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Friday, January 13, 2012

Stamp TV CSS Sketch Hop

It's time for the first CSS hop of 2012! If you came here from the lovely blog of Karen, you are on the right track. If you want to start the hop from the beginning, jump back over to Stamp TV where you will find the list of all the participants in this hop.

We are doing a sketch challenge this time around based on this fun sketch created by Melissa Cash.


I had a lot of fun coming up with something for this sketch, and here it is! Since we are finally getting some winter weather here I thought something wintery would be fun.

I used Pure Luxury White base weight paper for the card base and layered on the plaid paper from the Wishing You Joy Stamp TV Kit patterned paper pack. The images and sentiment are from the Gina K. Designs Warm and Wonderful stamp set. I stamped the mug and scarf onto PL White layering weight, colored with Copics, and paper pieced the scarf with the same plaid paper. I added a bit of sparkle on the mug and scarf snowflakes with my Gelly Roll stardust pen. I layered the image square onto a square of PL "In the Navy" and then onto a PL "Ocean Mist" piece cut out with the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis square.  The mittens were stamped onto the plaid paper and cut out, then I adhered them to the white twine and used a glue dot to hang them from the side of the main panel.

A simple sketch for a quick and easy card! I like the design because it really focuses your attention on the image.

Thanks for hopping with us, and don't forget to leave a comment at each blog stop. There is a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs stamps waiting for someone who comments on the blog posts. On Tuesday, January 17 one comment will be randomly chosen and that person will receive the grab bag of stamps. Cool, huh?! Now head on over to see what Linda has waiting for you.

104 comments:

joy said...

Cute little mittens and tie! I like how you threaded the label over the ribbon.

Carla S. said...

Wonderful card, Kay! I love the rich blues and the cute image and sentiment!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Kay- this is so cute and perfect for a cold night here in Wisconsin! The plaid is such a nice touch and a cozy bg for your mug!

Brenda said...

Kay this is wonderful monochromatic card!!! I like how you hung the mittens on the frame.

Vicki Dutcher said...

So cute with the cocoa and mittens~

Melissa Cash said...

Okay, I am going to try this commenting thing again. I love this card Kay, now if only we would get some cold weather (not too much though), we usually have a dusting of the white stuff by now. Your card makes me want to cozy up on the couch with a book and some cocoa!

Olga said...

Such a warm card! I like its colors.

Madeleen said...

Love the colour combo on the card!

Carolina said...

Darlin' winter card Kay - love how you hung the mittens!

wfmom06 said...

Love the 3D effect with the mittens! thanks for the inspiration!

cosie said...

The blue colours really give this a wintery feel. Cute card.

KonaRose said...

Hi, Kay,
What a pretty, soft, card with many types of textures, quietly layered together into the main focal image of warm cocoa, muffler & mittens dangling close by. Hugs are waiting down under the image - what a friendly card!!! Well Done!

Janna said...

Very pretty! Love the color scheme!

Sherry said...

Absolutely adorable card. Makes me feel warm all over. :)

Kris said...

What a precious card! Love your colors!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a lovely wintercard ^_^ I wish I have the stuff to make something like it ~_^

Sue Bridges said...

This is perfect for this time of year. The colors and design are so well suited! Wonderful job!

Rosanne S said...

Very sweet, love how the stamps were used

chris wilson said...

Oh your card makes me want to curl up in front of a fire and read a book, we are in the middle of summer here in Australia and melting in the hot sun.

Cheryl Wright said...

Very warming card! I love the way the Gina K stamps coordinate and work with each other so well.

Sharon said...

Very pretty card.

wanda said...

Aahhh ....everyone should send this card out... it is so comforting cozy. thank you!

ocean-dreamer said...

Cute card. I love the colors and the stamps too.

naoompje said...

Very beautiful card very wintery I love the dark blues.

chineva said...

your color combo is great . wonderful card

--Marcy said...

So nice - reminds me to get a support card out - TODAY! Thanks!

Gayle said...

Adorable card, love it and it's meaning.

kylee said...

Very nice indeed! You're making me want a cup of cocoa now!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great colors used and I love how you framed the photo and great stamped sentiment.

Cheri said...

Too cute, Kay! I love the wintery touches you gave your card. The cord with the mittens is such a great detail.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card, Thanks

shensen said...

Cute Card for someone who is feeling down!

Sheila said...

Beautiful card, makes you feel warm and cuddly. Thanks for sharing

Priscilla said...

Beautiful card. Need those mittens cold coming in tonight! TFS.

bbsox55 said...

I feel warm all over, it's cold here today also.

Peggy said...

Warm and wonderful card! Love it!

Judi said...

Nothing is as cozy as plaid! Great card, thanks for sharing!

redwasher1 said...

Kay, this is fabulous!! Love the mittens, so cute!

Barb May said...

