Friday, February 27, 2015

Sometimes you have to send a sad card....

Close to My Heart Sympathy Card

 I have had to send two sad cards out recently.  One for my cousin (and her family) who lost her baby at around 20 weeks.  Her little baby Hope will always be remembered in our hearts.  I felt very sorry for her and her husband and her other three children so I made this little card up and sent it to them.

Close to my Heart Sympathy Card


It was a bit tricky to begin with...what sort of a card do you send... I ended up creating a girly-pink card with a big love heart for lots of love to be sent to them.  This card features all Close to My Heart products.  I love how it turned out.  By the time it was finished it seemed kind of perfect for their family.

I'm linking this card up to Heart-2-Heart Challenges - Entwined.

Close to my Heart

My second sad card was for another cousin's husband who has just recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer at the tender age of 30.  What is the go with that? I was shocked with that news.  Especially as he is a very healthy man.  Again I really wasn't sure what sort of card to make.  I didn't want it to be too feminine, but I wanted it to have nature on it, because he loves nature.  I was making cards on Nicky's bed while he was playing in his toy room and I saw this little tree in his bed spread cover.  So I drew a copied design onto Close to My Heart papers and made a little hill for the tree to stand on.

I just love this green spotty paper.  I need more of it!

Close to my Heart

We sent a little nature collage Nicky had made as well with this card and lots of prayers and well wishes.
Chris has featured my cards here on her blog today and she details all the materials and where you can buy them if you are interested.
I hope I haven't depressed you with this blog post!
Here's a little cheery photo of Nicky and I taken recently.
He wears glasses now and he really is a ray of sunshine who makes life so meaningful and wonderful.
Lets finish this on a brighter note!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend,
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Happy Valentines Day Cards

Close to My Heart - Heart Strings

Happy Valentines Day!

(For yesterday, here in Australia).

I made this range of cards following a similar sketch but changing the colours up a little and changing the elements around a little bit.

These cards are made using Close to My Heart papers - Heart Strings.

Close to My Heart - Heart Strings

I love the little Heartstrings Mini Badges.

Close to My Heart - Heart Strings

You can see my cards featured over at Chris' gorgeous blog here.

Close to My Heart - Heart Strings

Clever Chris has made a sketch up to go with these cards.  
Check it out on her blog or Facebook page.

Close to My Heart - Heart Strings

I'm linking up to Heart2 Heart Challenges this week for their Love Challenge.

Close to My Heart - Heart Strings

I hope you have a lovely Valentines Day.
Sending lots of love...

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Baby Girl Cards - Saturated Canary + Copics

Copic Coloured Baby Girl Card

We welcomed two baby girls into our circle of friends and family in January.  I chose to use these Saturated Canary images for their cards and I coloured them with Copics.

The colours I used were:
BG49, BG34
RV29, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV13, RV02, RV00
E49, E37, E15, E49, E33, E02, E11
R20, E50, E51, E53, E55
W-0, W-2, W-3

Copic Coloured Baby Girl Card

For these cards I printed the digi stamp and sentiment out together onto the Xpress paper.
You can see on the card above the sentiment wasn't exactly centred (don't know what I was thinking here! I didn't even notice until I had it all coloured and was adhering it to the card!) so I used some pink gems to fill in the gap.

Copic Coloured Baby Girl Card

On the second card the sentiment was more in the centre thank goodness!
I had a go at shading in a shadow beneath where she is sitting.
I think my shadowing needs a bit of work.

I was aiming for a clean and simple card with the image being the focal point.

Copic Coloured Baby Girl Card
I made two of these little gifts to accompany both the cards.
A simple Ikea Frame and a 4x6 card from Close to My Heart Picture My Life Chantilly Scrapbooking Program.  Hopefully something that might be nice for the Nursery.

Close to My Heart  Chantilly Scrapbooking Program

I'm linking up to:
Suzie Bee's Blomin' Challenge Blog - Anything Goes...add some wings

Have a beautiful weekend and thanks for stopping by....
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Always Be Your Own Kind of Wonderful...

Always be your own kind of Wonderful
You are wonderful!
Did you know that?

Sending happy and wonderful, butterfly vibes to you today with these two little cards.
These cards feature stamps from the stamp set: "Your Own Kind of Wonderful" from Close to My Heart, Close to My Heart Papers, Slate ink and some Gold Bling.

I'm linking up to:

Everybody Art Challenge - Use Text/Sentiment as a Focal Point
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Love Ya Silly Valentines...

Valentines Cards

I made these cards for the lovely Chris over at her blog Christine's Capers.
I used a cute little Valentines Monster Stamp "Love Ya Silly" from Close to My Heart's Seasonal Expression Catalogue.

I was going for a clean and simple look...and I tried to match and co-ordinate the colours for a bit of interest.  Chris has listed all the products I have used and where to get them here.  Being the super lady she is, Chris has made up a sketch to go with these cards.  Hop on over to her blog to check it out and play along!

Valentines Cards

Valentines Cards

Think I like this one the best...might save this for Nicky for Valentines xx.
I thought I would link up to:

Thanks for stopping by,

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Free Printable Sentiment - Big Sister

Saturated Canary, Copics

I am sharing the second card I made for my friend.
See the first card here.
This one she is giving to the big sister of the new baby.
Again I didn't have a sentiment I could use so I made this one.
Admittedly it is not a common sentiment you need often, but you never know, if you tuck it away now you might just need it in the future!

Saturated Canary, Copics

Because my friend wanted something extra special I thought a bit of colouring would be nice. I used these Copic Colours:

RV21, RV34, RV29, RV00, RV09
R85, R32, R20
R85, R32, R20
E11, E21, E15, E33, E37
C-0, C-1, C-3
BG 49, BG34
Y28, Y11, Y38, Y17
YR07, YR23 

Saturated Canary, Copics

So if you are keen for a free sentiment; here it is!
I have added a page to my blog where I will upload my free sentiments.
Be sure to check it out here.

Congratulations on becoming a big Sister

Edited to add:
I made the Top 3 for this card at PDE Linky Party.

Have a beautiful day : )
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