Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 249

Welcome to the wonderful world of sketch inspiration and our first sketch challenge of October. Prepare yourself for a whole lot of cute! 

Below you'll find Sketch 249. Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this week's sketch and be sure to link your project below for a chance at the weekly My Favorite Things Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

Let's welcome our October guest designer, the super-talented Jocelyn Olson! It was such a pleasure to have Jocelyn join us for our World Card Making Day festivities right here on the Challenge and Inspiration blog. If you missed her clever card using the Comfy Sweater Die-namics, you really should check it out HERE.

You will see that Jocelyn is pretty talented at this card making thing! While she is adept at creating with paper and stamps, she is also wildly proficient with digital designing. I know that she has taught me a thing or two along the way.

Now let's get down to business and see how Jocelyn interpreted her very first sketch with us:

Pastel Christmas Card by Jocelyn Olson featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Trim the Tree stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

There's always such a beautiful subtlety to Jocelyn's designs. Her snow white background attains a lovely texture with the delicately embossed Four Way Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics. Made you look, didn't I? Her artistic treatment of the brand new Trim the Tree stamp set is absolutley stunning.

The Challenge Team is at it again with inspiring creations. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 249!

Alice's cozy bear from the Cool Day stamp set is the focal point on this delightful card. She shrinks the main panel of the sketch and shifts it a bit to the left to fit her design. Her strips of layered washi tape serve as the bold lines of the sketch.

Tasty Drink Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Laina Lamb Designs Stay Cool stamp set and Cool Cup Die-namics #mftstamps

Erin Lee's card is truly refreshing! Using the brand spanking new Stay Cool stamp set and Cool Cup Die-namics, she's whips up a frothy rendition of this week's sketch. You'll notice she flips it as her washi strips are at the bottom of her design.

Eek-Tastic Halloween Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Frightfully Fun Halloween stamp set and the Stitched Mountain Range Die-namics #mftstamps

Jill takes the sketch from vertical to square and scares up a simply inspired conglomeration of spooky ghosts. She looked at the just released Stitched Mountain Range Die-namics and saw something quite different altogether. Those wiggle eyes are just perfection!

One Sip at a Time Card by Miriam Prantner featuring the Laina Lamb Designs Stay Cool stamp set and Cool Cup Die-namics #mftstamps

Miriam's design is right on target with the sketch. Stripes at the top, panel in the middle, sentiment at the bottom. Her fresh colors and artsy drips of whipped cream are a fun addition to the brand new Cool Cup Die-namics.

Christmas Wonder Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Winter Wonderland stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Vera is very straight forward with her interpretation of the sketch — the margin on each side, the sparkly strips at the top, the rectangle panel. The result is absolutely LOVELY. Her use of soft pastels with the brand new Winter Wonderland stamp set and Die-namics is completely sweet, and the touch of sparkle is utterly charming.

No One Elf Card by Veronica Zalis featuring the Birdie Brown Santa's Elves stamp set and Die-namics and the Brick Wall Cover-Up, Windown, and Vintage Buttons Die-namics #mftstamps

Veronica's whimsical sketch card is full of wonderful detail from the delicately embossed brick background to the window to the starry sky. The helpful little elf from the brand new Santa's Elves stamp set looks extra sweet with his patterned paper jacket and colorful hat.

Congratulations, Heather Hoffman! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

You have until Tuesday, October 13th, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps and/or dies in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

Watch for shout outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps

Join the fun at our MFT Challenge & Inspiration group on Facebook!



Erin Lee 





As always, we are thrilled to have you participate in our inspiring sketch challenges!

Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things


  1. Woohoo!!! Thanks so much - perfect time to go shopping the new release! :-) And lovely cards everyone - so cool to see Jocelyn here!

  2. Such awesome talent with all the design team members. Jocelyn your card is just very lovely and soft.

  3. So. Much. Inspiration. Love Jocelyn's card. It's so... Jocelyn. (That circle die is awesome too.) And I drool over Alice's coloring every time.

  4. Great cards and inspiration from the DT and Jocelyn, can't wait to play!