Monday, October 05, 2009

September winner and October Sketch....

Hey everybody,

Its already 5th of October. I know I am late.But better late than never. This month, I will be away by 20th, so there will not be a competition. But I will put up the sketch and the inspirations by the DTs.
Before that here are the winners of September sketch competition.
There were two participants for September 09.
I would like to thank bot Leisha and Pauly for giving the sketch a go.

So the winners are Pauly and Leisha

Congratulations both of you. 

Pauly, I have your address and I will post ur prize.
Leisha, could you please email me your address.
Thanks ladies and have fun with the prize.

Now, for the October sketch

Here are the inspirations from the DTs

This is Renae's card. Love the stamp from Stampin' Up!

This is from Sarah. She made an ATC out of the sketch.

This is from Lisa K. Love this Lisa

This is from Chris W. I love white crisp card.

Here is the card from Vicki. Love the colors she has used.
The flower is the spotlight. Love it.

 So if you have time, then give the sketch a go.
I would like to see them too. Please leave a comment and a link to your take on the sketch.

See you soon


Monday, September 21, 2009

Pretty please.........

Can't believe no body is participating in the sketch competition. Come on ladies where are you all?
Just a week more to go till the end of september. Can I see more entries? Pretty please!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

More inspirations

Morning everybody,

Here is more inspiration from the DT on the September sketch.

This one is from me. I don't generally do pastels but I like this color combination.
Very pretty I think. And I like this stamp set called Fun Pun from Stampin' Up!
Very cute set. There are 8 stamps in this set and all of them are funny.

This is from Lisa. Love the diecut and the stars.
She has made this for her son's birthday.
Great masculine card. Love it.

This is from Chris W. She is very clever too.
She made an extra Shabbychic ATC for a swap, added more embellishments and made it into a card. Just beautiful. Love it

So what are you waiting for?
Give the september sketch a go and link your post to Mr. Linky.
Can't wait to see your take on the sketch.

See you soon


Thursday, September 03, 2009

September card sketch

Hey everybody,

Its 3 days late but here it is. I was busy although its no excuse. lol!!!!
Sometimes life just takes over everything and you wonder how many days have passed by!!!!
I am experiencing such a thing right now. Hope all settles by next few days.
Anyway, here is the September card sketch for you.

Here are some of the DT cards for inspiration

This is from Sarah

This one is from Renae W

This is from Vicki. B

Beautiful inspirational cards from Design team members.
Love their interpretation of the sketches.
More inspirational cards coming soon.
Use the sketch and make your card.
Publish on your blog and link it to Mr. Linky below.

You enter into a draw to win a prize.
All the best.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Winner for the month of August.

Hey everybody,

Is September already! That means we have a winner for August.

There was only one entry and the winner is Shazza Bishop.

Congratulations Shazza

Please email me your address for the prize.

I will shortly put the sketch for September and also all the DT cards.
I will attach Mr. Linky again by the end of the next post.
Please link your entries to Mr. Linky before 30th of September.

Have a great day, See you soon


Saturday, August 08, 2009

Great news!

From this month onwards, my sketch challenge is open to all.
Yes! anybody from any part of the world can participate in the challenge. Yay!!!
I love to see all your beautiful creations.

The rules are:

Use the sketch for each month and make a card.
No restrictions on the color or product to be used unless mentioned.
You can rotate the sketch and substitute the ribbon for anything you like.

All I need is the sketch should be identifiable!!!!
One random winner will receive a prize.

All you need to do is post your take of the sketch on your blog and link it here

All the best.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Here is the winner

Here is the winner of the July sketch.
I have assigned numbers based on when you have sent your entries.
So, 1 = Lynnette
2 = Alica
3 = Karina
4 = Angie

Aditi picked up from the jar as I am still working on the random generator!!!!
She picked number #3

So the winner is KARINA. Congratulations karina.
Your prize is on the way to you on Monday.

I thank all of you who have participated. All the entires are gorgeous and keep sending them.
Can't wait to see your August entries.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.


August Card sketch and inspiration

Morning everybody,

How are you all doing? OMG! I can't believe its August already.
New month brings new sketch.
So here is your new sketch.

Remember you have the entire month to participate in the challenge.
You can choose any color, any stamp, any product to make the card.
Any you can rotate the sketch too.

Here are some gorgeous cards from the DT members for your inspiration.

This one is from Vicki.B.

She has used Loire valley stamps from kaisercraft, and the scrappy cat vine stamp to make this gorgeous card.

This one is from Sarah

She has used Stamp-it stamp and Cuttlebug embossing folder to make
this awesome purple card. Look how Sarah rotated the sketch to suit her card. Very clever!

This one is from Renae

She used Bazzil Coordination CS, Stampin' Up! Candy Lane DSP, Stampin' Up! New Oval All stamp set and Fast flowers wheel stamp, lace and Crochet flower on her beautiful card

This is from Lisa K

Love the shabby chic style card from Lisa. Pretty colors and distressed edges look fantastic.
The gorgeous flower is made by Chris W

This card is from Chris W

Chris used kaisercraft PP and darkroom door montage-robot collection for her vibrant boy's card. Love how she has highlighted "6" from the inchtape. Thinking beyond the box. Awesome.

And here is my take on the sketch.

I have used Punches Three stamp set from Stampin' Up!, Creative Imagination pattern paper, Black cards stock and ribbon. I made two as a set.
Just a tip, use the sketch and make a set of 2 to 3 cards as a gift set to give friends or to a teacher.

So looking forward to see all your wonderful take on my August sketch.
All the best. Again a random person win a prize from me.

Watch out for the July Winner coming soon.

Until then.....

Thursday, July 30, 2009

One more day to go

Just a day more to go to email me your take on the July's sketch. You go into a draw to win a prize if you have your entries by then. So keep them coming.

Are u ready for the August Sketch? DT members have made gorgeous cards using the August sketch. I will load them all on the 1st of August. Not far away right? So drop in my 1st August to see them and the July winner

Until then....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another gorgeous entry

Morning everybody,

I have a gorgeous entry from Angie to show you today.

Love the podka dots using Kaisercraft droplets. Lovely colos are well. Don't you love that bow.
Awesome entry.

Keep them coming, just 8 days left for the random draw.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Couple of gorgeous entries....

Morning everybody,

I have couple gorgeous cards entries for the July card sketch.

The first one is from Karina.

What a cool stamp and the texture of the card is gorgeous.

The second one is from Alicia

Purple color look so royal and that butterfly is just so awesome.

Bring on your gorgeous take on the July sketch to win a card kit.

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, July 12, 2009


Hey everybody,

Where are you all? Its almost middle of the month and where are your entries?
Remember, there is a prize for a winner.

I would love to see what you have done with my sketch.
So email me your entries. Can't wait to receive them

Have a great weekend


Monday, July 06, 2009

Here is the second post. for today.

Here is my intro

HI, My name is Gayatri Murali

I live in the golden outback of Australia with my husband and 2 children.

I started scrapbooking 3 years ago and been addicted to it. Card making came about when I saw all the leftover pieces of pattern paper. I give out huge number of card and I started to make my own cards. I then got into stamping and have a good collection of stamps. I recently became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.So more stamps lol!!!
I love making cards and love trying out different techniques. I also love sketches, so started making them. I wanted to share my sketches and therefore I established this blog and the monthly challenge. Enjoy the inpirational cards of the DT members as well as the sketch and send your take of the sketch to win a prize.

Here is my take on the sketch.

I have used Night of Navy cardstock and papers from Bella Bleu. Upsy Daisy stamp set on Not so quite navy ink and embossed. Finally dresed with chocolate chip ribbon. All the products from Stampin' Up!

Here is the first entry.

This is from Lynnette Jackson

Gorgeous colors and love the painted Tilda. Very cute.
Love it.

So bring the entries coming

See ya


Introducing my final Design Team member

Introducing Renae Woods

She is a also a fantastic scrapbooker, card maker and a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.You can see all her gorgeous work here

Hi, my name is Renae Woods.

I live in Sydney NSW with my wonderful husband Ben. I have been scrapping for 2 and a half years and recently joined Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator.

