It’s time to play again.

The inspiration for  this sketch came from  my  Party Time Monkey card last weekend. I love simple sketches. So for the next few weeks we will take it easy! Here is the sketch for this weekend:


This will be the last time I raffle away something for using my sketch until after my trip to Germany.

I am getting excited. The kids and I are going back to Germany for two weeks. We are leaving on the 11th of June and come back on the 25th. I haven’t been home in 4 years!

I will still post sketches the Fridays I am gone, but I won’t do raffles until I am back home. I am a scatterbrain and would just forget to send out the stuff! LOL

I preordered from the Fall Preview catalog this morning. I am thrilled to finally get some new Stampin’ Up! rubber!!! I can’t wait!!! For those of you curious on what I preordered….don’t judge me, but I got it all. The whole Shebang! I am “SU new rubber deprived”.

The winner of this weekends raffle will get some Zoofari images! My order will come in on Tuesday and I will get the images out on Wednesday.

I know a lot of people really dislike this set. I think it will make for some funky cards and can’t wait to play with it. I am so excited to finally get some new Stampin’ Up! rubber!!! I can’t wait!!! It has been wayyyyy to long.

To participate in this weeks challenge, make a card with this sketch and upload it on your blog or on Splitcoaststampers. Then add a link to your card in the comment section! I will draw a winner on Tuesday morning. I let this weeks sketch run a day longer because I won’t get the Zoofari set until then.


I made this card for the sketch challenge this morning. I had bought All Mixed Up because of the cute images it comes with and all the fun posibilities. I am ashamed to say that this is the first time I used it. I still really like it though. I think it’s a fun set to let your kids play with too. Bummer SU didn’t give it another year and it’s now on the retiring list.

My card base is a 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ Cool Caribbean cardstock.

No Chocolate Chip on this card! I was trying to work it in though. LOL It’s simply my favorite neutral color to enhance cards.

 On top of the Caribbean is a 5″ square of Basic Black followed by a 4 3/4″ square Certainly Celery POP designer paper. The scallop border on the bottom of the paper was made with the corner rounder.

I layered a  2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Apricot Appeal Designer paper over the Celery paper and “stitched” all the edges with my All in A Row stamp. It will now permanently stay on my table! Why always put it away just to get it out for the next card?

The Miss you from Take Three is stamped in black on Whisper white and slipped under my Apricot POP paper. The three black circles are punched out with the 1/2″ circle punch. I added turquoise eyelets from the Favorite collection in the center of the circles. Well…kinda in the center. I was stamping early and didn’t want to wake my kids with eyelet banging. So I punched holes and set the eyelets with my hole punches.

For the main image I stamped the midrift and head of the duck on whisper white cardstock. I colored the image with Going Gray, Apricot Appeal, Taken with Teal and Cool Caribbean ink pads and aqua painter. The top part is sponged really soft with bashful blue. I cut a black mat with my Coluzzle and layered that on a Cool Caribbean punchout from my Giga Scallop Circle punch from Uchida. It still needed some black so I outlined the scallops with my Micron pen. I paper pierced a hole in each scallop and added a dot with the pen.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

125 Responses to “Weekend Sketch Challenge #4”

  1. you *quack* me up, beate! cute card, great sketch! hugs!

  2. fun sketch! I can’t wait to play. My mind is thinking of some stamps I could use with this!

  3. Awesome sketch Beate…I just had my punches out too!

  4. This is so cute! I want to play, but I have to go out of town. I will later though! Love the sketch! Thanks, Beate!

  5. I will work on this sketch today, love it. Where in Germany are you going or where are your from? I was born in Munich and grew up in Croatia.

  6. What a cute card and great sketch Beate!!

  7. Cute card and great sketch!

    Personally I like the zoofari set and just finished ordering mine. I think it will make some cute cards for the kids at James’s school 🙂

  8. Neat sketch Beate….love the duck too….what you didn’t color it with your copics??? You know I’m stalking your blog to see any tidbit info you have before I get mine in the mail…lol!

