Thursday, 31 January 2008

Crafting in Style Monthly Sketch Competition

Loving Sketches?? Then You'll love this Monthly Sketch Challenge for sure!

At the beginning of each month the very first Sketch uploaded to the Sketch Blog will become that months challenge.

There will be a message here on the blog telling you its the monthly sketch and a thread in the Crafting in Style forum letting you know when its uploaded and for questions and encouragement !!

Deadlines for the Monthly Sketch Challenge uploads will be the last day of each month. Make sure to upload your layouts into our special CISters Monthly Sketch Competition folder !!

The winner of the Monthly Sketch Challenge will be decided by the Sketch Blog DT and your prize will be determined by the following:

1. You will receive a prize based on your interpretation of the sketch


2. If your interpretation of the sketch includes products purchased from the new Crafting in Style store and you indicate this in your description you will recieve a $20 store voucher.

The Sketch Blog will continue to upload a sketch a week so for the remaining weeks of the month winners for each of the three remaining weeks will receive a 5% discount in store.

Our first sketch will be the January 31 Sketch by Manon. Have fun and Good Luck ladies.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

End of January ALREADY!!!!!!!!!

Can you believe it will be February on Friday. When you find where January went let me know hey lol.

We have the most gorgeous sketch this week to share with you. Created by our very own Manon Keir.

Here is the gorgeous layout "Sleepy Head" by Manon - don't you just adore those photos!

This very colourful and fun layout "Charlie Boy" is from Marni. Marni knows it's a random colour scheme but she was inspired to use it when she saw it on a Diet Coke can in an advertisement for their Summer of Us promo.

Tam has created this gorgeous layout "Family". What special photos and moments to scrap, thanks Tam.

Terri has created "Cute Little Beach Bunnies" with these beautiful and fun photos. Just love it.

Here Ally has created the layout "Beer Fest" using topics close to her heart lol.

This is my layout "Higher Mum". Sabrina always wants to go higher on the swings.

Nae has created "True Friends" with these gorgeous colours and papers. Such a lovely layout thanks Nae.

Well I hope all these gorgeous layout inspire you to create your own beautiful layout using this sketch.

Please remember to go and check out the Sketch Gallery and please upload your layouts into our gallery so we can all appreciate your gorgeous layouts.

Happy scrapping

Liz Weber

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Get Ready to Sketch

Happy Thursday ladies. I hope you have all had a great week so far??? Are you ready for school holidays to end yet ;-)

This week we would like you to welcome our newest CISters Stylish Sketch Blog Team Member, Manon Keir. If you would like to read a bit about Manon and any of the team members visit the "Get to know the team" section in the Crafting in Style forum.

Marni has decided to step down from the CISters Stylish Sketch Blog Team and we would like to wish her luck for her many adventures for 2008 and thanks for all the great layouts Marni.

This week we have a lovely card sketch by Ali Abernathy, thanks Ali for such a great sketch.

The CISters Stylish Sketch Blog Team all did something a bit different so let's go have a look !!

This is the lovely card sketch created by Ali

Here is the card created by Ali. Just love the colour scheme and pretty flowers Ali.

Tam has created a little mini album with this one. Just love that photo and loving the paper you have used Tam.

Marni has created this very colourful and sentimental layout.

Terri has created this gorgeous Happy Birthday card.

Manon has created this beautiful album cover for Lucy's 2007 album. Can't wait to see the finished album Manon.

I have used the gorgeous Basic Grey Two Scoops papers to create this lovely Happy Birthday card.

Well I hope you have all been inspired to go and create some cards and layouts this week ladies.

Remember if you create a card/layout/project with one of our sketches please pop it into our CISters Sketch Layout Gallery. I have been reorganising the folders so now each week there will be a new folder just for that weeks sketch.

Here is the link to this weeks folder - 24th January 2008.

So happy scrapping and see you all next week for a gorgeous sketch by our very new CISters Stylish Sketch Blog Team Member - MANON!!!!!!

