Okay….so I  am about 10 hours late posting, but I did it. Here is my sample for today’s sketch challenge at the Waltzingmouse Blog.

I started out by picking one of the gorgeous patterns of Cosmo Cricket’s Odds & Ends paper. The blue on top of the card was cut with a Grand Label 4 Nestabilities die and adhered to a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the same paper (other side side). The bottom corners were rounded with the Corner Chomper and a border was sewn around the edges.

May Arts Gingham ribbon was tied around the blue layer before the layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock folded in half. The bow was topped with a heart cut out of burlap and a button.

A sentiment from Waltzingmouse Rescue Remedies Additions was stamped in Walnut Stain Distress ink on a piece of Natural White cardstock, cut and embossed with a Parisian Accents die. The center was sponged with Antique Linen and the edges with just a hint of Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. A decorative swirl from Fanciful Phrases was stamped on top and bottom of the sentiment with Antique Linen.  Baby bling pearls and a pearl swirl from Want2Scrap finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to play with the sketch! It’s a fun one. Have a wonderful Saturday!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

14 Responses to “Cosmo Cricket Kindness”

  1. Such an elegant beauty! Gorgeous combination of colors and patterns and a wonderful interpretation of the sketch. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. You started this post with exactly what was on my mind…
    this paper! 🙂
    LOVE it…
    so incredibly gorgeous…
    and with the ribbon…
    and that burlap heart…
    it’s gorgeous!
    And of course the sentiment…
    a perfect card!

  3. Hello my friend! Amazing how you can make a simple card look so elegant! Guess that is why you are Number 1 at Splitcoast…and, by the way, I love to see that newsletter come in to my email! Your advice is always something that I can learn from. Love that Cosmo Cricket paper, your sponging around the sentiment and your addition of the burlap.

    I received my prize in the mail yesterday…you are too generous my friend…I sat and played with these with a “smile” for an hour! Thank you bunches!

  4. I like your CC paper choices. All of the textures look fab. 🙂

  5. This is so cute and I really love the way you did the bow! Well done!

  6. Wow this is beautiful, Beate! I love how you added that heart and the flourish in the bottom corner! Wonderful!!

  7. Beate, your cards are always so lovely. I really like your layering. Glad to see you posting….I totally understand about migraines and them getting in the way of life.
    stamping sue

  8. Beautiful! I have to get my hands on that paper!

  9. Fabulous, Beate! You just know how to choose the perfect papers! I love that ditsy rose print. Love the tiny burlap heart…Love everything!! xx

  10. This is just GORGEOUS! Some of my FAVORITE paper right now!

  11. Zauberhaft liebe Beate, ein Traum von einer Karte, zum Verlieben schön *schwärm*

    Eine schöne Woche
    wünscht Dir

  12. sweetness! love all the pretty details. beautiful card, Beate!

  13. so cute, such sweet papers and love your burlap heart with button, love the elegant feel mixed with country feel!

  14. LOVe the burlap heart and the sparkly flourish!

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