  9. Cute cards Beate and love the sketch! Still can’t stamp (can barely hunt and peck) since my hand surgery BUT I can still blog! I ordered everything in the preview cattie too 🙂 I couldn’t help myself!
    Where are you going in Germany? I was born in Bremerhaven and my mom’s whole side of the family still lives there. Have a great time! *HUGS* Alex

  10. Oooh! It’s up!!!!! I am going to play right now while I can!!! 😉

    We will seriously miss you while you are gone, Beate! But have a great (and safe) trip!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!! 😉

  11. SHUT UP!! All of it!! You ROCK!! No wonder you’re such an enabler! I better get busy and enter my order. I’m SU! new rubber deprived too. I can’t wait to see all the cool things you do with EVERYTHING! And how many sets I decide I can’t live without after seeing your amazing creations. For now, my checkbook is glad you haven’t received your order. Have a great trip!

  12. FUN sketch!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Have fun in Germany. I haven’t been since 2001. Drink a Spaetze for me ;)Here’s my card:

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  13. This is what I came up with Beate…. it’s a little modified so I don’t know whether it still “qualifies”. I started out with your sketch. LOL!

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  14. Wow! I really loved this sketch!! Here is mine I just made!!
    Thanks!! =)

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  15. Hello Beate! Check my blog for my take on your sketch. This was fun and easy to accomplish!

  16. love that card. i have all in a row and i haven’t used it nearly enough. it looks awesome on this card.

  17. Great sketch and cute card! I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to play this weekend. The extension until Tuesday should make it a little easier for me…weekends are so crazy at my house!

  18. I am going to start doing this challenges they look like so much fun! I too bought EVERYTHING in the preview catalog this “morning” at 12:01am. Can’t wait to see what you do with “Zoofarti”! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. I’m posting my creations on my blog now! Thanks for the great sketch.


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  20. I never appreciated how cute that set was. Perfect card to accent that cute little quacker.

  21. What a great sketch! I’ll have to try it later tonight. I have to say although I’m a hater of Zoofart, I will be ordering it just to make twisted cards. Just can’t resist. I can’t wait to see what everyone does with it!

  22. This is my first time participating in one of your challenges, Beate! Hope you like it!

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  23. I think my dimensions are a bit off, but it’s close. 🙂 Here’s Mr. Monkey:

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  24. Great sketch Beate! I can’t wait to play (after the boys go to sleep of course). How fun that you get to go back to Germany. My mom is from Kelheim (off the Danube). I was able to go there with my mom when I was twelve (as most of her family still lives there). I can still picture the beautiful castle that is there (excuse my spelling….the Befreungshalle?) along with all the beautiful cobblestone streets. The smell of the butcher shops and bread shops….

    Have fun and eat a gummy bear and some good chocolate for me, ok?


  25. Ok, so I *kinda* paid attention…lol I think I got a little carried away and forgot the sketch. Here’s mine!

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  26. What a fun sketch… I’ll be using this one again! Thanks for the challenge!

    Have a great trip!

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  27. Beate, I ordered EVERYTHING in the preview brochure too!!! Cant wait to play on Tuesday also. I dont have to work on Wednesday, now how did she know I wanted to play with my new rubber???
    Heres my attempt at you newest sketch challenge. I wanted to use
    one of my favorite retiring sets that I didnt use enough.
    Have fun at the beach this weekend!!!

    Entry #13

  28. Have a fun filled holiday in Germany. I am in Australia and my 3 children and hubby are off to New Zealand to get a bit of snow for 2 weeks on the 14th of June! Have a brilliant time and your work is AMAZING!

