Thursday, 29 November 2007

Only 26 sleeps to go

It is almost Christmas - where on earth did 2007 go?????

I hope you are all having a great week and I do hope you have managed to do some scrapbooking this week????

This week (just in time for Christmas) is a gorgeous Card Sketch by one of our CISters Sue Jones. Thanks Sue for such a lovely card and a beautiful card sketch.

I am really enjoying creating these digital sketches but I do have a few things to learn still (more like a dozen) but it's so much fun.

Here is the gorgeous card created by Sue - thanks for sharing with us Sue!!!!

Here is the hand drawn sketch by Sue!

Here is my card - "Merry Christmas". I have used some of the Basic Grey Figgy Pudding range of pp and part of a card kit - both bought at Crafting in Style!

Here is a layout by Tam, using the card sketch - great idea Tam and I just love that photo - I think we all need to do a layout like this one!!! Tam has used the alphas, BG periphery olive, periphery merlot and the some of the blossoms from the Crafting in Style Shop!

Now hold onto your seats - our most enthusiastic team member this month is Terri!!!! Terri has created not 1, not 2, not even 3 cards but a grand total of 7 cards - what a great start to the Christmas craziness. Thanks for your gorgeous cards Terri.

Now here is a gorgeous alternative to cards and layouts and still using the same sketch and turning the sketch around a wee bit to suit the project. Nae has created these gorgeous pencil holders - wouldn't these beauties look great on your desk or if you "have" to give them away they would look great on someone elses desk lol.

Thank you to Sue, Tam, Terri and Nae for creating such lovely cards, layouts and OTP.

Well ladies I am sure this will inspire YOU ALL to go out and create some beautiful cards or layouts or even step outside your comfort zone and create a beautiful OTP.

Don't forget to make sure to share your gorgeous creations with us in the Crafting in Style Sketch Gallery !!!

Next week is another gorgeous layout by one of our CISters - I will keep you guessing for now.

Make sure to pop into the forum on Friday as there is a very special person celebrating her birthday tomorrow - so come in and say Happy Birthday to her.

Crafting in Style are also running a Christmas Workshop so make sure to pop into the shop and for a small fee you can have access to all these gorgeous projects.

Have a great week ladies and I hope to "see" you all online and please don't forget to leave a lovely comment for our talented Sketch Blog Team.

Happy Scrapping

Liz Weber

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Good Morning

Hello ladies, hope today finds you all well and scrapping!

This week we are bringing you a beautiful sketch by one of our CISters, Ali.

Thanks Ali for creating such a lovely sketch to work with.

Here is the digital sketch created by Jolene.

Here is the hand drawn sketch by Ali.

Here is the layout "Plot, Search, Find" created by Ali - I just love the colours and that very huge bracket. Great family layout Ali.

Here is the layout "Sydney Harbour Cruise Highlights" created by Terri - I just love that great photo and how Terri has created her title. From the Crafting in Style shop, Terri has used Basic Grey Scarlet's Letter paper and the Perhaps letter stickers.

Here is the layout "It's Over" created by Marni - don't you just love what she has done with those colours and papers. A great, fresh combination.

Here is the layout "Smile" created by Nae - aren't those photos so cute and what a great smile Willow has.

Here is the layout "Very Merry" by Tam - lol don't you love those very merry photos. Tam has used Heidi Swapp alphas and Hambly overlay from the Crafting in Style shop.

This layout "Time Away" has been created by Jolene - don't you just love all the buttons and journalling blocks she has used and those photos make you want to go to the beach and play in the sand and water. I am sure everything on this layout can be purchased from the Crafting in Style shop (if Jolene left any for the rest of us lol)

And here is my layout "A Daughter is" a day brighter and a heart warmer. From the Crafting in Style shop I have used Basic Grey Perhaps papers, Queen & Co Felt Fusion, Cats Life journalling stamp.

Well I certainly hope you have all been inspired by all of these beautiful layouts.

Thanks to Ali for creating a lovely sketch and layout and thanks to Terri, Marni, Nae, Tam & Jolene for using this great sketch to create their beautiful layouts.

Next week we are bringing you another card sketch so if you haven't finished off your christmas cards yet you will love using this card sketch.

