{11.11.11} wanna sketch?

Friends with Flair

Hello my Friends with Flair Unity dearies.  Lots of fun stuff today.  Can’t wait to go through all the entries for today’s Friends with Flair.  Hope you will check them out too.
The ideas are always so fabulous.

A few things for today.  First, well, you already know.  This card was made for today’s FWF.  Second, this week’s challenge at the CREATE: blog was to incorporate wood.  Hmmmmm.  That is a super duper challenge for sure.

So, I decided to use a bloggie buddy for inspiration.  I sent her this card as a thank you for some goodies she sent me recently.  I was inspired by her style.  Who is this girl you ask???  Well, it is a secret until the card arrives at her door.  *wink*

I’m using one my fave fall sets… Give Thanks.  I thought long and hard about how to incorporate some sort of real wood into this card.  I remembered a fabulous card and story by my sweet friend.  She has a tendency to head to the backyard in search of grasses for her cards.  So, off I went searching for some sort of twig in the backyard.  We have a fairy duster bush back there and luckily it has some little buds left on it.  So sweet and perfect for the card.

The tag has been dry embossed with a wood grain as well.  For the sentiment, I cut the long quote in half and stacked it so it would fit on the little label.  Worked awesome!

And last…

I mentioned I’d post some sketches to go along with some cards time to time.
So… do you WANNA SKETCH?

If you WANNA play along, I’d love for you to link below.  I’ll leave the link up for two weeks {till midnight MST on 11.25.11}.  I even have this little Itty Bitty {Little Miss Sunshine} prize from my stash for someone.  I’ll pick a random winner from whomever links up on 11.27.11. BTW… I have no rules.  Just have fun.

Thanks for playing.
Link closes… 11.25.11 at midnight PST.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to head back to the Unity blog to visit the rest of the Friends with Flair.















  1. Kary

    Hi Lisa! This is a fab card for a sweet friend!! Love the twig on the card, it’s a special touch. Thanks for the lovely sketch too. Would be fun to play along. Have a lovely weekend!!

  2. Jessi

    I love that little twig-branch – and it’s called a fairy duster? Love that 🙂 The sentiment tag is beautiful, and I love that you included wood grain embossing as well as actual wood! Cool!
    Thanks for the sketch – I’ve just printed it out & am raring to go!

    1. dahlhouse designs

      I can’t wait to see Jessi! You rocked them the last time! 🙂

  3. Wendy ten Hove

    This is so pretty! I love the leaves background, Lisa!
    Hugs, Wendy

  4. ~amy~

    super love your card and the sketch! Hope to play this weekend!

  5. Karen B.

    This card is even better in person! Love the details and the pop of reds, overall fantastic design! Thank you!!!

  6. lynn

    one of my favs of your cards! so very pretty–love your design, lisa! happy weekend!

  7. Emily Niehaus

    Your card is just wonderful, Lisa. I love the little branch and I LOVE that sketch. I will be back with a card to link up hopefully later today, but if not, definitely this weekend! 🙂

  8. Anne T

    Awesome card! Love the twig with berries you used….it makes the card!! I’ll have to try the fun sketch, too!

  9. Stephanie Muzzulin

    Oh i love this you Incorporated the wood/twig perfectly!!!!

  10. angieblom

    Awesome card. love the textures of the leaves and the branch is ultra cute!! Wanna Sketch.. great idea.. I will see If I can play this weekend for fun!!

  11. Sarah

    THis is so pretty–love that you pulled a real branch from your own backyard!

  12. Toni Storie

    Cute card! I love the sketch and I am going to see if I can work it into the VSN mini tonight!

  13. Heather - housesbuiltofcards

    Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the rustic feel!

  14. Shauna {SK Studios}

    well it may have been a challenge, but it turned out fabulous! definitely loving the twigs!! and the popped up sentiment panel is perfect 😀

  15. Paula

    What a Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Crystal Rodner

    Beautiful card, I LOVE the addition of the twig!

  17. RubyM

    Very cute card. The twig makes it so much fun.

  18. Lisa Henke

    fantastic creation Lisa! you rock, always do! the real stick/wood element is the perfect touch!

  19. lostinpaper

    Awesome sketch and even more fabulous card! I’m seeing tags everywhere at the moment, maybe because we are coming into gift season…
    LOVE the pop of red and the sentiment is wonderful!

  20. Linda

    that is very lovely my friend.

  21. Christa Blanks

    Love the little twig! Awesome card!

  22. Joy

    Love the leaf background! Thanks for sharing!

  23. natasha g.p.

    WOW, this is so pretty. I love the way you used brown ink on kraft paper!

  24. sharon gullikson

    the red and brown twine looks really cute!

  25. b. poteraj

    So pretty and natural..

  26. Lindsey

    Sweet sketch, sweet card… love it, Lisa! I hope the little twig makes it through the mail to its recipient!

  27. Jen m

    Lovely, LIsa! Love the little branch. 🙂

  28. Roslyn

    I like the stamped background and how you tucked the little bud behind the label!

  29. Joni Kix

    Very cute card! Thanks for the fun sketch!

  30. samantha johnson (@samanthascards)

    beautiful card, love the little twig … great detail

  31. Marilyn Nimmo

    LOVE the twig you incorporated into this card. Fabulous idea!

  32. Emily Keaton

    Lisa, this is wonderful! I love how you incorporated a real twig as an embellishment. Love your sketch, too! I just may have to come back to play–looks like a fun one. 🙂

  33. Janna

    amazong, lisa! love the colours and details. have a great day, my friend! janna

  34. Brandi Hall

    This is a beautiful card! I love how you used nature’s elements. Great job!

  35. Emily Leiphart

    This is gorgeous, Lisa! Great use of the sketch. I love all the kraft!

  36. Pryn Garritan

    AMAZING!!! You ALWAYS have such clever and unique designs! They are so inspiring!!!

  37. Virginia L.

    BEAUTIFUL!! This is the kind of card that uses the natural elements (like a little twig) so perfectly! Just delightful, Lisa!

  38. Jen W.

    Fabulous card – saw it on the Create blog as well! It’s perfect for KB – you totally captured her style! Love the twine and how you stacked the sentiment too!

  39. Jackie

    How LOVELY that you added those natural touches! I love this one, Lisa!

  40. Savannah O'Gwynn

    OHHH! I love your sketch–I will have to put it on my schedule so I PLAY along!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I love your card—love the twine and tag! FUN!

  41. Danie May

    Lisa your card this week is gorgeous. It has inspired me to use my Kraft Cardstock more and I love your idea for the use of wood for your challenge too.

Your comments really make my day, thank you!