Friday, September 23, 2016


Hello, and welcome to another Friday Funday challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  This week we have a fan favorite: Anything Goes
Our fabulous sponsors are Sami Stamps and Little Blue Button Stamps.  I have had a bunch of Sami Stamps digis that I haven't gotten to use yet, so I chose to use this adorable "Winter Romance" image.  And since it is a winter image, I decided to get ahead of the game and make an anniversary card for my parents.  Their anniversary is the day after Christmas, so I know this is waaaaaaaay in advance, but it always sneaks up on me.  My mom's favorite color is red so that was the basis for the color scheme AND the red coat.

I made the background paper starting with a musical background stamp that I stamped off on a scrap paper first to mute it a bit.  Then I stamped the embroidered background stamp and finished it off with some black flourishes.I LOVE how it turned out and will probably be using this idea a lot.  I thought the little doily die looked like a snowflake and it looks fabulous under the sentiment circle.
Now I just have to remember to actually give it to them on time!  I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us this week.

Stamps: Sami Stamps "Winter Romance" digi; SU! "Noteworthy" sentiment; Hero Arts "Musical Score" background; JustRite Stampers "Embroidered" background; Flonzcraft flourishes
Dies: MFT "Mini Doilies" and "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"

Penny's Challenge #90--anything goes
Addicted To Stamps #212--make your mark
Fab n Funky #319--ribbon and/or lace
Craft Your Passion #330--anything goes
Lacy Sunshine--anything goes
One Stitch At a Time #271--special day (anniversary)
Paper Nest Dolls #9--anything goes
Craft Dee Bow-Z--anything goes with handmade bow


Patti Krauss said...

Very pretty card, Heather. Love the doily sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! - Patti (CYP DT)

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh this is the sweetest image and I just love your card.Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Heather, I just love this card, everything about the card is fabulous. The background is super and the image is so so lovely. I am sure your mum and dad with love it,Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage, good luck in the draw and look forward to you joining us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

Pat K said...

Really pretty card Heather. Love how you positioned the ribbon/bow. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

lyn hitchcock said...

Lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage - good luck
Lyn - DT

Ine Swinkels said...

nice work! Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Mieke Duckers said...

Very cute card you've made for your parents!! Love the background! thank you for joining us at Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine . Hugs, Mieke DT xx

Jean said...

Oh how adorable, I am sure your parents will love this. Stunning layout you have created.
Thanks for joining us over at Penny's, hope to see you again.
Jean DT xx

Emma Sims said...

What a lovely image you have chosen. Thank you so much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Emma - DT Member

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

This is such a beautiful card Heather! Your parents will love this! Your background paper is beautiful!!! I love making my own background paper too, it is so much fun right? :)
I think it was very thoughtful of you to incorporate your mom's favorite color too! Great job!
Hope you are having a great day!

Helen Gullett said...

This is so lovely and sweet. Love the scene :)
THANK YOU so much for playing along with Addicted To Stamps and More!

DT Member

Ardyth said...

Beautifully coloured - the emotions of this image are so apparent! So glad you joined us at SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thank you for so much for sharing your sweet card in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Special Day" Challenge!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Hi Heather!! Thank you for creating with Sami Stamps images. I love your card! If you haven't already joined us at FB Sami Stamps group, i would love to invite you to come and share your card with us! Here is our FB link:

Bonnie- Sami Stamps DT co-ordinator

ccheney said...

Very pretty! Love the background paper you created! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining in our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage :)