Cheerful Sketches Guest Designer

Hello friends!  Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!  I just got back from a lovely weekend trip with hubby and we had such a great time visiting over in Hannibal, MO.  This was something we both really needed to just get away for a bit and it was wonderful to be able to go and do something fun!

Today I’m sharing my creation I made as a guest designer for the Cheerful Sketches challenge blog.  (I had won a spot with one of my creations I had entered.)  I was also shared the sketch and an image to work with:


The was a company that I have heard of before, but this is the first time that I have actually colored one up.  This is from the My Bestie Shop in their Harvest Collection called Harvest Besties Doll 25.

Here’s the sketch below that was provided for me to follow:

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I took the image and colored it up and cut it out the size I needed for my card and layered it with some dark brown cardstock.  I took some sunflower style papers from my stash and placed a piece over a 5.5″ square dark brown top folding card base.

I cut out a couple of squares for each corner of the card and layered a scallop die cut square to each one with some orange colored cardstock.  I also took a strip of this same orange cardstock and attached it diagonally across it.

Lastly, I took the image panel and wrapped some seam binding ribbon around it with a bow, twine and button.  For the seam binding ribbon, I spritzed it with water and crinkled it up a bit and let it dry before adding to my card.  I then added some Fall Prima flowers around the design.


Here’s a closer view of the image and how I’ve colored her up with Copic markers.  For the gold glittery details in the Fall sentiment and around her (including the buttons on her shoes), I’ve taken a Quickie Glue Pen to color it in with and then added some pretty Fall gold glitter over it.

The edges of this image panel were sponged with some Tea Dye Distress Ink and then sprayed with water for the water dropplet marks.


She has put me in the mood to go to the pumpkin patch and bring one home!

**Be sure to pop on over the Cheerful Sketches blog and check out the October challenge post HERE to enter along with inspiration from the team.

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Hope you’ve been inspired in some way and I’ll be seeing you soon!


  1.  Love to Craft – LTCCB39 Oct Anything Goes
  2. Little Red Wagon – Pumpkin Party
  3. Fab ‘N’ Funky – Autumn Colors
  4. Watercooler Wednesday – WWC241 Anything Goes FeiminineWWC241 - Dawn's Feminine Anything Goes Challenge
  5. Crafting with an Attitude – Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Catz – Anything Goes with option of Ribbon, Bow or Flower
  7. Creative Knockouts – Lots of Layers



25 thoughts on “Cheerful Sketches Guest Designer

  1. Congratulations on your GDT, Vicki! Your card is GORGEOUS! Personally, I have great joy coloring the My Besties characters – they have a sweetness and joy that just warms my little girl heart! But your choices of colors and the wonderful flower-filled pumpkin patch scene make this creation even more delightful! So glad I got to see your hand with a Besties image! Wishing you all the best this week! hugs, de


  2. You made a wonderful card as guestdesigner for Cheerful Sketches, Vicki. Great coloring and I love your choice of papers and all embellishments.
    xxx Margreet


  3. Now she is just about the cutest pumpkin around. Beautiful coloring and the card layout and all the embellishments are so pretty. Love the bow with ribbon and then twine. Congrats on the guest spot.


  4. WOW Vicki what a gorgeous fall card!! I love that image and all of the beautiful embellishments! Congrats on your GDT spot too.
    Hugs, Tammy


  5. Well, isn’t she just adorable! I have a few Bestie images, and they are a dream to color. Thanks for the smiles, and congrats on your designer spot! Hugs…!


  6. A very pretty card Vicki. So much texture and layers. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week
    Dawn T


  7. Beautiful card. You do a wonderful job of coloring. Appreciate your cardstock as background. Love how you used silk flowers and leaves to embellish.


  8. Gosh, this is truly gorgeous and wow did you nail this sketch! So much detail and beautiful coloring, a card to admire.


  9. Well done on your GDP with this explosive autumn creation! Loving all those flowers and fall elements, but the way you colored the image – the eyes in particular – just captured my heart! Beautiful creation!


  10. Oh wow what a fabulous image and your colouring is amazing thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz this week and good luck


  11. Oh my Vicki, this card is gorgeous! The fabulous autumn colors are lovely. Your coloring of the sweet image is wonderful. Wowza, I love it.



  12. Incredible coloring, my friend! Perfect autumn colors and great layers. Loving the flower embellies. While I’m here, let me thank you for playing along with us at Crafting with an Attitude and wish you luck in the draw. 😀


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