Good Thursday morning to you all out in blogger land. Today, in Canada it is a very special day, it is Remembrance Day! It is a Day to remember our soliders. I am truly proud to have them protecting us and others...my respects go out to all of their families today for those lost, for those who are still fighting (their courage) and for their families, who have to live without them. We are truly blessed! Thank you for all you do for us!!
Onto our new challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks
. The hostess-with-the-mostess is Melissa and she is bringing us CHALLENGE #11 *****SYMPATHY CARD******. These are the hardest cards, I find to make! My fellow DT's have made it look so easy...their cards are stunning (Melissa: My Paper Obession, Leanne: Banking on Crafts and Lori: Inkingly Yours).
Here is my creation for Challenge #11:
Verve, Stampin UP and Little Paper Shop....all have some amazing sympathy stamps and sentiments. The little cross I used this week and the sentiment is from Verve. The cross is elegant and is very versitile. My embossing folders are both cuttlebug and all of my paper are from Stampin UP! as well as the punch, ribbon, dazzling diamonds and the black buttons. The centre of the buttons is tied with cross stitch floss.
This week while I was commenting on some very fabby cards for 4 Crafty Chicks and Picture Perfect Creations I found a new challenge blog. Mary Jo Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge is just amazing. Her sketches are so inspiring and I just couldn't wait to do one. Thanks Mary Jo for helping make the process of making my sympathy card a little easier. The only change I made to the sketch was the tilting of the image panel...it just done opposite hope that is okay Mary Jo.
Crafty Creations Challenges new challenge #93 is to use BUTTONS, well that just totally worked for Mary Jo's sketch and my card...LOL!
Crafty CardMakers Challenge for the next two weeks is to Spotlight Dry Embossing! Well these girls are after my own heart...Love, love, love embossing. I used Scripted Texture and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folders.
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC 92) is to use glitter! I used my dazzling diamonds glitter in the middle of my cross, it isn't ton's but I do think it gives the effect on the card that I wanted. (I started using glitter a couple of weeks ago again and well I just can't stop again...LOL). Super Great Challenge. Another project needs to be done to use more glitter...LOL.
I want to thank Melissa for our challenge this week, it sometimes can be a tough one but they are the kind of cards you just never know when you will need them.
Where ever you are today take a mintue or too of silence for all of the soliders around the world, they are amazing people with amazing courage...we owe them so much. I look forward to seeing all of your creations again this week.
Thanks so much to the girls who gave us some fantabby inspiration this last week at 4 Crafty Chicks. You all rock. Come out and join us for some fun...I love coming to comment on your work. Have a super great Thursday! :)
To everyone who stops by and for those who comment, I really appreciate it thanks:)