Sunday 20 October 2013

Sketchy time!

Howdy! I hope you've had an enjoyable weekend! It has been beautiful here in my little part of Aus, although the smoke from the bushfires has made its way down to us. Sending out positive thoughts and prayers to all affected at the moment.

On to my card today, this is my first entry ever into The Sketchy Challenges. I have followed the blog for a long time, as I have most of the DT blogs saved in my 'favourites' folder, and I have finally plucked up the courage to 'throw my hat into the ring'.

Close-up of my paper-pieced butterfly stamps

Inside of my card

It is a beautiful sketch this fortnight, and I have to admit, usually I'm a tightwad when it comes to my papers, so it took me out of my comfort zone using so many! Although it gave me a great chance to use up some scraps of my beloved Echo Park and Crate Paper papers.

*Sketchy design team ladies - the top layer is actually the whole white card, the doohickey tag is behind the layer, and fussy cut to look like it is between layers, but it's the diagonal panel behind the top layer in the sketch :)

The other challenge I am entering is another first for me too! Another wonderful challenge blog that I have eyed off for a long time is Creative Knockouts (formerly Dutch Dare), and I have paper-pieced the wings on my little butterflies, to match the papers of the card.

The stamps I have used are Darkroom Door and Pink Paislee

Inks are Stampin'  Up! Early Espresso, and TH DI Old Paper (on all edges, with distressing)

Die is Magnolia Doohickey

Embellies are pink ruffled trim, TH Idealogy tag, brads, liquid pearls

Cardstock is Stampin'  Up! and Bazzill

The links to the challenges I am entering are below:

The Sketchy Challenges - Sketch #58

Creative Knockouts - Challenge #7 Paper-Piecing

Thanks so much for stopping by! There will be more projects up this week :)


  1. Hi I am so pleased you have joined us and wow what a super entry...I just love every inch with your gorgeous papers and stamps...really inspired and love your interpretation...Thank you so much for joining us in The Sketchy Challenges and hope you will come back and play again ;0)

  2. Your take on the sketch is absolutely fabulous. Love the papers and your details!
    Thanks for joining us at The Sketchy Challenges!
    Hugs Annette