Monday, November 18, 2013

My Craft Spot Challenge #118~ Sketch Challenge

Hello and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!
Hello Everyone and Happy Monday!
Wow, the weekend went fast, ha? I was gone the last few days on a girls weekend getaway. We had a great time spending time together :) We also got a jump start on our Christmas shopping, took in a large craft show and ate at some fabulous restaurants. Wow, I couldn't believe all the people out shopping over the weekend!! When do you start your Christmas shopping??

So, are you ready for another challenge this week at My Craft Spot??? 
This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge!
Fun, ha?
Be sure to come and play along for a chance to win an awesome My Craft Spot stamp set! We would love to see what you create! 
Here is my take on the sketch: 
When I saw the sketch I immediately thought that this would make a great Christmas card and a gift card holder all in one. You know...for those hard to buy for kind of people on your list that you give gift cards to? This holds those gift cards perfectly!
I added a small panel in the center of the card and created a fun border with a MS border punch. I then layered the pretty snowflake border on top of that.
The snowflake border is My Craft Spot Snowflakes Border Metal Die which was cut and layered with foam dots for dimension. I added a small purple rhinestone to the center for added bling. Isn't that border beautiful? This is such an awesome die!
I stamped the snowman image with the Stampin' Around Christmas stamp set and layered it on a scallop that is from the Tiny Doilies Metal Die set and then onto a pennant that was fussy cut out.
The tag is cut at 3 3/4 and 4" from the TBBM2 cartridge which I layered together. I tied some AC gingham ribbon, purple plum twine and a fun snowflake that was in my stash to finish it off.  All I have to do is pick up the gift card and adhere it to the pull out tag and it's ready to go :)
Be sure to stop over at My Craft Spot to see what the DT has created for you!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K 



  1. What a beautiful card Sherrie! I love the colors and those snowflakes. Hard to think about snow when it was 71 degrees yesterday and will be 74 today in NC. Glad you had a great weekend. With seven kids, I started my Christmas shopping a few months ago. Have a great day my friend!

  2. Of course the purples caught my eye, love the design and all the details to your gift card holder.... Very pretty and festive for all occasions....

  3. Hi Sherrie,
    Glad to hear you had a great weekend! I don't normally start my shopping until mid December, thankfully my list isn't to long.
    Great card, love the colors
    hugs, Stacy

  4. Great idea! You've got my mind thinking now! That would be awesome for a gift card holder! As always, thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Sherrie, your weekend sounds like it was loads of fun!! Love your beautiful card :)

    P.S. In response to your comments on my blog, I am older than I look (53, !!), but I also married a man 6 years older than me who already had 4 kids. His youngest boy and my boy were on the same soccer team when they were 10 years old, and we have been together ever since. We have no STEPS in our family, we are simply FAMILY :)

  6. Wow, what a gorgeous card, Sherrie!! The colors are so beautiful!! The snowflakes are fabulous!! I love the idea of both a card and gift holder!! Awesome as always my friend!!

    I'm glad you had a wonderful girls weekend!! I haven't even started my shopping - ugh!! I'm going to be so stressing soon!! I need to get moving but somehow, time just flies by before I know it!! Happy Monday my friend :)

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  7. Beautiful design and card Sherrie, Nice idea with the gift card holder. The colors are so pretty Have a wonderful week my friend.

  8. Oh how pretty! I am loving that snowflake border. The colors are gorgeous too!

    Sounds like such a fun weekend! So glad you got to enjoy it with girlfriends.
    Wow, in a little jealous you got your Christmas shopping started. I don't think I will have time until after Thanksgiving :( I may do a little more on line shopping this year but I always feel like there's less fun in that :)
    Happy Monday my friend!

  9. Beautiful! I love that pretty purple and all of your gorgeous accents. The snowflakes are just beautiful. I am loving the concept of a gift card holder/Christmas card all in one. I hope I have a chance to play along with this fun challenge - love the sketch!

  10. This is so super gorgeous Sherrie! Such a GREAT take on the sketch! The colors and the LO and those stamps and dies are awesome!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT night!

  11. How beautiful!!! I so love the snowflake border and the awesome purples.
    Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend with your girlfriends. And Christmas shopping, too! WOW!! I've only bought 5 gifts so far. :)

  12. This is gorgeous!! I love love love the colors, the snowflakes and that adorable snowman!!

  13. So glad you had a great weekend with the girls! Those are always needed and FUN! :o) I so LOVE your card Sherrie! The purple is sooo pretty.... great Christmas card & Gift card holder! :o)

  14. Hi Sherri:) Lovely card and I love the colors too:) I'm happy to hear you had a great weekend.

  15. Wow!! Fabulous!! :)) This is amazing for a gift card & so beautiful, too!! Xo. ☺❤☺❤

  16. GORGEOUS job with your BEAUTIFUL card Sherrie, I just LOVE all the great details and the colors!!! Have a SUPER DUPER day my sweet friend!!! :)

  17. Gorgeous Card, Love all the details and especially the color my friend. So Perfect.

  18. What a beautiful card! Love the colors!

  19. This is AMAZING!!! A very beautiful card and love the Fabulous color!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
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  20. Sherrie this is stunning, that row of snowflakes is so pretty!

  21. Beautiful Sherrie! I love the color play. Very pretty!! Ever detail make it great.

    Have a great day!


  22. Hello my friend,

    Well the wedding is over and it was very fun, very relaxed and cozy. Can I start hoping for a grandbaby yet? lol! Love what you did with the sketch; love your color combination!


  23. I love the sketch this week and once again you did a awesome job with it. Sounds like you had a fun weekend with the girls. Here in Alberta it is to darn cold to leave the house! I just checked the weather and it is -21 even to cold for my poor little puppy! LOL! Have a great day and don't work to hard, by the way I only have 2 gifts left to buy and I am all finished for this year! Yippee!

  24. My dear friend, I adore everything about your take on the sketch! The snowflake border is gorgeous and I love that you made a purple Christmas card. :o) The doily sentiment looks beautiful atop the banner and I of course LOVE the peek of the pocket contents. The purple is so regal and I love the snowflake-centered bow with the gingham ribbon. :o) (So I think I just highlighted every element of your card.. hehe!) Beautiful and sweet creation, Sherrie! I'm so happy you had a lovely weekend with your friends! :o) I hope to start some shopping very soon. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  25. Oh Sherrie ~ this is simply BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE how you used the color purple ~ I so struggle with that color so when I see someone use it I am in AWE! The details and concept is just AMAZING!! What a great idea!!! Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Christmas shopping ~ it coming close?? LOL! I am the last minute person and I absolutely HATE that I do that! I honestly can't think about it until after Thanksgiving!

  26. A girls' weekend?! How FUN!! I'm so glad you were able to get away for a bit and have such a wonderful time!

    Sherrie, your card is simply gorgeous! I love the purple and white combination with those lovely gems! The ribbon, twine, snowflake topper on your tag is beautiful too!

  27. Stunning. Love the papers, design and the cute snowflakes.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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