Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sketch Saturday Challenge #266

We have a new challenge at Sketch Saturday.  It is also the 1st Saturday in the month, so that means the challenge is hosted by a DT is Alex's week.
Alex organized a fabulous sponsor this week:
 Our prize this week is a $5 Sassy Cheryl gift coupon.

Alex also created the sketch for this week.  Here is Sketch #266:
We were given an Sassy Cheryl image to work with too.  I chose Quiet Inspiration.  Isn't she the sweetest.  She looks just like my friends little girl, so this will be her birthday card this year.  I found the most perfect patterned paper - My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl".     
Supplies Card 1 --
Image: Sassy Cheryl's Stamp "Quiet Inspiration"
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl"
Cardstock: PTI Sweet Blush, Limeade Ice
Sewing machine with white thread
Punches: 1" circle and flower
Die cut: PTI medium scallop
Copic Colors: E00, E11, E13, E21, R02, RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, YG01, YG21, G40, BG000, BG10, BG53, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR61, YR65, 0 

I made a second card using the sketch, a baby card for a couple at church.  I used a variety of products on this one.  One of the best things about this design team - using all the things that have been sitting around awhile.
It is kind of a fussy card...only took me a couple days to make it - LOL.  I kept changing directions with it.  The image is a Nina B set "Sending you Sunshine" available at The Crafts Meow. 
I ended up stamping the image on some A|Muse cloud paper.  I used 2 A|Muse dies, the grass and pinking border.  I have 3 layers of grass.  I colored, cut and pieced all the colored elements.

The stripe paper and paper used for the grass is MRO Mia's Cottage - a paper I've been hoarding.  I cut what I thought was my last full sheet of the stripe paper to make this card.  Believe me I paused a moment before I did it...but cut it.  Then last weekend, while cleaning the craftroom {which is a bedroom} so guests could stay, I discovered 25 full unopened packs of Mia's Cottage.  I guess there is no reason not to use the paper now!  The things you find when you clean - LOL! 

Supplies Card 2 --
Stamp:  Nina B "Sending you Sunshine" available at The Crafts Meow
Patterned Cardstock: Mabelle RO Mia's Cottage and ribbon (TAC)
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock:  Bazzill Ocean Blue, Berry Sensation, Tangelo Blast
Dies: A|Muse Grass and pinking borders
Copic Colors: E33, E35, E37, E29, YG11, YG13, YG25, YG91, YG93, RV12, RV14, RV09, Y13, Y17, YR61, YR65, B41, B45.

You can see all the design teams creations HERE.  Sketch Saturday Challenges are open to all image the only rule is to use the sketch.  The prize this week is $5 gift coupon to Sassy Cheryl's  Stamps.   

Creative Craft Challenges2 - Stitch in time (real or Faux)
Ladybug Crafts - Birthday
Paperminutes - die cuts
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Make it Girly
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Babies
Creative Moments - Flowers
Divas By Design - Cute
Lady Anne's Challenge - Use Stamp

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. I love both of your cards! Colouring perfect, paper choice wonderful.. embellishments just so great, too! Hugs, Alex H.

  2. Both of these cards are fabulous! I love the bright cheery colors and the sketch is perfect for showing off both of the perfectly colored images.


  3. Fun cards, Deb! I love the pinks and the variety of colors you used for the flowers on the little girl's hat.

  4. Totally cuteness - I have the bottom stamp but it has yet to meet ink - so have to get it out like really soon. Grat job on both cards.

  5. Both of your cards are fantastic and just show how versatile Alex's sketch was. Your colouring is just fantastic too!

    Hugs, Vannessa

  6. Beautiful card love all the bright colors. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.

  7. Oh I LOVE Sassy Cheryl's images! Love the sketch, you color choices, great papers and the image is colored so beautifully!! I really like how you put the bird circle in the center of the flower...very creative :) Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craftroom Door and good luck!
    DT Member

  8. these are the sweetest!! i love the bright colours and the little scenes... such adorable cards debra :)

  9. I love both cards, but really love the bright colors of your 2nd just pops off the page. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week. Would love to have you join us again and see more of your creations.

  10. Such gorgeous, bright summery cards!

  11. Both cards are great. Love the bold colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges

  12. For your first card you've used a really sweet image. I really like the effect of the yellow you've used to make the panels for the image and DP - it makes this card even more summery and cheerful!
    Your second card has a fantastic color scheme. You've done such a great job coloring the image, and I love the striped, colorful DP! Cute!

  13. Two beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  14. Both cards are beautiful but the first is totally adorable - the image is sooooooo cute.
    Thanks for playing with The Divas this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx