Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hold On To Your Hats - It's a Sketch Challenge

I know, I know, you're all sitting there with mouths agape wondering what has happened to me. It's Tuesday, the Sassy Cheryls Challenge Blog challenge only started today, and I already have my challenge card made. Don't worry, I promise not to make a habit of it. It was just that I really love a sketch challenge, and this one is easy and fun. We have the sassy and talented Miss Judy to thank, and I do thank her very much.

I post on the Sassy Cheryl's PCP group every day, and a little over a year ago, I started posting a SMILE or some quote of encouragement on the morning post. Last week one of the SMILEs was a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt - "A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water." That quote resonates with me, and when I was looking through my SC images, and came across this one called Polly's Tea Cup, I knew I had to use it with the quote for my card.  I've colored my image with PrismaColor and Faber-Castell Pencils.

I quickly whipped up the card parts using my Silhouette Studio Designer software, creating my tea bags. I filled my parts with digital papers from a kit from Just So Scrappy 2 called  Have Tea With Me. I created the tea bags myself. The teabags are about 1" tall by .8" wide and the Earl Grey label is less than 1/2" in diameter. Print and Cut is a wonderful thing.

Now remember, don't think this is early a posting is going to happen again any time soon. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I LOVE THIS! the tea bags are so perfect! great minds think alike.. This turned out f a b u l o u s!!!
    I am so happy to see how great your coloring is with the pencils! you go girl!
    Your the first challenge card in the gallery!
    love it!

  2. absolutely gorgeous Shirley! I love the papers you've used, and how cute to have added the tea bags. Fantastic idea. AWESOME creation. I love it!

  3. Wow, this is absolutely adorable, Shirley! You gals are putting the pressure on this week to create. :) I sit here chiding myself for not having my entry completed. Your coloring of this sweet image is fabulous and the quote is perfect. Have a great remainder of the week!

  4. I LOVE your card,sentiment and little cute tea bags,such a fun card.

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

  5. Cute Cute Cute! Those tea bags look real. GF you are just "Johnny On The Spot" this week. You even made it in first. So proud of you, in fact proud of both of us. I am usually in on Saturday bringing up the rear LOL. So so good to hear your cheerful voice the other day. I just wanted to reach out and give you a big hug! Here's your cyber hug. That will have to do for now!

  6. Love, love, love this Shirley! It's adorable! It's like the image and the quote were made for one another. LOVE IT!
    Thanks for playing along with the Sassy Cheryl DT this week.

  7. What darlin' little tea bags these are...such a lovely idea..
    The cutest of images and I have studied your sentiment Shirley...
    Yes! Sooo true. LOve the 'teapot' paper...

  8. you know I love this, Shirley! Goodness, you are amazing! Is there anything you can't do on that Cameo?! Your papers are perfect; your sentiment is perfect; your coloring is perfect! Love, love, LOVE it!

  9. wow... #1... shocked, yes!
    just too cute, love the quote, love your tea bags... darling!!!