Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Sweet Sketch and a Relaxing Weekend

What a wonderful weekend I've had.  I've been able to spend lots of time at my craft table, and I was able to create several cards.  This particular card was made using the very sweet Sew Lovely line by Carta Bella, and I actually purchased the entire kit at Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon.  I used several of the patterned papers from this collection to create the background layers, as well as the flags/strips.  I also incorporated some vellum (my "clear" element) into my card in two places - first, I used it to create one of the flags/strips at the top right of my card, and the other place I used the vellum was near the bottom on the left under my wooden (lovely) sentiment.  I machine stitched my patterned papers, added a wooden sentiment (lovely) with a small pink pearl on that, and also added a coordinating button with some pink baker's twine tied through it and tied in a bow.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says....."Let's Be Clear" - I added my "clear" element (as described in detail above) by using vellum...both in my flags/strips, as well as underneath my wooden sentiment (lovely).  This photo (below) shows my CLEAR element much closer.
Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog - Week #318 - I am SO in love with this sweet sketch, and have been having so much fun creating with it.  Thanks for the inspiration, Sketch Saturday!  Your Design Team really got me motivated to be creative this week.  And with a sketch this cute, you can't go wrong.

Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge Blog - July Challenge - Patterned Papers.  I can't resist using patterned papers.  They'e just TOO cute!  Bless you, Hazel.

Since you're here, I'd like to invite you all to visit us at Word Art Wednesday for a fabulous challenge beginning each and every Wednesday.  Every week, we have at least two (sometimes more) fabulous prizes up for grabs.  Our challenges are always Anything Goes, and you can enter up to 5 (five) times per week.  We'd LOVE to have you play along with us, and YOU could be one of our lucky winners this week.

Have a blessed week, and thanks so much for stopping by to say hello.


  1. superbe, comme toujours si harmonieux et charmant, biz

  2. Cute card!! Love the banners and papers!! Very cute!

  3. This is a fun card, Karen, reminiscent of my sewing days! Thanks for playing along once again with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. What a pretty card Karen - love all the elements you have included.

  5. Beautiful card Karen!!!

  6. Wonderful Layout my friend -always such lovely work and I am not just saying that! You do great work Karen - I hope your week is going well for you -as we know - we take one day at a time -thinking of you much - Gail

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x


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