Monday, September 1, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 8

We have a new header!
Kazan & I
thought we would change things up with the seasons.
"Happy Fall"

First I would like to wish all our American friends a happy Labor Day today. This weekend is often times a bittersweet holiday for many because it signals the end of Summer. This summer went by all to quickly for me but I am looking forward to Fall and Winter and the special holidays we celebrate during those times too. For those of you that did do something special on this weekend I hope that you were with those you love and care about and that it was a safe one. Once again our Spectacular Design Team did a fabulous job with this weeks sketch

There is an awesome Turorial on Ashild's blog on how to make this nifty accordian box






Bonus Sketch & Card

This week it is Design Team Member Christine's turn to showcase her own sketch and card. When I first saw this sketch I knew right away that I would use it for one of my own cards really soon. Love your sketch and your card to go with it is beautiful Christine. You can see more of Christine's amazing work on her blog: Creative Journey

Remember we would love to see your take on Christine's sketch however you are only required to make a card based off of Kazan's Sketch 8 to be eligeble for this weeks prize.

Created With Paper

I am so excited to reveal to you all this weeks sponsor: Created With Paper. This
Canadian Scrapbooking Kit Club is well liked for their free gifts and no commitment membership. I had a look at their awesome collections with funky names like: Beachy Keen, Boho Chic and Smitten and loved how they are jam-packed with goodies and artfully put together BUT here is the best news...

**As a special promotion just for our bloggers they are offering an amazing Buy One Get One Free deal. Just go to their website at and pick any 2 Collections, then at checkout enter the coupon code "BOGO" and your second Kit will be FREE!!!**

How awesome it that! So my dear cardmaking friends shop early for the best selection! One lucky cardmaker may not have to do any shopping because this week Created with Paper is giving away this Kit to the person whose card is featured as Card of the Week!

How to Enter:
• Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread
• Deadline for all entries: Saturday September 6th at Midnight (US Mountain time)
• Your card should be based off the sketch provided and can be of any theme
• The winning card will be announced as the Card of the Week on Sunday, September 7th here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

See you in the Gallery
Kazan & the Spectacular Design Team

Your Cards for Kazan's Sketch 8

(This card was designed by Toni using this weeks prize Kit)

Paper Addict
Paper Gambler
Paper Boutique
Joke *wink*
Studio Bound
Studio Bound


TxScrapAddict said...

Wonderful sketch!!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Both sketches are wonderful and I love the new banner on the blog it's sure fall. Love that warm colors. And what an amazing price again. Well I'm off making a card.

Eveline said...

Great new challenge and I like the new header.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards ladies!!! So much talent here it's absolutely OOZING! LOL!!

Christine.. love your 'bonus' sketch & card! YUM!! :)

Petra said...

Wow another amazing sketch, I love your new header!
I see i'm again the first one who's finished the sketch... I am a little proud of it:) :)
here's mine:
Love Petra

Joke said...

Great work Kazan, fellow DT-ers and Christine!
Love your cards!
I'm looking forward to all the beautiful cards that will follow.


Toni Lightwood said...

I have created a card from your sketch with the materials from the kit Created With Paper is giving away this week. It can be found on our blog at


TesaB said...

What a beautiful new header! Gorgeous colors! And thanks for all the inspiration the sketch and design team gives. Feels like scrap time now!

Made by Mandy said...

Thanks for a great sketch.

Love your new autumn colours

I have had a blog award and I would like to pass it to you and it can be found here.

Blog Award

Thankyou for the constant inspiration your provide.

Ann said...

Kazan, thanks for another wonderful sketch! You, Laura, & the design team always get my mojo rockin'!

Here's my card:

Elmi said...

As usual, the design team's cards are just amazing, and that extra sketch and card are very inspiring! This is such a great place to just be inspired & motivated - thanks!

Lindsay Spencer said...

Love the new header, love the new sketches, and the cards are all soooooo wonderful. And I LOVE the fabulous prize!!

Allison said...

another great sketch my card is


Jeja said...

What an amazing prize this week, girls! I love the sketch, and I love what the design team has done with it. You rock, ladies! Here's my humble effort this week:

Unfading Spring said...

