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!


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

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!