Sketch Saturday - It's 5 o'clock somewhere!

Saturday 20 October 2012

Happy Saturday lovelies. My amazing holiday in Barbados is nearly at an end as we fly home this evening so by this time tomorrow morning will have arrived home in the UK. I'm a bit worried about the flight, 8 hours with a tired 17month old. Fingers crossed she'll sleep. Fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed actually!

This week's Sketch Saturday sketch is just fabulous as usual:
and my DT entry. I usually shy away from using different shapes on my cards, I like the look but sometimes struggle to find images to fit inside the circles/ovals/labels I have so often don't bother but the stamp I used this week (Madison has a Margarita by Stamping Bella) was so large that she didn't look right on a rectangle - it was too big to fit nicely on my card. I cut her out and she fitted much better that way but she needed something behind her to make her stand out. My largest oval & scalloped oval were perfect. The sentiment came with the stamp but I've also stamped Happy Birthday in the bottom right corner too.I finished off with a ribbon, a bow a & a button and I'm pleased with the result.

This week's Sketch Saturday sketch is sponsored by the Stamp Fairy, who have loads of cute images on their site. Pop over and have a look. Also there is a prize on offer so make sure you join in with the challenge this week to be in with a chance of winning.

I'm going to enter this one into the following challenges:
Daring Cardmakers - Don't worry be Happy!
Emergency Crafters - a recipe: Ive used gems, ribbon and die cut shapes
Fussy & Fancy - anything goes
Hotshot Craft - Bling it On
Just Add Ink - Just add Chevrons
By the Cute & Girly - Birthday

Happy Scrapping! xx


  1. What a lovely card Niki, love the image and lovely colour combo. Thanks for playing along over on BTYC&G.
    crafty hugs

  2. Well done! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s Birthday challenge and good luck!

    Tammy, BTC&G DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  3. Fabulous card, I do love the image and fabulous papers..

    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Lovely card, that image is fab! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  5. Pink Chevrons = love! Thanks for joining in with us at JAI while you are on holidays in Barbados :)

  6. Hi Niki!
    Lovely card, so bright! And i love your colouring!
    Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters!
    ~Lucy x

  7. Hi Niki, this is fab, thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy this week.
    Shell xx

  8. Super card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Bling it on Challenge

    hugs Sarah x