Monday, 5 January 2009

Welcome to The Sketch and Stash Challenge #1

Hello and welcome to a new challenge blog, the Sketch and Stash Challenge!

It couldn't be simpler to enter! Every 2 weeks there is a sketch to follow and all you have to do is use your new or never used (or hardly used!) stash on your creation! This is your chance to fall in love with all that stash again or just to show off with your brand new stash!! For full details on the challenge please see on the right!
We also have to announce the winner of the Willow With Umbrella stamp, so our congratulations go to...

Comment #8 which was Kim!

Congratulations Kim! Please contact Becky with your address!!

Don't worry if you didn't win the blog candy, there is a prize this fortnight for one lucky person chosen at random, these gorgeous love themed embellishments and stamps just in time for your Valentine's cards! All you have to do is enter the challenge for your chance to win!
So onto the challenge, here is Sketch # 1.
You can rotate it, re size the elements and add extra bits and bobs if you need to!

A nice and easy one for you to start with! We hope you have fun creating and We can't wait to see your stash too! Please tell us which item is your new purchase (or newish etc... we won't ask for proof of purchase lol!!) or maybe use an item which you've never used since you've bought it!

And here are the inspirational cards made by the design team


Becky has used her new 'Denny Dragon' stamp available from Pink Gem Designs which she got for Christmas!


Chrissie has used her new Strictly Card Dancers CD to create her beautifully elegant card. The CD is available from Card Creations Plus.


Lisa has used one of her new Pollycraft stamps which she won as blog candy from Pollycraft to create her pretty pastel card. This super cute couple stamp is called 'Cherish'.

We look forward to seeing what you all create with the sketch, and we can't wait to see all your new stash!! Can I take this opportunity to thank you all for following the blog and for showing such an interest in our new challenge!

Have fun!!

Love the Sketch and Stash Team xx



Wow ladies, what gorgeous cards by the DT members. Good luck with your new venture and look forward to joining in with the challenge later this week. Hugs Lind ax

Ann said...

yeah so exciting - love the sketch and will get on to it ASAP. Thanks for giving us a fortnight!!

Ann xxx

Anesha said...

Great sketch, lovely exampled by the DT.
Mine is here thanks for looking.

shell said...

hiya all, happy new year to you brill cards from dt members my card is on my blog if you'd like to take a peep.
thanks shell x

Pascale said...

Certainly having lots of fun with your new challenge!!!! Here is my card Thank you for looking. Pascale :)

Neva said...

What a fun layout. Here is mine:

Lorraine A said...

Hi ,Lovely designer cards !! Congratulations on your new challenge blog :-) I am sure it will do well :-)
You can see my card here

Paula said...

Great cards from The DT...congrats on your first challenge...will be back with my entry later.
Paula xx

Cathy said...

Love the sketch and fab cards ladies. My card can be found here.
Thanks for looking,
Cathy xx

SemSee said...
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Dawn said...

Hi there
Great sketch and good luck for the future challenges - looking forward to them!

Here is my Card – Thanks for Looking!


SemSee said...

Ooh, I'm very excited as this is my first challenge entry (ever!).

Here is my entry on my brand new blog!

Thanks for looking

Sem x

Crafting Joanne said...

Good luck with your new challenge blog. Love the first sketch and fabulous cards from the DT.
Here's my card

Joanne x

Jo said...

Beautiful DT work!
Wishing you all the best, i'm sure this blog will be a HUGE success!! :)

I'll have to see what I have that I haven't used yet, bound to be loads lol.

Jo xx

Bubbles said...

Fab card examples ladies, a great start to the blog!
You can see my card HERE

Joanne x

Alison said...

Super sketch and fab DT examples. Here is my card TFL

Tracey said...

Love the sketch & the DT samples are fab :o)

My card is here


Mina said...

Congratulations to Kim for winning...this is brilliant I so love sketches and will really enjoy this one xxx

Macpurp said...

good luck with this lovely Challenge Blog!

Lovely DT cards everyone.
All the best in 2009
love Tina xx

Macpurp said...

me again....never left my link did I?

HERE you go!!!

Terrie said...

Lovely cards from the design team and a great sketch to start it all off.
Heres the link to my card.

Thanks for visiting


Emma said...

Gorgeous cards Ladies.

Here's mine!

Emma x

Ikki said...

Congratulations on your first challenge - I wish you a successful
venture and if your DT designs are anything to go by - this will happen because they are inspiring.
My card is on my blog. Thanks ikki

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Well I vowed in 2009 I would continue to make all my cards for charity BUT I would also try to take part in some challenges as it is a good way to try new things out. Here's my first go at a challenge, other than a Forum challenge, so please be gentle with me.

The new item I have used on here is one of my new Lovins stamps of a little boy and little girl having a peck on the cheek. I have watercoloured the images with Lyra Watercolours which I think are FAB. The dahlia is made from a template from Split Coast Stampers. I used a Purple Hydrangea Versa Magic Dew Drop to colour alternate levels. It was quite hard for my hands and eyes to cut out but good therapy me thinks. To finish off the card is a piece of lilac butterfly glitter card, some purple card, some silver mirror board and a lilac brad.

