Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sketch #366

Good Morning friends!  Thank you for joining me for another fun Tuesday Morning sketch.  This week's sketch is from Debbie and it has a lot of fun elements.  This is a party card!  But, as with all our sketches, shapes and elements do not have to be taken literally.

Our challenge is sponsored by Digital Delights by Looby Lou.  The prize are some fun digis!

Here's the sketch....
I have used Mermaid Samantha  for my card. Isn't she cute? I printed her onto Cryogen paper because I wanted the extra little sparkle that Cryogen has to mimic more of the under-water sheen. I colored her with Copic markers. The base card is aqua card and the DP is from a Recollections 12x12" pad. The green used for the banner, waves and sea-weed is from my scrap bag. It is textured, so I'm thinking it is either DCWV or Bazzill. The twine I used is white with a silver thread running through it -- very pretty although the photo doesn't show it well. The dies are by Magnolia.

Please visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and have a look at the beautiful cards that the DT have put together to inspire you. We are fortunate to have Digital Delights sponsoring us this week. They have some really, really, really cute images (I know because I have a bunch - grin)!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

TMS # 365

Good Morning friends!  Thank you so much for joining me again this week.  This week's sketch is a fun one and a great way to use up some of those scraps that we hate to throw away.

Our challenge is sponsored by Lacy Sunshine.  Lacy Sunshine is a sweet little digi shop with some fantastic images for the coloring enthusiast.  You will love their images!  The randomly drawn winner will get 3 digi stamps of their choice.

The Lacy Sunshine image that I've used is called Sugi Christmas Angel. After coloring most of it with Copic markers, I pieced the dress with red dotty DP. I turned my card vertical in order for my over-sized image to fit. I embossed the blue background with a snowflake embossing folder, and I used purchased snowflake die cuts. In order for the image to fit over the raised snowflakes, I used pop up tape to adhere the image to the card.

So here's the sketch we'll be using:

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sweet Angel Marci

Hello fellow crafters! It is another Tuesday, and we have another wonderful sketch for you over at Tuesday Morning Sketches (in my case, we are going to have to start calling it Tuesday Afternoon Sketches - grin). Anyway, our wonderful leader, Melissa, is this week's sponsor and because it is her birthday week, she is going to give some lucky person a nice selection of birthday items (don't we all always need to make birthday items??).

Here is this week's sketch:

Melissa also designed this week's sketch. It is a nice, clean, classic design that I know you will be putting into your "go to" file. It is definitely in mine!

I am already thinking Christmas and have started making Christmas cards for this year. This one uses a La La Land Marci image that I actually colored (confession time) last year. I liked this image so much that I ended up coloring about a half dozen in different colors. This one has Star Dust Stickles on the halo, the wings, the collar, sleeve cuffs and dress bottom (all the areas that appear white in the photo). It makes for a lovely sparkle to this sweet little angel. The rest is colored using Copic markers.

The designer paper is from a 12x12" Christmas pad by American Crafts. The card base is green card and the red scalloped oval (cut with Spellbinder die) is red card. Marci was fussy cut and glued to the oval. The sentiment came from ???. Yup, I can't remember where it came from. It was just in my stash and fit perfectly. I used pop dots on the back to give the sentiment a little lift.

I am keeping my Christmas cards relatively "flat" this year in order to keep the postage fees down. It has been a challenge to make lovely cards without the bulk of flowers, ribbon bows, etc. I definitely think this week's sketch works quite well in providing a good looking card without the bulk. 

Stop by the TMS Blog and have a look at what the rest of the DT have created for you this week. We would love to have you join in this week's challenge. In the mean time,

Happy Crafting and have a blessed week!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Country Cutie

Tuesday Morning Sketches #363

Good Morning!  (Actually it is afternoon as I am typing this. Once again I am running behind)  This week's beauty is brought to you by Jessi.  More basic elements with so much possibility.

