Saturday, July 5, 2014

Guest Designer - The Sketchy Challenges #76

Hi again!  I'm back, as promised, with a special post for today.  I'm excited to tell you that I was invited to be the guest designer for this month's challenge at The Sketchy Challenges!  Of course, I said yes!  The Sketchy Challenges have gone monthly from now until September and there is also a theme and a twist: to use the sketch or not..  The theme this time is "Christmas".  I always love a chance to add to my Christmas card stash!

Here is the sketch (to use or not):

And here is my Christmas card using it:

My card base and mats are SU Cherry Cobbler and the patterned papers are from a couple of Christmas pads in my stash.  Sorry, I don't really know which ones.  The gorgeous image is Scarlett Holly by ching chou kuik from Sweet Pea Stamps.  I colored her with my Copics then added a bit of Shabby White Fran-Tage to the corners.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A dimensional poinsettia sticker and a few pearls from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by again and thanks to everyone at The Sketchy Challenges for having me as a GD! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! See you soon!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly (anything goes; optional Christmas)
Loves Rubberstamps #110 (anything goes)
Deep Ocean Challenge #81 (add a sentiment)
The Squirrel and the Fox #73 (Christmas in July)


  1. Very pretty card, Carla. I love the Frantage. It really makes things look Christmasy. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. This is gorgeous, Carla! I like this Christmas look, even in July.

  3. What a beautiful Christmas card. I love that image and the Fran-tage gives it such a wintry, snowy look.

  4. Congrats on your well-deserved GDT! And you did a wonderful job with this sketch! Love the pretty papers and image! Fab coloring and Frantage! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Gorgeous card and what a beautiful image.

  6. Congrats on your GDT :-) I love a nice sketch... this is a beauty, and what you've done with it is FABULOUS; love the image, colours and embellies. Donna xx

  7. Fabulous coloring and card design, I love it. Congrat's on your good news! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  8. Beautiful Carla....Congrats on the Guest Designer position. I love all the layers....Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  9. Awesome layout and the Fran-tage is genius. Beautiful card! Hugs!

  10. Congratulations Carla! Your card is gorgeous. I love your image and your snow.


Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla