December 11, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 147

Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), and I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog on Saturday. So, as long as your card is linked by 10 PM Friday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC147 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

The tree is up and decorated, now I just need to get the rest of the house in order - seems a shame to only have these decorations up for a month, don't you think?

I have another Christmas card for you today and I mixed a couple There She Goes sets together for this one.

I started by cutting out the Holly Jolly Die, which is included with the Holly Jolly set, and then stamped the snowflake on the die cut in Memento Summer Sky.  The inner circle is from No Peeking and I stamped it in Memento Rich cocoa and stamped the Holly Jolly snowman in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him with Copics.  The sentiment is from Warmest Wishes - which just made me laugh since that's the sentiment.  I don't know why it made me laugh, maybe because it's late??  I added lots of sewing and a wooden button from Maya Road with some baker's twine.  I also added some Diamond Stickles to the snowflake, but you can't really see it very well.  I need SPARKLE mode on my camera!

The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: holly jolly (there she goes), warmest wishes (there she goes), no peeking (there she goes)
paper: not quite navy (su!), choice snow white (taylored expressions), winter park (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black/rich cocoa/summer sky
accessories: copic markers, baker's twine, wood buttons (maya road), diamond stickles (ranger), holly jolly die (there she goes), first place ribbon die-namics (my favorite things), foam tape



  1. Hi Karen!
    I just fund your blog and fell in love with the way it looks. Love your work as well. I'm looking into redoing my blog and would love to have something similar to yours. Where did you buy the digital designs? Did you do it yourself? I love owls too, so I'm just smitten :)

  2. This is super cute Karen, I love all the stitching!!!

  3. That die is super cute. Love the shape of it! Super sweet Christmas card Karen

  4. Great card Karen! Love the little snowman and winter colors!

  5. This is so cute!! Love the stamp and papers you used :)

  6. So cute! Love what you did with the horizontal strip.

  7. Great sketch (as usual!!) and sweet little snowman. I think you are on to something with "sparkle mode" idea for cameras - it would be a delight to all crafters to finally capture the glitter effect!!

  8. Fun, fun sketch. Thank you for sharing it and your beautifuly inspired creations. :)Peggy

  9. thank you for the great sketch... I love how it worked for the Eskimo Kisses BG papers!

  10. It's been far too long since I played along. Thanks for the inspiration. Fabulous sketch and some great samples!!