Sunday, August 9, 2020

More Encouraging Words . . .

Hello Friends & Happy Sunday to you!

I've been in the crafting cave today working on a few more cards of encouragement.  I knew some of the stamps I wanted to work with, now I just needed a sketch as a starting point and I spotted this sketch over on the Mojo Monday Blog.


 I actually made two cards.  Even though they both follow the basic sketch design, I did take a few liberties to 'make the card my own'.  


On this card I have used the anchor image from the Divinity Designs stamp set called 'Anchor'.  My coloring was done using both Spectrum & SU pencils.


 The sentiment comes from an very old JustRite Stamp set called 'Anchors Away' (I don't think this company is in business any longer.)  I have used Tutti Designs Scallop Stitched Circle die cuts for the front panel and also Tutti Designs Scallop Stitched Rectangle dies for the sentiment. 

 Tutti Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nesting CirclesTutti Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles


Here is where I have taken a few liberties with the design by changing the focus image to a rectangle vs circle but the basic sketch is still very visible.  My focus sentiment is by Divinity Designs and is called 'Every Minute'.  Nuvo White Crystal Drops were used to create the 'pearl' accents.

 Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use Your Favorite Tool (Vagabond for die cutting)
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge # 499 - Nautical

The Artistic Stamper August Creative Challenge - ATG
Aud Sentiments Challenge #257 - ATG + Sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by!

As always . . .


  1. Beautiful and creative and loving the sentiments. xx

  2. Such beautiful cards! So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday!

  3. Wonderful cards. I especially love the coloring on the first one.

  4. Really nice, Darlene. You're on a roll. I sure do love the image and sentiment on the first card, especially. Your coloring is outstanding!

  5. They are both terrific and would make good masculine cards!

  6. What a lovely card.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at
    AUD Sentiments
    this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Crafty hugs
    Debbie Maddock – DT AUD Sentiments
    My blog

  7. Beautiful Nautical card. Thank you for playing along with us over at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges.
    -Sandy, DT

  8. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Darlene! XOX

  9. Okay, it's decided ... this stamp set is going on my wish list. The more I see of your beautiful cards using this stamp set, the more I'd like to have it in my stash :-) Another beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration and the enabling, of course! Hugs, Lena

  10. Beautiful card Darlene, reminded me of my late father who loved the hymn "Will your anchor hold". Thank you so much for joining in the Aud Sentiments Challenge, I hope we will see you again next time.
    Jenny (Aud Sentiments DT)


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