Thursday, November 3, 2011

PPA118 & CCMC174


Happy Thursday!  FIRST, I want to tell everyone that there is one more day to comment on this post to win blog candy, as I will be selecting a winner tomorrow, November 4!  So be sure to leave a comment with contact info, if you haven’t already done so!  Thanks so much, too, to all my readers and followers, new and old!  It’s so good to hear from everyone! 

Unfortunately, I needed TWO more sympathy cards; Pals Paper Arts had an interesting monochromatic challenge for one of them today:


and I used the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary


So here’s my card:


I had already had Day of Gratitude out on my desk for another project, so just used it again! The Neutrals Patterns DP came in handy for choosing my background papers as all these colors were conveniently there…..I usually opt for polka dots, so it was refreshing to use the stripes.  I also had the “sueded” strip from another project.  I had crimped a piece of Soft Suede with my crimper, then pulled the layers apart.  Since the crimping sort of tied together with the striped paper, I simply added a little color by dabbing on my stamp pad.  I also dabbed some River Rock on the velveteen ribbon to color coordinate it a bit better.  I chose to use textured paper for both the card and the circular element; I really love the look it imparts, almost like fabric:


And here’s the inside:


The Petite Pairs set is really great for sentiments that match outside & inside!  Love it!  Thanks for visiting today….stop back tomorrow to see who the winner is of my blog candy!


Decisions, decisions…..should I choose the ladle or the big ice cream scoop?


For now, I’ll choose the ladle!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Day of Gratitude, Petite Pairs
  • Paper:  River Rock Text, Very Vanilla Text & Smooth, Neutrals Patterns, Soft Suede
  • Ink:  River Rock, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
  • Acc:  Circle Cutter, Neutrals Button, Crimper, Velveteen Ribbon


  1. Um...this is pretty much STUNNING, LeAnne! Wow! I love the richness of the colors together and theway you added the stripes adds a modern flair to the design. You rocked both challenges, indeed! Have a great day! Hugs! :)

  2. Absolutely LOVE this card!! Great take on the colour combo and the crimped panels are fabulous with the ridges being coloured. Love leaves too so this card is making me purr :)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous LeAnne! Very elegant and soothing. ~chris

  4. Wow this is beautiful! Love the image - you put these two challenges together perfectly!

  5. I really love the color scheme. Even before I knew it was a sympathy card I was thinking that the subtle tones would be perfect. Great card.

  6. I love these colors and the sketch and what you've created with them. Gorgeous!

  7. Leanne -- Your card is absolutely FABULOUS as always AND inlinz is open now! Sorry about the delay. Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  8. I Love your Colors in this card!
    Rich, classy and the direction of the stripes
    Adds so much interest. The dark on light
    Is beautiful! Psdesigns 28 at gmail dot com.

  9. Oo Oo LOVE the card! Ya know what?


    Those strips would look good if you scored them every 1/8th inch too!!!

  10. Your card is perfect, LeAnne! I love the stripes and the sueded banner! I love how you used these colors. You did a fabulous job combining both challenges! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts!

  11. I love the colours of your card LeAnne thanks for sharing.
    Rene from OZ xo

  12. Beautiful had me at crimper...a lovely sympathy card.

  13. LeAnne, your card is gorgeous! I love the way you inked the velveteen ribbon to match the color combination! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

  14. Hi Leanne! What a pretty card! Love your focal point with all the texture and the look of fabric. These colors are calming for a sympathy card. So sorry for you loss. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. This is so pretty, LeAnne! I love the neutral palette and the combo of striped papers, great fall card! :)

  16. Really love this one LeAnne. I love that stamp set. One of my favorite.
    Remember no gifts this year just boxes. LOL She is so adorable.

  17. The rich colors and stripes are just stunning with the crimping and inked ribbon to tie it all together. Hmmm, ice cream scoop got beat out by the ladle!

  18. This is a perfect sympathy card - so serene! I love the the single leaf image as the focal point! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  19. Beautiful LeAnne! Love all your attention to detail--how the two striped patterns are reversed, sponging the ribbon and the background stamping to the leaf. It's all just gorgeous! So glad you played along with us at CCMC!

  20. Sorry to hear you needed to create sympathy cards LeAnne. You did a great job with both challenges.I love the stamping on the DSP layer. So glad you joined us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  21. I really like this! Love the neutral tones and all the embellishments. Perfect sympathy card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  22. Beautiful, LeAnne! Love the colours and the way that leaf just pops out. Thanks for playing with us at CCMC :)

  23. LOVE this card! Great use of the background DSP...switching from horizontal or vertical! I also love how you used only a portion of the large medallion! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!


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