Sunday, January 9, 2022

Sketch Challenge - Stamping With Friends Blog Hop

 Hi and welcome to my blog. This is a little bit exciting for me because today I am participating in a "Blog Hop".  A Blog Hop is a group of SU Demonstrators who have created some beautiful projects to share and we share each others creations. I will be hopping with some awesome new friends from the "Stamping with Friends" blog hop group.  This hop, we are working with a Sketch Challenge.

A Sketch Challenge is when we are given a design to work with and have free choice of which products we use.  I can't wait to see all the combinations.

I have chosen to create a card using the new Hello Ladybug Bundle which has just been released.  How cute are they?  I just love Lady Bugs - and you know - if one lands on you, it brings good luck.

I decided to make a simple card for this blog hop, then thought I'd try something a little more detailed to stretch myself a little and try something new.  I hope you enjoy and they inspire you to get creative.  😊😊😊

My cared is inspired by a sketch by Freshly Made Sketches. we go.......what do you think?  So quick, so simple, so cute and easy for anyone to do.  And what a delightful way to let a friend know you are thinking about them. 

The card base is Real Red card stock. I have a Basic White card stock panel embossed with the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder.   All other elements are scraps of Granny Apple Green Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6x6" Brights, a piece of Gold Foil Paper, Real Red and Basic White..  Its a great little design to use up left over bits. The Lady Bug, Leaf and Sentiment are all from the Hello Lady Bug stamp set

For the Leaf – I inked the leaf all over using Granny Apple Green stamp pad, and used the sponge dauber and Garden Green to darken the edges and the stem before stamping on to the white cardstock.  I then cut this out using our awesome Paper Snips Scissors. 

For the Lady Bug – I stamped the body of the bug onto the white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and cut it our with the Lady Bug Punch.  I cut the wings from a scrap of Real Red cardstock and stamped the dots on using the Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I used the Multi Purpose Liquid Glue to attach the wings to the bug.  I used some Dimensionals to adhere the Lady Bug to the Leaf.

Card measurements:
Real Red Cardstock: – 21 x 14.2 cm scored at 10.5 cm
Basic White panel: 14 x 9.5 cm plus enough for the leaf and the ladybug
Gold Foil Paper: 4 x 7.5 cm
DSP – 10 x 3.5cm

For something a little more difficult, I replaced the Granny Apple Green with a shaker box.  I used the Stitched Rectangle dies and cut a piece from the Basic White Cardstock.  I stuck the cut out in place on the Real Red card then built the shaker box up from there using Foam Adhesive Strips.  I chose some matching coloured sequins from current packs available in our catalogues and topped it with a small piece of the Window Sheet.  Then I attached the Basic White panel using Dimensionals and  Tear and Tape.  For the sentiment, I used Versamark Ink and the Gold Embossing Powder and set it using the Heat Tool


I hope I inspired you to make a simple card. To continue along the blog hop, click on the image below to see what my new friend Caron bailey has made today.

Sketch Challenge Blog Hop Roll Call
Roll Call
Linda Moore
Rachael Merrick
Deborah Schultz
Caron Bailey
Lorraine Tierney
Donna Lester
Karen Egan
Robbie Susan Chandler
Nicole Mahler
Tricia Butts
Diane Evans
Victoria Littlewood
Kelly Place Taranto
Melva Peters
Helen Jennings
Tina Hewitt
Candi Suriana Grace
Mickey Moore

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please contact me. I'd be happy to help you along your creative journey.
Please take a moment to leave a comment, I truly appreciate it.
Until next time,


Sketch Challenge - Stamping With Friends Blog Hop

  Hi and welcome to my blog. This is a little bit exciting for me because today I am participating in a "Blog Hop".  A Blog Hop is...