Sunday, January 11, 2015

Getting Sketchy Again

Although I don't consider myself to be very good at it, I do enjoy participating in Sketch Challenges from time to time; especially when I find a cute sketch to work with on my card.  So, when I saw this week's sketch over at Sketch Saturday, I knew that I definitely wanted to give it a try.  I created a Valentine's Day card using some sweet Recollections goodies I picked up last year at Michaels.
I inked and machine stitched my patterned papers together, and then added a Stampin' Up small doily (cut in half).  I ran white seam binding around the card, and then created a bow out of the white, grey and red seam binding.  I added some hand-painted and glittered jingle bells that are tied with Ivory Burlap from May Arts.  As I said, the sentiment (Love triangle) and the patterned papers are Recollections.  The sweet sketch made it a really easy card.
Here are the links to the challenges where I'm sharing my card:
Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog - Challenge #343 - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp (another one of my favorites) - I just LOVE this sweet sketch, and I hope you will ALL come play along!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Simon Says "Something New" and so, I used one of my new Stampin' Up doilies AND my brand new grey seam binding.  To be perfectly honest, I'd like to be picking out "Something New" at Simon Says Stamp.......LOL
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges - Simon Says "Make New Friends, But Keep The Old" - You just HAVE to keep and use your oldies but goodies.  I bought my patterned papers and embellishments last year, but I paired them with my brand new doily and grey seam binding!
Have a blessed day!


  1. This is super cute, Karen. I'm super excited to be doing the Blog Hop with you and the rest of the DT at V's Sweet Ideas next week. Have a great day, and thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Pretty county feel card Karen.Love the plaid border. - Jim

  3. What a sweet card Karen - love the gray in the bow - it really sets the other colours off. The bells are an adorable embellishment.

  4. This is just gorgeous,a fab

  5. I absolutely LOVE your bow with the different colors of ribbon and those jingle bells! Very nice card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Something New Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  6. Very pretty card with all those lovely layers!

  7. Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm now following you here and on Google+ xxx

  8. Swoon!!! this is Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday!

  9. What a lovely card.. great paper choice and the little bells are just so cute! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Satuday!
    ;-) Alex H.