Monday, April 06, 2015

Feeling SKetchy #118 and CSI Major Case File # 160 Guest Detective..

Hello there,
I trust you are having a great day!

The card sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #118 is another lovely one. I received some wonderful news a couple of weeks ago that my Nephew and his Wife were expecting their first child later this year..  So I thought I would make a little card to congratulate them... and the sketch..
and my card.. not knowing if this little one will be a boy or a girl I made the card in neutral colors..

 I seem to have lots of old papers in my stash, so the papers I have used are many years old.. and  I used a cute little chipboard baby sticker.. My Nephew had a serious accident last year, so this baby news is such good news for the family!

And I am a guest Detective over at .C.S.I. Case File #160 which closes on Thursday April 30. I had never created a layout for this challenge before and when I was asked I was a bit worried about following all the details.. but once I understood how the challenge works, my layout came together quite well..

  • Cabana - pale sage green - 228.233.229
  • Tropical Waters - minty green with a touch of blue - 182.223.207
  • Palm Fronds - dark teal green - 137.164.159
  • White Sands - bright white - 255.255.255
  • Seaweed Forest - dark, dark seaweed green - 64.69.43
  • map print
  • globe/travel images
  • textured paper
  • frames
  • flowers
  • something transparent
  • metal
  • resin accents
  • decorative borders
  • chevrons
  • rub-ons
  • stamps
  • Topic: Journal about a trip.
  • Prompt Idea: Travel Journal prompts
  • Presentation: Journal in three spots.
  • Writing Format: April is National Poetry Month. Write a 3-line poem, like a haiku.
  • Inspiration Words: inspiration, fabulous, purpose -- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title.
  For anyone who has not played along before, we are to use  the colors, choose two or more elements from the evidence, and choose one or more elements from the testimony. The sketch is there for inspiration too..

For my layout I used the sketch for inspiration and  I have used the colors.  I have used travel images, textured paper, frames, flowers, something transparent, decorative borders, chevrons, rub-ons and stamps, from the Evidence.. and from the Testimony I have journalled about a trip I took up the coast to visit my Daughter, and I have used the word fabulous in my journalling..

some close ups.

Days like these..

There are such amazing inspiration from all the Detectives this week so pop over and check them out HERE..


  1. Wow wow wow!! These are gorgeous! LOVING that little baby and bear on the card and loveeeeeeeee the colors and all the postal marks on the layout!!!!!!

  2. Your baby card is so pretty and sweet, Lizzy! I love the layout and the use of all the postmarks.

  3. Loooved your baby card! It's just sooo cute...& I see you had a win over there...CONGRATS! LOL...did you see? I was a GDT over at CSI too!!! I saw you there! Are you addicted? I don't get a chance to play much these days, but I do ADORE their challenges.....loved your take on this one....think I might know this beach? Those big chevrons.....perfection!!! Easter is over.....sad....hope N's feeling better by now:):)

  4. Congratulations to your nephew and his wife on this great news. The card is just so adorable!! Love how you've given a fresh look to your older supplies. Wow, wow, I adore your layout. A different style than I normally see you do, and you totally rocked it!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  5. Absolutely love your card! It's wonderful news for your family! I also love the LO, the stamping looks amazing!

  6. Such an adorable card! I have lots of old paper in my stash that I have been trying to work through as well. Congrats to your nephew and his wife on the baby news! Your layout is beautiful, too. Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy!
    Lori - DT

  7. OOOhhh!!! I so love your baby card, it is so cute and huge congrats to your nephew and his wife on this great news!! Your layout is stunning Lizzy!! Such a fabulous take on the challenge, you absolutely aced it!! I'd like to thank you too for your lovely comments on my blog. I haven't been very prolific with my crafting lately so haven't really posted a lot but I always get the loveliest comments from you and I really, really appreciate it!! Thank you!! So glad you had a lovely Easter too!! Hugs xx

  8. I love seeing your page on CSI...absolutely gorgeous.

  9. Cute card and wonderful beachy layout!

  10. What a sweet card for your nephew and his wife. Great news after that bad accident. Things are looking up!:)
    Your layout is really pretty.I love the soft colours.And the stamped background.

  11. Fabulous CSI layout.......I have often thought of having a go with the challenge, then put it in the to hard basket! Congrats on the baby news, super cute card! I'm trying to make a dent in my old paper stash too......its so hard because I hate lots now. But they do make great envelopes for the cards :) Have a great week Lizzy....enjoy the school holidays.

  12. Your layout looks amazing, Lizzy and that is such a super sweet baby card you have created.

  13. Super cute card Lizzy and just love your layout, fabulous design and love all your stamping :)

  14. Oh my goodness, Lizzy! Your creativity always astounds me when I visit your blog. I love that card - it is so sweet and precious! And your layout for CSI is absolutely amazing and so creative!!! Congrats on being a guest detective!!!!! And thanks so much for your wonderful visit to my blog! HUGS!!!

  15. Lovely card and layout. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.

  16. Such a sweet baby card and I love the layout you did as CSI Guest Detective. A beautifully serene and peaceful layout. Love the little pops of stamping and the stamped frames. It's always inspiring to visit your blog :D

  17. Love your sweet baby card and beautiful layout! Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy!

  18. These are just beautiful! Lovely love that layout!
    And the card is so sweet!
    Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy

  19. Thanks for participating in the Feeling Sketchy challenge! You stayed try to the sketch and created a gorgeous card, Lizzy!

  20. Beautiful card you made! I like how you take our sketch. Thanks tor joining at Feeling Sketchy :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  21. Gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Feeling Sketchy blog!! :)

  22. Gosh those fabulous diecuts make this a great card! Thanks for joining us for our Feeling Sketchy Challenge #118, and we hope to see you join us again soon.
    Jen Leeflang
    Feelng Sketchy DT


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