Saturday, June 9, 2012

Crazy 4 Challenges and A Card Patterns Guest!

Happy Saturday, everyone!  It is time for another challenge with the crazies at Crazy 4 Challenges(C4C140).   Silke K. is the challenge host this month.  For our week two challenge, she has asked us to add lots circles to our creations.   Anyway, it could not have been better timing. I won the guest hostess at Card Patterns for today a couple of weeks ago and the sketch for today has circles!  Win! Win! 
I am the guest designer at Card Patterns 169 this week.  I am so thrilled as you all know I love sketches, but tend to torture them at times. I am proud to say that today I really stuck to the sketch.  I did find myself referring to it many times during the card making moments to ensure that things were placed as they should be. This is a new concept for me as I obviously usually work from memory which is why my cards end up barely resembling most sketches.  Who knew one should refer often to the sketch?

For today's card I needed a Birthday card for my dad.  He will be 74 on Monday.  I am using Verve's  Super Dad, Big Wish, and Just For You stamp sets.    I stamped the circle frame from the Just For You using Memento bahama ink.  I die cut with a Spellbinder's circle.  I ink distressed the edges.  I stamped with Memento black ink two sentiments in what I call Sentiment Building.  I added the line of stars that comes in Super Dad between in Memento new sprout for a pop of lime.  I am using Verve's Cut Above Ribbon Banner die.  I die cut the island indigo papers twice and the pattern papers twice.  I then cut down the edges on both the pattern papers to make a layer for the island indigo card stock.  To make the Ribbon Banner appear long, I used two.  One at the top and one at the bottom.  They are covered in the middle by the circle creating the illusion that it is one long piece.  Love the look and versatility of this die.  

I stitched all the background elements, added some natural twine, and topped it with a simple threaded button in keeping with the sketch and a manly card.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps Verve's Super Dad, Big Wish, and Just For You
Paper The Paper Company kraft, PTI vintage cream, SU island indigo card stock, Memory Keepers dp
Ink Ranger Brushed Corduroy, Memento tuxedo black, new sprout, and bahama 
Accessories Spellbinder's dies,  Verve's Cut Above Ribbon Banner die
May Arts ivory twine, ivory button from stash, sewing machine, foam tape, glue dots, Scor-tape.

Playing with a few other blog challenges!
Just Keep on Creating
anything goes
Scrap It Girl  Punches
Through the Craftroom Door 
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots
Anything Goes

 Gingerloft Circles
Great Impressions  Die Cuts and/or Punches


  1. I did giggle and think "she followed the sketch" ;) Great card. Love how you created the sentiment panel form the two sets. Your dad is sure to love it :)

  2. awesome card Betty, loved your comment about following the sketch ;)

  3. always nice when you can combine challenges, eh????

    This is such a fun the dps, the colors and the layout...fabbo

  4. Ow, nice Father's Day card - I love all the stitched detail on your card.

    Thank you for sharing your work with us all at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD. I love the banner cut.

  6. AWESOME colors and I love all the loops with the twine!

  7. Oh Betty this is so LOVELY, what FABULOUS paper that is.

  8. Love the card! I'm here from Make Your Mornings. :)

  9. Lovely, and just in time for Father's Day.

    New follower from the blog hop. I hope you'll drop by and say hi. :)

  10. Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Helping Organisations

  11. Betty I absolutely loved your sketch and I will be using it again!! I even made an envelope to match.

  12. Great card, and I've really enjoyed reading your blog! Thanks for entering Scrap-It-Girl's June Punch Challenge. :)

  13. Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl, I love how clean and perfect you card is.. it is beautiful

  14. Thank you for entering the Scrap It Girl "Use Your Punches" Design Challenge. Your entry is fabulous! For more crafty inspiration follow my FB Page:
    xoxo, Rina Gonzales, Scrap It Girl Design Team Member

  15. this is just such a great birthday card, I love the overall design, great papers and LO.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)


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