Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Sending Hugs

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  I am delighted to be taking part in an International Highlights Blog Hop hosted by Kylie Bertucci.  I'm thrilled to be one of the top 10 winners in September's highlights and the theme is Sympathy.

Thank you so much to everyone who voted for my project to gain me this place on the hop.  You may be starting here or have come from the person before me in the hop - it doesn't matter.  You can hop all the way round to see the wonderful creations by all the other winners.  So that you don't miss a thing the whole list is at the end of this post. 

My starting point for these cards was the Washi Tape -Basics Pack 2 - which gave me my colour palette of Lemon Lime Twist with Old Olive and Whisper White and as with my earlier project, which you can see HERE, I have focussed on the word "hugs".  The white background looked a little bare with just the strips of Washi Tape, so I stamped some dots from the Pieces & Patterns set.  Amongst the sentiments in the Lovely Words thinlits there is a perfect one for a sympathy card which says "hugs".  The others are "friend" and "lovely" which are gorgeous too.

The "hugs" sentiment is surrounded by a circle which I emphasised with two additional circles from the Stitched Shapes and the Layering Circle Framelits.  To complete the card I have stamped the word "sending" above the die cut "hugs".  I like the simplicity of this card.

While I was constucting the "hugs" circles I die cut a few pieces in different colours to see which I worked best.  I put the pieces back together, a bit like a jigsaw puzzle, and made several other combinations.  I wasn't being as indecisive as usual, I was being frugal and using up my supplies and not wasting them!

Two of them have been put together and mounted onto small square tent style cards, and the last one has an elegant bow tied with the Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon.

I'm really pleased with my finished pieces!

If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE, and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com
Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used.

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Happy Crafting!

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  1. These are gorgeous Karen. I am loving the colours. TFS

    1. Thank you Vicky. I don't think I have used this combo before so really enjoyed using these colours together.

  2. lovely simple card Can't go wrong with those layering circle framelits TFS

    1. Absolutely! The stitched framelits and the layering circles are fabulous together.

  3. Gorgeous cards Karen, I love the colours you have used and the way you have pieced the die cuts together.

    1. Thank you Lou. The washi tape pack takes all the credit for the colour combo! Piecing the dies together was such fun!

  4. Beautiful suite of thoughts Karen. Soothing colors and lots of great details.

  5. Love all of your hugs, Karen!