Monday, July 14, 2008

Can't resist a challenge

This was a sketch that Chris featured in a post on the Fiskarettes blog pointing out the benefts of using sketches in Cardmaking and Scrapbooking. I love working with a sketch - a great source of inspiration and and let's face it we all suffer from the dreaded "Crafter's Block" from time to time. I must admit I am thoroughly addicted to sketch challenges and when Chriss - one of my Fiskarettes buddies left the following comment "well i do love a crafty challenge…is anyone else going to join me and have a go" well say no more my name was in the hat - never been a girl to duck a challenge....but surely we can do better than that so I challenged all the other Fiskarettes to get creative....can't wait to see how everyone else interprets the sketch.
I turned the sketch around to make my first card and then the old mojo went into overdrive and I made a further two cards.....each one different.
  • Papers: Shabby Saturday available as a download ....Funky Hand
  • Flourish: Clear Stamp Set....HOTP
  • Brackets: Thickers....American Crafts
  • Sentiment: Alphabet Stickers....American Crafts and Clear Stamp Set....HOTP
  • Papers: American Stor
  • Cardstock: Craftwork Cards
  • Ribbon: Poppicrafts
  • Flourish: Autumn Leaves - Rhona Farrer
  • Sentiment & Image: Hero Arts - Sparkle Clear "Hello Birdie
  • Papers: Cardmakers Floral Ultimate Pack...HOTP
  • Flowers: Cuttlebug Asterisks Die
  • Ribbon: American Crafts
  • Buttons: Basic Grey Sultry Collection

17 comments:

  1. Drool, slurp, drool... Fab cards, Kath! You never produce anything I don't like.. I love everything you do! And on top of being such a talented artist, you're a jolly good sort, to boot! Luv ya!

    Heather xx

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  2. Wow!
    fantastic Kathy, three fantastic cards and all so different..YOu are a true inspiration. hugs rach.xx

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  3. these are all gorgeous cards, so nice

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  4. All Three cards are fab i love them.. oh! i had a doggy just like yours she was my soulmate i lost her at christmas but seeing the piccy of yours made me smile
    luv
    linniex

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  5. What a lovely card.I love them al tree. Hugs Marja

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  6. oooh i just love them all they are fabby
    AllisonX

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  7. Oh My Kath each and every card is beautiful..I love those Assterick Dies:)

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  8. Kath each and every one of the cards is just absolutely STUNNING. I can't stop looking they are all so gorgeous. Way to go!! You certainly rose to the challenge and HOW!!!
    It's fab to see how everyone is making the sketch their own:)
    p.s. could you send me some of that mojo please :)
    hugs
    Chris xx

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  9. Wow these are all so stunning ,fabulous work ,Dawnx

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  10. wow kath i absolutely love ALL of your cards! what a treat your blog is! with your permission i'd love to add you to my bloglist favorites. hugs! shelly

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  11. What beautiful cards Kath!
    You've inspired me to have a go..
    Linda x

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  12. Pure EYE CANDY Kath!!
    They are all just so perfectly crafted - how do you do those massive citcles - I love them!!

    Dawn
    x

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  13. Wow!! Three cards??!! Just love ribbons and buttons at the moment hehehe!!!

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  14. i just saw this sketch ! & now i see you've made 3 inspiring cards ! wonderful takes on the sketch ! love them !

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  15. both cards are just LOVELY, you sure are a wonderful stamper!

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  16. Cor blimey! They are all completely fabulous! Me lovee the red and green one the bestest though cos it just seems to speak to me. Fab!
    xxx

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  17. Wow, Kath you're cards are all fantastic and so professional. I wish I could create cards like these. You are so inspiring!

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx