Thursday, June 4, 2020

Snarky Cat Card

Hello! A few weeks ago one of my crafty friends, Lisa Lynn, posted a card using the Snarky Cat stamp set and until then I hadn't seen this stamp set by Tim Holtz. Since I have a sarcastic sense of humor and love cats this was the perfect stamp set to add to my collection.

To make this Snarky Cat Card I decided to use a layout by Freshly Made Sketches. The cat was colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut. I decided to make it a masculine card to play along at Simon Says Stamp and C.R.A.F.T.. All the papers have been in my stash for a long time, the stripes are by My Mind's Eye from the Adventure paper pad and the polka dots are by Bo Bunny. I'm also linking this card to the anything goes challenge at Cute Card Thursday. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Contemporary Thanks Card - TMS #557

Hello crafty friends! A new month is here and it's Tuesday which means the start of a new sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. We have a unique and fun sketch for you to try this time designed by Melissa Craig. I took a contemporary approach when using this sketch. It just felt more abstract to me which is an artistic style I've always liked. We would love for you to join us this week. The design team have created a variety of different interpretations for your inspiration. Click HERE to view the design teams work and for all the challenge details. Don't forget to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. I hope to see your card in the final gallery! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


Sketch #557:

Friday, May 29, 2020

Changito Coffee Card

Hooray for Friday! Today is the last day of the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, so I made one more card to play along. I bought the Changito Coffee stamp by Stampendous! on clearance sometime in the last couple of years and stuck it in a drawer. While digging for stamps I found it yesterday and decided to ink it up. The image was colored with Copic markers and the pajamas were paper pieced using a small polka dot paper. I didn't have the perfect sentiment, so I created one on the computer. The inside reads: "That's why it's best to have a cup in both hands!" It seems like a good idea to me.☕☕ That's it! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend. 😊

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

One Sip at a Time Card

Hello crafty friends! It's taken me a couple of days to finish this One Sip at a Time Card and I really like how it turned out. The 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is going on and I made it to play along. I may make the sentiment "Take Life One Sip at a Time" my new motto. Making long term plans is no longer a priority for me, it doesn't make sense anymore. Life is too short!

The stamp set used on this card is called One Sip At A Time by Graciellie Designs from Unity Stamps and Copic markers were used to color the image. Several different papers were used. The red floral paper is by Memory Box from the Cottage Meadow paper pad, speckled paper by Lawn Fawn, orange polka dots by Memory Box and gingham by The Paper Studio. When I was outside yesterday feeding my backyard birds I saw a little blue butterfly, so I decided to add a little blue butterfly to my card. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Kitty Just Because Card - TMS #556

Good day and welcome back to the start of this weeks challenge sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Our sketch this week was designed by Patti and features a twine element that I love! I've used a cute kitty on my card by C. C. Designs called Meow To You and colored it with Copic markers. The floral paper is from the Cottage Meadow paper pad by Memory Box and the Just Because sentiment is retired by Stampin' Up!. We would love for you to join us this week! Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. You have until 8 pm EST on Sunday to link your creation. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Kitty Just Because Card is entered into the following challenges:

Sketch #556:

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Miss You Card with Dog

Hello! The days keep flying by but my crafty mojo has been on the fritz lately. It's not because of the lack of supplies because I have plenty and still enjoy ordering new stuff (ha). When I sit down at my craft desk I look around online and then just walk away. I know I'm struggling with the passing of my brother and I'm sad. It's just going to take a lot more time!

This Miss You Card with Dog was made using the Stella Says Sketch challenge at Catch The Bug. The sketch is for a square card, but I rarely send a square card through the mail. So, I condensed it into a rectangle A2 card. The image is called Flower Puppy and it was colored with Copic markers. The floral paper is from the Memory Box Cottage Meadow paper pad and the Miss You die cut is by Impression Obsession. A little flower was added for detail and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Floral Koala Card - TMS #555


Good day and welcome back to the start of our new sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches! This weeks sketch is designed by Melissa Craig and I decided to play with patterned paper on my Floral Koala Card. I had some scraps of paper that coordinated with the floral background paper which created a really colorful card. The koala image is by Whipper Snapper Designs and was colored with Copic markers. We would love to see how you use the sketch this week! For all the design team inspiration and challenge details click HERE. Don't forget to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by!

This Floral Koala Card is entered into the Patterns challenge at Use Your Stuff.

Sketch #555: