Hi friends! I’m squeaking in under the wire to enter my card for the sketch challenge #353 with My Favorite Things this week. I made this card on Saturday while I was at Crafty Day with my friends, and realized I needed to get it photographed and uploaded! I have a co-worker who’s having surgery in a few weeks, and I agreed to make a card for everyone to sign. She’s an animal lover, and a motorcyclist so I thought this card with a horse AND the saddle reference (thinking of the motorcycle seat!) would give her a chuckle!
Here’s the sketch, and as you can probably tell, I flipped it upside down.
I also got some inspiration for my design from this card by Kay Miller, also using the (retired) Farm-tastic stamp set and Die-namics from MFT.
I hope you had a nice weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
Ohhh, I’m running late this week with my post for the Color Throwdown! It’s been a hectic week because I’ve had to work at a different office than my own all week, and just breaking my usual routine throws me into a tizzy. It took until this evening for me to even realize I hadn’t done my post. My apologies to the CTD ladies for forgetting my obligations!
Here are the colors for this week…
And here’s my card…
These colors just screamed Halloween to me, but I don’t have many Halloween-ish images. However, this cute image from Whipper Snapper Designs is one I have always kept as I love the whimsy of it so much! I colored that lil’ pumpkin, ghost and scaredy cat witch Copic markers, framed them up with a purple gingham frame, and added some bright yellow sequins for embellishment. A green sentiment flag completed the design.
Please be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and visit the CTD team members for more inspiration…
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello friends! I have a quick card to share today. A couple at our church is celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this coming week! Isn’t that amazing and wonderful!?!?! I can remember my grandparents celebrating their 65th the year before my grandpa passed away… it’s truly an incredible feat, especially in this day and age where more young people seem to be more interested in just throwing a big wedding, and not actually in making a marriage work!
I found the current MFT sketch #347 to be the perfect inspiration for this card…
I used the retired High-Rise Numbers from My Favorite Things, die-cutting the numbers from gold glitter card stock, and I added a sentiment flag from Blueprints 13 that was stamped with a “HAPPY” from Essential Sentiments on Gravel Gray card stock. Behind the numbers, I added a Black Licorice Die-Namics Stitched Dome Frames and layered a piece of vellum behind that. I added a strip of black diagonal stripe paper from the Dots & Stripes Neutral 6x6 paper pack, and embellished with some clear rhinestones. I die-cut the center panel with the Double Stitched Rectangle STAX, layered that on a piece of Black Licorice card stock, then adhered to my card base.
Sending tons of love, thoughts and prayers to friends in the areas affected by Hurrican Harvey right now. I can’t imagine the devastation, and pray everyone is safe!
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