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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Sentimental Sundays #71 - Sympathy or Thinking of You

Hello Sentimental Fools - another Sunday. Gosh, these weekends fly over, don't they? Did you all enjoy the Back to School challenge last week? Are all your little ones back now? I bet you're glad. More crafting time! Yippeee!

This week over at Sentimental Sundays we want to see a more tricky type of card. The type of card that I know a lot of card makers don't like making.. simply because you never know what to say..


Hopefully the girls will be able to inspire you to make something fit for the occasion.

Here is my take on the challenge..

I have used a combo of Hero Arts and Paper Makeup stamps to create the sentiment. Some gorgeous papers from Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection and some silky crush ribbon from The Ribbon Girl for my base design. I've used a two PTI dies and some paper from the same collection to create my flower and some pearl brads from Papermania.

Here is a shot of the inside of the card. I really, really love that sentiment. Sums it up perfectly. Customary doodles and distressing with another strip of patterned paper to finish it off! :)

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Die Cuttin' Divas - Fall Colours
I hope the browns and creams qualify. If not, I'm sorry! :(
× My Craft Spot - 'Sew' Much Fun
× Stamps and Fun - Dots and Stripes
× Fashionable Stamping - Ribbon or Lace

Cardstock: Bazzill - Kraft
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Gabriella
Stamps: Hero Arts - Friends; Paper Makeup Stamps - When There's Nothing Left To Say
Ink: Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap; SU! - Sage Shadow, Blue Bayou
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl - Silky Crush Ribbon TEAL; Papermania - Pearl Brads TEAL;
Misc: brown fineliner;

Be sure to stop by the challenge blog to check out the prize this week and gather some inspiration from the other awesome girls.


  1. Beautiful card with just the right words xx

  2. This is absolutely stunning hun. xx

  3. wow this is beautiful lou.so elegant and stylish and your colours are gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  4. I really like this card. The colors are wonderful! Great job on the flower and banner. Thanks for sharing with us at DCD. -Yvette

  5. Beautiful card Lou! I have the hardest time making these kind of cards... That sentiment is perfect!


  6. Gorgeous card:) Have you checked out the winners at C4E this week?

  7. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at SFC…....


  8. Just beautiful.
    Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  9. Gorgeous! Love the colors on both of them, brown and blue is also my favorite- sometimes LOL

    Thanks for sharing at the Fashionable Stamping challenges!

  10. An inspired combination of DP's and the flower is genuinely admirable!
    Tammy Louise

  11. ~Lovely~ I love the use of browns and teals!!! another FAv combo of mine!!! Thank you for sharing your project this week at DCD!!!

    Die Cuttin Diva

  12. Gorgeous card! I love the clean design.

  13. Pretty card. Nice design & colors.


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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