.

    I hope that you know we at Opus Gluei appreciate the efforts our friends make when they create for our challenges. Your card is just such an effort, it is really sweet and so happy in its mood. I love the sunny yellow of the background and the shimmer. Perfect for our Opus Gluei theme!


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