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Thursday, 11 October 2012

A Clever Sketch

Hello everyone!

Today I have a special project to share with you. Last week, the first PhD student I was involved in supervising received her PhD title. A big milestone in her life, obviously, but also one in mine as it's my first student to make it this far. So to make sure this occasion didn't just pass by, I made a little gift bag to hold a personalised gift. I bought her a pen with the date of her PhD defense engraved, something that she can use during her work days and serve as a reminder of this great accomplishment. I was (and am) really quite proud of her!

This project happily coincided with the new Delightful Challenge, as we are providing you with a sketch this time to inspire your project lay out. Now I'll let you in on a secret: I don't really like sketches. Me and sketches, we ain't friends. Whenever I try to do a sketch, I get carried away, start adding things where they really shouldn't go or leaving elements out that are supposed to be included. What can I say, I'm a really organised person by day but during my crafty nights that goes out of the window! Of course, working with this sketch was no exception. It went really well for a while, but it seemed that the later it got, the more I strayed! Sorry Wendy, I'm a bad girl.....;) Nevertheless, I still think you are still able to see the sketch and I can only hope you guys can do a better job than me :)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my project:

What do you think, can you still recognise the sketch in it? I can, but I need a little imagination!

* Kraft paper bag
* Digital Delights Professor Hooty & Licence Plate sentiment set
* My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy True Blue DPs
* Brown Ink to distress the paper edges
* Eline Vintage Sentiment Stamp Set
* Flowers, brads and ribbon from stash

And the prize this week? We are sponsored by Scrapy Land, there's a 20 dollar store voucher in it for the winner!

See you @ Delightful Challenges :)

* Lollipop Crafts (Something Old, Something New)
* My Mum's Craft Shop (Tickets)
* Forever Friends (Anything Goes)
* Victorine Stamps (Lots of Layers)
* Anything Goes (Animals)
* Emerald Fairies (Flowers)
* Craft Room Challenge (Alter Something) I've altered a sandwich bag
* Mema's Craft (Those Bloomin' Flowers)
* Mema's Craft (Animals Gone Wild)
* Polka Doodles (Wings and Things)


  1. Sooo adorable Ciska! I bet your student was thrilled with this gorgeous gift bag x

  2. Real cute great colours & I'm sure your student will love it!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. A fantastic card and I'm sure it will be loved when received. thanks for joining in the challenge this week at MMCS and hope to see you again
    x catherine

  4. looks fine to me .. love the cute owl and those gorgeous papers
    Lisa x

  5. Hi Ciska,
    Oh I LOVE your adorable bag!!! It's so good to see our old friend, Professor Hooty:) Brilliant use of the sketch too!
    Lisa F.

  6. Wonderful bag Ciska. I love that you used the sketch on this bag. joann sassy raggedy

  7. What a fun card! I have this DP as well so it's always fun to see new inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week.
    Tammy DT

  8. Ha ha Ciska - I know exactly what you mean with sketches! - this week I forgot mine altogether and had to make another card! - this cute bag fits the sketch for me - the papers are great with the image - love it ! Hugs Judith x

  9. Fab card, I love the layout and little owl :)

    Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

    Tanya xx

  10. this is sooo cute and just plain adorable. I really do like that little owl. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts and we hope you will visit often.

  11. Wonderful card, love the colours and your layout, thanks for joining our challenge at My mum's craft shop, Gaynor xx

  12. Fabulous card, great sketch and spectacular coloring. Can't wait to give this sketch a try!

  13. This is just so cute and I love that you interpreted the sketch your own way. Great card!

  14. What a beautiful card with the owl.

    Groetjes Astrid.

  15. Stunning card. Lovely. I like the coloring and that image is so cute. Also love the CAS style design like Clear Cards. Thanks for sharing.