Friday 11 April 2014

I made stuff!

I'm stuck at home with my husband who had surgery yesterday but the upside is I actually found time to make a couple of cards whilst he slept this afternoon.

Firstly I needed a sympathy card for a friend who is going through her second close family bereavement this year so I wanted something brighter and cheerier than the normal sympathy card as she needs a little light her in life just now.  I thought the MUSE card this week was the perfect jumping off point.

I used Water Blooms from Mama Elephant and paired it with a sentiment from Avery Elle with a tiny red butterfly from Stampin Up to signify life after the darkness.

I also wanted to play with this week's LIM challenge as I've missed a few and turquoise is one of my favourite colours

I used the lots of circles stamp from SSS and used all teal and turquoise inks I have and stamped them within a masked off circle in the centre of the card.   I decided a simple die cut sentiment was all that was needed to finish it off and as gold pairs so well with turquoise I die cut "friend" by Papersmooches from gold mirri card.  

Right better get back to the patient.....


  1. Two fab cards Tara. Your sympathy card is lovely. Sometimes just a flash of bright colour can make all the difference when were feeling low. The LiM one is terrific.Very clean and a gorgeous POP of those fab blues. Love `em
    Hope Ricks feeling better.
    Lynne xxx

  2. Oh Tara - they are both absolutely beautiful. I think the sympathy card is really lovely and will be much appreciated. The LIM card with the bokeh effect is fab!

  3. Tara two lovely cards, hope DH is doing well
    Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More this week
    LIM Designer

  4. Love both of these - warm and cool! Love the rock and roll technique on your Muse card - so glad you joined us this week!

  5. Gorgeous cards -- I am partial to the Muse one ;) - Thanks for joining in the challenge!

  6. Both your cards are gorgeous xx

  7. 2 great cards! I love the colors in both, great stamping and design.

  8. Tara your top card is really really nice. I am so sorry for your friends loss! I like how you blended the colors of the flowers together on there.

  9. Very sweet Muse card! Great stamping in both!

  10. Pretty cards! Love the multicolored blooms on your Muse card.

  11. Both of your cards are fab, love the two colour stamping for the Muse card and the design of the LIM card is perfect. Cx


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