Friday, March 20, 2009

Up To The Challenge Fridays: Ali's Angle

I managed to complete a couple of challenges this week, both of them sketch challenges. Read to the end of the post for my top five sketch challenge blogs.

I made the first card for the Mojo Monday challenge using Flourishes Signs of Spring set. In the North East, we don't have any daffodils yet, but at least I can inject a little Spring into my life by using this lovely stamp set.


Stamps: Signs of Spring

Paper: Kraft (SU), Dark Chocolate (PTI), watercolor paper and Bella Rose D/P (SU)

Ink: Black Stazon, Choc Chip, SU reinkers: Summer Sun, So Saffron, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive

Accessories: Brads (American Crafts), Ribbon (May Arts)

Tools: Corner rounder punch, Big Shot, Birds & Swirls embossing folder, aquapainter

The second challenge card this week used the Splitcoast Stampers sketch. What a change for me to make a card without flowers! It's an early Fathers' Day card.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps: Happiness is a Journey

Paper: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, To The Nines designer paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Moss ribbon, Button Latte, Linen Thread, dimensionals

Gingersnap Creations Yahoo group has an awesome database of challenges that Sharon took the time to compile - thanks Sharon! To get you started, here are five of my favorite card sketch challenge blogs:

If you need more challenges, join the Yahoo Group and gain access to this wonderful resource Sharon has created for us. Come back soon for my top five color challenge blogs.

Happy Stamping!


  1. This is utterly gorgeous! I love how the daffodil just "springs" off the page. Sorry, couldn't resist a bad pun.

  2. WOW, what stunning cards, Ali! Love both very much especially the train one! I have this thing with guy looking cards :)


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