Saturday, August 31, 2019

Sending Hugs

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this Labor Day weekend.

This weekend always seems to start the fall season. But, we are having warm, sunny days and the gardens are still producing profusely. I have 22 jars of tomatoes canned for winter time use. I also roasted a lot of them and put those in the freezer for winter time use.

I am not ready to let go of summer just yet. But, the seasons roll on much too quickly as all know. Today we are celebrating my daughter-in-laws birthday here at my home. I have a nice dinner planned for her. So let's get started with some details on this card before my busy day begins.

I made this card for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz blog.  I used the new Birthday Hedgehog die to create a card of encouragement for my friend. She received a surprising medical diagnosis this week.  I also used this week's Splitcoaststampers sketch #764 for my layout.
The designer paper is from the Stampin'-Up  "gold soiree" collection. I used the coordinating colors of calypso coral, cantaloupe and garden green.  decided to add an additional layer to the sketch. I liked the coral and green coordinating colors so I went with both.
garden green card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
calypso coral layering panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
designer paper layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
I cut the designer paper at 7/8", 1 1/8", 1 3/8"and 1 5/8". Adhered that to the coral base with double sided tape.
The Sending phrase is from the Sending Hugs Bear die. I cut it 2x in garden green cardstock to make it stand out on the designer paper. I attached it with Ranger multi medium matte. I like this adhesive because it dries clear unlike some other glues.  
I stamped my "hedgehugs" sentiment on a coral flag banner. It also had the word sending but I just masked that with tape before inking. I used my MISTI for placement.

To complete my card, I added this panel to the garden green base. I decided not to add any other embellishments because I thought the background scallop design was sufficient.
Dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Allsorts has a feminine challenge.
2.  Brown Sugar has an anything goes challenge.  
3.  PolkaDoodles has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Creative Knockouts has a something to say challenge- include a sentiment.


  1. Cute image and lovely colourful papers. Thank you for joining our 'Feminine' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  2. Cute card in a pretty colors scheme. Enjoy your tomatoes!

  3. Such a cute card! And my tomatoes are only just turning!! ...thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week, Nelly DT x

  4. A really sweet creation, lovely to see you at Allsorts challenge, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Feminine' theme.

    B x

  5. Awe, this little guy is stinking cute! I adore the way you used the sketch and the sentiment on it is simply put perfect!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at Creative Knockouts this week. Good luck :)

    Tamie DT

  6. absolutely darling creation...
    Thank you for joining us a Polkadoodles Craft Challenge..

  7. What a great sketch and such a cute hedgehog image!
    Perfect for our feminine theme at Allsorts challenge! Thanks so much for joining us!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  8. A sweet card, thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles. Marlene



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