Monday, 8 July 2013

Home Sweet Home!

Happy Monday my friends,

I am home from my holiday now after having 2 weeks of a wonderful time with my husband and I have to say I do have quite a good tan!

It is great to have holidays but I do love our home and it is always nice to get back at 'home sweet home'.

My card today is for a friend you needs a little reminder of how strong and amazing she is and this week I love the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and used this for my layout.

(slide and click mouse over picture to pin to pinterest)

I really wanted this card to convey 'strength' and thought a long time about which stamps I thought expressed this. In the end I used some of new Fresh Squeezed Stamps sets for this card (expect to see these quite a lot as I love their stamps and now have 6 sets!!) plus the circle stamp is from PTI. To me I captured the feeling of strength and I hope you can see this too?
My colour choice and linen impression plate were used to give a little soft touch but still keeping the message of strength. Perhaps too much thinking went into this but I was happy with the result and really hope my friend likes it!

I am also going to enter it into the  CAS challenge at Little Red Wagon. As my card is based around the sentiment I am also entering it into the 'Lets get wordy' challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges

And here is the sketch:

And a picture of us on holiday:


  1. Wooohooo! Welcome back, my friend. Fabulous card to mark your return home. Love the colours and although pastel, definitely conveys strength. Love the picture...looks like you had a great time.

  2. Welcome home! I love this card...the sentiment is perfect and the rays coming from the sentiment really give the feeling of strength....awesome.

  3. Such a pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  4. Such a great tan! Your card is so fun and graphic, just how I like them!!! :)

  5. Welcome back! I like this CAS design - the soft colors, the little brushes of ink, the circles - it all works so well together! I have the linen impression plate on my wishlist, but I haven't found it yet...

  6. Was this photo taken after you had been dancing on the tables!! he he! What a lovely couple you make. Just showing off with the tan!! :) :) Fabulous card.
    Hugs, Flo xx