Thursday, 17 October 2013

Hello Lovely, feel better!

The sun has come out finally just as I am ready to share todays' cards with you. Its been a chilly, windy and showery day so far so it is lovely to see the sun!
Todays cards are in honour of a sketch at the Paper Craft Crew this week - thats right, there are TWO cards! One a "basic" version and then a "stepped up" version which I will be entering in the Challenge.

So here is the basic version - first play with the Hello Lovely stamp set :-)
So a bit of monotone elegance and a touch of Rhinestone bling....

And here is the Stepped Up, Challenge entry version using the same stamp sets plus...
Again I used the Hello Lovely stamp set for the three squares and arrow and a touch of Hearts a Flutter and some red ribbon and larger rhinestones. The Pretty Print EF is used to emboss the top 2/3rds of the white card stock too.
The arrow is vaguely aimed towards the greeting :-)

Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps: Hello Lovely, Sassy Salutations, Hearts a Flutter
Inks: Black Stazon, Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Pretty Print EF, Postage Stamp Punch,1" Square Punch, Red Polka Dot ribbon (wrong side up), Basic Rhinestones

When we were walking at Hays Paddock park this morning we came across another Indian Miner chick that had fallen out of its nest. There was another chick on the ground nearby that had sadly given up its fight for life but its Mother was still keeping close, dive bombing us. So we placed the live chick back in the tree and its mother came over so hopefully this one will be ok. I guess we will find out tomorrow! 

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. I love black and white Jan, but I do love that pop of red. Great choice for the sketch challenge, and not Halloween LOl! Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Craft Crew! Carolyn x

    1. Hi Carolyn, thanks so much for your encouragement. Yes - no Halloween in sight :-)

  2. Lovely cards Jan!!! Elegant black and white and cheerful red; so appropriate with your greetings. Can't wait to see what are you going to make next... - katerina

    1. Hi there Katerina :-) thank you so much for your lovely encouragement. Looking forward to seeing what you have made next week too!

  3. Jan! I love the cards. I'm a huge fan of monochromatic cards and this is really pretty. I do love the stepped up version with the red! It really will make someone feel better! Thanks for playing along at the Paper Craft Crew!

    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement!