Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Freshly Made Digi Coneflowers

Every so often, I purchase a digi image that really works!  This is an example, from Wax Fruit Co. and it's of one of the favorite flowers in my garden---the coneflower.  The sketch is #183 of Freshly Made Sketches.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

Freshly Made with Distressing and Kraft

A simple sketch ... some cardstock that distresses in an embossing folder...a Petaloo flower from the Darjeeling line...all on a kraft card.   My choice for Freshly Made Sketches 182

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch 263

I love the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenges and Sketch 263 is no exception. 

I chose to create my card with Authentique's "Classique: Beauty" paper pad, adding a Petaloo flower and some wide washi tape for accents.  

Predominantly Black

"Predominantly Black" is the theme for Less is More's Color Challenge Week 218.  I've chosen two dies for the black features on my card:  Memory Box's "La Rue Flourish" and Simon Says Stamp's "Happy."

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Freshly Made in Blue and White

I should always measure elements when I make a card from a sketch.  The die "Hello" is simply too large for the space, but I had already adhered it when I added the feathers.   This Freshly Made Sketch 180 has that most interesting half-moon shape and some twine; I used designer papers out of a new pack of blue and white from Docrafts.  Hello by Lawn Fawn; feathers by Simon Stays Stamp. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch 262

I'm discovering...and admitting...that I simply cannot maintain a photography blog and a crafting blog, at least with any quality.  There simply isn't enough time in the day (or night) to do all that I really want to do in these areas---as well as accomplish all the other things my life requires.  It has been a week since I made a card, and the Sweet Sunday Sketch just might work the best for me. 

I chose  Power Poppy digi image of lilacs for the sketch and colored with SU markers.  The sentiment is another digi image, from Doodle Pantry.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch 261

I really enjoy the Sweet Sunday Sketches; they are ones I can work with.  Card design has always been a challenge for me, so a sketch is the answer.

This sketch was perfect for the wired burlap ribbon in my stash.  I just had to decide between red and "kraft" color--which is actually "burlap" color.   The center card layer was embossed in a Tim Holtz folder, and "grateful" was cut with a Penny Black die.