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Saturday, 25 May 2013

A little bit sketchy at My Time to Craft

good morning all

I hope today is going to be warmer than yesterday - brr it was bloomin' freezing this can't be May!!

We have a fun challenge this week at My Time to Craft

its a sketch to follow

I like sketches - it takes the hard work out of deciding the layout away before you even start 

I decided to use one of my older LOTV stamps called Party girl  -available here
I haven't used LOTV for ages and they used to be my favourites

As you can see I've gone very distressed - I love this style and haven't made a really distressed card in ages either, so I had real fun with this one with my inks and distressing tool and some glitter for good measure!

and here's the sketch, I stuck pretty close to it no reversing or anything like that and I used things I haven't used in a while - having a complete change gave me a bit of enthusiasm back - that to be honest I haven't had lately, sometimes you need to get out of a repetitive rut to help yourself. - here's hoping it works cos I need all the help I can get!
I had myself a little shopping spree in TK Max on Thursday while I was out and about! I don't go in very often I think you need time in that shop just to browse - and I did pleanty of that!  They had some fab craft goodies on sale - lots of gorgeous packs of 20 reels of American crafts ribbons, some lovely papers and packs of embellies - real bargains.  That's where the ribbon and buttefrly came from on my card. As well as the crafty things I bought the cat a new bed, a pair of fab sunglasses and some flip flops for my hollies,some designer PJ shorts for my son and some new oven baking sheets - as you see I wandered the whole store!!  TK Max is a store you have to be in the mood for I think - it was definitely worth a visit for me lol.

Anyway back to the card
Heres what I did.....
Image - lilli of the valley
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - the gorgeous MME lost and found blush - one of my faves
Distress in - TH brushed corduroy
Ribbon and butterflu TK Max!
Brads- dovecraft
Die cut circles - spellbinders
Die cut corner - Dienamics
Glitter - diamond stickles

There are so many different cards on the blog over at MTTC - go on over and have a look - you're bound to find some inspiration

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Card makin mamas -Rubber Stamps 
Lilis little fairies - spots and stripes (spots on the box and stripes on the ribbon - hope this counts!)
Crafty ribbons - anything goes


Judith x


brenda said...

Totally delightful as always Judith.

Apols that I'm a bad influence, but I always say we could be doing far worse things with our time !!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Judith, I like the image the papers and the butterfly.
Kevin xx

Mau xx said...

Long time no see sweet lady...sorry :(
Love the card, I am so rubbish at Distressing. I have to admit I have leaned towards Sketches of late as my brain finds it hard to think up ideas.
Hugs Mau xx

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card.

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card the distressing with this cute image.
Sounds like a great shopping spree...I love bargains too! Yesterday I broke down and bought another Grand Calibur...there was a coupon at Michaels for 50% off and I had a gift certificate so came home a happy bunny.....till this one breaks. hugs, Pat K x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is so pretty, what a sweet card, I have sunshine today so blowing some down your way, Love Hazelxox

Sue - bearhouse said...

So gorgeous Judith. I love that image, your colouring is fabulous and the colours and details are beautiful.
Well done on finding all those bargains, it sounds like it did some good!
hugs Sue xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

So sweet!!!

Debs said...

Beautiful card Judith.
Adorable image and so beautifully coloured.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Judith, LOVE the colours and such a sweet image.
Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs Wendy xx

DesignerDiva said...

This is gorgeous Judith love the colours and the 'out of the box' cutting is perfect with your cute little image
Hugs Laurie x

Ann said...

What an adorable little girl! Love this card!

aussie aNNie said...

Love the stamp Judith, colours are really gorgeous as are the papers used.x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fab card Judith love all your distressing! You did well at TK Max I have heard people getting crafty things there but the few times I have been in they never seem to have anything! Have a great weekend, Susan x

Sheila said...

Fabulous card, lovely colours x

Angelique said...

Good morning to you too.
This is just stunning. Love that ribbon with bow and the cute butterfly. Your colouring is beautiful as always.


MommyScraps said...

Beautiful card Judith! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas!

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Judith.. and loving the idea of going on a shopping spree to TK Maxx.

Susan xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is gorgeous hun love the vintagey/shabby chic feel to it!
Hugs Shell xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Judith, love the LOTV image and the MME papers are some of my favourites too. Thanks for your good wishes for Emma, she is imroving daily and will soon be back to her usual self hopefully.

Pat xx

Wedgie said...

Fab card Judith, love the colours...sooo pretty!

Hope you're having a fab week, Wedgie xxx