I hope this entry is OK and I hope to do more in the future. I hope I have done this right - please let me know if I haven't.


Here is my link to my blog entry:

sumbine said...

Great sketch and fabulous DT-cards!
I´m very happy to find this blog.

Here is my entry.
Thanks for looking!

princesskitten said...

I did a card!
just for you!

Hope I got it right!


kc_froglady said...

Great sketch! I used it on a card I made involving a couple challenges...please take a look at it here!

SueF said...

Love the sketch & the examples Here is my entry.


Jackie said...

Great sketch. My card is HERE TFL

orkaloca said...

Hi ^_^ I'm happy to have found you, and you give me the imput to use my never-used stash *_*

Here is my entry ^_^

have a nice day!

Wendy said...

Great new challenge and a fab sketch Becky.

Here is my entry.

iReneM said...

What great cards!
Here's mine
on my blog

starcyl said...

Loving the cards ladies and the challenge, you can see my effort on my blog

Jenny x

liza said...

love all the DT cards and the enjoyed making card with sketch my blog is at

love n hugs

Daisychain said...

Love the sketch and great cards ladies. Congratulations on your new challenge blog, great idea I am sure it will be a success.
You can find my card here -
Thanks for looking
Hugs Christine x

Ann said...

Wow 35 comments so far - what a huge success in your first week - so pleased for you all.

Just finished mine...

Hope you like - great sketch to start us off and the design team have done a great job.
Ann xxx

Dr V said...

Hi. This is my challenge card, although the biggest challenge for me is getting it on the site. It is at my new blog drvs.blogspot. Please let me know if you can or can't see it, and what you think of it. This is my first ever challenge card

Beryl said...

It's lovely to see your new challenge up and running. My card for the first challenge is

Beryl xx

LOUISE said...

Hi Ladies, congrats on the new first Sketch Challenge, wishing you all the best for the future. Looks like everyone is loving it! Here is my card, using a NEW Pollycraft download. Louise x
Pollycraft Penelope

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards from the DT and fab sketch to start off with.

Here's my entry. Michele x

Craft Fairy said...

Wow a new challenge blog and look at the huge response before me. I hope that mine is good enough.
here's mine


Caro said...

Wow, what a great idea and what lovely DT cards. You can see mine here:

dberta said...

First time on your site...great one I must admit.

Here is my card...

Sunday Girl said...

Fantastic cards from every one

Heres my go

Lisa x

Jac said...

Love the sketch and DT cards, but all did not go to plan! Never mind I did manage to make a card which you can se here TFL

Sue said...

Thanks for a wonderful sketch and challenge and i love your cards by the DT :-)

Here is my owl card


Rosietoes said...

Great new challenge blog. I have joined in this week and my card is on my blog.
Edna x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...
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Paula said...

Great DT cards girls... and Fantastic sketch!!!
Here's mine!
Thanks for looking!!

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Sorry I can never get the links to work.

Fantastic challenge blog and fabulous entries by the DT. My card can be found here

Good luck to you all,

Jo x

-Agnes- said...

In my card I have been using one of my new ribbons to create a fluffy flower: it's Fantasia Chunky knitting yarn, sold by V&A Products Ltd., Bradford, UK. It's also the first time I have used this button with the cute stitches going all over it. I have purcheased both items in December.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi I love the cards that have been made by fellow crafters and of course the design team for their inspiration. This is my first challenge for several months and my first for 2009 my card is now on my blog at

Lorraine x

Sandra said...

Hi....great sketch to start the challenge blog off with,and beautiful DT cards,i've enjoyed joining in,
Take care
Sandra x

My card is here TFL

Maria Matter said...

Such gorgeous cards ladies!
A new challenge is so exciting!
Great sketch to work with:
Times Gone By...
Thanks for looking!
Blessings, Maria

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow I am in craft heaven. Hope all goes well. I loved doing the sketch using all of my new/stash items. Looking forward to challenge # 2. Heidi xxx Here is my card

Jilly said...

lovely cards from the DT Great new blog thank you. Sketch is great and you can see my take on it HERE

Lisa M. said...

What fun! I used a new Happy Hopper stamp that's just been sitting around and some new paper in my stash!

The Joy is In Us

Great challenge and I looke forward to many more!

Mimiko said...

Hi, here's mine :)

Maggie Bob said...

Hope you like my card for this challenge. I've used some new stash which was given to me at work today as a leaving present!

This is a great concept for a challenge, and I'm looking forward to future challenges.


FionaJ said...

Have had fun putting this card together and playing with all my new crafty stuff,
Love the blog girls keep up the good work
This is My Effort,

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. xxx

Liza said...

Fab sketch and great examples by the DT. My entry is here, thanks for looking.

Liza x

Anonymous said...

Had a lot of fun with this challenge! Great work from the DT, mine is here

Liz x

Ruth (ooffee) said...

