Thursday, January 19, 2017

I love sketches!!!

I realized tonight that I have
not posted and shared my recent
project of making cards.  I saw a video on
Youtube that showed you how to use sketches and 
a single 6x6 paper pad and some colored card stock
to create cards.  This person uses up the entire pad
making cards and ends up with hardly nothing.

I WAS INTRIGUED!!!
So I got to work.  Here are just a couple
of the cards I made.


So far I have 26 cards made from this paper pad
and I still have 3 full size 6x6 sheets and my 
scrapes.  Here is a picture of the sketches that used.


I will share more when I finish, but I challenge you to take
the plunge!

Happy Crafting!

Cathy


Friday, December 16, 2016

Cardztv Sketch Challenge Seven

Hi crafty friends!

Are you ready for another one of 
Cardztv Sketch Challenges??

Keep in mind the sketches are to start
your creative mojo!  You don't have to follow them
exactly, but use them for inspiration.

I used Sketch 12 but turned the squares on the front
so the front square would accommodate by
set of trees.  I used an embossing resist technique that 
I saw on a YouTube video and I loved it so
much I wanted to recreate it.


I embossed the set of trees with clear embossing ink
and clear powder.  Then I used some Tim Holtz blue distress ink
and began sponging in the center of my trees and to 
the outside.  I made sure that I got out all the way so
all of the trees would show up.  I added some white gel
pen dots to look like snow and some sequins for sparkle.

What you cannot see is the sparkle mist I sprayed
lightly on the trees.  Close up it is stunning.

Here is the same card on my tree!


I love using non-traditional colors for Christmas.
I am over the moon for this plaid.

My stamp set is the Big Holiday Wishes set!
Love these larger fonts - perfect finish on the front
on it's own banner stamped with black ink!

Are you ready to try your hand at a sketch challenge?
Head over to Cardztv and leave a link to your project.
You have until December 29th!

I can't wait to see your creation!

Cathy

Friday, December 2, 2016

Cardztv Sketch Challenge - Dec 2

I have to confess.  I LOVE MARY'S SKETCHES!

Why?  Mary has done all the thinking for me.  All I have
to do is pick out my papers, images and sentiments.
The rest has been done for me!

Before Mary even created her wonderful stamps, I was
an avid fan of her YouTube channel.  I had a notebook and I was
always writing down the dimensions of each layer so I could recreate
what she was showing.  Now we have the sketches, that she
has already put together and the dimensions WORK!

This week we are challenging you to use sketch 7 or 8.

I chose sketch 8 (it's one of my favs!)


I had a total knee replacement almost 3 months ago so I find my 
evenings are more relaxing while I'm recuperating.  I love to color so
I have many images that I have colored and cut out.  I have them in 
a large "pill" container so when I want to create a card I have 
the images ready.  This is so fun!!!


Here is a closer look.  I used Winter Cheer Stamp set
from Cardztv.  This set has so many terrific sentiments - it's
perfect for the cold winter months.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I have inspired you to
create your own card with Mary's sketches.

You have until December 15th to enter and link your
card on Cardztv website.

Thank you for stopping by!

Cathy

Friday, November 18, 2016

Cardztv Sketch Challenge - Create a Thanksgiving card using sketch 5 or 6


It's time for another fun sketch challenge!

Today the Designers for Cardztv is making
cards using sketch 5 or 6 as their inspiration.

Join us on this fun challenge to create your
own card using Mary's sketches.

I have an egg die and I used it to
create my pumpkin.  I cut three "eggs", inked the edges
and glued them together to create a pumpkin.
I used a scrap of brown cardstock for the stem
and added some greenery cut with a 
Martha Stewart punch and a ribbon.

I used two other dies to cut the circle under
the pumpkin and a smaller scalloped circle
to stamp the sentiment.

Using the layer sizes according to sketch
6 that set the stage for making the
pumpkin the centerpiece of this card.

The sentiment comes from Thankful for You!
I did cut it apart so it would fit on my
circle, but no issue, it will work fine the
next time if I need the sentiment 
in a straight line.



Okay, now it's time for you to join the fun!

Link up your card by December 1, 2016
to see if you are the luck winner of
a set of Cardztv Stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cathy

Friday, November 4, 2016

Cardztv Sketch Challenge #4

I hope you are enjoying our
sketch challenges!  This week, Mary has ask
use to create a Thank you card using sketch 9 or 10.

You know one of the best things about
using the sketches?  Mary has done all
the thinking for you.  All the measuring
is done if you just follow her sketch.  Of course
you can always use the sketch for inspiration 
and do something on your own.

For my card, I used Sketch 10.
I used a PNG file, printed it out and cut with
my Silhouette!  I love print and cut!


My sentiment on the outside of the card comes
from Favorite Phrases.  On the inside of my black
card base, I layered a white piece of card stock and used
Heartfelt Wishes.

During the season of the year where we should
be most thankful, this design will work anytime
of the year!

You have until November 17th to create your
own Thank you card and add it to the 
challenge link at Cardztv.

Thank you for stopping by!

Cathy