Friday, October 28, 2011

CSS Alumni Sketch Challenge

We have a fun sketch to share with you for this StampTV CSS Blog Hop. You can make some fun simple cards with this one. You should have come from Miesje's blog. Wasn't that a fabulous card? If you did not find your way here from her blog, then you will want to start at the beginning over at StampTV. And make sure you leave comments on all the blog posts for a chance to win some FREE stamps.

I made two Christmas cards using some older sets. Here is the sketch.

And here are the cards I made with the sketch.


Now head over to Melissa's blog to see what she did with the sketch she designed for us to use.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 1), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

Stamps: Very Merry Christmas & Versatile Verses

130 comments:

Miesje said...

Very, very pretty Melissa! Love how different they look!

Marsha said...

Love the "insides" of the oval. Both cards are very pretty.

Cheri said...

These are two beautiful cards, Melissa! I love both of them. The plaid bg is a stand out card - I love plaid and I'm also trying to get some Christmas cards made.

Sharri said...

Beautiful cards Melissa!! I love the pattern papers and how you stamped the sentiment on the pp!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Just lovely!!! I love these!

The Vannoy Family said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty card! Love your Christmas theme! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh this is beautiful~

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Melissa! I love what you did with the sketch!

Payne Holler Cards said...

both are lovely - gorgeous dp on both! and love your ovals (-:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melissa- These are simply gorgeous cards! I especially am drawn to the first one! Lovely cards there, my friend!

Lynn B. said...

Wow! Both cards are so sweet and pretty. I'm going to head to the craft store tomorrow to see if I can find DP just like yours. Gorgeous!

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, I love these, Melissa! Very cool the way you framed the sentiment within the oval. Great design!

Sharon Jones said...

I love how you made both masculine and feminine Christmas cards! Love the unraveling of the twine in the first one and the bling in the second!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Melissa, these are both gorgeous! Love the colors and the dp you chose is fantastic.

Kay S said...

Such pretty cards! Thanks for reminding me about that oval frame set! It's so easy to forget about older stamps in the midst of new ones, but I need to pull that one out for my holiday card making. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards!

joy said...

What great cards! I love how you have used Gina's label and the sweet little holly dp.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, love that plaid background!

scrappinmommom said...

They are both beautiful. Love your choice of papers.

terrie said...

Both of your cards are very nice...
well done

Deb said...

Love love LOVE the way you did the designer paper within the oval with the sentiment! Both are beautiful! I feel a CASE comin' on!

maryc1254 said...

I love how different each of your cards look. Simple elegant Christmas cards

janice moss said...

Wow! The top one with the plaid just pops! And the way you did your oval sentiment is one I can't wait to try!

One Scrappy Gal said...

How clever you are with the ribbons! Nice cards - both!

Anonymous said...

Two wonderful cards....my favorite is the one with the green ribbons...really cool!

Joan said...

The ovals and designs within are very eye-catching. I especially like the one with the green ribbon (always on the lookout for ones easy to mail).Thanks.

naneruth said...

Sweet!

Michele Gross said...

Love the texture that the lace trim adds! YUM :)

Diana said...

Both cards are beautiful - now I know what to do with some lace I have :)
TFS

cardscrapper said...

I am normally not a lace person, but this is so beautiful with the lace. Both cards are gorgeous, but I like the lace best.

Marj said...

Wow--just love these cards!

Carolyn said...

both cards are lovely. The same yet oh, so different with just changing the background and ribbons.

Priscilla said...

Great Christmas cards. Love the use of pattern papers.

Laraine R said...

Beautiful cards!!

Riette said...

Stunning cards! REal works of art.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely Christmas cards. I especially like your use of ribbons. Beautiful!

Judy Boyd said...

Oh very pretty. Love the lace on the first card and the second one is neat because of the way you tucked the poinsettias in. Great job!

melissa said...

very pretty card thanks for sharing i hope if u have time to stop by my blog thanks
melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com

Jan said...

Both cards are lovely. The cording is so unique but I think my favorite is the use of the green ribbon.

Anonymous said...

BEEEEEEEEEEEEE-U-TEEEEEEEEE-FUL cards. TFS
Jean McGee

Shirley Ross said...

I love your cards.

Claudia R said...

Two lovely cards. Great ideas.

sweetmarie said...

very nice take on the sketches!

Brenda said...

I chose a bayberry/burgundy theme for my Christmas cards this year, so these samples are very appealing to me particularly the patterned paper on the first card!

Gerry said...

The detail inside the oval is so pretty.

Julie said...

Love both cards. I really like the detail on the inside of the oval. I love the plaid background of the first card. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Both cards are stunning and the DP is outstanding on both cards. Love the lace treatment on the first card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Debbie in LA said...

Great cards. I really do not want those stamps, I really do not want those stamps, I really... (Trying to convince myself but failing miserably!)

Lan Grabske said...

Can't decide which I like better, they're both beautiful!

Pam D said...

Both cards are super. Great paper and color choices. TFS!

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

I like the lace you used for the horizonal lines on one card and the ribbon for the horizal lines on the second card.
Hazel
hdhall6002atsbcglobaldotnet
www.the2pinkladies.com

Lynne said...

Very pretty cards. The lace is beautiful and the ribbon has nice cut ends.

Carol said...

Lovely design and beautiful colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

NJMullins said...

Both are marvelous, but I love the ribbon on the second! Beautiful.

--Marcy said...

Love how you used the same focal point, and the cards look so different! Cool!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Beautiful cards, Melissa!!! I love the papers you used!! Thanks for sharing, hugs, Sharon :o)

Sonya van Stee said...

Lovely! great choice of colours and bg papers! Love the ribbons, too!

Lucy said...

