Grab a cuppa chums, this is a long post!!!
It's Wednesday already & it's time for a new Sketch Challenge over at
Woo Hoo! Feels like a very long time!!!!
Here's my card!
Here's the sketch
(sorry it's a bit blurry)
I made an easel "Get Well" card!
I used the Sketch for the layout of the main easel section of the card.
You may have to study it a little to see the sketch!
I used some yellow cardstock for the base card.
The DP's I have used are called Charcoal Prints,
by Sandra Ranarison for Dovecraft!
I've had them in my stash for ages!
The images I have used are Cole Miner & Coal Cart
Both of course from the fabulous Bonibleaux Designs,
AKA the Dude Time Doodles Store!
Is he not the cutest little miner you've ever seen!
He's dirty, so dirty, covered in coal dust, but he's oh soo cute!
I coloured the images with Promarkers then fussy cut round them.
I deliberately tried to keep Cole muted & dusty looking,
just like he was down a mine shaft!
There was a large mining community where I grew up,
so I was well used to seeing lots of these pale dusty looking chaps around.
(I didn't plan on the dirty face & I'm not even sure how it happened but
it sure adds a certain something! lol Actually, every time I look at him he seems to be dirtier)
The Sentiments were both done in my graphics programme on the pc.
The triangle one was originally going to be just that but then I thought
it would look better fussy cut too!
The font I have used is Charcoal First & you can download it free here.
I added a shadow to it to make it look like there was poor light!
I cut the circle sentiment out using a nestie & matted it onto
a circle of black card!
I had to include a little canary for Cole to make sure he was
safe from any pockets of gas!
I used some bakers twine to "hang" the cage up
& I added some card candy!
You can just see the little panel I added inside for a message.
I added another to the back of the card too!
I hope you like him! I had a lot of fun with this one!
I hope you an find the time to enter the sketch challenge!
Now I must also remind you that the Halloween Images over at
are all on 50% sale at present (excluding new releases)
& some of them will be retiring soon to make room for the new citizens of Dudeville!
Make sure you pop over & check them out before you miss out!
Okay, so, this card was made with a few challenges in mind!
I'd therefore like to enter it into the following:
Fab N Funky Funny
I Love Promarkers Metal Embellishment/Charm
Your Next Stamp Challenge Inspired by a song (Working In A Coal Mine-Lee Dorsey)
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges Just Charming (my canary in the cage)
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes, Use A Shaped Card
Top Tip Tuesday Easel Card
Cards For Men G is for (grubby)
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends Card For a Man
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge Anything Goes
Make It Monday Anything Goes
My Craft Spot Friends
Woodware USA Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges Funny Or Punny
Sentimental Sundays Thinking of You
Paper Creators Crafts Easel Cards
Sweet Stampin' Anything but a Birthday
Stamp Something Digi Day
Stampin With The Dragon Occupations