Today the card I am bringing to you is featuring one of my favourite characters -Sunbonnet Sue. I have been in love with her since I was a little girl because she seems to be able to do everything. Today she is doing a little sewing.
To start the card I went looking on my favourite sketch sites and found Sketch #358 from Freshly Made Sketches which looks like this
Once I found this sketch I went through my 6X6 paper pads and found one from Kasiercraft called Needle and Thread. To cut the papers into circles I used my stitched circle dies from Uniquely Creative. The backing paper is a Royal Blue by Quill; I used my scalloped circle die to make the small circle elements seem a little more substantial. My Sunbonnet Sue type image called Sewsun (retired image) from Bugaboo I coloured in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought
I sitting here typing this and I am listening to rain on a tin roof. It is such a soothing sound – I hope to spend time just sitting reading, possibly crafting, drinking tea and listening to the rain.
Have a Happy Crafty Book Reading Kind of Day,
Today my card is another Christmas card – the reason I made a 2nd Christmas card is because the supplies were already sitting on my desk from the previous card. I hadn’t put them away so I thought why not use what was already out.
And I found sketch #534 from Sketch Saturday
As you can see I am including the sketch with the measurements that I used to create the sketch. I thought that others may find having these useful as I love using sketches to make my creations.
So the products I used to make this card are a white heavy weight card stock and maroon layering paper for the layers. The papers come from Kasiercrafts Christmas Carol 6X6 paper pad and the sentiment was included as part of the pad. The flags are made in various sizes and placed until I was happy with the layout.
Well that is my project, thanks for stopping by and having a look at my card. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought
I am no longer running away from my chronic illness. I don’t like what my illness has done to my body but I am learning to live with the limitations. And now I am letting others know – not for sympathy or kudos – but for understanding when I am no longer able to do what I once did. Being a part of the crafting community both online and in groups is my sanity saver.
Have a Happy Crafty OK Kind of Day,
Another Christmas card that I can now add to my stack that I need to either send or give to family and friends.
In the past couple of weeks I have found the blog 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and they have a different type of challenge each week. So this week is their sketch challenge and this is the sketch that we got to play with
I printed this sketch printed out so I could write down my measurements then I went into my stash of Christmas papers. And I found a 6X6 paper pad by Kasiercraft called Christmas Carol, I really like the variety in this pad. The sentiment and the flowers come from the complementing elements pack. The only separate thing that I added was the maroon layering paper.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. As always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought
One of my other loves – Reading. I love losing myself in a new novel or even one that I have read before.
Have a Happy Crafty Literary Kind of Day,
The card that I made today could be used for many occassions. But I think that I like this card sketch though … it’s simple but can be taken in so many directions.
The sketch come from Case this Sketch and its Sketch #292 and it was designed by Brian. And this is the sketch with the measurements that I used to create the above card
The papers that I used are from Kasiercrafts’ Stargazer 6X6 paper pad. The sentiment I actually cut with my Scan and Cut machine … my machine and I are on speaking terms again after a very extended break from each other. I am making a lot of use of this machine of late due to my fingers becoming more sore from cutting images and such.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought
I have to try and live more in the moment of what is happening and not second guessing what is coming. Living with a Chronic Illness changes your outlook on life. The way I thought that my life was going to go is nothing like how it is.
Have a Happy Crafty Accepting Kind of Day,
Well in some places around the world people are getting ready to celebrate Halloween. Here in Australia it is starting to be celebrated, though I’m not sure that many people know why it’s celebrated, my family doesn’t celebrate. But in some of my scraps I actually found this crow image and the sentiment. The backing paper I have actually been hoarding because its my favourite colour.
For this card I am actually combining two challenges.
From Card in an Envy challenge theme is Something Spooky and then over at AAA Cards Challenge #125 is Inspired by a TV Show. When I found this paper I thought of the TV Show – The Addams (The Original Series). I always saw black birds flying around their house and these reminded me of them. I loved watching this TV series and also The Munsters – neither of these series scared me and some of the humour I didn’t get til later on in life.
I now usually provide you with the sketch that helped me to create my card but this time around I just found the supplies first. Then I placed them on the card in a way that I thought would show each element off the best. The image and the sentiment elements were shaped like this; I thought that they were a little different to my usual square or rectangle so I left them alone. The only thing that I did with them was to ink them with Black Soot Distress Ink using a Sponge tool. All of this was put onto purple card stock and then mounted onto a white card base.
Thanks for stopping in and taking a look at my project. As always before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought:
One of my favourite Mortica Addams Quotes. This is so true … my normal is so much different to someone else. So there is definitely no 1 idea of normal.
Have a Happy Crafty “Normal” Kind of Day,
Today I am sharing with you a Christmas card made with my spinning friends in mind. We spin with a lot of different fleeces/fibres including Llama. So this will suit someone from my group.
The challenges I have combined are 52 week Christmas Card Throwdown Technique Challenge: Colouring and at Sketch Saturday Week #533 is Choose a previous sketch – I have chosen #316 which first appeared June 2014
For the sketch I have worked out the measurements in centimetres and they are written on the image these are for the main elements and then for the mats I added 2mm to each side. The Llama image from Just Me Digital Stamps on Etsy. I coloured in this image with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. I am trying to get better at using this medium and I am practising with these a lot more.
The papers that I have used for this card are from Kaisercrafts’ Merry & Bright 6X6 paper pad. The mats are made from maroon card stock plus some gold paper for the image just to help set it off a little more. A Christmas bauble and sentiment comes from the coordinating embellishment pack.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:
I truly wish that this was the complete answer to everything it would make things so much easier. But crafting in some form or another does help.
Have a Happy Crafty of any sort Kind of Day,