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Sew sketchy!

As I was flicking through facebook the other day, I spotted a blog post from a fellow demonstrator who had done a sketch challenge recently. Now, for the life of me I can’t remember who it was or even find it again (I think facebook swallows things sometimes!) but I found the sketch because I thought it would be a lovely one for me to use with my Sew Suite stamp set.

Here is the sketch (from www.makeeshabyl.com.au):

And here is my card:

The Sew Suite stamp set and matching Sweet Stitches DSP is only available until the end of July as the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue will come to an end. It’s a cute set and just perfect for a card I wanted to send with a parcel as part of a sewing swap I am involved in at the moment! We are each sending another person in the swap 4 items (can be fabric, ribbon, lace, button, zips, whatever you like) and then they have to create something with them, kind of like Ready Steady Cook, but instead it’s Ready Steady Sew!

Anyway, back to the card …. I finally used some pompom trim on a card! LOL! It is really cute and added a nice texture to the front. You can see that I took a bit of license with the sketch, but that’s the fun of doing a sketch challenge, you can use the basic sketch for inspiration and adapt it for your project!

Hope you enjoyed! Kari 🙂


A BIG thank you!

Yesterday I held a Stamp’n’Chat afternoon where a few friends (customers and other SU! demos) came over and we made some Christmas cards to donate to Camp Quality. It was a lovely afternoon with good company as we stamped – oh and some lovely scones too if I don’t say so myself!! :D. And, guess what?! We ended up making 120 cards!!!! How amazing is that for under 3 hours! I’ll get them out and photograph them later so you can see what they look like.

For now, though, here’s some pictures from Fiona’s challenges on the INKlings Cyberstamp night a week or so ago.

Challenge 1 was a sketch challenge and for some reason I went all pretty and girly with pinks and purples and a little bit of silver matting!

challenge 1 - kari

Challenge 2 was to make this little purse (should have been a bit bigger but I couldn’t make my printer enlarge it!). Isn’t it cute? I used more of the Tea Party DSP – it is so delicate and girly, perfect for a little purse!

challenge 2 - kari

Thanks for visiting! K 🙂

2 for 1 challenge card!

Well, I was a little stuck on what to make or rather just where to start, so I did a little blog tour and came up with a colour challenge and a sketch challenge to test me out! The Splitcoast Stampers CC173 was Groovy Guava, Barely Banana and Chocolate Chip. This combination really appealed to me for some reason – perhaps it was because of the title ‘Groovy Banana Chips’!!! The sketch challenge (TECC24) from Taylor was a new source for me. I have seen other blogs displaying her challenges, but thought I’d give it a whirl this week!


The stamp set I’ve used is Polka Dots and Paisley and I have kept it very simple, using only Chocolate Chip ink and keeping the other colours to the cardstock. The ribbon is the beautiful wide Chocolate Chip Grosgrain. My 1 3/8″ and 1 1/4″ circle and scallop circle punches came out to play again and then I stuck it all together. So, what do you think?

Sketch challenge

I am going to go a little backwards in showing you the cyberchallenge pics! Today’s image is the sketch challenge and we could make a square card or a scrapbook layout using it. The sketch is from Lauren Meader’s blog and her story about her sample made from this sketch is just lovely (keep the tissues handy, though)

sketch challenge, pumpkin pie, wild wasabi, crew kids boy

sketch challenge, pumpkin pie, wild wasabi, crew kids boy

I have used another photo of my boy for this 6×6 page and I haven’t done any stamping!! Shock horror! What I have done is use my pc to print out the text in a dark grey colour and trimmed/punched it to match the sketch. I layered the circle onto a circle of Wild Wasabi cardstock and used my Crop-a-dile to add 2 Bordering Blue eyelets. The photo is matted on some Pumpkin Pie card and the DSP is from the Crew Kids Boy Simply Scrappin Kit. As soon as I picked the photo I knew I had to use that kit – lucky I had it sitting there waiting for me 😉 It’s all mounted with sticky strip and the circle is popped up on a couple of dimensionals.

Hope you like it! 🙂 K

Weekend Sketch Challenge

Thought I’d share with you my attempt at Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge #52. I’ve used Certainly Celery (an oldie but a goodie!!) with Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and some more of that gorgeous Petals and Paisley DSP. The stamp is from the Simply Said set and I’ve stamped it in Pretty in Pink then sponged a little of the Pretty in Pink ink around the edges of the card. I had some brads out (pink) to attach as well, but then couldn’t decide where to put them, so Iwent for paper piercing instead. If I hadn’t already attached the stamped piece of card I would attach it with dimensionals, but it’s too late to go back now!! 🙂

certainly celery, pretty in pink, petals and paisley, DSP, Simply Said, paper piercing

Hope you are enjoying my pink and green week – they seem to be the colours I am reaching for at the moment! Cheers! 🙂 K