In case you were wondering what happened to me last week I was away on vacation and although I had a card made and had taken pictures of it to post for you while I was away the files went corrupt on me and I couldn't get them off of my camera to share with you and of course I didn't bring my card with me to re-photograph it. The card has vanished into the abyss which is my craft room and when it appears again I will get it photographed and posted for you. :)
This is actually not the original card I had made for this weeks sketch as my original card is lost with last weeks card somewhere (yes, I seriously need to re-organize... or actually right now the problem is that I re-organized but can't remember where I re-organized everything to). The card I have for you today is one I made for a new but dear friend to me who listens to my complaining and is my shoulder to lean on on a daily basis. She picks up my slack for me when life throws lemons at me and I just haven't gotten around to making lemonade with them yet. Although I have a feeling it will be quite some time before we have a childless coffee date with hubby being away I made this card for her. Thanks Michelle!
I used the new stamp coming in the Autumn/Winter book which goes live tomorrow called Geometric Backgrounds to make my background. Sooooo simple and I just love the effect. I was going for old fashioned tablecloth here and I think it works. Although Michelle's favourite colour is blue I just couldn't bring myself to do this in anything other than red as that's what stands out as the old fashioned checkered cloth to me. I stamped the pot and cup from Cup of Cheer, coloured them with alcohol markers and fussy cut them out minus the steam. The sentiment was stamped from the same stamp set on the white layer as was the steam. the card base and the strip across is Ruby Cardstock.
I hope you enjoyed my card today and will go over HERE to see the rest of the Design Teams creations this week for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 14 as well as the Top 3 from Sketch 13.
If you'd like to see this weeks sketch and enter yourself please check that out HERE.