Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sending Hugs



Hello friends!   Thank you all so much for the sweet comments and well wishes you left for me in my last post.  I appreciate each of you very much!! : ) This card is for YOU!

I have enjoyed being back in my craft room this week.  My mind has been busy dreaming up new cards that I hope to make in the next few weeks.  With moving away from so many VIP I will be needing lots and lots of cards like this : ) I figure I best get cracking while my crafty space is still all in one piece! heehee



Today's card will be entered in the darling of blogland's NBUS #3 challenge.  It is unlikely you have never met Darnell but if you have not spent time at the playhouse you are in for a real treat! : ) She is hosting her 3rd NBUS (uber generously prize packed) challenge and this week she has partnered with the talented ladies at CASology challenge blog! for twice as much fun : )  My card uses two NBUS both of which are new schtuff! the Hugs die from PTI as well ans the cheerful floral image from Serendipity Stamps are making their debut on this very card : )



And finally I want to credit the fantabulous team at Freshly Made Sketches for the inspiration of my card design.



Please consider joining the fun in all three of these great challenges!! Get ready for some EYE CANDY! as you scroll through the many many participant's entries : )

Now without further ado : )  Here are some HUGS just for YOU!!



Have a great week friends.

Patti

Floral Stamp by Serendipity Stamps
Hugs die cut from Papertrey Ink with coordinating stamp set "sending"
Lil Inkers stitched circle die cut out
Sponged background created using Daffodil Delight ink by SU

28 comments:

Rahmat said...

What a beautiful inking! This is such a bright and cheery card....absolutely love it, and yes Darnell's challenge is flooded this time....I am glad my card caught your eye! Thank you for dropping by :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You NAILED that sketch, Patti! What an awesome-yet-enabling post this was for me!! Cough. I just love the floral background and how sunny your hugs are! Thank you so much for those blush-inducing words of yours and for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #3!! Big sunny hugs right back atcha!! Darnell

Kara Lynne said...

So wonderful to meet you Patti! I browsed through your blog and LOVE your work! I've got that "hugs" set on my wish list, but your card makes me want to put it in the cart! I see from your previous card that you are moving away from WI. Whah, there aren't too many Wisconsinites that I know of on the blogs. Thanks for your sweet comment, and for following my blog.

Lisa said...

Patti I love the sunny yellow on your card and what a pretty design!!

Jane Knudsen said...

Love this card! Colors are spot on! Also I was so happy about your move I forgot to comment on how cute that card was!

Joyce said...

Oh, this is just so lovely. The sponged yellow just gives the card such a warm feeling. And, I love how you used that Serendipity stamp--I have it and never thought of stamping it in color and leaving it. Brilliant backdrop to your Hugs sentiment. Thank you so much for playing along at CASology this week. And, congratulations on your upcoming move. Happy for you (but isn't it cold there?)

maria f. said...

Absolutely love that die and your contrast of the soft yellow and bold black is a true eyecatcher.

Greta said...

Wow--this is absolutely gorgeous! Love this card!

Neha said...

Beautiful card, Patti. Love the ink blending & layout. Just awesome. Love your style of card making. Thanks for following my blog. Hugs.

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, you really are the Queen of CAS, this is stunning..I love the sponged yellow, the whole card will give the recipient a very 'warm' feeling,just like they are being hugged, sending hugs to you, Carole Z X

Theresa Krout said...

Awesome and inspiring card Patti! Love it. Hope to see it in person someday. Makes me want to make one!

*Vicki* said...

Really stunning card here Patti!! Love your take on the sketch and your colors are gorgeous! :) HUGS

Helen F. said...

Your bright cheery card made me smile on this cloudy and gloomy (very unusual for FL) day!
Hugs back atchya, Patti :-)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Patti! What a beautiful CAS card! Your sponged foreground goes so well with the stamped flowers! I think I need that Hugs die!

Karren said...

This is so beautiful! The yellow sponged panel is perfectly done and your card looks so crisp and clean. Love it!

Kim Heggins said...

Patti...this is just beautiful and I love your yellow stamped background, the portion inside the circle, so so pretty and what a wonderful way to use that sweet floral stamp. Love the hugs too, so sweet. Enjoy your weekend!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Such a cheery card! I love how you kept that floral background stamp outlined only! It preserves that 'white space' so beautifully and adds to the continuity of the whole card. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

My oh My how sunny ans lovely! Love the background in the circle, YAY so wonderful!! Thanks for joining us in the CASology NBUS challenge this week! So glad that you did!

Amy O said...

Oh, I love the beautiful, cheery yellow on this card. And the script of the sentiment is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Kelly said...

incredible take on that sketch. love the "hugs" in black against the subtle yellow stamped background. very pretty!!!

Bananastamper said...

This a lovely card and I love that HUGS die! Congrats on your BIG news!!! Good luck with all the preparation!

Taunya Butler said...

Patti, oh, Patti - This card is so PERFECT!!!! Love all that delicious yellow shading on the bottom half of the card!! And that Hugs diecut looks sorta familiar!! =]
I am just really in love with this awesomely designed and happy, bright card!! Have a wonderful day!!

Jen W. said...

A monochromatic beauty! Gorgeous inning and I lov eth esubtle florals. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Asha said...

Bright sunny and so full of life... with bonus hugs thrown in! How perfect, Patti!
hugs, Asha

Jen Timko said...

I'm completely in love with your sunny background! What a beautiful and happy card! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Ren said...

This is such a lovely card! Love it!

Jeanne J said...

OOOH I love this inky ombre cover on your card. You need to link this up at http://serendipitystampschallengeblog.blogspot.com Really clever!

Theresa Krout said...

I really really love this card. Everytime I see it I want to make it