Monday, February 16, 2009

Card Sketches and Challenges

My name is Anabelle and I love to make cards! ;)
Lately, I've been finding myself drawn to some of the many card sketch or challenge sites that are out there. It's really fun to participate in the challenges. Usually, they involve trying something I didn't think of doing. And the sketches are great, too. I love how you can interpret them literally or take pieces of them that work for you. I decided that for today's post, I wanted to assemble as many sketch/challenge site links as I could find. I'm sure the list is incomplete, but here are the ones I've found.

Sketch This


CPS Card Sketches

2 Sketches 4 You


Kristina Werner Color Challenge

Our Creative Corner

His Holy Name Challenge

Colour Create

Sketch Saturday

Friday Sketchers

Cute Card Thursday

Everybody Art Challenge

Daring Cardmakers

Roses on Paper Challenges

Thank God it's Friday

Magnolia Vs. Stampavie

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards

Tales from Pollycraft

A Spoon Full of Sugar

Whiff of Joy Challenge

Dutch Dare Card Challenge

Stamp Something

Forever Friends Challenge

House Mouse Monday Challenge

Card Patterns

The Pink Elephant Challenge

Cuttlebug Challenges

Sketches! (By Tamara)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Arty Girlz

Fab's Big Christmas Cards Challenge

Mojo Monday

Splitcoast Stampers: Try a New Technique Challenge

Created By Courney Sketches

Inspirational Card Sketches

Splitcoast Stampers Color Combinations Challenge

Color Throwdown

Splitcoast Stampers: Card Sketches Forum

Splitcoast Stampers: Ways to Use It Challenge

Prairie Paper and Ink Sketches

Splitcoast Stampers: Limited Supplies Challenge

Tag You're It Challenge

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge

Splitcoast Stampers: Inspriation Challenge

Ann's Creative Nook

Page Plans

Basic Grey Challenges

Card Sketch a Day

My Time to Craft Challenge

Scrummy Stash Cafe

Cupcake Craft Challenge

So Sketchy

Taylored Expressions

3D Design Challenge

Di Hickman Card Sketches

Scrapaddicts Sketches

Little Book of Sketches

Card Maps (On Becky Fleck's Pagemaps Site)

Colour Create

My Sketch World

Ooh La la Creations

Papertake Weekly

Sketch and Stash

Tanda Stamps
I'm sure this is not a complete list of all the card sketch and challenge sites out there. So, if you know of another, please link it and I'll add it to the list.

So, here are a few examples of cards I've made using some of the sites...

This first one is a card I did for Cardalicious' challenge last week. I needed to make a thank you card using the color pink, some stitching and some felt.

This next one was based on this week's CPS sketch, 103. I made a gift tag. I used a Tattered Angels glimmer screen and sprayed Key Lime glimmer mist onto it to create the background.

And finally, here is the one I did for 2 Sketches 4 You last week. It's based on Laura's Sketch 19.

(I can't seem to stop using pink right now. Must be because I live in a house filled with testosterone. I gotta get my girly fix somehow!)

Well, I hope this list will help get your creative juices flowing! And remember, if you have another site you'd like me to add, please leave it in the comments.

Have a great day~ Anabelle


debb said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for listing all those sites- I am off to check some out! debb

Kristi B. said...

wow....thanks for the link list! I have a calendar on my blog & I try to add as many challenges as I can to it. Looks like I'll be busy today! :o)
Your cards & tag are you posted here are beautiful!
Happy scrapping & good luck with all your challenges. :o)

Linda Beeson said...

You rocked the pink colors and you rocked the sketch cards! Love your use of the CPS sketch.

Susan said...

Thanks for adding the ~Card Sketch A Day~ site!!


Nikki Schmaltz said...

Your artwork is amazing!

Ivanka's Card Studio said...

Thank you so much for such a fabulous list of challenge sites. Lately I find that they really help to get the creativity going. Your cards for the challenges are gorgeous! Love seeing your creations no matter what site (or mag) they're in.

Daniela said...

Thanks for the list, beautiful cards.

Fabrizio said...

Thank you for adding my Christmas weekly challenge to the list ! The blog is a spinoff of my main blog as the challenge grew and nearly took over ! LOL I'll be perusing those links I like sketch and challenges to tickle my inspiration ! X Fab

Adrienne said...

thanks for putting these up!! :D

Lea L. said...

These are GORGEOUS!!!


LoRi said...

I can so relate to the houseful of Testosterone! I'm gonna make some pretty girlie things today! Thanks for the inspiration.

Eveline said...

Just gorgeous and the first one is my favorite.

ALLY said...

Gorgeous cards Annabelle! Thanks for linking up So Sketchy!

Miki said...

Great list Anabelle!! I had no idea there were so many...I just need 12 more hours in my day now, LOL!

Joann said...

I can't thank you enough for providing me your list. I started paper crafting and blogging in Nov 08 and so I'm still somewhat of a rookie.

Also, great take on CPS 103. That is how i stumbled here and I'm so glad i did. I'll be back to visit again for sure.

Deanna said...

Gorgeous stuff! Love your work!arm

Christine said...

Thanks so much for the list. I had some of the sites bookmarked but not nearly all of them.

Christine said...

I have one that is not on your list.

jo said...

Di Hickman has card sketches on her blog every Wednesday:

Love your cards!:)

Lesley said...

Here's one

Tara said...

Hey Anabelle, Tara from the old S.A. days here :-) Followed your link from the PTI boards here - thanks for the reference! I'm bookmarking the list now!

Laura Davis said...

Ooohhh thanks for adding 2S4Y! ;)

Julie said...

What a GREAT resource - Thanks for the list of challenge sites - Here's another one for you:

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A Ali said...

Thanks for the list Beautiful Cards.