Monday, October 5, 2015

1 Sketch - 3 Occasions!

Good morning!

Happy Fall Break to you. :) Well, it is for us, anyway. So far we have done nada. We had a trip planned to North Carolina but based on weather conditions and half of us getting over a lingering cold, we cancelled that one. Just didn't think it made sense to go. So we are on a Staycation.

So, I'm popping in to share some cards I made last night when I finally had enough energy to do a little creating. It was quite therapeutic. I felt so much better afterwards. 8-)   (Nerd smiley)

I started with Freshly Made Sketches for my jumping point, knowing I wanted to make a Halloween card with bats based on the current Curtain Call challenge. And, for some strange, nerdy reason decided to challenge myself to make a card for Christmas using the same sketch. THEN, I decided it was working for my Mojo so much that I made one for Thanksgiving, as well. Covered all my holiday bases for the rest of the year. 8-)

Here is what I did (first):

I used my circle punches and 6x6 BoBunny Fright Delight paper pad for the circles. The bat is stamped and heat embossed in white using my CTMH Frightfully Fun stamp set, the BOO stamped the same way from CTMH Trick or Treat Sweets set. I finished it all off by outlining the card base with my Signo Broad white gel pen.
I'm also playing along with The Paper Players current Halloween challenge.
For my second card, I wanted to make a Christmas card, but make it a little different than the first, while still following the sketch.

I used my Simon Says Stamp Candy Cane Christmas stamp set, MFT Double Stitched Rectangle die and Diagonal Striped stamp set, Lawn Fawn's Cranberry ink, and MFT's Limelight ink. Very simple - took just a few minutes to make!
I'm also playing along with Addicted to Stamps - CAS challenge.

And here is my third card - Thanksgiving - since I was having so much fun. :-)


I used my Lawn Fawn Harvest Season stamp set - embossing the leaves in gold before watercoloring with my Zig Clean Color pens. It's all on a panel of watercolor paper. I layered the panel on a card base from Cocoa CTMH cardstock.
I'm also playing along with the Less Is More - Jewel Colors challenge.
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Ok! I think that's all for me today! I've been trying to type my post and talk on the phone with my parents. :) Always an interesting time. hee hee!
Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit. Please do so again soon!
God Bless,
Romans 2:10   NKJV   (New King James Version)
     but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 

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  1. Wow! You really had a lot of inspiration from the sketch. All of the cards are fabulous, but I especially love the last one with the watercoloring and leaves (I love fall!). Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. WOW! You have been busy! All of your cards are super! Love the Halloween card! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  3. A trio of fabulous cards, each one speaking to my favourite 'occasions' and season! Clever and oh, so pretty! Thrilled to see you in the ATSM gallery!

  4. Oh, my! You really nailed this sketch! All of these have such fun and pretty details -- the white border on the first, the pretty bow on the second, and the watercolored background on the third are some of my favorites. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. Love your holiday cards! Beautifully done! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Cute holiday cards! Love your Halloween card and the fun mix of patterned papers. The owl looks so cute embossed too! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  7. That's a fab LIM card, glad you are feeling better ! I have also become your latest blog follower !

  8. A beautiful trio of CAS cards and I'm loving your leaf / jewel combo. Works perfectly and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  9. Mandy you combined the three challenges perfectly for your Halloween card! Love the simplicity of it and the mix of patterns. Love your other two takes on the sketch too; you are really on a roll! So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!

  10. love that classic Christmas color combo - thanks for joining us at ATSM

  11. How cute! Love that little bat image, great mix of designer papers too! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

  12. You have been busy, lovely jewel colour card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. Lots of wonderful cards here. I love the wash of blue behind your leaves, and your sweet Christmas card is fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing at Less is More and ATSM this week, Anita x

  14. Simple, CASlicious, and packing a powerful impact! Just the kind of cards I like, Mandy! Hey, I was wondering if you would mind adding a "follow by email" button to your sidebar so that I (and others) can subscribe and receive notice in my inbox when you do a post. That way I won't miss one. And could you email me let me know if you do, so I can come back and fill out the form. My email is on my profile page. Thanks!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. What wonderful designs Mandy.

    Hugs Diane

  16. What wonderful designs Mandy.

    Hugs Diane

  17. WOW - you really ROCKED this post - so awesome and I am just so super impressed with how different they each are although they are all based on the same sketch!!! Hugs to you!!


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