Thursday, January 21, 2021

CAS(E) this Sketch #405 -- The Last Sketch & A Giveaway!

Well, here it is. The very last CAS(E) this Sketch, and Chrissy made this one a
two weeker so you'll have time to enter several cards and play with us. Let's stretch 
out this last challenge as long as we can 😉
Sketch #405 happens to be a retro sketch from April 25, 2013. Sketch #25 was also 
my debut as a design team member so this post is a bittersweet one. 

Here's my take on it back then.

And here's the 2021 version.

I changed the orientation so the succulent pots would be upright. They were gold 
embossed and colored with Zig markers and a waterbrush. I adhered them on a strip
of patterned paper, then finished off with a gold embossed sentiment.

* * * 

To commemorate the last CAS(E) this Sketch, I'd like to have a little giveaway
of some duplicates that I've had in my crafty stash. Truthfully, I wish that I could send 
you all a little something for the visits you've made and the comments you left
over the past seven years.

Since I LOVE dies, I gathered five for my giveaway: 
  • Simon Says Stamp Thanks Frame
  • Memory Box Dreamy Butterfly
  • Memory Box Petite Umbrella
  • Frantic Stamper Large Hello
  • Frantic Stamper Quad Love 
To be eligible for the giveaway, just leave a comment here by Sunday, Feb 7th and I'll 
choose a winner and announce it a few days later. Easy peasy, right? And remember you 
have until Thursday, February 4th to share your card with us at CAS(E) this Sketch
Let's fill up the last gallery!
Special thanks to Chrissy, our fearless leader, for your patience and graciously
taking over the reins from Jackie Rockwell. You're the best! 


  1. Beautiful card(s), Donna! I've loved seeing what you made for this challenge, Jo x

  2. I've cried more in the last two days than I thought was even possible - here they come again! Love you Donna, and every. single. card. you've ever made - including those using our CTS Sketches! It's been such an honor being on this team with you! xoxo
    [please exclude me from your contest - I have TOO MUCH!]

  3. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for inspiring us over the years, I'm going to miss CTS soooooo much <3

  4. This is a gorgeous card!! I love the black background and the fun sentiment. I am going to miss this challenge immensely. I wish someone else would take it over!!

    1. Hi Nora! Thanks for your timely visits and entering CTS when you could--and winning, too! We're sad to see the end of the challenge, too. Use the sketches when you can and who knows what the future holds?? ;)

  5. Marisela Delgado said: Thanks for a great giveaway! I, too, LOVE dies! ☺ Your cards are always beautiful! Warm greetings from San Antonio, Texas. ☺ Marisela

  6. So sorry the challenge is ending.
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win the lovely dies!

  7. Thank you so much for your inspiration at CTS, Donna! So sad the challenge is ending, but I'm sure I'll go back to the DT's cards on Pinterest for inspiration.
    The succulent pot card is so pretty! Love the unexpected gray background!
    Hideko xx

  8. Beautiful cards, love the updated one with the succulents. Thanks foe the generous giveaway, I love dies too (don’t tell my stamp collection, lol!)

  9. So sad to see this challenge blog close down!! From the time I started playing along with challenges CAS(E) this Sketch has been one of my go to blogs!! Thanks for all the inspiration over the years!! Both of your cards rock!! I especially love the succulents...flipping the sketch was a great idea!!