Wednesday, October 6, 2010

In the Halloween Zone

Woo Hoo! Thanks to the fabulous and fun Cardmaker's Cardswap forum mini crop for World Cardmaking Day...I'm in the zone!!!

Over at the Stretch n Bubbles blog they have a weekly challenge...they provide a digital stamp, and if you make and post a card with the stamp, and include a link to the store in your post, then next week the image is emailed to you! How cool is that...a free stamp every week!

On the first Wednesday of the month, the image is free to anyone...if you join in during the rest of the weeks then you need to purchase the image...this week, you can get the image from this post here...if it is later, stop by the Stretch n Bubbles store to pick it up!

This is the card I made with this weeks came together so quickly!!!

I made the cauldron upside there is some kooky magic going on...that's just how the drawing looked to me...(besides, I'm kind of a kooky person....)

I even colored...which is not usual for me...since I'm normally so critical....anyway, here it is!


What do you think?

Card recipe: cardstock (white,purple, green): from stash, color core cardstock: Co'ordinations, patterned paper: K&Company, digital stamp (image): Stretch n Bubbles, sentiment stamp (happy halloween): Unity Stamp Company, other: spiderweb border: cut on cricut with svg file, shape around sentiment: ek success punch



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The perfect sketch

Have you ever wanted to make a card...but nothing works out? I sketched design after design, each one more complicated than the last, and nothing inspired me to actually pull out the cardstock...until I received the email from Clean and Simple #110 with this sketch...


Isn't it just fabulous? These sketches are always so inspiring to me!

So, after seeing this sketch, I ran right to my craft room and whipped out the perfect card for a thank you card swap that I am in....


The paper is from Basic Grey, the Lime Rickey know, if you haven't tried Basic Grey papers yet, what are you waiting for? They are a fabulous weight to work with, and the collections run the gammut from bright and cheery to subtle and sweet. Anyway, the button is from my stash, and the embossing folder is a cuttlebug one from Provo Craft. The stamp is one of many from the Thanks2you set from the Stamps of Life.

I whipped out 6 of these cards in under an hour...that's the beauty of working with a sketch and having everything fall into place...I love it!