Saturday, February 8, 2020

Hope Is...

Hello friends, welcome and thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope your week has been a kind one - the good news is the weekend is here and that has too be a good thing - right!!  I have been enjoying time on The Studio and once again I am using up older products.  It is always such a great feeling to create something from those things lying around.

I have created a side step card - I am at little partial to Fancy Fold Cards - they seem to have the instant ‘wow factor’.  The paper is an older one from my stash and has been embossed and sanded before being trimmed to size and adhered using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.

The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous set and has been stamped onto white card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. It has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Fancy Edged Rectangles Etched Dies; the die has been used as a stencil and the inside sponged using ink and a sponge dauber before the die is removed, creating a crisp white frame.

The flowers are a mix from my stash and Little Birdie Crafts Flowers, along with buttons and 3D leaves from my stash.  The beautiful Kookaburra is from a set of  Kaisercraft Collectibles.  I have used Scrabook Adhesives BY 3L and Want2Scrap Bling - my 'go to' products. 

This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Always Anything Goes
Classic Design  Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - With Love
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Funday Anything Goes/Optional Twist Valentines
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes with optional Hearts
Word Art Wednesdays  - Anything Goes 
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Always Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
 Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes 
Moving along with the Times - No Image, sentiment/quote as the focus of your card 

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 creating


  1. Oh what a gorgeous card Linda - and you would have needed those words these last 24 hours! loving all the texture you have created and incorporated in this beauty

  2. Hi this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #72 which is Anything Goes. The sponsor is Bugaboo. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

  3. Linda, This card is incredible! Love the fancy folds and your choices of embellishments. I have to put on 2 DT hats this time - Thanks so much for supporting and playing in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month and at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in both challenges.
    NanaConnie DT

  4. Wow wow wow what a fantastic design you have created. It is super fabulous. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  5. Beautiful creation Linda! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  6. Gorgeous card Linda, thankyou for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  7. What a wonderful project.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing at both MAWTT, and Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  9. Oh my, incredibly gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw! Donna - DT Member

  10. Fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  11. Your creation is wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampers
    Hugs Anja

  12. Hi Linda your card won at CraftyCatz and you still have time to claim your prize if you want it. X

  13. Amazing card, interesting shape.
    Thank you for participating in our Anything Goes The Brown Sugar Challenge

    Twórcze pasje Danki{My Blog} >/a>/a>

  14. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us in the February Anything Goes + Valentine's Day challenge over at The Paper Funday Challenges! We hope you visit us often!
    Leslie, PFC DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  15. Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge

  16. Beautifully made - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Paper Funday Challenge.

    Helen x

  17. Wow, this is a wonderful creation! I love design and choice of colours! Beautiful flowers!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge February "ATG". Ileanaxx

  18. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Not Just Cards Challenge this time and good luck :)

  19. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional hearts” 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)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Kreativtanten)


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