Our sponsor this week is Craftin Desert Divas!  Such adorable images!  Tara is offering a couple of digi stamps to the randomly drawn winner.

Here's the sketch....
Sorry my photo isn't so great this week. The card is actually quite adorable (if I say so myself).
I do hope you will join us this week. Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and see what the rest of the DT have made this week. Then create your own card to enter. Take care and happy crafting.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Day for Flowers

This week, one of my favorite stamp designers is sponsoring our weekly sketch challenge. A Day for Daisies (and her sister, Sami Stamps) have been favorites of mine for quite a long time. First, though, let me share the wonderful sketch with you:

Isn't that a FAB sketch? Melissa has provided us with a real classic with this one.

As I said, ADFD has been a favorite of mine since I started using digital stamps. The designer's images cover a wonderful range from floral to animals to charming children and fairies. The one I have used is one from my stash, and I did not realize (until I went to find it on her store site) that it evidently is discontinued. This one was called Mother's Day Flowers. There are similar images, though, so if you like it, take a look at the others. I'm sure you will find one that will suit your liking.

I colored my image with Copic markers after printing it on X-Press Brand card. The blue card base is from a package of colored card weigh from Michael's Crafts. The DP is from a pad that I've used quite a bit (love the combination of colors) by K&Company. The sentiment is from a set  of Ranger clear stamps. The butterfly is punched with a Martha Stewart punch from a piece of paper in my scrap bin, and the rhinestones are from Recollections.

Please join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. We always love seeing what our wonderful friends and followers create. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Hello TMS friends!  Welcome to another fun sketch challenge.  Our sketch this week is from Debbie and it's full of great elements!
Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis.  The prize is a $12 shopping voucher.

Here's the sketch:....


While I didn't get one of Di's adorable images this week, please take a look at her web store. She has some really cute designs. 
I have used a Mo Manning image colored with Copic markers. The papers are from an 8x8 DCWV pad. I've used a white card base, red card for matting and the DP from DCWV. The little flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is a wooden cutout from a pack of wooden words that I got from Michael's Crafts.
Please join us this week and use Debbie's wonderful sketch to create a card of your own then post it to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  
Have a great week, and happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Here Kitty Kitty

TMS #360

Good Morning friends and followers!  Thank you so much for joining me for another Tuesday Morning sketch challenge.  This sketch is by Jessi and it's so much fun!  Can you just see all the possibilities? If not, then you are going to want to stop by the blog and see what the DT have done with it.

We're sponsored by one of TMS' favorite sponsors - Sami Stamps.  Samantha, the owner creates her own lovely digital images - each have a personality of their very own.  You will surely find something you like in her Etsy shop.

Here's the sketch...

 For my card today, I used the adorable image called Tower of Whiskers.

 I did not originally intend for this card to be so muted and monochromatic, but it ended up that way. I think I would prefer a little more color, but the less colorful papers make the adorable image POP! Having been on Sami's DT at one time (before time constraints forced me to have to step down), I know that Sami likes kitty images as much as I like Kitties! I personally live with a gray and white, a tan and brown, a calico and a solid black -- a wide variety -- and while I didn't try matching my own kitties in the image, I did try for a wide variety.

I used the aqua card weight for my base card, and laid a piece of gray DP from a Recollections pad on top. For the slightly tilted piece, I used a wide dotty white and aqua ribbon. I inked around the image piece with Color Box aqua and adhered it to the card with pop dots so that it fit up over the ribbon. Lastly, instead of buttons (as in the sketch), I used a sticker I found in my stash. I mounted the sticker onto a scrap piece of the base card and punched it out because the sticker was transparent, and I didn't want the background to show through it. I adhered the circle with adhesive on one side and a pop dot on the other to make it level with the image.

We hope you've been enjoying the new sketches that we provide each week. We are having lots of fun with them ourselves. Also, we love seeing the entries each week using the sketches, so consider playing along with us. You may just be a lucky winner!