Wednesday, January 24, 2018

January SOTM Meets AHSC #248

Hello again, crafty friends!  I hope the beginning of 2018 is finding you happy, crafty and above all, healthy.  Luckily, I have been healthy but my tough-guy husband was sick for nearly 2 weeks so while I have been feeling creative, I haven't actually been able to spend much time actually crafting.  Between nursing my husband back to health, the bitter cold and the snowy weather we have been experiencing in the Midwest, it was a lovely change of pace to work with some light colors and floral-themed products for this week's sketch at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

details:  I started with a 7 x 5" base of Heather cardstock and topped that with a 6.75 x 4.75" layer of Bashful which I embossed with the rose embossing folder and lightly sponged Heather ink onto.  I then  used Fern and Bashful inks with this image from the January 2018 SOTM "Bloom & Grow".  I used multiple layers of stamping with the same inks to create these roses and leaves using the Beautiful You stamp set and coordinating Thin Cut dies.  Of course, no project is really complete without a little sparkle or bling so I added some gold glitter gems to the center of the flowers and the lower right corner, a gold ribbon and bow cut from gold glitter paper using the Thin Cuts ribbon border, and this lovely gray and gold ribbon from the Basics ribbon pack.  I thought it still needed a little something so I filled in the word "planted" with the new Bashful shimmer brush.  I will be submitting this card for the Fern-Heather-Bashful theme at the Color My Heart Color Dare #275 and the "tool time: Bashful shimmer brush" theme at the Heart2Heart challenge blog. 

Of course, this project started with the sketch from AHSC challenge blog.  We would love to see your take on this sketch too so if you find yourself with some crafty time on your hands this week, you have until 10:55 pm Eastern/9:55 pm Central to link your projects HERE.  I hope you also take a minute or two to check out the fabulous creations brought to you this week by the rest of the design team

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!  ~~  Annette


  1. Your card is so elegant and beautifully created! Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare #275.

  2. You created a beautiful card for AHSC and love that you combined them with the other two challenges at Color Dare and Heart2Heart...thank you for sharing.

  3. Love everything about this card, awesome work. Thanks for playing along with us at H2H Challenge Blog.

  4. Beautiful card! I really like your take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare.

  5. I love the use of the rose folder for the background. This card is pretty!

    Thanks for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  6. Such a lovely card Annette, your color choices go so very well with your sentiment. Great stamping on your florals. Glad to visit your blog.

  7. Beautiful, I love this card. The colours are awesome! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H