Love the new header, is it fall already in the USA, here in good old blighty it is still late summer even had some sunshine lately.
Another great sketch, here is my card.

Maria C said...

Love these sketches.

Here are my cards for both sketches
my cards

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

Here is my card based on the bonus sketch - trying to get a start on my birthday cards for the month of September.


Margo said...

My card based on sketch #8 (flipped!)

kath said...

Another great sketch Kazan - love your card and great work as always from the Design Team (Dream Team)..HERE is my card

JAY said...

Very talented ladies you are!! Thank for your time and for your sketches. Here's mine:

Hugs Jay

SmilynStef said...

More fabulous sketches and amazing DT cards ... Here are my cards for both sketches featuring Penny Black stickers:

When Birds Sing

Sherry Wright said...

Another great sketch and beautiful examples! Here's my take: :0)

Lindsay Spencer said...

Loved this one. Thanks again!

Here's mine:

Kathryn said...

Great Sketch!
All of the sample cards are works of ART!
They are ALL gorgeous!! :)

Here is my card:

Terria said...

DT your cards are so beautiful I love them all. I have posted my take on this week card on my blog . Oh great new banner I love the colors !!

Rosanne said...

Great sketches and cards for inspiration. My card is on my blog

Anja (scrappie) said...

You can once again find my take on the sketches at Thank's for the inspiration.

Pascalebrad said...

Love the sketch really great to work with here is my interpretation.

rae said...

Love your new seasonal header ;)
Great sketches this week~ I found them both very inspiring...
HEREare my cards :)

Pamela Smerker said...

Great sketches ladies. Here is my take on Kazan's sketch.

Kristen Swain said...

Love the sketch this week! the new banner is gorgeous!
here is mine

Diana said...

Fun sketches this week! Sure was fun to "play" along!

Ching-a-ling said...

I love your sketches and have been lurking for some time. Here's my card that was done in the wee hours of the morning.

tiggertastic said...

Just fantastic work from all on the DT, and the Bonus sketch is excellent as well

Sarah x

kes said...

great sketch Here is mine

Glee said...

Here is my card using this wonderful sketch, Kazan! The DT did wonderfully and the prize is fabulous!

Oh, I love your new header and Christine's sketch is outstanding!

dannisdoodles said...

AWESOME header, "feels" like autumn, my favorite time of the year too :) These sketches are BEYOND cool, wow and the DT interpretations are oh so amazing, as usual!

I have finished my card for the first sketch and look forward to working Christine's bonus sketch in a wee bit.

Have a wonderful week all!
hugs & love!

Ann said...

Here is mine

Wilma said...

Love the sketch, but I had a hard time doing it!!!!

Here is my card....

Anonymous said...

I Loved this sketch and had a wonderful time making this card. The DT's cards are wonderful.

Here's mine

Liz :) said...

I finally got some time to do another sketch. Here's mine. :)

Judy B said...

Here is the link to my card!!! Enjoy!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kazan and Laura...Fab cards from both yourself and the DT as always...
I made 2 cards and a little bag for this weeks sketch!!!and I was a little earlier this week..Yaah!!!lol...You can find mine here,

TFL...Have a great Week~X~

Hanneke said...

ohhhh, i really love the skethes but i'm on vacation by my family in Alamaba and i don't think i can made it... maybe next week we have time to scrapbook togheter here....

XxX Hanneke

**Nancy** said...

Awesome sketches and what a wonderful prize!!!

Lorraine said...

What a welcoming banner! Good work!

I thought both these sketches were great, so used them both this week!

Thanks, as always, girls!

Sheri said...

Love the new look for fall. I really enjoyed this weeks sketch. I'll be doing the bonus sketh next!
Here my card!

shelly said...

great new banner :)
and great new sketches too! heres my take for this week thank you for taking the time to look :) shelly

Desire Fourie said...

Thank you for such an awesome challenge blog. Sketches are so versatile. I just love this week's sketch by Kazan. I have based my creation on Ashild's amazing box creation and have followed her tutoriral, which I might say is very easy to follow. Here is my take on this week's sketch:
Thank you for looking.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh, I so look forward to these!
Here is my take:

Louise, that's me!! said...
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Louise, that's me!! said...