  29. Hi Beate! 🙂 I’ve never participated in one of your challenges before… I hope you don’t mind. Your sketch is awesome!

    The card I created is on my blog at:

    I’ve haven’t really watercolored before, so try not to be horrified when you see my pathetic attempt. 🙂


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  30. I love this sketch! As always, your card is awesome. I had completely overlooked that stamp set thinking of it as no more than a fun one for my kids. Boy, was I wrong! Hope you and your family have a fun and safe trip! Take care!

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  31. Hi, Beate,

    Thanks for a cool sketch! You rescued me from a too-late-night of floundering by doing the thinking for us. Ü Here’s mine:

    Have a wonderful time in Germany!

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  32. What a gorgeous card !!! I love the sketch too. I’ll definately be trying this out out!

  33. wow … the black inked edge around the scallop really added a great element! caa-uute!


    Here is the link to my card! like this sketch alot!thanks for them! I need them!

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  35. Oh, I love your sketch challenges, Beate. Here’s my entry for this week.
    I hope you have a wonderful vacation. I was so impressed when we went to Germany a few years ago. Beautiful country and so amazingly clean!

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  36. Thanks for the challenge Beate! Here is my card. I turned the sketch once clockwise, I hope it still counts.

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  37. When I saw this fabulous sketch last night, it was just the inspiration I needed for the anniversary card I was planning to make my husband. Here’s a link to my card. It’s posted on my blog “Stamping with Serendipity” –

    Beate, your blog is truly one of my favorites and I visit often. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us.
    Smiles 2 U, Pam 🙂

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  38. Yeah…I got to play this time!! And so, I made 2. 🙂 I loved this sketch…and if I can steal some time tomorow after we return from the zoo in Gelsinkirchen I will probably make one or 2 more!!

    Hope you’re enjoying the weekend there and having some nice weather. And I hope to see you on THIS side of the pond soon!


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  39. Oh this is a cute set, never seen it before today.

    I cannot believe you ordered the whole shebang, how many sets exactly are we talking about, just rubber or accessories etc as well?

    I am sooooooooooooooooooo jealous, you lucky duck!!! he he I will definitely be playing, got to go and find something to use now

  40. I hope I do this right… is a link to my card for this challenge:
    I had fun! Thanks for all of your inspiration!

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  41. Beate, what a great sketch. I had alot of fun with this one. Thanks!

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  42. Beate, what would I do without your wonderful blog full of great ideas & sketches? Probably get more done around the house since I wouldn’t be on the computer or stamping, but that’s besides the point! Here’s my take:

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  43. Great sketch Beate!!! So “fresh & fun”! 🙂 Here’s my submission . . .


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  44. I got this one in on time! Thanks for another fun sketch.


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  45. Great Sketch Beate! I know I will use this for many cards to come! Here is the link to mine…

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  46. This is just a wonderful card and a great sketch! Wish I could play along! I’m feeling rubber deprived right now! 🙂

  47. just uploaded my card for your sketch challenge to my blog. Had fun with this one. Here is the link:

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  48. Here’s my take on your sketch – thanks for the challenge!

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  49. Okies, this is the first time I’ve done one of your challenges and only the second real challenge I have done for someone. Hope I followed the guidelines correctly! Thanks for the awesome sketch!
    Here is mine!

  50. Thank you Beate! This is my first time playing one of your sketch challenges and it was so much fun! I thought this sketch was perfect to make a birthday card for my niece. Her party is tomorrow and I didn’t have a card. You saved me!

    Entry #36

  51. Oh my gosh, this is just too stinkin cute.

  52. Oh gosh…I thought I was never going to get a chance to do my card. But alas…here it is.

    Thanks for having these fun sketches, Beate!!

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  53. How exciting that you get to go back to Germany! I loved your little sketch and made three cards. You can see them on my blog at

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  54. 1st time playing. Read all about my exciting night while making this card on SCS. I hope I am posting this link the right way. I am new to all of this, so please bare with me. Thanks for the great challenge. Hope you have a safe trip! Thanks, Ang 🙂

    Entry #42

  55. Yeah!! I finally had a chance to play!! I think it turned out ok!!!

    Entry #91 (Missed this one, I am soooo sorry Otter!!!)

