Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The SAME but DIFFERENT (Take 2)

Hello dear friends!

As we approach the end of 2020, I find myself with some extra time on my hands so decided to join in a sketch challenge I spotted over on Paper Playful.    I know, I could be cleaning my messy crafting cave, or even getting started on the reorganizing I want to do but NOPE ... I'm taking the day off and just going to 'play around' with whatever makes me happy!  LOL

Anyways ... here's what I've created using the same two papers from 'The Paper Boutique - Lavender Fields' paper pack.  

 The challenge I'm referring to is the sketch challenge over at the


 I really do enjoy working with a sketch and don't do it often enough.  Guess I'm going to have to apply for a sketch challenge design team to make myself use sketches more often LOL.

 Inside Sentiment

This was my initial card for the challenge entry but after cutting the plaid coordinating paper for this card I didn't want to just put the remainder of the paper panel in the scrap heap so that's when I decided to do the reverse and make a second card.  

I die cut a couple 'sprigs' using an older Sue Wilson die called 'Maiden Fern' (#CED1433) to mimic the lavender in the paper.  The little gingham bow was laying around so felt it wanted a home on this card.

This second card is just the opposite of Card #1 in design.
I thought I would use this sketch design for two different themes as it's a great design to use for either ... or any theme for that matter.

Inside Sentiment

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Santa was good to you!!

Other challenges to share in:
Digi Choosday Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #586 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!
Please stay safe and healthy!   It's a bit of a crazy world we are
living in right now.  Praying 2021 is better and we can get
back to some normalcy!

As always . . .


  1. Two beautiful cards,love the colours and fab designs.xxx

  2. Beautiful cards, Darlene. I love the colours you've used. xx

  3. Both versions are fantastic! Beautiful colors.

  4. Oh what beautiful cards, Darlene, and such great inspiration! Santa just brought me this paper pack, as well as the coordinating plain cardstock :-) I must have been good all year :-) Love both your cards! Wishing you an awesome 2021!

  5. These are both just gorgeous! These colors just pop and I love how you stamped the sentiment diagonally across the card. Well done you!

  6. They are both lovely Darlene! Great takes on the sketch. Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2021!

  7. Gosh, I love these gorgeous cards! Sometimes you just have to take a play day. I need one. Using more of the sketches I have pinned is on my crafty to-do list. So much fun!

  8. Ooh! These are both gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  9. Love what you have done with this sketch and to get two cards made for it, is a good thing, pretty papers and that die works perfect with them, love that bow you used on the first one!

  10. Sweet cards and dies used. Happy new and safe 2021. xx

  11. Oh Darlene these are BEAUTIFUL!! I love every detail you added, the colors and the paper and well everything about them both!! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  12. Both cards are beautiful and I love the little detail of the gingham bow. Great take on the sketch. Why not joining us?
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
    xxx Margreet DT


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