I'll try to get the link right this time.
Fab sketch, my card is here

Heleen said...

thank you for the inspiration,
here's my card:

melanie said...

LOve the cards they look great my cards are at

CamillaE said...

Gorgeous cards from the DT. Here's mine:

catdidit said...

Awesome sketch! I played this week, yay! I hope its not too far off the sketch, but the first card in this post started off following it! LOL! Thanks for such awesome inspiration girls!

Unfading Spring said...

I made and posted my card for Kazan's sketch#8 earlier, and now this is my card for Christine's bonus sketch, great card and sketch, Christine.


Debbie said...

wonderful inspiration again and fabulous banner!

I have finished the first sketch and still working on the 2nd :)

Kimmie0270 said...

Where did you get that beautiful new blog header? I'd love to order one for my blog...

funky Fairy said...

Great sketch!
And ab fabby creations from all you girls...truly beautiful work!
my creation can be found here

Peet said...

Beautiful sketches and gorgeous cards ladies!!
I love the new header!

My card,

Eveline said...

Hi Kazan and Laura, I finished my card in time this week. You can find it here.
Have a nice day.

Tanis said...

Yay for sketches :)
Thanks Kazan, this one was so fun!
Glad I had time to do it....

Anita said...

Happy Fall everyone.

Sandra said...

I really loved this sketch!! Thank you!

Here is my first entry!

Paperaddict said...

Thank you for the great sketch - and this week's price is just awesome!
Here is my card

ineke said...

here is my card !!!

Foreigner by Default said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!

Here's my try:

carolann said...

Brilliant cards everyone loved the sketches my entrys are here.

Shanna said...

Loved this sketch Kazan! Here's my take on it! Thanks for the inspiration! Can't wait to sit and play with Christine's now too! She's super talented!

Paper Boutique said...

Well I got a little bit carried away, so inspired by this sketch...I do hope you like what I did so here it is

sm3wkl said...

Love the new header and the new sketches!!!!

Here are my takes on the sketches. Thanks

SueB said...

Love the banner - that's one thing on my "to do" list ... mine's so boring - and the sketches! Here's mine for Kazan's sketch:
Thanx for the inspiration and chance at some t'riffic blog candy!

Erin said...

Everyones cards are so lovely!

Heres my take

Maria said...

Great header and another awsome sketch from Kazan: as always exciting to work on!

Here is mine ;)

debby4000 said...

Brilliant sketch just had to have a go.

TesaB said...

Now I have had my fun with the sketch! Thanks again for all the inspiration the sketches and the always so beautiful DT cards are bringing!!!

Ria's ScrapCards said...

WOW lovely cards DT! and the sketch is as always toooo good :)
You can view my try at

hugs Ria

Anonymous said...

Your new header is soo pretty !! I made my first christmas-card with the new sketch. Here it is !

Regards, Berdien

Maria said...


I think i gave you the right one the first time?

Sorry for large letters but I really want this to be correct :)

Joke said...

Finally had some time to meke Christine's lovely sketch.

Eveline said...

Tries my hand on the bonus sketch as well. Good one Christina.


Raquites said...

great sketch again this week. I finally got a chance to play along again. :)
Here is mine:

love the new blog header.

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome sketch Kazan!! I loved it and got to use up some of my scraps!!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Here is the card I created for Christine's sketch, plus another that I had created from Kazan's.

Oh, and I forgot to mention before how nice the new banner is!


dannisdoodles said...

I created two cards with Christine's bonus sketch, this was another amazing *bonus* sketch, thank you so much for all the inspiration!

hugs & love!!

tiggertastic said...

Just made a card with the Bonus Sketch.

It is here

Thanks for looking,

Sarah x

oheidia said...

I had to take the challange one more time and i have created a card. Very nice sketch and i liked my result!

Louise, that's me!! said...

I love this sketch so much I have done a card with it on my other blog.
It's here

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

I just love this sketch and in honor of your new blog header, I made a Fall-colored card. :)


Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I finally got around to doing Kazan's sketch - hope you enjoy it.