When I’m not scrapping or making cards, you will find me hitting the gym or at baseball with Ben. My card making and scrapping style is constantly changing as I learn new techniques and become inspired by other designers. Over the last 12 months I have found a new appreciation for stamps and am addicted! They are so versatile and can be used over and over again and I especially love using them when making cards.
I look forward to this new challenge and sharing my work with you.

Here is Renae's take on the sketch

She has used Core-dinations c/stock with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series paper (Urban Oasis) and Stampin’ Up! Stamps (Fun & Fast Notes and Short & Sweet).

Gorgeous Card Renae. Love the distressing.


I am looking forward to working with my new Design Team members and seeing all your new creations using my sketch.

I am all excited with the new start and can't wait to see the entries. So keep them coming.

There is a second post coming up today. So drop in again a little later.

Until then, have a nice evening

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Introducing my 4th Design Team member.

She is a fantastic cardmaker and a scrapbooker.
Check out her blog for her fantastic work.

She is Vicki

Hi My name is Vicki

I live in a small country town in NSW I have 4 kids an Angel child boy and girl 18, boy 13 and boy 6.
I've been married for 19 yrs.

I've been scrapping since 2004 and enjoy OTP, cardmaking and scrapping LO's as well.... as well as a few other crafts when I have the time.

This is Vicki's take on the July Sketch.

Gorgeous card. love the embossing and also how you framed the picture Vicki.


I have already started receiving cards for the July sketch. Thats awesome. Keep them coming. The more the merrier.

I have one more DT member to introduce tomorrow along with my take on the sketch and then I will start to load the cards.

Have a good sunday evening.


Introducing my 3rd DT member.

Morning everybody,

How is the weekend treating you? I had a sleep in and now sitting in my jammies with a cuppa on the lappy.Oh! I love Sunday mornings. Kids watched TV and now reading, DH off to work.
While I have time I will introduce my 3rd Design Team member.
Sarah is also an excellent scrapbooker, card maker and her ATCs are unreal.
Here is Sarah's
blog. Check out her gorgeous stuff.

Hi my name is Sarah Pannell also known as Loobylou.

I live in Western Australia with my hubby and 2 teenage boys.When I am not cardmaking, I work part-time as an Education Assistant with delightful 4 and 5 year olds- I get paid to play with paint and playdough and glue and paper!

I also teach card classes several times a month at a local scrapbook store . Stamping is my passion- I try to stamp everyday, and it is unusual to find me without inky fingers. I love trying new techniques with ink and stamps. I keep an inspiration journal to jot down ideas for colours, layouts, wish lists, product names etc. It is full of sketches that I use as a springboard for the many cards I make.

The thing I love about stamping and card making is that I get to give a little bit of myself to others, and that always makes them feel special. I enjoy being part of the arty online community for the friendship and inspiration we share daily. I hope to inspire you to experiment with different mediums on your cards, and have fun doing it.

Here is Sarah's take on the July sketch

She has used distress inks and water on white card for my backgrounds and Bazzill cardstock. The stamp is by Paper Inspirations. Love it Sarah. Love the technique you have used and the effect it has created.


Now I cannot wait to introduce my next DT member. But I will wait for a couple of hours before I do that.Don't go away


Saturday, July 04, 2009

Introducing my second DT member

Hey everybody,

Welcome back. Today I am introducing my second team member.

She is also an excellent scrapbooker and cardmaker and love her Shabby chic style. She also has her own network called Born2 create

Introducing CHRIS W

I'm a wife and mother of 3 wonderful kids.I live in Perth Western Australia. My background with crafts is mostly with cottage craft though I did dabble with paper tole also.I love to scrapbook which I have been doing for just over 2 years now which I guess is what has led me into cardmaking.I love to create and I need to keep my hands busy..I do a lot of fine cutting.and layering.I like to think outside of the square and hopefully oneday I'll be able to create fully out there also!!I'm hoping I can inspire you, if, just a little, to be free and create!

Here is Chris's take on the July sketch.

What a gorgeous card! Awesome work.

Keep coming back. There is more to come tomorrow.

Until then.


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