Saturday 14 October 2023

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am taking part in a blog hop with some fellow enthusiasts who love sharing their creative talents using their Stampin' Up!® products. This month the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop is sketch challenge.

This is the sketch we have for inspiration for our projects this month.

The Les Shoppes suite immediately jumped to mind when I saw this sketch! Fussy cutting the shops from the DSP was fun! I combined a couple of the buildings to create my two story shop which I mounted onto a layer of Calypso Coral card. Again, I fussy cut around the border to provide a shadow around the outside of the building.

For the background I added stripes of DSP, as per the sketch, and then embossed the entire layer thereby embedding the DSP into the textured pattern. Choosing the neutral Smokey Slate allows the Calypso Coral elements to pop! The sentiment is simply stamped in Basic Gray ink on a Smokey Slate banner.

I hope that you are inspired by my card today and that you will continue along the hop to see what the others have created too. Enjoy the projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment.

Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre 

  Karen Henderson  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Shel Anderson

Judith Patterson  ●  Mo Rootes  ●  Teri West

Chris Smith    Annette Ball    Vickie Littlewood

Tricia Butts    Danielle Kassing

Do you need any of the products used on today's card? If you live in the UK, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today to add them to your collection.

Thank you for joining us today! Looking forward to seeing you next time.

Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,

If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.
Remember to use the current hostess code (October 2023 code: 7VN9NXHC) to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. To place an order please visit my online shop HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at

All Star Tutorial Bundles

All Star Tutorial Bundles have 12 AMAZING video tutorials to inspire you each month. This month we are featuring the Les Shoppes Suite from the Annual Catalogue.

Click HERE to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store.

Starter Kit Special

Stampin' Up! are celebrating their 35th Anniversary in style! From 3rd to 31st October anyone who joins as a Demonstrator can choose either 35% OFF the price of a Starter Kit or get 35% MORE product in their Starter Kit! What a fabulous deal!

Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit. You will receive £130 worth of product for only £64.35!
Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with your Starter Kit. You will receive £175.50 worth of product by spending £99
The Starter Kit includes business supplies and FREE shipping.
In addition, the Starter Kit Special also includes regestration to the virtual OnStage@Home event on 11th November 2023 (value £72).
(Please note that this free regestration does not include the Gift Box)

You can purchase your Starter Kit Special and join my team HERE.
 Today's Project

Click on the images of the products I have used today to purchase them in my online shop:

Rembember to use the current hostess code.  

October 2023 code: 7VN9NXHC


  1. Love that you chose the bookstore... what a wonderful place to get together with friends. Love your color palette. x

  2. Great card Karen, love that you have embossed the strips of dsp with the matting panel x

  3. What an inviting card. Embossing the whole background together ties everything together beautifully!

  4. Wonderful card, Karen! The embossed background really makes the die cut pop. Thank you for sharing this!đŸ’•

  5. Fabulous Card Karen. The Calypso Coral pops against the Grey tones. X

  6. Love that you used that DSP! Your layers and textures are beautiful!

  7. Great card ! I love the idea of putting the DSP in the folder!