Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Friend Card Using Anna Griffin Pretty Pattern Cards

Hello friends!   I hope everyone is doing well.  I have heard of snow still falling in the US; but we have much cooler weather than the normal this time of year.  We also received rain last night.  Wow!  Rain!!  Imagine that.  

I haven't felt good lately so haven't created anything new for a couple weeks.  I have been slowly working on a Thank you card for my hair dresser; but it has been slow. Nothing seems to work together; and I know I am making this harder on myself than it needs to be.  

I didn't realize how hard it was to create for someone else.  I normally create my cards from my heart; and don't worry about whether or not the recipient will like them or not.  LOL!  My cards usually let me know which person they are meant for.  Creating something as a request is totally out of my comfort zone.  I am sure that is why she did it.  LOL!

I created this card a few months ago.  I seem to go through spurts where I am able to create several simple cards; but my main cards with digi images (that I color by hand) take me a lot longer.  LOL!

Inside of Card

Supplies used to create this card: 
Anna Griffin Pretty Patterns Cards
Sentiment inside from another Anna Griffin kit
Flowers from Anna Griffin kits
So sorry, I forgot to write them down.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (6 of 8) (Sunday)
Pile It On - 3D Embellishments/option (No limit)
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes  (2 of 3)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Flowers (No limit) (Saturday)
Sweet Stampin- Spring Has Sprung (1 of 3) 
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Friday)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes /option (No limit) (Thursday)
As You Like It - Favorite Way to Add Sentiment/Why (1 of 3) (I love sentiments that have foil on them and the same for inside sentiments as well.)
Crafting By Designs - Friendship (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes with optional twist (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Path of Positivity Challenge - Inspirational/Option Reds (3 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/option (1 of 3)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/option (3 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Create and Inspire Challenges - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit) 

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  1. This is so pretty - the delicate lines of Anna Griffin are such a great look. Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  2. This is gorgeous and I'm sure she must have been very pleased! Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

  3. Beautiful card & I'm sure she adored it! Great sentiment too! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  4. This is absolutely beautiful Gloria, she can only be thrilled with the card.

  5. So pretty!! Love the pink and that gorgeous flower. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  6. Totally understand creating from the heart for the recipient. I'm sure the end receiver is going to cherish this one even if you don't know them. Hope you feel better and happy you joined in the PIP challenge this week.

  7. Beautiful, Gloria - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  8. So, so beautiful how you collaged all these pieces together! This design is lovely and perfect in the pinks and reds for our challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  9. Beautiful. Great design.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  10. Great Card!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Corrosive Challenge Blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

  11. What a great card! Thank you for taking part in the Digi Choosday challenge! Erika DT Member

  12. What a great project. Thanks so much for joining us at Whoopsie Daisy xx Jan DT

  13. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the Whoopsi Daisy challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  14. beautiful card thanks for joining us at SSS Challenge this week and hope to see you again soon.
    Linda DT SSS

  15. So sorry to hear you're feeling a bit under the weather. And so happy to see you on the blog again and even stepping out of your comfort zone. I love your digital card. Everyone thinks, oh, it's digital, she didn't have to really work at it, holy moley, it takes me twice as long to create a digi card or layout than a paper card. And I often am a glutton for punishment by making hybrid cards, where I use both digital and handmade elements to create my project.
    Yours is beautiful, and your friend will adore it. Thank you for sharing with us at the Path of Positivity. And feel better soon!

    1. It isn't a digital card. It is a handmade card. LOL! Thanks for your lovely comment and it does take a lot of time putting any handmade card together; even if you have the pieces pre-printed in advance; like Anna Griffin kits. I always mix and match things; so I don't necessarily use just one kit.

  16. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  17. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !


  18. beautiful Gloria

    look at the last winners post.
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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