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Friday, 11 January 2013

Support is all around us!

Happy Friday crafting chums,

This week there seems to be a lot of people in need of our support and love for a variety of reasons. My card is to remind those who are finding it hard at the moment, that many of us might not actually have met, but  we do care and are thinking of you and praying for you.



The inspiration for this came from a variety of sources and, again, it took a few days of mulling on some ideas until I saw this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and then suddenly I had it.....the idea popped (and I honestly had this idea before I saw Kim's DT card!)
I had the original idea when I saw the inspiration photo at For Your Inspiration-I thought of clouds and wanted to use my neglected cloud dies, plus focus on the lighthouse-my card may not have a lighthouse but the sentiment lends itself well to this!
If you follow my blog, you will know I am a lover of the linen embossing plate and therefore wanted to enter the 'dry embossing' challenge at Make My Monday. I was determined to use more than one kind of embossing. I die cut the clouds then embossed them with a dotted embossing folder before placing them on the linen embossed card. I made so many mistakes with the clouds until I got them exactly as I wanted. I now have 9 extra die cut clouds, so expect to see them over the next few weeks!
I also discovered ABC Challenges, this week asking for CAS cards, so I am entering this challenge for the first time.

For all of you who need a hug, I wish I could send this to you all, but hope this post lightens your load a little x

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18 comments:

  1. Oh Sandie...the extra attempts were worth it...CAS perfection and you know the sentiment goes a long way with me! Love the embossed clouds!!

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  2. Perfect! Just what I need .... it's been that kinda week for me...so I'm taking a piece of this card! I'll write soon, dear friend, as soon as I find a moment to breathe!

    hugs

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  3. Thanks for the hug! An adorable card, indeed. Have a great weekend.

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  4. What an encouraging card - so perfect for someone going through tough times! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week, Sandie!

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  5. What a lovely card and so encouraging. I love the orange color, such a happy color. Anyone would love to receive this card. :)

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  6. Great card, Sandie - thanks for linking up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

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  7. Sandie, you are such a sweetie! What a beautiful card! LOVE the CAS design and your dry embossed clouds are fabulous with that beautiful sentiment! Thanks for joining us at FYI! :)

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    1. PS: Thanks for joining us at MMM, too! :)

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  8. Sandie, a really lovely card with a really lovely sentiment. I love how you explained how the photo inspired your card, it's perfect! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

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  9. Those clouds are perfect! What a wonderful CAS design!
    Thanks so much for sharing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

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  10. Great card Sandie. I really like all the textures you incorporated. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

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  11. Your card is very pretty. I love the clouds and the CAS look!

    Thank you for participating in ABC Challenges this week!

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  12. Beautiful Sandie - love the simplicity and the embossing! Thanks for playing at FYI!

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  13. What a terrific card and awesome reason for it. How very wonderful to touch lives of people that don't even know you but have popped in to check out your card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 'ABC' Challenges.

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  14. This is so sweet, and such a thoughtful sentiment. Those clouds are pefect! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS(E) This Sketch - we're so glad you did!

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  15. Love the color and such a cute CAS card!

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  16. This is a wonderful card! I love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at For Your Inspiration!

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  17. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this with us at the MMM dry embossing challenge.
    Fliss x

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