Saturday, 14 July 2018

Next To You

Hello there,

I hope that you're all keeping well and happy.

I'd like share a couple of cards with you that Jean Hardy posted on the Crafty Individuals blog yesterday.  

The first card was made using one of my all time favourite CI stamps of the little girl and boy holding hands.  I took a photograph of two of my grandchildren last year and as the photo reminded me so much of this stamp, I knew that I had to use it for my Daughter's birthday.  She absolutely loved it and it's now been framed.

The background was made using Brushos and distress inks and the image was coloured using Derwent Inktense pencils.

The second card is similar to a larger one that I made earlier in the year for my crafty friend Leanne's birthday.  I really love the CI baroque stamp, so I've made quite a few in different colours to help build up my birthday card stash.  The sentiment stamp was a freebie with a magazine and the butterfly die is by Memory Box.

 I'll be back with you on the 18th with some mid-month inspiration over at Stamping Sensations but until then, I hope the sun shines for you and that you can do a little of whatever makes you happy :) x

I'd like to add my first card into the following challenge:

Try It On Tuesday - Add A Quote


Pat said...

These are both beautiful Sandra, and can see why your daughter has framed the sweet children, and then the background with the baroque stamp and script is perfect with the pretty die cut butterfly, and wonderful colours on both. x

scrAPpamondo said...

I admired both your cards yesterday night at CI blog, they are fabulous! I'm very impressed by the first one, such amazing scene! I too have this beautiful stamp,but very neglected :( so thanks so much for the inspiration! Your daughter will certainly treasure your thought card!!
Hugs, have a lovely weekend!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, they are both so stunning!! I absolutely love the first one!! It deserves to be framed!! The colors are gorgeous!! And the second one is so beautiful!! Love them both!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Mac Mable said...

Love the 'story' behind the first beautiful thoughtful and so personal. That stamp is so adorable, beautifully coloured and the brusho's and distress ink colours look fabulous. No wonder your daughter framed it. The layering effect of the stamp on your second card looks great and again with such wonderful colours and blending. Sun is shining my end and long may that continue x

Cath Wilson said...

Both beautiful cards but the first one is absolutely stunning. Your use of Inktense is amazing... I don't find them easy to use for watercolouring but you've done a great job. Love the background, too. It IS a lovely image... glad I didn't see it at the last Port Sunny show, lol.

You should've posted your photo, too - I've just come back from seeing my granddaughter - don't see her often now she's at school, so I had a great time with her. They grow up so quickly!

Have a lovely weekend, Sandra.

Cath x

froebelsternchen said...

Two brilliant cards and what a great quote on the first one!

Great to see you linking to Try It On Tuesday! Thank you for joining us! Happy Sunday!
oxo Susi

brenda said...

I always love the warm of Autumnal colours Sandra and both of thse tick that box, the fitst with the little ones makes me think of them entering a secret garden full of surprises.

B x

cuilliesocks said...

Both cards are stunning Sandra, lovely story that gave you the inspiration for your first card. The designs and colours are amazing, love them,Kate x x

Kathleen said...

Two wonderful cards, your Daughters card is stunning and just love the sentiment, not surprised it has been framed.
The second card also has a super background and a really nice butterfly.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Sandra, especially the top one.

Sue xx

Cath Wilson said...

It's a beautiful photo, Sandra... one to treasure :-) So glad you added it because it does show where your inspiration comes from and it is SO like the stamp you used!

I have to agree, though about them growing up - such a shame we can't bottle that precious time of them being young and helpless and cuddly, listening to our every word! It really is such a precious time.

Cath x

Gerrina said...

I think this is the perfect card for your daughter! And what a beauty! The colours are so sunny and vibrant; love that!
Your 2nd card is so much easier on the eye; sometimes good to see one like that and let the serene feel work on you... Enjoy the sunday!

Joan said...

Two beautiful cards Sandra, love the two children and can see why it reminds you of the photo of your grand children, don't know why I don't have that stamp in my CI stash! I had just got the baroque stamp out to use , like you it's another of my go to stamps.

Joan x

Leanne Harris said...

What a super first card Sandra and I'm not surprised at all that it has been framed - how wonderful to have made your creation through actual memories. I thought I recognised the second one as soon as I saw it!!!! - perfect! xxxxx

Marjut said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

creationsnz said...

Super cards Sandma. Thanks for your comment on my card about colouring on black card after inking with white. Great advice, I will try that, thanks, CarolG

nefertiti/Sylvie said...

Wow! Two lovely cards, but I love the first!!!!!
Great work as always!!!!

Mrs.B said...

Two lovely cards Sandra, love how you've framed the children and made the little scene.
The butterfly card is lovely, I've just been playing with the CI baroque stamp, always makes a fabulous background.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday
Avril x

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful cards and the little girl and boy holding hands is adorable 😁. Many congratulations on being in the Top 5 over at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

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