Monday, 15 June 2009

CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK

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Our Challenge of the week is our first sketch at The Next Level. We wanted to give you something that was a little challenging but appealing hopefully to everyone at all levels. The sketch features an arched pocket and inserted into this is a removable tag.


If you click on the Design Team members names above their cards you will visit their own blogs and see how they have interpreted the sketch. Some have an arched front to their card and others have built in the arched shape in the matting and layering. The choice is yours - be as creative as you like.




To assist you we have prepared 2 templates, by clicking on the links below you will be able to display the actual size Sketch and the arch front template. When you click the link and the picture appears, right click and save to your desktop. Please make sure that when you send the images to your printer your printer is set to print at actual size and does not make any alterations. This way you can clearly see each dimension to assist you in creating your card.


Sketch Template

Arch Template

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Design Team Creations


A stunning collection of cards from the Design team to hopefully give your inspiration and ideas for your cards. Click on the photographs to open them up in a large format so that you can see all the detail.

Thank you also to Kim our Guest Designer of the Week who has produced a stunning creation for us - Many thanks Kim xx.


Abby

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Ann

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Beth


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Dawn

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Debbie


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Kim

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Mindy

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Please post your links and comments below


Closing date for entries to be in for the prize draw is Sunday 21st June 6pm UK time, but of course you can keep your entries coming in after that time to share with everyone if you wish to. The tutorial on how to post a link is under Hints and Tips - Enjoy!!

109 comments:

  1. Beautiful makes from DT. Have never worked from a sketch before so this will be fun
    Huggles
    Michelle
    xxx

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  2. Breath taking cards from DT - stunning ideas - I will certainly be giving this a go. Love the template link - fantastic idea.

    Ann xxx

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  3. Stunningly beautiful cards!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. simply stunning cards by the team love them so much lots love cheryl xxxxx

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  5. Sorry to have to resubmit this but the first attempt didn't work.
    Here's my card!

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  6. These DT cards are beautiful.
    Love sarah XXX
    If you get a chance please check out mjy new blog.

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  8. Mine is Here
    You need to scroll past the blog candy. I couldn't get the post link to work :(
    Thank you for some fun this morning , when I should have been working ..lol

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  9. What a beautiful cards,l love the images and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  10. Hello,
    This is a great challenge !! Really liked doing and had fun :)The Dt cards are all so pretty :)

    You can find my card here

    Thanks for looking ,
    Cheryl

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  12. Popping this in again, sorry must have had a bit of a senior moment lol. Hope this works. My card is here
    Pinky

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  13. hello ooops i forgot to have a peek naughty sassy anyway had a play and my it was certainly a challenge for the old grey matter...but not for the design team bravo to them all superb cards so i hope you might like mine
    HERES MY CARD

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  14. I am loving this blog!!!! You have terrific ideas here. Had to give this sketch a go so Here's my card

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  15. What a great challenge, had much fun and all DT cards are so gorgeous!!

    Here is my card

    Hugs
    Moni

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  16. Great DT cards as per usual.
    This is my card
    Hope you like
    mwah
    Trace

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  17. Another fabulous issue, and stunning work from the DT!!
    Here's my card

    Hugs T x

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  20. What a great challenge! It was a harder sketch to do but the template really helped. Enjoyed seeing the DT work, fabulous cards! Here is my card!

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  21. Another great issue!! Love the sketch...so fun to play with:) Here's my card.

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  22. Kathleen has had a problem getting her entry to register so here is the link to her entry this week
    Here’s Kathleen’s Card

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  23. Fantastic sketch and DT cards, what an amazing blog this is, well done to you all. here is my card.
    Suzi x

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  24. Hi
    Great inspiraton from the DT.
    Here's my card.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  25. this I have named it the next level so you can easily find it love cheryl xxxxxxx

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  26. Stunning cards from Dt team thanks for another great challenge.
    Here’s my entry
    Thanks Judex

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  27. The DT's cards are all so gorgeous and detailed! Mine is much simpler, but I really enjoyed using the template. Great challenge.
    Here’s my entry
    Eileen in NYC

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  28. It´s my first time playing with you, but I loved this weeks sketch! And the DT cards are beautiful!

    Here is my card.
    Thanks for looking!
    Kathrin aka Kruemel

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  29. Here's mine

    Great challenge, thanks for looking.

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  30. Wow, beautiful cards!
    my card
    Thanks for looking!
    Hugs, Dagmar

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  31. My entry for this lovley Sketch.
    my card
    Hugs Kerstin

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  32. OH my , been away from the blog for a week or so .. and to find the stunning DT cards.. wow ...
    here's my entry

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  33. Fantastic cards from the DT team.
    I messed up the challenge a little bit, I was convinced that we had to use a Penny Black stamped image and so I did. Now I realized we did not have to use this kind of stamped images, but I love these stamps anyway :D

    Here is my entry

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  34. what a fabulous design team you have - their cards are wonderful - you'll find my effort here

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  37. Wow, what a lot of people who follow this blog now, and enter the challange.

    Here's my entry

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  38. Gosh, Ann and Dawn!!! This was FUN!!!! Your blog is so interesting and educational--I just LOVE it!! Thanks so much for all the work you put into it!!
    Here is my card!

