26 May 2010

Isabella Sketchbook Challenge

Howdy friends... welcome to another Wednesday challenge at Isabella Sketchbook where we are celebrating the USA's Memorial Day. I confess, this one really had me stumped.  Apparently this day celebrates the start of their Summer and is usually spent with family and friends at picnics and barbeque's.

I really didn't know what to come up with for this challenge, so please forgive my lack of creativity... but you can't win them all the time!  I decided to make a card using Isabella's P.S. I Love You image, which I absolutely love.   My thought was to send a "letter" to my American blogfriends wishing them a "Happy Celebratory Day". 

I've used kraft cardstock as the base of my card for a change.  Embossed white card with my cuttlebug and matted that onto red cardstock. Punched out a gorgeous butterfly with my new MS punch and also used new gingham ribbon.  Went with the whole red, white and blue theme this week in honour of our American friends.

As usual, a nice close up pic. That butterfly really looks as if it wants to take flight...lol   I hope you feel challenged to take part this week.  Remember, there are super prizes to be won... 2 free digi images from Isabella's shop and the I Won badge.

The DT and I look forward to paying you a visit to see what you've managed to come up with.  Good luck...take care, Sharon x


jenny said...

Fabulous card Sharon! Perfect for the theme :)
Great colouring and I love the layout and gingham ribbon x

Jenny xx

Hetty said...

Wuuuw wat een schitterend kaartje
en die vlinder is wel heel erg mooi

gr hetty

Catherine said...

What a sweet sweet card Sharon ! The colours are so pretty and this little butterfly looks really as if it is going to fly away ! Love the image and the gingham ribbon is so cute ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Peri said...

Sharon this is really pretty and so summery. You're right, that butterfly could take flight any moment. I love this image and you've coloured it so beautifully. Perfect!
Peri xx

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness...this is super cute! I LOVE it! You really out did yourself on this card! Love the embossing too! Great card Sharon!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just darling - so fresh and summery! That image is so adorable the way you have colored it. Love the finishing touch of the butterfly! Terrific take on this challenge, Sharon!

scrappyjan said...

HI Sharon, I hope all is well with you sweetie.

Love the card. CAS and BEAUTIFUL love the ribbon..
It makes the whole card pop!!
hugs, Janiel

jimlynn said...

Sharon, I think it's just perfect! Reminds me so much of summer/barbques/being with family and friends/and yes, Memorial Day! What a fun, cute card. Just great.

Riet said...

Wat een prachtige kaart Sharon,leuke stempel.

Liefs Riet.x

Cec said...

This does make me think of summer with that lovely butterfly and the great colours.

Lisa said...

Oh Sharon I LOVE your card! I love that image, I have it too and you know I love the swiss dots! The layout is perfect, I might have to try it on one of my cards.
Nicely done!

Cherie said...

Hi Sharon, Sorry can't agree with you it's REALLY creative. You covered the challenge in a brilliant way, and created a wonderful thoughtful card.
Hugs Cherie

Viv said...

What a great idea for this challenge Sharon! Your card is sweet and so thoughtful! Love the butterfly! Viv xx

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card Sharon. Love the colours you've used and the image also. Hugs Michele x

chilli pip said...

Sometimes when we feel uncertain we make the best cards .
This is a beaut love everything about it
Me thinks me needs to buy one of those punches

RosesMarijke said...

Wat een heel mooi kaartje Sharon...de kleuren zijn ook heel goed gekozen!!

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful Sharon. The butterfly is just perfect! Kim

Glen said...

Cute card Sharon. I love that butterfly. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Sharon!
kim x

A Cards Delight said...

Thank you for making a card for us.It is so beautiful! I love the butterfly. I thought I had the punch but can't find it. Memorial Day, Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service so we can remain to live in freedom. Thank you, LOL it is the first 3 day weekend of the summer too! A lot of people take today, Friday off!

Jules said...

Hi Sharon

Great card - and super image with all those hearts LOL!!

Love your colour choices and the gingham looks brilliant.

Enjoy your weekend. Hope you get lots of crafting in.

Love Jules xx

Jennifer Scull said...

you may have been stumped, but it sure doesn't show in your wonderful creation! it is so cute! anyone would be thrilled to have this show up in their mailbox! :)

Anonymous said...

Sharon, I am sorry that I am just getting here. I loved your card the moment I saw it in the gallery. I must have that one too. heehee! You have made it come alive! See you tomorrow