01 November 2014

Feeling sketchy...

I am a scrapbooker.  That statement is easy to make, and I wear the label very comfortably.

Sometimes I make cards.  But cardmaker is NOT a label I would use to describe myself.  I look at that little canvas and get a mental block. Every. Time.  It takes me three times longer to make a card than it does to make a layout! What's wrong with me?  I've tried thinking of a card as a mini-layout.  I've tried doing the scrap-lift (card-lift?) thing.  I have lots of cool cards pinned to my Pinterest board.  I love other people's cards.

I am a scrapbooker who is not comfortable making cards.

Which is why I *love* the card sketches at Feeling Sketchy.  Sketch #106 is so simple, so versatile, and so friendly to non-cardmakers.  Here's my attempt:

I used up some offcuts from my "brown scraps" ziplock bag collection.  I suspect that I acquired that little piece of brown cardstock at a crop day {back when I saw a Cuttlebug for the first time, and learnt how to use it, circa 2007 or 2008?}

I didn't add a sentiment, so I can use it for a birthday, or a thank you, or congratulations, or any occasion really.  I may end up turning it landscape, depending on what sentiment I add.

Bazzill cardstock
Coredinations cardstock
Three Bugs in a Rug Coco - Rings patterned paper
Provocraft Cuttlebug - Jamara 5x7 embossing folder

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  1. The sketches are fabulous and so is your card. Love that you have used your scrap papers and great idea to leave off the sentiment for now. Thanks for joining us at FS.

  2. I,m just looking through your blog and this post caught my eye because I,m a card maker who is trying to scrap. I have loads of pics and afew scrap books ready to go but I cant quite get there, hoping to get inspiration from you, thanks. xxxx

  3. Wonderful colours Karen, & I like you make cards without sentiments, so you can add what is needed at the time..I needed 2 'urgent' cards over the weekend & was happy I had made some earlier.
    Thank you for once again joining us at Feeling Sketchy.
    Debi - FS Sketch Designer.

  4. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy.


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