Friday, February 10, 2017

I freakin' love sketches!!!

I know I get a little carried away
but I truly love sketches!
I used Cardztv Sketch 7 for this
Valentines card.


Instead of the two squares on the front
I used two hearts cut out with my 
My Creative Time's dies.

I love how it turned out!

Join us for this challenge.  Beginning on 
February 10, link up your Valentine Card using
any of Cardztv sketches.  You have until
February 23 to link up your creation.

Good Luck!!

Cathy

Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy New Year!

The Cardztv Design Teams have been
on vaca but we are back and ready to
get your crafty mojo kicking into high gear!

Today I get to share with you another Sketch Challenge
using Cardztv Kit and Caboodle Sketch # 17!  I love this 
sketch!  I always do a little extra matting on mine, but you
don't have to - just follow Mary's measurements to make
a great card.  This challenge is to use ANY sketch (I just 
picked her newest one) and make a birthday card.

I love yellow and black, don't you???

I used Cardztv Stamp Set Sugar Rush
for my sentiment.

Here's the side view which shows a little more
of the black extra layer which really sets these colors
off.  Hum - I'm ready for cupcakes!


I was in the mood to color, so I used
a die cut for my little cupcakes and even die cut
the 1 inch squares because I like the stitched edges.
Easy peasy and oh so cute!

Okay now it's your turn!
Join us by posting your creation to
Cardztv.  You have until February 9th, 2017.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cathy



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