Thursday, February 7, 2019

CAS[E] this Sketch #308 RETRO!

It's retro day!  This time our Sketch #308 is taking us WAY back to CTS#33!  which originally posted in June of 2013!  Long before my time in cardmaking, but I had no problem recognizing a lot of my friends playing along!  Hope you'll play again today!


Seems I've determined it's just as easy to make two cards, than just one … here's the one I shared at our Retro CTS challenge blog...


My card uses a gift I received from a crafty friend who prefers to remain anonymous … thanks, sweet generous friend! xx  Thus the reason for the second card today... a fun way to hop over to say thank you!

 
So!  Where will this Retro Sketch take you today?  We can't wait to see... now let's hop over to see what my teamies have created...
 
=]  Michele

15 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

I think you are a pretty wonderful friend, too Michele! Both cards are a fabulous take on the sketch! Your leaves are absolutely beautiful and I LOVE the frogs...they add so much personality to your design! Thanks for making me smile :)

lostinpaper said...

ooh, those frogs are amazing and the perfect choice for this fun sketch! And what a blast from the past, I totally forgot that I had made this card, where was my brain for this sketch... And it's wierd that my card would be so different nowadays, now, if only I had a little more free time Could you please talk to my husband about letting me craft full time, he knows it would be good for his health lol.

Cat Craig said...

Super takes on the sketch...love the leaves and what is it about those frogs...so fun!

Nora Noll said...

Oh how FUN!! LOVE the first card with the simple leaf but that second card just totally gets me!! STUNNING design on both!!

Lisa Elton said...

I like your swirly background with that pretty leafy sprig! And oh my goodness, those frogs are too much fun, love them! Wonderful cards Michele!

Sharron said...

Lots of movement in your pretty design behind the leave. Of course my favorite is the frog design--always love any critters! Those little guys are so charming and fun!

nancy littrell said...

Two simply beautiful one layer card designs, Michele. The same sketch, but very different designs..so fun! TFS my friend. Hugs..nancy

Unknown said...

I was thinking what a gorgeous CAS card it is, as I saw your first card, and then the next one was a happy surprise! What a cute design! Great takes on the sketch as always, Michele!
Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs <3

Birgit said...

Two sweet cards Michele, but those frogs..... so CUTE!

Jeanne said...

Lovely and generous friend! The first card is beautiful. Love the background image. The second card definitely has a playful feel. The frogs are fun!

Bobby said...

Usually a second card is pretty much the same as the first but yours are so different from each other, Michele. The first is rather sophisticated while the second is whimsical. It just goes to show you can do it all.

Brenda said...

I am loving where this sketch took you Michele! Both cards are fabulous! Looks like you have a sweet crafty friend and loved that you used your sweet gift on your card. I so love how both of these cards came out, you are way to clever my friend, way to clever! Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the beautiful flow of both the leaves and the background pattern of the first card. The second one should receive a think-outside-the-box award! It's a super fun surprising take on the sketch! You're a genius, Michele!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

That first card put me in mind of a leafy sprig floating in a gentle drifting stream, Michele ... and then I find the frog pond ... how brilliant! They're French frogs, bien sûr! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda Callahan said...

Your ur first card is so soft and serene......and then boom party time with number two! Those frogs are fun!