Lea L. said...

Here are my cards for both sketches!

Maggie said...

Here's my bonus sketch card...hope to get to Kazan's sketch tomorrow.....they are both great inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous sketch! Love the bonus sketch too, I'm hoping to get to it but in the meantime here is my card for Kazan's sketch #8:


Anonymous said...

Another fabulous sketch! Love the bonus sketch too, I'm hoping to get to it but in the meantime here is my card for Kazan's sketch #8:


Margo said...

I had time to do the Bonus sketch - Yay!!!

Annie said...

The sketch is fantastic, and I just {heart} you new header!

Here's my take on the sketch:

Cindy said...

Great work ladies!

Lisette and Chritine....I loved both your cards! It was beautiful.

And here's my take on Kazan's sketch

Daniela said...

Here are my cards:

Petr@ said...

And again it is a precious sketch, so easy to work with.

Here's my turn:
A little world of my own.

Monique said...

I love the colors of your new banner. She gives me the inspiration for my card. Thank you for all your beautiful cards full of inspiration. I like both sketches and your DT-team do a great job with it.
This card I made for you, Yust because....for all the inspiration. Thanks!!
Here is my card:

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

LOVE the sketches this week, just sorry it took me until 3 am to have time to work on them! You can find both Kazan's sketch 8 and Christine's sketch here. Thanks! Becky G.

~dawne said...

Really enjoyed both of these sketches. Here's my take on both:

Off to look at some blogs..........TFL!!

stephjacobson said...

Here are my cards for both sketches--
Great sketches and thanks for looking!

Liza said...

Great sketch. My card is here.

Liza x

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

yeah! another great sketch!
Here's mine:

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome sketch is my take on it:

Anonymous said...

Hé Kazan, I think you forgot me to mention.
Another try, here's my card:


carol said...

Great sketch Kazan, and i love the new header! :)
Such talent here, you have a great following :)

is my entry for this week. tfl :)
Carol x

funky Fairy said...

I decided to have a go at the bonus sketch also!
You can find it here

Shaz x

Jennifer said...

Great stuff!!!!

studio bound said...

New to blogging so, Let me try this again, my cards for this week

The Garage Sale Diva said...

I love this sketch! Here is my fun attempt!

lisa said...

Lovely skeches and cards ladies.
Here's mine this week:

lis xx

Anita C said...

What a neat sketch Kazan! I like the new look Ladies, very harvesty :)
Here is my card

Savitri said...

I love this sketch! Here's my take on it:

I had a fun time playing with this! Oh, I LOVE your new banner. Great everything!

Katie said...

I love your new header :)

Thanks for the awesome sketch! My card is on my blog!


Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

Ok... so I totally over did it this week (my entry for last week was too late to submit but its on my blog if Laura wants to see it!)

I created *3* entries for this weeks challenge. 2 cards, and one 12x12 single page layout... Thanks for such a great sketch.

All three are found on my blog HERE!

AmyC said...

Here is my take on the sketch this week......I almost didn't have a minute to get it done, but I am glad that I did because I really like the way it turned out.

Christine (Craftling) said...

Yayyy!! I think I have just about scraped in under the wire!!! :o)

Wonderful cards by the DT, and I LOVE the new header!! Very seasonal!

I had a go at both sketches. My card for Kazan's sketch is HERE

My card for Christine's sketch is HERE

Chris xx

Janet said...

Here is my take on Kazans sketch #8
I had a great time doing this card sketch

Heidi said...

Another fun sketch! Thanks for the motivation/inspiration!

Here is my card!

Nikki said...

Hi ladies, here's my take on the challenge (another fun one and some practicing of some techniques)...

I was planning on doing Christine's as well (I have the items I want to use and design of it) but this one took a little longer that I thought... I'm still doing it and will let you know when I post it if you're curious to see it.


Aleks said...

I gave it a hook ladies, you can come see at my blog! :)

Marit said...

My card this week :)

Made by Mandy said...

Thankyou for another wonderful sketch, you girls make card making so much easier :)

Mine can be seen here

Mandy's Card

Allison said...

you'll find my take on the sketch HERE


great examples and sketch yet again