All posts filed under: Sketch Challenge Cards

Happy Day!

Happy Day! This is my interpretation of the sketch challenge this week on SCS. I made a hybrid digi card. I printed and cut my image and popped it up on dimensional foam tape in place of the main image panel.  I added a button for the circle element. I used digi papers for my paper strip panel. They are printed directly onto the main card frame, along with the sentiment at the bottom. Challenges: Crafty Creations – Happy Birthday Have a creative day! Deena

A New Image, BUY ONE Get TWO!

Did you know that  October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH?  I wanted to do my *small* part in showing my support and helping spread the word.  Research is so important, and we  can  be a part of the movement to end all cancers.  Just by sending  our cards to those fighting cancer can do so much to help!  As you know there are many card drives going on in our crafting community and they need all of our support.  Will you join in? SCS is having their 2nd annual Hope You Can Cling To Card Drive and I made this card to show my support.  The image I’ve used is a new one I drew after a little birdie whispered in my ear that it would be a good idea to draw something for cancer awareness.  She is absolutely right!  I hope that the sale of this image will benefit ALL OF US!   HOW WILL IT BENEFIT CANCER RESEARCH?  $1.00 from every sale of this “Hope Branch” image  from my ETSY shop, will be …

Vintage Botanical

I love it when I can just make a card for no other reason than the passion I feel for creating something! I have been swooning over some of the vintage images at The Graphics Fairy lately, and I’ve downloaded quite a few, so, many thanks to Karen from Graphics Fairy! My card today is a blend of BoBunny gabrielle collection dp, and vintage paper printed on white cardstock  that I folded to make my background  base card. The main image of the apple blossom c. 1890 on a piece of torn scrap paper was printed, cut out and distressed around the edges.  The torn paper is from an old Geography book that had a boys’ name and the year 1891 written in it!  Isn’t that cool?  You can see the date in the top right. I used a Flourishes stamp for my sentiment and added a short piece of crinkled seam binding and a single aqua pearl for embellishment. I was inspired by the SCS sketch today and that got it all started for …

Big Deal Dad!

Dad is a BIG DEAL around here!  Our boys love spending time with their Dad;  whether it’s playing games, watching movies, having him read to them at bedtime, or  helping him around the house! He is the best DAD ever and they adore him!! Of course, he adores them too!!! I love this image from Lynne Stansbery for SQUIGGLEFLY!  It’ called His Father’s Son.  And yes, I think our boys have big shoes to fill if they are to follow in his footsteps! I made my own computer generated sentiment as I did not have one I liked for the image.  The papers are ECHO PARK  walk in the park, and I used COPICS to color the image.  My husband’s favorite color is yellow, did you guess?!  I’ve also used today’s sketch from SCS. Squigglefly’s challenge  this week is “make it masculine”! Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, it’s perfect timing! Pattie’s Creations challenge: Father’s Day(or wedding) Dream Valley Challenge: Father’s Day Digi’s With Attitude: Father’s Day Thanks so much for stopping by …

Bon Voyage!

I used a technique called “Direct to Paper” and made this Bon Voyage vacation/travel card.   The tutorial is on SCS if you would like to have a look. I used Versa Color and Color Box chalk inks to create the sun and the waves, stamped the Technique Tuesday ship and sentiment in Versa Color Bark ink, and added the crinkled seam binding through two set eyelets.  The result?  Well, I’ll let you be the judge of that! I took the Color Throwdown challenge: blue, green, and yellow! Thanks for stopping by!  You know I enjoy your company!! Deena

Crafty Creations Sketch

Hi everyone!   Jeanet has given us a great sketch to play with this week over on Crafty Creations challenge blog!  This is my DT sample card.  It’s going to a young boy in need of some cheering up.  If  you would like to read the whole story about Mark and maybe send him a card too, here is the LINK. This was also inspired by Mothermark’s Teapot Tuesday challenge to make an Xtreme sports card. This is my second Shopping Inspired card for my own SHOPPING INSPIRATION CHALLENGE. Stamps: Extreme Skateboard Stampin’ Up! Accessories: metal hinge, metal letter (dollar store) Paper: Pink Paislee dp, Kraft cardstock, white card stock, Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I always enjoy reading your comments! Deena

Together Forever Wedding Shower Card

Hello!! I hope you are all enjoying the summer so far!  There’s been some record high heat in many areas, so I hope everyone is keeping cool and hydrated! I made this card for my niece, her wedding shower is this Sunday!  I used the SCS sketch challenge to bring this toghether.  The dp is lovely Juliette s.e.i paper, so shimmery and pretty, a gift from my friend Peggy!  I  used Bittersweet Basic Grey paper for the first layer.   I added more shimmer with my Sakura gelly roll pen on the cake and sentiment.  The flower is punched from crepe paper and colored with copics, and finished off with a sparkle brad. Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Fun and Fast Notes Accessories: oval punch, scallop oval punch, corner rounder punch, flower punches, brad, Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge (circle), Copics: R11, R20, YG91, Sakura gelly roll gold pen CHALLENGE INSPIRED: SCS sketch C.R.A.F.T challenge: cakes/ice cream Thanks for stopping by today!! Deena

This Challenge had me in Stitches!

Wednesday already!  Yep, that’s hump day, mid week, 3 more days to the weekend!!  AND of course it means another Crafty Creations Challenge!  This week, Bernie is setting her very first challenge and it’s a fun one!! She has chosen to have us use stitches on our projects;  faux or real that’s up to you!   Whimsy Stamps is our terrific sponsor this week!! I had fun coloring this cutie!  I don’t do stitches often so that was kinda fun too! I had some help with the sketch this week…thanks to MMSC58, Priscilla Styles Midnight Madness sketch challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by!!  You know I enjoy your company! 😉 Deena

Gerbera Daisies

Soooooo….what do you think of the new look?  Did you notice?  Of course you did. I had a bit of a blog  identity crisis yesterday and spent  waaaaaay too long trying to find a new “look”. It was like I was at Payless trying on every shoe in the shop!  (I would say Nine West but they don’t even have that many shoes in their shop) . It was like getting ready for a night out, and tossing every piece of clothing I own onto the floor in frustration!! It was like standing in line at Starbucks and drawing a blank because I couldn’t for the life of me decide  if I wanted a non fat vanilla latte or a 3 pump no whip mocha!!! I finally decided.  Not confidently.  Soooooo…if you like it, great! If you don’t like it, you might as well not tell me.  Because I’m not going to change it for a while.  Nope, can’t do it. Would you like to see some pretty daisies? I thought you might!  🙂 Stamps: …

Baby Elephant

Here’s my Crafty Creations challenge card. I’ve paper pieced the baby elephant from Basic Grey dp. Yes, I’m a day late but better late than never right?  The challenge is paper piecing and Sew Many Cards is our sponsor this week! I hope you’re ready to cut and paste for this challenge! I’ve used the sketch from SCS this week for my card. What a fun sketch today!  I stamped the border with little hearts from Hot Off the Press stamps and paper pieced the elephant. (HOTP small elephant)  The papers are Basic Grey and My Mind’s Eye scraps I had laying around my desk.  That’s what I love about this sketch; I get to use up some scraps!  I’ve added a tiny Tim Holtz safety pin to the corner…love it!!   I will need a few baby cards as I have two nieces having theirs in the next couple of months…something to look forward to! Have a creative day everyone!