My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Winter Basket - SSS82

Have your bodies adjusted to the end of Daylight Savings Time yet? Mine hasn't and that's a good thing. Now I'm awake by 6:30 and able to get some exercise in before the grandkids get here at 7:45.  Now, if I could only go to bed before Midnight!!!

My card today was inspired by a card at The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog. They have a beautiful sketch to work with this week so why not hop on over there and play along. You have until next Friday evening.  
Did you ever notice how you start out with such pretty papers and then end up covering it up. That's what happened to me on this card. So, I made the small strip smaller then on the sketch so you could see more of the pretty flowers underneath. I was almost tempted to eliminate it all together.

The Digi Image I used is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and is called "Winter Basket".  I love Digi Stamps because you can make them any size you need. It was printed then colored with Copic Markers.
The Ribbon is some old Hostess rewards ribbon from Close to my Heart.

The Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenge Blogs this card was made for:
A Crafty Little Place - Red, White & Green
Anything Goes - Emboss It!
Caardvark - Holiday card & Die Cuts
Digital Tuesday - Never Used Stash + Digi
Charater Cafe - Embossing
Christmas Stampin' All Year - Stripes
Digi's with Attitude - Sparkle, Ribbon, & two DP's
Stamp Something - Use a Digi

21 comments:

sue said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Cleota said...

I agree with you on the beautiful paper and problems with covering it up. Great card! Thanks for joining The Character Cafe challenge this week.

Cleota
DT Member

Tammylee said...

So very cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Digi's With Attitude!

Tammylee GDT

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful Xmas flower! Love the embellies you added! Thanks so much for playing the DTC this week!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is so elegant Nancy, just gorgeous!

paperfun said...

Beautiful card. Your card is amazing. Great job.

Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!

Mari

dragonllew said...

Great card love those papers thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!
Jenny x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP!!
Sheri-ACLP DT

Grace said...

Wow!!! This is gorgeous!!! LOVE all the texture and your stitching is beyond beautiful!!!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Gorgeous card. YOur image is colored beautifully and I love the stitching.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC@ACLP

Viv said...

Beautiful card! Love the paper and your stitching. Thanks for playing at Digi's With Attitude!
Viv

Gram's Treasures said...

What a beauty! Your colouring is awesome. Thanks for joining us at The Character Cafe.

scripperscrapper said...

Wow, Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Digi's With Attitude!
~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper

Jessica L said...

Absolutely stunning! Your coloring is gorgeous and your stitching is perfect! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at The Character Cafe! Hope to see you again next time!

~*Joni said...

Oh Nancy this is so sweet! What a great take on the sketch, I love the image you used and your coloring is perfect. Thank you so much for joining in on our color challenge at ACLP!
~*Joni ACLP DT

My Inkie Fingers said...

Awesome card! I can still see all the pretty DPs, so have no fear, they show up beautifully on this layout!

Thanks for playing along in the DWAC =)

Cheers!

Fink said...

Holy makeral, this is stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Character Cafe!

Cor* said...

Wow you coloring matches your DP just perfectly and everything looks so vibrant!! I also adore you layout & stitching!! Great take on the Digi's With Attitude! recipe Challenge !!! Thanks for joining us this week!! Make sure to check back to see if you are the winner!! Good luck. Corry GDT
PS- I too am stuck in the DST dilemma!

Kendra said...

Fantastic card... love the white embossed piece. Very cool. Thanks for joining us at TCC this week :)

Georgia said...

Great card. love the white embossing

Juanita said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love your coloring, stitching and papers. Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude! Challenge.