  56. Great sketch! I so *LOVE* that duck card! Go figure… 🙂 I hope to play later today!

  57. I am new to all of this. This is only my second time trying to submit a sketch, but here it is: I hope you all like it.

    If you check out my blog, I did another card for a birthday using this sketch. My son picked out the colors (not my favorite) and colored the image, so he wanted to enter his card also

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  58. Surprise! I couldn’t resist after seeing your sarlin’ sketch, so here it is … my first sketch challenge card!

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  59. This really is a funky duck, you sure did him justice with your coloring!! Big fun, TFS.

  60. Oh Beate, I’m sorry I commented in the wrong spot.. UGH… I am new to the blog thing still. So sorry… Here is my card:

    I had fun for my first time, even if I put it in the wrong spot. 🙂 Stacy (twinshappy) scs

    Entry #49

  61. Well Always admired your work on SCS so this is my first “entry” on a blog format. Still new to this blogging concept 🙂 Here is my card for Father’s Day.

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  62. I love the schetch challenges, so couldn’t resist to have a try 😉

    Sorry messed up: Entry #92

  63. Yes… It’s me again! Here’s my fourth card! 🙂

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  64. Hey Beate,

    I wrote about my scary night on my Blog. And here is the rest of the story as Andy Rooney would say :)

  65. I couldn’t help myself, so here’s another: Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  66. This was a hard one for me, and may still try yet another card, but I have two posted for this one. Thanks! Always a little challenge that keeps me going! Appreciate that 🙂

  67. I love this sketch – nice & easy! Here’s my card creation….

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  68. Posted my sketch challenge card on my blog! This was a fun challenge! Thanks!

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  69. Love the duck with the goofy grin! Great lookin’ card with the black edging.

  70. Yeah! Got a little time to play today. Here’s a link to my card.


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  71. Great sketch Beate! Here’s my “Super Chick”. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. What a good one–I didn’t realize it was 3×3, so mine were 4×4 and 5×5! Anyway, here they are:

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  73. I just had to do this sketch challenge. What an awesome lay out. I love the card you made. Mine is on my blog.

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  74. Yay, I finally did one of your sketches on time! I had to use your cute bee images again . . . here’s my card:

    Thanks so much for the adorable sketch, girlfriend!


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  75. […]  Beate (rhymes with Miata) had a very fun, easy sketch posted for weekend inspiration. I paired it with some patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye and some large Prima flowers for a quick and easy birthday card. The only stampin’ is the Linen background on the Chocolate Chip band and the Happy Birthday greeting. My Spring Bouquet flower punch is a must have for your own ‘fake’ flowers. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Flower Punch from SU!, but that will be another post later in the week! (after the UPS man delivers my new catalog preorder!) The SU! accent color is Certainly Celery, and the brads are from Makin’ Memories! Thanks, Beate, for a Fresh and Fun sketch for the weekend!  Published in:Paper Crafts |on June 3rd, 2007 |You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. […]

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  76. Hi Beate, thanks for posting another fun challenge! I cheated a little, I used a rectangular main image instead of a circle, please forgive me! 🙂

    Have a wonderful time in Germany! What part of Germany are you from? I’ve had a penpal since I was ~12yrs old from a small town in sort of southwestern Germany! 🙂 I’ve been there twice, such a beautiful country!

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  77. Ok…I had to make one more! Hope you like her!! 🙂


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  78. This is a great sketch! I decided that I would try to do this card using only a Simply scrappin’ kit. I think I would have liked the card better if I hadn’t added my own challenge. Oh well. I look forward to the next sketch! Thanks Beate!

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  79. Don’t know if I am too late for the challenge, was busy stamping this weekend. Here is my attempt at your challenge

    Thanks for the challenge.

