Friday, October 8, 2021

Playing with a sketch . . .

 Welcome back friends!  

The other day I spotted a sketch challenge and the sketch really caught my eye so I decided to play along.  The challenge is at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog ... here's the sketch.


Other challenges to share in:

Use Your Stuff Challenge #433 - Autumn/Fall (ends 10/23)
Double Trouble Challenge #94 - Fall Garland Inspiration

CURRENT CHALLENGE #94 Fall Garland Inspiration Photo - OPEN OCT 4TH - OCT 17

 Girlz Creative Crafts Challenge #17 - Autumn (ends 10/14) [no stamps used - all dies)
The Crafting Challenge October Challenge - Autumn Colors (ends 10/31)


After making the first card, I liked it so well I thought why not make another card for a different occasion ... hence, card #2.  I did switch it up a bit and put the balloons on the opposite side.

The rectangle dies and Happy Birthday dies are from Tutti Designs and the balloons are by Paper Rose ... Bunch of Balloons (#16694).

 OMG ... I just spotted another sketch (this one is over on Splitcoast Stampers) that I want to play with LOL.  So I'll probably be back some time over the weekend with a few cards using that particular sketch.

Wishing you a FABULOUS Fall Weekend ahead!!

 As always . . .


  1. Great job!!! Love both editions. Thanks so much for playing along with us at AHSC

  2. Beautiful card, and I love that sketch. I think I may have to use it today for one of my projects for next month. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    :) Janis

  3. Beautiful! I love your very pretty Autumn card. You really used our sketch in the best way. Thanks for sharing at Atlantic Hearts.

  4. Great combination of colors for your fall card, love the patterned papers and stitched frames... beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Use Your Stuff.

  5. I love the two designs you made using that sketch! Great work!

  6. This is adorable, lovely colours, papers and awesome design. Happy Saturday. x

  7. This is such a pretty fall card. I love the DP! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again soon.
    Tammy DT. Co-ordinator

  8. Oh, wow, these are two completely different and awesome cards with the sketch! I keep scrolling back and forth... love them both!

  9. Great cards!
    Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
    Patty S, Design Team

  10. I love those stitched panels! And everything just pops against that patterned paper. Sharp cards♥ Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

  11. This is so pretty for autumn - love the colours! Thanks for sharing with us at both Double Trouble and Atlantic Hearts :)

  12. Both of these cards are wonderful. I'm a huge fan of anything Autumn so that one really stood out for me.

  13. Lovely fall card. I can't wait for some actual fall weather. [Bunny]

  14. great cards! I love them both Darlene. Great colors on the fall card. Love those balloons on the birthday card. thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Good luck!


  15. Wonderful cards. The background papers really make the cards. Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    Anna, Design Team

  16. Fabulous cards, I love them both, the fall colours great and it works fabulous with the birthday card too! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  17. Fantastic card! I love how you went ahead and made another one while you were at it. That is the best way to build the stash! Thank you for sharing your cute creations with us at Double Trouble :)

  18. Great set of cards, love your pattern papers! Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  19. You did great with the sketch, I love the leaves in the first and the fun balloons in the second!

  20. Darlene, what a festive birthday card!!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Double Trouble. -Donna

  21. Stunning card. Well done Thanks for entering you card at Girlz Creative Crafts
    Geweldig toffee kaart Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Girlz Creative Crafts

    DT Girlz Creative Crafts

  22. Such festive cards, Darlene! Your fall card is perfect for our challenge. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble Challenge #94.


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