Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A challenge, an award and an invitation

I unfortunately had to make this card for a friend of mine who recently lost his father. Sympathy cards are always difficulty and a manly card of any kind is never an easy feat. So this is what I came up with. I used urban garden DSP along with basic gray and not quite navy card stock. The image is from SU, inspired by nature. I stamped it in white craft ink then went over it using going gray and bordering blue pastels. I used by new CB folder to do the branches on the gray strips. The sentiment on a window word punchout in baja breeze, is from there she goes. I also used this card as my entry in to this week's Sketch and stash challenge. I also used up the last of my black brads, so I need to add that to my list. Have you checked out the new SU catalog yet? It's online at Feel free to email me with any questions about the catalog:)

Next, I was given this award from the amazingly talented Hanne, a fellow whimsy DT member

The rules of this Award are as follows
1) Post a link of the person who gave you this award.
2) Nominate 5 other people and give a link to their site.
3) Let the people who you have nominated know.
4) Put a logo of the award on your blog.

Thanks so much Hanne!! This is a tough one to pass on since there are so many people that encourage and inspire me each day so to only pick 5!!! So I think I'll pass it along to people who encourage me each week by visiting, creating amazing projects and challenging me to learn new techniques(and buy more stuff:))...
Denise, Jo, Rach, Cammie and Katharina. You ladies are all AMAZING!!!

Finally I'd love to invite you all to join the Whimsy Design Team and I for a fun night next Wednesday Jan.28 over on papercraft planet...more details to follow, just be sure to mark your calendars!!

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Vicki (basement stamper)

This turned out so beautiful Erin!! I love it and I'm sure it will be appreciated!! :) TFS!! Looking forward to seeing what Whimsy is up to!

~Denise Lynn~

This is a beautiful card Erin and perfect for this sad occasion too. Never easy to make these types of cards, but you did perfectly. Thanks for the award to, you're very sweet. :)


Gorgeous card Erin! Very elegant.
x Natasha x


a fabulous card Erin gorgeous, thank you for thinking of me when passing on your award. hugs rachxx


A beautiful card for a very sad occassion - you have done a wonderful job on this stunning card


Firstly, what a stunning card! Not wonderful having to make these types of cards, but you've done a superb job!

Secondly, thank you so much Erin for thinking of me and big congratulations on receiving the award in the first place.

Sorry I haven't been in touch for a while....will try harder!


Your card is lovely Erin, love the colour combination. Louise x


Wonderful card Erin, love the colours on this. I know how difficult these can be, I've just had to make one too.
Thanks for joining in the challenge.


This is just perfect in every way. I'm sure your friend appreciated it.


Lovely card Erin - this set is perfect for those difficult cards to make - sympathy cards are always the hardest I think. I'm sure your friend will feel better after getting this lovely card from you - on another note -isn't the new Catty awesome!


Beautiful card Erin, I'm sure it will be deeply appreciated by your friend.
Thanks for joining in the fun.
Love Becky xx