Friday, May 7, 2010

Sweet Stop Sketch - Happy Mother's Day

Hi there! It's time for another sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop! This was a really great, layer-filled sketch! It's the perfect way to combine lots of patterned papers.

All of my papers are from the October Afternoon Thrift Shop Line. I have made it a personal goal to buy every stack that October Afternoon comes out with. LOL! I *love* their paper!

The image is a digi stamp from Designed2Delight. I am participating in their challenge this week - for the first time, actually. If you make a card using the free digi and enter it into the challenge, then you get a free digi emailed to you next week. So, if you play every week, you'll accumulate quite a few free digis. How cool is that?!

Back to my card - I colored the image in with Copic markers and cut it out with Classic Square Nestabilities. I sponged Memento Cantaloupe around the edges. I did LOTS of sewing on this card and added some trim with my Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch. A cream-colored bow and a few brads finished off my card. By the way, this is for my mom for Mother's Day!

I am entering this card in:
Pixie Challenges - use Kraft paper
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - anything goes
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Fab 'n Funky - use border punches
Easy Craft Projects - Spring
Catch the Bug - flower power
Totally Paper Crafts - stitching
Raise the Bar - for Mom
If the shoe fits - for Mom
For Fun Challenges - for Mom
Wee Memories - stitching
CCEE Stampers - Mother's Day
Creative Card Crew - flowers

I also made another card with this sketch. I haven't done the inside yet, because I think this card would be fitting for many different occasions - friendship, thinking of you, birthday, Mother's Day, etc.

For this card, I used papers from the Memory Box Frond collection. The image is from Garden of Friends by There She Goes. I colored it with Copic markers, cut it out with circle Nestabilities, and sponged around the edges with Memento Cantaloupe. I also did some stitching on this card. I added some trim with my Fiskars Apron Lace punch and a white bow.

Be sure to hop over to the Sweet Stop blog to check out the sketch and the inspiration from the Sugar Babies: Nancy Brown, Kelly Caslow, Renata Elenbaas, Audrey Gonzales, Julie MasseKathy Page, Korin Sutherland, Andrea Vernagus, and Dana White.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1 Supplies:
Paper: Kraft by Bazzill, Choice Buttercream cardstock, October Afternoon Thrift Shop
Stamps: digi image by Designed2Delight
Ink: Memento Cantaloupe
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon (Offray), brads (The Paper Studio)
Tools: Classic Square Nestabilities, sewing machine, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch

Card 2 Supplies:
Paper: American Crafts Cardstock, Choice Snow White, Memory Box Frond
Stamps: Garden of Friends by There She Goes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Cantaloupe
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon (Offray)
Tools: Classic Square Nestabilities, Scallop Square Nestabilities, sewing machine, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch 



  1. Wow I love the bright colours of spring on your cards; simply stunning!

  2. Gorgeous cards!! I love the colors and layers of paper! I'm so happy to have you join my artist's challenge!

  3. great looking cards...I like the layout.. well done

  4. your cards are stunning! i love all the layers u used, with the different papers! the colors are so vibrant too! thanks for joining us at the Shoe this week!

  5. Such a lovely card! The LO and colors are just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

  6. 2 VERY pretty cards with beautiful flowers!!! THANKS for joining us at Catch The Bug!!!
    Jodi-Bugaboo Stamps DT

  7. gorgeous cards,great layouts and fab images thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

  8. Two gorgeous cards, lovely colours, great stitching,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope yo see you next week, sue,x

  9. OMG this card is so beautiful and thank you so much for joining PDS
    Lana xoxo

  10. What adorable cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us on For Fun this week.

  11. Two gorgeous cards,love the bright and cheery colours!!! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!!

  12. Gorgeous cards! Love your papers and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug challenge.

  13. Both of these cars are so beautiful! I love your mix of background papers, stitching, and sketch! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Flower Power challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

  14. What a gorgeous mix of designer papers!!! The calico/quilt-look is really pretty with the stitching and border! OMG - This is absolutely stunning in it's implicity, espeically because of the bright colors on white and the yummy polka dots! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Flower Power challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

  15. Oh both of these cards are fantastic!!!Thanks for playing an long with the Pixie Dust Studios challenge of Kraft! Beth

  16. Both of these are simply stunning! Great colors and coloring! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug! Hope to see you back soon!

  17. WOW!! How BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your creation!! Thank you for joining the Pixies!!

  18. Candace--I love the sketch you used! The papers are perfect with your punch. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Flower Power challenge.

  19. Both of your cards are very pretty. Great coloring.
    The flowers on the second card look so real.
    Thanks for joining us in the CCEE challenge.

  20. Candace these cards are beautiful! I love the pitcher, such a sweet image and versatile. How wonderful that they continue giving out their images for every week that you play! Your second card is so gorgeous, I am a huge fan of hyrdrangeas so this is just beautiful! Wonderful coloring Candace!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

  21. VERY NICE! LOVE your work on the flowers. Thanks so much for playing at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug challenge this week:)

  22. Just darling! I love that October Afternoon paper!! It looks so cute with the watercan image :) Both cards are great!!

  23. Both cards are fantastic! Love all of the papers on the first one...I am too scared to use more than 2...but this looks awesome!

  24. Beautiful cards love it :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Thanks for playing at wee Memories! I posted a new challenge today... hope you get to come play again!! :) :) :) :) :) Have a great day!

  25. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining the DU2DS Challenge this time.


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