The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mr Cardmaker is Feeling Sketchy...

Hey there.  I was making a bunch of Autumn themed birthday and thank you cards yesterday, and I decided to toss my cardstock into the mojo Monday and CPS arenas.  For this MOJO210 challenge, I made this--

For this card, I used SU chocolate chip cardstock, and the dp is from Me & My Big Ideas.  The other cardstock is DCWV.  The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado, and I used two colors of colorbox ink to ink it up.  Hard to see in the photo, but I also used my sakura glitter pen on the letters.  The pearls and ribbons are from AC Moore's dollar bins.

Then!  I found one of my birthday cards fit the sketch for CPS this week!  What luck!  I made this one--

For this card, I used SU CS for the base, and medalion, and the DP is from M&MBI and SU.  I used a new-to-me Sizzix embossing folder, and my nestabilities dies, as well as a fiskars leaf punch, and a punch from a million years ago for the tiny leaves.  Ink is Colorbox, and the embellies are from AC Moore's dollar bin.. Love that dollar bin!!

I have to say, I find sketch challenges to be sort of tough for me.  I guess I am a bit too literal.  This was a really nice sketch to use, thouigh, and I'm glad I tried it out!  I will have to get more practice!

Thanks for checking it out!
All Best-


  1. These are great! I'd love for you to join in our Skipping Stones sketch challenge! You don't have to use SSD stamps to play!

  2. Such fun cards. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

  3. Great cards! I really like the circles on the top of your Mojo card. Such a unique take on the sketch with very pretty neutral colors.
    Love the green pumpkins on the second card and the fun texture in the background.

  4. You and that dollar You sound like me. I love a good bargain. Your gratitude card is so monochromatic"ish" elegant and the fall card is a fantastic eclectic combination of patterns and textures. Both are really stunners. :D
    Hey, btw...I broke the handle off of my Big Shot yesterday. You'd of thought someone killed my dog the way I reacted. Life without it is so so sad. :( Just reminded me of it when I saw the that great embossing pattern on card 2.
    Relief is in the mail so I hope to be back up and running soon.
    Lisa xx


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