Saturday, October 23, 2010

Colors and Sketches

The first order of business is that the NEW Crafts 'n things® magazine has hit the magazine racks and you want to be on the lookout or maybe you have a subscription. 

You can tell from this amazing cover that this issue is full of great ideas, especially for the holidays.
Let Crafts 'n things® show you how to make the 2010 holiday season your creative best! Hand-crafted holiday cards and gifts, quick-and-clever ornaments and dazzling décor ideas abound in the December issue. Check out the Budget-Savvy Gifts section for a dozen handmade gift ideas that fit your budget and don't scrimp on style. You don't need to spend a fortune to make your loved ones feel treasured! Be sure to say "hello" to some of our cutest Christmas friends ever, including a houndstooth holiday bear, recycled sock penguins, festive snowmen to sculpt, stitch or sew, and, of course, a jolly St. Nick or two.
Go directly to the top of Santa's "Nice List" when you give homemade decadent treats -- from heavenly cappuccino truffles to beautifully packaged chocolate chip banana bread, every morsel packs a dollop of holiday happiness. Love decorating for the holidays? Discover the secrets to creating sophisticated holiday décor on a shoestring, then invite the girls over for a special night of Christmas cookie painting in our Girls' Night In spectacular. Creativity and food -- who can beat that?!
New this year, don't miss our special 30-Minute Ornaments showcase. Whatever your style, you're sure to find at least one special addition for your tree. Happy Holidays!

Now for the first card I want to share.  My Unscripted sketch card for this week. 
I love how these Jillibean Soup patterned papers go with this great Core Impressions cardstock.  The cardstock comes with that embossed design in it already.

The labels are stickers by BasicGrey and the velvety flower is from Michaels. It was a stem of artificial flowers. I used a big brad for the middle with some rhinestones for an accent.

This card combines a couple different challenges.  A bonus sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You and the color combo from Colour Q and the color challenge at Color Cue by Wplus9 Designs

I wanted the center element on my card to be this new stamp I just got from Wplus9 Designs.  It is from a set of doily looking images.  I stamped it with white, embossed it with white and then colored the background with Chalkboard Glimmer mist and some stamp pads.  Some of the little circles in the design are accents with Glitter 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip.  I used a link to Joann craft store to show you how easy it is to find this product. It gives just the right amount of bling. 

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Pasta Fagioli collection/Jillibean Soup
Sticker labels – BasicGrey
Sentiment sticker - SRM
Flower – Michaels
Self Adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Corner Rounder punch - Fiskars
Foam tape – 3M

THANK YOU 3 times card

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Expressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – BasicGrey
Stamp – Mehndi Medallions/Wplus9 Design Studios
Self Adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Scallop circle punches – Marvy
Glitter 3-D Fashion paint - Tulip
Rub-on sentiment - Pebbles
Foam tape – 3M


  1. LOVE what you've done here, Linda! Your layering is fantastic, and your use of Mehndi Medallions is stunning!

  2. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the embossing on the core carstock and your layering is fantastic!

  3. always fun stopping by. Your card is lovely Ms. Linda
    Thanks so much for joining us at 2S4Y this week
    :) Kazan

  4. Linda, I really love the Red card, but your pink card is lovely as well! Thanks for playing the ColourQ Challenge this week!

  5. Both cards are fantastic! I love the patterns and the extra sparkle!

    Thanks for playing along at Wplus9!

  6. BOTH of these cards are wonderful Linda! Love the vibrant red flower on the first & the pearl detail on the second!

  7. Both of these cards are gorgeous. So lovely to look at.....

  8. Lovely, lovely work! {Both of these are TERRIFIC!} Your use of the W9 color combo is fabulous, indeed! {I'm lovin' those medallions, myself!} Thanks for sharing your talent with us! I hope you'll take a peek at our latest color offering: there's a "few!" to choose from, just sayin'... Thanks again!!!