    Hugs..Jacque

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  39. I love this sketch and all of the info you pack into this blog. my card

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  40. Fabulous sketch and the DT creations are all just stunning !! :-)

    You can see my card here

    Lorraine x

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  41. If at first you don't succeed. The DT cards are awesome and a great sketch challenge. I have posted my entry on my blog

    Here's my entry

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  42. Beautiful DT cards and I love this sketch as well
    here is my card
    Hugs Susie xx

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  44. Hei,
    Täällä minun korttini,
    here is my cards,

    http://marikal-marikanelmjaaskartelut.blogspot.com/2009/06/next-level.html

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  45. Fun fun! Here is my take on the sketch :)

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  46. Here is my card for this weeks great challenge.

    Thanks for looking,

    Liz x

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  47. Wonderful Blog and DT designs and great challenges. I've actually got round to having my first go. Thanks for looking and any comments gratefully received.

    Here's my card

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  48. Here’s my card
    Hope you like it. The design team cards are great and everyone else has made such great cards too!

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  49. Great sketch!! Loved working with it, beautiful dt cards. Here you can find my card. Love,
    Jacqueline

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  51. Beautiful work from the DT.
    You can find my card
    here!

    Hugs xx

    Pat

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  53. Hi Ladies gorgeous dt cards, this is my first time entering, hope i did ok..
    HERE'S MY CARD
    hugs kaylou xoxo

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  54. Gorgeous DT cards!! Thanks so much for all your tips, tuts and everything! Great blog!!
    I loved working with this sketch as well ~ Here is my card.
    Thanks for looking:) Kathy

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  55. I'm lovin' this blog more each week. The Grab Some Stash section was a winner for me this week. I tried printing some of the digital papers and used them in my challenge entry. This week's sketch was excellent. I took a little liberty and substituted a pocket heart for your main rectangle image, but I think it works.

    Here’s my entry

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  57. Here is my card
    Here's my entry
    I love this blog, beautiful DT cards andthe tutorials are excellent, Thank You.

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  58. Awesome DT stuff. What an interesting and fun challenge.

    You can see my card here.

    Luck to all!

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  59. Thanks for the fabulous challenge and wonderful DT card mine is HERE
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  60. It took some time Ann, but I think it's there!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great cards everyone, didn't dare add too much to link above. Ann knows why!!!! Hugs Zoë x

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  61. http://www.docrafts.co.uk/community/blog/default.aspx?preview=yes&blog=1138

    Here is my attempt

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  62. What a fun sketch!!
    All of your cards are so BEAUTIFUL!!
    Here’s my card.

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  63. finally managed to upload cards from the first two challenges lol! Dt cards are gorgeous!

    jo xx

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  64. Some fab cards once again Ladies, very inspiring
    Heres my offering

    Hugs Beccy x

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  65. Terrific sketch....awesome creations by DT...nice work Ladies!!
    Here's my entry

    Sandy

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  67. Great cards design team!

    Sorry I can't get the link to work:(

    http://scrapperjulia.blogspot.com/2009/06/next-level-issue-3.html

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  68. nice sketch.....
    here is my entry
    Hugs Finja

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  69. Lovely DT cards and a great sketch Here’s my entry

    TFL

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  70. a great site- some fantastic cards already! keep up the good work, this is fun.

    here is my card

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  71. This sketch is so incredibly gorgeous, thank you! and the DT's cards are stunning. here is my card x

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  72. a beautifull sketch, i join your challenge for the first time. i will back again

    here'smycard

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  73. Another great sketch, and the DT's cards are incredible. Here is my card.

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  74. Great challenge and I love the DT cards

    My card is here

    x

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  75. You really made me think on this one! I do like my final card, I hope you do too.
    Cat’s Creation

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  76. LATELY I AM IN THIS " RECICLE" MOOD- SO I DID THIS ALTERED GIFT BAG USING YOUR GREAT SKETCH AND USING THE ACTUAL BAG COLORS.
    HERE IS MY ALTERED BAG

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  77. Great challenge. Love the DTs cards.
    my entry

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  78. Fabulous challenge - it really pushed me but it was so fun

    here's mine
    thanks
    love tasha xx

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  79. Hi! This is just a really fab sketch, just perfect for my twins card, you can find my entry HERE.
    Love the blog, so much inspiration from the DT, and wonderful hints, tips and tutorials!
    Thanks Shelly x

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  80. Gorgeous sketch and fab DT cards. I think i've actually managed to get it right this week lol! Mine can be seen here.

    Thanks for looking
    Jillix

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  81. What a great challenge and I've got plans to use it for quite a few Christmas cards. Loved the DT cards and Kims was gorgeuos too on her Guest DT week. Here's my entry
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  82. I really enjoyed this week's sketch.

    here's my entry

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  83. Great sketch...work perfectly for me.

    Here's my entry

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  84. Great DT cards! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://pienikorttitehdas.blogspot.com/2009/06/next-level-challenge-monday-15june.html


    ...or click my name.

    Hugs, Hipsu

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  85. Been told mine is also not linking .. so doing it this way .. sorry
    http://yvonnescreativecards.blogspot.com/2009/06/next-level-sketch.html#comments

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  86. I know I'm late for the prize, but I really like the sketch :) The sample cards are beautiful!

    Here is my Card.

    TFL! Hugs Tanja

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