Great idea!
Great sketch!
Great DT examples!

I promised that I would try to enter each fortnight and my first card can be found on my blog

Wishing you every success with the challenges ahead!
Ruth xx

Jilli said...

Fab sketch, gorgeous DT cards. Mine can be seen here. Jillix

The Stroppy Princess said...


Gorgous cards. Glad i found you! Here is my attempt!

My attempt can be found on my blog. The new stash i used was both the image and the background paper

Jo x

Leenamummi said...

My card is here . The background papers came yesterday and are from PaperManias Creative Tones Border Pack. Green is one of my favorite colours ;)

Lynsey said...

Thanks for the great sketch and for getting me to use my new stash!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Beryl (bik59) said...

Hi, great sketch and the DT's cards are phenomenal. My card is Here
Beryl x

Lynsey said...

Oops forgot to leave a link to my card! My card is here
Hugs Lynsey:)

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hello there, love the sketch have added a few extra bits hope thats ok. Lovely DT cards great inspiration.
my card
thanks for looking
Lyndsey xx

Angela said...

thanks for the great sketch and the gorgeous examples.
Here is my card:
For this card i have used my new High Hopes stamp and my new Martha Stewart Punch.
Thanks for looking and many greetings

Sammi said...

LOVE your work ladies!!! and Congratulations on the first challenge! My card is Here I'm just scraping in!

Kimberley said...
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Kimberley said...

I love the freedom of this challenge. My entry is HERE

Helen said...

Fab sketch & gorgeous DT cards!
I've used lots of lovely new stash on my card! lol
You can see it here
Helen x

Mel said...

Great sketch & lovley to have a new challenge blog.

Here's my card

Thanks for looking


scotspanda said...

stunning dt cards ladies, love them all :o) my rinkydink pink card is here


Amanda xx

jude said...

Have added my card to my blog for this challenge.Thanks for giving us the chance to join in this lovely blog challenge

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A fabulous start to the challenge blog ladies!! Well done!

Here is my card:-

Anne said...

What a great sketch to work with, had fun with this.

Here's my card

CREATE=FUN said...

oh i just found this blog.
sounds so easy and fun ;)

Liz, said...

Here is my card for challenge number one. Fab sketch and lovely DT cards.
Thanks for looking X

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

Hi There. What a great challenge. So glad I found you and the members cards are gorgeous.

Here's mine ....

The center image is from the Rock Star 6x6 pack which I've had for about 6 months and finally even looked at it for this challenge. The glittery heart is punched on cardstock again, that I forgotten I had.

Got a new printer for Christmas so no new stamps or anything there!

Look forward to more fun here!

Claire Mackaness said...

Such a great new challenge site Heres mine

Tip Top said...

Great idea for a challenge blog! Here is mine!

Karen O said...

Fantastic cards from everyone!

And congratulations with the new blog!

Here is mine, and Thanks for looking.

handmade by RT said...

Had great fun using your sketch!! Theres some great dt cards!! I used some new basic grey papers which i started using tonight :) Here is my Entry. Thanks!! love rach xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow wonderful cards by the dt team!
Great to be taking part in your new challenge. My card can be found here
kim x

mamaluke said...

Fabby sketch, thank you...

Here's mine.

Tanja said...

Love the skech!

Here is my entry:

Hugs Tanja

Debs said...

Hiya,what great inspiration from the DT's and a lovely sketch, I'm new to blogging and have posted my card but I'm not sure how to do a link to "my card" but its at the top of my blog. Looking forward to the next one.
Debs x

Sandra said...

Oh I love this challenge, especially the part about using something new. Brilliant idea. Have had fun with this one.
Congrats on the new site, looks brilliant and you've had a fantastic response. I wish you every success.
Here is my entry. Hugs
Sandra xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Lovely sketch to start with girls and what a brilliant response to your first challenge!
Here's mine

Anonymous said...

Wonderful DT´s and sktech!
Here is my entry:



Annie said...

what a fabulous sketch to start things off and great inspiration from the DT. You can see my card made with a new Alva image here
hugs, annie x

Carol said...

Great idea and great DT and prize my card is here

Anne H. said...

Great sketch and lovely cards from the DT!
Good luck with your new challenge blog. I look forward to them.
Here is my card.
Anne xx

Becky said...

Here is a card sent by email from Monika!
It's gorgeous Monika, thanks for joining us in our first challenge!
Love Becky xx

Sheena said...

A great sketch and a great start to this new challenge! Congratulations and good luck with it!

You can see my card here

She said...

Great new challenge and DT team cards.
Here hopefully! is the link to mine.
My Card

Lesley said...

Only just remembered to come and do this challenge, just in time before you set the next one! Great challenge, here is mine and thanks for looking!

Monika said...

Hers is another card from me, thanks for the chance to join the Challenge and the Candy...Hugs, Monika Reeck

Here is my card :

Sam said...

Great new challenge blog. Great sketch, really enjoyed working with it. My card is at
Sam x