Thursday, 8 September 2016

CC&S Sketch Challenge 190: I too must say goodbye ...

I'm sad to say that this will be my last post as a DT member of CAS Colours and Sketches. To cut a long story short and keep this post about crafting, my mum has not been well recently and had a short stay in hospital. She has been staying with us since she came out as she lives on her own but it is going to take her some weeks/months to recover. Having taken on a more demanding role at work this term, something has to give so that I have more time for my mum and for now that means that my crafting time will have to be restricted.


So to finish with a card featuring a technique (which, if anything, is what I'll be remembered for at CC&S) and some flowers and butterflies. Karen is our hostess this month and this week she has given us a sketch with lots of possibilities! When I saw it I immediately thought of making a cutaway card which I hope shows up in the photo. To save time, I used part of a masterboard on the inside of the card that I made some time ago having followed a video on the fabulous Eileen Godwin's YouTube channel HERE. I cut away the curve from the front of the card and then trimmed the edge with die-cut and punched butterflies to match the colours used on the masterboard. The sentiment is printed directly onto the card and, after I had photographed the card for my post, I added some pearls to the butterfly bodies.


I think I can just about get away with calling this a CAS card because over half the front of it is still white even though the rest of it is quite busy! I'm going to give this to my friend Angela at work who is lucky enough to be taking early retirement in a couple of weeks' time.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Beautiful Blooms 1 (Uniko Studio) 
Ink Pads: Milled Lavender, Tumbled Glass & Worn Lipstick (TH Distress) - I think, though not sure exactly which colours I used now
Stencil: Small butterfly (free with a magazine)
Die & Punch: Small butterfly (XCut)
Sentiment Font: Rage Italic
Snippets: White gesso, Small bubbles stamp, White and silver gel pens

I will carry on crafting, card-making and blogging but maybe with not as much regularity in the next few months. I love it all too much not too and it has definitely become my sanctuary, somewhere where I can lose myself, listen to music and be creative.

Thank you all so much for being part of my CC&S journey and for your continued support of our CAS challenge. I will always remember it for being my first ever DT and I will continue to follow what's happening and join in when I can. The rest of the ladies on the DT are a brilliant bunch of crafters to work with and I am thankful to them for their friendship and support and for helping me to extend my creative boundaries over the last couple of years!

Stef x

5 comments:

  1. So pretty Stef and a wonderful card in your signature style to say goodbye with. You'll be missed!

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  2. Beautiful card Stef and I love the mix of flowers and butterflies. I especially LOVE how you have used Uniko's Beautiful Blooms I too!

    So sorry to hear about your mum and that you have taken the decision to step down from the CC&S DT. You will be missed. I hope that you do find some time to craft and create.

    Hugs Bev x

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  3. Oh my, that masterboard piece is amazing! We'll miss you Steph!

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  4. I'm sad to see you go Stef, but it's totally understandable. I'm hoping that we'll see your at CC&S more often than you currently think will be possible. You'll be remembered for your fun with techniques it's true, but for more than that. We'll miss you until you have the time to come back. Best wishes to you and your mother. Liz x

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  5. Pretty butterflies! It's a lovely card! I'm sorry to see you leave our team, but I know you're doing it for a good reason. {Hugs} and best wishes to you.

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