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Thursday, December 3, 2015

sketch challenge adventures

I wanted to get some cards made with the Snow Place/Snow Friends bundle I "had to have", but my motivation/inspiration has ebbed a bit lately. When that happens to me, sketch challenges usually help, so I went to work with Susan's Watercooler Wednesday sketch:
stamp set - Snow Place; ink - Versamark, Pool Party, Real Red; Stampin' Write markers - Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Delightful Dijon; card stock - Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Real Red; designer series paper - Home For Christmas

That did get me started, but not so much with the stamp set as with the designer series paper. I may have mentioned how much I ♥love♥ this paper!  I remembered the SU-per Challenges sketch looked like it "needed" designer series paper, so I shifted my focus:

stamp set - Versatile Christmas; Cozy Christmas (on envelope); ink - Real Red, Pacific Point (on envelope); card stock - Real Red; designer series paper - Home For Christmas; punch - 1-3/4" Scalloped Circle

And there was the Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch, another one perfect for snippets of designer series paper:  
stamp set - Cozy Christmas (on envelope); ink - Real Red (on envelope); card stock - Gold Foil, Real Red; designer series paper - Home For Christmas; Big Shot with Christmas Greetings thinlits

This one may have made me a bit happier than normal as it hit several other challenge themes. There's no stamping for week 2 at Shopping Our Stash, my favorite holiday colors for SUO Challenges - my favorites are also traditional (to me) - multi-color with a lot of red and green, so it qualifies at Little Red Wagon.  Besides all of that, the traditional Christmas themes are just right for Vintage Stamping Challenges, a challenge I just found today.

20 comments:

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

What a very fun and festive card Miss Kathe. Quite a fun collection you've put together. Thanks for playing with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Merry Christmas!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, what a happy couple of snow people! They fit into Susan's sketch beautifully. Stamping the background with the Merry Christmas! using Versamark is such a great idea. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing your fun card with us for this week's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Anne-Marie Breurkes-Rood said...

You made a very happy christmas card. Thanks for joining SU-per Challenges.

Heather said...

Such fun, bright cards. Thanks for sharing them in the challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.

Craftyfield said...

So glad you have found our Vintage Stamping Challenge blog but sadly on this occasion your "no stamping" cards do not follow our rules. We are a stamping Challenge and the main element must be hand stamped (no digis).

Julie Gearinger said...

What festive and colorful cards!! Great uses for the sketch challenges and so thankful that you played along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

Chana said...

Very nice projects that have been beautifully crafted! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Julia said...

Great Christmas colours. So glad you joined in the fun at SUO

Mary Brown said...

What fun Christmas cards and all great Holiday colors! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

brenda said...

A lovely selection of Christmas cards, many thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Connie Babbert said...

Your cards are all so fun with that beautiful Designer Paper and fun traditional colors! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!

Karen Barber said...

HOW clever you are to highlight the papers with your favorite colors- awesome job!

Lori said...

I love the bits and pieces of designer papers that you used! They make for a super cute card! Thanks so much for joining us at Try Stampin' Or Not On Tuesday!

barb hendrickson said...

Kathe,
The TSOT sketch this week just screams designer paper and you've used this paper perfectly. It's so Christmasy. ;) Thanks for joining us for the challenge this week!

Krista Driessen said...

Thanks for playing along with SU-per Challenges !

Jackie said...

Kathe, great contribution to our Watercooler Challenge. I love the colors, how you placed the snowmen close together and the strips of DSP that you used. Excellent!!

Bev said...

I really like how you showcased this snow buddies.

Marsha J Reed said...

Love those happy snowmen, Kathe! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

Deena said...

Great cards. That is some fabulous retro looking paper.Thanks for joining in the Shopping our Stash no stamping challenge this week.

Super Stamp Girl said...

What a great blend of Christmas papers for this card! What a fun way to focus on them all using our sketch this week. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week. Crystal