Here we are again at another Saturday and that means another Sketch Challenge. Mine is coming a little late as my dear husband decided we needed to go Christmas Shopping – ugh 3 weeks before Christmas and its not pretty!

Here is this week’s sketch …. DSC60

An interesting one to say the least! I thought it was upside down so I turned it around and made this card …

I wanted a bit of a manly card and thinks this fits the bill.

I love the shells of Seaside and made a collage of them for the main image then stamped the greeting from God’s Blessings over the top in a darker colour.

DSC60The shells on the very vanilla piece are done in Creamy Caramel after being stamped off first. The greeting is stamped in Chocolate Chip.

I’ve then taken the little shell and inked it up in versamark and then Chocolate Chip and embossed it so it has a shiny look to it. Cut it out and then adhered it with stampin dimensionals.

Instead of affixing the stripes on the base like the sketch indicates I’ve just stamped the shells in two lines in versamark.

Due to the versamark ink being faint I used my Stampin’ Pastels to bring out the colour of the shells on the base card.

I do hope you like this card – it was a quick and easy one to make and one you could use for a sympathy card or to lift or encourage someone or just let them know you care!

Dont forget to stop by the Utah Divas International Blog to see what the other ladies have done!


  1. So Leonie, it looks like others are now taking your lead and changing the direction of the card! lol Another clever use of the sketch!

  2. Very manly indeed Leonie!! I love the way u give a subtle tweak to the sketch to make it ur own. In most cases…sheer genius!! The brown tones give the card a generous warmth whilst the green demands attention. Fab effort and well done!!

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