Friday, July 18, 2014

Oriental Sketch Challenge #45 Card

"Kittens are born with their eyes shut.  They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives."
                                                                            ----------Stephen Baker

Hi, Friends.......

CARD THERAPY time!!!  :)  

Little granddaughter is getting some uncle time right now (THANKS, Uncle James!!) amidst giggles and stories and I am escaping to my craft table to make a last minute card for this week's MFP Oriental Challenge.  There are a lot of entries this week which is very exciting!!  I really am keeping my fingers crossed to be drawn for the wonderful stamp set that is up for the prize, so I wanted to make an entry.  :)



Here's the sketch for this week:











I stayed very simple with this card.....one thing I love about Oriental cards is their simple geometrics.  But I backed my images with glittery olive green cardstock which I think really adds.


I used stickers from Graphic 45 Bird Song collection and NO stamping!!! Eeeek!  I hope stamping isn't required for the challenge.  It doesn't say it is in the rules, so I hope I am okay.  No wonder this card went together so fast!  Just what this busy grandma was hoping for today.  :)  It's an easy mailer, too, since it is all two-dimensional.  Yay!!

Supplies I used:  DCVW cardstock and paper, Graphic 45 Bird Song stickers, Scrapbook-Adhesives E-Z Squares Permanent adhesive.  That's it.  Wow!

Hey.....I have a new follower!!!!!  Please everyone give a big welcome to granmargaretShe runs the Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog  where I have entered several times.  They have wonderful sketches which really fit my style of cards!!  Thank you, granmargaret, for becoming a new follower.  I really appreciate your support!!  This ginormous smile is for you!!!!!

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Also, I want to give a shout out to Sarah Biswabic of Crazy About Cards!!!  She has been a follower for awhile now....before I was giving out ginormous new follower smiles on my posts.  But she left a comment on a post mentioning her blog, so I want to let you know about it, too, so you can visit her!!!  Thanks, Sarah, for following me and for your sweet comments.  This smile of thanks is for you:

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Hey, if you are already a follower and didn't ever get a ginormous smile or want a shout-out, leave a comment on this post with your website and an invitation for us all to visit and I'll do that on my next post!!!

Thank you all for stopping by today!

Have a lovely day!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenge:

14 comments:

Vickie Y said...

Your card is beautiful, Janis. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

SHartl said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my card from last week Janis. I always love seeing your beautiful cards on the challenge site. This one is gorgeous and I love the papers you used. You mentioned that you didn't know if it's okay not to use a stamp so I did want to let you know that I read a post about that somewhere. I see that they didn't mention it in the Oriental Sketch challenge guidelines but someone asked about that once and they did specify that you need to use a stamp. Just wanted to let you know (and you can double check with them) because I wouldn't want you to miss out on the prize! Isn't this month's stamp set pretty?!

Karenladd said...

I have been loving all your cards on the Oriental Sketch Challenge on MFP and wanted to thank you for you comments on my Flickr account! I have yet to set up a blog (pretty much intimidated by the whole blogging thing) but I love making cards! Your designs are always so lovely and I am so glad that you finally won that Works of Art set last month!! Isn't that the most gorgeous set?! I pull it out often, if only for the background stamp. I have two grand-daughters myself, a 4 year old and a 9 month old so love reading about yours! Stay crafty!

Stampsnob said...

Lovely job you did on this sketch ............Lis

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a fabulous design for the challenge, Janis! I agree with you about the sparkly olive paper! Well done!! Hugs, Darnell

Janis said...

Thank you, Vickie!!! The Oriental Sketch Challenges are a lot of fun. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Shartl, for your visit and your nice comment!

Thanks also for the info abt stamping being required. I guess I need to ask to make certain, but no one on the site mentioned my lack of stamping being a problem. But I also didn't get drawn as the winner, either!!! Ha. :D Yes, this month's stamp set is gorgeous. It would be very fun to win!!!

Have you ever received any of the stamp sets you've won on MFP??? I haven't....and it seems like I should have by now. Cora is looking into it.

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Janis

Janis said...

Karen, it is so sweet of you to come visit my blog and become a new follower!!! THANKS! Be sure to be watching for my next post where I'll give you one of my ginormous new-follower smiles!!

Yes, love that Works of Art set. I haven't received any of the stamps sets I've won from MFP yet.....beginning to wonder if anyone ever gets the ones they win!! Cora is looking into it for me. Hope they figure out the problem soon!!

I encourage you to start a blog. It's really easy and fun and is a good outlet for me who lives in her cave most of the time. Ha! It's a convenient way to enter challenges, too. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lis! This was a fun sketch.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Darnell!! I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule of blog visits to say hello here!!!

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Janis

Karenladd said...

Hi Janis,
Haha...I just saw your new follower welcome and that brought a smile to my face! As for the prize stamp sets, yes I have won and received quite a few of them but have not gotten any in the past month and a half, which is unusual. I guess I'm going to have to email Cora to find out what the problem is as well because they have always sent them out within a couple of weeks of my emailing them. Hope some stamp gremlin isn't sneaking them away! I'm due about 3 sets right now and hope yours show up in your mailbox soon!

Janis said...

Good to know that I am not the only one who hasn't received her sets. I was beginning to wonder about a gremlin, too! :)

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Janis

kReN said...

Love your take on the sketch. Very creative and lovely outcome!

Thanks for joining us at the MFP/OSC this week! Play with us again next week!
kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.con

Janis said...

Thank you, Kren, for all your nice comments on my Oriental cards!!!

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Janis