Love the plaid!!!!!! These sure do show just how effective using a sketch can be. The results on these are so different.

Kelly said...

What fun Christmas cards. I love the holly strip in your ovals!

Margaret said...

I love these cards! Very pretty!

Sharon said...

Such pretty Christmas cards! Like the papers you used.

kylee said...

Those are some very lovely cards you have created!! i needed some inspiration for some Christmas cards - and thank YOU for the thoughts!

kylee

alex said...

Love them both, beautiful cards

Carolyn Disher said...

Very interesting. They have a nice vintage feel.

Carolyn

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the Christmas card though they are both great.

okiedee said...

Very pretty, Love the way the ribbon is gathered on the first card. So down home looking...the second card is very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

marie41837 said...

I believe I like the second card better. Their both beutiful, but the second one is my favorite.

2amscrapper said...

I love the trim that you used in the first card for the 3 strips.

Aixa M. said...

Beautifully elegant cards!

Theresa said...

Love how you use this sketch. Great Christmas cards.

Die Cut Lady said...

Pretty Christmas cards.

The Card Maker said...

Love your take on the sketch! Great Card!

HandmadebyRhonda said...

Love these cards! Tfs
*Rhonda*

Verna Angerhofer said...

Magnificient Christmas cards. I love how you used the sketch. Thanks for showing.

Joan said...

Both cards are gorgeous....Love the way you used the green ribbon on the second one.

patm said...

Love the Christmas cards......will be doing this sketch.

Vesta said...

Both cards are lovely but I am most drawn to the one with poinsettias. Lovely!

jazy1m said...

Great idea. Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

LoveSnailMail said...

Terrific visual texture. Thanks for the ideas!

LORRAINE p said...

Love them both!

patti said...

I love the elegance of the flat ribbon against the patterned paper!

Creative Mojo said...

Soft, sweet, and nostalgic...a beautiful combination!
x0x
Lizabeth

Golda said...

Those are both wonderful Christmas cards! What type of ribbon did you use on the bottom one? Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

jean w. said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

They are both so beautiful, what an inspiration

Ruth

CraftyJo said...

Loving these Christmas cards :)

Anonymous said...

Love your cards. I love making christmas cards more than any other, I think.

Karry said...

Both cards are elegant and I love the ribbons used.

Mary Ann said...

oh WOW I love the warmth and feeling of Christmas's past in these cards - beautiful!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards I love that you took the sketch literally in both cards and yet they look so different

margaret said...

I love to different look of the two Chrismas cards. The first- the unique background and the second - softer more delicate look- such inspiritation.

Olena said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and the papers you used! Great job! Olena

Barbara Bryant said...

Beautiful Cards and Im getting in the mood for Christmas after seeing this one.

Sylvia said...

You prove how different you can make your cards using the sqme sketch. Very pretty cars.

RuthAnn said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing.
RuthAnn

Janet said...

these are absolutely gorgeous - I have got to get started on my Christmas cards and this is just the inspiration I need :)

Evelyn said...

Those are both lovely cards, and I love the stamps used to make them as well.

66anna66 said...

Cool way to show how the same sentiment can look very different, depending on backgrounds and trims! Nicely done.

Dee said...

Interesting how different your cards turned out using the same sentiment! Pretty!

pamselinski said...

Both cards are pretty, but I particularly like the liquid pearls you used on the second card.

Linda said...

I love the old fashioned look of the first card; love the plaid paper.

kim.scrapper said...

Both are so pretty, love the paper inside the oval, gorgeous, tfs

Scrapacat said...

Great sketch and I love both cards. I need to remember to use that oval on the second card more often!
~ky

Theresa said...

Both are very pretty I would like to receive either one!

cosie said...

Christmas card are such fun to make and I really love these.

JourneyGirl said...

Love them both! Great job!
Dekida

Anonymous said...

Very lovely card here. I love the two ways that you used ribbon and I loved your colors as well.

Joan

Donna said...

Stunning, both cards are just wonderful. The PP for both is perfect and love your choices of ribbon and lace you used, that green is so pretty!
Thanks much for sharing with us your talents!
Donna

Joyce Evans Erb said...

great cards, love the ovals

Honortem said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors in the paper -great idea using lace on the one card

Terri J said...

Wonderful cards, love the textures on both by adding ribbon for the stripes.

Barbara Colbert said...

Very beautiful..both of these Christmas cards are perfect interpretation of that sketch! NICE!

crotnem said...

Love both cards. Very pretty!!

Barbara said...

The cards are great! Really nice for Christmas - I may steal one of your ideas!!

Yvonne said...

Both Christmas cards are so pretty. I can't pick a favorite. Love them both.

Barb said...

these cards are gorgeous. you just gave me some inspiration. great job.

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards! I love the extra texture of the cording on first card!

stampqueen said...

Both cards are wonderful - I really need to get busy, I only have adout half of my Christmas cards done!!!

SueB said...

Sweet cards; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous Christmas cards Melissa! Love how you used trim and ribbon for the horizontal stripes!

Kris said...

Christmas cards are my fav! So pretty! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Gwen said...

Both your Christmas cards are lovely !!!

kraftyme95 said...

Love both cards thanks for the inspiration.
I have to start my Christmas cards. So this sure helps.

Anonymous said...

both are awesome....not sure which I like best. Joyce T.

Sue D said...

Very pretty Christmas cards!

Oneofakind said...

I love the Merry Christmas tags on both cards. Very festive.

Judy Averill said...

Love the plaid especially and the colors chosen.

Lori said...

Your cards are pretty Melissa!!

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a very nice card ^_^

bbsox55 said...

Very, very nice!

Carolina said...

Such stunning Christmas cards - love the rich colors you were able to achieve and such beautiful takes on the sketch!!!