Thanks for the hug - it is -6 right now - it is warming up lol

Beth Beard said...

Cute card. I love the mittens!

Allie Cat Beads said...

i love the colors! So pretty!!

Lynne said...

your paper piecing is wonderful.

crotnem said...

Your cards are both very lovely!

RosieP said...

Love it! A cup of hot chocolate is a hug!

Stephani said...

What a cute card!!!! Love the colors and the cute little mittens!

Becky said...

What a cute card Kay, and wonderful colors.

muscrat said...

love the colors you chose.

Colleen Holmes said...

Nothing like a cup of Chocolate and marshmallows after being outside in the cold! Love the mittens over the sentiment. Darling! Hugz!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic choice of elements for the card design and love those blues. Yummy! Hot chocolate always hits the spot.

ShersL84bed said...

Fun card love the colors.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

jean w. said...

What a wonderful card! Love the shades of blue and the way you were inspired by the sketch!

Carol said...

Love the color combination and feel I could use it as a Valentine and warm winter wishes greeting.

jean w. said...

What a wonderful card! Love the shades of blue and the way you were inspired by the sketch!

midnitescrapper said...

How cute and warm and cozy!! Love it!

Wilma said...

Love your use of my favorite color, navy blue. Well done!!

joyfulstamper said...

I truly feel hugged. A very heart warming card.

pamselinski said...

Awesome card. Perfect for a cold winter day and of course for someone that needs a hug. Love it

Lois said...

Beautiful card! Perfect for today (here we just had about 6 inches of snow and it's still snowing).

craftsbyreva said...

What a pretty card! I love the colors and the frame is lovely.

Melissa said...

I like the blue used in this card.

Theresa said...

Great card...love the use of the mittens!

StacyC said...

Love your card, very nice...

Dee said...

Loved the clever use of mittens on your card's bow. The stamp and sentiment says it all. Beautifully done!

FrancineB said...

Cute card and I love the sentiment. Beautiful colors, too.

Simko said...

What a beautiful card using different tones of blue color. And the mittens add a final touch to the card.

Lynn B. said...

I really like the addition of the sentiment with the ribbon die. Great blues too.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the mittens hanging on the side. TFS.

NJMullins said...

the plaid background and scarf are wonderful, such a warm and cozy card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Golda said...

What a fun card! The color you used is gorgeous and the cord bow with the mittens is such a cute touch.

scrapandstamp said...

Your card is wonderful. Really makes me think of Winter. I love the little mittens on the side and the colours are just so perfect.
Cheers
Sharon Ling

Gwen said...

Oh, gorgeous! Love this shade of blue!

Judy I said...

Great card. Love the colors and the sentiment.

Barb said...

beautiful and I love your spellbinder die frame.

Marie Gamber said...

Gret card. Love the dark blue!
Hugs,
Marie

Sharon said...

Very cute card love the hanging mittens

Robin said...

Great use of the colors. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

Sue D said...

Great winter card--I like the sentiment.

Mama said...

Love the colors!

SouthernMrs said...

Very cute card. Love the little hanging mittens. TFS!

TrinaM said...
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TrinaM said...

Adorable card and love the monochromatic color scheme that you have chosen. TFS

Carol said...

Cute winter card!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

zehra said...

Lovely card

Pat Jandacek said...

It looks cold, alright! Lovely card, wonderfully muted plaid. TFS

ibalady said...

love the cold weather theme with the warmth of the scarf and the mug of something hot .

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous card Kay! It evokes such a feeling of coziness - perfect as it's now snowing. And the hanging mittens are so creative!

Leisa said...

Great card! Love the little mittens :)

alex said...

Love the colour combo, wonderful card :-)

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

what a fun card. love your colors.

Ann M said...

love the color combo. mittens are a nice touch.

Angie said...

Love this card beautiful! Makes you want to have something warm on this cold winter day! Awesome job Kay!

CraftyMomFL said...

OMG - adorable!

Jodi said...

This one really touched me for some reason. I love it! Thanks.

Jodi

Donna Phelan said...

Lovely warm card for a perfectly chilly winter day!

Linda E said...

Kay, great concept for the sketch. We finally got some snow here, too. Your card makes me want to go for a walk outside and come in for a cuppa.

Tricia said...

I love everything about your card! Great job

Heather A said...

Your color choices are beautiful-rich and bold!

Scrap Happy said...

Indeed, the sketch draws you to the focal image, but that sentiment is awesome!

naneruth said...

Love those colors and that die! A beautiful card.

angela said...

What a nice card to open on a cold day, so sweet .

Making Jesus Famous said...

So adorable...it makes me want some yummy cocoa!

Arlene said...

Fun winter card - love the mittens dangling down!

Tammy Andrzejczak said...

Just makes you feel warm and fuzzy. Lovely card.

stampqueen said...

Adorable card!!! Warm and fuzzy!!!