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Apr 30, 2009

Fluffles & Flowers - 3CT Sketch Challenge

Here we are again joining Kerry in this weeks 3CT Challenge.   This week the challenge was to use this sketch as the starting point for our cards.  I rarely work with (Square) cards although I like them as they do allow for a little more room to move things around on then a standard size card.  I'm not entirely sure I interpreted the sketch correctly since I don't have 2 different patterns of paper over the main card base.  Still I like how this turned out.  Besides I feel fortunate that I was able to participate this week having just had my CT surgery one week ago.
 On a "side note" things are going pretty well with the surgery.  I still have some numbness in one of my fingers and the inside of my hand feels stiff but I'm told eventually both of these things should go away completely.  My hand hurts a little when I move it certain directions and I think I may need to pace myself a little more as far as crafting goes right now but I'm happy that I had the surgery.
I adore "Fluffles" the cat (Stampedous) and since I already had this stamped image in my stack of stamped images waiting to be colored I decided to go with it for my card.  Then I picked out the Designer Paper, (Basic Grey - Sultry) and went from there with my color scheme.  On another "side-note" - It seems Kerry and I often have the same tastes as far as DP goes as you will note from her use of this same patterned paper on this card: and this isn't the first time I've discovered that we have the same DP (Great Minds Think Alike!).
Don't forget to check out the other Design Team members blogs and leave them some comment lovin! You can view the DT cards by clicking on the 3CT Blinkie on my sidebar.
Other Products Used:  Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Garden Green Card Stock - SU
Ink: Basic Black, Garden Green, Pixie Pink, and a Chocolate Chip marker
Prismacolor Pencils/Gamsol and Blending Stumps
Hibiscus Burst Twill Ribbon (Papertreyink)
In A Stitch Pink Blossoms - (Sassafras)
Martha Stewart Punch - Branch
Pink Spica Glitter Pen
Baby's Breath Glitter (Art Institute)
Nestablities Rectangle Dies (Spellbinders)
Paper Piercing Tool
Foam Mounting Tape


  1. Your card is so cute, Ida! I love the stamp with the cat you used! Very beautiful papers!!!
    Glad to hear that you are doing better!

  2. Love your DSP it coordinates nicely with your image. Glad you're feeling better!

  3. Great minds DO think Alike!!! LOL! This is beautiful! BTW- the great thing about sketches is that you can interpret it any how you want. I am so glad that you are feeling up to stamp at least a little! Take care.

  4. Very cute, that paper is perfect with that image.

  5. Ida--Glad to hear you are recovering and doing pretty well. Your card is just so cute!
    I had fun playing too! Still need to work on mine for the BC--maybe tomorrow!

  6. Pretty card. Love the paper, the pretty image and the embellishments. TFS!

  7. Hope this finds you feeling better each day! Love the little Fluffles image and card!