Friday, 30 June 2017

Altenew Adore You Thank You card

Hello everyone,

I'm sorry I haven't been around for a while but my husband was in the hospital for a hip replacement operation and there were complications that led to an admission to ICU. All is well now and he is slowly recovering but quite frankly the blog has been the last thing on my mind over the past few weeks! However, I'm glad to be back and I'll really enjoy having a browse around over the next couple of weeks to catch up with all you've been up to. Luckily, I had a brief period of being organised before all this happened and had my July DT cards ready to go!

It's time for another Watercolour Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers, and our optional twist this time is 'Blue'.

I came up with this card

1) Take a piece of watercolour card and paint a wash of various blue paints from the Gansai Tambi paint set.

2) Stamp the open flower from the Altenew Adore You stamp set onto a couple of post-it notes and cut them out to use as masks. I use the full cover post-it notes, peel off 3, stamp on the top and cut it out, so you have 3 masks that can be reused several times.

3) Stamp a few flowers and leaves in one corner, masking as you go, and emboss with white embossing powder, before cutting the panel out with a stitched rectangle.

4) Stamp and emboss the Thank you sentiment from the same stamp set.

5) Cut a small banner from navy blue card and stamp and emboss the small sentiment.

6) Layer everything up and finish off by adding a few Nuvo Drops.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

We are lucky enough to have the talented Stephanie join us as Guest Designer this month and you can see her lovely card and lots of inspiration from the team over on the Happy Little Stampers blog. We had lots fabulous entries last month and we are really pleased that so many people like to play along with us - why don't you join in with us this time.

Sadly I have no time to enter any challenges at present:-(

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. I think this card is the white embossed flowers and your background is so soft and well blended. I also like how you have put the sentiment onto a darker bit of fact I love it all!Fabulous card. So sorry life is being a pain at present and I do hope your hubby continues to improve daily. Take care xx

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband and it must have been very traumatic for you both ... I hope he is on the mend Carol... Love your card! The soft background is amazing... I thought you had sponged it! The blues are so serene and wonderful masking!

  3. Beautiful card, so tranquil looking. I'm so sorry that your husband has been so poorly, it must have been a very scary time for you all. So pleased to hear that he is on the mend now x

  4. A beautiful card Carol, a fabulous design - so pretty.
    I'm sorry to hear about your husband, I hope he is on the mend.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. First of all, I'm very happy to hear that your husband is now on the mend from what must have been a scary time for you both! Secondly, your card is STUNNING! That little tag is the perfect finishing touch on a very beautiful card.

  6. First Carol I'm sorry to hear that there were complications after your hubby's operation. I hope he continues to improve day by day now. It must have been a very worrying time.

    Your card is a beauty. I love the ombre effect of the background and the stamping looks lovely. Barbxx

  7. Your wash is amazing! Love the blue tones you acheived. I love that added little banner. Such a great card. Sending lots of healing hugs to your husband xx

  8. This blue makes me so happy as it is one of my favorite colors. I like your little banner and the white embossing. I am sorry about your husband. I have not been blog hopping as much this summer so I am catching up a little today. I have been cleaning and creating instead!! I hope your husband is doing better!!

  9. Stunning card, love the white embossing on blue BG. DT Sister Meena


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Carol x


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