Thank you for joining us this hour for a World Card Making Day sketch challenge! In our brand new special issue Creative Cards Vol 1 (you can order your very own copy right here!) we offered many bonus sketches in it.  We asked some of the contributors to Creative Cards Vol. 1 to choose their favourite sketch and create a card based on that sketch.  Here are their cards…

Card by Nicole Nowosad:

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Based on this sketch:

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"My favorite way to use up my supplies is to make cards. I am one of those people that loves pretty paper and I have such a hard time tossing even the smallest of scrap out! That can quickly add up, so I like to use my scraps to make cards. I chose this sketch from Creative Cards Vol 1 and got to work quite quickly with some scraps of paper I had on my desk.  Grabbing a quick sketch takes some of the guesswork out of your design. I was inspired by the pennant in the sketch but decided to do a torn layered look in its' place instead.

Making cards is another great excuse for me to break out my stamp stash and add a smaller sentiment to my card. I love the stamped look, mixed with glitter alphas, also sitting in my stash! ~ Nicole

Virginia Nebel's card: 


based on this sketch:


"Happy World Card Making day fellow crafters!  Hope you are enjoying the blog celebration today and inspired to make a card or two. As much as I love my digital cutter I can’t part with my steel rule dies, these were some of the first tools I owned as a crafter.  Perhaps you may have a few of these in your stash, time to give them some love and make some pattern paper chipboard elements! Just grab some chipboard and a few pieces of pattern paper.  Using a glue stick adhere the pattern paper to the chipboard and run them through your steel rule die.  You have made some pretty chipboard pieces in no time flat!"  ~  Virginia

Marla Kress' card:


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Michele Boyer's card:


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"The other day I needed a card for a friend. I wanted to thank her, not for a gift or an act of kindness but for always being there at just the right moment, for a variety of moments. Of all the cards in my stash, nothing fit the situation. This card is for her, because I want her to know I am thankful to have her in my life." ~ Michele


Do you love sketches? We would love for you to create a card based on one of these four sketches! You can either post the image of your card on our Facebook page, or on Instagram (tag @sctmagazine) or by sending it to us by email at ideas@scrapbookandcards.com with "WCMD – Sketch Challenge" in your reference line.  If you are posting online be sure to use the hashtag #wcmd2015 and tag us at@sctmagazine by October 9th.  We will select one winner for each of today's challenges to win a fun "SCT surprise box!"

We also have prizes even if you don't take this hour's challenge!


Prize 1 from Fancy Pants Designs:


"The brand new Wish Season collection kit! This beautiful collection designed by Kim Watson is a whimsical mixture of holiday & winter motifs and patterns. You will find wonderful, traditional holiday items with a modern twist, as well as unique, doodled characters, hand painted patterns & hand drawn elements."

Prize 2 from Lawn Fawn:




"Create cute and fun holiday cards with Lawn Fawn’s new Toboggan Together stamps and coordinating dies! These cute deer and penguins are sure to make you smile!" ~ Kelly Marie

Prize 3 from Close To My Heart:


We love card making! With the materials and instructional guide included in the Workshops on the Go® Kaleidoscope card making kit, you’ll have a full set of cards at the ready for any celebration. To purchase the kit and other papercrafting supplies, please contact your Independent Consultant or visit www.closetomyheart.com to find one near you. 

WOW! Truly amazing prizes this hour! Our sponsors always go above and beyond and we hope you'll take just a moment to tell them that! Please visit their Facebook pages today to thank them for their amazing prizes!

Fancy Pants Designs

Lawn Fawn

Close To My Heart

For an opportunity to win our 1:00 PM prize package just leave a comment below by October 9! Super easy! All winners from today's event will be chosen and posted next Saturday, October 10th! Good luck!

Our next post at 3:00 pm is our 3T's hour – tips, tricks and techniques!  Don't miss it!

~ Catherine