October 18, 2022

Sympathy Cards

 Hi there crafty friends!

Typically I will say how fast time is going, but honestly 2022 can't come to a close quick enough for me. Sadly I have had to make quite a few sympathy cards these last few months. This year has been one of loss both young and old, sickness and tragedy. 

I tend to go back to cards I previously created and either use the same elements or recreate them with a different spin.

Today I'm sharing a couple cards using products that are older but still perfect for making sympathy cards!

The first one uses a now retired set from Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf.

My second card I created using Stitched Leaves from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for shopping by today!

October 16, 2022

Color Hues #51

It's time for a new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #51!

I was looking through my own Pinterest boards and I spotted a card I made in 2015 for the Curtain Call! I decided to challenge myself to case my own card and using Ardyth's LIMES technique! 

LIST: Colours (yellow, russet, grey) Techniques (die cutting, inkblending)
ELEMENTS: Three pumpkins, 4 1/4" square card, one layer card, foam tape dimension, sentiment stamped on card base
INCLUDE: Three pumpkins, 4 1/4" square card, foam tape for dimension
MODIFY: Pumpkins stamped on patterned paper
EXCLUDE: cardstock
SPIN: kraft mat, white scalloped mat, leaves on the ground

So fun to stamp on patterned paper!

Please head over to the Colour Hues to see what my amazing teammates have made with the challenge colours!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!

October 3, 2022

More Sunflowers

Happy Monday!
Time to start a new week! 

It has been a difficult summer. I am so fortunate that my parents have lived such a full life. However, my father took ill at the beginning of August and sadly passed away a week ago. My siblings and I pulled together and made sure that my mom got to the hospital every day to see him and now we are helping my mom grieve the love of her life that she was with for 73 years! So many good memories to draw from.

Therefore I have not been crafting very much and I  hope to change that! I have a couple more cards that I made with the Sumputous Sunflower embossing folder from Crafter's Companion! I added my colour right inside the embossing folder, added a spritz of water and put in my watercolor cardstock. I used a small finger tip foam to add a bit more brown to the flower centre .

Thanks so much for stopping in today!

October 1, 2022

Color Hues #50

It's time for a new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #50!
Can you believe that we are on challenge #50-Wow! 

Teammate Carol selected this wonderful palette and for me it screams Fall and Halloween!


I started off by masking the bottom of a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock. Above the masking I blended Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Villainous Potion Distress Oxide inks  I haven't done ink blending in a while snd I can't tell you hope therapeutic it was blending the colours together. I moved my mask to cover the purple and I ink blended Black Soot Distress Oxide ink below the purple sky. I set it aside to dry and I ink blended another panel of Black Soot to cut my spooky fence from. The pumpkins are from Ellen Hutson and they were Copic coloured  the boo sentiment is from an old Neat & Tangled set.
a bit closer look...

Please go have a look at what the rest of the design team has made over at the Color Hues  

Thank you so much for stopping in today!