Monday, October 22, 2012

CSS Sketch Blog Hop - 10/22/12

It is another StampTV blog hop and these are my favorites. I love sketch challenges and this one was a lot of fun.
You should have arrived from the fabulous blog of Melissa Shultz with what I am sure was a wonderful project!

The first card I made I decided to build up my Christmas card collection and the new stamp set from Theresa called Joyful Holiday fit the sketch perfectly. The sentiment is from Seasonal Labels. I did some fussy cutting with this and enjoyed that and the coloring. I even dug out my chalks and chalked the pine branches lightly. I used the GKD PL white and lipstick red.

The second card was very simple but a card I needed to make for my FIL's 90th birthday this upcoming weekend. I think he will like it. The sentiment is from Birthday Greetings. I used GKD PL kraft, white and black. This card also qualifies for the release party challenge "What's the Word". 
Now hop on over to visit Sue VanDeVusse, for some more fabulous eye candy. If you want to start at the beginning or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (October 30), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!


66 comments:

Melissa Cash said...

Love, love both of your cards Miesje! They are both so pretty.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Both cards are really nice!

joy said...

Love the gorgeous poinsettia - my favorite is the kraft/black birthday card - it is so elegant!

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards, love your poinsettia!

meemee48 said...

zYour birthday card is elegant and I really like your Christmas card.

Brenda said...

Fabulous cards Miesje!!!! I love the first one and the second one is wonderful!! I love cards made with kraft and this one is one of my faves.

Hugs

stampqueen said...

Both cards are great - love the Christmas one best though!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Love that Christmas card...and love your Kraft card too! Gorgeous bow (-:

Debbie said...

These are both beautiful!!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Very attractive background & I love kraft too!!

Cheryl Wright said...

Adore both of your card, Miesje! They're fabulous! I love the ribbon you've used on both cards too.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful, Miesje! Gorgeous gold ribbon is the perfect backdrop for your lovely poinsettia and great choice of die to layer it on. The kraft, black and white is stunning! Love how you cut out a couple of the words on white.

elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the kraft one, love what you did with the sentiment.

Theresa said...

Great cards! Love your use of kraft with the sentiment.

Lorraine said...

Love the kraft paper, good card for a guy, Thanks

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards!

Colleen said...

Both such great cards and what a great card for you FIL's birthday
ColleenB.

Sonya van Stee said...

Stunning creations, Miesje! The popped up pointsettias and leaves really makes them pop! I also love what you've done with the kraft paper on the 2nd card. The black circle behind the sentiment brings out the words, and the whole card looks very elegant!

Marsha said...

Beautiful takes on the sketch.

rjlh said...

Beautiful cards. Love the christmas one.

Lynne said...

both are nice but I really liked all the detail in the Christmas card.

naneruth said...

Great ideas!

crotnem said...

Both are very striking cards!

bridget22868 said...

I love your ideas on both cards! And the stamp sets you choose were awesome as well as the colors and they both look fairly easy and fast to make. Thanks for sharing your ideas.!!!

Sharri said...

Such beautiful cards Miesje! I really love the black and kraft together!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I love your take on the sketch. The poinsettia card is gorgeous.

Lea said...

Both cards are great! I have to say, I'm drawn to the kraft card with it's simplicity but bold accents in black and white. What a great combo! And the sentiment is just the sweetest!

Caroline said...

Beautiful cards. Both are very well done and creative. Thanks for sharing.

redwasher1 said...

Both of your cards are lovely and inspiring!!

Barbara said...

Miesje, I love your cards. Your Christmas card is so bright and pretty, love that image. But alas, it seems I am a sucker for Kraft, black and white. A fresh take on a birthday card with a fabulously tied black bow.

Susan Sieracki said...

That card is so beautiful and elegant looking. Nice work.

Judy Scott said...

Both cards are great

Kike' said...

I enjoyed viewing both cards!

Dee said...

Beautiful cards! I liked the way you made the words stand out on the kraft card using white cardstock. So neat!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Lovely cards!

jean w. said...

Like your FIL 90th birthday card the best...like what you did with the words!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

So beautiful! The highlighted words on the second card...purely wonderful!

Lois said...

Both cards are great! I just love the masculine birthday card with the white words to emphasize the thought.

Sharon said...

Both cards are just beautiful

Barb B said...

I love the Christmas card. I just ordered this set and can't wait to get started on my cards. Beautiful design.

Judy Woodland said...

Love both your cards. The first is wonderful for Christmas, and I love the CAS look of the second. Plus, I'm very partial to kraft and you have used it to it's fullest here.

Robin said...

They are both just lovely!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous cards -- as usual I adore your outside photos!

Cheri said...

I love both cards, Miesje. But, the super design of your kraft card is so unique and I love it most. ;-)

Donna Phelan said...

Pretty, pretty cards! The red one just POPS!

Jackie Hall said...

great cards. Love both of them.

PiscesGirl said...

Two great cards. I love them both. :)

Tammie Lien said...

Thanks for sharing and such wonderful cards:)

Tammie Lien said...

Love your cards and thanks for sharing:)

Ina said...

Love poinsettia's for Christmas and love this card. Also love the way you have highlighted your cut out words - great choice of colours - clean and simple.

Golda said...

What great cards!

Shirley Fong said...

Nice cards. Simple and clean.

not so sleepy/beauty said...

Love the black on tan!

usharon said...

LOVE both of your cards, but I've got to CASE that second one! Beautiful!

Kitty said...

Your cards are beautiful. The design team is so talented.

Blessings,
Kat

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both of your cards are so gorgeous. I particularly love to see Christmas ones though now and that is a winner indeed!

nancy said...

great cards, great ideas.

catdidit said...

Gorgeous sparkly ribbon on that first one...and you KNOW I am in love with the 2nd one on the kraft! :D

ajax said...

Both cards are fabulous. Glad you posted a Christmas card. I am doing mine kind of slow. The kraft card looks so much like a masculine card to me and we can all use ideas for those. Thanks

Pat Jandacek said...

What a nice Christmas card. And your FIL will love his birthday card - I especially like the way you highlighted "happiness" and "memories." TFS

BeverlyBL said...

Both cards are very pretty. You did a great job with this sketch.

Betty Neville said...

These are beautiful, Miesje! Love how you accented the words on your kraft card!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards and really like the accent on words in your second card.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both are so pretty, Miesje!!

Angie said...

Such gorgeous cards! Are really love the Christmas one with the 3d effect!

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous, Meisje! I love the popped up portions of the image. The sheer ribbon is so elegant on this card!