Thursday 7 January 2021

Another Sketch Challenge card


Good Morning Ladies, 

I hope that you are all well, gentle hugs on route to those of you who are under the weather, stay safe and warm x

Well did you see the scenes in Washington last night, how terrible, the people inside that building must have been terrified with reports of bombs and shootings.                                                                        The news is so depressing,  with the Covid numbers here breaking records once again, the world is fast becoming a frightening place.                                       

I think we should all Keep Calm and Craft on!! 

Today's card is another Sketch Challenge card, I really enjoyed sitting and playing with my latest Creative Stamping Magazine (issue 91), 

Free stamps

Embossing Folder 

I started by embossing a piece of Old Olive Card and used a sanding block to remove the top layer of the card, this makes the embossing stand out a little more. I layered this onto a slightly larger piece of Old Olive card and then placed onto a white base card. I then stamped, coloured and fussy cut some of the stamps and arranged them to create a topper, I raised some of the elements on foam pads to create some dimension. I also 'glazed' the jars etc with clear embossing powder. 
I created a border with one of the sentiment stamps and added a pretty border in pink to embellish the border.  The final embellishment touches were the three little flowers in the top corner of the topper.
I quite like how this card turned out, I hope you do too. 

I hope you all have a lovely day, stay safe my lovelies, 

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra - what a fabulous card. I love everything about it. I bought this magazine before Christmas and guess what-I not taken it out of the wrapper!

    Busy day yesterday at work, managed to get my vaccine!!! There were a few free appointments so they phoned us. I feel very lucky to have had it so early. I’m starting the clinic off this morning & training another member of staff.


  2. Morning Everyone
    Lovely card SANDRA.

    So pleased to see that you have had your vaccine MICHELE. My Granddaughter and her partner have theirs today. I have to saythat I shall breathe a little easier when I know they have had it.

    Not sure what I'll do today. I have my CC to send off but after that who knows.

    The CAFE is OPEN so pop in for a sit and a chat.

  3. I LOVE YOUR CARD SANDRA Like MICHELE I just love everything about it
    I am so pleased you got your first vaccine MICHELE It will take the stress off a little in a couple of weeks time won’t it
    I think the actions in Washington were terrible Why doesn’t HE just give up HE still said last night whilst trying to placate the protesters that it was “a fraudulent election”
    Off to work in a mo At the moment I could work 24 hours a day 7 days a week and still wouldn’t have caught up but I am enjoying it
    Take care all xx

  4. Hi Sandra & ladies
    What a gorgeous card today Sandra. Love those stamps.
    I’m so pleased Michele that you had your vaccination yesterday. It’ll set your mind t rest. Funnily enough I know two people who’ve had there 2nd jab already. Doreen has hers today in the home and another friend has hers on Friday. Fingers crossed things will soon start to improve.
    Think frost here today. Sun is thinking about coming out so I’m hoping it clears as I have a chiropodist appointment this afternoon.
    Take care and stay safe.

  5. Hello, another blue sky day here, but bitterly cold wind.

    Sandra another lovely card, you seem to be on a roll, I did my c card yesterday, but I’m not sure I like it now, might have to give it a tweak.

    Have a lovely day all, Lilian

  6. Hi everyone
    Beautiful card today, love it. The free stamps in your magazine look fabulous.
    Very scary watching the news at the moment. The COVID cases rising daily by a horrific amount should be more than enough to scare people and make them stay at home. As for Trump and his followers - well, words fail me! Why can’t they just accept he lost the vote?!
    Anyway, I’ve made a card this morning, I know I said I would do it the other day, but then never got around to it! ☺️ A couple of my new craft goodies have arrived this morning too, so while my stuff is still out, I shall probably have a play.
    Glad you received the vaccine Michele xx
    Have a good afternoon/evening everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  7. Morning ladies
    Fabulous card Sandra so of course I had to pop over to Craftstash to buy it and as you need to spend £ 15 for free delivery I bought another magazine . Silly not to Lol I had near £ 9 in points so I got it all for under £ 10.goody 😊
    Glad you got the vaccine Michele, hope you coping at work.
    Cold but sunny this morning so took the car for a run and us for a walk but struggled a bit so later today it be some 'swearwords'done instead.
    Hope you all have a good night,hugs xx