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Great Impressions January Challenge–It’s a Sketch!


Today’s the day!  This is my very first Great Impressions Stamp post.  Yippee!  Today we are kicking of the new challenge for January and it’s a SKETCH challenge. 


This is my take on the sketch.    I used the sweet stamp Mouse with Bubble Hearts.     Although he is perfect for Valentine’s day, I know I will be using him again for birthdays, anniversaries, and even summer themed cards.


2013-01-06 GI Sketch Challenge WM


Here is a look at the sketch created by DT member Erin Taylor for the challenge.



You can link up your project based on the sketch and see the challenge details at the Great Impressions blog.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!


  • Stamps:  Mouse with Bubble Hearts (G46) (Rubber stamp) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers:  Papertrey white CS, Bazzill Basics red CS, My Mind’s Eye Love Me paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, copic markers
  • Embellishments:  My Mind’s Eye Love Me Die Cuts, misc. button & twine




Desire Fourie said…
So cute Cheryl and a great take on the sketch.
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Sewe said…
Thanks for the comment on my blog and that is one cute card, makes me long for valentines :)

Cheryl this is just adorable. What a perfect valentine card. Nice bright colors and a nice touch with the stitching. Hugs and happy crafting <3-Kim
Oh - he is too sweet, isn't he?? Love how you stitched the smitten tag and the banner too!!!

Great job Cheryl!!
Marianne said…
Love your take on the sketch, so cute Cheryl!
Sue - bearhouse said…
Awwww I love that cute mouse with his heart bubbles. The papers and details are totally gorgeous and your stitching looks wonderful
Hugs Sue
jimlynn said…
Precious card and I love the stitching on here.
Karin said…
How sweet! Love that little sentiment on the side and the mouse is too cute :)
Edwina said…
Your card is so adorable! i love that cute little mouse blowing heart bubbles. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina
maryr917 said…
your card turned out so cute Cheryl using this sweet mouse image-welcome to the Great Impressions team
Lisa said…
This is gorgeous!! The mouse is so sweet!! I love how you stitched the sentiments!! What a fabulous card...and awesome take on the sketch!! Happy Sunday :)

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Joan V said…
Aw, how cute. I just noticed the heart bubbles. Hehehe. Thanks for sharing.
Danni said…
Awww, this is so sweet and adorable!
Sandra H said…
This is absolutely beautiful and the colouring is stunning x
Bianca said…
So very cute! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca
Sonia said…
Gorgeous card my dear:))
Beautiful image and lovely colors:)
Big hug,
1CardCreator said…
Sweet card, love the sketch too!
Jenny said…
I am totally "smitten" with this card - great take on the sketch Cheryl!
Chana said…
Beautiful work and a wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!
Erin said…
So cute, Cheryl! LOVE the Mouse with Bubble Hearts stamp! I will add it to my wish list. :-)
Anonymous said…
Cheryl~You always make such beautiful cards & this is no exception. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
Susan D said…
Darling card. The image is adorable. Love the stitching and the coloring. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!
Tracy said…
This little guy has been everywhere today! Here on your blog, challenge link ups, Great Impressions, and the Outlawz too. Whoo! Bet his little feet are tired and he's out of breath for bubbles. LOL He's adorable Cheryl. Congrats on your new DT. Hugs!
Pat (mspfd) said…
How sweet. The little mouse is as sweet as can be, and I love your take on the sketch as well as all the neat touches you added,
Your card is so SEW cute! I love the stitching and your coloring of the image is amazing!

Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Such a darling image- and your card is adorable! WOW- a fun DT with a fun selection of images. Congrats!
Sara I. said…
I just lovin' this stamp and your take on the sketch. Fab little additions with the words and stitching!! Love this! xx
Jo Ann said…
This is such a fun and cute creation. Love the lay-out and design. Thanks for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create. God bless, always!

Queenie Jeannie said…
What an adorable card!!! LOVE that image! Good luck with all your challenges.
patty said…
soooooooooooo cute, thanks for enjoying us at fairytale, hugs, patty
Brian King said…
How sweet! I really love the stitching on this card - really takes it up a notch. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players!
Cheryl, this is so sweet and well designed. I love all the stitching.
Thanks for sharing this at Avadares Challenge blog.
Blessing hugs,
Kathi Silvia said…
Cheryl this is so sweet! I love that little mouse! Nicely colored and i love the details. Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at 613 Avenue Create! Hope to see you again!

Co-Owner/DT Coordinator
Edie said…
Cheryl your card is adorable. I just love how you incorporated the sketch pattern with the valentine theme. Your color choices are perfect. So glad you joined us at 613 Avenue Create.
sammi said…
So adorable! I'm lovin' that little mousie! Thanks so much for linking up with us! We appreciate you sharing your creativity with us in our January anything goes challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps
Nikki Byrne said…
Such a cute image and gorgeous card :o) Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, good luck and happy New Year
Julie Temple said…
Precious image...gotta love those little mice! Thanks so much for joining us at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug!
Ruza Rebel said…
What a lovely card! That mouse is so adorable, and I love how you used the sketch! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
Ruza ~ QKR DT
Dora said…
This is so cute Cheryl, love that image and gorgeous colours on your card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xxx
Jodie Mackrell said…
too cute!! thanks for playing this weeks challenge at catch the bug!

Made by Mandy said…
What an adorable image, so cute blowing the little heart bubbles and your new chippies are a fab compliment.

Many thanks for joining in with our 'New' challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)
wijkhuijs said…
How Sweet!!
Ow realy lovely!!

Thank you for joining us at Shelly's Images!

Hope you come back soon!

Hugs Priscilla
Zetti said…
Lovely and so cute!

Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog!

Andrea :-)

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