For something a little different – today I show you how I made some DIY Card Sketches – and Crazy Antics Anteater Cards! The fun anteater stamp set from AI inspired me to create them as masculine ones too – the colors and humor really lent to that. (Links in the supply list at the end of this post.)

For World Cardmaking Day I’m also making this a challenge – read on below to see how you can enter for a chance to WIN this weekend!

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Sketch 1

Most of the sentiments are birthdayish….and a couple of the images didn’t have ants already IN them so I added them to the background panels to create my own designer paper!

Sketch 2

For this one, I used a bunch of scrap strips behind the circle – and the sentiment cracks me UP! That little ant on his nose is just hilarious! Note that the scalloped circle die is from Lawn Fawn but it’s old – they have ones now that I just added to my cart with stitching; I’m not sure I like how frilly the scallop feels here.

Sketch 3

This little happy guy is doing a big old dance to try to reach the ants in the border, I think – lol!


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Sketch Challenge!

Use one of the sketches I created on a card – it can be any stamps, any theme, whatever you’d like. You can even use actual patterned paper! LOL!! One winner will be chosen at random for a flat rate envelope stuffed with fabulous lightly-used stamps and dies….and another winner will win their choice of one beginner/intermediate class at! Then – in one of the following ways, enter:

  1. Post it on Instagram and tag me using the tag BUTTON (not just in text…it’s the little one in the lower left when creating your post.)
  2. Post it on Facebook on my business Facebook page HERE.
  3. Post it on Twitter and tag me with @sandyallnock
  4. Post it anywhere else and drop me a link in a comment on this post.

I’ll post the winner on my blog post Monday.

Speaking of my post Monday – stay TUNED! I have an insane number of videos coming; I’m trying to front-load the creativity to give you lots of time to get your cards started, since my crazy scene cards take extra time. So it’ll be Holiday Scene Week – with more videos than my peabrain can stand! lol.

MORE cardmaking?

Hekk yes! I’ll be sharing some speeeeedcoloring over on Instagram today – so check in over there. First I’ve posted this pretty colored pencil floral card:

Supplies for floral card: Retro Holiday GreetingsFloral FocusPrismacolorHot Press Watercolor PaperMy Favorite Things Kraft Ink

Go see my Copic AutumnScenesClass + RainyDaysClass card HERE:

Supplies List: Puddle Jumpers and Rainy Days Together, Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock MFT Kraft Ink Pad