Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #17

Hey everyone!

Well it’s Inkspiration time again and it is Sketch time. I will let you know a little secret! I truly struggle with Sketch challenges.  When doing the other two challenges the colours or scene tells me what SS will be suitable and it narrows my choice down. The possibilities are endless with sketches. It causes me to think harder. I know how slack am I! But this week I decided to push all the little grey cells to do their finest! And guess what I have come up with two cards for this sketch. I’m pretty proud of myself, because half of the grey matter was sleeping! LOL!

Here is the sketch-

Here is card #1

Isn’t it cute?  I love non traditional colours for Christmas cards……..don’t you?

  • Stamp Set– Trendy Trees, Best Yet, Funky Forest Wheel
  • Cardstock–  Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
  • Ink– Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze
  • Accessories– Metallic Brads, Linen Thread, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8″ Square Punch, White Gel Pen, Cutter Kit, Standard Wheel, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SAMJ

Here is my 2nd creation-

This time around I wanted to do something a little feminine! I’m loving the new Butterfly Prints from the Summer Mini!

  • Stamp Set – Butterfly Prints, Best Yet, Pocket Silhouettes, Flight of the Butterfly
  • Cardstock– Kraft, Whisper White, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Sweet Always DSP
  • Ink– So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette
  • Accessories – Pink Rhinestone Brads, Linen Thread, Eyelet Edge Punch, Cutter Kit, Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

So what do you think? I think I did well on half brain speed. LOL!

Check out the rest of the DT….they do some awesome work!

I thought I would just let you all know that next week is our last Inkspiration Challenge, which is a Colour Challenge, for this year and we will resume on the 15th of January with the Inspiration Challenge. 

Thanks for dropping by!

ETA- I forgot to mention I used the present out of Family Favourites for the gifts under the tree in the 1st card.


13 thoughts on “Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #17

  1. OH LA LA, these are both adorable and clearly there is nothing wrong with your grey matter at all!!!! Sleeping or not sleeping!!!
    Love the pressies under the tree, but the butterflies and colours in the second are to die for! Thanks so much for your inspiration this week! Love Keesh x
    PS. once again we are one of a kind,…….I made two samples too! LOL!


  2. Yes Kirsty, those butterflies and flowers really are looking mighty fine right now with our 14-degree weather!! I love this card with the yellow’s and pinks — I would have never tried these colors together, but will now. Thanks for thinking Spring on a day like today, I needed to be reminded of our beautiful Springs!


  3. Fabulous cards Kirsty, I especially love how you have used a regular non xmas stamp set and turned it into a gorgeous xmas card, makes the stamp set even better value for money! Oh, I loveeee your butterfly too, well done.


  4. Kirsty, first of all I have to say that I can’t see how you struggled with either of these! I’d never know that sketches are the most difficult for you! I love both of these! Trendy trees has been a favourite of mine since it came out. I really like the way you used Pocket Silhouettes in your second card! I love the look of that set but have struggled with what to do with it….now I know 😉 Thanks for sharing your inspiration!


  5. Oh wow, Kirsty, those two cards are absolutely fabulous! You’ve outdone yourself this week! I think the gifts under the tree from Trendy Trees looks SOO cute!

    Very nicely done! You are leaving us on a high note – can’t wait to see what you’ll share when we come back in January!

    Have a nice weekend and a nice Holidays vacation!


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