Happy scrapping

Liz Weber

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

January Cybercrop Sketch Winner

Hi ladies

We interrupt our usual CISters Stylish Sketch Blog program to bring you a little update.

The Sketch Blog Team voted for their favourite Challenge Three Sketch Layout from the recent Cybercrop at Crafting in Style

As you could imagine it was a very very hard choose but in the end we have this gorgeous layout "Remember" by Leone - congrats Leone and to everyone who were winners at the Cybercrop.

Here is another look at the January Cybercrop Sketch.

If you would like to check out the other gorgeous layouts just pop into our CISters Stylish Gallery and check them out.

A Crafting in Style Cybercrop IS NOT an event to be missed. The next one will be on the 8th of February so make sure to come over and check it out.

Have a great week and see you again on Thursday with a fantastic card sketch.

Happy Scrapping

Liz Weber

Thursday, 17 January 2008

A sketch just for you!

Hi fellow sketch lovers. This week we have a lovely sketch by one of the CISters, Sue Jones. Thanks Sue for the inspiration this week.

Here is the sketch in digi format, which I am still experimenting with - so excuse all that pink goodness lol.

Here is the lovely layout "Slide" by Sue - looks like kids of all ages still love to slide hey!

Here is the layout "Girls Having Fun" by Tam. Some lovely photos of Tams' girls enjoying Guide Camp.

Here is "Santa Paws" by Marni - that photo cracks me up every time.

Here is "2gether" by Terri - another beautiful bride layout thanks Terri.

Here is my layout "Snap" - Sabrina and daddy playing a game of Snap (which she usually wins funnily enough lol)

Thanks for visiting this week ladies and I look forward to bringing another lovely sketch and more gorgeous layouts next week.

Don't forget to leave some scrappy love for these talented ladies and please make sure to share with us any of your layouts using any of our wonderful sketches.

If you do create a layout using this weeks sketch please upload it to our CISters Stylish Sketch Layout Gallery so we can all enjoy your layout.

Happy Scrapping

Liz Weber

Friday, 11 January 2008

January "Splashing Good Time" Cybercrop Sketch Challenge

Hi ladies - I hope you are all enjoying the Crafting in Style Cybercrop tonight.

Here is the Sketch Challenge for you this evening. It is a beautiful sketch created by our lovely new boss lady - Ally

This layout has been created for the Sketch Challenge by Ally.

This layout is by CIS DT Member Kaz

This layout is by CIS DT Member Karen

This layout is by CIS DT Member Marni

So go forth and create your beautiful layouts using this great sketch, enjoy the rest of the Cybercrop and I can't wait to see all of the lovely layouts you create.

Happy scrapping


Thursday, 10 January 2008

Welcome Back Sketch Lovers

Hello fellow scrappers and sketch lovers. I hope you all had a good rest and a great break with your loved ones.

It's time to get back into some serious Sketch loving and creating.

This week we bring you a sketch by me so enjoy all of these gorgeous layouts created by the talented Sketch Blog Team.

Here is the sketch - my first completed digital sketch designed by me. I loved loved creating this one.

Here is my layout "I Wish" I created using the sketch. Sabrina enjoying some outside playtime.

Here is a lovely pink and girly layout from Tam. Just love all the butterflies Tam.

Tam has shown how to use the sketch for the boys in the family. Just love the chipboard shapes and alphas you have used here Tam.

I feel so cold everytime I look at this one lol. Ally has created a fantastic layout and I just love those snowflakes.

Isn't Terri a beautiful bride here - Loving the flowers and the lace here Terri.

Marni has created this very colourful and artistic layout.

Nae has created this very sweet layout using some very gorgeous flowers and paper.

Now ladies don't forget to leave all these talented scrappers a lovely comment and please please try out this sketch and any sketch from the CISters Sketch Gallery. Make sure to let us know when you use one of our sketches so we can check out your gorgeous layouts.

Crafting in Style are having their January "Splashing Good Time" Cybercrop starting on Friday the 11th and finishing Monday 14th at midday. Make sure to come along and have some fun with all of the CISters.

Until next week ladies.

Happy Scrapping

Liz Weber