So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Saturday, December 24, 2011

With Sympathy - part 2

This is for Speedy the Cat's Friend Challenge #87 --Anything Goes! I tell you it was PERFECT for me this week as I had a friend who had asked me to make her a set of Sympathy cards for a Christmas gift...and this fit the bill perfectly!  (here is the website)

I used the Playful Garden embossing folder by Crafts Concepts and then colored with Chalk-Ah-Lot chalk and mixing it with the creative gloss medium by Ranger. WHAT fun it was!! Perfect way to mix chalk and it gets like paint and you simply paint it on and NO chalk mess at all. I also used Sakura glitter pens. It was Key Lime cs and the inside was Authentique dp. I used Mark's Finest Stamps...black eyed susans and the sentiment was from Walk in the Woods. The sentiment on the inside was computer generated.
Front with embossed folder and flowers popped up


This one I used Autumn Rose cs with Authentique dp and the Winter Crocus stamp from Mark's. The sentiment is from A Walk in the Woods. Also used scalloped squares large, scalloped tags and big scalloped ovals large and Edgeabilities classic brackets to do the die cutting.
This time I colored with Chalk-Ah-Lot chalk and Buzz N Magic Paint from Stamp N Plus Scrap N. Really makes for a lovely medium to use and gives a rather shiny finish. I added some sakura glitter pens too. Added a little bling and 2 of the 6 cards were done!


  1. Gorgeous card hon, Merry Christmas!!

  2. Barb--these are beautiful!!!! I can't choose a fav! Great job. TFS

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. What a lovely and thoughtful gift Barb. I love the embossed green one. Wishing you Peace and Joy this holiday season, Barb.

    (we have snow!!)

  5. these are wonderful!! your insides could be "outsides"...they are also wonderful! will have to try that tech used with the chalk..

    Merry Christmas (-:

  6. wonderful cards Barb! A very thought and nice gift. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  7. Beautiful cards. Very colorful. Great work.