How are we all? Good I hope :)
On my work bench today CASE Study met the Play Date Cafe met CASology.
Over at CASE Study this month the marvellous muse for us all is Maile Belles - isn't that just the prettiest name?! Her work is just as beautiful :)
Here is the card to CASE this week...
This week at the Play Date Cafe is colour splash time! This is my favourite - black, white and a splash of a specified colour! This week's splash colour is magenta...
And last, but certainly not least, I am entering the challenge at CASology this week (it's been way too long since I had a chance to play along with this one!) where the cue word is - Care. Who doesn't need to let a loved one know how much they are thought of? The idea is to make a card for someone who you care for and then actually POST it! How many of us make cards that end up in a box for another time?! It's about time we sent a few more hey!
My card is for my dear friend on the other side of the planet! (She lives in Australia) She's going through it a bit at the moment. I hadn't heard from her for a while and was starting to get a little worried, so I emailed her. Turns out she's been having a bad time but didn't want to burden me with it...how ridiculous! I have sent her a reply stating that that's exactly what friends are for and not to be so silly! In order to try and cheer her up a bit, I am going to send her this card so that hopefully she knows she's not alone :)
I really enjoyed making this card as it stretched me and has added a new technique to my skill set! I have never tried this half embossing/half cutting thing before and I'm not too proud to admit that it took me a few attempts to get it just how I wanted it! I really like the effect though and shall have to remember to use it again. These sentiment stamps are from a Paper Smooches set which is new to me, thanks to Chupa! I was lucky enough to win her blog candy giveaway to celebrate her new blog site - that girl is just too generous! I'm very grateful to her for the gifts she sent me ;) You'll be seeing more 'new' goodies round here as I make my way through them all!!
Thank you for stopping by girls and guys ;)
Card: Paper mill Direct - White, Black, Raspberry Pink
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Chit Chat; Penny Black - Giving & Receiving
Ink: VersaColor - Black, Magenta
Other: Spellbinders - Anemone Flower Toppers; WOW! - Ebony and Clear e/p; rhinestones