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  80. […] made this card for Beate’s weekend challenge at her blog! I thought this sketch would work perfectly with my new Stampendous “Fresh […]

  81. Here is my go at it.
    Where do you get your envelopes for your square cards to mail?
    Thanks Beate!

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  82. Finally jumped on board and did a sketch! I think this is the one of the few times (maybe even first) the design just popped into my head and didn’t case anyone! Thanks for putting up the concept!



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  83. […] is a 2nd card that I created using Beate’s sketch from the weekend. I modified it slightly, and still had fun. I had that pretty paper from My […]

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  84. Love the sketch! I got to stamp this week and since I still can’t get them to come up and stay on my blog I put them on SCS.

    I believe that I did 3X6 cards 🙂

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  85. My parents lived in Germany for a few years while my dad was in the Air Force. Have a wonderful, relaxing vacation!!!

    Here’s my doggie card:

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  86. Hello! This is the first time I’m participating in your sketch challenge. I hope you like it:

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  87. This was a great sketch!! I will be using it again! Thanks!

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  88. Thank you Beate!!
    I was stuck on a layout for this card! You cleared it all up!!

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  89. What fun! I love these sketches you are coming up with. Here’s mine:

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  90. Here’s my try at the sketch! 🙂 It was fun and a little challenging (I was probably over thinking it).



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  91. Hey there Beate! I don’t know if it’s too late or not, but I thought I’d try a quick one! Such a fun sketch! THANKS! Here’s the link to my card:

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  92. Thanks for the fun sketch challenge. I am new to sketches and am lovin’ them. I have about six more ideas of cards for this sketch that I will be trying. Have a fabulous time in Germany. That is one place I would love to visit someday. Here is the link to my card

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  93. Thanks for the great sketch, Beate! I love these square ones.
    I will be playing more with this one for sure!

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  94. OK Beate, I am probably the only blogger left who hadn’t done your wonderful sketch! I’m not sure I am crazy about my card…Can’t really pinpoint why! But here is my entry!

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  95. I’m glad I had an extra day for this one. Still playing catch-up from being away for 2 days. Here’s my entry. Have a fantastic vacation in Germany! Hugs!

    Entry #84

  96. I’m a few days late…Can I still play!?
    Here’s mine:

    Entry #85

  97. Hi Beate, found time to partake of your fab sketch challenge, love doing sketch challenges sooo much fun, so thanks for that.

    I have put it on my blog, if you fancy a little meander over to have a looksy, thanks Beate, ps, hope you have a stupendous holiday with your family xx hugs

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  98. Here is mine!

    Have fun in Germany !! I am going on vacation to the Netherlands and Belgium at the end of the month… 🙂

    Entry #87

  99. Oh what the heck! Such a fun sketch I went ahead & made my “#3 for Beate’s #4”

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  100. Hi Beate

    This is f=the first time I make a sketch challenge card, hope you like it.
    Hugs from Brasil
    Here is the link to my card

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  101. I hope it’s not too late to participate! This sketch is beautiful and I can’t wait to play some more, but this is what I came up with tonight:

    Thanks Beate! I just found your blog a couple weeks ago and just love it!!!

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  102. Beate,
    I finally had the time to do one of your sketches. I managed to get it done Sunday night but didn’t have time to get it uploaded until now so I’m glad for the day extension.

    Thanks for the gorgeous sketch – I altered it to be a standard card size.

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  103. I have been so busy this weekend, but I tried to get this in on time:


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  104. […] late, but I am not in it to win the challenge. I just love the layout that Beate came up with for her challenge. I copied her circle punch a brads on the left side for this card. With so much going on with the […]

  105. You can see my version at

    I was cruising some blogs a bit ago and couldn’t believe how similar mine and Trudee’s ( up!


  106. I know mine is a bit late but here’s my attempt at your sketch challenge.

  107. Didn’t have time to play until last night, but thought I’d still share my efforts:
    Thanks for a great sketch Beate, I look forward to this weekend’s!

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