Showing posts from November, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #239

Rush, rush, rush!  November is busy but mostly for workshops, home gatherings, and crafty time so I am not complaining!  This month Close To My Heart has all the Fundamentals (found in the big Annual Inspirations book) on sale and I am in love with the new Basic Fundamentals which means I ordered extra because at 30% and 40 % off , it's a win! I have a few very special birthday's coming up in December and decided to use this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts as inspiration for one of these special cards.  I love the pewter and other grays with bashful pink and sweet leaf green .  The card is very soft and feminine. The flowers and leaves are from Cricut Artistry and Flower Market Collections and the border is from the retired Art Philosophy. I lightly sponge inked some of the flowers and leaves with Pewter ink to add some dimension and also added some Clear Shimmer to the flowers for added accent (although it is hard to see in the photo).  A few clear spark

Lest we forget

This time of year is super busy for me helping my crafty friends prepare for Christmas but I wanted to take the time to properly give my respects to Remembrance Day.  Like many Canadians, my grandfathers and great-grandfather's fought in the World Wars.  Their sacrifices and the sacrifices that those "left behind at home" made helped ensure the Canadian peace and lifestyle we can so easily take for granted on a regular day.  So at this time of year, we remember and we say Thank You.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #237

November!  Honestly what happened to October and a good part of September??  When I saw this week's sketch from AHSC I knew I had to use the gold striped paper found in the Silver & Gold Paper Packet, what made it even better was the dotted zip strip!  The poinsettias are from Cricut Flower Market and I used Cranberry and Topiary (a retired colour) cardstock and the centers are cut out on Gold Glitter Paper .  The Merry Christmas sentiment is a retired M-size stamp from last year and I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder .  This card is all about the Gold!  The final touch is a piece of Topiary ribbon from my stash, gotta love the stash.  I love the clean simplicity of this card. Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments!  I hope I have inspired you to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge . Happy Crafting!