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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Choose Happy!

A very Happy Sunday,

My dear friend Nonni set me a challenge yesterday to make 2/3 cards for the latest challenge at Less is More. Well I have 2 made already Nonni!!

Here is my first card:


I wanted to use this grunge stamp because Nonni gave it to me!!

I simply stamped this grunge stamp using purple ink and then over stamped with this sentiment from STAMPlorations-first time it has been inked up.

I used 3 different shades of purple enamel dots just to make the point......I love purple in all shades!!

This sentiment really hit home to me as sometimes it is really hard to 'choose happy' when things are feeling tough. I am sending this off to a friend for some encouragement but have decided to make myself a postcard version of this and stick it onto my craft board so that on those tough days, it reminds me to 'choose happy'!!

So friends...lets 'choose happy' today!!

I am going to enter this into:

Less is More-purple
AAA-Quote-a new sentiment stamp plus a new way to encourage myself on the tough days!

         






27 comments:

  1. Sandie - perfection! Love the enamel dots. The perfect finishing touch.

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  2. Ah, I love purple. And this is a design that will brighten up anyone's day!

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  3. Wonderful CAS card Sandie, love the stamping and the enamel dots are a perfect finish xx

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  4. I agree! Let's all choose HAPPY and do it in colorful ways! Awesome, Sandie

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  5. Cool card, hun. Great sentiment... I think I need a little of that myself. Well, it looks like you’re off to a good start with Nonni’s challenge to you. 😉 Thnks for joining us at Less is More. Looking forward to seeing your next entry. 😊

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  6. This is so fun, Sandie!! Love that grunge stamp and LOVE your sentiment. A great reminder for all of us to "choose happy". :) xx

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  7. Yep, couldn't agree more, Sandie ... it's a choice ... and yours is a perfect one! Love the splash of purple ... thought of you as soon as I saw that challenge at LIM! Hugs, Anita :)

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  8. FABULOUS "swipe" of colour for this card - super entry for the LIM challenge

    Kathyk

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  9. Knew you'd have a field day with this challenge Sandie! A purple burst of perfection!

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  10. First off, LOve your card - and that perfect sentiment! I WILL choose happy, Sandie!
    Secondly, I adore the idea of Nonni challenging you... I might have to think about that notion... xo
    =]

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  11. Super CAS and very striking, you always get the CAS thing right Sandie. Hope you don't have too many tough days though! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  12. Fun, CAS-tastic and superbly strikingly purple. It did make me smile when I spotted Nonni's challenge to you! Can't wait to see what you come up with next! AND there's 2 weeks to play so no pressure! I thought you might like this one and great to see you join us at Less is More. hugs x

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  13. Who else but a fan of purple could make such a fabulous card? I'm sure that's why Nonni set you this challenge ! And the result of the first card is a success ! As always, I love your CAS style which focuses immediately on the required theme ! Can't wait for seing the other two ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More ! And Very Happy New Year !

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  14. I'm loving the color purple you've chosen. It's beautiful! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  15. A fun stamp; great grungy! And tja...purple isn't going to be a problem I think? This one looks so good! I'm curious what you made more... Hugs, Gerrina

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  16. Gorgeous card, love the purple and the bold sentiment in striking black. Those dots are the finishing touch!

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  17. Happy New Year, Sandie! I love the grunge and sentiment stamps and pretty CAS design. Great combination of the challenges, too. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment x

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  18. Love your design, Sandie. And love that you love the sentiment ;)

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  19. Eeeeek! fabulous and perfectly purple!!

    Patti

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  20. Yes. This is lovely and CAS, Sandie. Hoping your tough days diminish and increasing joy is a hallmark of 2018 for you. Thanks for playing along with this perfect clean and simple card at AAA Cards Clean and Simple Challenge #106 Quote.

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  21. Terrific card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  22. Love this card! Bold and eye-catching yet beautifully CAS! And I love that purple! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  23. A great sentiment and a great card.

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  24. This looks amazing, the perfect CAS layout and CAS look! The large sentiment really compliments the large paint brush stroke stamp, you did great job pairing these two. I also really love the enamel dots! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More! :) xxx

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  25. Love this, Sandie. The grunge background, bold image and purple accents all look great together. This challenge really was made for you!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  26. What an awesome CAS card Sandie. The splash of purple, the enamel dots and lots of white space.
    Happiness is surely a choice, love the sentiment.
    You are a CAS Card-iologist :-)

    Hugs
    Bharati

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