Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Love and Kisses

We have a wonderful sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. It is simple but elegant, and it is quick to create without looking as if you don't care. Here is our wonderful sketch:

In addition, we have a super prize for some lucky follower this week. Here it is:

I have once again used beautiful papers from We Are 3 to create my card. These papers are from the Tropical Delights set. The lovely hibiscus flower provides the background for my card (a white card base). The bottom oval (under the sentiment) is also from that set. The lovely thing about the We Are 3 digital papers is they are created to compliment each other, so cards go together so much easier and quicker than having to dig through the hundreds of papers I have in my stash.

I found a lovely green ribbon with picot edges and used a beautiful "Just Rite" sentiment stamp and Stampin Up ink to finish off my card.

Don't know about where you live, but the temperatures have been in the high 80's/low 90's F here in my part of the US. It isn't even officially summer as yet, so hoping Mother Nature doesn't take our temperatures any higher this year. At any rate stay cool (or in the case of my friends and followers down under, stay warm) and show me some lovely crafting! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

With a Little Flair

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well. We are slightly melting here in the deep south (USA) with temperatures reaching the 90's F during the day. Had a nice rain storm last night, so hopefully that will cool things down a bit, and to think it isn't even summer as yet!

This week's Tuesday Morning Sketch is a lovely, classic design:

I have combined the sketch with We Are 3 Tropical Delights papers. This is a fun set of papers with tropical vibes, but as you can see, work nicely with our classical sketch. I printed off several of the papers, using two for the background, one for the scalloped matting and the same for the lovely scallops.

I used a Heartfelt Creations die to make the flower (stamping rose pink ink onto pink card and HC pearls for the center). I finished off my card using three Recollections pearls along the end of one flourish swirl. My swirls were cut using Sizzix dies.

This was a lovely sketch to use, and the color combination of the tropical papers made for a lovely, feminine version of our sketch. We would LUV to see what you can do with this week's sketch. Visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for even more inspiration from our wonderful design team. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Dragon Fly Delight

Hello, and welcome to another week. This week's Tuesday Morning sketch is a bit unique but fun to work with. Here is the sketch:

This week's prize is another Nuvo Crystal Drops... Color is Duck Egg Blue.

I have used papers from We Are 3 digital designs called "Delightful Dragonflies." 

This card may look complicated, but it was super easy to make. I printed both pieces of paper from the dragonflies collection. I cut a deep purple for my card and layered the dragonflies on top. I then cut a triangle from my second piece of paper and adhered it on top of the dragonflies paper. I cut a pink shape using a Sizzix thin die. I didn't have a larger die for that shape, so I took the original die and traced around it to create the dark purple shape. I fussy cut it by hand.

The gems are purple pearls by Recollections. The dragonfly on the pink piece is a rubber Stamp. I added small pearls along the body. The sentiment is also stamped and cut with a fishtail shape die.

As I said, this card looks as if it requires a lot of thought, time and effort, but is really easy-peesy! Your friends will feel really special getting a card made with this sketch.

You will also want to visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and see all the wonderful cards the design team have made with this sketch. Each card is wonderful and different.

Have a good week, and spend some time crafting. Creativity is good for the mind and the soul!