Monday, June 23, 2014

For a friend

First off, has Google been tampering with Blogger?  I can only see one blog post where there should be a whole scroll of lovely blogs you people have posted.  There's a "see more" button, but it's not working. If anyone knows if there's a way to fix it, or if you're having the same trouble, please let me know.

This card is for a friend who is having knee troubles. Bad knees run in my family, so she has all my sympathy for what she's going through. I pulled out a couple of old Stampin' Up sets for this. The flower is a two-step, and I think that might be the best I've ever done at lining up the two stamps.

The green layers are Coredination paper -- I embossed with Swiss Dots and sanded the dots. Frankly, probably not the best EF to use for that particular technique. The bottom layer looks black, but it's actually a deep purple that matches the deep purple spots on the ribbon.

I'm entering in several challenges

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- friends
Crafty Ribbons #94 -- ribbon with spots
Loves Rubber Stamps #108 -- Spots and dots
Creative Inspiration #270 -- add a bow
Sketch Saturday #315 -- the sketch
Pixie's Snippet Playground #130 -- All the papers are from the cut-up snippets file.


  1. Your card is lovely, the sanded dots look great.
    Blogger is doing the same to me too, so frustrating.
    Lynne xxx

  2. Hi Sandy! Quick comment from the Playground - you do yourself down girl, your card (ivory and gold) was absolutely divine! I wouldn't have picked it it I didn't think it was one of the top ones last week. I'll be back to comment properly on this beauty but felt you needed to know that!

    Also, the Blogger problem is a known issue, for a few days now - happening to me too from this morning and they are supposedly on the case to fix the 'bug', Very frustrating though.

    Hugs, and have more faith in your wonderful talent!!

    Di xx

  3. Wow what a gorgeous flower, love the dotted paper. Perfect for our Spot and Dots challenge at Loves Rubberstamps.

  4. You might get two comments - the first one disappeared??
    It is a gorgeous card - a lovely design and stunning colours. I love yout beautiful flower and the spotted ribbon!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
    Heather xx

  5. Very pretty! I love that the piece you stamped on has dots on it to match all the other dots. That two-step stamping looks makes me crazy because they never line up correctly. You made it sooo close that I'll give you a gold star for it.

  6. What a lovely card the two step stamping is wonderful and I love the colours you chose.

  7. Oh this is so pretty, love the ribbon treatment. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  8. This is one of few SU sets I have and I love it so much. You did a great job with this card. Thanks so much for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

  9. Blogger is now fixed! Phew.

    Beautiful snippets card and I too am sooo impressed at the two step stamping. I have a SU set that drives me crackers! I get the principle but it always looks wrong when I do it :(

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. This is a beautiful card, I love the two step stamping and the lovely colour scheme.
    Jean x

  11. WOW - I really love this card. The layout is GREAT.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  12. Very pretty card - love the snippets of ribbon peeking out from behind the image. Thanks for joining in the Sketch Saturday challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Sketch Saturday DT


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