Have a great week and I hope you get a lot of scrapping done. Remember when you have created your layouts using our sketches make sure to upload them to our Sketch Gallery so we can all enjoy them.

Happy Scrapping

Liz Weber

Friday, 16 November 2007

Introducing the new CISters Stylish Sketch Blog Design Team

Terri Holbrook - "Getaway" Layout

Tam Partridge - "It's a Girl Thing" layout

Nae Finlayson - "Road Trippin" layout

Marni Telford - "I Wish" layout

These four ladies are now the CISters Stylish Sketch Blog Design Team.

Welcome to the team Terri, Tam, Nae & Marni - I can't wait to get scrapping with you all.

Myspace Comments - Thank You

to all of the lovely ladies that applied for this team. Your layouts are gorgeous and the decision was very very hard.

I have sent the team their assignments so look out for their beautiful creations in the coming weeks.

Happy Scrapping

Liz Weber

Thursday, 15 November 2007

A Sketch by CISter Linda

Hi ladies - I hope you are all well this week!!! Did anyone give our card sketch a go last week??? Make sure to share all of your sketchy creations with us here when you leave a comment and also in the Crafting in Style Sketch Gallery !!

This week we bring you a gorgeous sketch by one of our CISters, Linda.

Here is the digi sketch created by me - only my 3rd ever digi sketch and it was fun fun fun ;-)

Here is the hand drawn sketch by Linda.

Here is the gorgeous layout created by Linda. That is such a gorgeous photo of her daughter Elize.

This beautiful layout "Always Remember This" has been created by Jolene - don't you just adore the looks on Leon and Katies' faces. I am just loving what Jolene is doing without "PINK" lol.

And here is my little number - "A girl like you".

Please make sure to have a go at this gorgeous sketch and the many others we have stashed away in the Crafting in Style Sketch Gallery

Until next week ladies, hope you all have a great week and make sure to pop in and say "HI" to us over at Crafting in Style and check out all the Christmas workshop sneak peeks which will be released on the 23rd of November. Pop into the shop to purchase access and kits (if there are any left of course lol)!!!

Happy scrapping

Liz Weber

Thursday, 8 November 2007

A stylish Card Sketch by Tam

Hi ladies, welcome to my very first Stylish Sketch Blog post :-)

I look forward to bringing you many inspirational and gorgeous sketches.

This very first one I am bringing you is a gorgeous card sketch by one of our CISters, Tam!

Tam has created a very lovely card sketch!!!

Here is the "digital" version created by Jolene.

Here is the hand drawn sketch by Tam!

And here is the card Tam created - I just love those circles !!!

And here is the card I created!

I do hope you all have a go at this card sketch - Christmas is just around the corner so what better way to start your Christmas Card creating than with this lovely card sketch.

Remember when you do use one of the CISters Stylish Sketches make sure to pop it into the Crafting in Style Sketch Gallery so we can all see it.

Don't forget there are many Stylish Sketches to choose from in our Sketch Folders (over on the right hand side -->>) and don't forget to check out the many Stylish Links for even more scrappy inspiration.

Crafting in Style are having a "Colour My World" Cybercrop starting on Friday at 7pm (Qld time) so come on over and join in with the fun, challenges, chat, bingo and general scrappy mayhem we create on a CC weekend.

Until next week ladies, when I will bring another gorgeous sketch by one of our CISters.

Happy Scrapping

Liz Weber

Thursday, 1 November 2007

A new sketch by one of our very own CISter's

I asked the girls at Crafting In Style to help me design a few sketches for the sketch blog. They did a fabulous job. This first sketch has been done by Wendy Smith, focusing on layering and 6x8" photo.

I wanted to include her very own sketch she made up.

And of course her absolutely gorgeous LO that she did as an example for the sketch.

Liz also took on the challenge and came up with this gorgeous LO of her gorgeous girl having a play in the park.
Further news, I have asked Liz to be our Sketch Blog Coordinator. We want to welcome her to the sketch blog team. We currently have a 'call' out for our Stylish Sketch Blog as designers, and she will be working closely with them to bring you new sketches and example LO's each week!

Till next time when Liz will bring you more inspiration!
xoxo Jolene