27 April 2013

Week 117 - Sketch

Sketch #9

This week we have a sketch for you drawn by Jen.
It's simplicity itself, so to add a little constraint, we ask that the card stays in this orientation.  Remember we still want to see plenty of white space.

For this card I used my new handyman dies from Dienamics, piecing them with kraft and silver card to give a little greater authenticity. They are threaded on a length of kraft twine from Stampin' Up. The sentiment is an old favourite from a Happy Everything set from Inkadinkadoo.
The sentiment label was cut using a pennant die from Spellbinders, cutting part way through  from notched end then reversing it out of my Cuttlebug, turning the die around the other end of the sentiment and then cutting from that end to the middle and back.
There is a little tutorial for adapting die-cuts here.
This is a little different... I decided to make the bisected rectangle from the sketch into apertures. For these I used a square Nestie, cutting it out completely for the top aperture and cutting it part way and then reversing as in the above process to make the rectangle beneath. The leaves are from a super Memory Box die and this is its first outing! The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

For my first card I have used my first ever embossing folder from Cuttle-bug along with a strip of ribbon and a button from Stampin UP.  Keeping it really simple.  I have also distressed the edges of the panel.

My second card uses my newest bit of stash, the  Mr Moustache collection from Pink Petticoat... I simply added the sentiment across the middle and cut out another moustache and raised it a little.  The fabulous matching papers decorate the inside.

We hope you enjoy this challenge and can't wait to see what you come up with.


  1. love your cards ladies! The moustached one is fab and so 'on-trend' right now. I'm looking forward to seeing submissions to this challenge.

  2. Another great challenge ladies, and the DT have done wonderful cards.
    Suzy B :-)

  3. FAB sketch Jen and gr8 DT cards. Entries so far all looking fabulous. Sorry I'm a bit AWOL at the mo but I will visit as many blogs as I get the chance to - have a great week everyone


  4. Great sketch Jen, and wonderful cards from the DT :)

  5. Thanks for that great sketch! I had lots of fun playing with it!

  6. Fab cards ladies and thank you for the sketch loved it this week :)

  7. What great ideas you ladies come up with they certainly give (me!!)lots of inspiration

  8. Fab sketch and even more fab inspiration ladies!!!!!

  9. So beautiful are your cards x

  10. There's always something fun to get your teeth into here - thanks again ladies! Vicky x

  11. Jen, your sketch is brilliant! Thank you so much!! It's clear from the amazing entries already that this is a favorite of lots of other people, too. Both of your inspiration cards are drop-deaders!! Wait. Make that "drop-dead gorgeous!"

  12. Cards are stunning as always. Thanks for a super sketch challenge x

  13. Sorry Jen - I missed reading that the sketch orientation should have remained the same. Kind regards Meighan

  14. Yay! I finally got a card in on time! Great sketch Jen, I love it and will use it again. Love your samples Chrissie and Jen xx

  15. Beautiful inspiration ladies and thanks for a great sketch and challenge hugs Karen



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