Inspire.Create. Stamping Challenges

Hello and welcome I am Karen Farquhar from Australia and I thank you for joining me today for Inspire.Create Stamping Challenge #059. I am writing this post Christmas Eve but by the time it goes live it will be Boxing Day the day everyone heads to the shops for the post-Christmas sales. Everyone except myself that is I'm saving my pennies for the new Stampin' Up! catalogue coming in about a weeks time. However I do hope your Christmas sparkled and your new Year will shine with love, hope and joy.

Today we have a sketch challenge for you. How exciting! I had a bit of fun with this one. My head was in a spin thinking of all the different ideas I could use. I hope it inspires you as well.

I needed a card to coordinate with the framed wreath I had stamped for my Secret Santa gift (photographed further below) so I used the same colours and stamps. This is the card I submitted for the challenge.

And of course you can't give a gift without a coordinating gift tag.

I have used a variety of inks and stamps to stamp the framed wreath which I have provided thumbnails for below

I did mention I had a number of ideas for this sketch so here is another one. I have used some of the same stamp sets but a different colour combination for this card.

Thank you for visiting me today. Please, you are more than welcome to enter your projects for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges here. We really would love to see your creations. Note we need your projects submitted by 10am. (UK time) Sunday. 
Also pop over for a visit to see the projects of other talented stampers.

To purchase products I have used today and all other Stampin' Up! products just click on the product thumbnail below to take you directly to my Online Store.
Seasons Greeting!



  1. This is so gorgeous Karen and a lovely gift set. :) I love your other version too.

  2. Oh my word, I LOVE your cards so much, they are utterly stunning, wow! Tfs