Saturday, February 13, 2021



MORNING!  Happy Weekend to you!!

Here's a quick card today that began as a DT creation but then after creating the background using TH distress oxide inks, realized that my colors were not correct!  UGH!  So as NOT TO WASTE a perfectly good background panel, I grabbed a VERY OLD Hero Arts background stamp circa 2008 called 'Design Block Flourish' to add contrast & dimension to the sponged colors.  

Then I figured a simple sentiment die was all that needed to finish off my quick design.  I chose the Sue Wilson Perspectives die HUGS (CED8307).  I couldn't decide on which color looked best so I die cut it from a few different colors and ended up with this combination.

Sue Wilson Designs - Perspectives - Hugs

  I love this die set ... can be used in so many ways and for just about any occasion!  This card will be used for a friends upcoming birthday!  I think she'll love it since we aren't actually allowed to hug right now due to covid.

Challenges to share in:
AAA Birthday Game #22 - A Large Sentiment
Just Add Ink Challenge - Blended Background

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I guess we have a couple snowstorms on the way over the next 4 days so you know where you'll find me!!  LOL ... yep I'll be crafting in the cave!

 As always . . .



  1. I love what you did with the background! I might have had that stamp at one time. It sure looks familiar. This die set is so awesome and a bargain and it's on my wish list. Hugs to you!

  2. Awesome design and a beautiful background to show off the big HUGS.

  3. What a gorgeous card, fabulous design and brilliant background, sending YOU hugs. xx

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment, Darlene. Your card is really amazing. We all miss the hugs of friends ...

  5. Darlene this is beautiful, I really love the colors of your background and that flourish stamp! Awesome card!

  6. An 'Old but Goodie' that's why we never throw anything out!
    Beautiful colors!

  7. I would say you did a great save on that background, so cute!

  8. Awesome card, Darlene! Great colours, & so glad you didn't waste it when you realised it wasn't going to work for your DT submission. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

  9. Super card and great way to save a background. I love that HUGE Hugs sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us this month at AAA Birthday.

  10. Now that's what I call a large sentiment! Fab card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  11. Love how bold you sentiment is. Works well with the swirly and colourful background. Chantell Just Add Ink.


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