Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Steam Punk 2

I am on a Steam Punk kick -- actually, my daughter is. She has been wanting me to use the two images (last week's and this week's) for several months now, so I appeased her. However, let me go ahead and show you this week's sketch and this week's prize before I get into a discussion of my card.

and our prize are these two cute little 2 x 2" stamps and a shimmer pen.

 Now to my card. This sketch was a perfect one for the Steam Punk image. It was clean and simple which wonderfully off-set the details of the little girl and her costume. I have used a white card as my base and a green dotty paper for my background. The image is matted with a solid green.

I adhered two green clock faces with foam dots to lift them off the background, and I finished off my card with a silver colored laser cut word, "imagine."

The image is a My Bestie by Sherri Baldy.

I'm sure you will have fun with this week's sketch. Hope you will give it a try.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

You Have My Heart

This sweet little Valentine was made using We Are 3 papers and images. I really liked the set of vintage valentines that We Are 3 created, so I made several cards using them (previously shared one). I have used two papers from the Nautical Love set. 

The base card is red card stock with a layer of light blue card stock and then a  layer of the red and white dotty paper. The side border is a piece of red stripe matted with the blue card. The lovely doily is a die from Marianne. The image was fussy cut and placed over the doily using foam dots (to give it a bit of a lift). The sentiment is also from We Are 3 which I printed off and then matted with the blue.

I like We Are 3 papers and images because everything coordinates so well. Cards are quick to make, but look as if you have spent hours putting them together.  Everything used on this card (and lots more wonderful items) can be found in the We Are 3 Etsy shop.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Steampunk Teddy

We are still visiting favorites from last year. This one was chosen by Janice. Here is the sketch:

I have chosen a kraft brown card base. The clock paper is a piece from a heritage pack that I got quite a number of years ago, so I do not have information as to manufacturer. However, the clocks went along with the steampunk theme perfectly!

Let me say, up front, that this card is one of those that shows better in person than in a photograph. There are several things that are not showing true in the picture. The goldish-yellow band across the top perfectly matches some of the clock bodies in the background paper, but you cannot tell that very well in the photo. Also, the three fishtail at the bottom of the blue square are a matte gold color which sadly appear as a blob of taupe in the picture.

Anyway, the little Steampunk Teddy is a My Besties by Sherri Baldy image. I cut a blue square (also perfectly matches some of the clock bodies) and matted it with the kraft. I cut some gears out of the matte gold paper using one of my dies and used them in place of brads on the

This is a fun sketch to use because of the various layers.  I do hope you will give it a try. Our prize for this week is a fun cling stamp. 


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Here Is My Heart

Today I am sharing a card I created using We Are 3 papers, image and sentiment. This card using the Nautical Love papers, Valentine sentiments and one of the images from Vintage Valentines. All of them can be found at the We Are 3 Etsy shop.

I started with a red card for my base then layered a piece of the Nautical Love paper onto a navy blue mat. I cut a 1.5 inch strip from another of the Nautical Love papers and matted it with the navy blue. I placed the dotty piece on top of the stripe piece. I then fussy cut my image and adhered it to a Spellbinder circle with crocheted border (made by Jessie Fogan). Lastly, I printed off the sentiment, cut it down and matted it with the navy.

I honestly LUV anything that is vintage, so this set really appealed to me. I bet you will like it, too. I think I've mentioned this before, but I am really having a lot of fun with the papers and the images from We Are 3.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Kiss a Ginger

I don't remember which day it was, but one day last week was "Kiss a Ginger" day. Yes, there really is such a thing! Anyhoo, I've always been a bit partial to red heads (my grandfather was one, my sister and I had red tones in our hair, my cousin was a true ginger -- both in name and hair color), so even though my little card has nothing to do with kissing, it does feature a ginger (smile).

Before I go further with my own card, let me share this week's sketch with you:

Debbie picked this one as one of her favorites from last year. She is also providing the prize for the week:

The Fluer de Lis square dies by Spellbinder -- yum and double yum!

Now, for my card. I have used the digital stamp called Alicia by Sugar Nellie (a small Scottish stamp company -  http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/). I have colored her with Copic makers and cut the image into a circle using one of my Spellbinder circle dies.  I then cut a second circle from blue card to mat the image and placed both onto a lovely crocheted circle (made by our dear former DT member, Jessie Fogan)

The plaid paper and the dotty paper are both from a 12 x 12" paper pad from Michael's Crafts. The card base is blue card (believe it or not, it is the same blue as the matting circle behind the image). The lace is a piece from a set by Recollections.

Please join us this year at Tuesday Morning Sketches as we start another wonderful year of sharing with you our card making friends. We love visiting with you and having you visit with us each week. Please make sure you visit each of the design team members and leave a little love at their blog (you can go to their blog by clicking on their name above their sample posted at the Tuesday Morning Blog).

Have a good week!


Friday, January 12, 2018

Nautical Love

Have you started your Valentine cards yet? If not, We Are 3 Papers and Images has some really cute -- well, papers and images -- that make darling Valentine Cards. I made mine above using:  I have used Penguin Love - https://www.etsy.com/…/we-are-3-digital-shop-penguin-love-y… and Nautical Love Papers - https://www.etsy.com/…/we-are-3-digital-paper-nautical-love

I started with a piece of red card from my own stack and used a piece from the Nautical Love papers for my background piece. I then printed off the dotty blue paper and cut out a strip of it which I matted with the red from the card.  I then printed off the penguin and fussy cut him (isn't he darling?). I cut another piece of the red card and matted it with a light blue. I adhered my penguin using foam dots so that he is raised up from the background. I then cut two hearts from the dotty blue using one of my punches and adhered them near the penguin.

We Are 3 has a sheet of Valentine sentiments, too, but I wanted to continue the nautical theme, so I typed my own. After printing it, I matted it with a piece of the red card.

Over the last 6 months or so, I have gotten to where I just don't have the time or desire to spend a lot of time coloring images and creating cards. I know this is a temporary thing, but I also don't want to just give up crafting or making special cards for my friends and family. The We Are 3 papers and images have been a perfect way for me to continue to be creative without spending as much time doing it. I can use the We Are 3 papers and already colored images and create a wonderful one of a kind card. 

If you have not yet tried We Are 3, what are you waiting for? I know you will enjoy working with the papers and/or images as much as I am.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Starting a New Year

Hello friends. It has been a few weeks since I've posted anything. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are ready for the new year to bring you lots of love, laughter and crafting time.

We, at Tuesday Morning Sketches, are continuing our tradition of revisiting some sketches from the previous year. The first one was selected by DT member, Carol and here is the one she picked:

Carol is also providing the prize for this week's challenge. It is a lovely embossing folder. Here it is:

If you visit Carol's blog or the TMS Blog, you will see Carol's sample using the same embossing plate (well, not the same as yours will be new, but one just like the prize offering).

Again, I have used some Heartfelt Creations papers to create my card for this week. I started with a green card base and layered it with a light peach from the Camellia Carnation Collection. On top of that, I have cut out one of the panels and adhered it in the middle of the peach panel. The image looks as if it is layered on several panels, but it is all one piece. I then cut the two fishtail pieces, first from the green and then from another piece from the collection. After layering them on top of each other, I added the pearls. Lastly, I added the sentiment by stamping it onto a piece left from the piece from which I used for the top  fishtails.

It was so quick, but makes for a very lovely card. I plan to send it this week to a dear friend who is getting ready to start radiation and chemotherapy.

I hope you can find a few minutes this coming week to create something lovely using our sketch and share it with us at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog. We would love to see your work.