This is where I get to share my enjoyment for card making and bits and pieces of other craftiness. I will endeavor to make my posts interesting (or at the least, informative). I would be delighted if you are inclined to join me as a follower. Thanks so much for popping by and do feel free to come again.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Thanks So Much
Hello there. It is Tuesday, so time for me to share another Tuesday Morning Sketch with you. This one is a little unique, but makes a lovely card. Here is the sketch:
I started with a white card base (need to start using more colored bases so they will show up better - smile). I used a blue, wood grain paper from a Recollections 12x12" pad as my background.
The beautiful bird print is a precolored bird sheet sold by Marianne Designs. Isn't it lovely? The sheet provides three different designs in both a square and a circle each (6 images all together). I used one of the square images and matted it with black to mimic the black in the wood.
I then stamped a sentiment using a Just Rite Clear stamp from the Spring Wishes Vintage set using Adirondack terra cotta ink. I punched the sentiment using a round1 1/4" punch and matted it with a 1 1/2" black circle.
Please stop by Tuesday Morning Sketches' blog and have a look at the cards the other design team members have made this week. We'd love to have you join in this week's challenge using our sketch. Have a good week and happy crafting!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Miss Seeing You
Good morning friends! Thank you for joining me for another fun Tuesday Morning sketch. I am totally loving this one - it's so cute. Fun layers and embellishment possibilities.
Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring this week. We're giving away this stamp set by Pink and Main.
Here's the sketch:
My card is on the whimsical side this week, and I think it is adorable (hope you do, too). I have used a white card base, and some older designer paper. ( It is so old that the cover is off what is left of the 12x12 pad, so I can't tell you the manufacturer. I am guessing it might be DCW, but I cannot guarantee it.) I liked the retro look, but also liked the way the flowers mimicked the scalloped matting.
My little Wren image is printed onto X-Press It brand card and colored with Copic markers. I used solid green for the scalloped matting behind the image. I used the accessory pieces dies from Tim Holtz's Funky Cats stamps and dies to cut the sun glasses (from a pieces of silver paper) and the hat (from brown paper inked with SU brown ink).
I typed the sentiment "I Miss Seeing You" on the computer and printed it off on the same brown scrap I used for the hat. I used a La La Land die to cut the conversation bubble around the words. I inked the bubble with the same Stampin Up ink I used for the hat.
This sketch could have gone more formal looking using a different image and flowers (or butterflies as pictured on the sketch) and a small tag rather than the sentiment bubble. Hop on over to the Tuesday Morning blog and have a look at how the other DT members interpreted this sketch. I am always amazed at how each of us uses the very same sketch yet achieve so many different looks.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Some Bunny's Flowers
Hello friends. It is another Tuesday, so Tuesday Morning Sketches is bringing you another sketch. This one was designed by Debbie, and yours truly is providing the prize. First, here is this week's sketch:
and here is this week's prize (I hope you like it because I really wanted to keep it for myself - smile). In honor of spring, it is a Sizzix flower/die set. Stamp the lovely flowers and then let the dies cut them out for you.
My card is a white base with a blue matting around the blue striped background paper. The plaid paper on the front is also matted with the solid blue. Both DPs are from Recollection paper pads that came from Michael's Crafts (two different pads). The little bunny image is from the Hobby House Wee Stamps (a UK company).
I cut the image into a circle but did not mat it because I felt that would have made it too large. The swirl die cut is from Cheery Lynn. I decided to use the same blue card that I'd been using for the matting rather than introduce another color. I made the pink roses using white card and pink ink. I used the rose stamp/die set by Heartfelt Creations. I added a light brushing of Diamond Dust Stickles to the petals of each rose (does not show well in the photo) for a little extra glitz. The bunny is holding a rose, so I created a bit of 3-D effect by adhering one of my handmade roses over the printed images rose.
As usual, the Design Team have each interpreted the sketch in their own creative way. For wonderful inspiration, visit the Tuesday Morning Blog and see all of the samples or watch daily through the week to see a few each day on our FaceBook page (just type Tuesday Morning Sketches into the search box FaceBook).
One last thing. Have you ever wanted to be a member of a design team? Would you like to try being a member of the Tuesday Morning Sketches team? We are needing a couple more members, but we don't want to "go public" with our request and have to jury a lot of entries of people we may not know, so we are asking our friends and followers only. If you think you would enjoy the challenge, send me an email.
Until next time, happy crafting!
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
I cannot believe how quickly the past week went by. I had to work almost every day, and on Wednesday I drove up to my girlfriend's. Every other Wednesday (most of the time), I make the 60 mile drive up to have a play date with my friend. We don't always get a lot done, but we enjoy the day together -- and usually do a good bit of laughing.
This week Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor. If you don't have a good collection of their stamps, you are missing out. I noticed, when I went to find the link to my image, they have revamped their site and added some new images.
Here is this week's sketch:
As you can see, I had to turn the sketch in order for my image to fit. My card is white with a layer of purple and plaid DP. Both designer papers are from the same 8.5 x 11" paper pad called Sweet Pea. I think the pad may have come from Hobby Lobby, but I can't be totally certain. If not, then it came from Michael's Crafts.
I printed off the image, Easter Gal, onto x-Press It brand card and colored it with Copic markers. The matching flower medallion came from my stash and isn't even made by the same company as the paper, but sure did match well, didn't it? I added the little white bow because, to be perfectly honest, I needed to cover a little boo-boo (smile).
Do take the time to go over to the Tuesday Morning Blog and have a look at the cards that the other team members made for your inspiration. I think we have some very creative ladies on our team.
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