Friday, January 25, 2013

JAI#150 - Just Add a Sketch

Happy Friday friends ~

It's a long weekend here in Australia, with it being Australia Day tomorrow.  Although the holiday is actually being recognised on Monday this year.  I'm looking forward to the concert being held on the lawns of Parliament House tonight.  Jimmy Barnes is playing, woohoo!  Lots of fun to be had.

Over at Just Add Ink this week we have a sketch for you to play along with courtesy of Mae.  This is what I came up with (I look a few liberties).

I've been wanting to use this framelit since I got it and I free handed the paper piercing - not a bad job if I do say so myself lol.  The base is Sahara Sand - sorry about the dodgy pic, it was taken at night because I didn't organise myself very well.  Despite being back at work for a couple of weeks I still feel like I'm in holiday mode.

Make sure you pop over to JAI and check out what the other girls have come up with - there are some lovely cards for your inspiration.  We hope you can join our second challenge of the year.

Gorgeous Kid has been off in New Zealand for a couple of weeks.  He's having an awesome time!  For me the house is sooooo quiet and I can't wait till he gets back next week.  There will be lots of cuddles and I imagine he will scrunch his face after a bit and tell me to stop being such a smooch.  I've taken next week off work so we can hang out together lots before he heads off to high school for the very first time.  Sniff sniff.

Thanks for popping by today!


  1. Oh I love that pretty pink flower and I like the texture the felt gives it :)

    Sounds like you will have a lovely week with your boy when he gets back!!!!!!

  2. Beautiful details on this card, P ... and great use of the framelit die cut. Really lovely. I feel for you, about the high school thing (will be going through it with you, my friend!). xx

  3. What a lovely card Patrice! I love the pop of pink with that gorgeous daisy and you did a great job with the paper piercing.

    Good luck with the high school thing. I've got one going into year 10 and one into year 8 (although I keep telling them I'm too young to have 2 kids in high school and a preschooler :)

  4. Love it P! The felt gives so much colour and texture to the design. Enjoy next week with your boyo - glad I still have 4 years before we hit the high school transition. xxx

  5. rock the understated cards g'friend!!!! Love the piercing and the flowers. Smooch and hug GK as much as your Mumma code allows darl'n. Have a ball...that HS time is a comin for both of it or not. ooxx

  6. Lovely card, Patrice. That flower and those leaves are so luscious and great job on the paper piercing! I've just got my 2 boys back after a week at their grandparents - a week of peace and quiet at home...LOL. I did miss them though, just not the noise...

  7. Love this card Patrice. It is so beautiful! :-)

  8. I really love this card Patrice - the felt flower is a standout and I love the addition of the bling!

  9. I'm loving that felt flower P and your border stamping is cute! Great use of the sketch and yes your paper piercing is pretty darn good!xxx
    I hope tomorrow goes well for GK and not to traumatic for you...:0)

  10. Another beautiful card, I can't believe i have missed all these, that felt flower is gorgeous too xx


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