Monday, May 2, 2016

The Challenge #71 {A Sketch}

Hello and Welcome to Week One at The Challenge! At the beginning of each month, we have a sketch challenge and we would love to have you join us! The beginning of the month also means a new Featured Designer!

Are you looking for last week's winner? Please CLICK HERE.

Each week we have a fun challenge for your to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh!

Here is the monthly rotation:
Week 1-Sketch
Week 2-Colours
Week 3-Photo Inspiration
Week 4-Masculine Photo Inspiration
Week 5-Wild Card (a surprise!)

This month we are thrilled to welcome Patti from Stationery Styles as our Featured Designer!

I’m Patti from Stationery Styles blog.  I am mom to 4, grandma to 6 and wife to the best person I’ve ever known.  We recently moved to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and totally love it!!

Since 2010 I have been designer and co-founder of a wonderful little cottage business that makes scarves called neckStyles™.  I love beautiful fabric almost as much as I love beautiful paper.  My DH and I also enjoy travel, photography, cooking and eating! heehehee

I’ve been creating cards for about 19 years and have enjoyed teaching others, in my home as well as in the classroom.

I am so blessed to have been asked to be a guest designer for The Challenge! I look forward to working with the amazingly talented Design Team!! and to seeing cards from talented paper crafters from all over the world in the gallery!  I appreciate the friendships and inspiration this of this great Blogland Community.   I’m so thankful for this exciting opportunity!

For my card, I decided to get out one of my favorite new stamp sets from SugarPea Designs called Funky Wreath Spring Edition. I inked up the flowers in Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo & Old Olive. I used some older SU paper and tried to keep my card very clean. I added some gray twine at the bottom to tie the sentiment in. 

The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! Our weekly winner will be our next Guest Designer! So come and join the fun!

Shona Chambers from TwineAround- Guest Designer

(off this week)


  1. WOW! Awesome sketch and I super love all the inspiration!

  2. Such amazing cards from the entire team! What a great bunch of talent...including one of my favs Patti! What a terrific guest designer!

  3. Such awesome design work on display here! What a talented team!

  4. Struggling to link - please find my entry here:

    Love your creations!

  5. I just LOVE this sketch, Lesley! You know me and layers! Your card is so pretty! Polka dots and flowers are a winning combo! XX

  6. Wonderful sketch Lesley and I love your beautiful card.

  7. Is there a problem with the linky? It doesn't seem to be on this page and when I click the link "This InLinkz widget is not allowed in this website. You can still view the linkup here" it just sends me to the top of Lesley's main page feed?

    1. That's strange, is working for me?

    2. That's so weird! I've no idea what I'm doing wrong Lesley - I'm not usually so technically challenged! I can see the DT cards but no links to upload. Here's my link in case you are able to help out:!
      Love your card by the way - those bold background colours really work behind your delicate flowered circle. Gorgeous! Have a great day xx

  8. So pretty, Lesley! Love the pops of red at the centers of the flowers.

  9. Sorry, the linky is not working - it says it cannot be displayed on this site. My link is:

  10. Wow, that time went by quickly... guess I didn't realize I had missed the cut-off already! But here is my card with this great sketch!


Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the time you took to leave me a little stamping love!!
Lesley :)