Saturday, May 12, 2018

Appreciate What Is

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by!  I have had to slow down a little as I have fallen prey to the 'mid-season lurgy' - and not happy about it...but one of the things we do when we are under the weather is to slow down - even if it is just a little.  I have had a little time in The Studio, pottering and enjoying the process and this card is the outcome.

How soothing is this scene using the Spellbinders Lighthouse 3D Shading Stamps.  I have stamped the image using Imagine Memento Ink in London Fog, for a slightly softer look.  It has been coloured using Memento Inks and Sponge Daubers.  I do love to colour using the Daubers, they give such a great look - even when the colours are softer - like these. 

The image has been cut.embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies using the  Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" PlatformIt has been layered onto a slightly larger background using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Crafty Foam Tape, and then onto a navy card base using double sided tape.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts and has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Garden or Outdoor
Simon Says Wednesday - For the Boys
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Teacher Appreciation
Retarte - Anything Goes 
Artistic Stampers Backgrounds
Lemon Shortbread challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Sentiment
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - ANYTHING GOES
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge - Anything Goes (Opt Sketch)

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Lovely. Thanks for joining us in our week 19 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday

  2. Such a pretty and relaxing card. I'm sure teachers can't wait to be able to relax and injoy the summer. Thank you for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas

  3. Oh Linda this really is a change of pace for you, and it's beautiful. Love your sky - that is just stunning. Hope you are better soon!

  4. More loveliness! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your creations again! Jackie DT member.

  5. This is such a peaceful scene and I love how you have inked the sky.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

  6. Love your beautiful lighthouse card and the soft coloring is just perfect for this image -thanks for joining us at Lemon Shortbread!

  7. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  8. A fabulous scenic creation. Thank you for joining us over at Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck!
    Hugs Suzi

  9. Beautifully done! Love that soft wistful element to this card. Fabulous creation. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Fab 'n' Funky for our 'Garden/Outdoors' challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

  10. Beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  11. This card is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Have a great day.

  12. Lovely flower card ,
    thank you for adding it to That`s Crafty - DT, Dorthe

  13. Very pretty
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
    Julie T

  14. Gorgeous card Linda :-) the whole scene is fabulous and I love the colourful sky :-)

    Hope you feel better soon xx

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  15. Very beautiful! Love the fabulous coloring. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

  16. Well done. This is a beautiful scene
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte Challenges. Good luck!
    Maria Pilar DT

  17. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional add a sentiment” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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