Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #169

Good Morning!  I have been so excited for this day to come.  I love this week's sketch that it up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and there is a most amazing line up from the core team, our monthly Best of the Best guest designer and a couple of Stamp Fairy teamies.  They are joining us because Stamp Fairy is our sponsor this week.

Let me show you my card, I am really proud of this one...

I bought an eCraft by Craftwell and I have to say that I haven't been super happy with my purchase.  I thought I'd found the perfect electronic cutter, but it's not been very friendly and I have been very discouraged.  But I am persevering and I am determined to make this work for me.  I changed the blade, even though the one that came with the machine was supposed to be new and that helped some.  So I found this svg cut for free at a blog I think was called Cards by Bird - the border is beautiful.  Anyway, it worked really well with my eCraft and I'm feeling a bit happier with the machine.  I am thinking that their eBosser is cool, but that's not something I'll be investing my limited dollars into.

I do hope you'll join us this week, it's an easy sketch and so much fun.  I hope you agree.

Image:  Winter Molly
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, White (Recollections), Elephant Safari (Raisin Boat)
Paper: Wintertime sampler (Echo Park available at SNSS)
Copics:  B00, B02, B05, C5, C7, C8, E00, E000, E33, E34, E37, R00, R11, W0, W2, W3
Tools:  Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, eCraft electronic cutter, svg cut from Cards by Bird, circle cutters (CM), Scalloped Circle Nesties (Spellbinders)
Embellishments:  Elephant Safari grosgrain (Raisin Boat), snowflake (Recollections)
Stamps/Ink:  A Warm Hello (TAC), Tuxedo Black (Memento)

9 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, I love that snowflake brad/button! And how cute is this little girl perched on the ribbon? Love it :)
I get so frustrated with new gadgets - even if I could afford it I probably wouldn't invest in an electronic cutter for that exact reason. Glad that yours is starting to work for you!

Debbie said...

I love this sketch, Melissa!!
Your card is so cute! I love the big snowflake brad!

Laura said...

Melissa, I loved working with this week's sketch! And your card is so fantastic - I have never used grey cardstock, but I think it is stunning on your card! Love how that gorgeous border just pops against it!

Notes by Nina said...

Very cute card Melissa, Winter Molly is adorable. I love the papera and colour combination you used.

Angela said...

So cute..love how she is perched on the ribbon!

Dawn said...

So cute Melissa! Love the die-cut border and the cute snowflake button.

Mona Pendleton said...

Awe, such a sweet card Melissa! Great job coloring that adorable image! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl said...

How sweet! I love all the cool colors with that "warm" sentiment, and the border is amazing!

Peanut said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa. Love the wintery colours and little Molly perched on the ribbon. Oh so cute!!!

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