Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Autumnal sympathy

This is for The house that stamps built what if A2212 sketch:

Colours inspired by LiaStampz 23:

This is my first venture this week into the playground for Pixie's crafty snippets 35, using square offcuts of some DCWV Mariposa paper that I used the other day - this has a light green background with some lightly printed text and leaves etc. I stamped four My Mind's Eye wild asparagus stamps inked with memento rich cocoa, dusted the edges with spiced marmalade distress ink using one of my inkalycious blending brushes and then edged with the memento cocoa bean.

The sentiment is a textured rub on by Creata impressions.

I don't know why, but it was very difficult to get a photo of this card - the brown card blank is very dark IRL and the spiced marmalade looks more orange, but this is the rest I could do:

This is also for:

Crafts and me 98: autumn colours
My craft spot 68: hope is rising - sympathy and encouragement
Pink elephant 163: sympathy/thinking of you
The sisterhood of crafters: sympathy
Fab n funky 135: use leaves somewhere
Catered crop: no stress to distress
Twisted Tuesday 21: cooling off (autumnal feel to the air) + inked edges
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Let's craft and create 52: stamp it
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
QKR 2: anything goes
Waste not Wednesdays 28 - using up snippets
Everybody art 202: anything goes
LEJ 18: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 83: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party


  1. I think that sympathy cards can be a bit tricky when it comes to chose an appropriate design and images. This card is so right for such an occasion. It's a bautiful card.

  2. Wonderful card right for the occasion. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky.

  3. This card has the right 'feel' for a sympathy card. Well done. Lynn x

  4. Very nice sympathy card - great colors. Nice stamps, too. Thanks so much for joining the Repeat Impressions WHAT IF? Wednesday challenge.

  5. Very nice sympathy card :) Thanks so much for playing along with the QKR Stampede team, hope to see you again!

  6. Beautiful sympathy card really love the images especially the bottom wire one-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs good luck with challenge
    carol DT x

  7. Uniquely beautiful Hazel! Love the design! Perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SYMPATHY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  8. another fabulous card Hazel !

  9. Another great card. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  10. you have used just the right elements on this card. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. Very pretty.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Happy Birthday Linky Party.
    DIANA L.

  12. Just a Beautiful Card, Hazel. Great take on the sketch. I love the technique you used. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede! We hope you come back and play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,

  13. I always dread making a sympathy card, but you have really created a beauty here! Your take on the sketch is wonderful! Thanks for joining with us in our challenge at The House That Stamps Built! Hope to see you back soon for another challenge!

  14. Great sympathy card Hazel - you got it just right. Di xx

  15. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
    Liebe Grüße Doreen

  16. Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

  17. Lovely card for such a sad occasion.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our final challenge - Anything Goes.

    Hugs - Julie x

  18. What a great card! Its stunning! thanks for playing along at QKR

  19. lovely card
    great take on the sketch that you have used
    thank you for joining in the challenge at LEJ Designs this week
    Debbi x

  20. What a beautiful project, Hazel!

    Very classy!

    die amelie xx

  21. Thanks for joining my Anything Goes Amusing Challenges this week - I'm so glad you joined in on the fun!

  22. You did a great job with this sketch, Hazel! Fabulous colors. Thanks for playing along with our Sympathy Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  23. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  24. This is beautiful! Love your inked edges! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  25. Beautiful Sympathy card!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!!

  26. Your card is beautiful! Thank you for joining the Twisted Tuesday Cooling Off challenge this week!

  27. Nice job! Very creative! Thanks for playing at Party Time Tuesdays!!

  28. The vintage look of your card is wonderful!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper


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