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


  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

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

  3. these are all gorgeous cards, so nice

  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

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

  6. oooh i just love them all they are fabby

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

  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 :)
    Chris xx

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

  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

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

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


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

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

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

  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!

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