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Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Sketch Challenge, Stars and Stamps | 24 comments

Sketch Challenge 244

Hello everyone! It’s Sandy here with some sad news – and some very happy news too. We’re changing things up a little! Marlene has been our Sketch coordinator for a very very long time and is in need of a break….and Sybrina is stepping in to take over! Please be sure to leave both ladies some love in the comments…we’re so grateful for Marlene and will miss her! You’ll be getting to know Sybrina in the coming months as she shares our sketches and encourages you to make awesome cards with our OWH sketches. Without further ado – here’s Sybrina! 

Good morning, peeps! It’s Sybrina here… doing my best Marlene impersonation.

As Sandy mentioned, Marlene is passing the OWH-Sketch torch to me… and I have to admit I’m accepting this honor with just a little bit of trepidation. Marlene’s leaving some mighty big shoes to fill. Please join Sandy and me in thanking Marlene for all she’s done for OWH by leaving a note in the comment section. And Marlene, just a word of warning: Be prepared for a couple of help messages from me in the weeks to come.

This is a pretty exciting week to be stepping in as the sketch hostess for several reasons:

  1. Sandy’s provided us with another great sketch, and
  2. Our good friends at Doodle Pantry are generously sponsoring this week’s sketch challenge, which means they are sharing some amazing sample cards — and are offering a prize to one lucky OWH card maker!

Sketch #244

All of the elements in this sketch should make for cards with lots of interesting layers. Even though the deadline has passed for sending in Christmas cards, the December 31 deadline for wintry-themed and Valentine’s Day cards is fast approaching. Or, maybe this sketch will inspire you to make a love card that one of our heroes could send winter, spring, summer, or fall.

OWH Sketch 244

Sample Cards

So, let’s see how the Doodle Pantry DT interpreted our sketch.

OWH Sketch 244 - Ellen Parker


OWH Sketch 244 - Dawn Frost
OWH Sketch 244 - Linda Anderson

A Prize Opportunity

A $10 Doodle Pantry coupon will be awarded to one randomly selected card maker. To qualify, please link up a card inspired by this week’s sketch by noon EST on December 26. Can’t wait to see your creations!


  1. Thanks Marlene for a job well done! You’ll do fine Sybrina!

  2. Thank you Marlene for all the great inspiration you’ve provided for us!Thank you for taking over Sybrina. I’m looking forward to all the fun sketches you’ll bring us. 🙂

  3. Your sketches have been briliant! You deserve a well earned rest. Good luck! Dorothy

  4. Thank you Marlene for all your time and effort getting us the sketches for so long! I have depended on sketches a lot as I have learned to make more beautiful cards. And welcome Sybrina! I hope you enjoy seeing many cards based on the sketches you bring to us.

  5. Thanks, Marlene! Your posts have been as much fun as the sketches and we’ll miss you! Welcome, Sybrina; you’ll be great and you’re off to a good start with this challenging sketch!

  6. Thank you Marlene for so many wonderful sketch posts. They were my Sunday morning bright spot for so long and now are a monthly thing.

    Sybrina, welcome! I am certain you will fill this spot well and have a whole new way of inspiring us all. Thank you for taking on the challenge. 🙂

  7. This is a great sketch. Thanks for sharing. I will be needing something before long because I have a half dozen birthdays coming up next month. Good job!

  8. Thank you, Marlene, for all your great sketches you’ve challenged us with; it was fun trying them out. Best wishes on your new adventure.
    And Sybrina, you do have some big shoes to fill but it’ll be fun to see what sketches you come up with. Welcome to your new title.

  9. Thank you ladies!! The cards are gorgeous!!

  10. Marlene, thank you so much for all of your wonderful sketches. All the best to you.
    Sybrina, Welcome. Looking forward to seeing your sketches. Thank you for taking over.

  11. Looks great, I am sure you will carry the torch well!

  12. Thanks Marlene for everything! Welcome Sybrina! You’re gonna be awesome 🙂

  13. Welcome Sybrina!!!! Marlene your comments were so delightful to read, I will miss that. I certainly understand that we need to pass the torch to others now and then. I like this new sketch, and I love Doodle Pantry!!!

  14. Thanks Marlene for all your great designed. Without them I would still be looking at my paper trying to figure out what I wanted to make. Enjoy your time off.

  15. Good design Sabrina it is very v eridile

  16. What a great sketch! Welcome, Sybrina! It is nice to have you here. Special thanks to Marlene who has done a lovely job with presenting the sketches here!

  17. Huge thanks to Marlene- I looked forward to your posts. Wishing you the best of everything! And thanks for keeping the sketches going Sybrina! You are off to a great start!

  18. Appreciate your sketches, Marlene. Sybrina, looking forward to yours.

  19. Thank you Marlene for a job well done. This is the only place I use for sketches. Welcome Sybrina!!

  20. Many thanks Marlene; here’s wishing you all the best. And welcome Sybrina! Love this week sketch and example cards.

  21. Marlene, thanks for inspiring us card makers on. I have stacks of these tutorials and use them constantly. Sabrina, I’m sure you will do a wonderful job too. Thanks so much. Juanita

  22. Thank you Marlene for all your work. I never thought that I liked sketches, till I got stuck one day and pulled out my OWH sketch book…what a dummy I’d been! Now if my mojo needs a little kick in the you know what I get out my OWH sketches and it works like a charm! Sybrina, I’m sure that you will make the sketch challenge your own…you’ve certainly started off with a winner!

  23. Thank you Marlene for all your hard work on providing sketches!!! I know that Sybrina will do great too! I am loving your first sketch Sybrina!!

  24. Heartfelt thanks Marlene for all you’ve done to assist OWH with these inspirational sketches! We’ll miss your posts, but warmly welcome Sybrina to fill that void you’re leaving. Enjoy some “me time” and have a great holiday!

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