Monday, March 29, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch #57

When my Google Reader goes over 1000, which it does most weeks, it means I am seriously behind in my blog reading. "1000" you say? Not 1000 blogs, oh nononono, that's 1000+ un-read blog posts on the less than 200 blogs to which I subscribe. What part of "behind" was not clear?

The first thing I usually do to make a dent in the numbers is to mark all the challenge blog posts as "read". C'mon, these days it's all I can do to get dressed in the morning; doing card challenges is not high on my list.

But when I saw the latest Card Patterns Sketch, I knew it had to be done. Lookie what I made:

based on this sketch:

See what I mean? Is this not a classic Crooked Stamper go-to layout?!?!? YES, it IS!

Let's talk about the parts-is parts, shall we? Here's that card again:

Except for the card base, almost ALL of these parts came from my UFO pile. And yes, I am very proud. The blue layer I ran through the Big Shot with an SU texture pad; the striped die-cut piece was already that way in the UFO pile; the strip of DSP was cut from a larger piece in the UFO pile; the ribbon was cut fresh from my hoarded In Color ribbons from that year; the sentiment from PTI was stamped in Blue Bayou ink on a piece of Vanilla card stock from the UFO pile that had been stamped with a Hero Arts background stamp; and the bling under the ribbon is from a container I found languishing on the Captain's Table.

This took me about 7 minutes to make, given all the parts were largely already done and just needed some direction for assembly. I love it when things come together like this!

Let's hope I have more success in the UFO department this week. I am terribly behind in getting ready for my summer markets.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Purty! And two challenges in as many days - good stuff!

  2. ooooooooooooh! ♥♥♥ that *IS* lovely and verrrrrry VERY you...AND awesomely UFO-based! *also*... it occurrs to me that as it's sort of *mostly* SU already it could easily morph into a "stamp camp" card for next time and thus it's (potentially!) a 4-way multi-tasker WAAAAAHEEEEEY!!! :)

    (feel free to be officially "chuffed as ninepence" about this, btw! you've earned it!) :)

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing with Card Patterns this week! xx


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