Hello lovely peeps!
Apologies for my sudden absence from blogland, my world has sadly once again been turned upside down!
On New Years Eve my lovely step-dad Tony collapsed and spent a week in intensive care in Southmead Hospital in Bristol, & sadly he lost his fight to stay with us. My sisters & I can't believe we have lost Tony less than eight months after losing our beautiful mum. Tony has been our rock these past few months, especially as we lost our dad almost 21 years ago & we are absolutely heartbroken having now lost all our parents.
On a brighter note I have packed this post with two cards as I am rejoining my fabulous friends at Simon Says Stamp this week & I also have a commissioned card to share which I created a couple of months ago & hadn't got around to blogging!
& this week our challenge is
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This is the first card I have created since before Christmas so thought I'd ease myself back in gently with a nice simple card!
The cute images are from Simon's Winter Warmth stamp set & I've used some of my favourite Simon dies, Bundle Of Stitched Shapes, Merry Christmas & the Stitched Snowflakes.
I've used the snowflakes to create some faux embossing on my white card and the patterned paper is from Kaiser's pretty Silver Bells paper pad.
The copic colours I've used on this card are -
B24, B21,B000 / C3. C1. C00
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
A Snowflakes Promise - Winter, Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - bows, Crafting For All Seasons - ribbons & pearls, Creative Moments - anything goes (let it snow), Fab "n" Funky - Christmas, Stampavie & More - Winter
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous
My second card today is a commissioned card & my customer wanted a lilac / purple, feminine 21st Birthday card for her daughter so I decided to use the pretty Fiona Loves Flowers image from Stamping Bella.The clay frame & fancy corner were created with Martha Stewart's Crafters Clay, The flowers are a mix of Prima, Magnolia & Wild Orchid, & the sentiments are computer generated.
skin -E11, E00, E000, R12, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress - C3, C1, C00, bird - E43, E41, E40, flowers - RV95, RV93, RV91 / R85, R83, R81 / YR23, Y15, Y11, leaves - YG93, G43, G40
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes, Creative Card Crew - anything goes, Digi Choosday - in bloom, Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes with flowers, Lemon Shortbread - anything goes, Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes, Crafty Cardmakers - punches / dies, Little Red Wagon - birthday
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