Thursday 28 March 2024

Good Things

 Hi and welcome!  Today's card uses the latest sketch from the team at Freshly Made Sketches where our hostess is Amy O'Neill.  I really feel like I phoned in my card this week.  This year my mojo has been sadly lacking and it seems that everything I try turns to crap.  So this version is completely different to what I had envisaged and came together in about 10 minutes because I was over the whole thing by this stage.

You can sort of see the sketch in my card.  The brick embossing is the horizontal panel and the washi tape is the oval element.  The sentiment is a reverse hot-foiled sentiment from my stash.

Thanks so much for visiting and apologies for the short post.

Products used:

Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Sunflowers, Wonderful Sentiments Hot Foil and Die (Pink Fresh)
Accessories:  Sunflowers Washi (Pink Fresh), Brick Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz)


Thursday 21 March 2024

Paw Thanks

 Hi, I'm back with my card for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, where our sketch hostess this week is Narelle Farrugia.  I took the opportunity to make a thank you card for the surgeon who operated on my daughter's puppy, as he is based at a university in the North Island.

As this is for a male, I kept it clean and simple.  The white card base was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder and then I added a gray pierced square frame die-cut.  The sentiment is white-embossed onto black and the paw print was also embossed with the same embossing folder before being adhered with foam.

All in all, a very simple but heartfelt card.  Here's a photo of the patient wearing her smart new rainbow ombre sweater.  She had her stitches out last week and now you would never even know she had stitches apart from the fact her back is half shaved.

Anyway, I hope you head over and check out the fabulous cards made by the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Many Thanks (Altenew)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, Amarent Cherry, Gravel Gray (MFT)
Dies:  Paw Prints, Pierced Square Frames (MFT)
Accessories:  Subtle EF (SU), White Embossing Powder


Friday 15 March 2024

Pastel Flowers

 Hi! Today’s card is for the latest challenge at Tic Tac Toe. I worked with the centre row to come up with this soft card. 

The dies were cut from white card stick and softly ink-blended before being arranged on a white card base.  I stamped the sentiment in the same gray ink as the leaves and called it done.

Thanks for visiting! 

Products used:

Stamps:  Elegant Sentiments (Waffle Flower)
Ink:  Pink Pearl, Buttercream, Limestone, Silver Stone (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Sulfur Cosmos (Altenew)


Thursday 14 March 2024

Puppy Thanks

 Hi!  It's my turn to design the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches and here's the card I made with it:

This card was made for my daughter to give to our vets who facilitated the open-heart surgery on her puppy.  I coloured the pup to look as much like Altezza as I could and used a colour combo from Colour Cubes.

Thanks so much for visiting.  The rest of the design team have made some fabulous cards so I hope you'll check then out.

Products used:

Stamps:  You Are Pawsome (SSS), I Just Miss You Puppy (Gerda Steiner)
Ink:  Amalgam (Gina K.), Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Indigo (Spellbinders), Amarena Cherry (MFT), X-Press It
Dies:  Paw Prints (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, White Embossing Powder


Thursday 7 March 2024

Coral Thanks

 Hi and welcome to a new challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is Cecile Ribon and as is typical for Cecile, she has given us a fun and unique sketch to play with.  I went pretty literal to come up with this card.

These Be Bold Bloom flowers and foliage were already in the pack from an earlier crafty session, so this card was pretty quick to put together.  At this point in time, that suits me perfectly because I am having a bit of a creative and inspiration slump at the moment.  Just riding the wave until it passes and hopefully my love of card-making will return.

On top of that, my daughter's 7-month old Spoodle puppy had to have major heart surgery this week to correct a Grade 5/6 heart murmur which would have shortened her life to months rather than years if we didn't get it done.  She had the surgery on Monday this week and is doing really well.  We are so very grateful to our vets who flew in a specialist from the North Island to undertake this very complex surgery.  I've posted a couple of photos below for anyone interested.

Thanks so much for visiting.  The DT have some fabulous cards to inspire you so please check them out.

This photo was when she was taken to the After Hours Vet for overnight care on the day of her surgery.  Obviously she was drugged to the gills, but still looking happy.

Products used:

Stamps:  Elegant Sentiments (Waffle Flower)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Sage, Pastel Sunrise, Vanilla Cream, Coral Bliss (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Peach Bellini, Coral Crush (MFT), Cream (SSS), Ocean Tides (PTI)
Dies:  Be Bold Blooms (Spellbinders), Blueprints 21 (MFT)