Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Around the World Sketch!

Kathy here this time with a new card sketch to tempt you with for our Little Extra challenge. If you need a little extra temptation to have a go, then maybe the words "Prize Draw" will! The names of everyone who joins in with this sketch challenge will go into a virtual hat and a lucky winner will be drawn at random.
Our prize is this 3 Bugs in a Rug "Oh What Fun" Caboodle kit donated by Creative Treasures. This fab online store is owned and run by Tracy Gibson and is filled to the brim with delicious goodies for all sorts of papercrafts. Anyone who has met Tracy knows how much she loves her crafting (and shopping) and she's filled her store with beautiful temptations reflecting this!

I thought it would be fun and inspiring to invite some fabby "new - to - the - DCM" cardmakers to play with this sketch. So I've been unashamedly selfish and asked just a few of my own favourite designers to make a card using my sketch. You'll probably recognise some of them, but maybe some will be new to you. Please pop over to their personal blogs and see their other work, I'm sure that, like me you'll find something to drool over!

So. to begin with, here's your sketch
Our first version of the sketch is from Belgian papercrafter Godelieve who is a fantastic inspiration. Her blog is filled with her amazing projects and tutorials and she's always happy to share her tips and techniques.
Godelieve's card:
Tracy of Creative Treasures here in the UK is such a talented papercrafter. We snapped her up to be a Guest Designer way back and it was fab to see her cards on our blog! If you visit Tracy's blog you won't be disappointed. There'll you'll soon notice her love of colour, ribbon and flowers - and her use of which always makes for delicious LOs and cards.
Tracy Gibson's card
Now it's over to Quebec in Canada to meet Holly, aka Arts by Flowers, who's work is just so beautiful. I love her use of stamps and the way she manages to convey fun and humour in her work. Holly's blog is definitely worth a visit, you'll find so many different styles and much inspiration over there.
Holly's card
Back to the UK for our next little work of art. I've only recently discovered Tracy Gough's fantastic blog and the cards she shows on there. I just love the bold, bright and funky look she achieves and I wish I could make things look as funky as Tracy does!
Tracy Gough's card
Phew! We're flying off to New Zealand next to visit the Wonderful World of Judy Fowler. Judy was Guest Designer on here at the end of last year and I'm so pleased she said she'd give this template a try. Visit Judy's blog and you'll find lots of collage work with fab stamping and an eclectic mix of media. Don't miss Judy's Gothic Arches, they are fantastic!
Judy's card:
We'll stay over in the Antipodes and ask the Fabulously Talented Carole Janson to step forward! I was thrilled to bits when Carole agreed to join in with this challenge. I just love all the things she makes and if you've somehow missed out on seeing her work then get over to her blog now and put that right!
Carole's card

OK, there's one card left and guess who's bringing up the rear!
Kathy's card:
I hope you've enjoyed this little tour to some of my fave cardmakers' blogs and have been inspired to have a go with this sketch. I just want to add a HUGE THANK YOU to Godelieve, Tracy, Holly. Tracy, Judy and Carole for being so supportive and saying "Yes" when they got my begging email! Now I can't wait to see what everyone else come up with.
Remember, you can shrink it, twist it, turn it upside down when you use the sketch - and, don't forget, make a card using this sketch, pop back here to let us know where we can see it and you might just win that gorgeous paper pack from
Creative Treasures!


tracy said...

wonderful cards there girls :)

Karen said...

Super fantastic cards girls...love every one!!! X

Hazel said...

Fantastic cards, everyone - great challenge, Kathy

Godelieve said...

Love all the samples you came up with!! Great inspiration!

Tracy said...

Great cards everyone, i love how they are all so different. Tx

Jackie said...

Great cards girl and a fab sketch Kathy I've just added mine to my blog HERE :)

Julie Allain said...

Wonderful Sketch I really enjoyed this challenge

You can see my card HERE

Julie x

manuela said...
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manuela said...

great cards and sketch!

my card is here

Becky Garrison said...

What a crazy (in a good way) sketch that is! Love it! My entry is here>>> http://camelliacottagedesigns.blogspot.com/2008/10/daring-cardmakers-sketch.html. Thanks for looking! Becky G.

Lonewalker said...

Wonderful cards!
Here is my try: Another christmas card

Barb said...

What a interesting blog, some fabulous artwork here, Took your challenge and you can see what I made here, thanks.

Janice said...

Thanks for this lovely sketch, Kathy. HERE is mine.

Gez Butterworth said...

Wonderful sketch, Kathy.

My card is Here

Anonymous said...

fab and very different sketch - took me completely out of my comfort zone - hope you like it!

here's mine

Hazel said...

Super creations, Kathy and the team. I've done one here: http://craftyhazelnut.blogspot.com/2008/10/dcm-around-world-sketch.html

strawberry fields said...

Wonderful cards. Here's a link to my first ever challenge entry! http://strawberryfieldsart.blogspot.com/2008/10/around-world-sketch-made-for-dcm.html#links


Susie Little said...

Hi There,

Great Sketch,

Here's my card

Susie xx

Fiona said...

Mine's on my blog - TFL!

Leigh said...

Thanks for the dare, I have played along for the first time inages. I combined Forever Autumn with Kathy's sketch, you can see it here


great work from the DT again.

Sarah C said...

What a fantastic sketch and some amazing cards.

I'm new to this blog and felt inspired to have a go. My card can be seen on my blog. Thanks xxx

Keryn Campbell said...

Hi Team Members I've joined in too and so has Lachlan.

Mine is on Keryn's Cards and Lachlan's is on the blog called Lachlan's Art Work.

Nick said...

Lovely sketch Kathie-I can see me using it for alot of xmas cards!
Here's my Halloweeen attempt though