Monday 4 May 2015

The Challenge #33 - Guest Designing

Hello Friends and Happy Bank Holiday if you are in the UK
Hope you are having fun.
I'm happy dancing today as I was lucky to come in the Top 2
at The Challenge last week and it was my first time of entering 
... AND I was asked to guest design for this week's challenge!
So double celebrations!
It's a sketch challenge this week and to be honest it freaked
me out to begin with as I haven't done a layered sketch card in a while.
In fact I made 2 but the first one isn't blog worthy!
Here's my card followed by the sketch.

Card Recipe:
Altenew: Henna Elements heat-embossed in WOW sparkle EP
MFT Die-Namics: Stitched Square dies
Clearly Besotted: Say it in Style sentiment
and Stand Alone elegant butterfly die

Here's the sketch for you to follow and of course 
Enjoy and have some fun!

I'd also like to play along at Addicted to CAS
with my card as the theme is White, Black and Gold
Just hope it's 'CAS' enough for ATCAS!!!

and Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Quick Edit: Thanks Loll for suggesting this card would fit
at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge - dies & punches

I hope you get chance to play along at 
and there's more fabulous inspiration from the design team
so have a little mooch HERE first before you head off to craft.

It's always a pleasure to know you've stopped by my blog
and thanks so much.


  1. This card is so pretty, Sarah! I love the gold touches and the white background. So classy! Thank you for being our Guest this week! xo

  2. Congrats on the GD and fab take on the sketch, the glitter card is just perfect x

  3. WOW! Double congratulations Sarah! Mind you, I'm not surprised, your designs are always inspirational and this one is no exception! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx

  4. It is always a pleasure to admire your wonderful cards, dear Sarah. :-) I like your interpretation of the sketch and can hardly believe, you didn't make more cards with multiple layers. :-) Amazing colour combination.
    Have a nice Bank Holiday, Sonja

  5. Congrats on your well deserved win and your Guest DT spot! Gorgeous card, Sarah! You did such an amazing job incorporating the color combo with the sketch...I really love it! Beautiful stamping and your butterfly is so elegant! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATCAS!

  6. Sarah your card is gorgeous, you've done amazing things with this sketch - could never tell it had been more than a day since your last one! Layers are my toughest challenge... I'm so happy you are guesting this week!!
    =] Michele

  7. Wow, Sarah, I'll bet your first card was great! This one is AWESOME! Love all the elements! The embossing and that sweet butterfly are so elegant! So glad you shared with us at ATCAS!

  8. Gorgeous mix of papers, stamping and die-cut. This is really beautiful Sarah! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. This would work for the current die-cut challenge at HLS as well. xx

  9. Congrats, Sarah! I was a bit intimidated when I saw the sketch, but you've done a fabulous job with it. Love this!

  10. This is WONDERFULLY elegant!! I am so glad you joined us as a guest designer this week!! Sometimes getting a little outside your comfort zone really opens you up and stretches your creativity! You REALLY shine in this exercise on layers and this you are amazing at it, and KNOW IT!! Yay Sarah!

  11. I already commented on this one, so you know I love it . . . now, I just wanted to say, good luck with the DT call over at HLS! Hazel xx

  12. So happy your joined our challenge Sarah!! Good luck with the DT call! :) xx

  13. This is so beautiful and elegant! I really, really love it! Congrats on your GD spot and thanks for sharing with us over at Addicted to CAS!

  14. So beautiful and classy! Love that gorgeous butterfly!

  15. Beautiful card! Such a lovely design! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  16. Let me start by saying that you have done VERY well to use that sketch and still keep your card quite CAS. You have created a very elegant card and I love the gold elements especially. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS and Happy Little Stampers and good luck with the DT call xx

  17. This is so classy and elegant! Loving the gold strips (is that glitter tape?) and that beautiful butterfly!

  18. Such a classy card Sarah, well done on the GDT spot too ;) Viv xx

  19. Beautiful card and great design!

  20. Great card.. i love the multiple layers.. and those colors are gorgeous.. congrats on your win.. Good luck with the DT call

  21. Beautifully done, Sarah! You pulled off the gold and black so well ( I shied away from this combo!). So glad you to have you guesting with us this week at The Challenge!


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