Wednesday, January 22, 2014

You can do anything.

Hello crafty friends!
I hope all of you are having a wonderful week. In spite of the cold, we have a beautiful sunny day in Huntsville. I wanted to share a card I made for a dear friend who is going back to work after many years of being a stay at home mom.
I used this awesome sketch at CAS(E) this sketch # 60.

Instead of a vertical panel for my card I used a die cut flower by Memory box, that I cut 4 times, I embossed in gold one layer and then adhered to two pieces, I adhered the forth a little to the side to give it a shadow effect. I used 'Worn lipstick' distressed ink for the sentiment panel and for the background. I'm very inspired by Donna, love how she does the inking of her die cuts or panels, so I'm practicing. (smile).
Thanks for your visit! Have a blessed rest of the week!

ETA As Arlene kindly suggested, I'm linking this to 'Die Cut Divas' challenge.

Monday, January 20, 2014

I'm back!

Hi there, crafty friends! I'm back, yay! So happy to be here. Last month I was so busy, my husband had knee replacement surgery and between hospital and rehab it took over half of the month, then Christmas, and there was no time for me to blog. Besides, I'm a slow crafter... but I did manage to send all the Christmas cards on time, some birthdays cards (not so on time) and of course visit many blogs.
I wanted to play with some challenges, so today I made several cards. I'm sharing two today,  for a couple from our Church, both have birthdays just few days apart. I used the sketch at  Freshly Made Sketches # 119 (which I just realized, it's closed to link), but I'm sure I'll be using it again as I like it so much.

And here is my card

The change in the sketch was my mistake when I adhered the panel, but I liked it so, I went with it. The cardbase cardstock is Bazzil, the light blue is a Christmas paper by American Crafts and the red stripes is the border of the same paper. (I love when I can use everything). The stamp is Simon Says Stamps that came with the November kit.

Thanks for your visit! Have a blessed week.