Monday, January 2, 2012

OWH - Sketch Challenge #102

Hi peeps! Has everyone recovered from their New Year's festivities? I have... but then I didn't do anything festive. HeeHeeHee!

This week over at OWH - Stars & Stamps is a new sketch challenge. Boy do I love the simplicity of the design and my card only took a short time. I needed some masculine 'Thank You' cards for some of the menfolk in the family. Once I saw this sketch I knew I had my card design AND a way to use some gorgeous brown plaid paper I simply love. I hope you like it.

Card base - cream cardstock from Hobby Lobby
Brown Plaid DP - Glitz Design [a new company to me]
Green Dot circle - Brown stripes - scraps from my stash
Thank You stamped on cream in Rich Cocoa by Memento.
[sorry - I got the stamp at a yard sale and don't know who makes it]

Thanks for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit!


  1. What a great card! I just love that plaid dp!!
    I too used to have a mini doxie, and I miss her like crazy!!

  2. Terrific job with this week's OWH sketch challenge. That plaid paper is beautiful and this sketch really makes a nice showcase for great papers.

  3. Marlene, I don't think you are over the hill, because if you are, I am too. We don't want that. This card is stunning. That paper is just gorgeous. I'm a sucker for plaid. Love the colors. I didn't remember seeing any cards from you before so I went through your blog and I have to tell you how sorry I am that you and your "baby" had to go through what you did. Thank God you are both all right, but I would imagine you will never get over that. I am now a follower of your blog and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful cards and creations in the future. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hello Marlene...This card totally rocks! Green and brown are two of my favorite colors! Thanks for joining us!

  5. Great masculine card! the colors are really nice together.

  6. Great card! I love the way you brought out the colors in the plaid paper.

  7. What a great card and that plaid is perfectly masculine! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. I always find masculine cards challenging...but you have nailed it.Lovely

  9. Hi Marlene - what a fantastic card! I LOVE the brown and green color combo! A perfect masculine card! xo

    Happy New Year!

    -pamela :)

  10. Hi, Marlene,

    Great card with wonderfully masculine colors!

    Thanks for stopping by Scrapping with Purpose. And, thanks for your kind words.

    Thought I would share more information about how I created the trunk. It started with paper that you can see at I first cut off the top and bottom of the trunk from the paper. Then I cut the body of the trunk from the middle of the paper. Finally, I adhered the top and bottom of the trunk pieces to my trunk body using pop up dots.

    Thanks again! Happy New Year!

  11. Terrific plaid!Your other paper choices show it off nicely.

  12. Great card, Marlene! Love that brown plaid paper! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

  13. I love these colors. And, thank you for your compliment to my sentiment on the cabin card. I enjoy dabbling in poetry.

  14. I love that plaid! This makes a fab masculine card!