Tuesday, August 30, 2011


This is going to be so much fun!!!! We have a sketch challenge for you.  Make sure you go by and see all the designers work and be sure and link up your  own project by Sunday September 4th @ 11:59 pm EST, so that you may have a chance at our monthly drawing  at CTO
I used white card stock as my base this card is 4.25x4.25 (it will fit in a standard A2 size envelope)
I cut a piece of Basic grey patterned paper 4.25x2.25, I then ATG'ed (I made this word up, and I like it) it down.
I used extreme adhesive to hold the ribbon, I then stamped in the corner with an Inkadinkadoo stamp Happy Birthday using Jenni Bowlin "soap powder", I just love the names she gives her colors. I then used "chicken Feed" for the Stampendous butterfly.  I used a white sakura gel pen for the stitching on the top and a blue whispers /strokes pen on the bottom.

To check out all the other designers go to CTO

Constructive criticism on my card from me

This was my first attempt, I was not real happy with how this card came out, but I thought I would share it with you any way. On the right side at the bottom I was using a template and my ink bled and spread underneath, so I thought if I used stickles I could cover it up, it didn't work.  The card stock I used was a textured Bazzill and the stamp did not look crisp it also looked like it puddled within the texture of the cardstock.  The colors were ok, but it just didn't look cheerful enough to me to be a birthday card. Now you have my take on my mistake -- I always learn from mistakes-- I hope this sheds some light for you, before you make this mistake.  Oh yes it is a 6X6 which is difficult to find envelopes for unless you make your own.  Postage is always more on this size card.

I did not use a cricut for this card - It seems strange when I don't. 
I also entered this in FBW (Click Here)
I entered this in My Craft Spot (Click Here) 


  1. Pretty card. I like the pleated ribbon.
    Stop over to pick up an award I have for you,

  2. Hi Diana,
    I love your card, the pp is adorable! And I like your new word too, may have to borrow it sometime! ;)

  3. I really like the clean look of the pretty blue card! Sometimes you can cover up the mistake and it actually looks better than if you didn't make it- and other times you just need to scrap it- live and learn :)Amy

  4. Hi Diana, you did an awesome job with both cards. Crafty hugs, ~Shen

  5. Very pretty!
    I just hate it when something like that happens and ruins your hard work :(

  6. Do accept the Butterfly Award from my blog

  7. You cards r always beautiful Diana.. I love the blue one with the butterfly.. very stunning.

  8. I think both of your cards are beautiful! I love the colors on both!

  9. Great CAS card, so simple and lovely :)

  10. Both of your card are wonderful. I love the colors you used on both.

    Charlotte DT

  11. I love this card, Diana...actually I love both of them! The colors are so beautiful! I've had ink troubles like that before...it is sooo frustrating. I know what you mean about it being strange when you don't use Cricut for a card! :)


  12. Gorgeous card Diana.Think your first one was pretty amazing as well.
    Jayne x

  13. I like the colors on both cards actually! I can see how the 2nd one is more vibrant, but the 1st one is really elegant and beautiful too, great job!

    ♥ Rayna

  14. I love both cards! Love thew colors and the simplicity of them.


  15. I think both cards are totally beautiful...the ribbon pleating is just gorgeous and you make it sound easy enough that I might give it a try! Thanks for sharing. xoxox

  16. I love the cards. I really like the blue one, very clean lines. But I also like the colors of the 1st card attempted, very fall. I always look at mistakes as creative opportunities that sometimes work and sometimes doesnt. Thanks for sharing both cards
    visitng from The Craft Spot.
    Claire -http://threewaterscreations.blogspot.com/

  17. I think that they are both lovely....each with a different color scheme and they could be for different occasions. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

    Scrapping Mommy

  18. What pretty cards! I love the way you've done the ribbon!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  19. Love your card! The blue is wonderful..

  20. Diana, what a pretty card!! I just LOVE that paper!! :) I like your original card too -- the color combo is one of my favorites... Maybe you can still salvage it for something else? :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Your CTO DT Sister,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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    Love this card, and the sentiment. I really struggle with male cards, so any inspiration is greatly received!


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