August 12, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 165

Hello!  I have a new sketch for you this week, but first I'd like to announce who the random winner is for the My Favorite Things gift voucher!!  

Congratulations to:

Anita, please contact me and I'll send you the $35 MFT gift voucher code.  Congrats and happy shopping!

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 in two weeks, next Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). 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 SSSC165 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

WANT TO BE A GUEST Sweet Sunday Stamper?  I'll be picking my favorite card or project after each challenge and that winner will have a special guest spot as a designer on a future Sweet Sunday Challenge.  I'm SO excited about this!  You can enter as many different cards as you'd like before the following Friday deadline, so get stampy!

I will be announcing the next Guest Sweet Sunday Stamper later this week, so be sure to check back to see if you will be joining the design team for SSSC166!

I made a card using this sweet PI girl - Sending You a Little Christmas.

I switched the card shape up to a square because the image I picked was a little too tall for a regular A2 card. I just ordered the Let it Snowflake Die-namics from MFT and I couldn't wait to use them, so I'm now on Christmas card #2 or something pathetic like that.  haha!  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it with Copic Markers.  The papers are from Winter Park 6x6 by Echo Park and I used some little scraps with the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics for the little flags underneath the snowflakes. 

The inside is simply stamped and I added another snowflake as well as a Simply Scallops Small Die-namics die cut and of course, added lots of stitching.

The Sweet Sunday Stampers have more inspiration for you today - hop on over and see:

You can find these fantastic products in the MFT Boutique:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create this week!

recipe - 
stamps: pi sending you a little christmas (mft)
paper: not quite navy (su!), bravo burgundy (su!), choice snow white (te), winter park 6x6 (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, let it snowflake/square stax 1&2/rectangle stax 1&2/fishtail flags stax/simply scallops small die-namics dies (mft), sweet tooth buttons (mft), tiny twinkles (te), white perle thread, sewing machine, thread, foam tape


  1. Darling card! Love that sweet PI and all the lovely papers, layers and flower. :) As always, another great sketch, too.

  2. Adorable Christmas card Karen! I love all of your attention to the details from the bling on the tree to the layered snowflake with button! Wonderful work as always!
    PS you're two Christmas cards ahead of me ;)

  3. This is way cute Karen! Love that layered snowflake! Hooray for another Christmas card!

  4. Love this sweet little PI image, the snow flakes and your coloring is over the moon!!!!! Fabulous!!

  5. I was dying to see what you'd do with this sketch. LOVE IT! The blue & red are gorgeous too.

  6. oooo! love this sketch...working on it NOW! love Karen's sample.

  7. ummm...DUH! I meant your sample. ;)

  8. Your cards are always beautiful. Had a quick peek at the other Sweet Sunday Stampers and they have all done a wonderful job too.Thanks.

  9. Super sweet card Karen! I love the way you colored the sweet PI girl and the teeny ornaments add a beautiful touch!

  10. This is sooo cute Karen! Love the different stitching you've used (I'm in awe of people who can sew perfectly - mine always looks wonky!) - and the multi-coloured snowflake is a fab touch!

  11. thanks for a great sketch Karen - it was a lot of fun to work with. Love your card !!

  12. Karen I love this little PI girl and all the bling and elements you added is perfect.

  13. This is looking great. So beautiful design with perfect color. I appreciate this.

  14. It was really beautiful lay out! They are really lovely. Thanks a lot for the share.

  15. i saw your gorgeous sketch at allison fillo's "stampin when i can" roundup and FELL in love--and i love the card i made with it, as well; reading this post more thoroughly, i'm realizing that you may actually be calling for *STAMPED* cards, though, which mine isn't! (it's got some embossed ink... but alas no rubber...) so OF COURSE i will totally understand if you'd like to remove my link, but i do thank you for the sketch & the inspiration! ♥

  16. OMGoodness Miss Karen! This is Too Darned CUTE!! 8-) Love your Darling PI image ( one of my favs! ) And your Sketch is Super! Hope I get a chance to play along! 8-)


  17. This is too sweet! Love all the sparkles on the tree and that layered snowflake, too.