Monday, 26 September 2011

Pass the Book - The Cardmakers Sketchbook

I received this book as part of Sian's wonderful 'Pass the Book' scheme....full details here.
As a cardmaker who loves sketches......I was delighted to receive 'Cardmaker's Sketchbook' [and I hope I've actually manged to link the picture to Amazon]!!!!
The book is full of sketches.......and each sketch has a variety of cards made from it......in fact it was looking at all the cards that I enjoyed most about the book.
There's about 45 different sketches in the book.......most of them fairly simple ones......which makes this book suitable for a beginner as well as the more experienced cardmaker.......so if you've never made a card......here's your chance to have a go.
Those of you who frequent my blog.......know what a problem I have with 'clean and simple'......and I really do try........but much as I admire other people's cards made in this style......I can never resist adding more layers or embellishments!!!!
So this one......based on a sketch in the book......is about as simple as I get!!!!
If you'd like to receive this book....please leave a comment on this post by Friday 30th September......and then courtesy of random organiser........it will be winging its way to a new 'borrower'.

15 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'd love to take a look. Please put my name in the draw.
Rinda

Sandra said...

What a lovely card, now I must say I like all the layers on a card. Please don't put me I the draw, I just wanted to say how much I like the card

Cheri said...

I'm interested! Please include me in the draw. And I'm chuckling that your idea of "simple" is my idea of lots of work!

Karen said...

I have several sketch books, so don't add me, but like Sandra, I wanted to say how much I like the card.

Denise said...

I love this card Jacky, and I actually really fancy the book too!

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS card Jacky, as always I love your co-ordination of the papers and layers. I'd love a peek at the book too.

Happy Monday

Kathyk

Sarpreet said...

such a beautiful card, sorry have not been to your blog for a while, if it is not my leg, it is something else, hope all is well.

Alison said...

Would love to be put in the draw to have a peek at this one, Jacky...I do make a few cards but can never think of an idea when I need one!
Alison xx

furrypig said...

thanks for visiting my blog and please do add me to your pass the book many thanks xxx

Sian said...

I'm looking forward to seeing where this one lands next!

That beautiful bow really adds a touch of class to your lovely card

humel said...

The book sounds really interesting, and I love how you've taken the sketch as a starting point but applied your own style to it :)

Elizabeth said...

The book sounds great--will have to check it out on Amazon. Your card is amazing.

Melissa said...

I would love a chance to browse this book and try some of the card sketches. Please add me to the draw! Your cards lately have been fabulous!

Missus Wookie said...

Your 'simple' comment made me laugh - at the crop I run one participant has a similar problem. She once announced she'd done a simple LO like me... I wandered over to look and laughed, "Sewing, stamping, embossing - dry & heat, die cutting, three types of fibre/ribbon and pop dots. Yep, simple!" ;)

I like sketches and keep them filed in my Evernote notebooks. Marvelous invention.

Missus Wookie said...

Your 'simple' comment made me laugh - at the crop I run one participant has a similar problem. She once announced she'd done a simple LO like me... I wandered over to look and laughed, "Sewing, stamping, embossing - dry & heat, die cutting, three types of fibre/ribbon and pop dots. Yep, simple!" ;)

I like sketches and keep them filed in my Evernote notebooks. Marvelous invention.