Tuesday, 5 May 2020

…the balm and life-blood of the soul…

Sharing a card made with the very pretty Friendship Blooms a stamp collaboration from Gina K Designs & Hero Arts.

I chose the colours for my card based on the optional colour palette at All Fun Challenges.  The pinks and purples were so pretty and I think suited the lovely peony blooms really well.  I flicked a bit of gold over my water coloured blooms before colouring up one of the fab Make it Crafty chippies in the same gold.

I went with the sentiment of ‘Sending a big hug’ as this is going out to a crafty friend who has just had her second round of surgery to remove a brain tumour.  Over at Gina K they are challenging us to send encouragement cards to our friends and that’s what this card is.  So I could play along I have also decorated my envelope, I just stamped the image and did it up in gold embossing powder.  My envelope was thin and, as I put the image right on the corner, I couldn’t get my magnets to hold fully so I got a ghost impression as the envelope lifted and shifted when I lifted the stamp to reink.  C’est la vie, although I don’t think the double image looks all that bad. 

At Sweet Stampin’ they’re looking for bright and beautiful makes.  My pretty pinks and purples are quite bright and I certainly think my card is beautiful so I’m also linking up there.

Hoping this helps bring a smile to my friend’s face.  Going through this sort of thing is hard at the best of times but when your family isn’t allowed to come visit thanks to social distancing it’s so much harder.  But, as crafters, we can always send hugs in a card and if you do, why not link it up over at our monthly challenge at Bizzy Becs.  Our theme is always anything goes and you could win five digi stamps.

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Gold
Make it Crafty Chipboard Cursive Sentiments ~ Sending a big hug
Inks & Paints etc
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Starry Colors ~ No. 901 Blue Gold
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colors ~ No. 34 Dark Pink, No. 52 Ocean Green, No. 58 Ever Green & No. 139 Purple
Tsukineko Ink ~ VersaMark
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Classic Purple, Heather, Quartz & Watermelon
Bellbird Paperarts Cardstock ~ 300gsm Cotton Blend

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow Sooooo STUNNING and so beautifully Watercoloured.

  2. So so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Bright & Beautiful' challenge. Hope you'll come back and play again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  3. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge this month!


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