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

Friday, October 21, 2016

Cardztv Sketch Challenge #3

Are you having fun yet with our sketch challenges?

I know I am loving them.
Welcome to Sketch Challenge #3 for
Cardztv Stamps.  For this challenge, Mary has
 asked that we use sketch 4 or 5 and make a 
Halloween card.

Keep in mind the sketches are to get your
creative juices flowing.  You CAN follow the sketch
exactly or you can use it for inspiration.

I chose sketch 5 but I changed it up a bit.
I made pointed banners of the three panels
and I placed the sentiment in a different location.


I used the Frankly Frightful Stamp Set.


I used an print and cut image from the Silhouette
store for the center of my card.  I have a die cut in the shape
of a bat and added two.  I broke out my Black
Diamond Stickles to the bats for a little punch.


Don't you love this little crow??  My card
is being sent to California to my sweet granddaughter
Sloane!  She will love it!


You have until noon EST, Thursday, November 3, 2016 to post
your name and a link to your sketch card creation on Cardzt blog.
This is your chance to link up your creation and have the 
opportunity to win a set of Cardztv stamps or Die Cuts!

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Cathy



Friday, October 7, 2016

Cardztv Sketch Challenge #2

It's so good to be back!

I cannot believe that the last time I posted on my
blog was at the end of May, but when I think about our
summer it was a whirl wind.  Whew!  Welcome fall!

 I am especially excited to be starting another term
with the Cardztv Design Team.  I like to think
"I knew Mary when......"  Ha ha!

I have followed Mary for years, even before she had
a stamp line.  I was an avid fan of her videos as I believe
she truly taught me my craft.  I still watch her videos as soon
as they are posted and I'm thrilled to be one of
her designers.  I kept a notebook by my computer
writing down the dimensions as she would share so 
I could recreate her card.  She always had unique ideas
for her cards and they always looked awesome.

Last year Mary started something new called
Sketches!  Basically this was what I was writing
down in my notebook, but now she has them on
her blog for everyone to download the sketch picture 
which has all the dimensions.  LOVE IT!

You can have sketches cut out and ready to go
in envelopes and pull them out when you need a
card personalizing it at that time instead of 
having it made up ahead of time.

Here is my card!


The cute little mouse is a print & cut from the Silhouette
Store.  I printed 3 pieces and glued them together giving them 
more dimension.  I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink
on the edges of all patterned paper.  I like to cover the white
edges.  I even inked a little around the mouse.


If you struggle as I have with selecting papers
that go together - use a paper pad as many of them
are themed and coordinate beautifully.  I used Glossy
Accents on the nose and eyes of the mouse and a little
Wink of Stella pen on the features.

I used Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink to stamp
the sentiment on my banner.  My sentiment comes from
THANKFUL FOR YOU!

Here is a quick video I did on my phone.
Pardon the shaky picture!




Okay now it's your turn to be creative.  The challenge starts at
8am on October 7 and runs until October 20.
Remember to use Sketch 3 or 4 and post your 
creation on Cardztv Website.  By entering the challenge, you have
a chance to WIN a set of Cardztv Stamps!

I will be checking back all week to see what you have come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cathy